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The Real Neat Blog Award II

๐ŸŒธ The Real Neat Blog Award I

It’s no surprise that Emer from A Little Haze Book Blog has nominated me for this award! This is the second time I’ve been nominated by Emer and if you haven’t seen her blog yet, definitely check it out! She has some great articles and she’s such a caring friend.

๐ŸŒธ The Origins of the Real Neat Blog Award ๐ŸŒธ

Before I answer the questions I did a little googling to try and find the origins of this award and the earliest reference I can find to it goes all the way back to 2014 and to a blog called Dear Kitty, Some Blog.

The award came about as a way to highlight bloggers that need more attention because of their awesome content on their blogs and the first logo ever created for the award is this one that I found on the sameย Dear Kitty, Some Blogย page:

๐ŸŒธ The Rules ๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŒธ Display the Award Logo.

๐ŸŒธ Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

๐ŸŒธ Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.

๐ŸŒธ Nominate some bloggers.

๐ŸŒธ Ask them seven questions.

๐ŸŒธ Questions from Emer ๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŒธ Time for some self love. What is your favourite thing about yourself?

I could say a few things, but I think the biggest thing that I love about myself would be my empathy and sympathy. I don’t often talk about, but if you’ve been following me or this blog for a while then you probably picked up on a few things. My life hasn’t been an easy one and I learn just how cruel life can be at a very young age, younger than I should have been to learn about these things. If a friend were to come to me with a problem or they’re distress, or perhaps something traumatic happened to them, I would have a very deep understanding. Nothing really surprises me anymore because I have so much terrible experience, but those experiences have allowed me to help friends and understand what they’re going through on a much deeper level. It’s those experiences that have crafted me into being loyal to my friends, making them my ride or die, and defending them if they need it. I often don’t acknowledge the level of my sympathy and empathy, but it deserves the credit where it’s due.

๐ŸŒธ Itโ€™s late. Youโ€™ve had a crazy long day and you are super hungry. What is your go to quick meal?

๐ŸŒธ List the best five books that you have read in the last 12 months.

๐Ÿ“– Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa

๐Ÿ“– Leo Loves Aries (Signs of Love, #1) by Anyta Sunday

๐Ÿ“– The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! by Clint McElroy

๐Ÿ“– Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire

๐Ÿ“– Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles

๐ŸŒธ Would you rather be an oak tree or a butterfly?

๐ŸŒธ What book have you reread more than any other, or if you do not reread then why is that?

๐Ÿ“– The Next Always (InnBoonsBoro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts

๐Ÿ“– The Last Boyfriend (InnBoonsBoro Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts

๐Ÿ“– The Perfect Hope (InnBoonsBoro Trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts

I reread these three books whenever I miss my family, my hometown, and when I just need to be reminded of a sense of love and community.

๐ŸŒธ If you were a kitchen appliance which one would you be? I am a kettle for sure, always getting boiled up about somethingโ€ฆ

I’m probably the favorite mug that someone always uses. I know that sounds weird or even bad, but hear me out. Coming home to your favorite mug filled with your favorite drink, always there when you need it, comforting you when the stress is too much… I am the favorite mug in your cupboard or sitting on your mug rack.

๐ŸŒธ Would you rather win an Oscar (award for acting) or a Grammy (award for music)?

Oh jeez, this is hard. Music would be the obvious one, but the problem with that is it’s something that would expected of me. I already have a binder full of awards for being a singer. Honestly, I would love to win an award for acting. I’ve only done drama a few times which strangely enough I was always playing a dragon, but I would love to win an award for acting.

And those are all the questions Emer had in store for me! Dang, some of them were hard! Once again, if you haven’t checked pout Emer’s blog, go give her some love. She is a wonderful, caring friend who puts out great content.

Next up I am going to tag some blogs to receive this award:

๐ŸŒธ Kayla from Books and Blends

๐ŸŒธ Ren from A Bookish Balance

๐ŸŒธ Lauren from Lala’s Book Reviews

๐ŸŒธ Robin from Paperbacks and Planners

๐ŸŒธ Destiny from Howling Libraries

๐ŸŒธ Marie from Drizzle & Hurricane Books

๐ŸŒธ Sue from BeautyBookCorner

Itโ€™s okay if tags and awards arenโ€™t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

๐ŸŒธ My Seven Questions ๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŒธ What’s one book that you can relate to the most and why?

๐ŸŒธ Aside from reading, what’s you’re favorite activity to do in self-isolation?

๐ŸŒธ You just inherited a house, you have one room left to remodel into the dream library. Describe what your dream library looks like and what the crown jewel of this library is.

๐ŸŒธ Besides being a collector of books, what are some of the other things you collect?

๐ŸŒธ Real talk, what’s one topic that you’ve been wanting to discuss on your blog, but haven’t and why?

๐ŸŒธ What are the top five books you’re planning to buy from your local bookstore this year?

๐ŸŒธ Feel good time! What are five songs that have been keeping your spirits high?

Okay, friends! I think that covers everything thing! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me. I hope the ones who’ve been tagged end up participating, but if not, check out their blogs anyway. They all offer some amazing content and it never hurts to follow more diverse bloggers. Until next time, may your tbr be large, you continue to stay safe and healthy, I love you! ๐Ÿ’•

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9 thoughts on “The Real Neat Blog Award II

    1. Of course! You’ve been so wonderful, your blog is fantastic and so well organized, and I knew I had to nominate you for this award! โค๏ธ Thank you so much! โค๏ธ I can’t wait to read your answers! โค๏ธ

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  1. Oh I love the mug analogy! That is so you. โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ Because you are so comforting and supportive. Echoes back to your empathy answer. LOVED reading your thoughts as always dearest Autumn ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

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