The Blogger Recognition Award

Hello my fellow bookworms! I was nominated by several lovely bloggers for the Blogger Recognition Award! I’d like to thank the following lovely bloggers/blogs for nominating me for this award:

Thank you all so much! ❤ If you haven’t already checked out their blogs, do so immediately because they are all fantastic. The bloggers themselves are so nice and I’m so happy I’m able to call them all my friends. ❤

Blogger Recognition Award

This award was created by Eve @ Edge of Night. Press the award to be taken to the original post!

The Rules:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
    • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

Book Snacks: How it all began…

My blog story is pretty boring, to be honest. You can skip it if you want, I won’t be offended. But here’s how it goes.

I got the idea to create this blog after remembering how much I enjoyed blogging (as an English writing assignment) back in middle school. Back then the blog wasn’t only about books, it was on a variety of topics and I shared it with several other students. I used to write really long reviews and had lots of fun doing so, I might add, and so for several years I contemplated the idea of creating a book blog for writing reviews.

Then out-of-the-blue, sometime in February this year, I decided to create this blog. I don’t know how a blogging assignment from back, in, like Grade 7, managed to get into my head while in high school, but it did, and so that’s how Book Snacks was born! I only started posting things near the end of March though.

As for where the name came from, there’s not much to it other than the fact that I liked how it sounded… LOL. I was just brainstorming names one day, after reading a book, and I just happened to have thought of it. I had coincidentally also been eating a snack too, so I guess it was fate for my book blog to be named Book Snacks!

I can’t imagine ever stopping blogging, if I had to, I might post less frequently, but I definitely don’t plan on ever stopping. Blogging is a huge part of my life, definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. I honestly feel so close to all of you bloggers out there! You know, one time, I finished a book, and I was like, oh my god, so and so blogger would love this! As if that was a friend I saw everyday. And I guess, in some ways, it’s true. I mean, I don’t see any of you guys in person, but I do communicate and chat with a lot of you often, and I definitely consider you guys my friends. 🙂 It has been such a great time for me making new friends and fangirling over books with all of you many bloggers!


My Advice

Now, keep in mind I’m still technically a newbie blogger, considering how I’ve only been blogging for a little bit. But here’s some advice I would offer:

  • Blog for yourself. One of the most important piece of advice anyone could ever give you! It doesn’t matter what others are saying, how many followers you have, or whatever, just as long as you blog what you want to blog about, and enjoy it.
  • Don’t care about the numbers. It’s hard not to get down when we have no views, or very few likes and followers, but that’s not important. Just keep blogging, everything else will follow, bit by bit.
  • Interact with other blogs/bloggers. Comment, like and follow other blogs! Not only does that bring other to your blog in return, it keeps you connected to the blogging community and helps to make friends too!
  • Participate in memes. You may have noticed I participate in weekly bookish memes, like Top Ten Tuesday. Participating in memes can take you to other blogs with the same interests as you, as well as bring other bloggers to your blog. Not to mention they’re lots of fun!
  • Write what you’re passionate about. If you don’t enjoy whatever you write about, then you’re not going to write your best, and that’s not going to make anyone happy. If you like books, write about books. If you like anime, write about anime. If you like both, write about both. There’s always going to be someone who feels the same way as you and will enjoy your work. Just as long as you put the effort to write about something you enjoy.
  • Explore your creative side. Whether that’s found in your blog posts, your blog design, or in the pictures you use and graphics you create. Blogging is great for finding your sense of creativity, something we all have deep inside.
  • Follow and read other blogs. Often you’ll find great posts, and some ideas for your own posts as well!
  • Don’t be afraid to play around with your blog’s look. If you’re unsatisfied with your blog theme and visuals, or want to change it up, feel free to do so! Do what feels right for you.
  • Most of all, have fun. Blogging isn’t supposed to be work. It can be, though, and that’s what you want to avoid. If ever you’re feeling depressed or pressured because of blogging, take a break! Relax. And once you’re good with everything, come back and simply enjoy yourself.

The Nominees

As always, I apologize if you’ve already done this award! I wouldn’t be surprised if you did, because it seems like this award is rapidly making its rounds everywhere. 🙂 If you have already done the award, simply link your post below if it’s not too much trouble.


Thank you once again to AmandaThe Girl Who Reads, Catia, Ashley, JosieAliciaCristinaLiaRavenAnaPaperback DiscoveryCharleyEve, & CK for all nominating me for this award! It means so much to me. ❤

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The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award Part One

Hi there! I’ve been quite busy lately (doing hardcore studying, unfortunately) and I’ve had to put off this post for quite some time. But I finally have some breathing room and have the chance now to finish up this post! 🙂Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

A huge thanks to: Ashley @ Dear World… , Becca @ Becca and Books, Bhramori @ The Crazy Perfectionist, Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile, Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland , Hadjar @ Manyreads, Jessica @ Viper & Plum, Tasha @ The Bookie Monsters, The Write Stuff @ Thewritestuff123 and Zin @ Books ‘N’ Feathers for all nominating me for this award! I’m so honoured to be recognized by these lovely people. These stunning bloggers have wonderful blogs, and if you haven’t already checked them out, do so now! You won’t regret it. ❤

UPDATE: I’m going to be making this a two-part post, as there are a lot of questions to answer to, so I’m only going to have Ashley, Bhramori and Emily’s questions’ answers on this post. Part 2 will include Zin’s questions and the questions from the rest of the lovely bloggers who nominated me. 😉

The rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and link their website.
  • Insert the award logo in your blog post.
  • Answer the ten questions that were provided by the nominator.
  • Nominate ten bloggers.
  • Create ten new questions for your nominees.

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

Another award! I definitely think I don’t deserve it, but I’m flattered that Tash @ The Bookie Monsters thought I did enough to nominate me in the comments for this award! Her blog is amazing, and she’s a sweet cookie. 🙂 You should definitely check it out!Beautiful Blogger Award 2

The Rules:

Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.

List seven random things about yourself.

Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.

Notify the amazing people that you nominated for the award.


My 7 Random Things:

1. I am a Ravenclaw! ❤

2. I love ice-cream, especially vanilla or chocolate flavoured. I especially like ice cream sandwiches where I have both! 🙂

3. I’ve never been to a concert of a famous singer. I’ve always wanted to go to a concert, although I’m not quite sure of which singer’s. There are just so many singers I like!

4. I never bite my nails. I really don’t understand people who do! It’s not that I’m prejudiced against those people, I just don’t understand how it helps them calm down or whatever.

5. For some reason, I always eat one banana every day. It’s been something I ate since I was a little kid, and you’d think I’d get sick of it, right? Nope, I still eat one every day. 😀

6. When I get REALLY frustrated I like to use paper to take out my anger on. I just kind of furiously rip it up into shreds.

7. I really like Bath & Body Works lotions and soaps! Their scents are just heavenly, and I love them! ❤ I also like their hand sanitizer. 🙂 I am currently using and in love with the Sweet Pea one. They have like a thousand of them but yeah. That’s the one I’m liking right now.


I nominate:

I tried to nominate people I haven’t previously nominated for an award, and who I think deserve to be recognized. Of course, since all of you lovely people deserve to be recognized, if you want to do this, go for it! Consider yourself officially nominated by me. 🙂 I’d love to read your random facts! Thanks again to The Bookie Monsters for (kind of) nominating me!

Have a wonderful Saturday, I’ll be back soon! 😉

-A

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile_Blogger_Award2A huge thanks to Erika @ Erika the Bibliophile for nominating me for this award! This is my first time getting this award, so thank you Erika! If you haven’t already, please check out her awesome blog!

Rules:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

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Liebster Award!

Oh my god I don’t know where to start!!! First off, thank you so much to Casey @ inspiredbythepage (love the name by the way) for nominating me for the Liebster Award! You don’t know how much this means to me since I have only been blogging recently and never expected to be recognized with this honor! ❤ Thank you thank you thank you! 😀 Her blog is awesome by the way so please be sure to check it out!

Okay, so, moving on.

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