The Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Shoshi over at over at Shoshi Reads, thank you so much for the nomination! And sorry it’s taken me so long to get to doing this award, it’s been a busy few weeks.

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The Rules:

  1. Answer the questions that were left for you
  2. Nominate your favorite new bloggers (or those with less than 500 followers)
  3. Write 11 questions for them to answer
  4. Follow all of the blogs linked (including mine)!

Shoshi’s Questions:

1. When did you start blogging?
22nd November 2016 – It feels like longer though!

2. What are you currently reading?
Tower of Dawn by Sarah  J. Maas #LovinIt

3. How do you organize your books (by series, rainbow order, etc.)?
By Author, then Series!

4. Do you create TBRs for the month to help you decide what to read? If so, what are some books on your TBR?
No, I’m quite a spontaneous reader and I usually just pick up whatever I fancy reading at the time unless I have ARCs or reviews that have deadlines.

5. What is your favorite season and why?
Summer because I hate the cold. Although this year I’ve hated the humidity here in Britain with a passion!

6. What is your favorite drink?
Mango Juice and Coffee

7. Are you doing the Goodreads reading challenge? If so, what is your goal for 2017 and how many books have you read so far?
Yes, I am! My goal is 120 and I’m in the middle of my 87th book!

8. What is your favorite book read in 2017?
Golden Son by Pierce Brown – I LOVE his writing, the Red Rising Trilogy is one of the best I’ve ever read.

9. If you could meet one author who would it be?
Jennifer L. Armentrout

10. What device do you blog on?
My MacBook Air

11. What is your favorite genre?
Young Adult


My Nominations:

Christina @ Pages with Wings
Des  @ Des and Random Thoughts
Stacey @ Stacey Reads
Hana @ Where Book Addicts Meet 
Casey @ Mad Tea Party Book Reviews 
Taylor @ The Reading Mermaid
Eliza @ Dusk Angel Reads
Nat @ The Owl on the Bookshelf
Gabby @ Gabby The Dauntless Warlock
Stephanie @ A Readers Oasis


My Questions:

  1. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
  2. Love triangles, yes or no?
  3. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
  4. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
  5. A book you can always reread?
  6. Can you read while hearing music?
  7. One POV or multiple POV’s?
  8. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
  9. Who/What gave you your love for reading?
  10. Why did you start blogging?
  11. What has been your biggest blogging achievement?
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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated by Shoshi @ Shoshi Reads for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you for the nomination! Shoshi has an awesome blog so be sure you check it out.

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The Rules:

  • Thank the bloggers who nominated you and share their links
  • Nominate at least 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs
  • Inform them about their nomination
  • Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know

 


7 Facts about me

1) I’ve short, and when I say short I mean short, I’m only 4ft 8”!

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2) I’m a huge animal lover.

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3) I love shoes! Heels, trainers, boots. I don’t discriminate I love them all

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4) I have a thing for rum based cocktails

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5) I love the Marvel Movies!

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6) I only wear silver jewelry, I cannot stand yellow gold!

7) I suck at talking about myself, it’s taken me ages to think of 7 things for this list.


My Nominations:

Jemms Reads
The Bookish Fairy Blog
Life in Words and Lyrics
Rather be Reading
Coffee Loving Bookoholic
Bionic Book Worm Blog
Tiny Obsessions
Lost in a Story


And that’s it. Thanks again for the nomination.

Until Next Time! 🤓

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

Thank you to Alaina from An Infinite Book World for nominating me for this award! I know it’s taken me a little while to get to.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

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

The rules…

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and links 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 in your post and/or on your blog.

 Alaina’s Questions

What or who was your inspiration for starting your blog?

Two things made me start my blog:

  • I wanted a place where I could share my love of reading with people who also love to read.
  • I also wanted to be able to promote the books I love. I really liked the idea of being able to help out spreading the word about books and blogging lets me do that.

What is something that you swear by doing every day?

Read before I go to work. For the most part, this sets up my concentration for the day. It doesn’t always work but I still like to do it.

Besides a bookstore, what are some of your other favorited stores to shop at?

As a rule I hate shopping, so I do most of my shopping online. So the sites I like to shop on is Amazon because really what can’t you buy on there? I also like Next and New Look.

Are you a coffee drinker? If so, what is your usual Starbucks order?

Yes! Coffee is life. I usually get a Vanilla Latte.

What is one book that you couldn’t live without?

A Court of Mist and Fury!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Definitely more of a night owl – I hate mornings

Where do you tend to do the majority of your reading?

That would be a tie between my sofa and during my morning commute.

Are there any movies that you love so much that you would re-watch them?

God, there are so many, here are a few:

  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • John Wick
  • Shooter
  • Ted 2

Are there any book bloggers that you look up to? If so, shout them out!

I really love Vilma’s Book Blog

Who are some authors that you dream of meeting?

  • Sarah J. Maas – side note I’m going to her book tour in November so I’m hoping I get the opportunity to meet her there!
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Pierce Brown

What is your favorite part of blogging?

Being able to promote books I love and getting positive feedback.


My Nominations:

My Questions

  1. What is your all-time favorite movie?
  2. What was the first book you bought with your own money?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. What is your favorite non-fiction book?
  5. If you had to pick one book to take on a desert island what would it be?
  6. Most comfortable item of clothing?
  7. If you could visit one place in the world where would it be?
  8. What has been the most challenging part of starting your blog?
  9. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
  10. What do you like to do in your space time apart from reading or blogging?
  11. How old were you when you got into reading?

That’s it for today, until next time 🤓

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The Awesome Blogger Award!

Firstly a shout out to Harini from Books and Readers for nominating me for this award! Thank you so much for nominating me! If you haven’t seen her blog yet, then what are you waiting for?


About this Award:

The award was created by Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala who stated:

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger”


Rules:

1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Include the reason behind the award.
3. Include the banner in your post.
4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.


My Answers To Harini:

1. What’s ‘peace ‘ according to you?
Having quiet time to myself and just being able to relax at home.

2. What’s the one book everyone loves but you absolutely hate?
Beautiful Disaster – urgh I just didn’t get it! For me, it’s probably one of the worst books I’ve ever have the misfortune to read.

3. Dream Destination?
I’m torn between The Maldives and Bora Bora…..but probably The Maldives, it just looks dreamy and I need to stay in one of those little water bungalows!

4. One Mistake that you regret so much?
Hmmm probably trusting someone I thought was a friend.

 5. Favorite subject at High school?
Science. Particularly Biology and Physics

6. The one thing you want to change about yourself ?
I wish I was a better planner. I tend to just wing a lot of things.

7.The person you can’t imagine being without?
My husband, he is my best friend too and I can’t imagine being without him!

8. Favorite pet ever?
My two cats. Sorry, I can’t choose between them!

9. Book People Vs Real People – Who do you prefer?
Book People. – Real people are exhausting!

10. One thing about the world that you hate?
People – because we as a race are the source of most of the problems that the world has.


My Nominees:  

Jesse  @ Books at Dawn
Keri @ Books with Keri
Kayla @  KDREWKTHEBOOKWORM
Delphine @ Delphine the Babbler
Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm


My Questions:

  1. Name one thing that you are most proud of?
  2. Why did you decide to start a blog?
  3. What’s your favorite TV show/Movie?
  4. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  5. Physical books or E-Books?
  6. Favorite social media platform?
  7. If you couldn’t blog about books, what subject you choose instead?
  8. Microsoft or Apple?
  9. What’s your favorite holiday destination?
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Unique Blogger Award

A Big thank you to Shoshi at Stoshi Reads who nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award.

These are the Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger that tagged you.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers.
  • Ask them 3 questions

These are Shoshi’s questions

1. What is your absolute favorite book and why? The book that you’ve loved since the first word. The book that you couldn’t live without. The book that you are so grateful to have been able to read.

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Without a doubt, this is A Court of Mist and Fury! I came across this series last year and it was one of those situations when there was loads of hype but I wasn’t really expecting much especially when I wasn’t particularly blown away by the first book. So I was completely blown away by it and it just gets better with each re-reading.

 

 

2.What is the book that you have read or re-read the most times?

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White Hot Kiss – Jennifer. L. Armentrout ah I just can’t get enough of Roth! Damn that demon is fine! So yeah slightly obsessed with this whole series, but mostly with Roth. Also, the story is pretty unique, it was the first one that came across that features Gargoyles.

 

 

 

3. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what book would it be?

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Opposition (Lux #5) – Jennifer L. Armentrout – I could read this book until the cows come home. I love the way this book finished up the series and as usual, Katy and Daemon were a joy to read.

 

 


My Questions:

  1. What book has disappointed you the most?
  2. What is the best book you have read this year?
  3. What is your favorite book genre?

My Nominations:

The Mystery Blogger Award

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I’m so chuffed to have been nominated for this. A great big thank you to Book Huntress for my nomination!! Be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already.

About the “Mystery Blogger Award”

 “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.

This award was created by Okoto Enigma @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog

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 as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You nominate people
  7. Notify 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 a link to your best post(s)

3 Things About Me:

1. I love to stargaze!

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2. Watching movies is my second favorite thing to do (reading is obviously first!)

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3. I’m a lifelong introvert, to the point that some days it’s a real chore having to interact with people.

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Book Huntress Questions:  

1. Can you say that you are addicted to books?

Yes! and I can say this with confidence because my TBR list is going way up, despite the fact that I’m 6 books ahead on GoodReads reading challenge!

2. What do you do to the books you didn’t like? Do you keep them? Throw them? Give them away?

If it’s on my Kindle then I remove the book from my device. If it’s a physical book I give them away.

3. If you’ll be a writer, what genre will your books be categorized?

Either Young Adult or New Adult.

4. Have you ever tried talking to some stranger because of books?

On the internet, yes, all the time. Real life no not ever.

5. Funny/Crazy question) Have you ever tried looking funny outside (mostly on public places) whenever you read a book and a particular scene makes you angry that it made you rant loudly? If yes, can you tell a short story about it?

Hmm, ok so I do a big chunk of my reading on my commute to work, the thing that happens to me the most is when I’m reading really sad or a happy ending part of the story I almost always tear up! Which is majorly awkward. I end up sitting there blinking like my eyes like a lunatic!


I Nominate:

Mad Tea Party Book Reviews

 Never Not Reading

Where Book Addicts Meet


My Questions:

  1. 1.What’s the biggest challenge you have faced as a blogger?
  2. If you could choose to be any character from any book, who would you be?
  3. What book have you re-read the most?
  4. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
  5. Where is the strangest place you’ve read a book?

My Best Post

This has to be my discussion post I did a few weeks ago: Let’s Talk (#4) Tamlin the Man Behind the Mask

and that’s all from me. Until next time! 🤓