Awesome Blogger Award


Time to catch up on some tags today.

Firstly, I was tagged by Dawlyn and Krista from Little Blind Book Finds for this award, so thank you!!! They’re a lot of fun, please go check out their blog!

I was also tagged by Noriko a looong time ago, so thank you too, Noriko! She’s so lovely and sweet, make sure to check her blog out as well!! She writes fantastically thorough reviews.

And lastly, I was also tagged by Alex at coffeeloving bookaholic (also a very long time ago)! Please do go check out her blog, I love her reviews and she’s always so good at putting a lot of passion into them and pointing exactly what it is she likes and dislikes about the books she reads.

The award was created by Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala who stated:

This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

 The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include the reason behind the award.
  • Include the banner in your post.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

Dawylin and Krista’s questions:

-What was your favorite subject in school?


-What is your favorite book from you childhood?

Harry Potter ofc.

-Do you have a show that you’re enjoying watching right now?

I am not watching any shows right now 😶

-What is your favorite show?

My favorite show of all shows is Boy Meets World. It always makes me laugh.

-If you were to write a book, what genre would it be?

I always play around with modern fantasy ideas. Well, I actually finished a book about mermaids this past year, which I hope to pick up again soon and majorly revise.

-What is your favorite movie genre?

Animated fantasy probably? Is that a genre? Like Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, etc. Idk I’m not a huge movie person.

-What fictional pet would you have?

Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. Or a bowtruckle like the one Newt Scamander had in Fantastic Beasts.

-What is your most anticipated book release?

Hmmmmm probably the Ronan Lynch Dreamer Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater, whenever that’s coming out.

-Are there any book to movie/TV show adaptations you are looking forward to? If not, have you enjoyed any this year?

I’m kind of excited for the Raven Cycle TV show yet also dreading it? I loved Anne With an E when it came out this past spring.

-Do you already have a Reading Challenge or goal in mind for next year? If not, are there any books you know you will be reading next year?

I think maybe I’ll set the number for however many I complete this year, then one additional book. Maybe. I don’t like the pressure of reading challenges but I like having accomplished one, so it won’t be something unreasonable.


Noriko’s questions

-What is your worst fear in your life?

Cancer. Getting it, seeing people I love getting it, seeing strangers getting it.

-Are you left-handed or right-handed? If you’re right-handed, are you inherently right-handed or were you forced?

Inherently right-handed.

-Tell us about the happiest moment you have ever had in your life if you don’t mind.

Oh gosh. Honestly when I think about really really happy moments the first that always comes to mind is when I finally got Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in my hands at midnight when it came out back in 2007. I am the epitome of a book nerd.

Something that comes close is the morning I found out I got into my study abroad program to Leeds, England during junior year of college. I danced around my room (I never do that ever).

-If you could go back in time and re-experience a certain event/time period, when is it and why?

Just an average day when I lived in Leeds, England. Just to walk around the city and go to my favorite cafe and sit next to these big windows that overlooked the town hall and read. I loved those average days.

-Where are you from?

Massachusetts, USA!

-What is your least favorite social media platform and why?

Least favorite…………….I left Twitter a few months ago because everyone was yelling about politics and it made me feel HORRIBLE about the world and myself and I swore off Twitter forever. But I’ve recently tentatively rejoined in the hopes that I can have a more pleasant, bookish atmosphere there. I guess it’s not the platform, but the people. You all are lovely, so join me at @cciopurplequill if you will!

If you could have Doraemon’s Anywhere Door (for those of you who don’t know what it is, it is basically a magical door that transports you anywhere you want in an instant), where would you go?

Oh gosh. I don’t know why but Ancient Greece is the only thing coming to mind. Can it take you in time, as well? If not, modern Greece, where I can see the ruins of Ancient Greece.

-What’s the 2nd item on your bucket list?

I really like how this is about the second item. Though, tbh I’m not quite sure what the first thing is. All I can think about is things related to travel. Travel EVERYWHERE.

-Any summer plans?

Since I waited 47 years to answer these questions, I’ll amend this to “fall plans.” I’m meeting Rachel and Chelsea tomorrow for the first time, and we’re going to Hartford to see Les Mis, and then Boston the next day to see Merrily We Roll Along! VERY EXCITED. Thennnn next week I’m going to help  a friend move from Seattle to Alaska! I got an SOS text from her asking if I could help her out, and the next day I was booked on a flight to Seattle because my boss is amazing and let me have a week off on short notice. We are going to roadtrip through Cananda and I’m SO EXCITED. I haven’t traveled in 2 1/2 years and haven’t seen this friend in 3 years, so I’m pumped.

-What life lesson do you appreciate the most and why?

Oh man. Probably something that I learned while I was unemployed, which is that shame doesn’t define me, or anyone else, and that it can always be overcome. That, and to always be forgiving, especially when it’s hard. A quote from A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry sums it up- “Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain’t through learning – because that ain’t the time at all.”


Alex’s questions

1.) what food would you recommend everyone to try at least once?

Omg I’ve been thinking for ages and I have no idea. I’ll try anything anyone recommends to me, but I don’t think I’m a proper foodie enough to get specific about about what I’d like people to try. Let’s all eat ice cream together.

2.) which character do you love with a burning passion?

Adam Parrish is the first to come to mind of course.

3.) do you prefer reading in first or third person? present or past tense?

Third person past tense.

4.) if you could spend a day in any city, where would it be?

Honestly right now I’m in the mood to a scenic seaside town in England, like Scarborough or Whitby, and just hang out in a teashop and chill out because this has been A WEEK.

5.) do you collect anything other than books?

I recently gathered all my bookmarks and I think I have enough to make a collection! I don’t fervently collect them, but I to get pretty ones. I keep them all in a mug next to my bed. When I was young I collected stickers and I still have a tonnn of them, which I use from time to time.

6.) what was your favorite movie to watch as a kid?

When I was small child I would watch Snow White over and over and over.

7.) what do you spend most of your time doing?

Reading! Sometimes writing. Friends! Working……..

8.) tell us something about yourself?

I’m not huge on reading multiple books at the same time. Maybe I can do two if they’re REALLY different, but even if I try to read multiple, there’s always one I like the best that I just end up reading before getting around to finishing any of the others.

9.) favorite smell?

Probably books. Or Brownies.

10.) what’s your favorite love triangle that actually worked??

I like the outcome of the love triangle in Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes books. It wasn’t happy or romantic exactly, but I thought it was clever and different.

CONFESSION, I’m terrible at making questions, it takes me 1000 years to think of good ones, so I’m taking some of my favorite ones from the questions above.

-What is your most anticipated book release?

-Which character do you love with a burning passion?

-What is your favorite book from you childhood?

-What life lesson do you appreciate the most and why?

-Do you collect anything other than books?

-What fictional pet would you have?

-Do you prefer reading in first or third person? present or past tense?

-What food would you recommend everyone to try at least once?

-what do you spend most of your time doing?

-If you had a time machine and could go back in time somewhere/somewhen, where would it be? 

-Tell us about the happiest moment you have ever had in your life if you don’t mind.

I won’t tag anyone since I don’t know who the three above tagged, and I don’t want anyone to have to repeat. But feel free to go ahead and answer them if you like! I’d love to see your answers.


28 thoughts on “Awesome Blogger Award

  1. Dawlyn: OMG where to begin!!!

    We both LOOOVE Boy Meets World!! I’ve been watching it a lot lately because they put it on Hulu!

    OMG THERE’S GOING TO BE A RONAN LYNCH TRILOGY? I just finished reading the first book in The Raven Cycle, and though I didn’t care for Ronan’s behaviors in the book I can tell that there’s a major character development to come, so I’m very excited!

    That’s so cool that you wrote a book about mermaids! We love mermaids! If it ever gets published I would love to read it!!

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    • YES Boy Meets World is the best!! It’s so funny and just generally wholesome, I watched it all the time when it used to be on TV when I was younger!!

      AND YES!! Omg I love Ronan, but I can definitely see how you’re a little “eh” about him after just reading the first book…I’m excited to see what you think as you go forward with the series!!

      And thank you!! ❤ I'd love to get it published….one day, hahahah. A little rewriting is required first!!


  2. Hahahaha I still love that you’re randomly going to Alaska in a week, that’s amazing. AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR OUR WEEKEND!!! I love how everyone was just immediately down to add another show to our plans… we are all nerds and I love it.

    Omg I have finally found a major bookish difference between us, I am ALL ABOUT reading multiple books at once… if it gets over 5 I get overwhelmed but I am usually reading 3-4 at once. I guess I just like the variety?? I mean, if there’s one that I LOVE admittedly I will just finish that before the others, but if they’re anything lower than 5 star reads I like being able to have some options.

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    • OMG Merrily We Roll Along was FANTASTIC I loved it so much…I’m so glad you got those tickets last minute. I want to see it again hahahah. And see a million more musicals because obviously I have been missing out.

      Omg I NEED to start reading multiple books now, especially since I want to read all those books you gave me asap.

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      • I WISH IT WERE RUNNING LONGER i would 10000% go see it again but it’s only through next weekend!!!! 😦 I assume you won’t have time to see it again this week since you’re going to Alaska?? BUT if you do have time to go back I got emailed a discount code for 25% off so I could forward that to you. I’m not sure if it works with the 35 and under tix?? But worth a shot lol

        OMG I KNOW I want to start the two you gave me immediately!!!! I really need to call in sick all week so I can just stay at home and read tbh

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      • Omg I don’t think I’ll have a chance to go again but I could totally rec it to one of my theater friends and see if they’re interested. But whether the discount works or not I’m going to tell them about the show anyway because everyone needs to see it.

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      • God I wish driving to Boston weren’t so exhausting because I’m not doing anything next weekend but ugh I would die if I had to drive that much again. Why is teleportation not a thing already??? But omg YES if we can get even one person to see this production I will consider that a success. And I can’t get over the fact that we paid $35 for those insanely amazing seats??? THANK YOU RANDOM BOSTON THEATRE YOU ARE FABULOUS

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      • Omg I know?? That was such a bargain for such an amazing show, and definitely worth all that driving. But omg when I got home Sunday I was exhausted. If Hartford had been any crazier than it was I don’t know if I’d have made it 😉

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  3. Great post, Steph! Omg, you were nominated by 3 people?? That goes to show how awesome you are!
    I love the smell of brownies, too! And visiting ancient Greece sounds fabulous!! Loved this post so much!

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  6. We want the Mermaid book!

    I’m also playing around with a modern fantasy idea for NaNoWriMo this year. I’m thinking of a mostly fantasy world with lots in instances of technology. Maybe that’s closer to steampunk? I don’t know. Genres are confusing!

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      • Wow that’s awesome, I’ve tried so many times and have not been successful once….but I think I’ve come to accept that I’m just not that speedy of a writer. BUT if I do do it, I think I’d make it a shorter story, maybe 20 or 30,000 words instead of the 50. Good luck with yours!! If you don’t get it done in the month, do you keep writing it anyway?

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      • Absolutely, I keep going. NaNo serves as a nice jumping off point whether I get to 50K or 3K! I think it’s something every writer should do regardless of the word count aimed for or achieved. To me, NaNo has always been a bit of a reset, forcing me back into a habit of writing every day.

        Some years I can continue that habit until the next NaNo comes around, while other years I have fallen into a hole of movies and video games and REALLY need the reset. Lol.

        This will be the first year doing NaNo while regularly blogging, so who knows what’ll happen there.

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      • Very good point! I did manage to get a good chunk of writing during NaNo last year, though not anywhere near my goal. But at least it was something! It’s fun to be part of something where everyone’s writing and creating at the same time. Have you gotten anything published?

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      • I’ve self-published a few books, but I don’t think I’m going to continue down that road. It’s satisfying to hold a book YOU wrote in your hands, but it’s A LOT of extra work. For now, the plan is to email every agent on the planet and hope one of them is interested.

        I’m actually just finishing up a second draft (which will be going out to beta-readers by November 1st) just in time to start my NaNo project.


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