mystery blogger award

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well 💛 I’m doing something a little different today and doing a book tag. I’ve realised I’ve been blogging for over 3 months (time really flies!!) but people might not know a lot about me – so here we go!

Thank you to Hasini @ bibliosini for tagging me!!

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About the Mystery Blogger Award

Created by Okoto Enigma, this is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

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Three facts about me:

✨ I love to paint with watercolours. To be honest, I’m not great at it, but it’s so fun so I don’t really care.

✨ I have a huge collection of earrings! I just love collecting funky/cool ones, I have a whole range of them from giant hoops to mini daggers. My favourite are these cool face ones, and these strawberry ones my friend gave me (also in my icon!), and these heart earrings!

✨ I’m 4’11 ft / 148cm tall. When I say I’m short I am not kidding.

Best post:
I’m not sure what I consider my best post – but I’m really happy with my post on my favourite thrillers + anticipated releases!

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Hasani’s questions

Share an underrated book that you love.

“Underrated” is such a complicated word because what really counts as underrated? I loved The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake and think it’s really underrated (under 2k ratings on goodreads??) but I know it’s pretty big over on book twitter (shameless plug for my twitter account @ saima_reads).

Another book I find underrated, i.e no one talks about it, is Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall. It’s not a book I hear a lot about, which is a shame because its such a great mystery novel, and I adored its’ atmosphere and format.

What song reminds you of a book/character/scene?

Great question!! Gosh, so many Taylor Swift songs. I can’t listen to Ivy by Taylor Swift and not think of Evelyn and Celia from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift is a very Hani and Ishu song (from Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating).

On a different, perhaps heavier, note, The Only Thing by Sufjan Stevens reminds me of The Ghosts we Keep by Mason Deaver. The song and the book both brought me to tears and are so emotional.

What country is on the top of your bucket list and why?

I really want to visit Turkey one day!! So many of my friends have gone, and my brother and his wife went there a couple summers ago, and all their pictures look so absolutely beautiful.

What is the weirdest talent you have?

Alas I don’t think I’m that talented. I think my ability to multitask could be considered a talent? I know some of my friends find it weird I can watch something while also reading a book, or sometimes I listen to music while I also listen to an audiobook and do work.

Listen, there aren’t enough hours in the day, okay?

If you were a book character archetype, what would you be? 

I did a quiz to find this out a while back, and I think I got The Sage – i.e “A wise figure with knowledge for those who inquire.” Honestly, sounds accurate, I won’t be the one to tag along on a dangerous adventure but I’ll be happy to impart some wisdom or advice to help.

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Tagging:

I’m supposed to tag 10+ people but for the sake of time I’m only tagging 5

April Lee @ Booked Till Midnight

Amanda @ Bookish Brews

Isha @ Paperbacktomes

Alienor @ A Fox’s Wanderings

Cherry @ Letters to the Lost

My questions:

  1. What’s your favourite book you’ve read this year?
  2. If you could become instantly fluent in any language, which language would you choose?
  3. What is your favourite food?
  4. What song do you currently have on repeat?
  5. If you could relive any time/moment in your life, what would it be and why?

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Thank you for reading! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

21 thoughts on “mystery blogger award

  1. I love your earrings, Saima!!! I am a huge fan of earrings too! The only jewellery I wear are earrings and rings HAHA! So I end up going all out for these two! BTW you look stunning in those pics!

    I’ve been eyeing The Atlas Six for a while now, but Rules for Vanishing is quite new to me! Sounds very creepy too! Hehe! And I will definitely travel to Turkey someday too! Cannot wait!

    Thanks so much for answering my questions, Saima! I loved reading your answers!

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