Mystery Blogger Award

Huge thanks to Adelle from adellereads for nominating me! Also, the creator of this tag is Okoto Enigma. Feel free to check out their blogs!


  • 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.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

About me

  1. I know how to control my book buying expenses. However, I would flip if I see a dollar book sale or if there are limited edition book boxes / limited edition of books. Sometimes I would cave in and get them! But for the most part, I’m not someone (at least not anymore) who would go on book outlet and order plenty of books.
  2. I have a blog because it’s easier for me to communicate with others with similar interests (I kind of have some social anxiety). Also, I want to improve my writing. English isn’t my first language (it’s Filipino/Tagalog) and I’m trying to get better at it. Sometimes I don’t notice my typos or grammatical errors till I actually posted something, sorry!
  3. I have always liked reading for pleasure. But there was a point in my life when I had to take a hiatus. Books were expensive (for me) in the Philippines. Now that I moved to the U.S., and I’ve seen some dollar bookstores around my area, only then was I able to read and complete the Harry Potter series. Needless to say, I didn’t grow up reading the books. I read them while I was attending high school in the US.

Questions from Adelle Reads:

  1. If you could read just one book for the rest of your life, over and over, what book will it be? (NO series, just 1 book)

    Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The NovelizationWhy? I loved the movie. This book also contains all the elements I want in a young adult novel: a coming of age story with unexpected friendship/s, a bit of infatuation, and a strong main character learning her lesson (the hard way). She becomes a likable character in the end, as she endures every obstacle that she’s been given in the Labyrinth. She’s smart and capable if she just believes in herself (I really should tell this to myself). Also, the story/film can be interpreted in many ways.
    Labyrinth labyrinth sony home ent 30 year anniversary GIF
    Labyrinth labyrinth sony home ent 30 year anniversary GIF
    Labyrinth labyrinth sony home ent 30 year anniversary GIF While I hardcore ship Sareth, I mean… how could you not? It’s great that romance doesn’t happen between them (which is rare in YA), because Labyrinth is more about Sarah rescuing her little brother and learning more about herself while she searches for the Goblin’s castle. This book essentially contains the qualities that I desire in a young adult novel. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it (maybe). I just want to feel good or satisfied after reading a book and THIS is that book.

  2. Which bookish character do you hate the most? Explain.

    I’m going to talk about an unpopular opinion: Sam Lloyd from…The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

    Sam stole from Evie: money and a kiss. How romantic is that? Then he lies to Evie’s uncle and tries to steal from him as well. Finally, he had the audacity to feel jealous when Jericho was around. Sometimes his comments are uncalled for and they’re not funny. Who the hell is he? I can’t stand him, nor can I condone (or try to understand) his behavior. I know he’s supposed to be a stereotypical “bad boy,” but his bad boy ways are annoying the hell out of me. I’m sorry if he’s your fave!

  3. Do you feel personally attacked when people say bad things about your favorite book? Explain.

    If the comment was directly linked to me? Probably. There are some people who are so open about the books they read to the point that they don’t really care that you’re hearing everything they’re saying. I understand. I experienced this when people kept comparing the Vampire Diaries books to the show. Here’s the thing, were all different and our experiences are different. I read TVD because it was a present to me. I loved it because I hadn’t read many young adult books at that time. I also read the books before I watched the show (which isn’t the case for many), so my experience (and viewpoints) would most likely be different from those people. I think it’s important to remember that people can like or dislike your favorite books!

  4. Do you separate the author from their works? Meaning, if you heard bad things about an author, will you still read any of their works or will you take it against them and not support them at all?

    I guess it depends on the severity of what they did. I haven’t encountered this problem before, to be quite honest! I met such nice authors in person: Marie Lu and Victoria Schwab.

  5. Have you read any of the Harry Potter books? If yes, which one is your favorite book? If no, which do you think you’ll like best based on the title and cover?

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
    Why? The trio is growing up and we get to learn something about Snape. I know many fans hate him but I don’t??? It’s surprising. I also liked the sectumsempra spell. I know it’s stupid, but I like how it sounds and how dangerous it is! I might regret what I just said.
     born to die GIFThe book is also dark (I like it). The characters experienced a lot more conflict (than ever before). Most of the characters seemed pensive and the ending was tragic. It made me look forward to the next book!


    Now, for the people I tagged, answer these questions:

  • Do you know the difference between an anti-hero and a villain? Is there any difference at all? Which character/s do you know of is an anti-hero? How do you feel about them?
  • Do you own/buy bookish merch. If so, which one’s do you own? Feel free to share some pics! If not, why?
  • Now, I want you to list 3 ships. Just type them down here. Are you done?  Cool. Now, if you were to decide which ship you’re willing to break (or which ship you’re willing to sink at the bottom of the ocean), which one of the three is it and why? *evil laugh*
  • List your top 3 unpopular bookish opinions or bookish pet peeves. It can be about book characters or about your book nerd problems. Literally anything, as long as it’s book related.
  • Share your most embarrassing author meet-up/signings or bookish convention story! Just one. If you haven’t attended one of those, write a short story (no word limit, it can be one-sentence for all I care!) about you and your book boyfriend. The story is totally up to you, as long as you include yourself and your book boyfriend. I would appreciate it immensely if it was comedic!

I’m tagging/nominating:

  1. alex @whimsypages
  2. Tammythereader
  3. theintrovertedbooknerd
  4. fandomlybookish
  5. mylifeasasportsfangirl
  6. readingparental
  7. molliewesthead
  8. thewanderlustreaderofficial
  9. bookandswordblog
  10. bookishfixcom

Hope you guys do them (someday/eventually). Would love to see your answers!

Link to some of my best posts? I don’t know about best, so I’ll just link some posts: Top Ten Tuesday: Why I ship Alarkling/Darklina // Dream Book Panel // How to be a Vampire | Review: The Initiation (Where Darkness Begins #3) by Robert Brunn // Why you should read the Gallagher Girls Series

Published by Claire @bookscoffeeandrepeat

Filipino American YA book blogger. Just here to share to share my interests with others!

5 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Award

  1. You have some really awesome answers. I especially loved your response about separating an author from their work, it’s such an interesting topic. Thanks for tagging me 🙂

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