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Mystery Blogger Award

Hello! I just recently got nominated by Chapter Malliumpkin for The Mystery Blogger Award! This is the first time I’ve been nominated for this award and it was such a splendid surprise when I checked my blog and found this! Check out Autumn’s blog! She is so creative and I adore the bookish photos she takes!

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

The 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
1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

Also, a huge thanks to Okoto from Okoto Enigma’s Blog for creating this award to bring light to wonderful bloggers!

Three Facts About Me

  1. This is the first time I’m coming out and saying it and I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I figure it is time. Mental health has been a recent(ish) acknowledgement in the Young Adult Genre. I’ll be honest, I never thought it was a real thing in the past. However, early last year, I went through a really hard time (I won’t go into details, but I struggled a lot) and was actually diagnosed with Clinical Depression. It still can be a struggle, but is (for the most part) under control. The bookish community was super supportive during that time (and they didn’t even know it!) and continues to be as awareness is becoming more prominent in our society. So, just a shout out to the bookish community! You are all so supportive ALL of the time.

2. I’m pretty much a female fix-it! A year after I bought my house, I redid my kitchen ALL by myself besides the flooring (my dad helped me with that). I redid the counter and cabinets, painted, new flooring, everything. It turned out super nice compared to the outdated kitchen that existed when I bought my house. Even today, I will just figure things out if they are broken, and I’ve even taught some guys home repair, or even things as simple as putting up pictures on the wall! Does anyone teach their children basic means of survival? haha But, my ideal job would be to be a house flipper. I’m dating a guy who has his own farming business on the side…close enough!

3. My parents actually have a hobby farm! They have Nigerian goats, ducks, and chickens. The ducks are pretty much like dogs and greet anyone who drives onto the driveway. The UPS guy said they greeted him the other day! haha

 

Autumns Questions for Me


1. What was the hardest thing you overcame this year?
Since I technically received this last year, we will go with 2019. 2019 was a HARD year, especially in the beginning and got much better as time went on. The beginning of the year, my ex had actually bought a ring. We had a date and place set, but luckily didn’t put any money down yet. Time was going fast and I didn’t want to buy a dress without a ring, so I was getting stressed considering I had less than six months left. Well, he decided that his family needed him more than I did, and not only called off a wedding, but dumped me because they needed his focus and MAYBE we could date in the fall after his family had things all settled. Marriage is all about working together as a team. He was an individual, so it was a blessing in disguise, but caused a lot of hurt (as I mentioned in three things you wouldn’t know about me). I’m not sure how you can go from buying a ring to dumping someone, but it is what it is. I’m blessed to have such a supportive group of people in my life because I really had to lean on them during that time. And you know what, now I have an amazing man in my life that fights to be with me every day.

2. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I think I’ve mentioned it a couple of times before, but my mom is an immigrant from Poland. She left when the country was still under communist rule. Christmas Eve is actually the big day for us during Christmas. We celebrate Wigilia, which translates into the Latin word Vigil, meaning generally Polish people go to midnight Mass (Catholics). I don’t know if you’ve ever gone to a midnight Mass, but they are much longer and I’m old, so I can’t stay up that late. We went before Wigilia at my aunt’s this year. What is tradition, is that it is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, meaning no meat from any other animal. I love it because I’m not a big meat eater in general, but my family waits until midnight and eats at least two pounds of bacon haha. But the best part of the tradition is that before anyone can eat, you go around to every person present and share a wafer offering well-wishes for the upcoming year.

3. What five books would you like to receive before the year is over?



4. If you could make one wish right now, what wish would you make and why?
Honestly, I’m becoming a marshmallow as I get old. I just want my friends and family to be happy and healthy.

5. Tell me two books you’re anticipating for the first half of 2020!

 

My Questions
1. What is one personal goal you have for 2020?
2. If you received $1M, what would you do with it?
3. What is one backlist book you’ve been meaning to read for years and haven’t?
4. What is a new bookish goal for 2020 that you haven’t done prior?
5. If you could meet any author, who would it be and why?

The Nominations
Kayla
Ali
Susan
Erica
Paige
Nikita
Sara
Emer
Kristen
Shanah

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this unless they want to.


Thanks again to Autumn for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. It was such an honor and made my day. Thanks for everyone who reads my posts and continues to support my bookish obsession. You are are so wonderful and supportive!

Bookish Features

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Breanna @ Paws and Paperbacks for tagging me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The questions were so fun to answer!

Rules

  • Thank and link to the blog that nominated you
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
  • Nominate eleven blogs and give them eleven questions to answer

1. What’s your favorite thing about the fall? Everything! I love the warm colors of the leaves falling, the cool weather allowing sweatshirts and bonfires, the activities like apple picking, pumpkin picking, and haunted houses, and, as always, the food!

2. Which author graces your bookshelf the most? Hands down…Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp will be my book boyfriend until the end of time.

3. Do you have a favorite animal? Cheetah. They’re fast.

4. What is one country you would love to visit? I really want to visit Ireland. I love how green it is and I love Guinness.

5. Do you subscribe to any monthly book boxes? FairyLoot, LitJoy Crate, and OwlCrate when it isn’t the same book as FairyLoot. Illumicrate was a one-hit wonder for me, and not a good one.

6. Would you rather meet your favorite author or favorite character? That’s a good one! Probably my favorite character because they’re usually more adventurous or daring 🙂

7. What’s your favorite TV show to binge watch? This is hard! More recently, it has been American Horror Story, however, in the past, Friday Night Lights and Gossip Girl were always a favorite.

8. What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year? War of the Staffs (War of the Staffs, #1) by Steve Stephenson & K.M. Tedrick

9. Which fall release are you most looking forward to reading? I’m really looking forward to reading Mirage!

10. What is your favorite post you’ve written? [BLOG TOUR + Q&A] The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie – This was so much fun for so many reasons…so many different components.

11. When you’re not reading or blogging, what are you doing? Probably hanging out with my friends or boyfriend, doing something active or working out, working, or spending time with Sarge 🙂


I tag the following blogs for always brightening up my feed! Don’t feel pressured that you have to do this – especially if you’ve already done one – it’s all for fun! 

Perfectly Tolerable | Written in Ink Blog | ReadRantRock&Roll | Lola Et La Vie | The Bibliophagist | Just One More Paige | The Wanderlust Reader | BookedShelf | Renegade7X | SAMANTHA THE READER | jenacidebybibliophile

  1. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
  2. What is your most anticipated release for 2019?
  3. Who would you choose as your one and only book boyfriend?
  4. If you could live in any book “world”, which would it be?
  5. What was your favorite novel of 2018?
  6. Pumpkin Spice or Chai?
  7. If you could choose one setting from any novel to live in, which would it be?
  8. If you could only read one novel for the rest of your life, which would it be?
  9. Would you rather have a bent page in a book or a bent book jacket?
  10. Fiction or non-fiction?
  11. Mystery or sci-fi?