Still not used to getting nominated for awards! I was nominated for this by the lovely, Beth @ Reading Every Night and Yasamin @ Following Muses. Thank you so much! Make sure to check their posts out and give their blogs a follow! 😘💞
- Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer.
What book would you recommend to everyone, because it’s so amazing?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I’m sure you all know by now that this series is EVERYTHING to me. I know people might be hesitant to start this because of the amount of books and because it’s Middle Grade, but honestly it’s SOOOO GOOD. I can’t imagine my life without these books. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.
If you could pick one book to read again as if for the first time what would it be?
Ooooh this is a tough one! I think I’d go with either the Harry Potter series or Percy Jackson series. Maybe Illuminae? I’d be really interested to see what I think of Harry Potter if I was only just reading it now for the first time. Like, I wonder if I’d have all the same favourite characters and ships? I would absolutely love to experience a favourite book for the first time (just as long as I end up loving it as much as I do now!).
Favourite comfort food?
Reeses and Oreos. Peanut Butter. Or rice crackers. Extremely different ends of the scale I know 😂
** Mental Illness Trigger Warning **
“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”
― Juliette Lewis
This is one of many. I am always way too hard on myself. I rarely reward myself for the progress I’ve made with my mental illnesses and this quote reminds me that I need to. I am brave. I am strong. I am still here. And that is something I deserve to celebrate.
Best and worst book-to-film adaptations you’ve seen?
Best: Harry Potter, obviously. I grew up with them the same way I grew up with the books. Everything was exactly how I pictured it. It was so magical!
Worst: I haven’t actually watched many book-to-movie adaptations so I’m going to say Percy Jackson, but like okay I need to confess something…. I don’t hate these movies. In no way do I think they do the books justice and I hate that Rick was excluded from making any kind of creative decisions and I wish we could have got something better, but like I just really loved the cast? And I kind of view them as their own thing. But yeah, oh my god. Please don’t throw things at me because I know not hating these movies is an extremely unpopular opinion.
What’s your favourite book so far that you’ve read in 2016?
Both of these were 5 star reads and they destroyed me. I’m so happy In The Afterlight gave my kids the ending they deserved and I would do anything for Ronan Lynch, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
LONDON! Ever since I was like 7 I have wanted to live there and I don’t even know why? Like I’m pretty sure 7 year old me didn’t even know where England was. I’m not even sure how I knew it was even a place. It’s just somewhere I’ve been drawn to my whole entire life. Maybe it’s because I have a lot of English heritage. I don’t know. I’m an extremely spiritual person (not religiously, but in an universal sense) and I don’t know, I just feel like my heart and soul belong in that city. Maybe I was there in a past life? I just want to be there so badly. Hopefully, one day! On a more realistic scale I’m gonna say Melbourne. It’s my dream city in Australia. Plus my best friend lives there so ♥
What is your favourite thing to do with your spare time, other than reading?
Listening to music! I may even like it more than reading, but shh. Don’t tell anyone 😉 Music is honestly the most important thing in my life and I don’t know where I’d be without it.
If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
I would be so scared I’d mess up and cause the destruction of the planet, BUT I would love to be able to tell my teenage self that it was okay to ask for help.
Has blogging been different to, or exactly as you pictured it being?
Ooh this is an interesting question! I think a bit of both? I never expected everyone to be so welcoming and lovely. I’m still so overwhelmed by how nice everyone is. It’s also a lot more time consuming than I imagined. It does remind me a lot of my old LiveJournal days so that is comforting because I missed that era so much.
What has been the most positive thing that’s happened to you this week?
GETTING BOOK MAIL! I ran around like an excited five year old. Tearing into those packages will never not be rewarding.
You’ll get to see what was in it in my Monthly Wrap Up 😉 Unless you’re following me on Twitter. Then you got an early reveal, haha.
If you had to choose, would you rather give up your favourite movie or your favourite book? (You still can watch other movies/read other books)
Ahh, definitely favourite movie (which is a tie between Finding Nemo and Almost Famous). As much as I love those movies I could not imagine ever having to give up Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. No thank you.
What is your ultimate vacation? Activities/country/accommodation.
Oooh. Like I said above it’d definitely be in London! Or backpacking all over Europe. I’ve never really thought too much about accommodation, because it’s probably not going to happen any time soon. I’d guess I’d research different backpacker places. Or go on one of those group tours. As for activities? EVERYTHING. ALL THE THINGS. I would be one of those annoying sightseers that brings schedules and planners and books and makes sure I see absolutely everything I can before I go home. I’d definitely love to hit up Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square and the Harry Potter Studio Tour, obviously! Doing a Jack the Ripper Tour is on my bucket list. And seeing the London Eye and all the museums and old places I can find and just everything.
How did your reading habits change over time?
I used to be an extremely fast reader. Like I could knock out two books a day when I was kid. Obviously, that’s changed now 😂 I still read all the same genres though! I also stopped reading for like a year and a half and I never realised how much I missed it until I started again.
Do you like to listen to music while reading?
When I’m travelling it is a must! I can at home too, but normally I don’t. Mostly beause my mind puts music first and I start paying more attention to that than the book I’m reading.
Are there any books that your whole family loves?
My family aren’t all that into reading. My mum is a huge Stephen King fan though!
You have the opportunity to tell an author to write one more book in your favourite series and they have to do it. Which series do you choose?
At this moment in time I want to say Noelle Stevenson because I NEED MORE NIMONA! Overall though I’m going to have to say J.K. Rowling. I want another Harry Potter book so badly and I know The Cursed Child is happening, but that’s not quite the same. I’d love some novellas or a collection of short stories or some of the fictional wizarding books that have been mentioned in the series. Like can you imagine being able to read Hogwarts: A History!? PLEASE JO. Or, of course, a series about the Marauders!
What’s your favourite tv show?
Hands down Parks and Recreation. Here have another amazing scene:
Which book got you into your favourite genre?
The Goosebumps series! I’m almost certain that this is where my love for horror and all things paranormal started. I used to love the TV show and all the books – especially the choose your own adventure ones! I would spend HOURS finding every possible ending.
A book that you don’t plan on reading, but everyone has read?
…………………….Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Any authors in your family?
Unless you count the embarrassing fan fic I used to post on fanfiction.net then unfortunately, no!
You get the chance to change into any profession you want. What would you like to work as?
Cyber security or a criminal psychologist! Honestly though I just want to work in a book store or library. Unfortunately that’s not gonna happen in my current town, haha.
My Nominations & Questions:
If you don’t want to do this for whatever reason then it’s all chill! Please don’t feel like you have to ♥ Sorry if you’ve already been tagged!
1) If you could switch places with your favourite character who would you choose?
2) Do you have any tattoos? Would you get one if you don’t?
3) What was the last thing you searched on Google?
4) What’s your most recent 5 star read?
5) Can you stop in the middle of a chapter or do you have to get to the end before closing the book?
6) How is your bookshelf organised?
7) Give me a random line from the book you’re currently reading.
8) When is your favourite time of the day to read?
9) You get to have a dinner party with 3 people dead or alive, who would you choose?
10) If you could travel back to the past (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything!) what era would you choose?
11) Favourite childhood book? (No, you’re not allowed to say Harry Potter 😉 )