The Outstanding Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories, and I’m super flattered. If you haven’t already visited (and followed) her blog, you definitely should, because she is seriously awesome and posts some really cool stuff.


  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? I have absolutely no plans to ever go skydiving. I’m not throwing shade at people who do, but I can’t ever imagine myself willingly doing that.
2. One book you will protect with your life? Just one? Damn Riddhi, you aren’t holding back right from the start, huh? I don’t know if I could just pick one book, because I need some variety in my life!

3. The most tragic moment of your life? (If you do not mind sharing) I’d have to say when my niece passed away was the worst moment of my life. It’s always tragic when someone dies young.
4. The one food that you will eat, even on a full stomach? Sweets. I have such a sweet tooth, that I can always make room for a little dessert.

5. One book that you can reread forever and not get bored? I don’t usually reread books, but I can always manage to reread the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. There’s so many viewpoints and things going on that there’s something new that I pick up on every time I reread it.
6. Which post that you have written is your favourite? Share the link as well. I’m super proud of a post I wrote about how to get through a TBR list. It’s called How to Crush Your TBR List, and I talk about some techniques that I use to get through as many books each month as I do.
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 really like that your personality comes through in the posts. I think sometimes it’s hard to get that to show, but you do that really well and make it seem effortless. There honestly isn’t anything I really dislike, but if you’re forcing me to choose (and you clearly are), I don’t love the way you sometimes lump multiple tags into one post, because it involves more scrolling to find out which one I’m tagged in. I obviously like things to be as simple as possible lol

Here’s my questions:

  1. What’s your favorite non-reading activity?
  2. Who is your favorite author of all time?
  3. What is one author who you wish you could read in their original language (that’s different from your own)?
  4. Which book to movie adaptation is your favorite?
  5. How do you organize your bookshelves?
  6. Are you a mood reader or do you plan your TBR?
  7. Which blog post is your favorite (share the link) – Yes, I stole Riddhi’s question, but I liked it!

I’m tagging:

  1. Dini @ DiniPandaReads
  2. Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads
  3. Susan @ Novel Lives
  4. Maggie @ Storme Reads a Lot
  5. Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog
  6. Millay @ Millay’s Musings
  7. Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books
  8. Jodie @ Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub
  9. Beth @ Before We Go Blog
  10. Cielo @ BelleRose Reads

I can’t wait to see all your posts!

31 replies »

    • Thank you! I couldn’t resist that fluffy little kitten, and I feel the same way when I’m told I have to choose just one book 😂 And there’s ALWAYS room for dessert, even if it’s just one little bite. 🍰

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  1. Aaaah, what! Thank you so much for the tag, Leah 🥰 Omgoodness… Knowing I’ve been tagged for something with “Outstanding” in the title has me reeling 😂 Like what’s going on!?
    I love your answers! And y’know, we have so many of these in common. I don’t reckon I’ll ever go skydiving or bungee jumping or anything that has to do with me flinging myself off high places 😂 Hard pass! And I don’t reckon I could choose one book to keep safe forever. Nah, I’d choose one giant ass bookshelf haha I can’t wait to answer your questions soon ❤️

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  2. Heh, I actually did go skydiving once! It was the most out-of-character thing I’ve ever done, literally out of peer pressure. I probably shouldn’t have agreed to let my handler spin me around in midair 🥴, but the view was pretty fantastic — I could see Milwaukee and Chicago at the same time!

    So, yeah, I probably won’t do that again. 😅

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  3. Thank you so much for tagging me ❤ ha, I can totally relate to the skydiving! And ditto on the sweets. Lucky are the people who don't have a craving for them!! As for the answers… My favorite non reading activity changes from time to time xD it's been anything from drawing to playing music to learning languages. With me, you never know! XD as for favorite authors… I actually don't have one. I think I used to, but the longer I've been a blogger, the more I've realized that there are just SO MANY great authors there that there's no way to choose! As for original texts… I don't have a specific author, but I would like to read French – there are a lot of literary masterpieces written in French. And I also try to plan my TBR but still end up mood reading and then finishing a book minutes before I need to post a tour or something xD (pretty much happened today, lol)

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    • I’ve always wished I could draw and play music, but I just don’t have any talent in those area! French is such a great answer – there are so many incredible books written in French. I’ve always wanted to be able to read Russian literature in the untranslated form, but it’s always seemed so difficult to learn. I love learning languages too, but learning a language with a different alphabet is difficult on your own, you know? And ditto on the mood reading. I always end up procrastinating and then it usually turns out that I really enjoy the book.


      • An alphabet is easier than a symbol system xD (I’ve learnt japanese on my own and attempted chinese). But I know what you mean! I’ve been lucky to know Russian as a child mostly through hearing, so I can understand, but I was never formally taught to read. I can read it to get by (like whole traveling or on products and instructions), but reading literature in Cyrillic would be a nightmare. Back to first grade! XD it is hard as an adult to reach level where you’re comfortable. I used to read japanese books, but it was always something more like “sit down for two hours for 20 pages with this huge dictionary right there”, so while it was fun, it was also really slow 🙂

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      • I actually learned Japanese in high school, but it was so long ago I’ve forgotten nearly all of it. I do love learning languages though. I know the Hebrew alphabet too, but the vowels aren’t always included so it’s a struggle to read. But I’ve never actually tried reading a full book in another language. 😂


      • Oh wow, that’s so cool! Here we only had access to English, Russian, German or sometimes French in highschool. So Japanese was a solitary affair for me xD isn’t it a beautiful language though? I do sometimes think of picking it back up. Do you?

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      • I do, especially since it really is such a beautiful language, but unfortunately it isn’t one I get to use or practice very much. I’ve really been wanting to improve in Hebrew, which has only gotten stronger since I visited Israel. There’s honestly so many languages I want to learn. My school offered Spanish, French, Italian, and German, and I chose Spanish. I’m pretty decent but I’d like to get better. And I still want to learn German, which isn’t a stretch since my parents spoke Yiddish around me all the time. Languages are fascinating to me.


      • That’s true, that was my biggest problem as well – that’s why I used to read in Japanese. Almost no Japanese people actually live here (i don’t think there is even a working visa with most asian countries? Probably only student visas or something… Not sure, but it might be the case.) I also studied Spanish! (Also on my own xD) it’s a great and fun language to learn too, and frankly, so much easier than Japanese cause a lot of the words are international or somewhat similar to other European language words.. when you really can’t say that about Japanese xD I actually learned German too (from TV and a little at school), so I know what you mean, Yiddish certainly has a lot of overlap! (It’s very fun to compare the similarities and differences between languages for me.) I used to call myself a language nerd 😀 the best bit is when you finally uncover several key languages and so when you start a new one, you can just… See things, cause they all connect from the different languages. It’s SO fascinating!!

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      • It truly is! I was watching a TV show that had a lot of German dialogue and I was surprised at how much I understood even though I haven’t ever studied it, just from hearing Yiddish around the house. And I’ve had so much exposure to Spanish – it’s definitely come in handy when I was working. There were so many similarities to English words that it wasn’t difficult to pick up, while Japanese was a lot more challenging in that respect. But I guess I’m a language nerd too! Nerds for the win!!


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