Yay! I was nominated for this Sunshine Blogger Award by Jayvel over at An Introverted World! If you haven’t checked out their blog yet, I highly recommend it! Sorry it took me so long to complete this… I’ve been slacking!
So here’s the deal:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site
- Answer the questions
- Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions
- Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their posts
- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post
Here are Jayvel’s questions and my answers!
1. Before anything else, how are you feeling right now?
I’m feeling pretty good, thank you for asking! I’ve taken a bit of a break on my blog to get my mental sanity in check–what with all of the end-of-the-school-year craziness–and I am now feeling much refreshed and ready to dive in again!
2. Which book genre do you dwell in the most? Why?
Definitely fantasy. Ever since I read Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, I have fallen in love with medieval epic fantasy. I love the sword-fighting, war aspects, traveling by horse, magic, ALL THAT STUFF. I LOVE it! Urban fantasy is okay, but epic is where it’s at. Especially with really long series 🙂 It gives me a chance to really fall in love with the characters and learn so much about them and their lives/worlds.
3. What book do you think deserves to have a mini-series or movie adaptation?
The Human Familiar by Honor Raconteur. It’s a fantasy story about how a mage accidentally summons a human to be her familiar, and then they have to fight side-by-side until the mage council can figure out what to do. As time progresses, however, they begin to get to know each other and the mage’s strange powers. It is hilarious, magical, teensy bit romantic–but in more of the friend way–and emotion-provoking! Granted, I am a sucker for a good fantasy, but I think that this book would make an awesome TV series, if not movie (with the rest of the series as well). Here is a link to my review of this absolutely amazing book 🙂
4. Which book character do you relate with yourself the most?
Hmmm… This is a hard one… I see myself in so many characters, across so many books! But, I think I would have to say…. Mat Cauthon from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Yes, I know that he is a man and I am a woman, but it’s the traits that count! We both are goofy and lucky, have a mischievous streak, and are always looking out for our friends, even when they don’t want us to. Perhaps it is more that I wish I was like him than I actually relate to him, but a girl can dream, right??
5. What is that one book that made you bawl your eyes out?
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. This was my absolute favorite book in gradeschool, and I read it probably 30+ times growing up. I highly recommend it for an easy/YA read! But about halfway through the books, something happens to one of the characters, and I just can’t handle it. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so that’s all I’ll say! Maybe you can figure it out and let me know what scene you think I’m talking about in the comments below! 😉
6. Paperbacks or Hardcovers? Why?
Paperback! They’re easier to transport and don’t hurt as much when I accidentally drop one on my face while reading in bed. They’re also just easier to hold and keep open.
7. What do you do when a reading slump strikes?
I actually don’t think I’ve ever experienced one of these… But if I did, I would re-read the Wheel of Time series 😀 I can ALWAYS get into those books. AND I read those books whenever I get into a writing slump, because they always inspire me to write and get my creative juices flowing. I would expect they’d help in a similar way for a reading slump 🙂
8. What is that one book that you’d recommend to a non-reader?
Hmmmm this is a hard one… Almost all of my friends are non-readers, and they would never pick up a book even if I recommended it… Ummmmmm. I guess I would have to say Harry Potter? It just has such a great fanbase and it’s so easily written that people can get into it without much work. However, with it being such a long (for non-readers at least) series, I still feel like that’s not the ideal pick. What do you guys think??
9. After reading a really good book, how many days do you wait before reading another one?
0! I tend to continue reading that same day, because I gotta fill the void somehow! However, I will admit that after a reallllly good (and long) series, I may wait a day until moving on to a new series, just so I can process all that happened and reminisce a bit.
10. What is your blogging goal for 2019?
Really, I just want to catch up with my monthly TBR and reviewed, so that I can whittle my stack down to 10 books a month max… As it stands, I keep not finishing my monthly reads and reviews, so they keep carrying over to the next month, giving me 15-17 books to read/review each month. One of these days I will catch up! Maybe the summer will help 🙂
11. What is your main reading goal for 2019?
I suppose my main goal is just to read 100 books (see my progress on my Goodreads!) But really, I don’t care too much about setting a reading goal; I’m more goal-driven with my blog (as mentioned in the last question). That’s the goal that really matters!
Well that sums me up nicely! Now on to my questions and tagging of fellow bloggers!
As well as anyone else who wants to do this!
Annnnnd here are my 11 questions:
- What is your favorite genre to read, and why?
- If you could travel to any book’s world, where would you go?
- Who is your favorite villain? To love or to hate
- What is a book you could read over and over again without getting sick of it?
- What others hobbies do you have besides reading and blogging?
- Badly describe your favorite book
- What is one life lesson that you learned from a book/character?
- What book do you think defines your preferred genre?
- Which character do you think makes the absolute worst protagonist?
- Who is your favorite side character?
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?