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!

The Outstanding Blogger Award

I cannot believe my luck! Or is it the goodness of my fellow bloggers? Either way, I am doing another award today! Thank you Ashmita @The Fictional Journal for calling me outstanding nominating me for this award.

And hey, did you notice, I changed my featured graphic image for my blog posts yet again! I can’t seem to settle on one, and I keep making new graphics. As they say, ‘change is the only constant thing in this world’ 😂

Anyway, here are the rules for this award.

Rules:
  • Link to the creator’s original award post.
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Create 7 unique questions.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers. Neither the award’s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
  • 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!

Okay, without further ado, let’s get started answering Ashmita’s questions!

  1. What 3 GIFs would you use to sum up the last book you’ve read?

The last book I read was Nevermoor : The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

Okay, so the last one happens to me in every single series I read, but you get the idea, right?

2. What is your favorite word?

There are just SO many amazing words in the English language (and in other languages too, of course😅) so I am just going to tell you the ones that are coming to my mind right now. The basis of my favoritism is mostly the sound of the word or its meaning.

  1. Blossom
  2. Twilight
  3. Mallowmelt (Yeah, I know this is probably not a real word, but KOTLC fans will understand)
  4. Anchor
  5. Accent

3. If everyone was like a food item and had an ingredient label, what would yours contain?

Um…not very sure, to be honest. But this would definitely be written – “Comes in all flavours. Pick yours wisely 😉”

4. Who is your favourite person in THIS world?

I am not sure whether this has to be someone I personally know or not, so I am going to go with the most obvious choice – my mother.

5. What do you think is the colour of your soul and why?

If you would have asked me this question, say, around 6-7 years ago, my instant answer would have been yellow. I used to LOVE that colour. Coming back to the present, I’ll say it’s probably blue, because it represents the high and limitless sky and also because I love all shades of blue!

6. If you could teleport to anywhere in THIS world, where would you go?

First I should tell you that I hate travelling. I mean yes, I like seeing new sights, but I just can’t stay away from home for too long. If I could teleport, that would atleast get rid of the ‘travelling’ part ’cause I’m assuming I can teleport instantly. With that said, I would probably like to go anywhere that has a lot of wildlife around, and I can see flora and fauna everywhere. But after a couple of hours, I would teleport back home because, there is no place like home after all 😉.

7. What is your element?

I just browsed the internet and found out that I’m Fire, because I am an Aries. Actually, before I knew this, I have always considered myself to be Fire, as my mother is always telling me, I am VERY short-tempered and tend to flare up for little things. Apart from my short-temperedness, a lot of characteristics of Fire given on the internet match mine – Confident, Enthusiastic, Tempermental (oops! already mentioned that), Passionate, Creative, Enthusiastic etc etc.

Even though I am definitely Fire, I have always wanted to be Earth since I saw the series “The Nowhere Boys” and Jake was my favourite. Anyway, I am what I am😀

My Questions
  1. What are your other hobbies besides reading?
  2. If you could write a book about ANYTHING, what would you write about? (you’ve to assume people WILL read your book, even if the theme is a little weird different)
  3. Which is a series you could binge-watch forever?
  4. Spell your name out with books that you loved. (Eg. I would start with R- Ravaana by Amish Tripathi and continue with A C H E and L)
  5. If you could time travel either to the making of the earth/beginning of life or to the destruction of earth/ending of all life, which one would you choose?
  6. What would the name of your autobiography/biography/biopic be?
  7. Which is your favourite ice cream flavour?
My Nominees

Lilly @Lilly’s Little Library

Evin @A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

Leah @Leah’s Books

April Lee @Booked Till Midnight

Rafaela @The Portuguese Bibliophile

Tessa @Tessa Talks Books

Riddhi @Whispering Stories

Sofii @A Book A Thought

Nicole @Nicole’s Book Thoughts

Madeline @The Bookish Mutant

With all of that done, I am pretty much exhausted (but in a good kind-of way). Thank you once again Ashmita for nominating me. I had a lot of fun doing this! Signing off!