I’ve been tagged to do the Liebster Award for ages now. I seem to constantly forget to actually do it, though. I was tagged by several people, but I accidentally deleted the asks and e-mails in which they tagged me. I do want to say thank you for thinking of my blog! You’re all so very kind. Okay, on to the questions:
1. What country do you like your books to be set in?
European countries. I live in the U.S., so reading anything that’s different from here is lovely to pick up.
2. If you were moving to another country and could only take 5 books, which 5 would you take?
A difficult question! I supposed I’d take the books I’m currently reading (Bridge to Scarlet Leaves by Kristian McMorris and The Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald) for starters. I’d also want to read some poetry so The Complete Works of Emily Dickinson. I suppose I’d also bring books that I love, so Jane Eyre and Flowers for Algernon.
3. Choose two characters, from two separate books, that you think would make the perfect couple and explain why.
I honestly don’t know. Perhaps, Peeta and Valjean. The boy with the bread and the guy who stole for some bread. It’s a joke, a bad one at that.
4. If you could pick one character from book to be your best friend, who would you pick and why?
This is difficult! I’d want a mix of Hermione Granger and Samwise Gamgee. I mean, Hermione and I could talk about books for hours upon end. While, I could eat loads of potatoes with Sam.
5. If you could give yourself your first book, what would it be?
I’d still have to be those Nancy Drew books. I think they were a great starting point for me as a reader and continue to be my bases in reading.
6. What was your favourite book as a kid, a preteen, teenager and now?
Anything Nancy Drew as a kid. As a preteen it was The Phantom Tollbooth. As a teenager it was So Yesterday, and as a 21 year old I’d say a classic like Jane Eyre.
7. How has your reading taste changed over the years?
I don’t really think it has. I’ve always loved the classics. It’s now that I’m getting into more contemporary books.
8. What book created/started your book addiction?
The Little House in the Big Woods. It’s the first book I remember being read to me.
9. If you could only shop in one bookstore for the rest of your life, what bookstore would you choose?
Shakespeare and Co. in Paris. I know I’ve never been there, but that’s fine. For starters, I’d be in Paris and get to travel. Then there’s all the history that surrounds that place. It’s definitely on my bucket list.
10. How do you like to transport your book? Describe the bag that you carry your book in, i.e. your handbag.
Well, I really carry two bags. I have my book bag which I bought from Barnes and Noble. It’s green and brown and kind of small. Still, it’s just big enough to carry my notebook and all the books I need for class. I also have my handbag which is supposed to be a film camera bag. I found it online and it’s the most perfect thing. I only wish it was a little bit bigger for the bigger books I tote around.
11. Which author would you like to write the book where you are the main character?
Contemporary: Markus Zusak; Classic: Agatha Christie. Don’t ask me why. I just choose them.
And now I’m supposed to tag people and make up more questions. I never do the last part. I always feel weird tagging people and my questions are normally repetitive of the ones I’ve answered. If you want to answer these questions, then go right ahead and consider me giving you this award as well.