Today I’m doing the Mystery Blogger Award! If you’ve not seen my previous answers to the questions I’ve been asked for this tag before, check out my post here.
I was tagged by Danni @ ForBooksSake to do this tag, and she’s set me a series of questions to answer. Before we get to that…
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.
This award was originally created by Okoto @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog.
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.
You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
Share a link to your best post(s).
Three things about me:
I’m a vegetarian, and I love cooking new recipes (feel free to drop me suggestions!)
I once got offered three jobs in 2 days (I accepted the second one).
I love hardboiled sweets and every time I see an old fashioned sweet shop I have to buy some pear drops or rosy apples.
My favourite posts:
I’m really proud of my recent University Advice posts (Moving in, Time Management and Making The Most of Resources).
I also found it really fun to write my Summer Favourites post.
My favourite review that I’ve posted recently is my review for (I have previously received PR products from Penguin) Girl, Woman, Other, which was a book I really enjoyed.
Questions from Danni:
What has been your favourite book of 2020 so far?
I’ve had a few highlights! I think the one that will stick with me the most is Pride and Prejudice (link to my review) by Jane Austen.
What is your favourite book from your childhood?
The first thing that came to mind is a series we no longer talk about. Going further back, I used to love the Five Find-Outers series by Enid Blyton. As a teenager, my favourite book was (I have previously received PR products from Transworld) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Why did you decide to start blogging?
I chose to get back into blogging in February because I needed something to keep me busy and keep me feeling connected during COVID-19. I originally just started my blog because my best friend had one, but it never went anywhere.
Which do you prefer: hardback, paperback, ebook, or audiobook? and why?
Generally speaking, paperback. All have their merits for me though! Hardbacks are gorgeous, ebooks are convenient (and often cheap), and audiobooks help me process nonfiction. Paperbacks are just a classic love of mine though.
Do you have any auto buy authors?
Not really, I don’t have that much author loyalty. Rather than having favourite authors, I tend to have favourite places to go for recommendations.
What’s an underrated book you wish more people in the blogging community had read?
Are there any books you regret reading/wish you DNFd?
Have you ever successfully managed to go on a book buying ban? If so, please tell us how!
What surprised you the most about blogging?
What platforms (eg blog, booktube, instagram, twitter) do you use to talk about books, which do you prefer and why?