Daisy Award

I’ve been nominated for the Daisy award!!!  How exciting is that!  And I feel so unworthy because I’ve been neglectful of my blog recently….*shamefully hangs head.

*waves from the podium and tries to keep eyes open amidst the flashes of the cameras*    Thank you, thank you!  First, mom and dad, thanks for always putting up with me wanting to read ALL the time…in the car, while walking behind you grocery shopping, while eating at the dinner table, …it must have been annoying, but thanks for putting up with it!  *blows kiss* God for giving me this spirit and attitude that oozes sarcasm and (what i would call…) wittiness!   

Last but not least…a big thank you to the blog that nominated me: ArtsAndYouthLove!!  Serena is an awesome blogger that writes about different American youth interests (lit, music, topics…etc.).    So go check her out and give her some love!

This is my first nomination for an award…so here goes:

The rules for this award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you ( 🙂 ) Serena is awesome!  Thank you!
  • Tell the readers seven unusual things about yourself   hhhhmmmm……*thinks hard
  • Nominate some worthy bloggers   psh….That’s easy peeeesy!

7 Unusual Things

  1. I am a Christian…I don’t know that, that would be considered unusual, but yeah.  I’ve been a Christian for 18 years and still don’t know everything, but I’m fine with that.
  2. I like pickles but not cucumbers…and I don’t like cherries, but love cherry sodas (cherry coke, cherry dr. pepper, cherry 7-Up, etc.)
  3. I go to Starbucks every Friday morning for an Iced Venti White Mocha with Three Pumps of Vanilla and no whip…it’s super yummy.
  4. I owned a horse when I was in high school.  Strawberry was his name….very manly.
  5. I have an orange betta fish and the poor thing doesn’t have a name.
  6. I have over 16,000 songs in my iTunes library and I consistently Shazam songs on my iPhone to download later.
  7. I was home schooled from 5th grade through high school (my parents offered to put me back into school every year, but I told them “no thanks”).

And now, drumroll please and dim the lights!  *picks up envelopes and nervously looks out over the crowd*  The following nominations are:  *opening envelope*

Gretchen at My Life Is A Notebook ;  Elizabeth at Don’t Take My Books Away ; and Kayla at Caught Between the Pages!

Whoop!  There you have it!  Again, this is my first nomination, so I don’t know how all this works, but I’m super excited!  *claps hands*



Top Ten Posts on My Blog

Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Posts on Your Blog that Give the Best Picture of You”

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun way to spice up Tuesdays (because everyone hates Mondays, Wednesdays are the halfway point, Thursdays are “little Fridays”, and everyone knows about Fridays… :) ) and it’s hosted by The Broke and Bookish.


Here are a few posts that I think best sum up some of the best of my blogging or at least gives you an idea on how I review books and write.  (I know this post is late…but better late than never!)

1)  My post about Twilight (to be…or not to be…sparkly)

2) My gushing over Intuition by Amy A. Bartol

3) My blog about Admitting What You’re Reading…Guilty Pleasure Books in Public

4) My review of The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

5) My breakdown of Insurgent by Veronica Roth

6) My confusion but love for Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

7) My surprise fascination with Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

8) My random post showing how much I love the Olympics

9) My disappointment in Tiger Lily by by Jodi Lynn Anderson

10) My Top Ten Tuesday post: Top Ten Characters I’d Like to See on a Reality Show