The Versatile Blogger Award #2

THANK YOU SOPHSKI for nominating me for this award forever go! I know I lagged it haha but I am very appreciative of all the love you send my way! Sophia has an incredible blog where she not only reviews books, but uses her platform to spread awareness on current social issues. If you haven’t already, you need to visit her blog @Sophia Ismaa Writes ASAP! You won’t be disappointed!!

Now, onto the award πŸ™‚

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THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Leave a link to their blog
  • Tell us 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly

7 THINGS ABOUT ME:

1) I hate summer. The heat, the humidity, the scorching sun, the damn mosquitoes that continually suck my life’s blood out of me no matter what I do!!!! Ugh. It’s awful. I do not leave my air-conditioned home unless I have to (a girl’s gotta work). And even then only if it also has AC (thank goodness it does!).

2) My siblings and I were born in different decades. My sister is an 80’s child. I am a 90’s baby. My brother is a 2000’s brat (and I say that in a loving way) lol. 

Yikes! Less than 2 years now…
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3) A water bottle is my comfort object. It goes everywhere with me. And it’s not only a summer thing. I always, always have a water bottle. My mom: “You swear you live in the desert”. Me: “Hey, my elementary school teacher said California is a desert!” πŸ˜›



4) A Dr. Seuss book taught me how to read. The ABC book to be precise. We had the cassette that went along with it. 

Don’t know where the book is but the tape still works!
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My mom used to sit me down, play the tape and have me follow along with the book. I was 2-3 years old.


5) I am a very picky eater. To the point where my family and friends won’t tell me what’s in the food they make. #firstworldproblems. If it’s healthy and/or good for you I probably won’t like it. Fruit is the only exception haha


6) I am an unofficial Godmother! Months and months ago my friend, my pancha, my person ❀ Joanne, asked me to be Godmomma to her youngest. 

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Ya’ll don’t know how much this means to me! Her kids are my babies. And her youngest calls me her best friend (she’s 2 lol). Oh and it’s unofficial because my babies haven’t been baptized yet but will be soon! Which means at some point this year I have to start going to church…

7) When I was about 5 or 6 years old I broke my elbow. The story I told my mom: my neighbor (older than me by at least 2 years) and I were racing down the sidewalk. Somehow or other I tripped over a sprinkler and landed wrong. The truth: my neighbor and I were racing down the sidewalk. She tripped me when she realized I was catching up to her and I landed wrong. I didn’t want to scrape my palms so instead I landed on my elbows smh. I spent the summer with my whole right arm in a cast.

NOMINEES:

#BOOKISH

BEAUTY AND THE BEAN BOOTS

CHEERS TO THE BOOKENDS

HAMMOCK OF BOOKS

THE QUIRKY BOOK NERD

As always, no pressure on anyone to participate!

& a final THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to Sophski for nominating me! ❀ 

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Now I’m off to watch the World Cup! 

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE!!! πŸ˜€

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Sahi @ My World of Books for nominating me!!! She’s participating in a Marvel-a-Thon reading challenge this month so be sure to check into her blog for her latest update! 

It always makes my day when I’m tagged in anything, especially an award. So, thank you thank you thank you!! And don’t forget to check out Sahi’s blog!!

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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

Sahi’s Questions For Me: 

1. What book do you think made you into an avid reader?

This is a very good question haha. I don’t think it was one particular book but a whole bunch of ’em. But growing up I reread this book alot

It was one of the very few books in my home and I made do with what I had (No one in my family is really into reading). 


2. If you got the chance to interview your favorite author, who would it be and what would you ask them?

Ha! I know the answer to this one. I would be too awe-struck and shy to say anything. 

3. What’s the book that is on top of your summer TBR?

Well, it was Ari and Dante. Um, right now I want to re-read Gidget by Frederick Kohner and maybe start Red Rising and Summer Sisters?

4. What do you like the most about being a blogger?
The blogging community. I know pretty much everyone gives this answer. But it really is such an amazing community. I love being a part of it ❀


5. Have you ever bought a book purely based on it’s cover and which one was it?

Haha yes! Um… There are a few but I’ll go with Arcadia by Lauren Groff

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6. Are there any classics/books that you think everybody should read and why
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To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee. Sadly the themes are still relevant today…

7. Have you read a hyped book that disappointed you a lot?


Anna and the French Kiss
! I’ll have a review of that whole series up soon… Let’s just say I am most definitely not a fan.


8. Which book characters do you want to be best friends with?

So many! There is the obvious trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione haha. Um, Ari and Dante. Cinder and her crew…

9. What’s your favorite genre and why do you like it?

YA and Classics, I guess. YA appeals to my love of drama and happily ever afters. Classics because I love history and the stories have withstood the test of time. Amazing!

10. Do you like going to the bookstore or buying books online?

Bookstore! Definitely. I very, very rarely buy books online. And even then, only e-books. If I want to buy a book I go to the store. I’m old school that way haha πŸ˜‰

11. What book would you like to recommend to me?

Hm… Sophie’s WorldOrdinary People, and The Little Paris Bookshop. (Links go to Goodreads).   

Nominees:

BW REVIEWS

INKISH KINGDOMS

OF MARIA ANTONIA

SOPHIA ISMAA WRITES

THIS IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS


My Questions For You:

1. Would you rather travel back in time and alter history or go to the future and find out how and when you die? 

2. Think of your favorite word. Recommend a book whose title corresponds with a letter in your favorite word. (For example, if your favorite word is CAN, you would recommend 3 books. One book title that begins with C, another title that begins with A, and a title that begins with N).

3. Who would win in an arm wrestling game, you or your best friend?

4. When was the last time you binge watched a show and what was it? 

5. What place would you never ever want to visit?

6. Have you met any celebrities before, and if so, who?

7.  Do you hear yanny or laurel? (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, click here, listen to the audio recording, and then come back and write your answer πŸ™‚ )

8. Is there anything you miss about your childhood?

9. What is your favorite music genre?

10. What would be the title of your autobiography?

11. What is the first/oldest memory you remember? 

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Once again, THANK YOU Sahi ❀

And no pressure on anyone to participate! 

Happy blogging everyone!
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Mystery Blogger Award

🎉 THANK YOU to Frankie @ FreedByFiction for the nomination! I am incredibly humbled. This award was created by Okoto Enigma.
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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.

– Okoto Enigma

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 and answer the questions provided by your nominator
  • Nominate 10-20 people for the award
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with 1 weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)


LETS TALK ABOUT ME

1) I like to sniff things. No, not drugs or anything like that. I pick things up and smell them. (So yes, I am familiar with the smell of various books). 

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If you hand me a piece of paper, I will sniff it. If I pick up a rock? Sniff. It’s weird, I know. I like to think I do it because my sense of smell is strong haha.

2) I had a dream journal phase. Dreams have always fascinated me. Nobody really knows the reason we dream. And for the longest time, I could never remember my own. Sometimes I would wake up scared, or crying, and I had no memory of why. I read somewhere that writing down what you did remember of your dream, no matter how small, would eventually help you recall more details. So for 2-3 years I kept tabs on them. I went from remembering absolutely nothing to instances where I could recollect multiple dreams from one night. Then I quit. πŸ˜• My dreams were kind of violent and scary. Oftentimes, depressing. I still have that journal. But ignorance is bliss, I guess.

3) I have a small penny collection. I collect wheat pennies which are the really old pennies that look like this: 

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Some are highly valued (mine aren’t haha). A lot of them were produced so they’re pretty easy to find if you really look for them.

FRANKIE’S QUESTIONS FOR ME:

1. If you could only read either the beginning of a book for the rest of your life, or the end of a book for the rest of your life, which would you pick and why?

I think I would go with reading the beginning of the book. I can always make up my own ending. Right? Although knowing me, this would annoy me like no other. I need closure haha.

2. Recommend me books with titles that start with the first letter of each letter in your name. (For ex: five letters in your name equals five book recs)
Okay this one was incredibly tough. I have a Y and a Z in my name! I was going to make it easy on myself and use my actual name, Susan. But I like a challenge. So here we go. (The links go to their Goodreads page).

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand 

Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo [Technically haven’t read this, but it is on my TBR]

Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? by Mindy Kaling

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Young Elites by Marie Lu

3. Do you think there are any cons, or negative effects, of being an avid reader? Please explain your answer either way.
Negative effects? Nope! Impossible! Um how about a quote?

Books can do many things, but not everything. We have to live the important things, not read them. 

     – Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

I have noticed that by prioritizing my reading I have less of a social life. Not that I was a social butterfly before. But I just have less time to go out and about in the world. 

4. How often do you post on your blog? And do you have a posting schedule/plan?
I post 2-3 times a week. I alternate between a Tuesday/Friday schedule and a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule. 

Monday is a TBR book. 

Tuesday/Wednesday a reading challenge book

Friday a Nancy Drew book

5. (Weird/Funny Question) What’s the strangest place you’ve ever taken a book with you? 

The bathroom probably. Although I think it’s fairly common amongst bookworms… ?

MY NOMINEES

AUTHORS LINE UP

CHARLOTTE ANNELISE

LOVEABLE LITERATURE

RETROSPECTIVE LILY

SOPHIA ISMAA WRITES

THE ORANGUTAN LIBRARIAN

THE TRAVELING INKWELL

THEBOOKCYCLES

WITHIN THE STORIES

WRITEFULLY

MY FIVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
1) Is there one movie (or TV) adaptation that you liked better than the book it was based on?

2) When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did it change? What is your dream job now?

3) What are you most proud of? It can be anything, no matter how big or small. (Ex. Maybe you’re proud of winning a spelling bee in 2nd grade). 

4) What book world you would love to live in (besides the wizarding world of Harry Potter lol) ?

5) (Weird/Funny Question) What would you want your rapper name to be?


No pressure on anyone to participate!

And once again, thank you to Frankie for the nomination! Everyone go check out her lovely blog! 

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Happy blogging everyone! πŸ™‚