I was tagged by Sarah @ Suits of Stories for this award! Please check out her blog if you can; she posts such great content.
- link to the creator’s original post
- answer the questions provided
- create 7 unique questions
- nominate 10 other bloggers (neither the award’s creator nor the person who nominated you can be nominated)
- at the end of 2020, every blog that ping-back’s the original creator’s post will be nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award
What do you like to do in your free time?
Besides reading, you mean? I like to write. I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year, and I really enjoyed it even though I didn’t win. My novel is about a butch lesbian warrior who is trying to save the world from the forces of evil… but she was branded on the neck for a crime her ancestors committed, and so nobody trusts her or wants to listen to her frantic warnings. I’m hoping I can finish my rough draft sometime in 2021.
What is your go-to website when you’re bored on the Internet?
YouTube. I love watching art/journaling tutorials and cooking videos.
What is your favorite scent and why?
I’m really basic, but… vanilla. It’s just so warm and comforting!
If you had a time machine, what would be the time you would go to first (past or future)?
Oh, the past, definitely. But not too far into the past — I don’t want people to think I’m a witch and burn me at the stake! (I have thought extensively about this scenario, because I’m a nerd). I think I would like to go back to sometime in the 20th century, but I’m not 100% sure exactly when/where.
What is/are your bookish pet peeve(s)?
Ooh, this one is tough. Probably unrealistic fight scenes and/or when the protagonist is an insta-badass in spite of having no mental or physical training. It takes years to learn how to use a sword proficiently, not weeks.
What is your go-to genre (in books, in movies, in whatever you want)?
Historical fiction and historical fantasy. I just think the genre always has something new to offer, and there’s always an author or director with new ideas. I’ve decided to dedicate December to reading romance books, and while I prefer contemporary romances I do have some historical fiction I want to read in January, namely Vettius and His Friends by David Drake (this will be a re-read) + Island of Ghosts by Gillian Bradshaw. I’m on a Roman kick, apparently.
- If you could go back in time and converse with any person, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
- What is your favorite sweet-tasting food?
- Have you ever had a dream about a book/movie/TV series?
- What is the worst book you’ve read in 2020?
- If you could pick one fictional character to befriend, who would it be and why?
- Name a book/movie/TV series that had a really strong impact on you as a child or teen. Do you remember it fondly and/or does it still affect you (even a little bit) to this day?
- You can go back in time (just once!) and wordlessly give a bookish gift to your younger self. Which book would you give, and why?
I’m going to nominate…
Prath @ Life of a Solivagant
Emma @ Pages of Achilles