Outstanding Blogger Award Tag and Ideal Inspiration Tag

Reader, we’re doing a double tag today! What a wild world it is! I was very kindly tagged by Meg’s Magical Musings in both of these tags, so I thought I would hit two birds with one stone, and do both of them today.

The rules for both of these tags are the same so let’s go over them now: answer the questions provided, nominate up to 10 other bloggers and ask them five new questions, and make sure you link back to the original creator’s tag.

So let’s start with the Outstanding Blogger Award Tag, which was created by Colton Beckwith. So let’s dive into the questions!

1.What are some books you think your characters would like?

The two main characters from my works in progress have very different tastes. One of them would be into trashy paranormal romances, so something like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer or the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. The other one would be reading hardcore feminist manifestos, like Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, or The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.

2. What are your favourite genres and why?

I’m a big fan of fantasy. I like a world that’s completely immersive and makes me want to live there. I also love mysteries and thrillers, because, if done right, they make me totally forget everything else going on and I can’t do anything until I’ve found out what happens next. And, because I love knowing obscure facts, historical fiction.

3. What is your favourite holiday?

Christmas. I adore everything about Christmas.

4. What is your favourite season?

Fall. I love the colours, the flavours, the sort of melancholy feel of the wind, I love the spookiness of it, I love Halloween, I love Thanksgiving food…I’m just a big fan of the season in general.

5. Outside of your favourite genre, which genres do you not mind reading and why?

I can be down for some dystopian when the mood strikes me. I’ll also occasionally dip my toe into some contemporary, and once in a blue moon, I’ll read a romance.

6. What is your favourite Christmas movie?

Is there any other Christmas movie then How the Grinch stole Christmas? (the 1966 version, with Boris Karloff, not the one with Jim Carrey. That one doesn’ t exist, you’ve all been hallucinating it).

7. What Harry Potter house are you in?

Hufflepuff, where dwell the loyal, hardworking, and fair at heart. Basically, we’re awesome, and we deserve more credit.

My questions are:

  1. What’s one genre you refuse to read?
  2. What fictional character would you like to spend Christmas with?
  3. If you could live in any other historical time period, which one would it be?
  4. If you could make everyone read one book, which book would it be?
  5. If you could swap places with a historical figure for a day, who would it be?

And now for the Ideal Inspiration Tag, originally created here: https://idealinspiration.blog/

1.What is a unpopular standalone or series you think deserves more attention?

The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch. I adored those books as a kid (and I still do), and nobody ever talks about them.

2. If you could live in one fantasy world, which would it be?

I think I’ve been very clear that my answer to this will always be the Little Palace in Ravka, from The GrishaVerse by Leigh Bardugo. Although, to be seasonally appropriate, spending the Winter Solstice with the Inner Circle in Velaris, a la A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas, would be pretty sweet too.

3. If a minor character ended up as the main character in a book, which would you choose?

I would love to read a book from Gideon Lightwood’s perspective (from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare). I think he’s a really interesting character that we never hear enough from.

4. If you could combine different literary characters into a book, who would you choose?

I would love to have Annabeth Chase from The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, and Kelsea Glynn from the Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johanson team up into some smart girls who read club and solve crime. That’d be cool.

5. What character would you love to spend time with?

Will Herondale. Always. But since I’ve used The Infernal Devices a lot this post, let’s go with Agatha from The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I feel like we have a lot in common.

My questions are:

  1. What’s your favourite book set in a country different from your own?
  2. What fictional character would you like to be quarantined with?
  3. What’s the worst book you had to read for school?
  4. What fairytale would you love to see a retelling of?
  5. What do you think is the most overrated book series or standalone?

I tag What Rebecca’s Read, In My Humble Opinion, Carly Books and Ramblings, Theelctiophile, Omg.kacie.reads,and Whispering Stories in both of these tags, and also anyone else who wants to do them.

You gusy should let me know in the comments some of your answers to these questions, stay safe, wear a mask, and I’ll see you on Sautrday.

Unitl the next time.

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