HUGE thanks to Eve Messenger for tagging me–and for always being willing to talk books, share reads, and obsess over random things! Eve’s an awesome person and blogger–go check her out!
1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you
2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them
Eleven Facts About Me
–I am a 27 year old type 1 diabetic with hypothyroidism, chronic anemia, degenerative disk disease, and what MIGHT be arthritis. Most days, I feel like I’m 50 years old.
–I read 168 books this year. Don’t ask me how; I can’t tell you.
–Of those, most were written by women. Again…I did not plan this, but am in no way upset about it!
–I love WEIRD books. Not sure what I mean by this? I’m not either…but beautiful language, awesome characters, and unique plot lines are always a plus.
–I have a HUGE problem with crowds of people. I’m people claustrophobic. Seriously, put me in a bunch of people without distracting my mind and I’m likely to have an anxiety attack.
–I have 7 siblings. Only one of them is fully related to me.
–I LOVE kettle corn. Seriously. I am the only one in my family who does; the rest think I’m crazy.
–I have (knock on wood) only ever broken my nose.
–I own something like 30? alternate versions/retellings of Pride and Prejudice.
–Rory and Jess (Gilmore Girls) 5ever. I wish they’d been given a different ending.
–I am NOT good at riding bikes. People tell me it’s supposed to be so easy, so natural, so FUN… I always find a way to fall off and hurt myself.
- If you had two weeks and unlimited funds, what would be your dream vacation?
Anywhere that isn’t HERE would be awesome. I’d LOVE to (finally) take a honeymoon…but…eh. Really, just getting out of town for while? I’d explode.
- What was one of your favorite books as a child?
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein! I just ADORE his work!
- What was one of your favorite recent reads?
Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll. The illustrations and stories are just SO gorgeous and fun to read! A little disturbing at times…but fun!
- What is your dream/life’s ambition?
To somehow, someway, figure out how to be (and make a living from being) a professional reader. I will do this! Eventually.
- What three things would indicate you’ve achieved your dream?
Unlimited: books, time, and space!
- What is your favorite board/card/casino game?
Cribbage! I learned in fifth grade (part of our teacher’s curriculum; he still does this with his classes, and I think it’s awesome!). I also played regularly with my grandpa; these are some of my favorite memories now that he’s gone.
- Would you prefer camping in nature or staying at fine hotel in the city?
Hotel, for sure. Me and nature just do not mix. And I don’t mean nature as in the trees and the rocks and the weather. I mean…me and wild animals don’t mix. SERIOUSLY, deer don’t like me!
Now, if I were in a CABIN in the middle of nature, that would be a different story I think.
- If you could write like any author, who would it be and why?
Terry Pratchett! I write pretty well…but humor in writing is beyond me. Also, his books are SO imaginative and awesome!
- If you could visit any historical time period, which would you choose and why?
Either the time of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy….or the time of Mary, Queen of Scots. I don’t know why, specifically–I’m just obsessed with these periods!
- Romance or adventure?
What SORT of adventure? Why can’t I have both?
- What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
You know, I’m really not picky when it comes to ice cream. I love them all!
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–If you could live in ONE book’s world for a week, which book would you pick?
–Would you live the BOOK’s adventures, or strike out on your own to make some?
–Which characters (bookish or not) would you hang out with?
–If you could spend one day as any animal/creature (real or made up), which would you pick and what would you do?
–New or secondhand books…and why?
–What is your favorite dessert? Least Favorite?
–Favorite protagonist? (bookish or not)
–Favorite antagonist? (bookish or not)
–What fandom do you feel as if you’re in all by yourself?
–Would you rather…only see holograms for the rest of your life, OR only ever hear in colors?