Three Birds With One Stone!

Happy Sunday, everyone!
In a time long gone (and I mean a seriously long time ago) I was hit in the schnozzle with some very good news - yours truly was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Three of them! I'm still reeling from the shock and pure ecstasy of having been considered worthy of this award by my fellow bloggers. The nominations arrived at a time when my blog hadn't even turned one, so you could imagine the last thing on my mind back then was Bring On The Ink receiving such appreciation! It just goes to show how wonderful the book blog community is! 

I'd like to thank Laetitia from Flurried Thoughts Called Book Reviews (she's got a really cute blog!) Tiana from Ethereal Book Reviews (I've collaborated with her in a book giveaway; she's amazing!) and Ruby from Feed Me Books Now (one of my first acquaintances in the book blogosphere!). 

Here are the rules of the Liebster Award:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you;

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees;

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)

4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.
Questions from the nominators:

Laeititia:

1. What is your favourite book of all time and why?
It's agonizingly hard to pick one favourite book, because Tolkien's written a bunch, but I think I can safely settle for The Return Of The King, book three of The Lord Of The Rings. Why? Because as John Green so appropriately says, "Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” This book filled me with said evangelical zeal. It's perfect in the way nothing can ever be. Also because Tolkien is - Tolkien. 
2. Would you go to your favourite place in the world alone or stay at home with your best friends?

I would pack my suitcase and head to my favourite place in the world! I love travelling (and my best friends too, but gosh, I love travelling!)
3. What books can you see getting made into movies?

Under The Never Sky! Burn For Burn! Fangirl! I've even spent some time thinking up a dream cast for each!
4. Who are your top three book boyfriends?

*squeals* NO. This is hard. I'll try my level best. In no particular order: Adrian from Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, Warner from Shatter Me, and Leo from Heroes Of Olympus!
5. If you were to write a book what would be your main characters' names?

The protagonist would be Etheria. Then there'd be Charis, Lavender, Preid, Shiver, and Narsis.
6. Print or eBook?

Print to the max! Got nothing against eBooks, though!
7. What's your favourite pastime apart from reading and reviewing?

Stargazing - there's something simultaneously quaint, ethereal, and mindblowing about the realms of planets and stardust above us.
8. Samsung Galaxy or Iphone 5?

I'm an Android chic through and through!
9. What got you into blogging?

Reading and writing are two of my favourite things so the notion of actually writing about what I'm reading was what propelled me into book review blogging!
10. What book character can you relate to?

A book character who's not necessarily the same age as me, or going through an experience I might have had, but one whose thoughts travel along the same wavelength that mine do!
11. Oreos in milk: To dip or not to dip?

I say dunk it!
  
Tiana:

1. What kind of books do you like to read?
 Fiction! I'm especially a huge fan of historical fiction, epic fantasy, and magic realism!
2. Are you usually organized?
Erm...*glances at the junk languidly sprawled on my floor like it owns the place*... no.
3. Who's your favourite author?
J.R.R Tolkien. No one gets close. Never ever.
4. How tall are you? (just to figure out whether I'm short or not :P)
5 feet, 3 inches!
5. What are your hobbies?
Primarily reading, writing, blogging, fangirling, watching football, listening to rock, and skywatching!
6. Do you like stickers?
If they're good-looking, then yes!
7. Are these questions getting boring? (I'm really running out of them!)
No, no!
8. Which is your favourite Disney character?
Hercules!
9. Canada or the United States?
In terms of travelling, the U.S.
10. If you wrote a book, what would the title be?
The Ever-So Peachy Life Of A Wannabe Llama (I'm not sure where that even came from...)
11. Can you think of better questions than these?
 Yeah, I guess. These were great though! 

(I've scoured Ruby's blog but can't find her questions; as soon as I do, this post will be updated!)

11 Facts About Myself:
1. I love everything equestrian.
2. One of my biggest dreams is to attend a war reenactment. Particularly a medieval one.
3. Vintage freak.
4. I like Greek, Roman and Norse mythology the best.
5. My favourite person in the world is Alex Turner, lead vocalist of The Arctic Monkeys.
6. I'm into paleontology. Go ahead, call me weird, but c'mon Land Before Time was epic!
7. My dreams are very strange. Truly.
8. I want to visit New Zealand some day so I could pretend I'm traversing across Middle-earth.
9. I'm a fangirl by profession.
10. The scariest moment in my life was when I was stung on the ankles by a jellyfish while on vacation. I remember bawling my eyes out and thinking I'd be disabled for life.
11. There's a special place in my heart for hand-written letters.

Questions For My Nominees:
1. Which book did you read in your childhood that's stayed in your heart through the years?
2. Imagine walking into a drugstore and seeing one of your favourite characters there. What would your first reaction be?
3. Who is the one author you would love to take a selfie with?
4. What's your sense of humour like?
5. Is there any place where you're not comfortable reading?
6. Three bookish pet peeves?
7. What came first - the chicken or the egg?
8. One character you initially liked but later started disliking?
9. Which world would you rather go to: Neverland or Narnia?
10. What is your Patronus?
11. What skill do you want to acquire before the year is over?

My nominees are listed below, in no particular order. I nominate them because their blogs are beautiful and their posts fresh, original, and fun to read. They deserve recognition!

Athina @ Between My Lines
Ilina @ A Book Lover's Ramblings
Kat @ The Realm Of Books
Mary @ Young Adult Fantasy Novels
Izy @ A Fortress Of Books
Sandee @ Book Ramblings Of A Whimsical Reader
Caitlin @ Caitlin King's Blog
Louisa @ A Novel Adventure 
Isabelle @ Isabelle Adrid 
Kimmy and Rinny @ Opinionated Cupcakes  
Nikki @ Love At First Write

 




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