Milestone Q&A!

A QUICK APOLOGY:

I’m so sorry for dropping off the face of this earth for about a month!

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I’ve been super sick and super busy, which reduced my body and brain into mush. Now I’m much better and finished most of the things I need to get done. I just have a couple more tests this week and I’ll be free for a while. That being said…

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUPER PATIENT WITH ME!

A month ago (yeah… sorry about that), I had a post asking people to ask me questions. Basically, I wanted to do a Q&A in celebration of hitting 1000 followers on this blog.

Let’s get going!

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Jasmine @ How Useful Is It

When did you start reading a lot of books?

I started reading a lot of books ever since I was in elementary school, but not by choice. My mom really wanted me to get into reading because it stimulated the brain (and gave my restless child-self something to do). However, since I hated to be forced into doing anything I used to hate reading. However, after I discovered the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series, I fell in love and haven’t stopped reading for fun ever since.

Not 10 a year, but more than 50 a year?

I used to read over 50 books a year, but nowadays the number is between 30-50 books. My goal this year is to read 40 books but so far I’ve only read six books. Yeah… I’m super behind.

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Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

What book character do you identify with most? Why?

I read a lot of fantasy novels, so I don’t find too many characters I relate with because 1) I’m not a badass assassin and 2) I don’t have awesome magical powers. All the characters are super strong, but I identify myself as a hard metal box with a marshmallow inside, if that makes any sense at all. What might be surprising to some is that the character I found most relatable is Simon from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. No, I don’t identify myself as gay, but his personality reminds me so much of my own, and some of the things that he thought and said are the same things I thought and said. It was quite uncanny to read the book and see my thoughts on page written by someone I don’t personally know.

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Melissa @ Bookish Wanderer

If you could put yourself in any book world, which would it be and why?

Okay, I think the obvious answer would be the Harry Potter world, so I’m going to try and think of something a little bit better…

I actually always wanted to live in the Night Court, specifically Velaris, from A Court of Thorns and Roses. It seems like a beautiful place to be. I’m not going to go too into it because of spoiler reasons, but according to the book the sky is beautiful at night, and I would very much like to see that.

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Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek

If you could travel to any one fictional world, which would it be?

Aside from the Night Court, I would love to travel to either the spaceships in Illuminae (when they’re not being taken over by evil beings) just to see how a society in space functions or the alternate world in Warcross where having super high-tech VR glasses is the norm.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring one full series and one standalone, which ones would you bring?

For my series, I would definitely bring the Harry Potter series, without a question. I will never get tired of those books and every time I reread them I discover something new. As for a standalone, I would bring The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas because I haven’t read it yet despite owning a copy and maybe being stranded on an island would force me to read it. I don’t know what’s stopping me from reading this book that everyone has fallen in love with. My goal this summer is to finally read it.

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Nimika @ Wordhaven

How long have you been blogging and how much time did it take for you to amass so many followers? (I can do with some advice tbh 😂)

I’ve been blogging for almost three years now, and I guess it has taken me up until today to get the amount of followers that I do. I guess the only advice I have is to talk about what you are passionate about and post consistently….

Top 3 favorite ships?

Oooh this is a good question….

At the moment, my top three ships are (in no particular order):

  • Feysand (Feyre and Rhysand from ACOTAR)
  • Rowaelin (Rowan and Aelin from Throne of Glass)
  • Simon and (the name is a spoiler so not going to say it) (from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda)

Favorite “famous” person you met?

I haven’t met any celebrities, but I’ve met a couple authors (who are celebrities of the bookish world)….

I guess one of the most memorable ones was five years ago when I got to meet the queen, Sarah J. Maas. Anyone who knows me knows that I freaking LOVE her books. It’s too bad that I was too shy to say anything to her back then… Now that I think about it, I’m still too shy to say anything when I come face-to-face with authors.

What are you studying right now?

I know this is super weird, but I’d rather keep what I’m studying in school private for now. I don’t know why, but I don’t feel too comfortable sharing. I hope you guys understand.

If you could read just one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?

FANTASY ALL THE WAY, BABY!

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Pineapple on pizza or not?

I’m not a hater of pineapple on pizza. I can’t say that I’ve eaten it a ton but I wouldn’t be mad if someone were to give me a slice. Even if I didn’t like it, all I would have to do is take off the pineapple slices and then I’d have a cheese pizza. No big deal.

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

I’m dying to know why a unicorn? And did you draw it?

To answer the second question, yes, I did draw my little unicorn logo thingy. As for why, when I was in middle school, I was known for wearing my unicorn onesie to school whenever we had to dress up for Halloween or it was pajama day. I guess that just stuck with me. Plus, I really like unicorns so why the heck not?

What kind of story would you write if you were a writer?

It would be a dream to be able to write a decent story, but I can’t write to save the life of me. If I did have any writing capabilities, I would love to write a fantasy novel, building my own world, rules, and characters. I would want my main character to have some human characteristics, like getting scared when they are faced with danger and making mistakes. I don’t know what I want the plot to be, but I’d hope it would be an exciting adventure.

The Orang-utan Librarian

What’s your favorite mythical creature?

I have too many! I can’t just choose one! I’ve narrowed it down to a “couple”:

  • dragons (obviously)
  • unicorns
  • pegasus
  • brownies (no, not the dessert)
  • faeries (although they can be scary sometimes)
  • griffins
  • hippogriffs

What song makes you really happy?

I’ve been really into throwback jams lately, so anything that takes me back to the late 2000s and early 2010s makes me happy. A couple that I’ve added to my playlist are (because if you can’t tell by now, I have a hard time just choosing one):

  • Count On Me by Bruno Mars
  • DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love by Usher and Pitbull
  • Umbrella by Rihanna
  • Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  • Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
  • I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
  • Alejandro by Lady Gaga
  • anything by Beyonce

I could go on forever, but those are a few of my favorites. Music in general gives me so much joy.

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That’s a wrap!

Thank you for everyone for asking questions! I had a blast answering them. 😀
Also, thank you for being patient with me while I worked myself out of the tangled mess that is my life. There are still a couple things I need to address, but for the most part I should have more time and energy to read and blog in the near future.

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Until next time….

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12 thoughts on “Milestone Q&A!

  1. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books 06/03/2018 / 7:58 am

    Ah just seeing the gif of can bring a tear to my eye! He is such a real character and I am sure so many people saw themselves in him! This was so fun to read!

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    • Jessica 06/03/2018 / 9:20 am

      To be completely honest, I have no read nor watched the movie 😬 I plan to over the summer, though.

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  2. Norrie 06/03/2018 / 10:12 am

    I love pineapple pizza 🙈 usually when i get that, it’s safe cuz noone else want to touch it. 😂

    Let me guess… you are in spy school, that’s why it’s classified. Don’t even answer, just wink … hehe 😂

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  3. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer 06/06/2018 / 1:53 am

    Congrats on hitting the 1k milestone! Thanks for answering my questions, too. I really love your unicorn drawing, you’re really talented! I love characters with human qualities, everyone is so unique and are stronger than they think. ♥️

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