TAG: Anything But Books Tag

Anything But Books Tag

Huge thanks to CJ at Random Melon Reads for the tag on this one, you MUST go and read his answers to this as they are absolute class, some of the best answers I’ve ever read to a tag, he had me in stitches.

I love these tags where I get to talk about life outside of reading, we all know we are incessant bookworms but this life beyond books we all have is riveting and it’s great to share a bit more of it!

Name a cartoon that you love

There are a few…but I will go with one of my favourite go to’s…Family Guy. Everyone tells me I’m like Meg, not sure if that’s a compliment or that I’m a bit of a loser but I actually really like Meg’s character so I’m going with it!

What is your favorite song right now?

Holy shit who wrote this? How do I only choose one song? OK, I’m going to pick Dark Trip by Tremonti because I’m currently listening to it several times a day every day as it’s really helping me with the book I’m writing. It’s a deep song about pain and love, Mark Tremonti’s voice really is amazing, and his songwriting is absolutely stellar.

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Gaming, sit me down with the Playstation and a good RPG like Dragon Age or Skyrim and I will easily lose six hours without blinking. I don’t play often but that is why, I can’t keep time I become completely absorbed and nothing else in the world exists, I forget to eat and drink, I scream and shout, my language (which is appalling anyway) gets far worse as I start killing anything and everything in sight. And God Help the bosses that I can never bloody get past!

What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Probably that I like going to the ballet, opera and classical concerts. I’m lumping them all together. Despite my bad mouth, obsession with SFF, and heavy metal lifestyle the girl who trained as a classical musician is still in here and likes to break out some culture now and again so I do go to the theatre for some great evenings. I tend to stand out like a sore thumb what with my hair and all but who cares?!

What is your favorite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Mythology, specifically Greek or Norse. I’ve been obsessed with Norse mythology since I was 13 and my history teacher awoke a love of Vikings in me. And the Greek obsession awoke when I moved to Greece when I was 20. I could read about both sets of mythologies/histories for days and have trawled through books until my eyes have been ready to explode. I love fiction based on the mythologies and am actually someone who doesn’t mind when someone twists the myths up to make a good book, I think that’s what they are there for to be explored and had fun with.

What is something unusual you know how to do?

Does marketing count? No I didn’t think so…

Oooh I used to play ice hockey…not sure I still could though. That’s pretty unusual for the UK I know those of you in the US will be like “that’s not unusual” but it’s pretty much unheard of here!

Oh I know! I not only can change the wheels on a car but I know how to change the brakes, and various other useful bits and pieces. My Dad was a mechanic and tyre fitter and was determined his kids wouldn’t be useless with a car. My Brother is much better than me so does most of the work on my car for me but there are certainly things I can do in an emergency or when I play assistant to him.

Name something that you’ve made in the last year

I’m guessing dinner doesn’t count? I’m not very good at making things. I didn’t get the crafty or baker genes from my Mum. I think I might skip this one and resign myself to the sad pile.

What is your most recent personal project?

I’m working on a biography, looking at my mental health, the crap I went through as a child, other things that have happened in my life. It’s slow going, I’m writing it in bits and pieces because it is so personal and I’m finding it far more difficult than I initially thought I would. I think it’s going to take me a few years to write, where I initially thought it would be a few months. I can’t work on it continuously so I’m not anticipating an end date any time soon.

Tell us something that you think of often.

Not a lot, my mind wanders a lot, but on lots of different things. There’s not one particular thing I go back to.

Tell us something that’s your favorite, but make it oddly specific.

I have a hoodie, that’s my favourite, it’s one of the only things I own that isn’t black, it’s old and ropey but I love it. I bought it in Oklahoma with my best friend who lives there. It’s a reminder of her and how much fun I had on that trip. I was there for my birthday and we went to a bar which was my first encounter with cowboys, real life cowboys. English girl in a cowboy bar…heaven! The hoodie wasn’t from that bar btw it was from a college bar which was also my first experience of a college bar and was pretty darn awesome! I love America big time btw!

I Tag

It wasn’t specified how many to tag so I’ve gone with five. As always do it or don’t do it no pressure and if you aren’t tagged but want to take part, please do!

  1. Shelley @ Shelley WIlson Author
  2. Caro @ CJR The Brit
  3. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek
  4. Mischenko @ Read, Rant, Rock & Roll
  5. Jules @ Little Miss No Sleep


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