So, this Book Princess is massively behind on all of her stuff – reviews, tags, awards. It’s because she decided to go on an intense book binge in January, and she doesn’t know what to do with herself. But #noregrets.
Anyway, I would like to thank the lovely bloggers who nominated me for this award while Mandy was in her book void: Sophie from BlameChocolate (books…chocolate…the combination is amazing and her blog is filled with a lot of bookish fun), Krysti from YAandWine (again, YA books…wine…could we ask for anything more? All of her stuff is amazing so definitely check it out), and Princess @ TheRoyalReader (a blog I’ve only discovered recently but it’s so cool and book royalty! Plus check out the an awesome tag she just created!) Thank you so much to all of these lovely bloggers – blog hugs to everyone!
Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
Nominate 11 people and give them 11 different questions to answer.
Sophie’s Questions – check out her blog post here
What is your favorite art movement? (Impressionism, surrealism…)
Impressionism, for sure. I love all the pastels (I’m looking at you, Monet…even though, you’ve been dead for forever). I just always really connected to their pieces in my art classes, and Monet is easily one of my favorite painters ever. Although the top title goes to Alphonse Mucha, who basically started Art Nouveau, so that movement so that is a close second.
What was the weirdest thing a stranger ever told you?
For my graduation, my family went on a trip to Hawaii. While we were at a lovely fast food restaurant, a man stopped me while I was getting my Ketchup and informed me that I really needed to get some sun. Like, ASAP. I was far too pale for Hawaii. D: Like, thank you, sir? He said some other traumatizing things, but I’ll save you from that.
Do you get motion sick while reading in the car/bus/train?
I do not, but I get horrible motion sickness in boats and airplanes. Not sure if that’s a good or bad tradeoff?
The best advice someone has ever given you?
Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. Cliche, but it has gotten me very far in life.
What time of the day are you most productive?
Mid-morning to early afternoon. The rest of the time I get far too tired and my attention is drifting.
Would you rather be a villain or a hero in a story, and why?
Hero, for sure. Perhaps because the villain always gets the happily never after? I just want some happiness, guys and gals! 😄 And my Princesses are never the villains.
If you were a type of candy/snack, which one would you be?
Is there an official snack of the Princesses? Macaroons seem very princess-y, so I shall have to say that. 😉
Pirates or ninjas, and why?
Pirates! Mostly because I’m can’t wait for all the pirate novels to come out this year, and…Peter Pan. There has yet to be a ninja in a Disney animated movie I’ve seen…so we will go with pirates.
What was your favorite thing to do when you were a kid?
Play with stickers. I once stickered my entire house while my parents were outside doing yard work. I called it redecoration…they called it, “Mandy, what have you done?!”
Favorite and least favorite tropes in literature/cinematography/etc?
Least favorite: love triangles. I hate not knowing who to ship for.
Favorite: Friends to lovers. I love the slow burn and wishing for them to get together and finally see that…Oh gosh, if I finish that sentence, it’s totally a Taylor Swift song that I won’t be able to get out of my head. D:
If you could change a single thing happening in the world right now, what would it be?
Lol, one? Just one? Then I would choose to make it possible to redo 2016. 😄
Krysti’s Questions – check out her post here
What hero from a Dystopian novel do you think our world needs right now?
Cinder! Wait, that’s scifi. Can I still say Cinder?? Please?
What book have you read that has lifted you up and made you feel stronger?
Oh gosh. I’m not quite sure. I’m sure there were a lot in my childhood, but I just can’t remember them right now. Goodness, Krysti, I’m not sure I can be deep so early this morning. 😉
Name one book that has made you better understand a different culture.
Okay, this is going wayyyyy back in my childhood but Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry gave me such a better understanding of history and culture. It was eye-opening and so heartbreaking. I just remember this was a book that gave me a lot to think about.
What’s your favorite diverse book you read in 2016?
Six of Crows. It dealt with different sexual orientations, diverse characters, and even disorders. It was so beautifully done as well.
What diverse book are you most looking forward to reading in 2017?
When Dimple Met Rishi is definitely a book I’m super looking forward to. It seems so adorable and like it will be a lot of fun!
What book would you make required reading for everyone in the world if you could?
Six of Crows. For reasons up above. 😉
What book quote do you find most inspiring?
Okay, I used to be a major quote lover, but I finally talked myself out of gathering up all the quotes and hoarding them forever a while ago. So, a look at my Goodreads page gave me nothing. There is a beautiful quote that I found from Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers that says:
There is no shame in scars, Ismae.
And I think that’s beautiful, because so many times we’re worried about being flawless and perfect – which I do a lot – but there is something beautiful about scars and imperfections that we forget.
Things just got deep here at Book Princess Reviews.
If you could have any super power, which one would you choose?
Lol, I think having one of the great superpowers would just gave me far more responsibility than I could handle, so I came up with two of them: make myself an actual Disney Princess so woodland creatures could do stuff for me so I could read more or be the fairy godmother of books and grant book wishes.
Pick a genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, or Science Fiction.
Contemporary probably. I love my fluff!
What is your favorite book series of all time?
The Lunar Chronicle has just slightly edged out Six of Crows again recently, but those are my top two. Lunatic for life! Wait…that sounds kind of bad without context.
And because I just have to, if you could have a chat with any book character over a glass of wine, who would you choose?
Thorne. If he acts like he acts sober, I would love to see my little Captain Carswell Thorne drunk on wine. My TLC love is going to new heights apparently.
Princess’s questions – check out her blog post here
Let’s start with an easy one: night owl or early bird?
Night owl if I have to choose. Me and mornings = very grumpy Princess. Yes, I turn from Snow White to Grumpy in a manner of seconds. So night owl = safest bet
If you could visit one fictional land/world, which would it be and why? (e.g. Narnia, Wonderland, etc)
Hmmmm…maybe Storybrooke from Once Upon a Time so I can hang with all the Disney peeps…and I mean, Maine is super pretty.
What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever travelled to?
Poland! I went there two years ago, and I have never gotten the images out of my head. I desperately want to go back.
If you were president for a day, what one thing would you implement?
THAT I WOULD BE PRESIDENT FOREVER, MUAHAHA. No, I would hate being president. Probably a law to never make me president again? Or a free book to every child?
Which song and/or movie reminds you most of your childhood?
Okay, there was this song that me and my childhood best friend never knew the name of or understood what was even going on it. We would always just look at each other and go, “Why was this guy’s car on the front lawn??” before changing the channel because we hated it. It would take me a while to understand. That song always came on, though. I finally found it, and it’s called, “My Own Worst Enemy” by Lit.
Movie: anything Disney.
Would you rather be able to only watch movies or listen to music for the rest of your life? (must be one or the other)
Probably movies.I love me some music, but I think there is just something about movies that you just get lost in their world and it’s a greater form of escape for me.
What’s one super interesting fact about you? (hobby, hidden talent, etc.)
Um, um, I can’t ride a bike?? Literally my go-to fact for anything interesting…let’s pretend you totally didn’t see that before…like four days ago or anything.
If you had the option to travel to space, would you do it? Why/why not?
NO, NO, NO. I have seen too many space movies to know what a horror story it is. Oh, ugh, space scares me. Sorry, Cinder.
Do you believe in the supernatural/paranormal? If no, why? If yes, any stories?
I’m not really sure. I’m always suppppper interested in it, and I think a part of me believes enough to be scared about it, but I don’t think I have a firm belief of it. My grandma has seen ghosts before, and sometimes, I’ve known things that I’m not sure are just coincidences or weird supernatural stuff. 😄 And I did have lights turn off on me in a hotel without me ever turning them off…right after I heard a story about ghosts in hotels. But that could probably be explained by a few different things. So, who knows?
What would your ideal day out be a) with friends, and b) by yourself?
Ideal day for myself: would just be relaxing in the house, curled up with a good book in peace and quiet. And maybe a kitty finally snuggling me?
With friends: just hanging out and laughing and there must be food. One my set of friends always knows how to make me laugh.
Simple, but good.
And finally, if you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
Don’t dwell in the past or future. Focus on the present and actually enjoy it.
Well, this was a long one. Double brownie points to you if you made it down here, and such a big thank you for the three lovely bloggers that thought of me!
Now, here are my nominations (8 of them are my newest followers so I’m sharing the love with them as well – I saw you were already nominated, Olga, but still check out her blog, Olga’s Oddish Obsession here):
Nadwa @ painfullyfictional / ohmybook! / Bookworm Ink / Emily M. Bird / Raven @ everywhere and anywhere / TheAliceFan / Literary Weaponry / notsomoderngirl / Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek / Annike and Zoe @ TwinTalesBookReviews / Beauty and the Bean Boots
- If your life was a story, what would you name it?
- What Disney character can’t you stand? Or hate the most?
- Do you ever read the last page of a novel before you get to that point? Why or why not?
- What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
- What season is your favorite? If you don’t have seasons, do you prefer warmer or colder weather?
- Do you binge watch things or prefer to watch things nice and slow?
- Do you use any social media? And if so, what’s your favorite?
- What was the last book that instantly became a favorite?
- If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- When do you do most of your reading?
- Has there ever been a book that has made you want to stop reading?
Again, if you’ve already done it or don’t feel like, you don’t have to do it! Thanks again for reading and to my lovely nominators! What are some of your answers to the questions? Let me know in the comments below!