Finally Accepting Awards from friends ft. tragic cactus stories + Merlin + Gansey

I’m so happy and excited and grateful to accept these awaaarrddsss???????? THANK YOU SO MUCH. I spend all of my time eating pizza and thinking about doing drastic things but actually just watching Netflix, so tags from friends have turned into a list. But I love lists and I love you. c:

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1. What genre did you read the most before starting your blog?

I was really into classic novels. I still am, but now I read and love more YA and NA.

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2. What genre did fellow bloggers influence your opinion on?

So many bloggers love sci fi and now I want to give it a chance??? At this point who am I????? I think the last sci fi I read was the Lunar Chronicles (i would protect cresswell with my life)

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3. Favorite book format?

I love paperback because I’m a poor college girl c: But I also love my Kindle because you can tap the words on the page and have an instant definition????? Sometimes when I’m reading physical copies I tap the words without thinking and it’s devastating.

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4. Plants without flowers or plants with flowers?

I once had a vivacious cactus who lived 8 years and when I moved she didn’t live through it…and… IT WAS JUST HORRIBLE I WAS CRUSHED. Her name was Patsy Ruth Miller and and she was my smol daughter and I will never ever move on.

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5. Some tropes you love seeing in books?

My favorite trope/my life purpose = best friends-lovers

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6. A book character you relate to a lot

Neil Josten from the Foxhole Court because he is loves Andrew Miyard, is demi, is mean, loves Exy, loves ice cream, and is very short c:


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from LaRonda @ Flying Paperbacks and I’m 100000% in awe and in love with her blogg????? IT’S SO PRETTY AND THE CONTENT IS AMAZING ❤

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3 things about me

One of my OTPs are Gilgamesh and Enkidu from the Epic of Gilgamesh. I love ancient history and they loved each other so much???? I also love how one of our oldest pieces of literature is a gay love story. Or just a story of deeep friendship depending on how you interpret it ❤

I’m a proud slytherpuff

Every year for my birthday my sister and I make Emily Dickinson’s Coconut Bread and binge Supernatural

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1. Kiss, Marry Kill using your three favorite characters.

Kiss: Monty Montague (GGVV), because he is just a beautiful boyyy

Marry: Damen (The Captive Prince), because I would happily rule Akeilos with him and he’s the most pure boy in this world

Kill: Andrew Minyard (The Foxhole Court), because he would defeat me in battle, but by fighting bravely I’d win his respect and we’d be friends and listen to loud music

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2 Besides reading, what’s something you like to do to pass the time?

I love writing and crying

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3 What was the last movie you watched?

All the Money in the World and I decided that Charlie Plummer is my fancast for Violet (a character in my WIP). CCHARLIE IS SO PRETTY.


imagine him with Violet hair

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4 What was the last popular tv show you ditched/ stopped watching?

The Vampire Diaries because the later seasons are boring???? But I’m coming back eventually for Damon, who I love and protect.

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5 Which book do you plan on picking up next?

something like summer


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I was also nominated by Becca @ Bookishly Rebecca who I ADORE AND CHERISH c: If you want happiness go and see her blog.

1. What is your favorite song right now?

I’m obsessed with Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” because it reminds me of my WIP,,,with sweet Marcel and Violet c:

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2. At what point do you decide how many stars you give a book?

I can always tell based on my physical condition. If I’m a weeping mess at the kitchen table with warm tea and my eyes are haunted I just KNOW.

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3. Who are some of your favorite bloggers?


Elizabeth @ Redgal Musings

Holly @ Nut Free Nerd

Haadiya @ Starlit Reader

Birdie @ Birdie Bookworm

Kay @ Hammock of Books

Kristina Reads

Book Beach Bunny

Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall

Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams

Ellyn @ allonsythornraxx

Bookishly Rebecca

Inside my Library Mind

Aurora Librialis

Kathy @ Books and Munches

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Marta @ The Cursed Books

Winged Cynic

Emma Reads

Anna @ Reading Peaches

Purely Olivia

Kirsty @ PBPR

Loretta @ The Laughing Listener

Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie

Haadiya @ The Starlit Reader

Awkward Aris

*I tag you for all the awards in this post, because you DESERVE EVERYTHING AND BATMAN WOULD FOR SURE LOVE YOU c:

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4. What book/books do you wish would be adapted?

I want Foxhole Court to finally get its Netflix adaptation it deserves.

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5. Do you like Ed Sheeran?


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Kay @ Hammock of Books again and she’s just such a sweet friend and blogger???? I am a fangirl!!!!!

1. What is the strangest ice cream flavor you’ve ever tried?

It’s not so much the flavor, but I’ve tried Rolled Ice Cream and it was so good???? I was in love. Basically they throw cream and cookie dough on a freezing plate and then use a knife to roll it as it hardens and it’s delicious af.

ice cream

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2. Mermaids or fairies?

I choose Merlin

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3. Is there any strange inanimate object that you’ve named? What?

My phone’s name is Sammy (from Supernatural) and my bicycle = The Vehicle of Success or Vos c: Because he has cute nicknames.

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4. Favorite book cover?





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5. Favorite guilty pleasure book?

A Matter of Time by Mary Calmes or the Cut and Run series. detective stories! romance! friendship! shady good guys!

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6. What *should* you be doing right now? (If you’re not currently procrastinating something, bravo!!!)

I should be reading poetry for class. It’s Langston Hughes week but if I have to write one more essay I’m going to have a meltdown.

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from Books and Roads, and in my free time I admire how lovely her blog is????? IT’S SO ADORABLE.

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1. Why did you start blogging?

I was doing an environmental blog for school and hated the subject, so I said f this I’m going to blog about reading because I love blogging and reading is my favorite thing.

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2. Which book are you most excited to read?



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3. Are you an early bird or a night owl?

A night owl for sure. Midnight with a lamp on, reading, is my favorite thing.

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4. What is your ideal vacation?

A theme park kind of like Disney, but there are employees role playing as book characters from my favorite books. Can you imagine Kaz and Gansey just strolling past???? And they’re drinking water casually???? and just being beautiful??????

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5. Favorite method of self-care/self-love?

Meditating, because I can just sit and be myself for 10 minutes.

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6. If you could give one piece of advice to (new) bloggers, what would it be?

I think it’s important to find a review style that’s unique to YOU (which I’m stilllll workinggggg onnnn). It’s also okay to ask other bloggers questions!!! When I first started blogging I was too shy to ask where someone found their graphics, or what their WordPress theme was,,, but bloggers are sweet and want to support you!

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7. Which book has been the most influential on you?

Jane Eyre was my first hardcore, major ship w Rochester and Jane. Ever since I’ve been a hopeless girl. c:

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8. Three random facts about yourself.

I think that maybe people who like coffee are just pretending it’s good and they’re actually part of a carefully orchestrated joke. >.>

I have hazel eyes and they change color depending on the lighting. I have preeettyyyy eyes because I’m a pretttyyy hummmanann. who feels the urge to kill

I spent my formative years watching Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and The Exorcist on repeat. I’m certainly not okay.

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9. What are your favorite and least favorite things about blogging?

I love interacting with other book lovers and screaming about my favorite characters, I don’t like how I don’t always have time to read every post by everyone I love??? I’m so sad. But I’m not a quitter, I’m going to keep trying and keep believing.

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10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would want to live in Detroit because I’m writing a book that takes place there, so I’d love to immerse in the city c:

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11. What is one thing that makes you happy?


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Thank you so much again for these amazing tags????? I really want to leap through clovers and serve free brownies to everyone c:

- malanie


61 thoughts on “Finally Accepting Awards from friends ft. tragic cactus stories + Merlin + Gansey

  1. Haadiya @ The Starlit Reader says:

    THANKS FOR TAGGING ME ILY YOURE ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS TOO ❤ ❤ also like how can one read a post of yours and not expect you to mention the foxhole court, i see you skillfully evading that kiss marry kill question ALSO UWU YOU HAVE HAZEL EYES IM SOFT

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  2. emmareadstoomuch says:

    AH thank you so muuuuch! you also are one of my favorite bloggers, obviously. & this was such a fun post to read??? tucking away the award-post-mashup idea for future reference (aka post idea theft).

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  3. Winged Cynic says:

    Okay, where to start? I lmao’d at “I’d choose Merlin,” your little sisters making you happy is so sweet of you to say, and “I love writing and crying” has seriously got to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read on the blogosphere. ALSO, books characters just drinking water and walking around being beautiful? Take me with you on that vacation!!!!

    Ooh by the way, I’m very excited that you think Batman would love me (because I totally love him too) so thank you; you totally made my day. 😉 Cheers lovely, and a huge congrats on these awards! ❤

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  4. anna says:

    friends to lovers truly is The Best trope in the existence!! especially if it’s childhood best friends. blessings upon blessings, truly!
    also oh my god!! thank u so much for including me in this list! that’s so kind of you malanie :>>>>>

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  5. Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams says:

    Ahhh I didn’t know you loved classics, which ones are your favorites?? (Except for Jane Eyre, of course!!)

    Also, YES @ Monty and Damen!! I fully support thiss. ❤ & Rolled Ice Cream is the most delicious creation on earth omg.


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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      classics make me so happy and fulfilled,,,
      i’m in love w Tale of Two Cities, Wuthering Heights (cathy and heathcliff will forever be my otp i cannnnott be sorry), East of Eden, and Count of Monte Cristo The Stranger skdfkls SO MMAANNNY
      also ILYM ❤


    • malanielovesfiction says:

      rrriiisss!!!! u are my clone and best friend and i must protect you against all things bc it’s rare to have clones and best friends!!!!!!
      *may patsy ruth miller live on*
      *how is smol percy the llama* *i love him* *he can replace patsy in my heart* *their names both start w “p” anyway so it’s finne*

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  6. Kay Wisteria says:

    YAYY MALANIE I’m so happy you got all these awards ❤ ❤ ahh I love Young and Beautiful and it's making me want your WIP to be published even more??? And I must. Have. Rolled ice cream. Why do you torture me with images like this???

    ❤ ❤ ❤

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  7. Olivia @ Purely Olivia says:

    MALANIE you are actually the sweetest human being! Thank you for mentioning my blog as one of your favorites, cause right BACK ATCHA and ahhh it just made me so happy. 💓💓I CAN’T STOP SMILING. Also, I loved reading the rest of this post, and I realized after hearing your phone is named Sammy that I haven’t named my phone yet. Who am I?? I must think of a name immediately.

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  8. bookbeachbunny says:

    What is it with some people and coffee? I tell them I don’t like it, never drank it and in fact can’t stand the smell and you would think I kicked them in their stomachs or something! I am however definitely going to give a try to rolled ice-cream that looks delicious 🙂
    Congrats on all the (much deserved) award love and thank you so much for the shout-out! I really appreciate it.

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  9. Ellyn says:

    So many tags! You’re famous Malanie!
    And omg how did I not know you’re a Slytherpuff??? We can bake brownies and glare at a**holes together now!

    Also, I’m so glad you chose Merlin because same.

    RIP Patsy Ruth Miller.

    (Also, thank you so much for the tag, you’re too nice to me!)

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  10. Birdie says:

    My notes while reading this:
    Dylan O’brien as Neil, perfect
    Foxhole + Netflix = ♥
    Ed Sheeran, my lovely darling!
    Dear Book Amusement Park, please take my money!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      dylan o’brien could just play anyone and do amazing becausse he’s so perfect c:
      we need to start a netflix + supernatural petition c: it’s just a perfect story for Netflix. i couldn’t handle my emotions if this came true


        • malanielovesfiction says:

          WHAT!!!! BIRDIE!!!!! WE HAVE EVOLVED TO FRIENDSHIP 2.0!!!!! YOU LOVE SUPERNATURAL!!!!!! sam and dean are my favorite platonic relationship in the universe,,,,they love each other so much?????? they took over my life last summmer, I don’t thnk I left supernatural & Netflix for 40 days XD


          • Birdie says:

            So you’re a new fan? Me too! We started watching like 2 years ago, but we binge watched EVERYTHING. We love it so much! The magic is in how the focus of the story has remained the brotherhood and not about romance. I love it!

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            • malanielovesfiction says:

              I agree so much, hhow the brother’s love for each other is just as strong as anny romance!!!??? IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL c: I miss the older seasons when their relationship was focused on morre,,for me Sam and Dean will always be the best part c”: And i’m pretty sure they’re confirmed platonic soul mates and we never get that in books/television!!!!! I MUST GO AND CRY


  11. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Congratulations on all these awards Malanie (and thanks for mentioning me/my blog as well. You’re amazing!) ❤
    I loved your answers for all these questions. Rolled ice cream sounds strange but kind of yummy (then again what ice cream isn't yummy) and I want to try some myself now. Also I LOVE your idea vacation destination; a theme park like Disneyland with book characters wandering past would be a dream come true right?! 🙂
    I've got to say I love Merlin too, and the strangest inanimate object I've named was a Smirnoff bottle me and my sister called Samuel Bob (we were probably a little drunk so it seemed like a good idea at the time).
    Great post, and great answer for all these questions. Again congrats on all the awards! 😀 ❤

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  12. thebookprophet says:

    COFFEE IS DELICIOUS OKAY YOUR TASTE BUDS DON’T WORK!! *ahem* we’re hazel-eyed twins yayyy!!! My favorite feature about myself would probably have to be my eyes, it’s SO COOL how hazel eyes change depending on the light/what you’re wearing. AND OMG THAT THEME PARK SOUNDS SO COOL!!! I would literally invest my *non-existent* money in this!!! I ditched TVD probably in season 5?? Whichever season was the one before the last – I just… couldn’t do it anymore hahaha everyone got on my nerves. Even Damon.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      *et tu, brute?* *sobs* NNOOOOO BUT I STILLLLL LOOVVVEE YYYOOUU
      +++people with hazel are the coolest people tbh, we have all the colors
      it’s so hard to hold on sometimes w TVD,,,even for sweet sunshine damon. i need to break up w him but it’s so hardd. HIS BABY BLUE EYES!

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  13. insidemylibrarymind says:

    I laughed so hard at some of this. Never thought of Gilgamesh and Enkidu as an OTP??? 😂 I don’t disagree though. And I love cacti so much, I have a bunch and they all have names but my first one who I loved so much died AND I WAS DEVASTATED. Thank you so so much for including me in you favorite blogs and for tagging me 💕💕I had so much fun reading this!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I’m so happpy you read it tooo!!!! every time i try to talk about my enkidu and gilgy ship ppl have no idea what I’m talking about and it’s true trageddyyy


  14. Loretta @ The Laughing Listener says:

    YAYY!! MALANIE WINS ALL THE AWARDS!!!! ❤️ And I made your favorite bloggers list?!?! Thank youuuuu 😍😘

    First of all, now that I’m staring at that photo of Charlie Plummer that’s exactly how I imagined Violet in my head when you described him??? It’s perfect!! Secondly, a book theme park sounds like my version of heaven. WHY DOESN’T THAT EXIST YET?!?!?! I didn’t know I needed Gansey strolling by me while casually drinking water until right now. And Jane Eyre is also my favorite because Mr. Rochester and Jane are my TRUE original otp.


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  15. Norrie says:

    Uff… i killed a cactus once too. I was quite shocked and mortified. But then i told myself it’s natural selection and the cactus was clearly not strong enough to live. LOL.

    I’m also addicted to the dictionary on my kindle. It’s just so useful!

    Love your cover choices ❤

    Also, i want coconut bread now. 😀

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