Hey there fellow bloggers, how’s it going? ‘Tis I, Faith, and I have been nominated by Margot from Lectito for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you very much! 🙂 Today, it’s not only an award post, but there’s also a bit of a WAFFLES VS PANCAKES SHOWDOWN. Oh yes, it’s happening. * grins maliciously *
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions you were asked
- Nominate 11 other bloggers
- Ask the nominees 11 questions
What do you love most about reading?
I love staring at tattooed pieces of dead trees and inhaling the fresh scent of their corpses. Of course, hallucinating from them is the best. (S: … Faith… O.O )
Real talk: I love that I can just immerse myself into another universe, time, and place. It helps me to forget the hecticness of real-life… and it’s just fun!
I told my mom that, and she just said that maybe that’s the reason why my head is always in the clouds and why I may expect something out of real life that doesn’t exist. That sounds so depressing. Alright, we all know that everyone’s initial high school impression was terrible thanks to High School Musical but I LIKE READING. The end. End of story. I mean, I will continue reading stories. But it’s the end of this story. I have to admit, I am a daydreamer though – and I talk to myself. I can literally talk forever about nothing.
Why did you start book blogging?
Why? WELL. Wait, um. Should I just not even be here? Why AM I here? What is my existence? Maybe I should leave…
Short answer: I wanted to improve my writing skills and squeal about books to other people. (Faith realizes that she still needs much improvement and sighs sadly).
Shorter answer: It’s kinda my weirdness outlet… & it’s kinda fun.
What’s your favourite thing to do besides read?
Oh, there’s a bunch! Like going outdoors, doing photography, and doing random crafty stuff. I journal random things and blog about things that are as equally random. There’s also other ones like biking and pottery but I only get to do those once in awhile. Also, sometimes being a camp leader because kids just get an aspect of me that NORMAL TEENAGERS DON’T. Some may argue that it’s because I’M abnormal but on that one, I plead the fifth. Plus, kids have a different perspective on the world than adults do so it’s kind of cool to see! Like I probably mentioned in an earlier post, I’m basically a 12 year old. (S: I can vouch for that.)
Actually, I’m always very conflicted about whether I should go outside or stay indoors because as the wonderful Sarah Kay wrote in her poem, The Paradox, life is sometimes really, well, paradox-y:
“When I am inside writing,
all I can think about is how I should be outside living.
When I am outside living,
all I can do is notice all there is to write about.”
Personally, this is SO TRUE since I love being indoors cuddling with my books but I also really like being outdoors. Including my ability to be infinitely indecisive, it’s a difficult situation. It’s as if I’m stuck between the struggle of wanting to explore a new place and new things and wanting to stay within the comforts of the pages in a book. But usually, my laziness wins.
Where are you from and what’s something most people don’t know about your hometown/city?
Well everyone knows that we’re from Canada and what people don’t know
aboot about it, is that we do not live in igloos, nor do we say “aboot”. Maybe when I’m struggling to put ON a boot to trudge through some snow. Although, maple syrup is very delicious, I have to admit. I just had it on my waffles this morning. 😀
Side note: waffles or pancakes? Personally, it’s WAFFLES FOR THE WIN! I love how the crunchy squares just absorb the maple syrup and it’s just so yummy, I’m salivating right now. :3
(S: DIE FAITH PANCAKES for the win. Your crunchy squares are softened by that syrup, but all of that soft spongy pancake absorbs it!
F: Don’t you DARE accuse my waffles. The WORD waffle even SOUNDS better! Pancakes are flat and literal. It’s a not-as-good version of a cake cooked in a pan. At the end, they just become a sopping mess of wet dough. Plus, the squares offer a structure and some kind of geometry to look at. A pancake is just a free formed BLOB. I mean, alright, you eat your puddle of dough while I enjoy my tasty artistic work of perfection. This has become a heated debate. More heated than the delicious crispy bits on the waffle edges. A lot of our “arguments” are very heated. ALL POSITIVE VIBES HERE THOUGH!)
Who’s your favourite local author and why?
To be really honest, I don’t have one. I don’t actually know of that many local authors… I should really look more into it soon! I guess it would have to be Eve Silver though? (S: Internally screaming because I started a feature to showcase Canadian authors 😄 F: Internally screaming because many of those are about stressful family lives when all I want to do is read to relax. Not read to get seizures in the middle of the night.)
If you had to get a book quote tattoo, which quote would you pick?
This is one of my favourite Lightning Thief quotes:
“What if it lines up like it did in the Trojan War … Athena versus Poseidon?”
“I don’t know. But I just know that I’ll be fighting next to you.”
“Because you’re my friend, Seaweed Brain. Any more stupid questions?”
This one too:
“Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” I asked.
“It only works on wild animals.”
“So it would only affect Percy,” Annabeth reasoned.
“Hey!” I protested.”
(Faith’s note to self: use this quote as future reference against Sarah attacks.)
I CAN’T HELP IT! THEY’RE HILARIOUS! 😄 But I can’t get these as a tattoo… So then there are quotes like these:
“She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” ~ Eleanor and Park
I don’t know what I’d get as a tattoo. I wouldn’t want something too sentimental… probably something short that’s kind of funny but means something.
(Sarah here: only Faith would consider getting a paragraph tattooed on herself. Or a legit PJO sassy exchange. Once again, only at Sublime Reads, folks.)
What three books should everyone add to their reading pile?
- A Darker Shade of Magic
- The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
- Everything That Makes You
Just do. Don’t ask why.
What’s your favourite ‘classic’ and why?
To Kill a Mockingbird, hands down. Atticus should lend me his wise quotes for a day! There’s also Secret Garden because it was the first classic that I actually got into. It’s intriguing in its own mysterious way.
Name a book that left you sleepless.
Diamond Boy and A Thousand Splendid Suns. They left me STRESSED. I just didn’t sleep. I left with bags under my eyes twice as large as usual. You can’t see them clearly from afar but they were (and still are) so existent that they could’ve probably held all of Santa’s toys on Christmas Eve. (But tonight it’s pretty bad too, I’m up at 2:40am… RIP tomorrow morning and the rest of my week. -_-)
What’s the seventh sentence on the current page of your current read?
“‘Now really isn’t a good time.’” (…To be asking me that question. But that was seriously and literally the seventh sentence.)
Show us a picture of your favourite book cover.
THIS COVER GIVES ME LIFE. The shade of purple for the actual hardcover is almost equally as good as the dust jacket. It’s basically the book cover that I would want for my own book. The actual story on the other hand… ehhhh. This is because book covers are literally only surface deep. Sorry.
So, I’m allowed to make up my own questions. Do you know what this means? If not, you’ll find out quite soon!
- Congratulations! Thanks to Voldemort, you now somehow permanently look exactly like him. You’re forced into writing him a Thank You card. What does it say?
- What does the air currently smell like where you are? Describe it while fitting in the word “hairy” somewhere along the way.
- What are 3 things that make you laugh?
- If you were a son/daughter of ___________ at Camp Half Blood, what kind of pranks would you pull? Fill in the blank then answer the question. (If you’re somehow living under the Earth’s tectonic plates and you’re unfamiliar with Camp Half Blood, tell us your thoughts about the Percy Jackson books even if you haven’t read them.)
- Type as much as you can about one of these topics: your life/your first impression of blobfish/the first thing that comes into your mind in 6 seconds. Keep in the grammar & spelling mistakes and show us what you’ve got! (Get someone to count for you or find something that can count in seconds.)
- Share your favourite joke. (F: What’s that? You’re telling me that my life is a joke??Thanks, I am somewhat offended but not really because then I’d argue that we think alike.)
- What’s the first thing that comes into your mind right now? It can be anything! Here, I’ll give you 3 seconds… great! Whatever you thought of is now related to how your favourite villain or most despised character had died – write about it.
- Try to fit in as many stereotypes about your own country as you can while talking about books.
- Tell me, what did Shakespeare shake? Bonus: If you can, quote something from Shakespeare from the top of your head.
- Are you left-handed or right-handed or ambidextrous or another breed of human? (An extraterrestrial, perhaps? 😉 )
- Would you rather get free chocolate every time you get a paper cut or automatically get a free full-proof pass in making someone’s day whenever you read a not-so-great book?
An award for some awesome blogs and some awesomer people (seriously, you gotta go check ’em out!):
Analee at Book Snacks
Cherry at Read Forevermore
Noemi at Down the Rocky Road
Cait at Paper Fury
Emily at Embuhleeliest
Yarravy at Hiraethforthepages
Becca at Becca and Books
Syc at The Lit Mermaid
Lashaan & Trang at Bookidote
(I mean, they’re different set of questions? 😀 )
Paul at The Galaxial Word
I actually nominated 11 people this time!! (Whooooooooo)
If you feel sad because you don’t see yourself already tagged, just tell me if you want to do this and I’ll add you right onto this list! If you’re one of the “usuals” that we tag/you already have A TONNN on your shoulders, then please don’t feel obliged to answer these questions because SOMETIMES IT’S PRESSURING. And I get it. STRESS AND LAZINESS: I admire your ever-unrelenting persistence. (Maybe if I worked as hard as these guys, I’d actually BE SOMEWHERE. But then again, this is a super ironic statement.) So whatever it is you’re doing, here’s a smile, a hug, and some freshly baked internet cookies! Or better yet, ICE CREAM COOKIE SANDWICHES.
Here’s a dumb “joke” – Q: What did the farmer who lost his tractor say? A: “Where is my tractor?” AHAHAHAHAHA… * laughter trails off somewhat dejectedly *