Siblinghood Award

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I was nominated last December for the Siblinghood Award by Michelle at Michelle Book Addict. Thanks Michelle! :) Below are the rules, my answers and my questions.

Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
2. Put the award logo on your blog
3. Answer the ten questions you were given
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
5. Nominate ten other blogs

 

Questions

1. How long have you been blogging?

I started this blog in March 2015, so about 10 months.

2. E-book vs Paper – Between the two, what do you own the most books?

I have never counted how many books I have (I should probably do that sometime), but I’m sure I have more paper books than e-books since I’ve been reading and buying books way before I got my first Kindle a couple of years ago.

3. Who is your favorite author and why?

Brandon Sanderson. The fantasy worlds that he builds and the magical systems are very interesting and so well defined. His books are page turners and the kind of books that make you pause while reading and say “wow, that’s awesome”.

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4. What genre or book type is out of your comfort zone?

That’ll be horror.

5. What was your favorite book that you read this year?

That’s a tough one. But I think I’d have to say Ready Player One. It was so much fun. Would love to read more books like this.

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6. Who is your favorite animal or pet characters?

That’ll be Oy the Billy-Blumper from the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King.

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7. Who is your favorite dream-guy hero character?

Well, my favorite male character is Locke Lamora (though not a dream guy hero type at all).

8. Apples and Oranges: Normally the book is better than the movie. What movie do you think was better than the book?

I know I have one but I can’t remember : ) .

9. What is your favorite holiday or season?

That’ll be the time around New Years. I love the lights and decorations, but I’m not fond of the cold weather.

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10. Did you set any goals this year, and did you complete them?

Yeap!  :)

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My Ten New Questions for my Nominees to answer

  1. If you could live in one of the fictional worlds, which one would it be and why?
  2. What is/are your all time favorite book(s)?
  3. What is your favorite reading setting (at home, drinking tea, etc)?
  4. If you could give a book as a gift to anyone right now which book would that be?
  5. What are the books you’re most looking forward to reading this year?
  6. Who is your favorite fictional character and from which book/series?
  7. How many books did you read last year?
  8. Which format do you prefer your books in Hardcover/  Paperback/ Ebook/ Audiobook?
  9. Coffee or tea?
  10. What is your favorite movie based on a book you’ve read?

 

Nominate Ten Six Other Blogs

  1. Scifi and Scary 
  2. My Bookish Dream
  3. Books Coffee and Life
  4. Cup of Tea with that Book, Please
  5. My Little Book Blog
  6. The Obsessive Bookseller

 

The I-Don’t-Know-What-to-Read-Next Issue

When I am almost done reading a book, I usually start thinking what I should read next and lay out my options so I have something to start with once I finish. I have about 250 books on my to-read list which doesn’t make things easier. Sometimes I know exactly what I’d start with next and dive into it immediately.

But other times, like right now, I can’t seem to decide. Usually what I do is go over my 250 to-read books and pick the ones that look interesting and what I feel like reading and then read sample chapters. I just finished The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch and enjoyed it a lot but the next book isn’t out till the end of the year so that means I need to find something new. From my to-read list I came up with the below options:

  • City of Stairs – The beginning of this book didn’t catch my attention so I won’t be reading it now (doesn’t mean I won’t later, I heard lots of good reviews which still makes me interested but not for now).
  • The Winner’s Curse – it seemed a bit interesting but want to check out the others first.
  • Nexus – so far the beginning is intriguing I might be continuing with this one. Plus its a totally different genre than what I usually read (Sci-Fi) so it might be nice for a change.
  • The Assassin’s Apprentice – I’m very interested in reading this one as well but I think I’ll read it after the one I choose now.
  • Promise of Blood – still need to check this one out, very high reviews that caught my attention.

How do you decide on what to read next?

Books and Tea

Hi everyone! I have been wanting to start a book blog for quite some time now. Finally, I got this blog up and running!

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From the title it’s all about books and tea. I love reading.. my favorite genre is Fantasy, books like Mistborn, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Alice in Wonderland. I do read other genres sometimes Sci-Fi, Autobiographies and Mysteries. I’ll be talking about these books and others I have read and plan to read in coming posts and hope you’ll enjoy what I have to say.

Where does tea come in all this, well the best settings I like to read in is a comfortable chair, and a cup of tea. I drink black tea that can be plain or with other flavors.

Sit back and enjoy the ride and looking forward to all your comments and feedback.