Beautiful Blogger Award!

Recently I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award, and it makes me so happy every time I’m nominated for an award.  It’s great to know that others enjoy my posts and visit back to read more 😀  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!Thank you to Eileen @ Bookwormstothemax for nominating me for this award!  Her blog is amazing, so go check her out!

The Beautiful Blogger Award is an honor bestowed by fellow bloggers to show how much they love reading your blog and appreciate the beauty in your words.

Here is my shiny new award:

beautiful-blogger-awardRules:

  • Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.
  • Nominate 7 (yes, only seven) other bloggers and say a little something about them.

My Nominees:

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity — I love, love, love Chiara’s blog!  Everything about it—the title, the theme, the content—is 100% awesome.  Of course, all of you guys are awesome 😀  I discovered the 2013 End of Year Book Survey through her blog at the end of last year, and I participated in it, and it was so much fun!

Nirvana @ Nirvana’s Pocketful — Nirvana has a great blog, and I enjoy reading her crafts posts, as well as her stories.  I think she has a fantastic imagination—go check her out!

Marianne and Jennifer @ Boricuan Bookworms — Marianne and Jennifer’s blog is a new discovery of mine, but I’ve been visiting their blog a lot lately.  I love their reviews, and their Fashion by the Book memes.  I’d never thought of putting together book-themed outfits until I started reading their posts.  Now I think about book-themed fashion quite a lot, lol.

Cook’s Reviews — Another new favorite blogger!  I particularly enjoy her book hauls.  I love reading people’s book hauls and recognizing a book and saying, “YOU MUST READ!!!”  And, of course, I love it when others do the same to me, haha!

Bella @ Ciao Bella! — One of the things I really enjoy about Bella’s blog is the variety.  She’s got book reviews, and recipes (some of which I’m dying to try, by the way), and other fun stuff ^.^

LilaJune @ lilajune’s book saloon — LilaJune is one of the people who got me super excited for Champion, which I was putting off reading for a loooong time.  That book.  Was.  An emotional.  Roller coaster.  As many ends of trilogies are, but seriously.

Laurel @ The Caffeinated Bibliophile — First of all, awesome title!  I think that describes many of us bookish people 😀  I love her reviews and am always enthusiastic to read them.

That’s all for now, dudes!  Go check out all of these fantastic bloggers!  You’re going to love them 😀

Thanks again to Eileen, who has presented me with this award!

 

The Liebster Blog Award

It’s always so exciting for me when I’m nominated for an award—and I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!  This award is to recognize fellow bloggers and help others discover new blogs.

I was nominated for this award by Eileen from Bookwormstothemax.  Thank you so much!

Let me show you the awesome award now:

The liebster blog award sdfHere are the rules:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers and come up with 11 new questions for them to answer.
  • Notify your nominees by visiting their blog and commenting.

And here are the questions that Eileen has for me:

1. What is your number 1 bookish dream (meeting a character/author, being a character in a book, and etc.)?

Right now at this time of my life?  It would be to meet Leo Valdez from Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus series.  Go, Team Leo!

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2. If you could have any power, what would you choose?

Telepathy!  I think the concept of mental communication is so cool, and I would love to have that as my power.

3. Who is one author you want to meet most?

J.K. Rowling, the author of our beloved Harry Potter series.  Harry Potter is my all-time favorite series, hands down.  I have expanded my taste in books, though, and have several other favorite series, but it all comes back down to HP.  And maybe she could sign my battered paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  😀

BUT!  She is on my bad list right now, because of that whole thing about Harry and Hermione instead of Romionie… Like seriously.  Stop it with the after comments.  What’s done is done.

4. What’s your favorite childhood book(s)?

When I was a kid, I used to read The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Baby-Sitter’s Little Sister, Goosebumps, and the High School Musical books.  Crazy, huh?  I literally own stacks of the Mary-Kate and Ashley books, both of the Baby-Sitters books, and the High School Musical books.  I was OBSESSED.  I was pretty young when I started The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, so young that I could barely read them when I got them!

5. If you could have lunch with one character (from book/TV show/movie etc…), who would you choose?

I would choose to have lunch with… Winnie Perry from Lauren Myracle’s series, The Winnie Years.  I absolutely loved this series, and Winnie was the main character and MC.  I’ve read these books so many times, and in another world, Lauren Myracle would be working on Fifteen right now!  But I don’t think there’s going to be a Fifteen.  D:

6. What’s your favorite quote?

I have a few favorite quotes.  Here they are:

“What motivates me is seeing people in the crowd and wondering what they’re going home to and what they’re dealing with, and knowing that for the time being we’re their escape.” ~Hayley Williams

“I don’t see the me that you see.  I wish for just a little bit I could climb into you and then you could climb into me and then we could tell each other what we saw there.”* ~Lauren Roedy Vaughn, OCD, The Dude, and Me

“I think that it is very important if you know what you want, understand where you are heading towards, and try your best to get it.  It is only when we use our hearts to do it, and fall in love with what we’re doing, that we can really get real determination.” ~Emma Watson

*I think Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird said something similar.

7. Where do you want to travel to the most?

I want to travel to England.  Can you guess what inspired that?  Haha, yes, it was Harry Potter. 

8. Favorite book for this year so far?

My favorite book this year so far is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.  WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS WHEN I BOUGHT IT?!?!  Ughhhh.  That book was amazing, relatable, fluffy, and PERFECT.  Read it if you haven’t.  In fact, if you haven’t read Fangirl, you shouldn’t be on my blog reading this right now—you should be getting your hands on a copy of that book!  😀

9. What fandoms are you part of?

Many!  But to name a few: Harry Potter, PJO/HoO, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Vampire Academy.  I’m sad when there are amazing books that don’t have much of a following.  D:

10. Do you have any OTPs, and if so, who?

Percabeth (Percy and Annabeth, from The Heroes of Olympus), Sydrian (Sydney and Adrian, from Bloodlines), Trisfour (?) (Tris and Four—is that their couple name?—from Divergent), and ROMIONE (Ron and Hermione, from Harry Potter).  DON’T TRY TO CHANGE ME, JKR!

11. Who is your favorite character?  Why?

My favorite character is… gods, I can’t choose.  Okay, I’m going to say one of my favorite characters, and that’s going to be Tris from Divergent.  Now, I’m not going to go into details about Tris, but I will say that she’s one of the bravest characters I’ve ever read about.

And I’m nominating:

Ramisa the Authoress

Words That Flow Like Water

A Bit Behind on Books

Books for a Delicate Eternity

Nirvana’s Pocketful

The Caffeinated Bibliophile

Always Lost In Books

The nominees’ questions are:

1. What book introduced you to the infinite world of reading?

2. What is your favorite band/genre of music?

3. What is your favorite book, and what do you think is that book’s theme song?

4. What inspired you to make a blog?

5. Divergent, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson: If you have read any (or all) of these series, which faction/district/House would you be in, and who is your godly parent?

6. What is your favorite classic?

7. Have you ever pretended to read a book for the sake of a conversation?

8. Would you rather spend time reading, creating an outline for one of your many story plots, or fangirl over your favorite TV show?

9. What is your favorite book?  Least favorite book?

10. What book are you currently reading?

11. What’s the funniest picture you’ve seen online recently?

And that’s all!  Thanks again to Eileen, who nominated me for this award!