Monday, March 14, 2016

Blogger Award: Sisterhood of the World

Briana @ Reader, Writer, Critic tagged me for the Sisterhood of the World award (thank youuuu!!) a couple weeks ago and after much avoiding-of-the-metaphorical-eye-contact it is here!

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their website.
2. Use the award logo on your post.
3. Answer the 10 questions provided by the blogger who tagged you.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers.
5. Ask them 10 questions.

My Answers

1. What is your favorite book based TV show or movie?

I have one TV show and one movie that I want to use here because I love them both astronomical amounts.

Movie first, The Help, which is weird, because I have yet to read the actual book (I keep meaning to, but it's SO HUGE and I am afraid). But the movie was amazing. I both laughed and cried and it just had so much depth

The message was and is so important.

For TV shows... The 100. And if you read my review of the book, you know I'm not a fan, but I am head-over-heals in love with the show and I always want to stop people from reading the book first because then they get the wrong idea about the show and... Gah.

Basically, the book is romance and teenage angst, and the show is death and tears and loss and just pain in general, really. The romance is a side plot (!!!) because the teenagers have to deal with things like people they did not know existed trying to kill them.

Everyone in this show needs at least three showers.

2. Do you write posts in the moment or way ahead of time?

It's a terrible combination of the two. 

What I mean by that is, I get an idea precisely as I'm writing the now post. After I actually reach the time where I should publish that idea, I back out. I decide that it's terrible, toss it away, and come up with a brand new idea on the spot. Sometimes it works but usually it's awful. 

3. Do you ever get overwhelmed by the size of your TBR pile or do you revel in it?

Neither. I actually don't have that big of a TBR (this is basically the biggest crime a bookworm can commit, I know) and I only add books to it a couple times per year. I have 232 books on my TBR on Goodreads right now and most of those books I added years ago.

4. What post are you most proud of this year? 

I haven't got a whole lot to chose from. Buuut, probably my post about the duology I'm writing (which is literally the last post before this one). I opened up about a lot regarding the characters that I hadn't ever talked about before. 

5. When you aren't reading or blogging, what do you like to do?

A little bit of everything? Outside of school and writing (which I decided is too closely related to reading and blogging to count) I am an unorganized mess.

Buuut, I do particularly enjoy watching k-dramas. And I've been trying to watch more English-speaking shows (aka Supernatural and Jane the Virgin). And I occasionally draw.  

6. Do you read books little by little or all at once?


Which is pretty much how I live my life, really. If I don't read the book in one or two sittings, I lose interest and have to start all over weeks or months later. Whenever I see the book sadly perched on some piece of furniture and the guilty to lazy ratio is tipped in the first's favor.

7. Do you have any blogging or reading rituals when starting a new post or book?

Nope. I'm a fairly spontaneous person outside of school, so there's no time for a ritual. I must just furiously type or read away with no regard for anything else until I'm done or I pass out from over-exertion. 

8. What genres do you gravitate toward the most and what ones do you avoid like the plague?

I will read anything (and I mean anything) that promises snark and blood, but genre-wise I'm pretty chill?? I do love reading horror. OH. AND DARK FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS.

For some reason, I used to love contemporary romance-- but now I can hardly stand them. It takes a serious amount of willpower to read them and I always get bored somewhere during the process because they're so predictable. It's really frustrating because I don't want all of my reading experiences to be emotionally devastating. 

9. How do you balance blogging and reading with the other things is your life?


Really, really badly.

10. What are three of your favorite posts by other bloggers that you've read in the past month or so?

Oh, dear.

Well. I haven't really been present in the blogosphere for the past month. I've just kinda been on Youtube whenever I'm not doing school and avidly evading the Blogger logo so I don't feel guilty for not writing a post in almost three weeks.

BUT I AIM TO PLEASE and despite my amazing avoiding skills I still stalked some people so...

1. Cait's unpopular opinions on popular characters.
2. Aimee's very serious guide to things books taught her.
3. Sophia's guide to reviewing on a schedule that I admire while doing the opposite.

Annnd, I am breaking the rules doubly by doing this (first because the question specifically states 3, and secondly because the following post was published precisely a month and three days ago) but here goes. Skye did a post on not letting other people define you that is really important.

My Questions

1. Do you snack while you read? If so, what is your favorite thing to munch on?

2. What inspired you to start blogging?

3. What are you the most confident about with your writing/blogging?

4. Permanent blue hair or permanent purple hair? This is a serious question. I must know.

5. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

6. What book that you read this year has made the biggest impact on you? This can be anything.

7. Give an example of one or more characters (they can be from anything-- book, TV show, movie, or even comics) that you can relate you and/or remind you of yourself. Do you like those characters?

8. Do you have a thousand ideas for writing/blogging per day or do they come once in a blue moon? Somewhere in the middle?

9. Are you a morning bird or a night owl?

10. What music do you like listening to? Is music a big part of the writing experience for you?

My Nominees

I tag...

1. Aimee @ To the Barricade!
2. Skye @ Ink Castles
3. Ely @ what can I say?

...and anyone else who wants to join in! Drop a link in the comments and I'll check out your post and leave a comment.


  1. Oooh, which Kdramas? (I'm sort of a recent convert here). And what do you watch on YouTube? Speaking of Korean stuff, their reality shows . . . me on YouTube. (Oh, and music videos. Hours wasted)
    These were fun questions, and I always like reading the answers. I also love dark fairy tale retellings!

    And even though I wasn't tagged, I need to answer the important question number 4. If I had to have purple or blue hair for the rest of my life, I'd go with navy blue. In fact, the more I picture it :)
    What about you, blue or purple?
    What kind of music do you like? I like a little bit of everything. And what I am currently listen to is ALWAYS related to writing. In fact, the two things are completely connected for me.

    1. The one I'm watching right now is Madame Antoine, but I'm also dabbling in Descendants of the Sun and I'm going to be checking out Cheese in the Trap soon... On YouTube, I'm pretty much exactly the same as you. SO MUCH TIME SPENT. But also, minimal regrets.

      Dark fairy tale retellings are my favorite things. I've never read one that I intensely disliked.

      Navy blue hair? GOALS. I've thought a lot about dying my hair before, and I always wind up thinking blue is the way to go. Although I've also thought about super, super light blue hair before. Like... sky blue but almost white? Not sure if that makes sense.

      Oh, gosh, I listen to a little bit of everything too. Um... Well, I listen to a lot of kpop pretty much always (although mainly BTS), Fall Out Boy, Halsey, Melanie Martinez, Shinedown, Imagine Dragons, Demi Lovato... the list goes on. What I listen to is SLIGHTLY affected by my writing. I mean, if I'm writing an emotionally intense scene, then I need the music that holds that same emotion.

  2. Thanks for tagging me, and sharing my post! Love The 100, and I read books for blood and snark too!

    1. No problem! And The 100 has been a favorite since the day it aired. Blood and snark describes pretty much all of my favorite books and the one I'm currently writing. And guess what all my favorite dark fairy tale retellings have? Blood. And snark.