Sunday 19 July 2015


The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

The lovely Jody at Spoonful of Happy Endings has nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Awards, which is very exciting!

The rules are simple...

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the Award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten blogs (so scroll down to see if you're listed!).

Questions for me...

1. What are you currently reading?

I'm currently reading the scrumptious The Chocolate Apothecary by Jospehine Moon, which I'm reviewing for Novelicious.

2. If you could be any character in one of your favourite books who would it be and why? 

Hermione, because who hasn't waited for their Hogwarts acceptance letter?! Hermione is a character I was always able to identify with because she was bookish and awkward so as a kid I wanted to be her (and let's face it, I still do).

3. Choose a superpower and why you want that power?

Teleportation, without a doubt. I live in the UK, but my family is in the Netherlands and while it doesn't sound too far, the journey to the north of the country (where they are) is always very long and tiring - not to mention that visiting them takes up most of my holiday allocation, not leaving me much to use on an actual holiday away! And some of my best friends live all over the world and I'd love to be able to see them more frequently than once every few years.

4. Favourite setting for a book? 

A magical library.
5. Name five books you want to read but keep putting off.

I'm not putting off picking up these per se, but there are always more urgent books to read (for review) and so ones I bought or have been gifted always move to the bottom of my massive to-read pile :(
  • Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey 
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tart 
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
6. What genre is your favourite and why?

Literary fiction. Books within this (very large) genre are incredibly diverse and interesting, they're well-written (I'm often envious of the beautiful way with words the authors have), provide a lot of food for thought and a wealth of opportunities for discussion.

7. What do you have planned for summer? 

Nothing too exciting, sadly. I started a new job this year and have less holiday days than if I'd worked there for a full year so I'm saving them up to go home for Christmas. It'll mostly be working, working, working, with the occasional weekend day-trip to get away from London. I'm going to Manchester in September and am hoping to book some journeys back to Brighton and somewhere new as well. Plus I recently moved house so I'm also using my weekends to explore the new area in North London. I purchased a bike so I'm ready to hit the local parks!

8. Favourite TV shows? 

Agent Carter, Chuck, Dawson's Creek, Galavant, Gilmore Girls, Graceland, Pushing Daisies, Revenge, The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, White Collar, and so many more *TV junkie*

9. What's your opinion on ebooks?

They're great when travelling because it means I will have actual space for clothes in my suitcase, but I still much prefer holding a book to read. And for reviewing purposes I can't read ebooks as it's difficult to quickly flip through them when looking for a name or quote when writing the review.

10. Snog, Marry, Avoid? Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom, Draco Malfoy.

Snog: Harry Potter. Marry: Neville Longbottom (because have you seen what he looks like nowadays?! *swoons*). Avoid: Draco Malfoy.

After finishing answering the questions I realised I copied the wrong ones across, oops! So sorry, Jody *blushes*

Questions for you...

01. How did you get into book blogging?
02. If you could invite three authors (dead or alive) to a dinner party, who would you choose and why?
03. What is your favourite place to read? (Bonus points for a picture.)
04. Do you dog-ear the pages of your books? (The correct answer is: no.)
05. Which novel(s) did you wish you'd not struggled on with until the bitter end?
06. Favourite non-fiction book?
07. What book cover are you currently in love with?
08. Favourite fictional villain?
09. Which 5 classics have you never read even though you keep telling yourself that you should?
10. Favourite book of all time and why?

I tag...

1 comment:

  1. No worries about answering the wrong questions, Zarina, it was actually a lot of fun to compare your answers to mine, haha! ;) Thanks for participating, I love getting to know other bloggers a bit better thanks to these fun award things!


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