Blogmas #21 | Mystery Blogger Award #1 & #2, School for Good and Evil Book Tag, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Book Tag
Hello everyone and welcome to a new week! ❄️ And this is an extra special one because it is CHRISTMAS WEEK 🎅🏼🎄!! As many of you, I’m not that into the Christmas spirit as I usually am, but I’m trying to be optimistic because it is my favorite time of the year. So, as a mini celebration I have more tags for you guys! I’m always very excited about anything I’m tagged in, so I’m psyched to be doing all these today 😄 And for everyone who’s tagged me on something that I haven’t done yet, I PROMISE I will. Blogmas is kicking my butt and I’m trying to keep up 😅 I love being tagged so I’m trying to do everything that comes my way. I really hope you enjoy all of these prompts and please let me know some of your answers as well!
Mystery Blogger Award
I’m so happy that I was tagged not once, but TWICE for this award 😆! Thank you so much Riddhi (@ Whispering Stories) and Bibliobibuli’s Book Blog. They both asked very original and fun questions that I can’t wait to answer!
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
- Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
- Share the link to your best post.
Three Things About Me:
- Breakfast is my favorite kind of food 🍳
- My first language is Spanish 🇩🇴
- I have nightmares almost every single night 😖
#1. What is one Christmas themed book you want to read this year?
I’ve never been the type of reader that reads holiday books, but this year I’ve read so many of them! I’m very surprised with myself 😁 I still want to read Faking Under the Mistletoe. I have high expectations for it ☺️
#2. What is your fatal flaw? (Yes, you can take a quiz to find out)
Well, I have no idea. I took your advice and found a quiz online. Apparently my fatal flaw is Wrath 👀😳
This was the description I was given: Anger is your biggest enemy. You may have a bad temper or are easily annoyed by people or actions around you. However, your wrath stems from the degree to which you care. You are a deeply attached, affectionate individual who might find it hard to remain calm and unaffected.
Honestly, it’s kind of accurate 😅
#3. What is you Hogwarts house?
I am a Ravenclaw! 🧙🏽♀️
#4. Who is your godly parent?
Can I do another quiz? *sneaks off to find a quiz 🤫*
I just did one on Read Riordan and got Apollo! I don’t know how I feel about that, but he’s cool! There’s a little extra pressure now to finish The Trials of Apollo 😅
#5. Name three authors whose books you read this year for the first time.
Mariana Zapata, Sawyer Bennet, and Morgan Rhodes! You can go check out my post on all the new-to-me-authors this year if you’re interested!
#1. Bookstores or libraries?
I prefer bookstores because libraries in my country aren’t that great 😕
#2. Which is that one genre you’d never read if you have to choose?
Honestly, I wouldn’t read non-fiction if I didn’t have to. It’s the one that I already read the least and I rarely do so voluntarily. I don’t like to say I would ban it forever but… 🤷🏽♀️
#3. What are your reading habits?
In general? I read on my phone (yes, it’s small, I know) and mostly eBooks. I usually read at night but since I finished my semester already I’ve had more time in the mornings. I try to take as many notes as I can, though they’re usually just me ranting and screaming at the book rather than useful thoughts that I could use for my reviews 😂 I don’t know what else to say. You can read my post on my good and bad reading habits if you want to know more ☺️
#4. What is the one book you will always recommend to everyone?
Do you mean the same five or three books I always talk about in this blog? 😬 I really need to make more of an effort to mention new books. I always recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns, Just Listen, and The Hating Game.
#5. Any book-to-movie/series adaptation you liked more than the book?
Not really, but I really liked the 2020 adaptation of Emma 😄 There were things they changed that I preferred over what originally happened in the books. And all of the actors were perfect for their roles 😍
My Favorite Posts by me:
- 📖 What is the truth behind Verity by Colleen Hoover? 📖 (lots of spoilers on this one)
- 🎶 Musical Shuffle Book Tag 🎶
- Cherelle @ a bolt out of the book
- Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
- Jen @ Book/Brew/Blanket
- Meg @ Meg’s Magical Musings
- Alicia @ Colorful Bibliophile
- Amie @ Read With Amie
- What is your fatal flaw? (Yes, you can take a quiz to find out)
- What is your worst reading habit?
- Who is your godly parent?
- Share one of the most boring books you have ever read.
- Who is your favorite book villain?
School for Good and Evil Book Tag
Thank you so so much Rachel for nominating me! I haven’t read these books, but the prompts sound great so I really hope that I honor them (and sorry about the delay, it’s been kind of a long since you tagged me). If you haven’t yet, definitely go check out her blog A Bookworm’s Paradise. It is amazing and she hosts a weekly tag called Character Chat that is always super fun to discuss 😄
- Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post!
- Link to the original tag’s creator: Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad!
- Please credit if using these graphics, these eyeballs didn’t dry out squinting at a screen for nothing 👀👀👀
- Pick a book that fits each prompt.
- Tag whoever, as many or as few as you like!
- Post these rules and list of prompts in your tag post. If you copy-paste the rules, it should automatically pingback to me so I’ll see your tag post!
🤩 Tedros: an unexpected favorite 🤩
Because I liked The Selection so much I decided to pick up The Siren. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is a very good book. It is an original take on mermaids, the ocean, and their relationship. I’m not so sure about the romance in this book, but everything else was great.
🥰 Agatha: book with a message of self love/acceptance 🥰
Fire in You by Jennifer L. Armentrout has a very good message about loving yourself in every way possible. This was a beautiful story with loads of drama and angst, but also many fun and sweet moments.
💫 Sophie: a unique and unforgettable book 💫
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka traumatized me in so many ways 😅 It is great, but very weird. It doesn’t help that I have such a vivid imagination–so to say that I was disturbed would be an understatement.
🧚🏽♀️ The Tale of Sophie and Agatha: fairytale or retelling 🧚🏽♀️
I feel like I rarely mention this book, but Geekerella by Ashley Poston is a fantastic Cinderella retelling. Now, Cinderella retellings are not usually my favorite, but this one was so fresh that I didn’t mind at all. The cosplay and fangirl aspect of it really appealed to me (for obvious reasons), and I’m excited about reading the other books in this series.
🧁 Kiko: sweetest book 🧁
Can this prompt be given to any other book besides To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? I think not 🍰
📚 Collections of the Storian: favorite collection/anthology 📚
I don’t really read anthologies. I recently read All I Want For Christmas Is You and it was pretty good. If you’re in the mood to read short, romantic Christmas Stories, this is the perfect option ☺️
💃🏽 The Coven: book with a girl gang/bookish squad 💃🏽
I’m so bad at this 😬… I have no idea. Not one ‘gang’ or ‘squad’ comes to mind. I’ve been staring at my Goodreads list for about 20 minutes and I can’t think of anything. I’ll just say Shadowhunters. I think that counts.
🖋 Four Point: favorite collaboration: authors, author/artists, etc. 🖋
Even though I mention Colleen Hoover all the freaking time, I rarely talk about her book Maybe Someday. It is one of my favorites and one of the reasons for that is because she collaborated with a song-writer/performer called Griffin Peterson to create an original album with all of the songs from the book 😆 Both are wonderful, so if you like books with musical elements I see no reason why you wouldn’t love this.
🦹🏻♀️ The Lion & The Snake: book with a complex villain 🦹🏻♀️
I think that the Queen from The Lunar Chronicles is a very complex villain. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t stand her, but for a tiny moment there I felt a little bad for her and kind of understood where she was coming from with all her evilness 😕
🧘🏽♀️ The Eagle: a book that helped you 🧘🏽♀️
A book that helped me (and still is) would be Beach Read by Emily Henry. I read this right when I needed it.
🔪 Doom Room: book that felt like a punishment 🔪
Many of the books I had to read during high school felt like punishments 😅 One that comes to mind immediately is Florbella. It’s this weird story about a Dominican arqueologist that finds the skeleton of an indigenous woman (practically impossible in my country, but fine 🙄), and then falls in love with it. I think it’s supposed to be some weird metaphor, but I just thought it was plain weird 😐
😰 Quests for Glory: cliffhanger or stressful read 😰
Let me just say that the ending of The Mark of Athena stressed me out. I loved it, but I was shook.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Book Tag
If you like (or love) romance like me, I think that these books are a rite of passage. Which means that I’m over the moon to do this tag 😄! Thank you so much Georgia for nominating me!! Everyone go check out her blog Lost in Neverland, it’s wonderful!
⛺️ Kenny from Camp ⛺️
Your first book love
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen was my very first book love. I’ve talked about it a lot. But, long story short
(who else sang it like Taylor?), I’m still in love with it 😍
💔 John Ambrose McClaren 💔
The book that got away (a book that may not be your all time favourite now, but you’ll always love it)
The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han used to be one of my favorite series ever. I read it several times and I was in love with all of the characters. Unfortunately, I don’t like it so much anymore because I’ve outgrown it 😕 But it is a good trilogy.
🏳️🌈 Lucas from Homecoming 🏳️🌈
a.k.a. Your favorite LGBTQ+ character or book
There are so many!! One of new favorites is Tink from A Wicked Trilogy. I didn’t like him much at first, but his humor and good nature have won me over 😆 Besides, his friendship with Ivy is heart-warming.
🏠 Josh Sanderson 🏠
a.k.a. The book next door (a book that you’ll love no matter how many times you read it)
Breaking Dawn 😂 I’m a Twilight fan, what can I say?
❤️ Peter Kavinsky ❤️
a.k.a. Your one true book love
I think this is something that constantly changes and there isn’t ONE book that we love above all. Personally, that would be impossible. My CURRENT one true book love is the Blood and Ash series. Besides being one of the absolute BEST series I’ve ever read, it reminded me just how much I actually love Jennifer L. Armentrout 🥰
- Riddhi @ Whispering Stories (I know you love Peter Kavinsky so I immediately thought of you when I was tagged for this)
- Anyone else who wants to do it!
I would love to know some of your answers for these prompts! And let me know what you think of mine!