I haven’t done a blog award post in ages! I’ve actually received quite a few lately but since they were all duplicates (or even triplicates) of awards I received in the past, I didn’t write any posts for them like I used to. But now I have received a brand-new one (from Tara Therese @ T.T. Kesley), so what the heck – here’s my acceptance-post-thingy, in which I answer some questions and do whatever else is required! Thanks, Tara!
I’ll begin with the five facts about myself:
- My favorite cheese is asiago, closely followed by parmesan.
- I swear there are only about six people in the whole entire world who actually enjoyed Mockingjay and I am one of them.
- I’ve read ninety-four books thus far in 2014, as you can see from my Goodreads reading challenge page. The most recent one, finished just last night, was I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, and I’m currently reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
- The largest library fine I’ve ever paid was over sixteen dollars… because I lost a book!
- I recently named my camera Dorothea, for Dorothea Lange and Vivian Dorothea Maier – two famous women photographers.
And now I’ll answer Tara’s questions, which are as follows:
1. Have you ever tried blogging on an iPad? If so, did you find the experience pretty funky?
Nope! First, because my family doesn’t have any iPads – we have a Kindle and a Kindle Fire. But I’ve never tried blogging on those tablets, either, because it seems like more trouble than it’s worth. I may not type very quickly on computers, but I can certainly write faster on one of those than on a tablet or phone or whatever.
2. Do you like to paint?
Uh, I guess? I don’t know, I don’t do very much painting. The last thing I painted was a picnic table, actually, because the old paint was peeling off and it needed to be fixed. So I guess I’d rather cover something in paint rather than paint pretty designs on paper, because the former requires no talent. And I am not very good at any kind of art save photography.
3. Tell me one of your favorite quotes.
I can do better than that – I’ll tell you two, because I couldn’t decide which one I liked better!
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
– The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
“I lifted the remote control, pushed the Play button, and started the video. I guess, in that moment, I also started my new life as Cameron-the-girl-with-no-parents. Ruth was sort of right, I would learn: A relationship with a higher power is often best practiced alone. For me it was practiced in hour-and-a-half or two-hour increments, and paused when necessary.
I don’t think it’s overstating it to say that my religion of choice became VHS rentals, and that its messages came in Technicolor and musical montages and fades and jump cuts and silver-screen legends and B-movie nobodies and villains to root for and good guys to hate. But Ruth was wrong, too. There was more than just one other world beyond ours; there were hundreds and hundreds of them, and at 99 cents apiece I could rent them all.”
– The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
They’re both beautiful, aren’t they?
4. Tell me one of your favorite jokes.
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson go on a camping trip. After dinner, they go to sleep – but some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his friend.
“Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”
“I see millions and millions of stars,” replies Watson.
“And what do you deduce from that?”
“Well, astronomically it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets… but what does it tell you, Holmes?”
Holmes is silent for a moment. “Watson, you fool!” he says. “It means someone has stolen our tent!”
5. Do you wear a watch?
Indeed, but usually only when I’m away from home and someplace where there might not be clocks. I have this weird thing about always wanting to know what time it is…
And now for my questions!
- What book will you read next?
- Do your parents, siblings, or any other relatives read your blog? What do they think of it?
- What is the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard recently?
- If you could choose, right now, to be either ten years younger or ten years older than you currently are, which option would you pick?
- What is your quest?
And now for my nominations, finally! I wasn’t told that I had to pick only five bloggers for this, so I’m going to tag a whole bunch of people. Because why not?
- Matt @ The Little Engine That Couldn’t
- The Meeping Koala @ Rainbows and Lollipops
- Sabrina Wolfheart @ Books and Bark
- orphu44 @ A Mirror Made of Words
- Kate @ The Magic Violinist
- Boquinha and/or Mark @ Sushi and Pizza
- wonderousadventurer @ Wanderer on the Sands of Time
- Artgirl @ Alien Cows
- Alexandrina Brant @ Miss Alexandrina
- Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer
- Skylar Finn @ Life of a Random
- astarrysponge @ The Place The Universe Forgot
- kiwiyoungwriter @ Ripped Out Pages
- F @ The Fence of Stars
- Evi @ Where Books Never End
- Cori @ My Marbles
- Strix Spell @ How To Make Dusty Tea
- Holly @ Lines of Colour, Palettes of Words
- Chloe @ Free As A Girl With Wings
- Jennifer Austin @ Jennifer Austin – Author
And by the way: If you’re not on this list, that doesn’t mean I don’t like your blog – I just thought you wouldn’t do the award. But if you would like to take part, consider yourself tagged!
Now go forth and blog!
P.S. Today is my mother’s birthday – happy birthday, Mom!