Well this is intimidating. I do not write about about myself unless it has something to do with how much I liked a book, so I am taking many sips of iced tea whilst I consider how to proceed.
The lovely Joy from Thoughts by J tagged me to do the 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me tag, so lets see if I can be surprising, shall we?
One. How Tall Are You?
I am 154-156cm. I don't know when I last measured myself, but from my experience it is not a wise (or, in my case, accurate) move to try and measure yourself. It leads to descrution and marks about four inches above your eyeline on walls.
Two. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
I worked out my three talents the other day (month) actually, but I can only remember... two of them. They were an impressive lot, but oh well. A lost memory is a lost memory, and my memory is poor.
1. I can make the right amount of thickshake/smothie for up to three people (all I've tried) just by estimation, and they are pretty splendid drinks, if I say so myself.
and 2. If I loose my page in a book, I can open it back to that page on my first try most of the time.
Told you they were impressive.
Three. What's your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
Ah... well my blog is about books and my writing, so I'll bend this question a little and answer that it is getting behind on my reviews! I fret about it a lot.
Four. What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
Most of them have to do with cleanliness and hygiene. I dislike getting a book from the library that has bits of food in it. I've had chocolate ice cream fingers marking about 6 pages before, and as much as I love the library system, that was pretty awful for me.
Five. What's your favourite song?
I really love Burning Gold by Christina Perri right now, and am rediscovering my love for her work. Also We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off by Ella Eyre, and Not Crying by Flight of the Conchords.
Six. What's your favourite etsy shop that isn't yours?
I recently discovered this one, and adore it! I have some candles ordered and cannot wait to get them! I mean, for me you can hardly get better than book inspired candles!
Seven. What's your favourite way to spend free time when you're alone?
I love to skype with my overseas friends! Monopoly on skype in a joy, and it's just a really glorious experience. I also love writing and editing my work.
Eight. What is your favourite junk food?
Hmm... I struggled with food issues when I was quite young and have found a really healthy balance for me, but I don't necessarily like thinking of food I enjoy eating as junk food because of how it makes my mind whirr. I do love icecream and apple pie, though.
Nine. Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
I have a lot of pets- well, they're family pets, but that's basically the same. Peacock + Peahen, geese, ducks, chickens, goats, dog, cat. My personal pets are a black dwarf lop eared rabbit called Hugo after a book character, and two goldfish (one gold, one white) called Hester and Bob. To my endless joy, Bob turned out to be a female.
Ten. What are your number one favourite nonfiction and fiction books?
All time favourite (and non-fiction)- My Family and Other Animals by Gerard Durrell.
Fiction- The Book Thief/Harry Potter/His Dark Materials/Fairyland/Throne of Glass.
Eleven. What's your favourite beauty product?
My skin is super sensitive to makeup (the aftermath of years of ballet concerts was not fun) and I only ever wear the very occasional lip tint/stick. I love my Lush It Started With A Kiss tint, though. It tastes nummy.
Twelve. When were you last embarassed? What happened?
Ah, I can't think of anything! I'm sure there was something, but...? Hilarious, but not embarassing- I made a collage of my best "faces"for my grandmother, since she said I'd promised to give her a picture of myself. It is unflattering, but we're all amused.
Thirteen. If you could only drink one beverage for the rest of your life (besides h20) what would it be?
Tea. I love green mint and rooibos blends, but if I say tea then I can drink them all!
Fourteen. What's your favourite movie?
Animated: Howls Moving Castle (and other Hayao Miyzaki films).
Live action: Labyrinth/Dirty Dancing.
Fifteen. What were you in high school?
I could've listed and chosen out of a bunch of things, but I was what I am now and what I no longer am. A writer and a dancer. Also home educated.
Sixteen. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I love my house, the garden and everything about the place I live. I would love to try England and Corfu one day, though, and France.
Seventeen. PC or MAC?
Mac. I love my MacBook Pro, despite the fact I use it only a couple of days a week. It's lovely to write on.
Eighteen. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend?
Well that hasn't happened.
Nineteen. Favourite celebrity?
I really like Saoirse Ronan- her acting is superb and I can connect with the roles she plays.
Twenty. What Blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
I really appreciate the kindness and friendship of the book bloggers I've been lucky enough to meet thanks to my infatuation with books. You are incredibly amazing people. I would like to be better friends with all you I've been able to get to know, even a little! You're splendid!
Tagging intimidates me. I particularly want you all to do this tag, if you so wish, which of course includes-
and a few others who I believe have already done it. Each of you have been so nice to me, and if tagging is a form of thankyou, than I tag you a gazillion times.
Thank you Joy for bringing me into this! x