The Versatile Blogger Award


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


  • 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.



  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.



  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


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.


  • 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


One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog AwardI would like to thank Glitter2Rain for nominating me for this award! I love doing these!

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 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. My favourite colour is purple, but black and grey and minty/cyan colours are all close runner-ups.
  2. I have a white Alsatian called Alaska, who is currently sleeping on the floor beside me.
  3. My dad is Indian by blood, but was born in Kenya.
  4. My great-nan passed away last night.
  5. I have four stacks of TBR books along my windowsill.
  6. We used to have 7 cats all at once.
  7. I’ve had tropical fish all my life, and always used to help my dad look after them.

15 Nominated Blogs (My Newest Followers):

  1. Emily Talks About Books
  2. Crafty Little Coco
  3. Kirsty Reads
  4. KindlyKickingBack
  5. Making Days Better
  6. BookLoverBabbles
  7. Dee’s Book Reviews
  8. My Little Life
  9. Poetgeneral
  10. Swoon Over Books
  11. Proudfoot Writing
  12. Your Daughter’s Bookshelf
  13. PerfectionInBooks
  14. Vook: Books + Video Games
  15. Little Great Reads


Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Thank you Perfection in Books for the nomination to take part in this award! I’ve never seen this one before, so it’s nice to be part of it.

This award is given to smaller bloggers to help gain recognition and also bring the book community closer together.

The rules for the award are:

  • Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  • Answer 11 question that the blog gives you.
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.
  • Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

The Questions (Given by Perfection in Books):

  • When did your love for books start?

Well… I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. I used to sit with my friends and write my own stories and everything! But after my *ahem* hiatus, it was the box-set of the Divergent series given to me by the eating disorder unit I was in last Christmas. I’ve rarely put a book down since.

  • Weird thing about you.

I’m not gonna lie, there are a lot of weird things about me. I suppose one thing is my hatred/fear of the wind, and my need to hold on to everything near me in fear that the wind will otherwise take it away. Oh, and my fear of holding an umbrella on a windy day.

  • An obsession (besides books)

Animals. Mostly my own pets. I was extremely obsessed with my kitten until he was suddenly taken from our lives this week. But I love to tell animals how much I love every little thing about them, and pamper them to death.

  • Which is the funniest book you have ever read?

Huh, this is a hard one. I don’t really read funny books, but I sincerely appreciate humorous aspects thrown into the books I do read. I suppose Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind is the closest I’ve come to a funny book as far as I can remember.

  • And the most scary?

Ah, who doesn’t love a good horror? Sadly, I have a ton of them in my TBR list, but not many that I’ve read yet. But Frozen Charlotte and Unrest were pretty spooky.

  • Favorite thing about your country.

Honestly, I just love British traditions. And I love the little towns and villages and clumps of countryside, especially driving past all the fields on the way to Devon in the summer…

  • Dream job?

Architect, interior designer, vet, wildlife photographer, marine biologist, wildlife researcher… The list goes on.

  • Which one do you prefer: reviewing or doing tags?

Yikes. I suppose tags are always something a bit different, but I do love to put my opinion on each book out there for others to read. Honestly, I can’t decide which I prefer!

  • Favorite phone app?

Hmm… Would it be bad to say Goodreads?

  • Favorite thing about blogging?

Spreading my opinions and hearing what others have to say!

  • Choose a quote you really like and write it (so we can all read it!)

I don’t look at many quotes, but this one is great:

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Random Facts:

  • I’ve always had at least one cat.
  • I have a pet corn snake who lives at the end of my bed. (Yes, he eats mice.)
  • I’ve seen two Fall Out Boy concerts in the past two years.
  • My older brother has recently gone to uni in Leeds and is studying music production.
  • I used to act with a drama group in my town from the age of six until about eleven.
  • I can play the keyboard, piano, organ and guitar but haven’t played properly for years.
  • I’m in year eleven at school.
  • I turn sixteen this December.
  • I’m currently wearing a onesie…
  • I wear contacts every day, and glasses at night or when I’m at home (like now).
  • I go to a school where I only attend classes with one or two other students, a few times a week (due to mental health issues).

Nominations: (I apologise if any of you have already done this tag!)

Your Questions:

  • What is the first book you remember reading?
  • Why did you start blogging?
  • How many books do you read each month?
  • What’s your favourite genre?
  • Is there a book that you liked more than you expected?
  • Have you got a favourite author?
  • Do you take notice of different publishers or have a favourite?
  • Tea or coffee?
  • How many times have you moved house/home?
  • Do you have any friends in other countries?
  • What’s the weirdest book you’ve ever read?