I was recently tagged by Mae to do the Mystery Blogger award. The Mystery Blogger Award was originally created by Okoto Enigma to find and promote bloggers who “haven’t been discovered yet.” I love doing this style of award where I get to answer questions others have asked. It’s the same reason I like doing tags! If you ever want to be tagged in something let me know!
- 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.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Answer the questions by the person who nominated you.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
- Share a link to your best post(s).
THREE THINGS ABOUT ME
- I’ve visited 9 countries (if I’ve counted correctly) and have been looking at sooo many travel pictures the last couple weeks. I just love to torture myself like this.
- I’ve been binging Miraculous on Netflix even though I’m about 10 years older than the target audience.
- My favorite “fair food” is a grilled cheese sandwich with pickles. And yes I’ve made it myself, no it doesn’t taste the same.
QUESTIONS FOR ME
- Who is your least favorite character from a book you’ve read and why? Umbridge, I know it’s not really a surprise but she’s just a horrible human being.
- What’s a book that surprised you the most? The Starless Sea, I’ve seen so often that her writing is too descriptive and it’s off-putting but I ended up loving it.
- What genre of books do you generally avoid and why? Sci-Fi, they’ve never really interested me and honestly, a lot of the super technical parts goes over my head.
- Is there a book that was released independently that you wished would be a series? I don’t read (or complete) series that often and am generally pretty okay with books as standalones but Ellias mentioned in the Literally Dead book club live show he wanted a sequel to You Are Not Alone and even though I didn’t really like the first one his idea for the second one is Gold.
- What’s a book you loved that generally gets negative reviews? I tried to do the trick where you go on Goodreads and go by rank but the majority of the lowest total rating is still higher than my rating. I’m kind of brutal about giving two and three stars…. I’d have to say Alice by Christina Henry. I loved the story so much and it did an amazing job mixing the realistic life with the nonsensical aspects of Alice in Wonderland. The sequel was not as good.
QUESTIONS FOR OTHERS
- Do you have a routine for when you read?
- What’s a book you’ve loved in a genre you don’t read much?
- Is there a series you wish was a standalone?
- What’s a book you think should be taught in high schools?
- What’s a book that’s stuck with you from your childhood?
MY FAVORITE POSTS
Recently I’ve been posting a ton and I have quite a few favorites but I’ll keep it to a couple recent posts. It took forever but I wrote up a post about my Halloween trip last year to Universal and Disney. I also have done a post on what I put in my carry on bag when I fly and I’ve gone back to it a couple times since then. Finally I love the new format I have for book reviews and I think my favorite so far was Parting Shot, because I loved the book and I’ve been getting better at them the more I do.
WHO I’M NOMINATING
Reg at Bookish in Bed
Amy at Tomes with Tea
Luna at Bookish Luna
Lorryn at Reading Parental
Danielle at Mousai Books
Jenn at Jenniely
Ashley at Falling Down the Book Hole
Krista at Bookish Hedgemom
JJ Clapton at JJ Clapton Writes
Heidi at This is My Bookshelf