Thank you to bookloverscircumspect4 for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten blogs.
10 Questions from bookloverscircumspect4:
1. Do you prefer a tidy ending or cliffhanger?
I’d say cliffhanger, because if I’m reading a romance novel, I know the series is going to have a happy ending no matter what. I feel more emotionally manipulated by a tidy ending than a cliffhanger, because a tidy ending feels manufactured and an easy way out of solving a problem.
2. Do you prefer physical books or ebooks?
I prefer eBooks because I don’t have enough space in the house to store physical books. I have over 300 books on my Kindle.
3. What other hobby do you enjoy besides reading?
I enjoy playing video games, especially MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games) and single-player RPGs. I’ve been playing World of Warcraft on and off for almost ten years.
4. What do you look for when choosing a book?
The shirtless hottie on the cover, of course! I look for an intriguing and plausible plot, character development, emotional depth without too much angst, characters I can respect and admire, who are real heroes and heroines in their own way, sex as appropriate to the category, and a readable and non-pretentious writing style. Effective use of imagery is a plus. I prefer fast-paced novels between 200-400 pages. It’s the only way I’ll be able to review 4-6 or more ARCs a month. Also, I don’t have the attention span to read 600+ pages in a novel.
5. Do you ever have to know the ending and go to the end of the book?
If it’s a romance novel, I don’t have to know the ending because I’m guaranteed it will end up happily. It’s all about the journey. If it’s a boring suspense novel and the writing is tedious, I’ll skip to the end so I won’t have to read anymore of it to find out who did it or whatever the big secret is.
6. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
I listen to mostly pop/rock/soul/r&B, such as Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Jon Legend, and Bruno Mars. Basically whatever’s on Carson Daily’s morning radio show.
7. What is the ideal reading spot for you?
I haven’t found an ideal reading spot because I have a chronic back and shoulder pain. My doc thinks I have fibromyalgia. I end up reading mostly in bed, though that’s not an ideal spot because my muscles stiffen up. I have to remind myself to take breaks, but it’s hard when a book is addictive and I can’t put it down. So, I get up and read wherever else I feel comfortable, like the swing in our garden.
8. Have you ever written a critical review, felt guilty, so you changed it?
Yes. Then, I felt guilty for censoring myself and not being honest. I also feel like it’s bad karma. If the novel offended me, such as hero raped heroine, then I won’t feel any guilt about criticizing it, even if the author was previously a favorite of mine. I feel better about myself when I write a positively glowing review, because it’s good karma. I write more positive than critical reviews.
9. Do you subscribe to magazines? If so, do you actually have time to read them?
I once used my Rite Aid wellness points for a 1-year subscription to Cosmo, but I don’t have time to actually read them.
10. You are stranded on a desert island, which book character would you want with you?
Tough question. I would want to bring a superhero kind of guy with excellent survival skills and physical training. Also, he should be someone who is unattached because I don’t want to steal a guy who has already been paired with his perfect match. If comic books counts, maybe, Daredevil Matt Murdoch, who was single at the end of Season 1 of the Netflix series. Or a vampire hunk like Eric from True Blood, the HBO series based on the Sookie Stackhouse books.
My 10 Questions:
1. If there was a zombie apocalypse and you could only take one book with you as you frantically pack up and flee, what book would you pack in your survival kit?
2. You may have noticed the hashtag #weneeddiversebooks in various social media platforms. How would you define “diverse books”?
3. Name a “diverse book” you’ve read this year.
4. Name a book you’ve read by a person of color.
5. What’s your favorite TV show?
6. Which blog platform do you use and why?
7. Are you a cat or dog lover?
8. What’s the first line in the book you’re currently reading?
9. Do you ever buy books in hardcover?
10. Who is your most one-clicked author?
Bonus question: Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, or Chris Hemsworth? Why, where, and how?
My 10 Nominations: