TAGGED: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

January 3, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Chatterbox, Features

So I got tagged a while ago by Stephanie @ Chasm of Books and Faith @ Fangirl World and have finally gotten around to doing this tag. Thank you lovely ladies for including me in your list!

The Rules
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions they have sent you.
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate ten people.
  1. Which book published in 2014 surprised you the most (good or bad)?

It was definitely Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth. I had purchased and read the first novella, The Transfer and found it such a major departure from the Four I knew that I decided not to read the rest.

  1. What is your favorite genre?

My new favourite genre that emerged in 2014 was psychological thrillers! It used to be paranormal, then dystopians, and I always found contemporaries to be kind of ho hum, so there it is.

  1. What new author did you discover this year that you think people should keep an eye on?

This is such a tough question! Becca and Krista Ritchie were my favourite new discovery this year (THANK YOU SIIRI) because their new adult series is BRILLIANT.

  1. What classic that you’ve read is your favorite?

I LOVE The Picture of Dorian Gray, it’s readable, chilling and explores a narcissistic person. Definitely my type of read.

  1. Which book-to-movie adaptation was your favorite this year?

What a tough question, there were so many great adaptations! I loved The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent and Mockingjay Part 1, but I would have to say my favourite was Divergent. Just look at Four 😉

  1. What new blog have you discovered that you absolutely love?

NO DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE. I love you all!

  1. Do you prefer writing negative or positive reviews?

I don’t mind writing either, but with every review I try and include negative and positive points. Sometimes negative reviews are hard to write when you struggle to find a redeeming quality in the book so it doesn’t sound like you’re totally bagging it out. Positive reviews can be hard to write as well especially if you don’t want to just sound like you’re gushing.

  1. Is commenting on blogs an easy thing for you to do?

Commenting isn’t hard, but it can take a lot of time, especially if you want to leave a thoughtful comment without sounding generic. As long as I set some time out to read blog posts, commenting is fine (and so important for interacting with the blogger community and discovering new blogs)!

  1. What series that ended in 2014 did you like best this year?

Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – it was such a wonderful, bittersweet ending to a very long and beloved series.

  1. What is your number one blogging tip? 

Scheduling is the key. I don’t know what I would do without it, probably miss a lot more blog posts.

I tag anyone who hasn’t done this tag yet! (Lame, I know but I’m late to the party and everyone seems to be tagged already). 

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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22 responses to “TAGGED: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

  1. I haven't read the Four collection yet, but it was a shame it disappointed you so much! They were some short stories she wrote afterwards, though. The time I felt like I had lost the Four I knew was at the end of Allegiant, in my opinion. Psychological thrillers are awesome, and I definitely need to read more of them! I didn't like the book TFiOS too much, I thought it was an okay read but a great movie. I loved it! I think it was a good adaption, although I still need to see Mockingjay Part one, of course. I love my scheduling too <3
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    • Ah the Four collection wasn\’t too bad actually, I liked it when it was bound up. I feel the same olivia, I wasn\’t a fan of him in Allegiant at all.

    • Whoopee I\’m so glad you love Dorian Gray too! Sci-fi/fantasy is definitely still my favourite, too bad about dystopians going out of fashion lol

  2. Bec Graham

    I have The Picture of Dorian Gray in my TBR pile at the moment. I'm hoping to get to it in the next few weeks, but I've had a few longer books lent to me so I should probably read those first!
    I love that jeans are in the picture for this award. Have you read "The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants"? It's an awesome series 🙂
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    • Oooh I hope you love it when you read it, it is an amazingly readable classic. I haven't read Sisterhood but I think I've seen the movie 🙂

  3. livvvy75

    While I own The Four Divergent Collection, I haven't read it yet. I also haven't read Allegiant yet. I'm kind of worried that my opinion of the series will change a bit if I do because I've heard scary things about Allegiant. Plus let's just say it's been pretty heavily spoiled for me.

    SCHEDULING IS KEY. It can reduce a lot of stress too.

  4. thebigfatf

    Great answers! Thanks for doing the tag! I agree with what you said about Four. The book lacked substance. I don't now what happened??

    • Lol it took me ages to get around to it as well, and now reading back at it it's so obvious I wrote it last year lol! YAY for awesome thrillers, let's hope there are more in store for 2015.

  5. Faye M.

    HAHAHA, SCHEDULING! Did you know that for two years I didn't schedule stuff at all, and only recently did I start an online calendar for Aimee, Rashika and I to actually plan posts. Now I feel like, MAN WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING WITH MY LIFE IT'S ACTUALLY EASIER THIS WAY THAN WRITING POSTS ON A WHIM UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO. Sorry for les caps. The feels are overwhelming me. SO YES, SCHEDULING IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY AWESOME THING.

    I used to love Dystopias, but, like you, I don't really find them that cool anymore D: Thrillers, fantasy, and scifi are my babies right now.
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    • My gosh Faye, how did you last for so long without scheduling? I couldn't do all my posts on the fly! It is definitely a lot easier and sometimes I come back and change up my posting schedule a little or fixing up my typos that I don't see when I type out the post. Yeah, dystopias are getting old and formuliac, just like paranormal books.

  6. I feel you Jeann, I tried the last novella in that Four collection, just because Tris had been introduced by then and it was kind of a yawn fest. I couldn't even finish it. I just abandoned that book.

    YES TO DORIAN GRAY. It's pretty much my favourite book ever. So much love for Wilde.

    I love commenting as well! But it does take a lot of time. And I don't exactly time my things so well so often I do it late at night/early in the morning when I'm meant to be sleeping. I think I spent December leaving everyone delusional comments because of the lack of sleep thing I was battling oh god.

    Fantastic answers Jeann! I loved reading this 😀

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    • I know, reading the whole Four collection was actually better than I thought it would be actually. SO GLAD you love Dorian Gray. See I knew we had a connection!

      Commenting is awesome, and definitely the lifeblood of book blogs. It does take a lot of work but it's so much fun. I hope your sleeping patterns are part of your new years resolutions? 😉

  7. The picture of Dorian Gray is a classic book I hope to read this year. Good to hear that you liked the series ending. Nothing is worse than being invested in a series and then get disappointed by the ending.