Real Neat and Fangirling Awards

I was recently nominated for two more blog awards, which I am combining into one post.  Sometimes it is easier for me to combine awards into one post.  First, I was nominated by Cara over at Periods and Semicolons for the Real Neat Blogger Award.  The second award that I was nominated for is the Book Fangirling Award and I was nominated by Ara at The Bookish Agenda.  Thank you both for nominating me.

The Rules:

▪Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.

▪Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.

▪Create 7 questions for your nominees.

▪Nominate 7 other bloggers.

Cara’s questions:

What is your favorite food?

I would have to say Mediterranean, and being quarter Greek I love Greek food.

– How many languages do you know?

Just English, and very , very little Greek.

– Describe the last book you read using only one word.


– What is/are the book/s you are currently reading?

Dorothy Must Die and The Crown by Keira Cass

– Of all the unread books in your bookshelf, what book has been there for the longest time?

On Goodreads it would be The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

– What is the last dream you recall?

I was getting my second tattoo

– How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging on this blog since 2012

My questions:

What is your favorite thing to do outside of reading/blogging?

What kind of music do you listen to when blogging?

Do you journal?

What is the favorite vacation you have ever been on?

Have you listened to the Hamilton soundtrack?

Where is your favorite place to read?

Have you ever been to any book conventions?


Book Fangirling Award

The Rules:

Create a post to accept your award.

Answer the questions at the end.

Nominate 5 – 10 bloggers who you think also deserve this award.

Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

Ara’s Questions: 

Which two characters from different books/series do you ship? (And why?)

Draco Malfoy from Celeste Newsome because they are both power hungry characters, and had mean streaks to people that were of lower statuses than them.

What was your major/current major/planned major in college?

I majored in communications with a concentration in journalism and I minored in english

What book genre got you started in reading?

I can’t pinpoint a certain genre, I’ve always been a reader

Who is the biggest reader in your family, aside from you?

No-one else in my family really reads as much as I do.

What/where is your favorite bookstore? (Physical or online)

Barnes and Noble and Google Play Books

My questions:

Ice tea or coffee?

What is your favorite place to read?

Favorite male and female villain?

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?

Do you read faster when reading eBooks?

I nominate for both awards:

Lilly from Lair of Books


Mhay from Teariffic Books

Aentee from Read at Midnight

Shannon from Captivated by Fantasy

#LiebsterAward and #BloggerRecognitionAward

I recently hit over 100 followers on this blog, so I figured it would be the perfect time to do these awards. These awards are the second and third blogger awards that I was nominated for, and I decided that I would combine them into one post.  I also really appreciate being nominated for these awards, and I’m really grateful for all of my followers.

Liebster Award

I was nominated by Cara over at Periods and Semicolons for this award. If you haven’t checked out her blog, I suggest that you do.

The Rules:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award. 

Answer the 11 questions that the blog gives you. 

Give 11 random facts about yourself

Nominate 5-11 blogs that 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. 

11 random facts about me:

1.) I’m lactose intolerant, which is completely different than a dairy allergy. I can have some dairy, like Greek yoghurt and some cheeses.

2.) Baseball is my favorite sport to watch, the Red Sox are my favorite team.

3.) I know how to splice rope, I’m not very good at it, but I know how to do it.

4.) I’m 4’11

5.) I did gymnastics for eight years, competed for six and a half.

6.) I’ve never left the United States

7.) I’m a Gryffindor

8.) I still watch Disney

9.) I have another blog

10.) I can’t drink coffee

11.) I still fit into kids clothes, I’m 28

Cara’s Questions:

What is your favorite color? 

Yellow or pink

Say one memorable quote from a book that you love: 

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

What is your favorite dessert? 

Currently it is Ben and Jerry’s dairy free chocolate fudge brownie ice cream

Do you have a favorite children’s book or fairy tale?

I have too many to pick just one.

If an author gave the chance to change the fate of a book character, who would you choose?

Sirius Black

What time do you usually sleep?

I fall asleep anywhere between 9 and 11 and wake up at 7 on weekdays, weekends are different. 

What is the best thing that’s ever happened to you?

I’ve had a lot of awesome things happen to me. 

When you were a child, how did you answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

An Olympic gymnast

Name three countries you want to visit:

Greece, England and Portugal

Where do you usually buy books?

Barnes and Noble or Google Play Books

Who is your all-time favorite fictional character?

Harry Potter

My questions for the nominees:

1.) Who is your least favorite Harry Potter character and why?

2.) If you could go to any fictional school, where would you go and why?

3.) What is your favorite non bookish thing to do on vacation?

4.) What time of day is your favorite to read?

5.) Coffee or tea?

6.) If you weren’t a book blogger, what would you be blogging about?

7.) Do you keep a reading journal?

8.) How often do you use Goodreads?

9.) What is the best blogging advice you have ever received?

10.) What is your favorite season?

11.) If you could change the ending of any book, what book would you choose, and how would you change the ending?

I nominate:

Jamie Wu at Watch Game Read

Ara at The Bookish Agenda

Morgan at Happily Ever Bookish

Esther at Chapter Adventure

Bubbly Bookish Girls

Yana at Books for Infinity 

Jenn at A Tad Bit Bookish 


Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Louise from Genie Reads for nominating me, I highly suggest checking out her blog.


Write a post showing the award

Give a brief story of how your blog started

Give two advice to new bloggers

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award too

How this blog started:

I have actually had this blog for a while, since June 20, 2012 (yes, I actually went back to find my first post).  I started my blog as a place to post my random thoughts on a variety of things. Since then, my blog has evolved into a more bookish blog, which I’m quite happy with. I feel that I still do post some random content here and there, but not as much as before. I really do enjoy the fact that my blog has more of a focus on content.

Advice to new bloggers:

My first piece of advice, your blog is yours and nobody else’s. You write for yourself and not for others. Not everyone is going to relate to the content that you post, just don’t get discouraged and take some advice from Dory, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” You just have to keep going, even if you feel like giving up.

My second piece of advice, you don’t have to follow every blog that follows you. While you might feel inclined to do this, it isn’t always the best idea. It is extremely important to follow blogs where the content is relevant to you or you really enjoy the content. You might feel guilty for not following blogs back, but you shouldn’t.

My third piece of advice, take breaks when you need them but still remain active.  While you may not be posting, you can still be active by reading and commenting on blogs that you follow. I took a two week break from both of my blogs, however I was still reading and commenting on the blogs that I follow.

My last piece and most important piece of advice: HAVE FUN!!!!

I nominate:

Lauren at Wonderless Reviews

Aoife at Pretty Purple Polka Dots

Giovanna at Book Coma

Vicki at Books and Strips

Heather Hobbs at Heather Hobbs A Book Blog

Liv at Curly Hair Bibliophile

Daisy at Daisy in the Willows

Angie at Thoughts of A Writer and Avid Reader

Leslie at Leslie’s Library

Shannon at Clockwork Bibliophile

Jess at Jess’s Reading Nook

Little Fantasy Land 

Layla at Baby Got Paperback

Diana at Night Train Books

Sean at Kingdom Book Blog