I have been seeing this “tag” around for awhile now and I thought it was a fun way to get to know me better! I have been blogging for over four years, but I talk so much about books and my reading life, I feel like you know very little else about me. Vogue has a series where they ask celebrities and influential people 73 different questions, so I found these specific questions from Fred and Far. I have only seen a couple of the videos (I will watch anything with Dan Levy!), but they are interesting!
On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now?
That’s a tough one. It has been a wild year and it has been hard to really get excited about anything. Now that I am double vaccinated, I do feel some excitement, though I know that many others are still waiting for their chance to get vaccinated. I would say I am probably at about a six right now, but things are looking up. I am always happier in the summer and the fall!
Describe yourself in a hashtag?
If you could do a love scene with anyone, who would it be?
Ah what a question! John Krasinski or Michael B. Jordan, I think!
If your life was a musical, what would the marquee say?
Let’s be honest, my entire day revolves around books at this point, so it would probably say something like, “A Love Letter to Readers”.
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I may have mentioned this before, but I have not had a diet coke in almost four years. This is not a big deal for most people, but I was someone who drank at least six cans of diet coke a day for many years- I think since I was twelve or thirteen!
What’s your wakeup ritual?
The first thing I do is feed the cats and then I make myself an iced coffee. I will then get back into bed and read a little bit while I enjoy my coffee. I have started walking up a little bit earlier to get this in and it has been amazing! I will say that I have always been a morning person.
What’s your go to bed ritual?
It is funny because I think I am more loyal to my morning routine than I am to my nighttime one! I am a HUGE bath person, so I normally end my day with a bubble bath (where I read of course!). Don’t you just love how I can turn any post into one about books? Anyways, I have really gotten into skincare over the last few years, so I wash my face, put on my serums and moisturizer, and then I will either read in bed or watch The Office.
What’s your favorite time of day?
I think it would have to be early morning. I love being the first person awake and that time of day is just so peaceful.
Dream country to visit?
Ireland! My dad’s family is from Italy and a lot of my mom’s is from Ireland, and I was lucky enough to visit Italy (but would love to go again!), so Ireland is next on my list.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?
Can I just tell you that I am someone who hates surprises, and everyone in my life knows this about me!
Heels or flats/sneakers?
Sneakers! I love the way heels look, but I tend to prioritize comfort. Plus, I am so prone to blisters- I am someone who gets blisters from Crocs…
Vintage or new?
New, but I can appreciate both!
Who do you want to write your obituary?
That is dark and not something I have ever thought about. I don’t know that I care as long as it is written by someone who loves me.
Honestly? I wish I were more into fashion than I am! I am a jeans/leggings and a t-shirt kind of person. My style icon as a teen was Avril Lavigne…
What are three things you can’t live without?
Friends/family, books, and a cat
What’s one ingredient you put in everything?
This is random, but I love the spice that A&W puts on their onion rings. You can actually buy a container of it and I put it on so many things!
What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?
Jane Austen, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Kate Winslet
What’s your biggest fear in life?
Small spaces and whales!
Window or aisle seat?
Always the window seat!
What’s your current TV obsession?
Line of Duty! There is something about British crime shows that I just love.
Let’s be honest… it is probably Instagram or the WordPress app. At least those are the two I use most.
I am great at Sudoku and other mind games and puzzles!
Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?
It is sad that I cannot think of an answer for this? I did move seven hours away from home for university when most of my friends stayed home, which felt extremely adventurous at the time. I also live in Northern Ontario, so I think a lot of what we do in terms of tubing and cliff jumping is adventurous.
How would you define yourself in three words?
Patient, nonconfrontational, and curious
Favorite piece of clothing you own?
I have to say that I love my jeans from Good American! I also have this sweatshirt from Known Supply that is so comfortable and adorable. I love that it is from a sustainable clothing company.
Must have clothing item everyone should have?
I find this question interesting! I honestly don’t think there is one clothing item that everyone should have. I will say that if you are someone who wears bra, getting sized and finding a bra that actually fits is life changing. Check out this subreddit for a bunch of advice on this!
Superpower you would want?
Teleportation! I always think about this. How cool would it be to be anywhere you want to be in the world at the blink of an eye?!
What’s inspiring you in life right now?
Other bloggers inspire me on a daily basis. I also find the Olympics inspiring in a lot of ways. There is nothing I love more than seeing someone accomplish what they have worked so hard for their entire life.
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
I have never been someone who really takes in advice if I am honest with myself. I tend to gain wisdom from others more through their actions than their words!
Best advice you’d give your teenage self?
Stop wishing these years away and enjoy the moment!
A book that everyone should read?
Hard question, of course! I am going with my favourite book of all time, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I took so much away from it!
What would you like to be remembered for?
It is simple- I would like to be remembered for how I made others feel. In a positive way, of course!
What do you love most about your body?
Weird answer, but I have always loved my high cheekbones. I got them from my Italian side of the family!
Best way to take a rest/decompress?
A bubble bath and a book! Or sometimes just a cuddle with my cat works wonders.
Favorite place to view art?
My parents love art and I cannot tell you how many art galleries I have been to with them. As a result, my favourite place to view art is actually my mom and dad’s home!
If your life were a song, what would the title be?
Once Upon a Time…
If you could master one instrument, what would it be?
Piano! I took lessons growing up and can still play a few songs, but I would love to master it or at least be better at it than I am now!
If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
Probably on my wrist and it would definitely bookish.
Dolphins or koalas?
Dolphins. But I had to think about this for a long time!
What’s your spirit animal?
I just took a quiz and apparently turtles are my spirit animal. Don’t get me wrong, I love turtles, but I don’t know how to feel about this.
Best gift you’ve ever received?
My great-grandfather passed away when I was in my first year of university, and my great-grandma gifted me his Jeep Grand Cherokee. It actually cost me $1! That was my first car and I was the only one of my university roommates to have one, so we all cherished it and have great memories with it.
Best gift you’ve ever given?
Years ago I gave my mom a Kate Spade bracelet that says “Partners in Crime”. I was not expected her to cry when she opened it, but she did because of the sentiment of it. She still wears it to this day!
What’s your favorite board game?
Code Names has been a more recent favourite. I haven’t played as many board games in the last year and excited to get back into them.
What’s your favorite color?
Least favorite color?
Diamonds or pearls?
Drugstore makeup or designer?
It really depends on the makeup item, but I don’t use a lot of designer. My new favourite brand is Colorpop!
Blow-dry or air-dry?
These days it is usually air-dry. I don’t use a lot of heat on my hair!
Pilates or yoga?
Neither!? 😂 I used to do hot yoga quite a bit, but it has been awhile!
Coffee or tea?
What’s the weirdest word in the English language?
I just thought about this the other day! I really do not like the word orifice.
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Stairs or elevator?
Summer or winter?
You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?
Dill pickle potato chips. I never get tired of them!
A dessert you don’t like?
Baklava. It’s more of a texture thing for me!
A skill you’re working on mastering?
HTML and SEO. I have learned a lot over the last few years, but I am always learning new skills and tricks.
Best thing to happen to you today?
Went to my favourite bookstore for the first time in two years and picked up three books I’ve had my eye on for awhile.
Worst thing to happen to you today?
The coffee place was out of muffins. Such a tough day 😂
Best compliment you’ve ever received?
I have been told I have good energy! I don’t know why I love that so much!
Hugs or kisses?
Kisses. I am not a huge hugger!
If you made a documentary, what would it be about?
Probably some sort of exposé on publishing. There is a lot of things that could be improved upon in that world!
Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?
Is it strange that Black Widow made me emotional?
Lipstick or lip gloss?
Sweet or savory?
How you know you’re in love?
I think you just know. It’s a gut thing!
Song you can listen to on repeat?
My most listened to song on Spotify is Simply the Best but the Noah Reid version from Schitt’s Creek…
If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?
I’d love to switch lives with Kate Middleton, just so I can get some of the tea about the royal family!
What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
Right now, I am really into my BookTube channel. It’s such a challenge for me and I’m learning a lot!
Your go to for having a good laugh?
I tend to turn to either The Office or Parks and Recreation. They never fail to make me laugh!
What is your affirmation for today?
I am enough.