Hello again, dear readers. I hope that you are enjoying another beautiful spring day! The weather here is absolutely lovely today, but sadly we are preparing to lose all of our vibrant forsythia and daffodils to about eight inches of snow (!!!) tomorrow. Although I am absolutely grateful for water in any form, and I know I should not complain, I and just wondering..why couldn’t it be rain instead?
Well, other than the weather, my week has been largely uneventful so far. I have been busy with school (my research paper is beginning to take form) and reading (I just finished The Book of Lost Names and all I have to say at the moment is…I was pleasantly surprised).
Moving on to the post ahead, I was tagged for both of these enjoyable and bookish themed tags a couple/few months ago. As always I am horribly behind in actually doing them, but thank you to Allison @ Universe Within Pages and Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner for tagging me!
The Outstanding Blogger Award
1 | What was your last five-star read?
Full disclosure, I am not someone who gives five-star rating out lightly, only books I truly love earn one. That said, there have a been a couple that I have read or re-read recently that have earned a coveted five-stars.
2 | What is your favorite dessert?
That is an impossible question to answer! I will narrow it down to chocolate desserts though: brownies, chocolate cake and chocolate-chip cookies. 🙂
3 | What are some of your hobbies outside of reading?
Well, the most obvious answer is blogging, but I also enjoy nature photography, cooking – I’ve been making fried rice regularly lately as well as turkey soup every day this week- and baking – a bunch of brownies using maple syrup in place of sugar and always muffins.
4 | If you were stuck on an island and you could only have three items with you, what would they be?
5 | What is your most anticipated release for this year?
How could I ever pick only ONE upcoming release!? Let us compromise with two upcoming releases I am incredibly excited to read.
6 | What is your favorite thing about blogging?
First off, I love sharing my thoughts on books and life with all of you. Secondly, reviewing books has both grown my writing skills and completely changed the way that I read.
7 | What book character can you relate most to?
I honestly cannot think of any specific character to whom I really relate to…….hmmm.
The Meet the Book Blogger Tag
- Nominated bloggers can nominate ten other bloggers.
- Use the same questions from the tag.
- Tag the original creator and the blogger who tagged you
1 | Who is your all-time favorite book character?
What is with all of these almost impossible questions?! How are my fellow readers so cruel, as to make me choose? Once again, I am going to share a couple favorites:
Margot de Wilde – The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White – Why? There are so many reasons I love Margot: her strength, her uniqueness, her bravery, the fact she is a Code-Breaker (!!!)……..and more.
Lucy Claremont & Dashel Greene – Set The Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes – Why? Not only are both of them absolutely beautiful characters, they are incredible together.
2 | What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
Perhaps the fact that I have no interest in ever reading (or watching) either the Hunger Games or Harry Potter.
3 | What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
I do not have many bookish habits, but I am almost always in the middle of either two, three or four books. (Yes, I can keep them all straight. 😀)
4 | What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
Yet another terribly difficult question! I suppose that my first (somewhat joking) choice would be Peter Kavinski from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (in all honesty, though, the movie version of him). I would pick him largely because it would both drive my sister crazy and make her laugh, due to the fact that he reminds her of Bruce Banner/Hulk who she strongly dislikes. My second and (real) choice would be Dash from Set The Stars Alight, he is hands down, one of my absolute favorite male characters of all time.
5 | What made you decide to start a book blog?
Technically speaking, my blog is not a book blog, but due to the amount of content on my blog that is focused on books, I suppose I fall under the book blogger category. Ultimately, I blog about books because I love them.
6 | What about reading and books do you love the most?
Everything……literally everything. I love falling into a story and absorbing it, I love being inspired by the words that that fill the pages of the books I read, I simply love words and stories.
7 | What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
Considering the fact that I am still a high-school student, my field of study is far from permanently settled. That said, I am currently hoping to study political science and law after graduating from high-school.
8 | What are some book recommendations that became your favorites/obsessions?
The first books that come to mind are the Six of Crows books. Although I would not call myself obsessed with them, I really enjoyed them and hope to re-read them (and add them to my personal library) at some point in the near future.
9 | What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
I am Tagging (No Pressure!)
Any thoughts you’d like to share on the questions or my answers? How has your spring been so far? Is everything looking beautifully spring-like or still somewhat wintery? Are you expecting snow at the end of this week like us (!!)?