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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3


The awesome people over at Good Books and Good Wine came up with the fabulous 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge!

Today’s Challenge is: Who are your blogging BFFS?

There are sooo many amazing book bloggers out there and I love the ones I’ve been fortunate enough to converse with and get to know better. However, there ARE a few that stand out so I’ll focus on them, in no particular order:

Annabelle @ Sparkles and Lightning – This girl is AMAZING! So incredible that I nominated her for THREE bloggy awards (Best Design because her blog is absolutely gorgeous, Most Influential because I trust her thoughts on books more than anyone else and Best Reviews because her style inspired how I do most of my reviews, clear, concise and detailed.) We talk on Twitter quite a bit (though not as much lately due to her unfortunate computer issues, I miss you love!) and she’s just as hilarious and helpful there. Give the girl a follow and subscribe to her blog, you can thank me later!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer – Kimberly is another blogger I nominated for the bloggy awards, for Nicest Blogger, because she is just the sweetest there is. She’s friendly on and off of her blog, she always is there to answer any questions I have and she genuinely cares about her reader base. She was also one of the first book bloggers I connected with when I started and her Coffee Pot Reviews are the inspiration for my Hobbit Sized Reviews. Also, her meme, The Sunday Post, is an excellent way to share a recap of your posts from the past week, share your weekly book haul and even give a schedule for the next week so you readers know what to expect. She’s awesome.

Hannah @ Book Haven Extraordinaire – Hannah easily makes this list for our hilarious conversations if nothing else. Whenever I talk with her via comments on our blogs or Twitter I inevitably end up laughing. She has some of the most entertaining blog posts you can find and her book haul video posts are always must see. She’s sweet as can be and her energy is infectious, make sure to check her blog out!

Melissa @ My World…in words and pages – Some of the most informative reviews out there are done by Melissa. I actually first found out about her and connected with her via National Novel Writing Month in November of 2012 and we’ve been talking ever since. She’s an inspiration to me every day with all of the stuff she manages to do. I can’t wait to read her books in the future!

So those are some of my book blogging BFFs, the ones that have had the most impact on my blogging style and why I love this community so much. I can’t imagine what it would be like without even one of them missing from my daily blogging activities. They are great bloggers, and more importantly, great people. Thanks as always for reading! ❤

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2


The awesome people over at Good Books and Good Wine came up with the fabulous 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge!

Today’s Challenge is: What’s your bedtime reading ritual?

To be honest I don’t really have a pattern as to when I read as far as the time of day/night. Some days I’ll read all day long, others not at all and of course plenty in between. If I have a review to do by a deadline I might be reading and reviewing right before bed, already in my bed of course, so that I can get it done in time. Ah procrastination how I love thee…

My reading schedule is usually dictated (as much as I hate it) by my work one. Day off? Pack in the bookish goodness! I work in the morning? Read at night! I close at night? Try to squeeze some reading in before lunch. So sadly no rituals here except that if I’m reading I’m in my bed. It’s comfy, it’s close to all my stuff from my computer (constantly connected to Twitter) to my Wall O’ Books in case I feel like switching up what I’m reading (you’d be surprised how often this happens). What is your bedtime reading ritual? Do you read right before bed at all? Is your reading schedule dictated by other schedules, school, work, family? Thanks as always for reading and come back tomorrow for Day 3! ^.^

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1


The awesome people over at Good Books and Good Wine came up with the fabulous 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge!

I will be posting the first two today to catch up with the crowd so here is the first challenge!

Make 15 Book Related Confessions

  1. I almost never read BIG books anymore. Since unlike some of the amazing bloggers out there I do not have a bunch of posts scheduled in advance, almost every time you see me post a review I have just finished that book that day. So attempting a huge book in one day, while doable, is a bit too intimidating for most days, especially if I work the next morning. I miss you big books!
  2. I am becoming a book hoarder. Though I’ve seen some people having lists as high as 2,000 unread books and I can’t (thankfully) claim that, my TBR is still getting pretty high…and I keep buying more. My print TBR is somewhat manageable at a bit over 100, but the eBooks? That’s around 500 or so by itself. *hides* o_o
  3. Since I became a book blogger I’ve never re-read a book. There is simply no time!
  4. This is one I’ve seen a few times, but I have secondbookitus. Books like Insurgent, Outpost, Fiery Edge of Steel and plenty more sit unread for no particular reason except that I’m a bit afraid they won’t be quite as amazing as the first. I believe I gave all three of their predecessors five star ratings, that’s a lot to live up to! I swear I will continue those series…eventually.
  5. I don’t read classics except when they were assigned for school. I’m not going to make a list but think anything akin to a Jane Austen level book in the literary community and assume I haven’t read it. No real reason except that there are SO MANY new pretties to read!
  6. My books don’t match. My series tend to blend between paperback and hardcover for no good reason whatsoever. OCD people stay away from my bookshelves, just trust me, I’m doing you a favor.
  7. I’m cheap when it comes to most of my book purchases. Bargain books? Check. Paperback over the hardcover because it is cheaper despite the previous books in the series being the other? You bet ya. I want ALL OF THE BOOKS so whatever there is a cheaper price tag on is what I’ll grab, even used copies.
  8. I’m another one of those that will never write in a book. My books are not pristine necessarily, but write on them and I will turn into the Hulk, not recommended.
  9. I’ve likely read over 1,000 books in my lifetime. Not a lot but nothing to sneeze at. I read all the time as a kid and quite a bit as a teenager and with the book blogging I’ve rekindled that love for books and read all the time to try and keep posts going (along with the enjoyment of reading itself). So far 105 this year as of this post, not bad right?!
  10. I do have books on my shelves that I’ve owned for more than a couple years I still have yet to read. Remember all those new pretties? Ya…I really should get to some of the older ones…
  11. My most reread book was published in the year I was born, 1992, and I’ve owned it since I was around 5 or 6. It’s Alfred Slote’s The Trading Game, a kids book about baseball cards mostly, and it started one of my major collections which is now over 5,000 trading cards of various types. I’ve probably read it somewhere along the lines of 20-25 times, even relatively recently (last year around September). I’ll probably read it again sometime if I find spare time. (HAHAHA)
  12. If I love an author, and I mean LOVE, I tend to buy all their work, like, all of it. Ann Aguirre? Her books alone added ~14 books to my TBR. Rick Riordan? Nine of his on my shelf waiting to be read. Sean Beaudoin and Jeremy C. Shipp are among a few others whose collections fill my shelves (both physical and virtual), I can’t help myself.
  13. I have a really hard time saying no to indie authors, especially ones kind and generous enough to speak with me regularly on Twitter. So I end up with a solid amount of review books that I NEED to read by certain deadlines. Luckily a lot of them are great pieces I wouldn’t have found otherwise, huzzah!
  14. Quotes and lines from books I’ve loved are slowly taking up a wall in sticky note form. I tend to look at them when I’m stuck on a review or on the rare occasion I’m working on my own pieces. Great inspiration.
  15. I refuse to dog ear pages. I have a ton of bookmarks from giveaways that I’ll use though if I really am into a book I won’t even pause long enough to need one. Some of my books have some damage to them, but I will never inflict it on purpose, they’re my pretties after all!

Well hopefully that list had some interesting tidbits in it! Thanks as always for reading and the next post will be up shortly!