Hello peeps! Classes have started for the spring semester and so I’m working on getting back into the swing of things after winter break. I’m sad I won’t have a lot of time to read now that I have to start working again, but life goes on.
Anywho, I finally have a post for you that is not a book review! I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the lovely Marta @ The Book Mermaid. Please go check her blog out because she’s probably one of the sweetest humans on this planet! Thanks for tagging me! 😀
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 (Okoto @ OkotoEnigmasBlog) 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)
First, the three facts:
- Drawing is one of my favorite hobbies outside of reading
- I have a really terrible posture (I slouch way too much)
- I love to watch food/cooking videos on YouTube (Binging with Babish and Bon Appetit are some of my favorite channels)
Next, my best post:
I don’t really have a “best” post. I guess one of the posts I’m most proud of from the past year is my favorite book/series post where I ask the internet what their favorite book/series is and why (Let’s Talk: Favorite Book/Series). I was not only able to get some really awesome recommendations, but I saw that other people who read the comments discover new books to add to their TBR as well! It was a fun moment where I really felt the love of the bookish internet community ❤
Now, the questions!
1 – What are your criteria for organizing your bookshelf?
Currently, each shelf has a designated pair of colors. What I mean by that is that on my top shelf, I put all the books with red and black covers. Below that is the blue and gray shelf. Below that is my yellow and orange shelf. Then it’s the green and brown shelf. The bottom shelf has white, purple, and generally any book that I couldn’t fit in the other shelves. I didn’t want to do rainbow order since I thought it wouldn’t look good with how skinny my shelf is, so I paired colors that I thought went well together. I’m thinking about completely rearranging my bookshelf, though, since there are certain shelves with a significant amount of books while others are sparse. I might just organize them alphabetically so the books in a series can be together. I haven’t decided yet.
2 – What was your last five-star read?
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson was my last five-star read. I don’t want to get too into it since it is the last book in the trilogy, but if you want to read my full review on it, click here. All you need to know is that Brandon Sanderson is a writing wizard and you need to start the Mistborn trilogy stat. Trust me. Each book might be long, but it is utterly and completely WORTH IT.
3 – Do you have a favorite bookmark?
I don’t use bookmarks in the traditional sense. I just use whatever piece of paper I have lying around to mark where I am in a book. Most of the time it’s an old receipt or a used sticky note.
4 – Where do you like to read the most?
My bed. I find it the most comfortable place to read. Plus, I like to read at night.
5 – What’s your reading goal for 2020?
I have two goals this year. One is to read more books than I read in 2019, which means I’m aiming to read at least 59 books this year. The other is to get my TBR down to zero by the start of 2021. I own W A Y too many books that I haven’t read yet. It’s getting out of control. I took the time to go through my bookshelf and pull out the books I still need to read, and it turns out I had a little over 20 books to read. I gave the books I no longer had interest in away to my local library since they were in pristine condition (the librarians use them as prizes during their summer reading program). Also, I’ve already read some of books on my TBR during winter break, but I still have a good chunk of books to get through. Hopefully by the end of this year I’ll have them all read.
1. What is your most anticipated release for 2020?
2. Which book genre would you want to get more into?
3. Favorite snack/drink you like to consume while reading?
4. Best underrated book/series you want the world to know about?
5. If you could spend a day with any author or character (dead or alive), who would you choose and what would you do together?
Until next time….