Awards

Mystery Blogger Award | 3

Start warming up your super-sleuth abilities because it’s time for another Mystery Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Erin @ Her Big Mouth Book Blog for nominating me!!

  • Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate roughly 10 – 20 people for this award
  • Ask your nominees five questions

  1. When I was in high school I used to exclusively wear argyle patterned socks.
  2. My two favorite TV shows are The Office and Lost (I can’t possibly choose between them).
  3. I have three piercings in each ear.

  1. Which book got you interested in reading? I honestly can’t remember the first book that got me into reading. I was lucky that my parents read a lot to me when I was younger, so I don’t clearly remember most of the books that were read to me then. I do remember loving If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff, mostly because I thought the pig was adorable and wanted one for a friend.
  2. What’s your biggest bookish pet peeve? Love triangles, especially when they’re used as the only thing driving the plot forward. I mean, how often do love triangles really happen in actuality? Why are they used so often in fiction? Isn’t there something more interesting to write about?
  3. What’s your greatest strength as a reader? Greatest weakness? I think my greatest strength is that I like a variety of genres. My greatest weakness is probably that I don’t often remember the details of books once I finish them, so whenever I read for my courses I have to take copious notes for reference later on.
  4. What author would you like to interview and why? Definitely William Faulkner because I would love to know his motivations for writing the kinds of characters and stories that he did. What did he really think about race? Gender? Class? And how did he develop an entire fictional county over numerous novels and short stories?
  5. What are your favorite kind of blog posts to write? I really enjoy writing discussion posts, especially rambling ones. It’s nice to be able to get down my thoughts on paper (or my laptop screen) and then hear what other people have to say if they write comments.

  1. If you could create any crayon color, what would it be?
  2. What’s the last song you listened to?
  3. Do you prefer driving or being the passenger of a car?
  4. What book are you most looking forward to reading next?
  5. What’s the weather like right now where you live?

Thanks again to Erin for nominating me!

What are your answers to these questions? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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Awards

The Mystery Blogger Award | 2

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Does this award sound oddly familiar? That’s because I’ve been nominated for it once before! Thanks so much to Marta @ The Book Mermaid for nominating me!

suspense-40 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 – Okoto Enigma 
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; with one weird or funny question (specify)
9.Share a link to your best post(s)

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  1. I’m in a tap dancing group at my college.
  2. I have two dogs: a miniature dachshund and a pug/chihuahua mix that we affectionately refer to as a “chug.”
  3. I have never seen the movie The Wizard of Oz. (*gasp* I know, I know)

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What kind of posts did you write most this year?

My regular posting schedule usually consists of a mix of book reviews, tags, and Top Ten Tuesday posts. I think it’s a good balance, especially since I’m away at college for most of the year and can’t devote a lot of time to blogging then.

What’s the accomplishment you’re most proud of?

Hmm… this is a hard question! Academics are really important, so probably the progress that I’ve made over the years as far as school and college goes.

Random: what’s your favorite food?

I have two: pizza and pancakes! You can’t go wrong with either, no matter the time of day!

jane eyre coverWhich character’s name would you give your future child/pet?

I actually wrote a whole post about naming PLANTS after characters, but I think a lot of them can transfer over to children or pets. In particular, I would definitely love to name a daughter Jane after Jane Eyre.

Random again: how old are you going to be next year?

21! It’s a little scary to think about, actually… I feel so old!

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Once again, I’m going to use the same questions that the person who nominated me asked. Here are Marta’s questions:

  1. What kind of posts did you write most this year?
  2. What’s the accomplishment you’re most proud of?
  3. Random: what’s your favorite food?
  4. Which character’s name would you give your future child/pet?
  5. Random again: how old are you going to be next year?

Thanks again to Marta for nominating me! ❤

What are your answers to these questions? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Awards

The Mystery Blogger Award | 1

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Imagine my surprise when I recently woke up one morning to find that I had been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. According to Okoto Enigma, the creator of this award, it is:

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.

Thanks so much to Azia @ The Uncharted World for nominating me!

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  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; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

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  1. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  2. I’ve never traveled outside of the United States.
  3. I have a pair of lucky Converse shoes that I wear whenever I take an exam or have to give a presentation in class.

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This is excellent timing because these questions are perfect for the turn of the new year!

What will be your new year’s resolution?

I’ll undoubtedly have many New Year’s resolutions (I love making resolutions!) but I think one of my most important goals is to slow down an appreciate more. This applies to reading, blogging, and life in general. Particularly with blogging, I want to stop feeling like I need to race through books just to check them off of a list. There’s value in taking time with a book!

How would you describe your perfect Christmas?

Quality time with family around the tree, lots of laughter, and homemade coffee cake for breakfast.

Do you have a daily routine for blogging?

Yes! Now that I’m home from college for winter break I can finally get back into my blogging routine. Usually I read through and comment on posts on other blogs while eating breakfast and then work on my own posts for a bit. Blogging is a great way to start the day!

What are some of the things/books you are looking forward to next year?

  • Being able to take two English classes in one semester.
  • Performing with my college’s tap dancing group at our annual show in February.
  • Reaching the halfway point in my undergraduate college career (this is also a bit terrifying!).
  • Hearing all about my brother’s experiences as a college freshman!

2017 should be an exciting and interesting year!

Weird/Funny: Which Marvel Avenger (or any other superhero/heroine) do you think best represents you?

Definitely Captain America (and not just because he’s my favorite!). I’m a rule follower by nature and I can really relate to a lot of the values that Steve Rogers stands for.

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Because I LOVE Azia’s questions, I’m going to pass them along!

  1. What will be your new year’s resolution?
  2. How would you describe your perfect Christmas?
  3. Do you have a daily routine for blogging?
  4. What are some of the things/books you are looking forward to next year?
  5. Weird/Funny: Which Marvel Avenger (or any other superhero/heroine) do you think best represents you?

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What are your answers to these questions? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY