Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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:

  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.

Well, I will begin by answering the questions. Here goes!

  1. 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?

and finally…

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!

My nominees:

Reading & Roaming

Coffee n’ Notes

In Noir Velvet

Mind Ecology

Enjoy, lovely people! 🙂


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