The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award – Victorious Pages

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
  2. Answer 11 questions that they asked you.
  3. Come up with 11 questions of your own.
  4. Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know.

Thanking my nominator

I would like to thank Victorious Pages for my nomination. I am also honoured by the nomination, since they are WAY better than I am at Blogging. You should all definitely check them out! (They are also having a give away right now!)

MY QUESTIONS

  • Which is your Goodreads goal for 2019?

I think that I am going to stick with the same goals, that I had for 2018, which was 24. So two a month. I met my goals for this year and that was also with a few extra books that I did not included. Which is why I don’t want to change my goals for next year.

  • Which are your top 5 books of 2018 and why?

Circe – Madeline Miller

“Hunting Jack the Ripper” and “Hunting Prince Dracula” by Kerri Maniscolo

Lord of the Shadows – Cassandra Clare

Truly, Madly, Deeply – Liane Moriarty

Agatha Christie – Murder at the Vicarage

  • If you had to choose between reading your most anticipated release in 4 years from now or being spoiled but reading it tomorrow, what would you choose?

I would read it tomorrow…I don’t think I could wait fours years! Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to reading a favourite book. I have none,lol

  • If you could rewrite the ending of a book, which one would you choose and why?

I would rewrite the ending where Jem and Tessa end together. I hated the ending, it was like “Oh Will, is dead now. So we can be together”.

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  • Which book disappointed you the most in 2018 and why?

Furyborn, I really did want to enjoy it more. However, I’d find that I’d become bored. Especially going back and forth between characters. I’d want to know more about one particular protagonist and then it’d swap to the other, it was to compacted.

  • If you had to choose between spending a weekend with the villains of your latest read or spending the rest of your days sicking the heroes of your all-time-favourite novel, which would you choose and why?

I’m not honestly sure what “sicking” means. However I would not want to spend any time with the Villain of my latest read.

  • What are your blog goals for 2019?

I am looking at WordPress to use for a platform for a small business, next year. I did not realise how easier it would be to use WordPress for that. I had created a whole website and it got so complicated. I am also hopeful that I would get too a thousand readers and beyond!

  • Which 2019 release do you wish you could read this Christmas?

I am highly anticipating the new Kerri Maniscolo, the reason I’m not anticipating the new Cassandra Clare? I am like 99.99% sure that I am getting her newest book for Christmas, so it’s not technically not coming out in 2019.

  • Kiss, Marry, Kill! From your latest read, which three characters would you choose?

I’ve only really just started reading “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton, so I’ll go with “Hunting Prince Dracula”.

I would Kiss Daciana

I would Marry Mr Thomas Cresswell

I would Kill Anastacia

  • Name an author, a BookTuber and a BookBlogger you’d love to collaborate with in the future.

There are honestly so many! I wouldn’t know how to list them all. All the ones that I follow now, that’d be fantastic!

  • Finally, if you decided to write your own book, which would be its title?

It’d depend on the book to be honest, if it was about me, or if it was a fiction type book.

MY NOMINATIONS

Anyone can feel free to do this one! You can either take Victorious Pages questions, or you can take them from my questions…Or mix them up! Just please make sure that you tag us in it.

My Questions

  1. What are your reading goals for 2019?
  2. What are your Blogging goals for 2019?
  3. What is something that you are extremely proud of achieving in 2018?
  4. Who is someone you are really glad that you meet this year, can be online or irl.
  5. Do you feel like you read more this year, than previous years? Are you enjoying what you’ve read?
  6. What is the best life lesson you learnt this year?
  7. If you could go anywhere for New Years, money not an issue…Where would you go and what would you do?
  8. What is something that you can recommend to help relax? Preferably something you learnt about this year, that has helped you.
  9. Do you think you have changed in the last year?
  10. What was/are you favourite novels for 2018?
  11. Write 3 things that you are grateful for.

Liebster Award!

The Rules…

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you √
  • Share 11 facts about yourself √
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you √
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the award √
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated √
Thank the Blogger who nominated you.

I would love to say a big thank you to “In a Messy World” I haven’t done one of these awards for such a long time and I enjoyed every minute of it! Please everyone, check them out! They are a fantastic reading and I can guarantee you will get something out of their Blog.

11 Facts about yourself

 

  1. When I am completely by myself, I can wear my pyjamas for hours…and hours!
  2. I am such a Christmas person that I can easily buy new Christmas presents starting January. I love giving gifts!
  3. I’m angry with myself at the moment, I’ve all these great ideas in my head, but I’m too scared to go through with any of them.
  4. I love pineapple on pizza >.<
  5. After my anxieties issues this year. I am now terrified of getting pregnant and giving birth. It’s a real/legitimate fear I have now. What if I have a panic attack and I kill the baby because no air or something? I’ve not been able to tell anyone about it.
  6. I have got specific ring and message tones on my phone. So I know who trying to contact me. Mainly I have these for my work and my creepy friends,lol
  7. I wanted to be a psychologist, and kind of still do, but I’d be so bad! I’d start crying with them, I wouldn’t be able to handle what happened to them. I’d be able to listen, but after they’ve gone. It’d be destroying me.
  8. I’ve had to stop naming animals on safari live, for myself…A lot of them just die…Especially the “prey” eg Bryans Mum.
  9. I am possibly the worlds worst procrastinator!lol…Just over this weekend I found all this stuff I’ve been looking for but because I was walking, I wasn’t able to carry it…Still haven’t been back…but I will be!
  10. For a 34 year old woman, I have a lot of plush toys. But they are all important too me.
  11. I am truly sick of having anxiety,lol

 

Questions From In a Messy World

Tell us a dark secret about you (mwahaha)

I am sure that if someone hurt people I loved. I think I could find it within myself to kill them. The person who hurt the people that I love, not the people that I love,lol.

 

What would you want to invent?

I would want to invent something that would create less stress.Whatever the cause is, there is an instant solution.

 

What is your favourite feature of yourself?

No matter what I’m going through, I still want to be there for others. It’s not always about me, but sometimes it is! I’m learning how to take care of myself and make sure I don’t deplete myself. Learning is what I love to do!

 

What would you like to explore, the ocean or space?

Ironically both of those ideas make me feel claustrophobic. 

 

What’s your favourite time of day?

Close to late afternoon. Around the time where you’re finishing work and are heading home, the suns going down, but it’s not quiet down yet. So you can still do things. Get into your comfy clothes and a nice cup of tea, before you have to start making dinner. You’re still active and willing to do things.

 

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter…I cannot stand Twilight. I was able to watch the first movie/book, but after that I got so mad with it! What kind of message does it send to young girls (the main audience) to have the main protagonist, heart broken, moping around for months, and then try to kill themselves? Let alone that…yes, I am going to swear…that s%#t ending! 

Harry Potter surpasses Twilight in every way possible!

 

Do you have any social media for your blog?

I do…You can find more information here...I have one Instagram account and a Twitter account. 

 

What age do you want to die?

Just the same with “Messy World” there are things I’d like to do before I die and feel fulfilled. Preferably not for a while yet!lol

 

Favourite outfit?

I have a couple of dresses that I just love and I love the long cardigan that I can wear with them during Winter. My mum doesn’t like the cardigan because it makes me look “short”…I’m already short…The funny thing is I have had a lot of compliments on it when my Mum hasn’t been around,lol

 

Would you rather know when someone is lying to you
or be able to lie without anyone knowing?

I would rather be able to lie without anyone knowing. I think it would devastate me if I found out someone I loved was lying to me about a big thing. 

 

Shoutout one of your fave blogs

Although I enjoy all the Blogs (why would I follow otherwise?) I just wanted to shout out to one of my new favourite Blogs. Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table. She is a great writer!

A Blog Award!

I was actually nominated for a Blog!

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Thank you to Hot Shot Headlines for this nomination!

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The Rules: Liebster Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
  • Nominate 11 blogs.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

The Questions I Was Asked:

  • Are you excited for any particular movie this fall / winter?

I cannot WAIT for the new Thor movie. I have seen all of the Marvel movies and I love how they’ve all interconnected. This one looks like it just full of awesome stuff the whole time. I can’t wait to see what Dr Strange does either. I didn’t expect to love the Dr Strange, but it’s probably one of my favourites and now I can’t wait to see what he does in this movie!

  • If you could go anywhere to see the fall foliage, where would you go, and why?

I would love to go England, I have been there during the Summer. However, I would love to see all of that green turn that beautiful yellow, brown and oranges. It would be fantastic.

  • Is there a new TV show that you are excited to watch?

I can’t wait to see the new Will and Grace series!

  • Do you have any Halloween traditions?

Since I live in Australia, we don’t really have Halloween here as a traditions, but it is definitely growing in popularity. The one that I really do love though is pretty much all of it honestly, haha! I just really love the whole spirit of Halloween. The themed parties, the costumes…I’m not really a scary movie type person though.

  • Who are your three favorite authors, and why?

Jodi Picoult – I love how she writes about topics that are now and relevant. What I love the most though is the twist that she always has.

I might just write about two that I’ve written below about. My other two favourite authors are C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. I love the fantasy and how well written they are. One way that I can tell that I am enjoying the book is I make believe myself as a character in the book. I enjoy the book that much I wish to be apart of the book as well. A little embarrassing to admit but true.

  • Is there a particular author that you want to meet in person?

There is actually two authors that I would have loved to have met, but they are both dead now. I would have loved to have met C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. While there are modern authors that I would want to meet in persons. These two authors have taken my imagination to places of happiness I never thought possible. It would have been amazing to be a fly on the wall of these authors!

  • Design your perfect library / reading nook / reading spot.

Wow! This could be a whole post in itself.

  • Do you use your local library?

Not only do I use my local Library, but I am now working at it also.

  • Do you shop for books on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

Once again, because I am not American we don’t really have in store Black Fridays and Cyber Monday. However, thanks to the wonder that is the Internet, we actually have now started to get Internet deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Which I always take advantage of!

  • When you celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc., what book or books do you pack when you travel?

Oh this is a good question. I usually will take a favourite or two. I tend to not take many books, because not only is it kind of rude to read when you’re with your family. Especially at Christmas though I tend to always get a new book.

  • What is your favorite book to read during the holiday season?

I enjoy reading any favourites that I might have lying around. As mentioned above those as well, I tend too read any new books that I may have purchased or received as a present. So I don’t really have a set book that I’ll read. I am hoping though to purchase a tablets, I think it’d be great when I visit my partners family over the holidays. They all live out in the middle of nowhere and all pretty much go to bed early. Last year I got food poisoning, luckily though my partner had downloaded some movies to this little laptop he has.

The next steps:

  • Nominate 11 blogs.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.
  1. What is your favourite online bookstore to visit
  2. What is your favourite bookstore to physically visit?
  3. Please share with us what you are reading at the moment.
  4. Throw in a random question…If you could have any animal in the world, living or extinct…What animal would it be, and what name would you give it?
  5. Let us know about Bloggers that you like to watch on YouTube…or BookTube.
  6.  Who is your one of favourite “classic” author, and
  7. Who is a favourite “modern” author.
  8. Is there a series (book or tv) that everybody else loves that you just hate…Or just don’t get why people love it so much?
  9. Is there a character in a book you can relate to and why?
  10. If you could be in a character in any book or any movie or tv series, who and what would they be?
  11. Random Fact about yourself.

The 11 Nominations:

Now usually I don’t really nominate and suggest that is people want to do it, to please to do it and link back too me. Please free as usual, just linking back to myself. I have nominated some people though, because I’ve had an increase in both followers and following…and I would like to get to know you all better. As always as well, please do not feel obligated to do it.

RedHeadedBookLover

Bookwitch

Miss Abigail 

Victorious Pages

Quirky and Peculiar

Life Lessons from around the dinner table

Tea and Tales

Musings from a tangled mind

Transempowerment 

Praying for Eyebrowz

Thoughts on Fantasy

The Liebster Award nomination!

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So I was nominated by the extremely lovely The Little Blog of Stuff. You should definitely all head over and check her out. It’s a sweet Blog full of reviews, book and very inspiring thoughts! So here are my questions.

1. What is your least favourite food?
Offal food! For anyone who doesn’t know what offal food, there is a good reason that it’s called “Offal Food”. It’s food like internal organs: livers, kidneys…Just to name a few!

2.How did you come up with your blog name?
Well a few probably know that I actually started this Blog as a school assignment. To break it down simply, Lolsy is one of many, many…many nicknames. The studies I was studying at the time was called “Library and Information Services” So it kind of just clocked together perfectly.

3. What is your pet-peeve?
Probably people who spread fear, mainly from seeing something on the Internet and thinking “Well it must be true then!”The other thing that is a new pet peeve of mine, is people who will comment “Who cares?” or “Is this really news”? Get a life! To some people it is interesting and it is news. We can’t be wonderfully perfect like you all the time. If is really something you don’t care about, scroll pass!

4. If, you were to be given a ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would go to either Queensland or Disneyworld…I’m not fussed!lol

5. What is your favourite topic of conversation?
I always have a smile when I talk about my Puppy.

6. Which actor/actress would you most likely run away with?
Oh without question, Orlando Bloom, I have had a crush on him for nearly half my life now. He’s just so pretty!

7. Which TV series/ book sequel do you most enjoy?
I think that it might be easier to list which one I least enjoy!
Some TV series that I enjoy are:

Homicide Hunter
Reign
Doctor Who
(Just to name a few)

Book Series:

Anything written by Jodi Picoult
The Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare)

8. Name one thing that you think needs to change in this world.
I really believe that people need to be kinder and just listen to people, like REALLY listen. There’s a saying that goes something along the lines of “People don’t listen with the intent to listen, most people listen with the intent to already reply”….Something like that, but it’s nothing like that,lol.

9. What do you do to unwind?
It depends what’s wrong sometimes, I can read, just lie down for a while, listen to music, have a shower, etc.

10. Do you prefer Apple or Android?
Android! (Ditto)

11. Do you like sneakers or formal shoes?
I just love shoes! How could I ever pick between the two! They are both fantastic for different reasons.