Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

September 4, 2015 awards, Carla Laureano, Irene Hannon, Lynette Eason, miscellaneous, Pepper Basham 0

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So I was digging my way out of a TBR tower-collapse when I got the notification that CJ over at Not Another Dumb Blonde had nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thanks, CJ!  Now, I normally don’t do tags/award because… well… SO MANY BOOKS! (See above graphic for a fairly accurate illustration… except for the minor fact that I’m female. Otherwise it’s pretty true to life lol) But I like CJ 🙂 And this one looked like fun so I’m giving it a whirl.

Rulessisterhood of the world
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog in your post.
  • Answer the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate ten other bloggers.
  • Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Questions I’m Answering: 

  • What is your Patronus? Well according to this handy dandy quiz on BuzzFeed, my Patronus would be an otter – same as Hermione! I feel quite happy with that as Hermione and I are kindred spirits. But without BuzzFeed’s help, I probably would have gone with something uninspired like a bookworm 😉
  • What is your favorite quote from the book you’re currently reading? I’m currently reading The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz and hope to have a review up by tonight or first thing tomorrow… but I’m not far enough into it yet to know what my favorite quote is going to be.  Soooooooo I’m cheating a bit and giving you my favorite quote from Pepper Basham’s February release The Thorn Keeper, sequel to The Thorn BearerI’ve had the privilege of being with this book from the first chapter; I’m reading through it for her again while she’s editing it, and Y’ALL.  I’m DYING over a particular kissing scene (you know how much I love my kissing books)!! This is, in fact, one of my top 5 favorite book kisses ever! Here’s ONE of my favorite quotes from that scene –

“Heaven help me, you taste like Christmas!” She breathed between them, keeping her mouth close enough to feel the warmth of his breath. To encourage another sampling.

That Christmas part … whew! *FAN* Gets to me every single time! (Not that I’ve read that scene repeatedly or anything…. but let’s say I did, it would all be in the name of being a good reader, of course.)

  • What book should be made into a TV series? I would LOVE to see Lynette Eason‘s Hidden Identity and Dangerous Reunions series or Irene Hannon’s romantic suspense books be made into TV series.  Lynette’s would make good mini-series, since their stories are more contained to the trilogies.  Irene’s romantic suspense books as an entirety could come together to make one killer (pun a happy accident) TV series – especially because they are all set in the same world/timeline and readers are often treated to character crossovers between the series.
  • What book do you recommend people NOT read? The Twilight books. Enough said.
  • If you could travel to any fictional world, what would it be and what narniawould you do there? Oh now this is a tough one because I’m torn between Narnia and Hogwarts.  If I went to Narnia, I would immediately seek out Lucy and Aslan and hang out with them for a while. Maybe ask for a tour, maybe just bury my head in Aslan’s mane and simply “be”. Well… and of course I would want to go to Narnia through THE wardrobe because otherwise, what’s the point? 🙂  As far as Hogwarts … how could I do anything else but stay glued to Hermione’s side and take in everything around me?!?! I would want to meet Dumbledore and listen to whatever wisdom he chose to impart to me…and have a lemon drop. Maybe catch a meal in the dining hall.  Really though – all I want to do is hang out with the characters of these book worlds and tell them how I consider them friends… which sounds weird to anyone except a fellow bookworm.
  • What do you like to do when you’re not reading? I don’t understand the phrase “when you’re not reading” 😉 No, seriously, if I’m ever not reading I’m probably trouncing my husband in Wii Tennis or a board game of some sort OR I’m surrounded by people of other languages and cultures.  See, in my other life – I’m an ESL teacher.  That stands for English as a Second Language and teaching the international adults in my community has literally changed my life. I so adore each of my students – they have become some of my dearest friends, some even are like family.  Speaking of family… I also love hanging out with my parents who live close by and I’m ecstatic whenever out-of-town family come to visit – particularly when they bring any of my 9 nieces or nephews with them!

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  • What is your favorite non-romantic ship/pair? Hmmm…. This is another toughie.  I probably am going to go with Harry & Hermione even though I’m sure there are other friendships in other books that I just can’t remember right now.
  • What book is your go-to recommendation? Well, now see… that all depends on what the person likes to read.  And honestly when someone asks me for a book recommendation, I freeze up and my brain goes into overload, throwing book titles at me like I’m caught in one of those glass boxes that spews money at you (you’re supposed to grab as many dollar bills as you can before the time runs out). But for the purpose of this question… the book I have recommended more than any other is Safely Home by Randy Alcorn.
  • Where is your favorite spot to read? In bed, cuddled up with my dog, a fan blowing on me, and wrapped all up in a blanket.
  • check you outWhich characters, from two separate books/series, would you like to see interact with each other? Ooo! Ooo! I would love to see Dr. David Ross from Pepper Basham’s Penned in Time series and my James MacDonald from Carla Laureano’s MacDonald Family Trilogy.  Of course one of them would have to time travel as David hails from the early 1900s England and my James in contemporary England/Scotland.  But both of these characters are so yummy and true and heart-throbs, not necessarily in looks (although that’s there too) but in integrity and HEART. And oh mama can they kiss! (Or so I’m told.) To watch the two of them sit down for a cuppa and compare notes would be fun… if one of them dared to dimple up a smile at me, I would become an incoherent puddle on the ground.  What. A. Way. To. Go.

Questions I’m Asking:

  1. What is your favorite quote about books/reading?
  2. Who are you in your other life? (In other words, what do you when you’re not blogging?)
  3. If you could write a letter to your younger self, what is one thing you would say?
  4. Who is your fictional character doppleganger and why? (Which fictional character are you most similar to?)
  5. Which upcoming new release are you most excited to read?
  6. Be honest now… DO you judge a book by its cover?
  7. Who would star as the main characters if Hollywood made your favorite book into a movie?
  8. What do you never leave home without?
  9. Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world?
  10. What’s the story behind your blog name?

People I’m Nominating:

I’m supposed to nominate 10 other bloggers, but yeah I’m not gonna do that 🙂  Rebel that I am, five seems like a nice number. Also…if I nominate you, feel free to ignore it.  I totally get it.

If I nominated you and you choose to participate – just follow the rules posted above and answer the questions I asked (not the ones I answered) 🙂

Carrie

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