The Unique Blogger Award

Having just finished two hands-down amazing books in a row, and being in that place where I need to gather my thoughts to write the review they deserve, I’m going to take a quick detour and do the Unique Blogger Award! Many thanks to Maddie over at Munch Reviews for nominating me. She has a gorgeous blog, so check it out if you haven’t yet!

Now on to the book tag…


The Rules

  1. Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer their questions
  3. Share some love with the blogging community by nominating 8-12 people
  4. Ask three questions for your nominees

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Maddie’s Questions

Give yourself some love! If you’re comfortable with it, share your favorite picture of yourself, or tell me the thing you love most about you!

Eeps, this is a hard one. I feel like saying what I hate about myself is so much easier than saying what I love. If you ask me what I love about myself my first instinct is:


But probably my love of reading and writing fiction is the single thing (two things?) I appreciate the most about myself. Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do without books. These days it feels like some part of me is missing when I’m not in the middle of one.

Which fictional character do you love that you think would be horrible in real life?

Yass, I love this question.

I just have so many answers.

The two amazing books I mentioned just finishing happen to be Bright We Burn and Vicious, and, wouldn’t you know it, both provide answers to this question. I wonder what that says about my tastes. Lada Dracul is definitely proving herself to be quite horrible in the last book of The Conqueror’s Saga, but that’s why I love her.

Trivia time: The artist behind The Conqueror’s Saga’s UK covers also illustrated the Throne of Glass covers.

And Vicious‘s Victor Vale is also a pretty horrible person. But I still want to go out for a drink with him. Provided that I had a guarantee he wouldn’t kill/maim/torture me.

Betrays, tortures and murders people remorselessly. STILL THE HERO OF THE STORY.

Yeah, I’m thinking I need to do another discussion post soon to gush about my favourite villains. On the lighter side, though, characters who get away with being attractive assholes in novels but would simply be assholes in real life include Dante in Legendary, Cardan in The Cruel Prince, the Regan/Connley power couple in The Queens of Innis Lear and basically every love interest ever in paranormal romance novels.

I should stop now. Can you tell that I have a lot of problematic faves? Because I have a lot of problematic faves.

What was the last show and/or book series you binged?

I barely watch shows, and I don’t really binge books. I guess I came close with A Song of Ice and Fire, but that was years ago. Maybe you could say that I binged Madeline Miller, because I read Circe in a few days and then decided that I needed to read The Song of Achilles ASAP.

I Nominate:

The Book Prescription | Sprinkles of Dreams | Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile | Charleigh Writes | Susanlovesbooks | The Bibliophagist | Book Syrup | Nikaleigh Reads

My Questions

One taken from Maddie’s list because it’s just too good to pass up, and two original questions!

  1. Hardcovers or paperbacks?
  2. Which fictional character do you love that you think would be horrible in real life?
  3. In your opinion, what’s a book that has a cover much better than its content, or vice versa?

As always, feel free to participate if you’re interested, whether you’ve been tagged or not. If you decide to do it, link back to this post so that I can see your responses. I look forward to seeing what you all think!

24 thoughts on “The Unique Blogger Award

  1. Congrats! And awesome answers! The picture of Lada Dracul is so bad ass, I want to be her. And I totally feel you on not bingeing series. I used to do it for TV shows all the time but I haven’t watch TV is such a long time.

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    1. Thank you! Her story actually got a even more powerful ending than I dared hope for. Kiersten White is a goddess.

      I haven’t got Netflix so most of the time I read episode recaps to find out what happened and then look for a certain scene if I think it’ll be interesting. 😉

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        1. Absolutely. From what I’ve read, the most major criticism of the series lies on cultural authenticity grounds, ie people saying that her depictions of Wallachia and the Ottoman Empire are inaccurate. There are definitely valid reviews taking this perspective. In my opinion, it’s good to bear in mind that White’s books (like the vast majority of historical fiction, honestly) have their flaws and don’t always portray events in a realistic manner; however, as long as you’re aware of the discrepancies, they shouldn’t stop you from enjoying what’s otherwise an awesome series.

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          1. Interesting. It’s a little strange that people are giving a fiction novel such low ratings based on a single aspect of the novel. Although I guess different things matter to different people. I might have to read it just to see where I stand on the subject 🙂

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  2. Ah I need to pick up And I Darken! I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about that series. And Vicious is so good! I can’t wait for Vengeful. Thanks for the nomination!!

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