Am I that mysterious? – Q&A with the Mystery Blogger Award

Hello friends, happy Wednesday! Did you notice I was a bit gone last week? Yeah, probably not. To take things slow and get back into gear, I decided to answer some more questions…Hoping you’re still curious and want to know all the bookish things and more.

I have three amazing bloggers to thank for nominating me once again for the Mystery Blogger Award: Alaina @ An Infinite Book World, Marty @ The Cursed Books, Rebecca @ My life As a Sports Fangirl. THANK YOU! ❤

I don’t know, this award feels so weird, because… am I that mysterious?! Anyhow, here are the ruleees that I will follow for the most part?!

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (Okoto Enigma)
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Apparently, according to these rules, I shall start with… 9 things about myself? Wow. This is going to be hard, I suck clearly at thinking things up for this… but I will try. Blogging, books and a bit of myself, here goes.

  1. I am quite a perfectionist so… I often get mad while drafting my blog posts.
  2. I would love to know how to bookstagram… but lack patience and props to do so?!
  3. I would love to be the sort of blogger that speaks up and make a difference. I don’t know.
  4. I love taking pictures and I love looking at pictures and memories of past trips.
  5. But I HATE taking pictures of myself. (Probably why you don’t really see my face on this blog)
  6. I am on twitter too much but almost never tweet.
  7. I love Instagram but don’t really get the point of Snapchat?! It annoys me.
  8. I have a bookshelf in my room but it’s filled. Every single piece of furniture has books and my room hates me.
  9. I’m damn overthinking every single little thing in my life and I hateeeee it.

What is your most anticipated release for the rest of 2017?

As I’m writing this, I’d say the Noah Shaw Confessions. I feel like all the books I’m anticipating now are in 2018. I feel like I’m missing TONS of releases this November-December. ANY SUGGESTIONS?!

Were there any books that inspired your blog?

Hm…. can you guess?

Okay, a hint. “If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” Also, books give me feelings. Also, writing this I wonder now if my blog is making any sense. WHAT.

What is one book that made you cry buckets of tears?

BUCKETS? How do you expect me to answer this question, I cry ALL.THE.TIME while reading books. I can’t pick one book, so… you will have to deal with the three, off the top of my mind. The Color Project, Second Chance Summer and Delirium.

What was your most recent book purchase?

The last books I bought were The Book of Dust and Turtles All The Way Down. I am so, so, so excited to read both of these. The last book I received was Words in Deep Blue, curtesy of my amazing dad. Apparently, I should get ready to cry for that one?! (I like crying apparently?!)

How has your day been?

As I’m writing this, it is morning and I am wearing my Trinity College Dublin sweater, so… I guess my day is going good so far?

What are some of your most favourite movies?

I apologize. I am a really, really cheesy kind of person, so I love movies with… tons of cheese in it. I think I’ll have to go with Love Actually, Crazy, Stupid Love, 17 Again and, well… to make it not so cheesy but still a little bit, NATIONAL TREASURE. #oops

Riley might be my favorite of all times

If you could live in a bookish universe, which one would it be?

Isn’t the answer obvious to everyone here?

Do you have any diverse book recommendations?

When Dimple Met Rishi, More Happy Than Not, Queens of Geek, The Hate U Give, Warcross, The Forbidden Wish…. SHOULD I GO ON?


If you could only read one genre in your entire life, what genre would that be?

Once again…would you like to guess?


Dogs or cats?

I really like puppies, but here I’ll have to say cats. But puppies… I mean… just look at them.

What’s your favorite season?

Hm, I’ll have to go with summer, because even if sometimes it is WAY too hot, summer is the time for getaways, traveling and NO BIG JACKETS and massive scarves that look like bed covers. Yes. I live somewhere it’s very hot in the summer, and quite cold in winter.

Do you have any Booktube or general Youtube channel recommendations?

Confession time: I don’t really watch booktube? I much prefer book blogs, I never really got into the habit of watching booktubers.

So I’ll answer the Youtube channel recommendations and I’ll say, I love the vlogbrothers channel– you saw that coming, didn’t you?, their Crash Course channel is also amazing. I really enjoy V. E. Schwab‘s videos as well.

Who is your favorite superhero?

Chandler Bing.

What? That doesn’t count?

Do you like to read classics? Why or why not?

I don’t really read classics? I don’t know why – I guess I never really got into it, and the ones I read in class weren’t my favorite, so that didn’t help.

What’s your least favorite book you’ve read this year?

Hm… I don’t know – I really haven’t had a book I HATED with all my heart this year. Wow. I feel lucky writing this ahah. Maybe I’d go with Gena/Finn. Note that this was still a 3-stars for me, but despite that really promising first half of the book, it seriously went down-hill at a moment and… felt a bit weird.


What’s your favorite movie? Do you have any recommendation for more diverse books to add to my TBR?

Do you watch booktubers, why or why not? Any amazing ones I should check out?

Also, could you relate to some of my answers here? Let me know all the things in comments!

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61 thoughts on “Am I that mysterious? – Q&A with the Mystery Blogger Award

  1. This was a fun tag! Also, I couldn’t get over how cold Europe is. Like, where I live is fairly cold for India, and it snows in Winter and stuff, but Europe was (is) FREEZING and gosh I feel like I’m super hot now. I occasionally go through YouTUbe/ book tube binge phases but not regularly tbh. Book blogging just feels more like a community to me? My sister watches a lot of book tube though *shrugs*
    ALSO OF COURSE A BOOK INSPIRED YOUR BLOG LOLOL yessss. I feel like the literature world is getting more and more diverse? Recently I read The Loneliest Girl In The Universe, which had great anxiety rep ❤

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    1. Ahah – I don’t know if it’s that cold, but I think I’m just used to that weather – especially right now, it’s big jackets and scarves, and I’m not even too North of Europe there ahha 🙂
      I so agree with you here – book blogging feels a bit more like a community, it’s something I love and I’m not sure I’d find the same feelings in videos?
      Ohhh YAY! I’m so glad that The Loneliest Girl has great anxiety rep – I really, reaaaaaally need to read this book as soon as I can. ❤
      Thank you so much, Shar! ❤


    1. Oh, no! There’s no “should”, only what you want to read 🙂 don’t force yourself if you don’t want to read a particular book, it will only make you hate reading. Focus on what you really want to read 😀


  2. See I haven’t even read Looking for Alaska but I know the quote that inspired your blog title (now I only hope I’ve got the right John Green book that quote came from! :D)
    Great answers for these questions Marie, I am so excited to read The Book of Dust myself, you have to let me know what you think so I can live vicariously through you and pretend I’ve read it (kind of). Also I need to start The Forbidden Wish, it’s on my Winter to-read list so I will be getting around to it before this year is over (which probably means I’ll pick this book up on Dec 31st knowing me)!
    Summer is definitely my favourite season, and I agree with your choice for your favourite superhero. Chandler Bing definitely counts! 😀
    Great post, and again great answers for these questions. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Ahah yes, that’s the right John Green book, my favorite 😀
      I will let you know for sure – I’m so impatient to read it… but I can’t really carry it around with me on my way to and back from work, where I usually do most of my reading. It’s WAY too big and heavy haha. It’s killing me, I can’t wait to read it!
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, Beth!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Omg Chandler hahahah. I approve I approve. AND I kind of remember the drizzle and hurricane quote, but where was that from? John Green? I don’t even remember BUT IT’S BACK THERE SOMEWHERE IN MY HEAD. I also enjoy books that make me cry, because I need to act human at some points, you know.

    I don’t watch any booktube either! Unless it’s from bloggers that I know! Um, and then favorite movie, well I know one of my recent favorites was Arrival, which was REALLY good. And for a diverse book, I RECOMMEND STARFISH 😀

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    1. RIGHT? Chandler is AWESOME, I love him. I want to re-watch the whole show now ❤
      Yes, that's from John Green, Looking For Alaska 😀
      Hahaha, well…we all need to shed some tears once in a while. I don't know why I enjoy books that make me cry a lot, I must be crazy, I just love all the emotions books bring me. It's paper, pages, words and yet I cry like a baby ahah.

      OH STARFISH! I have that one VERY HIGH on my TBR, it's the first book I'll buy whenever I can buy books again. I only heard great things about that one and it sounds like the kind of book I could LOVE. I'm so glad you recommend it as well! ❤
      thank you so much for your sweet comment, Valerie!! ❤ ❤


  4. Hmmm I don’t have a favourite movie, I watch a LOT of movies hahaha XD
    I do watch book tube, though not as much lately. I just started my own channel and it couldn’t have been worse timing with my exams coming up hahaha
    I don’t really read classics either. I mean, I don’t really read much other than fantasy tbh and I have NO REGRETS
    I definitely would want to live in the wizarding world!

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    1. Hahaha, well, like books, favorite movies are hard to pick 😛
      OHHH I did not know you started your booktube channel – or I missed it, I’m ashamed of myself right now?! I NEED to check it out now 😀
      I think the Wizarding World would be so, so great to live in. All the magicccc ❤
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, Esther ❤ ❤

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    1. Glad I’m not the only one, ahah.
      Ohhh, well you’re lucky to have a warm winter! I’m really not fond of this weather, here it gets quite cold, big sweaters, coats and so on ahah.
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Jacqueline ❤ ❤


  5. hahaha I can relate to having books everywhere in my room. And I’m not a fan of having my picture taken either 😉 Delirium and Second Chance Summer made me cry too! Oh my gosh I love National Treasure! And I really like cheesy movies too 🙂 Oh my goodness that puppy and cat combo is the best to be honest!! hahaha Chandler Bing is definitely a superhero in my eyes 😉 Great post!

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    1. YAY! I’m glad to hear you cried while reading Delirium. I’m sorry, wow, that sentence sounded quite awful, didn’t it?! haha, I mean, I feel less alone, I feel like nobody cried while reading Delirium (or read it). It BROKE ME ahah.
      THANK YOU so much! Yay, Team Chandler Bing 😛

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  6. Love this post! I totally agree with you on Bookstagram! I recently created an account but haven’t posted anything yet.
    I don’t watch booktube either! I love Puppies! I have two grown up dogs with me but I wish I have a magic wand that could turn them into puppies again. I’ve been hearing great things about Warcross and I’m so glad you loved it. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Raven! ❤ ❤
      Ohhh that's so great! Ahah, it would be cool if they were puppies, but I'm sure they're as awesome, even all grown-up 😛
      I'm so eager for you to read Warcross, I really hope you'll love it 🙂
      thank you! ❤ ❤

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    Also I freaking love National Treasure omg. Even though I’ve only watched like 60% of it and that was in my history class… but I LOVE RILEY TOO HE’S SO FUNNY.

    I watch someeee booktubers, like PolandBananaBooks & Katytastic & Sasha Alsberg… but not really often. WATCH POLANDBANANASBOOKS though she’s reallyyyy funny!

    I also freaking love vlogbrothers too HANK IS MY FAVORITE

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    1. 😂 😂 you’re not a fake ahahah don’t worry!!

      I’m SO GLAD you love National Treasure as well, it’s such a cool movie – Riley is so funny and adorable, I just want to hug him foreveeeeeer.

      Oh, I’ve heard of Polandbananabooks, well I know that name… now I’ll have to check out her videos 😂 thank you!

      Right?! HANK IS SO COOL, I want him to be my best friend ahah. ❤


  8. I overthink everything in my life as well and I hate it! Sometimes I really wish I could get away from my thoughts. But I guess that’s just something that we have to live with it, because I have no idea how to actually stop overthinking all the things! 😂
    I think being in the Harry Potter universe is everyones dream, mine included! ❤
    I don't really watch booktube either. I used to watch a lot before I started blogging, but then I discovered that I prefer reading blog posts sooo I stopped watching most of them. I think I'm only subscribed to 4 booktubers at the moment. 🙂
    Great post Marie! I loved reading your answers! ❤ 🙂

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    1. Same here. If you ever find a way not to overthink all the things, let me know, please 😂 😂
      I don’t know, I never really watched booktubers a lot, but I have a feeling I’d prefer reading blog posts? It feels like there’s a bigger sense of community on here. I might be mistaken, though 🙂
      thank you so much, Anna!! ❤

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      1. Haha, I will! Though don’t get your hopes up! 😂
        The blogging community is seriously amazing! Everyone is super friendly and wonderful here! 😀 I’m not sure about the booktube community, as I never really participated in it or commented. I just watched some people to get book recommendations! 😂

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  9. I always knew Looking for Alaska is somehow related to your url and I can’t wait to read John Green’s new book too!

    I cannot agree with you more with the cats & puppies combo!! Sooo cute!

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  10. CHANDLERRRRR omg I love him! I think he’s actually my favourite Friends character ❤ AND HE TOTALLY COUNTS AS A SUPERHERO WHAAAATTTTT. And how do you not watch Booktube??? It's literally all I do lol and I keep discovering new channels every day and they influence me to buy new books AND IT'S A NEVER ENDING CYCLE OF ME TRYING TO STAY ON MY BOOK BUYING BAN BUT CONTINUING TO BUY MORE BOOKS. I h8 my life XD

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    1. Really? 😅😅 I just… I have no time to watch booktube, there are too many blogs 😅
      It’s SO hard not to buy books anyway hahaha, we just… can’t stop 😅


  11. Chandler big 100% counts for favourite super hero because that guy saves us with his sarcasm and jokes. I think I am chandler you know? I feel like I’m him because I’m so sarcastic all the time. I just love him. I think my favourite season would actually be Winter, I just love when it snows and I can light my candle, get a big jumper on.
    If it snows in my town then it REALLY Snows like roads closed, works closed, schools closed kinda thing! Hoping for that this year 😂

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    1. Haha, Chandler is just so great, I love him. The fact that you love him makes us even moooore sisters. Well. We already are sisters, but you know what I mean 😅
      I LOVE big jumpers, but… I hate the cold overall, so… Winter, yes, but only if I can stay in 😅
      Hahaha, well…I’ll keep my fingers crossed for loads of snow, then! 😛

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  12. CHANDLER BING YASSSSS. (Btw I started watching the first seasons and WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR HAIR OMG.) And nooooo Marie how dare you betray me???? Dogs are obviously better than cats. What has gotten into you.

    Awww Marie!! I totally get you about not liking taking pictures of yourself, but I’m sure you’re BEAUTIFUL no matter what. ❤ ❤ And yessss of course I'd want to live in the Harry Potter universe! I mean I also love Camp Halfblood and all that Percy Jackson stuff but something about HP is so much more MAGICAL.

    Great post!!! ❤

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    1. AHHHHH YOU DID?! The first seasons are SO underrated, probably because they’re so old, but I find them so, SO funny as well. The beginning of my BABIES AHHH. ❤ Sorry. ahah.

      You're so sweet, thank you ❤ maybe I'll show my face sometime on the blog ahah ❤

      thank you SO MUCH, May!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  13. I do like cheesy movies too 😀 I am kind of hopeless for romantic ones 😛 Some of my favourites are A Walk to Remember, 50 First Dates, If Only, P.S. I Love You, The Notebook etc.etc… I can go on and on basically 😛

    I don’t watch the booktubers either. In fact, I don’t watch much You Tube too. I don’t know how to sit and just watch the videos. Actually, I recently joined a booktuber Ariel Bissett and that too because her name was mentioned in the acknowledgments of Turtles All the Way Down. She is among the persons who read the first draft of the book 🙂

    And I loved your answers. I love puppies too. I can’t ever imagine myself to be a cat person though!

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    1. Really? I LOVE romantic and cheesy movies, they’re the best kind! The ones you’re mentioning here are some of my favorites, especially The Notebook and A Walk To Remember… both made me cry haha. ❤

      Ohhh I did not know that – thank you for mentioning it, I think I'll check out this Ariel Bissett, I'm curious now 🙂

      Thank you so so much for your sweet comment ❤ ❤

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  14. Hello Marie!
    I can absolutely relate to being a perfectionist and overthinking and loving to take photos but not bookstagramming much :’) It sometimes doesn’t take too long writing a blog post, but I spend forever reading it over and over again to look for spelling and grammar mistakes. And I tried bookstagram but it didn’t stick! I never got the point of Snapchat either!
    And Marie I definitely do think you speak your mind and you make a difference in the blogging community 🙂

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    1. Ahah I’m just on the opposite of you for blog posts, sometimes it does take me an hour just to find the idea, and that’s what frustrates me. Once I’m into it, I can write everything down really quickly and schedule… noticing some spelling mistakes afterwards, haha, oops.
      I’ve always wanted to try bookstagram and will probably always want to, but… I don’t know if it is for me hahaha 🙂
      Awwww thank you, Sophie, you’re the sweetest! I’m trying my best ❤

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