I’m so excited to say that I’ve been nominated for my first blog award. Thank you so much to Bailey over at The Book Stack for the nomination! She writes insightful reviews and you should totally check her out.
WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
“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.
– Okoto Enigma
- 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; with one weird or funny question (specify)
- Share a link to your best post(s)
3 THINGS ABOUT MYSELF
- My cat is called Nikola Tesla, but we call her Lady Furry Butt most of the time. She is annoying and terribly clumsy for a cat. But it’s fun to yell “NIKOLA TESLA GET DOWN FROM THE KITCHEN FURNITURE RIGHT NOW” and other similar things. I always wonder if our neighbours picture the real Tesla doing all the fun stuff she does. If you’re wondering why we called a female cat Tesla, it’s because names ending with A are mostly females in the Italian language so it doesn’t sound strange to us. And she has no idea who Tesla was so who cares?
- I like to make memes and post them on the internet because I love to make people laugh. I used to post them on Tumblr, but now that I’ve forsaken it I mostly use Reddit. I just enjoy making jokes about my favourite video games and fandoms (including books). That’s probably because I believe life should be taken with irony or you might go insane.
- Since I mentioned video games: I am a pretty huge gamer. My love started in 2011 when I played Neverwinter Nights and I got addicted to RPGs. It is mainly because what I enjoy the most is story telling and games are just another way to tell stories. Games allow interactive story telling, which is something that fascinates me. I hope one of my professor will accept a thesis about this topic. My favourite video game is Portal.
- What book have you been wanting to read, but keep putting off? Middlemarch by George Eliot. I got almost to 40% last year, but I had a kindle edition and wanted an annotated copy instead. So I put it down until I gifted myself the Oxford edition in January for my birthday and I am now waiting for a month in which I’ll be free enough to enjoy it. It looks like the book you need time and will to read.
- Do you dog-ear your pages and write in your books, or do you try to keep them pristine? Depends on the book. Most of the novels I read for uni courses were annotated with pencils and so are books that I want to analyze in depth. If I don’t do it on the book, I don’t do it at all and I like to write down what I think while reading. I also dog-ear pages sometimes, my older sister used to hate me about it. But the first law of library science by Ranganathan says “books are for use” and I totally agree with that. Cracked spines and dog-eared pages just mean someone has read the book. I mostly buy used books anyway, so I don’t expect my books to be in pristine condition from the start.
- What do you do when you find yourself in a reading slump? I go for one of my favourite books. Last time it happened I re-read Pride & Prejudice and, shortly after, A Little Princess. I believe that reading books that you know you enjoy can be a big help when everything doesn’t seem good enough. You already know the story, you already know you love the book. It’s a nice place to start.
Or read a Chuck Tingle and laugh until you don’t have any breath left, at that point you won’t remember you were in a reading slump to begin with.
- We all know the book is almost always better, but what movie adaptation did you really like? Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Obviously the story was tweaked here and there by the screenwriters, but the movie keeps the same spirit of the book. In fact, when I’m sick or sad I often watch Coraline if I can’t re-read the book. I also truly enjoy the three Lord of the Rings movies, they’re not perfect but they’re part of my childhood.
- (Bonus funny question) Would you rather fight a 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck? Guys, ducks are dangerous. They will bite you and it hurts a lot. And they’re mean. I would know, my neighbours have a mean duck that yells at me every time she sees me across the street. However, 100 duck-sized horses seem pretty dangerous too. They’d be very fast and would probably circle me and it’ll end like a scene in a zombie movie, with me succumbing to a storm of horses. So, I’m picking the horse-sized duck, hoping it’ll be big enough to be slow and clumsy.
- What are the best and worst thing about being a (book) blogger?
- What’s a favourite childhood book?
- What book character(s) would make a perfect friend?
- What’s your favourite comfort food to eat while reading?
- Bonus funny question: you can be given one, and only one, super power: flying at 3cm from the floor, invisibility that only triggers at night or the ability to shape shift into an animal you hate. What do you pick?
Please consider yourself nominated if you’d like to do the tag and I haven’t tagged you. Pingback to this post and I’ll add you.