The outstanding blogger award

I was nominated by Aleks and the books for the outstanding blogger award. Original created by Colton Beckwith RPC, you have to answer 7 questions provided by the blogger that has nominated you. I can nominate myself 10 new blogs and ask them some questions. But as this is a 2020 challenge, I will not do that anymore (I’m quite late with answering Aleksandra’s questions 🙈).

If you could only read one author for the rest of your life, who would it be?

I would choose for an author who has written a lot of books that include different elements to like (drama, romance, action, history…). The name of Bernard Cornwell pops up now, because he has written different series. But I might choose Elizabeth Fremantle because she’s my favorite historical fiction author.

What did you think was cool when you were younger, but is not cool anymore?

This might be a more serious answer than you would expect. But I do hope that being busy or the strive to be busy all the time as a status symbol is not cool anymore. ‘Cause it isn’t. Mental health and the courage to be vulnerable to others is so much more important.

You are about to get into a fight, what song would you play to pump yourself up?

What a funny question! When I as a teenager I listened to the songs of Simple Plan all day long and they have some perfect songs for a fight. Shut up, Freaking me out and Last one standing for instance.

What superhero do you wish you were?

I would like to travel in time. Not to change things in my own life. Although that would be tempting. But to really travel through history to understand better certain things that happened. I don’t know if I would like to be a person travelling through time, because I think I would be butchered in a war then or burned as a witch. So maybe I want to be a fly who can travel in time :D. Just to take a look into the middle ages and ancient Rome for example.

Another superpower I would like to possess is to take away someones worries and pain. But, don’t we all want that?

Do you prefer reading a book before seeing a movie or seeing a movie first and then reading a book?

I always try to read the book first. This means that I haven’t seen some hyped series and books yet, just because I’m being stubborn of reading the book first. Game Of Thrones is a great example for that.

But I do make exceptions: for movies that are based on a book I have no intention reading. For classic books made into a BBC series because it helps me to define if I really want to read the classic or not. (And I just love BBC costume drama!). And sometimes I don’t know that a certain series or movie is based on a book and I do start reading it afterwards. I’ve discovered some of my favorite book series through their TV adaption. Outlander and The Last kingdom for example, but with both I’m ahead on the books now.

What is your favourite book/movie quote?

For this one, you’ll have to read my next answer to understand but my favorite reading quote is this one:

The Mad hatter: “Have I gone mad? Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

What is your favourite book/movie quote?What was your favourite fairytale growing up?

I had two favourite fairytales as a child: Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan. Both stories take you away from the ‘real’ world to another place where everything is possible: Wonderland and Neverland. I think a story is really powerful when it can take you away to somewhere else like that. I still love both stories!

What’s your favourite fairytale?