I’ve been nominated by Prim @MessingwithImagination for the siblinghood of the world bloggers award. Thanks lovely 🙂
So lets get to the rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
- Put the award logo on your blog
- Answer the ten questions sent to you
- Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
- Nominate ten blogs
- Why did you start blogging?
Blogging is something that I had always considered doing in the past, but something I had never pursued. A few months before I started my blog, I got really into the booktube and bookstagram community, and one day I just decided I wanted to be a part of that. So I created a blog and a bookstagram account, because I didn’t think I’d be confident enough for booktube. That was the primary motivator for starting a blog. The second reason was due to me wanting a job in a publishing house, and I thought what better way to show my passion for books than discussing them on the internet. And so prettypagesblog was born!
- Your favorite book series ( Other than any dystopian fiction)
If I could only pick one, it would definitely be the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (this should be no surprise to anyone because I mention it so often). Other series I consider favourites include the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and the Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier. To be honest, this list could go for awhile, so I’ll stop now!
- What you do when you are sad?
I don’t tend to get all that sad anymore, but when I do, I normally will just pick up a book and read. If I’m sad enough to not be in a reading mood, I’ll listen to my iPod on shuffle that is filled with music that makes me feel nostalgic, and that normally cheers me up. I also will go and find my cat, and give her cuddles. Basically I’ll just try and cheer myself up.
- One thing that you cannot live without?
There are many answers that I could put down for this, but I think I’m going to go with books. I honestly can’t imagine life – or a world – without books, and everything they stand for. Obviously I also couldn’t live without the people that mean the most to me, but people aren’t a thing 😉
- Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger or Harry Potter/Hermione Granger?
If I had to choose, I think I’d go with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. But I really am happy with Ron and Hermione. I’m not sure if I shipped them when I was young and first reading Harry Potter, but looking back now I’ve accepted whom everyone ended up with, and I have adopted all those official ships.
- What you do when you get bored?
It depends on the level of boredness. Normally I’ll pick up a book (does that surprise anyone?). If I’m really bored to the point that even reading can’t cure my boredom, I’ll either pick up a puzzle book (e.g. crosswords, sudoku, etc.) or just lie on my bed and play some soft music in the background and just think.
- Your dream job?
I studied a Bachelor of Marketing and Media whilst at uni, and it became very obvious 2 years into my 3.5 year degree that my passions lie with books. And so my dream job would be to work on the publicity and/or marketing team of a book publisher. I’ve been interning at a book publishers for about 11 months now, and it’s definitely helped me decide that this is a job that I would really like an opportunity to have, so fingers crossed I’ll be successful in my searching for a job in publishing.
- Favorite book-boyfriend?
This is a realllly tough question, and one that I can never actually choose someone to, so I normally just go with my default answer of Etienne St Clair from Anna and the French Kiss.
- Favourite Color?
As a child, my favourite colour for years was blue. As I got older, this changed slightly to yellow. And now I see blue, yellow, and mint/teal/aqua as being my favourite colours. Basically the cover for Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella is my favourite cover colour wise because it features my favourites!
- When do you read books?
Literally alllllllll the time. I am one of those people who takes a book every single place I go, and if I don’t have room for a book in my bag, I download ebooks on my phone/iPad so that I can never be left without some good quality reading material. My reading habits in the past year and a half have gotten to a point that basically in all my free time, the only thing I do is read. I gave up on watching a lot of my TV shows, and now I’m so far behind that I’ve only sparingly watched TV in the past 12 months. I also am a read-the-book-in-one-sitting kind of girl, so in most cases I’ll stay up relatively late to finish the book I’m currently reading.
As I’m overseas currently, I don’t have the time to go through accounts to tag some people who haven’t done this before. So instead, feel free to answer my 10 questions in the comments below;
- If you could pick any one book to read again for the first time, which would that be?
- If you could be any character, which character would you be?
- What is the last five star book you read?
- Which country would you most like to travel to?
- If you could pick any book to movie/TV adaption to be remade, which would you pick and why?
- What are three under hyped books that you absolutely adore?
- What are three over hyped books that you didn’t enjoy?
- What is your favourite quote?
- If you could change the ending to any book, which book would you choose?
- What is your most anticipated book release for the rest of 2015, and for 2016?