Mystery Blogger Award Parts I, II & III

I have previously received PR products from Penguin. Images in this post contain Me Before You and To the Lighthouse, which were published by Penguin.

I was tagged by Lauren @ LaurenBodiford123, Ashlee @ BooksAre42, and Danni @ ForBooksSake. Thank you Lauren, Ashley and Danni!

About the Award:

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma to recognize bloggers for their talent and inspirational work.

“Mystery Blogger Award” is 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.”

The 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
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).

3 things about me:
I’m graduating this summer!
My GoodReads goal is 70 books every year, and for the first time ever I’m on track to reach it.
I really struggle to think of blog posts ideas other than reviews!

My best posts (in my own opinion!)
Recommendations of Books by Black Authors
LGBT Media Recommendations
Pride and Prejudice Review
On the Starting Block: Couch to 5K.

Lauren asked:

What book that everyone loves can you live without?
Pretty much all YA, if I’m honest! But to pick a specific series, I’m going to say Harry Potter. I enjoyed it as a child, but I really feel like the world should have ended with the final film (or perhaps Pottermore). Constantly adding more to the franchise really ruined the original series for me, plus of course all the problematic aspects of the books/JKR that I’m not even going to start going into. She treats pretty much every minority badly, and I’m sure everyone is aware of the controversy her comments on transgender people have caused recently.
Describe your personality with 5 book characters.
OK, this one’s more lighthearted!! I’m going to go with Lizzie Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Jo March (Little Women), Lou Clark ((I have previously received PR products from Penguin) Me Before You), Therese Belivet (Carol), and Lily Briscoe ((I have previously received PR products from Penguin) To the Lighthouse).
Who are your biggest blogging (or writing) inspirations?
One of my biggest writing inspirations is definitely Woolf. I love modernism, and her work is just… incredible. In terms of blogging, I love Lauren’s blog (NorthernPlunder), but if I like/comment on your blog regularly, that means you’re one of my blogging inspirations as well!
What is your favourite social media platform?
Twitter or Instagram. I like that Instagram offers more freedom for writing more nuanced thoughts without having to make separate posts, but I find Twitter the best for learning and making new friends, as people talk about a wider range of topics on there often.
What trope do you wish more people appreciated?
I’m not sure! I’m honestly not a fan of most tropes. I don’t like formulaic plots, and a lot of the books I read are character driven rather than plot driven.

Ashlee asked:

What fictional mode of transportation do you wish you could take?
Hoverboard! Back to the Future really got my hopes up someone would invent those.
What three fictional characters would you go on a road trip with?
Oooh I like this one! Again, I’m going to say Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, then also Rose Tyler from Doctor Who, and (I have previously received PR products from Transworld) Liesel from The Book Thief.
If you could invite your favourite author over for dinner, who would you invite and what would you serve?
Gonna have to be James Joyce because he’s such an interesting person. I would like to say I’d serve the food Leopold eats in (I have previously received PR products from Penguin) Ulysses, but as a vegetarian I don’t really want to be dealing with liver…
What was your favourite picture book when you were a kid?
The First Bear by Felicity Hensen!
If you have to add a regular, non-bookish feature to your blog, what would you write about?
I already have two! I have my culture posts, where I tend to review non-bookish media, and lifestyle posts, where I mostly talk about sustainability/vegetarianism and my attempts on self-improvement and organisation!

Mystery Blogger Award
I have previously received PR products from Penguin (Me Before You, To The Lighthouse)

Danni asked:

Besides books what do you keep on your bookshelves?
Not a lot to be honest! I have a couple of empty champagne bottles on my main bookshelf! One has a string of fairy lights in which is quite cute.
Which books first got you in to reading?
I’m not sure because I’ve always loved reading! One of the earliest book series I remember reading is (I have previously received PR products from Penguin) The Five Find-Outers and Dog by Enid Blyton (not to be confused with The Famous Five by her!).
Do you read non-fiction? If yes, which is your favourite type to read? If no, why not?
I do! I don’t have a favourite particularly. I enjoy reading theory/criticism essays about books, but also history/politics or art books… Bit of a range!
You can only buy and read in one format for the rest of your life. hardback, paperback, ebook, or audiobook, which would you choose? and why?
Paperback! I can only listen to audiobooks if I’m walking or cooking else I struggle to concentrate, and I prefer a physical copy to an ebook. And paperback > hardback for convenience!
Which upcoming releases are you most looking forward to?
I’m really bad at keeping up with upcoming releases! I got rejected on NetGalley for Antkind by Charlie Kaufman which I really want to read, and I think Hank Green’s new book is out soon! A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour is the title I believe.

What three authors would you love to meet? Can be alive or dead.
What made you start blogging, and why do you keep blogging now?
If you could pick three books for everyone to read, what would they be and why?
What was your dream job when you were a child?
When did you get into reading?

I’m tagging:
Amy @ ReadDreamLiveNow
Sofia @ AelinsKingdom
Liv @ OliveBookReviews
Finn @ EvidentlyBookish
Beth @ReadByBethany
Hollie @ OnTheBoookShelf

14 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Award Parts I, II & III

  1. I loved reading your answers! And I have the same struggle to find what book got me into reading. I don’t know! I always loved reading. My mother started with the good night stories and once I could read by myself I started reading books. So I’m honestly not able to say which book got me into reading, lol. But Enid Blyton for sure. I’ve read a lot of her books as a kid and even as a teenager I continued reading them. Great post 🙂

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