I’m so sorry for the lateness of this post, but a big thanks to the two wonderful people who nominated me for this award: Emily @ Frappes and Fiction and Laurel @ The Suspected Bibliophile! As a result, I’ve got twice the questions so strap in, folks!
1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Nominate 11 other Bloggers.
4. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
What is your favorite carbonated drink?
Dr. Pepper. It is such a harsh, sugary drink but I can’t get enough of it.
How has the pandemic affected your coping skills?
Honestly, I don’t think it’s affected it much? My coping skills were just put to more use than is normal. I’ve got my rituals for tamping down anxiety and general worries so I guess the pandemic helped me get better at these skills.
Do you have a library card? And do you use it?
Yep! I’ve had a library card for as long as I can remember. And I constantly use it.
What are the top five books you’ve read so far in 2020?
Oh, I’ve read some awesome books this year!
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
- Aquicorn Cover by Katie O’Neill
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
What are the five books you cannot stop recommending to people?
Same list as above!
Do you write? If so, what’s your current work in progress?
Yes, occasionally. I’m currently working on a YA fantasy set in a historical Lebanon.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled? Was it for yourself or someone else?
Man, I wish I could remember…I’m sure I’ve Googled the wildest things, but I don’t have an example…
What is your favorite fall (or spring) activity?
Huh, can my favourite activity be buying PSLs? I also love pumpkin carving, baking and handing out candy in Halloween.
What is your most paranormal experience?
I’m so bummed out, but I haven’t experienced a paranormal experience :((( I’ve heard some short ghost stories from friends but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so unusual, I would have thought it paranormal.
Besides reading/blogging, what are your hobbies?
I rollerblade, although I’m not very good at it, but I enjoy practicing!
Which Chris is the best Chris?
Chris Evans. Yes, boring choice but I love that man ❤
What is your favorite kind of post to write?
For now, it’s book reviews. I just like sharing my thoughts on new favourites or books that are the bane of my existence!
Have you picked up any new hobbies over quarantine?
It used to be something I did as a kid, but I picked back up rollerblading!
What is your favorite month of the year?
October! Not only is it my birthday month, but it also marks the introduction of my favourite season and cool, sweater weather ❤
What genre of book do you want to read more of?
Romance and historical fiction. Basically, these are the top two fiction genres that I never grabbed for, but that I want to give more of a chance.
What is your favorite song?
Right now, my favourite song is “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce. I’ve been looping it over and over again; it makes me so happy and I also tear up!
How do you organize your bookshelf?
I group the books I’ve read, and the books I haven’t read. But I’d like to organize my bookshelf based on colour ’cause I love those pictures on bookstagram!
What’s your favorite color?
Purple! Any shade; I’m not picky.
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Hm, I guess I wish I had my own place (I live with my parents), but I’m happy to be saving money and not worrying about rent…
What is the worst part about blogging? (If you had to pick something)
Keeping a constant schedule of posting. As these past two months have proven, that can be really difficult when you’re not in a good headspace or when your personal life gets busy.
Pie or cake?
Neither. I’m not a huge pastry fan, even though I love to bake. If I had to have a baked sweet, I’d reach for a meringue!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Hard to pick an all-time favourite after all the books I’ve read! A small handful: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman, The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang, Jade City by Fonda Lee, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Circe by Madeline Miller.
Here are my questions:
- Favourite dessert?
- What’s your love language?
- What’s your comfort read?
- If you could learn one language, what would it be?
- Thoughts on the impact of social media?
- Do you like to dance?
- Go-to karaoke song?
- Most favourite and least favourite tropes?
- What’s your favourite thing to do alone?
- What are your bad habits?
- Tomes vs short stories.
And I tag you!