The Infinity Dreams Award


I have no excuses for my absence this time. I could say high school stress, homework and not being able to read enough, but let’s face it—it’s actually procrastination that gets the best of me each time.

I’ve been putting off blogging and reading (the things I love to do) but it’s time to get back on track. I’m going to finish Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas after this post. Let’s do this.

A massive thanks to Cherry @Read Forevermore and Jenna @Lost Within Words for tagging me to do this award. They both have amazing blogs that are definitely worth following 🙂

Rules

  1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you
  2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the blogger’s questions
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and set some questions

11 Facts About Moi

  1. I am extremely competitive. It is mostly competition against myself and trying to beat my own expectations and striving for the best, but I have been known to get a little carried off in sports and tend to focus more on the winning aspect.
  2. I am learning German online at the moment and loving it. Although the der, die, das and den can be rather confusing.
  3. My favourite colour is blue like the colour of the sky on a summer morning.
  4. I am a Gemini.
  5. I am pretty short in height—about 5’3.
  6. My favourite movie ever is Jurassic Park and I’ve watched it about ten times.
  7. I love horror movies but can never find any that I love.
  8. I’m a bit of a nerd in that I like studying (not homework though, just learning new things) and get good grades, but I don’t really study for it.
  9. My dream university is McGill, one of the best medical schools in the world.
  10. I love all the seasons and can’t choose one. Spring is not my favourite but I love summer and fall a lot!
  11. I find it hard to say “no” to people but I’m trying to change that this year.

Cherry’s Questions

1. Who is your number one fictional boyfriend and why?

How can my poor heart choose? There are so many sweet and lovable characters out there, but Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices will eternally be my soulmate. Also, in the past few days, I’ve grown to love Dorian from the Throne of Glass series.

2. What is your favorite opening line from a book?

Hmm, it’s been so long since I’ve read a particularly great opening line.

“The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts.”

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.

Ooh now isn’t that interesting! I’ve only read The Raven Boys but I really hope Gansey is not killed.

3. If your life could have a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?

Ride by Twenty One Pilots, Drag Me Down by One Direction, Kid In Love by Shawn Mendes, Infinity by One Direction.

I really need to listen to more songs out of the same genres.

4. What are some of your other hobbies besides reading?

Listening to music, playing the flute, playing badminton and volleyball, Tumblr, worrying about IB (academic program) and watching movies.. Somehow I always forget what I do when this question comes up.

5. If you were your favorite book character, what would a typical day in your life look like?

Celaena Sardothien would probably slay anyone who crossed her. If I was her, I’d kick some royal ass and sneak into broom closets with Chaol all day. I would eat chocolate cake in my bed with truffles and all sorts of candies and curl up with a book.

On second thought, can I sneak into the closets with Dorian instead? This sounds a lot like me.

6. What do you love the most about blogging?

The bookish community! Everyone in the book blogging community is absolutely amazing and it’s what keeps most of us going! Also, it’s a good excuse to read all the time.

7. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Maldives, Rome, Lisbon, Tokyo. Anywhere and everywhere.

   

8. Favorite kind of ice cream? (:

All kinds. Ice cream is a blessing. Rocky road (I’m having it right now 🙂 ), chocolate, Oreo, mint and chocolate chip.

Jenna’s Questions

1. What is your all time favourite book?

The Infernal Devices trilogy. The Tiger’s Curse series. The Throne of Glass series.

2. How many languages can you speak?

Almost three. English and Hindi fluently and I am learning French. I have also started learning German.

3. Which Hogwarts house are you in?

I’m proud to be a Slytherin. Yesssss!

4. Top 3 bookish pet peeves ?

Mismatched covers and cover changes. Faces on book covers. Love triangles in which the character chooses the wrong person.

5. What is your favourite scent?

The smell of baked goods. Food.

6. Where do you buy most of your books?

At the library. Haha just kidding. I don’t normally buy books. There was a Chapters in walking distance from my house but they closed recently so probably online.

7. What is your favourite holiday?

Christmas! All of winter break. It didn’t snow much this year but I usually spend all my time outdoors. I love the onset of winter and the crispiness in the air left over from fall. Hot chocolate and marshmallows is all you need.

8. If you can switch lives with a fictional character, who would it be?

Celaena Sardothien. Yes, she has about a thousand enemies that threaten to murder her and she barely escapes getting killed. But she also does more in a single day than I have ever done in my life 😉 And oh boy does she slay. (haha see what I did there?)

My Questions

If you’ve made it this far into this long post, then these are my questions 🙂 I’m using a couple from above because they’re awesome!

1. Who is your biggest inspiration?
2. What is it about your favourite character that you love?
3. What is your favourite book and why?
4. If you were your favorite book character, what would a typical day in your life look like?
5. What would happen if you were to transport into the book you are currently reading?
6. Give a quote from a book that has influenced you or changed you as a person.
7. What is your favourite kind of dessert?
8. How much do you love books? (More than people, more than the internet?)

I tag all of you! You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to 🙂

Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks

Bree @Literary Hellion

Samantha @Reed’s Reads and Reviews

Dee @The Bookish Khaleesi

 

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The Encouraging Thunder Award


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I really cannot even begin to thank all of you, my followers and friends, for the love you’ve given me and the way you’ve supported my venture with this blog. I wholeheartedly appreciate each like, each comment, each view. You have all been very encouraging, and I’d keep going only for you guys! *cheers* A big hug and thanks to Raven @Dreamy Addictions and Charley @booksandbakes1 for nominating me for this award. *bows*

The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Post the Encouraging Thunder logo. It’s here.

Mention your purpose in blogging.

Nominate others for the award.

My Purpose for Blogging

Will you believe if I said that I didn’t always have a love for books? I really actually started reading when I was around 12, and I think the books that first got me into the whole blogging world were the Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck and The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Those were one of my first reviews, and I created a blog just for the fun of it—I didn’t know a whole bookish community existed!

Now, I blog because I want to share my feelings on books and how I like them and all about the feels! Blogging doesn’t really come naturally yet, but I hope to make a lot of friends (and I already have) because what is more fun than reading and sharing that love of books with your bookish friends? Around the whole world! So I guess my purpose for blogging is the awesome things that come with it—not the followers, ARCs, although those are a great bonus!—but the fun we have and the great community that we belong to is definitely worth it. And what’s the point of reading if you can’t talk about it?

And the nominees are…

Thank you everyone!

Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Nicola @ Rust and Stardust

Shelbie @ Lulu’s Rants and Reads

Shivalika @ Whimsy Journals

Veda @ Bookzillan Society

And you, because all this wouldn’t be possible without your help. I nominate all of you 🙂

Blogger Recognition Award


Thanks to Vivian @ outsidehook, Raven @ Dreamy Addictions, Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles, Mariana @ Book is Glee and Tori @ Book Dreamer. Their blogs are really amazing and I always read them because they’re so good 😀 I’m really really sorry this post is late but I didn’t want to bombard you guys with award posts and only tags 🙂

What You Have to Do:

  • Tell the world why you started blogging!
  • Give advice/tips to new bloggers
  • Share the picture above
  • Let your nominees know that you think they’re awesome
  • Share the link to Edge of Night for the original post

My Not-So-Interesting-And-Barely-There Story

I had no plans in mind to create a book blog. In fact, when I started, I thought blogs and websites were the same. (Don’t blame me, I was only 13). I wasn’t that much into reading either and I mostly only picked up Nancy Drew books from the library because I had no idea that there was a Young Adult section in the library! One day, I stumbled upon it when I was bored and found the Harry Potter books and others like The Hobbit. I can’t say I was interested from the very start, but it grew on me and now I need to read everyday because it’s just so much fun.

The blog was a bit of an accident—I wasn’t planning on it but I just wanted to experiment with it. And then I started posting some reviews on the books that I’d read (mind you, they were very bad and were basically a summary instead of my thoughts). Now, two years later, I’m doing much better because now I actually know what works best for me in terms of writing and reading. I think.

My Advice

I’m going to keep this very basic, but genuine. This goes for all bloggers, not just book bloggers.

  • I know most bloggers out there dream of making it big, being the one with thousands of followers, and hundreds of comments. I used to think that way too, and if I’m honest, I still do, sometimes. But you have to remember—views, comments, likes, followers, etc. are not as important. You should love what you do and what you blog about. If you’re passionate, these things will follow.
  • Make your blog unique. Don’t overload your blog with memes, tags, etc. These are great, but try to do some posts where you share your ideas with the world.
  • Connect with others. Come on, this is your chance! Make new friends. chat with others and help them out! They are starting out/started out from point zero too, and all of them are very nice. Comment on their posts, wish them a good day, etc. But don’t do it for the likes, follows—do it because you care for them and would like to help them 🙂

I’m going to nominate some new blogs that I’ve started following over the past couple of days because they are just so awesome! These lovely bloggers deserve to be recognized for their hard work ❤

Beatrice @ When Curiosity Killed the Cat

Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl

Lara @ katnisspotterbooklover

The Creative Blogger Award


I really think I’m going to run out of facts. Even if I’m really very interesting ;).. I just got nominated for the Creative Blogger Award, as you can see. Thanks to Alina @ Radiant Reads and Rachael @ Reading Rachael for giving me this award. Both of them are amazing people—they are just are awesome as their blogs! (Ahem, that’s your cue to click the links above and give them some love..) [Ha! That rhymed :)]

The Rules

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Tell the nominees these rules

The Lovely Facts About.. Moi

  1.  I just recently, a few days ago, started learning German. Again. I had gotten to the point a few months ago where I could make small talk, but now I’m starting over again, and hopefully this time I’ll learn more. And maybe one day talk to a native in their own tongue 🙂

2. I can’t get enough of planes. I just recently went on one to Cancun, about 10 days ago, and when I saw one today, all I could think of was the feeling of sitting in one when it takes off, when it lands, and everything in between. This love is actually known as ‘aerosexual’. Whoa.

Image result for rainbow colours3. I like all colours—blue, black, white, purple, red, brown, golden, silver, etc. But not pink. Anything but pink. God bless pink if it ever shows up in front of me.

4. I play badminton, tennis and volleyball. I’m on the badminton team at school, but I also love lacrosse (but there’s no girls team!), ball-hockey, ice-hockey and soccer. 

5. I am a Slytherin. I’ve done the Sorting Hat quizzes so many times now, and it’s always Slytherin. And I’ve always loved snakes and been obsessed with reptiles, so maybe it’s meant to be!

And the nominees are… (drumroll please)

There’s 11. Lol, I feel too lazy to come up with more, although, obviously there are so many people out there who deserve awards like this. So adapt my theory—you like it, you do it. No Blog Patrol is stopping you xD

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Versatile Blogger Award


Blog awards have been flying around a lot these days—I think every blog is probably nominated by now! Thanks to Yvo @ It’s All About Books (https://melovebooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/versatile-blogger-award/) for nominating me, and everyone else on the list 😉

The rules of the award are:
1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person who nominated you.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs.
5. Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.

The Seven Facts:

  1. I hear “You’re weird” at least a few times a day—and I love it! I don’t why, maybe because I love to be original, I consider this to be a compliment and thank the person who says it. Which, of course, brings us back to “weird”.
  2. Imitating accents is one of my favourite things to do when I’m bored, or just when I’d like to have some fun. I love the British accent, but others like Australian and Texan work great for pranking and fun, too!
  3. I love baking and make everything from pies and cakes to cookies and muffins, and sometimes breads. I find it to be a very fun time and it’s a great way to eat without overloading on extra butter and sweetness.
  4. I sleep on my stomach and absolutely cannot get even some shut-eye laying on my back, or side. If by accident, I shuffle and end up in the latter positions, I consider the night’s sleep wasted. (It’s not the most relaxed position)
  5. I don’t really have a particular clothing style, even though I love fashion. My clothes range from casual to dressy and sometimes in between—swag ones, too.
  6. I have a disorder called wanderlust. Yes, I don’t like staying in one place for too long and am constantly restless. More than a few hundred places are on my travel list at the moment. And it’s going to grow.
  7. When I was younger, I was a total tomboy. I used to watch Transformers, and play soccer and cricket. I still am one now, I guess. Optimus Prime rocks!

And the nominees are….. (*drumroll*)

There are 9. I’m too lazy to come up with more, but if your name is not on this list, and you would like to do this post, go ahead! I nominate you too 🙂