Let me put this out there: I am horrible at talking about myself.
Seriously, it’s a problem. The words “tell me about yourself” send me into a complete panic. The “about me” section is the bane of my existence. I mean, I basically react as if I’ve just stumbled into a room and been asked to describe the entire life history of that random guy over there in the corner whom I’ve definitely never met, but feel like I should know all about.
Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but talking about oneself is stressful. I think that part of the reason for this is that many times, it can feel too formal. And I find that this is not at all an ideal way for me to convey my personality. So I’ve been debating for a while what would be the best way to go about introducing myself as I start this blog, and I came up with the perfect solution. A tag! This way, it feels a lot more personal and informal, and I can say all the arbitrary facts I’ve always wanted to say when I am asked about myself.
Side note: This ended up being a mixture of a number of tags (both book related and not book related) that I’ve seen floating about the Internet.
How old are you?
How tall are you?
Which Hogwarts house are you in? (People need to ask this more often!)
I don’t have any tattoos, but I do (much to the dismay of my family) have 10 ear piercings.
What place do you want to visit?
Iceland! I think it would be an absolutely beautiful and fascinating place to visit. I’d also love to go to Italy or back to Prague.
Who are your favorite bands?
Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, and Muse, to name a few.
What was the last song you listened to?
The Kids Aren’t Alright by The Offspring
What is your favorite TV show?
It’s so hard to pick just one! My favorite show currently still on TV is probably Doctor Who, but my all-time favorite is Frasier.
Who is your favorite actor?
Again, it’s so hard to pick just one! My top favorites are Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Katharine Hepburn, and Meryl Streep.
Surprise—once again, I’m finding it impossible to pick just one! My favorites are Arthur Conan Doyle, Harper Lee, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Ness, Gillian Flynn, J.K. Rowling, and Shakespeare. That’s definitely a lot more than one…decisions aren’t really my forte.
Ebooks—yes or no?
They’re nice when traveling, but nothing can ever compare to actually holding a physical book.
What was the last book you read?
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, which was fantastic!
What book are you currently reading?
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
What is the book you’re going to read next?
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
What is the number one book on your wish list?
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
What is your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee!
Which is your favorite book-to-film adaptation?
To Kill a Mockingbird…yeah, that last question kind of took the suspense out of this one.
Who is your all-time favorite book character?
Atticus Finch. Need I say more?
Who is your book boyfriend/girlfriend/fictional crush?
Atticus Finch of course! Okay, I think I have sufficiently demonstrated my love of this book. For now. (Fair warning—it will probably come up again.)
Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists?
Gender of the protagonist doesn’t usually matter to me. The most important part is the portrayal of the character.
If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?
*Gasp* How could I even imagine such a thing?! Okay, so I guess I do also enjoy writing, singing, and film/photography. But hating to read? *faints*
What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?
Usually have a heart attack.
Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?
I do love going out for a good walk or bike ride but…reading. Definitely reading.
Where do you prefer to read?
Snuggled in bed!
Which do you enjoy reading more—negative reviews or positive reviews?
I like reading an equal amount of both. I love hearing differing opinions on things like books and movies, especially after I’ve read or seen them. It always really gets me thinking.
What is your favorite book quote?
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” –Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
Phew, we made it!
I really had a great time answering these questions! I’m so excited to be starting this blog, and I hope you guys will stick around for future posts. There will be book reviews, tags, and many more bookish posts to come, so stay tuned!