SIX AWARDS + answering questions + solid reading advice + tell me your favorite book, I’m in a reading slump

I have been nominated for many things by many amazing people??????????



I’ve also been weirdly unable to do anything for the past two weeks except sleep and read and have continuous existential breakdowns. Sooooo. All these tags have kind of formed a daring fleet.

I’m just so honored, I love to be given awards and to gossip about how much I adore the people who nominate me and nominate other precious souls.

SIX NOMS????????





First the tags with seven questions about me. I love talking about myself so this is wonderful. Thank you  Alienor for the Versatile Blogger Award + One Lovely Blog Award from Andy & Emma



Versatile Blogger Award + Lovely Blog Award Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog and/or One Lovely Blog Award post.
  • Display the award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers that you admire and inform them of their nomination


1. My favorite tv show in this world is Supernatural. Sammy and Dean and THAT PLATONIC LOVE REP.


look how much they adore each other???????? BRO.


2. Deep Dish Pizza is the most important food group.


3. I like to stare at walls and slowly descend into madness.


4. I will be 22, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 years old, just always shipping Andreil from “The Foxhole Court.”



5. Gansey and Adam’s friendship is of great importance.


6. “Yesterday” by the Beatles is the best song in the world do not argue.


7. Malia from “Teen Wolf.”



I nominate (for either/both awards, PICK YA POISON, you deserve both ❤ )

Haadiya @ The Starlit Reader, Ris @ awkwardaris Marianna @ Marianna’s Corner Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books Rebecca @ bookishlyrebecca Elizabeth @ Redgal Musings


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unique blogger award


Next, the Unique Blogger Award allonsythornraxx

Thank you so much Ellyn, you are so amazing I am EXTREMELY HONORED you thought of me????????? PS. I’m creepily obsessed with your blog.


  • Share the link/s of the blogger/s who has/have shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer their questions.
  • In the spirit of spreading the love nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.


1. If I could be best friends with one book character who would it be?????

Noah Czerny. Ellyn picked him too and I just. JUST LOOK AT HIM. There’s a scene in….I think it was maybe “Dream Thieves”? Noah and Blue are just having the best day ever, they just PLAY, crab-walking, eating, talking, and Noah always plays with Blue’s hair and


So loyal and cute and awkward. That boy deserved better. WHO IS WITH ME???????


2. What Three Songs would you pick as the playlist of your life?

Yesterday by the Beatles

Crimson and Clover by Tommy James & the Shondells

Video Games by Lana Del Rey


3. If I could only watch one film for the rest of my life what would it be and why?

I think it would be The Blues Brothers.


I’m glad we agree that no explanation is needed.


My Noms

Kat Impossible








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& I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT the Blogger Recognition Award from Crystal @ Paper Royalty?????

CRYSTAL. You are just so wonderful. I always look forward to reading your wonderful posts.


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.


How my blog started.

I needed attention + validation when it came to my book characters + TV characters. That’s still why I’m here.

My advice to new bloggers

1. Before you go out of the house for any reason, STOP and ask yourself, does this really need to happen or can I just go back to the couch and read? Responsible social things OR………

foxhole court


2. Drink plenty of water guys, because book-induced crying can seriously dehydrate you. Reading is all fun and games until your favorite character is hurt and crying and OH DEAR GOD now your soul is crushed. GIRLLLL get you some water.



me talking about my OTPs.


My Noms


Aurora Librialis




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And last but of course not least, The Sunshine Blogger Award????? FROM MARINA, OH MY GOSHHHHH. Marina @ Books of Magic is one of my favorite bloggers and this just makes me so happy and surprised?????? Thank you Marina. hi I’m Marina’s fangirl.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • Display the rules and the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post


1. Name a fictional food/drink you’d love to try.

In “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda,” Simon’s grandma makes, and I quote:

“Thick slices of challah aged one day for maximum egg absorption, cooked in tons of butter in pans partially covered by pot lids.”

Is it too late to be adopted by Simon’s grandmother??


2. Do you like animated movies? Which ones are your favorite?

WAIT there people out there who do not???

A very small and tiny sample of my favorites…


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The entire collection of everything made by Disney. Except Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World. That was just really bad.


3. Who is your favorite villain and why? (book/movie/TV/etc.)

I’m choosing Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows. He is a hero in our hearts. BUT. He’s actually a terrifying person. He’s done very bad things.




4. Do you like to read one specific genre, or do you mix it up?

I just love STORIES and characters and OTPS and you can find that in every genre.


5. Name 1-3 magical (or not) items from a book, which you’d love to own in real life.

Number One: Gansey’s loud orange Camaro in “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater. Preferably if it comes with Gansey.

Number Two: Lord Voldemort’s Wand. I just think it needs to be confiscated until he learns to use it appropriately.

Number Three: Andrew Minyard’s Exy jersey from “The Foxhole Court” by Nora Sakavic. A very magical item, from a precious precious angel.


6. What is your favorite fantasy movie? You can list several, I’m not a monster!





7. What is the most annoying habit you have?

I have a weird habit of smiling when I’m nervous + happy + sad + surprised + basically any emotion. It’s slightly creepy. I don’t even realize it’s happening until my mouth hurts.


8. Name one country, one city and one historical site you’d love to visit before you die.

Country: Italy

City: Paris

Historical Site: Every single place Monty Montague went on his tour in “Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.” Because he is a blessed.


9. What is your favorite fictional animal? (from a book/movie/mythology/etc.)

I really like the unicorns in Harry Potter. They’re so innocent and pastel.


10. Which do you prefer: seaside, mountains, countryside or forests?

Welllllll I prefer indoors. Bye I’ll be inside.


11. Tell us….your most embarrassing moment.

I don’t ever really get embarrassed about things????? I always just expect myself to do the most embarrassing thing in any given situation and accept my social skills for the disaster they truly are.


Bonus trick question (optional): Gandalf vs Dumbledore. Who wins?

Dumbledore every single day of the beautiful week.


My Noms





Winged Cynic








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I promise I’m done talking about myself.


Now tell me your favorite book.

Also, if you want to exchange your nom for another one you completely should bc you deserve every positive blogging adjective.



72 thoughts on “SIX AWARDS + answering questions + solid reading advice + tell me your favorite book, I’m in a reading slump

  1. Winged Cynic says:

    “I like to stare at walls and slowly descend into madness.” lol okay, you are my hero. And the reason for starting your blog being “I need attention and validation” has got to be the most honest and truest thing I’d ever seen for that question. And “Voldemort’s wand: I just think it needs to be confiscated until he learns to use it appropriately” made me laugh so hard, I swear you need to write a book. XD

    Aaaand I only just realized that I’ve been nominated. I’m so sorry I didn’t see this until now!!! I’ve been caged in a car for the past week (don’t ask lol) so I’ve had limited Internet access, but yeah, blathering aside, thank you so so much! I love all your answers here, so hopefully I can follow up to the awesomeness of this post. Cheers to you! 😀 ❤

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  2. Marie says:

    Congratulations on all of the awards, yay – though you deserve all of them and even more and more because you’re just amazing like that ❤ ❤
    I AM WITH YOU ABOUT NOAH, HE DESERVED BETTER, he deserves the woooooorld and why. He was my favorite seriously. ❤

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  3. PerfectlyTolerable says:

    Congrats on all the awards!!!! That is so awesome 😀 and thanks for the nomination!!!! I think I will have to follow your lead and combine all my awards into one post! I Love your advice to bloggers! Is it really necessary to leave the house? Unless it involves food I don’t think so haha. And Yay! Princess Bride 😀

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Melanie these are such great awards! You deserve them all 💕 I am so awful at posting blogger awards but maybe someday, I’ll finally get around to it. I literally schedule them but never finish writing and posting them? It’s just kind of awkward talking so much about myself in one post, I think 😂

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  5. Norrie says:

    I’m a great fan of challah ❤ My mum used to work in a bakery and got it regularly. Even though it's mostly considered food for Easter. But we never really cared… 😀

    I had the habit of staring at people. But like proper no-blink death stare… LOL. Only managed to get rid of it like last year.

    And i have to agree on the deep dish pizza thing. Or basically any pizza – except the ones that are paper thing and soggy in the middle. Whoever makes those should be in pizza-hell.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      mmmmm I love eating holiday food when it’s not holiday, especially if it consists of bread and sugar xD
      and oh my goshhh I wish everyone were just kids and staring were socially acceptable bc staring is fun
      papery soggy pizza comes straight from hell, demons invented it to be mean.

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  6. bookgraphy says:

    Congratulatiooons on so many awaards, you deserve them all ❤ ❤ and Thank You for nominating me, you're one of the best bloggeeers I follow and I always love to read your posts because I know they will always make me smile haha! AND OMG PLEASE TAKE ME WITH YOU ON YOUR GRAND EUROPE TRIP! haha<3

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  7. Kay Wisteria says:

    CONGRATULATIONS you totally deserve all these awards and 100000x more because you’re one of the best bloggers in the entire world!!!! I love Yesterday by the Beatles ❤ And I would LOVE to visit Paris and Italy!! Thanks so much for the nom xxx

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  8. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I loved this post, and wow congrats on being nominated for so many amazing awards as well! 😀
    Thanks so much for the tag, and I loved your answers for The Sunshine Blogger Award questions you were set. Kaz Brekker is a favourite character of mine (maybe a villain in the story but I agree definitely a hero in my heart too), and I really hope you make it to Italy and Paris one day. Italy is a country I’ve been to a couple of times now but that I still want to explore much more of.
    Great post, and again thanks for the tag! 🙂

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      TYSM oh myyyyyy you are so kind ❤ kaz is a precious creature and there will NEVER be another like him?? ULTIMATE BAD*SS.
      & wow you've been to ITALY!!!! tbh you are a a hero. I just want Italian food and an Italian beach. *stares out at ridiculous snow in april*

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  9. Rebecca @bookishlyrebecca says:

    U DESERVE ALL THE AWARDS. there I said it and also ily ily ily.

    Thank you for nominating me!! I honestly have so many thoughts on this post and I don’t even know if there’s enough room for me to share them all. We’re super similar because I also love to talk about myself. Probably why my boyfriend doesn’t want to sit on Skype for 6 hours anymore ha.

    Pocahontas 2 is the absolute worst. We’re basically just watching her be colonized even though she didn’t need it. Also, she dies almost immediately after the movie or at least, irl.

    Fun fact: I used to love Teen Wolf but stopped watching after season 5. Well, I think it was season 5. All I know is they killed my bb Erica Reyes and I’ll never forgive Jeff Davis for it!!!!!!!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      REBECCA MY DEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! u are just so perfect I want to bake you cake with pink icing and it can be your birthday every day DO NOT ARGUE.
      hahhhhh you guys have to catch up on buzzfeed unsolved together, this is extremely important.
      agreed & Pocahontas 2 was low budget suddenly, wtf Disney?????? I think most people just pretend it never happened.
      she was so gorgeous and there was no need to kill her so casually AND off screen?????
      then, if that weren’t enough, Isaac Lahey is just suddenly GONE at one point and never came back, and that boy is the love of my life.
      some things will never be ok.
      they are so lucky they kept stiles and malia, my gorgeous children.

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      • Rebecca @bookishlyrebecca says:

        Pink is my favorite color!!! How did you know? 😧

        Yesssss I don’t even remember what episode we left off on. Sad since work has taken over both of our lives 😭

        Right?? Erica’s ending crushed me and all my hopes for Gage Golightly. Uhhh this is so weird??? That’s probably why I stopped watching because I got too frustrated or confused!

        Stiles and Malia, I went down with that ship when I watched haha

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  10. Emma says:


    I’m sorry I haven’t been around in a while, girl. (Life’s been super hectic on and off line lately, so I’ve fallen way behind.) But, yo, I’m glad I came back to see your post and see you accept all these nominations!! It doesn’t surprise me that you’ve been nominated so much because your blog is always so bright and creative, so congrats! 😊

    Also, omg, The Princess Bride is one of the best movies ever? I’m so happy you put that GIF there? And, now, I have a very sudden urge to rewatch the movie? I love Inigo (who doesn’t?)

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      PRECIOUS EMMA *tackles with hug*
      i’m sorry life is being a jerk, I MUST PROTECT YOU.
      awww tysm ❤ ❤
      & The Princess Bride is just dlksjklsdjslkjdsakk I laugh so hard every single time??????????
      the SASSSSS. let me just go away, I am not worthy.

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  11. Kat Impossible says:

    OMG NOAH CZERNY IS JUST THE MOST PRECIOUS SOUL! Who wouldn’t want him as a bff?? (Although I still think the others did him dirty by always forgetting about him as the series continued …)
    Six nominations requires a lot of answering though ahaha I think you did great and I really loved reading all your responses. Thanks so much for thinking of me during the nomination 🙂 ❤

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  12. lilisblissfulpages says:

    Firstly, awww, I’m sorry you’re in a slump. Bibliophiles like us understand how serious a problem this is. I hope you get over it soon, VERY soon. and I recommend “Kiss an Angel” if you want Romance… I loved that book so much. hope you like it too and hope you won’t sue me just in case you end up hating it… lols. hahaha.

    secondly, CONGRATULATIONS… you so deserve these awards… And thank you for nominating me. though I have to scroll up again to see what award you nominated me for, This is one long post but I didn’t realize it while reading. Obviously I enjoyed your answers. And oh I agree… I love Gandalf but Dumbledore is SO MUCH better. 🙂 🙂

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      LILI you understand my problemsssssss!!!!
      oooo I’m going to look into Kiss an Angel bc I live for romance, I promise I won’t sue you bc ANYTHING is better than reading slumps istg
      & oh my goshhhh thank you ❤ DUMBLEDORE is my dear he is so wise??????????? I'm going to create a tiny shrine.

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      • lilisblissfulpages says:

        Of course… hehe.. I hope you like Kiss an Angel…

        Wise and Clever… I’m excited to see him again as Jude Law in Fantastic Beast… For me, he’s one of the best fictional character ever created…:) 🙂 and yeah he deserves a shrine. 🙂 🙂

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  13. Aris @ awkwardaris says:

    wow i love u ?? and i’m so proud of that fact that you got six freaking awards we only stan legends here!!! ❤ ❤

    also i hundred percent agree with every answer you gave, except i haven't actually seen the blues brothers oops :/ but other than that we are best friends / clones confirmed

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