Hey there, my lovelies!
Over the last 3 months I was nominated for „The Liebster Award“ by not only one or two, but by FOUR different bloggers and I kind of get the impression that you guys really, REALLY want me to do this tag! *lol* It’s just a feeling and I could be wrong, but if four different people decided they want me to do this I better follow your instructions and finally go for it, right?
So since I aim to please (us Gancanaghs always do 😛 ) I concluded that it would be best to make two parts in which I answer two of my nominations at a time. That way you won’t have to read a super long-ass blog post you already forgot when you reached the ending. (Which is probably the same way you feel after reading one of my long-ass reviews, but let’s not go there, alright? XD)
Anyway! Back on track and right to the official part:
- Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
- Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
- Give 11 random facts about yourself
- Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
- Give these blogs 11 questions to answer
First things first! I’ve been nominated for „The Liebster Award“ by Miri @ The Book Dragoness, Elli @ AceReader, Beck @ Smellfoy Can Read & Emma @ A Few Chapters ‚til Love! You guys know that I love you, right? ❤ Thank you so much for the nomination! I feel very honored that you all thought of me and I’ll try my best to answer all of your interesting questions! Also to everyone who’s reading this right now: Those four girls are amazing and their blogs have awesome content! So if you don’t know them already you should definitely check out their blogs! 😉
I’m going to answer Miri and Elli’s questions first so here I go:
1. What are your blogging goals for the ’20s?
What a way to start your questions. *lol* You don’t make it easy, Miri! 😛 Pfff… that’s a tough one. I guess my main goal is just to do what I love and to write reviews and keep my blog going? XD Well, I suppose I also want to improve my blog and try out a few things. Like for instance my own tags, memes, etc. I also thought about probably posting a short video or maybe I’ll work on my layout and get even more creative. There are endless possibilities and I’m definitely going to explore them. 😉
2. What is your favorite (and least favorite) part of blogging?
You’re not letting me off the hook, huh? 😛 My favourite part of blogging is to put my ideas into practice. There are so many things I want to do and once I get the chance
(and have the time) I really enjoy to write them down! Also it’s so good to be able to be creative and to interact with fellow book bloggers! 🙂 This community is really amazing and everyone is so welcoming! As for my least favorite part of blogging… Mhmm… I can’t think of anything. I just love my blog. ❤ I was born to blog. *lol*
3. Do you have any hobbies aside from reading? If so, let us know!
Way too many to list them all here, but I’ll just jump right into it. Here goes nothing! XD Dancing, listening to music (and to make it, even though I’ve to admit that I didn’t make music for quite a while – no time. T_T ), cooking, writing (role play posts, reviews & poetry), drawing, swimming, skiing, … I could go on and on. 😉
4. If you were accepted as a Hogwarts student, what class would you most be excited to take?
4*. Alternative: If you could visit a fictional land, where would it be?
Ahhh, Miri you’re killing me with those questions! *lol* I think DADA would be super interesting but I’m sure I’d also enjoy Potions (without Snape), Herbology and Flying. Hell, I think I’d love them all! Why do I have to chose? T_T
5. What book group cast would you want to be part of?
If it would have to be a real life book cast I’d be totally down for being a part of the „Red, White & Royal Blue“ cast! ❤ I loved that crew so much! If it would have to be a fantasy cast I’d be so down for being a part of „The Raven Boys“. I’m basically Ronan anyway so I’d fit in perfectly. 😛
6. Do you DNF books/series? Do you generally finish them?
I’ve never DNFd a book and even though I sometimes had to fight through it *cough* „The Death Cure“ *cough* „Genuine Fraud“ *cough cough* Boy, I’m sorry, must be my allergy. 😉 Where was I again. Oh yeah, even though I had to fight through some of the books I read I still always finish them. I feel an odd sense of responsibility to finish books I started because I believe that the author deserves it. Also I don’t want to write down my opinion if I don’t even know if the book was bad or good until the end so yeah, I always finish books before I write/speak about them.
7. What is the favorite blog post you’ve written?
Honest answer? I haven’t written it yet. I don’t think that any of them was good enough to be my favorite so I still aim to write that perfect blog post. Guess this is a good motivation for keeping my blog up and running, huh? XD
8. Go to the 77th page and the 7th line of your current read. What does it say?
„The same thing he always is. Delivering mail.“ Haha! Okay, that sounds so boring even though the book is amazing! (It’s from „A Darker Shade of Magic“)
9. What kind of day is the best day for reading for you?
It used to be rainy days but now it are windy days. I can’t go out when it’s too windy because my ears are very sensitive and this even when I wear a hoodie or hat. So I try to stay indoors when it’s too stormy outside and read. 😉
10. What is a book you loved as a child?
Ohhh, before I discovered Harry Potter I was such a huge fan of „Die Knickerbockerbande“. It’s a child series written by an Austrian author. If we’re talking about one single book then it would have been „The Little Witch“ by Otfried Preußler though. *lol*
11. What was the last time you couldn’t put down a book? What book was it?
Definitely „The Illuminae Files“! I lived and breathed with those characters and I was totally absorbed in the books. ❤ It’s rare for me to page through an entire series but Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff succeeded to glue me to the pages.
1. What book are you dying to get your hands on?
Ouch, that question hurts. *lol* I’ve been dying to get my hands on „The Silvered Serpents“ and I even made a NetGalley account to get it as an ARC. Unfortunately my request was declined because I’m from Europe… Tbh I’m still licking my wounds. T_T
2. If you could re-read any book for the first time, what would it be?
That’s a tough question, but I think it would be „The Song of Achilles“. I loved this book so much when I read it for the very first time and it made me not only happy but also sad. Madeline Miller’s writing style is just so beautiful, I basically kept weeping throughout the entire book. *lol* ❤
3. Your go to pizza order?
Pizza with all kinds of cheese, onions, ham and corn. Though I love to vary and have a preference for weird pizzas. Like I eat them with garlic and broccoli. *lol*
4. Your favourite book cover of 2020?
I just got an ARC from NetGalley and I’m in love with the cover! I love that it’s so unapologetic LGBTQ+ and then there’s the skyline of Toronto in the background as well! One of my favourite cities ever! ❤
5. Are you addicted to watching TikToks until 3am? (because same.)
I’ve to admit that I only discovered them recently, but yes, they are so much fun! XD (I can’t watch them until 3am though because my little one gets up at 4am atm. *silently dies*)
6. What’s your favourite character from your favourite series (book or show)
I have so many! Favourite series and characters I mean. As you all know I’m kind of in love with „The Raven Cycle“ though. So I’m Ronan Lynch and I’d die for Adam Parrish! Just saying. 😛 (Guess I just outed myself as queer af. *lol*)
7. Best food to eat when you’re drunk?
Pizza! When I was a teen I went out to dance quite often and every time when I danced I got hungry (I guess too many drinks didn’t help either XD). So I’d take my friends and we’d head to that tiny pizza shop at „Schwedenplatz“. I swear nothing was better than that pizza! ❤
8. What are you favourite random book tropes/dynamics.
I’m such a sucker for the „enemies to lovers“ trope but I’ve to admit that I love „family dynamics“ in books too! Plus a decent best friends rep is making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 😉
9. Your favourite vines?
As in alcohol? I’m more the type for sweet vines so I like Porto, Lambrusco or Samos. If we’re talking about actual vines I like ivy (though it’s poisonous) and taro vine. (I have a green thumb, don’t aks. *lol*)
10. Do you bake/cook?
Yes, I do both! 🙂 At the moment I’m cooking more than I’m baking though. Now that I have so much time at home I can let out my inner gourmet chef once again and it’s actually kind of nice to have the time to cook and to eat in peace. I think my family is pretty grateful for my cooking skills as well. XD
11. What book do you recommend always and forever?
You mean which kind of books (plural) do I recommend always and forever? 😛 Because it always depend on the person’s preferences. You know what they say: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that jazz. *lol* One of my personal favourites is „The Picture of Dorian Gray“ though.
FIVE RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:
(you’ll get the other 6 in Part II 😉 )
1.) I’m a Gryffindor with quite a few Slytherin traits so I guess even though I’m always sorted into Gryffindor I might be some sort of Gryfferin like Harry?! *lol* Funnily enough lots of people told me I remind them of Harry Potter so I guess that’s okay? *scratches head and shrugs*
2.) I only have about 60% of hearing on my right ear and a tinnitus on my left one. According to the docs the bad hearing is due to a birth defect and kind of caused the tinnitus when I scraped past a burnout. Funny times. 😉
3.) Whenever I develop an unhealthy obsession about a certain food product you can be sure that it won’t be available in future. Like I’d love those amazing steakhouse potato chips from Kelly’s and all of a sudden they’d discontinue it. The same goes for Billa Chai tea, Ölz blue berry muffins, etc. You name it! I swear somewhere out in this world there’s a person that tracks my eating habits and has a blast removing all my favourites from the supermarket shelves! *lol*
4.) I used to draw Mangas when I was a teen. It was mostly fanart but every now and then I actually came up with something original. Some people thought I was good but ehh… I don’t think so. >_<
5.) I’ve been told that I have a deep, pleasant and soothing voice and I have no idea why people seem to like it so much. Apparently I should be on the radio or become an audio book narrator. XD (fun fact: My company once asked me to record a text for their phone loop. I bet lots of people that had to wait until someone answered the phone might have started to hate my voice. Haha!) Anyway if you know how to start a carreer like that, let me know! It sounds like it might be fun! 😛
So, that’s it for now! 🙂 I hope you guys enjoyed my answers and random facts. In Part II I’ll answer Beck’s and Emma’s questions, add 6 more random facts, will give my own questions and I’ll make sure to tag 11 other people. And yep, I think it’s going to be an even longer blog post than this one. Sorry bout that! >_<
This said: Stay safe and healthy! ❤ (and if possible optimistic as well. XD)
The Sassy Library Fox