The Liebster Award

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First off, and most importantly, thank you Emma @It’s a Reader’s Life for nominating me! Click on that link to her blog, for (seriously addictive) bookish posts!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions they wrote for you.
  3. Nominate 11 people.
  4. Give them your set of 11 questions to answer.

Emma’s Questions:

Why did you start a blog?

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My little sister started a blog for baking, and I thought: ‘Oh that’s so cool! I think I want to make a blog too!’ My mom suggested the idea of running a reading blog, and so it was decided I guess.

If you could have dinner with any author, who would you choose and why?

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E. Lockhart. Her novel, We Were Liars, is so clever and artfully put together; I would die to hear where her inspiration came from. In addition, there is the whole ghosts or hallucinations theory debate, and I would love to hear her input on that. Lastly, her story behind why she picked that title, because apparently the publishers made her get rid of the chapter that explained it since it was too ‘dull’.

What’s your favourite season to read in?

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Summer! I am a huge fan of winter, but I love going outside in the warm weather with a cold drink, to just chill on the patio or even the beach, while reading a good book.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

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I volunteer at this science center (it’s right on the coast) during the summer. I did it for high school volunteering hours last summer, and worked at the touch tank. If you don’t know, it is a clear tank full of tide pool animals like star fish or hermit crabs that visitors can touch or hold. It became pretty un-amusing by the end of August. Over Christmas break I helped with the kindergarten camp, and that was really fun so I plan on doing that instead, this summer.

Whats your favourite genre and why?

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Young Adult fiction as a genre. More specifically I prefer books that jump back and forth through time, and are like a puzzle that you don’t piece together until the end. I find it amusing to reread it and feel like a genius when I connect the dots hahaha.

Apart from reading and blogging, what do you do in your spare time?

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Um, is it bad to say that I think that is where all my time goes? Just kidding, but that’s almost true! I do gymnastics competitively all year round, volleyball in the fall, skiing in the winter, and track in the spring (I’m kinda only in it for the hurdles and hanging out with friends). I also have a passion for sketching, but it’s died off a little lately, with blogging and school.

Where are you from?

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New England. A lot of bloggers I meet are from the UK, and I’m so jealous of you guys, because (ok this will sound pretty stupid but) words are spelled so much prettier your way. ‘Favorite’ ew. ‘Favourite’ PERFECTION. Hmm I guess I’m a little OCD about the way things are spelled??

Film and TV adaptations. Yay or no?

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Mostly yes. I love seeing books come to life, it’s amazing. It’s just books that I die hard love, that I don’t like to see the movie/tv show. I’m still scared to see the Book Thief!

If you could live in any country, where would you live?

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Switzerland would be awesome (just for the skiing haha), but I’d rather stay in the US, and go to Northern California. In between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Well, now you all know where to stalk me in a few decades.

10. Do you have a fictional bf/gf?

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Duh. It’s the one and only Gat Patil. Ugh he’s so perfect I wouldn’t be surprised if I died a lonely widow. Nobody can live up to him, sorry. (I’m probably scaring my parents)

Whats your favourite thing about the blogging community?

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Interacting with other bloggers, and meeting people from around the world. It’s so amazing.

My Questions:

34 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Congrats Sarah!

    Any recommendations for YA puzzely books?

    I’ve applied for a few jobs in the U.S even though I live in the U.K, and it got me wondering that I would have to get used to spelling words in the U.S way. :/

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    • Haha, yeah, sometimes I try to pull off the ‘ou’ instead, and spell check doesn’t like it so much! YA puzzely books? I recommend We Are Okay! It was just released, and the writing is amazing (especially for a YA novel!)

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  2. AAGGHH OKAY. If you’re looking for a jump-in-time book, I recommend The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. I read it and gave it three stars, because it was a little confusing, and a little odd, but it still had some beautiful prose, with the jump-in-time stuff. Second, HOLY COW YOU DO A LOT OF SPORTS. I only do dance and then all my other time is at my computer, blogging and procrastinating. 😉 And also, YAAAAS THE UK IS AWESOOOOOOMOE. My dream is to go there and live there long enough to get an accent because British accents are A+. And I actually don’t like the “u” in all those words, BUT I haaaaaaave to spell gray as GREY and theater as THEATRE. Like no. THERE IS NO OTHER ALTERNATE SPELLING WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT.

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    • OMG SAME HERE! THEATRE > THEATER and I’ve ALWAYS thought of it as GREY not grey! I literally always get super jealous of people’s British accents, especially when I’m watching youtubers! I really want to try that book The Walls Around Us, thank you!! And, yeah, I kinda do a lot of sports…it’s a lot to juggle, but I guess I manage haha 😉 Dance is really cool, what type do you do?

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  3. Congratulations, Sarah! ❤
    I don't know how you still get the time to blog when you do so many things already! I admire you immensely hahaha
    And volunteering at a science center sure sounds awesome!
    Thank you so much for nominating me! As I said previously, I'll try to do in the future if I can 🙂

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  4. Congrats on your award Sarah! That’s great that your mom gave you the idea for book blogging 😊 I like all of your volunteering adventures! Hope you had a great time! I volunteered at a church’s bingo once. It’s fun to see all these addicts with 5 cards scrambling to stamp the numbers as it was called hehe and I had no idea how packed the place was on a Friday night 😂 I agree with you about UK’s spelling of Favourite hehe

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