First of all, I want to say I’m sorry I haven’t been as active as I would have liked to these past couple weeks. Work has kept me busy, but I miss writing posts! I try to read blog posts as often as I can though.
Last month, Hannah and Kyle from But first, fiction nominated me in the Versatile Blogger Award, and I’m so thankful! I truly TRULY appreciate it, and I wasn’t expecting it at all, it was such a lovely surprise. Thank you so much to you both, and please go check out their post and blog, I loved reading the seven things they chose to share about themselves ✨ Writing this post took me a while, and in the meantime, the lovely Clara from The Bookworm of Notre-Dame nominated me as well which I was so surprised to see! Both her post and her blog are amazing, so definitely go check out her blog! Thank you so much Clara, it means a lot 💖
Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Leave a link to their blog
- Tell us 7 things about yourself
Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly
🎮 There are two video game series called Dragon Age & Mass Effect that mean a whole lot to me. Dragon Age is the reason I picked up the book Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, one of my favourite series of all time. I also made some really amazing friends, people that mean a lot to me thanks to this game. And Mass Effect is so important to me; it’s the game I turn too when I’m feeling nervous for example and I have at least one replay of the whole trilogy every year. For actual years, my phone background has been fanart of Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian from Mass Effect. Both these games always feel like coming home when I play them.
🎨 I have two tattoos (so far). My first one is on my forearm and it’s the words “past, present and future” and it took me one full year to decide to get it. I love it and I have no regrets. It means so much to me. I got my second one last september, it’s quite hard to describe it but it’s basically an old castle tower with tree roots underneath it. After I saw the design, I took the decision that I simply had to get it in about fifteen minutes. Yes, minutes, the complete opposite of my first one. It was a Thursday and I got the tattoo on the Saturday of the same week.
📓 I read an abridged version of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo when I was in school. I was 12 or 13, and it was required reading; I can’t really remember much of the story or even what I thought about it at the time? But I really want to read the unabridged version soon. I bought the ebook a while back, so I’m determined. It might be one of these novels I’ll need to read while I also have another book I’m reading at the same time.
🐍 I’m a Slytherin. Sometimes, people don’t believe me when I say it, but it’s true. When I took the Pottermore quiz years ago, it’s the first house I got. However, I didn’t believe it then, so I sorted myself into Ravenclaw because I thought it was a better fit for me. But often, I’d think back on it, and wonder. About three years ago, I was talking about Hogwarts houses with classmates and that’s when I realized I actually was a Slytherin. I took the test again, and many quizzes after that, and I pretty much always got Slytherin. It just felt right the more I thought about it.
☕ I love tea. Funny thing is, I hated it growing up. I’d tried a few times to drink it, and no. My favourite warm drink was hot chocolate, always. My best friend loves tea, and when I went to see her one day, I asked her to make me a cup of her favourite tea. I was 19, and I loved it. Since then, I drink tea every day, and if you’d ask me to choose between coffee, tea and hot chocolate, I’d pick tea every time.
✏️ I’m trying to write a novel. I’ve tried to since I was 10, but I never managed to finish one. At some point, I’d told myself I’d have written a novel by the age 21. Spoiler alert: I’m 25, and I still haven’t. Yet. And that’s okay. I have an idea and characters I love right now, and I’m trying to work on it as well as practice my writing because I haven’t written much in the last few years. I’m hopeful.
🎵 I love Taylor Swift. I’ve been listening to her music since her second album, Fearless, came out and I’m always excited when she releases a new album. Right now, I’m listening to a few of her albums on my way to and from work and I love it.
For this award, I nominate: Chana & Malka @ Paper Procrastinators, Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books, Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages, Fadwa @ Word Wonders, Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, Marija @ Inside My Library Mind, Caro @ The Bookcheshirecat, Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany, Kay Wisteria @ Hammock of Books, Shri @ Sun and Chai, Aline @ Fully Booked, Mel @ Mel To the Any, Nimika @ Word Haven & Kate @ Reading Throuh Infinity 💗
Here we go! I’d love to hear some facts about you all in the comments if you want to share!
Until next time,