The SIBLINGHOOD AWARD

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Helllllo readers – it’s Friday which means that it’s time for a bookish post and this week it’s an award! *cheeeers.* I don’t think I have received this one before so I’m excited to get started. Firstly I want to thank Alice at A Book and Two Cups of Tea. I’m really new to her blog but it looks fantastic and her posts are brilliant so you should go check her out now! Without further Lizzo warbling onto the award.

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
2. Put the award logo on your blog
3. Answer the ten questions you were given
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
5. Nominate ten other blogs

Questions

My Ten Questions to answer!

If you could live in one of the fictional worlds, which one would it be and why?

Hmmmmm – although I say I really struggle with fantasy books it’s got to be Harry Potter really hasn’t it?

What is/are your all time favorite book(s)

I can’t answer because I haven’t read them all yet- but The Book Thief is in my top ten; definitely.

What is your favorite reading setting (at home, drinking tea, etc)?

Beeeeeed. Snuggled up with a hot chocolate and hot water bottle and with Eeyore laying in the crook of my arm. I am actually 22. I swear I am.

If you could give a book as a gift to anyone right now which book would that be?

I would give my best friend Hope The Chocolate Run. For some reason I think she needs to read it and get a little bit of happiness from it. Sometimes love confuses and hurts you and fucks you up but as long as you remember who you are, you’ll be okay.

What are the books you’re most looking forward to reading this year?

I’m going to be finally getting round to The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith and I am so excited! It’s got to be that or Dorian Grey as a really close second.

Who is your favorite fictional character and from which book/series?

Amber from The Chocolate Run – Honestly I adore her and have done since I read the book for the first time. Now I’ve read it nearly ten times I think?

How many books did you read last year?

Over 120! Which is NUTS! However currently I’m really struggling to get back into reading regularly so I’m going to just try and hit 100 this year!

Which format do you prefer your books in Hardcover/ Paperback/ Ebook/ Audiobook?

Paperback definitely although audio-books come a very close second. I’m currently very tempted to invest in audible but I don’t know whether I will definitely make the most of it?

Coffee or tea?

I only really drink green/peppermint tea  so one of them. I currently love one that is mixed with liquorish; it tastes bloody amazing.

What is your favorite movie based on a book you’ve read?

I think it would have to be Ps I love you – I do love The Hunger Games and The Martian but I’m still yet to read those books!

MY TEN NEW QUESTIONS for my nominees to answer.

  1. What word do you think of when I say the word reader?
  2. Do you snack whilst reading? Are crumbs inside books ever acceptable?
  3. What is a bookish/reader/writing habit that you wish you didn’t have
  4. What is your pet peeve when it comes to blogging?
  5. What is your favourite movie based on a book you’ve read? (I’m pinching this question!)
  6. What is the best classic book you’ve read and why?
  7. If you were a magical creature what would you be?
  8. What house are you (either Pottermore or the house you believe you are?)
  9. What’s a blogger that you read reaaaaaaally regularly?
  10. What’s one of your ultimate favourite words?

I now nominate!

I now nominate:

Stefani @ Caught Read Handed 

Georgia Rose @ Georgia Rose Books 

Audrey @ Audrey’s Bookcase

Amanda @ Chocolate Pages 

aaaand

Samantha @ Bookish Library

If you do decide to accept I would love to see your answers, but if you’re not into awards then just know I think your blog is b-e-a-utiful! Have a wonderful Friday y’all.

 

Inspiring blog award for mylittlebookblog!

So quite delightfully, mylittlebookblog has been once again nominated for a blogging award! I would never have described my blog as very inspiring, however it is lovely to think that some people do, it really does mean the world to me as a book blogger. However it means thinking up more facts about myself! However, saying that I have lots of amazing blogs to nominate! Now my first job is to thank you the blogger who nominated me and that is the brilliant Sandra Danby who you can check out here at: http://sandradanby.com! I recently reviewed her new book which you can check out here: https://mylittlebookblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/ignoring-gravity-sandra-danby!

So here are the rules….

Thank and link to the person who nominated you. List the rules and display the award. Share seven facts about yourself. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. Optional: display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you. However Sandra has included another part to the award and that is to mention the good things and bad things when book blogger so I’m going to start with that!

Things I really like:

  • Make it Personal: personal reviews with a real indepth understanding of the book! Don’t just tell me about the plot. Tell me how the characters made you feel, how the writing style played out throughout, the feel of the book.
  • Clean: A clearly set out blog, that’s easy on the eye but easy to navigate. Sometimes I am on a book blog and think goodness there is no way I’m going to find what I’m looking for! Set it out so the reader can use the blog easily.
  • Mix it up: I love reviews, but contrast them with other bits, maybe a photograph, a quote, an interesting item you’ve found online, a quiz about books, or a link that I can go to. Give the reader something to get their teeth into, comment on, reblog. Not only does it allow me to get involved with your blog but it helps you understand what your readers want.

Things I don’t really like:

  • Too Short: short reviews that are only a plot summary and are hashed together from Amazon and Good Reads. Try and get something in there that will give the reader an idea what the book will be, not just what it’s about.
  • Ratings: Mmm, I’m not huge fan of star ratings. This is because a book may be a four star book for description but a two star for character build up. It’s so subjective based on so many different factors that I think it’s better to describe the factors instead of rating it with a star based on averages.
  • Negatives: If there is something about a book that you don’t like, explain it. I have rarely read a book that is absolutely perfect on all bases, so don’t hide away your emotions in fear of upsetting someone! Tell me truthfully what you thought! However don’t be cruel and give positives to show the bits that you did enjoy.

SO, seven facts about me!

  1. MummaB recently bought me a new suitcase and I am in love with it! It’s black with pink flamingos on it and it is gorgeous. (Yes, a suitcase can be gorgeous)
  2. I currently have purple painted toenails (although they are currently hidden under my rather comfy slanket)
  3. I am obsessed with pugs
  4. I wish I could play the guitar
  5. I start my internship tomorrow and I am really excited but a little nervous
  6. I ate vodka jelly, and I can confirm that jelly is still not ok
  7. I don’t like blackcurrent things….icky

So slight confession, I answered one of these very recently so I’m being naughty and only recommending 10 blogs, so here they are…. READY, SET, GO!

  1. http://thebookishgirlnextdoor.wordpress.com/
  2.  http://emzsnow.wordpress.com/
  3.  http://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/
  4. http://librarianwhodoesntsayshhh.com/
  5. http://tsemrys.com/
  6. http://theftandsorcery.wordpress.com/
  7. http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/
  8. http://accidentalmoments.wordpress.com/
  9. http://shirleyfrancesbooksandmore.wordpress.com/
  10. http://kddidit.wordpress.com/

There we go, phew!