The Unique Blogger Award

Reactionary Tales is unique!! I feel special considering that was a bit of my goal.

Thanks to Patty over at Moonshine’s Corner for nominating me for this award. I love her. She writes book reviews and hiking adventures! We’re fellow Grimlets and she’s truly a super cool human. Check out her blog and hit that follow button!

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Patty’s Questions:

If you could have your pick of book to make into movie, what would it be?

HANDS DOWN, Envy by Sandra Brown.Β 19437947

Here’s the Barnes & Noble blurb:

When a New York editor receives a manuscript that catches her eye, she travels to the author’s residence to learn more. The more she learns about the manuscript, however, the more she suspects that the author’s story may be connected to a crime in her past.


What inspires you most about your blog?

I’ve never really thought about this to be honest. I like that people can relate to a lot of my every day stories and book tastes. I also like that people are enjoying my endangered posts every week. Because of my background in wildlife conservation, I find that informing my readers about these things is a great. The more awareness, the better.

What author inspires you?

Currently the author that is inspiring me the most is Lindsay Buroker. I doubt a lot of people know who she is because she runs in science fiction circles and, as I stated in my rapid fire books tag, women science fiction authors are underrated. She is very huge into advocating and encouraging writers in the ways of independent publishing. She has podcasts every week with tips and tricks in the author world as well as having guest authors who talk about how they got to where they are. I don’t want to be an author but I find everything she shares quite educational. It’s a level of awareness that’s new to me and she inspires me to share it with others struggling to make a name for themselves in the book world.

Now I’m supposed ask questions to people I nominated but my questions will pale in comparison to Patty’s (how do you all always ask such good questions???) So, I ask my nominees to answer the same questions put to me:

  • If you could pick a book to turn into a movie adaptation, what would it be?
  • What inspires you most about your blog?
  • What author inspires you (doesn’t have to be a book; can be a film director or music composer)?
  • Bonus question because I’m listening to The Circle of Life: What’s your favorite Disney song???



46 thoughts on “The Unique Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations on being nominated for this great award! I’m glad so many people agree with me that your blog is wonderful.

    Thank you for the nomination. You’ve been so kind.


  2. Congrats Nel πŸ˜€ You deserve it !! πŸ˜€ Indeed your blog is unique and I love it!!
    But I don’t understand why I don’t find comment section in reader view… 😦


        1. Means I pay a yearly fee for my blog to be hosted on a server and the benefits that come with that. πŸ™‚ Google self-hosted WordPress vs. free WordPress.


    1. Saved you from spam! You were right, haha. Silly spam bot. You’re welcome!!! And yes, definitely check it out! It’s the first book I’d ever read by her and I fell in love with her storytelling and writing style that I almost have every book she’s written, hahaha. I always recommend it to everybody!


                1. Jetpack. I haven’t found a better one yet. Keeping my eye on disqus cause it’s in beta right now and historically has been a good one when it was regularly updated


                    1. Yeah it’s outdated. I might try the competitor though which is wpDiscuz 4. That one is supposed to be really good


  3. Congratulations on the nomination! And thank you so much for nominating me πŸ™‚
    I feel humbled that you even thought of me for the nomination. I think being considered ‘unique’ is a great achievement as a blogger. You totally deserve it!


  4. Ah yes I think your background in wildlife conservation is incredible and it’s really interesting to read about (if heartbreaking at times :/ ) Awesome post!! I love Circle of Life- although I think my favourite Disney song might just be one from Tarzan- which is funny cos it’s not my favourite Disney movie- but I do love belting those songs at the top of my voice when I get the chance πŸ˜‰ That or “can you feel the love tonight”! (which is possibly the cheesiest answer!)


    1. Not cheesy at all! Lion King had the best songs overall! I love the trashcan song in Tarzan and of course You’ll Be In my Heart 😊


        1. My Pandora playlist is riddled with Disney. It’s always a fun time to go from Michael Jackson to “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” hahahaha


  5. Congrats on your award Nel! You have a very unique blog!! It’s fantastic 😊Thanks so much for nominating me! I’ll try to get to it this weekend if possible. It’s our last 3 days of vacation, so I’ve promised to try to relax and enjoy myself before returning to real life plus somehow I’ve caught pneumonia while here at the beach, so besides being told I had to rest, I’m doped on some major antibiotics, steroids, and a fun cough medicine that makes me a bit loopy…awesome! πŸ˜ƒ Looks like Jay tagged me for the same award 😁 I’ll just combine the two!! Thanks again!! And congrats!


      1. Oh thanks!! We’ve been here since the 10th (my parents have a family beach house or we couldn’t be here this long!) and as much as I love it here, especially since I’ve been vacationing her since I was a little girl, I’m starting to miss home πŸ˜” or really my cat!! At least it’s less than a 4 hour drive home!
        Yeah, feeling sick on vacation is frustrating. And pneumonia is no fun! I’m definitely hoping to feel better soon! I just started the antibiotics yesterday, so I guess it will take some time to feel 100% which I am going to have to try my best since I’m supposed to have an inpatient surgery next week that they will cancel if I’m still sick…..

        Oh, I hope you get to see a beach too!! The waves and sand are so peaceful and relaxing for the soul. My kids want to stay all summer. That might not be a bad idea, lol


        1. That’s so awesome! It’s a great feeling to just have no obligations and relax. I’ve never had pneumonia but I know how serious it can be. I hope you shake it asap and I hope your surgery goes well. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts!


          1. It really is!! I could stay here until August except for missing home (I’m a college English professor, so really I’m a bum until Aug 21st), lol.
            I read your post on the sea turtles, and it made me smile!! We have the Sea Turtle Protection on Pawleys Island volunteer program in place from May until the last egg hatches. I believe we had 20 or 24 loggerhead nests last year, so I hope there are more this year!🐒🐒

            Pneumonia is serious and oddly this is the 3rd time I’ve had it since Nov, so I think that’s got me a bit freaked and wanting my regular Dr, not the urgent care. Hopefully, you never get it! It’s not very comfortable with the constant coughing. Thanks for the good wishes!πŸ˜„


            1. I NEED TO COME THERE! Noted for next year! That’s my dream to volunteer on a few conservation programs; sea turtles being at the top of the list. If you have pictures you should totally make a post about it because I would love to see them!
              I don’t blame you for wanting to be a bum. Teachers work really hard so vacations are definitely well deserved πŸ™‚


              1. Oh you should! That would be very exciting! My oldest son has volunteered while we are down here since he was 16 (he’s almost 19) and loves it even though he’s sleeping on the beach at 2am, lol. I need to get pictures or have him get pictures before we leave and I can put them in my Weekly Recap post this weekend along with the pictures of the alligator who moved into the pond this week along the side of our house…it appears friendly if that’s possible and hasn’t ventured out of the water…

                Oh, I need to be a bum, lol. Thanks saying they are teachers deserve vacations! 😁 I think I have the actual teaching part easier than maybe elementary or high school teachers, but the work load is omg since I teach so many classes and some classes have 50 or 60 students, omg! And I’m back in school completing my PhD in English Literature too so once fall hits, I’m slammed! Since the kids are out of school now with me, I’m just going to relax with them and spend as much time as I can with them until we all go back to school, and it’s like a zoo…


Your Comments are Awesome in the Box Below!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s