The Liebster Award #2

The Rules are:


Post the award on your blog.

Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.

Answer the questions assigned to you.

Give 10 random facts about yourself.

Nominate 10 deserving bloggers for the award.

Ask 10 questions to your nominee.


Thanks to the lovely Joanne @ mychestnutreadingtree for my nomination 😊
1. Dogs or cats?

I would be inclined to say dogs. But I have had both as pets at one time or another many years ago!

2. Kindle or real book?

Both! I love reading books, but I read faster on a kindle and sometimes that suits me better. The convenience of a kindle is not lost on me! But I have hundreds of books on shelves too 😊

3. Favourite drink?

Coffee I think! I’m not a big alcohol drinker, but at a push I enjoy a vodka soda and lime occasionally!

4. What’s your favourite thing to cook?

I’m not the biggest fan of cooking to be honest. My husband is a great cook though, and his lasagne is to die for!

5. What makes you cry?

I don’t cry that much. I well up sometimes but tears rarely fall unless there’s something wrong!

6. What made you want to blog?

I didn’t want to keep boring my family and friends with my raving about books! 😂 And blogging is a community, so you’re never alone if you want to talk about books!

7. Favourite cheese?

We’re very much a cheddar and mozzarella house, but occasionally a nice Manchego makes an appearance! I’m a sucker for Laughing Cow on toast too!

8. Sandals or boots?

Boots! I hate feet, and I don’t do heat well! At a push it would be flats, but you won’t get me in sandals, ever!!!

9. Last time you laughed?

I laugh daily as my kids (6 years old and 18 months old) are comical these days! It’s like living with The Odd Couple!

10. Sunshine or snow?

Snow, always snow. I love the cold, the stillness, the beauty that snow creates. I’m basically Wednesday Addams 😂

 
10 (more) random facts about me:

  1. I’m adopted
  2. I love a can of Coke with a bag of Tayto cheese and onion crisps
  3. I binge watch tv series (currently on Sex & The City for the umpteenth time)
  4. I love to look at the stars at night
  5. My favourite number is 13 (born on and married on the 13th)
  6. I am a bear if I don’t sleep well
  7. Black is my favourite colour
  8. I am a huge mascara junkie, I have over 50
  9. I used to play electric guitar and bass in my teens
  10. I have a degree in Heritage Studies

 

The other 5 nominations carried over from the first Liebster Post:


  1. Emma @ damppebbles
  2. Aoife @ prettypurplepolkadots
  3. Chelsea @ The Suspense Is Thrilling Me
  4. Donna @ chocolatenwaffles
  5. Annie @ themisstery

 

 

My 10 bookish questions for you all:

  1. Short or long chapters?
  2. Favourite reading spot?
  3. Best bookish moment?
  4. Most books by one author?
  5. Bookshop or online?
  6. Bookmarks or page fold?
  7. Library or buy the book?
  8. Let people borrow or guard with your life?
  9. Favourite book of all time?
  10. Best book to movie adaptation? 


My A-Z of Books

I first spotted this tag on Aoife’s blog Pretty Purple Polka Dots, then Joanne at Portobello Book Blog and the lovely Sarah at Bytheletterbookreviews both did theirs so I figured I’d take part as well! 😊

Author you’ve read the most books from:

This one is easy, I’ve read all of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books, so that’s 20 books in the series so far. I don’t think there’s any other series I’ve read (yet!!!) that’s as long, but I do have Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series (26) on my shelves!

Best Sequel Ever:

I’m not going to lie, I can’t even think of book sequels at the moment! I genuinely can’t think of one!!! I’ve seen Harry Potter floating about so maybe that! 😂

Currently reading:

Im reading Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley and it’s fab! So different to my usual reads but equally as good!


Drink of choice while reading:

Usually it’s coffee! In the evening when the kids go to bed, it could be tea! I’m super rock n roll, I know! 😃

E-reader or physical book:

Both are great if you ask me! I don’t have a preference for one over the other, but you can’t beat the smell and feel of a book. E-readers are so convenient though, especially for digital ARCs from authors or publishers.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:

I have to say Ron Weasley! He’s just so affable and funny in the HP books, and he’s always been my favourite!

Glad you gave this book a chance:

I rarely read outside my genre, but I read The Book Thief (same as Sarah) a few years ago and it was just wonderful!

Hidden Gem book:

Dead is Better by Jo Perry! A wonderfully surprising and unique read! You can catch my 5⭐️ review for it HERE. ❤️

Important moment in your reading life:

I guess starting my blog would be pretty important. It’s opened so many doors for bookish opportunities, and I’ve made some great friends because of it!

Just finished:

I’ve finished The Evolution of Fear by Paul E. Hardisty most recently, and my review will be posted as part of the blog tour next week!


Kind of books you won’t read:

I’m not a fan of erotica or historical fiction if I’m honest, and I won’t read classical literature either. I prefer my books to be modern I suppose!

Longest book you’ve ever read:

Needful Things by Stephen King, a whopper of a book at 933 pages!

Major book hangover:

I’ll have to put in the Harry Potter series here as they were just brilliant, and so emotionally charged that by the end I felt like I needed a hug and a sleep! 😂

Number of bookcases you own:

Currently, I have three bookcases at home. One filled with books I’ve read, and two filled with books I have yet to read. I also have books in my old office at work, so a possible 4 bookcases if I count them!

One book you’ve read multiple times:

I don’t reread books so this doesn’t really apply to me! There’s just so many books out there that I want to read so essentially, I don’t have the time!

Preferred place to read: 

I have two! I mainly read in bed before I go to sleep, but I also love reading on the couch with headphones on as its the only time I listen to music these days. So nights when my husband is on the PS4, and listening out for the kids, I get to disappear into a book! 😊

Quote that inspired you/ Gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed is. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”

Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Reading regret:

I have to agree with Joanne from Portobello Book Blog here; spending time reading books that I didn’t enjoy when I could have been reading a book I loved would be a reading regret.

Series you started and need to finish:

I started Steven Dunne’s DI Damen Brook series last week, it’s all I can do not to read them all one after another!!!!

Three of your all time favourite books:

This is a hard question! I’ve loved so many books that it is nigh on impossible to narrow it down to three so I’m afraid I’ll have to skip this question!

Unapologetic fangirl for:

Ragnar Jónasson! ❤️ I love his writing and his ability to weave wonderful stories!

Very excited for this release more than all others: 

Again, Ragnar Jónasson as he has BLACKOUT, the next in the Dark Iceland series out this year AND Michael Wood’s OUTSIDE LOOKING IN is out this month which I am super excited for!!! 😍

Worst bookish habit:

Buying too many books (YEAH RIGHT!!! 😂), losing myself in books when I read, and probably staying up reading until my eyes are closing 🙈

X marks the spot- start on the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:

Heartbreaker by Tania Carver!

Your latest purchase:

It’s easier to put in a picture, as there’s 16! 😱


Zzzzz Snatcher book (the book that kept you up way too late):

Most recently, it’s probably Make Me by Lee Child but there have been lots of books that I just have to keep reading!
So there’s my A-Z of books! Thanks for reading! 😊