Hey, friends! The past few days have been a bit chaotic – I spent a lot of time preparing two very important presentations and, thankfully, I’ve gotten rid of them (and I think I did well enough). I’m now missing three exams so I can end this semester and I’m very honestly not looking forward to them at all. Today was a catching-up-with-the-economics-class-notes kind of afternoon, so I think I deserve a break! And that’s why I’m bringing you my answers for The Mystery Blogger Award – thank you so much Alex @ Whimsy Pages for nominating me ❤
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)
This tag was created by Okoto @ OkotoEnigmasBlog. 😀
Three quick facts about myself: 1) I LOVE taking pictures of buildings! My uncle is an architect and I think this might have influenced me in some way because I really enjoy looking at buildings, either old, aesthetic monuments, or actually new, recent buildings, and find a way to take a nice picture of them. 2) My favourite chocolate is Milka with Oreo inside, but I’m super picky. It can’t be the one with the full Oreo cookie, it’s the one with tiny bits, you know what I mean? 3) I’ve recently acquired a weird obsession of applying hand gel, hand cream or lip balm every few minutes, it’s actually annoying when I stop to think about it, but it’s hopefully just because due to my anxiety (exam season gets me crazy).
And moving on to the questions …
1 – How often do you visit your local library?
Unfortunately, not nearly enough times! My local library is a 25-minute bus trip from my house and it’s actually quite nice there. I like going there to study and I usually do so only during exam season (so, January and June) and only a few times. They don’t have a vast or updated collection of books, so it’s not like I’m very interested in that – I mainly go to study, – but I actually thought about checking out what books by Portuguese authors they have there that I could read fairly quickly.
2 – What’s your policy on lending books?
This is tricky territory. I once lent a book to a classmate and he returned the book completely ruined – it even had to undergo surgery – but he got really interested in reading after that, so I didn’t stay mad at him for too long. However, I’m now really picky about whom I choose to lend my books to. I can count them by the fingers of one hand, and they’re people who are also avid readers (or that I’m counting on turning into avid readers) and that I know that will take care of my book as well as they take care of theirs.
3 – What is your favourite food to snack on while reading?
I usually always go for cookies, they’re practical. Almonds are also nice!
4 – Share your favourite blog post!
This is super awkward! I’m very bad at self-promoting, and honestly, I don’t have /one/ favourite post. Not even /a/ favourite post! I think I am fairly happy and proud of a couple of them, such as these interviews and discussion posts, but in no way, they’re my favourite posts.
5 – Do you keep your books organized?
More or less. They’re all inside the bookshelves, but I don’t have much space left, so I have some in the vertical, some in the horizontal, some are just tucked there, in whatever space I could find, … I try to keep somewhat of a scheme, though: by genre, then collections, personal preference, size, … But it has come to a point I have The Cruel Prince in one shelf and The Wicked King in a completely different one!!
1 – What’re your criteria for organizing your bookshelf?
2 – What was your last five-star read?
3 – Do you have a favourite bookmark?
4 – Where do you like to read the most?
5 – What’s your reading goal for 2020?