Best ARC? Author I Really Want To Meet? || Real Neat Blog Award


I was nominated by the amazing Kate @Reading Through Infinity for this award. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!

The Rules:

  • Display the award logo on your blog
  • Thank the folks who nominated you and provide links to their blogs
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by your nominator(s)
  • Nominate any number of other bloggers to share the award and give them some linky love
  • Notify the nominated folk
  • Ask the nominees 7 questions of your own

Kate’s Questions:

1. Who is currently your number one author to meet at an event?

Leigh Bardugo

I have never actually met an author. They just don’t tent to come to the places that I have lived in. And those few that do come I’m not interested in them. I get that, since I live in a non-English speaking country (but it would still be nice for authors to visit these places as well). Anyway, the author I would love to meet the most is Leigh Bardugo. She is one of my all time favourite authors and she just seems like an amazing person to meet! (Plus I would love for her to sign my collectors edition of Six of Crows.)

2. Which book do you think would work really well as a graphic novel (that hasn’t been turned into one already)?

I don’t tend to read graphic novels that adapt a book. I don’t know, they just don’t interest me all that much. Perhaps because I already know the story and what is happening? And there is no way I would be reading the graphic novel first and then then book. With that being said, I’m also not completely sure which books have been made into graphic novels. I just don’t check that kind of thing.

I think that Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin would make a good graphic novel. As far as I’m aware it hasn’t been made into one already. I just think that the action and the motorbike race could be portrayed greatly in the form of a graphic novel. Plus I think some other aspects of the book (which I don’t want to mention because of spoilers) would work great in the graphic novel format.

Ryan Graudin

3. What’s your favourite type of blog post to write and why?

My two favourite types of posts to write are tags and wrap ups. I love tags because I always find it fun to think about how to answer each question. I love wrap ups because I love reflecting on my month and that is also the place where I write about all the books I read in a month. (Plus I can always look back on a month with those posts.) Though I enjoy writing all kinds of posts, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing them. 😉

4. What is the ‘thing’ that you’re known for among friends and family?

Probably books and anime. (And not dating. Since all my relatives love asking me if I have a boyfriend and when I’ll get one.) I don’t know anyone in real life who reads as much as I do and who watches anime at all. I think the majority of my friends and family know that I’m into books and anime? The more I think about it the more unsure I get, but we shall go with it!

5. What’s the best ARC or advance copy of a book you’ve ever received?

A Curse so Dark and LonelyThe Iron TrialI only ever received eARCs, basically no physical ones. Not that I really want physical ones in the first place, I just thought I needed to mention it. When I think of the best ARC that I have ever received two come to my mind immediately. 

The first one is The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. That was actually the first ARC that I ever received. That makes i very special to me, even though it isn’t actually connected to this blog (since I received it before I had created mybookishdream). The second one is A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. This is probably my favourite ARC that I have ever read. It was just such a fantastic book and you can check out my review, if you are interested in more of my thoughts.

6. Is there a book that you went into not expecting to like, but then really enjoyed?

If I’m not expecting to like a book I don’t tend to pick it up in the first place. That is due to the fact that I buy all the books I read, so I can’t afford to buy books that I’m not expecting to like. I do plan on getting a library card soon-ish, so that might change. I did pick four books for this question that I wasn’t completely sure I was going to like. (As I still wanted to answer this question properly.)

I heard very mixed things about The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw,. I don’t often read science fiction, especially ones set in space, so The Martian by Andy Weir was an impulsive choice for me. Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls is a book that I had to read in high school, as I had to write a paper on it. Smoke Gets Into Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty is a non-fiction, which is a genre I never read (unless it’s for university).

7. Name one fun or exciting thing you’re hoping to do in 2019.

Go on a tour in the Schönbrunn Palace. That is something that I have wanted to do for years now, but for some reason I always put it off? I honestly have no idea why. I want to see the interior of the palace and just learn more about it from the tour guide. Hopefully I’ll be able to do this relatively soon!


Do you have anything fun/exiting planned for this year? What author would you like to meet the most? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!


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