Birthday Tag – Happy birthday, Rachel!

So the wonderful Rachel at Confessions of a Book Geek just had her 25th birthday, and because she’s so sweet, she’s doing a giveaway even though she should be getting all the books. But because I love books too, I’ve entered her giveaway. One of the entries is participating in her Birthday Tag, so here we go!

1. What date is your Birthday?

July 7! I’ll be 25 this year.

2. What is your favourite kind of Birthday cake?

It’s not necessary “birthday” cake, but I’m a big fan of red velvet cake. All the time. I’m good with plain ol’ white cake too.

3. What is your birth-stone?

Ruby. Red is one of my least favorite colors, but I will say rubies are definitely pretty.

4. Which celebrities/famous people share your birth date?

Ringo Starr, Jim Gaffigan, Michelle Kwan, and Dylan Sprayberry (from Teen Wolf!). These are some pretty cool people.

5. What would be your ideal Birthday present?

Books, duh. BUT I’m a big fan of thoughtful, handmade gifts – paint me something, mod podge a cool ampersand with my favorite comic book character (like my boss did for me for Christmas!), knit me a scarf (like my awesome Belles’ Enchanted Book Exchange did for me), make me anything and I’ll love it.

6. If you could invite anyone famous to your Birthday party, who would it be?

This is the hardest question in the whole world. Because my birthday is 7/7, here are seven people I’d like at my birthday party (that I haven’t already met) – JK Rowling, Tyler Joseph (of twenty one pilots), Tyler Posey (of Teen Wolf – he’s such an outgoing, bubbly, fun person), Stephen Chbosky, Hank Green (yep, Hank), Tyler Oakley (do I have a thing for people named Tyler?), Donald Glover (Community, also known as Childish Gambino). This would be an insane birthday party. But I’d definitely be laughing, listening to awesome music, and finally meeting my hero – good ol’ JK! J Aw, crap. I forgot David Tennant. Yeah, adding him on as an eighth party guest.

7. What is one of your favourite/funniest/happiest Birthday memories?

Probably my 18th. That was the day I got my first tattoo. It was also the day that my mom and dad each got their first tattoo. It was really fun. We’d all been wanting one for a long time, so we all made an appointment and got to experience it together.

8. If you could choose a different period in history to be born, when would it be?

Like Rachel, I’m going to have to go with the 80s. Well, I would like to have been born in the 70s and grown up in the 80s. I love music from that decade and all the John Hughes movies and even though I wouldn’t have had big 80s hair, I loved the fashion from that decade too.

Thanks, Rachel, for hosting a giveaway for your birthday! ❤

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – #2!

I was nominated by the lovely Ellen at The Wanderlust Reader for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – I think it’s especially fitting because she lives in Europe, so we’re really getting worldly here. J Thanks, Ellen! Sorry it took so long to do.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they’ve set you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten people.

Here are the ten questions she asked:

1. Favourite reading snack?
Coffee. Does that count? I tend not to eat too much when I’m reading, but if I do, I like pretzels, peanut m&ms, cookies (to dunk in the coffee)… Most of the time though, I don’t eat and read. That’s how accidents happen.

2. Would you rather read first, or movie first?
Read. Obviously.

3. Thoughts on The Fault in Our Stars?
Book or movie? Book – amazing. Movie – amazing. 🙂 Also, sad, sad, sad.

4. TBR this holiday season?
I could link you up to my December TBR (and I did), but I’ll also list my next few reads here: Rereading Linger; reading The Rosie Effect, Atlantia, The Iron Trial, Let It Snow, Every Day. Okay, I might not read all of these, but I probably will. I have two weeks off (minus one day in the middle) off for Christmas/New Years, so I plan on reading all of these.

5. Favourite holiday reads?
I never really had any favorite holiday reads. I have favorite holiday movies (The Family Stone, The Nightmare before Christmas, Rudolph..), but not reads. This year, I’m reading My True Love Gave to Me, which I think will be a staple of every holiday season. I’m also planning on reading Let It Snow.

6. Thoughts on film adaptions?
I have a love/hate relationship with film adaptations. Sometimes they can be amazing (The Perks of Being a Wallflower; TFiOS) or horrible (I won’t give examples, but I’m sure you know what I mean). I love seeing the stories come to life in more than just my head, but man, can they get it wrong sometimes.

7. Top 3 favourite series?
Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Anna and the French Kiss. Haha. I have wide tastes.

8. Contemporary young adult; yay or nay?
Before this year: nay (except a little Sarah Dessen here and there). After this year: yay! I was exposed to Morgan Matson, Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer E. Smith, Adi Alsaid, and more this year, and I’m happily a contemporary YA fan now.

9. How is your 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge going?
Um. Amazing? I didn’t actually start it until March. I set it for 100 books. I’m currently at 148 and the year isn’t over yet. Woo!

10. Which fictional character would you be for a day?
Could this be any harder? I’m going to go with Blue Sargent. 1. She’s amazing, 2. The raven boys, 3. Cabeswater, 4. Gansey.


I tend to tag the same people over and over for these posts, so 1. I hate doing that because I know they don’t have time for all of them, and 2. I don’t want to tag someone I don’t know quite as well because I don’t know if they’ll do it.

So what I’m saying is, if you want to answer these questions, do it. I had fun answering, and you might too. 🙂 Love you all!