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Real Neat Blog Award

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I was tagged by the wonderfully awesome Kei @ The Lovely Pages Reviews.  Thank you so so much, Kei!  You can see her post and nominations right here!

The Rules:

♥ Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.
♥ Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.
♥ Create 7 questions for your nominees.
♥ Nominate 7 other bloggers.

Kei’s Questions:

 

  • Name the most re-read book on your shelf.

Oh jeez.  Okay.  Uhm.  I’m going to go with

Pride and Prejudice

because do you even KNOW how many different versions/adaptations/retellings of this book I’ve read?  Do you know how many I OWN?!  It’s a lot.  And it takes the top spot for this question, no doubt about it.

  • Have you ever spoiled the ending of a book for yourself or others?

Erm.  I don’t think so?  I mean I HAVE spoiled the endings of books for others, BUT ONLY WHEN ASKED!  And even then, I have to reeeeeeeally make sure they mean business and actually want to be spoiled, because I HATE being spoiled and hate to do that to other people.  Usually though, I’m as spoiler-free as they come!

  • Do you read negative reviews?

Definitely!  I like to read negative reviews of books I’ve read and loved, books I’ve read and loathed, AND books I haven’t read YET but am attempting to decide if I should.  I think negative reviews can bring a lot of insight to a reader.  Of course, some negative reviews should never be read EVER.  It’s a very fine thread of tight rope.

  • Name a book you’ve lied about reading or not reading.

Anything I was *required* to read for classes.  For the most part, I was SOOPAH bored by those books, and usually could get away with skimming or not reading at all.  Also, STUPID HUCKLEBERRY FINN.  I will throw that book into a raging fire if I EVER see it again.  I read it SO MANY TIMES throughout middle/high school and college… SO MANY.  I started lying about having actually read it, because I had the damn thing memorized.

No, really, you don’t understand.  In college?  I had the same professor pretty much every single semester, okay?  And he loved…and I mean LOVED…this stupid book.  Which meant we read this stupid book literally every semester.  I got soooo sick of it.  It is the only book I will maim on sight.

  • Series or standalones?

It…depends?!  I know, that’s really not a helpful answer, but I honestly don’t care one way or the other.  If the prose is pretty and the book wounds my porcelain heart, it doesn’t matter.  Unless it DOES.  By which I mean, if the standalone is SO soopah pretty and hurtful and gaaaaaaaaah and I find myself, at the end of the book, needing more.  In which case, I will curse the fact it’s a standalone.  But…this doesn’t happen often.

  • Name the book you’re currently reading.

Alice Takes Back Wonderland

  • Would you rather re-read the same book forever or forget every book you finish reading? (I’m so evil *insert evil laugh*)

Forget every book I finish reading…because then I can read them again, and again, and again, AND ALWAYS BE SURPRISED by the sneakeh heart-wrenching plot twists!  I mean sure, I’ll never remember WHY said books are my favorites…but…REREADING!

My Questions (of Scary Awesome)

♥ If you were a book, would genre would you be and why?

♥ Surprise!  You wake up and discover you can talk to ONE animal for 24 hours.  What do you talk about?

♥ Pick your last 5 Star read.  Give us 1 song, 1 emotion, and 1 color to describe it.

♥ What’s one book you love to hate?  Why?

♥ What’s your favorite retelling?  Least favorite?

♥ Your house is rigged to explode!  You have 5 seconds to grab your most prized possession.  What do you pick?

♥ What are your favorite bookish buzzwords?

 

I Tag:

Loise @ Genie Reads

Caitlin and Cynthia @ Shelfie Podcast

Ara @ The Bookish Agenda

Kyleigh @ Coffeehouse Chatter

Anna @ A Wondrous Bookshelf

Ioana @ Books Reenchanted

Ashleigh @ A Frolic through Fiction

As always, feel free to skip or ignore this award if you don’t want to do it!

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The Entertainer Blogger Award

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HUGE thanks to Anna @ Space Cats and Books for nominating me for this award!  You can see her nomination post right over HERE!

HERE ARE THE RULES:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer these questions down below!

Before I begin…can we, like, agree to make awards with INTERESTING questions in the future?!  I mean don’t get me wrong, okay, but seeeeeriously–it’s always the same questions.  I get bored easily!

No worries, no worries… I’ll suffer through it for you guys.

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

It’s a pretty easy answer, really.  I’d had a tumblr for…I don’t know how long, and wasn’t finding what I wanted there in terms of community.  So I branched out, realized I had a wordpress sitting around in the dark collecting cobwebs (yay me? I don’t even know why I started this blog in the first place) and VOILA!  Here I be!

Of course, all you lovely readers helped–thanks for being epical and glittery!

2. What is your favorite book?

Why do people always assume I’m going to have only one?!  REAL BOOK ADDICTS CAN NEVER PICK JUST ONE!  I mean really, it’s like potato chips…can YOU eat only one potato chip!?  I didn’t think so.  (if you don’t like potato chips, feel free to stick your own brand of addiction in there–chocolate chips, peanut butter balls, strawberries….)

To answer the question, though, I’ll direct you to two different goodreads folders:

5 Penguin Reads

Life Ruiners

3. What do you dislike the most?

What…do you mean in terms of books?  Pet peeves?  Music?  Food?  I don’t… I’m a reader, YOU MUST be more specific!

Let’s see… in terms of books:  insta-love and cliff-hanger endings (and by this, I mean the UNNECESSARY ones.  I don’t mind the normal cliff-hanger sometimes, but not every book in a series HAS to have one, you know?!)

In terms of…everything else?… I haaaaate when people say “living the dream” or “just another day in paradise” in response to asking how they are.  Don’t do that, okay?  I don’t need your back-handed sarcasm.

4. What is your favorite food item from the mall?

Pretzels.  OH.  MAH.  GOSH.  Pretzels.

5. What is your favorite pastime activity?

I mean…have you, uhm… Have you been around these parts long?

Aside from the obvious…

Music.  Movies.  TV shows.  I have a burgeoning love of Anime happening.  And sometimes I write, though…not as much as I should.  Because WHO HAS TIME?!

I Nominate:

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Bia and Cass @ bandcbooks

Aya @ A Blessed Brownie

Cat @ The Book Finch

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

Carrie @ Carrie’s Book Reviews

Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets

Book Babe Reviews

Kath @ Kath Reads

Book Haunt