The Mystery Blogger Award

After last night’s horrifying Super Bowl disappointment, I wanted to do something this morning to perk myself up. I was lucky enough to be nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award by two wonderful folks. Thank you Allie of Often Off Topic and Kourtni at Kourtni Reads! The award was created by Okoto Enigma.



Here are the rules for The Mystery Blogger Award:

– 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)

Three Things About Myself
1. I have an unhealthy obsession for binge watching TV shows. I plowed through all 11 seasons of Supernatural currently on Netflix. I’ve been through the entirety of the Jeremy, James, and Richard era of Top Gear multiple times. I am currently plowing my way through Gilmore Girls. Once I start I just can’t seem to stop. It’s bad.

2. I am completely and utterly antisocial. I hate going out. Going out means putting on something besides my super comfy sweat pants. It means ignoring my box of wine in the fridge (don’t judge me). It means making face-to-face conversation. I can type all day but man I hate talking.

3. I love American football. There are Baltimore Ravens themed items all around my house. My favorite water glass is a Ravens stein. The banner over the door into my daughter’s play room says Ravens Ave. Sundays you can bet your bippy there is a game on my television. I ❤ football.

I’ll start with the questions from Often Off Topic:

1 – How long did it take you to come up with your blog’s name?
I actually originally had this blog under a different name run through Google’s blogger. At the time I called it Read.Laugh.Love. When I decided to change platforms early in 2016 I wanted to change the name as well. The current name just suited my personality better.

2 – What was the last movie you gave up on and didn’t finish?
Hm. This one is a little tough. I don’t watch a ton of movies although I do have an unhealthy obsession for binge watching TV shows. I’m pretty sure the last movie I started and didn’t finish was James Bond’s Spectre. I love Daniel Craig as Bond but other things got in the way and I never finished it.

3 – What’s your favourite Disney song?
I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite but the one that sticks with me most is Let it Go from Frozen. My daughter LOVES that movie so I’ve heard the song enough to sing it in my sleep. Another one would be Poor Unfortunate Soul from The Little Mermaid.

4 – Who’s your biggest movie crush right now?
Like I said, I don’t watch a lot of movies. I wouldn’t be able to pick Ryan Gosling out of a lineup. But, there are a couple that spark my interest: Jason Momoa, Johnny Depp, and Daniel Craig come to mind.

5 – Do you have any tattoos? If not, what would you get?
I don’t currently have any due to an apocalyptic fear of needles. If I did get one it would be my daughter’s name and birthday on the inside of my left wrist. Not that I’ve thought about it or anything.


Questions from Kourtni Reads:

1 – What is your favorite book that you’ve read so far this year?
Another opportunity to talk about my favorite book of 2017 so far? Don’t mind if I do! I absolutely loved A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. The world Schwab crafted is vivid and entertaining, her characters have depth and strength, and the story itself just sucks you in.

2 – If you had to choose one genre to never read again, what would you choose? 
This one requires absolutely zero thought. If I had to choose, I would never read a romance novel again. Sure, every now and then I enjoy a bit of smutty nonsense but I could happily live my life without it.

3 – What is a popular book you read and didn’t like? 
Too easy. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I have no clue why this is a popular book. None. I hated it. I hated it so much that when I wrote the review I didn’t even bother to look up the correct names for the characters. To this day I am livid that I spent good money on it.

4 – What book would you make required reading for everyone? 
1984 by George Orwell. I won’t start lecturing on it but if you haven’t read it you should pick it up. I feel that the story really speaks to the direction the world is currently going.

5 – Sum up your thoughts about books in one gif/picture. 

I’m certainly not going to nominate 10-20 people as the rules request, but I would like to nominate a couple of folks whose blogs I thoroughly enjoy. (Please do not feel in any way obligated to do this)

Cátia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much

Krysti @ YA and Wine

The Orangutan Librarian

My Questions:

1 – You have to be stuck in a single book’s world for the rest of your life. What book do you choose and why?

2 – You may only interact with one fictional character for the coming year. Who do you choose and why?

3 – What is one book that you’ve read that you would like to completely wipe from your memory?

4 – If you had the opportunity to sit down with any author, living or dead, for an hour and ask anything you’d like, who would it be?

5 – Weird – What are your favorite taco toppings?

Share a Link to your Best Post

I’m not certain it is my best post but it has been my favorite book this year, so here you go.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Thank you again for nominating me Often Off Topic and Kourtni Reads! I had fun doing this.

11 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award

  1. Oh how much I love a good binge watch! Surprisingly enough, my biggest binge was just 13 episodes long, but it was GLORIOUS and exactly what I needed: One Day At A Time. Also, I feel like I’m telling everyone about this show lately. I even made my sister watch it!

    LMAO that image sums me up perfectly, whether its movies, tv shows or books: the more heartbreak it costs, the more I am going to tell people to read/watch it! You gotta share that heartbreak and then talk alllll about it for hours!

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      1. I wish my siblings would read in English, I have an entire shelf of books I want to throw at them, but they don’t want to. One of my sisters is afraid she won’t understand what she’s reading because she hasn’t had English lessons since she left school almost a decade ago now.


  2. Oh yup I have the same issue with binge watching- it’s like a disease!! And it’s so cool to meet someone else that watches Jeremy Jahns- I love his videos and have watched them for years! A Darker Shade of Magic is amazing!! And 1984 is amazing- the issue is everyone uses it for analysis of everything to be honest (but that’s just my personal gripe) And that gif is amazing!! Thanks so much for the nomination!!

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  3. Congratulations on your award! 🙂 I couldn’t have come up with a better description than “apocalyptic fear of needles” myself hahaha (I totally get you, by the way, even though my tattoo fear stems more from the pain than from the actual needles)
    I also enjoyed ADSOM a lot and definitely need to read the sequels before I forget everything… Great post ^^


    1. Thanks! A Conjuring of Light, the third of the ADSOM series, comes out at the end of the month so you have time to catch up with the second. I’m itching to get my hands on the third one but the pre-order price is a little rich for my blood.

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      1. Yeah, I do hate when books take so long to come out in a series but sometimes it’s actually a good thing hahaha ^^’
        I usually have so many books to read I can wait just fine… I’m super excited about the releases, though! But I rarely pre-order anything.


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