The Liebster Award #5 & #6

This is one of my favourite tags as the questions are always different (you’ll never get the same question twice), and its the perfect opportunity to get to know other bloggers better! I’ve been fortunate enough to nominated twice for this tag so I want to say a HUGE thank you to both Pilar @The Bookworm Shelf and Lily @Lilly’s Little Library for nominating me and for sending some great questions to answer! I had so much fun answering them so make sure you check out their blogs, as they are both so lovey and are always posting fabulous content that I know you will all enjoy! 

The rules are simple, answer all the questions created by the person who nominated you and then its your turn to nominate other bloggers to answer your own questions!

Pilar’s questions!

Favourite Ship?

My mind went straight to Feyre and Rhys from ACOMAF, and even though they are one of my ultimate fictional couples, I wanted to choose someone different. Other couples I love include Kaz and Inejz from Six of Crows, Elend and Vin from Mistborn and of course Bryce and Hunt from Crescent City. Can you see I have a type? Anyone tall, dark and handsome, so if the universe would like to send me ANY fictional crush then that would be greatly appreciated!

Favourite blog post you have ever written?

I never thought of having a favourite blog post, but I really enjoyed writing my review of Out of Love by Hazel Hayes, as well as my read-a-thon where I Read Like Rory Gilmore for a Week. I also love my new feature Blog Posts I Loved This Month as I always think its good to celebrate and highlight some of the amazing posts people publish!

Most disappointing book you’ve read this year?

The Cup and The Prince by Day Leitao. This is probably one of my biggest disappointments of 2020 and it breaks my heart to admit that because I hate writing bad reviews. As many of you know I was hooked by this book’s synopsis but sadly this is one of those rare cases of a great premise but not so great execution.

The longest book you have ever read?

Both Game of Thrones and Little Women are chunky reads, but I read them on ebook so that I wasn’t intimidated by their size!

Any series that you’re currently watching or movies that you saw recently?

I’ve fallen back into the Vampire Diaries trap, but since Netflix rudely removed the show earlier this month, I’ve had to settle with The Originals; I need my fix of gorgeous and mysterious vampires!

I also binge-watched Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares and it was adorable, the perfect show to watch in the lead up to Christmas. I remember reading the book years ago and falling in love with the storyline, and although I can’t remember everything that happens in the book, it felt like the show was a pretty honest and accurate adaption!

Do you ever get film cravings, or is it just me? The other day I had a real need to re-watch Catching Fire, because that film is PERFECT and one of my all time favourites. I could honestly watch that film every day for the rest of my life and would still love it!

The holiday season is here! What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas! Everything is so magical and its the perfect time to spend with your family! Plus I love giving gifts and particularly enjoy a good Christmas dinner!

What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

I’ve had to restrain myself and only pick a couple! Firstly, slow walkers. I understand that its nice to amble along from time to time but I’ve got places to be! Also when you can hear other peoples music through their headphones especially when I’m on the train. Nobody needs to her your heavy metal EDM music, pal, so please keep it to yourself! And lastly people with an inflated sense of their own importance. Just no.

Name three things that you love doing (besides reading and writing). Why do you love them?

I’m really into running and walking at the moment especially with the UK being back in lockdown! Its the perfect way to clear my mind and enjoy the beautiful countryside that’s right on my doorstep. I’m also big into rugby (watching not playing) so at the weekends its very likely that you’ll find me shouting at the television. Finally, I love to travel and did have some amazing travel plans this year that were sadly cancelled, hopefully next year it will be safe to travel and I experience more of the world!

If you don’t mind, what is one of the most embarrassing moments you have had?

Where to start? It’s probably when I was ‘accidentally’ pushed down the stairs of a nightclub and I went FLYING and even managed to take out a few people on the way down! I was completely sober and a friend behind me stumbled and the rest is history! It’s been three years and it’s still something we all laugh about, I’m just glad that no one managed to get the CCTV footage!

If you could have anything right now, what would you ask for?

A job. LOL. No but seriously if anyone wants to hire me then I’m here! Although I love my current job, I’m desperately searching for something with more career progression and that relates to my degree. The dream however would be to have my own little bookshop and cafe! I’d also really love a cure for this virus!

Tell me a weird/ fun fact about you.

I can touch my tongue to my nose! And I have a level one certificate in sign language!

Lilly’s Questions

If you could live anywhere in OUR world, where would you live?

EDINBURGH! I’d honestly give my left arm to finally move out and have a little flat in Edinburgh. The city has this wonderfully magical element to it, so whatever the weather the city still looks beautiful. Plus there are so many hidden gems and historical aspects just waiting to be explored.

What’s your favorite food?

I’m a proper foodie so I’ll pretty much devour anything! But I do love a good old bowl of pasta or a chunky burger, the bigger the better! Last year I went to Rome and the food there was INCREDIBLE, I’d 100% just go back for the food!

If you could choose to be any magical creature for the rest of your life, what would you be?

A dragon, duh! How cool would that be! Or a mermaid, that would be pretty fun! OR I could live out my Vampire Diaries fantasies and book a one way ticket to Mystic Falls as a vampire! I can’t choose!

Would you rather live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future?

100% in the past!

What character’s life would you most like to live?

I love this question! I’m currently reading the Caraval series so I think I’d like to be Scarlet so I could experience the wonder of Caraval, plus I’d get to spend some quality time with Julian!

What battery percentage is your device on right now?

28%, I like to live on the edge, and I don’t think its ever 100%! I’m constantly using it wether its for work, reading, blogging or check my socials, I’m embarrassed to share my screen time!

If you could only have one hobby from here on out (besides reading of course, how could anyone live without reading?) what would it be?

I think I’d choose writing. I did attempt NaNoWriMo this year (but more on that in my next blog post), and I have such an active imagination that I need an output to channel all my thoughts and ideas!

What is your current favourite song?

I have an Emergency Taylor Swift playlist on my Spotify account for when I’m having a bad day and that’s been getting a lot of attention recently! I’m also loving a bit of Léon, her album Apart has been on repeat all week!

If you could change your first name right now, what would you choose?

I’ve always liked the name Emma, I don’t know why? I’m pretty happy with Amy though, so if given the choice I think I’d stick with my original name!

What book got you into reading?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling! I remember being really determined to finish this book and prove to everyone that I could easily read 600+ pages! Future Amy is still very impressed and thankful for past Amy’s determination.

What’s your favorite book?

I can’t pick just one but my top three are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Finale Empire by Brandon Sanderson and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas!

My Questions

  1. In a movie of your life, who would play you?
  2. Whose blog should I follow?
  3. Why did you start blogging?
  4. What’s your karaoke song?
  5. What book character would you like to hang out with if you were having a bad day?
  6. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
  7. What’s your Hogwarts house?
  8. Favourite quote?
  9. What is your top tip to beat a reading slump?
  10. Best book you’ve read, so far, this year?
  11. What book would you like to see under your Christmas tree this year?

I Tag

Anyone who’s new here (or who just likes my questions!) as I want to get to know everyone better! Plus I’ve recently hit 600 followers which is mad, so THANK YOU!

The Liebster Award #4

I haven’t done the Liebster Award in years! I still get so excited when I’m tagged! I want to say a HUGE thank you to Lisa Books, Gems and Tarot for nominating me and for sending some great questions to answer! Make sure you check out Lisa’s blog, she’s so lovey and is always posting fabulous content!

The rules are simple, answer all the questions created by the person who nominated you and then its your turn to nominate other bloggers to answer your own questions!

Favourite fictional couple?

My mind went straight to Feyre and Rhys from ACOMAF, and even though they are one of my ultimate fictional couples, I wanted to choose someone different. Other couples I love are Jude and Cardan from The Cruel Prince, Rhy and Alucard from a Gathering of Shadows and finally Vin and Elend from Mistborn. I’m also a sucker for an enemies to lovers trope so please let me know of any good books that I need to read in the comments below.

Favourite place to read?

My new book nook! At the beginning of summer I made the momentous journey to Ikea to finally buy myself a BILLY bookshelf, and honestly it has been the highlight of my year! I’ve spent ages sorting everything out and I’ve managed to create this lovely little reading corner in my bedroom, which is now where I spent most of my time!

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Budapest, Prague and the Scottish Highlands are currently on the top of my bucket list.

Best childhood memory?

Growing up I used to be obsessed with fairies. My mum would plan little fairy treasure hunts around the woods near our house, and no matter the weather, we would look for fairies and build little fairy houses for them, it was adorable. Looking back at all the magical fun I had fills me with so much joy and it’s definitely something I want to do for my future children.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I think about this question wayyyyyy to much! And I think I’ve decided that I’d love to have the power to control the elements, the possibilities would be endless! I’d be able to keep all my plants alive, stop my hair from getting wet in the rain and light all my candles from the comfort of my sofa!

Last book you read?

I mentioned in my August Wrap up post that my reading has been terrible recently, so the last book I read was The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater and that was weeks ago! Stay tuned for a series review soon!

Most anticipated book?

It’s got to be A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas! They released the cover the other day and I’m so annoyed that they’ve changed the design! I’m not a massive fan of the new covers so I don’t really want to buy the whole series again just so that it looks nice on my bookshelves. I’ve never defaced a book cover before but I’m seriously considering whether or not to put my own creative spin on things…

Would you go into space if you had the chance?

YES! I don’t know if I’m brave enough to do a lifetime trip to Mars but I’d happily go a visit the moon! Everything about the universe fascinates me, there’s so much we don’t know and so much to explore!

Fantasy or sci-fi?

Please don’t make me choose! If I had to choose then I’d probably pick fantasy books and sci-fi films.

Whose blog should I follow?

Sofii @A Book. A Thought. She is always so positive and one of my favourite bloggers! She never fails to make the blogging community such a wonderful place and I love reading her posts!

Sand or snow?

Snow 100%! One of the things I hate most in the world is when sand manages to sneak into every part of your body and belongings after a trip to the beach! I’d much rather go sledding or for a cosy walk in the snow.

My Questions

  1. In a movie of your life, who would play you?
  2. What’s your least favourite bookish trope?
  3. Why did you start blogging?
  4. Name three things that make you happy?
  5. What book character would you like to hang out with if you were having a bad day?
  6. Favourite Season?
  7. Which animal do you think would be your daemon (His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman)?
  8. Favourite quote?
  9. What is your top tip to beat a reading slump?
  10. Best book you’ve read, so far, this year?
  11. What are you watching on Netflix or on TV right now?

I Tag:

Sofii @A Book. A Thought.

Ali @Ali’s Books

Evelyn @Evelyn Reads

Mara @Mara’s Folded Pages

Raven @Dreamy Addictions

Madeline @The Bookish Mutant

Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books

Jasmine @My Quiet Little Corner

And anyone else who fancies answering my questions!

The Liebster Award – Discovering New Blogs!

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First and foremost a massive ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has nominated us! We have had a lot of nominations so we thought we would answer each persons set of questions separately! This is such a great tag idea as we have both been able to find so many more wonderful blogs as well as meet some lovely new people!

The rules are: 

1. Mention the person who nominated you on your blog and link them.

2. Answer 11 questions by the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers.

4. Create your own 11 questions for them to answer and let the nominees know that they’ve been nominated

For these question we would love to thank ‘hashtaglovebooks‘ who nominated us first, so a big thank you to you for not only nominating us but also giving us some great questions!
So without further a do, lets begin the questions….

1. Online book shopping or in-store book shopping?

 A: Oh, I do love walking into Waterstones and seeing the continuos bookshelves, all filled with hundreds of different stories but I have to admit I buy most of my books online as it’s cheaper!! Why do books have to be so expensive!?!?

E: Ahh I love Waterstones and most of my book buying occurs there, I hardly ever get to go into town but when I do I make a beeline for Waterstones. I occasionally order books online but I hate waiting for them so I usually just go in, browse and buy whenever I can.

2. Who is someone you look up to, in real-life or a fictional character?

A: I really look up to Angelina Jolie! To me she is the perfect role model as she is not only strong and brave after having a double mastectomy but supports many important causes!

E: I really look up to Jennifer Lawrence. She is so down to earth and takes everything in her stride and that is someone I aspire to be like.

3. What is your most anticipated book this year?

A: There are too many!! But I am really excited for ‘Queen of Shadows’ by Sarah J Mass as I love this series soo much!! I am also equally excited for ‘The Heir’ by Kiera Cass as once again I love this series!

E: I know it’s not next year but I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DARK ARTIFICES BY CASSANDRA CLARE. I’m just a huge fan of the Shadowhunter world and can’t wait for this next set of stories!

4. #Dearme What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

A: I would tell myself to be more confident as throughout my beginning years of high school i was so shy and missed out on so many opportunities which I now kick myself for not taking!!

E: Be confident and not care about what other people think about you, it really doesn’t matter, just be yourself.

5. What is an inspirational quote you live by?

A: “Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.” – Angelina Jolie

E: “If you want the rainbow you have to deal with the rain” – The Fault in Our Stars

6. What is the most thought-provoking book you have ever read?

A: ‘Life on the Refrigerator Door’ by Alice Kuipers as it really made me appreciate what I have and who I have in my life. I don’t know where i would be without my mum! It is a beautiful book and I recommend you read it as the way it is written is so emotional and different…

E: ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak. This just realy made me think about what really matters in life and how I would feel if that was suddenly all taken away.

7. What is the funniest book you have ever read?

A: Ummm this was a hard one as I don’t think I’ve read many funny books but then it came to me, the ‘Percy Jackson’ Series! Their one liners are brilliant and always bring a smile to my face!

E: A lot of the books I’ve read are quite witty but I’m struggling to think of genuinely funny book. A lot of the John Green books are quite funny, Will Grayson Will Grayson stands out as being particularly amusing…

8. If you had to go in to battle with one other fictional character, who would you choose?
A: Now this is a hard question but it would have to be Chaol Westfall from the ‘Throne Of Glass’ Series because not only is he on my Top 5 Fictional Boyfriends List but he is strong and a good fighter!!

E: I would love to go into battle with Hermione from Harry Potter, because even though I know I would get my ass kicked it will be kicked rather spectacularly… also I’ve always wanted to have a wand battle.

9. “Most important life question” What are you watching on Netflix or on TV right now?

A: Too many shows!! But at the moment I am obsessed with ‘The 100’ and being in the UK we are a few episodes behind so I am trying to avoid the spoilers!! (It’s proving very difficult!!) I have also recently started watching ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and I am now obsessed….(It’s so good!!!)

E: I too love The 100! But I am also a big fan of Teen Wolf, the Vampire Diaries and The Originals!

10. Which YA book is the most nostalgic for you?
A: It would have to be a classic and the book that inspired my love for reading…’Harry Potter’!! The magic and the wizarding world brings back so many memories and make me feel like a child; i love them!!

E: I’m going to have to say The Hunger Games because those are what got me into reading and I’ve read them so many times and they never get old!

11. What event or expo do you desperately want to go to?

A: I really really want to go to ‘San Diego Comic Con’, it has everything and is a perfect place where i can emerse myself in all the fandoms! I hope one day me and some friends will attend!

E: I also really want to attend Comic Con (hopefully with my co- blogger if we ever get the chance)

Now it’s our turn to set some questions….

1. If you could switch roles with any fictional or real person, who would it be?
2. Hardbacks or Paperbacks?
3. What is the saddest book you’ve read?
4. What films/books/tv shows are you really looking forward to this year?
5. What/Who inspired you to start blogging?
6. If you were offered a career of you dreams what would it be?
7. Whats the best advice you have ever been given/gave?
8. What was your favourite childhood book/film/tv show?
9. Favourite Disney Film?
10. Who is your favourite villain and why?
11. If someone wrote a book about you, what would it be called?

Thank you once again to ‘hashtaglovebooks‘ for nominating us and now its our turn to nominate some people!

  1. xfangirlsproblemsx’s Blog
  2. Fantage Bambi
  3. The Enchanted Book
  4. Hyperaboutbooks
  5. Live.Laugh.Read
  6. Heart Full Of Books
  7. Cover Too Cover
  8. The Smell Of Books
  9. Under Review