[AWARD] The Liebster Award

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We were nominated by the awesome notsomoderngirl and we’d like to thank her so much! Also go check her blog out!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions they wrote for you.
  3. Nominate 11 people.
  4. Give them your set of 11 questions to answer.

Notsomoderngirl’s questions:

  1. What three words best describe your reading habits?

    Hmm.. I don’t know why but I find it hard to answer this question.

    2. On average, how many books do you read a month?

    I don’t read that many books a month but if it’s a good month 5+ books.

    3. If you could visit any time in the past, where would you go and what would you do?

    1920’s New York – because I love NY and that period had jazz and flappers!

    4. Which character in a book has the same name as you?

    Haha yeah my name isn’t that popular and it’s foreign so..

    5. What is your best reading memory?

    I remember one time I was at my grandmother’s house and I was reading outside in the garden – the wind blowing, the birds chirping and that made me lose track of time and get sucked into the book I was reading.

    6. Who is your favourite classical author (if you have one!)?

    Sylvia Plath and Shirley Jackson came to my mind just now.

    7. If you could only have one type of weather forever, what would it be?

    Rainy days.

    8. If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

    Something comfortable like jammies haha.

    9. If you could swap places with one character from a book, which character would it be and from which book?

    This is a tough one – well it would have to be Harry Potter because being a wizard would be awesome!

    10. Have you ever borrowed a book and never given it back? Or has someone borrowed your book and not given it back?

    Oh my yeah when I was little and I still don’t know where that book is… Also yeah I lent a book to someone and they didn’t give it back to this day. No more lending books for me haha!

    11. Cats or dogs?

    Both.

WE NOMINATE:

littlebooknesslane ;

ifindoubtread ;

fireplacereadings ;

iwuvbooks ;

pageturnersnook

OUR 11 questions:

  1. Do you remember the first book you read?
  2. What are some of your favourite books?
  3. Do you have that one author that you’ll immediately read without hesitating?
  4. Do you know many people who read books just like you in real life?
  5. What is your favourite classic book?
  6. Can you read in bed or do you avoid it because of falling asleep?
  7. How often do you read?
  8. Which book to movie adaptation is your favourite?
  9. Which book to movie adaptation did you not enjoy/did poorly in your opinion?
  10. Do you prefer reading physical books or ebooks?
  11. Bookstores or online shopping for books?

Bending the rules and tagging only 5 people  (such rebels) + I just realised that we should’ve done both this award and the Blogger Recognition Award in one post  but oh well.

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[AWARD] Blogger Recognition Award

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We were tagged by the amazing Melissa from thebookwormsfantasy. Go check her blog out!

Rules Of The Award

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.

Blog origin story

This blog was initiated by me and I wanted to have Elizabeth on board because of her love for books and because she’s great. We started our blog two years ago and started posting reviews (not always regularly might I add) and then this year we began engaging with the book blogger community and became more known as reviewers (if I may say so). We each have a deep love for books so starting a book blog was the best idea. I also wanted to challenge myself and read and review more books and to broaden my vocabulary and get lost in amazing stories!

Advice for new bloggers

1)Don’t look at blogging as a chore – do it at your own pace. You have to realise that blogging is a fun thing and not make something stressful out of it. What’s important is that you’re reading books because you like reading books and not because you feel like you need to do it in order to post a review at a certain time.

2)Get better acquainted with fellow book bloggers – comment, share, like posts. You’ll feel more welcome knowing that there are amazing people who like to blog about books like you! ALSO Be careful with how many books you request as ARCs haha!

WE TAG

As far as I’ve seen almost everyone I follow has been tagged but we’ll tag:

knovelcafe ;

fictionophile ;

ireadnovels ;

crimeworm ;

thebelgianreviewer