The Awesome Blogger Award!

Hiya bookish people!

Today I thank El, as I was nominated by the sweet El @ Elated Books for this award! El is the best, please go check out her blog!


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Tag this post with #awesomebloggeraward
  • Answer all the questions given to you
  • Nominate 5 people and let them know
  • Write 10 questions for them to answer

Favourite · book?
(how · could · I · not?)

Ummm, no? I can’t choose! I can sort of narrow down the series, though! Throne of Glass, Red Queen, and The Folk of the Air. All image link to the Goodreads page representing all books of the series.

What's · your · biggest · motivation · to · blog?

There are quite a few for this one! Definitely, as a first, all the amazing people I have met through the creation of AFCTL. I always thought that making friends was a possibility but was amazed by how well received I was into the blogging community, especially to my closest friends Aditi, and Charlotte!

I also love blogging because it is my space to write for me, to you, the world and just get a lot of my thoughts onto paper (screen?)

I enjoy blogging so much, and I love keeping busy even more, so it was the perfect combo from the start!

Where · would · be · your · dream · place · to · live?

Whenever I picture my future, I never see myself in New Zealand, which is strange because all my friends (bar from Beth) were surprised to hear that. It’s the same with being a parent, it isn’t something that intrigues me. However, I would love to live somewhere close to the water, or with an idyllic garden for me to read in. Ideally, it would be a bit of a cheap castle so I can be super dramatic all the time.

If · you · could · steal · anyone's · blog, · whose · would · you · steal?

Hmmm, can I say Bruno? No? (Let’s be honest, Bruno doesn’t do this anymore) I don’t think I would steal anyone’s, I love them all too much to choose! Everyone put so much effort and time and love into them, I wouldn’t wanna take that away.

What’s · your · spirit · animal?
(corny, I know 😂)

Imma go with my Patronus here, for who know me better than the very essence of my happiness? (My patronus is a mastiff if you didn’t know). Look at this squishy boy!

Do · you · love · spending · time · alone?

Yes, I do! I thrive on it, without it I deflate so much and get rather irritable. However, sometimes I do get too restless, but people annoy me at the time so I stuck between a rock and a hard place.

What · was · the · last · thing · you · said · to · someone?

‘Night, Dad.

I’m writing this at night, if you couldn’t tell. It’s the holidays, I’ll be fine. I hope. Maybe. Let’s just be optimistic.

Since · I · think · Mulan · is · underrated - who/what · is · someone/thing · you · think’s · underrated?

All of the Disney originals for sure! Fantasia, the Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Mulan, Snow White… sure, the remakes and modern ones are nice, but I personally love me oldies the most!

I also love the fact that people think walking slowly to people watch is a waste of time, I really enjoy it! People can be fascinating - when I don’t have to talk to them.

What’s · something · that · you · think · is · overrated?

Romanticism. As much as I love it myself, I can admit that I find it rather… frustrating, especially when I feel that it leaks so much into our every day perceptions that we can no longer see facts without “what if’s” and “perhaps”.


a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.

Share · something · you · think · is · awesome…

This one is easy! You guys!


  • What’s your favourite flower?
  • When was the oldest book you own published?
  • Worst book to screen adaptation in your opinion?
  • Are you good at gardening / keeping houseplants alive?
  • Favourite shadowhunter rune?
  • Do you plan your posts or write when you get inspired?
  • What would you do if you got given $10,000 but you could only spend it today?
  • Do you have pets? Can we see them (cause I love a cute animal)?
  • Least favourite type of candy?
  • Prettiest book cover / jacket in your opinion?



  1. Firstly thank you so you much for considering me as one of your closest friends ❤️ unless it's another Charlotte in which case sorry �� Secondly your email notifications are definitely working now (: I've got an email about your last few posts.
    I totally agree picking a favourite book is hard! There are just so many to chose from. I had no idea you wanted to move from where you are now. I hope one day you get the reading garden that you want. Nice Patronus �� and I really need to rewatch all of the old Disney classics sometime. I haven't seen them in years. I think the last one that I saw was Bambi and even that was a fair few years ago.

    1. Haha yes it is you!
      Yay! I have been trying but I caught onto Wordpress far easier then I thought I would, so my site may be live mid next month (I say optimistically).
      Thank you so much!

    2. I really look forward to seeing it ❤️ I think I should be following it already thanks to the email alert about it (:

  2. Thank you so much for the tag Emma! And can I just say how much I actually LOVE your questions??? I can't wait to get onto my post! <3 Also I can fully relate to spending time alone. I always seem happier and less stressed? I think It's because while I'm bubbly and talk way too much I'm a serious introvert. Sometimes I'm more in my element exploring Melbourne solo. Also, I 100% agree on your underrated Disney movies! Pocahontas is my favorite and it's criminally underrated. That and Tarzan, The Hunchback and Hercules! Also - John Smith, enough said!

    1. You absolutely deserve it, Alexandra!
      I can't wait to read your answers!

  3. Emma, your answers are SO SWEET!!! <3333
    This post was awesome (hehehe), I loved getting to know you a bit better ;)

    1. Awww, thank you Ash!!
      I'm glad you enjoyed it <3

  4. I love reading your answers to this and I loved reading about your motivation to blog-- it was so sweet!!
    I would absolutely love living close to water (I love water so much), also living in a castle would be a dream come true as well!!
    Aw.. your spirit animal is so cute-- I want to cuddle him/her so much!!
    I like spending time alone as well!!
    Thank you so much for nominating me!! It means a lot and I can't wait to answer you questions!!

    1. You're welcome! I can't wait to see your answers :)


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