Friday, September 11, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award | Take 2

I did one of these not long after starting my blog a year ago (hard to believe it's already been a year!) and it was so much fun! This time around I've been nominated by Hannah from TheDonkeyInvasion. Thanks so much, Hannah! 
*Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their page (Check it out above!)
*Place to logo on your blog post
*Answer the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
*Make up ten new questions 
*Nominate other bloggers to do the post answering the questions you came up with
*Tell the bloggers they've been nominated and link them back to your post (I'll try to remember this part)

Do you read poetry?
Yes! I love poetry. Mostly I read old British poetry (not as much new stuff), but I love it. Some of my favorites are Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle" and anything by William Wordsworth (I particularly like his Lucy poems). 

Favourite ink colour?
Hmm. My favorite color is red, but if we're talking about ink to write with or ink that you would read in a book then generally black on white is my favorite. When I'm writing colors distract me, so I need things to be black and white. And when I read it makes my eyes hurt to have a lot of color.  

If you could blog about something different to what you do blog about, what topic would it be?
I mostly blog about books, but occasionally I do blog about other things. I would like to blog more about my writing, my horses, and history. I particularly love history surrounding the military(the Navy in particular) and cemeteries. I would like to do more with these topics. 
Is there a book that you hate and everyone else seems to love?
There are many, many books that I really just don't like and so many people love. Just to give you a couple: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (I know, sorry. I just couldn't get into this one), and the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (I read the first one and nope. Not for me.).  

Have you ever read in public? 
All the time! I have a book or my kindle with me wherever I go and when I have down time I read. I even take one to work and when I'm not helping anyone I'll read a few pages.  

Favourite quote?
So many. I'll give you a few. 
“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” From Legend by Marie Lu
“No one's life should be rooted in fear. We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are.” From Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” From The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

“He saw it in her eyes. The anguish, the frustration. The terrible nothing that clawed inside and sought to smother her. She knew. It was there, inside. She had been broken. 
Then she smiled. Oh, storms. She smiled anyway
It was the single most beautiful thing he’d seen in his entire life.” From Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

This list could continue forever, so I'm going to stop here.  

Do you have any bad reading habits? 
Not sure what a bad reading habit would be. Occasionally I do read the end of a book before I start. I guess that's not cool. Otherwise I can't think of any.   

Where do you primarily obtain your books from?
I read a lot of books from the library, but I also purchase a lot of books either from bookstores or for my kindle online. I also get a lot of ebooks in exchange for review. I love going to bookstores and library sales and finding good books.  

Do you wish you would read more classics?
I've read several classics, but I would like to read more. I really enjoy Charles Dickens, so I would like to read more of his novels. I tend to prefer British classics to American classics, so I probably won't be seeking out much of that. I really want to reread all of Jane Austen's novels, so hopefully I will be doing that soon. 
Which parts of your lifestyle have changed since you started blogging? 
I don't know that anything has changed a lot. I definitely have to take the time to blog and come up with things to blog about. Also, blogging is what really got me into reviewing, which I suppose has changed my reading habits a lot. I review quite a bit and it's opened my online community of friends quite a bit. I've met so many amazing people that I buddy read with and just talk to about books. Otherwise I don't know if it's changed much. Well, I guess it's improved my confidence somewhat. I used to hate for people to read my writing, now it doesn't bother me so much. 

My Questions
1) Do you have a favorite fictional character? If so, who?
2) What is your favorite genre of books? Why?
3) What book cover is your favorite?
4) What title is your favorite?
5) How long have you been a reader?
6) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
7) Are you a writer as well as a reader?
8) What is your favorite animal? 
9) Who is your favorite singer/musician?
10) Do you have a favorite author?

My Nominations
A J from Read All The Things
Lauren from La Romantique
Emily from Northern Belle Bookworm
Saloni from My Fantabulous Bookshelf


  1. Great answers! If you'd like to read more classics, I recommend Daphne du Maurier and Edgar Allan Poe as I really love their work!

    TheDonkeyInvasion - A Bookish Blog!

    1. Thanks for the recommendations! I'll have to check them out. I think I've read some Poe before, but not in a long time.