Earlier today, I received tweets from my awesomazing co-bloggers, Reem at I Read and Tell, and Shannelle at The Tracery of Ink, telling me that they had decided to give me the Versatile Blogger Award. I was completely thrilled by this, since these are the first blog awards I’ve ever received (or at least, the first I’ve come to know about, considering the fact that I’m such an ignoramus and may have been missing out on my own awesomeness HAHA). So thank you, Reem and Shannelle, from the bottom of my hypothalamus, I love you guys so freaking much! 🙂
Now of course, there are rules to follow after having received such cool beans, so I’m going to be obedient and abide by them as follows:
15 Bloggers I’m Nominating
Now I’m not sure if I’m cheating by giving these out to 15 bloggers and not 15 blogs (and may technically have to come up with 30), but I honestly can’t seem to reach that latter number because many of the blogs on my Blog Roll have already been previously nominated. However, I’m a clueless potato with no real way of knowing if a blog is an Award Free Zone or not, so if I nominated you for the award, and you don’t want it, I’m sorry, and feel free to ignore this post 😀
1. Chiara (Books For A Delicate Eternity)
I don’t even know if she’s received this award before, but Chiara’s been the sweetest, most incredible blogger I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet thus far, so I really didn’t have it in me to care. It seemed wrong not to do this. Her blog is awesome too (check it out!)
2. Hazel (Stay Bookish)
In the short time that I’ve known her, I’ve found her completely adorable, and her blog nothing short of amazing (we have the same taste in fictional characters– her Swoon Worthy posts are overwhelmingly accurate).
3. Alena (Keep Booked)
She’s really nice, and her reviews are awesome, and you should check her out. I’m dying to meet her and Hazel at the MIBF, truth be told!
4. Eveline (Eveline’s Books)
She’s one of the newbie bloggers like myself that I’ve been really impressed by. I love her reviews and discussions, and am so glad to have found her blog 😀
5. Ariella (Secrets of Lost Words)
She’s so deep and talented for her age– sometimes it’s scary. Haha! I love how she steps out of the box to review shows and manga too! Her layout’s to die for, you guys.
6. Janita (Book, Interrupted)
I love how she always seems to have meaningful things to say. I adore her discussion posts, and her reviews never fail to impress me!
7. Erin (Pursuit Of Good Reads)
This is one of the newer blogs I was fortunate enough to stumble upon. I haven’t been lurking around her blog enough, but in the short time that I have been, I’ve found it entirely amazing.
8. Stormy (Book. Blog. Bake.)
Her reviews are so unique and in depth– somehow, it makes me jealous of her reviewing abilities. HAHA! Her discussion posts are meaningful too, and I find myself entertained every time I visit.
9. Kristin (Matched Manuscripts)
I love conversing with Kristin! She leaves the most thoughtful opinions on my blog, and actually listens to my recommendations, which is flattering and cool (she recommends reads too, so stop by her blog!)
10-11. Michelle and Nicole (The Twins Read)
I found this blog just recently, but I remember this being one of those blogs I scrolled almost endlessly through. And both of them are nice (equally so, to be safe).
12-13. Anjie and Veronica (The Talking Bookworm)
Their blog is simple, straightforward, and is some major coolbeans. I love their posts, and I love them!
14-15. Paola and Alix (A Novel Idea)
This blog has grown so much in the 5 years they’ve been around. They review a lot of amazing books in their amazing way, and they never fail to get me interested 🙂
Facts About Me
I’m supposed to list down 7 of these, but since I’m in double trouble, I’ll list down 14 😀
1. I used to have dreams of becoming a supermodel. I watched ANTM like my life depended on it when I was younger, completely idolizing many of the contestants. Now that I’m 16, I don’t think I’ll ever have the height or the confidence for something so daunting, but people keep telling me that I strut around like I’m on a perpetual catwalk, so sometimes I can’t help but reconsider (though it will likely never happen).
2. I’m a chemistry geek. This probably makes me seem uncool or smart-alecky, but I honest to goodness love Chemistry. I think science in general is hard, but somehow, there is satisfaction in solving lengthy problems and experimenting on chemicals. I’m taking up Chemistry, actually. And yes, I’m for real.
3. My brother and I look nothing alike. He’s tall, muscular, has perfect skin, and looks Filipino. I’m petite, have tan lines everywhere, and look more Japanese than anything. I used to think we weren’t really related, and the people who worked in malls kept offering us couple shirts because they thought so too. Embarrassing and cringe-worthy, but yes, it rings the truth.
4. I like playing sports. I’m not necessarily pro at any of them, but I especially like playing basketball, soccer, badminton, and table tennis, as long as it doesn’t involving swinging heavy stuff around with my arms (like baseball bats and volleyballs). I’m a terrible gymnast though. I’m inflexible as hell.
5. I am obsessed with a lot of boy bands. One Direction, Before You Exit, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Maine, The Cab, The Ready Set, The Summer Set, A Rocket To The Moon, Marianas Trench, Maroon 5, and anything conducive to exploding ovaries. I’m not a die-hard fan, but my iPod is chock full of their albums. I regret nothing.
6. I can’t do my own makeup. I know some girls can’t seem to leave the house without foundation or lipstick, but I’ve never really been into that sort of thing. A little perfume and neatly combed-hair usually works for me, although I would like to learn one day.
7. I’m quite vain, but just recently. I’ve been camera shy for most of my life, but I’ve been in constant exposure to DSLR’s and polaroids, so I’ve gotten used to posing automatically for the camera. It’s quite fun, actually (but don’t get me wrong, I still heartily disapprove of selfies).
8. I’m a horrible keeper of secrets. This is probably because I’m loud mouthed and an open book. I don’t keep many secrets, and tend to ramble on when I’m problematic, so it’s hard for me to keep the secrets of others to myself. If you want to share something private with me, know that you’re taking a potentially ginormous risk.
9. I am freakishly sensitive to the cold. I live in a tropical country, so it’s quite hard for me to adjust to lower temperatures. I don’t even sleep with the air conditioner anymore, because lately, it’s been unbearable. I probably have a thin dermis, or something.
10. I have a weak-spot for British accents. Actually, I have a weak-spot for gorgeous people with British accents. Jack and Finn Harries, Joseph Morgan, Tom Hiddleston, Nicholas Hoult, Andrew Garfield, Daniel Radcliffe, and the list goes on forever. I don’t know what it is, but it’s there and I can’t help it.
11. I used to watch a lot of anime. I don’t watch any more of them now (although my brother does, you’ll get along with him really well if you’re into that), because I had to make way for books and TV shows featuring real people. It was quite the abrupt change in preference, but it’s been convenient because I don’t have to read the subs. The English dubs were horrible.
12. I’m an extremely self conscious person. This is probably one of the most alarming things about me that needs fixing, because I have an uncanny concern for what others think of me. I always feel as if I’m constantly getting judged and backstabbed, though I never have any proof. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say anything seriously insulting to my face, and likely I’m just being paranoid.
13. I trip more often in flats than in heels. I don’t get the Physics behind this. It’s weird but it happens– I tend to slip in my flats, and I keep balance better in heels because I’m conscious of the way I walk in them, so I guess that factors in. It’s hard though, since heels are generally more expensive, and the inclines keep getting higher. they’re preferable, but the tall ones just seem like they’re made for doing penitence.
14. I never knew book blogs existed till late this summer. Okay, shameful fact number one. I didn’t know that people online were actually reviewing titles, doing memes, discussing and generally interacting with other people around a similar interest in books. Naturally, I embraced the book blogging world before I knew it. And then I realized I just had to take part.