The Blogger Aesthetic Award

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Hello all! Hope you’re having a lovely, relaxing weekend! I have to say, being a bit under the weather meant I was feeling the “lazy Sunday spirit” today, so I figured doing this tag (which effectively meant browsing aimlessly on pinterest for a few hours) was a perfect way to spend my time!

Thank you so much to the awesome Liam@Hey Ashers for tagging me to do this!! If you haven’t already you have to check out his blog- especially his hilarious snark reviews of Obsidian which not only are a real riot, but they’re saving me from ever having to read the book myself!!

The Rules:

  • Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favourite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  • Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.
  • Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  • Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”
  • Share these rules (and maybe the below tips, if you’re feeling helpful).

Tips:

My Aesthetic:

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That was so fun to do! I nominate:

Alanna, Keira, Emily, Sophie, Donna, Nicole, Vicky, SunsetPrincess of Paperback, RosereadsKirsty reads, Sammie, and Adventures of a Bibliophile

And everyone else! Also- let me know how you spend your lazy Sundays! 

 

Blogger Appreciation – Part 2

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Hello again! Welcome to Part 2 of my Blogger Appreciation- where I get to show my love for some (emphasis on the some and sadly not all) of my favourite bloggers!

So for part one, I talked about all round blogs that I love. For part 2 I’d like to talk about some specific things I like about some people’s blogs. Let’s get to it! Here are some more brilliant bloggers for you to check out:

  1. Paperback Book Addicts– This blog is totally top notch! The reviews and tags are always great- but what I particularly want to draw attention to is Codie’s meme TV Tuesday- because if it’s something great to mix up your Tuesday posts
  2. Cookie Break– This blog is great- it’s a varied mixture of writing posts and reviews. I especially want to point out that Sarina Langer’s new book Rise of the Sparrows has come out recently and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I recommend you check it out- you can buy it here. I for one am really looking forward to the sequel
  3. Mystery Date With A Book– I had to include this on the list, because not only does Fernanda run a fantastic blog, but her shop on Etsy is particularly awesome!
  4. Captain’s Quarters– so many of you guys have excellent themes, but few embody it as much as Captain’s Quarters- everything on her blog is consistent and it’s always a lot of fun to read her witty ship-related puns!
  5.  Heartstring Eulogies– Sarah Doughty’s site is a really wonderful place to go for a bit of poetry and flash fiction- Sarah’s writing is consistently excellent and always beautiful- and she always manages to put something new up every day!
  6. Art and Soul– Claire’s blog is another one I absolutely love- I mean, it’s a blog basically centred around books and baking- what’s not to love?
  7. Rose Reads– unquestionably, this is one of the best places to go for a good discussion post- they are always so interesting, engaging and original. Her reviews are always fabulous too!!
  8. A Bibliophile’s Obsession– Zainab’s blog is a blend of reviews and memes and is always on point. It’s a great place to visit here on the blogosphere!
  9. The Galaxial World– gosh I love this blog- the reviews on this site are always of great quality, wit and humour. But don’t just take my word for it- check it out and you’ll see what I mean! I can’t recommend it highly enough!
  10. Jack Dowd’s Writing Blog– I thought I’d share one of the many newbies (well new for me) that I’ve just got into. This is a really interesting writing blog with some fascinating posts about bookish things- like fictional places you can visit and where authors got their inspiration.

And that’s all for now- for today I’m looking for bookish recommendations- what’s the first book that comes to your mind that you’d like to recommend to me?

LET’S ALL GO BANANAS- I made it to my one year Bloggiversary! Blogger Recognition Award #2

So this is my second time doing a Blogger Recognition Award, but I thought it was an appropriate time to do another one because I MADE IT TO MY ONE YEAR BLOGGIVERSARY!! Happy Bloggiversary to ME! GO BANANAS!!

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I was tagged by four wonderful bloggers:

The spectacular Cinderzena (how cool is that name!?!), the wonderful Bookish Underdog (because who doesn’t root for the underdog?), the marvellous Keira @ Signing On (because simplicity is key!) and the fabulous It’s Good To Be Crazy Sometimes (which is a sentiment I naturally agree with)

Rules:

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  3. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  4. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  5. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

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I’ve already said part of the story about how this blog came into being the last time I did this post- which you can read all about here– but the story didn’t end there. So I thought now was the perfect time to tell you a little more about the humble beginnings of this blog.

In all honesty, this date completely crept up on me because even though I had the vaguest notion that I chose this domain name around May last year, I didn’t actually start posting then. I barely posted for the first five months (literally once or twice a month for most of that time). But then something magical happened…. I fell in love with it! I fell in love with the people, the reviewing, and making all kinds of content for you guys! I don’t know what point it was when it all just spiralled, but once I caught the bug there was no going back. What started out as a random hobby became a compulsion.

So the moral of the story is…

Keep at it! Do it at your own pace and for the love of it! That is my advice to new bloggers and old hats alike!

Hope you liked that- I tag:

Sania DaydreamsSarina @ Cookie BreakRavenclaw Book ClubInkpenDaisyDarkland PoetryJonasHappily Ever BookishMaya the Book Explorer, All ‘Bout Them Books And Stuff, Drowned Stars and Books, Captain’s Quarters,  The Paper Dragon, Kirsty’s Book Blog, Evelyn Grace, luvtoread

 

Versatile Blogger Award

Ooh day 6! Nearly made it! Thanks to The Quirky Book Nerd, The Paper Dragon and Zezee (who by sheer coincidence nominated me for this today) for this one! They’re all fantastic bloggers, so be sure to check ’em out! As always, I’m chuffed to get an award 🙂versatile blogger

The Rules:

Show the award on your blog.

Thank the person that has nominated you.

Share 7 different facts about yourself.

Nominate a number of blogs of your choice.

Link your nominees and let them know they are nominated.

7 Facts about me:

  1. I love cuddly toys- yes this makes me a big child- but I don’t care!
  2. I like to think I take after my grandpa, who went to Disney Land for the first time in his seventies and loved it so much- he went back the next year!
  3. Speaking of acting like a child, I also like going to funfairs and eating candyfloss. Yes, I know I am 23 (see above)
  4. I most definitely have Peter Pan Syndrome
  5. I keep forgetting my age
  6. I’m running out of facts….
  7. I like dancing round the room like a loon, especially to this song:

Awesome! Hope you enjoyed that- I nominate:

Kiwi

wordsoftheroses

Nut Free Nerd

bookwormmaniac

jessreadingnook

infinitebooksblog

pretty little blogger

iwuvbooks

The Little Book Butterfly

Shannon

The Book Knight

A House Of Books

percy reads

Abbie Lu

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