Sunshine Blogger Award


I was nominated by the awesometastic Alison over at myinsanewxnderland over at this post right here!  Thank you SO MUCH, Alison–you really made my day!  If you guys don’t already know Alison, go check out her blog–it’s GORGEOUS, and filled with awesome things.

“The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.”

I mean, I just…. YAY!

The Rules:

–Answer the questions.
–Nominate other bloggers.
–Come up with questions for them to answer.

Pretty easy, right?!

  • What inspired you to start a blog?

Mostly, I started this to find other readers to rant about/obsess over/cry to/share my love of reading…with.  I have a tumblr, as well ( betwixt-these-pages ) but I wasn’t getting the interactions and relationships I wanted from it.  I can reblog all the pretties, but making friends over there is difficult.  So I came here, and a journey began!

  • What is your all time favorite book?

Really?  You… You want me to choose just one?  I can’t do that!  I’d have lots of hurt book-feelings!  Let’s compromise.  I’ll give you…a top five. 😀  Please keep in mind if you ask me this same question tomorrow, my answers WILL change a bit.


Vinyl (The Vinyl Trilogy Book 1)


The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender


  • What is your favorite food?

I don’t really have one set favorite–for anything, to be honest.  Favorite foods include:  bacon, kettle corn, white chocolate, and ice cream.

  • What do you think can make this world a better place?

Less snap judgments, more “pay it forward” attitudes.

I Nominate:

Codie @ Reader’s Anonymous

Mary @ Mary had a Little Library

Brittany @ The Dream Carrier

Sara @ Sara Reads

My Questions:

  • What’s the first sentence of the book you’re currently reading?  The last sentence of the LAST book you finished?
  •  Finish the sentence: The secret to _____ is _____ ?
  • If you could pick one sound to wake up to the rest of your life, what sound would you choose?
  • If you were a book, which genre would you be and why?

Sunshine Blogger Award


HUGE thanks to Rae @ bookmarkchronicles  for tagging me in this post here!  I don’t know much about Rae yet, but her blog is awesome, so you should definitely go check it out!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions from your nominator
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer

Rae’s Questions:

  • What would you do if you won the lottery?

–Pay off all student loans and any outstanding debts (i.e. hospital bills)
–Take the husband on a honeymoon!
–Buy some land/property.
–Hire people to build me a dream house.
–Quit my day job to become a professional reader.

…a girl can dream, can’t she?!

  • Summer vacation. All expenses paid. Where would you go?

Oh jeez.  Uhm.  Honestly, anywhere that isn’t here would be great.  I just… I can’t afford to even THINK of an answer for this because it depresses me.

  • If you’re having a bad day what cheers you up?

Pictures of cute fluffy animals.  Videos of cute fluffy animals doing the adorables.  Escaping into a book.  Listening to depressing music.  Rewatching favorite movies (Disney is especially good for this!)

  • Why did you start your blog?

I discovered the awesomeness that is book blogging via tumblr, decided I needed my own special place to rant and rave…and realized I already had a wordpress set up and waiting!  Thus, I began.

  • What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Sharing my obsessions, quirks, and rants about all things bookish with you awesome people–and learning about all YOUR thoughts/recommendations/etc!

  • If you had to eat the same thing for dinner everyday what would it be?

Salad!  I mean, think about it for a sec.  Taco salad, potato salad, tuna salad, pasta salad, fruit salad…. You could make literally anything into a salad, which means ENDLESS possibilities!

  • Do you have any hobbies (aside from blogging)?

Reading (duh Beth); writing (not so much lately as I used to); listening to music; watching movies; being artsy; playing video games (admittedly, my taste is pretty limited here).

  • What’s your favorite song?

No way I’m limiting myself to just one, are you crazy?  I’ll give you five I’ve been really loving lately.

Masterpiece Theater III, by Marianas Trench
A Call to Arms, by Laura Jansen
All the King’s Horses, by Karmina
More than a Memory, by Hoobastank
The Sound of Silence, by Disturbed

  • Favorite book series?

Top Three:

The Dark Tower, by Stephen King
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by various authors
The Infernal Devices, by Cassandra Clare

  • Last movie that you’ve seen?

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) I think???

  • What keeps you motivated?

The fact that I LOOOOOOVE this community and love doing what I do definitely doesn’t hurt!

I Nominate:

Ali @ bookloverthoughts
Shealeah @ thatbookshelfbitch
raquelbookish @ thebrightsideoffiction
AbbieLu @ cafebookbean
Kaytlyn @ thebohemianbookworm
 Sue @ suereadingcorner
 Ashley @ sociallyawkwardbookworm
Trisha @ ygreadallover
Kim @ byhookorbybook
Evelyn @ bookswithchemistry