I was nominated for this award by For the Love of the Page, one of my favourite book blogs so please visit/follow her.
Rules of this award:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site
2. Post the awards logo on your blog
3. Answer the 10 questions you have been set
4. Nominate 10 bloggers
5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees
10 questions set by For the Love of the Page:
- Do you hold a book one-handed or with both, and if with one hand, then what do you do with the other one?
Generally, I hold books in my right hand. My left hand is either clutching a beverage, or attempting to tame/twist my uncontrollably curly hair.
- If you were to write a book, what genre do you think it would be in?
Funnily enough, despite being a voracious reader and having a blog, I’m not a ‘words’ type of person. I’ve always preferred numbers or images. So, I guess I would go for a children’s picture book just so I could doodle my way through a story.
- What movie do you wish was a book, just so you could read it (since you know the book is always better than the movie)?
Now that’s a difficult question – all my favourite movies are already books! Hmm….. Being John Malkovich.
- What character have you read about that best conveys who you are as a person?
A friend of mine was adamant that I was like Maerad from the Pellinor series by Alison Croggan; she’s stubborn, constantly sacrifices herself for others, and has super cool magical powers. The more I think about it, the less of a compliment it seems – but she gets my favourite male character so I can’t complain!
- Do you even library, bro? And if so, how many books do you usually leave with?
It’s been years since I stepped foot into a library…I know, I’m so ashamed! Since I’ve moved, I’ve intended to join my local library but have hesitated… for months. My ‘to read’ list is already stupidly long; going to a library would not help my situation.
- What was the last book you bought that was in: hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats?
Hardcover: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling.
Paperback: The Belgian Letters, by Christopher Isherwood
eBook: The Dinner, by Herman Koch
Audiobook: The Girl who saved the King of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson.
- If you could write yourself into any book or book series, which one would it be and why?
I would write myself into Game of Thrones as a Stark, just so I could whoop some Lannister ass.
- Can you listen to music while reading? If so, what’s your favourite genre to listen to whilst reading?
The majority of my teen years were spent reading on the train with headphones blaring anything ranging from hip-hop to heavy metal. The older I get the less able I am to listen to music and concentrate on a book. If I had to choose a genre, it would be some sort of chilled classical / slow jazz / soul.
- If you could write a sequel for any book and bring back just one character to live on in your sequel, what and who would it be?
BRING BACK DUMBLEDORE. Need I say more?
- What spine colour is most prominent on your shelves? Is it your favourite colour?
Most prominent colour is probably blue and is my second favourite colour (after purple).
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10 questions for you guys to answer:
- What’s your favourite item on your bookshelf that’s NOT a book?
- If you could have dinner with 5 fictional characters, who would they be and why?
- If you could make any book into a film, what would it be and why?
- You’re in your first year of Hogwarts, you sit on the stool and put the sorting hat on. Which house will you be hoping you get?
- What’s your earliest memory of reading books?
- Why did you start a blog? What made you choose books?
- Which book have you had on your shelf the longest that you still haven’t gotten round to reading?
- If you have a super power, what would it be and why?
- What was the last book that left you thinking/saying ‘wow’?
- Is there anything you hate about book blogging? If so what and why?