Beautiful books is a meme hosted by Cait @paper fury and Sky @further up and further in in which writers discuss their current writing projects. This time the theme is “Introducing your NaNoWriMo Novel.”
Since I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo this November, I’ve opted to write about the first draft I wrote last summer. Continue reading
Beautiful People is a monthly writing meme hosted by Cait @Paper Fury and Sky @Further up and Further in in which writers answer a series of questions about one of their characters. This month I will be focusing on Catrine, a major secondary … Continue reading
Beautiful People is a monthly meme hosted by Cait @Paper Fury and Sky @Further up and Further In in which writers answer questions about their characters. This month I’ve chosen Glenda, a major side character in my current work in … Continue reading
CROISSANT: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.
The Lunar Chronicles
I don’t love this one as much as I used too, and I wouldn’t say that everyone loves it. However a lot of people do.
Macarons: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it in the end.
I had a little trouble getting into this book as the beginning was so slow, but I ended up reading it very quickly as it picks up after that.
VOL-AU-VENT: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.
The Maze Runner
I had really high expectations for this book, but I just felt too distant from the characters to connect to the story properly.
PAIN-AU-CHOCOLAT: Name a book that you though would be one thing but turned out to be something else.
The Name of the Wind
I wasn’t expecting this book’s plot to go the way it did. Probably going to get some hate for this, but the whole book I felt like I was waiting for a climax that never really came. So in that way the story was not what I expected.
PROFITEROLE: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.
I have to agree with the one who tagged me on this one. The Unwind series does not get enough love.
CROQUEMBOUCHE: Name a book or series that’s completely complex.
The Stormlight Archive
The fictional world where this series is set is one of the most — if not the most– complex I have ever read about.
NAPOLEON: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.
The Maze Runner
Didn’t really like the second movie, but I enjoyed the first one more than I did the book which, as I’ve mentioned, did not live up to my expectations.
EMPANADA: Name a book that was bittersweet.
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)
That ending . . . This is all I can say without spoilers. Anyone who has read this book will know what I mean.
KOLOMPEH: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your own country.
The House of the Scorpion
This book takes place in a combination of a fictional country located on what is now the border between the US and Mexico and a somewhat futuristic version of Mexico though it is called something else in the book.
PATE-A-CHOUX: Name a food from a book or series that you would like to try.
The Stormlight Archive
I would like to try some of the foods Lift from the Stormlight Archives steals from the tables of the wealthy.
Spread The Love (of Food)
I’d like to thank Alicia @The Cyborg Knight for the nomination!
- Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog
- Answer the 11 question that the presenter asked you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers. You may have to go hunting for these blogs, the idea is to find new blogs and share them with the community.
- Write 11 questions for the bloggers you nominated to answer
- Inform the bloggers you nominated by leaving a comment on their blog.
Questions Given to me
- What is your favorite dessert?
Mint chocolate chip ice cream.
- Think back to your childhood, what is one of your favorite memories?
When I was twelve I had a birthday party that was essentially a life sized game of Clue. We made personalized invitations assigning each person a name from the board game or additional color themed names. It wasn’t as successful as we would have liked due to lying, but it was still very fun and well put together.
Edit: I’d like to clarify that it was a pretend life sized version of Clue. No one actually died, though we did make a fake crime scene. If it had been real it wouldn’t have been a very happy memory, now would it?
- Who or what got into reading – why are you the bookworm you are today?
I had a hard time learning to read, but have always loved stories. At school I was forced to read books for children younger than my age group because of my low reading level. Thus, books seemed overly simplistic to me until I discovered fantasy books lying around my house. I think it was the Chronicles of Narnia that made me first start to enjoy reading.
- What goals do you have for your blog?
I started this blog because I wanted people to talk to about what I was reading. My goal remains the same: to have a place where I can discuss what I’m reading and writing with people who are actually interested in it.
- If you could be featured by or write for any blog or publication, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to write for just about any famous blog or publication. None in particular come to mind at the moment.
- You are being sent into space for a year and can only bring one book because of the weight restrictions (no Kindle) what book would you bring?
I would bring Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Not sure it would pass the weight restriction because of how huge it is (see above), but I could reread this book for a long time without getting board. If I can bring unpublished books I would bring the next book in the series.
- What was your favorite subject in school?
History because it’s as close to storytelling and reading as you can get in a class.
- You can only pick one superpower, what would it be?
I’ve written an entire novel length work from the perspective of a character who can read minds, but that has only made me realize how much I don’t want that ability.
The ability to move objects with my mind would be my choice. It would be extremely helpful to be able to get to objects too far to reach.
- Coffee or tea?
- Dogs or cats?
This is a hard question for me. Probably dogs because I currently have one, but I don’t have a cat.
- Last question, if you could make enough money to live comfortably no matter what you do, what would your dream job be?
Fiction writer, I write novel length works in my spare time, but would love being able to do so full time with no financial pressure.
My Questions for Nominees
- How has blogging influenced the way you read?
- What motivated you to start a blog?
- What has been your favorite thing about blogging so far?
- How do you decide what to read?
- What are you currently reading, or if you’re not reading anything at the moment what is the last book you read?
- If you could have an advanced copy of any book that has not yet been released which book would you choose?
- Do you prefer ebooks, audio books, or physical books?
- If you could interview any author who would you chose?
- Which currently unadapted book would you most like to see adapted into a movie or TV show?
- If you could have a signed copy of any book that you’ve read which would you chose?
- If you could visit any place mentioned in a book you’ve read for a day (real or fictional locations) where would you go?
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