Awesome Blogger Award #3 & The Book Interview Tag
Hiya bookish people!
I guess I am going to be doing double tags indefinitely for a while! Thank you guys so much for all your tags, I always love filling them out 🙂 ( P.S if I have forgotten or not seen any, please scream at me in the comments so I can do them! )
I was tagged by the amazing Lucy @ lifestyleaddict to do the Awesome Blogger Award [ take #3 ]! I haven’t jumped onto Lucy’s blog and given her posts the comments and appreciation that they deserve ( and Lucy I swear I will ), but I really really hope you guys go and check out her posts because she is one of the most amazing bloggers I have ever met.
I was then later tagged by Daria @ Bookaholic’s Therapy to do the Book Interview Tag, which honestly looks super duper awesome!
🌷 three quirky facts about yourself 🌷
- I am absolute trash for Werewolf books and Wattpad stories. Literal trash. I recently finished A Pack of Vows and Tears by Olivia Wildenstein and absolutely loved it! If you have any wolfy Wattpad books or books to recommend me, please do!
- I used to be a very successful fanfiction writer. Yes I am evil, I left a fic unfinished two years ago. Yes, I still receive comments asking me to continue it. Yes, I have debated continuing it because I have time due to isolation. But no, I will not.
- Spreadsheets are an obsession of mine – you’ll find out more about this on Monday.
🌷 if you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? 🌷
I am going to say a Mastiff, purely because a Mastiff is my Wizarding World patronus! ( I still think it should be called Pottermore )
🌷 favorite decade 🌷
I blame F. Scott Fitzgerald for this one when I read The Great Gatsby. I’m going to say the 20’s. The roaring parties? The dresses? The drama? Okay, I probably wouldn’t go to the parties, but theoretically.
🌷 what’s one childhood memory that you cherish? 🌷
My extended-family owns a plot of land where we have a family house, well a couple of units. It’s a short walk to the beach, and at the end of the beach is a massive – and I mean massive – pohutukawa tree. My granny would go down there at night with myself, and my five other cousins, and my brother using torches, and we would sit in the tree with the lights off and look at the stars. I remember thinking that the tree was so old, it always felt warm to touch it. I am hoping to take a friend with me there eventually, and then we can go to the Big Tree, too.
🌷 what is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up? 🌷
Rereading and rewatching The Twilight Saga, and enjoying the Twilight Renaissance memes that have begun floating around. It is absolutely brilliant and I am loving each second of it. Charlie is the best character of the entire franchise, fite me.
🌷 favorite show currently 🌷
I am actually not watching anything at the moment! I’ve just been binging movies instead of episodes.
🌷 favorite movie quote 🌷
Now think of the happiest things, it’s the same as having wings.” – Peter Pan ( 1953 )
🌷 a book that greatly impacted your life or is meaningful to you in any way 🌷
I will have to say that Frankly in Love by David Yoon was definitely one of the most impactful books that I have. It was the first physical proof copy book that I got sent ( via Penguin Publishing! ) and it made me realise that hey, my blog was noticeable and worth something to readers.
But my most meaningful book is my special edition of Emma that my dad bought me from the Austen shop in Bath during my trip to the UK over last Christmas. It is beautiful!
🌷 what makes you feel accomplished? 🌷
My friends, for one. Then school, then AFCTL and then lastly a good night’s sleep. Because I hardly ever get that anymore.
🌷 dream job or aspiration for life 🌷
I really want to get into book publishing! Watching the Tik Tok ( yes, don’t judge me too harshly ) for offices like Epic Reads or Penguin Teen, I am really hoping to go into an industry full of books!
🌷 name/ blog name 🌷
So, yes, my name is actually Emma! It is a common enough name that I am not scared of people finding me through my blog, although if this were to become a more constant blog I would consider adding my actual face as a profile image. If anyone can ever get me a decent profile photo, first!
As for the blog name, I was looking at bookish quotes, hoping to find inspiration. And then I stumbled across the quote “How long does it take you to fall in love?” // “Oh, a couple of chapters, usually.” Haha, I know, I am so qUiRkY for using that.
🌷 age 🌷
I am sixteen! I am waiting for my coming-of-age novel experiences to kick in. Any minute. I mean, I guess I am part of a disease-ridden dystopian world. Where are my love interests, then?!
🌷 favourite genre 🌷
Fantasy! It’s the best genre, to me at least.
🌷 favourite male author🌷
John Green. This goes back to me being impatient for my coming-of-age novel experiences to begin.
🌷 favourite female author 🌷
Sarah J. Maas, hands down. No further explanation required.
🌷 forever favourites 🌷
So, I don’t think I can actually pinpoint specific favourites, but I do have sub-genres!
- Forbidden romances
🌷 what was your first book of 2019? did you enjoy it?🌷
The first book I read was White Stag by Kara Barbieri, and I definitely did enjoy it! I rated it five stars!
🌷 what was your last book of 2019? did you enjoy it?🌷
I last read The Night Country by Melissa Albert. Unfortunately, I only kind of enjoyed it, but it wasn’t a raving read for me.
🌷 what do you look for in a book? what makes a book stand out for you?🌷
I look for a strong leader who is independant, but has inner turmoil, and a clear goal.
🌷 do you collect any particular sets/editions of books? 🌷
I don’t at the moment, but I am hoping to collect the Throne of Glass collector’s editions, if they continue to produce them with Crown of Midnight.
I would also like to buy the A Court of Thorns and Roses special edition and then the rest, if they also make more of those.And, I am sure that House of Salt and Sorrows will have a beautiful ten-year foil cover edition.
🌷 favourite place to read 🌷
Definitely either in bed, or in the sun.
🌷 do you keep books you don’t like, or you just get rid of them? 🌷
I keep them until I can find them a new home. Some books I will put into the Little Library Box up my Road ( but not at the moment because they have removed the books for public safety ) or give them to a friend or family member who I think will enjoy it where I don’t.
🌷 which literary character best defines you/ do you best relate to?🌷
I don’t actually relate to any characters, but that’s what I love about them. I can pull away from the reality of my own life.