Unique Blogger Award // My Hogwarts House, lots of Shatter Me & more! (+ NEW DIVIDERS)

HELLO AND WELCOME TO A POST WITH LOADS OF QUESTIONS AND MY ~super cool~ ANSWERS.

I have been nominated for the Unique Blogger Award by what feels like thousands of people now and I thought WELL THIS IS CLEARLY GETTING OUT OF HAND so I’m finally going to answer some of the questions!

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I don’t want to make this post too long so that’s why I will only mention half of the people who nominated me and do a Part 2 soon!

LMAO I’ve said “soon” but this most likely won’t happen until like December because I know me and I’m #lazy. DON’T JUDGE ME GO AWAY BYE. Continue reading “Unique Blogger Award // My Hogwarts House, lots of Shatter Me & more! (+ NEW DIVIDERS)”

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Versatile Blogger Award – 7 Facts about me

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO COME UP WITH 7 FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF??????????? V E R Y HARD, LET ME TELL YOU!

But I managed – woohoo – applause for Jackie!

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Des over at Des’ Random Thoughts! Definitely head over there and check out which awesome facts about herself she has shared with us! She definitely did better than me XD And don’t forget to click that follow button! Continue reading “Versatile Blogger Award – 7 Facts about me”

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

I admit, I didn’t want to do this tag when I’ve first seen it around but now EVERYONE is doing it and I stumbled across Mandy’s post and her answers to the questions were so on point and I could relate to so many of them so I just had to do it, too!

If you’re not following Mandy yet then you’re really missing out??? She is the queen of Disney princesses, in fact, her entire blog is filled with them! She even has her own Disney Princesses Rating System which is so cool and it amazes me every time! Go follow her blog. Right Now. Yes, I am forcing you.

(Oh by the way, I reread the Shatter Me books at the beginning of the year but I won’t be mentioning them because they’d literally be the answer to EVERY SINGLE QUESTION)

So, here we go! Continue reading “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag”

Anything But Books Tag // Youtube, Rapping and Writing!

Oh hiiiii. Guess who’s doing a tag??? Meeeee.

I think the Anything But Books tag is perfect to get to know someone better! All we book bloggers talk about most of the time is… books (duh!) and maybe writing! So I hope you’ll like this and find out some unknown and interesting things about me!

I was tagged by the wonderful Liza @ Dusk Angel Reads for the Anything But Books tag! Every Sunday she does a tag and she always tags her most recent followers! So go on and follow her and maybe you will be the one who gets tagged in her next post! 🙂

Continue reading “Anything But Books Tag // Youtube, Rapping and Writing!”

My Life In Books tag

Would you look at that – I am actually trying to catch up on all my pending tags?! This is unheard of! 😛

Anyway, I was tagged for the My Life In Books tag by the lovely Joanne @ YA Guitarist! Please make sure to check out her blog and click that follow button! 😉

This tag was originally created by One World, Too Many Pages.


A book for each initial

J – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

A – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

C – Caraval by Stephanie Garber

K – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

I – Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

E – Every Day by David Levithan

(obviously I had to try and get at least ONE of the Shatter Me books in there ;P)


Age – count along your bookshelf

I am 19 years old and the 19th book on my shelf is Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Well, this is one of the many books that I’ve owned for ages but haven’t gotten around to reading yet! The Infernal Devices series has been on my radar ever since I read the TMI series! I really do hope I’ll get around to reading this trilogy soon!


A book that represents a destination you would love to
travel to

For this one, I could have chosen pretty much any novel that is set in London! I decided on Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding because I love the movies 😛 It has always been a dream of mine to go to London one day and I just really, really hope I get to go there one day! Maybe even live there?! *sighs*


Favourite colour

Ohhh, I don’t really have a favourite colour if I’m completely honest! I do love the colour of my room though, it’s this very cute, light blue. And generally, I’m very fond of different shades of blue like teal, azure, royal blue etc and I love books with blue covers! One book cover that represents those lovely blues is Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.


Fondest Memories of

I could have chosen a lot of books for this one because there’s so many books that I read in different situations that I think back to very fondly 😛 I decided on The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer. I used to be absolute trash for the Twilight series (I think most of us were) and this is an Eclipse novella!

I think back to it very fondly because I just remember having a sleepover with my friend and she had only just gotten this book and I was desperate to read it!  I brought one of my books to the sleepover and she gave me this one and we LITERALLY sat next to each other all night long, not speaking a word, just reading. Reading until it was dawn and I finished the entire book in that one sitting! And my friend did as well and we just looked at each other… and went to sleep lol. I just love thinking back to that night like we literally exchanged books, sat next to each other in silence and read :’) It was lovely ❤


Most difficult to read

To be honest, I found it so difficult to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I just had a hard time with the writing and a lot of the words that I didn’t understand… and I forced myself through it at times. I did enjoy the story, especially after listening to the audiobook, but I just had difficulties reading it.


Which book in your TBR pile will you get the most satisfaction/biggest sense of accomplishment from?

Oh, this is easy! That will definitely be Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I know I’ve said this a lot already but Six of Crows has been on my TBR list ever since it got released. (And you’re probably thinking GOD JACKIE WHEN WILL YOU FINALLY STOP TALKING ABOUT READING IT AND ACTUALLY START READING IT?!?!?!?! LOL) I’ve absolutely adored the Grisha trilogy and I am so excited to finally read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and get to know the characters my children that everyone keeps talking about! 🙂


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I tag…

May @ Forever and Everly / Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews / Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional / Laura @ thebookcorps / Rendz @ Reading with Rendz / Shanya and Tanya @ Twin Bookmarks / Deanna @ Deanna Writes About

I don’t know who has and hasn’t done this tag before so no pressure if you want to skip this one or you don’t do tags in general!

If I haven’t tagged you but you want to do this, consider yourself tagged! Feel free to leave your links down below so I can read your answers!

Thanks for reading!

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What would your answer be to these questions? What books represents a destination that YOU want to travel to? What is your favorite colour when it comes to book covers? Which books do you have the fondest memories of? Let’s chat in the comments!

The Goodreads Book Tag

I am so SO behind on all of my tags, I literally have 2 pages in my blog journal filled with Awards/Tags and I’m so bad at keeping up but I’M TRYING!!! 😀

Anyway, welcome to the Goodreads Book Tag!

I’ve been using Goodreads for years now and I am SO glad that it exists! It’s literally a DREAM for every book nerd! It’s such a great way to keep up with books you’ve read and TBR books and discovering new books! And being able to connect with other fellow book lovers all over the world is just incredible! ❤

Feel free to befriend me on Goodreads here!

I was tagged by Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional a long, long time ago lol (as I said, I’m trying to keep up XD) and Sheri @ Read in a Flash who tagged me very recently so I thought: “Alright Jackie, it’s time to get it together!”

So here we are 😀

Enjoy the Goodreads Book Tag!


What Was The Last Book You Marked As Read?

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

I have literally only just heard about this book a few days ago when Nadwa made a post about it!!! I can’t believe I didn’t find out about this before because it sounds AWESOME!

“…a star-crossed love story between a girl who’s been raised by supervillains and a boy who’s been raised by superheroes.”

I’M SOLD HELLO WHERE CAN I GET MY COPY

What Are You Currently Reading?

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

The author Elise Kova is hosting a buddy read on Facebook (which you can still join here if you can catch up on 20 chapters in a day XD) and I am really enjoying it so far! I got the eBook for under 1$ (whaaat?) when Elise did some kind of promotion thingy for the group buddy read! It’s honestly such a great book, I might write a review once I’m through with it at the end of the month! 😀

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Well, my ACOWAR copy F I N A L LY came last Friday (after being delayed like TWICE) and I have finally started reading it (I hope you’re proud, Bella)! It’s taking me a while because I keep over-analyzing every single line lol but it’s great so far!!! 😛

What Do You Plan To Read Next?

Wellllllll… a few days ago I picked out 5 books from my shelves and put them on my night stand which now kind of serve as my ‘priority-books-to-read-next’ if that makes any sense? But the next book I’m going to read won’t be from that stack of books (lol talk about priority reads :P) but rather from my endless e-ARCs waiting on Kindle!

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

I was so excited when I got approved to read One Of Us Is Lying on Netgalley and since this is coming out soon, I’ll be reading that next!!!!! 😀 😀

Do You Use The Star Rating System?

Yes I do! I usually don’t rate under 3 stars though! I think I’m too generous a lot of the time but I feel like just because I PERSONALLY did not like the book, doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t like it! And if the writing and everything was good and I didn’t notice any issues/problematic things, I am most likely going to give it 3 stars! 😀

Are You Doing A 2017 Reading Challenge?

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Of course!!! I have recently upped my goal because I had already reached my goal of reading 30 books 😀

Do You Have A Wishlist?

Not really! I have a few books that I’d consider my ‘priority- buys/reads’ in my Amazon cart and I check it every day to see if the prices have changed! So that’s kind of like a wishlist 😀

What Book Do You Plan On Buying Next?

Umm, well since my book-buying ban didn’t quite work out in April (I’’ll probably have to do a haul soon XD) I’ve decided not to buy any books in May instead! And it’s going well so far! Let’s see how long that will last 😀 I’ve pre-ordered When Dimple Met Rishi ages ago so that should be the book that I’ll be receiving next (if I don’t buy other books first XD)!

Do You Have Any Favorite Quotes?

Can I just say all Shatter Me quotes? No? Well, let me just mention a few of them anyway 😛

THE MOST ICONIC LINE EVER:

“Ignite, my love. Ignite.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


WARNER = KING OF DRAGGING!!!

“Do you never get exhausted being so wholly unbearable? You have as much charisma as the rotting innards of unidentified roadkill.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


I WANT TO DIE JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS SCENE:

“And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


YES GIRL YES GIRL Y E S  G I R L:

“I like the way I feel about myself when I’m with him.” I say quietly. “Warner thinks I’m strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal–like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he’s not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn’t treat me like I’m some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


some non-Shatter Me quotes lol:

“I took a breath. “Your highness—”
“Nikolai,” he corrected. “But I’ve also been known to answer to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘handsome.”

Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury


Who Are Your Favorite Authors?

Tahereh (Queen of YA) Mafi, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu – my holy trinity ❤

Have You Joined Any Groups?

I have but I don’t use them that much!

EXCEPT FOR THE NEW YA BOOK BLOGGERS GROUP THAT NADWA HAS CREATED BECAUSE WE PLANNED TO BUDDY READ CINDER!!! If you want to join us, feel free to join the group!!! Check out Nadwa’s post for more info! We will be buddy-reading it in July and there will also be other really cool things happening 😉


That’s it for the Goodreads Book Tag!

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I’ve seen a lot of people who have done this tag recently and so I won’t be tagging anyone! But if you’d like to do the tag, consider yourself tagged!

Thanks for reading!

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Do you use Goodreads? What book are you currently reading? Do you use the Star Rating system? Have you joined the 2017 Reading Challenge? How many books to you plan to read this year? Let’s chat in the comments!

The Power of Pingbacks – How To Properly TAG Someone

Is this considered a how-to guide? Yes? No? Maybe? 😀

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS!!! This is basically just a quick post to teach you the proper ways of tagging someone!

Or as I’d like to call it – the power of pingbacks.

Sounds fancy, right? 😛

This issue has been on my mind a lot lately! I’ve been tagged for multiple different tags and awards now, especially in the past few weeks, but I’ve only ever received like 5 pingbacks (out of like 30 tags)!

I think some people might not know about the art of pingbacks lol so I am here to explain it to you!

(By the way, this is for WordPress users! I don’t know if it’s the same for users of other websites!)

What you should know beforehand is that when you want to tag someone in your blog post (for an award or a fun tag etc), only putting in someone’s blog URL is not enough!!!

But before I get into how to properly tag someone, here’s a little explanation of what a pingback actually is:

What are Pingbacks?

“Pingbacks are methods for alerting blogs that you have linked to them. A pingback is a special type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post, as long as the other blog is set to accept pingbacks.”

You might have seen one of these in your own or someone else’s comments section:

that thing at the bottom is a PINGBACK
Enabling Pingbacks

You can enable pingbacks by going to your Settings –> Discussion –> Default article settings and then click “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles”.

You can also enable/disable pingbacks on individual posts via the Discussion module on your Add New or Edit Post page:

The Art of Properly Tagging someone

Now, let’s get into how to PROPERLY TAG SOMEONE IN YOUR POST! 😀

As I said before, simply linking to someone’s blog URL is not enough for someone to be notified that you’ve tagged them!

If you tag someone because of an award, a tag or whatever and you want to make sure that they actually SEE it, they need to be notified. And that notification is called a pingback!

How To Create A Pingback

To create a pingback, just link to another WordPress blog post! This is the important bit… you need to link to a blog POST! Not the simple blog URL!

So, if you were to tag me in one of your posts, do not use https://toomuchofabooknerd.wordpress.com but rather click on a blog post and copy that URL! It really doesn’t matter which post it is! I always use the latest post 🙂

The link will then look something like this: blogURL.com/2017/05/17/favorite-summer-reads/. All you gotta do then is insert the link in your post the way you usually would! 😀

WordPress automatically notifies you when someone linked to your post aka pingback-ed (is that even a word lol) to you! These pingbacks then appear in your notifications section! And you always have to approve a pingback which is great because that way you won’t ever miss when you were tagged in something! 🙂

You might have tagged some people for an award and they never got back to you because they did not get a notification for it! And I hope you now know that they weren’t being rude, they just genuinely did not know you tagged them! 😀

So, unless you have used the link to someone’s blog post to tag them, the person you tagged in the ‘Whatever’ Blogger Award or in a super fun tag might never notice it!

No one can be on WordPress and always check out EVERYONE’s posts every single day. And I certainly don’t have the time (or motivation) to go back like 3 days in my Reader and check everyone’s tags/awards to see if I was tagged!

Quick summary:

  • go to Blogger A’s profile
  • click on one of their blog posts
  • copy the link of said blog post
  • insert the link the way you usually would in your own post
  • Blogger A will automatically get a pingback notification and see that you tagged them!

That’s it!

Please make sure to ALWAYS use a link to someone’s blog post to tag them!

What you can do as well is link to someone’s ABOUT page but that is only possible if they have enabled pingbacks for that page! (Unlike me, who complained about not getting pingbacks when I didn’t even have them enabled for my About page :P)

So check their about page to see if they’ve received pingbacks before! If yes, GREAT, link to that page! If not, use a link to a blog post!

I hope this whole thing was somewhat understandable! If you have any questions left, feel free to leave them in the comments! 😀

Thanks for reading and HAPPY TAGGING! 😀

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Quotes and pictures are taken from this WordPress article!

Blogger Recognition Award

BLOGGER RECIOGN AWARD

Hello there, my dear friends!

I am skipping this week’s Top Ten Tuesday because I’ve done a similar topic for the ‘Things That Make Me Want To Read A Book’-topic 2 weeks ago so check that out if you’re interested in seeing what I’d like to see more in books!

I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! Zuky @ the BookBum tagged me A LONG TIME AGO and I finally got around to it! I was also tagged by Lois @ Lois Reads Books recently. Thank you both so much for this! You know the drill, if you have never heard of neither Zuky nor Lois, you better go click those two links RIGHT NOW and follow them! They’re amazing

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  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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Umm, let’s see….. The idea of having a blog has been playing around in my mind for quite a while – weeks, if not months before I created Too Much of a Book Nerd! I was very into makeup but also books and since I’m too shy (and scared lol) to have my own YouTube account, I decided a blog is the way to go! I was going to do a Makeup/Books crossover blog but eventually decided against it, as I am not makeup expert and pretty much just do whatever I want with it! 😀 So then, one day, when I had particularly too much time on my hands, I read like 10 different posts on ‘How To Create Your Own Blog’, picked a name for it, created an About page, my first blog post and boom – now here we are! 😀

cheers (7)Comment, comment, comment: If you liked someone’s post, let them know! It doesn’t matter whether it is a short and quick “Great post!” or a super long paragraph where you discuss every single detail – I think every blogger appreciates every single comment they get! At least I know that I do! ❤

Commenting on other people’s blogs also helps you to get your name out there and other bloggers might discover your blog and you will get comments in return!

Another thing is to always respond to your comments! I’ve had the experience with 1 or 2 people who never ever responded to any of mine or anyone else’s comments! That just irritated me to no end!

Be yourself: Don’t force yourself to be someone you’re not. If you hate a book that everyone adores, say it! Write that 1 star/DNF review and let people know! If you love participating in weekly memes, go for it! If you’re not into Young Adult, blog about the genre that you love! You are who you are and you have your own opinions and preferences. Don’t look at what other people are doing or try to be like them! And don’t be afraid to speak your mind (as long as you’re not offending anyone). JUST BE YOURSELF! ❤

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Michaela @ Journey into BooksSavannah @ The Book ProphetAngela @ Life of Angela / Darque Dreamer Reads / Christen @ Read by Chris

If you don’t do tags/awards , if you’ve been tagged before or if you simply want to skip this one, feel freet to do so! 😛 And if you WANT to have a go at it, consider yourself tagged!

That’s it for my little pieces of advice! I haven’t been blogging for too long but I hope they were helpful 😛

Thanks for reading!

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What advice would YOU give newbie bloggers? Let’s chat in the comments!


Make sure to answer my poll and help me choose a name for my new blog segment/feature/meme!

Get To Know Me!

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Well, well. I am skipping this week’s T5W because I already did a book cover post for yesterday’s Top Ten Tuesday!

I hereby welcome you to the Get To Know Me tag! 😀

Yes, here is yet another tag that I’m doing! Okay, technically this is only my third tag BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY I STILL GOT UP MY SLEEVE! TOO MANY! Be happy that I won’t do a tagathon (is that even a thing?) and post tags every day! I’ve got two full pages in my book journal filled with pending tags –  so just say the word and I’ll do it! 😀

ANYWAY!

I was tagged by two lovely people – Ashley @ Bumbling About Books and Brookie @ Brookie Cowles. Thanks so much for that! You should check both their blogs out and get to know THEM a little better! And definitely hit that follow button! ❤

Since I haven’t properly introduced myself on this blog before, this is a great opportunity to do so! So sit back and get to know me! (Ha! See what I did there? Because it’s the Get To Know Me tag? Ok, ahem, anyway…..)

VITAL STATS:

Name: Jackie

Nicknames: Jacks, J, Jacky and others that I can’t possibly translate from German because they’d just be different and not even half as funny in English 😀

Birthday: October 29th, two days before Halloween!

Star Sign: Scorpio

Occupation: I’m a university student and am currently looking for a side job so I can afford all these amazing books I still need to buy 😛

 

APPEARANCE:

Hair color: Light Brown I guess?

Hair length: umm, it’s just above my breasts right now but I need to cut my split ends ASAP

Eye Color: they’re this weird greenish-orange colour but it looks pretty if the light shines on them! 😛

Best Feature: ummmmm IDK? CAN I SAY HUMOUR lol

Braces: I used to have them for my lower teeth ugh

Piercings: nope! Only your typical ear piercings!

Tattoos: I don’t have any but I’ve always wanted one! Still deciding on a motive

Right or Left: Rightyyy!

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That’s MEEEEE – in Munich lol. imagine me saying “Hey MTV. Welcome to my crib.” hahaha

 

FIRSTS:

Real Holiday: Disneyland Paris when I was around or 2 or 3 years old!!!! And Greece!

Best Friend: I used to have a tight circle and I’d consider all of them my best friends but we fell out a long time ago! Now I just keep a small circle of close friends. There isn’t a person that I would consider my BEST friend, I’m still looking, if anyone’s up for it! 😀

Award: Uh I don’t think I have any except for the typical PE awards/medals that we’d get like every year and to put it in the words of Schmidt from 21 Jump Street:

“This is a fourth grade participation medal. It is literally a medal for sucking.”

Sport: First real sport I did was probably swimming!

Concert: Justin Bieber – Believe Tour. Honestly his best era and SUCH A GREAT CONCERT!!!!!

 

FAVORITES:

TV Show(s): Oh my god. TOO MANY. The Vampire Diaries, How To Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, Orphan Black, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Office… SHOULD I GO ON???!!!?!?!?!?

Color: most shades of Blue!

Songs: Oh. My. God. Whenever someone asks me that question my mind is BLANK. Okay, let me think. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley is definitely one of my all time faves and I want it played at my wedding! ❤ Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE (duh!)

Restaurant: I don’t think I have one I JUST LOVE FOOOOOOD!

Shop: Amazon (lol), Pull & Bear is a fave of mine, I used to love Bershka but not anymore 😦

Books: SHATTER ME TRILOGY BY TAHEREH MAFI. BOOM. Warner is my baby and my child and my father and Warnette OWNS MY ASS and Kenji is a CUTIE CAN HE BE MY BEST FRIEND PLSSS

Shoes: White Converse because I’m a basic bitch 😛

 

CURRENTLY:

Feeling: tired as always but what’s new *shrugs*

Single or Taken: Single forever and always lol people don’t seem to like me LIKE THAT 😀

Eating: nothing but I am craving fries right now??? GIMMEEEE

Thinking About: all the essays I still have to write but instead I’m writing this blog post! Queen of Procrastination??? THAT’S ME!

Watching: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING ANYTHING WHILE WRITING THIS POST!!!! NOT POSSIBLE!!!

Wearing: a shirt and some yoga pants – THE USUAL

 

FUTURE:

Want Children: YES YES YES please I’d love to have children of my own! ❤ ❤ ❤ Just look at the Saccone Jolys and tell me you don’t want kids like theirs!

THEY’RE ADORABLE

Want to be Married: For sure! But again, people don’t seem to like me LIKE THAT so I might be forever alone with 3 cats and a dog!

Careers in Mind: I am currently studying English so a lot of doors are open for me. I’d love to go work anywhere in publishing though!

Where You Want to Live: I’ve always said I was going to move to the UK when I’m finished with university but with Brexit and everything I don’t think that’ll be so easy anymore lol. It should definitely be an English-speaking country so maybe Canada?! Or maybe I’ll just stay in good ol’ Germany because it isn’t actually so bad here!!!

 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

God: I don’t know. I was raised a Christian but I honestly don’t know and it’s a topic that I could discuss for hours but I don’t want to get into it!

Miracles: Maybe? Sometimes?

Love at first sight: I do not believe in LOVE at first sight *cough insta-love cough* but I do believe you can be attracted to someone at first sight and like get butterflies and ALL DEM FEELS when you first meet someone!

Ghosts: Nooo I don’t. Although I do get scared when I watch a horror movie (once in 10 years lol) sooo IDK.

Aliens: I don’t believe in the green mushy things but DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BIG THE UNIVERSE IS??? IT’S NOT JUST THE SEVEN PLANETS – THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!!! Which is scary and crazy but kind of cool and I do believe that SOMETHING is out there somewhere???

Soul Mates: I don’t know. For some people maybe?

Heaven: Yes. Or well, I don’t know if it’s actually HEAVEN I believe in. Dying is so scary and I hate thinking about it but I’d like to believe that your soul goes somewhere after you die???

Hell: For sure 😛

Kissing on a first date: Of course! If the moment feels right, why the hell not?!

Yourself: I used to be the most insecure and introverted person you could meet and I didn’t think I could do anything! But I am getting better every day and obviously there are days when I am completely doubting myself but you need to learn to accept yourself and learn from mistakes and make sure to always keep going! So yes, I think I do believe in myself AND YOU SHOULD TOO ❤

TAG, YOU’RE IT!

I tag……. YOU! If you’re a newbie blogger and you want to introduce yourself, or if you’re an “oldie” lol and you’d like to do this tag – well, consider yourself tagged! Feel free to leave your links down below and I will make sure to get to know YOU!!! 😀

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you got to know me a teeny tiny bit better haha!

Jackie x

Sunshine Blogger Award – Pt. 1

Hello and welcome to another award/tag. I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award THRICE (yes, three times) now! Update: FOUR (nevermind) FIVE TIMES now! And I got so many other tags pending, I’m trying my best to get through them all 😀

I really want to answer everbody’s questions because they’re all so good! So I decided to answer everyone’s questions individually in 5 separate posts so get excited for several more parts of this one 😛

The first person who nominated me for this award was Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess! You should really check out her blog, she was one of the first people I followed and I enjoy reading every single one of her posts!

Anyway, thanks so much for nominating me, Sofia! ❤ I actually loved your questions – some of them made me really think!

Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Sofia’s Questions:

1.What are your favorite types of blog posts to read?

Hmmm. I don’t think I really have a favourite type of blog post! Can I just say that I love reading everything?! 😀 I do love Wrap-Ups though, whether they’re weekly or monthly! I just love seeing what people we’re up to! Whether they list the books they read, what was going on in their personal lives or which kind of pizza they ordered lol, Wrap-Ups are a good way to get to know someone a tiny bit better!

2.Who is your favorite female character?

Oh my god. I DON’T KNOW! I hate being put on the spot like this – you know, that moment when someone asks you what your favourite movie is and YOU HAVE NO IDEA! It’s like all the movies you’ve ever seen in your life have been erased from your memory! That’s how I feel right now.

Ummmmmm……. I haven’t read Six of Crows yet but I already know that I will have some favourite female characters from there!

Let’s see. Ok, I know Juliette is a whiny ass bitch most of the time but HER CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS SO ON POINT LIKE TRULY!!! I CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE HER. I know I might be biased because Shatter Me is my #1 but yeah let’s go with her.

Also, Hermione Granger. DUH. How could I NOT mention her?

OH! Or June from the Legend series! She is such a badass lead character – and again, has some GREAT character development!

3.What is your favorite fictional sport? e.g. Quidditch, Exy

I literally don’t know any other fictional sport than Quidditch, so there’s your answer, I guess 😀

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let’s pretend I haven’t used this Gif before 😉

4.What is your favorite standalone book?

Oh my, you keep putting me on the spot like this! I can’t really think of a favourite standalone right now. Most of the books I read happen to be part of a duology or series!

One of my recent standalone reads was Future Leaders of Nowhere and I genuinely loved it! I mean I did give it 5 stars! Oh, and Geekerella by Ashley Poston! God, that one was so adorable and I totally freaked out over it! 😀

Also, I have just started reading Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I am LOVING IT so far! I feel like it might become one of my faves! ❤

5.What is the last word of the last book you finished?

I’m too lazy to check my ebooks because I don’t have my phone with me so let me just grab the book that is nearest to me which is Anna and the French Kiss! No, I haven’t read it yet if you’re wondering. I keep it on my nightstand just so I don’t forget to read it this spring 😀 But ANYWAY, the last word is “home” :’)

6.Do you like to reread books?

I DOOOOO!!! I haven’t reread many books in my life but I’m always telling myself to reread this book and that series!

7.What character everyone seems to hate, but you love?

Huhhh, good question! I had a hard time thinking of this because I feel like with every character there’s either people who absolutely love or hate them! And I can’t really think of a character that everyone seems to hate but I love???

If we’re straying away from books, I’d say maybe Damon Salvatore? I mean, as I said, there’s many people who LOATHE him and then there’s many who adore him! *shrugs*

8.Who is your dreamcast/fancast for the main character of your favorite book?

My favourite book series of all time is the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi and Warner is MY. FAVOURITE. CHARACTER. EVER. Shatter Me is being made into a TV show but I literally can’t think of anyone who would be the perfect match for him, it’s impossible! I feel like no one could do him justice. NO ONE!

ONE THING I DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGH……. Okay, so these girls on Twitter were tweeting about this guy being Warner and at first I was like nahhh! No way! This ain’t Warner!

BUT NOW.

Oh man. These gifs. Oh my god. Isn’t this l i t e r a l l y Warner, I MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I truly am looking at Aaron Warner Anderson, chief commander and regent of Sector 45. Warner who has a soft spot for fashion.
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Please!!!! Tell me this isn’t Warner being exasperated with Adam!!!!!!!!!!!! And when his expression softens that’s him looking at Juliette!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.Which was the last book that made you cry?

Almost every book makes me cry, whether they’re happy tears or sad tears lol I’m just a very emotional person! I recently cried sad but mostly happy tears while reading Geekerella by Ashley Poston!

10.What book do you want to read but you haven’t read it because you are intimidated by it?

Six of Crows to be honest with you! I mean, I KNOW that after I read it, it’s going to become one of my all time fave books EVER! And I KNOW I will fall in love with the characters after reading like 2 sentences (I already consider them my children and I don’t even know anything about them) but like I’ve anticipated it for so long!!! I wouldn’t say I’m particularly intimidated but like… nervous? Maybe?

One book that DOES intimidate me though is The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I have the ebook and I’ve been meaning to read his work for a while but IT’S 1000+ PAGES LONG!!! LIKE HOW??? WHEN??? WHAT???

11.What is one of your unpopular opinions?

I don’t know if this is considered an unpopular opinion –  but I have no interest in reading the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, like at all. At least not at the moment. Maybe I will reach for them one day (in like 10 years) but I just really don’t feel like reading those!

My questions:

  1. Who is your favourite author?
  2. What book can you read over and over again and never get tired of?
  3. Can you read with music playing/people talking (generally noise) around you?
  4. What is your favourite quote from a book (or movie/song etc)?
  5. What is the last diverse book you’ve read and would you recommend it?
  6. If you could bring one book character to life, who would you choose and why?
  7. What is your favourite book that you read this year (so far)?
  8. What is the last song you listened to?
  9. Which book that is being released this year are you most excited for?
  10. What’s the story behind your blog name?
  11. What is your all time favourite TV show?

My nominees:

Tag… you’re it! I know you’re supposed to nominate 11 people but I will do this tag 4 more times so I’ll just nominate a few people every time! Once again, if you don’t do tags on your blog or don’t want to do this tag for whatever reason, feel free to skip this! No pressure! And if I didn’t nominate you but you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!

A Book Without End / Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books / Charlotte @ The Unicorn Wishes / Isabella @ A Bookish Belle (basically I only tagged you so you’d see the WARNER GIFs!!!! AHHHH!!!! 😀 so yeah if you don’t want to do this tag it’s cool!)

Thanks again for nominating me Sofia, I had a lot of fun answering your questions!

Jackie x

What are some of your answers to these questions? Do you have a favourite fictional sport besides Quidditch? Who is your favourite character male or female? Who is your dreamcast for your favourite book character? Let’s chat in the comments!


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