Sunday, March 16, 2014

Liebster Awards

I am honored and humbled to say that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Many thanks to the lovely Amanda over at Book Badger for nominating me!
The Liebster Award's purpose is to get recognition to blogs with less than 200 followers. There are some rules:
1) Thank and link back the person who nominated you
2) List eleven facts about yourself
3) Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
4) Nominate 9 bloggers, who have less than 200 followers (you can't nominate the blog that nominated you)
5) Ask them eleven questions
6) Let them know of their nomination!
Eleven facts about me:

1 I've always loved stories, and as a toddler I used to wake my mother up at six o'clock in the morning, wailing "A'other chapter of Winnie Pooh!" 

2. I used to hate pink when I was a child, but now I love it.

3. When I'm procrastinating something but don't want to feel bad about it, I bake. 

4. I decided I wanted to be a writer when I was seven.

5. Before choosing I was going to be a writer, I wanted to be an ice-cream seller (so that I could have lots of free ice cream, of course). 

6. "Harry Potter" was the first fantasy book I ever read. I read the first four books in the series several times, and the one I read the most was the third one. 

7. Since we're talking about Harry Potter, Sirius Black was my first ever literary crush.

8. I treat physical copies of books roughly: I break the spines, lose the dust-jackets, bend and rip the corners, fall asleep with my face in the novel...

9.  I love fashion, especially accessories: bags, shoes... It takes a lot of willpower not to spend all my money on them.

10. When I was a child, I had all the songs and poems in "The Hobbit" memorized and sometimes, I would wander around the house reciting them to my family. My mom had nicknamed be "the bard".  

11. I went three days without a name when I was born, because my parents changed their minds on the name they wanted to give me at the last minute. 

Amanda's Questions

1) What was the first book you ever reviewed? 
My first review was of "Sebastian Falls" by Celeste Holloway. You can find it here.  

2) What do you do when you're not blogging?
As far as fun stuff goes, I bake, sing, hang out with my friends and family. I try to write and sometimes I even succeed.

3) What is your favourite meal? Homemade or Restaurant? 
This is going to sound so stereotypically italian, but it's pizza, both homemade and ordered from a restaurant.  

4) Who are your 3 recommended authors?
J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and J.R.R. Tolkien.

5) Would you say you're book buying was acceptable, a little too much or shocking?
A little too much

6) What is/are some of your favourite songs to listen to?
I love broadway musicals and some of my favorite songs are "Defying Gravity", "No Good Deed" and "What is this feeling" from "Wicked", "Red and Black", "One Day More" and "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables".  

7) Name your lowest rated book you've reviewed; why didn't you enjoy it?
The lowest rating I have ever given is of one star, and I have given it to several books, the most recent one being "The Chaos of Stars". I didn't like it because the main character was unlikable and the plot was slow and filled with plot holes. You can find my review here

8) If you had £10,000 or $10,000, what would you do first?
Take an holiday, probably. Or spend them all on books. 

9) What kind of holiday would you prefer? Relaxing Beach or Sight-Seeing City?
Sight-Seeing, definitely. 

10) What are your interests besides reading?
Baking, singing, photography, and, of course, writing! 

11) If you could have or create any job in the world, what would you like to do?
I'd love to be an author. 

My questions: 
1) What's better: ebook or physical copy?
2) What book made you fall in love with reading?
3) What's your favorite book couple?
4) Do you have any authors whose books you'll read no matter what the premise is?
5) What's your favorite genre?
6) On what basis do you choose which books to read (do you just read the blurb or do you also read the first chapter? Do you read reviews of it before buying, etc.)?
7) What's your favorite season and what do you like about it?
8) Do you have any bookish guilty pleasures (books you know are bad but can't help but love, clichéd tropes that you still like, etc.)?
9) If you could travel back in time to any historical period, which would it be?
10) If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
11) Is there a book that you keep meaning to read but that you never get around to?

My nominations:
Erin @ That One Geek Girl
Valerie @ Innocent Smiley's Reviews 
Elle @ Elle's 411 on YA books  


  1. Harry Potter was also the first fantasy book I ever read too, high five! The third book in the series was my favourite.

    And thats awesome that you memorized the songs from The Hobbit, how cute!
    I haven't read Neil Gaiman yet, from what I've read people seem to love his stuff, so I should get to that.
    Also, I love listening to the Les Mis soundtrack, so perfect.

    Thanks so much for the nomination! :)

    1. The third one is my favorite, too! And yay, another Les Miz fan :)
      You're welcome and you totally deserve the nomination :)

  2. I'm so glad I nominated you Sofia! You're answers were brilliant and I learnt a lot about you, I didn't know you baked! :O I love baking, I wish I could do it more though.. I really love Defying Gravity as well, it's a song you can really sing your heart out with. Great post hun, you so deserve the nomination!

    1. Thank you! I'm really glad you're glad you nominated me ;)

  3. Love Harry Potter and Sirius Black ;)

    Thank you for nominating me - you can find my post here: