Thank you so much Jamie @ Book Pandamonium for nominating me! (And apologies that it took me a little while to follow up!) I am so happy to have met you in the book blogging community 🙂 And I highly recommend that everyone check out Jamie’s blog if you haven’t already!
And thanks to Okoto Enigma who created this award!
Here are the rules:
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- You have to nominate 10-20 people.
Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
Share your link to your best post(s).
Here are three things about me:
- I have two pet cats, both named after literary characters! Lyra from Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, and Coraline from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. Most of the time, I call them Ly-Ly and Cora 🙂
- I always listen to music (usually with lyrics) while reading or writing. Which is maybe why I’m such a slow reader. But music helps me tune out everything around me. I get distracted by silence. (Because it’s never actually silent. At least not when you have pet cats.)
- I have a literary tattoo! It’s a quote from my favorite book, The Old Man and The Sea.
And here are Jamie’s questions:
- What’s the book that you’ve reread the most times? While I often reread certain passages, I very rarely reread entire books. If we’re going just by passages, then Gone with the Wind takes the prize for a few key scenes. (I swear I read the scene where Rhett proposes to Scarlet a hundred times when I was in 6th grade.) If we’re going with the whole book, then I got to give it to In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce. Love the whole Alana series.
- What’s your favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Actually, I’m going to say The Hunger Games. I mean, the book is pretty gruesome, this isn’t easy source material to adapt. And while the movie used some shaky cameras to minimize the violence, they did not shy away from the heavier themes like Katniss’s PTSD. Also Elizabeth Banks slays as Effie.
- What was the funniest book you’ve read lately? Definitely Cress by Marissa Meyer from the Lunar Chronicles Series. I actually wasn’t a huge fan of Captain Thorne in Scarlet, but he kills it in Cress. Hilarious and so lovable.
- What’s your favorite book title? Oooooo. This is a good one! I’m going to have to choose The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Honorary mentions to Tell the Wolves I’m Home (which I haven’t read). Can I also choose Ruin and Rising? Very simple, but good sounds.
- Random: Here’s a classic – would you rather live in the city, in the mountains, or by the sea? Good question. I grew up a five minute walk from the beach, so I would choose to live by the sea. I miss the ocean. (And I’m in San Francisco. Just not that close to the ocean, and San Francisco has pretty terrible public transportation for getting across town). I do like the city too, but mostly for proximity to museums.
Here are my nominations! (I’m only nominating three people, sorry.) The Mystery Blogger Award is supposed to nominate bloggers who inspire. Even though my blog has technically existed for over two years, I still feel pretty new to the book blogging community. In the past, I kept starting and stopping my blog as my life got busy. But I recommitted to my blog this year, and now all of these bloggers inspire me to keep blogging and keep reading! You are all amazing! (Also, no pressure at all if you don’t want to participate, or if you already did. You’re still amazing!)
And for those nominated, here are my questions!
- What is your favorite opening sentence from a book?
- Who is your favorite villain from a book?
- What is the first book to make you cry?
- Favorite book cover?
- Random. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what movie would you choose?