Black Cat Blue Sea Award


I’ve been nominated for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award by the lovely Liz over at Cover to Cover (which is a blog you should most definitely check out!). I say this time and time again, but I absolutely adore the book blogging community here on WordPress. Everyone is so, so supportive of one another and these wonderful awards are just one example of the love, support and friendship a person can expect to receive upon entering the wonderfully weird world of book blogging. Thank you for nominating me, Liz! I enjoy being a part of this community and reading everyone’s thoughts on all things bookish and knowing that other people enjoy my little blog too is such a wonderful feeling.

What is this 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.


  • anybody nominated can nominate up to eight other bloggers
  • the nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator
  • the questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions
  • if any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award

Liz’s questions and Jazz’s answers

Who would win the Fairytale Cage Match: The Grimm Brothers or Hans Christian Andersen? Why?

Hans Christian Anderson hands down. I mean, I get that the original fairytales of both the Grimm Brothers and Anderson aren’t exactly the all-singing-all-dancing stories that Disney makes them out to be, but Anderson’s tales are just that tad more…well…grim (oh the irony). The original The Little Mermaid was such a heartbreaking, fucked up tale that even Walt Disney himself couldn’t figure out a way to adapt it. It was only many years later – after Disney (as a company) decided to scrap pretty much about 75% of the original story – that it was adapted into something more fun and family friendly.

Well, they certainly don’t get married in the original…

A goblin comes to you this evening granting you a wish with which you can wake up tomorrow in any fictional world and live there for the rest of forever and ever- what fictional world is it and why?

Okay, I have some conditions for the goblin before they grant me my wish! This world and my chosen fictional world have to merge because I wouldn’t want to be without my favourite people! I would choose the world of the Guildhunter series by Nalini Singh. Not only would I like to think I’d become some badass hunter, but I think the world would be in a much better state with archangels like Raphael and Neha presiding over it rather than twats like Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

You can choose 3 fictional characters and grant them real life. Who would you choose to play god on and bring into this world and why?

  1. Newton from The Man Who Fell To Earth – we didn’t want saving back then, but maybe this time we’d listen to Newton and save our planet from repeating the very same mistakes that led to his own planet’s destruction. I’d like to hear his insights and perhaps help him to acclimatize to life here on Earth.
  2. Moog from Kings of the Wyld – seemingly scatterbrained, highly intelligent, passionate, loyal, unintentionally hilarious and witty…Moog is such a great character and I would love to be friends with him!
  3. Jane Eyre from, well, Jane Eyre – despite having been written around 170 years ago (help me out, people, my maths isn’t great), this is a fantastic novel in the sense that it’s full of ideas that are still very much relevant today in the 21st century and these ideas are conveyed to the reader through the book’s titular character, Jane Eyre. Jane is such a badass. She’s not afraid to stand up for what she thinks is right, even if it means facing up against those that society deem ‘better’ than her. She’s got a strong sense of her own self worth and isn’t afraid to just feel, a ‘luxury’ that was so often denied women of the 19th century. I’d love to meet Jane and go for some afternoon tea and talk books!

Jazz’s questions

  1. What’s the most inspiring quote you’ve ever read in a fictional book and why do you find it inspiring? 
  2. What’s your favourite reading beverage? Hot cocoa? Tea? Coffee?
  3. The apocalypse is nigh and you get to choose five fictional characters to be a part of your survival team…who do you choose and, most importantly, why?

I nominate…

Birdie BookwormBooks, Vertigo and Tea / Darque Dreamer Reads / By Hook Or By Book / Kristin Kraves Books / Blame Chocolate / Reads & Reels / Dee’s Rad Reads and Reviews


20 thoughts on “Black Cat Blue Sea Award

    1. Oh well I’m real fucking sorry about that! 😂
      Thanks! I feel bad for not nominating you but I saw that you’d already been nominated so didn’t want to spam you with nominations! But who would your post apocalyptic survival team be!?

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  1. This post totally jumped the bloghopping queue 😀 Bu, I do love your asnwers- you really went all out and I love how ‘seriously’ you took them- love it! 🙂 I agree on Andersen winning that particular cage fight… and yes! Moog! what a great idea!
    Thanks answering my Qs, Jazz ❤

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    1. I’m glad you liked my answers! Your questions were really creative and a lot of fun to answer. They really got me thinking, especially the last one! ❤


  2. I always feel so bad when people talk about Jane Eyre. I own a copy. My grandma gave it to me because it’s her lifelong favorite. I have yet to read it, and I feel so guilty!

    Thanks so much for the nomination! I cannot wait to answer your questions!

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    1. Aww don’t feel guilty! You’ll read it when you read it. Life takes over and sometimes it’s difficult to do all the things we want to do or read all the things we want to read, It’s a fantastic book and I know you’ll enjoy it when you do read it! ❤
      No worries. I can't wait to read your answers!


  3. Congrats on your award, and thank you so much for nominating me! I’ve already done this one but maybe I’ll do it again one day 🙂
    You have to be reeeeally clever when getting a wish from a goblin, I think. They can screw it up xD But you seem to have that under control, so heck yeah! I’m not sure whose fairy tales would win for me, but I do have to say I enjoy both.
    Loved your answers ❤

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    1. Aww thank you! ❤ Yeah, I heard goblins can be sneaky little things so figured it would be wise to word my wish very carefully 😛 I could think of nothing worse than being imprisoned in a fictional world, knowing I would never see my friends and family in the real world ever again!
      I enjoy both the Grimm Brothers' and Anderson's tales, but I thought Anderson's were just that little more darker ❤

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