Thursday, November 27, 2014

11 {Bookish} Facts About Me

I recently came across a tag that Bookworms in Dresses recently participated in where she answered 11 questions about herself. She didn't tag anybody specifically to continue on with the tag, but she did write her own 11 questions and invited anybody to answer that might feel like participating. You can probably guess by her name, but the questions written by Bookworms in Dresses are very literary in nature, which is just fine by me. Without further ado, here are some bookish facts about me!
If you could take up residence in a book, which would it be and why?
This is such a tough question! Let's see . . . I think getting to be in Love, Stargirl would be pretty great - the entire community surrounding Stargirl seem pretty connected and happy all the time :) Then again, that could be because they have Stargirl in their lives XD But I'd love to be one of her friends, so that seems like a good enough book as any.
What is your least favorite book you've ever read?
I'm trying to remember what the exact title of it was . . . it was a vampire YA book, I think the main character was named Maya or something, it kept referencing Dracula because that's what they were reading in their 9th grade English class and it ends with the girl getting turned into a vampire and all her friends and family are around and are super happy. The ending was rushed and it was incredibly lame, I remember closing the book and hating the amount of time I'd lost while reading the book.
Did you ever judge a book by its cover and then go back and read it and end up loving it?
Truth be told, I held off reading If I Stay for the longest time because I really didn't like how dismal the paperback cover looked compared to how nice the hardcover copy was. Truth be told, when I read it I took the movie cover edition out on a book loan from my store instead of the original XP Also, a while back I read an advanced reader's copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and wanted to buy myself the book but the original hardcover it came out in looked pretty much horrible. I'm so glad they changed the covers for the series when it got released into paperback, those look so much nicer. I know I'm not supposed to judge a book by its cover but I guess in some ways I do XP
What is your favorite tea? Or do you prefer coffee?
Truth be told I'm not much of a tea drinker; I've only lately attempted to get into tea so that I could be caffeinated during NaNoWriMo. One tea in particular I liked was this orange loose leaf tea I ordered from the Fine Grind Cafe in St. Catharines during the Niagara Region's Night of Writing Dangerously. Just from a sip I could tell how much caffeine it was loaded with. I might have cringed at the taste a little bit, but the caffeine kept me super wired and I ended up writing 10K in one night, which was pretty awesome.
Hard copy books, audio books, or e-books! Which is your favorite way to read?
I'll always adore physical books, being able to hold onto them and get that great book smell, but I love audio books as well, and I love getting them on my iPod as often as I can. I don'town an e-reader, but I've been considering it lately mainly because when I move into my dorm at Humber I'm not going to be able to take many of my books with me.
Do you wear glasses? If not, have you ever worn fake glasses?
I've worn glasses since the 2nd grade. I used to hate them with a passion, and was so excited in the 8th grade when I finally got contacts. Sometime in university though I came to appreciate them again, and now I wear them the majority of the time unless I feel like being vain for the evening :P
Do you have a crush on a character from a book/show/anything?
Oh yeah, a bunch! I absolutely adore Dash from Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, I've always liked Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. With regards to shows, I adore Neil Caffrey from White Collar and of course Sherlock from BBC's Sherlock, that goes without saying.
What was the first book you remember reading as a child?
This a tough one . . . I think the first book I remember getting as a gift (either that or through a Scholastic order) was We Share Everything by Robert Munsch. I adored that book :) Quick story for you, in grades 5 and 6 at my school they held Creative Oratory competitions, wherein you had to recite a children's book in a compelling manner. For both years I entered I used Robert Munsch books, and both years I ended up winning 1st place :)
What is your favorite season? Why?
Normally I'd say summer, hands down, but this past year I was really looking forward to the fall. And now I'm not so much looking forward to winter (never been a big fan of the snow) but I have been looking forward to Christmastime as it gets closer
Do you have a favorite purse or bag? What makes it your favorite? (Mine fits a book perfectly!)
Truth be told, with the exception of things like clutches which you'd bring to a place where it would be socially unacceptable to sit and read in the corner, I never buy a purse unless I can fit at least 1 hardcover/2 paperbacks/3 volumes of manga inside of it. Otherwise I hardly consider it a purse XD My grandmother actually buys me most of the purses I use. She gets me a Soprano bag for pretty much every Christmas and she knows I need to carry around my precious tomes, so every bag she's ever gifted me has fit that criteria. Most of the time when I'm heading to my school for a quick seminar I bring my Great Gatsby tote with me.
Are you a cat person? Or a dog person?
I'm probably more of a dog person, because I've only ever had a dog at my house, our little annoying Nikki. But I do like cats just fine. My grandmother has a white cat named Maxine, or Max for short, and she's a bit of a priss but otherwise we get along just fine.
That was a really fun tag to participate in, and I hope you guys enjoyed it! If you want to answer the same questions as I just did, check out the Bookworms in Dresses post and comment on her post with a link to your own. And I will include here the questions that she herself answered, because I think they're better and more fun than anything I can come up with at the moment. Knowing me I'd just end up repeating the same questions I ask in the Geeks Run The World posts XD So here are the questions for the 11 Facts tag:

If you could up and go to anywhere in the world for the rest of the day, where would you go, who would be your travel buddy, and what would you see/do there?
You've just had an insanely ridiculously tiring and stressful day at school/work/blogging in your pajamas with hot tea and macaroons all day. Top 3 ways to de-stress?
Who do you think are the two most influential (guy and girl!) people in the world today?
What song best fits your personality?
If you could re-name yourself, what would it be?
Best blogging tip you've received?
The most popular 3 websites in your computer history?
Go-to piece(s) in your wardrobe right now?
What are you most excited for right now?
What's the best piece of advice you've ever gotten?
Do you watch Scandal? (if not, get on that.)

Anybody is welcome to participate, although I'm going to tag a few people for the fun of it. For this 11 Facts post I'm going to tag Krystelle, Jen, Mia, Zoe, and Shawna to answer the same questions I answered, or if you'd like to ask the original 11 questions then that's fine too. If anybody else would like to answer any of these questions, comment below with a link to your post so I can read it. Keep me posted!

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