Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Liebster Award

Hey everyone! Awesome news! A few weeks ago we were nominated by Sonja at bookstoremember for the Liebster Award. EXCITEMENT! Thank you so much for the nomination. So you must be wondering what this is all about. Well, great question. The Liebster Award is for newish bloggers and whatnot. Here's what it's all about:
  • This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. 
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend (really?)
  • It follows similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people. It can be misconstrued, depending upon your personal views, as either something wonderful or as an annoyance. 
  • The choice lies within each of us to ACCEPT it, and continue PAYING IT FORWARD or to refuse to accept it, thereby STOPPING or INTERRUPTING the chain. However, if you stop the chain, you are only hurting yourself (keep reading for benefits you will have)! 
  • Personal views play an important part in our choice to participate. Some people have refused to accept it and have made attempts to “break the chain”. There have been many people who have been nominated, yet refused to accept it, and now their blogs have been abandoned. 
  • Variations have been made over time to the “rules”. Marketing plays a role in accepting this award, as other bloggers are promoted. (This is not a bad thing, however, since people should help others!) Other awards are a part of the whole “meme“. These include “One Lovely Blog Award”, the “Sunshine Blog Award” and the “Versatile Writer Award”. It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. In the digital world of the internet, this seems like a nice gesture, in my opinion!
The rules:
  • List 11 facts about yourself. 
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by whoever nominated you. 
  • Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 300 followers and leave them a comment saying they've been nominated.  
  • Ask 11 new questions for your chosen nominees. 
  • You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.

Let's get started!!!

11 Facts About Sarah:
  1. I play flute and piccolo
  2. I'm in marching band
  3. I have a quote wall in my room 
  4. I went to sleepaway camp for 6 summers
  5. I LOVE Big Time Rush...don't judge
  6. Yes, I am 17 
  7. I work at Burger King
  8. I love soccer! 
  9. I'm currently obsessed with Once Upon a Time
  10. I've been to London and Paris 
  11. I'm sooo not ready for senior year next year. AAAHHH!

11 Facts About Molly:

  1. I'm in colorguard
  2. I'm going to be a co-captain as well as my two other friends Emily and Jessi.
  3. I'm going to be going to Scotland with Sarah and the rest of the band in August.
  4. I'm 17 years old.
  5. My favorite color is navy.
  6. I'm obsessed with the TV show The Newsroom.
  7. I've been an Irish dancer since I was 5/6.
  8. My car's name is Claudia.
  9. I like sour cream and cheddar potato chips.
  10. I've seen Now You See Me more times than I can count.
  11. I use snapchat too much.

The questions Sonja asked:
  1. What's your favorite book?
S: ooh toughey...I have sooo many! My faves include The Lunar Chronicles, The Darkest Minds, and Vampire Academy; just to name a few.
M: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta definitely.
  1. Why did you start blogging?
S: Molly made me do it! lol, no. It was something we had talked about for a while but basically because of booktube. It inspired me to get online and discuss books with others.
M: I used to read Lisi Harrison's blog and everyone in the comments would blog too so I started because of them I guess.
  1. What kind of blogs do you usually read?
S: Basically book blogs or author's blogs.
M: I read either lifestyle blogs (I guess that's what you'd call them) or book blogs.

  1. What do you think about sappy love stories?
S: Where would the world be without them? I personally love them. I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic...
M: I like them a lot. I could do without the movies but I love books that are like that!
  1. Do you still read the book when you've already seen the movie?
S: Oh definitely. I actually saw the Percy Jackson movie before I read the book. If I find out there was a book, I will usually pick it up. Most times, I do read the book first but will continue to come back to it after seeing the movie.
M: Yes, of course! I saw the first couple of Harry Potter movies when I was really little and read the books after that. I haven't read LOTR but I'm still planning on reading them even though I've already seen the movies.
  1. What's your favorite TV-Show?
S: OOOHHH I also have a bunch for this too. Once Upon a Time, Teen Wolf, Reign, Vampire Diaries (currently binge watching on netflix), and probably more that I'm forgetting. ;)

M: Oh jeez. Let's see...I like Doctor Who, Teen Wolf, Once Upon a Time, Vampire Diaries, Reign, Supernatural, Castle, Avatar, Orphan Black, American Horror Story, Gossip Girl, and a lot more that I can't think of right now.

  1. How many books do you own?

S: Well I have about 54 on my nook and 57 on my bookshelf. That brings us to a grand total of...111 books. Wow! Plus I have more downstairs...do I have a problem? No! Maybe...

M: Oh dear, let's count. Okay, well just on my bookshelves/in my room I have 140 and that isn't counting my books in the living, in my box, or on my Kindle/iPad. That's a lot.
  1. How many book-boyfriends do you have?
S: Too many to count but not nearly enough. ;)

M: Does Jesse the reader count? S: Lol
  1. If you could only take three books with you, which would you choose?
S: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, and The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.

M: Hmmmm, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, and Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers.
  1. The last book you didn't finished? And why?
S: Partials by Dan Wells and Panic by Lauren Oliver. I'm in the beginning of both books but I just can't seem to get into either of them so I'm waiting until I feel like picking them up again.
M: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I think the reason why I didn't finish this one was because it's on my iPad and I would rather have the actual book because the book is absolutely fantastic but I just can't get through it. Maybe I'll pick it up again later at some point.
  1. Who is your favorite author?
S: I have so many! First, Lauren Oliver because I think her books are written so poetically and have so many great quotes. Also, Alexandra Bracken because she is such a cool person and I'm obsessed with The Darkest Minds!
M: Oh I don't even know. If I had to pick I'd say Jane Austen because she's awesome.

11 Questions We Are Asking:

1. If you could be part of any book universe which would you choose and why?
2. What is your life motto and why?
3. If you could be best friends with any book character who would it be?
4. What is your favorite day of the year?
5. Why do you like blogging?
6. What's your favorite book?
7. Which author would you want to be best friends with?
8. What is your spirit animal?
9. What is your favorite movie and why?
10. What is your dream job?
11. What is your favorite quote from a book?

The blogs we are nominating are:
1. Ashtyn @ Wonderland's Reader
2. NovellaZoo
3. Rita @ Weaving Pages
4. Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

Thanks again for the nomination! We really appreciate it! 
xoxo Molly and Sarah

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