I was tagged by the lovely Ashley from Ashley in Wonderland (thank you!). These are some great questions, so lets get straight into it.
Spoiler ahead for the Harry Potter series
- Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Ashley’s questions for me were originally posted here
Who is your favourite animal (or non-human) character from a book?
I’m generally not an animal person. However, there was just one point in the Harry Potter series where I cried and that was when Hedwig died! She’s not exactly a character, but she was a constant for the series and I was just shocked for that to happen.
Have you ever preferred the movie to the book?
Yes, The Hobbit. Probably an unpopular opinion, but I wasn’t a fan of Tolkein’s writing at all, but loved the films especially the first one.
What book does everyone love but you refuse to read? Why?
Never say never, but I don’t have any interest in Cassandra Clare’s books (I can’t even remember what the universe is called…). I read City of Bones and just didn’t click with the writing.
What hobbies do you enjoy other than reading and blogging?
I’m currently studying for my professional qualification alongside full time work so I don’t have time for much else! I do really enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. And my down time is mostly consumed with Netflix.
What book has the best food?
For someone who loves food like I do, I don’t particularly notice it in a story. Roald Dahl was great with it though. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an obvious answer, but it was George’s Marvellous Medicine which fascinated me as a kid. Not technically food, but close enough…
Ever read a book that kept you up at night (for better or for worse)?
I’ve had two of these recently for different reasons. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, because she has a wonderful way with words. And Bird Box by Josh Malerman, because it’s creepy as hell (and fantastic)
What book do you always recommend to people?
There’s not many people IRL who read the same kind of books as me. The one I would most highly reccommend would probably by Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel.
What book has been on your ‘to read’ list for way too long?
Heidi by Johanna Spyri. I was given this when I was born (because my name is Heidi) and have never read the full version… I 100% plane to eventually though.
Do you watch tv or listen to music while you’re blogging?
I always have something playing on Netflix.
Do you have any blogging pet peeves?
When I only every see 5 star reviews from someone, I lose trust in them. I’ll still follow them to learn about new books, but take their glowing review with a pinch of salt.
Any advice for new bloggers?
If you’re going to have a schedule, make it work for you. Don’t feel like you have to post everyday, or get a monthly wrap up posted on the first day of the next month etc. And if you don’t completely stick to your schedule, don’t let it get to you. Life comes first, and you need to give yourself a break as well! To be honest, people probably won’t even notice you missed a post or two. I know I never do!
- What’s your most recent 5* read?
- Tell me about a book you loved, which was outside of your comfort zone (for example a genre you don’t usually pick up)
- What’s a series which showed a promising start, but let you down in the end? It can be one you finished, or one you gave up on.
- Tell me about an underrated book
- What authors/books did you love as a child?
- Have you always had a love of read? If not, when did it begin?
- What’s a TV series and/or film you recently loved?
- Do you ever read a book and have an actor firmly in mind to play one of the characters? If so, can you give an example?
- Describe the plot of your last read in one sentence.
- Is there a person from history you’d like to read a fictional novel about?
- Are there any books you loved when you first read, but think you may not like if you read them for the first time today?
I’d love to see your answers, but only if you want to do it! And if anyone else wants to give my question a go, consider yourself tagged.