Awards and Nominations

12 Days of Blogging

Rules:

  • Include the photo above in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

 

Day 5: What is on your personal wish list this year:

Well, Christmas has already been, but I’ll write down what I wanted beforehand:

  • The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester
  • The Story of Alice
  • A giant teddy
  • Anything related to Alice in Wonderland
  • Marzipan
  • Lolita style skirts

 

As December has already ended, I’m not going to tag any other blogs to take part now. Sorry!

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The Bookish Alphabet Tag

Another huge thank you to PerfectionInBooks for nominating me!

The Rules:

Pick a book that is on your shelf or one that you have read in the past and fill out each letter of the alphabet. The idea is to use books that you have either read or that are on your TBR list.

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Butter by Erin Lange

Candy by Kevin Brooks

Doon by Carey Corp

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Gone by Lisa McMann

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I‘ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

King Dork by Frank Portman

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Nox-Cruor by R. Kain

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Paperweight by Meg Haston

Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson

Rock War by Robert Muchamore

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Terminal by Kathy Reichs

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

XVI by Julia Karr –

Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Brain by Marbles, The Brain Store

Zoo by Tara Elizabeth –


Book Code:

With no mark = read

With * = in my TBR

With – = book I cheated because I don’t have one starting with that letter ( I just searched for books with that letter)

Feel free to have a go at this yourself, it’s a great tag!

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12 Days of Blogging

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Rules:

  • Include the photo above in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

 

Day 4: Share a Christmas story or write one of your own:

So this time last year I was in an eating disorder unit in London. We had a tree in the rec room, and on the night before a couple girls were discharged we had a little party (without staff!). We played some games like truth or dare, and the Christmas tree ended up being decorated in our bras.

Nominees:

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Infinity Dreams Award

Thanks again to PerfectionInBooks for tagging me!

Rules:

  • Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

My answers:

  • What were you doing an hour ago?

I was helping my dad wrap Christmas presents!

  • Fav song?

Hmm… That’s a hard one! I’m in love with Missing You by All Time Low, Clean by Taylor Swift, Happy Song by Bring Me the Horizon and tons more! (Feel free to check out my Spotify.)

  • Fav movie?

Another hard question… Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, or that version of Peter Pan with Jeremy Sumpter in.

  • Fav TV Show?

I have a few: Supernatural, American Horror Story, iZombie and Grimm.

  • Something you would recommend to  everyone (it can be whatever you prefer, sports, music, books, movies, tv shows, features in a blog, etc, etc, etc).

Second hand books. There’s so many awesome and unheard of books hidden in market stalls and charity shops, all at such a low price!

  • Fav evil character?

I think I’m going to have to say Loki.

  • What would you prefer to be: Superhero or villain?

Hmm… Probably a superhero because they always win, though there are a lot of pretty awesome villains.

  • Do you have any signed book?

I don’t think I do (sadly).

  • If you could meet one actor/actress, who would she/he be?

Possibly Demi Lovato, because she’s a real inspiration.

  • Recommend a book!

More Than This by Patrick Ness.

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  • What you do think you might be doing in an hour?

Either reading or helping people wrap presents again!

My nominees:

  1. Emily Talks About Books
  2. RedHeadedBookLover
  3. Cafe Book Bean
  4. Reading Between Oceans
  5. The Worn Bookmark
  6. The Little Book Cottage
  7. A Frolic Through Fiction
  8. Multifandomed Book Blogger
  9. The Girl Who Read Too Much
  10. I Read Books
  11. Making Days Better

 

Your questions:

  1. What five words would you use to describe yourself?
  2. Do you have any pets, or have you had any?
  3. If you could live anywhere on Earth, where would it be?
  4. If you could live anywhere at all (be it fictional, somewhere within the universe or just a few streets away) where would it be?
  5. What’s your earliest memory?
  6. What has the best day this year been?
  7. What is your current main goal?
  8. Where do you hope to be in five years?
  9. What is your favourite quote, from a book, song or person?
  10. How would you describe your fashion sense or your general style?
  11. One thing you just can’t stand?

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12 Days of Blogging

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Rules:

  • Include the photo above in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

 

Day 3: Your favourite Christmas recipe/food:

Hmmm… A bit boring, but I think I’ll have to say chestnuts! Or marzipan, which I tend to get every year.

Nominees:

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12 Days of Blogging

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Rules:

  • Include the photo above in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

 

Day 2: Favourite Christmas tradition, new or old:

Well we don’t have many traditions in my family, but one thing we try to do every year is watch The Polar Express on Christmas Eve. Last year, my brother and mum both fell asleep half way through, but I enjoy it nonetheless!

Nominees:

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12 Days of Blogging

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Thank you PerfectionInBooks for tagging me! I hadn’t even heard of this one before!

Rules:

  • Include the photo above in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

 

Day 1: List your favourite things about Christmas.

  • baking (and the smells!)
  • the music
  • buying people presents
  • wearing weird or super sparkly clothes
  • getting all cosy with my family (and preferably a book)
  • decorating the entire house
  • watching other people open their presents
  • watching the pets open and play with their presents
  • the general joy!

 

Nominees:

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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Hey! I was nominated by PerfectionInBooks, so thanks so much!

Rules:

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person that has nominated you.
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

 

Facts:

  1. I turned 16 last week, on the 9th of December.
  2. I have a pet corn snake named Abenaki who lives in his vivarium at the end of my bed.
  3. I’ve been to two Fall Out Boy concerts, and went to Sonisphere Music Festival when I was ten.
  4. My dad is Indian, but was born in Kenya.
  5. I used to love coffee, but now I’m addicted to tea.
  6. This time last year I was in hospital for anorexia.
  7. I used to love reading, but I didn’t read very often for a long time. I started properly reading again this summer.

 

Nominees:

  1. CreativWriter
  2. Book Lover Thoughts
  3. Sarah’s Bookshelf
  4. The Bookish Khaleesi
  5. Bookish Freaks
  6. annelisebooklife
  7. Sue’s Reading Corner
  8. The Literary Hellion
  9. JenAcideByBibliophile
  10. Bookahontas
  11. Your Daughter’s Bookshelf
  12. Dee’s Book Reviews
  13. A Frolic Through Fiction
  14. MultiFandomed Book Blogger
  15. Little Blog of Books

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Beautiful Blogger Award

beautiful-blogger-awardThank you to PerfectionInBooks for nominating me in your post!

I’ve been nominated in so many things recently! I’ve spread them out as much as possible so I don’t bombard everyone.

Rules:

  • Link to the blogger who nominated you.
  • List seven random facts about you.
  • Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers, and notify them.

My Facts:

  1. My middle name is Lakshmi because my dad is Indian and has a lot of Hindu family.
  2. It’s my birthday tomorrow!
  3. I have a cotonoodle puppy names Peanut.
  4. I’ve always had cats. There’s not been a day in my life when my family didn’t own a pet cat.
  5. I have a white German shepherd called Alaska, who I named after the song by Sky Sailing.
  6. I’m about to start reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which I’ve wanted for a while. My uncle bought it when he came to visit without even knowing I was after it.
  7. My brother, Nathan, is coming home from uni (in Leeds) for Christmas this weekend.

My Nominees:

  1. InspiredByABook
  2. Carrie’s Book Reviews
  3. Bookish Freaks
  4. BooksandBakes1
  5. A Frolic Through Fiction
  6. Making Days Better
  7. Your Daughter’s Bookshelf

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Real Neat Blog Award

real-neat-blog-award1A huge thanks to PerfectionInBooks for tagging me in your post!

The Rules:

  1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 7 questions your nominator has provided.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers and create new questions for them.

My Answers:

Reading outdoors or indoors?

In summer, I love to read outside whenever I can. But for the most part, I just read indoors.

Worst fear about blogging? (ex. having no ideas,no more interest)

Well… I tend to go through phases, where I’m really passionate about a particular thing and become completely obsessed. I also tend to get bored of that same thing soon after. Although I know I’ll never get bored of reading, I do fear that I’ll give up my blogging!

Best thing about blogging?

The community! I love how you can share your opinions and ideas with people who are genuinely interested in the same things.

Best thing about books?

I just love how reading transports you to a whole new world. When I’m not doing so well, I love to just open a book and leave the real world behind.

Do you like movies or tv shows based in books?

It depends. I almost always prefer the books, but there are some amazing adaptations that are well worth watching.

A goal for your blog?

To become popular! I think a reasonable goal would be to get to 200 followers. (I have a long way to go!)

ARCs: Yes or no?

ARCs and galleys make up a huge majority of my TBR list!

My Nominations:

  1. Cafe Book Bean
  2. Shelf-tacular
  3. Carrie’s Book Reviews
  4. A Frolic Through Fiction
  5. Mud and Stars
  6. Glitter2Rain
  7. InspiredByThePage

Your Questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. How long have you been blogging for?
  3. What’s your favourite genre of book?
  4. Do you have a favourite author?
  5. Do you judge a book by its publisher?
  6. Long books or short? What’s the ideal length of a book?
  7. New Year’s resolution for your blog?

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