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The Aesthete Blogger Award

I’ve been graciously nominated by Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal (The creator of this fantastic award) and Pilar @ the Bookworm Shelf

I adore both of these ladies so much and I always look forward to their posts because they’re funny and wonderful. If you haven’t done yourself the favor and followed them you need to. You won’t regret it.

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Here are the rules:-

  • Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Show some love to the one who nominated you!
  • Mention the creator (Ashmita@ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
  • Tell me a something about this world that you admire.
  • What is your favourite form of creativity?
  • Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
  • Ask your nominees 4 questions.
  • Share something you created. (can be anything!)
  • And lastly, just so you know: I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

Ashmita and Pilar asked

What colour is your soul?

Without taking the quiz I say Blue, specifically baby blue. Upon taking a quiz I got Blue! I’m not surprised it is my favorite color. It’s so beautiful but it is also so calming.

Ashmita question

Think about your happiest memory. Then tell me the book/song that you are reminded of?

For some reason this is terribly difficult for me to do Lol. One of my happiest memories is going to the lake as a kid and feeding this grumpy swan. Looking back that swan reminds me of the old man from UP! The swan was sad and grumpy because it had lost it’s partner. All this to say that this happy memory reminds me of the sad book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

Pilar question

What Disney or Pixar animated movie do you think is the most artistic?

Finding Nemo. I loved the art of the underwater landscapes but I also really enjoyed the storytelling aspect as well. Honestly every one of their movies is masterful in some way and this was incredible difficult to pick one. However even as a kid I knew this was something special. I haven’t seen Raya yet but I really need too!

Ashmita question

Finish the sentence: once upon a time, there lived a turtle in…

an alcove on the edge of the world. They moved there for peace and tranquility but they found something shocking. It seemed that every turtle had that same idea. The wait times to reserve a spot on a outcropping was astronomical. The water was warm but too full to relax within. This once in a lifetime adventure was turning more sour as the days passed as more and more turtles continued to show up. Every which way they turned stacks upon stacks of turtles. If they had wanted to be this close to another turtle they would have stayed in their family’s pond. Did the turtle stay or did they leave? Find out for me because I have no idea how to end this story LOL

Pilar question

Have you ever tried your hand at acting, painting/drawing, dancing, etc.?

I had to take drama one time for school and I hated it. I”m super duper shy so I hate being in the spotlight. I would rather be behind the scenes making sets or costumes literally anything other than being on stage reciting dialogue. I LOVE art on the other hand mostly drawing but painting is fun now and then. Dancing I’ve only ever done in the comfort of my home lol I did gymnastics growing up which was fun.

Ashmita asked

Do you have an aesthetic?/What is your favourite aesthetic?

Is chaotic lazy an aesthetic? because that’s mine lol If I could pick an aesthetic it would be Bubblegum Witch. It combines the pastel whimsy with the moon, stars and crystals.

Pilar asked

If you had to give up reading or listening to music (including playing an instrument), which one would you choose?

Woooow hurtful much LOL Two of my favorite things and I have to give up one of them?? I would give up reading because at least with songs I would still have a story. I love stories the most but I also really love music and at least I would have a little of both with music.


A favorite form of creativity for me is crafts I made a post (Shadowbox Butterfly) recently showcasing something I created. I’m trying to make more posts on the things I craft but if you want sneak peeks you can check out my Ig: PastelGreetings for what I’m working on.

Thank you So Much Pilar and Ashmita!!! ❤ ❤

I’m tagging:

Elaine Howlin

Bex the Bibliophile

Soph’s Book World

My questions for you are:

1. What does your dream library look like?

2. If you could create a new animal, what would it look like?

3. What was something fun you made as a kid?

4. What creative talent do you wish you had?

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Mystery Blogger Award

MY GREATEST CREATION YET: THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD – Okoto Enigma's Blog

I’ve been nominated by Pilar @ The Bookworm Shelf. Thank YOU

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 hate coffee
  • I arrange my books by color that’s right I separate series because I’m a monster who likes rainbows :0
  • I don’t understand the point of golf lol

Pilar’s Questions:

1. What is your fatal flaw? (Yes, you can take a quiz to find out)

I got Curiosity. You want, no need, to know everything about everything. You need to know every possible outcome, fact, and person. If you don’t already know than you need to find out, which can get you in big trouble. I do like knowing stuff that will impact me or the very least have as much possible knowledge to make an inform decision. I wouldn’t have considered this a flaw.

2. What is your worst reading habit?

Picking up books when I don’t know what I’m in the mod for and end up starting and stopping 50 books. It’s beyond frustrating!

3. Who is your godly parent?

I always get Athena when I take those quizzes. I guess this goes back to my fatal flaw LOL

4. Share one of the most boring books you have ever read.

Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells. I love her Murderbot Diaries so I picked up one of her earlier works, whew don’t do it. This was 400/500 pages of bore. This could have been really amazing but it dragged a ton. Also, mysteries should never exceed 250 pages, just saying, the payout is never satisfying.

5. Who is your favorite book villain?

I really like who turns out to be the villain in the Foundryside series by Robert Jackson Bennett. I can’t say much because spoiler city but the villain(s) aren’t who you or what you think they are. I love it!


My best posts:

Movies vs Books

My Life in Books

A Roast to Me


I nominate:

Tiction @ Books and Words

Sam @ Literary Delirium

Emma @ Turn Another Page

Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal

Rebecca @ Bex the Bibliophile


My questions:

1. You’re visited by future you how do they prove to current you it’s really you?

2. You inherited a curse, what is it?

3. What would you do if you could be Karma for a day?

4. You are a nature witch that means you grow magic like plants, there’s a season for different kinds of spells, what season would harvest dreaming droughts?

5. You’re a space pirate hunting down lost treasure, what do you do with the items you recover?

As always no worries if you can’t or don’t want to participate 🙂


Thanks for reading 🙂

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The Outstanding Blogger #2 | Liebester Award #2

I’m so excited that I’ve been given the opportunity to do both of these again!!

First up, April @ Booked Till Midnight nominated me for the Outstanding Blogger award

Thank YOU!!! Please go check out April’s blog and follow if you aren’t already. She’s the coolest!

Rules:

  • Provide a link back to the creators original post 
  • Answer the questions provided
  • Create 7 unique questions
  • 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.
  • 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.

April’s Questions:

1. What is an oddly specific trope you adore?

The Grumpy One & the Sunshine One. Especially when the Grump is actually soft in the center while the sunshine is more of a knife. I don’t read enough of this & it’s a big ole tragedy.

2. What is your favorite figure of speech?

Oxymoron’s are my favorite. Bittersweet and deafening silence are a two I enjoy.

3. What is your favorite song right now?

IvyWillowLongStoryShortNoBodyNoCrime  LOL  Basically the evermore album is my favorite.

4. What season is your favorite?

Autumn/fall I just love how it makes me feel. It’s very pretty too but it just feels like a new start is beginning and I just love that.

5. Book quote you absolutely adore?

“Angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves.”― Nghi Vo, The Empress of Salt and Fortune

6. If you had a sword what would you name it?

Night’s Edge. A play on Knife’s Edge LOL

7. If you could turn into any food for the day, what would it be?

Cinnamon roll. It’s warm, smells wonderful and it’s just delicious. Wait,, what was the question?? LOL

Thanks again to April for these amazing questions I loved answering them 🙂

I nominate:

Erin @ Rins Reads

Cat @ This is One For the Books

My questions are:

1. On your quest to the fabled Lands of Old your path is blocked by a flying fire breathing dragon how do you get past it?

2. You’re reading an old broken book you found discarded behind a curio when you accidentally summon, what?

3. Over the river and through the woods does not in fact lead to your grandmother’s house where does it take you?

4. Your mode of transportation from here on out can either be a hot air balloon, or a horse drawn carriage, which are you choosing?

5. The Order of Magical Entities has invited you to join them in protecting magic how do you plan to protect the magic?

6. You wish to swim in the starlight sky but you’ll settle for fishing out a wish from the stars, to do so you have to lose one important thing to you, what is it?

7. What are these reindeer games they won’t let Rudolph play?

As always please never feel pressure to do this if you can’t or don’t want too.



My second nomination for the Liebester Award courtesy of Pilar @ The Bookworm Shelf Go follow her she’s funny & I always love reading her posts!

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.

Pilar’s Questions:

1. Favorite Ship?

Hmm, Percy and Annabeth. I like them separately but I also really like their dynamic together plus I’m a sucker for friends to lovers.

2. Favorite blog post you have ever written?

Movies vs Books, I had a lot of fun putting it together. It started off as a project I did for myself before I ever contemplated blogging. It also seems like everyone else enjoyed it too. So thanks!!

3. Most disappointing book you’ve read this year?

Spoilers for my End of Year post but it was The King of Crows by Libba Bray. The last in a series that was wholly enjoyable and great and to end it like that, disappointing indeed.

4. The longest book you have ever read?

According to Goodreads if I don’t count bound ups then its Queen of Air & Darkness by Cassandra Clare.

5. Any series that you’re currently watching or movies that you saw recently?

I’m terrible at watching things but as of the moment being the holiday season I have been watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas both editions, & Home Alone.   

6. If you were a god/goddess of any one thing, what would it be?

Goddess of  Magical Worlds, invoking my name in a doorway would allow you to cross into another.

7. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

Mine is a petty pet peeve because I’ve had it for so long. Once upon a time, CD’s were how we used to listen to music & inside a booklet was included of some images & lyrics until one day they stopped putting all the lyrics inside. So to the internet we took to find out what was being said in these songs and what was discovered is a TON of songs included words like breathing/breath/breathe & people do not know the difference between breathe with an E, and breath. I would have to constantly check and recheck that my understanding was correct because it happened so frequently. Now, I’m not holy mad at the blessed souls who did what the music industry should have been providing but LORD, it was an exhausting experience. To sum up I hate whoever decided to stop putting lyrics in the booklets. The End.    

8. Name three things that you love doing (besides reading and writing). Why do you love them?

Designing & Crafting are my next biggest loves after reading. I love seeing a vision in my head come together in real life it’s just a different kind of magic. The third thing is playing with my animals. I have a cat & dog and they are just so much fun. 

9. A witch, a siren, & a fairy godmother are all in need of an apprentice. Who do you chose to go with?

It’s not every day I get to answer my own questions! Definitely going with Witch, I teach them to be a human and they teach me a recipe to prolong the life of my pets.

10. If you could have anything right now, what would you ask for?

All my bills paid off for the rest of my life. Haha does that count because I think it should lol

11. Tell me a weird/ fun fact about you.

In eighth grade I literally won an award (a plaque to be exact) for READING. I didn’t even know that was possible. I also believe it was the only award I actually got at that ceremony LOL So, if you didn’t think I was a reading nerd before, now you do!

Thanks again to Pilar for these amazing questions!!

I nominate:

Emilie @ Chronicles of a Bibliomaniac

Julia @ Stormy Reads Girl

My Questions are:

1. You’ve discovered an elixir that will give you magic but every time you use magic you age a year, will you consume the magical elixir?

2. What would you do if you could be Karma for a day?

3. A planet almost exclusively water has to have mermaids but what else does it contain?

4. If you had the chance to create your own Realm what would you call it?

5. You are the first to encounter the elusive BigFoot what is the first thing you will ask them?

6. The Tooth Fairy implies there are other specific fairies, what kind of specific fairy are you?

7. What do you think the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth?

8. You are a nature witch that means you grow magic like plants, there’s a season for different kinds of spells, what season would harvest dreaming droughts?

9. The vampire community is looking for better PR they’re tired of being called suckers and ask you for help, how would you help them?

10. An Evil Sorcerer, a Shape Shifting Fae, & a Sea Witch have teamed up together to take you down, who are you enlisting to help you fight them?   

11. A wizened old wizard pays you a visit asking for help on taking over his clients while he finds his pet dragon, Fluffy, his clients are ogres trying to divest from the meat industry, are you going to help the wizard out?

As always please never feel pressure to do this if you can’t or don’t want too.


Thanks for reading 🙂

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Ideal Inspiration Award

I’ve been nominated by Soph @ Soph’s Book World.  Thank YOU so much! I loved your questions!! Please go check out her amazing blog!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog
  • Answer their questions
  • Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions
  • Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo
  • Provide the link of the Award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award as Rising Star from: https://idealinspiration.blog

Soph’s Questions:

1. Who is your favorite fictional side character?

Storm from the Girl of Fire and Thorn series by Rae Carson, He is so sarcastic and honest. He also has tremendous character arc.

2. If you could bring only one book series on a deserted island, which series would you bring?

Only ONE??? *grumbles* okay I’ll pick, The Daevabad series by S.A. Chakraborty. This series is just perfection!

3. What is your favorite type of post to do on your blog?

I’m still new to blogging so I don’t feel I’ve found my ‘thing’. I love making up questions for these award posts. So, give me more awards jk, jk….unless? lol

4. Which fictional food would you like to try irl?

November Cakes from the Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. She does have a recipe for them on her website and the back of the book for something similar. I still haven’t made them and it’s been years. I don’t trust my skills LOL

5. Is there a movie you liked better than the book?

Wizard of Oz, The book is interesting but the movie is just waaaay better.

I nominate:

Cat @ This is one for the books

Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy

Cherelle @ A Bolt Out of the Book

Please do not feel obligated to participate.  

My Questions::

  1. Who would you rather live with the three little pigs or the three brown bears?
  2. You’ve stumbled upon an ancient city that was thought to be lost and want to see if the legends are true. What is the legend?
  3. You’ve been gifted access to the Universe’s library, what are you going to look up?
  4. A Celestial being has befriended you but they can’t look like their true self, what do they look like to you?
  5. What would you do if an alien crashed landed in your backyard?

Can you imagine having access to the Universe’s Library and ALL that it knows??!!

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Liebester Award

Huge Thank You to Rebecca @ Bex the Bibliophile for nominating me!!

Go check her out & give her a follow if you haven’t already.

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

Rebecca’s Questions:

1. What is the one thing you like about my blog? What is the one thing you don’t?

Your blog is so pretty. I love the aesthetic. I also enjoy your reviews!  There isn’t anything I don’t like.

2. What was your dream job growing up?

I had many LOL. But the one I frequently ‘practiced’ was photographer. I do it as a hobby now. So in a way I’m still practicing lol

3. If you could go and visit any book for a day, which one would you pick?

The Night Circus. The Food, the Entertainment!! I just want to experience it all!

4. What is your favorite thing to do outside reading?

Arts & Crafts. I love designing and making things. It’s such a relaxing fun thing to do.

5. What book do you most remember from childhood?

There are several but I was really obsessed with the Mary-Kate and Ashley Mystery Adventure series.  

6. What was your inspiration behind your blog?

My Instagram account. I used to have one and then I got locked out so I took it as a sign to start a blog. I needed to talk about my books. I love this community so much!!

7. If you could only ever read one genre, which would you pick and why?

Fantasy. It’s my most read genre because it’s my favorite. There’s just such a variety and I love the escapism of it.

8. What is your go to reading drink and snack?

I don’t have one. I only drink water, boring, I know. And I’m not much of a snacker while reading. However, I do enjoy eating Peanut M&M’s  in general

9. If you could swap places with any character, who would you pick?

Meghan from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. She’s fae, she has summer powers along with something else but that’s spoilers 😉

10. What book do you plan to pick up after your current read?

I’m such a mood reader so who knows but I would really like to pick up Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. I should have already read this a month ago but didn’t. Story of my life -.-

11. Which song best describes your current read?

I’m currently not reading anything but a jam I’ve been listening to a lot lately is Mad Woman by Taylor Swift.

I Nominate:

Sam @ Literary Delirium

Lilly @ Lilly’s Little Library

Blue @ Writers Book Shelf

Soph @ Soph’s Book World

Catherine @ Catherine Ellen

Nehal Jain @ Books and Words

Becca @ Toastie Books

April Lee @ Booked Till Midnight

My Questions::

  1. Which book character would make a good blogger, and why?
  2. You have 24 hours with your favorite character in our world, what is on the itinerary?
  3. What book title would you use to describe your mood or personality?
  4. What are two books you would mash together, and why?
  5. What characters would you form a band with?
  6. What mythological creature would you want as a familiar?
  7. Which will you choose : Wondering off to live in a cottage in the woods where you learn to grow your magic or live in an abandon seaside mansion where there’s a room for everything you need but your roommate is a feral ghost.
  8. A witch, a siren, & a fairy godmother are all in need of an apprentice who are you choosing to go with?
  9. You’ve been cursed by an evil enchantress to sing one song for the rest of your life, what song is it? (You can still listen to new songs but you can only sing this one)
  10. If you had the choice to live in the sky, space, or under the ocean, which would you choose?
  11. A habitable planet has been located & you’ve been tasked to inspect it, what do you find?

Please feel no pressure if you don’t or can’t participate.


My question for you is who are you apprenticing with a Witch, a Siren, or a Fairy Godmother? And Why?

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The Outstanding Blogger Award!

I was nominated by Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy

Thank YOU! This was a great surprise.

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!

Tiction’s Questions:

How did you start reading books? Which one made you just never give up on them?

Bed Time Reading. I was read to a lot and I’m forever grateful for my family for that. It’s made me a lifetime reader. I was obsessed with The Golden Books.

What’s the best thing you like about Reading? And if you have other hobbies, too, if you won’t mind it, do mention them, too!

All the adventures you can take without having to put pants on. I like that we are able to explore unexplorable places and meet new people you otherwise wouldn’t be able too. I also craft & I have a store (Link) where I currently sale greeting cards. I love making things. It’s so much fun!  

Would you spend waaaaaay too much money for a gold ice-cream?(I may, TBH)

It’s edible?? No, because what if its nasty? I could have bought more books I won’t read for years. To the others that would, tell us how it is because I need to live vicariously through you. 

What is that one trait of yours that you love?

Problem Solver. I don’t like having problems (who does) but I can always figure out an alternative or maneuver in such a way to either fix the problem or bypass the obstruction.

What is ‘happiness’ for you? Everyone has their own definitions, what’s yours?

*sweats* This reminds me of philosophy class in college. *all the existential dread* For me its stability in not worrying over finances. Being able to live my life with minimum stress.  This is a boring old lady answer, sorry.

Name three things according to you that need to be appreciated but aren’t.

1. The Arts, it should be respected as should the artists. It should be a viable option that’s paid enough to live on without the need of 2+ jobs. None of this “Free Promotion” BS. You want someone’s work you pay for it or simply don’t bother asking.

2. Readers. Readers are readers whether they read via physical, ebook, audio, graphic novel/ comic book, Romance, Genre books. These are all stories being consumed therefore YOU ARE A READER!

3. Pineapple on Pizza. It’s okay if you don’t prefer it that way, don’t eat that slice of pizza. It’s real simple buddy. I don’t know who people think they are that their opinion should dictate to others on what they are allowed to eat. There’s a reason there isn’t a Pizza Committee to Yay or Nay for everybody’s behalf. Let people live & eat what they want!

If you don’t mind sharing, who is the one person you know, that you are the proudest of(aside from blood-related family)?

My Best Friend grew up in an emotional & mentally abusive household and she got herself away immediately upon graduation. She’s traveled the country and has a beautiful family of her own doing what she loves and pursuing all life has to offer. She didn’t let the bad things stop her and I’ve always admired that about her.

Thank You again FictionallyCrazy for nominating me!

I nominate:

Becca @ Toastie Books

Soph @ Soph’s Book World

Elaine @ Elaine Howlin

Tilly @ The Biblioshelf

Cherelle @ Cherelle the Bibliophile

Blue @ writersbookshelfsite.home.blog

My Questions are:

Good news! You can now communicate with animals, aside from your pets what animal are you talking to first?

You can make any ONE fictional character (books, movies, video game, etc) come to life, who are you choosing?

If you were a God/ Goddess what would you be Patron of?

What 3 songs would you use in a soundtrack to your life?

A new species of animal has been discovered, what does it look like and what is it called?

You’ve found an enchanted doorway that can take you anywhere. Where are you going?

Space Travel is now available to everyone & the first Space Rollercoaster has been invented. Would you ride it?  


I can’t wait to read all of your answers! Have a Great Day!