I was nominated for The Unique Blogger Award by Hannah,one of the nicest, kindest bloggers of our community. Her reading choices are pure quality, so visit her blog and let your TBR pile grow a little more:)
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
- Answer the questions
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award
- Ask them 3 questions
1) If you had to pick one genre to read for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, this is easy. Historical Fiction, hands down! For many years, I used to read Historical Fiction novels almost exclusively, it is a genre very close to my heart. It can be quite exasperating, though, when a writer decides to take too much liberty with historical facts and figures or add a silly romantic relationship just for the sake of it…
2) What is your most unpopular opinion you want to shout from the rooftops?
I will keep this one book-related. ”Please, dear publishing companies, stop publishing paper-y things -because I refuse to call them ”books”- with naked men and women on the front cover. It is distasteful, hideous, utterly sexist and truthfully? It debases the notion of attraction and sexuality to a level that is lower than low. I understand that to each their own and if someone wants to read this genre, then be my guest but the covers? Give me a break here, okay? A little discretion and respect wouldn’t hurt…At least, the covers of the old Harlequins my grandma used to read were tasteful…
3) What topic could you give an impromptu 20 minute talk on?
Being a teacher, I can always compose lengthy monologues -or rants, if you wish- about the danger of burdening our children with our own expectations and wishes that may not be their own. We need to let them develop their goals and skills according to their abilities and wishes, supporting and guiding them but not pushing them to accomplish something they don’t want. And parents need to stop feeling as if their children are their mirror. They’re not, they never will be. Our children are human beings, unique human beings and they can become so much better than us if we let them.
My questions to the lovely people:
1) If you were obliged to read the same book every month, which one would it be and why?
2) If you were a planet, which one would you be and why?
3) (Because I know we’re all lovers of Mythology) What are your favourite Greek and Norse deities?
I tag: Marina @Books of Magic
Kara @Bernard’s Book Blog
Grainne @Darkly Whimsical Reader
Callum @Callum McLaughlin
Aneela @The Mystique Reader
This has been super-fun and Hannah’s questions were a delight to answer. Thank you so much, Hannah!! I look forward to reading everyone’ answers!