About ten trillion years ago I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts!
Please check out awesome Jenna’s awesome blog; Jenna’s blog is just so pretty and she posts about her most gorgeous bullet journal (as well as books!)
You won’t regret taking a peek, trust me!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
- Answer the questions
- Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
- List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post
Have you ever read a book in another language? If yes, which one?
Oh I wish I could say I have!
Sadly the UK education system is not great at teaching any other language other than English and by the time they start teaching other languages our brains have lost that glorious elasticity that enables us to pick things up quickly.
Unless you have a parent or parents who speak another language at home (or if you have an interest and talent in learning languages) this means that the average UK child will be learning another language aged eleven. Yeesh.
I have read books that have been translated from their original language but I guess that really doesn’t count.
What is your best solution for a reading slump?
No seriously, I have no clue.
I hit a pretty bad slump recently where I couldn’t bear the thought of picking up a book to read let alone attempt reading one. This resulted in me reading the grand total of one book in April and one book in May.
June was only a mild success on account of reading three web-comics.
The thing to remember about slumps is that they don’t last forever. If you’re going through a slump it isn’t like you’re never going to pick up a book ever again. I know it might feel like you won’t, but you will. You know you will.
Personally I think a slump happens for a reason. Reading is an awesome hobby to have but it’s a hobby that requires you to use your brain and concentrate and if, for whatever reason, your brain really isn’t down with that – it just means you and your brain need a break.
I played some games and I watched some TV and now my slump is broken
and my watch is ended.
If you could only read one author forever, who would it be and why?
My man Neil Gaiman.
If Neil Gaiman is the only author I’m allowed to read again this means I get to read some adult books, some YA books, some children’s books, some graphic novels, some short stories, some novels and some poems.
It also means I get to read funny things, heartwarming things, sad things and horrific dark things that live in corners.
Which book do you think would make the best video game?
Years ago I had an ex boyfriend who worked for EA Games and they had regular ‘pitch’ meetings where you could take ideas and concepts to the management team. If they liked your idea then they would look into the viability of making it a video game.
My ex boyfriend needed ideas and so I ended up pitching one to him based on Dante’s Inferno. It would make an epic video game. All those levels of hell? Well they just become game levels. The final level contains the ultimate boss to defeat.
You also have a built in hero/ protagonist (Dante) and a built in guide (Virgil) you just needed a reason for Dante to be going through all this stuff in the first place. Throw in him needing to rescue the immortal soul of his love, Beatrice and then you have motivation.
Turns out this was a genuinely good idea as this actually got made. Here ya go.
I’m not saying I had anything to do with it because I probably really didn’t but it makes me think I might have some good ideas floating around the ol’ brain at times.
If the place you lived in could only experience ONE season forever, what season would you choose?
Oh Autumn with your smoky scent, burnt orange colours and low setting sun. I miss your rainy afternoons. Tell me, when will I see you again?!
If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?
Crikey! I don’t know a lot of sitcom’s! Um, maybe Frasier because they have good jobs, nice apartments and Seattle looks awesome?
If you could INSTANTLY become an expert in something, what would it be?
Writing; where all the secrets of plot, character development and world-building are revealed to me, my prose is considered exquisite, people praise me for my original ideas and I know exactly how to use commas.
If you were a member of a circus, what type of performer would you be?
I would like to be an aerial silk dancer because…. well because it is so stunning.
But that’s what I would like to be.
On account of my fear of heights and severe lack of coordination I would probably be one of these…
What’s your FAVOURITE book to movie adaptation?
I am struggling to think of an answer to this one so I’ll go with my most recent favourite book to TV adaptation (I know, ’tis not a movie) which is Good Omens. The adaptation was clearly a labour of love and the cast had great fun filming which also shines through.
What type of literature do you prefer the most? (i.e. poetry, fiction, standalone, series, non fiction, plays, short stories etc.) Why?
Oooh Jenna, with the hard questions!
I adore all forms of literature but I’m going to say that my current preference is standalone fiction novels. I don’t feel like I want to invest in a series at this time so a good ol’ standalone will do me just fine.
Saying that I am really, really, really getting into graphic novels and web-comics at the moment. That helped towards defeating the slump I think.
You are the main character in a novel – who’s your sidekick/ partner in crime and why?
This awesome gal right here!
Look at how helpful she is.
Now I know I’m supposed to nominate 11 people but the problem I have isn’t that I can’t find 11 awesome people to nominate (because I can) but that I can’t think of 11 awesome questions to ask!
I’ve been nominated for this award by another blogger but didn’t want this post to be too long so will be doing another one at some point. And at that point I will be nominating 22 awesome people but should hopefully have enough of a brain to think of 11 semi-decent questions for them!