Hello, hello, hello! I haven’t done a blogger award in a long time but the lovely Florence over at Miscellany Pages tagged me in the Mystery Blogger Award back in September 2020 and I didn’t see it until recently so I thought I’d take part. The award was created by Okoto.
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
- Share a link to your best post(s).
Three Things About Me
- I have a canal and river boating license but I don’t currently have a driving license
- I enjoy baking and cooking
- My favourite colour is cornflower blue
Miscellany Pages’ / Florence’s Questions
Share an under-rated book that you absolutely love.
I’m not sure under-rated is the correct term but We by Yevgeny Zamyatin gets overlooked in favour of other dystopian novels such as 1984 and Brave New World. We is an incredible novel – very strange and rather unsettling – and I’d highly recommend it.
What are your top three recommendations for diverse reads?
Ooh, this was difficult because I mainly read classics and most of them can’t really be considered ‘diverse’ in any way, shape, or form. I’ll go with:
- Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
- The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I don’t know if any of these are actually ‘diverse’ reads but two are by (and focus on) women of colour and The Unspoken Name features a sapphic romance.
If you could have dinner with 2 authors, one living and one dead, who would be on your guest list?
Christopher Marlowe and Susanna Clarke but perhaps not at the same time. Susanna Clarke is probably my favourite living author, although Sayaka Murata and Yōko Ogawa are aiming for that title, and Marlowe is one of my favourite writers that has ever lived.
Who is your bookish buddy?
I don’t have one!
What is your favourite animal – pictures very welcome! For the record, mine is a Qinling Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey!
Sloths! They’re just wonderful animals and I adore them. I just want to squish their little faces.
I also love the idea that they could be deadly but they’re just too slow and laid-back. Their claws could do some serious damage.
My favourite post:
I think one of my favourite posts is one from March 2020 when I looked at Early English Feminist Essays for Women’s History Month! I really enjoyed researching and writing that one. I also really love my Shakespeare’s Contemporaries series.
- What is something you want to begin learning?
- What are you currently reading? How do you like it so far?
- What’s your least favourite genre of books or movies?
- How do you mark your spot in a book?
- Weapon of choice in a medieval battle?
Anyone who wants to answer these questions! I’m really not sure who to tag – probably because I haven’t done something like this in a long time – but if you see this and decide to do the tag then please link back to this post so that I can see your answers.
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