Tbch I am not an interesting person–you see, I put it out there. I’m just not! I’m quite the average person…outwardly. As everyone is to their own, I am to myself, but I’m not as interesting as some other bloggers out there who lead very interesting lives* but I suppose I do have my own quirks. Usually in this situation (when conversing with a non-bookish human), I, the bookworm creature, usually uses ‘owning a book blog’ and ‘being an insanely insane bookworm’ to make myself sound very important and well-rounded and iconic. So we’ll see about this.
(Honestly tho, I’m not too sure what I meant when I said ‘So we’ll see about this’ like a completely prepared, mature person so basically I was being a different person. *sigh* I should be an actor I’m so dramatic omg) We’ll see what awes you. I bet you there’s going to be 0-1** awing things on this list. NAW. I’VE JUST BEEN JOKING THIS WHOLE TIME I’M SUPER INTERESTING HA HA. (We’ll see *insert mouthless noseless (even though emojis never have noses) emoji*)
* WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK (not like Rihanna but like a mature person see what I did there hahahahaa)
**actually 0.7 probably
So this will be my TTT for today! It was actually pretty interesting because it required me to THINK. And I did with like zero time to do it, so I’m going to read it and shock with my rush. I’ll be linking up to another Top Ten Tuesday for this one! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Facts About ME.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It’s also the most popular meme on the blogosphere, for book blogs. To do a TTT, it’s pretty simple. You have to get on the blog and get the prompt. Then you write a blog post about ten things of your choice that answer the prompt. It doesn’t have to be ten. It can be six. Or eight. Or 14. Or 17. Around ten. Because ‘ten’ sounds the nicest. Then you link up to their blog on your blog post and make cute little graphics and explore other people’s TTT’s and then get jealous of their cute graphics, because everyone here is an artist. Obviously.
1. I am an extrovert and skilled at public speaking
In my time owning a book blog so far, I’ve seen so many book bloggers around the blogosphere represent themselves as ‘introverts, secretly bookworms, super shy in real life but writing a blog to open up/be themselves/show their true colors (well only if they’re evil)’. Minus my own thought in the parentheses there. However, I am an extrovert. I love socializing and talking to people and meeting new aforesaid people.
One of the things I’m good at happens to be public speaking. Now, if I’m an extrovert and love public speaking, I shouldn’t really have a reason to have a book blog and not a reality show, yes? *cries because of embarrassment* I started this blog because my friend started a blog but then I discovered you creatures and now I love you so I don’t have a reality show yet.
But yes. I am really good at public speaking, and I love to speak in front of people. Even though secretly I’m super nervous and scared they’ll hate on me, I look like a calm, demure
princess creature human and it makes me feel accomplished when I’m done.
2. The first ‘real’ book series I read was Harry Potter when I was 9 years old (so basically ages ago)
Before reading Harry Potter, I used to read the Magic Treehouse books and the Boxcar Children and the Famous Five and such when I was little, but those are children’s books and so I never counted them to be ‘actual’ books. I was, however, always interested in books from a young age but I didn’t really ever want to enthusiastically read or make it a part of my lifestyle until I read Harry Potter.
3. My favorite book POV is third-person
Recently with all of these books about rebellion and up and coming heroines and leaders in the YA department, 1st person POV has become SUPER popular. I don’t understand why! I love 3rd person because what annoys me a lot in 1st person is that I have to wait until, like, the 10th page of a book to find out what the name of the main character is. I DON’T CARE ABOUT ALL THESE OTHER NAMES BEING SAID JUST TELL ME THE PERSON WHO’S GOING TO BE SPOTLIGHTED IN THE WHOLE SERIES.
4. I value loyalty the most in a person
I value loyalty in a person because I am a very strongly-attached person and it’s always hard for me to let go of relationships. I always believe the best of people, so when I’m let down, it always stings. That’s why I have come to love the blogging community, because you guys are loyal and mean a heck of a lot to me.
Since I love you creatures, I will tell you but also make strange facial expressions since another fact about me is that I am a multi-tasker. During a period of time, I met a person who I believed to be my friend but then, tldr, basically a lot of things happened where it led to them not being true friends which led to other friends changing and then I suffered a kind of depression for a short period of time where lots of emotions happened and then another kind of heartache and now I am this person.
5. I’m addicted to Hawaii Five O and Love it or List it
Seriously, I am addicted to Alex O Loughlin. I cannot get enough of him. He is magnificent. Mostly his face, but also his hands and his ears. AND HIS HAIR. But also I love Love it or List it, because recently I have developed a passion for seeing houses renovated beautifully and watching people buy magnificent houses. A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D.
I’m6. I’m crazy about politics
It’s like me loving Will Herondale–there’s nothing I love more (except for my sister and food). I’m CRAZY about politics. So seriously, throughout this 2016, I am crazy about the election. I’m always updated and I’m always boring my friends about my own political analysis and reasoning.
So tell me! Who are you supporting in the US election? BTW SANDERS JUST ENDORSED CLINTON OMG OMG. I don’t think Clinton will get his supporters tho because all through their debates and the primary season, they were very divided. So as you can tell, I’m supporting Hillary Clinton. Haha 🙂 Tell me if there’s an election going on where you live, and tell me if you are super obsessed with government issues and politics.
7. I’m very superstitious
I guess this is partially related to my religion (which obviously I’m not going to elaborate on) but I’ve always grown up being superstitious and believing in all sorts of things from all the gods that watch me at all times to the demons I believe exist somewhere to the ghosts that exist on the second story of my house BECAUSE CAN WE BE REAL I THINK JAKE PROBABLY DIED HERE 37829 YEARS AGO AND NOW HE’S HAUNTING ME. I’ve always wondered about superstition like traditional fables and also whether I reap what I sow in my future and past lives and what I was in those lives. BASICALLY MY MIND PLAYS A LOT OF GUESSING GAMES.
8. I’m a black belt in Taekwondo and am on a weapons team in Hanmadang
I used to be on a sparring team but then I quit that so I could be on a weapons team. Hanmadang is basically an East Asian name for a taekwondo celebration, so aside from all the competition that comes with Hanmadang tournaments, there’s a lot more festivity and flavor. THOUGH THE COMPETITION MEANS A LOT TO ME ANYWAY.
9. I’m very very very competitive
Which leads me to my next point: I’m extremely competitive. Oh my god, this is getting to be so much about me, I don’t like it. But anyway, if I ever join a competition, I want to win all the time. I’m always up for a bit of competition, because I believe when we compete, we become so spirited and determined to win that we try to beat our adversary who then works to improve over us and so we become better. But mostly it’s just about the pride that comes when you win.
10. My sister means the world to me
We all have people that mean everything to us: parents, friends, teachers, children, significant others, etc. That person for me is my sister. There is simply no one who surpasses the value of my sister. Sometimes I attempt to sneakily donate her to the neighbors, but we always come around our arguments and I love her to pieces. My little sister is the part of me that grounds me and makes me feel worth being a person, that makes me feel like someone when I’m emotionally and mentally down. She is the person in my life that makes me whole. ❤
Here’s your homework for today:
-Tell me about a person that means so much to you that they make up a part of you. It can be anyone, even a book character or an author or your idol or someone you don’t know or someone who is deceased.
-Let me know what morals (loyalty, honesty, humility) you value the most in a person and what type of characters you write (and if you don’t write, which characters you have enjoyed reading) that are influenced by this (villains, sidekicks, rogues, heros, rebels). Tell me about their personality and what books you’ve seen this type of person in! ILYSM ❤ ❤