I was tagged by the wonderful Kerrie @ I Loved Reading This in this Liebster Award! I love doing these tags because they’re unique everytime thanks to the nominators own questions!
Rules for this award are as follows:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their post
- Answer the 11 questions they asked you
- Nominate 11 other bloggers, with your own set of questions
- Tag your chosen 11 bloggers, and don’t forget to tell them as well!
What made you start blogging?
Honestly, I just needed a hobby! I loved beauty and reading, so I started up a beauty blog and then transferred it over to a book blog. I just thought it would be nice to have something to do of an evening after coming home from work.
What is the 1 book, in your opinion everyone must read?
I think everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, but I think that’s a bit cliché, so I’m going to say The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North as that’s the book that got me back into reading after finding it a rather monotonous task over the years.
Favourite book to movie?
Most probably Rosemary’s Baby, because I loved both the book and the film.
What is your current read?
I’m currently reading The Book Collector by Alice Thompson. It’s a gothic novel that I discovered on Callum McLaughlin’s blog.
What is your favourite social media platform?
Definitely Instagram! I love taking pictures and seeing other people’s creativity in image form. I’ve found myself spending a lot of time on IG lately, I’m having a lot of fun building up my profile on the platform… you should follow me! (@zukythebookbum)
Who is your ‘must read’ author?
Definitely Ira Levin. His work is amazing and so psychologically disturbing. Plus he writes some interesting social commentary into his stories.
How often do you post on your blog?
I try to post 4 or 5 times a week. At one point I was posting twice a day, every day! How I ever managed that I do not know!
Tell me one hobby separate to reading?
Going back to the earlier point I made, I’m really into photography at the moment. I’m not very good and I won’t ever try to make a career out of it, but I’m enjoying snapping pics of all my books.
Are you a user of your local library?
I’m not. I would like to be, but the issue is that it closes at 6pm and I don’t tend to get home from work until 6pm. Then at weekends, I spread my time between my house and my boyfriend’s house, so I’m never really in my town enough to spend time browsing and I’d probably always miss return deadlines. I’m fully supportive of library’s in general though and I’m glad the one in my town is still up & running because it doubles up as a little theatre which shows some interesting plays sometimes!
What book made you a reader?
Oops, I already answered this question above too! The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North is always the book I choose for this question. I did read a lot as a kid but going to school, reading started to feel more like homework or a chore and I lost touch with it. Going into sixth form and finding I had “free periods” meant I was getting bored with all my spare time, so I popped into the local Waterstones and rediscovered my love of books!
What is your dream job?
I never really know what to say for this one. If money wasn’t an issue, I’d love to work surrounded by books, be that in my own bookstore, another bookstore, or a library.
And there we have it, some more information about me you didn’t need to know about me to clog your brain!
I’m not going to nominate 11 people, but I will nominate…
What book made you a reader?
What’s your favourite genre of book?
What do you do for a living (you can be vague if you feel uncomfortable telling people!)
Do you have any pets? (Can we see pics?)
What would you choose as your last meal?
Who is your favourite (musical) artist? Why?
Do you reread books? Why? and if you do which book have you read the most?
Where’s the best place you’ve ever visited?
If you could only have one for the rest of your life, which would you choose – fruit or veg?
What’s the latest book you read that you really disliked?
What super popular movie have you never seen?