Sunday, 13 January 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award
OK so I have now been nominated 5 times! First by  Jessica O'Gorek , second by Lynelle Clark,
 thirdly by Inklings of Two Booklingsfourthly by Free spirit books and Fifthly by K Nowinsky for the Liebster Blog Award! The award's purpose is for you to get to know blogs with less than 200 followers a little better. Thanks so much all of you :) 

In order to accept and participate there are some steps:

1. Tell 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
3. Post 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
5. Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.

11 Things About Me
  1. I love reading
  2. I have published 3 books
  3. I have two cats
  4. I enjoy photography
  5. I play netball, hockey, rounders, tennis and run the 100m and 200m
  6. I live in the middle of nowhere
  7. I hate the rain
  8. Want to move abroad to a hot country
  9. I'm currently taking my A-Levels
  10. I'm quite shy
  11. I love summer
My Answers to Jessica's Questions
  1. What inspires you to write/blog? I love reading so decided to start reviewing to let other people know about good books.
  2. What is the best way you have found to get followers? Giveaways and the website Book Blogs.ning
  3. Do you use other site similar to Book Blogs and if so, what? Not at the moment
  4. What would you do with a million dollars? Buy a lot of books first
  5. What genre do you read the most? Paranormal/romances
  6. What is your favorite book? I have too many, maybe Dragonfly by Julia Golding
  7. Who is your favorite actor? Johnny Depp maybe
  8. What is your favorite food? Chinese
  9. When you get stuck creatively, what do you do to move past the rut? Go for a run
  10. What are your hobbies? Writing, sports and photography
  11. Do you think the education system values reading enough? Yes
My Answers to Lynelle's Questions
  1. Describe your blogging experience in one sentence. Crazy, hectic but I'm loving every second!
  2. A word of wisdom for fellow bloggers - Make sure you update your calendar often and record things in as many places possible.
  3. What is the negative side of Blogging? I don't think there is one, I do this because I love it.
  4. What is your favorite genre and why? Paranormal/romances because they are not too far fetched but not as realistic. They seem more imaginative to me and I read books to escape reality for a while so fantasy books are best for that.
  5. When searching for a good book what attracts you first? The cover then description
  6. Favorite character, male or female? Umm that's hard - Stingo (SAS Soldier) from Ringmaster by Julia Golding, or Skulduggery from Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant. They are both funny and make me laugh.
  7. If you could ask your favorite character anything, what would it be? 
  8. Your favorite author? Julia Golding
  9. Your thoughts in regards to Selfpublishing and Published Houses. I'm an author as well so I am all for self-publishing and thinks it's great people can get their work out there themselves now.
  10. What is your newest project? Writing/editing my 4th book and looking to develop this blog.
  11. Name two things on your bucket list. Travel to as many places possible, stay in the ice hotel and see the northern lights
My Answers to Inklings Questions
  1. Which are the three ingredients a good book must contain? Fast paced, intriguing story line, relate-able or engaging characters, natural speech
  2. Describe your life with a book title. 
  3. If you were to write a book, what would the blurb look like? Have written 3 already.
  4. What skill would help you win the hunger games (mad origami skill is not an option)? Being invisible (people don't notice me a lot)
  5. Its your birthday and the doctor offers you one trip with the TARDIS. What event (in the past or future) would you like to witness and why? Some time way in the future to see what humans are like.
  6. If you could spend one day in a book, which book would you choose? Why? Empty Quarter by Julia Golding because 1) I would love to go to Egypt and 2) it's full of adventure/spy stuff
  7. Would you rather spend a day in the Cullen's house or in a cold torture chamber with Bellatrix Lestrange? Umm The Cullen's house?
  8. Aliens exist! And they have libraries! Huge, amazing libraries filled with books from all over the universe! Awesome! They want to expand their collection so they ask you to pick 5 books (or book series) from Earth to be placed in the great galactic library. Which books would you choose? Ringmaster - Julia Golding, Dragonfly - Julia Golding, Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy, Blood Ties - Sophie Mckenzie and Blood Bound - Rachel Vincent
  9. Ever fell in love with a fictional character? Who swept you off your feet the most? Not Really 
  10. If reading was prohibited by law, what other hobby would you choose? Photography
  11. Would you rather be a vampire for life of a warewolf during the full moon? Vampire
My answers to Beth's Questions
1. Who is your favorite author? - Julia Golding
2. What is the best book you've ever read and why? - Dragonfly by Julia Golding because I just fell in love with the story and characters.
3. What book got you hooked on reading? - Diamond of Dury Lane by Julia Golding
4. What is the worst book you've ever read? - Would rather not say - you can probably tell from my reviews though.
5. Why did you choose your blog title/ what does it mean? - My family always joke that I'm lost in other worlds when reading so I called my blog Lost to Books
6. Do you finish a book if you hate it? Why or why not? - Depends when I hate it. I will read if I'm hoping something will happen but in general no.
7. Have you ever written a book? - Published 3 and am writing a 4th and 5th currently
8. What is your favorite place to get books from? - Amazon
9. Do you have any hobbies other than reading? - Photography and writing
10. Do you have any other blogs? - Yes

My Answers to K Nowinsky's Questions
11.) What is your all-time favorite movie? Moulin Rouge
10.) If you could go anywhere, where would it be? I don't mind so long as it's hot!
9.) How often are you on-line and approximately for how long? Everyday, hours...
8.) What is your favorite sport to play or watch (or both)? I hate watching sports as I prefer playing them and get impatient. my favourite to play is netball
7.) If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why? To be a best-selling author because writing is what I love.

6.) What was the last song you listened to? Example - Close Enemies
5.) When was the last time you donated to a charity? Don't know
4.) Have you ever ridden in the subway or mass transit? Where and why? Don't have one where I live.
3.) Are you happy with how you look? Why or why not? Yes, I can't change it so why think about it, plus I can eat what I like and not put the weight on :)
2.) Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? I avoid answering it.
1.) What was the last book you read and would you recommend it? I just finished The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe (ARC from NetGalley) and yes it was an enjoyable read.

My Questions for Nominees
  1. What is your favourite book?
  2. How old is your blog?
  3. What do you do in your spare time?
  4. What's the best indie book you've read/reviewed?
  5. How many books do you read a week?
  6. Favourite author?
  7. Dream place to go on holiday?
  8. Do you write as well as blog?
  9. What's your favourite thing about blogging?
  10. What supernatural creature would you be and why?
  11. Would you pick a stable romance or a dangerous romance with your star crossed lover?

My Nominees 
  2. Patricia -
  3. Becs is an Angel -
  4. Starlin Verity -
  5. Fam Min -
  6. Chelsea -
  7. Momma Chaos -
  8. Becky Torno -
  9. Debra Boivin -
  10. Sadrina Cassi -
  11. M. Lathan -
If the nominees decide to participate please leave a comment with a link to your post.

Sienna x


  1. Thanks for nomination :)I did it in my blog too with Turkish Book bloggers :) I'll anwer your questions here in English 4 you :)
    What is your favourite book?-Mario Puzo Godfather
    How old is your blog?-it's just a baby blog. Only 2 months older :)
    What do you do in your spare time?-blogging,reading,watching tv series
    What's the best indie book you've read/reviewed?
    How many books do you read a week?-depends on thickness of the book.3 or 4 books a week
    Favourite author?-oh so much. but if say one Judith McNaught
    Dream place to go on holiday?-Comic Con is my dream!!
    Do you write as well as blog?well yes :) I'm writing a book nowadays
    What's your favourite thing about blogging?-sharing sharing sharing
    What supernatural creature would you be and why?-Vampire of course! I'm in love with them since highschool :)
    Would you pick a stable romance or a dangerous romance with your star crossed lover? stable,dangerous everything i'll pick :)

    Thanks and loves from Istanbul-Turkey

  2. Thanks Sienna!

    Here are my answers.

    What is your favourite book?
    Currently, it's the Hunger Games. Tomorrow it may be something different, but probably something in the YA genre.

    How old is your blog?
    Three months.

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Read and write.

    What's the best indie book you've read/reviewed?
    Can I say mine? lol. If not, I'd say Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis since it's the last one I read.

    How many books do you read a week?

    Favourite author?
    Maggie Stiefvater because I love poetry and she finds a way to sneak it into every chapter.

    Dream place to go on holiday?
    I'm from the South, so anywhere with snow. It's a foreign substance to me.

    Do you write as well as blog?

    What's your favourite thing about blogging?
    Still figuring it out.

    What supernatural creature would you be and why?
    Easy. Shape shifting dragon-girl.

    Would you pick a stable romance or a dangerous romance with your star crossed lover?
    Stable. Stress gives me pimples and he wouldn't want me as much.

    Off to go find someone to nominate. Thanks again :)

  3. Great answers Sienna and best wishes with your new book


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