Hey friends! I’m back!
I’ve been lacking motivation to post lately, but hey, it helps when you get tagged/find good tags multiple times in a week 😂 In order not to fall massively behind on all these tags, I’ve decided to do one. (And yes, I do enjoy them. I’m not doing it because I “have” to — tags are honestly quite fun.)
Thank you to Jan @ The Doodlecrafter, who (sort of) tagged me for the Meet the Book Blogger Tag! (That is, I found it on her blog, and she tagged anyone who was interested.) This tag was created by the Bibliomavens.
who is your all-time favorite book character?
Picking one favorite character is like picking a favorite book! Which is to say… I do have an answer (as I also have an answer for the “favorite book” question):
aka Hoid, Cephandrius, the Drifter, and a number of other aliases I can’t remember.
Hoid is a character from the cosmere (a collection of interconnected fantasy series) by Brandon Sanderson; he appears in almost every book, regardless of its time period or planet, and it’s up to the readers to figure out which alias he’s under and how he got there. My personal favorite is his appearance as Wit in the Stormlight Archive, but I also enjoyed him as the Drifter in Mistborn: Secret History.
Yes, yes. Aim for the sun. That way if you miss, at least your arrow will fall far away, and the person it kills will likely be someone you don’t know.
If my previous raving and fangirling didn’t convince you to try Sanderson, hopefully this will.
I am a drifter. A miscreant. The flame’s last breath, made of smoke at its passing.
- Glorfindel, Eowyn, and Bilbo (Middle-earth)
- Janner (the Wingfeather Saga)
- Hermione (Harry Potter)
- Eanrin (Goldstone Wood)
- Finnick (Hunger Games)
- Shallan (the Stormlight Archive)
- Edmund (Narnia)
if you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you (survival books don’t count)?
The Bible, probably, because that’s the most important book of all, and I should definitely read it more.
This is actually one of those questions I don’t have an answer for… because I also want to bring The Lord of the Rings, the complete Jane Austen, the complete G.K. Chesterton, the complete Flannery O’Connor, and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
I really, really just want to bring a whole library.
what is your most unpopular bookish opinion?
…I don’t know? Maybe that older books are usually better, but newer books are often more fun to read (though I have no idea how unpopular that idea is).
Or that the Hunger Games books, despite their popularity, aren’t objectively that good… Out of Time by Nadine Brandes is better.
what’s your weirdest bookish habit?
I read the last sentence of some books before I read the rest of it.
Also, I tend to read two-page spreads out of order (I don’t turn the page until I’ve read the whole spread, but sometimes I don’t read that spread chronologically).
what character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
This is a hilarious question, but the problem is that all the best fictional men are already taken, and I don’t want to separate them from their wives/love interests (Faramir! Eanrin! Adolin!).
I think maybe Edmund, from Narnia? An adult Edmund would probably be very kind and wise, and he’d have a British accent, which would be incredible. Actually, Edmund could be my real partner, if he wanted.
[E]ven a traitor may mend. I have known one who did.
what made you decide to start a book blog?
I’m not sure if my blog counts as a book blog, but I guess I talk about books a lot. And that’s because I love them. I adore reading and one of my favorite things is getting other people to read my favorite books.
what about reading and books do you love the most?
I love it when a book is so good that I can’t stop thinking about it, and it affects the way that I see the real world afterward.
what is your field of study or desired/current profession?
Gah. This is a hard question for me. I’m a high school senior right now, and I’m planning to study something liberal-arts related next fall, but I’m currently torn between being a Bible translator/missionary and being a Latin or English teacher. Which would require very different majors in college.
I also want to be a published author, and I’m interested in politics and government, so… I don’t know? *shrugs* I’m going to see where God takes me. As someone said to me the other day, “You picked a college. That’s a good first step.”
Now, everyone, please stop asking me what I want to do!
(I mean, I was literally at a party for graduating seniors, and the first thing everyone asked each other was “What are you doing after graduation?” Followed by commiseration over how much we hate the question. But we still asked it.)
what are some book recommendations that became your favorites/obsessions?
The Stormlight Archive, the Tales of Goldstone Wood, and the Queen’s Thief books are three of my latest obsessions, and I discovered them all via recommendation from friends or blogs.
what is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
Ehh… *nervous laugh* all of the three series I mentioned in the previous question, plus I really like getting people to read Nadine Brandes and N.D. Wilson. I tend to recommend obscure books the most, because they deserve more love (and I need a bigger fandom to fangirl with). The exception is Sanderson. His fandom is huge, and I hope I make it huger.
//Queen’s Thief spoilers in the next image//
If you haven’t done this tag yet, consider yourself tagged! The only rules are that you must answer the questions and link back to me and to the creator of the tag. 🙂
I have a fun announcement coming up soon, so be on the lookout for that. Until then, though (or until the next time I find a tag),
P.S. How are you? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?