Siblinghood Of The World Blogger Awards

 

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Hi everyone! So this is definitely a very belated post but hey–better late than never right? I was nominated for this award by Trey Schnarr and let me tell you something—I’m a newbie blogger, and a few people on the blogosphere (such as Trey) sort of have a celebrity status in my eyes. I’m literally in awe of them. So go ahead and check out his blog if you haven’t already!

Trey’s questions for me:

Who are your top three favorite characters?

I can practically see Trey smiling wickedly as I write. This is the most horrible question you can ask a bookworm. I mean, can you choose between your own children? Cause that’s how I’m feeling right now!

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Anyways off the top of my head I think I’ll say The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy (I like evil men and I don’t know why. Stop judging me!), Sasha from the Many-Worlds Trilogy (I relate to her so much) and Ash Redfern from the Night World series

Now, with your top three characters, which one would you be, room and cliff then explain why you did what you did!

Definitely hating Trey right now for torturing me like this. I would obviously be Sasha cause I can just understand her so well! I’d room Ash causehe is a vampire-playboy who turns good even though he comes from the most powerful and notoriously evil familes. And he’s hot. Like really hot. And I guess that means I’d cliff The Darkling and while it breaks my heart to do it, I don’t really mind. It’s one thing to fantasize about psychopaths and another thing to actually see them as a love interest.

What book character do you hate but everyone loves?

Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey. I hate the book. I hate the characters. And I hate the so-called swoon-worthy panty-dropping mysterious Grey.

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What is your least favorite book trope besides the obvious (like love triangles, instalove etc.)?

The absence of adult figures and other family members in YA books. I mean c’mon most normal parents take an active interest in the lives of their kids and obviously play a very big role too. Or at the very least, have a regular interaction with them. Not in YA. Either they are stupid parents, or they are cruel/mean/abusive parents. It’s so common that I have to include it as a trope, and I can’t understand why authors feel the need to make parents seem so careless and their roles so insignificant.

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What question would you ask your favorite author?

This will come off as creepy but I would ask for their number so that I could call them up every time I feel my writing is crap. But like I said, that would be creepy, so I’ll just ask them to take a picture with me.

Do you buy a bunch of books at a time or just buy one book, read it and repeat?

When it comes to physical books I buy a bunch at a time. I go book-shopping rarely because my mom stopped letting me once she found out the magic of e-books. We are a family of avid readers (on my mom’s side it’s more like generations of avid readers) so we already have too many books in our house.

What is your favorite underhyped book you wish more people would read?

I am going to say the Many-Worlds Trilogy by Anna Jarzab, Hereafter trilogy by Tara Hudson and The Light Trilogy by Lauren Bird Horowitz. Every time I mention these books to someone and that person says s/he hasn’t read it, this is what I feel like doing

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Any books or book series everyone loves but you refuse to read?

The Harry Potter series. I ain’t reading it. You can’t make me. Nope.

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Did you have any books you weren’t allowed to read when you were younger? Have you read them now?

I don’t remember having that many restrictions when it came to reading because my family has such a huge collection of books that there was always plenty of age appropriate books for me. Plus, I always used to get books on my birthdays, on Eid, on New Year so I never really felt the urge to read something that wasn’t already handed to me.

The only books that I remember not being allowed to read was Roots by Alex Haley. I asked for it when I was 12 but my mom said no because it was too graphic and violent and depressing. I haven’t read it now, but I plan on doing so this December hopefully.

And now for the nominations! I nominate you because you have been so incredibly supportive during my short journey as newbie blogger. If it wasn’t for you, I probably never would have returned from hiatus:

When Curiosity Killed The Cat

Susanne Valenti

Shannon

Read At Midnight

Don’t Miss This Book

Professor VJ Duke

Seleyia

Caronbull

The Ultimate Fangirl

Beatrice Learns To Read

Lydia Tewkesbury

Josie The Bookworm

CW

Mud And Stars

Shenanigans, Adventures and Heartbreaks

Drizzle And Hurricane Books

The Bookish Khaleesi

Bookworm Coalition

I’m having a hard time coming up with creative questions of the moment, so I am going to do something different. Instead of asking you 10 questions, why don’t you list 10 things you have always wanted people to ask you (or 10 things you wanted to ask other people) but never did.

Of course, you don’t have to write a post. I just wanted to thank you guys for sticking with me these last two months. Love you all!

The Real Neat Blogger Award

Real Neat Blogger Award

Real Neat Blogger Award

This is a very belated post, but better late than never right? I’ve been nominated by two amazing bloggers–Susanne Valenti and Bianca The Ultimate Fangirl for this award. Please check out their blog guys cause they are two awesome people!

The rules:

The Rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog
  2. Answer the 7 question set by the person who nominated you and create 7 new ones
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blog
  4. Nominate however many people you like, linking to their blogs
  5. Let them know you nominated them

Susanne’s Questions for me:

1) Which book character would you want to meet and why?

Xemerius from the Ruby Red trilogy. Because he is a dead demon with sassy humor, an infinite expertise in the field of history, and he likes to eat ghosts. Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Awards

img_0338I was nominated by the amazing Susanne Valenti–another lovely blogger you should all check out–for The Lovely Blogger Awards. Thanks Susanne! You’re an absolute sweetheart ❤

The rules for the award are as below:

  1. Display the awrd
  2. Follow the lovely person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 15 other lovely bloggers and let them know
  4. Add 7 facts about yourself
  5. Mention the rules!

So below are the seven facts about me. I’m gonna tell you a few things most people don’t know about me, and a few misconceptions people have about me.

Four Facts Most People Don’t Know About Me:

  1. I am a serious morning person. I usually get up at 4:30 or 5:30 am and start my day. If I don’t, my entire routine gets messed up. That brings me to the second fact.
  2. I am not OCD, but I have a tendency to make very long to-do lists. They are long because I not only write the things I need to get done, but also the things I plan to do during my free time and how much time I would spend doing it.
  3. I am secretly obsessed with Mother Nature. Its the simplest thing that makes me happy. If I am feeling sad, I look outside and watch the clouds/the trees/the sunshine–absolutely every thing in nature can put a smile on my face.
  4. I don’t have a favorite color. People assume my favorite color is light blue, cause I wear it often, but that’s only because I like wearing light blues, greens and pinks during summer (and its almost always summer throughout the year where I live), bright eye-catching colors like hot pink, red, or violet in winters and orange and yellow on rainy days.

Three Misconceptions People Have About Me:

  1. I am a good student.  I am not, I swear. I don’t have a modest bone is my body, but I am honest and I will tell you honestly that I’m very stupid and slow–I just work hard, and sometimes, even that’s not enough.
  2. I wear a hijab, so I must be very religious and a very good, decent girl. I hate it when people say this! This is one of the worst stereotypes ever! I don’t wear a hijab cause I’m a good, decent girl–I wear it cause it’s a way of showing respect to the body that Allah gave me. That’s it. And wearing a scarf around my head and neck doesn’t automatically earn me a goody-two-shoes badge or set me apart for being religious–I’m still learning about Islam, I’m still reading the Quran, I still miss my prayers every now and then, and while I do believe in a higher power I’m also a person of science and I am not afraid to switch to being atheist if I find anything illogical/unreasonable/unethical in my religion. As it happens, I haven’t come across anything like that yet.
  3. I rarely wear makeup, so I must prefer being simple. Honestly? I’m just lazy, and not as girly as a nineteen-year-old girl should be. I do like makeup, I like wearing it because it enhances my features, but I’m too lazy to practice doing it (it doesn’t come to naturally as it does with most people).

So there you go, seven facts about me that most people don’t know. Now for the nominations. This is the easy part.

When Curiosity Killed The Cat

The Ultimate Fangirl

Beatrice Learns To Read

A Million Books And Too Much Coffee

The Lit Mermaid

Birds That ❤ Words

Becca And Books

booklovingshanon

Infinite Book Reviews

Books At Dawn

Read At Midnight

Josies Book Corner

Shenanigans, Adventures and Heartbreaks

BookOwly

Trey Schnarr Books

Check them out if you haven’t already! These are some awesome people!