The very sweet Aria over at Snow White Hates Apples nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award!
This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.
Award founder, Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala, created this one back in April and I’m so excited to get this AND the Sunshine Blogger Award last week because they are both all about blogs that add happiness and laughter, and I am 100% ABOUT THAT. <3
Thank you so much Aria! <3
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Include the reason behind the award.
3. Include the banner in your post.
4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.
Q & A
Favorite quote from a book?
There are so many amazing book quotes out there, I don’t think I could pick a single one that stands out more than the others. I will say that Anne of Green Gables is filled with gems. All the series, really, but the first book is my favorite. Anne = <3 .
Best plot twist(s) of all time?
Erm. I don’t think I can pick? I’m sorry! There’s a lot of little twists and turns in books, obviously, but either I’ve called them OR they’ve made me angry. Red Queen had one that made me fairly angry, lets go with that!
Favorite classic that few know about?
Aaah I love so many classics, but I think people are mostly aware they exist and are simply choosing not to read them. Like Gone with the Wind and Dracula. One I really enjoyed AND I though made an excellent social commentary was Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
If you can only read poetry or plays for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
I would actually choose poetry. I think a lot of people just think of poetry as Edgar Allan Poe or Shakespeare’s sonnets, but we forget that there was a lot of epic poetry back in the day, and things like The Divine Comedy and The Illiad are actually just poems. Besides, reading plays is pretty underwhelming for me. I like the imagery, and plays lack that.
A character the majority loves but you don’t?
Edward Cullen. Sorry not sorry. Twilight = no. No, no, no, no.
Literary trope(s) that you like best?
Irony! This makes up for a lot of the best witty banter in dialogue as well as the fact that if there’s one thing the character doesn’t want to happen, it’s going to happen. Love it!
How do you pick your next read?
These days, I have three methods. For books that I own in hard copy and haven’t read, I’ve written their names down on scraps of paper and put them in a jar. I grab a random piece of paper and read that one next. For audiobooks, I start with the oldest on my TBR and go through Overdrive and listen to the first one I come across that is available and not waitlisted. ARCs override both these methods and I read it once I finish whatever book I’m working on.
A book character that’s the most like you?
I’m a cross between Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood. I’m smart, an insufferable know-it-all, and bookish, but I’m also super awkward and NOT subtle.
Do you read multiple books at the same time or do you stick to one until you’re done?
I read between two and four books at a time, usually. I have my hard copy novel, my audiobook for traveling, then a different audiobook for when my husband and I are traveling together, then I’ll also often have a collection of poetry or short stories that I’m working through slowly.
A book you’d like a movie/TV adaptation for?
I really, really, really wish that HBO or Starz had picked up the Dark Tower series for a long term TV show because the film is not correct and the story would be better formatted for television. And I’m super bummed because now it will NEVER be done right after years and years of waiting for it to hit the screens.
Also, The Night Circus? Again, I’d prefer a long-format… but the film rights were picked up for that one, I believe.
Holly @ Nut Free Nerd
Annie @ Annie Likes Words
Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink
Analee @ Book Snacks
Amanda @ Literary Weaponry
I really cannot recommend enough checking out these blogs. They have great discussion posts, their reviews are spot on, and their blogs are also insightful and make me smile… though some make me laugh out loud. Definitely worth a peek. <3
I’m going to do something crazy and get away from books this time. We all love books, but honestly, it’s the BLOGGERS themselves that keep us looking at these wonderful blogs. <3. So here are some light, silly questions.
- What did you have for breakfast this morning?
- What summer plans do you have (or have already done)?
- If you could pick ANY career and get into it 100% no questions asked, what would you do?
- On an average day – what’s your beauty routine?
- What color pen do you prefer to use?
- Do you or have you ever kept a personal journal or diary?
- Who inspires you?
- Describe your perfect date.
- What is your go-to order at a restaurant?
- If you had to wear either a cape or an eyepatch for a month but couldn’t tell anybody why, which would you choose?
Obviously you lovely ladies are NOT required to participate, but I would love to hear your answers. <3