The Mystery Blogger Award #2

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Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day! I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award for the second time! I’m so glad that people like reading what I write and want to see more, and I love being able to do tag posts. Thank you Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties for nominating me! And thanks to Okoto Enigma for creating the award!

The 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 really enjoy art and drawing. I have always liked to draw things, and I try to draw whenever I can, but there’s not much free time these days. I always have trouble coming up with ideas though, but it is still fun!
  2. I was actually introduced to book collecting and some of my favorite books by one of my friends. She had pretty good sized bookshelf full of YA books and would always give me suggestions on what to read next. So, she inspired me to start my own collection, which further encouraged my love of reading.
  3. My favorite book series is the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I know a lot of people have a hard time picking one book or one series that is their favorite (which is totally ok) but I am not one of those people. There are a lot of books that I adore, but there’s just something about this series that makes it a step above the rest! (Also Renegades came out a few days ago and it is not in my possession yet. What am I even doing?)

 

Siobhan’s Questions:

1. What was your 2017 most anticipated book that disappointed you?

I have actually read (or DNF’d) several books this year which is a bit sad, but I’ve got too many things to read to be reading things I don’t enjoy. One book that I was really looking forward to was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. It is currently up for a Goodreads Choice Award, but I did not like it at all. The idea was great, and the characters were alright, but the story was not executed well. There was too much telling and not enough action. I felt like nothing was happening at all. I got 2/3 ish through and gave up. I tried to give it a good chance, but it fell short for me.

2. Which books are you eagerly awaiting for 2018?

Ummm 2018 is in like 2 months?? When did this happen? I haven’t even compiled a proper list of 2018 releases yet! So here’s what I pulled from my Goodreads To-Read list and anything else I think of…

  • A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman
  • Wires and Nerve Vol. 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer
  • Unearthed by Amie Kaufman
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
  • And probably a lot of others I can’t think of at the moment…

 

3. Who’s your least favorite author? Why?

I don’t think I have a least favorite author. Even if I don’t like one an author’s books, I will probably give another of their books a try if it sounds interesting. I’m kind of a disorganized reader (which is a little ironic considering I’m a very organized person), as I don’t have any sort of rhyme or reason to the books I read. I find one that looks good and I read it, which means for most authors I have only read one of their books, unless of course it was a really good series.

4. What would you like to see authors incorporate into their stories that you don’t see now?

This is tough… but I’d have to say that I wish books more often had characters that are not of the stereotypical character type. Like, strong female leads that are perfectly skinny and pretty and whatnot. Or guys with perfect hair and a horde of friends behind them. This has been improving a lot lately, and it’s really exciting! I love reading about people who are similar to me, which does not necessarily include those who are in a perfect relationship or have perfect hair and lots of friends and money. I want a book where I can put myself in someone else’s life where not everything is perfect, but it is inspiring and makes me wish that real life were as good as a book!

5. Which character in a series would you love to fight?

Now, for this we are going to assume that I am a strong, powerful person and not a quiet, weak nerd. I would love to be in a fight with Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson because she incredibly smart and powerful. I could turn it into a learning experience and gain so many different things from her!

My Favorite Posts:

  • I really enjoyed writing my reviews for When Dimple Met Rishi and Eliza and Her Monsters, which I combined into one post! Check it out!
  • I also loved writing my Top Ten Tuesday post prompted by recommendations a person/group of your choice, and I did 10 Book Recommendations for Star wars Fans. 

 

I am not going to nominate anyone specific since I have done this tag already and I know many other people have as well, but if you would like to do it then go for it and have fun!! 🙂

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