Monday, August 20, 2018

Liebster Award (July 2018)

I was tagged by JJ at This Dark Material for the Liebster Award and this was a fun one. Thanks JJ!

The Rules
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award 
  • Answer 11 questions they asked you 
  • Come up with your own 11 questions 
  • Tag 11 bloggers and don't forget to tell them 

JJ's Questions 

1) What was your first favorite book (that you can remember)?

Maybe The Sword of Shannara? It was the first real epic fantasy I read, and at 700-some pages it was big too. I read it a ton of times.

The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)

2) If you could turn any book into a movie or TV series, which one would it be and do you already have a dream cast in mind? 

This is hard. I would love to see a City of the Lost adaptation from the series by Kelley Armstrong. I have no dream cast though. Or a really good re- imagining of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.  

3) Where would you go on your dream vacation? 

Probably Santorini. 

4) What's your favorite trope to read? 

I am not sure! I love certain tropes like cloning, time traveling, and cyberpunk- if those are tropes- and I love a good enemies-to-lovers story I guess.  

5) Where would you rather be trapped for the rest of your life: Azkaban or Mordor? 

Well I don't know much about Azkaban so that's a toughie. Okay I looked it up and that is a nasty place. Since I don't want to go mad or be tormented by Dementors I may have to pick Mordor here. At least you can walk around and try to avoid the roving orc patrols and the Eye of Sauron. Which, uh, does not sound like a picnic. 

6) What's the last book you told someone not to read? 

I'm not sure I have, but I was not super impressed with River of Teeth?

River of Teeth (River of Teeth, #1)

7) Name a series you started but don't think you'll ever finish 

Six of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom? I just couldn't get into the first one- I guess I'm not a heist fan?

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

8) If you had to write a book of your own (or want to)what genre would you choose? 


9) Who is a favorite character of yours that you think is misunderstood? 

I could spend all day on this one, but I'm going to go with Catelyn Stark from A Game of Thrones. Lotsa people can't stand her but I think she gets a bad rap (other than the whole starting a war thing). Not to plug my own posts but I explain why in Catelyn Stark- Yea or Nay?   

10) What is the prettiest book you own (or want to won)? 

I'm going to go with Record of a Spaceborn Few here for those awesome front and end papers. 

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)

11) Describe your ideal reading nook

Ooh preferably a window seat or plush recliner with lots of natural light, maybe in the corner of a library room with a crackling fire. And a bank of windows to let all that light in. 

I Nominate 

I've tagged a fair amount of blogs over the last few years for this so I'm not sure who I've already nominated, so... I tag YOU if you want to do this!

My Questions 

1) What is your favorite color? 

2) What is your favorite TV show?

3) Favorite season? 

4) So if you could go back and choose a different profession/ vocation, would you do so, or are you happy doing what you're doing? 

5) Name a book you would give as a gift or recommend  

6) Name a book to movie adaptation you feel was done well. 

7) An asteroid is coming. You can flee offworld with a 50% chance of survival (immediate family only), or you can stay and hope for best. What do you choose? 

8) Little House on the Prairie or Anne of Green Gables? 

9) Favorite pizza toppings? 

10) You have been invited to join the Sisterhood/ Brotherhood of the Wolf. Increased lifespan, immunity to disease, and the Sisterhood takes care of its own. However, you cannot tell your family (or anyone). You will almost certainly outlive them. Plus, you know, werewolf. Do you accept the bite?

11) So, since I still have The 100 season finale in my head, I'll ask this- would you resort to cannibalism to survive? 


  1. I agree with you on Six of Crows-it took way too long to get into the story. I also was disappointed by River of Teeth. Mordor and Azkaban isn't really a great choice is it! I get your point with Catelyn. She tried to protect her family at all costs and couldn't imagine what her choices would lead to.

    1. I couldn't do it. And no once I read about Azkaban I was like- ack! And ha ha right? Catelyn is a tough one!

  2. Oh enemies to lovers is a fun one :D So fiery! lol

  3. Wooo! Awards are always fun! I completely agree about Six of Crows! I struggled to get into the first book and the second one really wasn't any better for me. I'm not into heist books either. And I love enemies to lovers!

  4. Record of a Spaceborn Few is so gorgeous! I'm about halfway through reading it and it is living up to my high expectations :)

    1. Ooh mine just arrived today! It IS gorgeous!

  5. These are always fun...and that is one pretty cover.

  6. When we were unpacking some of my storage books I found a Sword of Shannara hardcover and two others that I had no idea that I had. They look like they're are from the SciFi/Fantasy book-of-the-month club I belonged to in the '80s. I have to look and see if the are in sequence. 📚

    Man, some of your questions are brutal, like: what's your favorite color, and would you resort to cannibalism. 😂

    1. They probably are! Those hardcovers are probably hard t ofind now.

  7. Very fun answers. I’m sad you didn’t like Six of Crows. I haven’t read it yet but everyone loved it so I’m worried you didn’t. Your questions look fun. I might have to join up.

    1. I was surprised, but I just couldn't. I may try again though- I kept thinking in the early going how I was supposed to think all these people are badass and I was yawn.

  8. Fun post. I really loved The Sword of Shannara, too! Flick and Shea and Menion can you not love them?

  9. I've heard so many people that loved Six of Crows. Now I am curious to see if it is good or not xD

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

  10. I always enjoy reading these type of posts. The cloning trope is one that I have always loved as well. I am still grieving the end of Orphan Black.

  11. Azkaban or Mordor? Ugh, what a horrible choice to have to make, lol.

    I agree about enemies to lovers too. Those are always fun reads.

  12. Idk anything about Mordor, but your reasoning sounds like it makes sense lol. I've seen the endpapers for Spaceborn Few, and they're so gorgeous! I really want a window seat for reading too.

  13. I have a soft spot for Shannara! I actually just finished up on season 2 of the adaptation. It's different but it's still a lot of fun seeing that world onscreen :)

  14. Yay awards!

    I think I'd have chosen Azkaban just for the sake of clinging on to Barty crouch Jr. (aka David Tennant) hahahaha.

  15. yeah I agree about Stark. She is hard to love BUT she is lovable :) I would have gone with Mordor too!.

  16. GAH I got Record of a Spaceborn Few in the mail today and YEP the endpapers are incredible. And why was the beautiful HC even cheaper than the paperback? Who knows, but I am here for it. Santorini is a great choice, I have always wanted to go too!

    Also you know how I feel- I'd rather eat the dead friends than BE the dead friends.

  17. YES CATELYN STARK DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER FROM READERS/FANS. She's far from perfect, but seriously, so many other characters in the series get passes for far worse than anything she does. And it never even occurred to me, but a solid 20,000 Leagues adaptation would be amazing! Especially if they managed not to cheap out on practical/computer effects. I loved reading all your answers...and your new questions too! :)