Beautiful people are beautiful. 🙂
Back in December, the gorgeous Jade over at Drink Coffee and Read Books nominated me for the Unique Blogger award, now just the other day Loretta at Laughing Listener did, too! So first of all, you ought to go check out their blogs, because they are wonderful.
- Display the award
- Thank the person who nominated you, post a link to their blog
- Answer the questions they’ve written for you
- Nominate 8-13 bloggers
- Give them 3 questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
I actually have a lot of religious and philosophical books left over from college that I enjoyed and want to read again in my own time. Things like The Republic by Plato and In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi come immediately to mind. I read a lot of fiction and fantasy, but I’m passionate about history and culture as well, I just don’t talk about it all the time. 🙂
Can you leave a book series unfinished or do you have to own all the books and read them all?
I am notoriously bad about not finishing book series. For example, I read Red Queen two years ago now, and I loved it… but have I read book two yet? Nope! There are so many books in the world, I have a bad habit of not wanting to tie myself into a series when I can read the rest later. Even if I really enjoyed it! I’ve also been known to quit in the middle of a series if it wasn’t working for me (like Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter).
How do you think you would be described if you were in a book?
This is such a good question! To be honest, I feel like one of the background characters, like an unnamed Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff floating in the background. It’s not that I don’t have a story, but it’s not particular original or remarkable. I’m not a Harry Potter or Hermione Granger. And that’s okay! We can’t all be. 🙂
Loretta actually asked ten, since she doubled up this one with the Sunshine Blogger Award! I picked three of my favorites.
What’s your favorite book to movie/television adaptation?
I love this question, because it’s so easy to talk about the ones we don’t like, so we often don’t remember the ones that are rather good! I think that Jurassic Park is pretty good. The book is a lot different, but I really like the film as well. Also, and I’ve been told I’m wrong about this (but frankly I don’t care) … The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! I really liked Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent. And The Princess Bride. How many of y’all have read that book?
Is there a movie that really scared you as a kid?
I had nightmares about The Sixth Sense for months after seeing it. I’ve always had a visual and active imagination, and the idea of being able to see dead people everywhere set my imagination in overdrive. The little girl who drank the bleach bothered me the most – I had a friend who died when I was little, and the Bleach Girl tripped a bit of trauma in me that I’m not proud of.
Is there a book you love, but don’t completely understand why?
I have a really difficult time describing my love of Michael Crichton books to most people. Actually, I was so excited to see Loretta specifically reading Jurassic Park earlier this year because FINALLY someone is reading him and she loved it just like I did and it’s awesome! But I love Timeline, too. Once upon a time, people clearly loved his science fiction thrillers because so many of them were made into films, but for some reason, nobody reads him anymore and whenever I suggest a book to a friend, they are unenthused by it or tell me the movie was better. Pfft.
I never nominate all the “required” people for these things, because I feel like a lot of people have done them before and I like to make it extra special. So I’m going to nominate:
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books.
I don’t trop by there nearly often enough, but Marie’s blog is one of my favorite. She’s raw and honest in her reviews, but also seems like a very lovely person overall. Also, she just dropped a post about some of her favorite blogs out there in the bookish world and it is LOADED with quality sites, do take a peek.
An Historian About Town
I’ve been following this blog long before I was properly active on here, and she’s the only one I’ve seem who so seamlessly mixes lifestyle blogging with passion about history and culture. She’s not a book blogger, though she does the occasional review. Lately, she’s been posting about her adorable Westie (Agnes) on Saturday, and she’s to die for. And I’m not even a dog person. I love this blog, and she’s well deserving of an award.
Ali @ The Bandar Blog
I think Ali has been my #1 favorite blog this year, because her reading is so in-line with mine lately. We’ve wept over Ready Player One and I ADORE her bookstagram. I only follow two (two) bookstagram accounts, and Ali’s is easily my favorite. And her blog y’all?! Is it not gorgeous?! She put out great, raw and honest content as well, which I adore. A couple weeks ago, she dropped a post filled with unpopular opinions and even though I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, I loved it.
Who is your idol in life?
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Tell me about your first pet.