Hey guys!! So I was worried that my Q&A would be a flop but you guys delivered with the questions and now I have loads!! I don’t know how long this post will be so without further ado… let’s get into it!
✦ I don’t know if this actually counts as a romcom but if it does, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It’s honestly the best book-film adaptation. AND. Books 2 and 3 are also getting films (with Feb 2020 being the next one!)
Favourite romance trope?
✦ Enemies to lovers!! I really haven’t read enough books with this trope but I NEED to. And also fake dating!
Favourite place on earth?
✦ This is such a hard one because I’ve been to so many incredible places?? (that’s not meant to sound like a brag haha). My favourite place I’ve been to though would probably be Hong Kong because it was so so beautiful <3.
✦ Probably the 90s?? I wasn’t actually alive in that era but it looks really fun and the era has some of the best music!
✦ DISCOMBOBULATED. I don’t know where I saw it – I’m thinking maybe Harry Potter?? – but it’s a great word. It’s just so fun to say.
What is the book that left the biggest mark on you?
✦ Probably Harry Potter because it truly is so incredible how huge the franchise is and how many people are fans of the books (and now movies). I just think it’s so crazy how it unites so many people?!
Who was the person that introduced you to books or inspired your love for reading?
✦ I’m not really sure to be honest? My dad is the reader in our family (along with me) so probably him? I don’t know – I just know I’ve always loved it!
Name the perfect book/chocolate combo!
✦ I honestly don’t know why but this is such a difficult question (and I think we all know who asked this one haha). I’m going to try and pair a few:
– Harry Potter // Cadbury Dairy Milk (because it’s a classic and everyone’s fave)
– This Savage Song // Cadbury peanut butter oreo (because both reading the book and having the chocolate were totally unique and one-off experiences).
– To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before // ferrero rocher because it’s just perfect ;).
What are your top 5 favourite books?
✦ I’ve done a whole blog post on this (although it has since changed after a reread I can’t lie to you), but to keep it short:
This Savage Song, Harry Potter, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda & Caraval. :).
What are your favourite posts to make?
✦ Monthly recaps 100%! I’ve always loved reading them and now I get to write them which is always so fun! Discussions are also really fun for me to write, although I really don’t write enough of them!
Favourite musical artists/albums/songs?
✦ My favourite songs and albums are forever changing but as a musical fan, my current faves are: Dear Evan Hansen (Only Us, Waving Through A Window, Requiem), Legally Blonde (Chip on Your Shoulder, Legally Blonde), Hamilton (We Know, The Reynold’s Pamphlet, The World Was Wide Enough, What Comes Next, I Know Him, Cabinet Battles, Helpless, Non-Stop).
As for artists at the moment I also love Adam Lambert and Lewis Capaldi.
Why did you decide to start a blog?
What inspired you to start blogging?
✦ I’ve always enjoyed writing and have had various Instagram accounts which I’ve loved to run, so I figured the next step up from there was to start a blog! I’d always really enjoyed reading blogs as well so it seemed only natural to start my own?
What’s your favourite genre?
✦ You can probably guess from the favourite books I mentioned but YA contemporary alllll the way.
Do you have any pets?
✦ No! I’ve always wanted fish though, although admittedly they aren’t the most exciting pets!
Where do you live?
✦ I’m from the UK!
What are some things you’ve learned since you started blogging?
✦ That writing posts takes A LOT of time. I’ve probably been writing this one for an hour or so already. Which is crazy. Not only that, there’s also replying to comments, blog hopping & reading posts from those I follow etcetera. Blogging is just super time consuming (although I love it so it’s fine ;).
What are some of your goals now that you’ve hit 100 followers?
✦ I wouldn’t say I have any major goals at the moment, but in general it’s just to keep creating content that I’m proud of and sharing my love for books! In the future though, I’d love to maybe get ARCs? I don’t know how though to be honest as at 16 I’m too young for NetGalley ://
Do you have a favourite place to read, and where is it?
✦ My favourite place to read would probably just be my living room sofa. Not very exciting. I do like reading outside though sometimes, if the weather is nice. Which in the UK is rare.
If you could visit any fictional world, where would you go?
✦ Wizarding World. Hogwarts. Diagon Alley. Hogsmeade. Enough said.
An ex-favourite book of yours you now dislike from rereading it?
✦ Honestly, this has happened to me in August and I’m very sad about it. Isla and The Happily Ever After was amazing when I first read it and I gave it 5 stars but I just reread it and I don’t know… it just felt so cheesy and insta-love and I rolled my eyes. A lot. But yeah.
Favourite fast-food chain?
✦ McDonalds! And Dominos is a close second.
Do you write? If so, tell us about it!
✦ When I was younger, I always wanted to be an author. I’d start book after book after book (never finishing one) but eventually that dream sort of fizzled out? I’d love to be able to write but I’m so bad at thinking of ideas so I’m forever jealous of anyone who can write and create characters and worlds and histories. Amazing.
Do you watch Dr Who/Sherlock/Marvel?
✦ I’m quite ashamed to say that no. I don’t watch any of them ://. I have tried Dr Who and I didn’t like it – I’m not super into spacey stuff… And Sherlock, I don’t like mysteries? And Marvel I have actually watched to be fair and I tend to enjoy them when I watch them, but they just don’t appeal? It might even be DC that I’ve seen? I’m not even sure the difference. Sorry?
Is this your first blog? Did you have a following before?
✦ It’s actually not my first blog! I had another book blog under another name before, but I definitely didn’t have a following! I had it for about a month maybe? Right before my GCSEs and because of that, it fizzled out.
If I was to go to to the bookstore today, what recent read would you say I have to grab?
✦ 100% Cinder by Marisa Meyer – even if you’re not into sci-fi (like me) just give it a go because it was so so so good!
Which would you prefer, only be able to read new books for the rest of your life but never be able to read your favourite book again, or only read your favourite book for the rest of your life?
✦ I don’t really have one favourite book so I guess only read new books?? I think I’ve read my faves enough times to remember them by now haha.
And that’s the questions! Thank you so much to everyone who sent one (or multiple) in and again, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 100 FOLLOWERS??!!
I also have changed my blog graphics up a little bit because I noticed how pixelled and awful they were so hope you like!
What’s your favourite book(s)? Have you ever fallen out-of-love with a fave? What type of music do you like? And are any of your answers the same as mine?
I’d love to know in the comments below!
Thank you if you asked a question!
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