“Sibterhood” of the World Bloggers Award

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I was nominated by my friend Anastasia over at her blog, ReadAndSurvive! Thank you so very much for the award. 🙂 What an honor~~

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Now, as you can see the original award was for entry into a Sisterhood.

Buuuuuuut–! Since I don’t identify as female 😀 – I’m more of a Mx. than a Ms. – I’ve changed the award to a more appropriate titling of “Sibterhood of the World Bloggers Award,” so as to include every gender where we might all be sibs together! :3

As such, I’m also not sticking to femaleonly nominees. REJOICE!


The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the ten questions they’ve sent you
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
  • Nominate ten people

My answers to Anastasia’s questions:

1. If you were a character in a book, what kind of a book would it be? Who are you? How would the book end?

Ohh… a complex question. Well, let’s see. The short answer is, I would be the enigma, the unknown; either finding myself in the role of anti-hero, villain, or rogue who is constantly ridiculed, outcast, or underestimated in a speculative fiction/dark fantasy book.

Whether I was protag or antagonist however, would depend solely on who’s telling the story. If it were told by myself or others like me, then I…we would be the protagonists – most assuredly, (because we would get to tell our side of the story, and not have it told for us by those would do not understand). We would still be rogues and cutthroats and honestly not give a fuck about what others thought of us or our actions, but it would be OUR story you would hear and not that of those who fight to oppress us, fear us, or fight to destroy us. Obviously, on that note, if anyone else (outside of us) told the story, we would undoubtedly be portrayed as the antagonists and villains, or at the very least the subject of much debate and controversy. The story would definitely take on a much different light depending on whose side is telling the tale.

One thing’s for certain: we would end up on top at the end. Either by getting away or actually winning the fight… we would survive and press on to another day. Whether anyone else likes it or not will once again depend on the narrator’s sway for, or against us.

2. Do you only read books or do you also read comics, manga, magazines, newspapers? Which ones?

I consider comics and manga to be books as well, thank you very much! 😄

So obviously, yes, I read manga (and manhua and manhwa…), comics, webcomics, and magazines (although with mags, not so much recently…). If you want to know which ones I read, you can head on over to the listings for manga and for webcomics (that are constantly and possibly forever under construction) for an incomplete, work-in-progress record of which manga/comics/mags I read. There is no way I could list them all here. 8D

3. What was most memorable experience for you in 2014?

Memorable?

. . .

I would say… discovering NetGalley. 😄 Because… ya’know… there was a LOT of memorable things last year. Most of them NOT GOOD. So I’m gonna go with NetGalley, because that will always be a bright spot in my life. :3

4. What are your hobbies?

  • Listening to music.
  • Reading.
  • Acquiring books (in any form, shape, or otherwise. Bonus points for any books I can get for cheap or free!)
  • Creating and destroying worlds and characters in my head, and then writing them down. Sometimes.
  • Writing, in general.
  • Discovering new things (this is a pretty broad hobby because… well… it’s not subject to one thing only. Music, books, authors, facts, random facts, seemingly useless facts, theories, scientific discoveries, art, life hacks, programs and apps that help and assist productivity or entertainment, different cultures/peoples/customs, travel, astronomy… you name it, I probably find some portion of it interesting. I just like learning and finding new stuff, new information, the known and the unknown. It is a great passion of mine to simply learn and acquire more knowledge. I’m something of an epistemophile, although I’ve been told I may be more of philosophile – which I’m also quite fine with, btw.)
  • Exploring new places (this doesn’t solely mean “to travel” either…).
  • Creature concepts & world-building: both on paper in the written form, and in pencil & photoshop
  • Watching other people play video games and commenting/making fun of everything that happens while loving every horrid minute of it.

5. What’s your favorite animal (mythological creatures are absolutely counted in)? Why?

Ugh. I hate these “favourite” questions since I always have too many. 😄

UM. Okay. So for regular animals: Cats, Foxes, Owls, Bats, Crocodiles, Komodo Dragons, Sharks, Goats, Horses, Bearded Vultures, Hummingbirds… SO.MANY.OTHERS!!

As for mythological creatures… ughhhdhksajgdlg… there’s too maannyyyy!! @__@ Kitsune, Dragons, Hellhounds, Cerberus, Centaurs, Unicorns, Pegasus, Sphinx, Kelpie, Bakeneko, Nekomata, Mermaids… must I go on??

Now for the “why”… well… there’s either some aspect of their nature, personality, appearance, or innate purpose that I love. However I am, in no way, going to list those reasons now. I’d be here all week if I did.

6. What country are you from?

Born in the U.S. of A.

7. What do you want to do in 2015?

  1. Get a new job.
  2. Write a book (or two)
  3. Participate in several book challenges (Check my progress here)
  4. READ TONS OF BOOKS
  5. Get some of my unpublished works published
  6. Do at least one completely new thing
  7. Make a difference.

8. Your book boyfriends? Crushes? Why them?

Hmm, never really had book “boyfriends” or “girlfriends” or even crushes on any character. There are some I find incredibly delicious or perfect together, but… not with me. 😄 I did and do have favorite characters though, who I absolutely adore or simply root for no matter the situation (even if they seem unworthy of such devotion).

Some examples include: Arya, Tyrion, Jaime, Brienne, Daenerys, Varys (A Song of Ice and Fire series); Loki (from… mythology, Marvel, and I Bring The Fire series); Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Chronicles); Tobias and Ax (Animorphs); Dai, Jaehee, Naru (Let Dai); Achilles, Patroclus (from mythology & The Song of Achilles); Cal, Lianvis, Seel (Wraeththu); Edmond Dantès (Count of Monte Cristo/Gankutsuou); and a bijillion others. 😄

9. Do you have some songs you listen to when you read? What about songs that match that book?

Never listen to music while I read; only when I write (and even then… Sometimes I need utter silence). I do make FSTs and fanmixes pretty often, though. Always after the fact. 🙂

10. Who’s your favorite villain?

Again with these “favourite” questions!! DDDx *REFUSES TO ANSWER BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY I CAN ANSWER THIS PROPERLY*


My questions for you!

  1. Since I hate “favourite” questions, what genre or genres do you enjoy reading most? What draws you to those books?
  2. Do you normally pick up and read a title at random if it interests you, or does the book have to come with high recommendations, lots of reviews and high ratings, and/or award nominations/wins?
  3. Have entered any Book or Reading Challenges for 2015? If so, which ones?
  4. What movie and/or book are you most excited to see/read?
  5. Do you collect a certain kind(s) of book? If so, which ones?
  6. Give a guestimate. How many books do you think you own? (Printed books & E-Books included!)
  7. As readers, we all have TBR lists. How long is yours and do you think you will be able to whittle it down this year?
  8. How do you usually acquire the books you read: Bookstores, Online (Amazon, Book Depository, B&N, AbeBooks, etc.), Indie Marketplaces, Libraries, Used Bookstores, $1-5 Bins, Gifts from family and friends?
  9. Do you have an unusual reading habit? What is it and why do you do it?
  10. If the zombie apocalypse happened RIGHT NOW, which fictional book character would you want with you? Why, and would you both survive???

 


And finally… my nominees~

  1. Lola @ Hit Or Miss Books
  2. FriendlyBookWorm
  3. Cathy @ 746 Books
  4. Serith & Kaelin @ FabulousFictions (This counts as two!)
  5. Issac @ Ekostories
  6. Yvo @ It’s All About Books
  7. Luna @ Luna’s Little Library
  8. Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews
  9. Eva @ The Paperback Princess
  10. John @ Write me a book, John!
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10 thoughts on ““Sibterhood” of the World Bloggers Award

  1. […] Check out the lovely Sibterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Reckless Indulgence! […]

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  2. stephaniesbookreviews January 12, 2015 at 6:54 PM Reply

    Thanks for the nomination! I like the idea of siblings instead of just sisters, too! I’ve already done one of these on my blog, so I’m not going to do a post, but I always enjoy the questions, so I’ll answer them here:
    1.Since I hate “favourite” questions, what genre or genres do you enjoy reading most? What draws you to those books? I enjoy mysteries/thrillers because I like trying to figure things out and I also read a lot of YA paranormal. I don’t know why because I’ve never really liked fantasy stuff until recently, but they’re fun!

    2.Do you normally pick up and read a title at random if it interests you, or does the book have to come with high recommendations, lots of reviews and high ratings, and/or award nominations/wins?
    If I come across a synopsis that looks interesting that’s good enough for me!

    3.Have entered any Book or Reading Challenges for 2015? If so, which ones?
    Just the Good Reads challenge. I’m aiming for 115 books!

    4.What movie and/or book are you most excited to see/read?
    I’m looking forward to the final Hunger Games movie and the next Linda Castillo book.

    5.Do you collect a certain kind(s) of book? If so, which ones? Not really.

    6.Give a guestimate. How many books do you think you own? (Printed books & E-Books included!) Probably around 400? Most of those are free ebooks I haven’t read yet, though!

    7.As readers, we all have TBR lists. How long is yours and do you think you will be able to whittle it down this year? According to GoodReads my TBR is 246. I seem to add books to it more than I read from it, so probably not.

    8.How do you usually acquire the books you read: Bookstores, Online (Amazon, Book Depository, B&N, AbeBooks, etc.), Indie Marketplaces, Libraries, Used Bookstores, $1-5 Bins, Gifts from family and friends? Mostly library books or B&N giftcards for my Nook.

    9.Do you have an unusual reading habit? What is it and why do you do it? Not really!

    10.If the zombie apocalypse happened RIGHT NOW, which fictional book character would you want with you? Why, and would you both survive??? I’m cheating and picking tv character – obviously Daryl Dixon and of course we would survive – all thanks to Daryl!

    Thanks again for nominating me!

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    • amomentsilence January 13, 2015 at 12:28 AM Reply

      You’re so very welcome! 🙂 Totally understandable about not wanting to post another one. Glad you still answered the questions. I was rather curious about what answers I’d get from everyone…

      As for your answers… 😄 I’m with you on the last one! Daryl is the man to beat!

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  3. friendlybookworm January 13, 2015 at 9:54 AM Reply

    I am getting a new job this year too!!! High five!!!

    And thanks again for the nomination!

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    • amomentsilence January 13, 2015 at 10:44 AM Reply

      Woah, no kidding?! 😀 That’s fantastic!! *high fives!* I endeavor to keep looking~~

      And no problem at all. 😉

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  4. The Paperback Princess January 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM Reply

    Thanks so much for this! I love that you changed it to a sibterhood. Way better! I’m going to copy Stephanie and answer your questions here.
    1. Genres I enjoy most – I love crime fiction. A lot. I also like historical fiction but my enthusiasm seems to be waning on that front. I love classics. I’m not sure what my love of crime fiction says about me…it’s a little messed up when you stop and think about it.
    2. I like to be free to read whatever I want whenever the mood strikes me. I do listen to other people and what they are raving about but generally I like to blaze my own reading trail.
    3. Reading challenges for 2015 – just the TBR Pile Challenge hosted by the Roof Beam Reader.
    4. I’m really excited to read Kate Atkinson’s follow up to Life After Life!
    5. I do collect copies of Pride and Prejudice. I just want as many different ones as I can find! It’s my favourite.
    6. I think I probably own about 800 books. No e-reader.
    7. I will definitely be able to whittle down my TBR list this year! There are probably 100-125 books on my list.
    8. I buy a lot of my books. I get some from publishers, some from family and friends and the rest from the library!
    9. I don’t think that I have any unusual reading habits – I just like to read any time any place.
    10. Zombie apocalypse – Katniss Everdeen because she’s a badass and I’m sure she’d find a way for both of us to survive.

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    • amomentsilence January 14, 2015 at 12:48 AM Reply

      Love your answers! I wish you luck on completing your challenges, AND whittling down your TBR list. 🙂

      Wow, that’s pretty cool that you like to collect copies of Pride&Prejudice. How many copies do you have thus far?

      Katniss is a damn good choice, though! She would definitely kick-ass. 😉

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      • The Paperback Princess January 14, 2015 at 2:17 PM Reply

        I only have about 7 right now but I’m always on the lookout for more. I’m pretty picky.

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        • amomentsilence January 15, 2015 at 9:59 AM Reply

          Pretty impressive nonetheless~ I’ll have to remember to take a picture the next time I see a Pride and Prejudice edition and send it to you for ideas. 😉

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