Blogger Recognition Award

Morning, bloggers!

You all never cease to amaze me. Every time I get a nomination, I wonder what I’ve done to deserve it. Kaleena from Reader Voracious nominated me. Kaleena, you’ve made a tough month much more happier. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Right now, she deserves just the same recognition. So head over to her blog!

The Rules

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

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Mystery Blogger Award (Take 2)

 

I need to catch up on my posts sitting in my draft pile, or I’ll never get to them. Don’t you hate that? Anyways, Sara from Bibliophagist nominated me a long while ago, and I thought today is the best day to finally get to award. Thank you, Sara!

What Is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s 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

Here Are the Rules:

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

Here are my top three favourite posts:

  1. Addressing Sexual Assault in YA Books
  2. Badass Female Leads Deserve Equal Respect as Males
  3. Support Bloggers of Minorities and with Disabilities

Three Facts about Me

  1. I have horrible stage fright. I cannot for the life of me do presentations without wanting to throw up. My speech impediment, which isn’t noticeable anymore, turned me this way.
  2. I’m afraid of getting a bad sore throat. When I was young, I kept getting tonsillitis, and for a good year, I was put in antibiotics until I went in for the surgery. Since then, I freak out when I get it.
  3. I have a thing for threes. So I arrange things in three, I buy things in three (except for books, or I’d be broke).

Sara’s Questions

What’s your favorite mythical creature?

Dragons! Hands down, I adore dragons. I cannot get enough of them.

What’s your go-to order at a coffee shop?

I love getting muffins, especially chocolate chip or blueberry. And I usually finish it off with a cold lemonade.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

I have so many places, but I’d love to live in Alaska. But I’m not sure if I’d love the bugs though.

Sweet, salty, or sour snacks?

I like all three, actually. But I prefer the first two though.

Would you rather say everything on your mind or never speak again?

HA, one thing you’ll learn quickly of me is that I do not have a filter, so I clearly say whatever is on my mind. However, if I become too quiet, especially if I’m angry, that’s when you should be concerned.


My Nominations

Brittany | Jennifer | Malanie | Cassie | Christine | Darinda | Judith | Laura | Berit & Vicci | Loretta


My Questions

  1. What is your greatest reading/blogging accomplishment?
  2. If you could get your hands on your most anticipated book of 2019, which would it be?
  3. Which blogger would you love to collaborate with? And what would you two post about?
  4. What is the most memorable moment in your life?
  5. Funny question: If you could have a book-burning ceremony, which book would you burn?

The Entertaining Blogger Award

Hey, everyone!

Have you had great expectations to get multiple posts done, then you lose all that momentum? I’m there right now. And as 1 am quickly comes, I wish it didn’t disappear. 😂

Anyways, Ally from Ally Writes Things nominated me for this award. Thank you for the support! You all need to check out her blog. I love it.

 

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  • Add the rules so others can follow.
  • Answer the questions that have been asked.
  • Nominate a handful of entertaining bloggers

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The Liebster Award

Morning, bloggers!

Brittany from Perfectly Tolerable recently nominated me! I loved reading her post and answers and knew I had to do this post. Go check out her blog!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that they asked you
  • Come up with 11 questions of your own
  • Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know

Brittany’s Questions

How many pets do you have? If you don’t have any, do you want some? (Pictures always appreciated!!!)

I currently have one. He looks after me when I sick or sad. He makes my mornings better (and louder since we have yelling matches 😂). And he gave me hope when I needed it the most.

What was the last movie you saw in the theatre?

Venom! I went into the theatre, thinking I’d hate the movie. But I enjoyed it, especially the elevator scene.

What is your favourite book trope?

Enemy-to-lovers and villains doing good things/heroes doing terrible acts

What is your least favourite book trope?

Burying gay characters. Please, authors, stop doing this. Sure, you can put them in dangerous situations, but at least give them a fighting chance, especially if they’re the only gay person.

Coffee or Tea?

I can’t stand either. I hate the smell and the taste of coffee, and tea sometimes tastes like potpourri. 😂 And yes, it takes me a while to wake up.

What is your favourite Genre and why?

I love high fantasy. I love exploring different worlds that don’t match our own.

What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I love writing book tags. I get to understand my followers and the bloggers I follow more.

What is your favourite type of blog post to read?

Lists and discussion posts! I always find new books to read with the former.

If you were given $30 to spend on a book today, what book would you buy?

Either Nevernight or the collector’s edition of Six of Crows.

Would you be excited or weary if you found out your favourite book was being made into a movie?

I have two series that will be turned into a movie and a TV show. I’m nervous as hell right now!

Are there any songs that make you think of certain books or scenes from books? If so, which songs/books?

Seven Devils by Florence + the Machine reminds me of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars reminds me of the Red Queen series.


My Questions

  1. If there is one trope you could get rid of, which is it?
  2. Which is a problematic book/series you love?
  3. Which character do you despise the most?
  4. What series do you want to see adapted?
  5. What is your most anticipated read for 2018?
  6. Which book do you wish you can read for the first time again?
  7. Which pet in a series do you love the most?
  8. Is there an author you can’t stand?
  9. What is your favourite bookish merchandise?
  10. What series would you love to throw into a fire?
  11. If you could do a crossover series, which two series would you combine?

My Nominations

I don’t want anyone to feel pressured. So if you don’t feel up to doing this award, that’s okay. If you do, link back to my post!

Lana | Taylor | Sara | Bibi | DoraHâfBerit & V | Laura | Jennifer | Holly | Dora

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey, book lovers!

Is it really Thursday?! I can’t believe it. Taylor from Nerd Narration nominated me. And I can’t thank her enough for doing so.

If you haven’t checked out her blog, do it!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does it Work:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in the blog post & link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Taylor’s Questions

What is one of your favourite book quotes?

“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.” —Inej, Six of Crows

If you won a free plane ticket anywhere in the world where would it take you and what is the FIRST thing you’d do there?

Scotland. I want to see where my family originated from.

What is your favorite underrated/under reviewed book?

What celebrity would cause death by fangirling if you got to meet them on the street?

I think I would die happy if I saw Tom Hiddleston dressed up as Loki. I’d pet him before I let myself die though.

What is your favorite 2018 read — so far?

I LOVE MY LITTLE DARK BABIES

What is the last band you saw in concert?

HA. I’ve been to only two concerts, so I’ll say Jack’s Mannequin.

What’s the last book that made you cry?

I’m getting to the good stuff, and I’m all weepy. Someone smack me, please. 😭

What’s the current most played track on your Spotify/Apple Music/iTunes playlist? No cheating! 

You may laugh at this, but it’s the Avengers: Infinity War teaser trailer track.

If you were going to get a tattoo based off a book what would you get and why?

I would take a quote from the Throne of Glass series. I never thought I’d relate to a character as much as I do with Aelin.

What’s your favorite meal? Your go-to dinner if money wasn’t an option. 

There was an old pizza joint in town. And it made the best panzerotti I’ve ever tasted. You don’t know how much money I’d spend just to have another bite of it.

Who’s your fictional crush and who would you cast IRL to play them?

*crushes (help me)

Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles. Honestly, I’d be perfectly fine commandeering stuff and flying around the Earth. 😂


Tag Time

All of you deserve every single blogging award. But I don’t want you to be obligated to do this one. So there’s no rush. If you do want to do it, link me up!

Teagan & Jess | Kay | KalinaMerline | Jennifer | Alyssa | LaRonda | Sara | Ally | Rebecca | Alexandra


My Questions

  1. Which is the last book that made you giddy/laugh?
  2. Which fictional character would be your partner-in-crime?
  3. If you had limitless funds, how would you design your library?
  4. Which is your favourite season?
  5. What book reminds you of Fall?
  6. What book/series do you want everyone to read?
  7. What keeps you to continue blogging?
  8. What is your most recent post that’s your favourite?
  9. What book universe would you love to live in?
  10. Which book are you anticipating (and/or fearing) to read?
  11. If you could change the ending of a book, which book would it be and why?

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey, everyone!

How’s your long weekend looking? I finally feel like myself after Fan Expo. I never knew I could walk that much, but my feet say otherwise. 😲

I’ve never done this award before. Leslie from Books Are the New Black nominated me. You need to check out her blog. You’re in for a treat.

Thank you, Leslie! 💜😘

The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Leave a link to their blog
  • Tell us 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly

Seven Things about Me

  1. I’ve almost died three times. I practically lived in my local ER/hospital because I was always sick.
  2. Since I had a speech impediment when I was young, I hated public speaking. I couldn’t do that part of an assignment, and I certainly can’t do it now.
  3. I’m a marketing and publicity intern at a small Canadian press. Getting this internship took me years. I actually mean that. I couldn’t believe that I got it, and I’m so lucky that I have.
  4. I may have half-siblings, but I don’t see them as family. Over the years, I found mine through friends, and they’re more of a family than my own blood.
  5. I don’t like peacocks. I had one stalk and chase me. And ever since then, I can’t look at one without having a “flight” moment. They may be pretty, but they are dangerous.
  6. I hate when books show up damaged. My collection is basically pristine. And when I see a book damaged, I cry a little inside.
  7. I swore off getting another cat when my first pet, Tobi, died. It took me years to get over that loss. However, I found this little guy walking in my neighbour’s driveway, whistled at him, then fed him when he followed me home. And he just walked right into my family’s life. Literally, he just walked through our front door and occasionally knocked on it when the rain came. Bud, my stray-turned-pet, has captured my heart. He’s a fighter like me, and I adore this little man. ISN’T HE CUTE?! 😍


My nominations!

Kaleena | Erin | Alexandra | Kristin | Lilly | Bibi | Jess | Vanessa | Lily | Christine | Justine

If you don’t feel like doing this post or have been nominated before, don’t feel obligated. But if you want to do it, link back to me! I’d love to see your responses.

Thank you again, Leslie.

The Unique Blogger Award (3)

 

Happy Friday, everyone!!!

JoBeth from Blue Binding nominated me for this award. Thank you so much for this, JoBeth! You just made my weekend!

Be sure to check out her blog.

 

Rules:

  • Display the award
  • Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

JoBeth’s Questions

If you could meet with any author (living or dead), who would you choose?

I heard authors. Did you? Okay, here are my three picks:

Leigh Bardugo: I’ve connected with her and her work so much that I feel I need to pay thanks in person. She has an unbelievable strength for what she goes through and what she accomplishes, and I adore her.

Sabaa Tahir: This woman made me love fantasy again. And she taught tolerance in a world that is hellbent on hot seeing it.

Marissa Meyer: She may be my newest favourite, but I love her nonetheless!

 

What is your favourite dessert?

It’s almost midnight, and now I can’t stop thinking about dessert (thank you, btw) 😂 Jello is by far my favourite. It got me through some rough parts of my life, and it made parts of my life sweeter (enjoy the pun).

 

What is your favourite childhood book or story?

I used to love the Goosebump stories. They’ve played such a huge role in my love of fantasy that I couldn’t


My Questions

1. Which author would you love to co-write a book with?

2. If you could only read books from five authors for the rest of your life, who would you choose? (stole this one)

3. Which genre do you like the least?


My Nominations

You know I have to show my love with you all. So I’ll nominate you. If you’ve already done this award, don’t feel like you need to do it. If you do though, link me to your post! I’d love to see your responses!

Eden, Caitlynn, and Eden | Teagan and Jess | Madison | Nina | Traci and EmmaMerline | Whitney | Jeanine | Rebecca | Kalina

The Unique Blogger Award (2)

Hello, darlings!

I truly need to stop working on my blog so late at night. One time, I might actually get a review done, not push it back to the next day. 😂

The amazing Bibi nominated me for this award. You guys are too good to me, you know that?! When I see these kinds of noms show up in my notifications, I want to hug you all. Clearly, you need to follow her blog, so go check it out!

THE RULES:

  • Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer their questions
  • Share some love with the blogging community by nominating 8-12 people
  • Ask three questions for your nominees

Bibi’s Questions

How do you decide what book you will read next?

And you have started the first question off with a hard one. And here I thought this post would be easy. 😂 Typically, I plan which books I want to read throughout the month. So I want to read the recently released books immediately. However, I’ve been indecisive about which book to pick up lately. I’ve changed my mind three times this week just so I would stick with reading A Reaper at the Gates.

 

If you had to build your own harem, which 3-5 book loves would you choose? You can only pick one per book.

Yessss, someone finally asks me this question! And I find another harem reader (wow, that sounds horrible). I am not a hornball. I swear.

  • Thorne from Lunar Chronicles. My smol baby just breaks my heart every time I read about him!
  • Cassian from A Court of Thorns and Roses. That man is godly, and I’d probably whimper at the sight of him. And evidently, I have a thing for winged men.
  • Kaz from Six of Crows. The man owns my heart.
  • Elias from A Reaper at the Gates. MY CINNAMON ROLL IS PRECIOUS. Why wouldn’t I have him on this list?!
  • Elian from To Kill a Kingdom. I need a pirate in my life, and he is gorgeous, devious, and ruthless.

 

What’s your favourite kind of blog post to write and why?

I love writing discussion posts. They allow me to interact with more bloggers and see what their thoughts are on a particular topic. And I just love debating about books. So it works for me.

Right now, I’m working on one that talks about supporting bloggers in minorities and with disabilities, which I’m excited to finish!


My Questions

  1. When do you know that you should give up on a series you may not like but feel like you need to read ( for bragging rights)?
  2. Which beloved book couple do you hate the most? Why?
  3. Which book are you anticipating the most to read?

My Nominations!

Muahaha, now I get to pick my victims. 😈

MogsyElaine | JaneShaliniChristineCindyPaigeLaRonda | Lily | Becky

No pressure! If you’ve recently done this, don’t worry. But if you want to go ahead, link me up so I can read your responses, which are the best part of this award!

The Sunshine Blogger Award (3)

I’m always surprised when I get nominated for these awards. I’m clearly doing something right, or this post wouldn’t exist. 😂 Sara @ The Bibliophagist nominated me. So thank you, Sara! You can’t imagine how happy I am to be nominated! Go check out her blog!

 

WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

THE RULES

  1. Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award.

Sara’s Questions

 

Chocolate or coffee?

Yuck. Definitely chocolate. I can’t handle the smell of coffee, let alone the taste of it. How do you drink that?!

What’s your perfect “me” time?

Where I can just disappear in a book, when I get lost in a bookstore, or where I can cuddle with my cat. And let me tell you: the latter is harder than you imagine!

Who’s your most-read author?

Kelley Armstrong, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, and Ariana Franklin

What book are you always thinking about even though you read it a long time ago?

ACOTAR series. I’m a predictable reader, so I’m not surprised I think about this series so much. Those bat babies certainly know how to distract you. 😉

What was the happiest day of your life?

I had two days: when I got my first cat, Tobi, and when Buddy, my stray-turned-pet, walked into my family house. Yes, he actually walked right through the door and demanded food. I couldn’t believe he did it, and I watched him do it. 😂

If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would it be and what would you do?

Kaz. I relate so much to this character even if he’d be tempted to steal from me.

If there’s one unfinished book/TV/any other medium series that you could have finished right now, which would it be?

Cainsville series by Kelley Armstrong (I spoiled myself with the last book, and I’ve avoided it because of that)

13 Reasons Why TV series (I just need to know what happens)

Dangerous Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl! (JUST WRITE THE NEXT BOOK)

Riverdale TV series

You’re given the option of knowing the exact date and time of your death or staying blissfully unaware. Which do you pick?

I’d rather not know even though a huge part of me wants to say the exact opposite. I think I’d obsess with the date more than live my life.

If you were told you could be an expert in any one thing instantly, what would you pick?

Writing!

What’s the most recent book that you were unable to (or struggled to) finish?

War Storm and The Hazel Wood. I love most parts of the former since it’s one of my favourite series, but the ending killed it for me. And I had too high expectations.

With the Hazel Wood, I feel the story is too over the place, and I was lost by the end.

If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?

I’d travel to all the best bookstores around the world. I want to find those rare books, meet interesting readers, and make new friends.


My Nominations

Kathy | BreeMogsy | AshleyJess, and Teagan | Nina | CindyKayBecky | LaRonda | Kris


My Questions

There are some questions above I like, so I’ll be using a few.

  1. Is there a character you wish went a different path?
  2. Which character would you want to save from a horrible situation?
  3. What’s the most recent book that you were unable to (or struggled to) finish?
  4. Which fictional world do you want to live in?
  5. Your bookshelf is on fire, which book do you save from the flames? Why that one?
  6. Who is your favourite character you want to meet but are afraid to?
  7. Which genre you cannot stand reading?
  8. Which series are you eagerly waiting to get your hands onto?
  9. Which animal/pet do you love the most in a series?
  10. If you could change an ending in a book/series, what would it be?
  11. What was the last book you read that disappointed you the most?

The Unique Blogger Award

If I could scream without causing another coughing attack, I would. But I can’t. Over the weekend, Merline from Merline Reads nominated me. Thank you, deary. ❤ I needed that pick-me-up since I got sick on my birthday and have been a walking plague ever since.

I was wondering how I’d start off the week, and my mind was coming up blank. So you’ve saved my butt, Merline. You should go check out her blog!

Now, onto the award.

 

The Rules
  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

Merline’s Questions

1. How do you balance personal life, blogging, reading, and other commitments?

Plan, plan, and plan. You can’t wing everything in life, even if half of the people I know would say otherwise. My planner has saved me more than once. You may need to make a blogging day (or days) so you can schedule which posts to write.

With reading, I calculate how many pages I need to read per day. One tip I’d give is to write reviews as soon as you’ve finished the book, or you’ll run into problems with no remembering certain details. Perhaps I should take my own advice. 😅

 

2. Describe the book of your dreams.

Oh, I’d love for a book that could actually transport me into the story. Wait. No, scratch that book. That’s the plot for the Chamber of Secrets. Nope. Not interested, Riddle.

I don’t have one, which surprises me since I thought I would. Fiction will always have flaws in it. Even my most favourite books have them. Or maybe I’m still looking for the most sarcastic character who will prove me wrong.

 

3. What you would do with a million dollars?

First, I’d support my Mom. She has given up so much since she became disabled, and she has always deserved more. And no, Mother’s Day doesn’t sway my thoughts.

If I had anything left over, I’d invest it, or I’d build my own library and stock it with tons of books.

 

My Nominees

  1. Kay @ Hammock of Books
  2. Nina @ The Cozy Pages
  3. Taylor @ Nerd Narration
  4. Jess and Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser
  5. Bree @ Perpetual Fangirl
  6. Ashley @ Book Tales
  7. Kathy @ Books and Munches (please tell you’ve found me a Scots! 😉)
  8. Marty @ The Cursed Books
  9. Jenn @ Bound to Writing
  10. Elaine @ Howlin Books

My Questions

  1. Which villain have you fallen in love with?
  2. What is the last blog post you struggled with the most? Why?
  3. What series would you love to be apart of?

 

Thank you for nominating me, Merline! I had such a fantastic time with this post. Anyone who is interested in doing this award, link back to this post so I can see your answers! I can’t wait to read them.