Blog Award – Liebster Award!

I am honored to be nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! This is an award where you recognize fellow bloggers and help people discover new blogs. I was nominated by Aubrey Joy! I am super delayed on this, but due to something personal in my life, I haven’t been able to come on my blog. Which sucks. But here I am!



  • You must link back to the person who linked you
  • Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers and come up with 11 new questions to ask
  • You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
  • You must let the person you nominated know you nominated them

I was asked:

1) When did you start blogging and why?

Well I first started going into my Sophomore year of high school on a different website. I had one follower, felt like a failure, and quite. Come my junior year my BF told me start it again because I was going through a bad time. So I did. I went on that same website and for months I updated but never got any followers. No one looked at my blog and I kind of felt like a failure again. I was stuck in a rut and actually really depressed about it. Then I decided to join WordPress and I literally got followers in a day. For that I’m thankful. I love everyone that checks out my blog. I love showing people new books and fangirling with them.

2) What is your favorite quote?

That’s difficult considering I have an obsession with quotes. My wall used to be covered in post-its with quotes all over them. But I think one of my all time favorites would have to be:

“We all fall but that’s not what matters. What matters is picking yourself up again.”

― Patrick NessThe Ask and the Answer

I have this obsession with Chaos Walking and I’ve always loved this quote. If you on my Goodreads by following this link you’ll find a bunch of quotes I love.

3) What is your dream job?

So this is cliché but my dream job is to be a writer. I remember being in second grade and writing this story about two dogs racing and just loving every moment of writing it. I love writing because it’s a means of escape for me.I also want to just introduce a new world to someone, maybe even become that saving grace for them, just like numerous of authors have been for me.

4) Best book you’ve read this year?

I (sadly) have not read many books this year. The ones I do remember are from 2013. But let me think….AHA! Alienated by Melissa Landers. I literally just finished it and it has become one of my favorite books. It has aliens, romance, action, a hot alien boy. I think that last part sells it. It reminds of the TV show Star-Crossed on the CW so that also made me excited. But Alienated definitely lived up to my expectations.

5) Favorite place to shop…

I hate shopping. I despise going to mall so much I usually have to bargain with my mom. Which means I let her shop for however long she wants then after we go to the bookstore. Books are really the only things I really love shopping for. My favorite bookstore is called The Strand. It’s New York City and sells discounted book. So a book could be originally $20 but you can get it for $7, even less. It’s also an old bookstore from the late 1800s. There are the creaky stairs and tall bookshelves that cramp up my neck all the time. An easy price to pay though because I can by 10 books and get them a low price.

6) Other hobbies…

I stated before that I love writing but I also have this love for photography. In baby photos you’d find me with my dads camera attached to me. I collect old camera too. They range from an old Polaroid to a Super 8. I collect antiques in general. It started because of my middle sister. I’ve always been close to her so I picked it up. I have my great-grandfathers blade from WWI, a spoon from the early 1900s along with early copies of John Keats. Can you count an obsession with history as a hobby? I’m going to say yes. I collect books on the American Revolution, Civil War, and WWII. I now realize that I am a very boring person. I need to fix that…

7) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Ireland. I think it has to do with being Irish. I have a fascination with the Irish language and have learned a few things. My sister visited and she said it was one of the best places she’s been to. That is was beautiful with these green hills and people who are extremely nice.

8) If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

I’ve thought about this a lot. The name that I always come back to is Arabella. I fell in love with it and would totally change my name to it. I could have nicknames such as Arie or Bell. Mainly Bell because my favorite princess movie is Beauty and the beast.

9) What is your favorite social media site and why?

I don’t really go on many websites but the one that comes to mind is WattPad. Which has become my addiction… Basically people post their stories and I’ve found AMAZING ones. But people update periodically so I’m usually left reading a 30 chapter book for 6 months or more. But I love the stories people post.

10) What is your favorite movie?

Rebel WIthout a Cause with James Dean. My love for James Dean *stares at poster above bed* I love him. I love that movie. Of course I can’t leave Some Like It Hot out because Marilyn Monroe is my girl. Ever since I did a report on her in 6th grade I’ve been in love. I think I’ve and watched more biographies on her than any other person.

11) If you could be any book character, who would you be?

Tris Prior from Divergent. Why? Well I think here is where I explain my absence from blogging along with my I would be her. I have a heart condition. It started my sophomore year of high school. I’ve been to four cardiologists and each one not knowing what to do with me. Recently I went to an arrhythmia specialist that I’m hoping will help. My heart doesn’t know what its maximum heart rate should be and just likes to beat out of control. This causes extreme fatigue which leads me to coming home and doing my homework then going to bed at 5:00. I have no time to read because I’m always tired. Because of this I’m always scared, afraid to get up and move because I once had a bad experience with my heart getting up to 240 bpm. Tris became this figure of hope and strength for me. I constantly ask myself ‘What Would Tris Do’. She is one of my favorite characters and means the world to me. I started Divergent my sophomore year when everything started and she’s been with me throughout every medical experience I’ve had, Which sadly has been a lot. Within this last year I’ve been diagnosed with medical conditions I never knew existed. I would love to be Tris for her fearlessness, her over-all badassery too. To learn to not be controlled by my fears is something I would love to do.

Thank you Aubrey Joy for this nomination! I hope I wasn’t too late but around the time that this was sent I was going to my new doctor being hooked up to my 5th heart monitor. It’s difficult to much of anything lately. But thank you so much and I truly love that you enjoy my blog and would think of me. Thank you. ‘

I nominate:

1. The In- Between Place

2. Book Worms to the Max

3. Chronicles of Radiya

4. Escaping Reality

5. Interesting Literature 

6. Youth Lit Reviews

7. Time For Reading

8. Knite Writes

9. Project Light to Life

10. whY.A.not?

11. Books for the Young at Heart

My questions:

1. What is you favorite song/band?

2. If you could have any power what would you choose?

3. Who is the one author you want to meet the most?

4. What’s your favorite childhood book(s)?

5. If you could have lunch with on character (from book/TV show/movie etc…) who would you choose?

6. What’s your favorite quote?

7. Where do you want to travel to the most?

8. Favorite book for this year so far?

9. What fandoms are you part of?

10. Do have any OTPs and if so who? (Can be from TV show/book/etc…)

11. Who is your favorite character? Why?


~ Lauren

2 thoughts on “Blog Award – Liebster Award!

  1. Congratulations! And thank you for nominating my blog. I don’t think that collecting books on the wars makes you a boring person. History is fascinating. And I love the movies you mentioned!

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