Thanks SO MUCH to Bridget from Bridget’s Book Bungalow for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten blogs.
Here are my answers:
1. What is your favorite part about blogging?
Ooooo….this one is hard! I’ve only been doing this for just over a month, but I have to say I really like knowing people are actually reading what I think about books. It’s kind of cool, though perhaps a tad narcissistic? But it’s awesome knowing people actually bother to read my opinion.
2. What do you do when you are not blogging?
Read, mostly. Haha. But I also Irish dance and am a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan (though, I’ll be honest, we might breakup depending on how this Kane thing falls out). I’m also getting more and more into baking. I can’t wait for fall when it’ll be cool enough to turn on the oven without suffocating in my apartment!
3. If you had to spend the rest of your life living in one book, which one would it be?
Oh, Harry Potter for sure. Not getting on the Hogwarts Express yesterday actually hurt. I really want to go to Honeydukes and Quidditch would be so much fun!!
4. Follow up to Q3: Would you choose to take on the role of an existing character or would you be a new character?
New character, I think. According to the timeline in the books, I’d have ended up at Hogwarts 5 years after Voldemort was defeated (2003), and that sounds like a really great time to be there. All the awesome teachers would still be there, but your chances of dying are significantly decreased.
5. How do you pick out which book to read next?
A combination of mood, library due dates and 99 cent sales. If something I’m dying to read goes on sale, I usually read it right away but I also have to keep track of when my library books are due and sometimes I’ll have a bunch of holds come in all at once, which makes reading them all by their simultaneous due date a tad difficult. This is especially true because I have to be in the right mood for certain books and jump around a lot to find the one that fits the mood I’m in.
6. What are your top three favorite genres? And if it’s not too much, why are they your favorite?
- Romance, because you know it’s all going to turn out ok. Also, I can get all of the other genres I want as subgenres of romance AND I don’t have to give up any of the kissing/feelings (not that other genres don’t have feelings, but I like the focus on ~love~ etc).
- Fantasy was my first love back when I was in second grade and FINALLY found books I liked. They were mostly about dragons, knights, fairies, and witches. Shout out to Patricia C. Wrede, J.K. Rowling and Tamora Pierce for starting all of this.
- YA is killin’ it these days when it comes to totally balancing being innovative and interesting without taking one’s self too seriously. I love that epic fantasy has made a comeback there and the diversity movement seems to be making much more significant strides there than any other fiction landscape (**cough** romance **cough**).
7. Do you prefer series or standalones?
SERIES!!!! For me, signs of a great book is that I want to wallow and roll around in the world the author has created. I love being able to go back again and again and again to visit my favorite characters. Though I do appreciate a good standalone when that’s all a story needs. Sometimes a series just isn’t necessary!
8. What is your view on romance novels (of any kind)? This may be a silly questions since I know most of you read romance!
They are awesome! The depth of emotion I get out of romances is the whole point. You can hop on an emotional roller coaster with these characters but at the end of the day, love wins. It doesn’t really get better than that.
9. When a favorite author switches genres, do you try their new book?
Yes, though sometimes there’s a lot of trepidation and it usually depends on the author. Example: OF COURSE I bought Courtney Milan’s first contemporary, it’s Courtney Milan. I was nervous to read it, but there was never any question there that I would (the nerves were unnecessary, Trade Me was amazing). I thought Tessa Bailey doing New Adult was no big deal, but her first one was pretty meh. I stuck with her though and her second one that started a completely new series was great. I can’t think of an example of an author I didn’t follow to another genre, probably because I’ve forgotten they write the other genre I skipped. But it’s happened, I swear!
10. What’s your favorite social media site and why?
TWITTER! Hands down, it’s awesome. I’m horribly addicted. I like that it moves really quickly but also can lead to great conversations (which is ironic, since I generally don’t have that many conversations on there, because I don’t know how to initiate that with strangers. No one wants to be the Kool Aid guy busting through walls uninvited).
And here are my 10 questions:
- What’s your favorite genre?
- Which fictional character would you want as a roommate (either the bff kind or the bump along nicely without annoying each other kind)?
- What big, everyone loved it book did you just not “get”? I have lots, but most recently, Station Eleven. I was so bored.
- What’s your horoscope sign and do you actually believe it?
- What’s your favorite food?
- Do you like nonfiction?
- Do you have a favorite sport/team?
- TV or movies? (I’m more of a movie girl myself)
- What are the next 3 books on your TBR list?
- If you had to pick a favorite book, what would it be?
Annnnd the nominees: