Saturday, January 31, 2015

Nominated For: The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thank you, Captivated Reader for the nomination! I really love these question things. I know a lot of people use it / think of it as blog promotion, but I mostly just really enjoy reading some random questions about books and reading (or random things). It's all good and fun, though. (Even though they kind of stress me out a shit ton, anxiety).

Here are the rules for the The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their site.
2. Post the award's logo onto your blog.
3. Answer the 10 questions you've been asked.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers and ask them 10 questions.

So here goes...

1. What book series have you read or are currently reading that you would recommend to other readers? 

I've read a lot of good things lately, but for something that isn't well know I'd go with Showa: A History of Japan, 1926-1939. It's about, obviously, the history of Japan in that time (there are more volumes that pick up after), and they're a comic-y art style to them (they're graphic novels). And, also, semi-biographical as the author, Shigeru Mitzuki, shows some stuff through his eyes or just shows his early childhood. Very interesting, but I know it wouldn't be for everyone.

2. Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, which one would you highly recommend?
Definitely sometimes. I find my attention does wander, though, sometimes. There have been a few that have sucked me in. The Name of the Wind audio is fantastic, as is the audio for The Knife of Never Letting Go. And then anything ever narrated by Wil Wheaton or Neil Gaiman is just fantastic.

3. What are you reading (or listening to) now?
So many things. I've got a few "slow burners" going on right now - Spook by Mary Roach and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Spook is non-fiction and it's about the scientific take on some not so scientific things, I'm really loving it so far. And, for my first Dickens - I'm just really loving his writing so far, not being too far into the story.

And some others, but thought I'd mention those.

4. What's your favorite comfort food and/or beverage to enjoy while reading/listening to a book?
I don't normally eat while reading? Because it just distracts me too much. But for a comfort thing - tea. It's freezing right now where I live and I've been making quite a few cups a day as it is, and curling up with a fresh mug of tea to try and keep me little warmer is very nice.

5. What do you most enjoy about blogging?
Not my favorite, which will be next, but one I've been thinking about more recently: getting my thoughts out and organized about.... anything. I write a lot more for this then I post, but I do enjoy posting things. 

But, really, interacting with people - getting comments, leaving comments (I am getting better at this!), and just seeing what people are reading. I think I've mentioned it a few times now, but I just love seeing what people are up to reading wise - currently reading, finished recently. Enjoying, not enjoying. I just really love that, and then the conversations that ensure from that, and - book people are the best kind of people.

6. Which author would you most like to meet?
The authors I'd most like to meet are the ones I'd have no idea what to say to, besides probably sputtering at them and then asking them to sign my book or just whatever was at hand if it was a random run in. Probably, though: J.K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi to just name a few of my most recent, well and Rowling I mean obviously, but there are others I'd like to meet that I haven't. Or just meet some again.

7. What's your least favorite genre to read?
Oh god, I - fantasy? Probably? I think that's as vague as I can go with it. I love all types (oooh, but SciFi), and particularly high fantasy.

8. Where would you go on your dream vacation?
Right now? Somewhere where the windchill doesn't make it negative twenty degrees fahrenheit outside. Anywhere that is warmer then here. 

On a more serious not - Europe, Japan, Istanbul, Australia... But for a "dream vacation" that involves just doing whatever I wanted. I'd be fine going somewhere warm with a bag of books and a suitcase full of yoga pants/work out clothes and staying in a hotel with a gym (I really miss working out...).

9. Do you like novels with predictable and/or happy endings?
Romance novels - yes. If it fits the story or is believable - yes.

If it feels too suspiciously good or if it was all wrapped up too well or too easily - no. I've been a fan of some of the less then happy endings I've read, because they can be heartbreaking but at least they're more realistic.

10. What's your favorite color?
Well, probably black? But also... turquoise.

And now to nominate people.

My Nominees:
Amber @ Du Livre
Karsyn @ kakijokoja
Lyndsey @ MusingFiction
Julianne @ Outlandish Lit
Sarah @ Sarah Says Read

My Questions:
1. What are you currently reading? 
2. What book do you remember first reading for fun and enjoying? Or what book really got you into reading (for the first time, or again)?
3. Whose your favorite author? That you'd want to be best friends with? (I know, hard question).
4. What's your favorite on going TV show?
5. Favorite book of last month?
6. Are you a tea drinker? A coffee drinker? Or both/neither?
7. Do you need anything special to read? (Certain spot, drink, snack, noise level)
8. If you could be transported into any magical world... which one would you not want to end up in?
9. And which one would you want to end up in?
10. What's your favorite book cover you've seen of a 2015 release?

Side rant, you can ignore: [I really do appreciate when people nominate/tag me for these kinds of things. I love finding new blogs, though the other people the person tagged, and answering questions about books. However - this is one of the things that kicks my anxiety way up. Which is why I don't do it write away and get all flustered about who to tag, and always forget so many people - you, yes you, if you're thinking you'd have wanted me to tag you. I forgot, just do it, leave me comment. - Anyway. So that's why I apologized and said no pressure and stuff, because this kind of thing just whew. Saying that though - thank you so much for nominating me! I do honestly really appreciate it, never think I don't because of anxiety].


  1. I loved reading your answers!! Thank you for making a post about The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award... I like your blog and you were so kind in nominating me for The Liebster Award last May, that I wanted to make sure to nominate your wonderful blog for this award! :-)

  2. Thanks for the tag! :) No anxiety for you Casey! :P

  3. I just saw that you nominated me for this award! I'm late, I know. I just wanted to say thank you so much! You make me feel so awesome with these nominations, I'm just happy that you like my blog!!
    And don't stress, Casey! You're brilliant. No worries. :D

  4. Finally got around to completing this! Thanks again, answering your questions was a good time.

  5. Thank you so much for the nomination!! I finally posted it, and I've nominated you back, as I received a few awards. Don't feel like you have to do anything with it though, don't want to raise your anxiety. Just know I appreciate your nomination and more so that you follow my blog! HUGS!! Thanks for having a great blog. Come get your Blog Award!

    1. Aw, thank YOU! And yay! Hopefully, I can get around to doing it, but right now I've got to get back on the blogging horse, I'm always amazed at how even short breaks can throw off everything. :)