Hellllllo dear readers, my little book blog has been nominated for another blogging award *cheers.* I must admit I haven’t done one of these for a little while because I haven’t had a lot of time for following new blogs, but in the last couple of days I have followed some stunners so imma going to share them with you, and answer some questions from the brilliant blogger, Helen who nominated me. You lovely thing you; definitely check out her blog it is on pointe. Yes it is.
The Rules If You Didn’t Know Already:
Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. (check)
Put the Award logo on your blog. (check)
Answer the ten questions sent to you. (yesss sir)
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate ten (doing eight) blogs. (I’ve done half *sorry*)
Have you got any author’s signatures? Whose?
I have the author Adrian Townsend’s from when he came into school back in the day. To my knowledge that is the only one.
Has a book ever really changed the way you feel about something?
This is a great question. I think reading ‘Of Mice and Men,’ really showed me that reading classic books didn’t have to be intimidating and that I could really enjoy them. Before I thought they were tired and tedious but I think it was being forced to read them in education that made me so against reading books from the “cannon.” Discovering Giovanni’s room, Bukowski and more of Orwell’s writing has really opened a new world of reading for me.
Do you think all books should be available in every language? Why/ why not?
I think if there’s a demand for the book, why not?
Do you judge a book by its cover?
I honestly try not to judge books by their cover but I think it happens because it’s the first thing you see when picking up a book or selecting it from Amazon or Goodreads. I think you can really get a taste from the book inside from the cover and I have picked books because of it before. I’m a fickle reader sometimes but I will eternally read the blurb before buying a copy.
What is the worst book you have ever read?
I don’t know. I’ve read some awful books in my time but a number have been bloody appalling. My go to awful book is I really really want it by Andrew Manning. Startlingly awful.
What was the book that got you into reading?
Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes books; hands-down.
Where is your favourite place to read?
Like I can sleep pretty much anywhere, I tend to read pretty much everywhere. I think my favourite in the winter is probably snuggled up in bed with a blanket in my pyjamas. In the summer it would have to be, in the garden, cider in hand with a tub of salt and vinegar Pringle. Gah summer days are coming *mini-fist-pump.*
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
I hate myself for saying this but dog-ears. I hate myself for it but bookmarks and I do not mix. I keep one for a matter of days and then lose it in my bed or on the floor or in my handbag. One day I will conquer my habit of folding corners but for now, I am an utter failure.
Do you think you could write a book that someone would publish, if you wanted to? No being modest PLS
I’m going to say, hopefully? I’m currently in the stages of pencilling out a book and have written a few thousand words so it would be wonderful to get it finished and published. As to whether it will ever come about. No frickin clue.
Do you know any writers?
Depends what you mean by know. I guess for me, communicating, emailing, tweeting, reading and reviewing books from certain authors that I continue to come back to time and time again it feels like I know them. I guess in terms of my own friendship group, the answer would be no, but from blogging I feel like it has to be a yes.
My questions for the Nominees:
What do you currently have checked out from the library?
Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?
Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Open the book closest to you and open to page 54. Write the first line.
If you have to choose a book to describe your life right now what would it be?
Worst book habit (I love reading these)
Which three attributes do you think make for a great book?
What is your number one tip for encouraging children to read?
Name three books you wish you’d written.
Finally…. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin