Big thanks to Josh at ‘Been there, Read that’ for the second nomination! The title of the award is actually sisterhood/brotherhood of the world bloggers, (for guys and gals right?) The purpose of this award is to recognize the unique voices of woman & men in the blogging community 🙂
These are the five rules to follow:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
- Put the Award logo on your blog.
- Answer the ten questions sent to you.
- Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
- Nominate ten blogs.
Well, I will begin by answering the questions. Here goes!
- What is your favourite bedside – or just table-side – reading snack and beverage?
I usually have chocolate on my bedside table. Or sweets/ biscuits. Or a combination of all 3 just because I like to snack all the time. As for drinks I would say hot chocolate or coffee. But let’s face it, it’s usually something boring like water.
2. Is there an author whom, if they are to release a new book, you buy it automatically without even thinking about it?
At the moment no…because I still haven’t found my favourite author yet :L
3. Out of all of the books you have read, which one was the most difficult to get the hang of? (i.e. difficult language and such)
I would say Shakespeare- I still can’t pick apart or understand the meaning properly! At the start it also took some time to get into reading Dickens, but now I can get through one of his longer works quite quickly.
4. What is the most treasured book – or book like possession – that is most personal and important to you? One with a lot of sentimental value.
A vintage copy of “A Christmas Carol” from my grandmother…which is quite old and I’ve kept for sentimental reasons. I also have a signed copy of “Firesong” by William Nicholson and I regret not getting the rest in the series signed!
5. As I am a complete Tolkien nut, I must know: what is your favourite Tolkien story? – Tread carefully…
I’m going to say the Hobbit…though I haven’t read the LOTRs books I’ve seen the movies, and I preferred the Hobbit!
6.What book were you forced to read in school, that you actually ended up loving?
“The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. I did a book review on this some time ago…the book just somehow resonated with me, he had a strong narrative voice and a strong sense of injustice at society’s stereotypes…it is quite a heavier read just because of the content but definitely a good book which I highly recommend.
7. You’re stranded on a deserted island with nothing to do, but you have three books with you: what books are they?
Ha, I’m going to say something like Dickens or War and Peace, something epically long because I’ll probably be on the desert island a while! Though I would want to bring my favourites, it might get a bit monotonous to re-read them over and over. Plus with Dickens if I was really bored, I could construct a timeline for the events surrounding the characters, which would be quite time consuming! 😛
8. Do you have a favourite reading spot? If so, where is it? A field perhaps; or maybe your bedroom; a particular tree in a forest; the list goes ever on and on…
My favourite dream spot would be somewhere like a field or forest, somewhere out in nature. But in reality, it’s my bed, contorted in the strangest reading position.
9. Are there any parts of a book that you always skip? E.g. songs, poems, dates, e-mails, etc.
I skip dates or sometimes poems, because I generally don’t remember them anyway! Plus if I need to, I can always refer back. As for difficult names to pronounce (and you probably do it too!) I skip them and kind of make a weird sound in my mind whenever I come across them again…
10. Have you any writing accomplishments? – Big or small.
When I was at uni, I won a “On the Bus” poetry competition where two of my poems were printed on buses around the university area in UK. And aside from that some small children’s book series & I co wrote eng grammar textbooks for secondary school kids some years back. But apart from that I really want to publish my novel or a collection of poetry….such is my dream! …
OK, onto my questions!
1. Do you always buy/borrow a novel based on the blurb?
2. What’s the quickest time you have finished a book, and what was it?
3. Do you have a book you lent to someone and haven’t got back?
4. What is your usual reading genre?
5. Do you have a favourite poem, or one which has really inspired you?
6. Have you had a novel recommended to you, which you are really thankful for? What is it and whom was it recommended by?
7. Would you buy a book you already own, just because of the cover?
8. If you knew there was a movie coming out, that is also a book you wanted to read, would you see the movie first or..? Does it make a difference to you?
9. If you had to have a book character follow you around, be your best friend for a week who would it be and why?
10. What is the oldest book that you own?
I feel like the questions I set for the Liebster award were better >.< oops, sorry! Maybe you can take a look and Mix & Match some- who is to judge!
Enjoy, lovely people! 🙂