Hello friends! This week I’ll be participating in Armchair BEA, so the blog might look a little different. So for those of you finding Book.Blog.Bake. via Armchair BEA or just new readers. . .
I’m Stormy. 23-year-old Texan who loves daisies, tea, and the color blue.
I don’t normally wear white dresses or hats that big. I do usually wear that red lipstick though. I’m glad you’re here, but let’s get down to the questions, shall we?
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
I started blogging in December 2012, though I had tried other blogs before making Book.Blog.Bake. None of them lasted very long. They weren’t things I was really passionate about. Besides the things already mentioned above, I work at a non-profit doing youth programming and I watch tons of Gilmore Girls. I’m also a writer besides a reader and spend most of my days wrapped up in a story of some form. I have the ability to turn a conversation from small talk to real talk in about a minute without people even realizing it(this can be both my best and wost trait), and I’m insanely curious. I love coffee and tea in equal measure, and I would decorate my entire house in the beautiful ampersand & sign if I could. I’d buy wallpaper.
I got into blogging because I thought I might someday want to work in the book industry and thought talking about books was a good first step. I don’t think that’s in my future anymore(though hey, never ruling it out!) but I do want to work with books and I have blogging to make me realize that reading is so much more than just a hobby for me. I’m blogging from central Texas.
2. Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
I have so many, but I have to share one from Madeleine L’Engle, whose books influenced me SO much and are at least 30% of why I’ve always wanted to be a writer:
Story makes us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving. Why does anybody tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith, faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matter cosmically.”
3. What book would you love to see as a movie?
For some reason when I read this question, the first movie that sprang to mind was Cruel Beauty. I liked Cruel Beauty a lot(4 stars), but it wasn’t an absolute favorite. There are books I loved way more, but something about Cruel Beauty just seems so cinematic. Seeing Ignifex on the screen? THE CASTLE? Yes and yes.
4. What was your favorite book you read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
Favorite book I read last year was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. If you’ve visited my blog before, you’re probably tired of me talking about it!
Favorite book this year is SO HARD. I normally have a ton of trouble picking stand-out books. Last year was an anomaly because I just loved Aristotle & Dante so much. Hmm. Well, I’ve loved A Separate Peace:
Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Ah, and those are just a few of my favorites so far! I’ve also loved Cress, Something Real, Even in Paradise, Open Road Summer, and Dangerous Girls.
5. Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.
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And there you have it, an introduction to me and Book.Blog.Bake.!