The Liebster Award: Discovering New Blogs

I was nominated for this award by Jaynie @ Pages and Miles. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, go do it now!! Thank you so much Jaynie!! 😀


Rules for The Liebster Award:

• Thank your nominator and provide a link to their blog

• Answer your nominator’s 11 questions

• Create 11 questions of your own

• Nominate 11 blogs


Jaynie’s Questions:

1: If you could live in the world of any book for one day, which would you choose?

Ooh, this is a tough one! I’m going to be super basic though, and choose the world of Harry Potter. It would just be the greatest thing to go to Hogwarts, stroll through Hogsmeade, shop in Diagon Alley, etc 🙂 Hufflepuffs unite!!

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2: Have you had the opportunity to meet any of your favorite authors? If so, what was the experience like?

I actually have!! I have met both Tamera Alexander and Deborah Harkness! They were both so nice! I got autographs from both, and got to take pictures!

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After my friend Jessica and I snuck up on Deborah Harkness haha
Me getting to meet Tamera Alexander at a festival in Franklin, TN!


3: Which sidekick character in a book would you love to have as a friend?

I have a hard time choosing between these two, so I will say both Hermione from Harry Potter and Felicity from A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! I love books and learning, so we would have so much to talk about!

4: What is the best book recommendation you have ever received? Who recommended the book to you?

I have several! Uprooted by Naomi Novik was given to me by my sister and recommended to me by my husband. The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness was recommended to me by my friend Jessica. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was a book club pick.

5: What is your favorite film adaption of a book?

I have always had a special place in my heart for the 1993 version of The Secret Garden. The one with Maggie Smith in it. It is so good!! And the soundtrack is magical!


6: If your favorite book had a soundtrack, what would be three songs on that soundtrack?

Fun!! I’m going to go with a soundtrack for Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan!!

1: Fire Meet Gasoline by Sia

2: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce

3: Winter Light by Linda Ronstadt

7: Have you ever been part of a book club, virtual or otherwise?

Yes! I’ve been part of quite a few book clubs in the past. Right now I am part of one that I run out of the bookstore where I work. I have never been part of a virtual book club though, and I think that sounds like fun!

8: If a friend was looking for a good book to read on a long flight, which book would you recommend?

I think I would recommend Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is super long, but one that will suck you into the world and will certainly fill your long flight!

9: If you had the ability to pair up two of your favorite authors to collaborate on a book, which authors would you choose?

I think Jenny Colgan and Shannon Hale would be a fun combo! I can see their styles blending nicely!

10: Do you have a favorite reading spot, like a cozy nook or an especially comfy chair?

I tend to read in my office, either in my desk chair or in my comfy arm chair. I also read in bed a lot.


11: If you could drop a character from one of your favorite books into another book, which character would you choose and into which book would you place them?

I think I would take Lady Emily from the Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander and drop her into Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I feel like she would be super helpful in solving the mystery and potentially save the MC a lot of grief!


Here are my nominees and my questions:

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

Misty @ mistysbookspace

Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction

Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

Kiersten @ Once Upon A Spine

Regina @ Bookish In Bed

Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll

Luna @ Bookish Luna

Kathy @ Books & Munches

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Peachy @ Book Dragon Lair

My Questions:

  1. What standalone book do you wish had a sequel?
  2. What is your favorite bookish object purchase?
  3. Who is your favorite romantic pairing in a novel?
  4. How do you choose what to read next?
  5. Do you like to see the movie adaptation of a book first, or read the book first?
  6. What is your favorite bookstore? (online or physical)
  7. What is your favorite and least favorite genre?
  8. How long do you normally take to finish a book?
  9. What character would you choose to be your companion on an adventure?
  10. What is your Hogwarts house/do you feel that it is accurate?
  11. Who would comprise your ultimate girl squad?


Thank you again to Jaynie over at Pages and Miles for nominating me for this award! If you aren’t following her over there, what are you waiting for?!

Leave me a comment down below if you have thoughts on my answers! I love to hear what you think! 😉

Love and happy reading,

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17 thoughts on “The Liebster Award: Discovering New Blogs

  1. malanielovesfiction

    OH MY GOODNESS tysm for nominating me!!!!!! I can’t wait to talk about my Slytherin house and that MANY standalones that desperately (tragically) require a proper sequel sjdls

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  2. pagesandmiles

    I love this post!! 🙂 Your answers are so wonderful and the photographs you included add so much! The 1993 version of The Secret Garden is so wonderful. “Magical” is the perfection word for the soundtrack too! 🙂

    Thank you for your kind words as well! I am so glad we have connected in the blogosphere- you are a lovely soul! ❤

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  3. Congratulations on the award, and thank you so, SO much for the nomination! ❤ It's hard NOT to pick the Harry Potter world for that first question, I know I'd love to visit all of these magical places as well 🙂

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