I KNOW I’M SHOCKED TOO! Really, I’m not awesome in any way– more like fabulously self-deprecating. And fabulous, in general.
But this is still so cool!! As with everything, I have procrastinated on my responses, but let’s all just consider it as being posted “fashionably late”, because that just sounds much better.
Much hugs to Noriko @ Diary of a Bookfiend for nominating me! You deserve all the boba (and tempura!!) in the world. ❤ She’s the sweetest person ever, and I strongly encourage you to check out her blog. No pressure or anything, but… *waves boba straw menacingly*
This award was created by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala.
This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.
The above characteristics seem to portray the exact opposite of who I am, but shhh I’m not complaining! Let’s get started, shall we?
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Include the reason behind the award.
- Include the banner in your post.
- Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
- Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
- Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
- Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
- Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!
What movie have you watched recently? Was it good?
I’m just going to casually skip over the travesty that was Percy Jackson and move onto a much more entertaining movie…
And Wonder Woman wasn’t just “good”– it was GLORIOUS. Gal Gadot is an actual goddess and I want to be her. Forever.
Anyhow, after watching the movie, I was so inspired by Wonder Woman’s kick-butt moves that I pranced around my house for days actually pretending to be her. I’m pretty sure I bumped my hip against the dining table corner at least five times.
But I mean, I technically did fly…. down the stairs as I tripped! (It was a very graceful fall, I assure you.)
I know, right? I’m JUST LIKE Wonder Woman.’
What food would you recommend everyone to try at least once?
Easy. BOBA. If you haven’t tried it yet, you haven’t lived. And if you want to go hardcore, get honey green milk tea boba, half-sweetened, with extra boba and easy lychee jelly. Mmmmm. Yes.
(Along with being JUST LIKE Wonder Woman, I’m also a very healthy person, as you can obviously tell.)
What are some of your hobbies?
What’s your beverage of choice?
Do you collect anything other than books?
I collect boba straws. For real.
I have a cup for them and everything! It’s like a flower vase, just with discarded straws! So colorful, yay.
(I can feel your judging eyes judging me… I JUST LIKE SIPPING FROM REALLY BIG STRAWS OKAY)
What is your favorite season?
Alas, I can’t seem to find a way to connect this question back to boba. :’)
Anyways, where I live in the US, I practically can’t differentiate between the seasons. I mean, obviously I can, but there’s really no point because the sun’s shining 99.9% of the time. And when it ACTUALLY RAINS… woahhhhhhhhh. *prances around in joy*
Mild exaggeration? Perhaps. But I mean… I did go to the beach on Christmas Eve.
Quick run-down of all our seasons: Fall is sunny, winter is mildly-cold-but-still-sunny, spring is warm-and-sunny, and summer is sweltering-and-sunny.
I know! So much variety.
Whenever the weather dips below 16 degrees Celsius (or 60 degrees Fahrenheit for all you peculiar ‘Muricans like me), I immediately need a thick sweater. And ideally three other layers of fur. HOW SAD IS THAT. But don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore our weather!
(Though I certainly don’t adore it when it’s September and I’m cooped up in my work room, sweating my behind off. I NEED AIR CONDITIONER.)
Now that I think about it, I frankly wouldn’t survive a day in the snow. Like… how does one defrost a car?? Is it even called defrosting, or am I being an idiot?? And WHAT ABOUT SNOWSTORMS??! I’m in awe of all you weathered snowstorm veterans. :0
What do you spend most of your time doing?
You know, the usual. Reading, running, taking naps, taking my dog on a walk, secretly plotting world domination, baking, taking baths, taking baths in the blood of my enemies, and did I mention reading?
#I like doing normal people things #I’m completely okay
What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Oooh, movies! I adore movies. I’m not a harsh critic; it doesn’t take much to please me. Throw in a few quirky one-liners, some nice sound effects, charismatic actors (and actresses!), and I’ll waltz out of the theatre with the happy satisfaction of ten dollars well-spent!
But book-to-movie adaptions? Those are an entirely different story.
My favorite by far has got to be Harry Potter– because who can go wrong with Harry Potter?– but there are quite a lot of, ah, less-than-ideal adaptations that I’ve had the misfortune of viewing.
In fact, if you’re in the mood to bring some major negativity into your life, I actually wrote an entire post about the movies I hate. Woooo, negativity. ❤
Tell us something about yourself.
I have an unreasonable aversion to American cheese.** And a very reasonable aversion to pineapples on my pizza.
All of you who put pineapples on your pizza are monsters. Monsters, I tell you!!!!
Just kidding– I, the self-professed boba-straw-collector, have no right to say this. I will now back away in shame.
**does this make me unpatriotic oops
What is your favorite book of 2017 so far?
Now I Rise, which features the sweetest man-child to ever grace the Ottoman Empire, along with his very stabby sister!
Definitely pick this up if you’re in the mood for a light, fluffy, cute, adorable read. It’s like unicorns pooped sprinkles and sunshine all over the plot.** 🙂 🙂 🙂
If you haven’t read The Conqueror’s Saga yet, what are you doing? I strongly encourage you to read!! It!! Now!! *picks up boba straw, starts twirling it again in a very intimidating manner*
(Shameless Plug: I reviewed Now I Rise, too!! Check out my very lengthy ramble here. )
**in actuality, this book will destroy you emotionally and you will love every second of it
My lovely nominees:
I’m not sure if you’ve already been tagged– but even if you have, you’re all such wonderful souls that you deserve to be tagged TWICE!!
My questions (I’m SORRY I’M NOT A CREATIVE PERSON so I couldn’t think of anything but I TRIED)
- What’s your favorite book of 2017 so far??
- What food/drink would you want to try the most from any book?
- What’s your favorite love triangle that actually worked??
- What’s your number one #BROTP? (It’s like an OTP, but for bros. As in bromance!! As in wholesome platonic relationships.)
- What’s your number one book-related pet peeve??
- What’s one culture you always love reading about?
- Which character do you hate with a burning passion?
- Which character do you love with a burning passion?
- Blandest character you’ve read about this year?
- Favorite smell?
As always, don’t feel like you have to participate!! If you do, however, I’m definitely looking forward to your answers! ❤