Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

by - 6:56 PM

Quite a while ago, my awesome friend Neal Kind from Daily Diaries nominated me got the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. Funny, 'cause he's a dude. By the way, I'm panicking. No idea why I'm telling that. Maybe it's some adult anxiety kicking in. Can you imagine me living on my own? My god, the apartment would be a mess within days. And I can't cook anything else than lasagna...
Okay, focus. Back to this award. Because there are some questions to answer, you know :)


1. Your guilty pleasure?
Music? Taylor Swift. Have you ever listened to her lyrics? She's a story teller, I say, not just an artist!
Books? Chicklit. Best to read during midterms and finals. You don't even need to pay attention to the plot, after 20 pages you already know what's going to happen.
Food? Hagelslag sandwiches with peanut butter.
Guilty pleasure in whateverness? Thinking I'm a better blogger than people with 1000 followers, who just post pictures of their feet. I like ranting about how my 'poetry' is at least better than a picture of feet.

2. One book you wish you could read all over again for the first time?
I wish I could read The Hunger Games all over again, without accidentally reading the blurb of Catching Fire before reading The Hunger Games. I brought stupidity to a whole new level that day.

3. Worst book you ever read? The one which disappointed you the most.
I was very, very disappointed in I Am Number Four. It was just so 'meh'. Every part of it could have been awesome, but it was just so mediocre that it sucked.

4. If books could talk like actually talk which book would you like to talk to?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, you're going to tell me the exact location of Hogwarts right now! I won't take 'no' for an answer!

5. (Okay this might be toughest of them all) Favourite character from any book you've ever read?
I guess Annabeth Chase is my favorite character ever. She would not panic just because she doesn't know the last name of the person guiding her through her internship.

6. Your favourite Song,Artist and band?
My favorite song is called Half Moon Bay, a song by my favorite band Train. From the very first time I heard the first line, "This ain't a threat but I think I better warn ya, Gonna fall in love if you go to California", I was a goner. Tiburon, San Jose, all the places I saw on the signs when we rode through the Bay Area are in this song. It gives me this feeling of homecoming and lets me forget all about the rainy polder I'm in right now.

7. If you are writing a novel and you want to include someone you know, who would you choose?
Actually I base most of my characters on people I know, but I exaggerate their characteristics or combine them with others. It's the main reason I won't be able to publish some of my work: it's too obvious who's who in that story.

8. What genre do you usually go for? Which is your favourite book outside that genre?
When I read I read literally everything I can get my hands on. Favorites of mine are mostly sci-fi and dystopian, but I've fallen in love with the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen. Mostly because the murderers are always crazy.

9. Book that made you cry after/while reading?
Last time I read Mockingjay I cried my eyes out. First time I was totally okay with everyone dying... until I realized that in an alternate universe, or even in another country, me and my friends would be the ones dying. I don't know with this realization hit me all of a sudden, but I guess it's because we've come to the age where we slowly take over a piece of the burden that comes with war, religion and politics in this crazy world of ours.

10. Your views on Twilight movie or book? (Imagine me in that 'The Saw' joker mask saying :"I want to play a game" bwhaha)
Honestly? I fell asleep while reading New Moon. It was a warm summer day, I was lying on my back in the sun with this book in my hands... And the book came closer to my face... And closer...
'Good book, Envy?' I suddenly heard my Mom say. She was laughing. I woke up, opened my eyes and noticed I'd fallen asleep with the book on top of my head. After that,nothing could fix my already fragile relationship with Twilight.

I'd love to nominate people, but this thing will be going around in circles if I do. Besides, I'm still panicking. I've got to get my stuff together now. Be back soon. Without the panic. I hope.

Stay Awesome!

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  1. Ahaha Taylor Swift, ashamedly, I'm the same, however I do have to change 'Got a long list of ex-lovers' to 'Oh yeah we're star-cross'd lovers' in her latest tune because that's how I heard it first.

    Twilight was a chore to read and subsequently I never finished any of the books. I do not understand how they became so popular among people! Is the world gone mad? xx

    Golden Ducklings

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    1. I wonder why we're ashamed to like Taylor Swift. And now that you've said star-crossed lovers, I'm going to hear that instead of the actual line when I hear the song again XD

      I don't understand how Twilight became popular either. Virtually nothing happens in about 500 pages. Poor trees that died in the process of making those books... I guess the world has lost its mind.

      Thanks for commenting :)

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  2. You miss, are one brilliant writer..wow...I can't pick my favorite part from your posts it's too tough it's like asking who is more awesome Dumbledore or Snape..speaking of Harry Potter I'd chain and torture that book until it gives me the location (Evil music).. XD
    I love Hunger Games that first book is so awesome...
    Taking pictures of their feet..pffftt..hahahaha..lol..if they aren't taking feetographs (see what I did there :P) they take selfie and tell where they bought the clothes they're wearing..I'm mean what the hell is that..it's like "Dude you didn't made it..it's definitely not unique hundreds of people bought it they aren't filling people's comment box with spams and news feed with you in different angles"..I hate those blog..I'd love to read your ranting against feetographs XD
    I don't remember most of what I read from the dutch posts of yours but the Hagleslag (did I spell it right?) that I'll never forget :D I'll try that the day I find chocolate sprinkles like that :P
    Twilight twilight..sigh..that is one creepy series..now in first book the dead guy goes into the whiny girls room every night and watches her sleep and the whiny girl thinks he is romantic..seriously??Then in second book the dead guy leaves the whiny girl and she starts playing with a furry dog who loves her but she wants to die and see the dead guy in her dreams..in the next part the dead guy marries the whiny girl while the furry dog becomes family pet and weirdest bit the dead guy and whiny girl have a baby...in next part every other dead guys wants to kill all the good dead guys and dog but after a very funny fight they loose..I hate it for ruining vampires and warewolves D:

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    1. Thanks Neal, I'm glad you enjoyed my post :)
      The location of Hogwarts is information that can't be kept secret any longer. I demand answers!
      I'm getting so fed-up with bad bloggers bein insanely popular. There's probably a rant coming this way soon, with illustrations if I get the time.
      And Twilight? Wrong in a lot of ways. I read it so I could tell people why I disliked it instead of hating it for no reason. I almost threw up while reading Breaking Dawn. Stupid, awful book. The series was never brilliant but at least readable... until they got a baby.

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    2. TOATS agree with the "Ruining vampires and werewolves."
      But that just means we'll be able to create an even better story! Or in your guys case, A GOOD story lol

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    3. Funny: I once wrote an anti-Twilight story. Not like Twilight-hate, but a story about a vampire who burned when he went into the light, who killed people, drank their blood, smoked, drank... Everything. After Twilight it was so much fun to write that story :D

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    4. Haha! Where is it? I'd love to read it. XD

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    5. I'm looking for it! I never finished it though, so I'll post the first chapter and then let you guys decide if I should continue/finish

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  3. I haven't read any of the Hunger Games books, unfortunately. I have to admit I'm not much of a Swifty, but Taylor Swift really has some catchy songs that are bound to be truly classic in the next 50 years. :)

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    1. Yes, I can see some Taylor songs become classics. I like her music because she tells stories through her lyrics, but I can understand why people don't like her music or why they're unimpressed. But hey, everyone has their own opinion :)
      If you get the chance, I'd higly recommend reading The Hunger Games. Not because it's popular, but because of the view on society. It was an eye-opener to me.

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  4. Oooh, I love Taylor Swift and Annabeth Chase! Both amazing shows of character. And I should really read Twilight... O-o

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Hope you like Twilight ;)
      Taylor and Annabeth are the best :)

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  5. #9 is so true. I read the trilogy and I was like "if I was in this book, I would have been dead in the first chapter" and then the worst part is, a lot of this is actually happening in the real world. A lot.

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    1. I didn't realize all that the first time I read the books. I did see the way it mocks our society and every time I reread the books I understand more of what they're implying. Worst is when I thought about the wars in the world raging on while we're worrying about the speed of our wifi -.-"

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  6. I'm like the only person on earth who haven't read or watched Harry Potter and Twilight ._. It's indeed depressing reading Mockungjay then realizing that there's war somewhere in the world and people are dying.

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    1. You haven't? You didn't miss a lot when it comes to Twilight, but Harry Potter is great. Especially the books, they're full of little surprises you only notice after rereading the books over and over again :)
      I think I won't be reading Mockingjay for a while, it was really unsettling to read with everything going on in the world in mind.

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  7. I have never watched twilight let alone touched the books. All I know is why would you go for a vampire who could potentially kill you...Taylor is ma gurl. Loved the post.

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    1. Well, some people are brainless and think dating a vampire might be a good idea... Maybe they should date a zombie since they're brainless. Less risky than the whole vampire thing. I'm ramlbing... I'll stop it XD
      Thanks for commenting :)

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  8. Wow, you're like a Book Veteran. You seem to know books down to the core!
    And yes, like Neal said, you're an amazing writer!<3

    I love Percy and you love Annabeth, now isn't that awesome?! (Perfect...one less person to drool over him XD )

    Anyway, loved your answers :D

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    1. Thank you :)
      Before I had this blog, I was a book blogger for a few months. I didn't really like it, but I was quiet good at reviewing books. I would go to school and have hour-long one-sided discussions about books with my friends :P
      Secretly I'm drooling over Percy too, I just have way too much respect for Annabeth to be doing it in public after The Last Olympian XD

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    2. Wow...now that's cool.

      And hahaha, yea!

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  9. YESSS!! FINALLY SOMEONE AGREES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NUMBER FOUR *DOUBLE HIGH FIVE*!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love Taylor Swift! I agree, you can connect to each one of her songs..maybe except Blank Space for me LOL!
    I do think more followers does not make a blogger instantly better and I think you're an awesome blogger En! :)
    haha Twilight..That's why I never even tried reading it! :D
    Cool Answers! Love them!
    Eclectic Introspections @ Flickering Lights

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    1. YES I'M NOT ALONE ANYMORE! I have a friend who's in love with I Am Number Four and we used to have fights about it... So stupid...
      Connecting to Blank Space is hard for me too, but Shake it Off was perfect for me :)
      Thank you :) People like you are the reason I keep blogging :)
      Good thing you never even tried reading it, it's almost impossible if you're just a little uninterested in creepy 'romance'.

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  10. When you first mentioned Hagelslag in one of your previous posts I was like What?? Is that good?
    And then I made it and it was SO delicious!! :D

    The Hunger Games books are like a hidden soon-to-be-classic (as in a book that criticizes society in a sneaky, hidden way), I didn't realize it when I first read the series but the second time it all made sense. :)

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    1. OMG you made a hagelslag sandwich? That's so awesome!
      I think both the Hunger Games and Harry Potter will be classics in twenty years. Future generations are going to have amazing reading assignments :P

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  11. Okay, so I have no idea what a hagelslag sandwich is? That might be a really stupid question, but I'm really intrigued!

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    1. Oh no, that's not a stupid question at all! I just forgot to add a link to the post where I mention hagelslag. It's something the Dutch eat on their bread like Nutella. Here's the post, if you want to know more: http://pickingupthepiecesoflife.blogspot.nl/2014/12/eat-like-dutchman-hagelslag.html

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