Before I jump into this next book, I’m going to do these awards that have been sitting since middle of May. This is going to be a combination situation because I’m lazy. I also nominate everybody because, again, lazy and because there’s a book calling my name. Shout out to everyone who voted for the Written in Red cover because I lost a whole day reading it! I’ll probably, actually do a book review here because I have so much to say that I don’t think it’ll all fit on Goodreads.
Anyway, I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Roda and cwhiteweb and I was also nominated for the One Lovely Blogger Award by cwhiteweb (she loves me. can you tell?) and Darie T. I’m sure I don’t have to say this but I will anyway. Click their names, read a post and then click Follow. Trust me, you won’t regret it. They’re all smarter and wiser than me and they’re beautiful people with beautiful blogs.
For the Real Neat Blog Award, I have questions. So, commencing rules then answers
- Put the award logo on your blog.
- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
- Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
- Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
- Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because it was to be a form of retail therapy because the job was driving me insane but also because I was encouraged by a few people that I should share my awesome stories and my love affair with books with the world.
What is the one change you see in yourself after you started your blog?
I guess I see that I have an ability to write. My beginning posts were literally titled “I’m not a writer: I’m a reader” for 20 days straight. Turns out, for whatever reason, I’m writing and people are enjoying so I must be doing a good job.
When do you write the best? I mean, is it when you are sad and moody or cheerful and happy?
I’m an emotional person so I write in whatever mood I happen to be in at the time. Mostly its a half awake state because I stayed up way past my bedtime due to lots of words on lots of pages.
Are your stories/poems happy ones or sad ones, predominantly? Do you think it tells something about the emotions you are going through?
Most of my stories are happy. The world we’re living in right now is not a peaceful place. It’s actually getting worse in my opinion so if I can bring a little nugget of joy to my readers each day then, not only does it make me happy, it gives them maybe 2-5 minutes of happiness as well.
What is the best comment you’ve received on your blog so far?
Oh my gosh. I can’t even answer that. There are too many since I talk a lot which means I comment a lot and people respond but shout out to theorangutanlibrarian for being the 1000th comment on RT!!
Of all your posts, which one do you feel describes you or give us an understanding of perhaps, an element of yourself?
An element of me, I guess, would be I see good in everybody. What I mean by that is, I strive to make as many friends as possible. Not to be social but because everyone deserves to have a good friend. To steal from Grey’s Anatomy, I want to be people’s person. You don’t have to know me well if you don’t want to but you can be sure I will be that friend you can talk to about anything because I listen and because you matter.
Through which other form of art do you express yourself, apart from this one?
You’ve probably noticed by now but I love taking pictures with my cellphone. And also reading, of course, and forcing people to read what I read because I have this obsession with reliving books from other people’s perspectives.
Paper or Plastic?
Paper! It can be recycled, reused, repurposed!
If you could transform into any animal, what would it be?
A sea turtle. Have I mentioned how much I love turtles?
Who is your historical soul mate?
Hmm. Does Robin Hood count? If you have not seen the BBC adaptation you should!
Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?
I’m an in between mouse. I don’t like to drive very far to go grocery shopping but I also do not want to be in the center of it all.
What is your favorite vegetable?
Broccoli. I feel super healthy eating baby trees
Depends on the genre. I have a list!
Why do you write?
Because sharing is caring and I sort of answered it above.
- I am currently eating a really delicious burger
- Book withdrawal symptoms is a real thing. I’m barely hanging on writing this post 😛
- I had a pitbull/lab mix growing up, named Cinnaman, who was the best dog ever
- I’m very active on social media
- I love my husband very much
- Kiwis are disgusting
- I had oatmeal for breakfast
Hope you enjoyed this post! Have fun! See you on the next one!