Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Liebster Award

I'm very excited to tell you all that I've been nominated for the Liebster Award, an award given by bloggers to recognize other awesome, new blogs! Thank you so much to Cilla @ Paved With Books for nominating me for this award! 

There are a few rules concerning this award: 
  • First, if you're nominated, thank the blog who nominated you by linking back.
  • Nominate at least 3 bloggers and up to 11 other bloggers you think are worthy of this award. They must have less than 200 followers.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger you were nominated by left you.
  • List 11 other random facts about yourself.
  • Leave 11 questions for your nominees.
I'll be nominating the following three people! 
Here are my answers to the 11 questions Cilla left me:

1. What three books are on your must-read list for 2016?
This is such a hard questions, but I think I have to go with Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, The Raven King by Maggie Stievater, and The Crown by Kiera Cass.

2. If you had to eat the same food everyday, what would you chose?
I've actually thought about this before, and I'd definitely chose Chicken Pot Pie! I feel like it covers most of the food groups, and it's just loaded in nutrients so I don't, like, die or anything. 

3. What is your favorite thing about blogging? 
My favorite thing about blogging would probably be just all the amazing opportunities you get. I've met so many amazing people, and I've learned so much about the publishing world through my blog. It's really helped me figure out where I want to go with my life, and I'm so happy I mustered up the courage to begin this blog back in October.  

4. What do you prefer: tablet or laptop? 
Laptop- every time. Laptop, laptop, laptop. It's just so much more difficult to navigate a tablet, and mobile websites and apps are never as good as the actual website.  Plus, typing on a computer is much easier. 

5. Noodles or rice? 
Um.  Noodles. Duh. I'm a runner, I have to love pasta.  

6. What book do you always recommend? 
Recently, I've been recommending What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler.  Along with that, I recommend the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. 

7. Do you have a favorite Disney movie? 
When I was younger, it was the Little Mermaid.  I still love that movie, but I think Inside Out has taken over now.  Oh but the Lion King is good, too.  So is Tangled... ugh this is such a difficult question!

8. What is your comfort food? 
Chocolate.  Is that even a question?  

9. What is your favorite quote? 
I was actually just talking about this with a friend!  I've got different quote categories, and within those categories, I have favorite quotes.

My favorite running quotes would be: 
"I run to add life to my days, not days to my life."
"Pain is just weakness leaving the body."
 "Forget the glass slippers- this princess wears spikes!" 
My favorite inspiration, general quotes are:
"If the whole world was blind, who would you impress?" 
"A certain darkness is needed to see the stars."  
My favorite faith related quotes are:
"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for?"
"Don't tell God how big the storm is, tell the storm how big your God is."
So, as you can see, I am a lover of quotes!

10. What's the one book you would never, ever read? 
I honestly don't know. I prefer not to limit myself by saying I'll never, ever read something.

11. What's the most important thing you've learned about blogging so far? 
I suppose just that you have to work hard if you want to be rewarded.  Perseverance is a hugely important skill if you want your blog to become successful, and you have to be willing to put in the time and effort.

Here are 11 random facts about moi: 

1. I study French, and I plan on taking it through my entire educational career.

2. I just moved to a new state this summer.

3. I high jump during the track season!

4. I'm really interested in working for a publishing company while writing a bestseller. ;)

5. I love, love, looooove tea.  Specifically floral and herbal teas.

6. My eyes love to change color depending on my mood and what I'm wearing.  They go from blue to green to gray, and are darker when I'm more emotional or angry.

7. I do not believe in love at first sight, because love should be based on one's personality, not appearance.

8. My lucky number is 13. 

9.  So I've got this slight obsession with the cheesecake factory. 

10. According to the Bible, I am distantly related to you. O_o

11.  Black cats are very misunderstood creatures who have been wrongly accused of being unlucky. #StopStereotyping #FreeTheBlackCats

You were nominated? Answer these 11 questions and drop the link to your post in the comments!
  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What's your favorite type of chocolate? 
  3. What's your most anticipated release? 
  4. How has blogging impacted your life? 
  5. Biggest bookish pet peeve? 
  6. Do you look up to any bloggers? 
  7. What's your best class in school?
  8. Your proudest moment? 
  9. What are a few quotes you like? 
  10. Do you do any sports?
  11. Describe your bookshelves/take a picture! 
That concludes my Liebster Award post!  Thank you so much for reading, and if you were nominated, make sure to link your post!  I look forward to reading all your responses.  


  1. I love reading this post! You're way more athletic than I am, haha. I hope you've been enjoying living in the new state!

  2. Thanks Cilla! Well not everyone likes sports. Especially running- it's not a popular one with younger people. Moving out of state has been quite an adventure- but I've been enjoying getting to meet new people and try new things. Thanks again for nominating me- I had lots of fun doing this!


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