I was tagged by Lauren at My Paper Infinity. This is actually the second time I’m doing The Sunshine Blogger Tag/Award thing (here’s a link to my first). Lauren’s questions were so fun that I knew I had to do it again. Thank you so much for not only nominating me but also coming up with these cool questions. Let’s get into them!
- Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
- Nominate 11 people and give them 11 different questions to answer.
1. Do you share your love for reading with anyone outside the blogging community (friends, family, teachers … ) ? If so, who?
Yes I do. I started a mini book club with two of my friends from high school, Will and Kim. This month’s pick is the The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.
My mom and my grandma also love to read. Though I have to make sure I have read a book before recommending it to my grandma. She got mad that I didn’t finish a book I had recommended to her, because she finished it and wanted to talk about it with me. Lesson learned.
2. What do you like and dislike about the book blogging community?
I really like talking to people about the books I like to read. I have different reading interests then my friends, so it’s nice to talk to people who like the same kind of books that I do.
As for a dislike, I’m not too sure if I have one. I still consider myself a new book blogger as I’ve only been blogging for 4 months. So I’m still getting a handle on everything so currently I don’t have a specific dislike.
3. They say knowledge is power. What have you learned from reading?
I have learned a lot from reading. The two biggest things are how to write and getting a different perspective on a situation.
They say if you want to write a book, you should read a lot. I definitely think that is true. Reading has definitely helped me find my voice and style as a writer. Also seeing some of the more technical things in practice makes it easier to implement that in my own writing.
Another thing I’ve learned is new perspectives. A recent example of that is what I learned from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I am a white middle-class twenty something that lives in the New York area. Reading from Star’s perspective on the issues I hear all over the news from (mostly) white reporters, really gave me a new perspective on things. I’ve never had to worry about what would happen if a cop pulled me over. I’ve known there is still racism in the world and where I live, but I did realize how much it effects every day life. I’m so happy I read this book, because it is so important and eye opening.
4. What are your reading pet peeves?
I had to think about this one. One thing that comes to mind is an unsatisfying ending. This especially makes me angry when it’s the ending of a series, because you had me reading all of this for nothing!? Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. But when it does, I’m not happy about it.
5. If you could swap identities with a fictional character for just one day, who would you pick and what would you do?
Okay so this is a non-bookish character, but I would totally want to switch places with Simon Pegg’s character, Benji, in the Mission Impossible series so that I could be a spy. I picked him because he’s sort of a nerdy spy, but still a spy and I’ve always wanted to be a spy. I’d do a good job in his role. It would be cool to do it for a day because I wouldn’t have to worry about my life being in danger all the time.
My second place runner up is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, Arthur, from Inception because I would love to be able to explore that world. I mean how cool would it be if you could actually go inside other people’s dreams?
6. You have the power to bring one fictional character to life in your own reality. Who do you pick?
This is such a tough one! I’m gonna go with Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. I feel like everyone who reads this series is obsessed with Will Herondale. Don’t get me wrong, I love Will, but Jem has stolen my heart. So I’d steal him out of the book and show him New York.
7. Is there a book you think everyone should read?
Um, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas? I’ve already mentioned that though, so another book or really author I think everyone should read is Shakespeare. Many of his plays are constantly being reinterpreted and he has impacted language and art so much. My favorite that I’ve read is Hamlet but I also really love Twelfth Night. I’ve only seen Twelfth Night performed, otherwise it might beat Hamlet.
8. What’s your favourite quote?
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. — Sheryl Sandberg
Fun Fact: This is quote is my Twitter bio.
9. Which author would you want to have dinner with? What would you ask them?
For this one I’m going to go with a new favorite, Morgan Matson. I loved both Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and The Unexpected Everything, and am on a quest to read all of her books. I would ask her all of the writing questions, because I am also a writer of long contemporaries and need advice. Also it is clear she is a fan of musicals and we can talk about our shared love for them.
10. What’s your favourite movie or TV show right now?
My favorite TV show at the moment might be Quantico. There’s so many epic ones. My all time favorite movie is Inception. I love me some Christopher Nolan.
11. Which food or drink would you love to try sometime? (in real life and the fictional world)
Okay, so there are these places that make crazy ass milkshakes. Just google “crazy milkshakes” if you have no idea what I’m talking about. One example is this restaurant called Black Tap in New York. They look like they will give me a cavity, but also look amazing. I can’t eat one of these all by myself, but I definitely am going to convince one of my friends to eat one with me.
As for a fictional thing I want to eat, I don’t know if I really have one. I’m a huge Food Network junky, and while technically this is “real life,” I would love to eat the food the chefs on the shows create. See how good it actually is.
As this is my second time being nominated for this I’m not going to be tagging anyone or coming up with questions. However, if you want to answer these go right ahead! Link both me and Lauren @ My Paper Infinity (she is the one who created them after all). Hope you enjoyed my answers and learning more about me as a person. 🙂