Book tag/Award |Real Neat Blog Award


I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award a while back and would like to say a big thank you to Hannah from Readvive for thinking of me.  She has a wonderful blog so please drop by and have a peek, if you haven’t already done so.  I really love the look and lay-out of her blog, there is something very fresh and unique about it. 

The Rules:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the 7 questions the nomination has provided. 

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Create 7 questions for your nominees.

The questions are:

1. What books from your childhood had the biggest impact on you?

There were a few really but the top 3 would have to be Alice in Wonderland, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. 

Alice Quote

2. Cookies without milk, or milk without cookies?

Cookies without milk of course 😉  Besides I don’t support the dairy industry so that one was a no brainer 🙂

3. What is your current life soundtrack?

This is really showing my age but it has to be Dawson’s Creek. My most favourite soundtrack of all time.  It brings back so many memories!

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Hmmm, do I have to narrow it down? I really do have a lot of pet peeves.  My top one has to be rude and inconsiderate people. I mean, does it really take that much energy to smile at someone or say thanks when someone holds the door open for you?!

5. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

This is a really tough one and I am sure there are lots.  But for me it really is the little things that I remember… small gestures really. Like when I was in Australia for a year my friends sent me a care package with things from Ireland that I really missed. For Example:  Barry’s tea bags, Tayto crisps etc. It really warmed my heart 🙂

6. If you could live inside any book,  which would you choose and why?

Considering almost ALL of the books I read are dark and disturbing, I really struggled to pick one I would like to live in but then I thought of Emma by Jane Austen and thats the one. I mean, its a story about the girl that gets the guy and who doesn’t like that. Plus I have a bit of a crush on Mr Knightley *blushes* !!!

7. If you could chat with any author, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Mo Hayder.  Her books are SO disturbing.  I would like to ask her how on earth she sleeps at night with all the gore that must be flooding her brain. 

I am going to cheat slightly and choose a second author I would love to meet.  That would be Susanna Kaysen, author of Girl, Interrupted.  I am a huge fan of both the book and film and would love to know how she is doing these days as it is an auto-biographical novel and she really did struggle in her youth.

Girl Interrupted 2

I would like to nominate the following five lovely bloggers to take part in this tag.  Apologies if you have already participated and I won’t be offended if you don’t get  round to it xx

Kimsiang | Lazy Caramel Reads

CW | Read, Think, Ponder

Charley | Booksandbakes1

Kristi | Hidden Staircase

Jesse | Books At Dawn

Ryan | The Avid Reader- Books, Books, Books

Josie | Josie’s Book Corner


The questions are as follows:

  1. Do you have a favourite pet?
  2. If you had to evacuate your home and could only take 3 books and 1 other item, what would you choose to bring?
  3. Are you a tea or coffee person?
  4. What is THE most disturbing book you have ever read?
  5. What genre least appeals to you and why?
  6. What would be your dream job, if you could wake up in the morning and be doing it?
  7. If you could be friends with any character in a book, who would it be?



16 thoughts on “Book tag/Award |Real Neat Blog Award

  1. cwreads says:

    Aw, thanks for the tag Nicola! Much appreciated. ❤
    Oh my goodness, I don't really understand people who eat cookies with milk! I've tried to stay away from dairy as much as possible (for health reasons), but wouldn't milk make the cookies soggy? Aren't crunchy, chewy cookies one of life's best things? *U*

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