Well, you guys, I guess it’s official. This is the closest we’re ever going to get to a full-on confirmation or legal classification or certificate of some kind.
Evidently, I am not like other girls. I am John Green manic-pixie-dream levels of quirky. Simply put, I am unique. So unique that four amazing and trustworthy individuals have told me so, by nominating me for this award.
I am going to choose to believe this is not the passive aggressive “wow, I love your sense of style…it’s so…unique” backhanded-compliment definition of the word and be quite pleased instead.
The aforementioned trustworthy/amazing/all around great people and fun times are Holly @ Nut Free Nerd, Audrey @ Audrey Writes Abroad, Kay @ Hammock of Books, and The Readers Bay. This is a truly blessed group of four of my favorite bloggers. They are all excellent and a privilege to have in the ol’ feed and if you don’t follow them already or do so immediately I simply don’t know what’s wrong with you.
Okay, so. The award!
- Display the award!
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog onyour blog.
- Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
- Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!
Nominated by Holly @ Nut Free Nerd
Holly didn’t specify questions, so I’m just going to steal the ones from her post.
If you could only choose one genre to read for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably classics. (This is the same thing that Holly said, but I promise I’m not just trying to steal her identity/whole brand/trying to become her. However tempting that may be.)
I don’t actually read that many classics, but 1) it’s the genre I’m most likely to five star, and 2) there are allll kinds of classics. And if I’m looking to read only one genre for the rest of my whole entire human existence, it canNOT be some one-note bullsh*t.
Sorry, YA everything.
What is the worst book you have ever read?
Oh, I do hate to answer this question. I just hate so many books that it’s impossible to choose my least favorite. Like picking a favorite child, except the complete opposite of that entirely.
Describe your perfect reading nook!
My roommate and I have the immense honor and great privilege of owning the best, comfiest, mushiest couch in the world. It is very ugly and will never make it onto my Instagram, but it is amazing and worthy of adoration.
Reading on the Esplanade is cool too I guess.
Nominated by Audrey @ Audrey Writes Abroad
What is your favorite kind of villain in a book?
My ideal villain is:
Okay yeah sure I’m just describing Piper from Blue Lily, Lily Blue WHAT OF IT.
If you could live in a fictional world (besides Hogwarts), which one would it be?
As someone who made a list of her ten favorite settings for literally no reason other than her fixation on definitive rankings, this question is a dream. (Also the Wizarding World only comes in at #6 on that list, so…really living up to that “unique” title.)
I would seriously pay cold hard cash to live in any of the worlds in that list, but I gotta stick to my roots and say I’d reside in Wonderland, baby.
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If you could live anywhere in the real world, where would it be?
I have to say that I’m pretty happy living in Boston. I do love it here. However…I wouldn’t say no to moving somewhere in Europe.
Or somewhere where WINTER TEMPERATURES AREN’T UNSURVIVABLE BY ORGANIC LIFE!!! (Ignore me. I’m just yelling at the climate of the greater Boston area.)
Nominated by Kay @ Hammock of Books
What is your favorite type of blog post?
It used to be tags like this, because I am obsessed with myself and therefore just adore answering questions all about me. And I do still like them. But I’m also very into wrap-ups lately. They make me feel Organized and In Control Of My Life.
What is a book so amazing that you could talk about it forever, and why?
The energy it is taking for me to physically prevent myself from bringing up Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the infinitieth time…ironic. Literally me exhibiting that I could talk about it forever.
But I could also talk about A Series of Unfortunate Events forever. Especially The Penultimate Peril. Those books are just so stupid good.
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What is your favorite book you read this year, and why?
GUESS HOW MANY BOOKS I’VE ALREADY FIVE STARRED THIS YEAR.
It’s eight. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. I lead such a privileged life.
I don’t wannaaaa pick a favorite of them though. It’s too hard. They’re all so good. That’s the point of giving them five stars. It means they’re perfect and amazing. I will just list them instead. They are:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Every Heart a Doorway, The Last Tycoon, The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid, Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, The Annotated Alice, Foolish Hearts, and The Raven King.
Nominated by The Readers Bay
A movie which you prefer to the book?
I LOVE HAVING THIS HOT TAKE.
And I’m not sorry.
Would you rather decide the day you die, or decide the way you die?
Oooh insane question and I love it. Also, it depends. Would I be deciding in advance the day I die, or just like, waking up one morning and being all “today’s the day”? If it’s the latter, I want that. But if I know ahead of time I’d be worrying about that sh*t until the cows come home.
“Until the cows come home” in this case meaning “until I am dead, as I always knew I would be on that specific day.”
If you could have a chance of being a fictional character, which one would you be and what would be the first thing that you do?
Whoa baby this is tough!
Honestly…I might just want to be Blue from the Raven Cycle. So I can live in her cool house and work at her cool pizza job and obviously be friends with Adam and Ronan and my sweet prince Noah.
But of course – and this should really go without saying – my first move would be declaring my love to Gansey and then just hanging around him for the rest of time.
Pretty typical Blue stuff.
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The last time I really put my heart out there and wrote nice questions and nominated a ton of people for an award, LIKE THREE PEOPLE DID IT.
So now I refuse to put myself out there in the hopes you will all see the error of your ways.
Thanks to those who nominated me!! Y’all are the goods.