Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thanks to Morrighan Rose @ 
Elysian Fields for nominating me 
for this award!!

I haven't participated in these awards and tags in a long time, because I've gotten very busy with several blog activities, such as blog tours. I am making an exception in this case, but after this post, I will not be able to participate in any more awards or tags. I do appreciate the thought; it's just that I don't have the time. They are a lot of fun, though!

Award Rules

1.) Thank the blogger that nominated you,
and link back to their blog in
your post.

2.) Post the award logo on your blog.

3.) Answer the ten questions asked
by the nominator.

4.) Nominate ten bloggers for the award.

5.) Ask your nominees ten questions. 
(see note below)

These are the questions asked 
by Morrighan Rose

1.) What is your favorite book ever?

My very first choice is Jane Eyre. This is a great romantic, intellectual, and feminist classic! However, I also adore The Twilight Saga, The Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter books.

2.) What book are you most anticipating reading?

Definitely A Discovery of Witches! I've read many rave reviews of this novel. The plot sounds very exciting, intellectually stimulating, and romantic.

3.) What is your favorite genre? Least favorite? Why?

I have several favorite genres: paranormal romance, classics, literary fiction, fantasy, young adult fiction, and science fiction. These genres give me great reading pleasure, as they stimulate my imagination, and help me escape from this very boring reality!

My least favorite genres are actually genres that I don't read. There are two: erotica and horror. I don't read the first one because these writers write VERY graphic sex scenes, with profanity and highly controversial activities. As for the second, I don't see any entertainment value in being scared out of my mind. 

4.) What female character do you most relate to?

It's most definitely Jane Eyre. We're both introverts and book nerds. Although I'm not an orphan, as she is, we do have these things in common. We're also both very romantic, passionate people, whose cultural interests are just the same: books, reading, art, and foreign languages.

5.) What male character would you most like to spend the day with?

Oh, it has to be Edward Cullen, from The Twilight Saga! I don't care who criticizes him; I LOVE Edward!! He's sweet, kind, and a true gentleman. If he sometimes gets a little overbearing with Bella, it's because he loves her so much, and has her best interests at heart. Besides, whenever she objects to his controlling, he eases up on it right away. And yes, I ADORE the sparkling, so there!  Lol.

6.) What is your least favorite book you ever had to review?

There are actually two of these: Angel Star and Lemniscate, by Jennifer Murgia. They were really disappointing! You can find my reviews of them on my Book Reviews Page, in the YA section.

7.) One of your favorite books that you feel deserves more attention and praise?

There are two of these, also: A Darker Dream, and Midnight Embrace, by Amanda Ashley. Although this author's books aren't always of the same high quality, the two I've mentioned here are great! She's not mentioned that often on paranormal blogs.

My reviews for both books are on my Book Reviews Page, in the Adult Section.

8.) The most over-hyped book you have read this year is.....

I might shock/offend some people, but I have to say it anyway.....It was Rapture, by Lauren Kate. I loved the first three books in the series, but this last one was such a huge disappointment.....I really liked it until about the last third of the book, then I totally began to hate it. Honestly. For my review, just click HERE.

9.) If you could live in one mythical world from a book, which would it be, and why?

Gosh, do I have to pick just one? I'm sorry, but I can't! Lol. There are two mythical worlds I'd love to live in, and they are Middle-Earth, and Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I can't choose between them!

I love Middle-Earth because of all the wonderful, magical people in it -- the hobbits, the elves, Gandalf, Legolas, Arwen, Aragorn.....I also love the various lands, the mythology....and, I LOVE Frodo, Bilbo, Sam, Merry, Pippin....

As for Hogwart's , I LOVE all the fun, magical things that happen there!  I love all the characters, too, of course -- Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore......all the magical creatures.....

10.) How many books do you physically own, either ebook or physical?

Well, our apartment is actually more of a library than an apartment. I have just a few ebooks -- maybe  10 or so, because I don't really like to read ebooks. I ADORE printed books, whether paperbacks or hardbacks, and have TONS of those! I've never counted them one by one, but, to give a rough estimate, it must be anywhere around 3,000......or more.

Take a look at these pics and you'll get the idea!


My Ten Nominees

1.)   Naban & Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books
2.)   Girl with Bread @ Books Are Bread 
3.)   Bonnie @ A Backwards Story
4.)   Silvy @ Books Are My Life 
5.)   Marilou @ Confessions of a Reader 
6.)   Emily @ Falling For YA
7.)   Jessica @ Read My Breath Away 
8.)   Alicia @ Addicted Readers
9.)   Jen & April @ The Starry-Eyed Revue
10.) Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf 


Since I know people are very busy, I am going
to change the rules a bit. If you 
(the bloggers named above)
have decided to participate, you do not
have to answer all 10 questions.
You can go ahead and pick only 5, if you wish!
Just select your favorites!


My Ten Questions

1.) If you had all  the money in  the  world to design and build your ideal library, what would it look like? (You can include drawings or  pictures if you want.)

2.) If you had to choose how to spend $1,000,  would it be on books, or on a weekend in the Bahamas?

3.) Which book(s) would you like to re-write the ending(s) of, and why? (Try not to give spoilers.)

4.) What book character would you like to be on Halloween night, and why?

5.) Which book(s) do you associate pleasant memories with?

6.) Which book(s) do you feel has(have) most changed your life in a positive way?

7.) Which book(s) has(have) been the most thought-provoking for you, and in what way(s)?

8.) What really makes a book a page-turner for you?

9.) Would you ever consider turning your massive physical book collection into ebooks, just to get rid of some clutter? (I know my answer would be "no"! Lol.)

10.) Have you ever read a book you loved so much, you just had to keep buying different editions of it, over and over? If so, which book is it? 

Thanks again to Morrighan Rose @ Elysian Fields! I loved your questions, girl!!

What did you think of my answers?
Please leave me a comment
and let me know!


  1. What a massive books you have. You deserve to win the award for your passion. :D

    1. Hi Daenielle! Yes, I have tons of books!! I love them all! Thanks for the nice comment!! : )

  2. Holy crap on a cracker! haha That's a lot of books girl. My apartment also looks like a library, and I recently bought four new bookcases for all of the books that I couldn't fit on my existing shelves. Sadly when I was 15, my hometown experienced a devastating flood and I lost hundreds of books that I had been collecting for years. I started over, but I still miss my favorites from my childhood! I love your answers, and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to accept this award.. your blog is wonderful and I check it a couple of times a week to read your latest reviews. I've never heard of Amanda Ashley, but I am definitely going to hop over to Goodreads and check her out! I asked that question to everyone because I'm always looking for new, amazing authors to check out! Thank you again lady (:

    1. Hi, Morrighan!

      WOW. You just bought FOUR new bookcases? Yeah, all of us bookworms are the same! Lol. Well, except for those who do like ebooks. But for me, a printed book is just SO special......I even HUG my books sometimes!

      OMG, I really feel for you about the loss of all those books to a flood.....I would have gone into a deep depression over that.....but I'm VERY happy that you've been able to replace at least some of them.

      I'm so glad you liked my answers! Thanks for complimenting my blog, as well! This is my baby, as you can tell!

      Amanda Ashley was the first PNR author I ever read. What I really like about her books is that she does not use any profanity, or very little. There are definitely NO "F bombs", or even worse, "MF bombs"!! Her sex scenes are very sweet, and not overly explicit.

      The quality of her books varies, unfortunately, but some of them are just EXCELLENT, like the two I've mentioned above. Hope you like them!

      You're very welcome for my participation! I greatly enjoyed your questions!! Since you're such a nice person, I decided I just had to jump in and answer them!!

      Thank you so much for such a sweet, supportive comment!! : )

  3. I think that you had posted pictures of your books before. They are awesome!

    Very interesting about Jane Eyre. She is a very, very powerful character and personality to relate to. I will be writing more about that.

  4. Hey, Brian!

    Yes, I've posted these pics several times in the past. I just LOVE showing off my babies!! Lol.

    Oh, Jane Eyre is indeed a powerful character! She's not only admirable because of her intelligence and insistence on independence, but also because of her firm adherence to her own moral standards! You know, had this novel been written nowadays, Jane would have had no problem becoming Rochester's mistress. None at all!!! But then, if adultery is wrong -- and OF COURSE it is -- then it's wrong for BOTH genders, and not just one. Because of the patriarchy, though, the double standard has existed for centuries......Well, I greatly admire Jane for sticking to her guns!!

    Thanks for the great comment!! : )

  5. Ah! I LOVED your answers!

    1. Jane Eyre...that scene in the garden? when Jane's speaking with Mr. Rochester about her leaving and then she confesses her love...I DIE EVERY TIME!
    2. I have a signed copy of Discovery of Witches (epic hardcover), but I haven't read it yet. One of my favorite audiobook voice actresses reads this series, so maybe I'll try it out on audiobook? It just seems such a hefty book to like hold...physically, ahahah.
    3. I like fake horror....haha, as in, horror that isn't really horror, like YA horror (which isn't really that scary). And
    4. Jane!
    5. I really liked Edward in the first book, at least. I can't recall how I felt about him after the third...b/c of the love triangle, yuck. Although I was always Team Edward. He was just so sweet, and I didn't imagine him AT ALL being like Robert Pattinson (no offense to Robert Pattinson). I just imagined Edward being...younger, more boyish and sweet-natured w/ a gallant, protective streak. Great pick! And sparkles! Yay!
    6. I totally bought Angel Star years ago and read like a couple of chapters and then donated it to the library as a DNF. I don't remember why I didn't like it...but now I feel justified b/c you didn't like it either!
    7. I definitely need to check out these books. Thanks for the rec! Adding them to goodreads. They look like old-school vampire bodice rippers, haha.
    8. I'll just wait for the movies...
    9. Hogwarts!!!

    Thanks for the nomination, Maria :). And I can't believe I wasn't following your blog! Excited to read more of your reviews and talk about books!

    1. Hi, Girl!

      OMG, thank you SO much for such a GREAT comment!! I LOVE the detailed, individual comments to each of my answers!! You're SO sweet!

      I see that we both love "Jane Eyre". This is definitely one of the BEST books ever written, and I know I am going to re-read it many more times in the future!

      As for Edward, I do think that Robert Pattinson was the perfect choice. I still get a shock whenever I see him in an interview, speaking with his own British accent. To me, he IS Edward! That means he's a TERRIFIC actor!

      I see you want all my books. Ha, ha!! Yes, I know I'm a lucky person. Lol. But so are YOU!! I can't believe you actually have a SIGNED copy of "A Discovery of Witches"!!!! WOW.

      Thanks again for your lovely comment!! And thanks as well for following back!! : )


THIS IS NOW AN AWARD-FREE, AND TAG-FREE BLOG. Thanks for the compliment, though! : )

Thanks for your thoughts on my posts! I always reply here, as well as comment back on your blog. Have a WONDERFUL day!! :)