Liebster Award!

I’m honoured to say that I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Lauren at The YA Book Spot. Thank you so much! 🙂

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Rules:

  • You must link back to the person who linked you
  • Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers and come up with 11 new questions to ask
  • You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
  • You must let the person you nominated know you nominated them

I was asked:

1. What is your favorite song/band?

First question, and I’m already stuck without an answer, haha. I don’t really have a favourite band or song, since I love so many different artists.

I’ve been listening to City and Colour a lot recently, since I’m going to see Dallas Green in May (which I’m so excited about!), and one song that I keep coming back to is The Lonely Life.

I also really love the Arctic Monkeys, and might be slightly obsessed with their new album. AFI has been a fairly constant fixture since I saw them in January, and Bastille, Mumford & Sons, and Vampire Weekend are also quite well-loved.

2. If you could have any power what would you choose?
Teleportation. That way, I could escape the cold Canadian winter whenever I needed to, I could attend author events since I’ve sadly never been to one, and I could travel the world for free. Never being stuck walking home in the middle of a thunderstorm is really appealing too.

3. Who is the one author you want to meet the most?
Rainbow Rowell. She just seems so lovely and the idea of fangirling over Benedict Cumberbatch with her just seems so perfect. And after reading all of her books, I came to the conclusion that I just really want her to be my best friend.

4. What’s your favorite childhood book(s)?
Harry Potter, Inkheart, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Paper Bag Princess. They’ve stood the test of time and remain some of my favourites to this day, which is truly the sign of an excellent book.

5. If you could have lunch with one character (from book/TV show/movie etc…) who would you choose?
I’m torn between Hermione Granger, the Doctor, Jess from New Girl, and the Darkling. I’ll probably go with the Doctor though, in hopes that I could charm him into making me a companion.

6. What’s your favorite quote?
I have so many favourite quotes – to the point where I once had the majority of my wall filled with post it notes containing quotes that resonated with me. Here are just a few of the ones I like:

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all.” – Laini Taylor, Days of Blood and Starlight

“Here’s what I think,” I say and my voice is stronger and thoughts are coming, thoughts that trickle into my noise like whispers of truth. “I think maybe everybody falls,” I say. “I think maybe we all do. And I don’t think that’s the asking.”
I pull on her arms gently to make sure she’s listening.
“I think the asking is whether we get back up again.” – Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

“I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.” – R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

7. Where do you want to travel to the most?
I’ve always wanted to go to England. My Grandma came over to Canada during World War II, and I’ve grown up hearing stories about what it was like. I would love to finally meet some of the family members who live there, as well as visit the more touristy attractions.

8. Favorite book for this year so far?
2014 has been an excellent reading year for me so far. I’ve had a lot of 4 and 5 star books, but my favourite so far is Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, which I reviewed here. It felt like it was written just for me, and I absolutely can’t wait until the final book in the Lynburn Legacy series is released!

9. What fandoms are you part of?
I haven’t been really active in fandom for a while, but I used to belong to the Harry Potter, Merlin, BBC Sherlock, Glee, and LOST fandoms. Now I just tend to fangirl over anything and everything in a completely unorganized fashion, regardless of the strange looks that I receive.

10. Do have any OTPs and if so who? (Can be from TV show/book/etc…)
Charlie/Claire from LOST. Nick/Jess from New Girl (though I also ship Nick/me). Alina/the Darkling from the Grisha series. Merlin/Arthur from BBC’s Merlin.

11. Who is your favorite character? Why?
Hermione Granger is easily my favourite character. She’s so real, and I can relate to her in so many ways. I love that she’s a bookworm and that she loves learning, since it showed me that there are people out there who are just as passionate about these things as I am. She’s such a loyal, determined friend who is perfectly capable of facing danger and standing up for herself. She’s such a great role model for young women, and I’m so thankful that J.K. Rowling created her.

Thank you again for the nomination, Lauren! And sorry this took so long to post!

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