The Blogger Recognition Award #3

Never Not Reading Blog nominated me – you should go check them out because they are hilarious and a wonderful blogger and person all around!


Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award #2


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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created

How My Blog Started:

Back in 2015, my younger cousin started a blog, at her mom’s insistence (my aunt does PR). Being two years apart, me and my cousin are competitive like sisters – so of course, I started one.

I blogged for maybe a month, before she got bored of it, as did I.

Flash foreword to the end of 2016, I decide I want to blog again. So I did. And i’ve been going strong(-ish) ever since!


Advice:

  1. Just do it. Waiting until “you’re good enough” or until everything is perfect just means you’re never going to start. Start your blog, learn as you go, talk to people. Eventually, you learn, you get better, your blog grows and changing with you, but that can’t happen if you never start.
  2. Talk to people. Comment on discussions. Tag people in tags and posts. Talk a conversation on twitter. I promise, 99.9% of the time, people are amazingly nice and will love to talk and make new friends. Ask for help. Request books. Nothing ever happens when your too scared to try. If you want to be a part of the community, be a part. Simple as that.

Nominees:

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Jocelyn @ 52 Letters In The Alphabet

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Adri @ Little Fox & Reads

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

Sarah @ Written Word Worlds

Angelina and Brianna @ Fables Library

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Liebster Award #4

I was nominated by the lovely Ann The Book Master – thank you! And go check out her blog!


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Liebster Award (Number 2!!!!)

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THE RULES: 

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions they gave you
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Give them 11 questions to answer

Answers:

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Meeting people, getting to talk about books, etc.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you started your blog? 

How much time it takes be be halfway decent.

What is your most anticipated release for the rest of the year?

INVICTUS!!!!!

Which author do you think shaped your reading the most? 

Bored, but true: JK Rowling – I enumerated why in 19 Years Later – My Harry Potter Story.

What color book do you own the most of?

Black – at least by looking at the spines that seems true.

Do you eat or drink while you are reading? 

Not really, though sometimes I have coffee. I don’t seek out to drink/eat while reading though.

What TV Shows are your current favorites?

Sleepy Hollow

Star Trek

Stranger Things

Leverage

Once Upon A Time

The Defenders

The Good Place

The Flash

Supergirl

(Not at all comprehensive – just based on what I’m currently watching)

Harry Potter or Twilight

I love both. But lets face it – Harry Potter always wins.

How long do you think it takes you to read a book? (on average, of course)

Anywhere from 2 days to 2 months. Most of the time, about a week.

Who are some of your favorite bloggers that you think everyone should check out? 

Check out my nominees!

What book are you currently reading? 

Gemina


Nominees:

B @ Icebreaker694

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Liz @ Cover To Cover

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm


Questions:

  1. How to you organize your bookshelves?
  2. Do you read fanfic? What are some of your favorites?
  3. Favorite video game(s)?
  4. Give us a bookish confession?
  5. What blog post(s) are you most proud of?
  6. Do you collect any bookish merch? If so, what.
  7. What your Starbucks order? (If you don’t drink coffee, tell us how you take your tea or something)
  8. Hogwarts house, Illvermony house, and patronus?
  9. Who is your favorite avenger and why?
  10. What book do you wish you could have/would have read as a kid?
  11. What inspired your love of reading/books?

 

The Unique Blogger Award

I was nominated by the lovely Jade @ Drink Coffee and Read Books  who just reached 200 followers so congrats to her because she deserves it and many more! Go check out her blog!

I was also nominated by Sam’s Life In Books – I couldn’t ask for a better blogger to share a name with!

Last, I was nominated by Read Rant Rock and Roll – check them out!


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The Rules:

  1. Share the link to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions they gave you.
  3. Nominate 8-13 other bloggers and pay it forward.
  4. Ask them three questions.

Questions from Jade:

1 – Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

I’m of the opinion that every book you read influences you in some way, shape, or form.

2 – Would you want to be an Author or are you content to just be a reader?

I definitely want to be an author!

3 – Where is your favourite place to read?

My bed… Boring, but true.


Questions from Sam:

1.What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging?

My cousin! She started a blog – so obviously I had to. I stuck with it, she didn’t.

2. Describe your ideal three-course meal? 

Fresh baked bread.
Pollo a la milanese with fettuccini with vodka sauce.
Leche condensada cheesecake.

3. Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters?

Yeah…

James is actually my favorite boy’s name (three guesses where thats from).


Questions from Read Rant Rock And Roll:

1 – What’s something unique about you?

I’m double jointed. But not in my elbow like most double jointed people, my shoulder and knee are double jointed and my ANATOMY teacher once thought I had broken my arm because of the way my shoulder was twisted.

2 – What’s a favorite book, movie, or song you enjoyed this month?

Book:

I’ve been in a reading slump so…

Movie:

Not a movie but Tv: I’ve been loving Sleepy Hollow!

Song:

I went to Vzza Suena 2017 so…

3 – What’s your favorite thing to do in your free-time and what do you love about it?

Reading. TV watching. Blogging.


Nominations:

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

 

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Sarah @ Written Word Worlds


Questions:

  1. What are your three current favorite gifs?
  2. Best series to binge read/watch?
  3. Unpopular bookish opinion(s)?

The Mystery Blogger Award

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I was nominated by the wonderful Ann The Book Master – thank you so much!!!

Sorry this took my like, 5 months, to get to… But, you know, school is a thing.


“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma


The Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  7. Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  9. Share your link to your best post(s).

3 Facts About Me:

1 – I am left-handed, I’m not sure if I ever mentioned that…

2 – I have a website about Down’s Syndrome  – and I’m crazy excited to keep working on it. If any one has any experience with the disorder, I’d love to interview you or get a guest post about your experience for it!

3 – I’m currently re-watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer because of the 20 year anniversary.


Questions Given to Me:

  • Weird – What is the closest thing to you on your left?
  • What is your proudest moment in your life?
  • Funny – What would do if you were to grow a tail?
  • In high school, what was your biggest fear?
  • What is your favorite movie of all time?

1 – Weird – What is the closest thing to you on your left?

My coffee is the closest thing on my left, in a Flanigan’s cup no less.

2 – What is your proudest moment in your life?

Um… Getting a citizenship award from the district last month? Getting an arc sent to me in the mail by a publisher? Something like that? Not really sure.

3 – Funny – What would do if you were to grow a tail?

Be confused AS HELL. And probably assume I was about to become the protagonist of an anime/superhero comic.

4 – In high school, what was your biggest fear?

I AM in high school. Right now, all my fears revolve around college.

5 – What is your favorite movie of all time?

You can’t ask me these sorts of questions, I don’t have a favorite I have dozens.

Jack of the Red Hearts is a vastly underrated movie though, and I adore it.


My Best Posts:


My Questions:

  1. Weird – What color is your room and why?
  2. Funny – Would you rather drink polyjuice mixed with cat fur or be cursed to talk in limericks only?
  3. What is the last book you hated?
  4. Current favorite tv show?
  5. Favorite guilty pleasure read?

I Nominate: 

B @ Icebreaker694

Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books

 

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Calliope The Book Goddess

Jocelyn @ 52 Letters In The Alphabet

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

 

The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated by Bloggin’ & Writing, thank you so much! I’m sorry this took so long to get to!

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Rules:

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about you
  • Nominate 5 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know about the nomination

Facts About Me:

  1. I chronically forget to wear my retainer.
  2. I got a 1430 on my SAT.
  3. I have no hand-eye coordination, except when I’m applying eyeliner.
  4. I dyed my hair weird colors for most of 8th grade, including purple highlights and getting it entirely bleached.
  5. I want to get “First do no harm” from the hippocratic oath tattood one day (maybe after medical school) but the idea of something that permanent also freak me out so who knows.
  6. I’m not squeamish, except when its my own blood (I also hate IVs, when they are in my skin they freak me out).
  7. My patronus is a dolphin though I kind of wish it was a moose.

 


I Nominate:

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

Sara @ The Freedom Library

Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros

The Orangutan Librarian

B @ Icebreaker694

The Entertainer Blogger Award (Again)

Technically, I did this award over the summer, but, I’m gong to do it again because I was nominated by the ever lovely Ann The Book Master, and I feel my answers have changed, as well as will be nicer and less rushed since I did it before the night before I left for camp.

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

The Questions:

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I started this blog because I love reading, and, if I’m being completely honest, because my cousin was starting one and I wanted to be better at it then she was (she has since stopped blogging, but I enjoy it so I continued). I am currently trying to get my best friend to start one (she plans to as soon as school stops trying to kill us).

2. What is your favorite book?

So, I’m not so great with favorites. I can however list a couple for for (this is by no means definitive).

 

3. What do you dislike the most?

Simple: spiders and failure.

 

4. What is your favorite food the mall?

Starbucks, a venti ice caramel macchiato.

And a cinna-bon or churros.

What can I say, I like cinnamon and caffeine.

 

5. What is your favorite past time?

Reading, watching TV/Movies, and blogging. Possibly in that order, possibly not. Depends on how lazy I’m feeling.

 

I nominate: (Sorry if you’ve already done it)

Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books

Niraja @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Sara @ The Freedom Library

Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

 

 

 

 

The Versatile Blogger Award #2

The wonderful, brilliant Icebreaker694 nominated me this time!

Though I’m terrible at coming up with facts…

Everyone who reads this, I want you to leave me a comment asking me something, anything! That way you can learn the things about me you actually want to know!

THE RULES

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

7 FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I still haven’t read Cursed Child because I’m scared of being disappointed.
  2. I am currently obsessed with the musical Be More Chill.  Go listen to it, its great!
  3. I am possibly going to die of sleep deprivation/caffeine overdose before I graduate.
  4. The other day I legitimately thought I fractured my sternum because it hurt with stabbing pain for two days straight.
  5. I procrastinate everything. Literally, everything…
  6. I get very stressed about my grades, as in, right now I have a B in AP Lang and it made me cry hysterically.
  7. I want to take a dual enrollment course in Physics this summer.

Nominees:

Niraja

Calliope 

Orangutan Librarian 

Samaya

Shealea

Raquel

The Book Fests Award

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I was nominated by the majestic Icebreaker694 for this fun little award!

Rules:

1 – It’s always proper and the right thing to do, when you receive something from someone, you thank them. It’s the same with this award. You can link the blogger who presents the award blog in the post you use to fulfill the requirements of the award.

2 – Answer the award questions that will be listed below.

3 – Write a Fifty Words Story, because it’s fun.

4 – Award five or more bloggers with this Award.

5- Ask them a question of your making, you’ll like them to answer.

6 – Put the award image on your blog.

Questions for Award

1. A book you started but never finished…but want to finish. What stopped you from continuing to read it?
2. What elements attract you to a book, which makes you need to read it?
3. Which books do you prefer, e-copy or hard copy?
4. What book are you currently reading or going to read next?
5. Is it fair to judge a book by its film?
6. What book did you badly judge by its cover and ended up loving?
7. Which book character have you felt the most kin with and able to relate with?

My Extra Question for You:

How many books do you own? Ebook, paperback, and/or hardcover?

Answers

 A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT NEVER FINISHED…BUT WANT TO FINISH. WHAT STOPPED YOU FROM READING IT?

The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I STILL haven’t finished The One. I keep getting distracted by other books…

WHAT ELEMENTS ATTRACT YOU TO A BOOK, WHICH MAKES YOU READ IT?

I’m not really sure, it is sounds interesting, if it seems like it has tropes I like or something I haven’t seen much of I’ll usually give it a shot. I like realistic in science in books, or at least plausible sounding science.

WHICH BOOKS DO YOU PREFER E-COPY OR HARD COPY?

E-books are easier for me to read (and to sneak read in class), but I prefer to own hardcopies.

What book are you currently reading or going to read next?

At the time that I am writing this, I am reading Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich. Its an arc from NetGalley, and its super interesting so far. Its a none fiction book about the man who is essentially the most famous neuroscience patient in history, as told by the grandson of the doctor who lobotomized him.

IS IT FAIR TO JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS FILM?

No, never really. End of discussion.

WHAT BOOK DID YOU JUDGE BADLY BY ITS COVER AND ENDED UP LOVING?

Pretty much every contemporary I’ve ever rated above 4 stars, which is more than I am willing to list right now.

WHICH BOOK CHARACTER HAVE YOU FELT THE MOST KIN WITH AND ABLE TO RELATE WITH?

Hermoine, and other bookish characters like her. Because in that situation, that is almost certainly how I would act.

Extra Question from Icebreaker: How do you pick a certain book to read? What goes through your head?

I’m not even sure, its mostly “this looks good, I’ll read this one now” and thats it…

 

50 Word Story: (But why are you making me do this????- FYI This is going to be terrible…)

In another life, she’d have been the golden child truly, not this one of tarnished bronze the universe looked at in the wrong lighting. In another life, she would have a steadier head on her shoulders, and wouldn’t have been some weird orphan. In another life, she wouldn’t destroy everything in her wake…

(This is an excerpt from Legacy of Stardust, because I couldn’t make a 50 word story for the life of me…)

Nominees: 

Jocelyn

Niraja

Calliope 

Orangutan Librarian 

Samaya

Shealea

Raquel

Sunshine Blogger Award#2

I was given this award by the astounding Icebreaker694 (honestly I am running out of adjectives and may have to resort to googling, but she deserves all the praise from all the adjectives, really, go check her out!)

Thank you so much!

 

The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.

Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.

Q&A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many books have you read this summer/winter? (Depends on where you are)

I read astoundingly little. Maybe four or five books the entire summer, and two/three of them were for school. I’ve been on a reading slump…

Do you prefer books based on modern times or the past?

Modern times, I can’t stand most historical fiction, and I generally prefer urban fantasy to high fantasy.

Do you like food? What’s your favorite?

I have a very developed sweet tooth, and am quite partial to cuban desserts and sugar-ed coffees.

What is your favorite name for a character?

I’m going to take this as “for my own characters”, and I actually have a few favorite names:
Carter
James
Ethan
Alyssa
Connie
Neal
To name just a few…

Do you like movies or books? Both?

I honestly love both.

What book did you read for school but enjoyed anyway?

V For Vendetta, we read it last year and it was great!

What do you do when you’re not reading or blogging?

Watching TV or doing homework. Sometimes writing when the afore mentioned homework hasn’t fried my brain.

Would you rather forever buy used books or new books?

Used books, because I am not made of money.

Would you rather be stuck in a book world or in a movie world?

Doesn’t matter, because in either case I’d pick Harry Potter.

What inspired the name of your blog?

The name of my blog was inspired by my love of books and my nickname that my best friend gave me. You can read the full story on my About page.

Does the size of a book matter to you?

Nominees:

Niraja

Calliope 

Orangutan Librarian 

Samaya

Shealea

Raquel

 

My Questions:

How on target are you for your reading goal for this year?

What new show are you most excited for this fall?

Favorite current (or past if you are not in school) class?

Favorite musical?

What do you think of novelizations and/or retellings?

Series you wish would get a cover change?

What is your dream career?

Do you have a favorite word?

Random fact you know, but don’t know why?

Show us/make a closet cosplay!

Shoutout five of your favorite bloggers!

Dragon’s Loyalty Blog Award!

I was nominated by the wonderful Kiwi @KiwiReads

Thank You So Much!!!!!!! (this is my first time getting nominated for something so I’m very happy) 🙂

 

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The banner isn’t mine (but isn’t cute?!)

Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Announce your win with a post link the blogger who awarded you
  • Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award
  • Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded
  • Write seven interesting things about you

Seven Interesting Things About Me:

  1. I want to be a pediatric neurologist.
  2. I write to be an author (and have a draft in the works for a YA sci-fi novel)
  3. I volunteer with Downs Syndrome kids twice a week.
  4. My top choice college is John Hopkins.
  5. For two summers I went to Duke TIP.
  6. I was a bad nerd as a kid, my parents had to force me to watch Harry Potter and I refused to watch Doctor who until I was 13. (I love them both now though)
  7. I am cuban but I hate rice.

My nominations:

Olivia @ Heir of Glitter

Raquel @ RakioddBooks

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Calliope @ Calliope The Book Goddess

Liam @ Liam’s Library

Nicole @ Away In Neverland

These are all great blogs, and wow was it difficult to narrow this down to six, even with double checking who had and hadn’t been nominated already (I wanted to nominate people who hadn’t been obviously).