September 17, 2018

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated by Ellie over at BookAholicEllie - please, go check out her blog!

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by that person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to recieve the award and write 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Let's begin:

1. What are your top 3 favourite genres to read?
Genre is a complicated thing. And I don't really have a top 3.
My main go to is SFF... Science Fiction and Fantasy. I've recently learned that UKYA contempories are my thing, not sure why specifically UKYA though.

2. Who is your bf/gf?
Guuuuuuuuuurl. I have to many.
I'll go with an old school favourite: Will Herondale. He'll always have my heart - he's part of the reason and Clockwork Princess, for my academic adventures in North Wales.

3. Why did you start a blog?
This is kind of too complicated to explain, so I'll stick to the simplified answer of: I have always been on Twitter and part of a fandom of a sort. Whether that be Doctor Who, The Hunger Games or The Mortal Instruments; I was also a ferocious reader and would always be looking for new books to read. During my early teens I discovered Booktube and would be enthralled by these books and the people reading them and wanted to share my own reading journey. I have never felt completely comfortable in front of a camera, so I looked for other ways and discovered the wonderful people of blogging community! ACityofBooks is subtle nod to Cassie Clare's City of Bones.

4. What's your favourite book of 2018 so far?
New book: I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
Reread: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (come on, we all saw that coming.)

5. What's your most anticipated release in the next 12 months?
Damn, how am I meant to narrow that one down?
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
  • The Poison Song by Jen Williams
6. What's your favourite book into film adaptation?

I have a massive soft spot for the Vampire Academy adaptation. And as terrible as it was - the The Mortal Instruments movie. I hate the TV show - bite me!

7. What book events are you going to in 2018/2019, if any?

When this post goes live, I will just have got back from a blogger lunch with Orion/Gollancz. I will also be at YALC for all three days and maybe the event at Forbidden Planet the evening before, on the 27th July. I'm a little fuzzy after that. I tend to only get to go to book events during the summer due to living 6 months of the year in practically in the middle of nowhere-ish. And trying to get to Manchester and Liverpool without a car is difficult because of when events end and getting the train back.

8. Who's your favourite author?
Oh, this question is just cruel!
I'm literally staring at all of you, dead in the eye like you just asked me to murder a cat. (I know I'm one for the dramatics.)
If I had to choose?
Samantha Shannon
Becky Chambers
Laini Taylor
Angela Carter
Jen Williams
Victoria Schwab

9. Do you want a career in working with books? If so, what job role? If not, what do you want to do?
I've always wanted to work with books in some way or another. As a kid I dreamt of being the next Quentin Blake, and wanted to illustrate all the books. Slowly over time, I began to write more and found that I found a real freedom in crafting my own version of realities. My dream job would be a published author.

A close second would to work in publicity for SFF or Children's Fiction.

10. Where do you spend most of the time reading?
This depends. Whilst at University, that would be in bed wrapped in a quilt and propped up by pillows and the sound of cats grooming themselves (I find it a really comforting noise).

When I'm back in London, I will spend most of my reading time on public transport, because usually I'm busy visiting family and friends whilst I'm back.

11. What are your pet peeves when it comes to books/reading?
Telling someone that they can't read a book. Sure if it has explicit sex scenes and the child is literally a child, than you can say that it isn't suitable. But, I had a rant on my blog about this, when I spotted a parent claiming that her young boy was too young to read a book in the next age bracket. I might edit and repost it.

Who am I tagging?

No one.

I'm breaking the rules. For the reason that I was tagged again, and will be tagging 11 people in that post instead. Look out for the next month.

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