First of all, I want to say THANK YOU!!! to my friend Sophie over at Blame Chocolate for nominating me for this award. I highly recommend that you check out her blog. I mean, my blog is all about books and wine. Her blog has books and chocolate, so we were basically destined to be friends. But I’m confident you’ll love her blog as well. It’s a lot of fun, and her rating system, it’s done in pieces of chocolate!
Also, I’ve been blogging for a whole WONDERFUL two months now, and I have SO MUCH to learn still! So I do have a somewhat embarassing question for my fellow book bloggers. Does being nominated mean you “won” the award? Or are you just a nominee and then a winner is selected? *Blushing over admitting I don’t know that already.*
- Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
- Nominate 11 people and give them 11 different questions to answer.
1. What is your favorite art movement? (Impressionism, surrealism…)
Since Edgar Degaas is my favorite artist, I’m going to go with Impressionism/Realism. However, I do love Van Gogh so also Post-Impressionism. Great question, Sophie!
2. What was the weirdest thing a stranger ever told you?
Lady we’ve never met to me and my book bestie at the bookshop. “Are you two sisters? You look good.” See pic of us below to help understand our confusion. Plus “you look good?!”
3. Do you get motion sick while reading in the car/bus/train?
Very sadly, yes, on all three.
4. The best advice someone has ever given you?
My grandpa told me to never blindly follow or believe in anyone or anything and to always question everything and come to my own conclusions. Wise words, Grandpa.
5. What time of the day are you most productive?
After I get off work from my Muggle job and the reading/blogging commences.
6. Would you rather be a villain or a hero in a story, and why?
Hero. Villains lose 99% of the time.
7. If you were a type of candy/snack, which one would you be?
Hmmm…a KitKat, I think. Because I really enjoy sleeping, a.k.a. taking breaks.
8. Pirates or ninjas, and why?
Pirates, because I’m DYING to read Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King. Also there’s Blackhearts and The Girl From Everywhere.
9. What was your favorite thing to do when you were a kid?
Ice skate, because I used to have this crazy thing called coordination.
10. Favorite and least favorite tropes in literature/cinematography/etc?
I guess it depends on how it’s handled. Just about any trope can be annoying if done in a cliche way. However, if the author or filmmaker brings something original to the table, and said trope is essential to the plot, I can get on board with just about anything. As long as it isn’t discriminatory in nature that is.
11. If you could change a single thing happening in the world right now, what would it be?
Sophie you must be a clairvoyant, because you created that question before the events of this past weekend. I can’t even believe I have to type these words right now but there is an actual Muslim Ban going on in our country, and that breaks my heart and terrifies me. If I could change anything, that would, beyond a doubt, be the first thing.
- What hero from a Dystopian novel do you think our world needs right now?
- What book have you read that has lifted you up and made you feel stronger?
- Name one book that has made you better understand a different culture.
- What’s your favorite diverse book you read in 2016?
- What diverse book are you most looking forward to reading in 2017?
- What book would you make required reading for everyone in the world if you could?
- What book quote do you find most inspiring?
- If you could have any super power, which one would you choose?
- Pick a genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, or Science Fiction.
- What is your favorite book series of all time?
- And because I just have to, if you could have a chat with any book character over a glass of wine, who would you choose?
And The Nominees Are…
- The Clever Reader
- Book Princess Reviews
- Reads and Reels
- The Unchartered Word
- A New Look on Books
- Salmah’s Bookshelf
- Dreamy Addictions
- Magnificent Books
- Teacher of YA
- Readers Rule
Of course, no pressure to you nominees participate. However, I hope everyone will blog hop amongst these wonderful blogs and follow!
Thanks again for the nomination, Sophie! May you never run out of books or chocolate!