It’s My Birthday!//Finally Answering Questions (It’s only been a year and a half…)

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Today is a very exciting day for me! Not only is it Friday (yay!) it’s also my birthday! Today I thought I would do a fun post answering questions that I received quite a while ago!

In May of 2021, I put out a Google form asking people to submit questions for me. It’s been over a year and a half and I still haven’t answered the questions! So I thought I would take today as a perfect opportunity to answer some of these questions and share some fun information about me!

If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be? – from Lais @ The Bookish Skies

I am so bad at these types of questions! My mind always completely blanks whenever people ask me things like this. I guess that makes me a very uninteresting person? So I guess I’m going to be uncreative and say I would rather just eat dinner alone? Rather than choose three people out of everyone ever to eat with.

Let’s suppose the following scenario: we can prepare for the near apocalypse, so we decide to save the best works by humanity so that if aliens find earth, they’ll know who we are and what we did. What would you save? – from Lais

This is such a creative question! I am going to narrow it down to three books to save so I don’t end up giving a super long list. I would probably save All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. I only recently read it and I think it is such a beautiful and hard-to-read story about humanity. I would also save Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for a similar reason. One final book I would save is probably something by Jane Austen. Her books have remained popular for such a long time, and I’m sure aliens would enjoy them too!

What’s a book that helped you through a difficult time? – from Lais

There are so many books that have helped me through difficult times in various ways. One of them was Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, which I read right after my grandmother passed away. It was a story that helped me feel less alone and gave me an interesting and welcome escape.

What is your favorite type of blog post to write? – from Aria @ Book Nook Bits

I would say that my favorite type of blog post to write are reviews, even though I don’t do them very often. They are so time consuming and require a lot of thought, so they are so satisfying to publish once I am done with them. It’s really nice to be able to voice my own opinions about a book and hopefully encourage others to read it as well!

If you could enter any fictional world, where would you go? – from Aria

This is such a good question! I would say that if I could enter any fictional world, I would probably enter the PJO universe! There are just so many possibilities within that universe for different sorts of adventures. I don’t think I would last very long there at all, but it would be fun the brief time I was there!

What are some of your comfort reads? – from Aria

Some of my comfort reads are Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and some books by Jane Austen (namely Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion). I often read them before I have a stressful day (such as a major exam or presentation) and they help to calm me down because I know them so well.

What were your favorite books when you were younger, and do you still like them now? – from Aria

I’ve posted a bit about my favorite books when I was younger. One of them was The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin, which is a book that I still love today, even though I haven’t reread it in a long time. Some of my other favorite books when I was younger were written by Judy Blume. Even though I don’t often reread books I enjoyed when I was younger, they still hold a special place in my memories.

What are your goals for this next year? (blogging and otherwise) – from Jayati @ It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile

My goals for the next year are mostly about getting better at balancing blogging and school, a perpetual problem for me. I really want to be able to keep up with both, as I often stop blogging for months. I also want to get back into reading more regularly as this year I haven’t read much. I also want to get more involved with blog tours and get back into reviewing books next year. In terms of a more personal goal, I hope to crochet more next year and make lots of fun patterns!

Would you rather have your favourite fictional character in this world or go live in their world? (also who/where) – from Jayati

I would probably prefer to have my favorite fictional character come to this world. I’ve always been more compelled by characters rather than worldbuilding, so I think it would be much more interesting for me to meet a fictional character in the world where I am familiar. Having to choose just one character would be difficult though. I don’t really have one “favorite character” but it would be pretty cool to spend a day with Rowan Roth from Today Tonight Tomorrow or Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.

What are your answers to some of these questions? Let me know in the comments!


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