It’s my birthday – yay me! – today, so.. I’m not really on the blog – more like.. on the other side of the country – and figured something more fun would be appropriate. Which is why I decided to do a bit weird! Just a little bit. It’s been quite a while since I last did a tag / award and.. well.. even though I don’t necessarily do them anymore – the questions kept repeating itself and it simply wasn’t any fun writing the posts? – I did feel like answering Liza’s questions!
- Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominated 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 and/or on your blog
1. What fictional animal would you love as a companion?
The first thing that pops into my mind is a talking cat with magical fur so I’m not allergic to it. I’d love that. Have a cat to snuggle with, but still be able to talk to. And I’m always curious about what those beasties think anyway, so it’d be perfect, right?
2. What book have you recently purchased that you are the keenest for?
Ha, that has to be my pre-order of Escaping from Houdini – no doubt about that. Since finishing Hunting Prince Dracula, I really want to know what Thomas and Audrey Rose are going to go through next! Not to mention their chemistry. I’m finally feeling it and I want moremoremore.
I have to admit, though: by the time you’re reading this, I probably bought some books because.. it’s my birthday and I don’t have any reason not to? Except for that book buying ban but let’s ignore that for the day – hah!
3. What’s one item/device you wish you could own from any fictional world?
Is anyone going to say anything else than a working wand? Because I want a wand so I can do magic and make chores go poof in an instant. More reading-time, right?!
4. How do you organize your bookshelves?
Oh boy. I tried explaining that to someone a while ago but it was hard. There’s no organization whatsoever and I’m not going to change it before we’ve moved either. Basically the top two shelves of my three bookcases are all the favorites – organized on series / author / fantasy / contemporary. Underneath, there are the other books I read but don’t think of as favorites. And then we have all the books I’ve yet to read – which is a lot. Those are my 2018-books. My fourth bookcase contains all the books I bought prior 2018.
5. What do you own the most of? Paperback, Hardcovers, eBooks, audiobooks, etc.
Definitely paperbacks, although the hardcovers are slowly gaining more and more space on my shelves as well. I like the feel of those more and.. since I’m a bit privileged and can afford buying them, I do just that? My FairyLoot-subscription also helps though.
6. If you had to choose, choose one book that you want to completely forget? Whether it be to read it again for the first time or because you hate it and wish you had never read it.
Hm, forget to have a shot at a second first experience? I’d probably go with the Throne of Glass-series or Harry Potter! If it’s about a book I wish I could forget about.. Let’s go with books of authors I read that were accused of certain things. Not even naming them.
7. How long have you been blogging?
Since June 13, 2017!
8. How many bookshelves do you own?
Four bookcases and.. since we’re moving in a couple of months.. there might be coming more. I’ll have an entire library room – YAY ME.
9. Share the 1st sentence in your current read.
OH. OH. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? I actually highlighted it to use in my review:
“The air is dead with the stench of blood.
– My Whole Truth, Mischa Thrace
10. What books have you reread?
Not a lot, that’s for sure. I’m not much of a rereading-person. This year, though, I’m rereading Harry Potter. Only got Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to go! Apart from that, I reread 180 Seconds by Jessica Park and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda!
11. Do you participate in ReadAThons? What is your favourite thing about them?
Not as much in read-a-thons anymore, but I do host my monthly reading challenges as you all know. The read-a-thons itself aren’t always.. easy since I want to stick to my own challenges more, hah. If I find one that matches my own challenge and I have the time, I do join them – albeit unofficially? I do want to do an official 24 in 48 one day though!
I’m not tagging 11 people. However, I went looking for new-to-me blogs to tag because.. I felt like it?
MD ~ Book Sniffer Clover // Emma ~ It’s A Reader’s Life // Rain ~ Bookdragonism // Megan ~ The Cozied Reader // Gem ~ Gemsbooknook // Ari ~ Books. Libraries. Also, Cats. // Marie ~ Viva Marie’s Books
~ If you could become any fictional character, which one would you pick?
~ What season do you like best? Why?
~ What’s, according to you, a perfect Halloween / October read?
~ Who / what inspired you to start blogging?
~ How many books do you own that you haven’t read yet?
~ What does your perfect self-care day / night / weekend look like?
~ What’s your favorite book cover ever?
~ Are there words / terms that immediately turn you off a book? Which ones? Why?
~ Is there a genre you rarely read but do love reading?
~ Munches! What national / local dish are you most proud of?
~ What is your favorite bookish item?
Have you read any of the books I finished this week?
What did you think of them?
What book do you really, really want to read next?
f I haven’t tagged you, but you want to answer my questions: consider yourself tagged anyway!