I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by the wonderful Alicia over at Caffeine and Books. This award celebrates the unique voices of female bloggers around the world.
These are the five rules to follow:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
- Put the Award logo on your blog.
- Answer the ten questions sent to you.
- Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
- Nominate ten blogs.
- Did you have a book that meant a lot to you as a child?
- The Castle in the Attic is a book I have loved since Grade 5 when I got it in my first ever book order in the mail. I really wanted a giant castle with a tiny living knight for myself. It was also one of the first fantasy books that I ever read, which makes it extra special in my mind.
- Is there any author or book that you collect and will always welcome multiple editions of the same title?
- Pride and Prejudice is a book that I already own in multiple formats and will likely continue to collect for years. Beautiful covers are my biggest weakness, but I also look for great illustrations. It started with a beautiful hardcover from a friend and continues to grow.
- Say that you find yourself judging a book by its cover (not that we ever do that!); what sort of covers do you go for? Are there any that are an absolute turn off?
- I seem to like covers with neutral tones or all black, especially when they are embossed with gold or pretty colours. I did a post about this topic not long ago actually. I don’t like covers that are only the title of the book and the author’s name. I find it arrogant.
If you could pick any imaginary animal to bring home to Mom with an earnest, “Can we keep him?”, what animal would it be?
- Probably a gryphon. A tiny cat-sized one. I mean, look at that thing! It’s freaking adorable! I really liked the gryphons in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books (check out The Silver Gryphon) because they are so intelligent and lovely.
- Is there any book to movie adaptation that you simply refuse to watch? No way, no how, you’re not even giving them the opportunity to mess it up?
- I tried to watch The Seeker because I liked the Sword of Truth series, but after watching for a very brief time (less than 1 episode) I decided I wasn’t going to bother. None of their characters looked right or acted right, so I didn’t want it to taint how I remembered it.
- What is the most unusual book you’ve ever read? (Plot, writing style, chapter layout, etc?)
- That’s a tough one… probably Dear Committee Members. It’s the first and only book I have ever read that was written entirely in letters. Usually a book has some other description to go with it, so this one is extremely unique in forcing you to use your imagination to its fullest.
- Is there any book or series that you’ve read that is so totally outside of your normal genre, but you loved it and would recommend it to others as a “take a risk!” type of book?
- I constantly recommend The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to people. It is one of the few non-fiction books that I have ever really loved. It was so informative and wonderfully written.
- Do you have any bookish collections, or anything you covet and hope to someday collect? Candles, artwork, bookcases?
- No bookish collections that I can think of, but I would really love to have a library room with floor to ceiling bookcases in solid wood.
- What book has been on your TBR pile the longest, but you just can’t convince yourself to pick it up?
- Another tough question… mainly because I got rid of a bunch of books last year because I had them for years and never read them. It’s probably Jane Eyre though. I’ve been meaning to read it since high school because my friend loved it, and I have owned copies, but I never get around to actually picking it up.
- You get a $500 gift card for all things bookish – do you run to your nearest bookstore and spend like a fiend? Or do you create pro/con lists (a la Rory Gilmore) to make sure you get just the right & perfect & wonderful bookish things? Or are you eyeing a particularly expensive bookcase somewhere?
- I’d probably use a bit right away, then wait to use the rest. I see a lot of books that I want every day because I work in a bookstore, so I have learned to give myself some time to think about a purchase first. Sometimes I’ll just leave stuff to the side until the end of my shift and then realize that I don’t really need/want any of it.
My Nominees (If you have already been nominated for this award previously, please feel free to ignore this post):
- Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
- Stefani @ Caught Read Handed
- Carole @ Barda Book Talk
- Lissette @ Lissette Evans
- Georgina @ More Books Than Shoes
- Katie @ Running Through the Library
- Chelsey @ Chels & a Book
- Jen @ The Reader’s Room
- Christamae @ #obsessivegirlfan
- Emily @ Midwestern Book Nerd
Questions For You:
- What inspired you to start blogging?
- What is your favourite genre to read?
- Where do you do most of your reading?
- What is the last picture you took?
- What type of music do you listen to? (genre, artists, songs?)
- What is on your perfect pizza?
- What type of meal do you order at a restaurant you have never visited before?
- What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
- What did you do on your last birthday?
- What question do you hate to answer?
I enjoyed reading your answers. I love beautiful covers as well so I plan to fil my personal library with them when I get my own place in the near distant future.
I’m one of those people who totally judge books by their covers. I find it hard not to so I’ll hop over to your post to see what you’ve said on the topic. And OMG I read half of Wizard’s First Rule and could not continue. I don’t know why I hated the book because the story suits my reading taste and it’s easy to read but…I don’t know. I disliked Richard and couldn’t stand his relation with Kahlan so maybe that was it. Weirdly, I enjoyed the show though I agree that it sucked.
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