Liebster Award

I was nominated by the very talented and funny Ivy at Ivy’s Well Used Library Card. I love her reviews, so definitely check out her site if you get a chance!

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

THE RULES

  1. Link to this blog post in your Liebster Award blog post

  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.

  3. Answer the questions given to you (if nominated, if you were not nominated you can use my questions)

  4. Create more questions for your nominees to answer (I’m looking for unique and creative ones)

  5. Comment on this blog post with a link DIRECTLY to your Liebster award. To make it easy for me to read them all.

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QUESTIONS FROM IVY

  1. What is your least favourite book trope?

There are a few that don’t tickle my whistle… But I think I would have to go with Love Triangle. I’m a big fan of the old adage that if you don’t know which one you want, you don’t really want either of them. I mean, what’s the actual issue here? Love triangles in books make me want to go slap someone, tell them to strap on a pair, and dump them both. I think they’re a bit ridiculous, overused, and they annoy me. I will actively avoid books with this going on. I do not have the patience…

  1. Favourite size and shape for a book?

I like a nice, regular-sized paperback, by preference. But with new releases always being hardback, I’m learning to deal.

  1. Have you ever preferred the tv/movie adaptation to the book? Which one?

There’s only one I can think of where I found the book a little disappointing, but love the movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Truman Capote was an interesting character as a human being, but I found his writing a little depressing. The film was just better. Audrey Hepburn. Of course it was… Come on…

Capote, the film about Truman Capote’s life, was also very good – if you’re looking for recommendations…

  1. Favourite non-fiction book you’ve read.

I’ve read some great non-fiction, so picking just one is hard. I think I’m going to go for a Top 3, in no particular order: The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, The Road Less Travelled, and Extra Virgin.

  1. What is your most recent addiction?

Well, there’s the usual: coffee, cake, tattoos, and cigarettes. But those are definitely not new… Or book related.

I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last night, and today I’m still slightly obsessed with it and WANT TO GO GUERNSEY! The film is truly shite though, so give that a miss.

Actually though, I do have a new obsession with first editions. I discovered, if I pre-order the book through Amazon (yes, Amazon is evil, but it’s so convenient and I’m waiting for the day a drone visits my house to give me books…) I always get a first edition. And I have this idea that eventually I’ll order a book by complete chance that becomes super famous, and the first edition will be worth a lot of money. And the best bit? I’ll be able to casually tell everyone “oh yes, I found the book quite by chance, way before it was famous, of course”. That’s a moment to savour…

I’m considering a special first edition section on my book shelves… That’s a bit sad, isn’t it?

  1. Do you buy more than one copy of books? If so which book do you have the most copies off?

Ha, um, yes. I do this with classics for some reason… Everyone else thinks it’s bonkers. Why would anyone need multiple copies of the same book? I think I just like the different covers. I have about five copies of Pride & Prejudice, two copies of The Cranford Chronicles

  1. If your favourite book was to be adapted would you prefer a TV show or movie?

A lot of my favourite books have already been adapted. So, a favourite book that hasn’t (yet) been adapted into a TV or movie… Hmm. Tough question!

I’m going to go with Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series. Love these books and they should be adapted. I think I would prefer a TV show because I think detective stories lend themselves better to TV than movies. And, selfishly, I just like TV detective shows…

  1. Continued from question 7, who would play the main character?

I am not good with names of famous people… And Kinsey is a tough character to “place” in real life. I really don’t have an answer for this question! It’s going to bug me now though…

  1. Continued from question 8, who would play the villain?

There are different villains in each book. So, someone I’d like to see play one of them… I’m going to go with Matthew McConaughey. I thought he was very good in True Detective. Plus, let’s be honest, he’s just easy on the eyes… That can’t hurt…

  1. What’s your current read?

I’m just about to start Mirage, which I was dubious about when I was considering my pre-orders for the month. But it came highly recommended by a few different bloggers, so I’m hoping I like it.

  1. What is your all time favourite fantasy book/series, that is not Harry Potter?

I have a horrible habit of starting a fantasy series and then getting bored halfway through. Not Harry Potter, obviously. But pretty much everything else I can think of… Lord of the Rings I read all the way through. I loved the Eragon books as a kid. Magician was fantastic, and I think one of the greatest fantasy books ever written.

My all time favourite… The His Dark Materials books. They’re just incredible and I must have read them a dozen times. They never get old. The second one, The Subtle Knife, is my favourite.

Tags

I’m going to tag three of my favourite bloggers, who I would like to know more about. I’m hoping you haven’t already done it! Priyasha @ Books and Co., Mandy and Sha @ Book Princess Reviews, and Kathy @ Pages Below The Vaulted Sky.

Your questions (if you choose to accept them) are:

  1. You’re about to be stranded on a desert island and can only take 1 book – which one do you pack?
  2. What did you read recently that you hated?
  3. What book do you think everyone should have to read?
  4. What book changed your life, or your view of the world?
  5. What would you like to see MORE of in modern fiction?
  6. What would you like to see LESS of in modern fiction?
  7. How do you feel about folding pages down, making margin notes, cracking the spines, of your books?
  8. What’s on your TBR at the moment that your most excited about?
  9. If you could transform into one character from a book at will, who would you be?
  10. What bookish world would you LEAST like to live in?
  11. Duck sized elephant, or elephant sized duck? (I stole this one, but it was too hilarious not to)

 

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Priyasha says:

    Congratulations ❣

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Priyasha says:

    and Thanks for the beautiful award ❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Madam Mim says:

      You’re welcome! Excited to see your answers 🙂

      Like

  3. FictionFan says:

    Duck-sized elephant, obviously! You couldn’t play with an elephant-sized duck in the bath!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Madam Mim says:

      Obviously! 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. ivysbooks says:

    Great answers! Loved to read this 😊
    I’m also the proud owner of 5 copies of Pride and Prejudice 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Madam Mim says:

      Hahaha why do we feel the need to have so many copies 😱

      Like

  5. Oh man, His Dark Materials was my LIFE when I was in middle school. I read through The Subtle Knife soo many times! And I love your reasoning for first editions. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Madam Mim says:

      It’s such an amazing book. I still read it again and again! See, I feel like that makes perfect sense 😂

      Liked by 1 person

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