The Awesome Blogger Award – Bookish: Tag

I’ve been nominated for an award and I’m blushing with excitement! I never expected for my blog to take off so quickly. I’m over the moon!!!

I was nominated by Harini over at Books and Readers and she is my favorite book blogger right now. Not only is her blog amazing, but also she has shown me great kindness and support from the very beginning. If I could nominate her again, I absolutely would. Definitely check out her blog – it’s wonderful!

awesome-blogger-award1.jpg(I stole this image from Harini who stole it from Des!)

The award was created by Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala who stated:

This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

Rules :

1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Include the reason behind the award.
3. Include the banner in your post.
4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.

My Answers to Harini

What’s ‘peace’ according to you?

Man, starting with the hard questions! I feel like there are two ways I could go – the world peace way or the inner peace way. Since I’ve been focusing a lot on my inner peace lately, I will focus on that in my response. Peace for me is stillness, strength, and quiet no matter what is happening outside of me. It is this beautiful cave I retreat to.

What’s the one book everyone loves but you absolutely hate?

Anything by Jane Austen, but particularly Pride and Prejudice. It may have been the first book I bailed on and it was required reading in high school. I couldn’t even stand the movie. It was a rough few weeks in that English class.

Dream Destination?

When I was younger, it was always Hawaii, though I’m not sure why as I don’t really like the beach. Now, I really want to travel to Turkey or somewhere similar. I feel in love with Arabic and Moorish architecture in Spain and would love to see so much more of it.

One mistake that you regret so much?

Leaving the PhD program, though I’m much more compassionate toward myself about why I did.

Favorite subject at High school?

Statistics. I was really weird. English was a close second. And if we are including non-formal/ non-required subjects, than band was my ultimate favorite followed by pottery.

The one thing you want to change about yourself?

Currently, I’d like to improve my health enough to return to work, or really, just any level of improvement would be greatly welcomed.

The person you can’t imagine being without?

My sister. She’s a huge piece of me and I need her. She’s quite often the first person I turn to.

Favorite pet ever?

Nica, who is the cute pup in my profile pic!

Book People Vs Real People – Who do you prefer?

There are definitely times in my life when I would have said book people, but after falling ill and finding a large community of people supporting me, who are all my extended family now, I have to say real people. Real people are actually there when things are hard. ❤

One thing about the world that you hate?

Hatred itself, especially that which is based on shallow qualities like race, sex, or sexual orientation

Thanks again, Harini!

My nominees:

JD at Studious Creatives
FNM at NZFNM blog
Alyssa at Book Huntress’ World
Elin at Book Owlie
TJL at Books & Other Pursuits

My Questions:

Which book “changed your life”?
What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
Would you rather be a bookstore owner or an author?
Where’s your favorite place to visit?
What is something you really, really like?
Outside of reading, what’s a favorite activity?
What’s your favorite ice cream?
Would you rather have dinner with current famous people or dead/historical famous people (you get to pick who you invite)?
What’s a nonfiction topic/ genre you enjoy?
Do you hope to still be blogging in 5 years?

For those tagged, I completely understand if you cannot get to this right now. Just know that I enjoy your blogs!

I’d love to hear your answers to these questions as well! Comment below with your thoughts!


10 thoughts on “The Awesome Blogger Award – Bookish: Tag

  1. Yay, congrats to you! Love the questions and answers. I really did not enjoy stats – hehe. And you reminded me how I’d love to go to Hawaii. And thank-you so much for nominating me. What a nice surprise. Looking forward to answering those questions.


    • Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I was a bit nervous and I don’t typically do such things, but it was nice to answer these questions and share a bit more about me. Hawaii does seem like the perfect destination! I hope you can go one day. You are very welcome. I enjoy your blog. I look forward to reading your answers!


  2. Aww ❤ ❤ Thanks for the kind words ❤ ❤ And I loved your answers . Spain has been a country on my ‘to visit ‘ places for some time and I love that it’s on yours too . And about inner peace…so true about that ! Lately , I’ve been a lot unstable and I just can’t wait to taste ‘peace ‘ again . I know it’s just there in sitting still for a moment and letting go of your thoughts..but that’s hard . The inner struggles are a thousand times worse than the outer ones are :/ . And it’s sad that you didn’t get your Phd . But you’re always learning no matter whether you get certified or not ❤ ❤ .


    • You are very welcome! I’m so glad you loved my answers. Thank you again for nominating me and the wonderful questions. Spain is so very wonderful as it is a mix of so many different cultures and influences. I hope you are able to visit there one day! Inner peace is so very hard to achieve and something I myself lose and find over and over. I hope you feel it again soon. It is so true that the inner struggles are so very challenging, especially for insightful, reflective people like us! It is sad, but it is what it is and I’ve made peace with it. After all, I ended up with a job that required my PhD training, but wasn’t concerned with whether I had those letters behind my name, so sometimes life works out in interesting ways! ❤ ❤

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  3. Great tag, I enjoyed reading all of your answers and getting to know you better here. Ahh, yes. Pride & Prejudice will forever remain, alongside Dickens’ Great Expectations, on of my favorite classics (#teamdarcy).
    Your puppy is sooo cute. I would love to get one, but I also have an extremely timid cat so I’m not sure that would be a very good idea -lol.
    I look forward to reading more from you in the future… Happy Reading! 🙂

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    • Thank you! I hope to tackle Dickens’s in the near future as I have yet to read him either, but I suspect I will enjoy his tales.
      🙂 Thank you! I understand the hesitation. My pup is very timid herself and I’ve held off on getting a second dog for that reason. But she doesn’t chase cats. She just wants them to be her friend, so she stands next to them!
      Happy reading! ❤

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