I hope this lovely award ceremony finds everyone in good health. I am incredibly honoured to have received this award. I would like to thank my mother, my fath- Wait. Wrong speech. That’s for the Nobel Prize.
Hello everyone! As November goes by quickly- and yet not fast enough- I decided to catch up with the tags and awards I have been tagged in before this mess of a year is out.
At the begining of October I was tagged by Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner to receive The Black Cat Blue Sea Award- thank you so much, Naemi!- and the time has finally come for me to answer those questions. If you’re not following Naemi’s blog, you’re missing out on some great content!
The Meaning of the Black Cat Blue Sea Award
“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”
- Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
- Anybody nominated answers three questions.
- The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
- If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.
1. If you had to write a bucket list, which three things would be right at the top?
Top of my list would definitely be travelling the world. Is it a realistic goal to have in the state of the local (and global) economy? No. But, it’s been my dream since forever. I want to travel, to see as many countries as possible, to meet new cultures, to visit famous landmarks, to truly be a citizen of the world. I was planning to take the first step and travel beyond my own country’s borders for the first time in my life this year, but due to the unforseen circumstances the plan has been put on hold for now.
Secondly, I’d love to learn as many languages as possible. Nothing compares to the beauty of languages and the process of language learning. I’m already fluent in Greek and English, I speak French, I can read Ancient Greek and Latin, and I’m currently studying Spanish. I’d love to pick up Serbian and Arabic next, and then we’ll see.
Third on my list I’d put visiting Broadway and watching at least one musical there. This has been my dream ever since I discovered musical theatre. It’s like my Disneyland after Disneyland (where I’ve never been either and I also want to go one day). I don’t even care about the rest of the country (sorry friends from USA), I just want to walk down that famous street where magic happens.
2. What is/was your favorite subject in school and why?
Oh, this is a tough question for me, since I was the weirdo that actually enjoyed school, or at least the learning experience. I loved Literature, where we studied Greek texts of course, and Ancient Greek Literature in high school, where we spent each year studying both the ancient and the translated texts of the Odyssey, the Iliad, Eurypides’ Helen, and Sophocles’ Antigone. But, my absolute favourite would be either European Literature or Art History. I took both those classes as electives in high school and they were so refreshing and delightful.
In European Literature we studied works of prominent non-Greek European authors, both poetry and fiction. Plus, in one class the teacher made us watch Dead Poet’s Society (we were all crying), which has since become one of my favourite movies. In Art History, on the other hand, we studied and discussed the different Art Movements, while also comparing different artistic media of each Era. This subject really cultivated a deeper appreciation of the Arts in me.
Since I have to choose one of these, I’ll go with Art History, only because our teacher was the most beautifully chaotic person I’ve ever met. Each class with him was a full experience.
3. If you could trade lives with a fictional character, would you do it? And if you had to, whom would you chose?
I don’t think I’d willingly trade lives with a fictional character. No matter how immersed I get in stories, I’ve never seen myself as part of them. I’m a really boring person, I don’t think I’m cut for adventures.
If I absolutely had to choose a character to trade lives with , though, then I’d pick Dr. Watson from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. Following around Sherlock Holmes while he displays his genius and solves crimes? Yes, please! Where do I sign up?
- If you had to listen to only one song for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
- You’re having five literary figures (real or fictional, or both) over for dinner. Who are they and what are you serving?
- What’s your go-to activity when you want to lift your spirits?
- Line @ First Line Reader
- Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
- Mary @ Mary Drover
- Margaret @Weird Zeal
- Allison @Universe Within Pages
- Elodie @UrsaReads
- Elli @AceReader
Of course, you don’t have to do answer my questions if you don’t want to. It’s stressing me out to even tag you, but I really enjoy reading your posts!
Would you rather be part of a story or watch it unfold as a reader? Would you trade lives with a character?