Award #13: I’m a Mysterious Potato… NOT.

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Hello Guys!

Long time no Awards seen, am I right? Well, I’m back today with one that I haven’t seen going around much so I decided why not do it now. It’s the Mystery Blogger Award for which I was tagged by two lovely people who are Jasmine @ How Useful it is and Jamie @ Book Pandamonium. This award was created by Okoto Enigma and this is what it is for:

“Mystery Blogger Award”  is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

The Rules:

  • 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 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)

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I have no idea if this will be repetitve or not, but here we go:

  1. I used to drink lots of milk as a kid but now my stomach can’t take it. I may be Lactose intolerant.
  2. On allergies. Cats kill me. I cannot be in the same room as one or hell breaks down on me.
  3. I don’t have a favorite movie though I watch a lot.
  4. I like both Tea and Coffe but if I had to choose, it’ll be Tea everytime.
  5. I had short hair my whole childhood so now I can’t seem to be able to cut it above chest length. IT HURTS MY SOUL.
  6. I used to paint a lot as a kid and now I’m slowling getting back into it.

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1. What’s your favorite book genre ?

Well, we’re off to an awful start because I. CAN’T. CHOOSE. I love Fantasy, contemporary AND Historical Fiction equally. They’re all my babies. Plus, I get bored easily so I switch between the three quite often.

2. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Mmm, I don’t know? Like, I’ve never thought of something as a guilty pleasure. I own up to my actions haha. No. I just don’t know what it is. I’m sure I have more than one that I don’t even consider as such.

3. Dogs or cats?

Refer to fact 2 to have your answer. I can’t be a cat person even if I wanted to. I mean I like cats, I even had one before this allergy ordeal but I ADORE dogs, my goal in life is to have a house of my own to have a dog, because my mom doesn’t want one at home *sigh* even though she had one when her and my dad first got married. Yes, that’s how much I love them.

4. Best book you read this year?

JUST ONE? What kind of question is this. But fair enough, if I had to choose just one that I want everyone to read, it’ll be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I cannot express how grateful I am that this book exists, just go read it, PEUH-LEASE !! Here’s my review to help convince  you.

5. Weird Question: What was your favorite/weirdest dream?

I don’t have a favorite dream but the weirdest one is one that I’ve been having since I was a kid, I don’t know what it, I just know that it is the same one, like when I’m dreaming I know but once I wake up I have NO idea, I just know that I’ve had it gazillion times before. Also, when I was a kid it used to be a nightmare but now it’s not?!

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1. What do you like to do most this time of year?

NOT study for exams. Like, literally ANYTHING else because that’s ALL I do this time of the year and it is killing me. I’ve been at it for a month now so I’m stressed, exhausted and freaking out. I’m fine though (Send help).

2. Did you already plan for how many books you will read next year?

Well, at least 70 hopefully because I read more thant that this year, though I’ll be putting my goal on Goodreads to 60. It is 10 more books than last year’s challenge but still not too stressful because I’m giving myself a comfortable margin.

3. What is your #1 goal next year?

Survive 3rd year of medschool? Sorry ahaha. My brain is overpowered with everything study related right now. One of my main goals for next year is to draw/paint/hand-letter more frequently. Like, I do that from time to time right now but I want to make more time for it and thus do it more often.

4. Are you happy with the direction your blog is heading?

VERY happy, actually. I’ve got a new design, recently hit 500 followers (I still can’t believe it), and have a general vision for what I want my blog to be next year content wise. So, yeah! I’m pretty satisfied with the direction it’s headed.

5. Weird: What extreme do you go to take care of books you own?

Mmm… None? None that I consider an extreme that is hahaha.

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I Tag: 

My Questions:

  1. What’s one pet-peeve you have that you cannot handle above all others?
  2. What’s your favorite Tv-show? Movie? Book?
  3. What’s your main reading resolution for next year?
  4. What’s one hidden skill you have?
  5. Funny Question: What’s one emoji that you use out of place or that no one else uses?

That’s it until next time.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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Award #6 : STAAAHP ! You’re making me blush

Hello guys !

This week’s award is a little special. It’s the Miranda Sings Award. Why is it special ? Because I LOVE Miranda and the message that she conveys and I also admire Colleen for all the work she put in making Miranda such a hilarious and loved alter-ego (I think that’s what she is?). I was nominated to do this by the lovely Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. You should definitely give her a follow if you don’t already, she’s so sweet and funny, and deserves all the support.

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The rules :

  • Announce your win with a post, and link the blogger who nominated you.
    Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List seven (7) things you love about yourself. (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation (i.e. Don’t say things like – “I’m prettier than an average person.” or “People have told me I’m smart.” You are pretty. You are smart.)

The things I love about myself :

1. My eyebrows

Okay, this is probably my favorite physical feature about me. I love them and they always have to be on fleek (That sentence makes me laugh so much). Though I don’t draw them in or anything, all natural, I just thread them and that’s all.

2. My music taste

It is so eclectic you’d think that several people joined together to make it but nop, it’s just me, myself and I. The real question is whether the three are the same person or 3 different ones *evil laugh* *suspens music* *dramatic effects*

3. My wits

I am not only book smart but also street smart. I’ve always done great at school and was one of those freaks that enjoyed learning stuffs and things especially in physics and chemistry but I also do well in social situations and don’t get shut down easily. And if I do I always find a way around it.

4. My humour

By now, you’re all like “Stop with your humour already, you’re not even that funny !” but I swear I am and if you don’t think so I’ll come after you and torture you with all the worst jokes and puns in the world.

5. My style

It took me a while to finally be happy with what I wear and to have it be like the image I have in my mind. I love picking up clothes, matching outfits and all that kind of stuff, basically putting thought and care into what I wear. This again is like several people mixing up to give birth to my style. Told you, there might not be just one person in there.

6. My honesty

I am as honest as it gets. I don’t say things that I don’t mean just to make people happy and if I don’t like something I don’t pretend otherwise but at the same time I am careful not to be too blunt and hurt people’s feelings.

7. How caring I am

I don’t get attached to people easily but when I do, I give them my all. The whole 150% of my being (Yes because I’m super-human and have an extra 50%) and I’d do anything for them, for my family and friends because I’m there for them as much as they are here for me.

The nominees :

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Sammie @ Bookshelves & Biros

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters

Fatima @ Noteable Pad

Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff

Regina @ The Bibliothèque

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.


That’s it until next time.

What are some things you love about YOURSELF ?

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Award #5 : I’m a Dragon, and I have Dreams !

Hello guys !

I feel like I’m getting better at doing my tags and award (Am I? Really?). This is the reason for me posting so much these past few weeks. I want to do the tags that have been accumulating but at the same time I don’t want to cut down my other content which I enjoy doing equally. So, yeah without further ado, here’s this week’s award.

I’ve been tagged my the amazing people that are Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews and Beth @ Reading Every Night for The Dragon’s Loyalty Blog Award. Seriously, go check out their blogs, they’re so awesome and the girls are really fun to chat with.

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The rules :

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Announce your win with a post.
  • Link the blogger who awarded you.
  • Present six deserving blogs with the award.
  • Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.
  • Write seven interesting things about you.

I’ve been wracking my brain to find more facts about me, trying to be “original”. DAMN! Yeah, don’t know about the originality but I found another theme that I’ve never talked about before. For this award, it’s going to be 7 things I want to do before I die x2 meaning 14, because you know, I was tagged twice.

My bucket list:

1. Do extreme sports

Bunjee jumping. Skydiving. Rock climbing. Sandboarding. White water rafting. Cliff jumping (which I actually did). Any of it. ALL of it. yes, you’ve guessed it, I’m an adrenaline junky, but what can a girl do? I just love the feeling of it, and I want to experience everything while I still can.

2. Join Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF translates to Doctors Without Borders, which is an NGO originally founded in France but that has immensely expended, it’s really impressive you guys! It’s soul purpose is for doctors from all around the world to go to war-zones or developing countries to provide health care to those who can’t afford it. I would want to do that for at least a year.

3. Travel around the world

Here are the 14 places I want to go to the most: San Francisco – USA, London – UK, Venice – Italy, Amsterdam – The Netherlands, Santorini (or any of the islands really) – Greece, Niagara Falls – Canada, Tokyo – Japan, Edinburg – Scotland,  Lombok – Indonesia, Rio Maggiore – Italy, New York – USA , Agra – India, Bangkok – Thailand, Cusco – Peru.

4. Master Yoga

Okay, not really master but I want to do some advanced poses. I LOVE doing Yoga but I can’t do a head/handstand for the life of me so I’d like to work on that.

5. Learn to speak at least 6 languages in total

Ideally, I would want to add Spanish (which I’m working on right now) and maybe German ? I don’t know that second one, I’m still debating. Oh yeah, and sign langage, that would be so awesome, I know a few words but nothing too fancy.

6. Go to a music Festival

OH MY GOD ! How I would do anything to be able to go to some giant music festival like Coachella or Tomorrowland. I love music as much as I love books and more than that I like to just blast music, let it fill my soul and dance to it. AMAZING. Oh yeah and I’m freaking annoyed right now, because there’s a Holi Festival in my city next weekend and I’m not going because FREAKING EXAMS.

7. Go to a Book Convention

This is book events’ season, and I’m a bookworm so this one is pretty much a given. Any of them would be more than fine. Yallwest, Bookcon, BEA, etc… Being in an awesome place, meeting awesome people, talking about awesome books. The dream right?

8. Go on a road trip around Morocco with friends

I still have SO many places to go, discover and enjoy in my country and I would love to share that with people close to my heart.

9. Go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Can someone take me right now please? This is a life long dream of mine and I will do it, even if I’m 80 by that time, I don’t care. Okay maybe not, I want to be able to actually run around like a little kid.

10. Take part in a color run

They were doing one in the beginning of the year as a fundraiser and for some unknown reason it got canceled which is irritating. A LOT. I hope there’s going to be one around soon so that I can already check this off my list.

11. Visit unique libraries

Yet another predictable one. But seriously, see these and if it doesn’t make you want to do it as well I don’t know what will.

12. Run a semi-marathon

I really suck at running, I’m the worst at it really. I have 0 endurance when it comes to it and I think about taking it up once my exams are over because they made a beautiful track near where I live and that’s extra-motivational.

13. Go to Disney world

Again, I’ll forever be a kid and that’s the ultimate kid’s dream.

14. Adopt a dog

A huge fluffy dog preferably, a dog I can cuddle and snuggle with, like a Husky or a Labrador. I’ve nagged my mom for years but she wouldn’t have it haha. To be fair she’s right about it, we live in a flat and though it’s in the suburbs, we don’t have enough space inside for a big dog.

I Tag: 

Luna @ Luni Reads

Liam @ Hey Ashers!

Yarravy @ Hiraeth for the Pages

Felicia @ Fell for Books

Cleo @ Cuddle with Books

Charleigh @ Charleigh’s Book Nook

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.


That’s it until next time.

What are some of the things on YOUR bucket list?

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Award #4 : Am I a Creative Cookie ?

Hello guys !

As I promised yesterday, I’m catching up on my tags and awards now that I finally have a little time. Ironically, this is the toughest time of the year because I finished school and am now sitting at home for a month preparing for my finale exams, it’s going to drive me crazy and this blog -is- will be the only thing keeping me sane. I can’t and won’t be studying 24 hours a day so I’m going to post on my breaks (probably daily YAY).

Without further ramblings, let’s tackle today’s matter which is The Creative Blogger Award. Me? Creative? Awww! *blushing* *looking around for pranksters* I want to thank Beth @ Reading Every Night for nominating me, she is an awesome person and her blog is totally worth the detour, so go check it out. (It is not a request. It is an order.)

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The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share five facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

This is hopefully going to be easy, I already came up with 28 facts (here) so 5 won’t be hard, right? Right? So, as I started kind of theming my facts, I’ll do these ones about physical appearance.

The facts :

  1. I wear glasses. I am short-sighted and I absolutely hate contact lenses. Plus, I really love the smart look that my glasses give me haha.ffff.gif
  2. My hair is originally curly, but around a year or so, it became a giant blab that didn’t look like anything so I straighten it. With no heat though. And to be quite honest, it was too much of a struggle for a lazy girl like myself.giphyd
  3. I have double jointed fingers. Those things have a mind of their own. They do some weird ass shit sometimes.giphyhjk
  4. I’ve been told to look like a mean girl from first sight hahaha. I’m nice though I promise. My close friends say that that first impression isn’t wrong after all. So yeah… I don’t know *has an existencial crisis*giphyhjklmù
  5. I’ve never had acne, but I had pimples, freaking annoying pimples, that left some dark spots on my forehead (and some on my cheeks) on my already pretty dark skin when they went away. Luckily now, they are fading thanks to a cream.

And I nominate :

Yarravy @ Hiraeth for the Pages

Michelle @ The Reading Belle

Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

Rachel @ Journal of a Bibliophile

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.

That’s it until next time.

If you do the award, go ahead and leave the link in the comments so that I can check it out.

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Award #3 : 28 Versatile Facts about Me

Hello guys !

I’m back again today with yet another award for which I’m immensely excited, it is The Versatile Blogger Award that I would gladly accept from 4 of my awesome fellow bloggers. I was nominated by IceBreaker694Jesalin @ JBelksBooks, Kamilah @ TheBookMirage, Beth @ ReadingEverynight. Thank you so much ! You guys ROCK !

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The rules:

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person that has nominated you.
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself .
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
Since I’ve been tagged 4 times, I’ll list 7 fact from 4 different categories which will give us a total of 28. (I know how to count, thank you very much)
The facts :
– Current Life :
  1. My Birthday is December 26th.
  2. I am around 5″8 .
  3. My favorite subject is Anatomy, the Human Body fascinates me, especially the brain.
  4. I LOVE sushis. So many varieties, I can never get enough.
  5. I have so many pet peeves, it is CRAZY : Chewing noises, repetitive patterns, people who keep touching me while talking and so on…
  6. My favorite season is Fall.
  7. I can fluently talk Arabic, Amazigh, French and English.
– Childhood :
  1. I was a chubby baby haha.
  2. My mom told me that I wanted to be a doctor before I could ever remember.
  3. I’ve always been bitchy even as a kid. Always strong-headed and sarcastic.abf63-7990096.gif
  4. My favorite cartoons were: SpongeBob (Which now I know is dirty heh!) , Martin Matin and Detective Conan.
  5. I hated sweets : Chocolate, candy, ice cream, cakes. Just no.17869587.gif
  6. I was a Daddy’s girl
  7. I was always top of my class (Take me baaaack 😦 )
– Hobbies :
  1. I love to workout. I do so 3 times a week. I weight-lift, boxe and do Step classes.tumblr_ni24ccRvna1qaon9po1_500.png
  2. Music is life. My favorite song at the moment is Castle is the Snow .
  3. My favorite Tv-shows are : Grey’s Anatomy, The Flash, Arrow, Once Upon a Time and two that are long over and that I grew up with are How I met your Mother (The ending though AGH! ) and One Tree Hill.
  4. I love to travel but the only place abroad I’ve been is France.
  5. My favorite place in Morocco would be the Sahara desert, it is just pure MAGIC. Here’s a picture of me, my mom and sister there:2014-08-24 20.24.58-1
  6. The places I want to go to the most : Greece, Italy, India, Thailand, Japan, Netherlands and the US. I think I’ll go on an exchange program to one of those next year.
  7. I am involved with caritative work, and I LOVE IT.
– Bookish :
  1. I seriously cannot remember what the first book I ever read was. I was SO young.
  2. My favorite genres are both Fantasy and Contemporary, I can’t choose.
  3. If I had to choose a favorite book it would be The Book Thief.
  4. I’m definitely a night reader. It’s not just that I like it, it’s also because I don’t have time the rest of the day.anigif_enhanced-buzz-21708-1376532363-6.gif
  5. Last year was a bad reading year. I was in a slump for most of it.
  6. I didn’t even know YA was a thing until probably 2 years ago. Shameonme.16051431.gif
  7. I’ve never listened to an Audiobook. Should I give it a try?
And I nominate :
Jonas @ OtherThings
Liam @ HeyAshers!
Isabella @ BookishYouth
Olivia @ LibroLiv
Raquel @ RakiOddBooks
Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.

That’s it until next time.

If you do the award, go ahead and leave the link in the comments so that I can check it out.

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Award #2 : Liebster or not to Liebster ?

Hello guys !

I’ve been really REALLY bad reading wise this week. I usually complete 2 books a week and for this one I haven’t even managed to finish one which is kind of upsetting but I don’t really mind, my life is crazy busy this month.

The main reason I haven’t done much reading is because I went to the ophtalmologist and my eye sight has gone worst which led to me having to leave my glasses to the optician so that they can get me new prescription lenses (I hate contacts so yeah I wear my glasses all the time). That being said, I get really bad headaches when I read without them so I’ve been away from books until today when I got them back.

So, no review today 😦 . I’ll try to finish Clockwork Angel by tomorrow so that I can put it up Monday. This gives me the opportunity to do some of the tags and awards that are waiting to be done.

For today, it is the Liebster Award, for which I was tagged by Icebreaker694 so thank you so much !

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The rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
  • Give them 11 questions of your own

Let’s dive in :

The questions :
1- What is your favorite fanfic? *hehe*
I don’t have any because I don’t read them. I’ve never tried and I don’t think I’ll ever will simply because I don’t have enough time to study, read actual book, have a social life AND adding fanfiction is just impossible.
2- Where would you go if you can go anywhere in the world?
I would say Hogwarts but I’m pretty sure that’s not what this question is about. A place that I’m dreaming about visiting is Greece. Oh my god ! That country is just so magnificent.
3- What 5 superpowers would you like to have ?
Flying, which is an obvious choice. Healing, because who doesn’t want to? Breathing underwater, because if I could be a fish I would, water is just my element *-*. Time manipulation, such as freezing it, fast forwarding embarassing moments and slowing down the precious ones. And last but not least, omnilunguism, languages fascinate me and I wish I could understand/speak them just by listening.
4- Have you met any authors ?
Sadly, no. Because they never come to where I live.
5- What’s the most common name you have stumbled upon while reading ?
This question made me think. I couldn’t find any because I tend to forget the generic names. Oups.
6- Do you like love triangles ?
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7- How many books can you read in a week ?
On average, I can read 2 books a week. I know it’s not much, but for my own sanity I can’t squeeze in more. Although, in the  summertime, I can read up to between 5 and 7 books a week.
8- What book have you re-read the most ?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. But that was a long time ago. I haven’t been re-reading anything for the past few years, though I’ll hopefully dive into some of my favorite worlds this year.
9- Do you prefer a girl’s point of view of a boy’s ?
Well, I kind of like both but if I had to choose, I’ll go with a boy’s just because I like to be in the boy’s head, which I can’t do in real life haha.
10- Are you a night reader ?
100% yes. I do most of my reading at night before going to bed. I rarely find time to read at other times of the day.
11- How many books do you own ?
That’s a hard one. Since this girl right here is a lazy potato, I don’t want to count right now (It is nearly 1AM). But I think that it is around 200, e-books included.

The facts :
1- My favorite animals are Horses and Pandas.
2- I used to have a cat but I turned out to be allergic so we had to give him away.
3- I am OBSESSED with Buzzfeed videos, I can spend hours watching them.
4- I have a sister who is 8years younger than me, which makes her 11.
5- I love Gifs. I think they are absolutely hilarious.
6- My drawing is pretty descent even though I haven’t done it for ages.
7- I absolutely hate to read in Arabic, which is my mother tongue.
8- I started reading in French (It is my second language) when I was a little kid and took up English a couple years ago.
9- I am a Tv-show addict. Some of my favorites are: Grey’s anatomy, The Flash, Arrow, The Originals, Once Upon a Time …
10- I am left-handed.
11- I have a really good photographic memory.
My questions are :
1- Marvel or DC ? And why ?
2- If you could live in a fictional world, which one would it be ?
3- What are your most loved and most hated book tropes ? (One of each)
4- Which book do you think you could re-read without getting bored of ?
5- What’s a book character that everyone loves that you hate ?
6- Who’s your favorite superhero ?
7- Who(s your favorite supervillain ?
8- What’s a book that truly left a mark on you ?
9- Do you have any pet-peeves ?
10- Which author’s writing you can’t seem to get into ?
11- If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be ?
And I nominate :
I actually don’t know. This award has been going around a lot so I feel like everyone has already done it. If you haven’t then I nominate YOU because as long as you put an effort onto your blog you deserve an award. Please do it, I would love to see all your answers to these questions. Plus, it is really late, and I’m really sleepy so I don’t have the strength to look up who to tag (Sorry? ish?).

That’s it until next time.

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