The Mystery Blogger Award #2 and the Black Cat Blue Sea Award

After months of crippling procrastination, I have finally gotten around to posting some blogging awards!


After months of crippling procrastination, I have finally gotten around to posting some blogging awards! It has been almost 4 months since I was nominated for some of these, and for that I sincerely apologize…

1) The Mystery Blogger Award (#2)

First up is the Mystery Blogger Award, for which I was nominated by This Unique Girl. She has an awesome — and unique — blog that you should definitely check out!

(This is the second time I have been nominated for this award– read post #1 here)

The Rules

  • 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 nominee.
  • 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.

3 Things About Me:

1) I have three younger siblings

2) I really like thunderstorms for some reason.

3) I’m running out of things to say about myself

The Questions:

1. What makes you happy?

Well, starting with the obvious: incredible books make me happy. For example, after I finished reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie I was in an amazing mood all morning. Most of the 5-star books I read give me this insane happiness boost because their brilliance just transposes itself onto my mood.

I also really like solving logic puzzles and doing programming challenges, and it’s because I get so happy when I finally figure out something I have been thinking about for a while.

2. If you could talk to ANY animal for 1 hour, what animal would you choose?

My dog, Finn.

3. Dogs or cats?

I think I’m obligated to say dogs for Finn’s sake

4. Are you an introvert or extrovert?

I’m definitely an introvert, but I sometimes (often) wish I were more extraverted.

5. What’s your favorite book?

I’ve read so many incredible books that this is a really hard question.

Classics: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger | Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 1984 by George Orwell

YA: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Between Shades of Gray and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

My Nominees:

Woes of Prose

A Literary Latte

Lattes with Literature

The Reading Addict

Lilly’s Little Library

A Book Owl’s Corner

A Bolt out of the Book

Anna’s Book Nook

Writing in Color

Beyond the Read

My Questions:

1) Why do you read?

2) How did you choose your blog name?

3) What does your perfect day look like?

4) What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

5) If you could choose only one book to own, which would it be?

My best post:

I can’t really choose a “best post”, since I can’t exactly judge my own writing objectively, and different posts can be “good” in different ways. Hmm. I’m going to go with My Top 20 Books of 2020, Ranked. It certainly took the longest.

2) The Black Cat, Blue Sea Award

Thank you to The Reading Addict for nominating me for the Black Cat, Blue Sea Award! She has a wonderful book blog that I love to read.

The Rules:

  • Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
  • Anybody nominated answers three questions.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  • If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

The Questions:

1. What is your favorite holiday treat? (dessert, candy, drink, etc)

It’s mid-January and long past the holidays when I’m finally writing this, so that’s depressing. But my favorite holiday dessert would have to be apple pie!

2. Who is your favorite new-to-you author you read this year?

It’s only the 20th day of the year, so I haven’t read many completely new-to-me authors yet. From 2020, though, I’m going to go with Emma Lord.

3. What do you do in your free time other than read?

Well, this technically isn’t “free time”, but I take a lot of time out of my schedule for tutoring. It’s kind of my job. I mostly tutor middle school math, and it’s actually one of the best things I started last year.

I also am into computer science, which I don’t talk about a ton on this blog; I have worked on one (and a half) app development projects, and I’m involved in a lot of things at my school involving CS.

My Nominees:

Ruby Reads and Reviews

Windows to Worlds

Bookworm Blogger

Books and Bakes

Booked Till Midnight

This Unique Girl

Paper Hearts

My Questions:

1) What is your ideal vacation spot?

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

3) Why did you start blogging?

Whew! Thanks for sticking around all the way until the end of this post.

I have a few more blogging award posts in the works, but I don’t like to let them overwhlem my feed, so it may be a while before they are posted. I’m not posting them in any particular order, either.

Thanks for reading!

30 comments on “The Mystery Blogger Award #2 and the Black Cat Blue Sea Award”

  1. Thank you for the nomination! 😊😊😊 I have also been procrastinating on these award posts, and I forgot to keep a list of them. Hopefully I’ll remember to do this one! 😁

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  2. Until you mentioned The Catcher in The Rye as one of your favorite books, this could have been me! I also have three younger siblings, love thunderstorms and Agatha Christie, and spend about half my life thinking how much easier certain things would be if I were more extroverted 😂 So I very much enjoyed reading this post!

    And thanks so much for the nomination! It’ll probably take me forever to get to it, but I am most certainly going to do this! Your questions look so fun 🤗

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  3. Fun post! I would love to talk to my dog, and I actually just started Tweet Cute so I’m excited to read some Emma Lord books! It’s cool that you have a experience in computer science! Congrats on the award and thank you for the nomination! ❤️

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  4. Congrats on all of the awards Emily!! A Good Girl’s Guide is on my TBR and on hold on Libby, mostly thanks to your never-ending praise. I’m really really excited to read it and see what the hype is all about!!

    And thank you so much for the nomination 🤗 Great post! ❤️

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  5. Congrats on getting nominated! I loved reading your answers to these. Wow, you tutor middle schoolers, that’s awesome! Is it difficult?
    Also, I saw your ‘about’ page…how come Colorado’s your favorite state? Just wondering 🙂 I agree that it is a very nice state.

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  6. I’m so glad that you mentioned some classics, ahh I need to read more of them, I’ve only read Animal Farm and was blown away with how intricate the story was planned out so I’ll definitely be getting to 1984! Ahh you have a dog? That’s lovely! Thank you also for the nomination, Emily! 💕

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