Thank you very much to Melting Pots and Other Calamities for nominating me for this award! I am so so so late with this post and I’m sorry! Everyone please go check out Melting Pot’s amazing blog here!
This award is designed for people who have a ‘real neat blog’. Those participating should:
- Put the award logo on your blog
- Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs
- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
- Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs
- Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc)
- Ask your nominees 7 questions
Melting Pots and Other Calamities’ Questions:
What is a post you made that you wish more people checked out?
This post where I analyse The Continent, Black Witch and Crooked Kingdom books. This was originally an essay I wrote for uni about a book controversy and I decided to post it here too.
What is the most interesting thing you saw this week?
Nothing too “interesting” but I have seen a lot of #VoteYes posters on the windows of small businesses. For those of you who don’t know, Australia is about to have a ballot on whether the law should be changed to allow sam-sex marriage. It’s great seeing so many businesses not afraid to stand up and support SSM.
Is there a book you want to read, but can’t find the motivation to do so?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy! I’ve wanted to read this book for years and have made it my mission to read it before the end of this year! I just need to find the time and some motivation to – this book is like over 1000 pages long 😬.
What was the best book you were assigned to read in school? The worst?
Best book: They Came on Viking Ships by Jackie French. This book’s about a young girl who’s village was raided by Vikings and she’s taken as a slave to a female Viking. Amazing book. Worst book: Spies by Michael Frayn. Ughhhh, that book was so boring and I hated every single character.
What is a classic book/movie you wouldn’t mind reading/watching?
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. My mum bought the movie for me for either my birthday or Christmas, but I haven’t watched it yet. My mum also owns the book and it’s something I’ve always wanted to read. Like Anna Karenina, this book is MASSIVE. Hopefully in the next few years I will!
How has your blog changed since you started it?
When I first started my blog, I mainly stuck to YA novels, but now I do a whole range of stuff – basically whatever tickles my fancy. At the moment that’s adult LGBTQ+ fiction … mainly because I keep requesting ARCs from Netgalley 😂. I also write a few discussion posts about the publishing industry. I’ll have a lot more of these up soon; they can’t go up yet because they’re part of my assignments for uni, so I have to wait for the semester to be over.
If you could visit one fictional world for a vacation, where would it be? It can be from a book, movie, anime, TV show, webcomic, wherever. And to make this harder, don’t say Harry Potter! (I broke everyone’s heart there, didn’t I?)
I’d probably die in the first few minutes, but I’d love to visit Westeros and Essos from the world of Game of Thrones! I’d stay completely out of the battles for the throne – until I met Daenerys and then I’d pledge my allegiance to her – and I’d probably go travelling around the world, because it’s just so beautiful.
- Have your reading habits changed since you started a blog?
- Do you ever dog-ear your books or write in the margins?
- What is the worst novel you have ever read?
- What was your favourite subject in school and why?
- What is the best film adaptation you have watched of a novel?
- Do you DNF ARCs or try to read them even if you don’t enjoy it?
- How do you organise your bookshelf? Alphabetically, colour-coordinated, genre?
Hope you all have fun completing the award but please don’t feel obliged to do if you don’t want to/have already done it!