The Real Neat Blog Award

I have been working to transform a little corner of my room into a reading, nook, and I got a really cozy chair for Chanukah, so the only thing I have left to do is reorganize my bookshelf. I’m actually going to organize my books by genre, and then (if I have the patience) by author within each genre, so I’m really excited for that. Also, happy Hanukkah if you celebrate it! Today is the second night, and I’m so excited! Anyways, less introduction, and more bookish stuff:

Rukky @ Eternity Books tagged me for the real neat blog award. I’ve only ever participated in on book tag before, and that was a few months ago, and I want to do more, so thank you so much, Rukky, for nominating me for the real neat blog award, and without further ado, here’s the Real Neat Blog Award!


  • Display the Award Logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  • Nominate some bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.


Did you meet any authors this year? If so, which ones?

I did not meet any authors this year. To be honest, I’ve never met an author before! Before I started this blog, I didn’t know you could meet authors. I mean, of course you can meet authors, but the only time I’d ever tried to reach out to a blogger before was when I wrote a letter to Ilyasah Shabazz, the author of Betty Before X. I emailed it to 3 different emails, and I never got a reply, so that was really disappointing. There are a lot of things I didn’t know about; ARCs, the fact that book blogging existed, and basically other stuff like that!

What were your top 3 books this year?

That’s hard. Only THREE books! I’ve read so many good books this year, but a few that were really incredible were Sarah’s Key, by The Mother Daughter Book Club series, by Heather Vogel Frederick(I know I’m kind of cheating here, but one series, one book, same thing, right?) and Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon.

What’s your most anticipated book for 2020?

I don’t know. I’m not really anticipating any books right now. I don’t think I’ve ever really anticipated a book. If there’s an unfinished series and the next book isn’t coming out for a year, well, that hasn’t ever happened to me.

Coffee or Tea?

Definitely tea! I personally think that coffee tastes gross, but everyone has different tastes!

My favorite warm drink to have while curled up with a book though is Chai mixed with warm, foamy milk. I guess that kind of fits in the category of tea!

Which underrated book do you love?

I think that The Penderwicks series is totally and completely underrated. That series is so magical, and fun, and has such great plot and characters that it should be a mandatory read in every elementary school. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street is my favorite, but they are all so good. If you haven’t read them, they are the perfect thing to read over winter break, and really any time at all!

What would be your perfect night?

My perfect night would be a calm night were I would play some board games with my family, write a little, read a little, play with my dog, play with my cats, then read a whole lot more.

Choose a random question that you’d like to answer: What are your favorite blog posts to write?

Probably tags like this, even though I’ve only ever done two, and discussion posts like Let’s Talk Bookish. I also love writing reviews, although those take a really really long time.

My Questions:

I was really stuck and could not come up with any ideas for questions, so I searched up ‘real neat blog award’, and did you know this book tag was created by Dear Kitty in 2014! Thats five going on 6 years, and it’s still going around today! Do book tags ever end, or do they just keep spiraling on through the universe forever and ever…

  • Who is one of your favorite book characters from any book or series you’ve ever read?
  • Summer, spring, fall or winter?
  • Where is your favorite place to read and write? Are they the same place?
  • What are your favorite blog posts to write?
  • Do you make graphics for your blog? If so, how?
  • Do you have any pets? If so, tell me more. If not, do you want any?
  • What are a few (or a lot if you prefer) of your favorite books you’ve read this year?


I am tagging:

Fati @Library of March | Aelyn @Aelyn Reads | May @Forever and Everly | Olivia @Purely Olivia | Ikram@Readology | Hannah @Books, Life, and Other Oddities | Caitlin @Caitlin Stern Writes | YOU if you want

For everyone I tagged, don’t feel any pressure to do it, and if you want to but I didn’t tag you, you should totally do it. This has been a really fun tag to participate in, and I want to do way more in the future!

Also, yesterday, when I finished writing this post my computer wouldn’t let me add any images, and then wouldn’t let me update it or publish it! So, I copied and pasted the post into a different draft, and that worked, and now its letting me add images again. But this is the second time this has happened to me!

Is this happening to anyone else!!!

Have you done this tag? Is your computer also not working? Coffee or tea? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

10 thoughts on “The Real Neat Blog Award

  1. Glad you enjoyed doing the tag so much Aria 🖤 Same, I don’t like coffee at all. I actually haven’t tasted it, but I hate the smell so much that I can’t even imagine tasting it lol. And your perfect night would be much similar to mine. Yeah, tags are really fun to do, and I’m glad you enjoy doing them 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for tagging me!! I really enjoyed reading your post.❤️It made me so happy to see the Mother-Daughter Book Club series on here, sometimes I feel as if no one else has read that, haha. That series holds such a special place in my heart, and I always reread it when I need a comforting book. Also, I adore the Penderwicks! I haven’t read the first few books in a while, but I think my favorite ones are the ones where they’re at Jeffrey’s and all having adventures together. Lovely post, Aria!

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    1. I know! The Mother-Daughter Book Club series is so good! I just read it a few months ago, and I was surprised that not that many people know about it. The plot and characters are fantastic!

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