Hello beautiful people!
Thank you Siobhan (also known as Sibby) @ Novelties for tagging me in the Get to Know the Blogger Tag! Honestly, what an elegant blog name … and Sibby’s another Canadian blogger!! YEAY!!
Though I just recently discovered this blog, Sibby’s content is a true delight to read! Please make sure to visit Novelties and give Sibby some love!
- Thank the person who tagged you!
- Link back and credit the original creator (GoodeyReads).
- Answer book questions about yourself.
- Answer the other questions about yourself.
- Change the last 5 questions when you tag someone else (if you want! – the more random the better).
- Tag at least 3 people.
- Have fun! (ooh, that was cliche)
Book Questions about Me
One. A book about where you’re from (City, State, Country—Your Choice)
Fauna by Alissa York — Wow … I didn’t think I was going to think of one I’ve actually read AND is from the area I grew up in. To be fair, this is set in Toronto — which is in the province of Ontario in Canada. I grew up 2 hours south of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) but EVERYONE seems to think all of Southern Ontario is part of the GTA … so I think it works. Also a great book, BTW — might need to re-read this so I can review it properly.
Two. A book about your favourite non-bookish hobby
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett — This was tricky, since my favourite hobby is kind of boring to most people … daydreaming and exploring nature. I don’t even know if this counts as a hobby! But it is in my mind. I had a hard time finding a fiction book I’ve read about people just travelling and partaking in fun outdoor activities, but I remembered how this book discusses the joy of simply living among the plants and gardens and nature. I also want to become better at gardening … so there’s that!
Three. A book about a fear of yours
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling — Well … this is difficult ha-ha! I have four MAIN fears: clowns, spiders, losing a loved one, and being in a relationship (the whole “opening up” thing). I picked this book because this novel discusses in particular the devastation of losing someone, the difficulty of opening up (maybe not relationship wise, but same concept), the series in general talks about Ron’s fear of spiders (I relate SO HARD to this). No clowns that I can remember … but whatever.
Four. A book about something that brings you joy
Matilda by Roald Dahl — This book is like a catch-all. Books, the library (bookstores too), “true” family (my mom is just as loving as Miss Honey, he-he), and friends are things that bring me joy. There are few things missing — tea, coffee, music, nature, etc. — but this is still A LOT of things in one book!
Five. A book about your career/what you’re studying in school
Library Wars: Love & War by Kiiro Yumi & Hiro Arikawa — Okay … I don’t have any military experience or intelligence gathering jobs, but the library elements are true! This relates to both my degree (Masters of Library and Information Science) and my current job (Metadata Specialist and Author Liaison). This is probably why I love this series so much … totally biased, and I don’t care!
Other Questions about Me
One. What job would you be terrible doing?
Anything with complex math or anything to do with physics …
Two. What’s a subject you wish you know more about?
Linguistics and languages. I took a linguistics course during my masters program and loved it so much! I would love to go back to school and learn more in this area. Knowing multiple languages would also be magnificent!
Three. In your opinion, what is the best day on the calendar and why?
Day of the week wise? Saturday … Fridays are also great, but Saturday is when I feel like I can just do what I want without too many chores or errands.
The best day in general? It’s a mix up between Christmas Eve (December 24) and Halloween (October 31). Christmas Eve has so much more hype for Christmas Day. It’s also rather relaxing — my parent’s and I get into our pj’s, watch television with the fireplace on and Christmas Tree lit, play some games, relax in the hot tub and just enjoy the small things.
Halloween has the benefit of being a spooky day that celebrates eating candy, ghosties and other scary things, dressing up and not being a weirdo for doing so, watching all the Halloween movies, and still having that beautiful autumn weather kicking around.
Four. What is the craziest item you spent way too much money on?
Oh my gosh … probably food? Seriously, I was REALLY dumb and ordered some healthy food supplement items from Australia and the United States … but I totally forgot about the whole “U.S. dollar to Canada dollar thing” AND duty fees on-top of that … I was just REALLY excited and clearly not thinking straight.
Five. What’s a quirky thing you do?
According to EVERYONE, I’m just quirky in general. I’m ODDLY organized with my condo, how I file everything at work and home, my book collection, my tea collection … okay, basically organization in general. I’m no Monica Gellar … but I’m fairly close.
I also just do WEIRD things when I’m either bored or really hyper! Like making silly faces, pranking people, dancing randomly out in public, daydreaming to the point of danger (walking into things) … I’m just a quirky person.
My Other Questions for You
I’m keeping some of the ones above while also changing a few:
- In your opinion, what is the best day on the calendar and why?
- If you could instantly travel anywhere in the world (real place, people), where would it be and why?
- You’re stranded on an island. Besides the essentials, what are three things you MUST have with you?
- What subjects or topics are you confident in knowledge wise?
- What’s a quirky thing you do?