I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award by Shivalika @Whimsy Journals. Her blog is pretty entertaining, so make sure to check it out!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Answer the questions of the person who nominated you
- Nominate other bloggers (up to 10)
- Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations
The best book I’ve read this year and why I love it:
I’ve already done a review, for those interested in the juicy details. This book kept my attention from start to finish and left me guessing as to who the real murderer was until the very end. I’m usually skeptical about magic-related mysteries (they usually fall short in my opinion), but this series hasn’t disappointed me in the least.
Excuse for not lending my books to others:
Please don’t return my precious books with ripped pages, scratched spines, and bent covers. I try very hard to keep them in good condition, so nothing aggravates me more than someone not respecting my efforts. To avoid all that mess, I hoard my books like Gollum hoards rings and fish!
Which genres I avoid reading:
3.) Basically, anything with excessive sex or sexual undertones.
Do you ever plan to write a book? If so, which genre?
Yes! I’m actually writing a murder mystery right now. I’ve also written some romance novels and short stories, all unpublished. I may be a bit of a perfectionist…
Which books have inspired you to write? Or start your blog?
None in particular, so…all of them, I guess?
Apart from reading, what is your favorite hobby?
Other than writing, my favorite hobby would be caring for my pet chickens. I’m actually thinking of starting another blog to catalog their antics.
Any specific book you are inclined to read on a cozy rainy day?
- Sense and Sensibility
- Pride and Prejudice
One day, one day, I’ll finish all four. Pretty sure pigs will be flying over a blue moon, though…
Favorite Disney movie?
Tarzan is definitely a favorite of mine. I love the beautiful story, the strong family ties, the cute little gorillas, the fact that Jane isn’t a typical damsel in distress, all the quirky characters…I love all of it!
Favorite authors and why?
Besides J.K. Rowling and her gift to humanity, I have a few authors I really enjoy because of the uniqueness of their books, their writing style, and their entertaining stories/characters:
1.) Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody series)
2.) Heather Blake (magic-related mysteries)
3.) Agatha Christie (Love her!)
If you could change a character in a book, which would it be?
I sometimes wonder how the HP story-line would’ve changed if Draco Malfoy was brave enough to defy his parents. Overall, he didn’t seem like too bad a guy, just too weak to escape from his parents’ influence. I wonder if he would’ve teamed up with Harry or been a neutral party…
I’m not saying he’s a good person, but he’s definitely not evil. Just very naive and impressionable, I think.