Could I BE any more delayed answering a tag? So, back in May, I was tagged by the lovely Emily @ Literary Elephant to answer the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Emily, although you’re probably wondering why someone randomly is linking back to an old post from you, but I have the ability to leave posts in the draft for literal months and in more than one case YEARS and forget about them completely.
If you love well-written, thought-provoking reviews, I highly recommend Emily’s blog – first of all it was his amazing name (Literary. ELEPHANT. I love it), and secondly she’s responsible for a lot of books having sneaked their way into my TBR. She’s a lovely person and her blog is really versatile (ha! See what I did there?), with reviews from thrillers and mysteries and literary and more. It’s really a fabulous blog to find books you haven’t heard of before, both in the genres you love best and in others you have been curious to try! Highly recommend.
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Link to the blog of the person who nominated you
- Share 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
Fact 1: I am left-handed
Not super interesting, but since I get once every couple months someone exclaiming in surprise “You are left-handed!”, I thought I’d add it here.
Fact 2: I’m an Engineer
Which means my reviews sound vaguely troglodyte compared to all the English Lit people’s, but I like to think that’s rather a charming feature.
Fact 3: I’m a reducetarian
The term is new to me, actually! I’ve been cutting meat and animal products from my life for about 10 years now, without eliminating completely. I found out this term exists on vegan Youtube videos, and it matched my philosophy well, so now I adopted the term to myself.
Fact 4: I used to read 30 books per year. Now I read 100.
I read 30 books per year before book blogging, and especially before audiobooks. But I hope to actually reduce this number next year – I’m aiming for 75 books. Still a lot, but I do want to balance my life out a little better, with exercise and *gasp* socializing (verboten verboten)
Fact 5: I’m 1,58m tall (5’2″)
Well, that is a fact.
Fact 6: I used to hate literary fiction.
I know. I was young and stupid. But my thought process was: who wants to read big boring books with NO PLOT WHATSOEVER? (spoiler alert: me)
Fact 7: I also despised contemporary fiction
Because who wants to read about real life with realistic characters and personal growth and relatable content???? Huh, I do actually.
I’m probably tagging all the people Emily already tagged because now it’s been half a year so everyone forgot about that anyway!