The Liebster Award

Hi everyone!

I have a backlash of tags and awards left but I’m taking a page from my friend Nandini and leaving them behind as we enter a new year. Except for the Liebster Award for which I was nominated by the lovely Meeghan and Isabelle. Thank you so much for nominating me you two! Both of them have amazing blogs with great bookish content that you should make sure to check out.

So let’s get on with this award πŸ™‚

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THE LIEBSTER AWARD

 

RULES:

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

 

MY ANSWERS FOR MEEGHAN’S QUESTIONS:

 

1. What are you currently reading, and are you enjoying it?

I’m reading Numbers by Rachel Ward and I’ve honestly been waiting to start on it for years but it’s somehow not that good? The blurb says it’s about a girl who can see people’s death dates and I just expected more of that stuff but instead, I’m getting more of the characters and their sad past and current lives? I’m not even halfway through the book though, so hopefully, that will change soon.

2. Who is your all-time favourite character?

Magnus Bane from the Shadowhunters Chronicles means a lot to me as a character. He’s just glamorous, wise, sarcastic and just- I will run out of adjectives trying to describe him. I have humongous issues with the author and her books in general but Magnus Bane has a place in my heart and nobody is going to be able to replace him.

3. What are your thoughts on love triangles?

I absolutely abhor and despise them to the point that I might not pick up a book if I know it has a love triangle in it. There are very few, exceptional cases that defy this rule for me, and the most recent one was Loveboat, Taipei which ended up getting a five-star rating from me.

Related post: Loveboat, Taipei Cover Inspired Makeup Look + Fancast

4. What is your favourite book to re-read?

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve re-read that book about 6 or 7 times by now because I absolutely adore Simon and Baz and reading them banter is the best dose of happiness I could ever buy πŸ™‚

5. What was the last book you DNFed?

I DNFed my last read, Matched because it was super bland and I couldn’t see the story progressing anywhere. Also, it had this love triangle and literally ever person alive knows who the MC is going to choose.

6. What is your favourite fictional animal?

PEGASI RULE! GET ME A BLACKJACK FOR CHRISTMAS PLEASE!!!

7. How many books are on your TBR?

Let’s just not talk about that…

8. Which book has been on your shelf the longest (read or unread)?

I’m actually not sure but if I had to wager a guess, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. I remember my mom buying it when I was entering my teens and my reaction was just like what the hell is that title? But I just ended up loving it so much and since then I’ve read a number of heartwarming titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

9. What is your favourite book to movie adaptation?

Um, so many? But I feel like Love, Simon adapted from Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda tops everything else πŸ™‚

10. What do you do when you’re in a reading slump?

I usually try re-read my favourite books but if that doesn’t work I just give up and wait for it to go away. After all, slumps happen for a reason.

11. Which character would you swap lives with?

H can I get a swap with Belle from Beauty and the Beast? Like I don’t care about the prince but would you look at that freaking library???

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MY ANSWERS FOR ISABELLE’S QUESTIONS:

 

1. What are the top 3 qualities that endear a fictional character to you?

Well if they’re a nerd, have anxiety and are a sweet cinnamon roll I can’t help but love them. Some may say that this seems like a self-portrait… and they would be right.

2. What are the top 3 qualities that endear a potential (IRL) friend to you?

I guess that depends from person to person but I do respect loyalty, thoughtfulness and a sense of humour in people πŸ™‚

3. Do you set reading goals? If yes, do you usually accomplish them? If no, would you ever consider it?

I set up the usual Goodreads Reading Challenge and so far I’ve won it every single year! In addition to that, I usually give a couple of yearly challenges a shot. For 2019 I took part in Beat The Backlist Challenge, Reading Women Challenge and the Year Of The Asian Challenge and I accomplish all of them except the Reading Women Challenge.

4. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate?

DARK CHOCOLATE ALL THE WAY!

5. It’s said that some tragic heroes are just in the wrong story. Name a character and a story other than their own that would think they would thrive in.

Do people really say that?

All I know is that as a duo, Alec and Isabelle Lightwood would absolutely kill at the Hunger Games. They would whip everyone’s asses, including the Capitol and just walk out unscathed. I really want this crossover.

6. Have you ever found any literary name twins, either authors or characters? How do you feel about them?

HAHAHA. The odds of my name being in a book are zero. Me being Indian narrows down the opportunities considerably but in addition to that, even for an Indian, my name is very uncommon. It’s only now, after 18 years of existence, I’m starting to hear about people called Charvi other than me. I recently found out someone in my university and my batch itself is called Charvi and I count that as a surprising miracle.

7. Bed/ Wed/ Behead Will Herondale, Gale Hawthorne, Rhysand OR Tessa Gray, Katniss Everdeen, Feyre Archeron.

I’ll choose the latter set and bed Tessa, wed Katniss( I STAN THIS QUEEN ) and behead Feyre. That was easy.

8. Are there any books you love that everyone you know has added to their TBR but no one you know has actually read yet?

Oh yeah! I recently read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and fell in love. However, like me, most of my friends read YA, Sci-Fi and Fantasy so nobody has read it yet…

9. Name your favourite colour and a book with a pretty cover in that colour.

Teal is my favourite colour and Leah On The Offbeat has a wonderful teal background!

10. Do you fan-cast characters?Β 

Nah, not really. I barely have enough time to read these days, let alone do a fan-cast.

11. Is there a series where the author could write twenty-plus volumes and you would read them all? (Assuming each one was of equally high quality)

There are quite a few series that I could pick for this one but I think I’m going to go with a series I recently read, Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell. Honestly, I couldn’t stop laughing when I read the two books in that series and I need a lot more of that! I would have gone for something like the Alex Rider series or maybe the Percy Jackson series but I don’t think my heart could handle the characters getting more and more hurt.

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For this tag I’ll be tagging:

  1. Shruti @This Is Lit
  2. Simant @Flipping Through The Pages
  3. Clo @Cuppa Clo
  4. Tiffany @Read By Tiffany
  5. Sahi @My World of Books
  6. Dany @Ambivert Words
  7. Krisha @Bookathon
  8. Kate @Reading Through Infinity
  9. Ahana @Heart’s Content
  10. Iris @Hoard Of Books
  11. Sam @Fictionally Sam

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

  1. Do you blog hop a lot? If not how do you keep up with the posts in the bookish community?
  2. What is your favourite social media platform?
  3. Which book surprised you in 2019?
  4. Name an unconventional way a book made its way on your TBR
  5. What are some of your favourite bookish world settings?
  6. Which character would you pick to be your sibling and why?
  7. If you were given half an hour to find your way out of a maze, which character would you call upon?
  8. Do you think the main characters of your current read and the book you last read would be good friends or lovers? What would their relationship be like?
  9. Be honest, in real life, would you ever hit someone with a book?
  10. Would you rather own a dragon or a pegasus?
  11. Do you ever make mood boards for books?

 

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How did you like this post?

Do you all like reading award posts or do you just skim through or skip them?

Does the novelty of getting nominated for award tags wear off or stay the same?

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10 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Ack girl, I read Numbers like a couple years back in 2017 I think and I was just disappointed in it. Similarly to how you’re finding it, I expected more of it to revolve around her being able to see people’s days of when they’re going to die. Instead it was like character backstory and not a whole lot of what I was looking for in the book :/ I hope you find it picks up for you though!

    Aaaah thank you for tagging me, I LOVE your questions for us aaaah *slides this into febs content schedule* ❀

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  2. Lovely answers for these questions, I loved reading this so much! I’m just like you when it comes to love triangles, not a fan, but some books ended up being an exception, loveboat taipei was wonderful!! and yes yes yes to simon vs, such a good adaptation πŸ™‚

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  3. Magnus Bane is such a fantastic character (and bi icon), totally agree! and Love, Simon might be THE best book to movie adaptation I’ve ever seen … though I’d say Crazy Rich Asians gives it some real competition πŸ˜‰

    OMG I have never pictured the Lightwoods in the Hunger Games but now I have a need. (also yeah, a bunch of my English teachers have said the thing about tragedy, I think mostly with Shakespearean examples lol). and I bet by the time Rick Riordan is through with Greco-Roman mythology he’ll have written twenty-plus books (especially if you add the tie-ins and spin-offs, like Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase) and they’ll all be pretty good but also break our hearts 😭

    personally I always love reading award posts (even when I wasn’t tagged and/or didn’t write any of the questions 😜) because I find it really interesting to learn more about blogger friends! πŸ’•

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    • YAS, HE’S THE BI ICON!
      Oof yes, these days thankfully we’re seeing some really good book to movie adaptations!

      Haha I know right! It would be EPIC. Oh yes, definitely they will break our hearts. I actually haven’t read any of the Riordan Imprint books because I’m waiting for the series to be over.

      Oh that’s nice! For me it usually depends on the kind of tag or award πŸ™‚

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  4. OMG Charvi, I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to read this!! I’m so sorry!! But I have a list of comments (which might make up for it?!)
    a) YES to Magnus Bane. (I don’t feel I need to write anything further for this. Just ‘YES’.)
    b) Love triangles are the worst, correct answer (but I am so interested in Loveboat, Taipei so this is a good recommendation!)
    c) Carry On is one of my fave rereads too!!
    d) I can absolutely see the Lightwood siblings rule the Arena, and also take out the entire capitol… probably by themselves.
    e) I have also never found literary twin (but that’s likely more down to spelling. I have seen some close though! There are a couple of Meghan’s out there)
    f) I am totally down with beheading Feyre. I’ll even pass you the axe.

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    • Ah it’s completely fine! This is the life of every blogger, lol. We’re so short on time. LMAO YES TO MAGNUS BANE, NOTHING ELSE NEEDED.
      Thank you, I hope you end up reading and liking Loveboat, Taipei soon πŸ˜€
      Yup, the Lightwood siblings can do absolutely anything.
      Oh yes, I’ve never heard of any Meeghan with a double e! When I first saw you around I wondered whether it was a spelling error XD

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      • LOL!! Not a spelling error. It’s Welsh spelling, and it’s technically not pronounced β€œMeegan” as we say in Australia. I had a Welsh person pronounce is and it’s more like β€œMay-fan”. So weird.

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