Last week I was tagged for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers. Thanks to dreamingthroughliterature for the tag – this is my first one as a new blogger.
So, the following are the questions that I have been tagged to answer:
1 What has been your favorite read of the year?
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. This book just blew me away. The depth of the characters was amazing and although the ending broke my heart, I loved the book even more for doing that.
2 What is your favorite food?
I’m going to divide this one into two parts: Home-cooked meal: Turkey with all the trimmings.
Restaurant: Pizza with Caesar salad.
3 What is your favorite social media website?
Instagram – I love the visual aspect of it.
My Instagram account is: indydriven
4 Do you have any other blogs?
No, just this one which is pretty much all I can handle 🙂 I just started blogging about 2-3 months ago at the age of 51 which I understand is pretty old for the blogging world. I am very adept with using the Microsoft office products, however, I am struggling a bit with the blog site and trying to get up to speed with everything.
5 What’s your favorite holiday?
Christmas – I especially enjoy Boxing Day. In Canada it is a Statutory Holiday and this is the day that you traditionally either go out to the shops for the big sales or do absolutely nothing. From the time I was a child, Boxing Day always meant pulling out the books you got for Christmas, laying around and reading all day and snacking on the turkey leftovers. A very lazy and restful day after the craziness of Christmas.
6 Who are one of your favorite ships?
Okay, I am going old school for this one — Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With The Wind.
7 What and where is your favorite bookstore?
The city I live in has few bookstores even though our population is over 200,000. We lost our large independent bookstore about four years ago and basically we are left with a Chapters/Indigo and a small Coles bookstore. I order a lot of books through their website or Book Depository and Book Outlet.
I did discover a wonderful used bookstore in Victoria, British Columbia this past summer called Russell’s Books. It is huge and I could have spent all day there.
I did visit the Harvard Book Store this past September when I was on vacation in Boston. It had been on my bucket list of things to see and so of course I was thrilled to bring home a couple of books from there.
I would love to get to Powell’s in Portland and The Strand in New York some day.
8 Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind and what is/are their name(s)?
No – I am not allowed pets in my condo. My last pet growing up was a dog called Corky who was a Beagle/Bassett Hound mix. He was a great dog and we had him on my parent’s farm for about 15 years before he passed away.
9 What’s your favorite Christmas-themed book?
I actually don’t have one. I remember as a teenager reading the horror story “Black Christmas” every year because that was the only Christmas book I could get my hands on. I grew up on a farm and the nearest small town with a library had very limited books. Thirty-five years ago there was very few books for young adults and then as an adult, I just never got into themed books. I am always amazed at the selection of books there are out there now for young adults. I wish it had been like that when I was in my teens and early 20’s.
10 What book do you love recommending to people?
This year I have recommended A Little Life quite a few times to my co-workers and friends. I also really loved The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons and highly recommend this to anyone who loves to read stories set in Russia.
Okay, as I am a new blogger, I don’t have a lot of people to tag, but will do a couple. These are the questions I am going to ask the bloggers I tag:
- Why did you start blogging?
- What are your two favorite genres to read?
- Where is your favorite place to read?
- What is your favorite movie that was adapted from a book?
- What is/was your favorite tv show?
- Where are your top five “bucket list” places you want to visit/vacation?
- Are you a student or do you work (or do both)? If you work, what is your profession or job?
- What book did you absolutely hate but so many people think is fantastic?
- What book are you currently reading?
- Do you have any reading goals or resolutions for 2016? If so, what are they?
I hope everyone has a great Christmas Season!!