Hey guys! I have to admit, I never really expected to get any of these, let alone three. And I’m definitely going to have to come back at some point to tag some people, but I’ve been quite strapped for time of late and thinking up questions while trying to get through all the reviews I have to do in between work is something that takes time I just don’t have at the moment, but I didn’t want to ignore and forget about this post. (It’s been a different picture every time I’ve been nominated for this, which I’ve found interesting.)
I would like to extend a huge thanks to Perfectly Tolerable for the nomination and all of you should really go check out her blog right now cause she’s pretty amazing and her blog is awesome (makes me wanna watch Pride and Prejudice nearly every time I see the name).
- Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. (Again, skipping this for now, but I promise I’ll come back when I’ve thought of some new questions and have a total of 11 people to tag.)
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.
How many physical books do you own?
I think it’s somewhat ironic that I mention not having a lot of time and being super far behind with everything that the first question involves something that would take a bit of time for me to figure out. I can’t answer this question with utmost certainty since I’ve lent out a number of my books, mainly to my younger brother and my mom, and have no way of actually counting all my physical copies. I can say that the answer is likely around 500 books because the last time I counted I know I had 300+ on the shelves in my apartment and I know there’s at least a box full of a hundred or so from my childhood (Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, for example) at my parent’s place that I still need to pick up at some point, which doesn’t count the ones I’ve lent my brother and mom.
“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Definitely “once upon a time.” I’m infinitely more interested in fairy tales and fantasy than I am in the books that sort of set up for something scary. I never did like Edgar Allen Poe, and that certainly hasn’t changed in the years since I was first introduced to him. I couldn’t really tell you for sure why I always think of him when the phrase “it was a dark and stormy night” comes up since I know he’s not the one who started it, but it just reminds me of dark stories and I’m really just not super interested.
What is the funniest joke you know by heart?
Uhhh…well, frankly I think I’ll be sitting here for hours if I try to think about this one. I have absolutely no idea. I’m bad with jokes.
What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed?
Bravo on these questions, they’re pretty brilliant. And they’re also exceptionally difficult. Having to choose, I suppose I would go with a creature that is intelligent and kind. The first that pops into my mind is a unicorn, but I don’t think they would really bother much with the rest of the world since they’re rather skittish, but perhaps the Caladrius? It’s a large white bird with healing powers and I could definitely see it doing some good. A part of me wants to say dragons, simply due to the fact that I picture them as the most intelligent sort of mythical creatures…but they’re also pretty good at destruction, so perhaps not.
What game do you dominate when you play it?
All of them. But in all seriousness, I’m pretty good at games so long as they aren’t related to any sort of sport. I usually win most board and card games (much to the annoyance of literally all my family members since those games are a big bonding thing for us). Though, admittedly, I’m not too brilliant at Cards Against Humanity. I suppose that just goes back to my “bad at jokes” bit.
If you could get any tattoo done perfectly for free, what would you get?
Something in white ink, potentially another fox. I already have two tattoos and I’m not exactly eager to get another one simply because I feel like I’ve run out of places to put them (I’m a bit OCD about my tattoos and where they go, but I think that’s a good way to be when it comes to getting something permanently inked on one’s body.
Least favorite genre of books and why?
Religous/Spiritual. I just find it all to be disturbingly unrealistic. It bugs me to no end that people actually believe the stuff in these books. And I think the worst are those books that go into the “you must obey and be a slave to your God” and “God judges these things that you do” themes because they’re potentially dangerous and harmful. The ironic thing is that I love Greek Mythology and that used to be a religion, so I think a lot of it comes down to the fact that I can’t stomach reading books like that with the knowledge that a large number of people truly believe it’s real. I mean, I’ve read the Bible. Some of it was interesting, but a lot of it was very disturbing. I always think back to the daughters who slept with their father to “preserve his seed” when I think of what I was most disgusted with.
What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
I’ve been told that bananas and chocolate should never be mixed. But I love it. I don’t know if I have any exceptionally weird food combinations, to tell you the truth. I think the worst of it is more that I like foods that one normally wouldn’t enjoy by itself. For example, I’ll eat plain rice just for the hell of it or half-cooked pasta because I like when it crunches.
What book gave you the worst book hangover?
Haha, Winter by Marissa Meyer. I think this was in part due to the fact that it was the end of the series. I couldn’t find any good books to read for ages after that one. I was pretty miserable for a while, actually.
What was the last lie that you told?
That I was fine. I’m pretty sure nearly everyone has told that lie at some point before, if not fairly often.
What’s the most useless talent you have?
I am boss at the sitting game.
Okay, I’m really just kidding. That was simply the only thing I could think of for a while. I have a pretty good ability to remember movie and show quotes almost exactly. I’ve annoyed a number of people with it by quoting whatever we’re watching as we watch it if I’ve seen it once before. I’m also constantly correcting others when they quote something. Ironically, this transfers over a bit into conversations that have been had recently. So someone can bring up something they said before or something that someone else had said and if I was there to hear it, I can tell them verbatim almost every time what was said.