So about a month ago, Gracie over at Grace A. Johnson tagged me for this tag, and I love doing tags, so I thought why not do it today? Also, I haven’t introduced myself to all the new followers I’ve gained for some inexplicable reason, so this might be a nice little “get to know me” post.
Let’s get into it!
What is your favourite book/series and why?
I am nauseatingly enthusiastic about my favourite books, so I’m sure if you’ve been around this blog for more than 3.8 seconds you know the answer. My three favourite books in the whole world are (not in order), The Lord of the Rings, The Eagle of the Ninth, and A Tale of Two Cities. There are some runners up, such as The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, Frankenstein, The Secret Garden, The Hunger Games, The Scorpio Races, etc. But the three above mentioned are my favourites by far.
Um, why? I don’t really know, other than the obvious answer that they’re well-written, entertaining, beautiful, and have relatable characters. I think that those three have just struck a chord in my heart that other books haven’t. I could talk about them forever, but this tag is going to be long as it is, so let’s move onto the next question.
Who is your favourite author?
Probably one of the authors of the books above, Tolkien, Dickens or Rosemary Sutcliff. If I had to choose based on talent, I think it would definitely be Tolkien. His works are just so, so good. Everything about his stories are just amazing. Dickens is also very good for the same reason, plus I also admire his passion for social justice. Personally though, I love Rosemary Sutcliff. She was an amazing woman, who managed to write hundreds of books even with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
What is your favourite food?
I will eat almost anything. My favourite food is rice, hands down, because it’s simply the best food there is. I also love chocolate, coconut ice cream, cheese (lactose intolerance be damned), sour lollies, oranges, chicken, eggs and mushrooms. Quite a lot of food.
What gives you inspiration for your books?
So much stuff, I’m very lucky to have a wild imagination that is sparked by almost everything. However, I think usually travelling, reading nonfiction books, watching movies, listening to music and browsing Pinterest are my usual inspirations.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I love Australia, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else longterm. But if I was to live anywhere, I would want to live in Scotland or Wales. My grandparents are Scottish and I still have a lot of extended family in the UK, and I just want to visit so bad (COVID be gone!) But yeah, I think Scotland is where I would like to live, not to mention its the setting for several of my books so it would be easy researching and that’s always important for a writer.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
I’m definitely an introvert. I have a small circle of friends, and I’m happy with that. I like staying home, I like having dogs over people. A cup of tea and a book is perfect. I’m a textbook Basic Introvert.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: This product will possibly cancel on your plans randomly because she is a) an introvert and b) sick. However, in exchange for the inconvenience, she will randomly tell you about her passions, which include, but are not limited to: dinosaurs, history, disability justice, writing, and her favourite books.
That concludes today’s post! And I tag… Megan, and, uh, everyone else who hasn’t done this tag yet! Please tell me what your favourite food is? And what’s your favourite book? And what’s your favourite food from a book?