The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

I was nominated by Ariel at Gemini Book Nook for The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. Thank you Ariel – I’m so flattered that you’ve even seen my blog, never mind thought to tag me!

Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog.
  • Make a post of the award (with photo).
  • Post the rules.
  • Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
  • Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
  • Follow Vincent Ehindero to qualify for a free blog promotion, shoutout and more blogging opportunities.

Ariel’s Questions

  1. What is the first book you remember reading?
  2. Is there a book you love but everyone else hates?
  3. If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life which would it be? 
  4. Would you rather only be able to read first person or third person POV?
  5. What book are you going to read next? 
  6. What is your favourite song right now?


What is the first book you remember reading?



After thinking about this long and hard, I came to the conclusion that it would be when I was in infants (5 years old) and learning to read.

Kipper, Biff, Chip and the Magic Key didn’t exist back then, at least not in the UK. No we cut our teach on Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme books, which featured the eponymous Peter and Jane.


Is there a book you love but everyone else hates?


Well I have yet to write a glowing review on Goodreads that only has negative reviews, so I presume the answer is no. I do read romance which often seems to be a target of literary ridicule, so at times it can feel as though others hate it. Even worse, I like dark romance which attracts even more criticism AND I read a lot of indie authors.


I’m more likely to be the one who hates the book everyone else loved. My intense dislike of Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck is a case in point.


If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life which would it be? 


Urban Fantasy, because it just offers so many possibilities. Whilst pure fantasy might be able to offer an endless variety of worlds, I prefer the sliver of reality that can only be offered by the more contemporary setting of UF. The addition of a demon/magic/vampire/gods element means that the story can colour outside the lines of true reality, whilst the modern Earth setting allows me to connect and empathise with the characters in a way that isn’t always possible in Fantasy.



Would you rather only be able to read first person or third person POV?


Oh wow, this is a really tough one! For me it partly comes down to what genre I am reading as I prefer 1st for some and 3rd for others. I’m not a huge fan of work written in the present tense and also struggle, when there are two or more protagonists, with only a single point of view. If I absolutely have to choose I think the vote would have to go to first person, but only just.



What book are you going to read next? 


I’ve just finished a couple of arc books so will go back to reading Hunted by K.F. Breene. I am absolutely loving this series so far and am probably going to break my rule of not buying new books until I’ve read more of what I already own just so that I can finish it.



What is your favourite song right now?

I don’t do favourites, mainly because I’m a procrastinator and indecisive! I also only listen to music (on the radio) whilst driving.

I’m tagging One More Book, EJ Frost, Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People, BooksandBakes1 and Happy Tonic, as they all have fantastic blogs well worth a visit, and anyone else who wants to take part!


My questions are –

  1. Where is one place you want to visit thanks to a book.
  2. Are you a re-reader? Why?
  3. Can you name a book set near to or where you live?
  4. What was your favourite childhood book?
  5. What is the worst thing about blogging? What is the best thing?
  6. Name your favourite reading snack/drink.
  7. To dog-ear or not to dog-ear, that is the question! (No judgement here because I happily dog-ear books I own!)

2 thoughts on “The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

  1. Great answers! I’ve never been a huge fantasy reader so I was curious when you mentioned urban fantasy. Then I remembered that I’ve read one book in that genre and loved it, so I totally get where you’re coming from.

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