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Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014: Blogger Awards!

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014Once again, I’m writing my Love-A-Thon post at the last minute AHHHH! So my apologies, it’s going to be pretty basic haha. Shane and I have been running around all day: Reception hall open house, staining the bookcase (see: Twitter), and now stopping by his parent’s house really quickly (but still for like a hour or so). So sorry this is insanely quick and basic! Trust me, this in no way reflects how much I love you guys (because it’s a LOT and I just haven’t had time to prettify it up!)

Best Blog Design

Stay Bookish
Hello, Chelly 
Oh, Chrys!
So Obsessed With
Paper Riot

Best Weekly Feature

The Broke and the Bookish (the only one I do!)

Best Discussion Posts

The Perpetual Page Turner
Book.Blog.Bake.

Friendliest Blogger

Rather Be Reading
Tripping Over Books
Alexa Loves Books

Most Helpful Reviews

Just A Couple More Pages
Book.Blog.Bake.
The Quiet Concert

Favorite Author Blog

Susan Dennard

Favorite Author Twitter

Leigh Bardugo
Marissa Meyer
Robin Benway
Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Bloggers To Fangirl With
(my besties. Not just blogging. IRL. Legit, yo)

Books Take You Places
Tripping Over Books

Again, SORRY this is so boring but NOTHING BUT LOVE, MY DEARS! I literally have one foot out the door haha. Love you xoxoxo!

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014: Mash-Ups!

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014Okay, friends! This mini-challenge is a mash-up of bookish life and real life. One of things I love to do is travel and really outside of reading, I don’t have THAT many hobbies hahaha. So I’m mashing up books and places I’ve been! I always love being able to see that place in my mind when I read a book and it’s really exciting when I can picture a setting that’s happening in a book!

BETTER OFF FRIENDS — MILWAUKEE AREA

BETTER OFF FRIENDS was actually in the Milwaukee suburbs which is where my sister lives. I’ve passed Miller Park many times and Shane and I have even had our own little weekend in Milwaukee (aside from the times we’ve visited my sister). I don’t actually have many photos of the Milwaukee suburbs so I’ll share my pictures of our events around the city!

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THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS — COLORADO

Colorado is beautiful. There were a few scenes where the characters actually go up into the mountains and I could totally picture exactly what was going on! Here are the images that were in my head:

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NANTUCKET BLUE and SUCH A RUSH (Not actually Nantucket or South Carolina)

   

I haven’t actually been to Nantucket and I’ve only been to South Carolina suburbs, so my frame of reference was along the lines of where Shane’s parents have their beach house in North Carolina. I could totally see similarities although, understandably, they’re not the same!

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TIME BETWEEN US and DIVERGENT — Chicago area

   

I’m from the Chicago suburbs so it’s pretty easy for me to picture books that take place in Chicago! I actually pictured TIME BETWEEN US much like my own high school even though it wasn’t in Evanston, but it definitely had the same feel!

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So that’s it! Those are my places! I actually could probably come up with a few more but I had to put this post together before I left for the day (our wedding reception venue has an open house!) so it’s a little hasty, but I had a lot of fun!

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014: Spine Poetry

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014I actually did my spine poetry  just last night and just like last year, it kind of got away from me hahaha. It was actually really fun and honestly, I love staring at my books and figuring out new ways to organize them. I’m staining the bookcase this weekend so they’re currently in piles on my floors so it was actually kind of perfect timing! It gave me a sense of accomplishment haha.

Okay, picture of the books first and then you get to read it as the poem below! (Don’t mind my messy house!)

(And sorry this was kind of confusing — they’re all one giant poem, not three separate ones!) 

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Whew! That was so much fun! My poems always turn out so dark… Probably because I have so many dystopians and paranormals haha! What did you guys think?? I had an absolute blast coming up with it!!

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014: Interview Swap!

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2014

I’m so excited to be participating in the BOOK BLOGGER LOVE-A-THON again this year, hosted by Alexa and Katelyn! First thing today is the interview swap and I’m super excited to have interviewed KIM from THE NOMADIC BOOK HOARDER!

Brittany: I love that your blog is called The Nomadic Book Hoarder! (I am a book addict after all…) How did you end up deciding to start a book blog?
Kim:
Thank you! I have been reading book blogs for so long, but I was always a lurker! I’ve wanted to start my own book blog for quite a while, but I was hesitant because I’m not a native English speaker. I knew there were more international bloggers, but it was always holding me back. The funny thing is that Twitter made me start my own book blog. When I joined Twitter, I started following all my favorite book bloggers and I learned how much fun bloggers were having recommending each other books and talking about books and fangirling over books. And then I knew, this was a great community for me, because I want to talk about books all the time, but my family and friends are getting sick of it. And that’s how after  years of being a lurker I finally joined the book blogging community!

B: I saw from your blog that you just started blogging this past July! What’s your favorite thing about blogging so far?
K: My favorite thing is definitely getting to know other bloggers and connecting with so many people! I’m a very newbie blogger but the welcoming in the book blog community has been great 😀 I’m so glad to have made bookish friends (because before blogging I didn’t have any friends who read!). I also love that I’m writing again. Not stories, but writing blog posts counts as writing to me. I used to write all the time in my teens but I gave up when I went to uni.

B: What’s one of your favorite posts that you’ve written so far? Was there any special reason it meant so much to you?
K:
I personally love to read discussion posts on other blogs, they are my favorite kind of posts. I have written a few myself and I’m proud of them because I found them so hard to write, much harder than reviews for example. My favorite discussion I’ve written is the post where in I share my thoughts on J.K. Rowling’s Ron/Hermione revelation, because I love the Harry Potter books and Ron/Hermione is my OTP. This was near to my heart and I needed to write this post, because I had to vent about it.
Another favorite post of mine is my review of Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern. It’s a one-star review (which I don’t like), but also a very personal post and that’s why I like it.

B: If you could pick one book or series to live in, which would it be?
K: Okay, first thing on my mind was Throne of Glass because of CHAOL. But then I thought I wouldn’t actually want to live in that world and also Chaol should be with Celaena haha. Not that he would pick me over Celaena, but you know, a swooning fangirl can be quite annoying!
I love this question, but it’s also very hard to answer because most of my favorite books have worlds I’d never want to live in (like most fantasy and dystopian worlds)! Like, I love the idea of living in Hogwarts, but not during the events in the book! No, I’d much rather be a student there AFTER the Battle of Hogwarts. So, I’m picking Pivot Point. It’s still in our world, so I wouldn’t need to adjust too much, but I would get an awesome mind power ability! AND there’s no evil wizards or scary monsters.

B: What’s one book that you really, personally connected with? (Either a recent read or one from your childhood!) Was there any specific reason why?
K: When I was in my teens I read and loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and I really connected with it. This is because I could see myself so clearly in one of the main characters (Lena), and I related to her so much that it hurt. In a good way, mind you. I used to reread these books every summer (summer seemed fitting!) and I cried every time during some of her chapters.
Two years ago I read Sisterhood Everlasting, the final book in the series that follows the main characters ten years after the fourth book. And I could still see myself in Lena.

B: You’re stranded on a deserted island and can only bring three books with you! Which would they be?
K: Ah this is so hard, because do I choose my favorite books or books that I cherish for other reasons (like signed copies)? Hmm…I would definitely go for favorite books that I could re-read again and again, because those signed copies are awesome but I wouldn’t have any shelves on the island to showcase them.
I will bring Tiger Lily and Persuasion with me, because they are two of my all-time favorite books and I can re-read them and not get bored of them. Also, I’m cheating because I’m bringing the Harry Potter box set with me, so I’ll have the whole series with me! Actually, being stranded on a deserted island would be perfect right now, because I can finally reread the entire Harry Potter series as that is something I’ve been meaning to do for ages. As long as you pick me up after I’ve finished it, I don’t want to be stranded forever, lol!

B: Do you have any special reading or blogging goals/ideas/posts in mind for 2014? 
K:
I do have some new type of posts planned. You might have noticed the ‘Nomadic’ in my blog name and wondered what it is doing there. Well, besides reading I LOVE travel and when I started my blog I wanted to write a lot of travel posts too and have my blog name reflect that, hence the ‘Nomadic’. But I never got around to it, because I loved writing about books to much! But this year I am going to write some travel related posts and have a few planned. But I don’t have any specific goals in mind for this year. I just want to continue having fun with blogging and meeting other bloggers!

Thanks so much to Kim for the interview!!! It was great getting to know a new blogger! Please do check out her blog and say hello!! I’ve already been chatting with her on Twitter since we got paired up and she’s pretty awesome! And don’t forget to check out Kim’s interview with me over at her blog too!

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