Tag: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

June 3, 2015 Bookish Fun 25

I was nominated by the Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek to take part in the Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award!



1. Did you have a book that meant a lot to you as a child?

All of them!  I was obsessed with my books and saved all my money to add to my collection (the more things change, the more they stay the same!).  Firm favourites were all the Enid Blyton books, the Chalet School series, Little Women, What Katy Did, Heidi, The Little House on the Prairie books, The Secret Garden.  I could go on and on!

2. Is there any author or book that you collect, and will always welcome multiple editions of the same title?

I buy all the Tana French books because she is literary genius!  And I don’t normally collect multiple editions but I have all her books in paperback and audiobook format.  And I think one or two on my kindle too.  Well I never know just when I’m going to want to reread one and I like to be prepared!

3. Say that you find yourself judging a book by it’s cover (not that we ever do that!!!); what sort of covers do you go for? Are there any that are an absolute turn off?

I love pretty books and they just make me want to swoop down like a magpie and carry them home.  These are a few of my all time fav covers.  So I guess it’s pinky covers that really catch my eye.

Weighless by Sarah BannanA Thousand Pieces of YouThe Winner's Curse


4. If you could pick any imaginary animal to bring home to Mom with an earnest, “Can we keep him??”, what animal would it be?

Well since I have my own house these days, I won’t have to ask permission.  And I also know I’ll be the one cleaning up, so I’ll have an imaginary monkey that cleans up after himself!

5. Is there any book to movie adaptation that you simply refuse to watch? No way, no how, you’re not even giving them the opportunity to mess it up?

I still haven’t watched Gone Girl.  I love the book and I’m nervous about the movie version as I don’t think it will do the story justice. The perfection for me was in the unique phrasing and I don’t think the twist will work at all on the screen.

6. What is the most unusual book you’ve ever read? (Plot, writing style, chapter layout, etc?)

I think the quirkiest book format I’ve read was Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour.  I just loved all the little drawings and menu receipts and playlists, etc.  It just uped the adorable factor by a zillion!

amy & Roger

7. Is there any book or series that you’ve read that is so totally outside of your normal genre, but you loved it and would recommend it to others as a “take a risk!” type of book?

I don’t really have a type!  My book motto is ‘anything goes’ so I take chances all the time and don’t really have a genre that I stick rigidly to.  I did take a chance of SciFi books with Parallel by Lauren Miller a few years ago and now I adore YA SciFi books.  If you are stuck to one genre, I challenge you to mix it up a bit, you might just surprise yourself.

8. Do you have any bookish collections, or anything you covet and hope to someday collect? Candles, artwork, bookcases?

My bookish collection is my books!  I find it hard to part with them and so have a huge collection.  I also like bookmarks and have to add to my collection whenever one catches my eye.

9. What book has been on your TBR pile the longest, but you just can’t convince yourself to pick it up?

I think it’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I don’t know why I’m so slow to read it. I have it on audiobook now as well though so I will hopefully get around to reading it someday.

10. You get a $500 gift card for all things bookish – do you run to your nearest bookstore and spend like a fiend? Or do you create pro/con lists (a la Rory Gilmore) to make sure you get just the right & perfect & wonderful bookish things? Or are you eyeing a particularly expensive bookcase somewhere?

I would want it to last and wouldn’t spend it all together.  Half the fun for me is the browsing and picking out of the new books, so I’d love going in every week and picking up 2 or 3 new books and dragging it out for as long as I could.


When it comes to tags, I hate naming people who might already have been tagged or someone who hasn’t been tagged but who has zero interest in doing one.  So I’m tagging YOU if you want to do it!  And if you do leave me a link so I can come check it out.


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25 Responses to “Tag: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!”

  1. Rachel

    Great answers! I just hauled the Malory Towers set by Enid Blyton over on the blog today, excited to reread them! I loved What Katie Did too!

    Gone Girl… I preferred the book. The movie didn’t ruin the book for me, but it was very slow, and I don’t think it came across just as well visually as it did in the book. You’ve sold me on Amy and Roger! R x
    Rachel recently posted…Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up May 2015

  2. trish

    I’m going over to drool all over your Malory Towers set in a moment! I still have all my originals, they are very tatty but I love that about them too!
    One of these days I’ll watch Gone Girl. And yes you need to read Amy and Roger, it’s adorable but it’s not fluffy either.

  3. kimbacaffeinate

    I am so with you, I have to make my book funds last, and like to make individual purchases here and there. Sort of like Christmas everyday. My copy of Little Women was worn from re-reading it. Your Gilmore Girls reference was awesome..I adore that show
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

    • trish

      I don’t like big book hauls anyway which is probably an odd thing to say for a book lover but I love spending time checking out all the books and those few special ones to take home with me. And then doing it all over again asap!
      Little Women <3

  4. Shaina

    I loved learning a little more about you, Trish!

    I completely agree on your answer for the gift card. Make it stretch for as long as possible. 😉

    And I just picked up my first Tana French! I’m excited to find the time to settle down and read it.
    Shaina recently posted…Let’s Talk About It: Reading as Escape

    • trish

      Oh that makes me so happy to hear that you have a Tana French book! I hope you love it as much as I did!

  5. Rita @ View From My Home

    Great questions and answers! I would say, if answering #10, that I would spend it all on print books because I read almost exclusively on my kindle and would love the pleasure of going in person to bookstores, and not the same one, and getting to slowly browse and pick great titles out. I would probably go bearing my wishlist but not stick to it if a great cover and blurb caught my eye.
    Rita @ View From My Home recently posted…FC FP Tuesday Intros

    • trish

      Browsing in a bookshop is one of my favourite things to do, even if I’m only buying one book, I love checking them all out!

  6. Christy

    The GG movie was actually pretty good, even though they cut stuff out. I still haven’t watched The Time Traveler’s Wife – It’s my favorite book. Hahaha … I’ve been the same about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
    Christy recently posted…The Martian by Andy Weir

    • trish

      I think when a book is your fav, then you feel even more protective over it so I can understand your reluctance to watch TTTWs.

    • trish

      My husband is currently listening to the series on audio and he keeps telling me I’ll love it if I give it a chance. So maybe I will!
      And I need to just go see Gone Girl, most people seem to have been happy with it.

    • trish

      YES, half the fun is in the choosing and narrowing down the books until you get the prefect books! 🙂

  7. Megan @ reading away the days

    I am currently collecting a the all souls trilogy in hardback and paperback. I love it so much so need them all in every format.

    I loved familiar books to you when I was a kid I all of them you mentioned. Tanya French is an author I have Seen that I keep meaning to pick up. I can’t remember the name of it but purchase to be her resent one I seen in reasons.
    Megan @ reading away the days recently posted…The Duff by Kody Keplinger #Review

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