Unfinished Tags Post

A few months ago I was tagged by Lia @ Bookland for The Creative Blogger Award and by TheYAPage and Pooja @ BooksaRica for The Blogger Recognition Award. However, other than acknowledging the tags and thanking the bloggers, my responses to these awards just sat in my drafts folder. But in an attempt to enter 2016 with a clean drafts folder I’m just going to publish what I have done so far. Sorry, I’m not doing these awards justice.

 ~ The Creative Blogger Award ~

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

Thank you, Lia, for this nomination. It is very awesome of you. (Link to her blog above.)

Five Fast Facts:

  1. I’m the stereotypical book lady equipped with tea, a cat, and reading material.
  2. I have more eBooks than physical books.
  3. My favorite type of clothing is sweatpants/leggings.
  4. I have three siblings.
  5. My favorite colors are blue and black. (I really can’t choose one over the other.)

~ The Blogger Recognition Award ~

Rules:

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  3. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  4. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  5. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

Thanks again to TheYAPage and Pooja for this award (links above). Also, shout to Edge of Night for creating this award.

I explain how this blog was started in my response to The Liebster Award so I won’t bore you by rehashing it. But I haven’t tried explaining it in emojis so I’ll try that!

Girl School Thumbs down Left hug 🙉 Crying face Computer 🆕 Rainbow

Yeah, I’m going to stop there.

My advice to other bloggers is to remember why you’re doing this. It’s so easy to get caught up in what other bloggers are doing and becoming discouraged or pushing yourself past your limits. Be true to yourself. You may not be the blog with 50+ views a day (I’m lucky if I even get one), but there are people out there who want to hear what you have to say so say it.

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The Liebster Award

I want to start by thanking DeadBeatBibliophile for nominating me for this award. A recent blogger goal of mine has been to engage more with the blog/book blog community and this nomination has given me such an opportunity. I am truly grateful. 🙂 ❤

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Questions:

1. Who is your favourite booktuber/blogger?

I don’t really follow booktube so I don’t have a favorite booktuber. I used to love watching Tea Time by Epic Reads, but they don’t occur as often anymore so I don’t watch as much. My favorite blogger is Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts because I love his rants.

2. If you could save only one book from your entire collection before the rest got destroyed what would they be and why?

I would have to save City of Bones by Cassandra Clare because a close friend gave it to me as a birthday gift long before The Mortal Instruments became popular. Sadly, I hadn’t read the book until after I saw the movie. All those years just sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be read…

3. Why did you start a bookblog?

So I begin to address this in my About page, but I’m not sure how clear that is. My younger sister and I used to share books and talk about them afterward. However, over time, I would finish books and my sister wouldn’t even get around to starting some of them so I lost a book buddy. I had just finished reading a book I really disliked/hated when I decided I would use a blog as a diary for my book thoughts. Unfortunately (/fortunately), my sister never caught up so now I use my blog as a book buddy and to connect with other readers. [Gosh, that seems sad and long-winded.]

4. What is your favourite book series?

My favorite book series is Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Katy and Daemon, enough said. ❤

5. What is your reading pet peeve?

My reading pet peeve is when people wet books. I HATE how crunchy and warped pages get when wet. What’s worse is when the pages stick together. Or if a stain is left behind! JUST KEEP LIQUIDS AWAY FROM BOOKS!!! (Sorry, I lost myself for a moment.)

6. If you could write a sequel for a standalone, which standalone would you choose and why?

I’d write the sequel to The Fill-In Boyfriend. What happens to Bec and Nate!?!

7. How many books are on your TBR shelf? (This could be Goodreads or a physical shelf, you choose.)

I have about 5 books on my physical shelf because I just went through my annual shelf cleaning so a lot of books are going to be donated to make space for new books. I have 247 books on my Goodreads TBR shelf.

8. Favourite book genre?

My favorite genre is always shifting, but I tend to stay under the young adult (YA) umbrella.

9. Do you judge books by their covers?

97% of the time I only pick up a book because of the cover. Libraries and bookstores are teeming with wonderful books so there has to be a way for the book to immediately impress me and get into my hands. Though the blurb is what decides if it leaves with me.

(The other 3% is caused by good reviews by bloggers I follow and come across.)

10. Have you ever read a book that you didn’t think would be good but pleasantly surprised you?

Yes. (That isn’t much of an answer, but I’m blanking for an example. Off the top of my head, I’d have to say Who R U Really? and None of the Above, though there’s probably a better example out there.)

11. Second hand or brand new books?

Since I get most of my books from the library, I have to say second hand. But nothing beats the smell of a new book and the feel of a book opening for the first time.

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