Culture Vulture Express has received it’s fourth Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much to Rylee from Hermits Odysseus for the nomination. Much, much appreciated. Be sure to get out their blog when you get the chance. 🙂
Rylee’s Questions & My Answers
What’s the first book you remember reading?
It was a book called A Winter’s Tale by Jenny Dale and it was actually my favourite book from my childhood. It was part of the Puppy Patrol books and had the sweetest dog on the cover.
What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it?
I’m currently reading Father Figure and Academic Curveball (Book 1), both of which are by James J. Cudney. The second I’ve just started and I’m reading between the two of them at the moment. Yes, I am enjoying them. There’s a mystery involved in both books which I like in a book.
What fictional world would you choose to live in and why?
I think the world of Hercule Poirot would be interesting. Could be a bit of an amateur sleuth. Marple’s world would be an option too but I got out of a small town and Mary Mead may not always suit me. 🙂
What do you think and say when people ask you to choose a favourite book?
Both think and say: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. If they asked a top five that may be tougher as there’s so many!
Who are some of your favourite authors? And have you met them in person?
Well there’s a lot! A few would be Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, Agatha Christie, James Patterson, John Grisham, Mark Billingham, Truman Capote and Olivia Helling. They tend to be the authors I read the most but there’s lots of others I love too. And no, I’ve met none of them! A lot of authors I like too are dead so it’s pretty impossible!
Aside from reading and blogging, what do you enjoy doing? What hobbies do you have?
I like listening to music, singing, going to theatre and concerts (when I can afford to!) and watching TV and movies. I love watching Rupaul’s Drag Race and documentaries on everything and anything on YouTube as well as old movies. I love dog-watching when I’m out around town and stuff, “oh there’s another one” and I love to be involved in charity work and activism though I haven’t done nearly enough of either as of yet.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I’m a night owl and it kind of makes me an early bird too if that makes sense.
What book has been on your TBR the longest?
Emma by Jane Austen. Actually I’ve read a few of the Jane Austen’s but I’d like to get through the six of them.
What book do you think has had the biggest impact on you?
I have read a couple of true life books and I think because they are real it puts a new spin on it. Because you can’t say it’s sad but it’s only fiction. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote had a huge impact because the fragile nature of life was so put down in print by Capote in such a raw fashion. It was a very harrowing, detailed read but a book written in a very human and raw way.
What’s your favourite song (or album) right now?
Gagged by Violet Chachki. Vanguard is my favourite song on the EP.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
I get told I’m gentle a lot. Which I think is a good quality so that’s nice to hear.
What is your astrological sign and do you agree with what it says about you?
I’m a taurean and while I don’t believe in horoscopes and that I find them extremely interesting to read about. I think there is elements that are true of my personality. I wouldn’t say bull in a china shop but I could be mildly fiery. I like to be calm so I have to kind of shut that fiery element up because it is there. It’s not being false. It just is a part I wish wasn’t there but I know it is. Could be worse though, I could be a raging bull and thankfully I’m not. I read taureans are supposed to be honest and I think I am which can get me into bother at times. We are supposed to have empathy with others which has always being a strong part of who I am. I can’t stand injustice, unfairness, inequality and would never go on the side of someone doing something wrong or have sympathy for them. My empathy lies with someone who is in the firing line, not the one doing the firing ever from the smallest to the biggest situation. They say we’re ambitious, definitely I am and it’s said that we like to get our way. I like to get my point across but getting my way, not really. As long as I’ve had my say, the ball is in their court. They are free to feel what they feel as long as I’m free to feel what I feel too.
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions asked.
-Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
To anyone reading this feel free to accept the award for your blog & answer the questions above. Congrats in advance! 🙂