August 21, 2015

The Liebster Award (Thank you, Carlisa!)

August 21, 2015

So way back when in June, the extremely sweet Carlisa from Confessions of Carlisa nominated me for the Liebster Award!  Thank you, a thousand times & more, Carlisa, for the nomination.

This post is way overdue but hey, there's no expiration date on winning the award, right?

Here goes!


What is the Liebster Award, anyway?

It's basically just a fun, little online award passed around in the blogging community to share the love and discover new blogs!

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.

2. Answer the 10 questions given by the nominator.

3. Nominate and link 10 bloggers (with less than 200 followers).

4. Notify all the bloggers you've nominated.

5. Create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.

My Answers:

1. Why did you start blogging?

I began this particular blog, Peach Print, for my Sophomore Quality Project a handful of months ago in April.  I explain in more detail exactly what this "Quality Project" is in my About Section, but in short, it was an opportunity for students to explore and do what they truly loved as a homework assignment.  And in my case, that meant reading and writing.  So, of course, I had to make a book review blog.  Peach Print gave me the perfect excuse to read and write even more.

2. What's one reason why you love to read?

I love reading because I love getting inside the head of an author.  I find it quite amazing, really, how all books, even the most famous, start off as a simple idea.  A spark in one's mind.  I find it fascinating, exciting (!), how literature's most beloved characters such as Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen at one time, only existed in the minds of their creators.  I revel in how just one person has the power to create entire worlds.  People.  Stories.  And how that imaginary place, person, story, has the power to reach millions of people all around the world.  How your creation can touch people you've never even met.

I think authors are some of the most amazing people on this planet.

3. What's your favorite part of book blogging?

I definitely love the community.  I know, I know, everyone says this, but they have reason to!  Everyone in this book blogging community is so kind, so sweet, so well-versed, and easy to talk to.  It's been such a fun few months getting to know you all.  It's awesome to be part of a community that supports each other wholeheartedly and shares the same interests.

4. What are your two favorite genres and why do you like them?

I have to say YA Contemporary and YA Fantasy.  These two genres are pretty much on the opposite side of the literary spectrum, but both have their own aspects to love.  Sometimes you crave something real and similar to your own life, but sometimes you just want to live in a fantasy world for a couple hundred pages.

5.  If you could only recommend three books for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Okay:
1. Jellicoe Road
2. Harry Potter (any of them)
3. I honestly can't decide.

6. Tell us something un-bookish about yourself.

Boston is my favorite city.  I hope to attend college there.

7. E-reader or physical books?  Why?

Do you even need to ask?  Physical books all the way!

Why?  Because there's a huge difference between holding an actual, tangible book and turning actual, tangible pages and holding an electronic brick!  It's just a completely different feeling and reading experience.

I don't think I'll ever be able to completely love e-readers.

8. What's your favorite post that you've written?

This Top Ten Tuesday post I wrote awhile back listing 10 cute bookish gifts.  I just really love bookish merch.  I mean, who doesn't?

9. What are you currently reading?

Nothing at the moment.  I just finished ACOTAR earlier this week, but I have yet to begin my next read.

10. What's your favorite place to read?

In an AC room with LOTS of pillows and blankets and NO noise.

My Questions:

1. What is your all-time favorite book?
2. What is a book everyone loves but you hate?
3. A character you'd marry?
4. What's the best book you've read this year?
5. What's your most anticipated read?
6. What's your favorite bookish quote?
7. What is the first sentence of the book you're currently reading?
8. What book would you want to be stuck in?
9. How would you manage to survive The Hunger Games?
10. A character you're most similar to?  How & why?

I Nominate . . .

Alysia @ Literaturesque
+ anyone else!

I tried to nominate those who haven't already won this award, but I'm sorry if I'm mistaken.
You're not at all obligated to answer my questions & make a post!

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Julia Anne

I'm a teen with a refined taste for good books and great writing, currently living in Honolulu, HI. I'm a reader. A dreamer. And an aspirant writer. One day I have hopes to travel the world, but for now, I'll settle with venturing through the written works I read.

19 comments :

  1. Jellicoe Road!! Yes, recommend it forever!! <3 :D

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    1. Love that book!! :-)

      Julia Anne

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  2. Confession: I haven't read Jellicoe Road yet.... The community is definitely a great part of blogging. Everyone is so much fun and totally creative. Contemporary and Fantasy are complete opposites but both are such rich and diverse genres that both have exciting and amazing elements. Congrats on the Liebster award!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Rachel, you NEED to read Jellicoe Road! It started off a bit slow, but totally picked up, earning the title of my favorite book. It's a book I'll recommend forever.

      And yes, I'm glad to be a part of this awesome online community! I'm glad I decided to start up this blog in April.

      Thanks, Rach!
      Julia Anne

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  3. Ahh Thank you Julia!! :) I'll definitely answer these questions as soon as I get the chance. :) Haha I liked the answer for the first two questions. And I have to say, Jellicoe Road is the only book by Marchetta I haven't read yet!! Well, I have to finish her fantasy series but that's it!! I'll have to check it out soon. :D

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    1. Yay! I look forward to reading your answers, Alysia. And you definitely should read Jellicoe Road when you have the chance! :-)

      Julia Anne

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  4. Congrats on the award, Julia Anne!!! For some reason I couldn't help but laugh when you called an ereader an "electronic brick", but I completely understand what you mean. It just doesn't feel like the authentic experience if you read a book on an ereader... And I love Boston too! :) I loved finding out more about you through the answers, and again congrats on the award!! :DD

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    1. Thank you, AJ! I definitely laughed a little too when I wrote that line, haha. And I'm glad you get me. Those ereaders just can't make up for the feeling of holding a print book.

      Julia Anne

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  5. Congrats on the award! I used to feel the same way about eReaders, but now I can't live without my Kindle, it just grew on me and I LOVE it <3

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. Thanks, Carla! Hopefully I'll learn to love my Kindle one day, but for now . . . it's not the best of relationships between the two of us. Haha. Glad to hear you're a lover of both print books and ebooks!

      Julia Anne

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  6. I recently found your blog through Rachel's and it's lovely!! I can totally relate with you on why I started blogging, in fact, the awesome community is the reason why I got back into it in the first place. Everyone is so kind :'') congrats on the award!

    Olivia @ Fictionally Obsessed

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    1. Hey, Olivia! Thanks for stopping by the blog! And yes, you just gotta love this community and the awesome people in it. :-)

      Julia Anne

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  7. Aww...congrats on getting this award Julia Anne! You completely deserve it because your blog is absolutely amazing. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Zoe! It means a lot. :-)

      Julia Anne

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  8. Oh, now I get to see your own blog! It's lovely and I like it a lot :) I am like you, I just love the blogging community so much *hugs all around* and also I simply love physical books. I do appreciate my kindle a lot though because living internationally means it would be so much harder to get some of the good ARCs without it! But I am thankful for it even though if I do love a book in my ereader I end up getting an actual copy...

    Oh! I love the book Jellicoe Road and am glad to see someone else does too <3

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment. :-) I haven't yet developed an appreciation for my Kindle, but I'm sure I will eventually develop a liking. But for now, it's physical books all the way.

      And yes, isn't Jellicoe Road an amazing read?

      Julia Anne

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  9. congrats on the award! your answers for all of these questions were SO GOOD. i would definitely say ya contemporary + ya fantasy are my two favourite genres as well. it's nice to be able to read books from such widely different genres to mix it up a bit! and ooh you finished acotar this week? what did you think of it? i finished reading it FINALLY like a few days ago and it was a bit of a disappointment for me... but anyway, i'm curious as to what your thoughts were!

    annie :)

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    1. Thank you, Annie! I actually just finished ACOTAR earlier this week and . . . loved it! I posted a review this morning on it, too. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it, though. :-( If you plan on writing up a review for it as well, I'll be looking forward to it! I'm curious to know what didn't work for you in the book.

      Julia Anne

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  10. Congrats on the award! :) I've never read Jellicoe Road, but it seems like I must check it out. & Oh the dreaded physical book vs. e-book question. To be honest, e-books never really appealed to me until I was in college and moving in & out of dorms/apartments every year. As much as I love physical books and the look of a bookshelf full of books, e-books helped my sanity during that time of year. I'm sure once I settle more permanently in a home though, I'll transition back. Every booklover dreams of that Beauty and the Beast library after all.

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