Today, I’m doing the Awesome Blogger Award, which Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books very kindly nominated for. (If you’re not following Marie yet, what are you doing??)
The award was created by Maggie @Dreaming of Guatemala. 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.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Credit the creator
- Tag this post with #AwesomeBloggerAward
- Answer all the questions given to you
- Nominate some people
- Write 10 questions for them to answer
What’s an underrated read you’d recommend EVERYONE to read?
Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz!! I’m usually wary about saying “everybody should read this book,” because I know not every book is for everyone. But I feel like everybody could benefit from reading Sick Kids in Love. Its representation (which I’m 99% sure is own voices) is stellar. As a healthy person, reading it made me so aware of my privilege, and there are probably many nuances to the representation that I couldn’t catch.
Besides the diversity, this is a delightfully cute love story that achieved the perfect balance between cheesy and realistic. I loved seeing the main characters, who definitely aren’t perfect, grow with each other.
Do you like book series, or do you prefer standalone reads?
STANDALONES!!! I feel like most people would have a hard time answering this question, but I didn’t lmao.
I know that some books work best as series, but I still hate having to wait for sequels to come out, and having to worry about whether or not I remember enough from the previous book/s. I just want to have a satisfying story arc without having to read multiple books. 🥺
What are some of your favorite book-to-movie (or tv show!) adaptations?
I haven’t read the book, but I love Little Women (2019) so much.
Do you have any reading goals for this year?
I did a whole post on my 2020 goals, including my reading goals, so you can check that post out if you want the full list!
But mainly, I want to read 100 books, because I set my Goodreads challenge to that number, and I do not take my Goodreads challenge lightly, haha. I also want to make a sizable dent in my TBR. It’s at about a hundred books right now, and I’m hoping to get it to half that number by the end of the year.
What’s your favorite thing about your book blog? TIME TO SHOWER YOURSELF WITH LOVE.
To be honest, I love my book blog. I know it’s not perfect, but my favorite thing about it is the fact that it’s improved so much since I started it.
What’s your favorite place to interact with the bookish community? (comments, Twitter, Instagram…)
Instagram can be ruled out of this, because I don’t have Bookstagram. 😂
Twitter replies are easy to respond to because they’re so short. I also love using Twitter’s direct message function. However, I often get anxious about checking my Twitter replies (I don’t know why), and I hate how fast-paced Twitter is at times.
So, this one goes to comments. Blog post comments usually carry more substance, and though that makes it harder for me to respond to them, I love having insightful discussions with people.
Do you have a favorite song?
I don’t think I have one, but right now listening to Wu Ji from the Chinese drama The Untamed’s soundtrack makes me emo…
What are some of your favorite bloggers (bookish or not)?
If I follow your blog, it’s a fave already, trust me.
But I can’t list all 100+ blogs I follow, so instead, here’s a too short list of bloggers that deserve more followers (and I don’t think I’ve shouted out before):
Chana and Malka @ Paper Procrastinators 🌿 Rukky @ Eternity Books 🌿 May @ My 1st Chapter 🌿 Nish and Ngoc @ Nish and Ngoc’s Book Nook 🌿 Vera and Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical 🌿 Belle @ Belle Can Read 🌿 Daria @ Bookaholic’s Therapy
If you could live any place in the world, imaginary or not, where would it be?
I’d live in London!! I’ve been in love with the place for years, which is a weird thing to say because I haven’t even visited it yet, but hopefully one day…
Describe your perfect reading nook!
Maybe something like this?
I’m nominating anyone who wants to do this to answer Marie’s questions! (Sorry to be that person, but my brain isn’t working right now.)