The Liebster Award

Ladies and gentlemen,

               We are glad to present to you a brand new award. An award that was given to us to put us on a podium among new bloggers. We would like to give a big thank you to Ana Slanina for nominating us for the Liebster Award ! It is really a pleasure for us to have followers that appreciate our new blog. We will continue to thrive and put up more reviews for the world to see. We’re eternally grateful to all our followers, for their interactions and the continuous interest in our reviews. We hope to keep things going and have more folks join us in this virtual diary. A diary we love to share with the online peeps. A diary that’ll grow to be less personal and more communal.

Rules for The Liebster Award Nomination:

  • Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Nominate bloggers for this award who have less than 500 followers
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • You can’t nominate the one who tagged you
  • Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them

Here are our answers for the 11 questions that were asked to us by Ana Slanina.

1. What is your favorite cuisine?

               I have to go with my mom’s and pop’s spaghetti (Trang: ME TOO, LOVE HIS MOM&DAD’S SPAG) . Italian cuisine is definitely my favorite though. So much awesomeness on a plate. And for my girlfriend, it’s vietnamese food. What a surprise, right? 😀

2. What is the one thing you are most scared of?

               Eh boy, you don’t chill with me without knowing that I absolutely despise spiders. Small, giant, invisible, I don’t give a f**k, those things aren’t getting close to me. Ever. As for Trang, she doesn’t want to talk about it. We all know it’s cute little bunnies. 😉

3. If you had the opportunity to return in time, what would be the one thing you would change?

               Her answer is pretty clear. She’d single-handedly go take down Caesar before he burns down the Library of Alexandria. His accidental move to torn down the place is a historical no-no in her books. On my end, I think history should remain untouched so that we may learn from all the unforgivable mistakes that were done. I’d rather roll back time to the first time I’ve met my girlfriend and just ask her then to marry me. I think it should go pretty well.. Right?

4. What is your biggest goal in life?

               Becoming Batman. Alright, alright. No, seriously. Getting rid of crime that pollutes our cities is my ultimate goal. To achieve this, I will probably not wear the cape and the cowl, but I’ll definitely try to contribute through research. As for Trang, she wants to help people with neurodegenerative diseases and find a ground-breaking cure to one of these awful diseases. While being the Supergirl she is, she also wants to give back to her parents who have sacrificed so much for her. Who have gave her the opportunity to build the life she wants. Who have supported her in everything she’s done.

5. What person influenced you so far?

               Influenza. Baa-dam-tss. In all seriousness, so far, the people who influenced me are those that aren’t capable of being true to themselves. People who feed on lies, discretion and secrecy to justify their actions. These people show me how to not livemy life and that’s a lesson to remember. As for Trang, I have influenced by being awesome. You can go ask her how I do it, I ain’t writing no self-worshipping explanation here. Her bestfriend, Nhi, has also been a great influence by showing her how to not depend on others and to make sure to love herself.

6. What’s the best part of being a blogger?

               If you ask me, blogging has so many upsides. From interacting with my followers and learning on their perception of a book to creating content, the whole writing process. I’ve never really attempted this before and this was a great chance to explore new projects. The best part of being a blogger for Trang is sharing her reading experience (and her fashion ideas on her personal blog).

7. What will be some of your strengths that helped you in blogging?

               I absolutely don’t like to “brag about myself” in any form possible and this question sure does make me feel like I’m about to. I’d still say that my writing and analysis skills (bringing insights) might be my fortes. As for Trang, her extremely fast reading speed and her past experience as blogger/instagrammer helped her build this website and make it grow faster.

8. Where would you like to be in blogging 5 years from now?

               We both agree on trying to become well-known reviewers in 5 years. Reviewing books for big name companies, like Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Chapters, etc. would be a dream come true for us. Well, atleast when it comes down to blogging and Bookidote.

9. Would you encourage other people to make their own blog? How?

               Definitely ! Blogging is a very creative way to work all sorts of areas of the brain. Yeh, I’m going to assume it’s scientificaly proven. Blogging can keep your imagination working and helps you exert all your thoughts and emotions. If writing and computers are things that scratch the surface of things you love, I’d suggest them to give it a go.

10. What is your dream destination? Why?

               If you ask me, the Bermuda Triangle is undoubtedbly the place I’d want to visit. This classic cliche for a no man’s land always intrigued me and being there for myself would be awesome ! Although, i don’t know how to swim so the fear of drowning might be my biggest obstacle for this adventure. 😀 As for Trang, it has always been any place with a huge beach. Could be Miami, Puntacana, Orlando. She couldn’t decide. Can you blame her? 🙂

11. What would you do if you would have superpowers?

               With great powers, comes really great power. Assuming I’d have the necessary powers to do what I’m about to say, I’d probably go for relatively evil approach. I’d bring chaos to our societies in order to show the flaws in our political, economic and social spheres. It would probably look like a V for Vendetta crossed with Batman crossed with the Justice League. Yep. That’s what I’d do. As for my beloved girlfriend, she’d tag along by my side, fighting against the world like Bonnie and Clyde.;)

To continue this continuous process of awarding new bloggers (or at least bloggers that haven’t reached a 500 followers + milestone), here are our nominees:

Chris Evans


Karina Pinella

Ashley C.

Teens and Tweens Bookclub ( we know you’ve done it 😉 )

Aneta ( we know you’ve already done it too 😉 )


Now for our set of questions for the nominees to answer if they feel like doing this. We’re definitely not forcing you guys to do this, we still want to nominate you guys 🙂 :

  1. Who’s your favorite movie actor?
  2. If time froze for 15 minutes and you could move around, what would you do?
  3. If you could fight with anyone (even deceased people), who would you fight?
  4. Would you rather kill an innocent person or have a killer as a son?
  5. What got you to start a blog?
  6. If you were to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be? Why?
  7. Career-wise, where do you see yourself in five years?
  8. If all books were to be burned, what one book would you memorize to immortalize it?
  9. If you could be in the middle of a movie, what movie would it be?
  10. What’s your definition of success?
  11. What would you add to your every day life to make yourself a better person?

               Thank you so much for this award and it’s a pleasure for us to spread the word about other blogs as well to see our blog get some light thanks to people who nominate us. As always, keep on doing what you guys do best and we hope y’all will keep on checking us out at Bookidote !

Yours truly,

Lashaan & Trang


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