Marianne @ let’s read nominated me back in July for the Liebster Award and it’s taken me a while before getting around to answering her questions (oops). Thanks again for the nomination, that was very nice of you! 🙂
The Liebster rules are thus:
- Link and thank those who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions the nominator provided.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
- Post 11 different question for your nominees to answer.
- Contact your nominee to let them know that you’ve nominated them.
Here are the questions she asked:
01. Who, what, and/or where does your blogging inspiration come from?
Not sure where by blogging inspiration comes from really; I guess in a way over the years the community has been an inspiration in the way we’ve come together and discuss books, really. In terms of content though it’s really the books themselves that inspire me to blog since most of my blog posts are indeed book reviews 😉
02. What do you like about blogging?
The ability to express myself, my thoughts, connecting with other bloggers and readers on the subject of books and otherwise.
03. What was the most meaningful book you ever read?
Ooh, very tough question. It’s hard to pin it down to one book, really, I’ve read plenty of books over the years that hold meaning to me for one reason or another. So off the top of my head of books that were meaningful to me (for a variety of reasons): Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (review #1, #2, #3), Williams’ Stoner (review), and Pope John Paul I’s Illustrissimi.
04. Who is your favourite author?
J.R.R. Tolkien, hands down. But I also love Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ivan Turgenev, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Ian McEwan just to name a few more 🙂
05. What is your favourite quote?
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
06. What is your favourite time of year?
Autumn because it’s rather cool weather-wise. Plus, there’s something rather melancholy about the autumn season…
07. If you had to teach a subject at school, what subjects do you think you would be most equipped to teach?
History, haha, namely European (especially British) and Russian history. But I am capable of picking up and teaching any history. Also International Law and Politics. And possibly English given how many classics I’ve read, as well as Philosophy.
08. What is the best thing about you?
Errrr, I dunno, lol.
09. If you could only wear one colour for the rest of your life what would it be?
Blue xD (which that, along with grey and black, dominated my wardrobe in high school)
10. What was the last movie you watched, was it a good one?
Omg, tough question! I can’t remember what the last movie was that I watched…Oh, wait, now I do: The Man from U.N.C.L.E 😛 (review to be posted…next year?)
11. What did you want to be when you were a child?
An artist, a writer, and an astronomer 🙂 In that order.
I’m not nominating anyone in particular, you’re free to answer the following questions if you have time (and link me to it, I’d love to read your answers!) 🙂
- Subject in school you disliked but nowadays think you could go back and get through it without complaint/problems?
- Can you speak another language? If so, which languages? If not, which languages would you like to learn?
- Favourite book you’ve read this year that you’d recommend to others?
- Least favourite book you’ve read this year?
- Is there a particular book or movie or album you’re looking forward to this 2016?
- What’s one sport that you’ve never watched but have been meaning to?
- Favourite chocolate or candy?
- Name one author you hope to check out for the first time in 2016.
- What’s one book genre you’ve been meaning to read more from but haven’t?
- What’s the best or most amusing Youtube/internet meme/news article/headline/whatever you’ve come across recently?
- What’s one hope/dream/goal you wish to accomplish or you wish would happen this coming 2016?
And a Happy Christmas Eve to all! 🙂