The Liebster Award

17:47 Cilla P 18 Comments

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by bloggers to recognize awesome blogs, get to know others in the blogger community, and follow new blogs! Thanks so much to Alexis Elizabeth @ The Reading Hideaway for the nomination - this is my first time so I'm quite excited :D

The rules:

- Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.
- Nominate up to 11 other bloggers to receive the award.  To be eligible, they need to have 200 followers or less.
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Tell your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
- Give your nominees 11 questions to answer on their blog when they post their nomination.

The fabulous bloggers to whom The Liebster Award goes to...

1. Cam @ Cammminbookland
2. Alyson @ Harry, Jane and John
3. Kristen @ Kristen Burns
5. Catherine @ Based on the Book
7. Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf
8. Julia @ The Tree of Books
9. Connie @ Drowning in Books
10. Shay @ The Story Goes...

(I'm going to go around and let people know they've been nominated soon, but if you're reading this and you see your name - go for it!)

My answers to The Reading Hideaway's questions:

1. What bookish memes (if any) do you participate in? 
I participate fairly regularly in Top Ten Tuesdays. I've been thinking about doing the Sunday Post, but I'm rarely on my laptop around the weekend.

2. What's your go-to beverage when you're reading? 
Nothing, really. I tend to read in bed or while commuting, and I don't usually have a beverage with me then, or I'd wait until I finish reading to fish out my water bottle.

3. What's your dream vacation? 
A leisurely travel through Europe, ooor a week in Orlando where I get to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Disneyland and enjoy them as much as I want.

4. What's one book that you've had on your shelf for a long time and haven't read yet?
Oooh there are heaps! I think the one I've had on my shelf the longest is The Golden Compass. I started it a couple of years ago but lost interest a few pages in. 

5. When did you start blogging and why? 
I started blogging in April 2015. I realised that, together, my family and I owned a ridiculous amount of unread books, and I thought it would be fun to share my effort in reading them all. 

6. Do you enjoy writing? 
It's my absolute favourite thing to do in the world.

7. What's your favorite scent?
Hmmm. It's either shea butter or the smell of my mom's kitchen when she's cooking.

8. Coke or Pepsi?
Neither. I don't like soda.

9. Paperback or Hardcover? 
Paperback! Hardcovers are pretty, but I like to bring my books around with me and hardcovers are too heavy.

10. Who do you consider to be your book boyfriend/girlfriend? 
Funnily enough, I've never really thought of this! I'd say Peeta Mellark or Jem Carstairs or Ron Weasley - they're the sort of guys I'd have the biggest crush on in real life.

11. What's one book you would want to be adapted into a movie?
The Night Circus. It has the potential to be really gorgeous visually, and with the right cast, it would make quite a magical movie. 

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. When I was in elementary school, I wrote a 3-part series that was basically a rip-off of Animorphs - an alien meets a group of children and tells them to save the world kind of thing. It was not good but will never see the light of day again, but at the time it was huge for me. It was the first piece of writing I showed my friends and my parents, and they took it seriously. 

2. Australian Open is the only time of the year I care about tennis.

3. If I could speak one more language, I would want it to be Mandarin or German.

4. I don't like naps.

5. According to my parents, the first story I loved is Sleeping Beauty.

6. I can't ride a bike.

7. In the five years I've had my iPhone, I've only dropped it five times. The screen is still in tact.

8. I've never been really artistic, but lately I've gotten into colouring. It's far more fun than I thought it would be!

9. I used to (and, in a way, still kind of do) write Harry Potter fanfictions. 

10. I kissed a dolphin when I was six years old.

11. I love freshly squeezed orange juice.

11 Questions for the bloggers I nominated:

1. What 3 books are on your must-read list for 2016?
2. If you had to eat the same food every day, what would you choose?
3. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
4. Which do you prefer: tablet or laptop?
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?
5. Noodles or rice?
6. What book do you always recommend to everyone?
7. Do you have a favourite Disney movie?
8. What is your comfort food?
9. What is your favourite quote?
10. What's the one book you would never, ever, read?
11. What's the most important thing you've learned about blogging so far?

To the bloggers nominated - I hope you'll have fun with this, and please leave me a link if you do the post!


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me! This sounds awesome, and I'll definitely leave a link when I publish my post.

    1. You're welcome! I look forward to reading your post :D

    2. Here's the link:
      Thanks again!

  2. Cilla! Thank you so much! This is so fun and you've just made my day :) You're the best. - Alyson

    1. You're welcome, Alyson! <3 I'm glad you enjoy it - I look forward to your post!

  3. I loved reading this! It made me super happy oddly enough. (: And I can't believe you don't like naps (although I rarely take any myself)!

    1. Awh yayy, I'm glad it made you happy <3 Haha, I usually can't sleep at night after a nap, so I avoid it. I just watch TV mindlessly instead haha. Thank you again for nominating me, this was a ball!

  4. this is awesome! i love your blog even tho its pretty new. i also started mine in 2015 (may, to be exact).

    1. Thank you! :) Ooh you're a fellow 2015 blogging baby then *highfives* I hope you'll stick with your blog, I'm enjoying reading it!

  5. Thanks for the nomination! Already having fun doing this - I'll leave you a link when I'm done, but I hope you don't mind if I put it up on my other blog? Trying to divert some traffic, haha :)

    1. Yay! And sure, I don't mind that at all! Can't wait to read your post :D

    2. oops it's not me - based on the 'books'. Well I'm embarassed.

    3. Oh no wait -her name's Becki... is it me?

    4. Ack I'm the one who's embarassed - it's definitely you, Catherine! I entered the wrong link in the post *hides* which I shall fix right now. It should be 'basedonthebook'. This is what happens when I type a post and watch tv at the same time!

    5. Oh good! haha, was dying of embarrassment for a moment there. And no worries, thanks! :)

    6. Haha sorry about the confusion! I've fixed the link so now it correctly leads to your blog :)

    7. Thanks! and here's my post:

  6. Great post, and congratulations on the Liebster! If you're looking for any extra memes that are pretty great, I've fallen in love with Lovin' Los Libros' The Monday Musts! Top Ten Tuesday is pretty awesome though. I agree with you on paperback love, but there's something about hardbacks that have their own appeal. As for coloring, you should look into adult coloring books, especially Secret Garden! I just started on it and it's pretty fun and really relaxing. :D I also love juice and wrote fanfiction as my start to writing novels.

    - Eli @ The Silver Words


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