Somehow, my Book Princess butt managed to get nominated by two lovely bloggers for this magical and mysterious award in a matter of two days. Trust me, it’s as much a mystery to me as this award is…period? I was trying to make something work there, but I’m not seeing it going anywhere, so can we just pretend?
I would like to thank Jamie @ Book Pandamonium (her wonderful blog involves adorable pandas and awesome YA reviews and is there anything more you could want besides that? – check out more of her blog here) and Rendz from readingfromrendz (check out her amazing blog that I read and love everything of involving such a great collection of YA book reviews, tags, and more here). Thank you so much to these lovely bloggers, and I appreciate it so much! Crowns for everyone! I am a Book Princess, so I can do that, right? Maybe?
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 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)
Here’s a little bit more about a Mystery Blogger, who apparently isn’t all that mysterious as first thought:
“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 created by Okoto Enigma @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog
Now onto me. Yay? Here’s three things you don’t know about me:
- This is a go-to fact for me when I’m forced to say something interesting about myself: I still don’t know how to ride a bike. At age five, I called it quits when my parents decided to take off the training reasons because of “safety reasons.” Apparently, I was overly cautious even at a young age. Go me?
- I wasn’t always as invested in Disney Princesses as I clearly am now. As a child I loved them, but it wasn’t until about maybe four years ago that I really started to become the Disney fangirl that I am today. Thank you random girls I overheard talking about the majesty of Aladdin – I just had to experience it myself and got lost in the Disney vortex.
- When I went to Ireland over the summer, I literally had a five minute fangirl session with myself because the Cliffs of Moher was where they filmed the Cliffs of Insanity shot – a legitimate 30 second part in the movie. My Princess Bride obsession is at that level.
Okay, now onto more me? These are Jamie’s questions:
1. Which do you prefer: winter break or spring break?
Winter, because it has Christmas in it, and Christmas is my favorite holiday. 🙂
2. What was your least favorite book of 2016?
Oh, gosh, that is a hard one. One that I read or one that just came out? Hmmm…I will do something that works for both. It was probably Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandiera, because this was a most anticipated reads for 2016, and I ended up having some major rants because of it. Trust me, my friend was ready to turn off her phone yet again because I went on text binges to get all my feelings across for this book.
3. If you had the chance to talk to a celebrity, who would you want it to be?
Oh, hmmm. Well, since this is a book blog, I would definitely love to meet Marissa Meyer and just have a chat to figure out the process she used for coming up with her ideas and just where the ideas came from. And maybe try and use some persuasive techniques to get her to do more fairytale retellings.
4. What’s your most anticipated movie for 2017?
…the live-action Beauty and the Beast, of course. Although Beast still looks a bit sketchy for me.
5. Weird: Do you have any unusual talents?
Ummmmmm…I’m going to say no? Does not being able to ride a bike count? It’s a talent in its own right to go for so long and not learn.
Oh…still me. Sorry in advance. Rendz’s questions:
- What was the first book you read that made you feel grown-up?
Sins and Needles by Karina Halle. It was my first contemporary romance novel, and it totally made me feel like a big girl. 😄
2. Who is your auto-buy author(s)?
Marissa Meyer (I think Rendz and I would both agree), Megan Miranda, Leigh Bardugo (her new stuff…not completely sold on going backwards), and Leah Rae Miller.
3. What is your guilty pleasure read? *wags eyebrows*
Umm…regency romance books. I know I will never get anything remotely useful from them, but sometimes, they are just so entertaining. Plus, they make me giggle. 😄
4. What is a one song you know all the lyrics to and can *air guitar* your way through the whole song?
“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey, because I mean, of course. But also, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! at the Disco is another song that always gets me to bring out the insane dance moves.
5. When is your favourite time to read?
Probably at night – it usually gets quiet around that time and I’m able to use reading as a way of calming down from the day’s activities. Although that leads me to loads of fun when I spend half the night binge reading a great book.
I couldn’t choose my top 3 or favorite 3 so here are just what WordPress tells me are my best:
– These Vicious Masks
My turn for questions! Finally, something not about this Book Princess:
- A Must Have Question: favorite Disney Princess? If you’re not a fan of the Princesses (le gasp), favorite Disney movie? 😉
- What is the first book you remember reading? Did you like it?
- Have you always loved reading? Is there a time where you ever quit?
- If you were stuck on a desert island (happens all the time), what three to five books would you take with you?
- If you could go anywhere in the world (or outside of it), where would you go?
I would like to nominate (very politely and with no obligation since you may already have done it or don’t want to – if you don’t see your name here, it may have been because my brain has gone fuzzy or I saw you had already been nominated):
Ava @ Reads, Rhythms, & Ruminations / Tiana @ The Book Raven / Krysti @ YAandWine / Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile / Annike and Zoe @ Twin Tales Book Reviews / Megan @ bookslayerReads / TeacherofYA / Melanie Noell Bernard / Nadwa @ painfullyfictional / Laura @ Reading Sanctuary / Joshua @ Highlit / abooknation