I was nominated by Laura from LaLa’s Blog and Adrienne G from The Aimless Review for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much!! Check out their blog, they’re really fun and nice gals 🙂
A-Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated me and include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
B-Nominate 5-10 other bloggers and notify them of this in one of their posts.All nominated bloggers are to have less than 200 followers.
C-Answer the 11 questions posed by your nominator and create 11 different questions for your nominees to answer. Or, you can repeat the same questions.
D-Copy these rules into your post.
Laura’s Questions for me:
~Who is your favorite historical figure? Why?
Hmm… I have never really thought about it.
I guess it’s whoever invented the things I love most. I’ll say Andy Warhol because he’s at the origin of pop culture (or so I think). Is he even considered a historical figure?
Does Victor Hugo count? I love his works and I think they’re very inspirational.
~What do you think of self-publishing? How about indie?
I’m not sure I understand this question… Do I encourage it? Heck yeah, if you can self-publish, do it! Do I like self-published books? It depends, of course… As for indie, I’m assuming this is about books. If it is, then I don’t really know which books you classify as ‘indie’. If you’re talking about indie music, it’s one of my favorites 😁
~Tell us 5 book pet peeves when it comes to romance/romantic relationships.
1. If it’s not a romance novel, please let the romance just be a subplot. It’s not your strongest point, so don’t make it a priority.
2. Please keep the love triangles to a minimum.
3. Actually, just don’t include them at all if you can.
4. I’m serious. Every YA or fantasy or whatever novel doesn’t need a ‘love triangle’. It’s lame. Move on.
5. I hate stereotypes and clichés. Especially gender stereotypes in this situation. If it’s really that basic of a romance, no one’s gonna be interested.
~A book you love, but everyone else hates/dislikes.
I couldn’t think of any particular book, so I guess it’s Selp Helf by Miranda Sings. I’m not saying that people hate it in general, but all my friends sort of hate Miranda (mostly because of my obsession with her) and I guess they hate her book too.
~A book you hate/dislike, but everyone else loves.
What do I hate… Let’s see… Allegiant, but tons of others hate it as well… I really have no idea. It’s been a while since I’ve disliked a book. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown was the last I remember not completing, I just couldn’t get into it.
~Which one you prefer: book trilogies or stand-alone novels?
Each has its pros and cons… Trilogies cost you more than stand-alone novels, that’s for starters, and there’s always the bother of buying the books in different editions, which is a real bummer… But with trilogies there’s more room for fandoming and anticipation and all that stuff that makes book releases exciting. BUT, if you like a stand-alone novel, it’s done, you like it, you’re in peace with yourself… However, with trilogies, the last book is often a bit disappointing, or doesn’t live up to expectations, and you have to choose a favorite (which almost always ends up being the first book)… So I guess it’s stand alone novels.
~What would you chose: to only re-read all your favorite books, or to read the books you’ve never read? (one or the other)
As much as it would pain me to never be able to re-read Harry Potter, I can’t just ignore the millions of other books waiting to be read! Once is usually enough. PLUS, what if J.K. Rowling decides to release a sequel?! It would be devastating to not be able to read it. So I’m going with the never-read books.
~Are you afraid of a specific kind of animals/insects? (e.g. birds, spiders)
MOTHS! I FUCKING HATE MOTHS AND LITTLE BUTTERFLIES AND EVERYONE MAKES FUN OF ME AND DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE DISGUSTINGNESS OF THESE EVIL CREATURES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF GETTING INTO YOUR FOOD, DRINK, EVEN MOUTH!!!1! WHY AM I STILL SHOUTING?!?!
~Do you think it’s fair to compare books to the popular ones? For example: vampires books to Twilight, magic books to Harry Potter.
Everyone has read Harry Potter, I mean I’m just bound to compare everything I read to the series. Every book that has magic will remind me of Harry and Hogwarts and all of that… However it’s not fair to ‘compare’ them to the books in professional reviews for example, I mean of course they won’t live up to the series. It’s a classic. It’s better to try and judge them by what they are/contain rather than by how similar they are to other books.
~Tell us an embarrassing moment.
This has happened to everyone. It’s in every bad comedy ever. I’m at the airport and my little cousin is running towards me and I open my arms guessing he was coming to hug me but he continues to run straight to my uncle behind me. It happens. But you still feel stupid.
Adrienne’s Questions for me:
~What is one thing you absolutely cannot live without? (Beside the obvious food, water, etc.)
Internet! Life would be so boring. Ugh. I can’t even think about it!
~Do you have any interesting hobbies or play a sport?
I have quite a few hobbies, they’re not really that interesting (reading, writing, playing piano by ear, dancing by myself, making people uncomfortable etc.). I’ve never played and probably will never play any sport.
~What is the craziest thing you have done for a dare?
The last time I played truth or dare, I was probably like 10. I don’t really remember what we used to dare each other but it was probably very lame.
I do remember once when it was one of my sisters’ birthdays we were daring each other and I had to try to do push ups while they filmed me.
It ended up on Facebook.
Retrospectively, I think I was just being bullied.
~You have a whole night to yourself at home and your internet connection is not working. What would you do to keep yourself entertained the rest of the night?
I’ve spent three months in my summer home with no wifi so that wouldn’t exactly be the hardest thing to imagine.
Usually at night I read, play with some apps on my phone, or listen to a new album while commentating it for my next review (you guys know how I review. It’s more of a reaction.)
~What’s your favourite food to cook and why?
CRÊPES! Or pancakes, whatever you call them, I don’t know the difference, but we call them crêpes. I’m obsessed with them. My grandma used to make us some with sugar every time we slept over when we were little (ah, memories…) and my mom does them with chocolate. When I discovered the recipe and found out that they’re so easy to make, I started cooking them almost every day (which drove my mom crazy). They’re just so yum! My friend’s mom makes the best crêpes, with whipped cream and strawberries and all.
I feel like I’ve talked about this for way longer than I should have.
(But I gotta add, what I love about cooking them is mixing the ingredients and later eating the crêpes. I hate the middle part where I have to fry them. Long and boring. Like these answers!)
~If you could move to another country tomorrow and money was no object, where would you move and why?
That’s a question I ask myself almost every day. My childhood dream was to live in France, but I’m not so sure anymore. Australia seems nice, and my cousins live there so it wouldn’t be too unfamiliar… England is like THE place to be for a Potterhead like me (I’m assuming), AND pretty much every artist I’d ever want to see has concerts there. Canada is a little mix of all these options, they talk both French and English there, plus my best bud (the one whose mom makes the delicious crêpes) might be moving there for college so I’d have someone familiar too.
It’s also interesting to note how willing I am to leave my country with no remorse. Well not really. I love my peeps.
Why are my answers so long?! Is anyome still reading?
~What’s your favourite TV show at the moment and what keeps you hooked on it?
The Big Bang Theory!! It’s pretty much the only TV show I follow. The new season’s just started and I think I’ll make a review of the first episodes soon.
I love it because of all the Nerd culture in it (even though it’s stereotypical, who cares). Plus, Jim Parsons is brilliant in his role!
~Why did you start your blog and what’s your favourite part about blogging?
I’ve started blogging, as I mention in my About page, because I discovered Hyperbole and a Half, which is the funniest, most brilliant blog ever and it inspired me to blog myself. I also needed somewhere to vent and write everything on my mind.
What I did not expect is all the social interactions that I was about to have! That’s really my favorite part of blogging, talking to fellow bloggers who share my interests about things like Harry Potter and books and music… It’s also the joy of knowing someone reads what you have to say and likes it, that’s really every writer’s dream! Except those who are serious.
~Your itunes account has been hacked and you can only allowed to listen to one album for the next year. Which one would you choose?
This is so hard! There’s no album I feel I could listen to exclusively for a whole year without getting sick of. I have of course been listening to some albums for over a year now, just not alone! ARTPOP, by my favorite Lady (hint: she’s Gaga), is a good contender. It has a little bit of everything. Right now, I’d pick BADLANDS by Halsey because I’ve just listened to it and I’m in the obsession phase, but i’m afraid it will wear off like with all the other albums… However… I’m still not over Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez, so maybe that? But what if it ends up driving me mad…
AAAAH THIS IS TORTURE!
~Are you fluent in any languages other than English? Leave me a “hello” in all of them for me, please!
Beside English, I am fluent in both French (Salut!) and Arabic (Marhaba!). I’m trying to learn Spanish (¡Hola!) but I don’t have time now that school has started.
That wasn’t long… At all…
Now, here are my questions for my nominees:
1.What do you hate about blogging?
2. Would you prefer owning a cat-sized elephant or a dog-sized giraffe?
3. What’s the first blog you ever followed?
4. Who is your favorite youtuber? Do you remember the first video you ever watched?
5. Would you rather have a financially successful book-turned-movie that everyone hates on, or a barely known book that has been read and loved by a few but hasn’t got any kind of fandom?
6. If you could ban tank tops or shorts from the world, which would you pick?
7. How do you feel about Lady Gaga’s new transition into a classier look and her ventures in classics and jazz?
8. If you could change the fate of one fictional character, who would it be and what would you change?
9. Can you Whip That Nae Nae? Have you at least tried?
10. What’s your favorite fruit?
11. If I showed up at your house, like right now, while you’re reading this, what would your reaction be?
(Don’t worry. I’m not a stalker. Really. I swear.)
Now, for the nominees!
I’ve pretty much nominated everyone I know for the last award I got… I guess I’ll have to include some of them again 😁
Vivy Potter (http://thesassyreader.wordpress.com)
Hope you guys participate!