Whoa! I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by The Dwarf Did It. I am always amazed that people are reading my blog, and I’m even more flattered that someone likes my blog enough to think of me to tag me in a post like this.
I got nominated for one of these awards back when I first started blogging, but I had no idea what was going on, so I just kind of ignored it. But I just got nominated again, and I love answering questions, so here goes!
Here are the rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate (at least) 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
…Or do whatever you want. I’m not the boss of you.
Here are the questions I was asked:
What is the best book you have read all year (2018) and why?
The best book I’ve read so far this year was probably Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I loved the way it wove all these different characters and timelines together. I also love post-apocalypse stories and felt that this one was done really well and pretty realistic.
Is there a book that you love that NO ONE else in the world seems to like?
Not that I can think of. If anything I feel like the opposite is true more often than not for me…
Do you have a hobby? (Outside of reading of course).
I like running! I’ve been running on and off since high school, but a few years ago I started running more consistently to deal with anxiety, and sort of fell in love with it. I don’t consider myself a great runner. I’m slow and constantly injuring myself, but I still love the way it makes me feel.
I’ve run two half marathons and I’m hoping to run another one next year.
Also, I get a lot of my motivation from Hogwarts Running Club, which is a super welcoming and inclusive online running community. They put on a bunch of virtual Harry Potter-themed races throughout the year and there’s also a House Cup! I don’t think I would have stuck with running for so long if it weren’t for the motivation of my fellow Ravenclaws.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Lately I’ve been into mystery, but generally I’m into historical fiction and fantasy.
Have you ever actually thrown a book across the room? Why? (Or why did you consider it?)
No. Mostly because I usually read on a Kindle and don’t want to risk breaking a $100+ device…
When you read do you see images or a movie going on inside your head?
Sometimes. I feel like I more often see images in my head than actually scenes playing out, but I suppose it all depends on the writing.
What is a cover you DESPISE and a cover you LOVE? Post a picture.
I hate the cover to Little Fires Everywhere. The book is so great, but the cover is so boring.
I absolutely love the cover to Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk. If you flip it upside down it’s a different face!
What is your ALL TIME FAVORITE word?
Ooh that’s a tough one. I can’t think of my favorite word, so I literally just searched “best sounding words” and ooh boy “resplendent” is a nice one.
If you could live the rest of your life in a book, which book/world would you choose?
The boring real-life answer would be Turtles All the Way Down by John Green because I really want to move to Indianapolis. If all goes well, that’s the plan in about a year and a half to two years, but for now I can live vicariously through various John Green books.
Tell me about the strangest thing you have ever read.
People’s jaws falling out of their faces after exposure to Radium. Radium Girls by Kate Moore talks about this happening and it was just so terrifying. Especially as someone with TMD…
Name an author that inspires you. How and why?
Tomi Adeyemi. She’s only twenty-five and her first novel Children of Blood and Bone debuted at #1 on the New York Times YA Bestseller list. And it’s already optioned for a movie even though it just came out a few months ago. To write a book that great at such a young age is so impressive. She’s incredible.
Here are my questions for you:
- What author have you read the most books from?
- What is your favorite spot to read in?
- How do you decide what book to read next?
- What character from a book would you want to be your best friend?
- What character from a book would you likely punch in the face?
- What is your favorite format to consume books? Audio? Print? Digital?
- Do you prefer borrowing or owning books?
- What hobbies do you have outside of reading?
- What pet from a book would you like to have?
- Do you prefer series of standalone novels?
- What is your favorite television show?