Award ceremony – April 2019. Receiving and giving.

*NOMINATION NO. 1 and 2*

(See page 1 for thanks and intro.)

FROM: Sophie, who specializes in book reviews, but also shares her WIP writing and tips with her Readers. Fun fact: she is making her own wedding dress!

FROM: Esoterica, who wants to own a pet-friendly cafe filled with books, but is currently struggling with a mystery illness. She takes her Readers on a health journey.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
  • Answer the questions they asked you.
  • Come up with your own questions.
  • And lastly, tag other bloggers.

Sophie’s QUESTIONS and my ANSWERS:

  1. Tea or coffee?
    Coffee. Just kidding. Of course, it’s tea. We’re starting off easy.
  2. Dogs or cats? (Or another pet species?)
    Dogs for sure. Although, I believe that if you spend enough time with most animals, chances are you will grow to like them more than you used to in the beginning. 
  3. Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
    Australia. It’s been my life-long trip and it finally came true.
  4. Favorite book about a country other than the one that you’ve lived in?
    “Crime and Punishment” – Russia
  5. Favorite book that takes place in a country that you live in right now?
    Now this one is not so easy. So many books written about places in the US. 
  6. Have you traveled somewhere just because you’ve read about it?
    No, but I can totally see the appeal in doing so.
  7. If you have all the time and money in the world and you don’t have to work another day, what would you do?
    Not only money but time? How lucky! I would definitely travel. While doing so, I would also write and learn other languages.
  8. If you find $100 on the ground and couldn’t find the person who lost it, what would you do with the money?
    Take it and either use it for something I need or for a lottery ticket. 
  9. Mood reader or non-mood reader?
    I’m not sure I know what that means. I think I’m always in the mood to read (no matter what mood I am in). However, if I am currently reading a thriller, I am more inclined to read it if I’m in a negative mood. And if I feel down, I put away a light-hearted book, because I just can’t focus.
  10. If you have to lose one sense of your choice (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell), which would you lose?
    I want to say touch, but it seems too easy. Maybe sight, since I’ve already seen things?
  11. What do you like to do as a hobby (other than reading and blogging)?
    Other than reading and blogging? Nature walking, people watching and biking.

Esoterica’s QUESTIONS and my ANSWERS:

  1. How are you, really?
    Actually, I am pretty alright right now. A bit tired, but filled with longing for more and a sense of wonder.
  2. What character from a book, movie or TV show is most similar to you?
    No clue. I am pretty weird.
  3. What movie, picture, or video always makes you laugh no matter how often you watch it?
    Sadly, I don’t know anything that does. Things I found hilarious in the past no longer cause a smile.
  4. What are two things you still want to accomplish in your life?
    Financial security and further travel.
  5. What is your most controversial or unpopular opinion?
    Just take a look at my NROPs. There’s plenty of bold opinions there.
  6. What unethical experiment would have the biggest positive impact on society as a whole?
    Survival of the fittest. “Purge” is a really curious movie. Something along those lines.
  7. What’s the most interesting documentary you’ve ever watched?
    I dislike documentaries.
  8. What is your favorite word? How about least favorite?
    Word? Discombobulate? Flabbergast? Least favorite? Like?
  9. What’s the weirdest conversation you’ve eavesdropped on?
    Can’t recall any right now, but it’s probably because I’ve suppressed them on purpose.
  10. What is one underrated pleasure?
    Peace and QUIET! No doubt about it.


  1. What are two things you still want to accomplish in your life?
  2. What is your most controversial or unpopular opinion?
  3. What is one thing you did this past month that made you feel good?
  4. What makes you “you”?
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  6. How honest/ open are you in your every-day life?
  7. How true to yourself are here on WP?




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  1. Wow! I never took you as someone who would dislike documentaries. And I was really shocked when I read that you’d prefer to lose your sense of sight above all others. You really are weird. 👀
    Congratulations on your awards, Goldie! Much deserved.

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      1. I do. I love documentaries. 😊

        I would rather lose my sense of taste… or maybe smell. It’s got to be one of the two. I love sensing things, but if one of my senses had to go, it would be my sense of taste. It’s important to me but not as important as the other ones.
        As for the Stormer Award, three is my lucky number, so I’d probably win it this month. 😁

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        1. Imagine never being able to taste your favorite food. Smell goes with it. If you don’t smell the food, you won’t think of it as appetizing. And you won’t know when not to walk into a room if someone farted!

          You can do it!

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  2. Oh my! Did I really engage that much? I guess I have a lot absent since mid April 😛 😀
    Thankyou so much for the award ❤ ❤ I am really honoured.. What do I do with it now?

    Aaahh..crime an punishment.. I remember reading half of it during my graduation but then exams were so close that I could never complete it. I think I should go back to it after I complete reading Kafka on the Shore that I've been reading since ages 😛 😀
    Fav thing to do- sleep and eat. I can so relate to this 😀

    Also, I had a question- how do you make different pages without making a new blog post?

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    1. It’s interesting how I saw a lot of comments from a blogger at the beginning of the month, and then plenty from you and then not as much from either one. That’s why I’m so thankful for ALL the comments. Because even if someone takes a break, someone else is there to save the day.

      You don’t have to do anything. It’s something I came up with last month. This is only the 2nd time I gave it out. The person who received it last month wrote a post about it. You can just put it on your site with other stamps. It’s all up to you. I just wanted a way to say “Thank you”.

      Different pages… It’s a tricky thing. Do you mean categories? What would you use the page for? (It would help me understand what you’re trying to do.)

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      1. Hahaha..yes, it’s good to have so many people around here.
        Ahh yes, I can put up a post about it. But then I remember there is a long list of pending award posts that I haven’t done yet. I took a break from blogging when I got the time to do them..Haha..So I really don’t know 😀 😀

        It’s a good way to acknowledge bloggers. Your own unique way.

        No I don’t mean the categories. I know about categories. I am asking about how do you put one award on one page and the other on second and so on..and that too in one blogpost.

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          1. Yes, like your post. When I press Shift+Alt+P together in the block editor, it selects the top toolbar. If I press them again, the settings panel on the right is slected. And pressing them for a third time, it prompts me to open the publishing panel. :O

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              1. I also had some difficulty using the block editor initially. But now I like it. It has so much more options. I switched to classic editor to find out how it;s done. It;s called page break. Will look for it in the block editor. Thanks 😀

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                1. I keep telling myself that I will dedicate some time for the new editor, but it never happens. I want to be able to sit down and learn EVERYTHING at once.

                  I’m not eager to start using it because my posts are simple. There usually is just text. No videos, or photos, or special formatting.

                  I don’t think page break is the same. I thought it was only used for your front page. To showcase the very beginning of your post instead of the whole thing. You could customize where the excerpt ends.

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                  1. I learnt almost all of the things in the new editor. Though I didn’t find a couple of things in the new one. But then I realised I could add classic blocks in the new editor to use one of them.

                    I found page break in the layout element. I guess to show the excerpts only, you should use “read more tag”.

                    Though I know I won’t be using any of these features, it’s just that I’m curious to know what all is there that can be done. And that’s the same reason why I tried the block editor.

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                    1. Yeah, you should. I’m glad they gave this option of using the classic one for some time- it didn’t vanish overnight 😀

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  3. So much thoughts right here after reading this introspective, authentic post of yours, Goldie.

    What I especially like about Award posts is that it forces us, the Writer, to look deep within to answer the questions given. You did an excellent job with that. I enjoyed all your answers.

    Another thing I like about the way you do your Award posts is the manner in which you acknowledge those who have nominated you, you’re very descriptive and factual . You’re able to garner interest (well at least my interest) in these other Bloggers. It makes me want to head on over to their page and see/read what they’re all about. You make them substantive, and who doesn’t enjoy substantive Bloggers?

    It’s such a great idea to make personal mention of the Blogger who engages our blog the most. Fantastic! Such personal mentions encourages even more engagement.

    You’re a fine, Blogger, Goldie. I always enjoy your posts (whenever I have the time to read, it is always a pleasure).

    P.S. “Discombobulate” and “Flabbergast” are 2 of my favorite words too. I still remember the very first time I heard them both. 🙂

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    1. Oh, why thank you! I like to think that I’ve developed my signature style to these awards, which I’m rather proud of. Thank you for recognizing all those different tidbits. It’s all about widening the circle. That’s why I don’t nominate a million people anymore. It’s easier for the reader to just check out a couple of blogs (whom I receive the awards from and whom I nominate for them) instead of 20 of them.

      I’m glad you like those words. They’re so much fun.

      Again, thank you for the compliments! Don’t make me blush.

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  4. Thanks for the nomination, Goldie. I am honored. It may be a little late at night for me to try to post my answers and pass it on. When I tried to copy and paste your address, it came out as about 8 lines of gibberish! I’m sorry, you’ve apparently nominated a technologically challenged blogger, but I will give it another go tomorrow. Thanks again for the honor. Blessings, and good night!

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