Last week, Dorian Graves, whose book I’m anticipating, Bones and Bourbon, nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thanks, Dorian! The Liebsters were created to discover new bloggers. Here are the official rules and such.
Dorian asked three questions I’m to answer. Then, I pass on new questions to other noteworthy blogs.
Without further ado, away we go!
The Deep Thought: What story has made you think the most? Doesn’t have to be your favorite or least favorite, but a story that stuck with you and dwelled in your thoughts long after it was over.
Easily, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is one I still catch myself thinking about often. For those who don’t know, it follows the story of a girl living through WW II as told by Death. It’s a powerful read.
The Empty Space: What is something from your youth that you don’t encounter nowadays? Do you miss it?
In all their quirk, I miss home phones. Specifically, the beige wall-mounted kind in my grandma’s kitchen. The sound of the rotary dial, waiting patiently after each number selection, and twirling the rubbery cord around my fingers all seem like such charming mannerisms now. Phones changed a lot in my lifetime. So much so, the whole process of using the old ones feels romantically nostalgic.
The Starman: What’s a hobby you once had that you’ve since left behind, and would you ever consider picking it up again?
From about 4th grade all the way through my last year of high school, I loved being on stage. I attempted a college play, but everything about it felt different, more competitive. After that experience was over, I never looked back. Between writing books, an editorial internship, tutoring, and mom-ing, I don’t see adding theater back to the mix anytime soon.
As for the questions I’m passing on, they are:
Describe the most important book for teenage-you.
What smell brings back great memories?
What’s the most binge-worthy show on television?
My nominees, should they accept, include a short-short list of the online spaces I frequent:
These ladies have a lot of cool things happening across the board. I truly enjoy catching glimpses of their journeys they offer up on their websites.
Thanks again, Dorian. Bones and Bourbon hits my TBR next month! Off to read, it’s been real!