Blog Award

Bookish: One Lovely Blog Award




Hehehehehehehehe. That is sound of my girlish giggling because I have been nominated for a book blog award.

Picture girlish giggling with a little skip and a jump and you may be getting there with how pleased this has made me!

I’ve been nominated by Marina @Books of Magic which is particularly awesome as I enjoy all her blog posts and comments and pretty much jot down any book recommendations like it’s holy text.

thank you


  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Display the banner/ sticker/ logo on your blog
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees

Ok, so here is where you find out that I am the most boring person alive.

Here goes…

Actually, temporary pause.

This is me…


I am currently *mumbles* 33 and still enjoy riding carousals. That number is just going to get higher but the love of carousals will never go away.

My name is Geraldine which is a name not many people under the age of 70 have but I go by Gerry because I am not yet 70.

There we go, we are officially introduced. That’s factual information for free!


witches mark

I have a witches mark – i.e. an unusual birthmark.

It’s on the left side of my body on my rib-cage and isn’t exactly visible for public viewing but if it was I wouldn’t mind because it doesn’t bother me at all.

I always jokingly refer to it as my ‘witches mark’ because I think it would have been the evidence that would have resulted in my conviction of witchcraft in Ye Olde Days.



I’m not helping Ye Olde Days Gerry out here.

This is my little black cat called Willow. I love her. She is awesome.

Sadly, I don’t have any brooms and cannot perform any magic. The cat always looks like she’s about to though.



I’m borderline obsessed with Lush bath bombs. Obsessed. 

I’ve made it a mini-mission (not a life goal ok, even I’m not that sad… or am I?) to have a bath using every single Lush bath bomb made. But not like, at the same time or anything because THAT would be ridiculous. Hahaha. Hmm…

No Gerry. No.



This is not my *actual* phone but this is my phone. As in, I still have a Samsung slide phone from circa. 2006.

That’s ok, I’ll wait while you pick your jaw up from the floor. If the apocalypse occurs then the cockroaches will be able to make calls on my phone because nothing is killing this thing. And you know what? I’ll cry the day it goes because I’ll have to get a smartphone like everyone else and be all modern and stuff. Sniff.



If I ever wrote a book that everyone loved and then received a phone call that said Guillermo del Toro wanted to make a movie about it I would say, ‘dear god yes, just go for it. It’s yours. Make whatever changes you want. Do what you need.’

I love his movies. Shape of Water was beautiful, Crimson Peak was visually stunning, Blade 2 creeped me the hell out, Hellboy was great fun and Pan’s Labyrinth made me cry. Well, the bits I could watch. *shudder* The Pale Man *shudder*

Fan fact (for free): I follow my best friend around with my hands over my eyes Pale Man style sometimes because we saw the movie together. She is still scared.


Everyone should have a song that they just whack on to make themselves feel better. My go to song is ‘Float On’ by Modest Mouse.

Whenever I play it I have to move my body around in what some members of the human race would call ‘dancing.’ Others really wouldn’t call it that at all.




Just…. tea.

It’s hardly a fact as I mentioned it in my ‘About Me’ section but I cannot state enough how much I love tea.

Yes, I’m going to answer the question no one has asked. I have drunk tea while in the bath with an awesome Lush bath bomb and yes, my cat meows and scratches pathetically to come in.


This is where I’m going to be a dirty cop-out.

I’m still pretty new to all this and just getting to know people so don’t think I know enough people to nominate (and I’ve had a sneaky peak and the people I would have nominated have already been nominated or nominated me)!

So, I’m going to open this up to anyone who fancies it and would love for you to share your facts with me!

I’m as open as a book. Boom boom.

I’ll go now.

11 thoughts on “Bookish: One Lovely Blog Award

  1. “I am the most boring person alive” –Um, excuse me, I think you mean “a pretty dang cool person”!
    I LOVE that you have an old-timey phone and I hope you carry it around freaking out little kids who’ve only ever seen smartphones. And that music video was certainly a…trip…at 6 in the morning.

    Also, you look super cute in that carousal photo! ❤️ Ride all the carousals you want! Ride them when you’re 70!

    And as for, “Sadly, I don’t have any brooms and cannot perform any magic”–I think someone doth protests too much. *raises eyebrow*

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you! Though I think ‘cool’ may be a stretch 😉

      I love my Old Faithful phone. That thing can bounce down multiple flights of stairs and still be ok, it’s ridiculous. My friends think it’s a hilarious relic and have joked that I’d probably hold a funeral for it when it finally stops working. I know they’re joking but little do they know…

      I love carousal’s. It’s usually me and a collective group of five year old’s. Same thing with petting zoos. I don’t see why children should get to hog the fluffy bunnies.


  2. Gerry I love your facts!! I’ll call you Gerry but I promise I’ll switch to Geraldine when you turn 70. 😀 I just love del Toro so much I want to hug him and cry! He is so nice and fluffy and his movies give me such joy and creeps and sadness! Finally someone who loves Crimson Peak! The visuals were beyond perfection! And your cat is a little fluff of evil, I adore her. ❤ I knew you were a fellow witch haha! And I love your phone, it took me so long to transfer to modern technology, and now I'm outdated yet again, but I'll never forget my brick Nokia. ❤

    And thank you so much for your kind words, I love your blog too and your posts always make me laugh! 🙂

    And you look awesome on that carousel btw, I've always wanted to ride one! I think I will, as soon as I get the chance, weee. 😀

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    1. Thank you! Geraldine is the name my mum calls me when I’ve been naughty. It’s been a while (I mean I am *old* now but still!)

      I loved Crimson Peak, I thought it was wonderful and is highly underrated. I have a thing about Victorian Gothic esque things (I have a thing about a lot of things) and thought it was really creepy but also was surprised by some of the twists and turns.

      The cat is definitely the fluff of mischief. She actually has such a sweet face and everyone is like ‘awww’ but she is so deceptive!


      1. You’re not old, come on! 🙂 I like the longer version probably because we have stupid names here. 😀

        Me too and me too! And a third ‘me too’ for Victorian Gothic haha 😀 Yes, it was amazing and creepy but wrongly marketed as horror so a lot of people got confused/pissed, and for del Toro fans- you can’t compare everything he does next with Pan’s Labyrinth, come on.

        Haha my dog’s the same way, the devil!

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        1. I know, I’m always joking about my age! But you’re only as young as you act and sometimes that’s about 7 so….

          I picked up a book today just because one of the review blurbs was like ‘amazing Victorian Gothic’ and I just couldn’t help myself. Pans Labyrinth was amazing but I love how he keeps everything different and fresh. I wish I had his imagination by far!

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          1. Hahaha I know, me too! 😀 Well I would have picked that book up too! Which one is it? Exactly, del Toro’s imagination is amazing, can’t wait for his next movie, and hope it will be the long speculated Pinocchio, I need a dark and twisty version of it! Though I saw he signed to work with DreamWorks animation two days ago, so it seems his next movie will be animated? That would be cool too, anything really as long as he does it! 🙂

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            1. It’s called The Silent Companions ( I’ve never even heard of it but I walked into the bookstore and it was the first thing I saw. I only went in to browse and walked out with way too many books! I am looking forward to reading this though, seems wonderfully creepy!

              I love del Toro but there are so many projects that he announces that never happens. I swear he was going to do a version of The Haunted Mansion at one point based on the Disney Paris storyline which I think he would do an amazing job at as the storyline is ridiculously eerie and tragic for a theme park ride!

              But he could direct a paper bag floating about and I’d probably watch it!

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              1. Haha no way, I just saw a review for it on someone’s blog a week ago and got totally hooked and ordered it! 😀 Can’t wait for your review!!

                I knooow but the Pinocchio has been on IMDB for ages, and I think that’s promising, as in several other cases it finally happened, like with The Crow. I wish del Toro would redo all the fairy tales his style haha. 😀 Ahahahahaha exactly, I would watch that too! 😀

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                1. Well great minds clearly think alike! I’m really looking forward to reading it but part of me is like, ‘can I hold out until winter so it’s atmospheric??’ The answer to that is no. Which is probably a good thing in honesty because I’ll only creep myself out. I’ll definitely not shy away with my thoughts of it!

                  I would love del Toro to do a re-telling of The Little Mermaid. That is one of my favourites by far and I think he could make it tragic and creepy. I might write to him with a wish list like he’s Santa or something.

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                  1. Hahaha me too, I never actually managed to combine books with seasons until last year when I read only Gothic horror the entire October and for Halloween, and I read some Nordic Noir this winter, it’s spooky I tell you.

                    *screams* *screams again* The Little Mermaid is my soul cartoon and the songs are… pure bliss. And of course the fairy tale is my favorite one too. He would do an awesome job on it, though I doubt he’d do it cause he just did a sea creature movie. 😀 Ahahaha I’ll write him too, let’s bug him until he snaps. 😀

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