MISC: Mystery Blogger Award


I’ve never been tagged in anything before, so we’re all going to act cool and pretend I know what I’m doing. If it seems like I’m fumbling through, then it’s probably because I am. Thanks to BookBum for introducing me to this tag and asking some great questions. Check out her own Mystery Blogger Award post, and her blog in general (her Wednesday Wisdom posts are perfect).

The Rules:

  • 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 (Okoto Enigma @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog)
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You 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 me:

  1. I’m Welsh. I don’t know if I bring that up too much or not enough. For some reason my accent causes a lot of confusion in England. I’ve been asked if I’m Irish, Scottish, from the West County and, one time, I was asked if I was Slovenian.
  2. I am a twin. My brother is two minutes older than me, and despite being boy and girl, we get asked if we’re identical a lot.
  3. I am a huge binge-watcher. I watched Season 1 of Teen Wolf in an afternoon. I regret nothing.

Questions from BookBum:

How big is your tbr pile right now?

Bigger than I’d like to admit. I had it down into single figures for all of five minutes and then it just sort of expanded when I was looking. My physical pile is about twenty books? But my Goodreads list is a mammoth thing  I can’t look at head on or it overwhelms me.

Do you prefer reading on an e-read or to have the physical book?

The physical book, hands down. I know it’s a pain, especially when you’re going on holiday, and you have to choose between taking enough clothes or books to last the week but there’s just something about having a book that’s lost when it’s on an e-reader. My family have tried to make me get a Kindle a couple of Christmases in a row, and I just won’t.

Where is your favourite place to read?

My bed. It was made for reading. I like to read first thing every morning, snuggled under the covers. It makes it hard to pull myself out afterwards but it’s worth it.

What book genre do you never pick up?

I don’t read much non-fiction, or horror. I suppose some books are a bit of both. With non-fiction, it’s not really a deliberate choice. I don’t go out of my way not to read it, I just enjoy the escapism of fiction. But I really don’t like horror. I’m like Joey from Friends. My freezer would be full of them.

(Random question) If you could rid the world of one negative, eg. starvation, war, aids etc, what would you pick and why?

That’s a big question. I think for me the first thing that comes to mind is homelessness. People are living in tents under the canals in Manchester and under multi-storeys in Liverpool. I don’t know whether it was something I didn’t notice when I was younger, or if it’s just getting worse, but homelessness feels like a symptom of something bigger that’s going wrong. I think a lot of other background problems would be solved if homelessness was.

My nominations:

ishouldwritethatdownblog // Flavia the Bibliophile // Birdie Bookworm

And anyone and everyone who wants to join in!

My questions for you:

  1. What is your favourite reading drink or snack?
  2. If you only had the chance to save one book from a burning building what would it be and why?
  3. Have you ever been given a book as a gift that you didn’t like? What was it and why?
  4. Do you let friends borrow books?
  5. (Weird question) If you were a super-villain what would be your catchphrase? And would you wear a cape?

Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

2 thoughts on “MISC: Mystery Blogger Award”

  1. Aw thank you so much for the shoutout! Also, great answers! I have a Kindle but I much prefer the physical books too. I think I would have chosen homelessness as well, it really upsets me seeing the homeless, which I do often as I work in London often. I donate to homeless charities and after the events we host at work, I take the spare food around to shelters with a colleague!


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