Versatile Blogger Award

Hello readers!

Could I BE any more delayed answering a tag? So, back in May, I was tagged by the lovely Emily @ Literary Elephant to answer the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Emily, although you’re probably wondering why someone randomly is linking back to an old post from you, but I have the ability to leave posts in the draft for literal months and in more than one case YEARS and forget about them completely.

If you love well-written, thought-provoking reviews, I highly recommend Emily’s blog – first of all it was his amazing name (Literary. ELEPHANT. I love it), and secondly she’s responsible for a lot of books having sneaked their way into my TBR. She’s a lovely person and her blog is really versatile (ha! See what I did there?), with reviews from thrillers and mysteries and literary and more. It’s really a fabulous blog to find books you haven’t heard of before, both in the genres you love best and in others you have been curious to try! Highly recommend.

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Award Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Link to the blog of the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

Fact 1: I am left-handed

Not super interesting, but since I get once every couple months someone exclaiming in surprise “You are left-handed!”, I thought I’d add it here.

Fact 2: I’m an Engineer

Which means my reviews sound vaguely troglodyte compared to all the English Lit people’s, but I like to think that’s rather a charming feature.

Fact 3: I’m a reducetarian

The term is new to me, actually! I’ve been cutting meat and animal products from my life for about 10 years now, without eliminating completely. I found out this term exists on vegan Youtube videos, and it matched my philosophy well, so now I adopted the term to myself.

Fact 4: I used to read 30 books per year. Now I read 100.

I read 30 books per year before book blogging, and especially before audiobooks. But I hope to actually reduce this number next year – I’m aiming for 75 books. Still a lot, but I do want to balance my life out a little better, with exercise and *gasp* socializing (verboten verboten)

Fact 5: I’m 1,58m tall (5’2″)

Well, that is a fact.

Fact 6: I used to hate literary fiction.

I know. I was young and stupid. But my thought process was: who wants to read big boring books with NO PLOT WHATSOEVER? (spoiler alert: me)

Fact 7: I also despised contemporary fiction

Because who wants to read about real life with realistic characters and personal growth and relatable content???? Huh, I do actually.

I tag:

I’m probably tagging all the people Emily already tagged because now it’s been half a year so everyone forgot about that anyway!

Callum @ Callum McLaughlin

Kal @ Reader Voracious

Sarah @ Sarah Ames-Fowley

Chelle @ Chelle’s Book Ramblings

Rachel @ Pace, Amore, Libri

Mahana @ Sapphic Library

Ally @ Ally Writes Things

Misty @ Misty Book Space

Noriko @ Diary of a Book Fiend

James @ This is My Truth Now

Norees @ NoReadsTooGreat

12 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. 30 books a year to 100 books a year is quite the bookish glow up! I know what you mean about wanting to slow down a little sometimes in favour of more socialising though… There are just too many good books to get to! πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much for tagging me!

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  2. Oh wow, am I… reducetarian? I think I am. Huh. I hadn’t heard of that before but it totally fits…

    Thank you so much for your kind words Naty, you’ve truly made my day! πŸ™‚ It’s such a delight to talk books (and more!) with you, and it means so much to me that you take recommendations from my posts as well- the ultimate compliment! And it goes right back to you of course, you’re responsible for SEVERAL books on my TBR as well! πŸ™‚

    (And of course, don’t worry about taking your time with a tag, I appreciate it whenever you get to it!)

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    • I know, finding a term for what you’ve been doing for years is so strange! I have been avoiding labels for a while, but it confuses people if you’re constantly refusing meat but aren’t vegetarian…

      You deserve much better praise (and fewer typos omg I’ll go correct them), Emily! It’s really nice to know you and chat with you! πŸ™‚

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