Liebster Award #2 | The Mystery Blogger Award #1 #2 | The Outstanding Blogger Award #2

Hey there bookworms! Today I am going to be doing 3 blogging awards – The Liebster Award and Mystery Blogger Award and The Outstanding Blogger Award. So thank you for showing your love everyone and nominating me for these awards🥰.

Liebster Award

I have already done this award earlier, and I got nominated a second time! Thanks to Laura @The Corner Of Laura for nominating me!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Notify your 11 nominees
Laura’s Questions
  1. Would you rather have seven dogs, seven cats or seven birds as pets?

Easy! 7 dogs!!

2. What is your least favourite season and why?

Spring, because well, my birthday falls in Spring, and the season is just so beautiful and pleasant.

3. What have you discovered this year (e.g. great TV show, hidden talent, etc)?

I have discovered….new friends, right here on WordPress! It is a very special feeling to finally have friends with similar interests!!

4. Is there anything from 2020 that you’re going to miss? Anything at all?

Umm…no. Ok, maybe I am going to miss all the free time I have right now to read and blog, because once real school starts, I don’t think I would have this much time. Other than that, I am happy to see 2020 go.

5. What song describes your life right now?

I am not sure about ‘right now’, but A Head Full Of Dreams describes me and my life in general.

6. If you could turn yourself into an animal for an hour every day, which would it be?

No, thanks. I love animals, but I’d much rather stay human😂

7. Which fictional character would you love to move in with?

Can’t really think of one right now🤷‍♀️

8. Which book would you love to experience for the first time all over again?

All the books of Keeper Of The Lost Cities series! Those big reveals…just awesome!

9. Which show from your childhood would you love to see a reboot of?

I wasn’t much of a TV fan when was little, but I am still in my childhood in a way, so all the animated series I love now would also definitely be loved by me when I am older!

10. Would you rather be given your weight in gold or your weight in books?

If I get my weight in books, will it be books of my choice? If not, I’ll go with gold, and buy books of my choice with that gold 😉

11. If you could live anywhere in the world (fictional places included), where would you live?

There are so many places (fictional only!). Atlantis from KOTLC, Hogwarts from Harry Potter, Nevermoor from the Nevermoor series etc

My Questions
  1. Which author would you like the most to interview?
  2. Do you prefer reading one book at a time or several?
  3. An intimidating book you are too nervous to begin?
  4. Your favourite fictional villain?
  5. Would you rather befriend a dragon or a mouse?
  6. How do you choose your next read?
  7. Series or standalones?
  8. Hardcover or paperback?
  9. Describe your current read in emojis.
  10. Use a GIF to describe your current mood.
  11. Have your reading habits changed since you started blogging?
My Nominees

Ashmita @The Fictional Journal

Nadia @The Journeying Bibliophile

Nehal @Books And Words

Pilar @The Bookworm Shelf

Bookwormbloggerweb

Lilly @Lilly’s Little Library

Amy @ A Fangirl’s Opinion

Jasmine Nicole@ Curly haired Bibliophile

Shalini @Shalini’s Books and Reviews

Rukky @Eternity Books

Stormyreadsgirl @Stormy Reads

The Mystery Blogger Award

I got nominated for this award by not one, but two bloggers! Thanks a ton to Riddhi @Whispering Stories and Ashmita @The Fictional Journal for the nomination.

Rules:
  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best post.

3 things about me:

I am really good at memorizing lyrics of songs, sometimes I can learn all the lyrics even if I listen to the song only once, (English songs! Hindi lyrics are too tough) but I am not very good at singing.

I love animated movies and series – Boss Baby (the movie as well as the series), 3 Below, Trollhunters, The Emoji Movie, Over The Hedge, and of course Zootopia, are some of my all time favourites.

I don’t know how to cook. At all.

Riddhi’s Questions

1. What is one Christmas themed book you want to read this year?

The Miracle On Ebenezer Street. I have heard loads of good things about it and I so want to read it this Christmas, but I can’t find the book anywhere 😭

2. What is your fatal flaw? 

Like Riddhi suggested, I took a quiz for this. Several of them actually. In one I got Selfishness, in another Curiosity (seriously? how is curiosity FATAL??) and in one I even got “you are an Other. You are a special person, and it is recommended you take another quiz” 😂😂

3. What is your Hogwarts house?

Ravenclaw. I think.

4. Who is your godly parent?

*rushes to google to take another quiz, or quizzes* Apollo!

5. Name three authors whose books you read this year for the first time.

Lots of them! This was the first year I participated in readathons and stuff so I got a lot of new recs from there. Anyway, some of them are- Shannon Messenger, Jessica Townsend, Phil Hickes, Jamie Littler, Cassandra Clare etc etc.

Ashmita’s Questions

1. What do you hate/love about Christmas?

Ehh…I love listening to ‘Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’. And most christmasses are spent at my grandparents’ place in Kolkata with my cousins and we have a lot of fun.

2. Which song are you currently listening to on repeat?

Oh, lots! Yesterday I heard ‘Waving Flag’ and am obsessed with it. And I also listen to ‘Up & Up’ on repeat.

3. Just one quote.

Alright, let me tell you that I LOVE book quotes, but I don’t often end up forgetting them by the time I reach the end of the page 😅. So I am going to tell you a quote I saw a couple days ago on the internet, and I remember (thankfully!)

“Worrying is pointless. It is like holding an umbrella, and waiting for it to rain.”

4. Whisper/secret/cloud. first thing that comes to your mind on hearing these words.

Whisper, I think of somebody leaning to whisper in somebody else’s ear

Secret, and I think of Hush!

Cloud, I think of it like a extra-fluffy pillow.

5. Favourite avenger (marvel) character.

Sorry (don’t hate me please!) but I don’t watch Avengers. Never have 🤷‍♀️

My Questions
  • Which book do you wish had a sequel?
  • Would you rather re-write the beginning of your favourite book, or the end?
  • Are you a fast or a slow reader?
  • What was the last book you read that you didn’t like at all?
  • Share a snippet from page 69 of your current read.
Favourite post of mine

Recently I did my first ever Discussion Post. I felt I made some good points and did quite well, considering it was a first. You can read it HERE.

Now its time to nominate people!

My Nominees

Cherelle @A Bolt Out Of The Book

Krysta @Pages Unbound

Literary Lion

Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books

MT Wilson @Last Book On The Left

Becca @Toastie Books

Way Too Fantasy

Stephanie @Adventures Of A Bibliophile

Tiction @Fictionally Crazy

Annemieke @A Dance With Books

Ashley @Infinite Library

The Outstanding Blogger Award

I got nominated for this award a second time! Thank you Tiction @Fictionally Crazy for nominating me.

RULES

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post.(very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!
Tiction’s Questions

1.What is that one country you’ve always wanted to go to?

Pretty much all countries, since I have never been outside my own 😅 But I have always wanted to visit Spain, Spanish is my dream language!

2. Tea or Coffee?

None. I don’t drink beverages. Only milk.

3. Share a favourite quote!

As I mentioned before, I really appreciate and love reading quotes in books, but hardly remember any. So I googled some of Jupiter’s dialogues from the Nevermoor series (of course they are quote-worthy!), and came across this –

“Death is boring. Life is much more fun. Things happen in life all the time. Unexpected things. Things you couldn’t possibly expect because they’re so very… unexpected.”

I remember reading this line and immediately starting to adore Jupiter

4. If you could master one language, what would it be?

As I said before, Spanish!

5. What’s your book of the month?

Umm *racks brain and then checks Kindle library to see what she has read this month* Hollowpox! I didn’t have much of a choice actually, I have read only three books in December so far😀

6. Would you rather read just one perfect, no-fault, long, long book in your life or read unlimited standalones with cliffhangers at the end?

No preference.

7. Tell us a Dad Joke.

What did the Baby Corn say to the Mama Corn? Where’s PopCorn?!

Hah. Definitely groan-worthy, right?

My Questions
  1. Share the first line of your current read.
  2. Have you ever belonged to a book club?
  3. Have you ever buddy-read a book?
  4. What is the funniest book you’ve ever read?
  5. What attracts you to a book? The cover? Blurb? Recommendation from others?
  6. What’s your favourite reading place?
  7. Has a book ever made you laugh out loud?
My Nominees

April Lee @Booked Till Midnight

Abby @Beyond the Read

Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books

Stephanie @Adventures Of A Bibliophile

Amy @ A Fangirl’s Opinion

Stormyreadsgirl @Stormy Reads

Sabrina @Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad

Lilly @Lilly’s Little Library

Ashmita @The Fictional Journal

Ashley @Infinite Library

And we are done! That was a loooong post, wasn’t it? So thanks once again to the bloggers who nominated me, and to the ones I nominated, no pressure at all guys! Bon adieu!

Liebster Award

Now I really can’t believe it! In two months (or so) I went from being an anti-social nobody, to being nominated for superb awards like these! Thank you so much to everyone who had nominated me for the previous awards I have done, and of course, thank you Lilly @Lilly’s Little Library for nominating me for this award.

And I have some wonderful news to share. My blog crossed the 200 likes mark a couple days ago! Once again, this would not have been possible without the support of you all, so thank you once again.

All right, let’s get back here *cracks knuckles* and let’s start!

The Rules
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Notify your 11 nominees
Lilly’s Questions

If you could live anywhere in OUR world, where would you live?

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I am not much of a travel freak. So I don’t really have one of those ‘dream cities’ like most people do. So I won’t be naming a place, instead let’s just go with 1. A bungalow 2. With enough space for all the pets I’ll have then 3. With a huuuuge library 4. by the side of a forest

Huh. That does tell you a lot about me, doesn’t it 😂

What’s your favorite food?

Okaaay. So I am not much of a foodie either. In fact, I am a really fussy eater. I guess I’ll go with the universal favourite – chocolate. To be specific, dark chocolate. After all, who in this world doesn’t love chocolate?

If you could choose to be any magical creature for the rest of your life, what would you be?

Maybe an alicorn (from KOTLC) or a niffler (from Fantastic Beasts)

Would you rather live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future?

In the future! I have read so much about the past in history, and tbh, all those things are better in a textbook, not in real life. I don’t think I would be able to survive without the Internet. So thanks, but I’d go into the future. Think about what all would have been invented by that time!!

What character’s life would you most like to live?

This one’s difficult. The only one I can think of is Morrigan from the Nevermoor series because 1. I am currently obsessed with that series 2. I would love any reason to know the marvellous Jupiter!

On second thought though, I think Jack from the same series will be fine too. Both the above reasons apply for him too(he is Jupiter’s nephew) and on top of that I won’t have to be ‘cursed’ like Morrigan is!

What battery percentage is your device on right now?

55%

If you could only have one hobby from here on out (besides reading of course, how could anyone live without reading?) what would it be?

Playing the guitar. I think it is really cool, when you can just walk up to someone and say, “I play the guitar”, you know? And I used to play the guitar till last year, but then my sir had to get married and he moved to somewhere else. Since then, I barely practiced what I learnt, and my guitar is gathering dust on the top of some cupboard now.

What is your current favorite song?

I have quite a few current favs. One would be Up & Up, because oh my gosh, the lyrics are just so wonderful and inspiring! Then Memories by Maroon 5, ’cause I really like the tune and the singer’s voice. Next would be The Spectre, the tune is just so addictive and I drove my mother mad by humming it the entire week when I first heard it. You know what, I’ll just put these songs below so you can listen to them right now.

If you could change your first name right now, what would you choose?

First of all, I love my name. Though Rachel is a very common name in Western countries, it is very rare where I live, in India. And having an uncommon name does have its advantages (it has disadvantages too, of course).

If I had to change my name, it would probably be something like Michelle, or Rachelle, ’cause I like that ‘chelle’ part which is pronounced like ‘sher’.

What book got you into reading?

I remember, when I was 3 or 4, my mother used to read me out a story from a comic book everyday. The same story, everyday, for I think about a month or so. To be specific, the comic was Tinkle, and the story was a Suppandi one, I don’t remember the name exactly. So yeah, she read it out to me everyday, to the point when I had it learned by heart. Then there was another book, “Grandpa’s Tales”or something like that, and that was the first book I read all by myself. These books were what got me into reading from a very young age.

What’s your favorite book?

This I just CANNOT answer! Instead, I will bend the question a little bit and tell you about some of my recent favorites.

The Keeper of Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Thank you for such lovely questions, Lilly!

My Nominees

Tiction @Fictionally Crazy

Cherelle @A Bolt Out Of The Book

April Lee @Booked Till Midnight

Nehal @Books And Words

Ashmita @The Fictional Journal

Riddhi @Whispering Stories

Rebecca @Bex The Bibliophile

Ahaana @Windows To Worlds

Leah @Leah’s Books

Evin @A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

Holliehocks @My Thing About Books

My Questions
  1. Which Hogwarts house do you think the Sorting Hat will put you into?
  2. A series you wish you’d never read?
  3. If you were to have a familiar (which is kinda like a pet) with your personality and attitude, which creature do you think you’d get?
  4. First line of your current read?
  5. A childhood memory you’re fond of?
  6. If a Boggart came in front of you, what form would it take? (in other words, your worst fear)
  7. Reading during day or at night?
  8. Where would you rather live – in the sky or under the sea?
  9. Which is your favourite month?
  10. What is the thing you cannot live without? (nah, this is not a trick question, so don’t say food, water or air)
  11. If you were to design a city, what all would it have?

That was amazing to do! Thank you once again Lilly for your wonderful questions.

And hey, in case you did not know, have started a new weekly tag called Character Chat! Click HERE to know more about it!

With that said, see you in my next post!!