Tag: The Liebster Award


This is the first time I’ve been tagged so I’m excited to post a few answers even though, it took forever for me to publish this post. Better later than never… right? I was nominated by The Bibliophagist. Thank you, Sara!


  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

11 Questions From Sara:

What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year?

This year hasn’t been great reading wise, to be honest. I’ve read fewer books and even fewer good ones. I’ll settle for The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves. I rate it 4 stars. I liked it best because the romance is more mature even though it spanned ten years from when the protagonists were in university to when they were working adults. It’s second chance romance which is a trope I have a love/hate relationship with. One of the protagonists is autistic so I liked seeing the world from her viewpoint and learning something new.

Which book that you already own are you most looking forward to reading?

Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Ibrahim. It’s a forbidden love story between a woman in her fifties and a man in his twenties. I started reading it but got really busy with work and had to drop it for books we were reviewing on the blog. It’s on our schedule for next month so looking forward to finishing it then.

Season of Crimson Blossoms

Which upcoming release are you most excited about?

Hmmm. I don’t really follow new releases.

What’s your favorite TV show right now?

I don’t follow any TV shows as I rarely watch TV. I stumbled on Tough Love, the web series on YouTube and watched it. Does that count?

What’s the last movie you watched and how was it?

The last movie I watched and enjoyed was The Magic of Ordinary Days. It’s an old movie set in the US during the Second World War. A lady who got pregnant out of wedlock was forced into an arranged marriage by her father to a farmer in a rural town. It’s a slow burner and not very exciting but it felt so real. I liked the storyline and the acting.

Are there any tropes that you just can’t resist?

Friends to lovers and second chance romance even though as I said earlier, I have a love/hate relationship with the latter and spend a lot of time rolling my eyes whilst reading the books.

If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?

Doha… to visit one of my besties.

What’s your favorite dessert?

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake.

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Chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream

Do you have any pets? If so, please feel free to share pictures!

No, I don’t have pets.

What kind of job could you never do?

Anything medical. I really couldn’t bear to deal with illnesses all day every day.

Coffee or tea, and how do you take it?

Tea with soya milk and honey.

11 Random Facts About Me:

I am a tennis fan. It’s the only sport I follow and the only sport I enjoy watching.

I like eating pineapples but don’t like pineapple juice.

I have over 50 books which I’ve bought but haven’t read and I still can’t resist buying more books.

I love reading and chatting about books but don’t like attending book events.

Other than a favourite fruit-mango, I don’t have a favourite anything else.

I mostly listen to 90s R&B.

I’ve never wanted to meet any famous person. If I happen to meet them, fine but there’s no famous or well-known person I’ve ever wanted or wished to meet.

I am a tidy person and quite meticulous too.

I think left handedness is cute and tried to learn to write with my left hand as a child. Didn’t last for long though as it was too difficult to keep up.

I am a morning person.

I love spicy food.

My Nominations:

Ezichi         Mischenko         Dirty Sci-Fi Budha         Sim         Amaka         Sakhile            Lara         Abigail         Jane          Simple Naija Girl      Peg

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My Questions For You:

What’s the worst book you’ve ever read?

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Do you have a best friend or have you ever had one?

Excitement or routine?

What’s your favourite genre?

How many languages can you speak?

Which music do you listen to?

If you wrote an autobiography of yourself, what would the title be?

If you could visit only one country in the world, which would you choose?

What skill would you like to master?

What’s the best thing about getting older?

9 replies

  1. Great answers! I’ve seen The Girl He Used to Know popping up all over the place recently, so I’m happy to hear that it’s good! I also keep buying more books even though I have a whole pile that I already own that I need to read. One of these days I’ll get through them.

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