Hey bookish people, how is everyone doing? I’m slowly getting back into the habit of blogging again after many months away. I took a break from it while I finished my degrees and got settled into a new city.
I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award at the end of January by Lauren over at Lala’s Book Reviews . I absolutely love Lauren’s blog and so you should go check it out. I never expected to be tagged so thank you Lauren and thank you Okoto for creating this wonderful award.
What is The Mystery Blogger Award?
The 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.
- 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.
- Share a link to your best post(s).
Three things about me:
- I love to write, not just blog posts but fiction. I’m in the process of writing my own dystopian novel. I just have to get out of my head. I’ve written 15,000 words of it and I hope to finish it (one day).
- I have a slight book problem. I am constantly buying books. Book bans never work for me. I will always end up walking out of a shop with a book in my hand. If you want to put it into context, I bought 10 books this week…two before I’d even got on the train to Sheffield for the weekend. I created a spreadsheet where I keep track of all the books that I own…I didn’t realise how many I owned until I created the list.
- I love to take photos, and wherever I go I will have a camera with me, in some form or another. I share the photos on my personal Instagram, but maybe one day I’ll share them here too.
- You finally get the chance to design your dream reading nook! How would you design it and what would you include?
I don’t think I could have just a nook, one day I want to have a room in my house dedicated to my books. Somewhere I can lock myself in and become engulfed in the stories around me. I’d like it to light, with one wall painted in lilac (my favourite colour). I’d have full size bookshelves with little nic-nacs on them. I’d have bookish prints on the wall. Next to the window I’d love to have a reading chair with a footstool and blankets. Where I can curl up and tuck into my book. I’d have a side table next to the chair with a lamp on it.
- What is a food combination that you love that makes others look at you like you’re crazy?
Honestly, I’m a bit of a fussy eater so I don’t make any crazy food combinations. My boyfriend doesn’t eat fish, so he will pull a face if I have anything containing it but that’s about it really.
- What are some characteristics that you look for in your significant other?
Tall, dark and handsome (which is what I got)
- What is a book that you were hesitant to read but ended up loving?
Honestly, I think it was The Diviners, it took me a while, but I become super invested in the characters and wanted to see how the series ended.
- What was the first moment as a blogger that made you smile?
Joining a community of people who get together and support each other. It’s nice to have that and I’m really happy to be a part of it.
My Favourite Posts:
Volcano – It’s not a book review. It’s my poem. I absolutely loved writing this poem and sharing it with a community of writers.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – One of my favourite books by Ruta Sepetys ,and I loved being able to share my thought about it.
I Am A Graduate – I liked sharing my experiences as a student, and it was nostalgic to write about how I’d spent three years of my life meeting some amazing people and sharing something we loved to do: write.
Saying Goodbye – Losing my Nan was one of the hardest moments of my life, but writing this poem helped me to grieve.
- How do you get yourself out of a reading slump?
- What’s your biggest challenge when you’re reading?
- If you could write a novel, what would it be about?
- What’s your favourite bookish merchandise?
- What are the top five books that you just couldn’t put down?
I joined a new bookish group on Instagram and Twitter and would love to learn a few things about them.
Until next time folks,
Sarah Kaye x