It’s been a while since I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so I was pretty happy when a notification popped up that AK @ Everything Is Bad For You nominated me! Thank you so much for the nomination!
Rules of the award:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate (at least) 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
11 questions from AK:
1) What’s your favorite or most-used medium for entertainment?
Unsurprisingly, given that this is a book blog, my most-used form of entertainment is books! I really rarely delve into other mediums, even television and movies.
2) What character in a work of fiction would you inhabit and why? (Assuming you’re experiencing the entire storyline of the game/novel/film/whatever as this character.)
I would love to be Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game. Lucy has my dream job (she works in publishing!) and she gets to sit across from and talk to/banter with Joshua Templeman all day. ❤
3) What work would you wipe all memories of from your brain if you could so that you could experience it all over again?
I don’t think I would! I have this fear that if I read one of my favorites again for the first time, I wouldn’t like it as much. That’s one of the reasons I don’t do rereads. I just want to keep that warm and fuzzy feeling intact.
4) What’s the most annoying trend occurring in your favorite medium today?
Let’s see… probably works that could be one long book being broken up into several smaller books.
5) What’s the most promising trend occurring in your favorite medium today?
I think it’s great that books are starting to include more diversity in very natural ways.
6) How much or how little romance do you like in your games/films/novels/etc.?
I love a ton of romance. Give me a sickening amount of it. I love love.
7) If you had to be the ruler of one country in any work of fiction, which one would you pick?
Ooh, that’s a hard one. Usually books that discuss their governments have, you know, pretty bad governments. I also have absolutely zero desire to go into politics. I think I’ll have to pass on this question. I’d be a terrible ruler.
8) Do you think virtual reality will improve anytime in the near future to the extent that it’s actually worth using? Or are we already at that point?
Oh dear, I don’t really know anything about virtual reality!
9) I’ve heard people say that the novel is a dying form of art and that changes in attention span length and the constant multitasking our generation is involved in will make them obsolete. If you have an opinion on that matter, do you agree or disagree?
I have a very strong opinion on this matter, and it’s that the novel is absolutely not dying. To the average non-reader, it might seem like people don’t read anymore, but look at the sheer amount of book bloggers that exist! And the amount of people with Goodreads accounts! I think it can definitely be hard to focus on reading, but that doesn’t mean that the novel is dying. It just means that we’re living in a different world than we were fifty (or even twenty) years ago.
10) Are you optimistic about the future of the human race?
I really try to be, but I don’t know. Sometimes things happen that just leave me sad.
11) Cake or pie? (There’s only one right answer.)
Ugh, I love both so much. I was tempted to say pie because I really love a good apple or cherry or blueberry or lemon curd pie, but then I remembered a couple cakes I’ve had recently. I think I have to go with cake. Hopefully that’s the right answer.
Since this is my tenth time doing this award, I’m not going to nominate anyone, but please feel free to consider yourself nominated and answer AK’s questions! Do you prefer cake or pie? Which fictional world do you want to live in? Let’s talk in the comments!