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The Outstanding Blogger Award

Thanks so much to Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Sanah @ Stories & Stardust for nominating me for this award! I am really excited to do it! They are both awesome, and if you haven’t checked them out, seriously, why not? Go!

Now on to the tag…

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!

Riddhi’s Questions:

1. What is the one thing you will never do?
Skydive. Seriously, I can barely handle rollercoasters. Skydiving is so not happening. Even when I was a kid and my mom was pushing me on the swings, I’d say, “Medium, medium” when she pushed me too high. I am a weenie.
2. One book you will protect with your life?
Hmm. If this was defend I might have a different answer. But if it’s protect, I guess I’d say my Canterbury Classics hardback Jane Austen collection. It’s green (my favorite color) and leather bound and gorgeous. They don’t make it anymore, so I couldn’t replace it. I will fight with my life!!


3. The most tragic moment of your life? (If you do not mind sharing)
Well, it should be when my grandmother died when I was six. But to be honest, I was only six, and I don’t think it truly hit me as it would have now. So instead, I will say when I sat in the car and watched my dad take one of our dogs in to be euthanized. I watched them walk into the vet’s and I knew the poor baby wouldn’t come back out alive. I just sobbed in the car and was generally miserable. Taking an animal you love to their death is a really horrible feeling.
4. The one food that you will eat, even on a full stomach?
Dark chocolate. Even a bite leaves such a satisfying taste…
5. One book that you can reread forever and not get bored?
Ooh, another hard one. I’m going to go with The Lord of the Rings, because it is so long and detailed that by the time I got to the end, I would have forgotten some details in the beginning of the book. Definitely never boring.
6. Which post that you have written is your favourite? Share the link as well.
I’m going to go with my review for A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. I reviewed it after a lot of reviews went up, so I was able to address a lot of the controversial aspects. I enjoyed weighing the different issues and giving my opinions. Plus, getting to defend a book I love is always fun.
7. What is the one thing you like about my blog? What is the one thing you don’t? (Don’t say nothing, we are past that)
I love your energy! Your posts are so energetic and cheerful that they always buoy me up. 😊 If I have to pick something I don’t love, I guess I’d say sometimes the lengths of the posts. It is just hard for me to get all the way through them thoroughly when I only have a few minutes, lol.

Great thought-provoking questions, Riddhi! Thanks again for the tag. 🙂

Sanah’s Questions:

1.Do you have any favorite audiobooks?
Hmm, for me this is similar to having favorite books since I don’t typically prefer listening to reading. However, I have discovered several books I love through audiobooks. Sunshine by Robin McKinley is a great audiobook and so is Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis. Sometimes I do not care for listening to books I’ve already read, though. I always feel like they are reading the lines wrong, lol.
2.Is there anything you like to eat/drink while reading?

Hmm. I guess anything hot to drink. Tea, hot chocolate, or coffee.
3.What is your favorite place to read?

Curled up in a recliner. 🙂 We have one that is heated, and it is DIVINE.
4.If you could only read one more book before the year ends, what would it be?

Okay, that sounds tragic. But I suppose…Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo? Which I am about to start and am very excited about. A close second would be City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (I just finished City of Bones, lol).
5.Which character would you love to spend an afternoon with?

Anne Elliot of Persuasion (by Jane Austen). She just seems so…pleasant to be around. So many characters are awesome, but maybe not the best to sit around visiting with, lol.
6.Are you happy with your reading year so far?

I’m pretty happy with it. It was definitely more productive than previous years. But I hope next year, my first full year with a blog, will be even better.
7.Any new authors you want to try in 2021?

Ugh, so many. Tricia Levenseller, Adrienne Young, and Roshani Chokshi, to name a few.

Ooh, great questions, Sanah! Thanks very much for the nomination. 🙂

My Questions:

1.What most inspires you to blog?
2.What is your favorite book of 2020?
3.What is a favorite you’ve been wanting to re-read?
4.What is your most anticipated book of 2021?
5.What are your goals for your blog?
6.Are there any kinds of posts you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t yet?
7.What is something you’ve learned in 2020?

My nominees:

  1. Emily @ Books With Raven
  2. Maya @ Her Bookish Desires
  3. Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds
  4. Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy
  5. Becca @ Toastiebooks
  6. r.bookish @ r.bookish
  7. Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad
  8. Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
  9. Joanna @ The Geekish Brunette
  10. Dorothy @ Starlit Shelves

If there is anyone you haven’t checked out, please do! They are all awesome and 100% deserve this award! And for everyone tagged, if you don’t want to do it, obviously no pressure! It’s a crazy time, and I am doing this two weeks before the end of the year, so…

Happy holidays and happy reading, everyone!
Hayden

21 thoughts on “The Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations on the award nomination ahhhhh! Loved your answers!😍
    And Skydiving? Oh yeah, I don’t think I’d ever so it either, like I’ve done para gliding and para sailing when I was 9 or 10, but skydiving? Oh, man, no thank you!😂
    And thank you so much for nominating me!😀

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  2. Congrats on the nomination, Hayden!! Thank you so much for tagging me. 🥰 I can’t wait to do this post. I loved reading your answers! From what I have read of Tricia Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King duology), I have really liked! I want/need to read more of her! I am actually about to start Six of Crows, too! After hearing all the good things about it, I am super excited to read it. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you! And I am excited to see your answers! I’ve been eyeing the Daughter of the Pirate King duology for a while, and I am so glad to hear you liked it. I’ve heard great things too, and I hope we both enjoy Six of Crows 😁

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