Greetings friends! As you may have cleverly deduced from the title of this post, I have been nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award! I’m sure this isn’t at all surprising as my blog has many awe inspiring qualities and you all knew it was only a matter of time before these qualities were publicly recognized.
Many thanks to Annie Xia @Zoelogist for nominating me! She too is an awesome blogger and you should all go check out her blog!
And now, on to the questions! (Because in the blogger world “award” is synonymous with “interrogation”.)
1. Do you usually eat breakfast?
YES. Bad things happen when I don’t eat.
(Admittedly my breakfasts aren’t always the most well-balanced, nutritious things. Sometimes I live on nothing but toast.)
2. What’s your favorite and least favorite school subject and why?
My favorite subject was always history because in my family history meant Sonlight and Sonlight meant BOOKS. Yes, some of the books were dry and dull and boring (it’s a requirement that has to be met in every curriculum), but there were also a great deal of wonderful books which I never would have read otherwise. I am forever indebted to Sonlight for introducing me to:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell
As for least favorite school subject, I think I’ll say grammar. I love writing, and yes it’s important to know the basic rules of it. But this???
Is anyone else feeling dizzy and traumatized?
3. What are your favorite movies/shows?
ACK! I can’t pick favorites. It’s my fatal flaw. Help.
Well, here are SOME of my favorites.
4. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality/ability, what would it be?
The ability to look at a first draft that’s messier and more frightening than a sandwich that has been living at the back of a refrigerator shelf for 3 months and say (real chill), “No problem. I got this.”
And then to be able to turn that mess into a coherent, polished book.
I would like this ability, please.
5. What’s something awesome you possess?
THE OSTRICH SOCKS THAT MY SISTER JUST BOUGHT FOR ME.
6. Kahoot or Quizlet Live?
I don’t actually know what Quizlet Live is, so I guess I’ll just say Kahoot? A few of my professors have used it. My favorite thing about it is getting to choose a name (except one professor didn’t let us choose which was sad). Some people just chose their real names anyway, but I liked to call myself Kit Snicket or Oxymoron.
7. What’s a good book you’ve read recently?
I love children’s books that are smart enough to be enjoyed by older readers. This book is short and fairly simple, but the eight year-old narrator uses words like “odious” and there’s a Lord of the Flies reference and a joke about copyright and all sorts of fun. The book is clever and whimsical and also quite sweet at the end.
If you would like a short break from teen angst and stabbing, I recommend this book.
Found in trees. Sometimes also in old silent movie theaters, seaside zoos, magic shops, hat shops, time-travel shops, topiary gardens, cowboy boots, castle turrets, comet museums, dog pounds, mermaid ponds, dragon lairs, library stacks (the ones in the back), piles of leaves, piles of pancakes, the belly of a fiddle, the bell of a flower, or in the company of wild herds of typewriters.
But mostly in trees.–Confessions of an Imaginary Friend
8. Salsa, queso, or guac?
ALL OF IT. And also corn chips, please. Lots of corn chips.
9. Do you believe in aliens, and why/why not?
What? Aliens? No, of course aliens aren’t real! I DEFINITELY don’t believe in aliens. And I’m CERTAINLY not just saying that to cover for my friend who is OBVIOUSLY not from the Sombrero Galaxy.
….Why do you ask?
10. What’s something you want to do this summer?
I was thinking I MIGHT actually do Camp Nanowrimo this summer?! I tried to do it once 3 or 4 years ago, but I didn’t get past… 7,000 words I think?
So yes, that happened.
I don’t know yet what project I would use. I have several books that I want to write and I’m the sort of person who runs away screaming and flailing my arms whenever I encounter a decision.
Oh the joys of life.
Thanks again to Annie Xia @Zoelogist! Be sure to check out her blog!
Can you survive for multiple hours without food? Have you read any good books lately? Have you ever done Camp Nanowrimo? Any advice for a semi-first-timer? Any exciting plans or goals for the summer? Do tell!