Hello bibliophiles! I hope that this week has been treating you well… any recent favs? As for me, I just went on a big book haul and picked up a lot of books bloggers have been repeatedly reminding me to read! Should I do a post on it?
Anyway, today I bring you another Just Some Bibliophilic Things Answer as well as my nomination of The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!
Without further ado, let’s jump into the question of the week for JSBT, hosted by Riddhi from Whispering Stories! Click here to see her answer for the week and here to learn more about it. (I’m sorry that I’m a day late but better late than never!)
This week’s question: Which genre do you not read? Why? Would you like to read any book from that genre?
For this, my obvious answer would be horror. Simply put, I am a scaredy cat but there’s a story behind it!
Yes, I am aware that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fantasy series but let me explain:
I read the series at the tender age of ten. It was one of my first “big girl” series so I was extremely invested in it. The plot is so good and I love the theme of belonging. I would say as a young girl, I was creeped out at a lot of paranormal things in this book. However, I adored it anyway.
And then the movie came out. As I enjoyed the book, I highly anticipated the movie and was curious to find out how they portrayed all the magical elements.
Ironically, that was what destroyed me.
The movie was rated PG-13. But I was so insistent on watching it, which was a mistake.
At first, I was intrigued at all the cool digital effects to make fantastical elements come to life.
Until the bad guys came.
I don’t know if its a spoiler so I would be vague (and so I wouldn’t relive that much fear).
I can’t describe the amount of terror that came with seeing those wights.
I walked out of the cinema halfway.
It was so bad that I clearly recall having to sleep in my parents’ room. For a whole week. And waking at every small creak in the dark room.
That was the extent of how petrified I was, not able to erase the image.
From then, I was so scared of all “creepy” supernatural elements. Zombies, ghosts, witches still make me uneasy to this day. So I steered away from horror.
The Black Cat Blue Sea Award
On a happier note, many thanks to Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for nominating me for this award! Riddhi is very fun, I promise you… her blog has so much booky stuff and she has her own feature: JSBT which I participated in up there! I’m so grateful ahhh and this award is really cute:
The meaning of the Black Cat Blue Sea Award
“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”
- Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
- Anybody nominated answers three questions.
- The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
- If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.
1. What is the one (or more) thing you want to do before you die?
Other than reading all the books in the world, I would dearly love to see a live Les Miserables musical!
2. Are you an extrovert or an introvert? What is your favourite thing about being an extrovert or an introvert (whichever you are)?
I’m more of an introvert, though I am a functional extrovert as well, meaning that I can be extroverted when the occasion calls for it (but it is quite tiring). I love being introverted as I cannot manage people! And my books get more time.
3. If you could trade lives with a fictional character, would you do it? And if you had to, whom would you choose?
If only I could do that! Wow, I actually can’t choose as I can’t think of them because most of my favourite characters are all from historical fictions. Historical fictions do feature characters that meet a lot of sorry ends and experience so much grief and suffering which I’m not sure I’m strong enough to handle.
Oooh, I know! I would love to trade lives with Emika Chen from Warcross. (Assuming when I trade lives I acquire her skills in programming and all). It would be epic to able to take part in Warcross – Marie Lu’s world building of it is so vivid and captivating. Also, she is such a strong and determined character and boy do I want those cool tech skills. My only drawback is the romance haha.
Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds
Ali @ In the Lost and Found
Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal
Erin @ Eclectic Erin
Lia @ Chain of Novels
Lyanda @ Bookish Justice
Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy
(If you guys are not interested or have a lot of things to do – I do too!, no worries at all!)
My Questions for you guys:
- If you had to team up with a villain, who would you team up with? What will be your best battle strategy? What will you guys talk about (assuming you get along well)?
- If you were given a 5 minute advertisement slot on TV, what would you promote and how?
- What was the funniest thing you’ve seen recently online?