Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hello bookworms and welcome back to Josie’s Book Corner! Featuring on my blog today, as you may have already guessed, is another award post! I was tagged by a number of bloggers to do this award and these bloggers are ones that I urge you to check out! Right now! Click their names to go to their blog pages!

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions
Maria @ Big City Bookworm
Amanda @ Amanda Nicole Books

I will be answering all their questions today, so get ready to learn a lot about me! And thank you Raven, Maria and Amanda, for being so amazing and nominating me, giving me these questions to answer. I hope all you bookworms enjoy this. . .

Raven’s Questions:

1. Who is your favorite person in the world except your parents and why?

Oh gosh, my favourite person in the world… That’s a tough one. I love so many people, so I cannot decide who to pick for this question! It’s just too unfair to pick a favourite person! That’s like asking me to pick my favourite book. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

2.Your favorite holiday spot?

So far in my life, I have only travelled to two places: Malaysia and England. In fact, those two places are the two halves of my ethnic background! I am half Malaysian and half British! But I think my favourite holiday spot would have to be England, specifically the place where I stayed the last time I visited. That was years ago, but we stayed in this lovely home, a bed and breakfast-type of place which was gorgeous! I cannot get enough of the UK.

3.Besides reading what do you like to do most?

I love to write. I think many of you know that as one of my obvious hobbies. I like all types of writing. I love writing essays for school – even if it gets tedious, and I love writing fiction of course! 

4.How’s your blogging experience up until now?

It’s been absolutely phenomenal! I’ve met so many amazing people and discovered a new side of myself! The best part about blogging for me is that it’s the first hobby I’ve found that I’ve actually stuck to and not drifted away from. It’s all thanks to all of you bookworms supporting me!

5.Name three of your most highly anticipating books which isn’t published yet?

Oh gosh, here we go. I’ll have to scour my mind for this one! Actually no, three just popped into my head. The first is the most obvious one that I’m sure many of you saw coming: QUEEN OF SHADOWS BY SARAH J MAAS! I already pre-ordered it but I saw on Twitter that some people have it already – commence sobbing like a spoilt child.

The next is The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I loved The Iron Trials and the end intrigued me so much that when I realised there was a second book that was coming out, I screamed with excitement!

Lastly, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. I enjoyed Red Queen and not only does the cover for the sequel look AMAZING, I need to know what happens next! 

6.Who is your favorite music artist and also name any three tracks you would recommend from the artist?

I’m sorry, but I hate getting asked questions like this when it comes to music. I’m horrible at these questions!

7.Describe any one of your happiest moment in your life?

I must have some form of memory loss because no matter how hard I try to conjure up a good memory, my mind remains blank! 

8.What do you hate the most?

Spiders. How could this world give birth to such a thing?

9.What’s your favorite food?

Curry all the way, baby!

10.Why do you blog?

I blog because it’s one of the ways I can express my feelings and thoughts in away I would normally not be able to in real life. I blog to connect with the people who have similar interests as me! 

Maria’s Questions:

What made you decide to start book blogging?

Because I needed an outlet to talk and ramble on about my thoughts and musings about all things books and blogging was definitely the way to go! 

Do you prefer paperbacks, hardcovers or ebooks?

I love  all three! However, I love them for different reasons. I love paperbacks because they are significantly cheaper than hardbacks. I love hardbacks because they are so much more sturdy and lovely to hold than paperbacks – it feels like I’m holding gold when I hold hardbacks. And I love ebooks because they are incredibly cheap, and portable!

What is your favourite book to movie adaptation?

So far I have watched a few book to movie adaptations, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings. Out of all of those, I’d have to say that The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are the kings of book to movie adaptations. Especially Lord of the Rings. The Lord of the Rings movies were literally my childhood, hence why I’m a huge fantasy fan as of now. 

What is your favourite book that you have read so far this year?

THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES. Gosh that book gives me all the feels! AND AND AND The Heroes of Olympus series! Being the first series I read during this year, I fell totally in love with it. Rick Riordan and Sarah J Maas, this year you are probably my favourite authors. But there are so many to choose from!

What is one book that you would love to see turned into a movie or television show?

The Throne of Glass series. I need it to be turned into a movie, or a TV show. Make it a 5 hour long movie, I don’t care, I just want the book adapted PERFECTLY onto the screen. No compromises, just completely off the book. No cutting scenes, no nothing. Just the book in movie/TV show version. 

If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would it be?

J.R.R Tolkien. Hands down, that will be all folks. 

Do you read Graphic Novels? If so which ones are your favourite?

I want to read graphic novels! So far I have only read one, but they are fantastic and such fun little breaks in between books! I really want to read Saga.

What is your most anticipated read for the second half of 2015?


What is your favourite childhood picture book/short story/novel?

Hm… I can’t remember much from my childhood, nor can I remember the books I read. I do remember reading a ton of fairytale picture books though.

If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be?

Oh gosh, too many choices!!! Celaena, Leo Valdez, and so many more! I want them all to come to life! (Maybe not the psycho crazy ones). 

Amanda’s Questions:

What is your favorite childhood book (and memory to go with it)?

I can remember reading and loving The Hobbit as a young child. I loved it so much, thanks to the teacher who gave it to me! I still have the copy of it today and it brings back memories of me sitting in class reading the book instead of actually doing school work and listening to the teacher. Rebelling bookworm since primary school, that’s me.

Why do you read? (relax, excitement, to learn, etc.)

I read books for entertainment essentially. But I also read them to learn new things, to give myself new perspectives of the world I live in. I read books to escape the world I live in, which does tend to drown me a little bit sometimes (okay, a lot). I read to calm my mind because I have found that when I am having a bad case of anxiety, it calms me down. 

What was the last book you read and some brief comments on it?

The last book I read was Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. This book was unique and amazing for a debut. It’s a beautiful contemporary romance that has a perfect balance of focus on romance, family and life. The characters are wonderful, the plot even has some great twists, there are no over-used tropes, and overall it’s a book worth everyone’s time. 

Post a photo of your favorite cover.

Oh gosh. Another “favourite” question. Okay, fine, I am picking the first pretty cover I see, that’s how I’m going to roll with this one. 



How many books do you read in a month?

On average I read about 4 – 6 books a month! 

What is your favorite book store?

Book Depository! 

What would be your ultimate story (genre, location, characters, etc.)

Ultimate story? A fantasy. I cannot really contemplate any further than that, but it would be an epic fantasy story with a ton of action, a pinch of amazing, swoon-worthy romance, adventure, and a little bit of everything you’d want in a fantasy story. 

Which book was/is huge but just didn’t live up to the hype for you?

Hm… I can’t think of any huge book that wasn’t up to the hype. But Magonia was definitely a book that didn’t live up to it’s hype. 

Which book do you recommend for everyone?

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon! The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien! The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness! A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness!

Favorite reading spot?

My lovely lazy-boy chair, with leg-propping technology. The comfiest place in my house besides my bed. I could sleep in that char if I needed to!


27 responses to “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”

  1. I am so jealous that you got to visit the UK and Malaysia (and even more jealous that you have a cool accent and I don’t. LOL) they’re both places I’ve been wanting to visit. 🙂 And oh my gosh the cover of Frozen Tides is stunning!! I’m in love. ❤ Cool answers!

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    1. Aw, thank you! 😀
      I hope you get to visit those places soon, they are lovely places.
      Right?! I need to read the Falling Kindgoms series soon.
      xoxo ❤

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  2. I believe you are my soul-Aussie-twin sister. Lord Of The Rings + Throne Of Glass + aspiring writer? Yes, you are. 😀

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    1. Yes yes yes yes! Soul sisters! 😄 xoxo

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  3. I totally know how you feel when it comes to the “favorite” questions! I just can’t pick only one, come on now. HAHA

    I have yet to read a Patrick Ness novel but I do have the books waiting for me on my shelf. I need to get on The Knife of Never Letting Go ASAP!

    I also share similar sentiments in regards to the different book formats. I’m glad that I’m not the only one that thinks one is always better than the other…I do prefer hardbacks better though for aesthetic purposes. They just look much better on your shelf. Unfortunately as you pointed out they can be expensive.

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    1. Right?! Favourites questions are very hard questions to answer. 😁
      Yes yes, you must read a Patrick Ness book soon! His writing is so amazing and he really knows how to write a unique story!
      Hardbacks are the best out of all of them, I agree. If they were cheaper, my shelves would only be consisting of them! 😄
      Thank you for stopping by! xoxo

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  4. So many “favorite” questions! People always ask book bloggers what are favorite book/author/cover is, and I honestly can’t answer! Great post, glad we got to learn more about you 🙂

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    1. I know right?! Its such a hard question. If it was thrown at me in real life I’d just stand there with my mouth opening and closing like a fish out of water!
      And thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed learning things about me. 😄

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  5. Wow so many questions! Glad we could find out more about you.

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    1. I know right? So many! But I enjoyed answering them all!
      I’m glad to know that you enjoyed learning things about me. 😄

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      1. I’ve read again in other posts of yours that you can’t remember things about your childhood. Aren’t you worried? I would be a bit scared.

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        1. I am slightly afraid. Of course its not just my childhood but even recent years of my life are now much of a blur, with only certain moments I remember. But hopefully nothing is really wrong.

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          1. Have you visited a doctor?? Hopefully it’s nothing serious.

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            1. I haven’t! I never thought it was a major problem.

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              1. Good to know then! 🙂

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  6. I really need to read Everything, Everything by nicola yoon ASAP.I’m so glad you’ve loved red queen too.I’m totally gonna freak out with joy if throne of glass is adapted into movie or TV series. 😀

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    1. You do! I’m glad I enjoyed Red Queen. I hope I enjoy the sequel even more!
      I know right?! I’ll be throwing a party if that ever happens! xoxo 😄

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      1. Am I invited to the party???
        LOL! 😀

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  7. I totally agree with you about the book formats! I love them all, but for different reasons. Your reasons were perfect! I wish hardcovers were so much more cheaper, haha. I probably love those the best.
    I can’t wait for Glass Sword too. I am dying to know hat is going on!!
    Love your answers to all of these questions! 🙂

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    1. Glad you agree! Hardbacks are painfully expensive! And if you’ve ever bought a book in Australia, theyre much more expensive here than in the US I believe.
      Even though Red Queen was not completely mindblowing, I can’t wait to see where Glass Sword takes us! xoxo
      Thank you ❤

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  8. Can you believe I’ve never read anything by Patrick Ness? I’m missing out, aren’t I? Your love of the Throne of Glass series has me second guessing my stance to not read it, because all of the books aren’t out yet. I hate starting unfinished series because my memory is SO bad! 🙂

    These are great!!

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    1. You haven’t?! Gosh you really are missing out! Please read his work! I recommend starting with A Monster Calls. I have a review of it on my blog, in the 5 star section!
      I love the Throne of Glass series with my whole heart. I think you should definitely pick it up soon, because Queen of Shadows is almost here.
      And I know how you feel, I usually start series when all the books are out, but the Throne of Glass series has stuck in my mind so well that even though its been a few months since I read Heir of Fire, I’ll be able to go into Queen of Shadows right away.
      Thank you! xoxo ❤ 😄

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      1. I trust your judgement. I just don’t trust my memory. LOL. Ok, I just got A Monster Calls and The Knife of Never Letting Go. I have to try this author. I actually own the first two books in the Throne of Glass series – it’s the hype monster that scares me. Is Queen of Shadows the final book??

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        1. Really?! You just bought them? Yay! I’m so excited for you to read his work.
          Ah! I see. I know, hype is so scary! One thing about me as that I am very good at removing hype from my mind once I start reading a book.
          I don’t know, I assume it is, but I’ll have to check.. I always assumed it was!

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      2. Gah…I just looked on Goodreads and there’s 2 more books after this that are untitled. 😦

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        1. Oh woah, really?! Damn… In one instance I’m so happy there’s more, but at the same time, I’m thinking: UGH, more waiting! 😣

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