Cait at GoodeyReads recently celebrated her one year blog anniversary!!! She created her own tag to celebrate, and nominated me! EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!! Thank you Cait!
Ok, so here are the Rules:
- Thank the person who tagged you!
- Link back and credit the original creator (myself: 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)
A Book Where You Are From (City, State, Country, Your Choice)
My first giveaway win from Instagram (hosted by Storygram Tours) was The Library Jumpers series by Brenda Drake. She’s from Albuquerque, NM as am I. I haven’t read the series yet, but plan on getting to it.
A Book About Your Favorite Non-Bookish Hobby.
The Wine Bible by Karen McNeil
I love all things wine. I love drinking wine, tasting wine, and going to wine festivals. What I enjoy most about wine is the history lesson that comes with it. I love learning the different varietals and the regions from which they are produced.
A Book About a Fear of Yours.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
This book has been hands down the most impactful book that I have EVER read. One of my greatest fears is seeking too much knowledge/education at the expense of being able to relate to my loved ones. This book really made me question if this journey that I’m on is worth it.
A Book About Something That Brings You Joy.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
I’ve been an avid reader ever since I was a child because I was always sick and couldn’t play outside. Beauty and the Beast was my absolute favorite fairytale. I always wanted to be Belle because she was the epitome of intelligence, and she was gifted an entire library. A Curse So Dark and Lonely is the first Beauty and the Beast retelling that I absolutely fell in love with. Reading this reminded me of the nostalgia of Beauty and the Beast, but with a much needed feminist boost. I loved every minute of this.
A Book About Your Career/What You’re Studying in School.
Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren, Peter Wothers.
I’m finishing up my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. This is a really great reference text if you’re ever taking Organic Chemistry. The material is really accessible. There’s not a lot of practice problems though. However, this book does a great job of bridging the gap between undergraduate and the first year of graduate school (wow, I just felt like an Orgo plug-in, help!)
What job would you be terrible doing?
I’d be terrible at any job where I would have to process or prepare meat like a butcher. I am definitely a meat eater, but even preparing meat at home makes me a bit squeamish at times. I don’t know why, but raw meat just gets to me.
What’s a subject you wish you knew more about?
Math. I’m terrible at math. It’s funny because people assume that you need advanced math for organic chemistry, but that’s a lie! I use a calculator for algebra on a daily basis.
In your opinion, what is the best day on the calendar and why?
I love Christmas Eve. There’s something so magical about that day to me. I love when there’s snow on the ground, the christmas tree is lit, the fireplace is going, watching Christmas movies, and enjoying a glass of red wine. I always say that Christmas is the one time of the year when strangers are the most generous towards one another, so it’s my absolute favorite day and holiday.
What is the craziest item you spent way too much on?
The special edition Aurora Rising from Goldsboro Books. I have never spent over $20 on a book before, but I HAD to have this book. And after the whole fiasco where I frantically tried to purchase this book for two days after the internet died, I managed to score one. It was expensive, but it was so worth it (I’ve also already read an eARC)!
What’s a quirky thing you do?
So Cait mentioned that when she concentrates, she sticks her tongue out. Oddly enough, whenever I am cutting something with scissors, I do the SAME thing!
My Questions for You to Answer:
- If you won the lottery, what would be your first purchase?
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- If you could have dinner with three authors (dead or alive) who would you choose?
- What was the first book thought provoking book that you read?
- What book character is most like you?
No pressure to participate! If you’re not tagged, feel free to participate!