Hey everyone and happy Friday!
I was tagged for two different things this week, and I figured, why not do both of them today?
First up is the Bookish Snob Tag, and I was tagged by Riddhi from Whispering Stories! Go ahead and check out her post as well, and thanks for the tag 😊
ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?
I don’t actually, as there are times I’ll watch something and not even realize it’s based off a book! Typically, I enjoy the book more than the movie, but the only exception I can think of right off the top of my head is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s a multi-POV book that spans over many generations, and he writes essentially in the manner which the characters of that time would speak, which for me, translated a lot better on the big screen than in book form.
FORMAT SNOB: You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?
Although I have a love for physical books, I would go with eBooks, just because I’ve got to be environmentally conscious over here, you know? 😂🌼🌻
SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
Been there done that 😂 It’s not that bad, as long as they’re supportive of your interests, because I have other people in my life who are readers and I can gush to, plus I have this here blog, so I don’t need a partner to fulfill that “person who I can gush about books to” role. Although… I still would talk about books and reading with them anyways 😅
GENRE SNOB: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
I’d go with Sci-fi, because even though I’ve found books recently that I enjoyed which fall into this genre, it tends to be my least favorite.
UBER GENRE SNOB: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Now this one is HARD, especially as a mood reader! Okay, I’m going to go with urban fantasy (is that too specific? IDK), mostly because it blends aspects of the real world with fantastical elements, so I get the best of both worlds!
COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
YA isn’t a specific genre, but I think the whole category definitely receives more snobbery than other genres/categories. Chai and Chapters did a great discussion post about this topic recently, so I definitely recommend checking that out!
So, I was also tagged again for the Sunshine Blogger Award, but this time it was by Tiction from Fictionally Crazy! Thank you again for the tag, and check out their post right here.
I have already done the Sunshine Blogger Award before in a previous post, but there were some questions I didn’t answer in the last post, that I want to answer this time around, so here we are!
When did you start blogging? Why? What made you continue?
I sort of answered this question last time, except the part about why I continued, but just a quick brush up:
I started my blog in March 2019, and I started mostly because I wanted to publish more of my writing online, especially since I eventually want to self-publish something of my own. I mostly kept going because I really enjoyed sharing my thoughts, documenting fun things I’ve done, and discussing topics that are on my mind, even though I didn’t really start having people frequently visit my blog until these past few months 😅 I also enjoy interacting with other bloggers, although that’s not something I’ve really been doing as much of until pretty recently as well.
What is your preferred colour?(at least two)
I have three colors I really love, which are blue, purple and green (which also all go really well together too, so it’s pretty great 👌)
What is your spirit animal?(And, no, Joey won’t work, if you know what I mean)
I’ll go with a Kiwi bird, because they’re kind of strange, but still really awesome… which is how I aspire to be 🤣 They’re also one of my favorite animals which is a plus
Do you play a musical instrument? Which one? and, if not, which one would you like to?
When I was younger, I took fifth grade band (so I was about 10), and played the clarinet, although that didn’t stick… but I also learned to play guitar for a little bit, but that also… didn’t really stick 😅 I’d say that I would love to get back into playing guitar, but I don’t have an interest in learning any instruments really 🤷♂️
What is the movie you can watch forever?
Hmmm… I’ll go with Across the Universe, because I like the Beatles, and the movie’s pretty great… granted I’m also not a big movie person in general, so there’s that
What song makes you dance so much that people look at you weird?
“Why Did It Have To Be Me” by ABBA, although I constantly listen to the Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again version, because I love the chemistry between Young Donna and Young Bill! Overall though, ABBA music in general just makes me so happy and energetic 👌
What memory is the closest to your heart?
Since it’s fall, I’ve been thinking about this time back when I was in kindergarten (so around 5 years old) and I was walking home from school with a group of kids, on Halloween day. I was so excited and happy because we just had a costume parade at school, and later on I was going to go trick-or-treating with my friends.
It’s kind of a random memory, but it always makes me smile thinking back on how much I loved Halloween as a kid 🎃
If you could change your name, what would you change it too?(you can not say that you won’t change, we all have certain fantasies about our names)
When I was younger, I didn’t like my name because so many people I went to school had the same name (at least it seemed like it to me). As I grew up though, I’ve become more appreciative of my name, and just kind of also stopped caring if I had the same name as a lot of people 😂
What is your favourite book?(Can be many!)
Since we can go with multiple, I’ll go with my Top 5 that I can think of right off the top of my head:
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reed
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Over the Top: A Raw Journey To Self-Love by Jonathon Van Ness
Alright, well I hope you enjoyed this super taggy (not a word, but I’m making it a word because why not?) post, and thank you Riddhi and Tiction for the tags! Don’t forget to check out their blogs as well, as both of them create awesome content 😊
Anyways, thanks for reading through my little ol’ blog here, and I’ll see you all tomorrow with a new post!
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