I recently got tagged by Eline from Aqua Pages (I love this name, it gives such literary mermaid vibes) for The Liebster Award! I haven’t answered tags & awards lately because I normally forget them for, like, SIX MONTHS and then I’m embarrassed to post, but I figured that since my last one I have followed many new people, and it would be a nice way for us to get to know each other!
My last Liebster Awards:
- Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
- Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
- Nominate 11 people
- Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions
Which book would you recommend people to read immediately?
I will go for my usual answer… Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
What keeps you blogging?
Routine, mostly. Wow, this must be the driest answer in the world. Let me explain.
I love reading so, so much! I can talk about books forever. I started blogging because I read way more than most people I know, and in different genres, too. It’s not easy to find someone to talk about a literary fiction book with my friends and family. It’s just not something people usually read.
I have so much to do (as most people) and lots of it is working, going to the gym (I’m training for my first 5k!), cleaning etc, which leaves some hours on my week to read & do other relaxing activities, but not as much time as I’d like, especially for blogging. So, to actually keep blogging consistently, I routinely answer comments from my phone during coffee breaks or between gym exercises (really), write down ideas on my phone for blog posts when I have some, edit blog posts in the morning when I wake up and still am waiting on my coffee to be ready, and writing longer posts during the weekends. My reviews don’t normally take more than 20min to write (depends on the review, though), so I easily sneak one in on my weekly routine.
I also make sure I always have LOTS of drafts (from zero words written to ready-to-publish) for times when I can’t really blog prep at all. Apart from my Sunday posts, I tend to have up to 1 month of pre-scheduled posts. Which is why you guys normally get reviews weeks (or months) after I actually finish a book. I let go a bit of my need to publish reviews before books come out or within the next few days, and suddenly blogging was easier.
If it wasn’t for my routine and sneaking blogging time into short breaks, I’d never be able to keep doing it.
An upcoming release you’re very excited about
I need this.
Do you like to write and if so, why? (Doesn’t have to be writing as in a big project like a novel)
I do. Since I was a child, I have always loved writing, which his why I started this blog! While I loved writing stories, I’ve just always been better at expressing myself in written form, which is why I
What’s your favourite genre and why?
I think I would say fantasy, but to be honest, I read all kind of fiction genres, and some non-fiction too. I’d say fantasy and literary fiction.
What is a book in your favourite genre that you haven’t seen getting enough love lately?
This book made a buzz when it came out but I kind of stopped hearing about it afterwards. It’s so, so good.
One character trope you like and one you hate
I’m not the biggest fan of hate-to-love tropes. It can be done well (Daisy Jones broke my heart), but normally I just cringe. You can’t… HATE someone and then change your mind and now you love them.
My favorite trope is probably
How many books is on your TBR list and do you wish it was fewer?
About 200… for the past months it’s been between 190 and 200, every time it goes below 190 I go and add more books (unintentionally hahaha). I do wish it was fewer! I have gotten rid of several books from my TBR and my shelves because my tastes change with time… and some books I bought 1-2 years ago and haven’t read yet don’t really interest me anymore.
What kinds of books were you reading as a 12 year old?
Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, I’m not sure what else.
Recommend me some of the blogs you follow!
I recommend everyone I’m tagging below! Also:
Diary of a Book Fiend (she’s on a hiatus at the moment)
Because I am lazy, I mean, resourceful, I used most of the questions from my last Liebster and just changed a few:
- What book you wish you could un-read to experience it for the first time again?
- What’s your Hogwarts house? (or, alternatively, if you aren’t into Harry Potter: what cool superpower do you wish you had?)
- What popular book have you not read yet?
- What are some of your favorite authors?
- What book do you LOVE but you don’t normally recommend to people? (because it’s a heavy book, or a niche topic, or super long…)
- What book are you always recommending to people?
- What middle grade book do you wish you had read as a kid?
- How many books do you have in your TBR?
- What bookish universe could you live in?
- What genre do you read most?
- What is a bookish goal that you have for 2019?