I’ve been nominated by the lovely Athena of @ pricelessbooks for the Mystery Blogger Award, which aims to try and bring bloggers together! Thank you, Athena! Also, thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating this award.
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
5/ Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
6/ You 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)
1/ I am in my third year of studying Applied Social Sciences at Robert Gordon University and I absolutely love my degree. I have one year left and I know I’m going to miss it so much!
2/ I have loved art since I was a kid and I particularly love portrait art and I often do drawings as commissions for other people. Here’s some of my favourites!
3/ I live next to the sea and the mouth of a river, and it is my favourite place to go when I want to clear my head.
1/ What is one book you have read that you think is underrated? Why do you think it’s underrated?
-While JK Rowling is an extremely famous and popular author, I would have to say that The Casual Vacancy is underrated. I think a lot of people read this with excitement and were sorely disappointed that it was nothing like Harry Potter, however if you strip the expectations away, this is actually a really fantastic book with extremely 3 dimensional and flawed characters, and which addresses a lot of different issues. I found it addicting when I read it, however it took me a few different attempts to get into it.
2/ If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three books what would you bring?
-Hmmm…To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite book of all time, so that is a given. I would probably take one of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies (she wrote 7) however I don’t know which one. Lastly, as much as I’d love to take every single Harry Potter book, I’d probably take one of the bigger ones…maybe Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince or Deathly Hallows. This is a bloody hard question!
3/ Which would you prefer: coffee, tea, or neither? Why?
-AH! Another hard one. I love both. However, I think tea is probably my preference as -while I go through phases of drinking coffee- I never get sick of tea, I’m even drinking a cup right now!
4/ Do you keep the artist separate from the art? Or do you think they should go together? What I mean is, say an artist creates something that you absolutely love, but you find out they are a terrible person, would you still enjoy their art or would you boycott it?
-I love this question! It is extremely interesting. While rationally I can acknowledge that art is fantastic or touches me in a certain way, I feel that the artist and their character would undoubtedly effect my judgement. So while I can conclude that a piece of artwork or a book or a movie is fantastic, I would still be influenced by the creator.
5/ The weird question: If you had to do cartwheels or somersaults for the rest of your life which one would you choose?
-Cartwheels…because I wouldn’t really be leaving the ground, and it’d make travelling anywhere extremely fun!
Questions for the nominees:
1/ If you could redo a book to movie adaptation, which one would you redo and why?
2/ What is your opinion on the increase in YouTubers publishing books?
3/ If you could choose one genre of books to read for the rest of your days, what would it be and why?
4/ If you could possess any talent, what would you pick?
5/ What’s the closest thing (in your opinion) to real magic?
My best post(s):
The last rule in this tag asks you to link your best post. I am quite proud of the posts I have written so I thought I’d put 3 instead. Here’s to being indecisive!
Kim Kardashian and what it means to be a feminist.
-Funnily enough this isn’t a bookish post, but one I am really proud of. It is about the misunderstanding of the word feminism and why it is important to use it!
Fit Like, Yer Majesty?
-This is a blog post about a book of poetry that is written in Doric, a dialect from the North East of Scotland, which is where I’m from.
Kendall Jenner, The Daily Mail and beauty standards.
-This is a reaction to an article I read which I thought was a really negative message regarding beauty standards, and so I decided to rant about it!
And that’s the Mystery Blogger Award! Thank you so much for reading and thank you again to Athena for nominating me!