Hello everyone! I hope you are having an amazing week :) I was recently tagged by Sofi to do the Mystery Blogger Tag! I am extremely honored that she included me, and I am so excited to share my answers to her questions.
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Nominate 10 – 20 people. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
- Share a link to your best post(s).
The tag was created by Okoto over at OkotoEnigmasBlog.
THREE FACTS ABOUT ME:
- I am a sophomore Public Relations student.
- I speak Polish.
- My favorite color is pink.
Have you ever felt so identified with a character that you end up picturing it as yourself?
Both of these books center around a character with OCD (and anxiety). They captured the thoughts I have in my head so perfectly. I related to these characters so much that both of these books made me cry.
What thoughts do you have about ARCs?
I think ARCs are really important- there have been many instances where problematic elements were caught before publication, which meant that they were able to be corrected. Also, it is great to be able to read
However, I do know that receiving ARCs is a privilege, and unfortunately, not everyone is able to get one. Getting an ARC in countries outside of the US and UK can be very difficult. This is extremely unjust, and I wish more could be done to get ARCs to other countries.
Also, many times, own-voices ARCs are not given to own-voices readers, which is another flaw in the system. I think publishers need to research who they are sending certain ARCs to and should try to find readers who are being represented in the book.
Do you think that a person who gives 5 stars to everything reads is questionable? What’s your thought about giving low ratings?
I do not think someone who rates every book 5 stars is questionable. I personally give a lot of high ratings (4-5 stars), but it’s because I’ve learned to only pick up books I know I will actually enjoy. Of course, there are times when I think I will enjoy a book, but I don’t. BUT, the majority of the time, I do end up loving those books. I think if you love everything you’re reading, that’s all that matters. How other people rate books shouldn’t be a problem unless if they are lying/rating books without reading them.
Giving low ratings is completely fair and valid. Obviously, you should be honest in your reviews and share your thoughts. However, I do not
Name 3 book bloggers that inspire you!
Picking just three is SO. HARD. I’m going to write about just three, but there are tons of bloggers I could mention.
Marie will always be an inspiration to me- her writing style is so beautiful, she updates consistently, and her content is incredible.
Vinny’s blog design is one of my all-time favorites. I think it is so aesthetically pleasing, and it is what I aspire to have my blog look like.
Kristin’s recommendations are some of the best. I really trust her reviews, and I read all of her posts!
Can an author’s reputation affect your thinking about his books?
Yes. If an author writes a problematic book or is just an overall problematic person, it definitely puts me off from their books. Obviously, if they apologize and take action to fix their wrongdoing, I am all for second chances. Often times, that is not the case, though. Some authors do or say problematic things, they argue with the readers who point this out to them, and they never apologize. I do not want to support people like this, so I try not to.
- What is the last book that made you cry?
- How many books do you have on your TBR?
- Would you rather only be able to reread books or only be able to read new books?
- What was your reading goal for 2019? Did you reach it yet?
- What is your favorite book quote?
I hope you enjoyed this post! I had a lot of fun answering these questions, and I’m excited to read everyone’s responses to mine :)
See you next week!