The Mystery Blogger Award

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Thanks to the marvelous Maddie @ Munch Reviews, we’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger award!! If you haven’t already followed this great human do it now because her blog is amazeballs. And thanks again to Maddie for making our Monday great!

So What is Mystery Blogger Award?

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous 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.” Okoto Enigma


  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • 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).

Three Things About Us

  • Fun Fact About Our Blog – So, if you’ve followed any of our other posts you might be surprised to learn that Jess and I hadn’t met in person until last week. We’ve been virtual friends for over a year, but we just met up in Houston and of course got margaritas. Selfies prove that we both exist and haven’t been catfishing each other 🙂
  • Fun Fact About Jess – My mom had me on her birthday so we share one! She claims that it prevents her from growing older since I took over for her. Wonder where I got my snark…
  • Fun Fact About Teagan – My favorite thing in the world besides reading is hiking. I try and go hiking every weekend and explore Utah and all the amazing national parks in the west. Whenever I go camping I take more books with me than food. #priorities


Questions From Maddie

  1. What is your ideal vacation?
    • Jess: Give me a beach, a lounge chair, books and 100 proof sunscreen and I am happy
    • Teagan: Give me a camping trip with some amazing hikes, a good campsite near a river, some trees for my hammock, and books books books.
  2. What are your favorite and least favorite smells?
    • Jess: favorite is fresh bread baking, which is masochistic because I am gluten intolerant. Least fav is hot garbage because ew.
    • Teagan: My favorite smell is a fresh baked apple pie and my least favorite smell is any Axe body spray. It’s so gross.
  3. If a genie gave you 3 wishes, what would they be?
    • Jess: To have a ranch full of shelter dogs and be able to run it. My other two would probably be to help run it.
    • Teagan: I’d end global warming/pollution and save the environment, buy myself a house on a mountain, and get an endless supply of books.
  4. Best piece of advice you would give a new blogger?
    • Jess: Don’t stress out about your posts. This is supposed to be fun.
    • Teagan: Engage with other bloggers – they are so nice and you can learn a lot from their expertise.
  5. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    • Jess: Tacos. All the tacos.
    • Teagan: Ditto. Tacos are lyfe.

We Nominate

Victoria @ Becareful of Books

Ebru @ Ebs and Her Reads

Kayla @ Graceling Accountant

Sara @ Not Another Book Blogger

Vanessa @ Through Prose Tinted Pages

Natalie @ NW Teen Literati

Questions for the Nominees

  1. What 3 books would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
  2. What “world setting” from a book would you most want to visit?
  3. What’s your favorite part of running a blog?
  4. Which literary pet would you want to adopt?
  5. How do you choose your books?

Our Favorite Posts From Our Nominees

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Graceling Accountant

Sky in the Deep – Be Careful of Books

A Court of Frost and Starlight – Ebs and Her Reads

Spare and Found Parts – Not Another Book Blogger

Throne of Glass vs. ACOTAR Book Tag – NW Teen Literati

The Belles – Through Prose Tinted Pages

Empire of Storms | Book Review


By: Sarah J. Maas

# 5 in the Throne of Glass Series |693 Pages | Pub. 2016

Throne of Glass At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: The uncontested Queen of Scheming
  • Dude: I’d deal with sand in uncomfortable places for him
  • Steaminess: All we’re saying is finally
  • Emotional: RIP us
  • Brutality: Tortured and locked in an iron coffin – not the same as a bouncy house

At this point I think everyone and their grandma knows how we feel about SJM and the Throne of Glass series. Maas gives us badass, flawed heroines and dreamy males who appreciate the epicness of their partners. And Empire of Storms is a masterpiece that did not disappoint and is probably our favorite book in the series. Chaol not being present in this one probably helps its standing in our hearts, tbh.

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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Ruin (I Did Not Need the Phrase ‘Super Sperm’ In My Life) | Book Review


By: Samantha Towle

Series: Gods # 1 | Pages: 352 | Pub. 2018

Ruin At a Glance

  • Overall Rating:
  • Dude: I reluctantly fell for his alpha caveman nonsense
  • Heroine: She danced straight into my heart
  • Steaminess:  Wall sex + wall sex + oh yeah… wall sex
  • Funny: Can Gigi be my stylist? Skulls + tutus = GOALS

Pairs Well With

Knock-Out Punch

  • 1 cup Bluecoat gin
  • 1 cup Sandeman port
  • .75 cup Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • .75 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • .5 cup cane syrup
  • 1 cup sparkling wine

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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Air Awakens (Medieval Online Dating Gone Wrong) | Book Review


By: Elisa Kova

# 1 in the Air Awakens Series |330 Pages | Pub. 2015

Air Awakens At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Dude: The only parrot he will be is stuffed on my wall
  • Heroine: Britney circa 2007 headshave
  • Brutality: Trampled to death @ Walmart on Black Friday
  • Steaminess: The only steam in this one was from my rage

Pairs Well With

Rabid Weasel Shot

  • 1 oz creme de menthe
  • 1 oz vodka

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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The Scribe (This One Will Hit You Right in the Feels) | Book Review


By: Elizabeth Hunter

Irin Chronicles # 1 | 306 pages | Pub. 2013

The Scribe At a Glance

  • Overall Rating:  
  • Dude: Magical tattoo me next, please?!?
  • Heroine: Can you hear me now?
  • Steaminess: *fanning ourselves*
  • Emotional: My heart will never be the same 

Pairs Well With

Turkish Delight

  • 60 ml vodka
  • 30 ml rose syrup
  • juice of 1 lime wedge
  • 200 ml cranberry juice frozen and crushed
  • 2 pieces Turkish delight


Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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