Hello! I hope that you are all staying healthy during these crazy times. Right now, I am very excited that I have been nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award by Lori @ The Reading Fairy. So, thank you so much Lori for the tag!!!
The award was created by Maggie @Dreaming of Guatemala. 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.
The Awesome Blogger Award Rules
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Credit the creator
- Tag this post with #AwesomeBloggerAward
- Answer all the questions given to you
- Nominate some people
- Write 10 questions for them to answer
Which post that you’ve written is your favorite?
I really like my post about my favorite way of reading a book. I don’t know if it’s my very favorite post that I’ve ever written though.
Is there a book where you want everyone to read?
I think that everyone in the world should read The War That Saved my Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. It is such a great book, and if you want to read more about why I love this book so much,
If you could meet any author, who would you want to meet?
I would love to meet Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, the author of The War That Saved my Life, and many other amazing books.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are:
- Kimberly Brubaker Bradley obviously
- Sharon M. Draper
- Richard Peck
- Kirby Larson
- Lois Lenski
How has your blog changed over time?
I recently redesigned my blog. It used to look like this:
I am really glad that I thought to take screenshots of my blogs old design!!! Anyways, now, my blog looks very very different! And I actually like it a lot better
If you could eat or drink one fictional treat, what would it be?
I have no idea!!! Really. Well, there aren’t that many fictional treats I can think of. Actually, there is one book that revolves on fictional treats, so I would pick any candy from The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass. If I had to pick one, I would pick the candy harmonica!!! (I can’t remember the exact name of it, but I remember how much I wanted to eat it when I read about it!!!)
If you could read one book NOW that’s yet to be published, what book would it be?
I would read The Silvered Serpents, by Roshani Chokshi. I really really really want to read this book, and I don’t at all want to wait until September!!! I loved The Gilded Wolves so much, and I can’t wait to read more!!! Also, that epilogue. I did not see that coming. And the ending??? You must agree that was unnecessary I was sobbing Roshani Chokshi how could you?????
How did you choose your blog name?
I didn’t really think about it a lot; I just chose something that fit what I wanted my blog to be about: books and bookish thoughts!
Is there a book that you loved the first time reading it, but rereading it-it wasn’t exactly what you thought it’d be?
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!! The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani fits this question perfectly! I am in the middle of writing a second review of this because I wrote a mini review of it (as part of a bigger post) when I first read it, and now I DO NOT LIKE THIS BOOK AT ALL!!! Well, that might be a bit dramatic. I do still think it is an okay book, but when I first read it, I thought it was one of the most amazing books I’d ever read. Now, after rereading it a few times, not so much. But you’ll hear more from me about that later when I get around to finishing my review.
Do you have any unpopular opinions? If so, which ones?
I think I have one very unpopular opinion: It is that I don’t like Harry Potter. Now don’t come for me. Don’t attack me while I dislike maybe the most famous series of all time. The thing is, I tried to read the series. Well, I first read the first book when I was like 8 or 9. And I was really scared of the ending, and I didn’t like it at all. Then, three years ago, when I was in fourth grade I read it again. And I still disliked it. Now I don’t think that they are bad books. I just personally didn’t really like the first book, and don’t want to continue with the series.
Other than that, I don’t know. I read a lot of middle grade books, because I technically am kind of in the middle grade age group, and I don’t read a lot of middle grade book blogs, and I don’t talk to a lot of people who read middle grade books. So do I have any unpopular opinions? Other than with Harry Potter, I don’t really know.
and some of Lori’s questions are just so good that I’m going to have to reuse them
- What is your perfect reading environment?
- How did you come up with your blog’s name?
- How do you come up with blog post ideas?
- How has your blog changed over time?
- When and why did you start your blog?
- What is one thing that you only recently learned/realized about blogging?
- What is one thing you wish you could have known when you started blogging?
- Are there any books that you continue to hear amazing things about but don’t want to read?
- What is your favorite thing about blogging?
- Who are some of your favorite authors?
One last thing:
About a month ago was my 6 month blogiversary (yay) and I included a q & a and feedback form and only two people have filled it out so if you have a few minutes would you please fill it out???? It is short. Thank you so much!!!
So… unrelated, How are you all coping with the covid-19 pandemic right now? I am currently at home socially distanced, but healthy, and I hope the rest of you are also staying safe and healthy.