Big thank you to Amy @AFangirlsOpinion for tagging me in this. Amy runs a fantastic blog & you should definitely go and give it some love.
Here are the rules for this tag:
- Nominated bloggers can nominate ten other bloggers.
- Use the same questions from the tag.
Who is your all-time favourite book character?
Gah! Start off with an easy one why don’t you! Of the books I’ve read most recently I’ll have to say Paige Mahoney from Samantha Shannon’s Bone Season novels. She’s sarcastic, incredibly strong and resilient, loyal and unafraid of a fight. I already liked her character but fell in love with her after reading the latest novel in the series. She just comes across as so real and relatable.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count)
Errrrm…. the big tome that is all 3 Lord of the Rings books in 1? I’ve always wanted to read them after loving the film but never seem to have the time, so being stuck on a desert Island would give me the motivation & be the perfect excuse.
What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
I genuinely don’t know. I guess maybe that the Shadow and Bone series wasn’t actually that bad (don’t shoot me)? I know I know, but I love the Darkling & Nikolai is just a gem. Literally all I can think of atm.
What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
I don’t know if this is weird or not, but I have to read in silence. I have the worst attention span and if there is music on or someone is watching TV I always find my attention wavering & end up reading the same paragraph over and over.
What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
I think Ali from City of Brass would make the perfect fake date. He would be respectful & we could bond over our love of books and history… plus he wouldn’t be to bad to look at.
What made you decide to start a book blog?
I think it was a multitude of things. I randomly stumbled across book twitter and just went ‘Oh look… look how many people like me there are!’ And when I went through and started reading other blogs, checking out reviews etc I just thought, this looks like a lot of fun, and is a great way to turn my reading into more of a hobby than it was before. It took me a good few months to work up the nerve mind, but luckily everyone I encountered was just so lovely and helpful and I felt instantly accepted.
What about reading and books do you love the most?
Well anyone who has been following me for a while will probably know the answer to this… I love delving into other cultures mythology and folklore. Being able to learn all about other cultures, travel to far away worlds filled with magic and magical creatures, all from the comfort of my sofa. I suppose escapism is the word really, especially with the kind of books I can completely loose myself in and feel as though I am transported into the book itself.
What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
I actually studied Psychology at University, but my actual profession has nothing to do with that. I currently work for Parcelforce. It isn’t the most interesting job in the world, but leaves me with plenty of reading/blogging time which is brilliant.
What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?
I’ve had a few books become instant favourites over the years; Anything by Alix Harrow, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune, The Daevabad series by S.A. Chakraborty, These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, anything by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and a recent fave is the Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee.
What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
This tends to differ on what books I’m currently reading. A few that I never fail to shove at people though are The Greatcoats series by Sebastien De Castell, The North Series by Alexandria Warwick and more recently The House in the Cerulean Sea.