I was nominated to the Liebster Award by the wonderful Arden @ Phantom Paper and Kaleena @ Reader Voracious. Thank you so much for the nomination! Go and check out their blogs they are both awesome 😍😍
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
- Answer 11 questions they asked you.
- Come up with your own 11 questions
- Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to tell them.
Kaleena @ Reader Voracious’s questions and my answers
What’s your favourite literary trope?
I have to confess that I’m in love with the chosen one trope 🙈 I don’t know why but I find it very empowering when the person who was bullied and ignored by others takes the stage. And elemental magic! I love it when the person can control water, fire, air or earth, AH. I would like these two tropes served together please mmmmm.
If you could write a book, what would it be about?
It would definitely be fantasy. I don’t have any ideas but I would find it exceedingly hard to resist planting my two favourite tropes in there haha. Maybe an empowering, feminist fantasy with no romance!
What’s your favourite thing to do while reading?
Drink coffee or wine! I’m all in for tea too but somehow I strongly associate coffee and wine with reading. I also like to match the music I’m listening to with the book I’m reading. The right-kind of music helps me get perfectly immersed into a book and I sometimes listen to something I dislike just because it happens to work with the book.
What’s your favourite food combinations?
I like combining sweet and savoury. One of my favourite combinations is sweet potatoes with hallomi or goat’s cheese sandwiches with mango chutney or pineapple and kidney beans on pizza (no shame here I love it haha). Simple and niiiiice.
What’s the weirdest food combinations you like?
My adoration of the sweet & salty combo can take monstrous proportions. I like watermelon and grapes in my tortillas, and raisins should be served with every meal. Especially baked into toast.
What is your most prized possession?
I got a soft-toy elephant when I was 2 or 3 years old from my uncle. That elephant is now called Fantti and I would run in to a burning house to fetch it if it was trapped inside.
Do you follow any book-tubers? If so, who’s your favourite? If not, why not?
Yes I do! I love watching booktube and I follow loads of people there. AAH I can’t pick one favourite, I have multiple! My favourites include Regan @ PeruseProject, Hailey @ Hailey in bookland, Zoe @ Read By Zoe, Emily @ Books with Emily Fox, Whitney @ WhittyNovels and G @ Book Roast. I also discovered Chelsea @ Chelseadolling Reads just a little time ago and I love her too! My absolute favourite content are reading vlogs and TBRs, I just can’t get enough haha.
Who are your favourite bloggers to follow on twitter?
I’m pretty new to twitter and I still had zero twitter skills just one month ago. That also means that I haven’t established any favourites as of yet 😄 But C.G Drews is amazing with her words @PaperFury and I have recently been digging the humour by Beth @BooksNest and Satou @inkishkingdoms
What is your ideal vacation? (No money limits)
OH I WANT TO GO EVERYWHERE. I would like to have a month long tour through India with a local guide, then travel in Vietnam and Singapore for some time, continue on to Australia, then New Zealand and then go to Japan and Korea as the last two destinations. I would be perfectly happy spending 4 or 5 months on this trip! I would like to focus on sampling food, getting to know to the cultures and doing a lot of yoga.
What’s something ridiculous that you used to believe when you were younger?
I believed a bunch of ridiculous stuff but now that I’m asked my mind goes totally blank.
What would be the clickbait title of the last book you read?
A Bunch of Children Found Candylicious Magic Worlds with This Simple Trick.
Can you guess what the book is? 😂
Arden @ Phantom Paper’s questions and my answers
Favorite movie/TV show/anime?
I show a consistent inability to pick just one favourite so here is a whole set of my favourites:
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Uprooted by Naomi Novik and Circe by Madeline Miller. I’m so grateful it didn’t say ‘favourite book’.
Do you pour milk first or cereal?
TANDANDAA. A huge plot twist, but I hate milk in my cereal. I eat them
From past experience I know how utterly shocking this can be to the milk-cereal-eaters (MCE for short). I acknowledge being a rare species.
I don’t understand the MCEs though, cereal gets soggy in milk and why would you knowingly ruin your cereal
What’s that one thing you’ve been putting off for a really long time?
Taking my broken blender to someone who can fix it. I love that blender and I want it to be okay again. BUT UGH. I would have to email random people asking who can fix it and then they will just ask me to call and I hate calling and and and. Valid reasons as you can see.
Your first name, and what would you change it to, if you wanted to?
My first name is Pauliina. I’m quite okay with it right now. I hated it when I lived back in Finland but now I quite like how everyone here in Scotland pronounces it as Polina. If I were to change it I would probably choose to be either Bella or Eleonoora. Eleonoora is my second name and I have always liked Bella.
Link a post you liked a lot (can be your own, someone you follow or a follower’s)
My favourite post of the ones I have done is my readathon blog: 24 Hours of Reading – a Readathon Blog!
I don’t even game much but Lauren @ Northern Plunder’s Steam Wishlist clean-up posts are loads of fun! I didn’t have a wishlist in Steam before but now I have started filling it up due to these posts, so they clearly have the reverse effect on me; Northern Plunder cleans up her wishlist and I fill up mine.
One thing you wished you knew before you started blogging
How important Twitter is in the blogging community! It’s a way to tag others and commucate easily, find new blogs to follow and others with similar tastes. If I had know I would have started practicing this Twitter thing a bit earlier.
The kind of pizza you order
I’m the person that goes for the ‘choose your own toppings’ bit and then I pick everything and the pizza becomes too expensive. (That’s why I rarely order pizza)
Without thinking about my potential bankruptcy I would take a thin crusted, huge pizza with tomato sauce, onions, kidney beans, goats cheese, pineapple (YES), spinach, peppers, blue cheese and maybe some other beans too if they have any handy. This gorgeousness would be enough for the next day as well!
Personal preference, car or motorbike?
I’m so bad at choosing!! If I absolutely really really have to choose I pick a motorbike. Cause they are cool.
But I kind of pick a car cause driving a motorbike in the Scottish Highlands is not super convenient. And that’s mostly where I need a motor anything to get to. But I kind of pick neither because I never really want to own a car or a motorbike. I pick free public transport and super cheap car rentals. I just picked a car didn’t I?
Weird food combination you like or a food you like that’s an acquired taste?
I answered a similar question above and most people are probably so freaked out about my raw cereals at this point that they can’t deal with another weird food combination.
One acquired taste though I can add, it’s matcha! I mean the proper matcha tea that you make out of good quality Japanese matcha powder with a bamboo whisk and then you also acquire crazy awesome triceps because a lot of whisking is involved. Most people I have made it to find it too strong or ‘slightly weird’ but I really like it!
- Noly @ The Artsy Reader
- Jacqueline @ The Pufflehuff Kitteh
- Nandini @ Unputdownable Books
- Sam @ Sleepy Sam Reads
- Jessica @ Odd and Bookish
- Chloe @ Book Dragons
- James @ Up with a Book
- Meaghan @ The Words Gremlin
- Justine @ Bookish Wisps
- Satou @ Inkish Kingdoms
- Beth @ Books Nest
My questions are partly recycled because I have no shame
- The kind of pizza you order?
- What was the last book you finished?
- Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?
- Which book has been in your TBR for the longest?
- How do you feel about big books? What’s the longest book you have ever read?
- Weirdest food you like?
- What’s that one thing you have been putting off for a really long time?
- Which book would you recommend to someone who doesn’t like to read?
- Are you a person who plans things carefully beforehand or more of a spontaneous type?
- Do you have a favourite quote?
- If you had to stick to one book genre for the rest of your life which one would you pick?
Thank you so so so much to Reader Voracious and Phantom Paper for nominating me for the Liebster Award. The questions were loads of fun to answer to!
Thank you so much for reading!