Mystery Blogger Award | Thank you!!

Welcome everyone! Today, I’m supposed to do a book tag, however, I was nominated to do the Mystery Blogger Award and I’m so excited!! The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma. I was nominated by the ever amazing Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads and Bakes. Be sure to check her blog out before you finish this post!

Thank you so much Meeghan!!!


What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”


Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

If you had to describe yourself in three characters, which ones would they be?

Interesting. Let’s see, I’d definitely be Stevie from Truly Devious, because I am fascinated with mysteries and murders maybe a little too much for comfort. Second character would be Cassie from The Naturals. She’s kind of shy and quiet and I am too in real life. Third character would be Jo March from Little Women. Jo and I share the same characteristic of getting angry pretty easily. We also both happen to be wannabe authors, though she’s more successful at that than me.

What’s one of your fave songs? (and share the clip if it’s got one!)

Confession time: I don’t really listen to music or songs. So I can’t really say what’s my favorite song.

What’s your go-to book recommendation?

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I’ve been recommending this every chance I get, and I probably will continue to do so until the day I die. I really loved it.

List three things you are either grateful for, or that you like about yourself.

I’m grateful for my family. They’re so supporting and amazing and I’m glad that I have one. I’m grateful for books, for opening new doors to explore different communities and cultures. I’m also grateful for the bookish community because it’s so open and welcoming! I really love it here. Thank you all very much!

[Bonus/funny question] If you could take any animal and make it the size of another animal, what would you choose, and why?

I’d make a lion the size of a cat. I don’t really like cats, but I’ve loved lions since I was a tiny kid. I even still have a tiny toy lion that I used to play with. I’ve always wanted a lion for a pet.

Three Things About Me:

I used to paint. A few years ago, I was determined to become a painter and bought a lot of paints and canvases. A few successful seascapes, and failed flower paintings later, I gave up. I still like to think that I can paint, but I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my touch.

I love to travel. I love airplanes. I love visiting new countries, seeing amazing landmarks, and just being away from home.

My favorite color (as of the moment) is pale pink. My favorite color in the past has been black, red, green, white, cream, and a lot of other ones. They change with my mood.

Nominating:

Christina @ A Recipe and A Read | Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads |
Umairah @ Sereadipity

Kat @ Novels and Waffles | Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next |
Rachel @ Typed Truths

Kay @ Hammock of Books | Xandra @ Starry Sky Books |
Crystal @ Paper Royalty

Mel @ Mel To The Any | Ashley @ Bubbly Booknerd |
Kerys @ The Everlasting Library

Questions for nominees:

  1. If you had to describe yourself in three characters, which ones would they be?
  2. Who’s your go to author and why?
  3. What’s one amazing thing that has happened to you or will happen to you this year?
  4. List 3 tropes that you like in books.
  5. (Weird/Funny question) If animals could talk, which do you think would be the rudest?

My Best Blog Posts:

This is a really hard question. I really don’t know if I have a best blog post, because most of my posts are either reviews, TTT, or WWW posts. However, here are some of my favorite posts that I’ve done.

Top Ten Tuesday – Books on Hold and on My TBR

Tag Thursday – The Coffee Book Tag

Sunshine Blogger Award – THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Bookish Discussion: Bloglovin’ and why I’m disappointed

That’s it for now! If you’d like to answer the questions, go right ahead but be sure to link back here, so that I can check your responses! I hope you have fun!

Thank you, again, Meeghan for nominating me! I really enjoyed answering your questions!

Sunshine Blogger Award – THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Hey friends! Today, I bring you the Sunshine Blogger Award. I was nominated by the wonderful Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads and Bakes. You should definitely check her blog out! Thank you so much Meeghan for nominating me for this award!

RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. (If you haven’t been to Meeghan’s blog, you need to stop reading this, and do that RIGHT NOW. Then you can come back and see the rest of my post 🙃)
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

Questions:

Tell me 3 non-bookish things about yourself!


I love to cook/bake! Especially bread, pizza, and cake from scratch.

I love to code with HTML and CSS.

I love traveling!

What are you currently reading, and what is your predicted rating for it?

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Maybe a four/three and a half star?

What were 3 reads of 2017 that really stuck with you? (Yes, I know this was over a year ago)

Nancy Drew. Nancy Drew. Nancy Drew. That is literally the only thing I read all year, haha.

Who or what is your favorite animal character and what book are they from?

Old Yeller from Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. I am not a cat or dog person, and I’m pretty surprised that I felt so emotionally torn at the end of the book. I think I cried.

What was the last book you read that made you cry?


The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I’m pretty sure a few tears were shed by that heart-shattering ending.

What is your favorite fairy-tale retelling?


I don’t think I’ve read a fairy-tale retelling. I like my fairy-tales just the way they are. (Yeah, right.)

What is your most anticipated read for 2020?


I haven’t been thinking that far into the future yet. But if there is a Debutantes #3 by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, I’d totally read that.

Are you on track for your Goodreads goal, and do you think you will hit it? (If you’re not doing Goodreads, then pick another challenge… or tell me about all of your challenges!)

I’m currently 11 books ahead, so yeah. I’m on track and I’m pretty confident that I’ll hit or pass it.

What is your favorite genre, and list me three books in it you would recommend?

Thrillers and Espionage.

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti

The Innocent by David Baldacci

What is a book that has sat unread on your bookshelf the longest?


Modely Spy by Shannon Greenland. I really want to read this, but I haven’t gotten around to doing so.

Kiss, Marry, Kill: Ron Weasley (Harry Potter), Simon Spier (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Wylan (Six of Crows)

I haven’t read any of these books, so I’m going to substitute some other guys for this prompt.


Kiss: Hale from Heist Society by Ally Carter

Marry: Zach from Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (I think he shows up in this one, but I’m not sure)

Kill: Stellan from The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Tagging:

Kim | Ashley | Kay | Christina | Chaima | Cathy | Molly | Evelina | Umairah | Elise | Rachel

Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite food?
  2. What’s your favorite color?
  3. What’s your favorite song?
  4. Who’s your favorite character?
  5. If you could visit a character’s home, whose would it be?
  6. Which underrated author do you love?
  7. Which popular author do you hate?
  8. How many books have you read in the past three years?
  9. What was your first highest rated book of 2019?
  10. What was your first lowest rated book of 2019?
  11. Which book is your most highly anticipated for 2019?

If you want to answer these questions and I haven’t nominated you, go right ahead! Be sure to link back here and I hope you have fun 💖

Thanks again Meeghan for nominating me!