mbaMany thanks to the fabulous Donna @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles for nominating me for this award. I feel super speshul! πŸ™‚ ❀ Make sure you give Donna’s blog a visit and a follow if you do not already follow her (I’d be surprised if you already didn’t, she has some presence!)… I guarantee you, her reviews are top notch quality and you do not want to miss out on them!

The Mystery Blogger Award Tag was created by Okoto Enigma.

Since I don’t have any immediate book reviews upcoming as I am currently in the middle of a beta read, an award post is just what Doctor Bookish ordered. Also, it gives you a reason to visit my blog… otherwise there’ll be tumbleweed rolling around here!

Here are the rules!

  • Put the award logo/image in your post. √
  • List all the rules. √
  • Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog. √
  • Link back to the creator of the award. √
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself. √
  • Answer the 5 questions. √
  • Share the link to your best/favourite post of yours. √
  • Ask nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with a weird or funny question. √
  • Nominate 10-20 people and notify them. √

Here we go!

3 things about me:

βŒͺβŒͺβŒͺ I’m 5ft3 (163cm) and 99lbs (45kg).

βŒͺβŒͺβŒͺ Everybody always thought I was going to be a famous singer by the time I reached adulthood. They were wrong. Stage fright won.

βŒͺβŒͺβŒͺ While I love my job, I hate working in an office. I would much rather spend my days outdoors. I don’t know- chopping wood, picking berries, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, etc.

The Q&AΒ 

#1 Which fingers of your right hand is your favorite?

Really, Donna? XD I love this question for some many reasons and if you know me well enough, you know how I’m going to answer this question! By far the most attractive finger on my right hand is the middle finger. Before you judge- I don’t use it often, especially now that I am considered an adult (ahem) but you see… I normallyΒ hide my hands in public. They’re always in pockets, or up in my sleeves. I don’t know, showing hands makes me feel naked. So, when a postman comes and I have to sign for things I always give ’em the stinkeye to say: Stop staring while I drop my signature here… Very odd, I know… So the only times I have actually flaunted my hands in front of anyone (and by anyone I mean major eejits who like to make other peoples’ lives miserable) is when I’ve flipped the bird! Unashamed!

#2 You have 5% of battery left on your phone and on your Kindle, only one electric plug and 30 minutes to use it before you are stuck for hours with no electricity. Which device do you charge?

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Kindle will get plugged. I have zero attachment to my phones. Yes, I have 2… No, I’m not a dealer. But normally, when there’s no electricity (and it happens sometimes in stormy Ireland), I don’t even read because I usually either play Scrabble with my husband, eat tons of chocolate or take a drive to the beach because no electricity = storm = BIG waves and I love big waves!

#3 Have you congratulated yourself this week for anything at all? If the answer is no, find something, anything you did, and congratulate yourself, you deserve it.

I actually did congratulate myself this week! What a good timing for this question! I had to visit a local IT college and do a presentation about the company I work for to the final year students as we’re looking to hire. I hadn’t been in front of a crowd for yonks! So, I was very nervous… plus the aforementioned stage fright that ruined my musician career XD … but… I Β think I detached or something? And I ended up having a great time with the classroom full of lads… I guess my natural charm and humor helped as well because I did get quite a few laughs out of them, they were engaged and asked a ton of questions! So, I felt totally empowered by this experience.

#4 Salty and sugary snacks?

Oh… both! All the time! My mother sends me monthly chocolate packages from Estonia and I Β just eat a lot of sweets… well… I do limit myself- ration, even. But I love the salty snacks equally! I love food generally so … just hand it to me, and consider it eaten!

#5 What’s your favorite tree?

My favorite tree… hang on- how awesome is this question, even? XD OK.. my favorite tree… in what context? Visually? In terms of practicality? Or … ?

My first response is to go with a practical tree, a useful tree- picea abies, the Norway spruce. You see, should you ever get lost in the woods in spring time and the spruce is just getting those light green thorns/shoots on the tips of brances? Yeah, you can eat/chew on those for vitaminsΒ plus they have other health benefits (Google it if you’re interested!)

Now that I think of it, I would probably choose spruce as a visually appealing tree as well.. after all, we do bring them to our homes at xmas and my, do they smell nice!

My best/favorite blog post

My best blog post in terms of views of all time I’ve been doing this ‘ere thing is a review of Breathe by Layden Robinson.

My favorite post? Oh… I know! Pron* Extraordinaire … that short story, my review… the challenge… it was a one off thing, I swear! I did have tons of fun writing the review… but to every other review I’ve ever written:Β I love you, I respect you… Pron* Extraordinaire means nothing! XD

My 5 Questions to Nominees:

Q1: When you’re not working/studying, reading and blogging, what other stuff do you get up to on your free time? (Hah, a roundabout way to ask you about your other hobbies!)

Q2: What, in your opinion, is the most boring sports to watch? Like, you’d rather watch paint dry than follow a match/session of…?

Q3: The most memorable moment from a train/bus journey?

Q4: You wake up in the morning, important day ahead. You look into the mirror and discover you have a big red spot on your face. What do you do? A: Call in sick B: Use triple layer of make up to cover up C: Feck it, everyone has spots, I’ll just forget that it’s there!

Q5: If you could change one thing about book blogging/reviewing, what would it be?

… and the questions go to the following nominees:

(I am nominating the blogs by whom I currently have notifications from in my inbox + some other random choices. Some of you may have done the award already, so don’t feel obligated to do so again. Some of yous I mentioned here, because even though I know you’ve done the award recently and maybe can’t be bothered to do so again, I just wanted to have you on the list for others to find you and your blogs)

Lashaan&Trang @ Bookidote Β¦ Kelly @ Love Books Group Β¦ Amna @ Bookish Endeavors

Yvo @ It’s All About Books Β¦ Zuky the Bookbum Β¦ Rambling Lisa

Teach @ TeacherofYA’s Book Blog Β¦ Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Aaron @ Swords & Spectres Β¦ Debby @ Always Booking Β¦ Cindy @ My Book FileΒ 

Dr Rashmit @ A Blog About BookΒ Β¦ Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer Β¦ Janel @ Keeper of Pages