Tag: Mystery Blogger Award (Take 12)

Many thanks to Meggan and Casey for the nominations for the Mystery Blogger Award!

If you’re interested, you can see the previous versions of this award here:

1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7891011


What Is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  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 as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to 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)

Three Facts About Me

  1. I’ve recently started taking my sixteen-year-old cat on walks and now she never stops screaming at the door.
  2. I took up cross stitching during the pandemic and I’ve finished three projects so far: a heart, a cat, and a Pusheen.
  3. I have a necklace with a gumball machine on it.

Questions from Meggan

Would you rather relax by reading a new book or by re-reading a well loved book?

Definitely reading a new book! My TBR is always expanding so I’m always trying to get it down.

What is your favorite fairytale or myth?

I don’t think if it’s my favorite, but I do like the myth/urban legend of Skinned Tom, who punishes people for cheating on their significant others.

Is there a book or film that’s your guilty pleasure?

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures! If you like it, you like it. Life’s too short to feel bad about the books and movies you like.

If you could master one skill instantly, what would it be?

I actually just answered this one in a different tag! I would love to be able to sing well without any effort on my part.

Dusk or dawn?

Dusk! I get up before dawn for work and it’s definitely not my favorite thing.


Questions from Casey

What is your favourite book series/duology? No restriction on number of books as long as there is more than one!

In general, I usually prefer standalones, so this is kind of a tricky question. I will say I just finished the Renegades series earlier this week and really enjoyed it!

What is your favourite book-to-tv/movie adaptation?

I thought the Love, Simon movie was really fun. I also really loved the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before adaptation!

How do you choose the next book you read? By cover? Following a series? By mood? By deadline?

Usually I try to read whichever has the soonest due date (either ARC or library book) but I’ve been really bad about that recently. Now I’m just picking up (or setting aside) whatever I feel like.

What season do you read the most books? Or does it impact your reading?

My reading is usually pretty consistent! I think I usually read a little bit more in winter because I usually have more vacation days then.

Maple syrup or table syrup? (as someone who lives in a maple syrup capital there is only one right answer here! haha)

Is table syrup the fake stuff? If so, then definitely real maple syrup.


A Recent(ish) Post That I’m Proud Of


I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular this time around, but please feel free to answer these questions if you’d like! Reread or new read? When do you get the most reading done? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Mystery Blogger Award (Take 11)

Many thanks to Meghan and Fizza for the nominations for the Mystery Blogger Award!

If you’re interested, you can see the previous versions of this award here:

1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 78910


What Is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  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 as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to 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)

Three Facts About Me

  1. I used to be really into fonts. I could look at a website and tell you all the fonts they used and I probably had a good thousand or so on my computer. I still think fonts are fun, but I’m not nearly as obsessed as I was.
  2. It’s getting to the end of January and I’m still wearing Christmas socks. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
  3. I have a new special project at work and recently found out that several million dollars are on the line and am kind of freaking out. (But it’ll be fine.)

Questions from Meghan

On the spot: favourite book from your favourite genre?

YA contemporaries are my favorite, and Starry Eyes is my favorite YA contemporary. ❤

Favourite book of 2019?

I actually just answered this in a different tag! What are the chances. 🙂 My favorite of 2019 was Sadie.

Can an author’s reputation affect your thinking about their books? (I like this question so I’m going use it)

Yes and no. I mean, if I like a book, I like a book. I might not like the way Mackenzi Lee acts, treats her fans, or uses her status as a bestselling author, but I can still recognize that The Gentleman’s Guide was a really fun book. That said, do I have any desire to support her further? No.

Any end of the year goals you’re striving for?

Well, I’m getting to this tag a little late, so I’m going to talk about my goals for early 2020 instead. I have two immediate goals:

  • Get through my backlog of ARCs! I moved in September and got into a huge reading slump. I listened to a lot of audiobooks, but physical books are still difficult for me. I have a ton of ARCs I need to read and I’m making it a goal to get through one a week.
  • Finish my 2019 reviews. I was so backed up on reviews that at one point, I think I had like thirty that I had to write. I’m mostly caught up, although there are a couple from 2019 that I still need to get to. This weekend is my deadline!

Have you started thinking about your 2020 goals (if you make them)?

I decided to take it easy in 2020 and not overwhelm myself with challenges. I did a post about my reading goals here. In addition to that, I’d love to do some more collabs with authors (I’m so bad at making the first move, though), attend some more bookish events (I’m going to a Sarah J. Maas event in March!), and get back into blog hopping.


Questions from Fizza

Who is your role model?

Honestly, I don’t know that I really have one. There are a lot of qualities I admire in a lot of different people, but there isn’t one person I look at and say, “Hey, I want to be just like them.”

What is one place you have always wanted to visit? Did you visit it or is it still on your bucket list?

I’ve always wanted to go to Spain, and I’ve never been there. It’ll happen someday!

What was the best thing about 2019 and what are your hopes for 2020?

2019 was a year with a lot of changes. I made the decision that I needed to do what was best for me, so I quit my job and moved across the country. A lot of people had a lot of opinions about it, but I’m happier now than I’ve ever been.

My hopes for 2020 are that it will continue to be great! Now I’d like to find a good balance between work, fun, and relaxing.

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year where would you go?

Definitely Costa Rica. I spent some time there a few years ago and it was so pretty and so relaxing.

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Does Pusheen count?


Recent(ish) Posts That I’m Proud Of


I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular this time around, but please feel free to answer these questions if you’d like! Do you have a role model? What are some goals you have for 2020? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Mystery Blogger Award (Take 10)

Many thanks to Shyla for the nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award!

If you’re interested, you can see the previous versions of this award here: 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 789


What Is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  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 as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to 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)

Three Facts About Me

  1. I’m getting rid of over 100 books that I’m never going to read again. (I’ll be doing a post about it someday soon.)
  2. My least favorite vegetable is probably eggplant.
  3. Thanks to my boyfriend, I’ve been on more rollercoasters in the last six months than I’d been on in the last probably fifteen years.

Questions from Shyla

What is in your reader wheelhouse? You see it on a shelf, you can’t resist.

I’d have to say any kind of friends-to-lovers romance. I’m a little pickier about my enemies-to-lovers books, but friends-to-lovers is almost sure to please me.

What is the last book you read?

Right now, I’m about halfway done with We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar. The last book I finished was The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

If you could have one superpower, would would it be?

I have a standing answer for this question — teleportation. I’m in a long-distance relationship and both my mom and my best friend live in a different state than me. I’d be teleporting constantly if I could.

What horror/dystopia book or movie would you be most likely to survive through and why?

Well, I just watched The Conjuring with my boyfriend not too long ago, and I think I can pretty safely say that I’d survive that movie. Why? Because the second that dog refused to walk through the door of the new house, I would’ve been like… nope. Something’s wrong here. We’re leaving.

If you could invent one thing, anything at all, what would it be?

Ooh, good question. Going along with my superpower answer, I’d love to invent a way to teleport. Not only would I be able to easily visit anybody at any time, but I would also definitely be rich enough to retire and spend the rest of my life focusing on books and doing good in the world.


Recent(ish) Posts That I’m Proud Of


I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular this time around, but please feel free to answer Shyla’s questions if you’d like! Which horror movie would you survive? Which superpower would you like to have? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Mystery Blogger Award (Take 9)

Many thanks to Siobhan for the nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award!

If you’re interested, you can see the previous versions of this award here: 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 78


What Is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  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 as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to 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)

Three Facts About Me

  1. I love to cook. As I type this, I have chicken and dumpling soup simmering in my kitchen.
  2. I hate conflict more than anything and will run and hide at the first sign if at all possible.
  3. I agree with Eline and Siobhan that I always feel really awkward making lists of facts about myself!

Questions from Siobhan

If you could punch a character, any character, who would you clock?

Oh, I have a pretty long list of characters I wouldn’t mind punching. Usually they’re the male leads in bad erotica. At the top of the list would be Justin (aka GeniusOne) from Troll by Emma Clark. Justin is a creepy stalker who breaks into Kyla’s house, disables her phone, holds her hostage, assaults her, and this is supposed to be romantic because he’s hot. I’m a pacifist, but I wouldn’t mind clocking him right in the face.

Which is your new favourite TV show?

I hardly watch any TV! I’m so far behind on all of my shows, but I think that the one I started watching most recently is Schitt’s Creek. I do really love it, but it’s been a few months since I watched an episode.

Which fictional food would you love to eat?

Well, let’s see. The thing about fictional food is that I get really excited about it while I’m reading, but then I don’t really remember it after I’m done. The only fictional food that I can really think of that I might want to try is butterbeer from Harry Potter. Not the most exciting or original answer, but it’s all I can think of right now.

Who was your first fictional crush?

You know, I’m not entirely sure who my first fictional crush was. I know my first book crush was George from Tamora Pierce’s The Song of the Lioness quartet. I’m sure there was someone from a movie or TV show that I thought was cute before that, but I have no idea who.

Which book are you afraid to read?

I’m usually afraid to read sequels of books I really loved (or later books in a series). Some examples are Vengeful and Before the Devil Breaks You. I’ve owned Vengeful for about six months now and Before the Devil Breaks You since October of 2017.

If the world were ending tomorrow, what book would you save for future generations to read?

Maybe a book like We Should All Be Feminists. It’s short, to the point, and provides a great starting point for discussion.


I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular this time around, but please feel free to answer Siobhan’s questions if you’d like! What’s an interesting fact about you? Which fictional character would you like to punch? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Mystery Blogger Award (Take 8)

I was nominated by Laurel for the Mystery Blogger Award! If you aren’t following her, please check her blog out!

If you’re interested, you can see the previous takes of this award here:  1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 67


What Is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma


The Rules

  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 as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to 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)

Three Facts about Me

  1. When I was little, I wanted to be a marine biologist, a firefighter, a teacher, a doctor, and a veterinarian. I ended up doing none of these — I work as a medical coder.
  2. I decorate my desk at work with tons of pictures — I have pictures of almost all of my coworkers’ kids along with pictures of my cat and a picture of me and my boyfriend.
  3. At my high school senior awards ceremony, I was voted “best musician,” which is really interesting since I haven’t played an instrument with any regularity since I graduated.

The questions:

Do you share your blog with people you know in your real life?
The answer to this question used to be “absolutely not,” but things change sometimes. There are not many people from my real life that know about my blog, but there are a few: my boyfriend, his mother, and one of my good friends from work all know about it.

What are your ultimate blog goals?
My biggest goal with this blog is just to have a good time. I love talking about books and I don’t want this to ever feel stressful or like another job. That said, I do want to push myself out of my comfort zone a little bit by doing some collaborations and building relationships with publishers.

Do you see yourself blogging when you’re 50?
Definitely! I’ve been blogging for more than half my life and I don’t see it stopping any time soon.

Who is your role model, fictional or otherwise?
I think my mom is a pretty good role model. ❤

What are some books do you think are underrated?
Interestingly enough, I did a Top Ten Tuesday post about this not too long ago! Some books I included were You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman, The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin, and The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde.

Bonus: You find out the world ends tomorrow; what do you do?
Well, I’m not dying alone in my apartment, so I’m probably going to board a plane and go visit someone I love.

Recent(ish) Favorite Posts


I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you’d like to answer Laurel’s questions, please feel free! (And don’t forget to link back to me so I can see your answers.) Do people in your real life know about your blog? What’s your favorite underrated book? Let’s talk in the comments!

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