The Mystery Blogger Award #2


I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the lovely Mischenko at Read Rant Rock & Roll – thank you!!!  If you don’t already follow her you absolutely should because she is super sweet and writes wonderful posts.  This is my second Mystery Blogger Award – first is here.

How Does It Work:

  • 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
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate up to 10 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Three Things About Myself:

1. I’m someone who can put a book down at any point and tbh I don’t fully understand people who are such sticklers about needing to get to the end of the chapter.  Like… what if it’s dinner time and you still have 30 pages left, do you just starve??  Do you never bring books with you to waiting rooms or places where you have a few minutes to read at a time??  Explain your ways to me???  (I guess YA lit tends to have shorter chapters, so maybe this is an adult lit thing?)

2. I don’t drink coffee but I do drink a ridiculous amount of tea.

3. When I ‘graduated’ elementary school (or whatever) I was voted ‘best handwriting’ in my class and it is a title I strive to live up to every day.

Five Questions from Mischenko:

1. Is there anything that you don’t enjoy about blogging?

Okay, so, 95% of the time I actually love writing reviews – I find it really helpful in getting my thoughts together and I just love talking about books.  That remaining 5% are times when I read a book and I just don’t really have anything to say, where writing reviews is a bit like pulling teeth – and whenever this happens to me it always seems to be with ARCs, i.e., books that I actually need to review.  So that’s always frustrating.  But I guess enjoying myself 95% of the time isn’t too bad.

2. What’s your favorite season and why?

Summer – I’m not a massively outdoorsy person but I still love being outside when it’s warm, and I like doing things like kayaking and playing tennis outside.  Also I love how green it is.

3. What’s one of your favorite reads this year so far?

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.

4. What do you love doing most: reading, watching movies &TV, listening to music, or something else?

This will come as a shock to everyone, but, reading.  I mean… there is a reason I’m a book blog and not a film blog.  I hardly ever watch tv or movies… and I listen to music when I’m driving (admittedly that is quite a lot as I have a super long commute) but that’s pretty much it.

5. What are you most afraid of?

Okay, I’m a weirdo, but my biggest fear is actually vomiting.  I had a really traumatic experience with it when I was younger and have been emotionally scarred ever since.  (Not even really joking lol.)

My Best Post:

Okay it may not be my ‘best’ but I am actually pretty proud of my Fancasts posts that I did for T5W last week.

I actually think I’m going to skip the nominations on awards that I’ve already done before, because I can never remember who I tag in these things anyway, and coming up with questions is hard.  But if you want to answer Mischenko’s questions, consider yourself nominated!

14 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award #2

  1. Congrats on your nomination, interesting post. I will check the book you recommend by John Boyne, sounds interesting. Btw, I think my biggest fear is also vomiting, so you are not alone. That feeling is the most dreadful ever because it is uncontrollable. I am always extra careful what I eat, and am obsessed with food expiry dates.

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    • I can’t recommend The Heart’s Invisible Furies highly enough! It’s pretty intense and moving but also weirdly hilarious, which is a combination I love.

      When I first realized that fear of vomiting is a Legitimate Thing ( my entire existence suddenly made so much more sense to me. I have the same food-related anxieties and compulsions (the obsession with expiration dates is SO REAL) but I never really understood the root of my own behavior until I read up on this.

      And that’s exactly it – I think it really is one of the worst phobias to have, because with something like a fear of spiders it’s pretty easy to remove yourself from situations where you’re confronted with spiders, but with emetophobia what you’re afraid of is essentially your own body, so it’s hard to get away from it. I always like finding other people who have this but it’s also like ‘ugh I am so sorry that you have likewise suffered.’

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      • Yeah, I actually know a thing or two about the historical impact of Catholicism in Ireland on sexual practices, and especially on their consequences, as well as studied the subject from the human rights perspective, so I am sure I will find the book very fascinating.
        Also, now that I read up on emetophobia, yes, I have it, not a serious case, but I do. But, on the positive side, it is not like we are very “weird” lol – there are “weirder” phobias out there – somniphobia, or hylophobia; And, as wikipedia says to me now nomophobia is the fear of being without mobile phone coverage – I think most (young) people now have this phobia 🙂

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      • Oh wow, this book sounds right up your alley then!

        Very good point, it could always be weirder. The cell phone coverage one is kind of hilarious to me just because I live in the middle of nowhere and cell coverage is sketchy on the best of days.


    • I went to a REALLY small school where everyone knew everyone, so they were big on these superlative awards! I also won “best friends” with my best friend when I graduated high school, but she moved out west to live with her boyfriend and I don’t see her much, so I’ve got to live up to one of my awards at least!

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  2. I’m jealous of your handwriting award because my handwriting is so atrocious it’s like deciphering hieroglyphics sometimes. And I 100% agree with you that reviews I feel more obligated to write are a thousand times harder than ones I do for nothing except my own pleasure….people say they wish blogging was their job but TBH if it was I’d definitely form some sort of resentment toward it if I was forced to write posts. I DO WHAT I WANT.

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    • One time in high school I was giving a presentation with a poster I’d hastily written up and before I started I was like ‘sorry my handwriting’s kind of messy’ and there was like… AN UPROAR like I was suddenly being shouted at by twenty students about the clarity of my handwriting and I was like ??? OKAY??? Like I don’t think it is stunningly beautiful or anything but I guess it is very readable even at its worst??

      SAME omg I totally have that thing where if you tell me to do something I was already going to do I’ll automatically not want to do it. I fear that blogging would go that route if I were getting paid to do it.

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  3. Oh how I love beautiful handwriting! Wish I had it. 💕

    I’m starting The Heart’s Invisible Furies this week. Been on my Netgalley shelf forever and I need to get caught up. Cant wait!

    That was super fast! It usually takes me forever to get to tags. Nice job and enjoyed all your answers! ❤

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