I wasn’t technically nominated for this, but I saw a post of this on Anjie Love Thy Shelf’s blog and I liked her questions, so I wanted to be a rebel and do this of my own choosing rather than being nominated for it. The award celebrates the unique voices of women (and men) across the world.
-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
-Display the Sisterhood of The World icon on your blog.
-Answer the ten questions given by the person who nominated you.
-Nominate 10 bloggers to do the award.
I hate this question! I always tell people, never ask me this question because it’s too hard. I feel like by saying one book, I’m betraying all of the other wonderful books I love. If I had to chose, I’d go with Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, because that book is just generally wonderful, and that ending……that’s still the most shocking end to a book I’ve ever read, even five years after reading it for the first time.
2. If a book character could come to life and run for office, who would you want as King/Queen?
Ooh, that’s a good one and a hard one. I’m going to go with Celeana (Aelin) from the Throne of Glass series, because I reckon no one would dare mess with our country if she was the Queen.
3. Think of all the dystopian books you’ve ever read. Which dystopian world would you rather be a part of?
None of them really! Seriously, who would want to be part of any of those worlds? I think Divergent because of all the dystopians I’ve read, I think that world is the least worst.
4. Channeling Rick Riordan, who would be your godly parent?
Me and my friend have this discussion all the time! I think it would be really cool to have Hades as my godly parent, as the powers of his kids seem really cool, who wouldn’t want to be able to summon a skeleton army? Shadow travelling sounds like a lot of fun too!
5. What is your biggest bookish pet peeve?
Ooh, tough question! I’m going to say insta-love in books, there are not the words to describe how much I loathe insta-love. I loathe it even more than I loathe love triangles and that is saying something!
6. Do you want a job/career in the book industry? What would you want to do?
Ideally, I want to be an author, it’s always been my dream and I hope that one day it actually happens, I’d love to be one of those people who actually ends up doing what they said they wanted to when they were a kid.
7. If you could already have a book that hasn’t been released yet, which would you pick?
The Raven King! I seriously want to see what’s going to happen in the last book of The Raven Cycle, and I’m so sad that the release got pushed back to next year, because it was one of my most anticipated reads of 2015! Plus it’s so long to have to wait!
8. If you had to be a supernatural/fantasy being what would you chose?
Ooh, this is a tough one! I’m going to go with demigod, I’d love to be a demigod, it would mean I got cool powers and got to go to Camp Half-Blood, what’s not to love? (Okay, so the being attacked by monsters thing isn’t so great, but they teach you to deal with that!).
9. Why do you love reading?
That’s quite hard because it’s not really one specific thing. I love being transported into a different world and that you can basically have a different adventure every time you read. I love learning new things from books. I love all the different characters you can have. Basically, I guess I love that you get to use your imagination and experience all these amazing and wonderful stories. Reading to me, truly is like magic.
10. Recommend a book that isn’t popular and deserves a bigger following
You guys are going to get so tired of my shameless plugs, but please, please, please if you haven’t read Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Dystology then just do it. They’re brilliant, creative, wonderful stories and they really do deserve a bigger following. There are not that many series that I devour as quickly as I did this one and it’s become one of my favourites, so if you haven’t tried it already, then do. You won’t regret it!
My Questions for my nominees:
1. Do you DNF books? Or are you like me and find it really hard to, so you just push through to the end even if you hate the book and it takes you forever?
2. What movie can you watch over and over again and still love?
3. Do you reread books? Why? Why not if you don’t?
4. What is the most shocking book ending you’ve ever read? (You can just say the book if you don’t want to get spoilery!)
5. Is there a specific book that got you into reading?
6. What is your most hated book? Why?
7. What was the last book that surprised you by how much you liked it?
8. Do you have a specific genre that you like to read from more than others? Or do you try a little bit of everything? Are there any genres you won’t read from?
9. If you could be any character from a book, who would you chose?
10. What is your favourite Disney movie? Random, I know, but I’m curious!
1. Nevillegirl @ Musings from Neville’s Navel
2. Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
3. Kristi @ The Hidden Staircase
4. Conny @ Study. Read. Write.
5. Kathy @ KathyReadsFiction
6. Emalie @ Bookgatherer
8. Signourney @ A Dance With Books
10. Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Obviously, you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, but if you decide to, then leave your links in the comments, I’d love to read your posts. If anyone decides to be a rebel like me and answer my questions without being nominated, then feel free!