Here are the rules:
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
- Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
- Let the bloggers know you nominated them
- Give them 11 questions of your own
~If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what genre would you choose? ~
My first instinct tells me to type Fantasy. Which I just did. Yet I think I’d get very bored with it after awhile, reading about elves and quests for the rest of my life (unless I get hit by a train tomorrow of course). So I would choose historical fiction instead because you can go many ways with it and even incorporate a few fantasy elements in there as well.
~What are your blogging goals for 2016?~
Stick to a tighter schedule, shorten my reviews a little and make everything look just a tat bit more professional.
~What is your favourite book and why?~
I’ve been feeling so much love for The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame for a long time now. It has basically everything in it that makes me happy. A lot of people don’t know the deep shit this book actually entails. There’s also David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Mr.Micawber is one of my all-time favourite fictional characters.
~How did you come up with your blog name?~
This is actually pretty embarrassing since I used a random blog name generator. I knew it was going to be a book blog and I love eating brownies, so when I saw Inked Brownies as a suggestion, I thought it was awesome on so many levels that I didn’t hesitate to use it. I’m not so sure about it now, though :D.
~What was your favourite subject at school and why?~
I was a straight A student when it came to English, yet I can’t say it was my favourite as in actually looking forward to going to class. This was mainly due to the dull and uninspiring teachers, I suppose, but also the rather unchallenging study material. The classes that I was looking forward to were my physics classes, due to an entirely different reason than loving the subject (in fact, I really didn’t like physics at all): I had a massive crush on my physics teacher. Even though I’m a married lady (*snorts*) now, I still dream about him occasionally. Oh, the numerous times I intentionally threw my pencil on the floor, just so I could bend over to grab it in front of his nose…embarrassing!
~What are your favourite hobbies? (other than reading hehe)~
I love playing games. My husband has been creating a huge boardgame collection over the past few years and even though I’m not as passionate about it as he is (games are his books), I still love to play for hours on end. I used to be a hardcore video gamer as well, but I just can’t be arsed anymore for the past year or so. Last game I bought was a Hearthstone expansion pack. I also love to make music, but only when no one else is around. Then there’s baking, gardening, boxing, painting and making weird things with clay. Most of the latter ones have been very neglected ever since I started my blog…
~Which author inspires you the most?~
Neil Gaiman’s pretty awesome. So is R.G.Manse by the way, you should totally check out his Frank Friendship series.
~Tell me a random fact about you!~
I’m 6 years and 4 months older than my husband, which makes me a puma, I believe?
~What was the first book you ever read?~
My very first book was probably this one:
Yet this is isn’t really a ‘book’ book. My first of those would be:
Pinkeltje is a gnome who lives under a pantry together with a family of mice. He’s also friends with the other animals in the house, including a spider that lives in the clock in the living room. I can still read books from the Pinkeltje series today and enjoy them immensely!
~What is your guilty pleasure?~
Eating way too much chocolate.
~If someone wrote a story about your life what would the title be?~
‘Fuck this Shit: A Memoir’. Or wait, when someone else writes it! ‘Fuck this Shit: a Biography’. (I’m sorry I couldn’t come up with something more inspiring, Kelly!)