Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Liebster Award! - Get to know me!
First of all I would like to thank Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts and Laetitia @ Flurried Thoughts for nominating me for this award! I will be answering both their questions asked!
Questions from Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
1. Because I'm a fairy tale person (LOL), if you were retelling a fairy tale, which one would you retell?
Peter Pan! I think it is the cutest and most creative fairy tale of all!
2. If you could have a superpower, what power would it be?
Moving objects! I was (and actually still really am) a super fan of the Charmed series, and I always really envied Prue's powers who could move object with her hands and mind! Could be very useful on the most laziest day ;)
3. Who or what inspires you to blog?
I have various bloggers who consistently inspire me and urge me to blog and keep me on blogging. I couldn't pin point specifically just one person since every time I land on someones blog it just inspires me to keep doing what I love doing and spread the love and reviewing books!
4. What types of books do you enjoy reading?
I absolutely fell in love with paranormal, Scifi YA books, but I also enjoy a spicy romantic book once in a while ;) I have also discovered that the books I used to read in English class back in my high school years, which I used to hate, I completely love reading now! I guess I have really grown in loving books with different genres! I am still discovering new genres at this very moment ;)
5. If you were stranded on an island and can only have 3 things, what would you have? (assume there's food, water and shelter already provided... miraculously)
Loads and loads of books (including cooking and DIY books) to keep me entertained... hmm what else... pictures of my loved ones of course... and a pair of glasses so in case I really last long on the island I will still be able to read the books (and perhaps also build fires by projecting the sun through the glasses;)
6. What's your favorite childhood story that you would still enjoy today if you read it again?
This is a hard question since I was never a big reader when I was only just a child... but If I may relate this question to also a story from a movie not just a book, I would choose The Little Mermaid! It is one of my all time favorite stories :)
7. Sorry for making anyone hungry, but random question: What's your favorite food?
I love Italian food but lately I have been discovering Lebanese food which I have completely and utterly fallen in love with!!
8. If you could be any villain from a book, who would you be and why?
A villain? Wow that's hard... never really thought of such a question... If I would have to be a villain I guess I would want to be Deirdre, the evil soul-snatching-isen from
Lichgates by S.M. Boyce. This is an amazing and adventurous book which has a bit of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones to it.
She is truly very evil who lives off of good souls which she traps in order to gain powers and strength. If you're going to live forever, why not do it with an abundance of cheeky evilness and power? Mwhahaha! ;)
9. What would you do if you had a million dollars?
I have honestly thought about that question a load of times seeing that I live in a very, very, veeery expensive city (London) and am continuously low on money after spending it on rent, phone bills, gym bills, beauty bills etc (what a life ;)). So I would for one stop working and move to a tropical location and start doing volunteer work relating to animals, preferably marine life! I would buy a beautiful cozy house, not too big, but big enough to house my family and friends... donate loads to genuine charities and oh yeah.. buy loads of books while living the easy Caribbean life ;)
10. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I enjoy writing about books and being excited about them and sharing my excitement with other readers. I am always happy when someone read my review and was actually so intrigued to the point that I convinced them to read the book themselves! I also enjoy being creative in my reviews by not making them too boring or dull. It is often a big effort writing valuable book reviews, seeing that I am also a perfectionist and truly want only the best reviews to be published on my blog... but once I have successfully done so I feel happy to be able to share my thoughts with others!
11. Any tips for new bloggers?
Be unique by being yourself. Don't try to be excessively different to the point you don't recognize yourself and you make it too difficult for yourself (and your readers) to follow what you are trying to portray. Just be yourself and don't feel pressured by others! The creativity and passion will flow out of you once you give it good time and thought ;)
Questions From Laetitia @ Flurried Thoughts
1. What is your favorite book of all time and why?
I would say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but then I think back further and I would have to say that the Harry Potter collection did inspire me the most. I wouldn't be able to choose a specific book out of the collection since they are all so amazing! So I will keep it simple by merely saying: HARRY POTTER!! ;)
2. Would you go to your favorite place in the world alone or stay at home with your best friends?
I always say, as many probably also do, home is where the heart is. And my heart is as always with my Boyfriend who is also my best friend. So I can be in the most ideal place I would consider paradise, but it would be absolutely worthless without my best friend (aka my lover ;) by my side!
3. What books can you see getting made into movies?
I always said that The Mortal Instruments collection by Cassandra Clare should be made into movies and whad'ya know? They actually are currently filming the first book
City of Bones which will come out in August 23rd 2013 (USA)! I also believe that The Blood Red Road by Moira Young would make an amazing movie!!
4. Who are your top three book boyfriends?
I would definitely say Jack from The Blood Red Road by Moira Young and Jace from
The Mortal Instruments collection! *Swooooon* :P
5. If you were to write a book what would be your main characters' names?
Ariel Nauta, a unexpected brave and strong protagonist in delirious paranormal world!
6. Print or eBook?
Preferably Print, but since I would be a beginner I would primarily go for eBook in order to quickly advertise my book to bloggers and other readers and ask for exchange an honest review. From experience (by being on the other side of the wagon) I have learned this to be fun and effective!
7. What's your favorite pass-time apart from reading and reviewing?
Watching old and new series all day with a big bucket of BUTTER popcorn...mmmmmmm! Also swimming and tanning in the Caribbean wouldn't be so bad to go back to ;)
8. Samsung Galaxy or iPhone 5?
iPhone!! I unfortunately do not own the iPhone 5 (YET!) but like they say, "Once you go Apple, you'll never go back"! I can't imagine owning another type of smartphone! Next laptop I promise to myself (and also once I have the $$) will be a Mac ;)
9. What got you into blogging?
By discovering other book bloggers and seeing how much fun they were having posting their reviews and sharing opinions with others! I immediately started thinking about a creative name for my blog and thereafter set it up within a few days and wrote my first review! I couldn't wait to get started!
10. What book character can you relate to?
I feel that I can relate the most to Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments collection. The way that Cassandra Clare describes her, not only physically but also how Clary feels about herself emotionally, made it easy to relate to her the most!
11. Oreos in milk: To dip or not to dip?
No dipping! Just open it up, lick off the icing and eat it in one go, haha! Yum yum!