Reading and Ranting: Liebster Award Answers



I don’t normally do awards posts here on In Libris Veritas, because there are so many out there, but it’s been awhile since I’ve done a fun post. My friend Danielle from Consuming Worlds nominated me, so go check out her blog and say hi! So basically you just answer the questions that are given to you by the person who nominated you, and then you nominate 4 people and give them new questions. I believe you also have to have less than 200 followers, but there is no harm in answering a few questions anyway!

Liebster Award

1. What is one thing that your readers don’t know about you?

Hmm…I love to paint with watercolors but I don’t get to do it very often. I’ve been thinking about getting prints made of some of the painting I’ve done and then try to sell them on Etsy for some extra money, but I want to get a nice little collection going before I do that.


2) If you could live in any book, what would it be and why?

Ooo this is a hard one! My first instinct is to yell out Harry Potter, because magic is beyond awesome…but there is a good chance I’d be a Muggle and I’d be stuck never knowing about Hogwarts or any of the other wizarding schools/cities. SO I’m going to go with The Hobbit. The reason I don’t say Lord of the Rings is because I really don’t want to have to deal with a ton of Orcs, Uruk-hai, Trolls…Ringwraths….fellbeasts…giant creepy enflamed eyes…a guy with only a mouth and no other facial features…you get my point. The Hobbit is still somewhat peaceful, provided you don’t live in Mirkwood or Dale. The landscapes are beautiful and life seems relatively nice.

3) Are you a dreamer or a realist? Why?

Hmm, I’m a bit of both. I am a dreamer in the sense that I’m always thinking of things I want to do, what I could do, and where I could be…but I always make decisions and deal with actual situations in a realistic way. I don’t like optimism because it’s tiring and often leads to disappointment, so in that sense I’m a realist.

4) What is your idea of the perfect day?

A summer day (in the high 70’s) with a nice little breeze and no humidity, and then there would be no computer to take up my time and no one would insist that they need me for something. It would just be me and my books, sitting outside under a tree.

5) Name your favorite book boyfriend? And tell me why he is your favorite. Make me want to discover him. (that sounds dirty, doesn’t it? Er, you know what I mean)

My favorite!? Oh god…I can practically see the entire harem fighting for the chance to be mentioned. This is so hard! Maybe Armand, from the Vampire Chronicles? He’s one of the first ones to be deemed a book boyfriend (though Snape beat him by a few years, but that relationship is complicated). Armand, Amadeo…the Auburn-haired Angel, is one of my favorite characters from Anne Rice’s series. It’s really hard to describe Armand in a way that makes him seem desirable to someone unfamiliar with him. Where some would say he never matures, I would see outright passion. Here is how Marius describes the first time he seems him:

“And there I saw beauty, beauty which has always been my downfall, beauty in a new and celestial form.”

6) If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?

Anything within the realm of possibility I assume? I would be an actress.

Having social anxiety also means that I’m pretty much terrified of doing anything labeled “performance”…which includes small stuff like playing charades. So sadly I’ll never have the courage to pursue something like that, but I would love to do it. I’m good at it….until I get more than 3 people around me and then I suddenly forget what language I’m speaking.

7) If I were to go to your house and look at your book shelf. What would I see on it? (which books, nick nacks, pictures…)

Well…it depends one what shelf you’re looking at. I have 5 in my bedroom. 1 is my Star Wars bookcase, which also holds my ARC’s. It has a lot of Legos on it (The Hobbit, Star Wars, and Avengers). The next one is my YA shelf, which has my Harry Potter collection at the top. Then there is my 3rd shelf with YA paperbacks and Middle Grade/Children’s books which has nothing special on it. Then my catch-all adult bookcase which has everything that doesn’t fit into YA or MG…it has a few little figurines (one of which is a dragon sculpted by Julia Kagawa), a old camera from the 20’s, a Portal Gun (that actually lights up and makes the noises), a dragon statues, and a clear glass skull that use to hold Vodka.

8) Do you snack while you read? If so, what is your snack of choice?
I do, but I don’t have a snack of choice really. It changes quite a bit depending on my mood. Right now it’s Crunch bars.
9) Would you rather watch sports or play sports?
Play them. Watching sports can get really boring really fast…and the only sport I watch willingly is soccer. I’d rather go out and play than sit and watch other people play.
10) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and with whom?
Another hard one! I’m going to go with Scotland. I’m partially scottish from my Dad’s side and I’ve always wanted to visit the area that my ancestors came from (the very tip top of the Isle of Lewis) and since I have to travel so far inside of the country to do that I might as well see the rest! I’d take my boyfriend with me, because he keeps me grounded and calm.
11) Your favorite show to binge watch?
I hate binge watching, lol! Actually I kind of hate tv…I watch it, but it’s rare. The only shows I’ve ever binge watched are Doctor Who and Supernatural, and they’ll probably be the only ones I’ll ever do that with. Unless you count the enormous amount of America’s Next Top Model that I use to watch…I don’t.
So there are all of the questions!! Now I can’t remember exactly who accepts little challenges like this and who doesn’t, so I’m not going to out right tag you BUT I will give you some questions and you are more than welcome to answer them on your blog! If you decided to do it let me know so I can stop by and check it out!
1. What Hogwarts house would you be in? 
2. What is your dream job?
3. If you could trade places with a main character from a book, which one would you choose? Why?
4. What is a book that you didn’t think you would like but did? 
5. What is one movie you can watch over and over again and never get tired of? 
6. What is one book that it seems like everyone loves but you? Feel free to vent about it!
7. You wake up and find that you’ve swapped bodies with your favorite actor/actress, who would it be and what’s the first thing you would do?
8. What is a book you think deserves more praise and attention? 
9. What is something you wish you had more time to do?
10. What are three words you would say to your younger self? 
11. Name a fictional person you would want to date? Be best friends with? and erase from history?
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4 Responses to Reading and Ranting: Liebster Award Answers

  1. lab1990 says:

    How fun! I love getting to know bloggers more. That’s cool you do water color; I love the one you shared! I have social anxiety too; it’s gotten a lot better as I’ve aged but it still keeps me from wanting to do certain things. If I could do anything, I’d love to be on Broadway but the whole anxiety plus not knowing how to sing stops that. LOL More realistically, I’d love to be a published author one day.


    • Thank you! It’s my favorite of the paintings I’ve done. Lol, doesn’t it suck when our bodies don’t quite match up to the things we want to do. I would love to be a singer…but I sound awful. 🙂 I definitely want to be an author too Lauren!

  2. Iza Bzh says:

    Glad to know more about you 🙂 Your idea of a perfect day looks very much like mine !

  3. I had no idea you did watercolor! That is so awesome, you are very talented! Can I have your bookshelves??? I don’t have that many anymore. I downsized when I moved and I am just now starting to get it built back up.

    Go Harry Potter! Man who wouldn’t want to live in that world. But I too would probably be a muggle. Pssh, who wants that?

    You rock Michelle! Thanks for participating

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