March 25, 2020

Liebster Award Part 2


      Once upon a time, a long, long time ago on this blog, I did the Liebster Award. This blog was much younger than and full of hope and bookish tags. (You can read my responses here.) A lot has happened since then and this blog isn't the same one it was. Life has haggard it and things just aren't the same. Nevertheless, I saw Emily @ Paperback Princess do part 2 (which I had no idea there was a part 2), and I decided, what the heck, why not. So, without further ado, here is the Liebster Award Part 2.  

1. If you could be put into any bookish universe, which would you choose? 

The no brainer without any thought would be the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. No other world gives me as much happens and such a feeling of completeness as that one. However, if I didn't go with my knee-jerk response, it would probably be Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings. I would love to be an elf that lives in the woods (though with my luck and height I'd probably be a dwarf or hobbit).

2. Are there any genres you wouldn't read? 

Oh boy, you bet your ass there are genres I won't read. I'm really not for nonfiction, historical fiction, or poetry. Sometimes I make exceptions when it comes to nonfiction, such as the case with memoirs or educational material, but outside of that those three genres are not my cup of tea.

3. What's your favorite winter read? 

I absolutely love to read the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone during the winter. It just gives me holiday vibes and makes me feel warm inside.

4. Did you enjoy any compulsory high school readings? 

For the most part, yeah I did. I really enjoyed the books in my AP Literature class and AP Language. My other classes, not so much, but I can't say there are any readings that I absolutely hated. Without compulsory reading, I wouldn't have discovered my enjoyment for some books, such as The Glass Castle or The Stranger.

5. What's your most disliked popular book? 

This is a hard one because there are quite a few books that I don't like that are popular, but my number one would probably by the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Actually, anything by Cassandra Clare is a no for me. She just doesn't do it for me in the least bit.

6. What is your least favorite thing about blogging? 

My least favorite thing is the push for engagement. I wish I could just post without feeling like I need to be heard or have a following, but that just isn't the case. I wish I could go back to the beginning where I didn't care about the numbers, but unfortunately I do. Honestly, a huge reason why I don't post as often as I probably could is because I feel like my voice isn't heard and that there is no point if I don't have an audience with engagement.

7. What's your favorite book series of all time? 

Why would you ask such a question??? Putting aside my knee-jerk reactions, it would probably be the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I think that series is slept on by the bookish community, especially when you compare it to other books Jennifer L. Armentrout has written. I just love the mythology in it, the characters, and the romance. It was the first series that I ever bought all the books at once.

8. What book has made you truly angry? 

I can't say there is a book off the top of my head that makes me truly angry. There are a lot of books that I've DNFed because they've started to make me angry or annoyed me, or there are books that were just plain old bad,  but I can't say I've hated a book. The closet thing I have of hatred towards a book is probably the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

9. What's a bookish trope you wish you never had to see anymore? 

I think it would be "I'm special" or "not like other girls". Like we get it, you're the chosen one, the quirky one, or whatever. So is everyone else.

10. What's your most underrated favorite novel? 

It would be hands-down Stolen: A Letter to my Captor by Lucy Christopher. There is definitely a lot of grey area in this book. but I still really enjoy it. I had so many conflicting, emotional thoughts when I read this and I wish more people knew about it. Along the same vein, I also think The V Girl: A Coming of Age Story by Mya Robarts is super slept on. There is so much social commentary in this book while also being an excellent romantic book. Sigh.

11. What character would you like to swap lives with? And for how long? 

I would swap lives with Rose from the Vampire Academy. I would probably do it just for a year or so. I chose her because I would love to learn how to be a badass like her and be around vampires without actually being a vampire. I identify most with her and I think I could swap pretty easily into her life once I nail down how to be a fighter.

      Well that's all folks! It was nice doing this tag. I haven't done one in such a long time and sometimes it's nice to just stop and reflect. Hope you guys enjoyed it!

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