Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Emma, whose blog is lionsandtigersandbooksohmy and youtube is lionstigersbooksohmy (you should check them out, she's super awesome). Thanks so much Emma for nominating me! I really appreciate it!

How It Works
My understanding is that I include Emma's links and such (see above). I include this image, 
I answer the ten questions Emma asked me in her video (which you can watch here), I give ten questions I want answered and then I nominate others to do a blog/video where they answer my questions and include the image above. Let's get started!

Emma's Questions
1. What is your favorite book?
This is one of the hardest questions to answer! First off I'm going to only consider fictional works. Second, I'm going to cheat and give two (which are actually the beginnings of series' so...), they are Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. 

2. What do you think is the best book to movie adaptation?
I don't generally like movie adaptations. There are a couple that I have thoroughly enjoyed however. The two main ones are Holes by Louis Sachar and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. While not perfect, I thought these two were excellent adaptations.

3. What is your favorite book cover?
 My favorite book cover is the original Odd Thomas cover:
I just love the way you can see Odd walking toward you, but the rest of his body just kind of disappears into the shadows. It's just beautiful.

4. What is your favorite color?
My favorite color has been red ever since I can remember. I also really like blue and green.

5. If you could live in any book universe which would it be and why?
I would live in the Mistborn universe. The magic system is just so interesting and I would be fascinated to live among people who could push/pull using metal alloys. It would be even better if I were mistborn myself. :)

6. What is your favorite TV show?
I don't watch a lot of TV, but I do love Haven-the Syfy show loosely based on a Stephen Kind novella. It's great. Also Studio C-a sketch comedy series that comes on BYUtv.

7. What do you do in your spare time other than read?
I love to ride horses. I own several horses with my family and riding them is one of the best things in the world! I also love to write. I hope to become a full time author someday. When I'm not working (teaching math, which I also love) I like to ride my horses and think up new story ideas.

8. What is your favorite genre?
I love many different genres and will try stuff from just about any genre out there (except maybe straight romance). My absolute favorite is fantasy though. Nothing beats a great fantasy novel for me.

9. Who is your favorite author?
This is two, but Dean Koontz and Brandon Sanderson. They just write so beautifully. You should read their novels if you haven't already. :)

10. What is your favorite word and why?
Horrendous. I'm not completely sure why, but I just love saying this word. Whenever anything insane happens I just sat "That's horrendous!" It's just a fascinating word. 

My Questions For Those I Nominate
1. What is the first book you remember reading?
2. What is your favorite opening line from a novel?
3. What is your favorite book series?
4. What is your favorite music genre?
5. Why did you start a booktube and/or blog?
6. What is your favorite movie and why?
7. What is your favorite form of social media?
8. Who is your favorite book character or what is your favorite character name?
9. If you were to write a novel, what would you name it?
10. What is your favorite animal?

People I Nominate
If you've already been nominated, feel free to disregard this (or do both, I'm not completely sure how this thing works anyway). 

Thanks again, Emma, for nominating me! And to those I nominated: I really enjoy your blogs/booktubes! Hope your able to do a post and let me know when you do so I can check it out! 

This has been your book loving friend, Courtney.



  1. Your welcome for the nomination. You deserve it. I like how you did it a blog post rather than a video. The video seems more complicated. Reading your answers I noticed I didn't know what a lot of the books you mentioned where looks like my TBR list is growing.

    1. If you get around to reading any of them I would be interested to know what you think! And yeah, the blog seemed much easier than the video. I filmed one, but I didn't like the way it turned out so I figured I would just do a blog instead. :)

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  3. Dude, how cool that you ride horses! I used to ride horses when I was younger... I sucked, lol. And you're a math teacher? Awesome! I'm a TEFL teacher. :D

    I actually thought that The Fault in Our Stars movie was BETTER than the book. And Holes! What a movie. :)

    1. I love riding horses! And I'm sure you weren't that bad. It just takes lots of practice. I wasn't the best at first, but I used to ride for around an hour six days a week...I improved drastically. And that is so cool! Math is just kind of what found me. I hope to eventually be a novelist who also teaches math to deaf students...Working on that slowly right now. :)

      I need to watch TFIOS again. I think I might actually agree though. There were some details that I would have liked in the movie, but the overall story was presented beautifully in the move. And Holes is just a favorite since the first time I saw it. Love that movie! :D