It’s been AGES since I’ve down an Award/Tag and I’d never seen this one until I was nominated for it by Sara @ Freadom Library & Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews. Thank you so much, Meghan and Sara! Make sure to go check out their posts and blogs because they’re both super, super lovely ♥ I tried to find out who originally created this, but I wasn’t able to!
- It’s always proper and the right thing to do, when you receive something from someone, you thank them. It’s the same with this award. You can link the blogger who presents the award blog in the post you use to fulfill the requirements of the award.
- Answer the award questions that will be listed below.
- Write a Fifty Word Story, because it’s fun.
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A book you started but never finished but want to finish. What stopped you from continuing to read it?
For some reason every time I start The Martian by Andy Weir something in my life gets in the way. I’ve started reading it like 3 or 4 times??? I want to finish it SO BAD because I loved the movie and the book has been hilarious so far.
What elements attract you to a book, which makes you need to read it?
The first thing I notice is the cover. In terms of the content though anything horror or thriller related is almost impossible for me to resist no matter how cliche. Of course now diversity is super important to me so that’s something I’m always looking out for too.
Which books do you prefer, e-copy or hard copy?
I LOVE buying physical copies – they’re so pretty. However in terms of actually reading I prefer ebooks. They are just so much more convenient. I tend to read ebooks a lot quicker than physical copies and it’s so much easier to highlight things.
What book are you currently reading or going to read?
I literally have under 100 pages left of History is All You Left Me and it’s so frustrating that I’ve been in such a slump and haven’t been able to finish it! I also started The Love Interest pre-slump and am about 20% in. I’m loving HIAYLM – the portrayal of grief is something I really relate to. The Love Interest has been interesting so far too, but I know there’s some problems with it so I’ll definitely be keeping that in mind when I read it.
Is it fair to judge a book by its film?
Yes and no? I mean, if you don’t like the general concept that’s happening in the movie then you probably won’t like the book either. However if it’s something you think you might like but the movie is cast or directed badly I don’t think you should presume that the book is badly written ect. They are two very different mediums. Sometimes the movie is better than the book so. I hated the Gone Girl book, but I loved the movie. It kind of works both ways, haha.
What book did you badly judge by its cover and end up loving?
I honestly can’t think of anything for this one? I feel like a lot of cringe-y covers are contemporary romances which I don’t read anyway? I know there’s quite a few awkward YA Fantasy/Paranormal ones too like the original Delirium covers, but I haven’t read those yet. So???
To flip this around the main reason I decided to buy A Court of Thorns and Roses was because I LOVED the cover. It’s why I picked it up and the blurb sounded intriguing enough so I bought it. I ended up really, really disliking it.
Which book character have you felt the most kin with and able to relate with?
Ahhhhh man. This is another hard one because I mostly see bits and pieces of myself in characters? Instead of being like LITERALLY ME. The only character I feel like that about is April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation. I suppose recently I’ve really connected with Taylor from Queens of Geek and Molly from The Upside of Unrequited. Then of course Hermione and Luna from Harry Potter. Maybe Thalia from the Percy Jackson series?
If you could make any character into a Sim, who would it be and why?
Ahhh, I love this!! It’s been ages since I’ve played The Sims, but I LOVE Create-A-Sim. I think I’d really love to make Blue from The Raven Cycle. I feel like I could get super creative with her and know her style. I actually really want to try that now, haha.
Is there a specific genre that you tend to avoid and why?
Normally straight up Romance or those summer-y YA Contemporary reads. They’re just not something I can really connect to. There needs to be a deeper element to them, mostly something to do with diversity for me to even consider picking them up. High/Epic Fantasy is another one I usually avoid because they’re too much for my brain to comprehend.
You’re about to see why I am NOT a writer okay, lmao. The extent of my writing history is EXTREMELY bad self-insert band fan fic. This isn’t even a story it’s just like free form word vomit that is 53 words instead. Oops.
It’s the way your heart beats in time to the music because it’s the blood that’s pumping through your veins. It’s ink and needle etching your love permanently into your skin for the world to see, but it’s still not enough. It’s drowning yourself in your favourite lyrics so you can finally breathe.
I literally have no idea who has or hasn’t done this tag or who is even ok with being tagged for awards and things anymore so feel free to do this if you want and use Meghan’s or Sara’s wonderful questions!!
Would love to hear your thoughts on anything I mentioned!
I hope you’re all having a fantastic day.