The Entertainer Blogger Award

A big thank you to Birdie Bookworm for the nomination to do The Entertainer Blogger Award! I certainly think I’m entertaining but it’s nice to know that other people might think so too.

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The Rules | 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

The Questions |

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place |

You mean besides as an excuse to spend ever more time insides in front of my computer and buy books? Well, at first I started this blog while I was in Nee Zealand on study abroad. Two of the girls I was traveling with had WordPress accounts and after seeing them I decided I wanted somewhere to share my amazing experience abroad. But while I was in New Zealand I also decided I wanted to post some book reviews since I always thought being a part of booktube would be amazing but I was too camera shy for that and that is how my blog morphed into what it is today.

2. What is your favorite book |

26073150This is always a loaded question because there are so many books that I love. But if you read my blog you know Sarah j Maas is my queen and right now and my all time favorite book of hers (currently) is A Court of Mist and Fury. I have loved it since May when it came out and I still obsess over it all the time.

 

3. What do you dislike the most |

Wow. Aggressive question. Like what do I dislike most ever? Animal suffering? Poverty? Those kinds of things? That seems a little deep so I’m going to alter this to what do I dislike most in the reading world and of course it’s always the same: books that end with memory wipes or the lose of whatever awesome power they’ve had the entire book. Hate that.

4. What is your favorite food item from the mall |

Those awesome Thai or Japanese food bars where you get to fill one of those styrofoam boxes with whatever you want. Nothing like noodles, rice and broccoli all heaping in sauce. Delicious.

5. What is your favorite pastime |

Besides reading….? Or blogging? Well I love just sitting around with my dogs with coffee (and a book of course).

6. Who do you nominate |

Jess @ StarsWhoListen

Emily @ EmiesNook

Megan @ BookSlayerReads

 

TheImmortalReaders

Sam @ OneBookishGirl

Rachel @ LifeOfAFemaleBibliophile

Ann @ AnnTheBookMaster

Poetry @ ABookWyrmsLair 

M @ ABlogOfOnesOwn

Andie @ BooksCoffeeAndPassion

Imo @ mugglebooks

Allie @ alliemorgan

 

Thanks for Reading!

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Tag: Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you M @ MReadsBooks for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

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  • Show the award on your blog and thank the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link you nominees and let them know of their nomination

7 Facts About Me

1. I’m from Massachusetts but I go to college in Delaware |

I’m not exactly sure how I ended up here in the state of Delaware but for the past 3 years I have been down here in the mid atlantic region of the country instead of up in my true home in New England. But despite how much I sometimes miss my home, I do love it here at this University plus I met some of my best friends here.

2. I just finished applying to veterinary school |

Being a vet has been my life long dream and this month I finally applied to vet schools all around the US, plus one in Scotland and one in Ireland. It was a difficult process and no where near over yet since I won’t know if I got in any time soon but it was still very exciting.

3. I studied abroad in New Zealand for a 5 weeks last winter |

And it was amazing. I actually started this blog while I was there because I was having so many experiences and I wanted to share some of the amazing things  I was doing and seeing while I was there. Some of the awesome things I did included bungy jumping, sky diving, white water rafting and taking a Lord of the Rings trail ride.

4. I am very passionate about adopting dogs and rescuing dogs |

This is a big one for me. I love my 2 dogs, Jonesy and McGuire, who are both mutts and both rescues. I am a very big proponent of ALWAYS rescuing a dog over buying from a breeder and a big proponent of getting mixed breeds since most purebreds are so over bred that they are genetically unsound and have all sorts of health complications. But more than that there are millions of dogs that need homes or they’ll be put down so there’s no need to be paying someone to breed new dogs when there are already so many. Currently my life plan involves having 5 dogs. img_2624

5. I saw the Winter Olympics in 2006 in Torino Italy

I was only 10 years old but my dad is always coming up with these slightly crazy ideas that end up being amazing. So he started planning this years before the olympics and we ended up going to Italy for 2 weeks. We skied in the alps since my family loves to ski before heading to the olympics to watch the Women’s  Bronze Medal Hockey Game, which the US happened to be in and won, and the Nordic Combine. It was so amazing and I don’t even think my ten year old self was appreciating what I was a part of for half of what it was worth. We even went to venice on the way out which was so amazing. (That’s me in the red hat)355_1051536409953_5734_n_2.jpg

6. The greatest class I’ve taken in college is Scottish Country Dance |

Yes you heard right. Scottish Country Dance. It is so much fun and such a great stress reliever at the end of a long week of classes. Me and one of my best friends (Emily @ EmiesNook) do it together and you can catch us at the Argyle Ball in Washington DC this fall dancing the night away (and hopefully meeting my Jamie Fraser too 😉 )

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7. I hate warm weather

I know so many people always say “Fall is my favorite season” but if you ask them what their second favorite is it’s going to be spring or summer. Well not me. Bring on winter. Bring on the snow and ice and freezing temperatures because I hate the sun and the sun hates me. I cannot go outside in the summer without getting a sunburn and I hate wearing shorts. I like long pants and sweaters and boots which is why being further south than New England has been a bit of a struggle for me, as its a little warmer for a little longer. All I can say is I had a blast during the 2015 Blizzard in Massachusetts with our 9ft of snow. Below you’ll see my dad strolling up the snow onto our roof.

Who do I nominate |

Jess @ StarsWhoListen

Emily @ EmiesNook

TheImmortalReaders

Andie @ BooksCoffeeAndPassion

Becca @ RebeccaReads

Rachel @ LifeOfAFemaleBibliophile

Ann @ AnnTheBookMaster

Sam @ OneBookishGirl

Sophie @ BookWishBlog

BookHuntress

Megan @ BookSlayerReads

Alice @ AliceMarieRose

Imo @ MuggleBooks

Lindsey @ APieceofParadis

Poetry @ ABookWyrmsLair 

 

Thanks for Reading!

-maggie

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was recently nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Megan @ Bookslayerreads. Thank you so much for the nomination for such an awesome award going around. Her blog is really awesome so you should definitely check it out.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions

Megan’s Questions

Where do you get most of your books | 2nd and Charles 

There’s this great used bookstore near my school called 2nd and Charles and they always have so many great books so I go there all the time and buy way too much.

What is your favorite color |  Green

I love the color green. My prom dress was green, my eyes are green and a lot of my shirts and accessories are green. Personally I love having green as a favorite color because I feel like most people love blue or purple (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but it just makes me a little bit unique.

Pick one: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry | Chocolate

Hands down chocolate. Chocolate makes the world go round.

Do you have any weird OCD habits we should know about | Fruit Snacks

So when I open a pack of fruit snacks (the scooby doo ones are my favorite) I cannot just eat them. I have to take them all out, arrange them by type and then eat them so I’ll have 1 of each left. Plus as I eat the ones I have duplicates of I have to eat the uglier ones first so I have the best looking variety of gummies left at the end. Weird I know but I’ve done that since I was a kid. I also never stepped on the bottom step of my elementary school the entire time I was there. I always skipped it. Don’t ask why.

If you wrote a book what do you think it’s be about | 

I honestly have no idea. While I love the idea of me writing a book, I’ve never really been much of a story teller. If I wrote something it would probably be fantasy since I would want to be able to build that world up from the ground but I have no idea what it would be about.

Three words you would use to describe yourself | Sarcastic, Easygoing, Motherly

Ok so a strange mix of words but first off I am just the most sarcastic human being on this planet. I don’t mean it in a mean way I just tend to say things dripping with sarcasm. Easygoing because I can be pretty go with the flow if people want to change plans or do whatever. And then the bizarre one: motherly. I am the mom of my group of friends. I look out for everyone when we go out, remind them to clean up the house so ya, I can be a bit motherly.

Do you prefer computer, or tablet/phone? | Computer

I love my computer. Maybe if I had a tablet but since I don’t and it’s choosing between my computer or my phone my computer always wins.

Will you dress up for Halloween? If so, as what? | Absolutely! 

This year my friends and I will be going as the cast of “The Nigh Man Cometh” from that episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I will be Dennis the “little boy” who turns into the Day Man at the end.

If you had one magical power, what would it be and why? | Talking to Animals

Ok so my entire life I have wanted to be a veterinarian and so I always thought the most amazing thing in the world would to be able to talk to animals like Eliza Thornberry or Dr. Doolittle because I would be the most amazing vet ever if I could talk to my patients.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? | Hair 

TBH I’ve always wondered what I would look like if I had been born with REALLY red hair.

Name one celebrity you truly admire or that you find inspirational | Ashley Graham

So I started following Ashley Graham on Instagram last year and I don’t remember why, but as someone who is not stick thin and has always struggled with body weight I love her and find her so inspiring. She is big and curvy, but also fit and beautiful and confident. She is so successful and seems so comfortable in her own skin so  I love seeing that and think she’s such a great role model for girls.

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite animal?
  2. If you could go anywhere, where would you visit?
  3. What book on your TBR are you most excited to read?
  4. What’s your favorite movie?
  5. Which TV show are you most excited to come back on?
  6. What is your favorite state? (it doesn’t have to be the one you live in)
  7. Favorite season and why?
  8. Dogs or Cats?
  9. What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
  10. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
  11. Why did you start blogging?

Nominees

Emily @ EmiesNook

Brittany Ann @ coffee.books.rain

Allie @ alliemorgan

Jody & Amanda @ simplyreadingblog

Aly @ bookhuntress

Sophie @ bookwishblog

Sam @ onebookishgirl

Imo @ mugglebooks

Melia, Laurena & Ally @ theimmortalreaders

Rachel @ lifeofafemalebibliophile

Jacquie @  RattletheStars

Jess @ DreamerInCourt

Thanks for Reading!

-maggie