The Mystery Blogger Award #2

The lovely Icebreaker694  and the amazing Melting Pots and Other Calamities nominated me – thank you so much!

Edit: I had this scheduled when I got nominated again, so I’m adding in my nomination from Never Not Reading. Thank you so much!

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Shout out to the creator Okoto Enigma!

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
“Mystery Blogger Award” 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.
– Okoto Enigma


THE RULES:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog. ([In Awards widget and pic is in About Me.])
  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 to their blog as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  7. Notify each of 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 your link to your best post(s)

The Mystery Blogger Award


Answers:

Icebreaker’s Questions:

1 – WHAT IS ONE BOOK THAT YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017?

INVICTUS!

2 – WHAT IS A BOOK YOU’D GIVE A LOVED ONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

Well, my cousin has been begging me for Library of Souls.. so that.

3 – ANY BLOG PLANS IN 2017? (POSTS, TOURS, REVIEWS, ETC.)

HAHAHA Its later 2017 by the time I got to this….

4 – FAVORITE GIF OF 2016!

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5 – WEIRD BOOK HOARDER: HOW MANY BOOKS DID YOU BUY THAT YOU STILL HAVE TO READ? 

Too many…


Melting Pots and Other Calamities Questions

1. What is the coolest handmade thing you’ve ever received?

I don’t think I’ve ever received something homemade… But I bought some cool flowers made out of comic book pages from Supercon a few years ago!

2. Is there a villain or antagonist that you can’t help but call a favorite character? If so, who?

Loki. Always Loki.

3.  What is a show, anime, or webcomic that desperately needs another season? Or a book that needs a sequel?

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB WILL ALWAYS NEED ANOTHER SEASON!!!!

5. What are some animations and/or webcomics that you think have some of the best art?

You’re Lie in April, Orange, Ouran High School Host Club, Sword Art Online… I could go on.

5. (Weird/funny) Which character would you like to be from whatever you’re currently reading or watching?

Currently Reading: Pride & Prejudice – Character: Probably Lizzy…

Currently Watching: The Defenders – Character: Definitely Jessica Jones.


Never Not Reading’s Questions

1 – If you could have any super hero be your personal body guard, who would you choose and why?

Captain America, mostly because I love him, and I can totally picture him as a bodyguard.

2 – Movies or TV?

Movies because Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts, and Marvel movies.

3 – What is your favorite animal?

Sloth, otter, fennec fox… I could go on.

4 – If you didn’t have to work for money, what would you spend your life doing?

Writing and reading probably. Helping people. Volunteering. Adopting cats.

5 – What keeps you blogging?

Its fun?

 


Fun Facts About Me:

1 – I own a book (Everything All At Once) signed by Bill Nye.

2 –  I have a dedicated Media-Tie-In fiction shelf.

3 – I have a word document full of nothing but hyperlinks so make tagging/nominating fellow book bloggers simpler.


Best Post(s)


Questions For My Nominees:

1 – Would you rather drink polyjuice mixed with cat fur or be cursed to talk in limericks only?

2 – How many minutes to midnight is your TBR?

3 – How do you organize your bookshelf?

4 – Worst bookish/reading habit?

5 – (Weird/funny) – Make a closet cosplay for a book character. Put a picture (of just the outfit or of you wearing it). Why did you pick each piece?


I Nominate:

Niraja @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Louise @ Genie Reads

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Liz @ Cover To Cover

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Ryann The Reader

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Angelina and Brianna @ Fables Library

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

 

 

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The Unique Blogger Award

I was nominated by the lovely Jade @ Drink Coffee and Read Books  who just reached 200 followers so congrats to her because she deserves it and many more! Go check out her blog!

I was also nominated by Sam’s Life In Books – I couldn’t ask for a better blogger to share a name with!

Last, I was nominated by Read Rant Rock and Roll – check them out!


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The Rules:

  1. Share the link to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions they gave you.
  3. Nominate 8-13 other bloggers and pay it forward.
  4. Ask them three questions.

Questions from Jade:

1 – Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

I’m of the opinion that every book you read influences you in some way, shape, or form.

2 – Would you want to be an Author or are you content to just be a reader?

I definitely want to be an author!

3 – Where is your favourite place to read?

My bed… Boring, but true.


Questions from Sam:

1.What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging?

My cousin! She started a blog – so obviously I had to. I stuck with it, she didn’t.

2. Describe your ideal three-course meal? 

Fresh baked bread.
Pollo a la milanese with fettuccini with vodka sauce.
Leche condensada cheesecake.

3. Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters?

Yeah…

James is actually my favorite boy’s name (three guesses where thats from).


Questions from Read Rant Rock And Roll:

1 – What’s something unique about you?

I’m double jointed. But not in my elbow like most double jointed people, my shoulder and knee are double jointed and my ANATOMY teacher once thought I had broken my arm because of the way my shoulder was twisted.

2 – What’s a favorite book, movie, or song you enjoyed this month?

Book:

I’ve been in a reading slump so…

Movie:

Not a movie but Tv: I’ve been loving Sleepy Hollow!

Song:

I went to Vzza Suena 2017 so…

3 – What’s your favorite thing to do in your free-time and what do you love about it?

Reading. TV watching. Blogging.


Nominations:

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

 

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Sarah @ Written Word Worlds


Questions:

  1. What are your three current favorite gifs?
  2. Best series to binge read/watch?
  3. Unpopular bookish opinion(s)?

The Book Blogger Insider Tag

I wasn’t tagged, but I saw this over at Drizzle and Hurricane Books and thought it looked like fun!


Rules

Answer the questions below.
Credit the creator: Camryn @The Writing Crafter.
Tag at least 5 people.
Have fun!


1) Where do you typically write your blog posts?

My desk in my room where my desktop is. Never anywhere else, though I jot down ideas in the notes app of my phone a lot everywhere else.

2) How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

Anywhere from 20 minutes to agonizing over everything for 4 hours. Generally, there is no in-between with me.

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3) When did you start your book blog?

I started this blog in January 2015. But I didn’t get serious about it until later into 2016.

4) What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Time.

Stress.

I have terrible time management when it comes to this blog, and the TBR pile and having to post is just another stress in the long line of things I have to be stressed about.

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5) What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Getting to talk to people about books, meeting people, making friends, having a consistent hobby. Take your pick.

6) What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

There have been a few. Off the top of my head, some are:

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things I Want To See More Of In YA

Poem: Despite Your Heart Of Gold (I’m Not The One You Need To Save)

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things That Make Me Want To Read A Book

Discussion: Review Copies/ARCs

Buddy Read – Book Review: And I Darken

Panic! At The Disco Book Tag (Original)

Entirely non-comprehensive of course.

7) What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I really like writing discussions and story type posts. They don’t tend to come out very good, but they feel the most personal/conversational and I like them.

I also like the Top Ten Tuesdays usually.

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8) When do you typically write?

In the morning when I have time to kill, at night when I’m avoiding some other responsibility like dishes/laundry, or on weekends while I lounge around watching TV and should be reading probably.

9) Do you review every book you read?

I try to. Sometimes it doesn’t happen, but I try to.

10) How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?

My cat doesn’t cuddle me, he’s my sister’s. I swear she trained him to bite me.

If I’m writing in the morning I have coffee, but I don’t seek it for writing time. Usually I;m watching Youtube videos or Netflix while I’m blogging. Definitely.

11) When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?

I try my best to review books as soon as I finish them – or at least within the week. Usually I’ll write the review and schedule it for later (next open Friday on the schedule or, if its an arc, for release day).

12) How often do you post?

Lately I’ve been trying for minimum 3 times a week. Sometimes more, but thats usually it. I have a few monthly posts that I do (like Throwback Thursday) and I usually try to do a few weekly memes (T5W and TTT), but my basic schedule is a tag on Monday, a discussion or etc. on Wednesday, and a review  on Friday.

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My Tags

B @ Icebreaker694

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

The Orangutan Librarian

The Mystery Blogger Award

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I was nominated by the wonderful Ann The Book Master – thank you so much!!!

Sorry this took my like, 5 months, to get to… But, you know, school is a thing.


“Mystery Blogger Award” 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.

– Okoto Enigma


The 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 to their blog as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  7. Notify each of 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 your link to your best post(s).

3 Facts About Me:

1 – I am left-handed, I’m not sure if I ever mentioned that…

2 – I have a website about Down’s Syndrome  – and I’m crazy excited to keep working on it. If any one has any experience with the disorder, I’d love to interview you or get a guest post about your experience for it!

3 – I’m currently re-watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer because of the 20 year anniversary.


Questions Given to Me:

  • Weird – What is the closest thing to you on your left?
  • What is your proudest moment in your life?
  • Funny – What would do if you were to grow a tail?
  • In high school, what was your biggest fear?
  • What is your favorite movie of all time?

1 – Weird – What is the closest thing to you on your left?

My coffee is the closest thing on my left, in a Flanigan’s cup no less.

2 – What is your proudest moment in your life?

Um… Getting a citizenship award from the district last month? Getting an arc sent to me in the mail by a publisher? Something like that? Not really sure.

3 – Funny – What would do if you were to grow a tail?

Be confused AS HELL. And probably assume I was about to become the protagonist of an anime/superhero comic.

4 – In high school, what was your biggest fear?

I AM in high school. Right now, all my fears revolve around college.

5 – What is your favorite movie of all time?

You can’t ask me these sorts of questions, I don’t have a favorite I have dozens.

Jack of the Red Hearts is a vastly underrated movie though, and I adore it.


My Best Posts:


My Questions:

  1. Weird – What color is your room and why?
  2. Funny – Would you rather drink polyjuice mixed with cat fur or be cursed to talk in limericks only?
  3. What is the last book you hated?
  4. Current favorite tv show?
  5. Favorite guilty pleasure read?

I Nominate: 

B @ Icebreaker694

Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books

 

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Calliope The Book Goddess

Jocelyn @ 52 Letters In The Alphabet

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

 

Q & A From Icebreaker694

I asked around for guest posts in February, and one idea I got from lovely blogger Icebreaker694 was to interview each other.

We asked each other 11 questions are are answering them Q&A style.

Here are the 11 she asked me with my answers, and you can check out her’s over at her blog!


What was the earliest book you’ve ever read (childhood books included)?

My dad read me The Princess Bride. If you meant read on my own…I loved the Biscuit the puppy books.

Did your view of reading books change as you got older?

I guess? I didn’t really love the idea of reading when I was 5/6, it felt like school. But I feel in love with reading young, at 7/8 when I read Harry Potter.

What was the earliest Young Adult book you’ve read?

Harry Potter, that counts as YA right? I read Twilight and A Series of Unfortunate Events around that time too, age 8/9.

Are there any books you don’t get tired of rereading?

You could really just look at the above answers. And include Rick Riordan.

When you write, what kind of genre do you tend to write about?

I write YA, since its my demographic, and my only serious idea right now is a Science-fiction book.

Have you ever done a reading challenge?

I do the Goodreads challenge every year!

If so, then what was it?

See above….

What is your favorite adult book you’ve read?

I loved My Sister’s Keeper and The Time Traveller’s Wife. This is Where I Leave You was also pretty good.

What kinds of posts do you enjoy writing the most?

I like discussions, and recommendation lists. I liked writing my study guide posts too. But I don;t write anything I don’t enjoy.

What is your favorite book cover?

This is not a question I am capable of answering.

But Illuminae and Gemina are SUPER GORGEOUS.

Do you have any future plans for your blog?

I want to make new graphics and schedule posts to post on a consistent basis, those are the main ones, though I’m open to any ideas!


 

That was a lot of fun!

If you guys like the Q&A posts, and want to ask me your own questions, feel free! I’d be glad to do another!

 

 

Guest Post: Standalones That Should Get A Sequel by B @ Icebreaker694

Hi!

I’m so excited to be a guest post on RiverMoose-Reads! I’d like to thank Sam for having me on here!

I’ve composed a list for all of you to enjoy! I’ve once made a similar post for this for anime, but now I’m doing it for YA books! But this post was actually hard to make since most of the books I’ve read will be getting a series. But still I hope you enjoy reading this, and here are standalones that I think should get a series/sequel!


#1 

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I really liked this book a lot, and even though I’m pretty satisfied with the ending, I’d still like to have a second book. Will Cath fangirl about something else? How is Cath’s relationship with her and her sister going? Also I would want more Levi moments!

 

#2

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I know I’m probably cheating with another Rowell book, but I really think that this book should get a second one. The ending is bittersweet, and leaves off at a “sort of” suspenseful moment. I’d like a second book just to see if they fare after that ending.

 

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Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

To be perfectly honest I really want all of Morgan Matson’s books to have a sequel. But I want one more for this book in particular. It leaves off at Amy finally moving away, and Roger promises to see her again, so I’d like to know if they ever fullfilled that promise. Morgan Matson doesn’t make sequels because she likes the characters to live in her mind and assume they’ll end up together. I really like that method too, but as a reader, I really want a second book.

 

#4

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

I wanted to spice things up with a fantasy book!

It’s the Forbidden Wish #1, so it implies that there might be a second book, but I haven’t heard of anything. I was actually fine with how this book ended, so I’m not pushing for a sequel as much, but I would still be very happy if Khoury decided to make a sequel/series out of this.


That’s really all the books I could find, hehe, but I still hoped you enjoyed this post! And go follow Sam’s site for me, will you? It’s really amazing, you won’t be disappointed! 😀

That’s it for me, bye!


B’s blog is over at Icebreaker694 and she is lovely and amazing so you should go check her out!

Follow her on Goodreads and Twitter too!