A Combination Interrogation: I finally catch up with the blog tags

by | 22 March 2019 | Books, Life | 5 comments

I love it when someone nominates me for a blog tag.

It always makes me feel special that you would think of me and want to know my answers to all the questions. That’s just really cool to me, okay? 💕

Despite that, I try to space out the amount of tags I do, because if I didn’t, tags would become the sole content of this blog and then I’d eventually spill all my darkest secrets — which even I don’t know — and we’d all be sick and tired of me answering questions eventually. 😂

 

But over the last few months, I’ve been tagged for a couple of different things, so I’m gathering them all together and I’m going to answer the questions in one go! I may or may not have taken out some of the questions for the sake of keeping this post to a managable length.

 

Thank you to Edna, Hannah, Lilian, and R.J. Catlin for tagging me for all the different things! If there’s anyone else who’s tagged me for something which I haven’t done yet: I’m sorry! It’s probably gotten lost somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain and/or email and I’m afraid I’ve completely forgotten.

Without any further preamble, let’s dive right in.

 

If you could be any creature (real, wonderland-ish, or otherwise) what would it be?

I’ve always thought that phoenixes were really cool. But then, being a dragon is also an option.

There are way too many options to consider here. 😛

 

What is your favourite tea or hot beverage?

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this a million times before but here I am to say it again because I drink about a million cups of it anyway. Chai tea forever!

 

How do you feel about cliff-hangers?

They’re the WORST.

But also the best.

I absolutely love them, but they always make me desperately want to read the next chapter/book IMMEDIATELY.

 

Hardback or paperback?

I’m actually not very fussed between the two. I like hardbacks, but paperbacks are also cool. There’s pros and cons all around.

 

The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

I haven’t given up yet, but I’ve been ‘reading’ Oathbringer (Brandon Sanderson) since June last year.

I might finish it. One day.

Maybe. 🙈

 

A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently devouring Sara Ella’s Unblemished trilogy and YES, I’M LOVING IT. I’m a quarter of the way through the final book and I don’t want it to end yet. 😭

 

Newest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?

Romanov, by Nadine Brandes. It releases in May! Go pre-order! I loved it!

 

Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Is this even a question? Dog-ears are the deadly sins of bookworm world.

Never dog-ear. Always bookmark.

 

Can you read while listening to music?

I’m actually incredibly good at zoning out the surround sound as long as it’s less interesting than my book. So yes, I can read and listen to music at the same time. I can read while people are having a conversation around me. I can read while my younger siblings are running around and playing games. I can read while the apocalypse comes.

I like to think it’s a little superpower I have. I call it: Being Oblivious.

 

Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days on average?

On average, I have no idea. But there are definitely some books when I’ve specifically cut out a huge chunk of free time, sat down, and just read the whole story in one go.

Most recently I’ve read In 27 Days (Alison Gervais), A Thousand Perfect Notes (C.G. Drews), and Unraveling (Sara Ella) in close to one sitting.

 

Love Triangles: yes or no?

I think love triangles can be done really well. Or really badly. It’s all hinging on how they’re handled.

For example: the love triangle in my current read is absolutely AMAZING. And The Story Peddler (Lindsay A. Franklin) also has a great (and surprising) triangle happening.

 

What’s your opinion on cliches?

Like love triangles, cliches can be done well. They’re cliche because they work and lots of people like them, so it’s not the end of the world if you use one.

I actually love twisted cliches. The ones where you just know what’s going to happen, and then out of nowhere, a twist pops up which throws everything in a totally different direction.

 

Your all time favourite movie?

I’m not sure I can definitely say an all-time favourite (I like so many!), but one of my favourites is definitely the 2015 Cinderella. I love the story and the colours and it’s all so beautiful.

I’m also really looking forward to the new Aladdin movie in May. It looks so good! 😍

On a totally different side, I’ve also really enjoyed the Mission: Impossible movies that I’ve seen. All the secret agents and spy things! Count me in!

 

Narnia or Lord of the Rings? (Movies, not books.)

This is actually still SO HARD. I don’t know? I love the Prince Caspian movie, partially for the movie itself, and partially for the memories that go with it. I also love both the LotR and The Hobbit movies, but for different reasons and in different moods.

My final answer: probably whichever one I watched most recently.

 

If you were a colour, what colour would you be and why?

I think I’d either be turquoise/aqua, or bright yellow.

Are they my favourite colours? Yes. Yes, they are. 😛

 

What book are you most excited to read this year and why?

I’m so excited for Sara Ella’s upcoming little mermaid retelling, Coral! I love Sara and her writing and I know this book will have so much of her heart in it and it’s going to be beautiful. Count me in as a fangirl!

 

That about wraps up all the questions I picked from the huge stockpile. Thank you again to the lovely ladies who tagged me (go check out their blogs!) it was a heap of fun to do.

 

Your turn! What’s your all-time favourite movie? How do you feel about cliffhangers?

 

Small note: the comments haven’t been working properly on my end, so I haven’t replied to any of the ones from last week. I’m so sorry! I’ve read each one and I’ll try get to them as soon as I can. Thank you guys so much for your endless support. 💕

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Adventurer—exploring the endless wonders of God’s beautiful creation. She started writing by accident, but since the very beginning has loved the enchantment of words on paper. If you say anything about pizza, superheroes, books, or any of her many, many fandoms, she’ll come at the double. Aside from crafting worlds using only twenty-six letters, she is a passionate Jesus-lover, freelance editor, self-trained martial artist, songwriter, and musician. In her spare time, she's often off on random adventures in the name of story research. She seeks to inspire her readers to step out and become the heroes of hope this world needs.

5 Comments

  1. J.A.Penrose.

    Chai, Prince Caspian, Nadine, Oathbringer, music…BRILLIANT POST. 😀

    All time favourite movie? Proooobably Prince Caspian, actually. xD

    Loved all of the answers. *nodnod*

    Also, cliff hangers are–

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  2. Nicole Dust

    YES TO ALL THE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE MOVIES!!! I’ve only seen the first, fifth, and sixth (whoops), but they’re SO GOOD and I don’t know anyone else with an appreciation. 🙁

    Hehe, yes, Being Oblivious is definitely a great superpower! *applause*

    Great post, Jane!

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  3. Mem

    I loved this post Jane! Ooh, I did not know that Cinderella was one of your favorite movies (I knew you really liked it though) so I must keep that in mind…XD Ooh yes; PC is my favorite Narnia movie too. <33 CLIFFHANGERS. YAS. M:M was the absolute best story to write cliffhangers for. XD *takes notes that Jane likes aqua blue and yellow* I didn't know that either. XD I think one of my all-time favorite movies is the Disney Treasure Planet movie. <333 (Also; I tagged you for the Forging the Fellowship tag on my blog; I think you probably forgot though so I'm reminding you. XP For a future blog post. ;-D)

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  4. Edna Pellen

    I had a wonderful time reading this, it’s always so much fun to learn more about the writers that I read. 🙂

    I’m with you on the Narnia vs. LoTR/The Hobbit. It’s practically a impossible decision for me. XD

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  5. Kendra Lynne @ The Wanderling

    Loved this!! Tags can be annoying to read on some people’s blogs, but on yours and other choice blogs, they’re a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what you’ll answer. 😀

    I share your opinion on clichés. People sometimes make a big deal of them, but the whole reason they are cliché is because people have liked them and therefore enjoy using them! 😛

    I need to see the 2015 Cinderella movie someday. My family and I recently watched the old cartoon and now our favorite thing to do is sing “Sing sweet nightingale, sing sweet nightingale, aah-aaah-aa-AHH!” in a horrible voice. XDD

    In a question asking me to choose between LOTR and Narnia I’d have to go with LOTR but I love them both. </3

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