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AWARD: Unique Blogger

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Many thanks to Nel @ Reactionary Tales for nominating me for the Unique Blogger Award. I appreciate it. Nel and I chat every day and have lots to cover on our blogs. She’s always showing us the animals that need more attention, interesting posts with useful info and fun book reviews. Go check out her site if you haven’t seen it before. It’s unique!

 

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

 

Questions:

If you could have your pick of book to make into movie, what would it be?

I’d like to see The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond made into a movie. I just read the book and it has some very interesting scenes which would play out well on screen. It has suspense, romance, mystery, historical touch points and a bit of crazy.

 

What inspires you most about your blog?

Connecting with people all around the world. Learning about new cultures and meeting different kinds of people. Opens up your eyes to more than just your own little world. 

 

What author inspires you?

This was a tough one, as I wanted to pick an author who has several books that are somewhat inspirational without being religious or spiritual. Perhaps Mitch Albom. I adored The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

 

What’s your favorite Disney song?

Pour Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid or Circle of Life from The Lion King.

 


 

Nominations:

My three questions are:

  • If you could have an author create your perfect world, which author would it be and what would the world look like?
  • What person would you want to co-write a new blog site with? Why?
  • If you had to change jobs but could only choose from these 3, which one and why? Designer. Dentist. Mechanic.

 

My nominees are:

 

Note: If you’ve been nominated before or aren’t interested, feel free to skip. No worries! Congrats to all the nominations. 

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare!

TAG: Rapid Fire Books

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Many thanks to ReadRantRock&Roll for posting this tag and encouraging me to give it a chance. You must check out Jenn’s site, as she has amazing content and is such a sweet person. Her blog has everything you need and want to know about life, food, health, books and fun. This one is the Rapid Fire Book Tag and it appears to have been originally made by GirlReading over Youtube, so be sure to stop by and check her out HERE.

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Question 1: E-Book or Physical Book?

I was always a physical book reader, but I’m learning to like e-readers. I download through Kindle Reader on my iPad and read in bed when my other half is sleeping. Less light than a book light, and I can easily switch back and forth to check Goodreads!

Question 2 : Paperback or Hardback?

No preference. I rarely get hardback books anymore, as I read new ones when they first come out by getting them through NetGalley or other ARCs; they’re e-reads most of the time. And when I buy older books, I go for the paperback because they are cheaper and I don’t really keep books anymore — unless it’s a high 4 or 5 rating. Can’t find a space for everything unfortunately. But I love seeing all the books! 

Question 3 : Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Both. I was always an in-store book shopper, devastated when they started closing up. I had a Barnes and Noble two blocks away, and we’d go every other weekend to peruse the shelves and buy a few books. It closed for a year’s worth of supposed renovations, and the nearest one is 20 blocks away. I love book stores, but that’s 30 minutes each way, which is a lot of time to lose. I started buying more online or getting books thru ARCs at that point. But if the brick and mortar tore opens up again, I’ll be back.

Question 4 : Trilogies or Series?

It doesn’t matter… I love serial fiction. Something about staying with the same characters and setting is fundamentally natural to me.

Question 5 : Heroes or Villains?

Villains all the way. I want the good guy or girl to win out, but ultimately, I love it when the villain wreaks havoc across the entire cast!

Question 6 : A book you want everyone to read?

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s about a book, so readers must love books if they are reading, right? The Holocaust is a tough subject, but this book has a fantastic balance with an ethereal quality to Liesl as she struggles to survive.

Question 7 : Recommend an underrated book?

I don’t know! I would have to comb through my Goodreads list of read books, but off the top of my head, I think more people need to read Kate Morton’s historical fiction and mystery books. It has everything from characters to plot to suspense to beautiful lyrics without getting too far off the deep end or caught up in scenery description.

Question 8 : The last book you finished?

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan. A mystery and suspense thriller about a woman who kills a teenager to protect her young infant. But how is it connected to The Ophelia Killer from twenty years ago? Come on, you know you wanna find out! 

Question 9 :The Last Book(s) You Bought?

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. It’s the follow-up to the first in the series, You, where a psycho stalks someone and then finds himself with an even bigger issue.

Question 10 : Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

A plastic bag. I was on a train and that’s all I had left from the Starbucks scone I purchased as a snack before heading out to Long Island to visit my parents.

Question 11 : Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes, I’m OK with used books. I often borrow from the library in my co-op building. We have about 30 shelves of nearly 1200 books… I’m always finding something to read when in between ARCs (which never happens anymore) or purchases. 

Question 12 : Top Three Favorite Genres?

Mystery. Thriller & Suspense. Historical Fiction.

Question 13 : Borrow or Buy?

Buy. I tend to look for new books 90% of the time and then pick-up ones from other people or libraries about 10% of the time. It’s just a matter of time and what I want to read. ARCs come first. Then series I enjoy reading (so I have to buy the new book). And last, I search for new things or books on my TBR. 

Question 14 : Characters or Plot?

Both, but plot edges out slightly. I can connect to a book with a great plot but bad characters; however, if the plot is boring, I won’t be happy. 

Question 15 : Long or Short Books?

I think I prefer middle, can I say that? I like to read a lot, so shorter makes more sense. But I need depth in a story, so they tend to be longer. Oh… it hurts… Longer. Longer books if I had to choose. Please stop harassing me with these choices!

Question 16 : Long or Short Chapters?

Short chapters all the way. Helps keep focus and find break points for food, sleep and errands.

Question 17 : Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

 

You by Caroline Kepnes. Just bought the follow-up book.

The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth. Sticks in my head.

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown. Just read it last week.

Question 18 : Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

Cry. I like to laugh, but in a book, I want emotion.

Question 19 : Our World or Fictional Worlds?

I like both, but I enjoy reading historical fiction more than fantasy.

Question 20 : Audiobooks: Yes or No?

I have never tried one, but I want to… need to find a new book to try. Any recommendations based on what I like reading?

Question 21 : Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Yes. If I don’t know the title, author or the cover doesn’t look good, I won’t usually read it without a strong recommendation.

Question 22 : Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Since I like serial fiction, probably TV series adaption. It lasts longer.

Question 23 : A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

I’m not sure I preferred the movie adaption, but I thought Lord of the Rings was just as good in both formats.

Question 24 : Series or Standalone?

Series all the way! Couldn’t you tell from the previous answers?!?!   😛


 

I am not tagging anyone specifically as this is the kind of tag everyone should do. So please jump on this little bandwagon! I expect at least 5 people to go for it! 🙂

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare!

 

AWARD: Sunshine Blogger #2

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sunshine-blog-awardMany thanks to AvidObserver for nominating me for this wonderful award for those blogs that bring sunshine to your world everyday. Please check out the site by clicking on the link above, as it’s all about motivation and how to have a wonderful and happy life. Great stuff. 🙂


 

Rules

1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


 Questions asked to me:

  • A quote or any saying that you love and follow.
    • “Do unto others as you wish done unto you.” It’s really the only one to live by. And it applies across the board. Generally, people inherently do the things to/for other people that they wish someone would do for them. Of course there are exceptions, but think about it… your mind naturally does the things you think are what should be done — what you like. And if we all did that, we’d all be happier!

 

  • If you get chance either to go into the future and know what’s there for you or to go back in past and change something, which one would you choose & why?
    • There isn’t anything I would change in the past, as I am a firm believer in the connection between events. If I changed one thing, there may be detrimental effects that I’d be even more unhappy over. So… I’d peak into the future, which is something I already do now whenever I (a) go to a psychic, (b) read spoilers about TV shows or films, or (c) read the end of a book before the first few pages (yes, I do that sometimes).

 

  • A superpower that you think everyone should have.
    • To freeze time. There are so many moments that I either need more time to get something done, or I want more time with someone else, or I want to stop everything around me so I can fix something without anyone knowing about it. But that’d be changing the natural flow of things, which I just said I wouldn’t do in the above question, so… oh… my brain hurts now. To eat whatever we want and never get sick or gain weight. That works.

 

  • Mountains or Beaches?
    • Mountains. I hate hot weather. I love cold weather. Put me at the top of a mountain to look over the whole valley or city. I’m a happy boy.

 

  • Is there anything that can/might make you stop blogging?
    • Rude people. If too many people had negative comments and it was work to keep up with the positive approach, I might step away and take a break.

 

  • If you get a chance to watch any war that happened in the past live, which war would you choose n why?
    • I’d choose the American Revolution, as it’s what gave my country our freedom. I’d want to know what the founders were thinking on good and bad days, how they eventually came to their final decisions and what their hopes were for the future. Some books and documents tell us this, but to see their discussions would be a whole new world of information.

 

  • Share any adventurous or risky thing that you ever did. 
    • I quit a very promising job and moved cross-country for a relationship and a change in my life. There were too many events going on, which made me think I needed to start over in a new place. I moved to California and stayed for 1 year. My former job called and asked me to come back at an even great salary and position. My significant other and I talked about it and decided it was the right thing for us. So we moved back to NY. Unfortunately the relationship eventually ended, but then I met my current partner and nearly 6 years later, we’re very happy!

 

  • What gives you goosebumps every-time?
    • That moment in a movie or a TV show when something good and positive happens, and you’ve been waiting since the beginning for it to work out. I start tingling a little, get the goosebumps, my eyes grow heavy and a few tears form. Then I think about something really silly so I can laugh instead of let anyone see me cry. I’m a cold emotionless stone, I tell ya!

 

  • A gift that you would love to receive anytime.
    • Money? Peace? Time? End to hunger and abuse? Since that’s not about to happen unfortunately… gift cards.

 

  • Your favorite topics to have a conversation on.
    • Genealogy. I could talk all day. Books too, but those can be confrontational, and I prefer not to argue. So… family history wins out!

 

  • One thing that you want to eliminate from your life completely.
    • Oh… where to go with this one. I need to ask about the rules here… QC = Question Creator.

 

Me: Is this something I eliminate from just my life or from everyone’s?

QC: Read the question.

Me: Oh, OK. Just me. Is this something that I should keep but don’t want to? Or something I need to get rid of?

QC: Does it matter?

Me: I guess not. Just trying to do this correctly. Is this something tangible or theoretical?

QC: Are you always this difficult?

Me: Yes.

 

Final Answer = My Indecision

 

Note: I didn’t ask Avid Observer these questions. Just imagining how it might go.

 


My Nominees:

 

Congratulations! I so enjoy seeing your blogs every day and look forward to your responses.

 


Questions for nominees:

Note: Also… besides providing the answer, also explain why for all of them! 🙂

  1. Which of the 7 deadly sins could you absolutely live with if you had to?
  2. Which of the 7 dwarfs are you most similar to?
  3. What state haven’t you lived in but would like to?
  4. Where do you see yourself in ten years that you believe you might actually achieve?
  5. Where do you see yourself in ten years that you hope happens but don’t think it will?
  6. Who do you not know in person but think you’d best friends with?
  7. What Greek or Roman goddess or god is your favorite?
  8. When in time would you want to live that you have not been alive for?
  9. If you could only travel by 1 mode of transportation in the future, what would it be?
  10. What website do you visit the most?
  11. How many cookies is too many cookies in one single sitting?

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare!

AWARD: The Entertainer Blogger

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Many thanks to Kate @ MeltingPotsandOtherCalamities for tagging and nominating me for the Entertainer Blogger Award. I’ve never seen this one before, but her site is amazing, so I definitely understand why she was nominated. Go see for yourself now!

Many thanks to Roda @ GrowingSelf for tagging and nominating me for the Entertainer Blogger Award. She has the best pictures, advice and stories. You must check out her site to see her life on the farm and in the house they’ve been renovating.

 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

 

WHY DID YOU START A BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Boredom. To connect with other people. To begin to meet people who might provide input on the novels I’ve been writing. To learn about more cultures. To see different styles in writing and opinions on books I’ve read. That enough?  🙂

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

I’m often asked this question, and I have a few in rotation. So I’m picking a new one for people to take a look at:  Ken Follett’s “Night Over Water.” It takes places about 60 years ago when planes weren’t all that popular, but the thriller and mystery aspects associated with the traveling is amazing. The characters and multiple stories intersect at such wonderful places. It has romance, intrigue, history and humor. A great read.

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WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST?

People who treat others with disdain, anger or indifference. Words and actions hurt. Rather than continue the cycle, step away and let it go. Be the bigger person and don’t add another link to the chain. Throw out a hand to try to make things better and find common ground. Just be nice. Costs nothing. And if you don’t want to be positive, then walk away rather than do something negative to another living person or creature.

 Sounds of me getting down off my soap box.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD AT THE MALL?

I like cinnamon buns and the chinese restaurants. So bad for you, but it just says “mall” to me. I have to eat when I’m done shopping otherwise the clothes end up too big from eating so much beforehand. Ugh!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?

 

Reading. TV. Writing. Genealogy. Cooking. Gardening. In that order.

 

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I Nominate:

  1. https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/06/14/wednesdays-breakfast-and-a-book-7/
  2. https://nzfnmblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/to-review-or-not/
  3. https://runningtozen.org/2017/06/15/join-my-team/
  4. https://femiiesther.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/i-want-to-ask-2/
  5. https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/tor-com-thursday-short-story-review-shape-without-form-shade-without-color-by-sunny-moraine/
  6. https://teaandtales1.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/the-blue-sky-award/
  7. https://brizzlelassbooks.com/2017/06/15/review-moxie-by-c-m-stunich-cmstunich/
  8. http://inspirationpie.com/?p=524
  9. https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/throwback-thursday-book-pick-the-glass-castle-by-jeanette-walls/
  10. https://abookwithoutend.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/anything-but-books-tag/
  11. https://bookfiendsite.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/paiges-turn-by-jennifer-peel/
  12. https://theotakujudge.com/2017/06/15/review-of-wonder-woman/

 

*I tried to pick people I haven’t tagged before (or that much) to start spreading more news about great blogs to check out. But I would tag everyone if I could!

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com/2017/05/20/award-awesome-blogger/ you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking.

Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think.

TAG: Ruler of the Books

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I want to thank PoojaG at Lifesfinewhine for nominating me for this cool tag. Please check out the site, as how often can you say you’re chatting with someone in Kenya?

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WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU MAKE EVERYONE READ?

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The Philosopher’s Apprentice by James Morrow — at least the first section (about a third of the book). It has so much to say about life, it really changed the way I thought about things… and it’s fiction. I love the rest of the book, too, but the first third is amazing.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU ABOLISH IN BOOK CONSTRUCTION?

None. I believe in free speech and do not agree with banning or destroying books. I might give something a really bad recommendation, but it is still someone’s opinion or thoughts. For example, anything Hitler used to guide his beliefs is not something I would want anyone to read unless they were learning more about the horrific behavior he exhibited. But if someone read it to learn how to be a racist, then there is a problem.

 

WHAT AUTHOR WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO WRITE YOU ANY BOOK?

Kate Morton. I think she can tell my life story in a wonderful way. Possibly Ken Follett, but he uses a lot of words sometimes!

 

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU DEMOTE TO THE LIBRARY BASEMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW BOOK?

The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy. Stay away!

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WHAT COVER ARTIST WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO MAKE A MURAL?

To be honest, I am not familiar with this side of publishing, so I couldn’t be sure unless I did some research. I tend to like the covers of Follett’s books.

 

WHAT CHARACTER’S FACE WOULD YOU PUT ON A COIN?

Harry Potter. We’d all smile just a little bit more, wouldn’t we?

 

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU AWARD THE “RULER OF BOOKS” 2016 PRIZE TO?

Of the books I read, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child seemed to be the most sought after before it was published

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Of the books I read, The Nest got the most votes.

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I disagree with both, but I can’t find another one more popular published in 2016 that I read in 2016.

 

My Nominees Are:

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking. Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think.

AWARD: Liebster – Discover New Blogs #2

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Thank you so very much to Didi Oviatt for nominating me for this award.  She is a fantastic author and book reviewer, but her site has so much more to offer. We connected about a month ago on WordPress, and I find great things whenever I spend a few minutes on her blog. Go check it out!

The Rules:

  • Say thank you to the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.
  • Nominate and notify 11 bloggers for the award.
  • Ask those you have nominated 11 questions.

My Own Answers:

1.Why did you choose book blogging over something else?

I had some free time and wanted to connect with other people. It had to be something I could work on at any time of day. This felt like a good opportunity to push myself outside the limits of just writing fiction.

 

2. What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?

Does food count? On a more serious note… people just being kind, considerate and non-confrontational. The world is too wonderful and beautiful to get caught up in being upset with other people. Move on. Enjoy life and don’t harm or interfere with others. Be peaceful.

 

3. Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

Yes. I’ve always loved mysteries and serial fiction, but I’ve grown more fond of historical fiction and thrillers in the last decade.

 

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

I loved Barcelona and Argentina for the beautiful vineyards, history and waters… but if I could vacation anywhere again, it would be The Cotswolds in England. It’s such an amazing and calming place. I love the people, the gardens and the countryside. Total perfect vacation spot for me.

 

5. Do you collect anything (other than books)?

No! I used to collect a few things, but now I like having as little as possible besides all the stuff you need in a house. Between cooking, gardening, reading, art, clothes, etc. I have enough already!

 

6. What has been your favorite book so far this year?

You by Caroline Kepnes.

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7. What is one law you would change if you could?

Good question! I tend not to think about laws and just do what feels like the right thing to do. I’m not sure if I know enough about them… so I’ll go with taxes! I think our tax system needs a makeover and I have lots of suggestions. I should try to fix it, shouldn’t I?

 

8. If you had to donate money to a charity, which one would you choose?

Pets. I would first look for things to help people, but pets are probably on the top of my list. I would want to help care for homeless pets who have been abandoned by cruel people.

 

9. What is your favorite genre to read?

Mystery, Thriller or Historical Fiction. Love all three.

 

10. What is your dream car?

I don’t drive anymore, as I live in NYC. But if I were back in the suburbs, I tend to like small sporty cars. The last car I owned tho was a 4 by 4, and I did enjoy the height of it, compared to sitting in a low car. So… it’d be hard to choose. It would be silver, as I like the color. I know that!

 

11. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

I think writing a novel and seeking to get it published. I’ve talked about it being important to me since I was around 10-years-old, but between school and work, I’ve never had time. I made it a priority last fall, and in 6 weeks, I wrote 350 pages. It felt so natural, as though it were something I was meant to do. Now it’s all I want to do!

My nominees:

I’m being a rule-breaker on this one as I did this one before and tagged 11 people. Since it’s different questions, I wanted to do it again… but instead of tagging 11 people, I offer it up to all my friends… I want to see those answers from everyone!

The Rules:

  • Say thank you to the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.
  • Nominate and notify 11 bloggers for the award.
  • Ask those you have nominated 11 questions.

The Questions:

1.Why did you choose book blogging over something else?

2. What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?

3. Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

5. Do you collect anything (other than books)?

6. What has been your favorite book so far this year?

7. What is one law you would change if you could?

8. If you had to donate money to a charity, which one would you choose?

9. What is your favorite genre to read?

10. What is your dream car?

11. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking.

Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think.

TAG: Anything But Books

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I was tagged in a really fun tag by Patty at MoohnshinesCorner. We met a few months ago and have had a great time getting to know one another on our WordPress blogs. She has fun content on books and on many other topics — and super friendly. Go visit!

Well, the tag is exactly as it sounds – it’s a really wonderful way for those in the blogging community to get to know one another. It’s also great for readers of book blogs to get to know the bloggers more! I hope you enjoy!

Note: The image used for the Feature Image is not my creation! It belongs to another blogger. I heard it’s sourced back to The Girl Who Read Too Much book blog. Go check it out and follow her. I did earlier today and found it to be a really fun site.

One. Name a cartoon that you love 

I loved The Jetsons. Something about futuristic family issues with a lovable dog.

 

Two. What is your favorite song right now? 

Twenty One Pilots “Heathens” has gotten inside my brain… and the tone of the voice and the background sounds is just so calming and intense at the same time.

Three. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Write. I’ve never had writer’s block. Words just flow from my mind and imagination.

Watch TV.

Sit and Do Nothing.

 

Four. What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Genealogy? I’ve traced my family back over 200 years…

Volleyball. I don’t get to play often tho.

Cook. I won’t follow recipes. I always change it or do my own thing.

 

Five. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

History. Love any kind of history and getting familiar with places and people I don’t know much about.

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Six. What is something unusual that you know how to do?

Play Mahjong?

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Seven. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.

Dark Chocolate Tort with Raspberries

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Eight. What is your most recent personal project?

Either this blog or the novel I wrote. The novel is here.

 

Nine. Tell us something that you think about often?

I spend way too much thinking about how to organize my time. How do I get the most done in the least amount of time? If I have 3 hours of free time, do I read, blog, review or write. Help! Can’t decide….

 

Ten. Give us something that is your favorite.

I tend not to have favorites… except with foods and drinks….

 

 

Eleven. Say the first thing that pops into your head.

It’s 10:45 and I’m still sitting on my ass on the couch. I need to get to the gym. Now.

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TAG

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Tag! You’re it!

I chose the last 5 people I chatted with on my WordPress blog (except the person who tagged me and Nel… because we chat all day long and she can do any tag she likes!)

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking.

Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think.

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