Don’t worry, folks! I have a real post-review coming up. It’s currently in the oven waiting for the yeast to work through and rise so we can all enjoy a properly done, soft, fluffy final product. 🙂
Well, technically, she didn’t nominate me. She nominated whoever is interested in answering her questions in a blog post.
Which I’m sure, means me. Because her questions are just the type I like to answer. 😉 So thank you, Story Sponge, for this lovely opportunity.
1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well (this award was created by Okoto Enigmas).
4. Answer the five questions you were asked.
6. You have to nominate ten – twenty people.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
8. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice with one weird or funny question.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).
My Responses to The Story Sponge’s Most Intriguing and Rather Mysterious Questions
1) If you were a vegetable, what variety of vegetable would you be?
I love them. You can make tomato soup with oyster crackers, barbecue sauce, taco sauce, Italian spaghetti sauce, and – lo and behold – pizza topping sauce!
All my favorite foods. 🙂
Not that I would actually want to be eaten. O.O The thought of which makes me wonder what it is that the originator of this question is trying to get at.
2) What is the best piece of entertainment you’ve consumed recently?
It may have had something to do with the fact that I had less sleep the night before than I’m used to, but seeing TEXAS starring William Holden and Glenn Ford made me laugh so hard I fell off the couch.
Confederate soldiers Dan (William Holden) and Tod (Glenn Ford) look to Texas for opportunities when the war ends. Upon witnessing a stagecoach robbery, the close friends ambush the outlaws and confiscate the stolen funds. Tod wishes to return the money, but Dan wants to keep it. After a sheriff gives chase, each man runs off on his own. They are reunited after some time, but with Tod now an honest ranch hand and Dan an outlaw cattle rustler, the two do not know if their friendship can survive.from link below
Tip of my hat to Eva over at https://classicsandcraziness.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/some-thoughts-on-texas-1941/ for recommending this. Go check out her article for more info on this movie (it’s a quick read – around 3 minutes 🙂
Lots of laughs, good values, compelling conflict. And true to its times, mostly clean (there’s some violence in a prize fighting and gun fights but mostly dramatic, and maybe rare/light language). I also concluded that I should probably watch more Glenn Ford westerns. 🙂
If seeing a 1941 black & white Western is not up your alley (yet – though you really should give it a try, dear), I will say TOLKIEN (2019) is a worthy watch. I know I need to still post up a review for this but I will say here that 1) although it does not give me a full complete bio of Tolkien’s life, 2) I think what it does show is cinematically breathtaking and the actors are amazing and the story is bittersweet and inspiring and reminds me (once again) how much I like movies about authors. Good authors, that is. Great ones especially.
To all you artists: we need community. 🙂 It builds and encourages and holds us accountable. This movie conveys this message so well.
I just wish they’ll make another movie about The Inklings with a focus on Tolkien’s relationship with Lewis. And this world needs a better movie based on C.S. Lewis’ life.
3) What is a book that you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
In terms of the wide reader community, I would say the Twilight Saga and The Divergent Trilogy.
In terms of the reader community that I follow the most (you know who you are :), I must admit I dislike A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes – no, not hate (for that word would be too strong for this) but there is enough dislike here that I never finished the book. At the time I attempted to read this work, I couldn’t connect to the (I thought rather angsty) main character (who also happens to be the narrator).
Which does not necessarily mean I will forever dislike it, for I’ve had books that I disliked until someday I finally finish reading it or get it.
(And before one of your Nadine-fans decide to throw stones towards my window here, I shall say that I own a hardback of FAWKES and want to read it this summer. 😉
4) What is a book that you love that no one else seems to know exists?
This is hard. Because I have discovered quite a few favorites that I don’t hear talked about very often.
Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Tales of Goldstone Wood Series is the first that my brain thought of. Especially Starflower and Dragonwitch (but I truly think all of them are extraordinary except the first one, mostly due to the author’s growth as a writer and storyteller).
[When I read Maya’s recent post flotsam & jetsam | 5, I was so delighted that she mentioned her love for this series.]
This series truly is comparable to Tolkien and Lewis’s Narnia and she writes beautifully. Additionally, the amazing story concepts, while certainly are original, are deeply inspired by classical concepts and myths. Which I appreciate wholeheartedly.
Sit through the first book with patience. The rest will amaze you. I promise.
Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses – translation of primary, original, historical documents from Joan’s allies and enemies about her extraordinary life. (Interesting historical fact: Mark Twain, a rather known anti-Catholic, spent twelve years of preparation and two years of writing for his work Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.)
Consider this unique and imposing distinction. Since the writing of human history began, Joan of Arc is the only person, of either sex, who has ever held supreme command of the military forces of a nation at the age of seventeen.Louis Kossuth
The Scarlet Pimpernel – this fictional historical hero inspired Batman – need I say more? Scaramouche and Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini. Historical adventure with humor and even philosophy, which I think is quite a combined feat for the adventure genre.
5) If you had a sword, what would you name it?
Because 1) Brandon Sanderson and 2) it sounds mysterious and eerie. Maybe a bit too eerie.
Second option would be, ahem, Excalibur. Because I’m like all things King Arthur related. 🙂
Three Facts About Me You Might Find Interesting
One. I posted a page on my site that I have not yet mentioned in a blog post, and I’ve been waiting to see if and when someone would mention that they noticed it. (A nod to this tag’s title “Mystery.”)
Two. If I can talk to three historical people who lived after The Bible timeline, they would be Joan of Arc, Thomas Jefferson, and C.S. Lewis. (There are too many Biblical times people I’d love to meet. 🙂
Three. Apparently, I possess the same MBTI as C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, Thomas Jefferson, Emily Bronte, Issac Newton, and Nikola Tesla. That’s quite a list to live up to – I admire and respect all of those amazing people. On the disturbing side, Hannibal Lector and Professor Moriarty. O.O
(According to https://www.personalityclub.com/blog/famous-intj/
My Five Questions
1) That is one vice you must fight against the most often?
2) Which fictional character can you relate to the most and why?
3) Pick three historical figures would you wish to meet and have tea/coffee with. What you would discuss with them?
4) What story world would you choose to live in until your dying breath? (Yep, there’s no goin’ back.)
5) What is one movie you wish more people would watch? (Or a book if you’re really not into films.)
My “Best” Posts
I guess when I’ve only written a handfull of posts, it’s really hard to figure out which is my “best.” Here goes:
I’d better jump to it and review some action/adventure movies… or else you might get an inaccurate impression of my entertainment tastes. 😀
Thanks for Reading!
I heartily welcome any of your comments or questions concerning my responses to this fun tag! 🙂 I’m also interested in your responses! Feel free to take up this tag if you are a blogger, and if you are not – no fear – the vacant comment box awaits your presence.
Who I’ve Chosen:
the rain drenched writer – Evelyn
the happy hedgehog – Eden
Seven Billion Smiles – Emma Starr