Unique Blogger Award.

Bree over at In Love & Words tagged me in this awhile ago and I honestly just forgot about it till I was going through my notifications. Thank you so much, my lovely! You should definitely give her a follow! I love reading her blog and I do my best to visit often.

So, here are the rules:

  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

My Questions: 

1. If you took a nap and woke up in the world of one of your books–where would you be waking up?

2. If you could body swap with any character, who would you pick and why?

3. Give a piece of advice to new book bloggers! 🙂

Bree’s Questions

1. What are your favorite type of book blogger posts to read and why?

I love book tags/award posts. I think they’re so much fun. I love to see what everybody answers. It really shows everyone’s personalities more than a review, honestly.

2. Who is one of your favorite main characters ever written and why? (And what book are they from?)

I always answer Belle, Scarlett O’Hara or Jo March, so for the sake of not having you lot roll your eyes at me, I’ll pick someone else and that, my friends, would be Hermione Granger. What I love about Hermione is that she’s bookish and smart, but she’s a bit insecure about herself, which I can relate to. I think she’s really a wonderful character and I wish I could be her friend. I also love Luna Lovegood because personality wise, we’re pretty similar.

3. Do you like poetry? Do you like reading poetry on blogs?

I love poetry and I wish it was on more blogs. I shared some earlier this year and those posts got zero love. Here’s my favorite.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Dr. Maya Angelou.

My Nominations

Can I just take a moment to say that 8-13 nominees is such a random and oddly specific amount, but here we are.

Kristin Kraves Books
Whit Reads Lit
The Cozy Pages
Ashley @ Book Tales
Amanda @ Literary Weaponry
Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm
Kristyn (The Bibliophile Empress)
Dee’s Rad Reads and Reviews
Sara @ The Bibliophagist
Becky @ Velvet Spade Reads
Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta



WWW Wednesday!

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This is a meme hosted by
 Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading.

Surprisingly, this is my first time taking part in this meme! So, let’s get to it!


Recently I started The Mermaid by Christina Henry and I then plan on Mrs. Hancock and the Mermaid. I guess I am on a mermaid kick.


The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis. I didn’t love it quite as much as I hoped I would. I think had there been just the story set in the past, that would have suited me more. There were also elements that didn’t need to be there. I need to finish it but I feel like it’s probably going to be wrapped up too neatly.


I plan to read these beauties next. I have read Beauty and the Beast but I am thinking I may do a series on these because they’re so stunning. I love that they’re the original stories and I love how Minalima makes them so vibrant and interactive. They’re a beautiful combination. I am thinking I may begin with The Secret Garden. I saw it as a play when I was little but I don’t remember it. Hoping the book refreshes my memory!

Or The Little Mermaid, since the two books I’m reading/planning are mermaid tales, hrm. Then I could do a Mermaid week or something to wrap up the summer…