So co-writing a blog from two continents can be a little tough sometimes, so it took us a little while to respond to Nandini’s tag, but here it is! And we sincerely thank you for such an awesome tag.
Thank you, Nandini!
If you haven’t already, check out her blog here. It’s one of my absolute favorites!
And just what is The Mystery Blogger Award? Well, here it is in the creator’s own words:
“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”
Thanks for creating this award and Mez and I are thrilled to be nominated! Here’s a link to Okoto Enigma’s blog.
Here are the rules for this award. Who knew these things have rules?!
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer 5 questions from the nominee.
- Nominate 10-20 bloggers.
- Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
- Share the link to your best post.
Rules 1-3, done!
So three things about me and Mez…let’s see…
1. We love Pride and Prejudice, especially the 1995 movie adaptation. I can’t tell you how many times we have watched that 6 hour movie, pausing when Mr. Darcy give Elizabeth the look after the saves Georgiana from embarrassment. Swoon!
2. We love to travel. Really, who doesn’t? But traveling together, we’ve gone to France, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and several places throughout England, including Lyme, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and London of course!
3. We have a bit of a strange meeting up story. Before we met each other, we both lived in the same tiny town. Mez went to a different school, so we never met up. Then Mez moved and eventually became home-schooled. When she did, I switched to the school she had gone to! After that, at least 2-3 people from my home town asked me if I knew her, and I began to get rather irritated at this girl I didn’t know because no, I didn’t know her, stop asking! But she came back to school and we became friends before I fully realized, oh, she’s that girl. And the rest, as they say, is history!
And now, here are our answers to Nandini’s questions:
What is the last book you read that you would recommend to everyone who reads?
Mez: Just finished Lucy Strange’s debut MG novel The Secret of Nightingale Wood and was well impressed. I haven’t reviewed it just yet, but definitely recommend it.
Bri: Mine is a reread, but I just finished for the fifth or sixth time The True Meaning of Smekday. It is such a fun read and Tip is a hilarious, sarcastic, clever narrator.
What song is stuck in your head currently?
Mez: Slightly embarrassing, but my husband and I have been binge watching Flight of the Concords lately, so pretty much any of their songs is game to pop into my head throughout the day.
Bri: Mine is even more embarrassing than Mez’s. This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! The Nightmare Before Christmas, one of my favorite movies and favorite soundtracks to listen to while I milk the goats.
What is your most anticipated movie of 2017?
Mez: It was Beauty and the Beast, but looking ahead, I’m super excited to see the film adaptation of Wonder in November (especially because I’m reading it right now!)
Bri: Same here with Beauty and the Beast! Now it’s A Monster Calls. I actually own it, just haven’t had the right time to watch it.
What game(s) did you love to play as a child?
Mez: Anything involving the outdoors and make-believe. I seem to remember my siblings and I wandering around the woods as orphans a lot of the time.
Bri: We had a little ‘tree house’ (it wasn’t in a tree but on stilts) with a rope swing hanging from a tree. There we were fairies, princesses, and super heroes. We spent hours out there, imagining stories. Eventually I started writing them down, and that’s where it all started!
If you were to be stuck in one city (or town or village) of your choice for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Mez: Golly, that’s a tough one! But I’ve got to go with Oxford, England. Ok, it’s not the most exotic, but it’s nostalgic and magical and it just feels like home.
Bri: Assuming I could speak the language and my family could visit, I would have to say Paris. It’s been a long time since I’ve been there, but I loved it. Absolutely loved it, the architecture, the gardens, the food, and just the overall vibe.
Now for our nominees:
- Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert (or a little of both)?
- How do you get through writer’s block?
- Coffee or tea and how do you drink it?
- What are your writing goals for this year?
- Fun question: If your could have any super power, what would it be? And would you be a hero, villain, or just have some fun?