The Liebster Award (VII and VIII)

Hi everyone!

Today I’m back with another edition of The Liebster Award. I was recently nominated for this award by two fabulous blogging friends of mine, Jess and Cindy. Both are such wonderful members of the blogging community and I would highly recommend you hit that follow button on their accounts for lots of great bookish content.

What is The Liebster Award?

I found all this information on The Global Aussie‘s page.

“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.”


  • Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
  • Nominate 11 people
  • Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

Questions from Jess:

Congratulations are in order! You’re marrying the main character of the last novel you read – who are you marrying, and what do you think your married life will be like?



I married the lead character Kat from Up Close and Personal by Kathryn Freeman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIVORCE COURT HERE WE COME!!!!! I just couldn’t… she is such a frustrating character. And if I were to have married her paramour from the book Zac it would have been equally as infuriating. Nope, no and no again lol!!!

Which three figures from history would you invite over for dinner?

Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and Rosa Parks.

What’s your favourite colour?


Pineapple on pizza – yes or no?

HELLS YES!!! I know it’s not traditional but the pizzas you get here in Ireland in the freezer section of the supermarket are nothing like the delicious pizzas of Italy so they need that extra bit of something to jazz them up!

Do you like listening to music while you read?

I do!! I wrote two posts about listening to music while reading; one for regular times and one for during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You’ve been asked to write a retelling of one of Jane Austen’s novels. Which novel do you choose, and how are you going to retell it? (e.g. Pride and Prejudice in space; LGBT+ PersuasionEmma from Mr. Knightley’s perspective…)

Northanger Abbey. But would make it darker in tone. It’s quite the light-hearted book that essentially pokes fun at the gothic genre so I would like to make it authentically gothic and super creepy!

What’s your favourite book of 2020 so far?

MEXICAN GOTHIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you use your library?

Absolutely!!! The library system here in Ireland is truly wonderful and it is my primary source for all the books I read.

You’ve been invited to go and live with the fae. Will you be joining the Seelie or Unseelie Court?

I have absolutely no idea what these different courts are! Oops sorry Jess.

Which 2019 release do you still want to get to?

Rebel by Marie Lu.

Questions from Cindy:

What’s your favourite kind of blog post to do?

Book reviews! I am primarily a blogger that focuses on book reviews as I write a review for every single book I read!

What type of characters do you hate the most?

Ones that feel too stereotyped and feel like they could be in a million different novels rather than being unique to the book they feature in.

Which author writes the best endings?

I like open ended books the best and am quite the fan of how Sara Baume writes her endings as they reach a natural endpoint but you still feel as if the story continues off the page.

Favourite movie snack?

Hot buttered popcorn with galaxy counters thrown into the bowl…omg SO good!

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl but wannabe early bird!!!

Favourite pizza topping?

Cheese. And then more cheese. And when you think that might be enough cheese add some more again just to be sure!

Tell me your best library story.

I don’t have any library stories in particular but what I will say is I go to the most wonderful library near where I live that has some of the best librarians in existence. They are always so pleasant and helpful which makes each trip to the library that bit nicer.

What are your favourite smells?

Freshly cut grass, roses, the scent of green apples, Calvin Klein Beauty (my perfume), the aroma of a roast dinner just when it is ready to come out of the oven.

Most recent book you DNF’d and why?

The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund. I DNFd it in double quick time (basically the kindle preview) as I felt it was going to be a type of slut-shamey book rather than properly sex positive. But maybe I’m wrong; if you’ve read it and think otherwise then let me know.

And those are Jess and Cindy’s questions answered… Thank you so much for the nominations you guys.

I now tag the following blogs to receive this award too:

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

My eleven questions for those tagged

  1. What is your favourite read of 2020 so far?
  2. What is your go to comfort food?
  3. Print, eBooks or audiobooks?
  4. You are hosting an intimate dinner party and can invite any three author, living or dead. Who do you invite and why?
  5. Fantasy or contemporary?
  6. What is your all time favourite book to screen adaptation?
  7. You have just won an all expenses paid trip around the world for when the current pandemic is over. What three countries are first up on your list of places to visit?
  8. If you could pick any fictional character from a book to be your best friend who would you pick?
  9. What is your current favourite song / album / playlist?
  10. Are you on bookish twitter or bookstagram or Goodreads? Share your links.
  11. Who is the author that you have read more than any other?

25 thoughts on “The Liebster Award (VII and VIII)

  1. Omg yes I’m so happy to hear that Mexican Gothic is your favourite book of the year, I’m so desperate to pick it up. I never liked pineapple on pizza when I was younger but now I do and I don’t quite understand why it seems to be so widely hated. I hope you get to read Rebel soon ☺️

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  2. I enjoyed reading this! Yay for book reviews! I review every book I read too! I feel like there aren’t a lot of us out there who do that! 👍🏼
    Uh the library question makes me miss the library even more than I do! I’m hoping curb side pick-up is coming soon!!
    HA! I used to love pineapple on pizza… then I became allergic to pineapple ☹️ but 100% agree with the cheese, bring on the cheese!!! 😀

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    1. I find if I don’t review all the books I read then after a few weeks it’ll be like I’ll never have read the book because my memory is soooo appalling lol!!
      Oh no, a pineapple allergy sounds so upsetting. Pina coladas are my favourite cocktail. I don’t have them regularly (as in it’s literally been years because I’m on meds that mean I can’t drink) but I like the idea of knowing I can have another pina colada some day in the future… but I agree cheese is better, would take a pineapple allergy over a cheese one but still sucks that you can’t enjoy pineappley pizza or have a pina colada (I just assume everyone loves them at this stage) anymore :(((( xoxox

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      1. I feel you, after a while I’m like, wait did I read that book? Then I do a dive to my Goodreads and see that I did and have to read my review to remember what I thought of it 😅
        HA! 😂 I’m sorry, I’m about to burst your bubble and tell you I don’t like pina coladas because also don’t like coconuts 😅 But hey, you could always have a virgin pina colada right?
        Ha! I agree though cheese over pineapples! I used to be lactose intolerant (don’t ask how I over came that because I have no idea!) but I am SO thankful to be able to eat the cheeeeese! 😃

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  3. Omg the library story question is such a good one! I was asked to prom in the library where I worked in high school 🙂 Prom itself ended up being a bit of a disaster, but the ask was nice haha

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