Hello, welcome back to the Literary Empire! I was nominated by Shannel at Rambles of a Reader for the Mystery Blogger Award; let’s have some fun! Also, a quick shoutout to Okoto Enigma for creating this Tag.
First, the Rules:
- Put the award logo on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- You have to nominate 10-20 people
- Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
- Share your link to your best post(s)
There you have it. So a huge thank you to Shannel for the nomination and making me break out of the blogging slump I have fallen into.
3 things about me…
Let’s start with the basics. I’m a redhead (a proud Norwegian-Irish-American Viking), the middle child of 3, and I am 27 (Old, I know.) I graduated with a bachelor’s in English: Creative Writing, and I have no idea what I’m doing with my life right now XD Sorry for crushing your hopes that after college you’ll have this epiphany that will change you. I KNOW what I want, but getting there is not exactly an easy trek. (Hint, I’m also a writer. SHOCKER)
What else? I didn’t start reading until I was bribed by my mom with candy. If I read 1000 pages over the summer as a kid, I would get one pound of candy… tell me that’s not motivation? Of course I wanted the candy, so I read whatever I could- even if I hated it. (I LOVE Candy!) I did not start reading books and enjoying them until college. Yes, that long. It was Lord of the Rings, The Odyssey, The Hunger Games, and The Maze Runner that changed me. My mom had read The Chronicles of Narnia to us as kids, so I do have a very fond place for that series. I read The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner simultaneously, and both of them have had a huge effect on me as a reader and a writer. I’m still looking for the spark that those two books caused in everything I read.
Last and certainly not least, I’m absolutely terrified of public speaking— and that’s why I started my booktube. I hate the sound of my voice, like it legitimately freaks me out, but I made it a goal to face my fears, so here I stand. Every year, however old I’m turning, I make that many goals to conquer, from silly ones (going to the beach X amount of times) to serious ones (facing fears), so yeah, that’s a way to hold myself accountable.
Now for the fun part! Questionnaire! Questions Shannel asked:
- Your OTP is drowning and you can only save one of them. Which one are you going to save? Ha. Ha. Ha. Nice one Shannel. Which OTP should I choose? Hmmm. Well let’s go with the original OTP: Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Who do I choose? MR. DARCY OF COURSE! Who wouldn’t? I mean… Darcy looks damn good in a wet t-shirt XD
- If you could bring a dead character back to life, who would it be? *SPOILERS AHEAD— AVERT YOUR EYES FOR THE MAZE RUNNER, RUIN AND RISING, AND THE YOUNG ELITES.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
WHY? Why would you ask that! There’s so many to choose from! I would choose Tris, but I feel like her arc was perfect and I can’t bear myself to ruin that. Who else would I bring back…. *Maze Runner deaths- AHEM. But; there’s one I want a redemption arc for that I would risk anything for— The Darkling. If anyone has a motive and firmly believes in it, it’s him. I need a redemption arc, a final word, a final closure to that wound. I LIED!!!!!! I know who I would bring back! ADELINA AMOUTERU!!!!! Because DAMN that ending! And the sister bond, and sigh/sob…. The Midnight Star ruined me.
- Is there any character you feel has been done dirty by their author? OOOOHHHHHH…. Are you ready for an unpopular opinion? Here we go. RHYSAND. And Feyre, and the entire cast. Like… UGH!!!!! I have a post coming that deals with why I can both love and hate this series. Why I can appreciate HOW Maas writes, but HATE how she throws everything but the kitchen sink into her books. (reason 9k why I’m hesitant to continue Throne of Glass series). Should I say why? Well… that’s a few thousand word dissertation to come.
- What song do you associate with your favorite book? This is hard. I’m just going to say it. Recently I’ve associated Something Just Like This with The Hunger Games… Mostly I associate songs with WIP’s I’m writing— I don’t listen to music while I read. Well… that’s a lie too. I listen to classical. So Mozart is the GrishaVerse, and Chopin is Lord of The Rings.
- Are you an early bird or a night owl? Easy— I’m a Night Owl. I love the peace and quiet it offers, the solitude to escape the world and disappear into a good book. Also, tea. It’s a wonderful late night habit.
Now I get to nominate people. Hehehe. “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like”, but maybe this is a way to know you better. If you wish, nominees can answer the question I ask and pay it forwards to 10 more bloggers. (Also, you should check out these blogs because they’re wonderful, magical, and all around full of warm, puppy love)
5 Nominee Questions:
- If you could mash up any two characters and throw them together, who would it be? And which world would they be in?
- Favorite supporting character deserving of spin-off?
- What’s a story you would like a retelling of? And by which author?
- How are your bookshelves organized?
- Do you read with the dust jacket on or off?
That’s the tag! Hope you enjoyed it. Nominees, have fun with it.
Her Imperial Majesty,
The Literary Empress, Camille