The Unique Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Unique Blogger Award by the wonderful Steph who you all should really go follow if you aren’t already.

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
  • Answer the questions
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award
  • Ask them 3 questions

Steph’s Questions:

What is the lock screen and home screen on your phone? (I’m just curious)

Ok…. listen…… there is something you all should know about me and that is the fact that I am unapologetic Colin Farrell trash.

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(My home screen is just one of the boring default iPhone ones, I don’t like a busy home screen.)

What’s something you were really into/obsessed with when you were a kid?

Horses.  I was That Horse Girl for a decade from ages 7-17.  I worked at a barn in exchange for free riding lessons, so I spent most of my time around horses.  My horse Tommy was a white Arabian and he was very pretty:

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What was the best birthday you’ve had?

I don’t know if this is actually The Best, but my 20th birthday comes to mind.  I was at school in New Orleans, and the weather was gorgeous (around 80 and sunny which even for New Orleans is good for March) and there was some basketball thing going on in the city (lol I am clearly not a sports person because I still don’t really know what it was aside from ‘some basketball thing’) BUT that meant that there were all these free concerts going on, so two of my friends and I took the streetcar downtown and saw The Black Keys for free.

My Questions:

  • Where’s the farthest place from home that you’ve traveled to?
  • What is your favorite fictional relationship?  Either romantic or platonic.
  • What is one food that your town/state/country is known for, and do you like it?

Tagging:

Hannah — Inside My Library MindSarahKristinChelseaHadeer

The Unique Blogger Award

I was nominated by the lovely Charlotte Annelise for the Unique Blogger Award!  Thanks for thinking of me!  And the rest of you should go follow Charlotte, her blog is great (and flowerful)!

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The Rules

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Charlotte’s Questions

1. What is your favourite genre to read and why?

That’s a great question.  It’s hard!  I’m tentatively going to say… classics.  I read a lot of literary fiction and I read a lot of mysteries/thrillers, but I feel like for as many books as I love from those genres, just as many let me down.  But I find that I rarely hate the classics that I read these days – I’m scrolling through my ‘classics’ shelf on Goodreads, and the only thing on the first page that I gave less than three stars to was To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, which I still sort of appreciated on an academic level, I just found it difficult to get into.  Most of the classics I can think of that I hate are ones that I read in high school, when I was probably too young to get as much out of them as I could have.  Seriously, how is a 16 year old supposed to engage on any level with The Jungle by Upton Sinclair?

2. What is the latest book that you added to your TBR?

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Peter and Alice by John Logan, because I was chatting with Callum about plays on my review of Twelve Angry Men, and he mentioned really liking this one!  It had already been on my radar because I have a friend who was obsessed with the West End production a few years ago (cast pictured above), but I’m not personally familiar with it and would love to read it.  (And I wish I could have seen that production, because I saw Ben Whishaw as John Proctor in The Crucible last summer and he was phenomenal.)

3. What is your favourite holiday to celebrate (i.e. Christmas, Halloween)?

Christmas, hands down, which is weird because I’m not religious, and my family isn’t really either.  My mom was raised Catholic as she comes from an Irish family, but she doesn’t go to church these days or anything.  But I love the mood of Christmas, I love giving gifts and watching the same two films with my parents every year, and I just love the general aesthetic of it.

I Nominate

My Questions

  1. Who’s your favorite actor/actress and what’s your favorite performance that they’ve ever done?  It can be something you’ve seen on stage, or in a film/television show/etc.
  2. Which book would you most like to see adapted into a film and why?
  3. Talk about and share a picture of your pet(s)!

Obviously feel free to skip it, etc etc, my feelings will not be hurt.  And sorry Chelsea, I’m aware that the first question is going to torture you.