Saturday, July 18, 2015

Book Fangirling Blog Award

I was nominated/ tagged by Just Another Bookish Blog for the Book Fangirling Blog Award, so, first things first, thanks! (Tags are fun, so this is great for me.)

1. Do you remember what the first book you bought on your own was? If so, what was it? 
Maybe Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone? I don't really remember if it was the first, but I definitely remember that I bought our house's first copy of the book. (We've since had to replace it after the book was read until the cover quite literally fell off, along with a significant part of the first chapter).

2. What encouraged you to start blogging?
This is kind of a weird story, actually. You see, I didn't start out as a book blogger, and I didn't start out on this blog. The blog I started on has since been lost into that internet ether where deleted blogs go, hopefully never to resurface. I was twelve, and it was probably terrible. But, even so, I was hooked. It started out as more of a general blog (which was even then very environmentalist- I was and remain like that...) That was seven years ago.

My decision to start blogging was actually inspired by a book in which a character had a blog, but I didn't post about books until significantly later. Books are a huge part of my life, though, and so it was inevitable that they would spill over. Gradually, books started taking over the blog I had at the time and I eventually created the blog where I am now.

3. Favorite bookish youtuber?
I do not have a favourite. I have MANY. I spend a truly worrying about of time wandering booktube, and a not inconsiderable amount of time wondering if I should do videos as a supplement to this blog (it is looking increasing plausible for me).

4. When was the last time that you had to 're-read a paragraph, or put your book down, because of a major plot twist that you didn't see coming? 
I can't remember, actually. Recently all of the plot progressions I've read have seemed sort of... organic, and even when I'm surprised, I'm not floored...

5. Which bookish fan group / role play / can fix are you most active in? (Like on wattpad, goodreads, etc...) 
I'm on Goodreads, but I'm not all that active there. I'm on Tumblr quite often, but I'm not super-involved in any one fanbase generally speaking (which is for the best, Tumblr fans can be very... intense.)

Sondra & Polina from Sorcery in the Bookshelves
Ariana from YA Book Nook
Jessica from Read My Breath Away
Sarah from Trees of Reverie

1. Which four books are you most excited to read next?
2. What is your first bookish memory?
3. What are your feelings on read-a-thons?
4. Favourite book cover of 2015?
5. Which book do you recommend the most often?


  1. Yay! :D nice answers! :)
    And I like your blogging story!

    1. Thanks! And thanks again for tagging me!

  2. Hi I’ve been loving your posts so far :) I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can find it here: