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The Beautiful Blogger and One Lovely Blog Awards

 

Thanks so much to Lala at Lala’s Blog for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award and to Magda at Magic of Books for nominating me for The Beautiful Blogger Award!! You should go check out both of these wonderful ladies.

Anyway, since these award have basically the same rules I’m going to combine them so as not to spam everyone. It also makes my life a lot easier. 🙂

Rules for Beautiful Blogger

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

Rules for One Lovely Blog

  1. Thank the nominator and link them.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know via a comment.

My 7 facts

  1. I have an amazing calico named Channie (embarrassingly after Chanyeol from Exo. I’m so bad at naming animals) and she’s my baby. My Instagram is basally just her sleeping in different places and being too cute for words.
  2. In case you missed it, I got a job!! I’m going to be an editorial assistant and I honestly couldn’t be happier.
  3. I prefer cold weather. The only thing hot weather is good for is going to the beach and I’m okay with doing that maybe 5 times out of the year at most. I’m so excited that the weather is FINALLY cooling off.
  4. I lost 20 pounds in 2014 and was super proud. I was exercising and eating healthy and I was happy. However, 2015 was the year of gaining that back and then some but I plan to dive back in as soon as I can afford to buy my own groceries again. (plus my new workplace has a gym and I’ll get a free membership to it. HOLLA)
  5. I once had a super popular Youtube channel where I made Anime Music Videos. I was such a weeb. (may or may not still be a bit of a weeb) Said Youtube channel has unfortunately been terminated and every video deleted because of too many copyright infringement things.
  6. I still have (and use kind of) my AOL email address.
  7. I’m a super loyal friend. Like if a friend asks me to do something I’ll generally do it even if I don’t want to. For example, I watched 8 seasons of Supernatural for a friend even though I didn’t enjoy more than the first 2 seasons or so. I’ve also been on almost every ride at Six Flags Great America because a friend asked (read: forced) me to. I don’t regret either because I did it for my friends.

The people I nominate

Okay I know this is cheesy but honestly I feel like I’ve been spamming people with tags and I don’t really want to do that. So instead I tag anyone who reads this and wants to do the tag! You all are lovely and beautiful I promise because why else would you be here. 😀 So thank me as your tagger. Do one of the tags, do both, do neither. It’s up to you!

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The Starlight Blogger Award

A huge thanks to Olivia at Bibliomad for nominating me! You’re the best. I’m sorry it took me so long to get to the nomination.

The Rules

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Answer the 3 original questions and then the 3 new questions from your nominator given to you.
  3. Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.
  4. Please pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
  5. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog, please never alter the logo, never change the 3 original questions answer that first then answer the 3 new questions from your nominator and never change the Award rules.
  6. Please don’t delete this note:
    The design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter. It is a Copyright image, you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award. Copyright 2015 © YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo”

The Original Questions

If you could meet anyone from throughout history, who and why?

This is extremely difficult for me. Several people jump to mind but I guess I’d have to say Joan of Arc right when she decided to become a hero for France. I’ve been fascinated with her since I first studied her in European history and it was cemented recently when I took a Medieval Women course. I want to meet the 14 year old girl who decided to fight for what she believed and just how she went about it.

What is your favorite book and why?

This is always an easy question for me. It’s Beauty by Robin McKinley. I read this book when I was in and out of psychiatric hospitals with depression and there was something about it that resonated with me and helped me get better. I’ve always loved Beauty and the Beast but because of this experience and having the right book at the right time the story will always hold a special place in my heart.

Who is your favorite fiction character from any medium and why?

Another extremely difficult question! I think my answer is going to be a little odd but it’s Anne from Persuasion by Jane Austen. I love her SO much. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because she’s so logical in her thinking. Or that she tends to do as she pleases while still somehow being polite but she’s definitely my favorite at the moment.

Olivia’s Questions

If you could visit any place in time or space, where would you go?

I’d probably go to the future Chicago. I want to see what it’s like. Maybe visit the year 3000. It’ll probably be the same but everyone lived underwater (Wow. I am showing my age with that reference). Seriously though, I just want to see what the world will be like long after I’m gone and whether or not I achieved my goals while I was alive. Namely, becoming a respected, published author.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? Better or worse than expected?

Um, I think the last movie I watched was Mulan. When I’m sick I default to Disney movies. It was just as amazing as ever. It also made me cry for the first time in forever.

Which book are you absolutely dying to read?

ZEROS BY SCOTT WESTERFELD!!!!

My Nominees

  1. Claire from Art and Soul
  2. Syc from The Lit Mermaid
  3. Amber from Only True Magic
  4. Duchess from Duchess Reading
  5. Analee from Book Snacks
  6. Anne from Anne-thology of Books

Thanks everyone for reading!! Also, sorry if you’ve already been nominated. Feel free to not do the tag if you don’t want to or already have. 😀

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The Blogger Recognition Award

A few days ago the super fabulous Bibliomad nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award. I’m super excited and honored to receive this from her and you should all go check her out!!

Here are the few rules for the award:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
    • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

How I got started:

I’ve tried writing several blogs over the years. I’ve started a writing blog on blogger, I had a korean pop culture blog, I had a fitness blog, and even just a tumblr to reblog fandom things. None of these blogs lasted nearly as long as this one has. They all flared up and died within a month. This blog, however, has been going strong since May 6, 2015. That’s a solid 3 and a half months and I think my love and passion for this blog grows everyday. Thank you to everyone in the community who has helped grow my love and passion for book blogging!!

Advice:

  • Blog about what you’re passionate about! I know this is as cliched and old advice as can be especially in the blogging community but after all those previous seen failed blogs above, I know for a fact it can’t be more true. All the blogs I tried to make before were about fleeting passions. I’ve always loved reading it’s something I’ve never stopped doing but with fitness or writing I have crazy spurts that last for a few weeks to a few months. That’s part of why I think book blogging has worked for me.
  • Try not compare your blog to other blogs! This is one I still struggle with. Sometimes I see an amazing blog who gets comments on every post and has tons of interaction with their followers and think that I’ll never reach that point. But they didn’t get there followers in a day or a week. It takes time. Also, the more unique you are the more likely you’ll gain your own true followers so comparing your blog to anyone else’s isn’t fair to you, your followers, or the other blogger.
  • Don’t blog yourself into a slump! Kind of like reading yourself into a slump, don’t blog yourself into one. If you post too much or try to force yourself to post too much you’ll end up hating the blog. Let posts come naturally. Or create a schedule you know won’t be hard for you to keep up with.

The blogs I nominate:

All these blogs have contributed to my love for the book blogging community and have helped me want to continue blogging even if they didn’t know it. They’re all amazing book blogs!!

Sorry if you’ve already been nominated!! Feel free to ignore this if you have. Thanks for reading!