Victoria over at the The Book Wyrm awarded me with the Liebster Award and her questions for the awardees were so fun that I readily agreed to suffer through the whole ‘eleven random things about myself’ requirement. 😛
~Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award. (Check.)
~Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you. (Will do.)
~Give 11 random facts about yourself. (Likewise.)
~Nominate 11 blogs. (Not doing this. I’ve already nominated fellow bloggers for this award and I don’t read too many blogs.)
~Notify those blogs of their nomination. (See above.)
~Give them 11 questions to answer. (I’ll be doing this, but anyone can answer the questions on their blog or in the comments.)
1. What is your favorite time period for fiction books to be set in?
I like so much historical eras that it’s a bit hard for me to narrow it down to just one. WWII is a definite favorite. But there’s also westerns and medieval and futuristic. I’d probably go with westerns, though, if you forced me to decide.
2. Fictional movies, or movies based off a real person?
Really depends on the movie. There are several films I love that are based off real people – ‘The Young Victoria’, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’… Wait, what? Ahem. Anyway, yes, it mostly depends on the movie.
3. Favorite preacher/pastor? (e.g., Charles Spurgon, R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur.)
Um…my own pastor? 🙂 I also really liked the preacher at the winter camp my older siblings I went to in February.
4. Least favorite movie character?
I’m going to go with Alexander Pierce from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. He’s a character who I mentally scream at every time he’s on-screen. So horrid. (I think my hatred of him mostly stems from that one scene with Bucky. Oh, and when he shoots his housekeeper.) He’s spoiled Robert Redford for me, too.
Might want to go wash your hand now, Fury. Like, a million times.
5. What do you think about Van Gogh’s paintings? (Just curious, I’ve heard differing opinions about them.)
I really like them! Especially ‘Starry Night’ – love the colours in that one.
6. On a similar note, do you feel like Charles Dickens’ works are intriguing or dry?
Hmmm. I definitely wouldn’t say that Dickens’ works/writing are dry, but at the same time I wouldn’t use the word ‘intriguing’ to describe them. Basically, I’ve enjoyed the Dickens’ books I’ve read (especially A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations), but I do find him a somewhat long-winded writer.
7. Favorite language? (Even if you don’t understand a word of it.)
The Celtic languages and Hebrew.
8. Are you able eat white meat or grapes without inspecting them thoroughly first?
Well, if the grapes have already been taken off the vine and rinsed, I’m fine with popping a handful in my mouth without any inspection. But I usually cut open white meat before serving/eating it to make sure it’s cooked. So…yes and no?
9. Dream job?
Writer. Oh, wait. I already do that. *mentally high-fives with self* Librarian would also be fun.
10. Favorite name?
Boy’s name: Dan. Girl’s name: Katherine.
11. Thing you’re best at? (Or maybe thing people tell you you’re best at, even though you think you’re better at something else.) (And it has to be something NICE.)
I don’t think I’m the ‘best’ at anything. I have seemed to have figured out the balance between reading swiftly and reading with comprehension, so I guess that’s something. (Actually, it’s not much of anything. But that’s all I’ve got right now.)
Um…YES. I would love to read this fast. (Provided I could still enjoy what I read.)
1. I pronounce ‘gif’ as ‘jif’.
2. I pronounce ‘Celtic’ as ‘Keltic’.
3. I believe that the only good thing to come out of Flashpoint (see: ‘The Flash’, season 3) was Julian Albert.
4. I’ve read all of Katherine Reay’s published books.
5. One of my favorite movies is ‘The 300 Spartans’, which is sadly unknown and underappreciated. (Do watch it!)
6. I’m a cat person.
7. I’m sure I’m related to H.R. Wells, even though he’s fictional, because we both love coffee with roughly the same intensity.
8. I crave spoilers.
9. I’m becoming increasingly un-enamored with the YA genre as a whole.
10. Robin and Marian are my true OTP. Like, sure I’ll have other ships, but I’ve come to the realization that Robin and Marian (in any book or movie or TV show) are my One True Pairing.
11. I think the Trixie Belden books are way better than Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Happy Hollisters, etc. (If you agree, let’s fangirl about Jim and bemoan our lack of filthy rich bffs in the comments!)
1. Cats or dogs?
2. What will most quickly deter you from watching a movie – lots of bad language, sexual content, or violence?
3. Have you read any of Rosemary Sutcliff’s books and, if so, do you like her as an author?
4. How many siblings do you have?
5. If you could drink only one beverage for the rest of your life (with no adverse effects – like, if it’s a dehydrating drink like coffee), what would you chose?
6. What book were you excited to read but ended up letting you down?
7. What movie were you excited to watch but ended up letting you down?
8. Psych or Monk?
9. What is your least favorite name?
10. Classic dystopia (i.e., 1984, Brave New World, The Giver) or modern dystopia (i.e., The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched)?
11. With the Disney-Fox merger, do you now consider Anastasia a Disney princess?
Tally-ho! (*weeps because of Jude and Solomon and the Out of Time series in general*)