Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award11Recently, the excellent Laura from Boats Against the Current nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  Laura is a great new blogger and I recommend that you pay her site a visit. I was very flattered to be nominated by Laura as a fellow ‘newbie’ blogger. I was nominated for the Liebster Award a while back and found it a great way to discover new blogs, so lets get going.

First up – The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their site.
  2. Post the award’s logo onto your blog.
  3. Answer the 10 questions you’ve been asked.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers.
  5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees.

Laura’s Questions

1.  Which book character would you like as a best friend?

This was a surprisingly hard question to answer because I read a lot of books with very dysfunctional characters (what that says about me I don’t want to know). However, I’d probably be friends with Emma in One Day by David Nicholls. I found her very relatable and I could see us getting along swimmingly.

2. Is there any genre of book that just doesn’t interest you at all?

I like to think of myself as an equal opportunities reader and truthfully there is very little that I won’t try, BUT the idea of erotica tends to make me cringe and so it doesn’t interest me really.  I’m far too old school to be reading 50 shades of grey on the train.

3.  How did you name your blog?

I started the blog just as a thing to do to get me writing again. Writing a novel is at the top of my bucket list so I started the blog to ‘chronicle’ my progress.  I quickly realized that there is this mmaaahoosssiiivvvee book blogging community and so my blog broadened almost immediately to include book reviews, thoughts on reading and writing, and bookish related lifestyle stuff.  I like to think it is the better for it.

4.  How often do you re-read books?

Hardly ever. Although there are a few books that I want to write some “my favourite things” posts on and have been thinking it would a good idea to read them again before I do.

5. Have you ever abandoned a book series half way through?

I’m notorious for reading one or two books in a series and not going back to finish them off. I don’t know whether it is boredom, impatience or what.  Off the top of my head I can only remember finishing the Hunger Games, the Harry Potter novels and the Millennium trilogy.

6. If you had to be trapped in an elevator with three book characters, who would they be?

James Bond (cause he’d probably know how to get out of the elevator), Atticus Finch (because he could sue the elevator company for negligence after we escaped) and Brett Ashley from the Sun Also Rises (cause she’d probably be able to turn getting trapped in an elevator into some kind of party).

7.  Is there any song that reminds you of a certain book?

I haven’t actually read it so it’s very unfair but the theme tune to Downton Abbey always makes me think of the Remains of the Day

8. Where is your favourite place to read?

Parque Retiro in Madrid on a summer’s day or, failing that, in bed.

9. Have you given any books negative reviews, and why?

I haven’t been blogging for terribly long and have yet to give a properly negative review to a book. I’m sure I will at some point (I’m not adverse to giving bad reviews) but it hasn’t happened yet.

10.  If you could write your own memoir, what would the title be? 

This is a good question. 🙂 Apparently when I was a nipper I was a right little bossy-boots and didn’t like anyone else doing things for me. If anyone tried to read to me, cut up my food, tie my laces, pack my bags, help with drawing etc I’d respond with “I’ll do it myself.”  I reckon my family still think I’m that mistrusting pain in the ass since they’re convinced that will be the title of my memoirs.

My Nominations:

As always, if you’ve been nominated before or are not keen on answering the questions – no problem. This is just about sharing the book blogger love around 🙂

The Book Eaters

Pages and Tea

My Book Strings

A Little Blog of Books 

Hannah Reads Stuff 

The Girl Who Loves Books 

Sorry it’s less than ten nominees but I’ve got to get back to hitting my NanoWriMo word count today and thinking too much about this post is giving me wrinkles. I hope ya’ll understand.

My Questions for my Nominees:

1. What is your favourite book or movie that passes the bechdel test (if you’re not sure what that is click here)?

2. Is there any book/movie or song that everyone else seems to like that just baffles you?

3. Is there anything about blogging that you don’t like?

4. White Potato, Sweet Potato or Hot Patootie?

5. Who’s your favourite Sherlock?

6. If you could have one superpower what would it be?

7. Would you ever or have you ever written a novel?

8. If you were in a sitcom, what would your catchphrase be?

9. What are you reading right now?

10. Does my bum look big in this?

5 Comment

  1. I feel you about finishing series and that’s why I (almost) always wait until all the books are out or the last one is coming out soon to read them because I tend to forget about them (not counting Harry Potter though hahaha). That’s why I’ve never finished The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.
    Wait a minute, did you say Parque Retiro in Madrid? You live in Madrid? I’m from Madrid! Isn’t that Park just beautiful? I wish I could go more often but I suffer from hay fever and so polen is a pain in the ass =( but I always try to go there in May/June as an exception to enjoy the Spanish Book Fair ^^
    Oh, and I used to see loads of people (especially middle-aged woman) reading like crazy 50 Shades of Grey…. it was weird LOL

    1. thenovelprojectchronicle says: Reply

      No sadly I don’t live in Madrid. I spent several summers there and love to go back when I can as it’s one of my favourite cities. Parque Retiro is my happy place and I try to spend as much time there as I can whenever I visit Madrid.

      That’s a good way of reading series. I think my attention span must be too short as I’m always abandoning them half way through 😀

  2. Laura says: Reply

    I love your answers! I especially like your choices to be trapped in an elevator with. I’m sure James Bond would have you out of there in no time! And I definitely agree about erotica: it makes me cringe a bit as well. I think I’m kind of the opposite way with series though. I really don’t like not finishing them, so even if one of the middle books is rubbish, I feel like I have to carry on! Although, I have actually started a couple of series recently (Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy and Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instuments series) and haven’t yet read the sequels, but I think that’s because I don’t want to just have loads of books by the same author reviewed one after another on my blog.

    1. thenovelprojectchronicle says: Reply

      I was wondering that about book series and book blogging actually. Is it better to try and space out the books so that you’re not reviewing them one after another or, read the whole series and review the series – although if it’s more than a trilogy or an ongoing thing that’s probably not going to be an option. Book Blogger Dilemmas eh?

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