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!!!

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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?

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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