500 followers Q&A

Hello friends, how are you? Today wasn’t supposed to be anything special, really, just another bookish tag or something fun to celebrate the fact that we’re in the middle of the week…But last Sunday, something special happened, and right now I am still giddy and jumping up and down like a crazy person. Because this is what a normal blogger person does when this happens, right?!


I know some people get that many followers in much less time, I know that a number means nothing, but either way, I am HAPPY and GRATEFUL, so this blog post is both a way to celebrate my 500 followers, AND to thank you all. Every single one of you taking the time to read one of my blog posts, to leave thoughtful comments and share your thoughts with me, everyone buddy reading, chatting with me sometimes on a daily basis because you are just that friendly and good. I never, ever expected to meet such a friendly community, and to make friends from all around the world. YES. There is drama, there’s trouble, and there are hateful comments and stupid people everywhere. But you get past this, because it means nothing. What matters is all of you guys, taking the time to follow me and hear what I have to say on this little corner of the internet. And for that, I am SO, so grateful.

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I apologize (should I? I don’t think so, but I will anyway), because there won’t be a giveaway today. If you still want gifts and to connect with other book bloggers, why don’t you check out my Souvenirs project? #shamelesspromo. Sorry, haha. You all know by now I am a very shy person even if it doesn’t feel like it, and I’m not really keen on sharing a lot of things about myself. So, today, I thought I’d take the inspiration from many, many bloggers I’m following, and offer you the possibility to ASK ME QUESTIONS. Anything you want –except if I feel uncomfortable answering it, obviously. A little Q&A, and I’ll regroup your question in another blog post in about a week or so, with…my answers! I can’t promise I’ll keep my inner crazy away, but I can promise that I love you guys.

A gazillion thank you to all of you people following me. You are incredible, and I am forever grateful to do this blogging adventure by your side. 💖

So…who wants to ask me questions? Bookish questions, personal questions, questions about my screen-saver, jewelry I like, places I want to go, people I can’t live without, BOOKS I will never get over… Ask away in comments! 💬

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112 thoughts on “500 followers Q&A

  1. AAaah congrats Marie! This is awesome. My questions are: if you could translate one book from French to English what would it be? And vice versa? Whats a language you want to learn? Which song is stuck in your head right now? Congratulations again ❤ ❤

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    1. Oh I am absolutely CERTAIN you’ll reach it, and even more and more than that. Your blog is incredible and you deserve all the love! ❤ Thank you so, so much ❤ and thank you for your question, wow I cry a lot while reading books, so…how will I answer that one, haha 😛


  2. Congratulations on the 500 followers! So, my question for you is this: who is your fictional crush?? And what book struck you the most in your life? You don’t have to get too deep or anything if it makes you uncomfortable. A name or title would be okay =)

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  3. Congratulations on 500 followers Marie!
    I think a question and answer is a brilliant way for us to get to know you even more. Possible questions from me:

    What is your all time favourite book series?
    What was the book that got you into reading or was it a booktube or blog?


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  4. Congratulations on reaching 500, Marie! You deserve that and so, so much more — thank you for always being such a sweet, positive voice in the community. Let me just say that my blogging experience has been made brighter because you’re part of it. ❤

    As for questions…

    1) Aside from reading, blogging, and traveling, what other hobbies do you have?

    2) What are your future plans for the blog?

    3) What food do you like to eat? Do you have a favourite cuisine/restaurant?

    4) What's a bad habit that you have?

    Feel free to answer or not answer any of these! I'm excited to see what questions others have come up with. 🙂

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    1. Ahh thank you so, so, so much Reg, you are way too sweet ❤ I am so grateful to share this blogging adventure with you, you're one of the greatest people I've met thanks to book blogging ❤
      thank you so much for your questions, ohh I'm going to start wondering about which food I'll choose… I love food so, so much 😛


  5. Congratulations on 500 followers Marie! ❤ it is such a huge achievement! 🙂 You are such a brilliant, amazing blogger, this really does not surprise me haha. We all love reading your posts, and talking with you!

    Here's my question: a genie appears to grant you 3 wishes. What would those wishes be?

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  6. Congratulations on 500 followers Marie 😀 you must be so thrilled but you completely deserve it, you deserve all the followers ❤
    So, some questions for you…
    1) What is the favourite place you've ever been to in the world, and where is one place you desperately want to visit sometime in the near future?
    2) What would be the one book that you would recommend to EVERYONE because it's so brilliant?
    3) Would you be willing to share a picture of your bookshelves? (I like seeing how people organize their books!)
    4) And, aside from reaching 500 followers, what has been your best, most memorable moment as a blogger?
    5) Other than books what is your most treasured possession?
    (Also I will be completely subscribing to Souvenirs from Around the World this weekend! So excited!)
    And once again congratulations! I can't wait to see your answers as well! 😀

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      1. That’s all right ❤️ like I said you more than deserve it, and never give up, I don’t know what I do without your endless ramblings 😀
        Again that’s all right ❤️ 😀 and I can’t wait to see your answers, for mine and all the others you’ve gotten!

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  7. Congratulations! Five hundred is a huge number; I can’t even imagine getting that many followers. You deserve every one of them, plus about ten times that many. I hope you do something to celebrate!

    Oh man, there are so many things I want to know about life in France, and just France in general (as you might’ve guessed from my crazy-eyed enthusiasm about your traveling posts), but I can’t even come up with a single question that isn’t just “TELL ME EVERYTHING.” Uh.

    Okay, how about this: which YA novels (written in English) have you read that are set in France, but get France wrong? And how do they mess it up?

    Sorry if that’s a longer and more complex question than you were looking for! >_<

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    1. Liam, you are WAY too kind, thank you so, so much ❤ ❤ Well, hm, you'll be happy to know that I'll have a post about France again very soon (in like, a week), and it's actually an interesting idea I can do for my post. But to be honest, I wouldn't know really what to say, life just seems, ordinary, I guess, since I've been living there my whole life. We can trade places a while, if you want to see it for yourself? 😛
      Thank you so, so much for your question, and it's not complicated at all, well I'll have to think about it, but I love a little challenge! 🙂

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  8. YAY, congratulations on 500, Marie! That’s such a great milestone, and I assure you that you deserve each and every one of us. 🙂 Here’s to many, many more!

    I’ll ask you a bunch of questions for the Q&A. Of course, you don’t have to answer them all: 😛
    + What got you into blogging, and what were you expecting from it when you first started out?
    + What’s your favorite type of music? Favorite artist at the moment? Favorite song?
    + What are some things you do besides reading? Do you play a sport? An instrument?
    + If you could travel to three places in the entire world, with no problems with money or time, where would you go?
    + Current issues that you are passionate about?
    + Finally, what is your favorite thing about blogging?

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  9. Hi Marie! I love asking questions, so here are a few for ya! 🙂

    ~If you had to pick one genre to read for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    ~What is something about yourself that you REALLY love?
    ~How many times has someone told you that you were awesome?? (if none, YOU ARE AWESOME!!)

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  10. Oh, and sorry to comment twice, BUT CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING THE BIG 500!!! I’m so proud of you and everything that you’ve accomplished with your blog and I hope to see you and your blog grow and succeed in the future! ❤

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  11. Woah 500 followers! That’s so cool 🙂 🙂 I’ve been blogging for longer than you and I have less than 200 (but I’m actually totally okay with it) My questions are: What do you do when you’re not reading?
    What do you study at university?
    Why did you start reading YA?
    What do you want to do in the future (Apart from read a lllll the books, duh)?
    🙂 😀 ;D
    You deserve all your fame and glory, of course 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you so, so, so much Shar! ❤ ❤ If I'm really happy about reaching this milestone, I have to say what makes me the happiest is the comments and interaction and friends I made through book blogging, and that's what matters the most 😀
      Thank you so, so, so much for your questions, I can't wait to answer them ❤


  12. OMG MARIE!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT! 💞😄🎉🎉 Haha, okay I’m not shouting at you, I’m just super happy for you.

    I have two questions: (1) In your travelling experience, so far what is your favorite dish/food/cuisine and what country is it from? (2) What book has left the greatest impact on you?

    Again, congrats to you! You really deserve it and more. You and your blog are super amazing and awesome. 💞💞

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  13. Félicitations!!!! (Yep, for once in my life I felt the need to comment something in French. Not gonna happen again, haha!) Congrats girl, you totally deserve this! ❤ I love reading your post! 🎉🎉🎈🎉🎉

    Here are my (very serious) questions:
    1) What's the name of your laptop? I name all of my stuff, so I assume everyone does xD
    2) Chocolatine ou petit pain au chocolat?? This one is very important!
    3) What's the best advice you ever received?
    4) Can I send you a happy hug? 😀
    5) What's the third thing you do when you wake up?

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  14. Ahh congratulations!!! This is so well deserved!!! So pleased for you… ooh question time- this is really challenging- okay first things first, favourite tv show at the moment? And favourite tv show of all time? And book related, what’s the most imaginative world building you’ve ever read in a book? And finally… what’s it like to be such an incredible blogger?? 😉

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  15. hugsI actually saw this post yesterday, but I was on my phone and wanted to avoid not typing as many typos for the questions, hehe. Congratulations on the well deserved milestone, Marie! 😀 🎉🎉
    1) What are a few tips you’d give to foreigners that plan to visit France? (Maybe something along the lines of etiquette… Like what is commonly accepted worldwide but would be rude to the French…?)
    2) What item do you possess that holds the most sentimental value?
    3) What was your earliest memory? (Like when you were a baby… Or toddler?)
    (Now some blogging/reading related questions…)
    4) What advice would you have given to yourself when you first began blogging? (Like the “now Marie” gives advice to the “new blogger Marie” back then.)
    5) A book that you think would convert non-readers into (avid) readers?
    Okay, so I’m starting to realize this kind of a lot… Feel free to pick ones you’re more comfortable answering! And oh gosh, I’m really bad at making questions that’s why I tend to clarify in parentheses, haha. 😅
    Again, so happy for you, Marie! ❤

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    1. THANK YOU ❤ so, so, so much Summer, it means a lot to me, and sharing this blogging adventure with you -we started around the same time, if I remember correctly! -, is just so, so great ❤
      Ohhh thank you for all of these questions, I'm going to love answering those! (Well, for teh question about France…I'm going to have to think for a while haha) ❤

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  16. YAAAAAAAAAY!!!! You totally deserve it! And, at least in my book, jumping up and down is a totally normal reaction! I get super excited every time I hear the pretty ding the wordpress app makes… As for questions… What made you decide to start blogging, and what advice do you wish you’d gotten before you started? BTW… Inner crazy is good! What’s “sane” anyway? 🙂

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  17. AHHHH CONGRATS ON YOUR 500 FOLLOWERS, YOU AMAZING BEAN! I hope you get the next 500 super super fast because YOU ABSOLUTELY DESERVE IT. (And by “next 500” I mean “next gazillion followers” because you deserve them all. <3) I love your blog and your voice and just AFDJSALKD. JUST SAYIN' YOU'RE FABULOUS IS ALL.
    Okay omg questions questions….
    Do you have a favourite trope and a least favourite trope?
    Have you had a book you used to love but now don’t?
    If you could rescue a character from their meanie author, who would you save?!?

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it all and more ❤
    You were so good at asking me questions and I am not sure I can come up with similarly great ones .. but I SHALL TRY!
    – If you could have any job in the world, what would you want to do for a living?
    – If you had the choice, would you want a meet and greet with your favourite author or rather 30 new releases of your choice?
    – What's a place you always wanted to see but haven't yet?

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  19. MY FOREVER CRAZY CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it ALL, you are just to amazing a person and fantastic a blogger! ❤ I have a WHOLE proudness speech in my head, I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU 🙂

    Hmmm, now as for questions:
    1. What is a really embarrassing story that's happened to you? *queue evil laugh*
    2. You can will one book character into life for one day: Who will it be and what are you planning for the day?
    3. What is your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse and what is your plan?

    AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS! *showers you in LOVE*

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS MARIE!! That’s so exciting! I’m so happy for you, 500 is amazing and so well deserved 😀
    I’m terrible at questions but I’ll give it a go haha. What’s one talent or skill you most wished you could master and why? What’s your favourite time period or one you wished you could live in (for a time anyway!)? What’s your favourite quote, or your life mantra if you have one?
    I hope these are okay and well done again! Make sure to celebrate 🙂 ❤

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS MARIE, that’s absolutely amazing! ❤ ❤ Sending the biggest of hearts and confetti hehe.

    Hmm, a question I'd ask is: What do you do in your free time if you're not blogging or reading or doing book-related things? 😉 (Sorry if it's been asked before 😛 )

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  22. Congratulations on 500 followers!! I’m a little bit late here but I’ll throw in some questions anyway 😀

    What is your favourite bookmark and can you show us your collection?
    Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?
    Would you rather never ever read your favourite book again or kill your ultimate book boyfriend (who can never be revived or turned immortal or whatever)?

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  23. CONGRATS!! 🙂 I just came across your blog because Michelle linked it in her post and I’m loving it! Then again I adore books so so much so THAT’s no surprise.
    Do you sometimes judge a book by its cover?
    What’s your favourite book that you’ve read so far this year, and why did you like it?
    What’s your favourite part about blogging?

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  24. CONGRATS!!! I don’t feel like I’m really qualified to ask a question as this is my first time on your blog, so you may have answered it already, but do you have a post up with your answers? I’d totally love to check it out. 🙂

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