15 Jan 2013

UPDATE: Liebster Blog Award.

    A couple of days ago, the lovely Inna from Inna's Little Bookshelves nominated us for the Liebster Blog Award. What is that you may ask? Well, the Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers that have less than 200 followers as a sort of big internet hug. So, thank you Inna for nominating us...

To accept and participate in this award, you need to do the following things:
- 11 facts about yourself. 
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Create 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
- Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.
 11 facts about Chami and Ely.
1. Chami was born Sri Lanka and moved to Australia when she was three.
2. Ely has been learning French for six years now, next she'd really love to learn German.
3. Chami's goldfish named "Goldy," suicided out of the fish tank after eating all the food and killing the other goldfish.
4. Next to reading, Ely's top three favourite things are TV, History and Tea.
5. Ely is not Chami's best friend, or her sister. We are practically the same person...in two bodies.
6. Ely's had over forty operations on her one leg...it's a long story.
7. Chami absolutely refuses to take the birthday present that Ely has bought for her after Ely stalked this blog, all of Chami's video and Goodreads to make sure she didn't have these two books.
8. Ely wanted to be a waitress when she was six years old, since then she's wanted to be a fashion designer, a photographer, a marine biologist, a teacher, a historian, an archaelogist and an author- she has yet to pick the one she really wants.
9. Chami always questions things that don't have answers.
10. Ely's biggest dream is to study in London for a year before moving there full-time with Chami and buying an amazing apartment that will be filled to the absolute brim with books.
11. We went to the same school for three years, but didn't become best friends until Chami moved away.
11 questions from Inna
1. Why do you read? E: I read because it’s my way of being able to escape my life and everything that is happening around me. If I’m having a really bad day or even a really bad week, reading can always make me happy and I love that. C: To escape, devour, hunt and survive. It's an instinct. Like cake. I NEED it.
2. What is your favorite quote? E: “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” – Agatha Christie C: "Even the birds are chained to sky" - Bob
3. What types of books do you enjoy? E: Young Adult, Paranormal, Contemporary, Mystery/Crime, Classics C: I mostly enjoy Young Adult Literature, and Fantasy, Ely, Science Fiction and Dystopian in sub category.
4. What is your biggest pet peeve? (In books or just life) E: In both books and in real life, people who change themselves so that their ‘friends’ will like them. C: When Ely is not online on Skype. Seriously Ely, we all know you don't have a social life so what's stopping you? As well as Cassandra Clare and her books. They make me so mad! It's like she's enchanted them to make me hit my head against a wall and cause brain damage.
5. True love? Yes or No? E: Maybe- I’ve yet to see an example in real life, in books- definitely. C: I would like to think there is, but we're all too blinded by insecurities and selfishness for anything to be purely true. But the word "true" shouldn't define how much love you can give and hold. The word, "true," seems more like an insecurity itself to reassure someone.
6. What’s the craziest thing about you? E: My best friend, Chami. But really, probably the fact I had to ask Chami to answer this for me. C: Ely is the craziest thing about me.
7. Describe yourself in three words. E: Determined, Quiet, Bookish .C: Wanderer. Dreamer. Flame.
8. Is there anything in your life you would change? E: Yes, it’d be really lovely to see Chami more often. C: Yes, to stop getting trapped in my own mind and see Ely in real life more than on Skype.
9. What are you most thankful for? E: Chami, because she is the best friend anyone could ever hope for. C: Ely. Because i would never had thought that i could meet someone like her. And No Adele, you will never find someone like Ely.
10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? E: Either London or somewhere in Germany. C: Wherever my heart takes me. Yup, there's the cheese. More like wherever my stomach will take me.
11. What do you do in your free time? E: Other than reading, I like to write, listen to music, watch lots of films, speak French, Skype call with Chami for hours and shop for books. C: Write, Read, Dance, Act, Blog, Eat, A lot of Eating and a lot of talking to Ely.

11 questions for our nominees.
1. What is your favourite childhood book?
2. Having your reading habits changed since you started your blog?
3. Where is your favourite place to read? 
4. Do you ever lend out your books to friends or family?
5. What genre has you read the least in?
6.  Has the hype over a book ever ruined your reading experience of it?
7. Who is your absolute favourite fictional character?
8. Do you keep your books organised in a certain way? If so, how?
9. Is there a book that made you angry?
10. Favourite book that isn't as popular as you think it should be?
11. A book that you really want to read but haven't gotten around to yet.  
Our 11 nominees. 
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11. Untitled. 


  1. Thanks so much for the nomination! I feel so loved and will be fulling the requirements on my next post!

  2. Thanks for nominating us, I'm sorry to say we are going to have to decline. Mari and I are ceacing to accept awards anymore.

    Thank you so much! You have a lovely blog,