The Versatile Blogger Award

So I was going through my large bookmark folder of book tags, and I noticed that I’ve been tagged for this one not once, but TWICE. Most recently Dani at Mousai Books, but also back in FEBRUARY I was tagged by Jayati at It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile. Worse, it appears I *never actually thanked her*

SO. Jayati, THANK YOU FOR NOMINATING ME!!!! I am sorry for not thanking you, usually I’m not such a spaz. (That’s a lie, I’m just a complete mess right now. Blame grad school.)

The rules are pretty simple, thank the person who nominated you (check), nominate fifteen people (holy smokes!) and tell everyone seven things about yourself (yikes).

1. I like books?

Seriously, I hate the “tell us about yourself” prompts. I’m so boring that the only thing I can think of is I like books.

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Out of This World Blogger Award


If you say something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive … These bloggers are shooting for the moon and living among the stars.

Thank you so much to Samantha at Modern Witch’s Bookshelf for the nomination! I love Samantha’s blog and she absolutely deserves the word. In addition to being an out of this world blogger, she is a really good friend, and a passionate library enthusiast. If you’ve never been to her blog you absolutely MUST. Go!

Also, that quote! Is it just me or is it a little awkward? The original quote is “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” So… am I missing? lol. If you get a nomination it’s not one of those backhanded compliments, I promise. Continue reading “Out of This World Blogger Award”

The Awesome Blogger Award!


First off, a huge thank you to Samantha at Modern Witch’s Bookshelf for this nomination. (Samantha, do you by chance go by Sam? I call you Sam in my head…) She has been SO FREAKING ENCOURAGING about my blog several times this summer, even calling me her favorite blogger a couple of times. *squeals* I can’t tell you how much that means to me. There’s too much of why to get into it, but that kind of positive feedback doesn’t happen to me much, and I appreciate it.

The funny thing is, she’s one of my favorite bloggers too (not that I get as much time to read everyone else’s blogs with 2 kids…), which seems to really boggle her. I’m not sure why, we’ve been blogging about the same length of time, and she’s just as awesome as I am. If you’ve never checked out Modern Witch’s Bookshelf, you need to do that right now. Go. Continue reading “The Awesome Blogger Award!”

One Lovely Blog Award – Music Edition


Lovely is such a nice word. It’s always been a favorite of mine, but I always feel awkward using it in a modern context, so it doesn’t show up much in my writing. But since I love the word so much, I was happy to see a nomination from ReadRantRock&Roll calling mine a “lovely blog”.

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Mischenko presented her award in a “Music Edition” format. Well, since I love music as much as I love books, I thought I would stick with that. Plus, it gives me an excuse to admit some silly musical things about myself that I’ve been trying to work into posts for a while now. Win-win! Continue reading “One Lovely Blog Award – Music Edition”

Mystery Blogger Award


I’ve been nominated for this award two or three times. The first time was a million years ago (I THINK by Vrinda at A Bookish Human?). I didn’t do the award because I was a bit confused. I don’t actually review very many mysteries here. So I didn’t feel like receiving a mystery blogger award was something I aught to be bragging about. Also, I was so new here that I didn’t really know who to nominate. More recently Dawlyn and Krista at Little Blind Book Finds nominated me, and I don’t think after reading their post that you necessarily have to post mystery reviews. I’m still a LITTLE confused, but I’m going for it anyway.

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Blogger Recognition Award


I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by both Victorious Pages and A Song of Books and Coffee, both of which are relatively new blogger buddies of mine, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know them. Go check ’em out! Thanks for nominating me ladies!

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given out by other bloggers. (Because all the other awards aren’t??) (To be honest I’m still trying to figure out blog awards. They seem similar in every way to tags…) But this is a nice way to be recognized as I know my blog is currently followed almost exclusively by other bloggers. It’s nice to know I’m not putting anyone to sleep! Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

Black Cat Blue Sea Award

“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”

Awwwwww!!! Thanks to the lovely Darque Dreamer Reads for nominating me for this award a few weeks ago. It means a lot to me that she thinks I make an impact on readers. (Don’t tell, I’m not writing for everybody. I’m writing for me. Shhhhhhh!)

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Real Neat Blog Award


Thanks so much to Norkio at Diary of a Book Fiend for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog award! There’s something especially cool about being recognized for being “real neat”! I’ve always considered myself sort of neat, if I do say so myself.

If you haven’t visited Diary of a Book Fiend, head on over there and check her out. Her blogs very pretty, and has some interesting content besides. (Heads up, she will probably try to convince you to read Pillars of the Earth. You’ve been warned!)


  • Display the award logo on your blog
  • Thank the folks who nominated you and provide links to their blogs
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by your nominator(s)
  • Nominate any number of other bloggers to share the award and give them some linky love
  • Notify the nominated folk
  • Ask the nominees 7 questions of your own

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I’m a Liebster!

“What the heck is a Liebster?” I hear you ask. Well, in the blogging community the Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to bloggers with 200 followers or fewer. (Although, I bent the rules a little on that.) Find out more here. A big thanks to Maggie at The Caramel Files for nominating me! See seems pretty awesome, and has definitely made this whole blogging venture feel like maybe it’s not a complete waste of time, lol.


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