Yo nerds! So the wonderful Nicki at the Secret Library Book Blog and the wonderful Liz at Cover to Cover both nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. D’aww, what a couple of sweethearts they are! Now, I know you all know me, and no doubt have a specific image of me in your mind. I get it, I’m probably standing on a street corner, leaning against a lamppost, cigarette in mouth, jet black hair slicked back, leather jacket, the ladies swooning as they catch sight of me. I get it.
The problem is, in reality, I’m actually a bit weird. I know, Shock! Horror! Whodathunk?! One of my little weird ways is that I don’t really like awards or titles or anything that gives the impression that one person is worth any more or less than another. Told you I was weird.
And therefore, I won’t be fully taking part in the Sunshine Blogger Award. I ain’t got anything against other people taking part in the award or anything, each to their own. You do you. Different strokes for different folk. So on and so forth and all those other sayings! 🙂 But I do want to answer the questions that Nicki and Liz asked. So if you keep moving your eyes across and then down, you’ll see that’s what I did.
If you could only read one book for the rest of your life what would it be?
Oh, without doubt, Position of the Day: Sex Every Day in Every Way by Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey. It’s my kind of book.
Or… I feel like I would be smart in selecting a short story collection, rather than just selecting my all time favourite book. I could read a story each day, then when I got to end, just start again. And with my terrible memory, it’d be like reading the stories for the first time. So, my favourite short story collection would be Rusticles by Rebecca Gransden.
Do you think books can ever be made into decent films(movies)?
Where is your favourite place to read?
Standing on the shoulders of giants. Or, sitting in the garden, regardless of the weather.
Do you make notes for your review whilst your reading or do you just wing it?
I have a template google doc, and I write my reviews as I go. I’m real dumb, so I forget things if I wait until the end.
What do you love most about reading?
It makes me forget that I don’t have friends. Hahaha, it’s fine, everything is fineimfineitsfine.
What is the hardest thing about book blogging?
I am choosing to enact my right to remain silent.
What’s your favourite season?
What’s your opinion on audiobooks?
I sure do like me some audiobooks! Although, I haven’t listened to any in quite a while.
Have you ever taken part in a blog tour?
Just the one so far! What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste. But I have a couple more coming up.
Do you have a preferred genre to read?
I used to think I was a fantasy reader, but since I’ve been blogging I’ve discovered that I’m more of a general fiction reader. I think I read more Urban Fantasy/Magical Realism than other genres.
Do you listen to podcasts?
I sure do. Sometimes I do a lot of walking, and I listen to podcasts on those walks. Some of my favourites include, Cults, Lore, Chilluminati, and Wrestletalk (I’m a big wrestling nerd!).
Two bookworms walk into a bar… what happens next?
Well, you’da thunk the second one would have seen it after the first one.
They shouted, ‘Ouch!’
The second one banged their head pretty hard and died.
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 becomes a reality, what will you do to save the books?
This is where I pretend to know what happens in that book. I aint read it.
I read digital books, they are pretty hard to burn.
You’re hosting a dinner party and you can invite 4 (dead or alive) authors- who and why?
I’ve made that joke before. Don’t encourage me.
I’ll be honest, the thought of hosting a dinner party and then having 4 other people in my home makes me deeply uncomfortable. I’d pull an Yves Klein and do an ‘invisible’ dinner party. Every author in the history of humankind would be invited. They have to imagine the setting, food, entertainment, conversations, and other guests. Best dinner party ever.
If you could be an author of a published book, which book/author would it be?
Girls in Cages by Jack CJ Stark. It’s a masterpiece.
You’re stranded in wilderness all alone, it’s a lot of feet of snow outside and you have supplies to last you a month. You find a magic wand which allows you to bring to life 1 character from a book to spend time with you… which character would you choose and what would you get up to?
Jesus of Nazareth. He’s a minor character in this little known fictional book. I’ve heard he is quite good at feeding people with surprisingly small amounts of food. Sounds like a nice guy. We’d spend the day clearing the snow from the garden and making snowmen. We’d walk to the local reservoir, which would be frozen over, and we’d reenact this one scene where he walked on water, except, I could also join in. It’d be a blast.
You need to plot revenge on a fellow bookworm (for whatever reason, they tore your favorite book to pieces, let’s say), how do you pay back?
By showing peace and love, and rising above hate. Of course.
Find where they live. Go to their house. *insert Commando like montage of me applying camouflage face paint etc here* Hide until they leave the house. Break in, carefully. Sneak to their bedroom. Very carefully cut the stuffing out of their mattress. Replace the stuffing with stuffing that I prepared earlier. It has been treated with chemicals that slow release the smell of rotting fish. Stitch back up the mattress. Go to their bathroom. Empty their shampoo bottle. Replace the contents with hair dye. Replace their TV with one that looks identical, but it only plays the Horror Channel on every channel. Superglue all their windows shut – in summer, they will burn. Replace all their books with the ones that are in Ikea show rooms. Ya know the ones that are all in Swedish. But put the dust covers on them, so it looks like normal. Turn on all their lights before leaving.
If you could read in a foreign language, which language would it be?
Swedish, just in case.
Has a book ever angered you? Which book and why?
Yes, shit books that are shit. I won’t say which, because they are shit and don’t deserve the attention.
Which fictional character is most like you?
Jesus of Nazareth.
What is the most unique thing you have ever learned about through reading a fictional book?
Did you know that greenbottles exist? I didn’t. I read that in a book once. Blew my tiny mind it did.
And finally… What is your favorite classic?
Boom. Done. I did the thing. I answered the questions. I rebelled against the elite. Anyway, I’m off to go stand by a lamppost, until next time, Peace and Love!