About Me

Mystery Blogger Award

mystery blogger award

Before I start talking about this award, I would like to thank every one of you who have tagged / nominated me in your posts. ❤️

Whenever I see that someone has thought of me, I feel so mushy inside – full of gratefulness for all those sweet bloggers and this supportive community. I honestly appreciate you thinking of me! ❤️ I have a table of these and will write these tags… but the reality is me, right after the dramatic teary-eye moment, getting distracted and completely forgetting about those tags. So note to myself: ‘try not to get distracted too often‘… 🙂

The lovely Justine @ Milkz’ Bookshelf nominated me in the Mystery Blogger Award.

Justine has an amazing blog that I enjoy reading. She also crochets incredible amigurumi. Her creations are so cute and I am sincerely hoping to see more of those on your blog Justine! 🙂 Thanks for the nomination. ❤️


RULES:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well. (Maggie @okoto enigmas blog)
  4. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  5. Nominate 10-20 people.
  6. Notify your nominees.
  7. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
  8. Share a link to your best post(s)

Let’s do this, here are three things about me:

I get scared very easily. Fear is something I am learning to embrace. I’m a climber who is scared of heights, a beginner horse rider who is scared of horses. I am also scared whenever I think I may not be able to control a certain situation. As a ‘recovering perfectionist’, I am learning how to let go. And it’s hard sometimes but I’m trying nevertheless. 🙂

Daydreaming is my favourite activity, especially when combined with staring into nothingness. Our ‘productivity’ obsessed era likes to tell us to maximise our time, plan our days to be more productive and all that jazz. Well, my idea of productivity is to stare into my midnight blue wall whilst creating lost worlds, hearing animals talking and thinking about equations I want to solve (I’m a mathematician for living).

I’m an introvert that really enjoys being alone. There, I said it. 🙂 I love my boyfriend, family, friends, colleagues and people in general. But… I get fully recharged when I’m lost in nature on a long walk whilst listening to bird songs or silence.


Here are my answers to Justine’s 5 questions:

1. How did you get into book blogging?
I enjoy writing. And I love talking about books. After getting over my fear of letting other people see me and my work, I have decided to start blogging to meet some alike-minded peeps and to honour those two hobbies of mine.

2. What genre of music do you listen to the most?
I enjoy indie rock, blues rock, folk, rock, occasional country and, as long as it doesn’t give me a headache, anything else really…. 🙂 Some of my favourite artists are Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra (loving his new album to bits at the moment), AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Eddie Vedder (his Into the Wild album is something I could listen to for days), Paolo Nutini, Hozier… and it the list goes on and on and on… 🙂

3. If you could never read a book genre again what would it be?
Romance. Sorry but not sorry.

4. What’s your favourite scent?
I love smells nature gives us – that vibrant smell of freshly cut grass, electric smell of earth just after it rained, that sulphury smell of wild sea that crushes underneath me whilst climbing sea cliffs, or that pine smell I get whenever I get lost in a forest. I also love anything lavender scented. It calms me down. I am still gutted I killed those ‘impossible to kill’ lavenders of mine… 😦

5.  What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Ha! I guess as a scientist, I do agree with Darwinian principle that claims that  species evolve over time. In other words that chickens’ ancestors were not chickens. 🐓 🥚 😉


I nominate all of those wonderful bloggers below:

Cynic On Wings | Norrie @ Reading Under The Blankie | Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall | Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer | Holly @ Nut Free Nerd | Book Beach Bunny | Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky | Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books  | Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams | Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl | Melanie @ Mel To The Any | Allie @ Girl With A Good Book And Her Dog | The orang-utan librarian | Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books| Leslie @ Books Are The New Black

And everyone else, who would like to take a part. Please consider yourself nominated as well!

If you decide to take part, can you please link back your answers to this post so I can see them? Thank you! :)❤️

My questions to my nominees:

  1. What would your ideal day look like?
  2. What’s on your bucket list this year?
  3. If you could master one new skill, what would it be?
  4. Who’s your biggest hero?
  5. If you were an animal instead, which one would it be?

Alrighy.

If I am to follow all those rules (something I am rather notoriously bad at), I should also include links to my best posts. It is a tough one, as ‘best’ is quite a subjective word, so I’ll stick with those posts below that have received the most traffic so far. 🙂


Over to you guys:

  • What’s your favourite smell?
  • If you could never read a book genre again what would it be?

Fancy sharing those with me? 🙂 Thanks. 🙂

39 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Award”

  1. Oh, wow… you like climbing on things while scared of heights? You are so brave! ❤
    Sometimes i think i'm scared of everything. Like heights, fast things, and some unrealistic shit like never getting married. Haha. 😀

    I would also not miss romance books if they ever stopped existing…

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    1. One thing I learned about climbing is that fear gets better more often I challenge it. But… if I have a break over winter and start climbing cliffs after a few months off, that fear viciously comes back. I usually realise how high I am, the ‘Elvis leg’ starts going, breathing gets all over the place… but it gets better after a few weekends, and it’s exhilarating and addictive…. pinkie swear! 🙂 ❤

      I am scared of everything too. That something will happen to the people I love, that my dog will get hurt, that I’ll get fired, lose a place to live… it goes on and on and on..

      Ha ha, I knew you were not too keen on romance books either. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha, I knew I was opening a potential ‘mine field’ re the Darwinists no-soul debate! Great point. 🙂 👍

      I personally believe that there is a presence in each human body that is not the product of that body’s functions and has no corporeal nature.. and I call that soul. 🙂 But I am aware that many ‘Darwinists’ may not share the same opinion… 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂 ❤

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  2. Aww thanks for the tag, love! And OMG! There’s another person in the planet who not only knows of his Into the Wild album, but loves it too!? That is honestly one of my favorite albums of all time! And I love ed sheeran, Mumford and sons, Fleetwood Mac, and Ben Howard! I also know a few songs from George Erza, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, and AC/DC, that I really like! ❤️

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    1. Oh, we can totally go on a road trip together Kelly as we will happily listen to similar music in a car without arguing when to switch it to something else. 🙂 ❤️

      I went to see Ben Howard when he played at Brixton Academy ages ago. And it was probably one of my favourite gigs to date. He’s such an incredible musician. My bf just got his latest album (it was released earlier this month) and I love playing it whilst driving.

      Oh, Into the Wild is such a beautiful album, isn’t it. Eddie Vedder at his best I think. 🙂 ❤️

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      1. It was a streak of extreme luck… and it happened to be on my BF’s actual Birthday – how lucky is that? It’s definitely universe helping me a bit there.. 🙂

        I so agree!!! ❤️

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  3. Thank you for tagging me! Great questions and answers too.. I shared George Ezra’s song on my FB not so long ago.. I was surprised the way he looked though in the videclip. With such a deep voice I expected him to look euhm different :-). Such a clever answer for that chicken or the egg dilemma. Never would have thought of it. Definitely will try to remember for my next time :-). So great to get to know you a little more again!

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    1. Oh Inge, I felt the same the first time I saw George Ezra in his music videos. Which songs of his did you share? I am loving his new album so much, he went through some rough times and those lyrics sometimes reflect that. My Anxiety is quite smug that it has songs written about it… 😊 Joking aside, I think it’s incredible brave that he spoke about mental health and that it features in his songs. ❤️❤️❤️

      Don’t feel pressured into doing this award but if you do, can’t wait to see your answers. 😊🌟🌟

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  4. Putting Arctic Monkeys on the list to check out! I’m so behind on all things music. I could probably tell you the dates for the book and film releases this year but music I think I’m still in 2012 or so! Thanks for the tag 🙂

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    1. I really hope you enjoy them. 🍀 Ha ha, I love music and enjoy going to festivals / gigs. I’m still yet to go to a cinema this year so I wouldn’t feel bad about the music thing tbh! 😊

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  5. Aww I loved all your answers! I absolutely share in your love for nature scents, I’m a huge introvert myself (I get so tired even around friends lol) and I’m actively trying to lose myself in my thoughts and daydream a bit more nowadays; it’s my current goal, so I’m quite envious that you are good at that. 😛 (Also, I love your answer to the chicken and the egg problem haha)

    Lovely post! Thank you so much for the nom, and I shall have a terrific time doing this one. 😉 Cheers, and have a great day!

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    1. I have actively ‘practised’ daydreaming since I was a kid – to the point that I had to have stitches a few times as I was not looking where I was going a way too often… so beware, there is some risk involved. (I have learned to be more mindful of my surroundings he he) 😂 Hope you find some time to enjoy it though, I find it really relaxing. ❤️

      I really hope you’ll enjoy this, I had so much fun! And thank you very much as always for your lovely comment, it always makes my day! 😊❤️

      PS. Nearly half way through Circe and loving it! 👌

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      1. Hahaha I shall heed your advice and mind where I’m walking 😂 And aww thanks, your comments always make my day as well. ❤️😊 Happy reading! I so hope Circe ends on a high note for you!

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  6. Yay you did it! And thank you for the kind comments ^^. I can relate to all 3 of your about me. I am totally scared of most things and can be a complete perfectionist but am in recovery. I also love daydreaming and I think that’s why books are so handy lol. Also, yes to Arctic Monkeys! Every now and then I have Dangerous Animals in my head. And lol to the chicken or the egg question 😅🤣

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    1. Yay to us perfectionists in recovery! ❤️ we totally got this even when it feels hard sometimes. 😊

      Arctic Monkeys ❄️ 🐒 = ❤️❤️❤️ I’m so happy you like them too!

      I’m seriously intrigued by those dangerous animals! 😊😂 I wanna know more now. 😊

      Thanks for thinking of me and the tag, really appreciate it. 😊

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    1. I get anxious sometimes and swear that lavender is what calms me down. I have it in essential oil form / diffuser as well as in creams / shampoo. I’m happy you enjoy this wonderful smell as well. 💞🌟

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    1. Congratulations! No pressure to answer mine btw. I hope you have fun if you do decide to! 😊❤️

      Well, I think romance books are not my thing as I find a lot of them to be very predictable and full of cliches. I also personally can find them to be a bit boring. I love romance when it’s “done right” though. When the focus is not primary on it but rather on a character development / or on a plot and romance slowly develops as a side story. I did fall for the romance part in The Great Alone for example. 😊 I’m generalising and I’m sure there are many great romance books out there. But in general the genre is not quite my thing. 😊

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    1. Oh my, that’s such a brilliant scent. I absolutely adore my mum’s cooking and around the holidays, that feeling intensifies even more. What a wonderful answer Holly, love it! ❤

      And you are welcome. Don’t feel pressured into doing it (I know you have a lot of going on atm) but if you do, I really hope you’ll have fun. 🙂

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  7. That’s so cool that you climb, and that you’re learning how to ride, even though you’re afraid of horses! And I totally relate to being a daydreamer, it can be a nice break from studying … if it doesn’t interfere with it. 😛

    Thank you so much for tagging me! ❤ I only did my post, but I might answer your questions in a different post, if I find the time.

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    1. Thank you Lily for your kind words. ❤️

      I actually realised you did yours not so long ago right after I tagged you. 🙈🙈🙈 Absolutely no pressure to answer my questions at all. 😊🌟 Thanks for stopping by and happy reading. 📚❤️

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