Unique Bloggers Award

Hi Everyone!

I’m back from yet another break. I hope 2018 will be the year where I can keep this blog updated for a couple of reasons: (1) I just want to get in the practice of writing in different ways and (2) I am studying abroad and I want to bring you on my journey!

I was nominated for this award by the wonderful Aditi17 (go check out their blog!) Here we go!

The Rules

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.



Q1. What are your all-time favorite books (the ones you recommend to everyone)?


These are the Top 5 books I would recommend to anyone:

  1. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  3. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  4. Native Son by Richard Wright
  5. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Q2. What things you generally keep in mind while reviewing a book?

I haven’t truly “reviewed” a book yet; it’s more me yelling about them. How I look at a book while reading it all depends on the genre for me. If one is supposed to be fantasy-based, I tend to look at the plot more. If a book is reality-based, like mysteries, I look at how the characters are written because to me, when the characters are written in a manner where they seem robotic or have unrealistic conversations, the book falls apart for me.

Q3. What would be the overall best book you read this year?

For 2017, I didn’t read any books that came out that year, but of the books I did read, I have to say The Devil in Disguise by Cynthia Eden was a wild ride. Another I read that I think was a pretty good read wasMachete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak by Jean Hatzfeld.


Q1: What book do you want to read that has been on your TBR List forever? 

Q2: What genre do you usually stray away from and why?

Q3: If you could have dinner with three authors, who would they be? 


Nut Free Nerd

Book Addict Haven

Another Cautious Optimist

Romancing The Grannie

Not So Modern Girl

Book Bum

Blame It On Chocolate 

Literary Weaponry

Seelie Pages

Go ham y’all!

  • M
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13 thoughts on “Unique Bloggers Award

  1. Bruh, I love me some Graceling, as you well know. I’ve not read any of the others, though now I am tempted. And I am excited to join you metaphorically on your journey abroad, where I’m sure you will be discussing literature and culture with the same amount of enthusiasm and nerding out.

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    • Graceling was my middle school read, I was OBSESSED. If you were to read one other from my list, I would recommend Persepolis, it opened my eyes to how different people are in the world. And thanks, pal ❤ I can't wait to share all the nerdy things I find in Edinburgh and beyond 🙂


  2. Congrats on the award, Marisa! And thank you so much for tagging me ❤
    Loved your answers and was especially giddy to see Graceling in your faves. Love it sooooo much!
    I hope you get to “properly” review a book soon, although I do love a great rant/book yelling myself 😉 Plus, what *is* a proper review? No one knows! So you just do you 🙂
    Keep up the great work!

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