One Lovely Blog Award

Blog Award

I was nominated for this award by Danielle and Kris!! Be sure to click their names to check out their blogs!!! They are two of my all time favorites!!!

Rules:

  1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  4. Nominate up to 15 people for the award.

Facts:

  1. I LOVE pens!! Especially ones with colored ink. I’m a huge list maker so colorful pens are a must!!
  2. I love floral patterns. I just gravitate towards them even though I don’t consider myself a “girlie girl”.
  3. I want to have a large family with 4-5 kids….but I’m getting old so I may need to be realistic here LOL
  4. I hate clothes shopping. UGH. Nothing fits, everything’s expensive, etc. HATE IT!
  5. I love working jigsaw puzzles. They are SO much fun and a great way to relieve stress.
  6. My dream job is to be a baker. I love baking and decorating goodies!!
  7. The next book I plan to read is The Beau and The Belle by R.S. Grey.

Nominations:

  1. Sahitya @ My World of Books
  2. Bogdana @ Bogdana the book nerd
  3. Jackie @ The bookworm cafe
  4. Nella @ As told by Nella
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The Unique Blogger Award

Blog Award

I was tagged by two amazing ladies, Jordan and Kristi!! Love these two girls. They are so sweet and kind. I thank you both tremendously for nominating me! It means the world to me ❤ Be sure and check out both of their blogs!

u·nique

/yo͞oˈnēk/ adjective

▪ being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
▪ particularly remarkable, special, or unusual.
▪ belonging or connected to (one particular person, group, or place).

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Kristi’s Questions:

  • Who from your life do you look up to the most?

My mother. She has overcome so much in her life and she’s the best mother ever.

  • If you could be working your dream job what would it be?

A baker!! I love baking so much but don’t have much experience besides experimenting at home.

  • Do you have any siblings?

I do, 1 brother and 1 sister.

Jordan’s Questions:

  • What makes your blog unique?

I think mine is unique because I like to put all my hobbies into it. I love baking, reading, watching TV shows, watching movies, etc.

  • How many physical books do you own?

Oh man, I have ZERO idea honestly. I own 2 bookshelves that have 3 shelves each. They’re both full and double stacked……

  • What has been your favorite read of 2017?

I’d have to go with Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey. Check out my review here.

Nominations:

Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves

Sarah @ Book Hooked Nook

Erika @ Pae Reviews

Sarah @ Traveling Across Pages

JennV @ Beautifully Hectic

Bogdana @ Bogdana the Booknerd

I also tag whoever would like to do this one ❤

**If you’ve done this already or aren’t interested…no worries!!!

My 3 Questions:

  1. Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?
  2. If you had to change your name, what would your new name be?
  3. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

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Real Neat Blogger Award

Blog Award

I was nominated for this award by Dawlyn and Krista at Little Blind Book Finds. Thank you both so much for thinking of me for this award!! ❤

*I can’t find who created this award sadly. I would link them if I knew who it was.*

Rules:

  • Thank the folks who nominated you and provide links to their blogs
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by your nominator(s)
  • Nominate any number of other bloggers to share the award and give them some linky love
  • Notify the nominated folk
  • Ask the nominees 7 questions of your own

Their Questions:

How do you organize your bookshelves?

My bookshelves are currently a hot mess. I did separate them into read and haven’t read at least lol!! 

Do you lend out your books? Why or why not?

I don’t but then again, I don’t have anyone asking to borrow them either lol.

What is your dream job?

To be a mother. Yes, that’s a job. I’ve always wanted to be a mother and have a large family. I hope it happens one day.

What’s your favorite mythical creature?

Faeries!!! I loveeee them!!!

Who is your biggest fictional crush?

Seriously….oh no lol!! I’m going to go with Cassian from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. I know this is no surprise to most of you haha!! 

Which dystopian book/series would you want to live in?

You know I want to say Velaris right?!?! I can’t help ittttttt!! ((home of the Night Court in ACOMAF))

How long have you been doing your blog?

I started this blog in July of 2017!! My first post went up on July 28 and you can find it here.

Nominations:

Linda @ Linda’s Little Library

Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

Ana @ Ana’s Column

Danielle @ The Introverted Book Nerd

Kris @ Boston Book Reader

Jasmine @ Reading with Jax

My Questions:

  1. What do you find most challenging about blogging?
  2. How do you get word out about your blog?
  3. What is your most anticipated book for 2018?
  4. What’s your most recent favorite book series?
  5. What’s a book you haven’t read yet but it seems like everyone else has?
  6. How many bookshelves do you own?
  7. What’s your favorite holiday?

Another big shout-out to Dawlyn and Krista for the nomination!! I really appreciate it!! I loved your questions!! Thanks girls!! Until next time….

Jessica

The Liebster Award

Blog Award

I was nominated for this award by the lovely Em from Keystroke Blog and Girlmasked. Thank you both so very much for thinking of me. I can’t thank you enough ❤

Rules:

  1. Post eleven facts about yourself
  2. Answer the eleven questions your nominator asked in their post
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers of your choice
  4. Come up with your own eleven questions for your nominees
  5. Let your nominees know that they’ve been chosen
  6. Link back to the person that nominated you

Facts:

  1. My favorite snack is currently Fruit roll-ups. I randomly remembered them and now I can’t stop eating them.
  2. My favorite color is yellow!
  3. I’m a very organized person and love taking notes.
  4. I like doing laundry, strange right? It doesn’t bother me whatsoever.
  5. One of my top favorite authors is Victoria Aveyard. I’m obsessed with her series, Red Queen, but have yet to read King’s Cage. It was released on Feb. 2017. OOPS!
  6. I love taking pictures of flowers and scenery.
  7. I recently discovered R.S Grey and fell in love with her book Scoring Wilder.
  8. I currently have 12 posts scheduled for my blog. Trying to get ahead of the game.
  9. I love taking baths. It’s my favorite part of the day lol.
  10. I’m a dreamer. I’m always daydreaming and have dreams pretty much every single night.
  11. I just ate some lemon cake with lemon frosting and it was out of this world!

My Answers:

  • Questions from Em:

What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say orange?

Juice!! lol! I’ve been craving orange juice which is obvious why that’s my answer lol.

Righty or lefty?

I’m a righty 🙂

Can you type without looking at the keyboard?

I can. I can also text without looking. Super talented right?

What is your favorite thing about the blogging community?

Having so many people who enjoy reading as much as I do.

What book do you think is overrated?

Paper Towns by John Green. I gave this a 1 star rating. Didn’t enjoy it at all.

What book do you think is underrated?

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey. I’ve never heard of this author and only learned of her by stumbling across her book randomly at my library.

How many books do you usually read a month?

In September I read 3 books. I just haven’t been in a reading mood here lately.

Pineapple on pizza: yes or no?

I’ve never had it but really want to try it!

Favorite color?

Yellow!! Also pastel colors. So pretty!

Favorite food?

Mac n Cheese!! LOVEEEE it!!

How hungry are you right now?

I just ate a cheeseburger with potato salad and then ate a slice of lemon cake so…..ZERO percent hungry.

 Why did you start blogging?

To have an outlet to write my bookish thoughts.

What is your favorite book?

Tough question. I’ll go with Linda Lael Miller-High Country Bride.

What country would you really like to visit?

Ireland!! The pictures are gorgeous and I just know they don’t do it justice.

What is your favorite meal?

Chicken Spaghetti with garlic bread. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

If you could spend a day with one blogger who would they be?

This question, ughhhhh. So hard!! I’ll go with Nicole from Boundless Bookaholic. We’ve been friends forever and I think we would have a blast hanging out.

If you could have dinner with 3 people, dead or alive who would they be (can be celebrities/actors/authors/family,etc)

Cassian from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. (Yes, I went there)

Henry Cavill because gorgeousssssss!

Lucille Ball because she’s amazing and I absolutely adore her.

What is your favorite color?

Yellow!!!

Would you prefer to spend the day at the beach or in a park/forest?

Beach!! Although the ocean scares me with all the creatures in it. Actually, the forest scares me for the same reason lol!!! Basically I’m an indoors person haha.

What is your favorite band?

Umm, I can’t think of a single band lol!! I’m guessing this means a group of people and no single artists. So…….*rambles something unintelligible*

What is your favorite memory?

This is hard to come up with a favorite memory on the spot. I’ll just go with starting a blog and “meeting” my comment pod peeps ran by Kristi.

What is your favorite restaurant?

Any place that has macaroni and cheese lol!! Or a good cheeseburger. I’m not hard to please.

Nominations:

Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic

Cody at Literary-ly Obsessed

Diana at The Bookish Sisters

Abigail at Abigail’s Books

Maggie at The Caramel Files

Linda at Linda’s Little Library

Fernanda at The Wanderlust Reader

My Questions:

  1. What’s the last thing you ate?
  2. Cake or pie?
  3. How many posts have you posted on your blog at this time?
  4. Most recent 5 star read.
  5. Name 3 book characters you want to meet.
  6. What’s your favorite season?
  7. Favorite comfort food?
  8. What’s one of your biggest fears?
  9. Last TV show you watched.
  10. What’s a blogger you want to collab with?
  11. Most anticipated 2018 book.

Jessica

Mystery Blogger Award

Blog Award

This award was created by Okoto. I was tagged by Fernanda at The Wanderlust Reader , Lexie at Reading in the Wings , and Danielle at The Introverted Book Nerd. Thank you all for thinking of me for this award. Ya’ll are sooo sweet ❤

The Rules:

  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Me:

  1. I’m currently obsessed with Fruit Roll Ups.
  2. My favorite song currently is: Elevation Worship – O Come to the Altar
  3. I recently reached 300 followers on my blog AND on Twitter. WOOHOO!

My Best Posts:

  1. Top Ten Books I struggled with
  2. Throne of Glass book tag
  3. Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

Fernanda’s Questions:

  • Why and how did you decide on your blog name?

I wanted something with my name in it. I tried several things revolving around reading, read, books, etc. Reading with Jessica was finally an available option so I jumped on it!

  • If your life was turned into a movie or book, what would the title be?

“Struggles with Jessica” lol!! “Finding my way”?! IDK!!!

  • What’s your favorite genre to read?

Romance!! No big surprise there if you’ve known me for any length of time.

  • What’s a hobby of yours?

I love working puzzles!! I usually do 1,000 piece puzzles and prefer candy themed ones!

  • If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

Ireland! It’s beautiful and I would love to visit all the castles ❤

Lexie’s Questions:

  • Who is your favorite author?

Sarah J Maas and Victoria Aveyard are both my top favorite authors! Would love to meet them one day.

  • Who would play you in the movie about your life?

That’s a really tough question!! I love how quirky Amy Adams is so I pick her! 

  • If you could be any animal for a day, which would you choose?

I think I would like to be an owl. I could fly around and check everything out 🙂

  • Which character would you like to bring to life?

How much time do we have?! I would probably choose Cassian from ACOMAF by Sarah  J Maas. He just seems like my perfect match *googly eyes*

  • What was the last book you read?

Roar by Cora Carmack. I didn’t love it :(( Sorry!!!

Danielle’s Questions:

  • What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance ❤

  • If you could have one song as your theme tune that played around you at all times, what would it be and why?

Playing around me at all times?! NOTHING!! lol but I would go with I Love Lucy theme song. I love Lucille Ball and have watched each I Love Lucy episode 5000 times.

  • What is your favorite trilogy of all time?

I’m drawing a blank……Umm…..*runs away*

  • Who is your number one book boyfriend or girlfriend?

Seriously Danielle!?!?! Why are you doing this to me?!?! I’m going with Cassian again. 

  • What is a genre you haven’t read or you read the least?

Horror. I’m too big of a chicken to read that mess lol!!

My Questions:

  1. I like the one Lexie asked, “Which character would you bring to life if you could?”
  2. What series do you wish would never end?
  3. What’s one author you would love to have dinner with?
  4. Which character’s name did you instantly fall in love with when you saw it?
  5. If you could make any book series into a TV series, which would you choose?

My Nominations:

Maria @ Life of Maria

Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

and anyone else who would like to do this tag!

Jessica

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Blog Award

I was nominated by the amazing Danielle at The Introverted Book Nerd. Thank you so much Danielle for thinking of me 🙂 You are the best!!!

Rules:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • 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
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Questions:

If you could live in any period and any place in time when and where would it be?

As crazy as it sounds, I wouldn’t mind living in the Old West days. Where you make your clothes, grow your own food, etc. Simpler times.
What is the last book you hated and why?

Hate is such a strong word haha. I’ll go with Sweet by Emmy Laybourne. It started out so….well normal and it went downhill fast.
What is your favorite book?

Oh WOW…..Thanks for this Danielle lol! I love Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks and High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller. It’s my go to answer when I’m asked this question.
What is something you wish people knew about you?

That I’m super laid back and would love to chat with other fellow book lovers ❤
What is your favorite type of character in a book?

I like the alpha, cocky males. I know, I know….but I can’t help it. They just make me swoon so hard. Think Cassian from ACOTAR series, Aedion/Rowan from ToG series, Cal from Red Queen series, Garrett from The Off Campus series, etc.
What is your favorite holiday?

I really like Christmas. We don’t do a traditional meal instead we do sandwiches, chips, dips, finger foods, etc. I love it sooo much! Plus getting your family together and decorating etc. It’s just my favorite ❤
What is your favorite TV show?

Right now, my favorite TV show is The Royals. I miss it sooo much! Is it January yet?!
What is your pet peeve?

People not taking care of/watching their kids. It makes me sooo angry for parents to not pay attention to their kids.
What author would you like to meet someday?

Sarah J Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Don’t make me choose between them PLEASE! It’s my goal to meet them both one day and be too nervous to say a word LOL!
If you could play any Disney character in a live remake, who would you play?

Why Cinderella of course!!! She’s my favorite princess ❤
Do you plan posts ahead of time?

I try to but it doesn’t always happen unfortunately. The goal is to be more like Kristi and have a month or more planned in advance!


I had so much fun answering your questions Danielle!! Some of those were pretty hard to answer but I tried 🙂

I would like to nominate:

Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic

Diana at The Bookish Sisters

Preethi at The Lone Reader

Corina at Book Twins Reviews

and anyone else who wants to do this tag 🙂


My Questions for the nominees:

  1. What’s your most recent favorite song?
  2. What are some of your hobbies besides reading?
  3. How many bookmarks do you own?
  4. Most anticipated Fall TV show?
  5. If you could star in a book what would you want it to be about?
  6. What is your favorite snack?
  7. What is the most recent book you’ve purchased/received?
  8. Do you like warmer and cooler weather?!
  9. How often do you visit the library?
  10. Who is the newest author you’ve discovered and loved?
  11. What is your favorite dessert?!

Thank you so much for the nomination and to all my nominees for answering my questions. Hope you all have a great day!! ((hugs))

Jessica