The Mystery Blogger Award (2)

 

Hey, everyone!

Give it to me to forget that I was nominated twice for this award, which was created by Okoto Enigma. Rheanne @ Rheareads first nominated me back in January. And I thought I’d spread the love (rather late) to other bloggers! I haven’t been around the blogosphere lately. School’s been draining me since it started. And I thought I’d let everyone know I’m still around. I’m not dead. I repeat I’m not dead.

Enjoy, everyone!

 

Award Rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Nominate roughly 10-20 people for this award
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  8. Ask your nominees five questions.
  9. Share a link to your best/favorite post that you’ve written

 

Three Things about Me

  1. I don’t like blue jays or peacocks. Other birds I’m fine with. But those? Nope, nope, nope. Those vicious beasts attacked me. The first one dive bombed me, then the other chased me. And now I sound more like Sheldon every day. Wonderful.
  2. I’m clearly camera shy. And if I could avoid getting a picture taken, I’d dive right into a shark tank.
  3. I’ve apologized to the books I’ve damaged. Silly and highly weird. But I feel bad for hurting my babies.

 

Rheanne’s Questions

Why did you start blogging?

I’m an introvert with extrovert tendencies, so I felt compelled to start blogging. And, since I’d love to get into the publishing industry, I also wanted to get experience in the blogosphere.

 

If you were to meet your favourite author, who would it be and what would you do?

I think if I met Leigh Bardugo I’d combust into fangirl flames and horribly die in front of everyone. But I’d be happy for about a second though! More than likely, I’d beg for her to adopt me and to teach me the ways of Kaz Brekker. Both of them are my heroes.

 

What is a popular book (series) you hated?

The 50 Shades of Grey and Twilight series, which I’ve read. And somewhat The Mortal Instruments. Okay, I don’t necessarily hate TMI, but I don’t understand why some of the fans are so cutthroat. I get why some readers hate the series with all the author controversy. But you’re either a fan, a hater, a staunch hater, or a staunch lover. There is no in-between with this series. And I don’t know why people will go out of their way to point of why they love/hate the author or series. Calm down, chicklings.

 

What is your most memorable book blogging moment?

Having Leigh Bardugo talk with me and like my posts. She’s just liked my review of Language of Thorns. I nearly DIED. Well, I’d be happy, but very much dead.

 

What book are you most anticipating for 2017?

Oh, God. Why would you ask that question? That’s like asking me which book I love. Okay. Here’s my list:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (LOVE this one)

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Warcross by Marie Lu

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

 

My Favourite Posts

  1. I loved writing my review on Three Dark Crowns. It was such a great and uniquely dark story, and somehow people loved my review.
  2. My review on Now I Rise was also a great post as well. I’ve just started reading Kiersten’s work, and I was eagerly awaiting to see how Lada, the female Vlad the Impaler, gets her crown back. That woman is more vicious than Hannibal Lecter.
  3. I miss writing my Bookish Finds series, which showcases book-related gifts. Even though it killed my bank account, I loved finding new things to buy.

 

My Nominations

  1. Kyra and Nikki @ Book Allure
  2. Darque @ Darque Dreamer Reads
  3. Kris @ Boston Book Reader
  4. Kathy @ Books & Munches
  5. Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd
  6. Judith @ Chain Interaction
  7. Candace @ Literary Dust
  8. Stephanie @ Between Folded Pages
  9. Cat @ Cat’s Shelf
  10. JoBeth @ Blue Binding
  11. Christina @ The Bookshelf Corner
  12. Elaine @ Howlin’ Books
  13. Taylor @ Nerd Narration
  14. Zoe @ Book Addict Rambles
  15. Laura @ Snazzy Book
  16. Meg and Leah @ Twin Reads
  17. Sarah @ The Critiquing Chemist
  18. Denna @ The Crow and Dagger
  19. Annike and Zoë @ Twin Tales
  20. Shanayah @ The Scarlet Bookkeeper

 

My Questions to You

  1. What was your 2017 most anticipated book that disappointed you?
  2. Which books are you eagerly awaiting for 2018?
  3. Who’s your least favourite author? Why?
  4. What would you like to see authors incorporate into their stories that you don’t see now?
  5. Which character in a series you’d love to fight?
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The Liebster Award!

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The Liebster award is created to support and help advertise blogs with under 200 followers. I was nominated by Marianne, from Storyscope. Thank you, Marianne!

About the rules

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.*
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blog gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.
  5. Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

 

* Please note the image of the Liebster award was taken from one of the blogs that nominated me. If there is a problem with the ownership of this image, please let me know and I will immediately take it down.


Here are my answers for Marianna’s questions:

1. Which book quote do you find inspiring? 

That question is like asking me which book is my favourite. Oh, God. I have to pick. Okay, here it is: Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness.––Janet Fitch

2. What is the last book you did not finish?

This one was a while back (couple of years actually). I couldn’t finish The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle. The colour contrast on the cover drew me in (before my Book Design course, I thought the cover was good), but I couldn’t finish the rest of the book. I was hoping for this book to have some features that One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has, but The Devil in Silver is a poor man’s rendition of that wonderful book.

3. Do you have a favourite bookshop?

Yes! I love The Violet Door.

4. Of all the books you have read, which book impressed you the most?

White Oleander by Janet Fitch. It’s practially my bible of sorts.

5. What shape would your patronus take?

The cat or the dire wolf (yeah, not the wolf, BUT the dire wolf, thank you very much). I may be tiny, but I am mighty.

6. Where do you blog?

WordPress!

7. Do you write anything else besides blog posts?

I always have my journal with my odd writings and such. I was a journalism student back in the day, and I was also a creative writing student, so writing is in my blood.

8. Do you rather read during the day or at night?

Night. I’m definitely a night owl.

9. Last book that made you cry?

The Nightingale by Hannah Kristin. I wasn’t expecting that kind of ending, and the characters have haunted me ever since I finished it.

10. Do you own any special editions?

I have eight out of the nine Subterranean Press editions (most of them are signed and numbered) of Kelley Armstrong’s books. I would love to find the only one I don’t have: Angelic. I guard them with my life, and no one, except for me, touches them. Or I’ll go full nuke on the poor bastard.

11. What is your favourite pastime besides reading?

Writing, although I haven’t as of late, besides my blog, of course. I love to hike as well, but this blasted heat wave gets in the way of things, like living.


Here are eleven facts about me:

  1. I’m an only child, but I have siblings (blood and choosen ones).
  2. I haven’t finished the entire Harry Potter series, but I’ve watched the entire movie series (I plan to rectify that problem shortly, or Dana may hurt me).
  3. I’ve almost died three times.
  4. I know how to put in an IV. I’m not sure if I’m proud or scared of that accomplishment.
  5. I hate when books are damaged. And secretly, I want to punch the people from inventory or the shipping company.
  6. I organize my books by size, unless they’re from a favourite author or a series, then they’re together that way. Within each size, I organize them by preference.
  7. I collect snowglobes and cups. I usually collect Halloween and Christmas ones.
  8. I simply love The Nightmare before Christmas, and I’ve collected a few items.
  9. I hate tea and coffee, but I’m a hot chocolate fiend, even though I don’t like a lot of chocolate. (I often contradict myself as well.)
  10. Kelley Armstrong is the the reason why I became a book publishing student at Ryerson. Bitten inspired me to get into this industry (if only I can find a bloody internship).
  11. I hate peacocks and blue jays. Both tried to attack me, and I would like nothing more than to blow them up. Now I sound like Sheldon.

I nominate the following bloggers:

  1. Dana from Dana and the Books (you are the one who pushed me to be a book blogger, and we are evil twins!)
  2. Read Junkie
  3. Michael from There Are Books
  4. Stephanie from Between Folded Pages (you were one of my first followers, so I have to nominate you!)
  5. Alyssa from Little Sparrow Books

 

You don’t need to participate if you don’t wish to do so.


Here are the questions I ask you:

  1. Which character annoyed you the most in the Harry Potter series? (If you haven’t read it, you can pick another series.)
  2. Which book(s) do you hate to love?
  3. What is the last book that has inspired you?
  4. What would you do for the rarest and most-coveted book you’ve ever wanted?
  5. What is your patronus?
  6. What was the last book that completely gutted you?
  7. Which author do you hate with a vengence?
  8. What do you do when someone interupts you reading?
  9. What are your other hobbies, besides reading and blogging?
  10. Which characters would you screw-marry-kill? They can be from any series. (I had to go there. Sorry!)
  11. What format do you prefer: paperback, hardcover, or ebook?

 

Thank you, Marianne, for nominating me. I’m honoured! I’m eager to see everyone’s responses. 🙂

Sibby