K-Pop Book Tag

I was nominated for this wonderful Tag by Chizurue at “Of Midnight Ravings” go check it out!! 💖💖 I was so excited about this tag!! K-POP?! YES PLEASE!!

Rules:

  • Credit the creator of this tag, The Book Prophet, and link back to her original post.
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Answer all the questions to the best of your ability.
  • Tag as many people as you like.
  • Have fun!

BTS – A Book Everyone Knows About

Now… Did you actually expect me to do a tag WITHOUT mentioning Pride & Prejudice?? Maybe one day. But, that day is not today my friends!!

EXO – Favourite Companion Novel

Now, if you haven’t read Piers Anthony’s “Incarnations of Immortality” series, do yourselves a favour… READ IT!! World building at its finest. The way these books tie in with one another is AMAZING!! This one is based on the incarnation of time and how he lives backwards from all of us. Wow, is this book ever amazing!!

NU’EST – Name A Book/ Series/ Trilogy That Doesn’t Get The Attention You Think It Deserves

I have to go with one of my FAVOURITE books of all time that I feel like no one has ever heard of!!

I read this book when it was released and I was young and started calling myself Shade (one of the characters) I found a copy probably almost a decade after that and Re-read it. It was STILL FANTASTIC!! Even though it was released back in 1997 it only has 15 ratings on Goodreads… So, definitely under appreciated!!

ASTRO – A Book That Gave You A Happy Feeling While Reading

We’ll, I have to go with my guilty pleasure here…. Any Pride & Prejudice fan fiction gives me such a happy feeling!! I’m such a sad person… Lol!

MONSTA X – A Book Containing A Diverse Cast Of Characters

This whole series has a very diverse and eclectic group of characters from all planets and walks of life. Lol! They are also hilarious!

A.C.E – A Favourite Recent Release

I’ve got to go with a recent review of mine. It was released a couple of months ago and really blew me away!! If you missed my review, please check it out here! Is was amazing!! (the book… Not my review. I’m not full of myself!! Lol!)

BLACKPINK – A Book That Sticks Out From The Rest Of Its Genre

Whether you’re going with the sci-fi or comedy genre, this is a book that will forever stand out for me!! Nothing can ever beat some good ole Douglas Adams!! 💖💖

SEVENTEEN – A Book With Multiple POVs

An enjoyable read told in an epistolary fashion through logs, reports, emails, etc. From the multiple POVs of the members of the secret group D. O. D. O (Department of Diachronastic Operations)

BIGBANG – A Modern Classic

We’ll, this is completely wishful thinking on my part. Lol! But, I really enjoyed this book. I always expect to go into these super hyped books a d HATE them. This one had me pleasantly surprised!! I HOPE that is becomes a modern classic!

SISTAR – A Series You Wish Never Ended

Well, since I ALREADY plugged Piers Anthony’s “Incarnations of Immortality” I won’t repeat myself! But, that WOULD have been my answer!! So…

I know I’m probably forgetting some pinacle series from my childhood and I’ll look at my books when I get home and think… Why didn’t I say THAT?! But, I’m out right now doing this on my phone, and I can only pick from what Goodreads can help my old senile mind remember!! Lol! But, these were fantastic, light hearted books that I loved and I was disappointed when I ran out if them being only 3 books and an exclusive audio book long.

RAIN – Favourite Standalone

Refer back to ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Living Real’!!

And I will Tag a couple of people!

Mel my new K-pop pal!

Shalini my partner in crime!

Irina my booze soul sister!

Venessa who still owes me some cookies and Shepherd’s Pie! (I’m STILL WAITING!) 😂😂

Neat blogger award

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Ok…. I’m SUPER BEHIND on my Awards and Tags, So this week, among doing other things, is going to be a catch up week for all of the lovely people who nominated me because…. even though I have SO MANY OTHER things to get done I can’t wait any longer to get to these awesome tags and such!!!

I was nominated for the Real Neat Blogger Award by the lovely and talented Flo over at Flowangelic  check out her AWESOME Anime, Games, Books and Movie Reviews!! Thank you for the nomination!!!

Now, to the Rules
1. Display the award logo
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you
4. Nominate 5-10 bloggers
5. Ask them 7 questions

Questions:

You are best friends with a famous character (music, movie, cartoon, book, game, you name it!) Who is it?

George Sand (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin) A French novelist who paved the way for feminism before it was even THOUGHT ABOUT!! Not that I would call myself a feminist, but a woman who has the BALLS to wear pants, smoke cigars and have steamy affairs is ok in my books! And who DOESN’T want to know how Frederic Chopin was in the sack??

You have been blessed with transfiguration! What animal can you transform into?

It would have to be a cat…. everyone says that I already AM a cat.. I just need the rest of the transformation. Also, the ability to quit my job and nap and play all day….

If there was only one season, which season would you prefer it to always be?

Fall. I love the leaves, I love the smell, I love that it’s kind of crisp so you may have to put a jacket on, but not bundle up, it gets dark a little early, but perfect time for camp fires and hot tubs…. Definitely Fall.

If you could learn 2 languages, one still used today and one dead. What would they be? (Had to steal this question it was too good).

Hmm… That would be really hard.. I’m going to say Japanese …or Korean for my live language… I can’t pick just one because it would be FABULOUS to watch mt anime and Korean drama’s and be able to leave the room for a snack or a pee and still know EXACTLY hat’s going on! (Lol! Don’t you LOVE my reasoning??) And a dead language?? Probably Ancient Egyptian or Old Norse, because… why not?? They just LOOK really cool!!

You are stuck on a deserted island, there are two boxes put you can only open one! In the first box; there is a phone with an hour worth of internet on it and a map of the island. The 2nd box; a complete survival kit. A lighter, a rope, some seeds, a sleeping bag, a knife, a fishing rod, medicin and a few rations. Which box do you choose?

The 2nd box ALL THE WAY!! I am not a technological girl…. I’m surprised I’ve made it this far, and I know what I’m doing! I would die with that phone. Give me the survival gear and I will feel more comfortable and find my way home!

You can only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Mexican. There are so many fresh, sweet, salty, components. I think I would be happy!

What is your opinion on a plant based diet?

Well, as I was a vegetarian for 14 years. I think I’m ok with it. I branched out because I wanted to try new and interesting things.. The first things that I tried were Alligator and Kangaroo. Lol! I don’t DO normal!!

Now for my Nominations!!

1. Kimchisama

2. Chloe at The Spooky Red Head

3. Thought For Change at The Rendezvous Club

4. Aj at A Petite Slice of Life

5. Lina at Tiny, Ugly Animal

6. Ray at Raynotbradbury

Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or inclination to answer!! And anyone else who wants to answer these CONSIDER YOURSELF NOMINATED! Because you are ALL Real Neat Bloggers!!!

My Questions

1. What are your favourite songs from your teenage years that you still rock out to when nobody else is listening?

2. What’s the worst thing you ever did as a kid — and got away with?

3.  If you had to choose between these animals for a house pet, which would you choose? An Alligator, A Giraffe and an Elephant? And why?

4. What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?

5. What’s your best idea for a reality TV show?

6. What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?

7. What’s the best knock-knock joke you know?

Blogger’s Bash Awards!!

Well, I can’t believe it, but apparently I’ve been nominated for Best Book Review Blogger 2018!!

I am absolutely speechless. In the 4 short months since I started this blog I NEVER would have expected this! And I am both incredibly grateful, and incredibly humbled. I’m amazed to even have been nominated!! I am up against some wonderful veteran bloggers who I hope you will all check out, if you don’t know them already!

I hope you all go and vote at the Blogger’s Bash Awards for anyone you would like to vote for and please give these lovely, wonderful bloggers the recognition they deserve!!

CHEERS!!!

Awards and Tags Party!!!

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I’m sorry that I’ve been such a flake lately! I had a family member go for emergency heart surgery, so I have been very busy. So, between that and being sick I figured this was a great time to catch up on some Awards and Tags!

I was nominated by Sim over at Sim’s Jollies and Jaunts

Rules Of Accepting the Nomination

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog post.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Provide a brief story on how your blog started.
  4. Give pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select up to 15 other bloggers you want to nominate for this award.
  6. Let them know that you have nominated them.
  7. Provide a link to your own post.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

1.) Where do you see your blog in 2years?

Hopefully, right about where it is now… Except organized better (getting posts ready to go ahead of time) and more people reading it! Lol! …. And I will have less liver capacity, I’m sure.

2.) Which do you prefer, movies or books?

Depends on the situation! Normally I will say books, but it’s always nice to turn your brain off and watch some movies! … Although, if it’s a movie BASED on a book then books. Always books!

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3.) What is/are your pet peeve(s)?

People who don’t say goodbye at the end of a phone call and just hang up.

People who call my store and say “I just had a question..” (well, yes. I’m a place of business. I figured you didn’t call to say hello.)

People who say “I seen that.”

4.) Barbecued chicken or fried chicken

Ooooo….. Probably BBQ. I’m sorry. I LOVE anything on a BBQ.

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5.) Where do you see yourself in 5years?

Hopefully not still at my current job! Lol!

I Dare You! Book Tag

I was tagged by Maria over at Bookgraphy

Rules:

  • You must be honest
  • You must answer all of the questions
  • You must tag at least 4 people

1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?

Well, seeing as most of my books are in boxes… This is a tough one.. I think it’s probably (out of the ones I can see) “Ysabel” by Guy Gavriel Kay. I read “the Fionavar Tapesry” a long time ago and absolutely loved it, so I got this wanting to read more of his works….. I haven’t touched it yet…

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2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?

My current read is “100 word Horrors:An Anthology of Horror Drabbles” presented by Kevin J Kennedy and “Illuminae” by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristopher (I never have just one book going!) I just completed “Snowbound with Mr. Darcy” by Caitlin Marie Carrington (don’t judge me. Lol! I love my JAFF!!). The next book I read will probably be “Operation Hail Storm” by Brett Arquette.

3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN!!!! I really DID NOT like that book. If the main character didn’t stop whining I was going to punch someone. Lol! I also agree with Maria and will say 50 Shades of Grey… If Anastasia “shattered” or “looked up through her lashes” one more time… I would also have punched someone (…. Maybe I’m just really violent! Lol!)

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4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?

“The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas. I’m interested in it and added it to me TBR list quite a while ago.. But, I just feel that it’s going to come across preaching and political and I don’t have the strength to review it.

5. What book are you saving for your retirement?

Whatever’s left on my shelf when that happens!! Lol! I don’t have a specific book that I’m saving. But, I have SO MANY books that I know I’ll have some waiting for me! (although, I also assume I will die behind the counter of my store. Lol!) I spend too much money on books to retire!

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6. Last page: read it first or wait til’ the end?

Wait until the end!!! (ok… Maybe there have been a COUPLE of times that I’ve peaked!!)

7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?

I love the acknowledgements!! Ok. Sometimes, they can be a little dry, but most of the time they are heartfelt, and sometimes they’re cryptic and I like to think….. Who are these people?? And SOMEDAY I will BE IN someone’s acknowledgements….. Someday..

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

Alice (in Alice through the looking glass), Elizabeth Bennett (from Pride and Prejudice), Ford Prefect (from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)

“Living Real” by James C. Bassett reminds me of my younger days, calling myself Shade and telling everyone I was going to be a Young Pioneer when I grew up. Also, “Sophie’s Choice” by William Strong reminds me of a friend of mine from a long time ago who moved away.

 

10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

Sadly, I don’t think I have a book I acquired in an interesting way. Lol! Most if mine are the usual ways, book sales, box sales, online, etc… I guess the most interesting would be one that I mentioned below. My copy of “Pride and Prejudice” that I inherited from my mother

11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

I gave away a copy of “The Celestine Prophesy” by James Redfield a long time ago as I was given the book and told that the book was to be read and passed on. I hope it’s still being passed on to this day!

12. Which book has been with you most places?

Well, it won’t surprise anyone when I say “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. I have a copy that was my mother’s when she was in school that has her notes in the margins and everything (something that makes me want to write in books…. But, not enough to actually DO it.) it’s my favourite copy. (notice I say my FAVOURITE copy. Do I have more than one copy?? Short answer. Yes. Long answer. I won’t tell you how many copies or you may call mental health services on me…)

13. Any “required reading” that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

Nope!! I LOVED required reading! And the things I didn’t like, I’m STILL not a fan of! (i.e Romeo and Juliet) I’m sorry… Shakespeare isn’t REALLY my thing. Although, I do enjoy ‘A midsummer night’s dream’.

14. Used or brand new?

Doesn’t matter to me! As long as I can have it!! Lol.

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Yes. And (don’t hate me.) I don’t enjoy his writing. I read “angels and demons” and “the da Vinci code” and I  found his need to end EVERY chapter (most of which are only a couple of pages) on a a cliff hanger! I got to the point where I was going to scream at the book “I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE CHIC’S GRANDFATHER’S SECRET SOCIETY AND THE SHOCKING THING THAT HAPPENED.  JUST GET TO THE POINT OF THE BOOK!!” I found his writing style very frustrating.. If you couldn’t tell.. Lol!

16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?

Hm… I can’t say that I liked it MORE than the book. But, the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice allows me to look at Colin Firth with his smouldering looks and wet shirt. Lol! That’s pretty good! 😉 also, Lord of the Rings. After they take out all the walking and sleeping it’s not THAT bad. Lol!

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17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included? 

“The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister. A wonderful book with beautiful descriptions of the food make in it! (A review is to come on that one or my Father will disown me!) Lol!

18. Who is the person who’s book advice you’ll always take.

My mother. She’s the one who gave me my love of reading and she’s got great taste!!

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19. Is there a book outside of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?

I just read Illuminae which is a YA and not NORMALLY my thing. This one was not at all what I expected and I really enjoyed it! Stay tuned for my review!!

 

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The rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog/post
  2. Answer the nominator’s 11 questions
  3. Come up with your own set of 11 questions to be answered by your nominees
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing – don’t forget to tag them, provide a link to their blogs – let them know!!

Also nominated for this by Maria over at Bookgraphy!

Which was your first favorite book?

Well, I can’t remember what my FIRST favourite book was… Probably “The Weedle in the Needle” or “who put the pepper in the pot.”  Lol! The first books that  I can really remember affecting me would be “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle “The Giver” by Lois Lowry and “Number the Stars” also by Lois Lowry.

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Where is your favorite place you’ve ever been?

Probably Vegas. What an amazing place that never sleeps and every time I go it’s a whole new city! Things change so frequently you’ll never be able to see everything!

What book character reminds you of yourself?

Is everyone tired of me referencing Pride and Prejudice?? Yes? Well, suck it. Lol! I do identify with Elizabeth Bennett. Not for good qualities really! Lol! More for her hard headed ways. She can speak before she thinks and she has a tendency to forget to think of others and reasons behind their actions before forming an opinion. I try not to do this! But, I know that I have. I also definitely have the tendency to go traipsing through fields and forests and doing other things that may not be the “lady like” thing to do!! (I know, ME? NOT LADY LIKE??) Lol!

Do you prefer physical books, ebooks or audiobooks?

I usually have 1 of each going on at once. Lol! Audiobook for walking, cleaning, etc. Physical book to curl up with on my day off, and ebook to read at night so I can turn it to night mode and read in the dark without bothering my man. Lol! So… As long as I’m enjoying it I’ll take anything!

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Which Fantasy creature would you love to have as a pet?

I already have a fantasy creature as a pet… My cat is actually the Cheshire Cat. I am convinced. He’s a wily jerk. Lol!

Who would be your dream book girl/boyfriend?

Any Jane Austen hero… And I do mean any! I would even take Bingley since he’s so happy and genial.

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What’s your favorite Superhero?

I’m not really a Super HERO kind of girl. I tend to like Villain types better! Lol! Cat Woman has to be one of my favourites because…

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Hey, a girl can dream!!

What book has influenced you the most and why?

Probably “The Celestine Prophesy” it’s a little strange and far fetched but, it really gets you thinking, or “Sofie’s Choice” for the same reason of making me think and question.

Other than Blogging, what are your hobbies?

Camping, reading, gaming and knitting.

What’s your favourite quote or personal mantra?

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Who inspires you?

George Sand (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin) who is a French novelist from the 1800s who was a pioneer for women. She wore pants, smoked cigars, hunted had many affairs (maybe not something to be super proud of! Lol! But, back then completely unheard of!!) she was an amazing woman and someone I greatly looked up to!

 

Since there are so many awards and Tags I’d like to nominate Everyone!! Feel free to answer any of the questions you want! There were some really fun ones in here. I really enjoyed answering them!

I promise I’ll be back to normal and reading and Commenting on all of your Wonderful blogs very, very soon!! You all know how much I enjoy them all! And, for those of you who were around for my vacation, you know when I say I’ll catch up… I CATCH UP! Lol! 

 

 

 

Awards, Awards, Awards!

So, apparently I was nominated for a couple of awards by some wonderful WONDERFUL people while I was sunning myself on the beach! So now  to thank them and tell you all that you NEED to check out their blogs!!

So, Thank You to Irina over at I Drink and Watch Anime  who writes wonderful and humorous posts containing anime reviews and drinking games!! And who has decided that if we weren’t so adverse to the outside world would TOTALLY be here having a drink with me right now!! (It’s okay, I’ll have one for each of us and pretend!! CHEERS!!)

And another Thank You to Maria over at Bookgraphy  who writes FANTASTICALLY well written and amazing to read book reviews! So, please, if you haven’t already, CHECK THEM OUT!!

for nominating me for the:

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First Irina’s Questions:

Rules 

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family 
  • Ask them 11 questions that you are dying for the answers to!

What’s your drink of preference? (Personally, I’m all for coffee)

That is SO HARD TO CHOOSE!! You all know what I’m a boozey gal… so, choosing one would be like choosing a favourite child (you all know you secretly have one if you have children.. “Tequila, don’t tell the others. They’ll find out in the will.”)

Who’s your favorite anime character?

I couldn’t choose just one because there are SO MANY AWESOME CHARACTERS!! But, I will say that I’ve always been pretty partial to Spike from Cowboy Bebop. He’s pretty bad ass in a wonderfully relaxed kind of way.

How do you watch shows? (Weekly, binge, etc.)

Well, since I pretty much spend my life outside of work reading and making drinks. Every once in a while I definitely do “the binge” when I watch stuff! ….plus, I have no patience…

Do you have a guilty pleasure? (No judging here :3)

Well, everyone thinks I’m weird because I love a toasted Everything bagel with cream cheese and ketchup chips…ON THE BAGEL. TOGETHER. Hey man, don’t knock it til you try it…

You’re given 30 seconds to say anything to your ultimate idol or crush, what are you gonna say?

I won’t be saying anything.. I’ll spend that 30 seconds sneaking up behind them with my rope and gag… wait, did I say that out loud?? NOW THEY’RE RUNNING! JUST GREAT!

What’s the show you would never want to watch even if you’ll be offered a million dollars + lifetime airline pass

Any Reality T.V that doesn’t involve cooking… it can all go to hell in a handbag…

You had a really bad day, what would make it better?

My fur baby Buddy (unless he’s being a dick and attacking me) and a drink. Lol! …and a book.

They say Kim Kardashian broke the internet, but what do you think will truly break the internet?

Stupid people… so, ya. I guess Kim Kardashian is definitely a contributor.

If you could change something that happened in 2017 (only one thing) what would it be?

Everything bad. That’s only one thing…right??

And Now for Maria’s

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees.

 

So…. 7 things about myself…. I’ll try not to be too boring with these because, honestly.. I’m not sure I can think up 7 WHOLE THINGS of interest!!

  1. I was a vegetarian for 13 years… this was before I realised I would not be saving the world, and that there are so many weird and wonderful things to eat!
  2. Speaking of weird and wonderful things to eat, since giving up vegetarianism I have has alligator, kangaroo, camel, ostrich, cow’s tongue, tripe (the stomach lining of a cow), chicken hearts, haggis (stuffed sheep’s stomach)… there are probably more things I am forgetting!! I love trying strange new things.
  3. I love playing with throwing knives! I mean… who doesn’t??
  4. I have a wonderful (although, sometimes demonic fur baby named Buddy who found his way into our backyard one day and wouldn’t leavefur baby.jpg
  5. I’m tongue tied, which means the bottom of my tongue is connected all the way to the tip so it’s really hard to stick my tongue out at people (I can still flip them the bird though!!)
  6. I don’t drive. I’ve always had a fear of vehicles (which is funny because I LOVE to fly!) but there are so many stupid drivers out there that even though I would trust myself, I could never trust all of THEM!!
  7. I once spent the night at The Ice Hotel in Quebec. It is exactly as it sounds… a hotel made of ice and snow. It was an amazing experience AND BLOODY COLD!!! It was about -40C and you know it’s going to be a good time when you have to take an orientation to learn how not to die during the night! Lol! I’m glad I did it but if I ever did it again I have to remember not to think about the fact that it’s all snow and ice on top of you… you can get a little freaked out and claustrophobic! Lol!!quebec-city-ice-hotel.jpg

Now, because I’m lazy and don’t want to make up questions right now I’m going to go with Maria’s rules and nominate a few people to, if they want to, give everyone some interesting facts about themselves!! (It’s harder than you think! Lol!!)

  1. Chloe at The Spooky RedHead
  2. Dylan at KingDylBagBlog (especially since he won the “Mystery Blogger Award” So CLEARLY we all need to learn more!!)
  3. It’s Good To Read
  4. Moya at the Moyatorium
  5. Aurora Libiralis
  6. My girl Vanessa over at Food in Books
  7. Cherie at theblogwherecheriemovestogermany
  8. AJ at A Petite Slice of Life

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award!!

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Thanks so much to Sim over at Sim’s Jollies and Jaunts  who nominated me for this award! Everyone should check out her blog!! It’s WONDERFUL!!

RULES

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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/or on your blog.

1. What other bloggers inspire you?

All of the bloggers out there (especially the ones that I follow) inspire me!! They all work so hard and have such great ideas. Everyone has been very supportive and made this technology infant feel comfortable trying to enter this blogging world!!

2. What made you want to start a blog?

I’m trying to get into the editing world and… I love books, I love booze and I love food… Why not combine these things?! It just made sense!

3. What was your favourite cartoon as a kid?

…. So many choices!! I loved Gumby, chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Tail Spin,

4. When you were a kid, what did you tell people when they asked you what you would be when you grew up?

I was going to be an Author, an Actor and a Singer. A triple threat!! Lol! Funny enough, I’m none of these.. But, there’s still time! 😉

5. What has been the most rewarding thing for you with blogging?

Really, everything has been very rewarding! The people have been lovely, it’s been a lot of fun, I’m really enjoying the experience so far!!

6. What 2018 movie are you looking forward to seeing?

There aren’t really any that I’m “looking forward” to seeing… I’m interested to see what they do with “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Ready Player One” but… I don’t have high hopes.. And I just found out that they’re doing a gender reversal re-make of “Overboard” …..WHY???
7. Would you rather read a books or see a movie?

I really like both!! I would say that I prefer reading, but sometimes you just need to turn off and throw something on.

8. How did you choose your blog niche?

I wanted a book review blog, but I wanted it to be different… So, why not add booze??

9. What’s the best gift you’ve gotten and from who?

I have loved all the gifts that I’ve received… I can’t really list one thing. I’m grateful for all things!

10. How do you come up with blog posts and do you have a regular publishing schedule?

Regular. Posting. Schedule? What’s that?? Lol! I try to post every day, but I don’t really have a schedule as I love to post National Food and Drink days and they are random.. So, everything else comes in around them.. Maybe someday I’ll have a set schedule. Right now I just try my best to post every day and what goes up is a bit of a free for all! Lol!

11. What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?

Well… I won’t post about this as it was a long LONG time ago… But, let’s just say the police don’t take “I’m sorry officers, we were listening to the Beatles” as a good excuse for anything…

Well, since no one took my open nomination last time and answered my hard thought out questions I’m re-using them and I’m NAMING NAMES!! Lol!

  1. Irina at- I Drink and Watch Anime
  2. Venessa at- Food in Books
  3. Alicia at- Miss Honeybug’s Reads and Crafts
  4. Bookraphy
  5. Meeghan at- Books Baking and Other Questionable Hobbies
  6. Robbie at- Robbie’s Inspiration
  7. Renew or Redo
  8. D. Wallace Peach at- Myths of the Mirror
  9. James J. Cudney IV at- This is my Truth Now
  10. Michelle at- Reading Minds
  11. Shalini at- Books, Reviews et al by Shalini

My Questions

  1. What are 5 words of phrases that make you laugh?
  2. What are 5 ways to win your heart?
  3. What is something you’ve always thought “…. What if?” about?
  4. What are 5 of you pet peeves?
  5. If you could trade lives with anyone for one day, who would it be, and why?
  6. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  7. What is your favourite joke?
  8. Where would you go if you were invisible?
  9. What is one thing you own that you wish you didn’t?
  10. What is a weird habit that you have?
  11. What is the longest word you know?

Hope you all enjoy! Don’t feel pressured to answer… but I DID work really hard on these questions… ;p Lol!

Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

Thanks to Claire over at Cup of Books  has tagged me in this post and I’m very excited to think about it!

A REALLY HYPED BOOK YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN READING

Well, there are a couple of these. Don’t hate me if you think they’re fantastic!

Into-the-Water-1

the hate you give

I know, I know. What am I thinking. I can’t get behind Paula Hawkins. I was one of the 5 people in the world (it feels like) who hated “Girl on a Train” I found the character un-likeable to the extreme and really didn’t care what happened to her, only spent my time hoping she would just shut up and stop whining.

The Hate U Give is on my TBR list, and I just get a feeling it’s one of those reads that will just stay there. Everyone was raving about it so I thought… well, maybe. But, it’s one of those novels that whenever I go to choose my next read I look at it and think “I COULD read that…or, I could read something else.” And SOMETHING ELSE always wins…

A SERIES YOU WON’T START/WON’T BE FINISHING

Game of thrones

…I just. Can’t. Do it. I haven’t been able to get into the show, and the books are just so long and I’m so far behind that I just don’t think I can work up the kind of enthusiasm it would take to read all of them at this point.

A CLASSIC THAT YOU’RE JUST NOT INTERESTED IN?

Now…. this is a tough one. I have read A LOT of classics!!!

les miserables

Ok, now before you all start grabbing your pitchforks and torches… this one was chosen by default. It’s probably one of the only classics I could think of that I HAVEN’T read! If you can suggest another to test me than I’d love another suggestion because this is one that in my heart of hearts I would LIKE to get to it…. but, 1500 pages?!?! I COULD READ SO MANY OTHER BOOKS IN THAT TIME (says the girl working her way through the Outlander series… lol!) But, blogging I try to keep up on newer reads and investing that much time into something that’s been out for so long is just that, AN INVESTMENT!

ANY GENRES YOU NEVER READ?

Again… I may need some help with this one… I haven’t been blogging long, but those of you who have been following, or if you check out my Goodreads you will see that I dabble in pretty well everything… and I do mean EVERYTHING!! If anyone can suggest a genre I may have missed I’m all ears.. REALLY I’d actually love for someone to come up with something because I LOVE learning about new genres! (hence my forage into ‘Bizzaro’!)

A BOOK ON YOUR SHELVES YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER ACTUALLY READ?

the host

I got this book at a Box Sale at a local Book Depot and thought ‘hey, it’s popular and people say it’s good! Maybe I’ll actually read it”  ….it’s been sitting on my shelf staring at me for probably about 4 years now…. I think that is its destiny.

I’m going to Tag in some of my fellow Book Lovers Now. If you’ve already answered these, or don’t want to answer it’s up to you! But, I found it very interesting!!

Kelsey @ There’s Something About KM

Michelle @ Reading Minds

Shalini @ Books, Reviews, et al by Shalini

Kim @ By Hook or By Book