“Sibterhood” of the World Bloggers Award

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I was nominated for this lovely award by Reckless Indulgences ! Thank you so much for the nomination, it means a lot to me and it really brightened my day!

The Rules:

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site

2. Put the award logo on your blog

3. Answer the ten questions they’ve sent you

4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer

5. Nominate ten people


Reckless Indulgence’s Questions:

1. Since I hate “favourite” questions, what genre or genres do you enjoy reading most? What draws you to those books?
Oooh this is a hard one! I would have to say the classics or like modern drama. Classics because of the writing quality. It can be absolute magic, a well write verse is almost like music to my brain.  Drama because I am really interested in seeing how people think, why they think the way they do, and the external influences on personality/life. And children books. I am so relieved you didn’t as for a single genre!!!

2. Do you normally pick up and read a title at random if it interests you, or does the book have to come with high recommendations, lots of reviews and high ratings, and/or award nominations/wins?
It doesn’t have to come with high recommendations at all. Over the past year especially I have read high acclaimed books by esteemed authors and have been grossly disappointed. I am a bit book vain, so I am frequently tempted by books with nice covers. Guilty as charged.

3. Have entered any Book or Reading Challenges for 2015? If so, which ones?
I sort of dislike these, because they make reading a chore for me rather than choice. I made up a reading challenge and failed greatly. Probably won’t do one for a little while.

4. What movie and/or book are you most excited to see/read?
Is it sad to say that no to both? I have been a little out of the loop lately. I was excited for the Imitation Game movie to come out. That’s probably the most recent one.

5. Do you collect a certain kind(s) of book? If so, which ones?
Hmm this is a good question. I like hardcovers, but they are a little expensive for me. This Christmas I got one of the Barnes and Nobles classics editions of The Picture of Dorian Gray and I could see myself starting up a collection of those fancy books.

6. Give a guestimate. How many books do you think you own? (Printed books & E-Books included!)
If you count my books in Canada and the UK probably over 100.

7. As readers, we all have TBR lists. How long is yours and do you think you will be able to whittle it down this year?
I’d like to think I’ve been fairly reasonable about my list this year. I average around 4 books a month. I did only get to July at this point, probably will add books as the year goes. I often purchase books that other book bloggers have recommended, some of which I never heard of !

8. How do you usually acquire the books you read: Bookstores, Online (Amazon, Book Depository, B&N, AbeBooks, etc.), Indie Marketplaces, Libraries, Used Bookstores, $1-5 Bins, Gifts from family and friends?
I love the bookstore experience, but I love Amazon’s prices. Probably this past year I have turned mostly to making online purchases. For convenience and bargain prices.

9. Do you have an unusual reading habit? What is it and why do you do it?
I have noticed myself twirling my hair when I read. It’s so embarrassing when I catch myself doing it. I just have to keep my fingers busy.

10. If the zombie apocalypse happened RIGHT NOW, which fictional book character would you want with you? Why, and would you both survive???
Probably Harry Potter, because he increases my chances of surviving. He is the boy who lives after all. 😉


My Questions for you YOU! 

1. What do you miss a lot right now?

2. What is your favourite dish/food? What is so good about it?

3. What book took you by surprise? I want one good surprise and one bad one!

4. What are your goals for 2015?

5. What is your least favourite noise and why?

6. If someone gave you $100,000 how would you spend it? Or save it? Be honest!

7. What is your favourite TV show of all time?

8. If you could be/are really good at one sport, what would it be?

9. Which book/author are you most excited to read from your TBR pile this year?

10. Tea or coffee?


The Nominated: 

1. Yvo @ It’s All About Books

2. Emma @ bluchickenninja

3. The Bookish God

4. Karen @ One More Page

5. My Book Strings

6. Cathy @ 746books

7. ebookclassics

8. Ana @ Ana is the Bookworm

9. Eva @ The Paperback Princess

10. Christi @ I Know What You Should Read

Can’t wait to read your answers!

One Lovely Blog Award Nomination

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The Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 5-15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

First and foremost I would like to thank Books for Fun for that nomination! I don’t need a set or rules to allow me to come out and say that!  It was such a pleasant surprise, as I have seen it on other people’s pages and wondered if I would ever receive one. It really makes me feel like I am part of the blogging community, especially since I still feel like such a newbie to the blogging world. Now enough about lil’ old me. Without further ado:

Seven facts about myself:

1. I grew up in a ex-communist country. Hardcore.

2. I love to bake, but hate to cook.

3. I can’t get enough of romantic comedies; it’s almost a curse and it’s something that drives my boyfriend insane.

4. The first proper novel I read in English was Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Tough book to follow I’d say.

5. I absolutely, positively, metaphysically, quintessentially, love love love Bernese Mountain Dogs and long-haired Dachshunds.

6. I love to go running. One day I hope to be able to run a marathon.

7. Christmas is my favourite time of year. Buying presents for my loved ones, decorating the tree, skiing and drinking hot seasonal drinks (Pumpkin Spiced Latte say whhhaaatt??!). What can be better?

I nominate the following awesome bloggers out there:

1. It’s All About Books

2. ebook classics

3. alenaslife

4. One More Page

5. Check My Books

6. The Paperback Princess

7. Knownbliss

8. The New TESStament

9. The Ink Library

10. Bonnie Brown’s Book Reviews

11. Citygirlscapes

12. Reckless Indulgence of the Written Word

Can’t wait to read yours!!!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nomination!!

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I have been nominated by this wonderful gal named Alena, for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! This is a huge honor and I am eternally grateful, especially since I have only recently started blogging. To hear such positive feedback as getting this nomination makes me feel very welcome and just feel like I belong amongst all you pro book review bloggers. Anyway, enough with my soppy speech (this isn’t the Oscars after all) lets get to the rules.

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Rules:

1)     Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.

2)     List the rules and display the award.

3)     Share seven facts about yourself.

4)     Nominate 10 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

5)     Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Random Facts About Me:

1) I am a major horse lover and have been from an early age. You mention ‘horse’ and I reply ‘WHERE?’

2) I have lived in three different countries during my lifetime. That means I have gone to 9 different schools during all my moves.

3) Muller chocolate rice pudding is my absolute favourite.

4) Blue bells are under-rated. They, along with orchids, are one of my favourite flowers.

5) During my last year at high school, I was part of the Miss New Westminster Ambassador Program. Kind of like a pageant mixed with community involvement.

6) I strongly believe in the “Actions speak louder than words”motto.

7) I have started working since I was 15 (8 if you count delivering newspapers) so I would like to think that I have earned the majority of things I have in my life. It’s something that I have only recently realized I should be proud of.

Nominees:I know that it says I am to nominate 15 people, but I have only made a list of 11 here and I do apologize if I have nominated some people again, from the Leibster award. When deciding who to nominated I really thought hard about who I have really connected over the past few months, who I found really inspiring, who has been really nice to me, and whose posts I just can’t get enough! Can’t wait to hear your responses guys! (Alphabetical order)

ThePaperbackPrincess: With such an awesome and clever name you know you cannot be disappointed! What I absolutely love is her honesty and versatility. Not only does she do book reviews but she also finds the time to post and spark conversations about something literature related.

Self-Harmonise: Very open, kind and creative individual! I love reading her posts because they are always so raw, honest and creative. Love reading her poetry too!

WriteReads: These incredible people have started their very own book club podcasts! How cool is that?! Again, super brave and definitely inspirational!

Citygirlscapes: These girls are on fire! I am always amazed at how quickly they read and manage to post reviews. Their archives are very impressive and always fun to peruse to get some more book ideas 🙂

OneMorePage: Believe it or not she inspired for me to start a blog.*blush* Of course I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn but I continue to be inspired by her blog, and I she always seems to choose great books to read!

Stepheusebi: Amazingly delicious and tasty recipes all in one place! Whenever I am feeling adventurous I try a recipe that she posts here. My number one blog for recipes 🙂

BonnieVBrown: She is such a sweet girl with an blog that reflects that! Love her honestly and writing style 🙂

MeLoveBooks: I absolutely love how she structures her reviews and it has made me re-evaluate how I present my reviews on my blog. I love that fact she updates her followers on what she is doing. I really need to work on that.

746books: Love how she integrates quotes from the novels she is reviewing in the review. It’s something I really struggle with and so it’s really inspirational!

RecklessIndulgence: Love her honesty (with her reviews named “Totally Biased Book Reviews” LOL), and humour! For fantasy lovers, I could not recommend a better blog.

Miss Meg 33: This girl is absolutely incredible and so incredible. I am a runner and I struggle with keeping myself motivated. Reading her blog helps me decide to strap on those running shoes and head out the door!

 

Can’t wait to hear your top 7 things!