The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!!

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’ve been nominated for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award! Elizabeth @ Miss Elizabeth named me for this award in her post, and I am so honored and grateful to her and everyone else who continues to support Beyond the Read. Thank you so much, Elizabeth, and let’s get right into the tag!

The Rules

  • Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
  • Anybody nominated answers three questions.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  • If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

The meaning of the Black Cat Blue Sea Award: “This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”

The Questions

If you had to live as a character for one day, who would it be and why?

Ooh, this is a hard one! Authors these days make their characters so traumatized that I can’t think of a single one I’d be willing to trade places with. After considerable reflection, I’d like to live as Juliet Ashton from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (that mouthful never gets easier to type). She gets to receive and answer random bookish letters in the mail from an island community that I immediately fell in love with on the page. So… yes please!

Do you ever dream about the stories you read?

Not frequently, but yes. It’s so weird because in my book-related dreams, several books I recently finished get mashed up together. For example, I had a dream a few months ago in which the characters of Holland (Shades of Magic) and Grey (A Curse So Dark and Lonely) were blended together. I’m also pretty sure the whole thing took place in Ironrose, which had somehow magically moved into White London. And Grey/Holland was looking for his long-lost sister/lover/mystery woman/who knows.

I don’t even know, guys.

Which language would you like to learn, if any?

I’m really interested in learning Latin! I’m taking Latin at school this year, so I’m pretty excited. I’ve been doing the Latin course on Duolingo, and it’s so interesting to see how the roots of random English words come from this “dead” language. Plus the language itself is so… dignified, you know?

My Questions

  1. What is one thing you’d like to accomplish by the end of your life?
  2. Do you have a book that’s your go-to for autumn?
  3. How do you deal with stress?

I Tag…

Esmeralda @ Writings from a Farm Girl
Eleanor @ Wishing Upon a Star
Lucy @ Lifestyle Addict
Olivia @ Purely Olivia
Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog
Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
Blue @ A Blonde, A Book, And A Blanket

No pressure at all if you’re not interested in doing this tag! And please don’t feel pressured to complete it within a certain time frame — take your time! ❤️

That’s it for today, everyone! Thank you again, Elizabeth!

How about you? Do you ever dream about the stories you dream? Is there a language you’d like to learn? Chat with me in the comments!

20 thoughts on “The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!!

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one with weird bookish dreams 😂 I recently reread my third grade dairy and there is this whole bizarre dream sequence in there about how I went grocery shopping and ran into Umbridge…
    Also, I took five years of Latin in school – it’s definitely a really interesting language, teaches you loads about grammar, and gives you access to so many cool texts! I was always really bummed that we never spoke it, though – I’m so jealous of places that offer courses where the language is actually used for communication! Anyway, I really hope you continue to enjoy your Latin journey!
    And thanks so much for the tag! Short things are actually great right now, since my life basically consists of studying. So this is awesome for when I run out of pre-written posts! 😉

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    1. Omg you too?! It must be a bookworm thing 😂 And wow, that sounds like quite the nightmare…. 😅😬

      Ooh nice to know!! I’m really excited to start learning Latin! It being a “dead” language is definitely disappointing though. But I tried my hand at learning Spanish a few years ago, and honestly, if I can do any better than I did back then, I’m satisfied! 😂

      No problem! Short tags definitely have their benefits 😆 I’m really excited to read your answers, and good luck with studying! Thanks for reading ❤️

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  2. Oh wow thank you SO much for nominating me, it means a lot!! I’ll make sure to answer these questions 😀 already coming up with answers 😂 Latin has always seemed like such an interesting language, I can’t believe it’s not “alive” anymore…like, how? Ooh what an interesting dream, I think I’ve had some book-based dreams too…have a wonderful day, Abby!

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    1. You deserve the nomination! I’m already looking forward to reading your answers!! 😊 Latin has always sparked my interest for some reason — it’s so fascinating! Yep, my dreams are certainly…. interesting 😂 Hope you have a lovely day ahead as well!

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  3. Congratulation on the nomination! I’ve only seen the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society movie, but yes please I would like to have Juliet’s life. I’ve never had dreams about books or book characters, but I’ve dreamed about Tv show characters and dreams that predicted football games’ scores 😂. Good luck with Latin! I studied Latin for three years in high school and it was quite fun, mainly because of the texts we studied.

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    1. Thank you, Nefeli! Ooh, I’m glad you agree — I’ve heard great things about the TGLaPPPS movie (gosh, even the abbreviation is long 😶😂)! Oh wow, predicting scores of football games is another great way to use your subconscious mind 😆

      I’m so excited to get started with Latin, so it’s great to hear that you enjoyed studying the language! Thanks for reading and commenting, Nefeli 💕

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