In 2007 I took a Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Writing Course from the University of California at Irvine’s Extension Program. One of the first assignments was to plot a novel. While driving home from class, the idea of three people … Continue reading
This is the first time I’ve done this tag and I am super excited to see what the first half of 2018. I know it’s not June anymore, but let’s just pretend for a second, ok? So far I’ve read … Continue reading
Good morning my lovelies! Autumn is finally here and, yes, I am very excited about it. It is by far one of my favourite seasons so I am looking forward to curl up to a book all wrapped up in blankets and sipping hot tea… *daydreaming*
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a tag so you guys can know me a little more, so when someone shared this here I thought I’d give it a go.
1. Greed~ What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?My most inexpensive book would be Awakening (Chasing yesterday) by Robin Wasserman for which I paid only £0.50 at Oxfam bookshop. The most expensive book I bought would be Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace for which I paid £11 at Waterstones five years ago. I still have not finished reading it because it’s huge (1089 pages)!
2. Wrath~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I don’t really have anything against authors even if I do hate their book so much that I’d like to burn them, and if we’re gonna talk about love we’d be here all night, so… next question!
3. Gluttony~ What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
There are a few books actually, but Vampire academy surely comes to mind as it is one of my favourite YA series ever! I also read the Twilight books a few times as well, just because I can and have no shame. I don’t re-read that much lately because 75% of my bookcase contains unread books and I try to dedicate my time to read those ones unless I really want to feel something special, then I re-read.
4. Sloth~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Uh… I have a lot of books that I gave collected during massive book hauls so the list, again, would be too big to even start.
5. Pride~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don’t really need to do that because I am already amazing *flips hair*
6. Lust~ What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
Smart, humane, broody. I do like my fictional men broody and aloof. The perfect guy is definitely Dimitri Belikov out of the Vampire Academy. He is also a God.
7. Envy~ What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
This obviously changes, but I would like to receive Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas. I started listening to the audiobook but could not stand the voice, so gave up halfway through, but I’d like to read the book.
The lovely Jenacide By Bibliophile nominated me so thank you very much!! Please head over to her blog here and check her out.
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Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
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1. Dogs or Cats or Hamsters and Why?
Cats. I always loved cats. There is something about cats that draws me in. For me they’re not just fluffy balls of fur that I love to play with, but I fell like I actually have a connection with them. Yeah, call me crazy, you wouldn’t be the only one! 😉
2. If you could live in any period and any place in time when and where would it be?
If I could live in any time period, I would choose to live in England in the 19 Century in my own amazing version for Pride and Prejudice.
3. What is the last book you hated and why?
I’ve not read a lot of hateful books lately, but I remember starting The fearless by Emma Pass that I almost hurled across the room. I was so utterly disappointed in this book, I haven’t even finished reading it! However, nothing compares with: Life after life by Kate Atkinson that I actually reviewed last year. I hated this book with a passion. I’ve read this book as part of the book club and needless to say, I HATED it! If you want to read that review, click here.
4. Favourite author and favourite book (not necessarily by the same author)?
Favorite author it will forever be Margaret Mitchell and Jane Austen is more or less on the same par so it is really hard to decide. Struggling a bit to think of a favorite book as I could list so many depending on the genre. I will probably go with two classics because I just cannot decide: Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell and Crime and punishment by Dostoievski. If we are thinking of YA, then my all time favorite is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead!
5. What is something you wish people knew about you?
I stutter sometimes. Unless you know me really well, you wouldn’t quite realise that I have a stutter sometimes.
6. How long have you been blogging?
I’ve actually just hit 9 years of having this blog, however I’ve been quite rubbish in keeping it updated until recently.
7. What is your favorite type of character in a book?
Bad-ass female characters. Always. I always enjoy a strong female character that takes no bullshit from anyone, such as Rose from Vampire Academy.
8. What is your favorite TV show?
I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I am following Jessica Jones, Shadowhunters and I was watching The OA at some point as well, but I stopped from some reason. I totally loved Stranger things so I am looking forward to the next season. I totally love Game of thrones.
9. What is your favorite holiday? Why?
Halloween – too many reasons to list, but amongst them: the time of the year when it’s ok to display a cranium (plastic one for those of you worrying…), read and watch creepy books/movies, etc.
10. What 3 famous/fictional people, living or dead, would you want at your fantasy dinner party?
Dorian Grey, Mr Darcy and Rose Hathaway from VA. Can you imagine these three sitting down and playing nice? Don’t think so!
11. What’s your pet peeve(s)?
There are a lot of things that annoy me, but nothing annoys me more than a clingy, wingy, weak-ass female protagonist who does not know how to live without her love interest that she is going to fix! Is he abusive, hurtful, etc, she can fix it! Bitch, please!
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My Questions: 1. What hyped up book you read and you hated? 2. If you could have a superpower, which one would it by and why? 3. If you were stranded in a remote, dangerous place, which character would you call for help? 4. What is your favourite fiction genre and why? 5. What’s your favourite book quote? 6. If you could change your current career, what would you choose? Why? 7. If you’d have the opportunity to meet your favourite author, which one would you pick? 8. Which three traits of a main character you think are most important? Why? 9. If I would build a time machine and you would have one ride and one ride only, where would you go and when? 10. Which book that you read this year was your favourite? Why this one? 11. What is your favourite movie adaptation from a book? Why?
That’s it folks! Hope you enjoyed finding a little bit more about me. If you don’t follow me already on my Social Media, you’re going on the naughty step! Just kidding, I will actually release Ramsey’s wolves on you! *Evil laugh*
Kidding…. or am I?
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