The Liebster Award is a tag that it meant to spread the word of great blogs! Here are the rules:
1.) Link & Thank the blogger who nominated you
2.) Answer the 11 questions your nominator gives you
3.) Tag 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers
4.) Ask the 11 bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!
A big thanks to Katie from Kittens and Books who nominated me! Be sure to check out her blog!
Here are my answers to her questions:
1.) What are your favorite and least favorite genres? I have so many favorites, ha! But I mostly read YA of all types and Christian Fiction, with a particular love for Amish fiction. My least favorite would probably be Sci-Fi or High Fantasy books, where there are just too many characters or plot twists to keep up with.
2.) Is there anything you want to see more of in books? This is a tough one. I can think of plenty things I'd like to see less of (I'm looking at you, insta-love!) but... Hmm, I guess I'd like to see more "touchy" issues in books, particularly if they relate to young adults today, such as cyber-bullying, LGBT themes, and faith/religion. I've always found it fascinating how each author deals with these issues differently.
3.) Are there any books that everyone seemed to love, but you didn't? The Selection by Kiera Cass. I could hardly make it through the first book and it seems like everyone on Goodreads praises this book. Ugh! I'm so tired of hearing about America and Maxon!
4.) Do you tend to read more e-books or physical copies? Physical copies, definitely. I love actually flipping the pages and sniffing the books and they just look so much better sitting on a shelf. However, I will admit that ebooks have their advantages, such as when you're traveling or trying to acquire a hard-to-find book.
5.) What is the last book you read? Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins! It was sooo cute and I absolutely loved it! Definitely check out Perkins' books if you haven't already!
6.) If you could make everyone in the world read one book, which would it be? Ooh... This is hard. Probably The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It's one of the best books I've ever read. It's long, but it's witty, funny, and touching. I try to get as many people to read it as I possibly can!
7.) What book has had the biggest impact on you? Probably the entire Harry Potter series. I grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione and as a child I played Harry Potter and write FanFiction and what-have-you. I was a total Potterhead.
8.) What was your favorite book as a child? Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan. I've written a review of the sequel to this book, in which I talk about what an impact the series had on me growing up. I loved the theme of the book, accepting who you are and really finding yourself - particularly since I was an introverted, book-reading and writing kid.
9.) Have your genre preferences changed over time? I don't think they've really changed. I've always liked YA, romance, and Christian Fiction but I do go through phases where I read more of one genre than another.
10.) Which book is so good that you could read if over and over again? Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, The Help, The Book Thief... All of these are great options for rereads. Haha!
11.) Why do you blog about books? Because I love reading! And no one in my house reads, so I have to nerd out over the internet with other book lovers!
Here are the bloggers I nominate for the Liebster Award:
1.) Citrus Reads
2.) The Psychotic Nerd
3.) Always Me
4.) Summer Next Top Story
5.) The Book Cookies
6.) Sleeps With Notebooks
7.) A Perfection Called Books
8.) Time Turning Reads
9.) My Useless Crafts
10.) The Book Butterfly
11.) Lorie's Book Reviews
My questions for those I tagged:
1.) If you could date one character from a book, who would it be and why?
2.) You're stranded on a desert island and you are only given three books for entertainment. What are they?
3.) What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
4.) What was your favorite children's book?
5.) What is one genre that you don't usually read but have enjoyed in the past?
6.) What is your favorite classic book?
7.) If you could have one book that releases within the next year early, which would it be?
8.) What was one book series that left you disappointed?
9.) What's you're favorite "lesser known" author?
10.) What's a book that you love, but no one else really knows about?
11.) I'm going to do something a little different: instead of one more question, I'll ask those tagged to choose at least three of the blogs I've tagged earlier and follow and leave ONE comment on each. (My blog can be included, but you're not required to choose it.) Spread the blogging love! <3