Hey guys! I was tagged by Malanie Loves Fiction, which kind of made my day. Her blog is delightful and full of both good book recommendations and aesthetics. Plus her rating system is super organized and I admire it a lot. You should totally check out her blog if you’re looking for some book recs!
- Display the award
- Thank the person who nominated you, post a link to their blog
- Answer the questions they’ve written for you
- Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!
1. What book are you always thinking about even though you read it a long time ago?
Hmm, one of the big ones is The Brothers Karamazov. I read it at a time when I was going through an existential crisis and appreciated the way Dostoevsky posed questions about the nature of suffering and how a loving God could exist alongside cruelty. It didn’t give me answers but did give me more to think about and also comfort. Plus Alyosha is one of my fictional role models, I wish I was inherently good and kind like him.
2. What is your favorite food??
It depends on if we’re talking actual food or desserts. In terms of real food, I looove fettuccine alfredo but only eat it once a year-ish because the calories are insane for one bowl of pasta. As for desserts, can’t go wrong with a brownie.
Also I kind of have a thing for this soda called Purple Stuff because it’s supposed to promote relaxation and I am an anxious human.
3. If you could save three book characters to pass on for future humanity, which would they be & why?
Ooh, tough one.
Hamlet: Similar reason I think Doestoevsky’s books are important: Hamlet poses a lot of questions about suffering and life’s inherent meaning. But I mean, only if you could save the rest of the play with him for future humanity. Without the context, Hamlet’s kind of just a broody ball of angst. Which is fine, but not especially significant.
Jean Valjean: A reminder that no matter where life takes you, you’ve never fallen so far that you can’t have hope for a better future. And that love redeems us and makes us stronger, kinder people.
Samwise Gamgee: Because Sam is a perfect example of this quote from LOTR that I think is one of the most important things to remember in life: “I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.”
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1. If you could live in any fantasy world or universe (e.g. Narnia, Hogwarts, Camp Halfblood, etc), which one would you choose?
2. What book quote means a lot to you or changed how you see the world?
3. Name the first book you ever fell in love with. What made it special to you?