I’m finally catching up on my tags! Yay!
A while back, Ally tagged me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Unfortunately it has taken me a while to get to completing this tag post, but better late than never!
- Put the award logo/image on your blog and list the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (Okoto Enigma – thank you for creating it!!)
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
- Share a link to your best post(s)
Three things about me
- I have inner ear issues, and get vertigo and motion sick a lot.
- Despite #1, I love cruising. (I use Sea Bands and Bonine to counteract the motion sickness.)
- I am incapable of doing a somersault in a straight line. I’m not sure if this is related to #1 or due to a complete lack of competency in gymnastics. (It honestly could be either one.)
If you could change one thing about a book, what would it be?
This sounds to me like I’m changing one thing about one specific book, so that’s the way I’m going to answer it.
I would change Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles #3 by Kevin Hearne) so that Atticus (the main character) is less stupid. (SPOILERY background: Atticus in this book honors a debt he feels he owes and goes to Asgard to help his friends kill Thor even though he’s told by lots of people–Jesus included–that it’s a bad idea. He is just being stupid, he acknowledges later that it was stupid, and it sets up the part of the series plot that I like the least.)
What’s a bookish turn-off? Like something that will make you not read a book?
Finding out ahead of time that there’s an insta-love triangle in a book will turn me off. So will hearing about a particularly bad cliffhanger. (These are about equal.)
A close second is the sheer length of a book. I will often go back and read the long books anyway, but it does mean that the book will sit on my shelf for a while as I give it the side-eye and wish it was shorter.
If you could attend any bookish wedding, which would it be?
Aragorn and Arwen from The Return of the King. Mostly just so I could go to Middle Earth.
What’s your favourite type of tea?
Oooh, there are so many! I love Jasmine green tea, but Irish Breakfast is my favorite morning cuppa. I also enjoy good apricot or peach teas, but I’m a bit more picky about them.
(Bonus answer: my least favorite type of tea is anything that’s vanilla flavored.)
Who’s your favourite Disney princess?
My favorite princess used the be Sleeping Beauty. I’m not sure why, I just always loved her when I was young. (Maybe because Prince Philip actually had a personality unlike most of the other princes of that time.)
However, a few years ago while we were at Disneyland with my family we had a really, REALLY awesome experience with Snow White. She’s been my favorite Disney princess ever since.
My best/favourite posts
- My current favorite book review: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
- I really enjoyed taking photos for The Bibliophile Sweater Tag
- If you could be a fly on the wall for one literary event, what would it be?
- Are you more or less likely to read books where the MC resembles you (or is in a situation that resembles one you have been in)?
- What author (living or dead) would you most like to talk to? (note: assume that the author’s death isn’t an issue, and let’s pretend that language isn’t a barrier either)
- What is your favorite genre, and why?
- If you could play an April Fool’s prank on any book character, who would it be, and what prank would you pull?
So there’s my tag! If you want to know why it’s called the Mystery Blogger Award, read the linked post about it (click on the logo above).