The Liebster Award | Book Things

Thank you so much to Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties for nominating me. The questions you chose were more difficult than I first thought, but oh so interesting as well!

The Rules

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

Siobhan’s questions

Which book would you die to get your hands on?

Patrick Rothfuss looks like how I imagined authors as a child

Like not yet released book? The third of the kingkiller trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s been seven years this far and I’m not sure the third book exists yet, but I’m also of the very controversial opinion that we as readers aren’t to harass or complain about when the next book will come out, because that’s just really shitty done and unproductive in situations like this. I am very excited for it though, as it’s my favourite fantasy series.

What is your new favourite book character?

I just realized of all the books I’ve read this year, I haven’t liked any character more than average. The plots have been good, but I really miss good characters

For whatever reason, what upcoming book are you afraid to read?

The third book in the kingkiller chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, again. But also “Again, but better” by Christine Riccio because I like Christine as a youtuber, and have watched some of her progress through her writing videos. But I haven’t actually read anything by her, which I have from Savannah Brown which is also coming out with a debut novel. And the reviews I’ve skimmed through (trying not to get spoiled) haven’t been great?

What reading trait do you wish to break? Why?

I don’t have any. I did find it really frustrating that I can’t read fiction, or especially non-fiction really, when I know I had school work or studying to do (which is most times). But I can’t change that because I found out it’s because – like me binging tv series – if I come across a good book I’m not able to put it down. My brain can suddenly decide to live in the story or get obsessed with an idea from the story that applies to real life, and then it’s over for being productive in other ways. So when I do read I read a couple books in a couple more relaxing days, when I’ve got time for it.

What is your guilty pleasure read?

Fanfictions when I was younger, I guess? I don’t read that much fanfiction anymore, because I haven’t found or been looking for good ones. I have a character type that I feel a bit guilty about liking – the mysterious (usually) guy who has a bit of anger issues and is also really good at fighting, with some complex background, and a strange moral sense (aka doesn’t care about most of the world).

Which literary world would you love to visit?

As a kid I always wanted to be a part of Percy Jackson’s Half-Blood Camp, especially in the earlier books, when people were learning to fight and being good friends, along with greek gods existing (and alluding that other types of gods existed).

Is there an upcoming or a recent post you are or were afraid of posting?

Yes! There’s this post that I delayed twice right after each other. The first time because it was just hastily written. Currently it’s named “Kids should read more than young adult books”. I mostly hesitated because the post started out as one thing and turned into another, which the rewrite made better, but it’s still too long. As I write this I just published the post, but it’s already gotten less likes than I regularly get, so I don’t think it’s going to do very well.

If you could save any fictional character, who would it be?

Kaladin in “The Stormlight Archive” by Brandon Sanderson. He definitely wasn’t the type I was thinking of when describing guilty pleasure character, but he certainly fits. This guy has gone through the worst I’ve ever seen a single character go through in a book/series. He loses himself sometimes, he loses so many others, he’s tossed around in people’s struggle for power, but he also gets back on his feet every time and saves those lives he can in brilliant ways. Please let him survive all this with some sanity left, Sanderson.

What is the longest reading slump you’ve ever been in?

The biggest period of time I didn’t read at all was before and during this summer, as I was unable to because I grew really ill, and it was made more frustrating as you have a lot of downtime in hospitals. A month and a half went by without me reading, according to goodreads.

Which book do you think people should read immediately?

I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall—
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.”

Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings” by Mary Oliver. It was the book that made me fall in love with poetry for real, it’s easy to read unlike what many thinks of as poetry. I usually pitch it to friends like “subtly critizing society and people through beautiful and life-like descriptions of nature and our connection to it”. Mary Oliver just died, 83 years old, having been a widow since her wife passed away and I teared up the moment I heard (which was a surprise to everyone around me). One of my favourite all time writers.

Which is your favourite female villain?

I’ve been struggling with finding one in novels. If we go the tv route it’s Azula in Avatar: the last airbender.

My questions

  1. Which book would you recommend people to read immediately?
  2. What keeps you blogging?
  3. An upcoming release you’re very excited about
  4. Do you like to write and if so, why? (Doesn’t have to be writing as in a big project like a novel)
  5. What’s your favourite genre and why?
  6. What is a book in your favourite genre that you haven’t seen getting enough love lately?
  7. One character trope you like and one you hate
  8. How many books is on your TBR list and do you wish it was fewer?
  9. What kinds of books were you reading as a 12 year old?
  10. Recommend me some of the blogs you follow!

I tag:

LarkinBrittBeth JonesKatCerysSahiMichaelaKristenNouraNatyBeth

No pressure, but I would be excited to see your answers!

9 thoughts on “The Liebster Award | Book Things

  1. Tammy March 16, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    I’m so excited for the final Kingkiller book too! I’m just waiting for that announcement 😁

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  2. Naty March 18, 2019 / 2:03 pm

    I totally didn’t know Christine Riccio was a Youtuber – I’ve been hearing some buzz about Again, but better, but haven’t heard great things… I’ll be curious to see what you think!! And thank you so much for tagging me!

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