Liebster Award #2, and Sunshine Blogger Awards #3 & #4

Guys! I have been nominated for soooooo many awards recently!!! Its a bit overwhelming and I can’t keep up! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the nominations!!! Its a huge honor and I feel so loved ❤ !!! I am just going to cheat a bit and condense the last three into one post!


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I was nominated for the Liebster Award by James @ This is My Truth Now!  James is the author of Watching Glass Shatter!!  He has a great blog with lots of cool stuff! Go check him out!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Indicate 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions the person asked you
  • Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know)
  • Ask the people you have nominated 11 questions.

11 Facts About Me:

  1. I am a cat person but I love all kinds of animals (including dogs!)
  2. I have only ever had 1 job and I have worked here for 7 years
  3. I wear tennis shoes almost every day
  4. I play a lot of softball and volleyball
  5. I can type an average of 70 wpm
  6. I majored in applied mathematics in College, but I am awful with simple math
  7. I am really bad at thinking up facts about my self (in case you couldn’t tell)
  8. I am allergic to Tequila and always have been (i.e. I never had a bad experience that made not able to drink Tequila, I have never been able to drink Tequila even in mixed drinks)
  9. My jersey number in softball is 48 because my mom was #44 and my dad was #88
  10. My favorite books to read are YA Fantasy and Science Fiction
  11. My favorite flavor of Red Bull is Grapefruit but I can’t find it anymore 😦

Questions from James (and my answers):

  1. Which body part would you exchange if you could?
    • My Shoulder because it has tendinitis and it makes throwing painful.
  2. What do you like least about blogging?
    • Proofreading! I am the world’s worst speller!
  3. If you could inhabit someone else’s body for a day, who would it be?
    • This makes me think of Men in Black and eww no thanks.
  4. If you could have someone else’s personality and intelligence, who would it be?
    • I like my personality! But I wouldn’t mind some more intelligence! Maybe Steven Hawking’s intelligence?
  5. Where are you taking me to dinner tomorrow night? Or if that’s not gonna work for you, what gift are you sending in lieu of canceling last minute on me? Seems appropriate.
    • Taco Bell!
  6. Have you ever tried to count the licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop?
    • Hasn’t everyone?
  7. Did I share too much above? If yes, which item. If not, you’re my new best friend.
    • Well seeing as the “above” here is my post not yours, no you haven’t shared anything! But no haha I don’t think you did on yours either
  8. If you could hide in someone’s pocket for a day just to see what they really do when you’re not around, who would it be?
    • My Fiancé’s! I am not a particularly suspicious person buuuuttt …..
  9. If you have an entire cake to yourself, and you know for certain that no one else will eat it nor see you eat it, would you still cut it up and serve it on a plate? Or would you dig in with a shovel? (Assume nothing bad happens to your body as a result of consuming said healthy cake)
    • Forget the shovel I would use my hands!
  10. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “bite me” ? Good or bad, let it rip.
    • You sound like a spiteful rebellious goth teenage girl.
  11. Have you met Liebster? If Yes, please describe. If No, please contribute $25 to the charity of your choice in order to successfully have completed this easy and fun quiz. Failure to do so results in an automatic replication of 10 more quizzes a day from me to you as a loving gesture of support.
    • Yes, he is 10 feet tall and weighs 300 lbs.  He is Purple and has horns sprouting from his head.

 

I was nominated by Loretta @ Laughing Listener and Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction.  Both these ladies are awesome!! Go check out their blogs! I promise it will be worth your time!

The Rules:

  • Acknowledge, link back and thank the blog that nominated you
  • Display the award + rules in your blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs

Questions from Loretta (and my answers):

  1. What kind of paranormal creature would you be if you could choose one? Witch, warlock, shifter, werewolf, vampire, fairy, ghost, etc. Sky’s the limit!
    • I would be an elf!!
  2. What’s a fun/weird/hilarious/interesting memory you have associated with books?
    • I remember reading Anne of Green Gables with my family on a road trip to Oregon.  Its not particularly fun/weird/hilarious/interesting, but it is a special memory. (And I can’t think of anything fun/weird/hilarious/interesting)
  3. What book trope really gets on your nerves?
    • Love Triangles
  4. What book trope do you have a weakness for?
    • Bad Ass Girls in male dominated niches (Most recently Daughter of the Pirate King and Nevernight!)
  5. If you could meet any celebrity who would it be?
    • Hugh Jackman
  6. What’s the last song you heard on the radio? If it make you feel better, mine was “I want it that way” by the Backstreet Boys.
    •  Somethin’ Bad by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood (I cheated haha I am listening to the radio right now so I waited for a good song to come on!)
  7. If you won the lottery, what’s the FIRST thing you would buy?
    • Skittles! Then maybe a car haha
  8. Who’s your favorite fictional character? List a few if you need to!
    • Elizabeth Bennett!!
  9. What TV show or movie are you obsessed with these days?
    • Supernatural 😀
  10. What’s you’re most anticipated book(s) coming out within the next year?
    • Heroine’s Journey by Sarah Kuhn
    • Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
  11. How do you stay motivated blogging and why do you keep doing it?
    • Right now I just do it because I enjoy it (hopefully that never changes!) so I don’t really have to stay motivated.

Questions from Malanie (and my answers):

  1. Name a fictional food/drink you’d love to try.
    • Butterbeer! I have tried some homemade versions, and they were gross, but I think the real thing would still be good!
  2. Do you like animated movies? Which ones are your favorite?
    • Yes! All the Disney!
  3. Who is your favorite villain and why? (book/movie/TV/etc.)
    • I don’t have one and for the life of me I can’t think of one.
  4. Do you like to read one specific genre, or do you mix it up?
    • I mostly read YA Fantasy and Sci Fi but I mix it up every once in a while
  5. Name 1-3 magical (or not) items from a book, which you’d love to own in real life.
    • Can I own Mr. Kindly from Nevernight?!?!
    • And Saphira from Eragon?!
    • A Wizard’s wand from Harry Potter!
  6. What is your favorite fantasy movie? You can list several, I’m not a monster!
    • Princess Bride!
  7. What is the most annoying habit you have?
    • I chew on ice a lot, and the crunching sometimes can annoy other people (tho I don’t even notice I’m doing it
  8. Name one country, one city and one historical site you’d love to visit before you die.
    • Scotland
    • New York City
    • Stonehenge
  9. What is your favorite fictional animal? (from a book/movie/mythology/etc.)
    • Saphira from Eragon
  10. Which do you prefer: seaside, mountains, countryside or forests?
    • Mountains
  11. Tell us….your most embarrassing moment.
    • One time in Middle school we were playing a game where you had to run to the board and write the answer first and I tripped and fell and the teacher thought the kid I was racing against tripped me but in reality I just tripped on nothing. (I know thats not super embarrassing but its always the first memory that comes to mind when people ask me my most embarrassing moment)

Bonus trick question (optional): Gandalf vs Dumbledore. Who wins?

Dumbledore!


My Questions:

I got lucky. Both the Liebster and Sunshine Blogger awards require me to ask 11 questions, and I have been nominated for awards 11 different times!  I decided to pick one question from each award I was nominated for! Work Smarter Not Harder!

  1. What’s you’re most anticipated book(s) coming out within the next year?
  2. Name 1-3 magical (or not) items from a book, which you’d love to own in real life.
  3. Which body part would you exchange if you could?
  4. Where would you travel to if money was not an issue? Why?
  5. How did you come up with your Blog Name?
  6. What are three things you always carry with yourself?
  7. Who do you plan on dressing up as on Halloween?
  8. What is your favorite time of day?
  9. What’s your favorite reading genre?
  10. If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?
  11. What piece of advise would you give to new bloggers?

My Nominations:

Both awards say to nominate 11 people, but there is no way I am nominating 33 people, that would be ridiculous!  I am going to nominate 11 total blogs and you can pick which award you want! (The award rules are almost the same for both:  You have to answer and ask 11 questions, but in the Liebster award you also have to list 11 facts about yourself)

  1. Book Beach Bunny
  2. Sophril Reads
  3. Thrifty Bibliophile
  4. The Printed Girl
  5. Birdie Bookworm
  6. Books and Ravens
  7. Books, Bones, and Buffy
  8. Book Wraiths
  9. Hot Shot Headlines
  10. Weird Zeal
  11. Everyday Should be Tuesday

As always, if I tagged you, please don’t feel obligated to participate, but if you do, please send me a link so I can check it out!

Thanks again James, Loretta, and Malanie for nominating me!

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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I was tagged by Michaela at Journey Into Books.  Check out her blog, its awesome! Also Michaela is a fellow INFJ so you know her blog has got to be great 😉


Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog.

Michaela’s Questions

1) If you could burn a book, which would you choose?

Lord of the Flies!

2) Who is your most hated book character?

Hmmmm, I don’t know?  I know there are characters I hate but none are coming to mind

3) Which book do you want turned into a movie?

Heroine Complex!

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4) What song is your jam at the moment?

Thunder by Imagine Dragons

5) What book to movie adaptation are you looking forward to?

I just finished Ready Player One and it was amazing and I can’t wait for the movie, even though I don’t know how they will do the book justice.

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6) Which book character do you relate most to?

Again, I am drawing blanks here 😦

7) What is your favorite book genre?

YA Fantasy Sci-Fi all wrapped into one.  (I don’t really know the difference between Fantasy and Sci-Fi, they are sort of all combined in my mind)

8) If you could be a supernatural creature, which would you choose?

Dragon!

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9) Who is your favorite superhero?

Wolverine!

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10) Describe yourself in three words?

Introverted, Athletic, and Loving

11) Who do you plan on dressing up as on Halloween?

Oh man! Halloween is almost 8 months away! I haven’t even thought about it yet.  I want to do something nerdy but it is so far away!  Here are some of my past nerdy costumes:

 


My Questions:

I am going to cheat and use the same questions as before because I really liked that list and I don’t have time to come up with new questions.

  1. How many physical books do you own?
  2. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
  3. What is the funniest joke you know by heart?
  4. What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed?
  5. What game do you dominate when you play it?
  6. If you could get any tattoo done perfectly for free, what would you get?
  7. Least favorite genre of books and why?
  8. What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
  9. What book gave you the worst book hangover?
  10. What was the last lie that you told?
  11. What’s the most useless talent you have?

I tag:

Not So Modern Girl

Book Tales

Metal Phantasm Reads

A Redhead’s Rambling

Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag, its meant to be fun! Also, if I didn’t tag you but you want to do it consider yourself tagged! Or feel free to answer my questions in the comments if you don’t want to do the full post!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was nominated for this award by Mini at Book and Corner.  Go check out her blog! She has some really great Instagram pictures that I am totally jealous of 🙂

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. Thank you so much, Mini for nominating me! I really appreciate it!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Here are Mini’s questions for me:

1) What is your guilty pleasure?

Oh, this one is hard! I love candy! I know I shouldn’t eat as much as I do but its just soooo good.  I am eating some right now!

2) If given a chance to meet an author, who would you meet and why?

J.K Rowling! Harry Potter was a constant staple throughout my childhood and played a big part in my love of reading!

3) Why do you blog?

I don’t really have a good reason, I just like it. I love reading and I enjoy writing out my thoughts and sending them out into the world. Its also a lot of fun to be part of the blogging community. Book bloggers are amazing!

4) Describe your reading style. Are you a planner or a random reader?

Definitely a random reader! If I try and plan out what to read I often back myself into a reading slump because when it comes time to read a book if I am not feeling it I don’t read it.

5) What would you choose; Book or Internet?

Probably internet because I can read books on the internet! (I don’t care if that answer is cheating haha)

6) Three things you always carry with yourself.

My Phone, a book (or e-book reader) and pony tail holders! I hate when I forget one of these three things and it can ruin my entire day!

7) Where would you like to live and why?

I like where I live. Colorado is an amazing place and I am comfortable here. I don’t want to move!

8) If you had to choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tacos! They are so yummy and you can make them up in so many different ways there will still be a lot of variety.

9) Tell me one fact about yourself.

I love playing softball.

10) If traveling became free, where would you like to go?

Lots of places! Ireland, Norway, England. I would also love to see the Northern Lights.

11) What is at the top of your bucket list?

I don’t have a bucket list, but I want to travel to all the places listed in question 10!

Here are my questions:

  1. How many physical books do you own?
  2. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
  3. What is the funniest joke you know by heart?
  4. What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed?
  5. What game do you dominate when you play it?
  6. If you could get any tattoo done perfectly for free, what would you get?
  7. Least favorite genre of books and why?
  8. What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
  9. What book gave you the worst book hangover?
  10. What was the last lie that you told?
  11. What’s the most useless talent you have? 

I only came up with two of these one my own.  The rest I stole from google #SorryNotSorry

I tag:

Mad Book Love

Verb Vixen

Reader Fox and a Box of Books

The Introverted Book Nerd

Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag, its meant to be fun! Also, if I didn’t tag you but you want to do it consider yourself tagged! Or feel free to answer my questions in the comments if you don’t want to do the full post!