Huge thanks to Anna at Space Cats and Books for the nomination! I love tags, I just forget to do them because my brain is a piece of swiss cheese some days I swear.

The Rules :

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer these questions down below!

Now, on with the questions.

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I’ve been blogging on an off about various things for a few years- I did a 4 year stint writing about a new animal every single day, but hadn’t really done much seriously since that project ended in early 2014. I completed National Novel Writing Month last fall, and did a bunch of short stories to prep for it, and wanted to just keep writing different things. And well, I read a lot (I even did book reviews on the animal blog…) so a site that is like 75% books and 25% the other stuff I like just sorta happened.

2. What is your favorite book?

Oh man, I don’t think I can answer this. I’m sure that’s the book blogger cliche, but there have been so many that have influenced me and meant the world to me over the years. Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings were my entire life once upon a time. I have a Gandalf quote tattoo’d on my arm in Quenya for pete’s sake. I still re-read those series on the regular. Let’s see, The Pillars of the Earth was one of my first “adult” favorites, and helped to influence my (in hindsight, not that great) decision to study History and Art in college. There is also American Gods and The Count of Monte Cristo, which have very little to do with one another. And Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Last Chance to See and a million other things. I like too many books.

3. What do you dislike the most?

Money. I hate money. I wish I didn’t need it to do the things I want to do. I wish I were a wizard who could teleport and see the world and conjure food from thin air. Finances are dumb.

4. What is your favorite food item from the mall?

I go to the mall Qdoba and get burrito bowls every now and then. Does that count? Otherwise Jamba Juice tripleberry smoothies. Though I can’t remember the last time I had one 😦

5. What is your favorite pastime activity?

I’m not sure. I like to keep busy with all sorts of things- reading obviously, video games, movies, hanging out at beer gardens, bar trivia, bar volleyball, curling, watching hockey games, watching football games, bonfires. A lot of these things involve alcohol… I swear I really don’t even drink that much. I guess lump them all together as “hanging out.” My favorite pastime is hanging out.