Good morning bookworms!
TODAY’S POST, is my 500th blog post. 500 posts. I don’t even want to consider how many hours I’ve spent tell you guys all my ramblings, but I did just want to say, THANK YOU for being here with me. I really appreciate you guys and just want you to know how much it means to me that you all support me. Which is, A LOT.
I wanted to find something fun to do today to celebrate, so I started look through a bunch of tags (that I am still so very far behind on completing), and then I found this one!! Way back in June, the lovely Rukky @ Eternity Books tagged me in the ‘Who Am I?’ tag, and I thought, what better way to recognise my 500th post than to do a meet-the-blogger type post! (Also, I didn’t even realise it was coming up so soon or I would have done an ‘ask me anything’ post on Twitter or something…)
So, let’s get to it!
If your life were a book genre, what would it be?
Uhhh, probably a contemporary… with a touch of fantasy and hijinks, and a dash of romance. (I mean, a girl’s gotta dream, right?)
Which villain from a book do you identify with the most?
Probably the villain in Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I can understand wanting your legacy to mean something and thinking that you know how to make it happen. But also for your plans to spectacularly fail and so you do something almost as stupid to try and fix it. The difference between us though, would be that I know when to own up to my mistakes and ask for help, even if it means that I think I will ruin my reputation. Also, I’m not sure that I could abandon a child, even if I thought it was for the greater good.
Which protagonist are you most similar to?
My default answer is to go for Molly from The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli or Penny from Mary H. K. Choi’s Emergency Contact… but maybe it’s not any more. It certainly was the case when I was younger, but I actually hope I’m a little bit more like Sydney Sage in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series.
Sydney is resourceful, competent and even when she’s uncomfortable she gets the job done. But still an introvert and book lover.
Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?
I’m not sure. I certainly haven’t been rereading many books lately, but I also hope that some of my old favourites don’t fall into this category!
Which recent book that you read would you love to be a character in?
The Gamer Girls trilogy by Laura Heffernan. Not only do I want to be in the book so I can play all the amazing sounding boardgames, etc. but I want to be in that friend group. They’re all so supportive and they make my cold, black heart pump a little faster.
How do your reading habits show off your personality?
My very terrible ‘mood reader’ status just shows how absolutely contrite I am about things (it’s my Gemini self screaming through, ok). I can buy a book and be absolutely desperate to read it, and then once I’m actually finished reading my current read the first book will be long forgotten and probably tucked away in a pile somewhere. Or, I could pick up the new book straight away and completely discard whichever book I am halfway through.
That flighty temptress is not adventure friends, it’s a combination of my TBR and my mood.
Which book taught you something about yourself?
Lots of different books have taught me lots of different things. But instead of one specific book, I think that books in general have taught me compassion, value, understanding and empathy. They have educated me in a way that society or the news that we are force fed never would or could. They have taught me humility, self-worth, acceptance and love. That it’s ok to be true to myself and stand up for my beliefs. And I think all of those things are far too important to disregard. But the most important thing that the books I choose to read have taught me, is to believe in a little bit of magic.