Hey there! Recently, I’ve come to realize that the number of book tags I’m supposed to do is piling up so insanely (Don’t get me wrong. These tags are my pleasure!). Which brings me to doing this. I was tagged by three bloggers namely Hadjar at ManyReads, Maria at Big City Bookworm, and Summer at Xingsings to do this book tag. Thank you guys! *virtual hug* Originally, this book meme was entitled The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers but the name suggests sexism so I go for neutrality and coin it like how Summer did (Thank you, Summer! Click here for my gift *wink*), The Siblinghood of the World Bloggers. The rules are:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
- Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided… But on this case, I’m going to answer five questions of each bloggers who nominated me. Mind you, my ramblings could take forever so better cut it at 5. Haha!
- Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations.
1. Did you have a book that meant a lot to you as a child?
The first book I ever fell in love with was the encyclopedia. I remembered sprawling on the floor with those thick companions by my side hovering over the sections about the universe and the Solar System. Until now, astronomy is my thing.
2. Is there any author or book that you collect and will always welcome multiple editions of the same title?
I’m actually not a fan of collecting multiple editions but if I am, that would be Harry Potter.
3. Say that you find yourself judging a book by its cover (not that we ever do that!); what sort of covers do you go for? Are there any that are an absolute turn off?
I don’t go for books which showcases a couple aggressively executing a public display of affection. I’m not a huge advocate of conservatism but something tells me these books are nauseating. Haha!
4. If you could pick any imaginary animal to bring home to Mum with an earnest, “Can we keep him??”, what animal would it be?
Totoro! If Mei comes in package, our family would gladly embrace a cute younger sibling addition!
5. Is there any book to movie adaptation that you simply refuse to watch? No way, you’re not even giving them the opportunity to mess it up.
I haven’t watched any Percy Jackson film yet and from what many feedback said, the movie team did a total nut job. I don’t want to ruin the perfect Camp Half-blood picture in my mind with such. But, I welcome any comment that says otherwise! 😀
1. What made you decide to start book blogging?
This blog had actually been planned for so many years and had been actually postponed for so many times. Back in college, I badly wanted to do this for three cliche-but-honest reasons: 1. To express 2. To learn 3. To meet people. But academic stuff keep getting in the way that I had to put it off at some later time aka this year. I’ll make sure to write a proper post regarding this topic 😀
2. What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?
That would definitely be The Mortal Instruments…. kidding! It’s like the worst of all worsts! Haha! I have high hopes for the TV series though. Anyway, I’ll go for American Sniper and Gone Girl. These weren’t Oscar nominees just for nothing. And of course, no matter how much omissions and deviations there were, I still liked watching Harry Potter over and over.
3. Do you prefer paperbacks, hardcovers or ebooks?
I’m more of a physical book person. I’m sure you know the pleasure of seeing them stacked in a bookshelf neatly. Besides, my eyes hurt more when I read ebooks. At this age, I still have 20/20 vision and I’d like to keep it that way until I get old and wrinkled.
4. What is your favourite book that you have read so far this year?
If you’ve been reading my posts (Thank you, if you do), you’ll know how deeply captivated I got with Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. To be honest, I couldn’t pick up another book for a few days when I finished it. I got hit so badly the feeling literally lingered so long.
PS They’re making it a movie which will be played by *drum roll* Sam Claflin and Emilia Clark! Yup, District 4 victor and the Mother of Dragons!
5. What is one book that you would love to see turned into a movie or television show?
Unwind by Neal Shusterman. I have strong endurance and preference for any gut-churning, gross, and horrible stuff so I’d like to see it on the big screen. Also, I’m hoping they do a TV adaptation of TID too!
1. If you could be immortal, would you choose to be?
To be honest, the thought is tempting. Imagine lying on your bed forever like a total sloth. Ahh! But no, of course. At some points, you’ll find yourself wondering when all these dreary, routine stuff would end. But of course, if I were Tessa Gray and have two lovely boys in different lifetimes, then be my guest.
2. Name five things you’ve never done but would like to do!
1. Meet other beings other than here on earth. (Seriously! I’m a firm believer that we’re not the lone living entities here in this vastness!)
2. Work in a socially-inclined organization
3. Write a book and have even at least one reader
4. Go to France and New Zealand
5. Relax and read a book in Bora Bora 3. What is your dream job?
Quick background: I’m a nutritionist who just recently graduated from college. While my mind is still fresh and idealistic, my dream job is to engage in a public-health related work. It’s difficult to land a job in the WHO and UNICEF but that’s what I would most like. Shoot for the stars not the moon, right? The idea of having a personal secretary, own fax machine and a paper shredder, and a designated room on one of the tallest sky scrapers of the world is appealing… but not to me.
Oh, the thought of getting a job as an usherette in a movie house has crossed my mind a thousand times. Talk about getting paid while having fun!
4. Name 3 characters that you would like to punch in the face.
1. Dolores Umbridge (HP series)
2. Joffrey Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire series)
3. Richie (Eleanor and Park)
5. What book were you “forced” to read in highschool but ended up loving?
Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton. It’s why I picked up Percy Jackson, in the first place. The rest e.g. Shakespearean, I read them only hours before a test and swore never to revisit.
On to my questions!
The world exists in black and white. Which are you/do you prefer?
1. Asia or Europe?
2. Harry Potter or Twilight?
3. Day or night person?
4. Coffee or hot cocoa?
5. Loud and punk or slow and mellow music?
6. Crammer or ahead the deadline?
7. Young adult or new adult?
8. Fairy tale ending or non-fairy tale ending?
9. Couch potato or go-getter?
10. Greasy Big Mac or freshly-picked greens?
I tag these people to do this book tag too! Because this is a siblinghood and would consider just anybody, I’ve been digging through all the blogs I follow for both female and male book bloggers (or any gender, in fact). To be honest, it was a struggle to look for the latter. Haha!
Analee @ Book Snacks
Becca @ Becca and Books
Conny Kaufmann @ Study, Read, and Write
David Snape @ David Snape and Friends
Erika @ The Book’s The Thing
Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner
Joey @ Thoughs and Afterthoughts
Joey @ Bloggin’ Books and Stuff
Katrina @ legalreader
Kyra and Nikki @ Kyraandnikki
Magicaath @ To all the Books I’ve Read Before
Rawls E. @ Rawls E. Fantasy
Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome
Shoto @ Books and Blah
Wesaun @ Oreos & Books
And to whoever wants to do this tag, go ahead!