Between the last time I published a post for this award and now, I was nominated by nine bloggers. Rather than creating one massive post of nearly one hundred questions I’ve split this into three parts. If you nominated me for this award before the end of March and don’t see your questions here they’ll be in part two or three which will be published soon, but at a later date. I was tagged by Lost in Pages, Annike and Zoë at Twin Tales, and Sunshine and Cyclones. Thanks so much for the tag everyone, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.
Lost in Pages’ Questions:
- What is the top thing on your bucket list?
I have a lot on my bucket list so picking just one top thing is quite hard. If I had to choose though it would probably be sky diving, simply because it’s the first thing I think I put on my bucket list, way back when, and something I think I may have the opportunity to do next year.
- What was the most joyous moment of your life?
Back in my old job I was miserable, I was there for too long and it had gotten to the stage where I couldn’t handle going in day after day, and doing the same things over and over again. So my most joyous moment comes from when I got the phone call letting me know I’d been successful in my application for another job. Honestly just hearing I had a new job lifted a weight off my shoulders.
- If you could be the character of a novel for a whole day, which character would you choose and from which novel? Why so?
Definitely Kell from the Shades of Magic series. He gets to travel to different Londons, and while I wouldn’t want to visit White or Black London, and I’m pretty sure I live in Grey London myself, getting to experience Red London even just for one day would be amazing.
- Would you rather be able to change your past or be able to look in your future and why?
Change my past. I’m happy enough to let my future remain a mystery, but there are plenty of things in my past I would love to change – mistakes I made, opportunities I didn’t take, etc. They’re right when they say hindsight is 20/20, trust me.
- If you are stuck on an island and you get to take one thing with you, what would you choose?
My laptop, with infinite charge of course. I’m on it pretty much every day so I’d feel too strange going too long without it, plus my chances of signalling for help would be much better with a laptop and preferably a working internet connection as well.
- Which kind of person do you prefer to hang out with?
My friends. People who get me, who know I’m an introvert and sometimes prefer staying in to going out. People who understand my weird sense of humour, my habit of putting my foot in my mouth and who I trust enough to open up to.
- What is the best compliment you have ever received?
When people say I’m a happy person. It’s not something that has come easy to me, being happy, so whenever someone says it it always makes me feel better about myself, like I’ve succeeded where I wanted to.
- Would you rather witness the beginning of the earth or the ending of the earth and why?
Beginning of the earth. I think there’s just so much potential in that instant of creation, so seeing it with my own two eyes would be unforgettable. Plus I don’t think I’d want to see the end of the world in case I realised it was quickly approaching.
- If you could change one moment in history, what would it be?
I don’t think I would change anything. I’m a big believer in the butterfly effect, you go back in time to kill Hitler and when you return to the future somehow Germany has won World War II. Also there are so many things I could choose picking one is just impossible.
- Do you believe that everyone on earth has a purpose? Explain.
No. I believe people can choose to have a purpose if they want one, if they believe in something enough to chase after it and make it mean something. I think for the most part we’re all just here living our lives and trying to make the best we can of them.
Annike and Zoë’s Questions:
- What’s your favourite book of all time?
If I had to choose just one it would have to be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. No matter how many times I re-read it I just seem to fall in love more and more with the story, the characters, and the world itself.
- How often do you spend reading each week?
I normally only read on weekdays during my commute to and from work and during my lunch break, so overall that’s about 20 hours as week on average.
- What is your favourite movie adaption from a book?
The Princess Bride, a film which I actually enjoyed more than the book if I’m being 100% honest. As much as I love the book, and I do don’t get me wrong, it was incredibly confusing at the beginning and I just found it a lot easier to follow the story watching the film than I did reading the book.
- What is your favourite book cover of all time?
Oh I can’t choose just one. There are so many amazing books out there which have truly gorgeous covers, but one series with stunning covers, that is probably my favourite if I had to pick, is the Starbound series by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
- Why did you call your blog what you did?
Honestly there’s no real reason I picked Reading Every Night for my blog title. When I was first starting out I knew I wanted to start a book blog, so obviously I wanted something that referenced books or reading in the name. After that it was just playing with combinations of words and phrases until I found something that wasn’t already taken.
- What author would you want to meet the most?
J.K. Rowling. This seems like a really standard and cliché answer for this question but Harry Potter was the first series I fell in love with and the series that started my love of reading. Without it I don’t know where I’d be today but it probably wouldn’t be on WordPress, blogging and talking to everyone about books. Meeting J.K. Rowling, even just for a few minutes, would be a dream come true for me.
- What is your favourite book related social media site?
Goodreads, it’s the only social media site other than WordPress I’ve always been active on. In fact even before I was on WordPress I had a Goodreads profile. I love being able to keep track of what I’ve read and what I’ve still got to read, I love the yearly Reading Challenges and I love that you can see quotes from so many different books and/or authors as well.
- What are some names of book characters that you love?
I don’t normally read books, see character names and fall in love with them. The only book I can think of that really inspired that reaction in me is Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
- Are you a member of a book club, if not would you want to be?
Not a member and honestly I don’t think I’d want to be either. I’m a mood reader so I pick up books on whims based on what I want to read, when I want to read it. I wouldn’t do well in a book club where the books were assigned and likely wouldn’t always be what I want to read.
- Why is your most anticipated 2017 novel?
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Now A Conjuring of Light and The Song Rising have been released there’s no other acceptable answer for this question.
- Who is your book crush?
I don’t really have one at the moment. My first book crush though was Owen from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. It may be time for a re-read of that book to see if he’s still a book crush of mine.
Sunshine and Cyclones’ Questions:
- What’s your favourite part about having a blog?
It is definitely, definitely, talking to all the other people I’ve met on WordPress so far. The bookish community on here is such a wonderful place and, when it comes down to it, talking to people about books is the whole reason I started this blog in the first place.
- Reading or writing, and why?
Reading. Simply because at heart I am kind of a lazy person and it takes less effort to pick up a book and start reading than it does to sit down and start writing.
- What’s your happiness formula? (e.g. bed + book + tea = happiness)
Miserable weather outside + Warm and comfy inside + All-time favourite book + All-time favourite film + No other responsibilities = A perfect day
- What’s your favourite song?
At the moment Warriors by Imagine Dragons, but my favourite song changes all the time so ask me again in a week and I’ll have a different answer for you.
- Which superpower do you desperately need and why?
Teleportation. I spend three hours a day travelling to and from work so I would save so much time each day if I could teleport. Plus it would be great to simply teleport to all the places in the world I want to see, and be back home again before it gets too late.
- Which language to you wish you spoke?
I’m actually learning a language right now. It’s hard going so I guess I’d say Italian, because if I spoke it right now there’s be no need for me to learn it and I could start something else.
- Which book to show/movie adaptation is your favourite?
Shadowhunters. Granted I haven’t read the books in ages, and I haven’t got past City of Glass either, but at the moment I just prefer the show. That could all change when I go back and re-read the books.
- What is your Patronus on Pottermore (or your spirit animal if you aren’t a Potterhead)?
- What social cause do you feel the strongest about (e.g. LGBTQ+ rights, animal rights, etc.)?
I care about a lot of issues but the two that I feel the most strongly about are LGBTQ+ rights and equal rights.
- What book made you cry the most?
Half Lost by Sally Green. I kind of knew this was a series that wouldn’t end well, I knew something would happen that would break my heart, but I was still devastated by that way it did end. Even now I’m still not over it.
- Who is your favourite fictional book couple (OTP basically)?
Jesper and Wylan from Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. As much as I loved all the couples in this duology, Jesper and Wylan were my favourite. I could honestly read a whole other series about their adventures after the ending of Crooked Kingdom.