The Versatile Blogger Award

Aren’t we in a bit of an awards season? While I’m not the biggest award show person, being that the only one that I’ve watched fully was the 2016 Tonys mostly (okay, completely) because of Hamilton, I am looking forward to this year’s Emmys mainly because of Master of None and Big Little Lies.

Speaking of awards, today I’ll be doing The Versatile Blogger Award. I was nominated by Ally from Ally Writes Things, and this award was created by Delphine from Delphine the Babbler. The Versatile Blogger Award lets you know a little bit more about your blogger.

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Get yourself a blogger who treats her books like how Rafiki treats newborn Simba.

Rules:

  • Give an air kiss and hug to your nominator and share their links with your followers
  • Nominate 10 bloggers that you admire and don’t forget to link
  • Let your nominees know you nominated them
  • Reveal 7 facts about yourself that hasn’t been acknowledged yet before

7 Things to Know about Haley:

1.I consider myself to be a pretty athletic person, even though I admit that I prefer to curl up in bed with a book over working out. My favorite sports include field hockey, swimming, and hockey, and I love playing softball and tennis with my family.

2.I have two dogs, both rescues, and they are two of my favorite things in the world. I miss them a lot when I’m at school, but I have tons of photos of them in my dorm.

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3.My favorite movie out of The Hunger Games film adaptations is Catching Fire, however, Catching Fire is my “least” favorite book in the series.

4.I have too many cardigans to count, but they are for sure the best things to wear in the fall and winter.

5.I used to be really into knitting when I was in middle school and a bit in high school. I enjoyed making scarfs the most, but my best accomplishment was my making a blanket with a crotched border.

6.Whenever I watch the Parks and Recreation episode, Ann and Chris, I cry at the end, when Ann says goodbye to Leslie (this is also a PSA to watch Parks and Recreation if you haven’t already).

7.My favorite gaming console is the Nintendo Gamecube. My siblings and I spent a lot of time this summer playing Mario Kart and Mario Superstar Baseball.

I’m not going to be nominating ten bloggers, but I will be nominating a few!

Em from Keystroke Blog

Judith from Chain Interaction

Sara from The Book Cycle

 

Sunshine Blogger Award Part 2

The lovely Alex from coffeeloving bookoholic nominated me last week for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Even though I was previously nominated and already did the tag, I thought I would answer Alex’s questions and tag a blogger with my own questions

the rules:

  • thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • list the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blogsunshinebloggeraward.jpg

Alex’s Questions:

1.If you could do one job for the rest of your life, what would it be? Professional book reader (there’s health benefits, right?).

2.What’s the most important thing for you in a book review? Making sure to incorporate my favorite elements of the book. I love looking back on my reviews and seeing what I really enjoyed in a book.

3.Which author would you love to meet and why? Ruta Sepetys. She’s my favorite historical fiction author, and I consider Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray as two of my all-time favorite books. I’d love to have her sign my books and talk about her experience traveling for research.

4.Is there one book memory from your childhood that you will never forget? Reading Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl during story time in kindergarten, aka what started it all.

5.If you could time travel, which event would you like to be part of? Seeing the 1980 U.S men’s Olympic hockey team win gold in the games– Miracle is one of my favorite movies.

6. How would your perfect day look like? A sunny day perfect for the beach, going to the beach with a really great book in hand and my family for company, coming home to relax with a Parks and Recreation marathon and plenty of comfort food. Add some book mail in there, and that’s a perfect day to me!

7.Are you more productive in the morning or in the evening/night? Both. I feel so good about myself when I get up a bit early and start getting things done! However, I do get this strange motivation to do work around nine o’clock at night (for example, I’m writing this post at 10:30 at night).

8.Pc or mac? Mac

9.If you could turn your favorite book into a movie, which actors would you choose to play the part? My mind is absolutely blanking right now! To be honest, I get quite nervous when some of my favorite books get tv or film adaptations ( I still have no idea how Throne of Glass is going to translate into a TV show). But I must say, I am so excited To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before come to the big screen!

10. Which talent would you like to have? Singing. 

11.If you had three wishes, which ones would that be? I’m going to make my wishes fun and nerdish!

-Be able to go to San Diego Comic Con, all expenses paid

-Get a display case for my Funko Pop figures that would guarantee their safety (I think my Harry Potter’s glasses have broken off more as a result of falling off my book shelf than they have in the books).

-Go on an unlimited shopping spree in Barnes and Noble

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite blog post that you’ve written this year?
  2. What’s you most anticipated fall 2017 release?
  3. What’s your current favorite song of the summer?
  4. Movies or TV shows?
  5. What’s your favorite snack and drink to have while reading?
  6. What hyped book have you not read yet?
  7. A book that you’ve loved and deserves ALL the hype?
  8. Sunshine or rain?
  9. If you could go to one convention, all expenses paid, what convention would it be?
  10. What was the best book that you read in July?
  11. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

I tag:

Caitstiel from Caitstiel’s Book World 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

Many thanks goes to Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd for tagging me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Make sure you go check out her blog, she’s always putting out such great bookish content!

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What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does It Work:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Danielle’s Questions

  1. What is the last book you added to your TBR? The Bell Jar by Sylvia Path
  1. If you could get an ARC of any book that comes out later this year what would it be? They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  1. What is your favorite dessert? Cannolis!
  1. What author do you want to read more of? Stephanie Perkins. I plan on finally reading Summer Days and Summer Nights this month, and I’m so excited for There’s Someone Inside Your House.
  1. What author can you not get into? Cassandra Clare. I tried reading City of Bones a few years ago and I just couldn’t get into it (and I know everyone tells you to power through the first three books but that’s a bit too much commitment for a series I’m not too interested in).
  1. What book do you think everyone needs to read? The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Sidenote: I READ THIS BOOK BEFORE THE TV SERIES AND ALL THE HYPE SURROUNDING THAT #bookhipster #thankfulforhighschoolenglishclass
  1. If you could turn any book into a movie/tv show what would it be?Give me a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie please, I need more of the Song sisters in my life after finishing Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
  1. What is your dream vacation spot? San Francisco, California (also my #1 place I want to visit right now).
  1. What is your favorite genre to read? I’m a contemporary girl at heart
  1. What is the last song you listened to? Requiem from Dear Evan Hansen
  1. Who are you top 5 characters (books, TV, movies, anything)? UM UM THIS IS SO HARD SO HERE’S A RANDOM BUT FAVORITE MIX: Ron Swanson (Parks & Recreation), Cath (Fangirl), DJ Tanner (Full House), Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), and Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)

I tag:

Ally from Ally Writes Things

Judith from Chain Interaction

My questions:

  1. What was your favorite book in June?
  2. Who are your top five fictional crushes?
  3. What are your top three TV shows?
  4. Beach or pool?
  5. What book did you read purely because of the hype?
  6. What is your favorite summertime food?
  7. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
  8. If you could transport yourself into any fictional world, where would you go?
  9. What’s your most anticipated fall 2017 book release?
  10. If you could choose any Funko Pop figure to have, who would it be?
  11. Would you rather only do book tags or book reviews?

Blogger Recognition Award

I’m so thankful for Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Make sure to check out her blog, as it’s filled with book reviews and fun bookish content!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Fangirl Fury’s Brief Origin Story

Ever since I discovered the glory that is Booktube back in 2015, I’ve had the desire to create my own blog. As much as I wanted to share my passion for fangirling and reading, I felt that I didn’t have enough time to devote to a blog,  being a busy high school and now college student. During the past semester, I took an English course called Blogs, Tweets and Social Media, as required as the class, we had to create our own blogs. The class gave me the kick that I needed to create Fangirl Fury. Our assignment was to write ten blog posts over the semester; by May, I had twenty-five posts uploaded on to Fangirl Fury.

Advice

  1. Create a schedule- At least once a week, I sit down with my notebook and plan out my posts for the next 1-2 weeks. Scheduling my posts not only gives me an idea of what I’m posting each week, but it also provides consistency for my blog. I post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the occasional fourth post on a Tuesday or Thursday (such as this week). Being consistent encourages people to keep visiting your site- they’ll be impressed by your dedication!
  2. Comment on other blogs– One of the reasons most bloggers create their blogs is to share their passion with other people. Don’t be afraid to comment and interact with other bloggers! Not only will you be able to share some of you favorite things, but commenting will help you create a sense of community for your blog.

I nominate… 

Shanya and Tanya from Twin Bookmarks  

Brianna from Work For Your Happy

Courtney from buried in a bookshelf 

Sue from Sue’s Reading Corner 

Dani from Perspective of a Writer