Thanks to Grainne over at DarklyWhimsicalReader for nominating me for this! It’s much appreciated 😊 Also great questions! I can’t wait to get stuck in.
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well. (Maggie at Okoto Enigma’s Blog)
4. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
5. Nominate 10-20 people.
6. Notify your nominees.
7. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
8. Share a link to your best post(s).
Three things about me:
I’m originally from Norway but I live in the UK, and I don’t really want to go back. I know Norway is like the country in the world with the best benefits, best life expectancy, and best something else… But to be honest I just prefer British people… My dad isn’t happy about that.
My daytime job is as an Engineering Geologist and I mainly deal with slopes and cuttings but also foundations and piles for any type of infrastructure…. boring I know.
My first job was in after school care with children around the age of 9. When I left, after 2 years, all the children and the staff had signed a “Gubben og Katta” book by Sven Norquist. These children books are full of detailed drawings of things occurring on the farm where they live and it’s always messy and its always something that goes wrong, which according to my boss perfectly represented how it is to work with children.
Grainne’s questions were:
- What was the first book you remember carrying around everywhere with you? The one you literally could not / would not put down.
- If you could visit any fictional world, which world would you visit?
- Do you look into books before purchasing and keep a “to-buy list” or wander the bookstore?
- How do you feel about mid-series cover changes?
- You have to wallpaper your entire house with the pages of ONE book (multiple copies provided) Which book do you choose?
What was the first book you remember carrying around everywhere with you? The one you literally could not / would not put down.
I was pretty hooked on Nancy Drew as a child and I vividly remember several of these books especially their covers for some reason. Anyway, I was pretty addicted and was reading not only my books, but my sister’s book, and my mum’s old versions too.
There is also another book I very clearly remember. It had a white cover with a house and a garden with some kids on the front but I don’t remember what it was about or what it was called. I read it during a sick period I had, I think it might have been a stomach bug. But the book got me through the illness. This is my first memory of being absorbed in a book.
If you could visit any fictional world, which world would you visit?
Good question. The problem with the fictional worlds we read about is that they then to have an issue, like war or some other terror, and to be honest I don’t really want to experience that. So if I can pick a fictional world from a specific place in the book/series I would pick Harry Potter after book seven. Or at the end of The Power by Naomi Alderman.
Do you look into books before purchasing and keep a “to-buy list” or wander the bookstore?
I cannot for the life of me “just look”! Well, I can, I know how to do it, it’s really not the difficult to look. But to “just look” you don’t normally spend any money. Now here is my problem. If I go into a bookshop to “just look”, I ALWAYS SPENT MONEY!! It’s a problem. So yeah, if I enter a bookshop I need a strict to-buy list, and preferably no money, maybe only cash for the exact price of what I need.
How do you feel about mid-series cover changes?
Who would do such a thing?! How cruel!
No, seriously I’m not a fan. It’s so rude. If it is a new trilogy on the back of the other I accept the change, but not if its mid-series. My OCD cant deal with that. I would opt for an ebook version if I had to 😂
You have to wallpaper your entire house with the pages of ONE book (multiple copies provided) Which book do you choose?
There is only one book that I can live with my wallpaper for the entire house and that is Les Miserable. There is no competition.
My best post
My all-time most popular post has been the Sunshine Blogger Award I was nominated for in February, but my personal favourite is my review of An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. I’m still hung-up on that book…
I’m not going to nominate anyone this time, mainly because I have recently done several tags and are running out of people to nominate with being annoying. However, if you fancy doing this tag it’s all yours 🙂