The Listicle Tag: Top 5 non-human characters in books

My first official book tag!! Hooray!

I was tagged by the brilliant orang-utanlibrarian to participate in this fun tag! If you have not visited her blog, you need to click immediately. She writes the most engaging, detailed book reviews I’ve come across and she’s super nice!

Rules:

  • Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
  • Tag the creator of the post (not-so-modern-girl!) so that she can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.-
  • Nominate as many people as you want!
  • Set those 5 people the subject/prompt of their listicle post!

This tag is gold for me because fantasy is my favorite genre. So to kick this right off my first book featuring non-human characters is:

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Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, in this book and the entire series is human. My favorite character is Curran who is the lion pictured behind Kate. There are nine books in this series and we still don’t know exactly what Curran is. He’s known as the Beast Lord and is basically alpha of all animal shifters in this world set in post apocalyptic Atlanta and his lion form is grey with like ancient rune symbols on his skin. There’s also vampires, witches, lichs and magical gods.

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This story is one of those switched at birth types of situations. This is about a girl who learns she has a different destiny after her mother tries to kill her because she thinks her daughter is a monster. Well she’s not a monster in the evil sense. She’s a troll!

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)

Tiger’s curse is about a girl who takes a job at a circus for the summer and finds out the tiger she cares for is actually a cursed Indian prince. She plays a role in this 4 book series in helping to break this 300 year old curse.

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Hounded is the first book in the Iron Druid Chronicles with a main who’s a 2000 year old Druid, last of his kind, who disguises himself as a human who runs a bookstore. He also has an ancient Irish wolfhound that talks! There are also goddesses, witches and other fantastical creatures in this series.

 

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This may or may not count but I’m including it anyway because I love this series! The main character is sitting in prison when she’s given a choice to die or be a poison food taster for the Commander. She develops magical powers as the book progresses which makes her not completely human yeah?

I tag:

There you have it! My top five non human book characters. The topic I choose would probably be top 5 objects that make the main character stronger in books.

What do you think of my choices? Do you have any favorite non-human favorite characters? Let me know in the comments below!

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Liebster Award

 

Okay, I’m a slacker. I’ve been nominated for this award twice! Thank you to the spectacular James, who I’ve nominated for plenty awards, because I love reading his 365 challenge posts! He’s such a great guy and is so engaging with his blogging audience. Do check out his site. I also would like to thank Renata whose site you should also click on because she’s a strong woman who speaks the absolute truths as well as things she’s learned through her own experiences.

The rules of this award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs (tough call, yikes!)
  5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Grab your popcorn here because I have 22 questions to answer!

James’ questions:

What made you start blogging?
It was a random idea between M and I since we were no longer working together

What are the primary content areas on your site?
Most probably my everyday stories and the In Danger installments

What other languages can you speak, read or write?
I can bumble my way through Spanish. Took 2 years in high school and keep my skills brushed up with Speak Tribe app and a friend of mine who’s fluent

Which color best describes your choice in books?
I don’t even know. I’m a colorful person so my books are colorful as well!

What is your favorite of the 7 deadly sins, and why?
I’m going to go with Lust here only because in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Lust was portrayed as a woman who would lead alchemists down her desired path but as the show progressed she desired to become human and ended up helping the brothers.

What other job would you want to have?
Beta reader

What foods can’t you stomach no matter how hard you try? (You must have tried it before)
Bananas and kiwi

What zoo animal would you most want as a pet?
If we’re being realistic, none; but if I had the means, elephant and fennec fox

Who do you live with?
My husband, 2 cats and Turtle

Describe the perfect book.
I can’t because there is no such thing for a girl with my crazy imagination

Which blog that you follow is your must-read every day? Only 1!
The Reader because I look forward to everybody’s posts and technically its one concentrated blog looking place to do so. 😛


Renata’s questions:

How long has writing been a part of your life?
Blog writing has been apart of my life for the last three months but back in high school I loved to write and would take all the writing courses I could; creative writing, poetry writing, Shakespearean writing and even research paper writing

What’s your favorite dish?
Pasta or sushi or soup or waffles… I love food. I can’t have a favorite!

What do you like the most about where you live?
That my state is shaped like a pointy heart! I also love that we have fifteen seasons. The weatherman is always wrong.

Can you describe social media using 2 adjectives? (gotcha there)
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and self-evolved

Have you volunteered anywhere or would you like to? Where?
Yes. I’ve worked in two wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Ohio and an endangered bird breeding propagation program in Maui. I would love to participate in some type of sea turtle conservation with multiple flotation devices strapped to my body so I don’t drown trying to save the beasties 🙂

What movie ending do you hate the most?
So this is an old film but Spitfire Grill has the worst ending!

Can you tell me one stereotype associated to your country?
Black people always associated with fried chicken and watermelon. I suppose it implies our slavery roots in that they were both cheap and it was finger food so we looked like animals eating it, which was our place in society…. Stereotypes suck.

What’s your favorite song?
Oh geez. I need a new question. I love music! Lately its been songs with the word “run”. Run to You – Pentatonix, Run to You – Whitney Houston, Run – Leona Lewis, Runaway – Ed Sheeran, Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce

Would you accept an invitation to become a writer based on your blog posts?
If said person extending this invitation thinks I’m that awesome, then yeah!

What’s your top self-care activity?
My hair. It’s a process and a half to detangle and style it because salons cost money and I haven’t been in a salon that is able to handle my mane (besides straightening it because that’s boring). Most of my hairstyle ideas come from naturalistas on Youtube!

What’s something you love about humanity?
How different we are from one another and the technologies we’ve develop that make it possible to learn about and grow with each other and our surroundings.


And now 11 more facts about me because I’m just full of them:

  • I played the flute, saxophone and baritone in elementary/middle school
  • I got my first pair of glasses when I was in 4th grade and didn’t want to wear them for the longest time because I thought I looked like Harry Potter
  • I am Groot
  • I am a tech nerd. Currently teaching myself a few programming languages
  • I’m on the review team for a favorite author of mine
  • I love blueberries and blueberry flavored things
  • I’ve had Netflix since 2009 when it was $5 a month and you got DVDs in the mail
  • I’ve written a post everyday this month except May 1st because of birthday shenanigans
  • I love anime. If you have not seen Cowboy Bebop or Howl’s Moving Castle, you are seriously missing out on fantastic worlds
  • I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 20 which is pretty rare for kids in America who usually get their permit as soon as they turn 16
  • I am a ginormous classic Disney fan. I collect them on VHS and can recite most of them word for word, song for song. (HAKUNA MATATA, what a wonderful phrase!)

My Questions that are not philosophical, or you can choose to answer the ones above:

  1. If you could have one date with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
  2. King’s Landing or King Arthur’s Court?
  3. Which is cooler: dinosaurs or dragons? (that’s a trick question just sayin’)
  4. Have you ever seen a double rainbow?
  5. Would you choose to fly like a bird and roam the sky or swim like a whale and roam the deep sea?
  6. What’s your favorite Disney movie and why?
  7. If you had the means to invent something, what would it be?
  8. Why did you choose WordPress as your blogging platform instead of say Blogger or Wix?
  9. What’s the one thing that makes you smile every single day?
  10. If you could live in a book world, which one would it be and why?
  11. Do you like pina coladas? (I may or may not be humming in my head)

Coming up with 11 questions was tough! Now 11 nominations?? I’m going to cheat and just pick the last few people who commented on the blog somewhere:

Avid Observer
Theorangutanlibrarian
Poetic Bliss
Mr. Mel
Mainepaperpusher
Cimmeriansentiment
Everydaystrange
Nemo
Nashra
Cherylene
Updownflight

Congrats to the nominees! Participate if you want however don’t feel obligated to do so. If anyone else would like to participate, I nominate you too and feel free to answer right in the comments section below!

The Goodreads Book Tag

Today’s word, adrift, is synonymous with yesterday’s word unmoored. So, see yesterday’s post for today’s word. I’m going to do this Goodreads Book Tag, courtesy of James, which may or may not contain the daily word somehow.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘READ’?
Seduction Game (I-Team, #7)A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)Technically it was two books because sometimes I have moments where I start a book and then another book comes out so I read that one and then come back and finish the one I was reading.

Seduction Game is ninth and final book of the I-Team series which is a contemporary romance involving investigative reporters. The author was an actual investigative reporter so most of her material in the stories regarding senators, US Marshals, land laws, CIA etc were legitimate because she knew people in these fields. I learned a lot even though it is fiction and the romance is quite hot!

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. I won’t say too much about this one if you haven’t read the first book yet but its high fantasy with High Lords and elemental magic and different Courts that rival each other.

Stolen Legacy (Sky Full of Stars, #3)WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
Stolen Legacy is the third book in the Sky Full of Stars series which is a spin off from Buroker’s Fallen Empire Series. These are science fiction, space opera type of stories; think Firefly. The spin off series takes place 10 years after the Fallen Empire series and involves Jelena Marchenko getting assigned her own ship from her mother to begin to take over the family freighter business and the shenanigans her crew encounters while doing their job. I guess I should say that I’m on the review team so I’m sort of required to read this book but I love this author so even if I didn’t receive ARCs I’d read her books.

WHAT Borrowed Souls (Soul Charmer #1)WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS TBR?
Chelsea Mueller is a new author. I believe she normally writes for the heroes and heartbreakers blog and then decided to write her own book. She’s been endorsed heavily by one of my favorite authors, Darynda Jones, so I figure I should probably check out her book at some point.

 

 

WHAT Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1)BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO READ NEXT?
I’ve been on a science fiction kick lately so I plan to continue reading that genre for a while, assuming I don’t receive any ARCs in between. Shards of Honour is the first book of the Vorkosigan Saga and has been highly rated on Goodreads as well as from Lindsay Buroker and a few others. There was actually an article the other day about fantastic fictional mothers and apparently one in this series is a good one.

 

DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?

Yes, I do. If you don’t use it you don’t get awesome recommendations that lead you in what I like to call a “Goodreads spiral” because once you start looking, you can’t stop. I’ve only recently began to leave detailed reviews because I guess my opinion matters to some people sometimes :P.

ARE YOU DOING A 2017 READING CHALLENGE?
Yes, I am. My goal is to read 100 books by the end of this year and they cannot be rereads. This is my attempt to discover new authors.

DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?
I have a forever long wishlist and not enough money.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO BUY NEXT?

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

The Bonds of Blood (The Final Formula Series, #4.6)

The Fifth Essence (The Final Formula Series, #5)

 

 

 

 

 

I just bought these four books last Thursday. The first two are the 8th and 9th books of the Kate Daniels series. I let M borrow the books to read and she’s plowing through them faster than I anticipated so I bought the two I was missing so she’ll have them when she gets there. The second two are books 4.6 and 5 of the Final Formula series. My mom bought me the other part of the series on my birthday earlier this  month and the paperback for The Fifth Essence didn’t hit until last week. Soon as they arrive both my series will be complete. I’ll probably buy books from other series that I’m still missing.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE QUOTES? SHARE A FEW.

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he or she really is.”

“A no and a no and a nothing equals something”

“I’m not weird. I’m gifted” -Keychain

I don’t know who quoted the first two. They’ve been on my Facebook page since it’s inception.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Oh lord. I’m going to go based off the books I own because I have a ton of favorites:

Lindsay Buroker
Becca Andre
Phillip Pullman
Alexandre Dumas
Darynda Jones
Ilona Andrews
Nalini Singh
Judith McNaught
Sandra Brown
J.K. Rowling
Richelle Mead

Just to name a few…

HAVE YOU JOINED ANY GROUPS?

I have on Goodreads but I never look at them. However I follow a lot of groups on Twitter, as well as my favorite authors if that counts. I like having direct communication.

 

This is me. Happily “adrift” in a sea of stories. 🙂

Awesome Blogger Award

RT has been nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award! Woohoo! I’d like to thank Nemo over at Beautiful Mind for this awesome (haha!) nomination! Nemo writes short stories and shares beautiful photos of places he’s visited. His stories are truly amazing. He sets the scene really well in your mind and be prepared to get a tug on your emotions sometimes!

Here are the acknowledgements and the rules:

This award was created by miss Maggie over at dreaming of Guatemala! And she says :

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

RULES OF THIS AWARD:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. Include the reason behind the award. Include the banner in your post.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

And here are Nemo’s questions and my answers:

  • Why do you write?

I write because it’s fun. I’m a reader and a thinker so it’s nice to have an outlet for all of my thoughts. I also like sharing my crazy day stories with you wonderful people. Most of them are funny and laughter is the best medicine.

  • Have you ever experienced a critical comment (justified or unjustified) on your posts or comments? How did you you deal with it?

I have! I wrote a post about how awesome the show Outlander is and how I barely made it through the first 2 books because they were way too long and I got slammed by an Outlander superfan for saying that (I thought it was funny; just sayin!) I told her I’m sorry I upset her but when it comes to books and their television adaptions, there will always be a difference of opinion and I also told her I’m glad she’s a superfan and I’m sure Diana Gabaldon would applaud her if she saw my blog!

  • Do you believe in chance or luck? Or everything is based on logic?

Hmm. I’m a very logical thinker but I do believe in luck. Can you have logic with a side of luck? Is that a thing?

  • Do you believe you have got to read a lot to write?

I’ve been asked a similar question before and I don’t think you have to read a lot to write but I think many of us draw our inspiration from reading, whether it be a book, blog, forum, etc so I do believe that a well rounded read background makes for a good writer.

  • One thing you dislike about my blog ( I know it’s weird, but I need to rectify myself as well 🙂  )

I don’t dislike your blog. I have issues with my own blog because I’m wishy washy but I think your blog is nice!

  • Have you ever tried hypnosis or self-hypnosis?

I have not. It’s never crossed my mind to want to try it but I’m not opposed to trying it if the opportunity arose!

  • If you are given two choices – death for denying to accept a lie as a truth, life for accepting a truth as a lie, what would you choose?

The former. I used to lie a good bit and it’s not healthy. Now I’m brutally truthful and I’m not a fan of liars.

  • Do you prefer working alone in your own way or always prefer to get someone as your partner?

I want to note that this is totally a job interview question in which case the correct answer is I love working with a team but I’m not opposed to working alone 😛

  • How do you define yourself in one sentence?

One sentence?? Geez. Um… I am a down to earth girl who loves her husband, reading, and wants to have as many friends as possible because I love learning about people and going on adventures even if they’re imaginary! (Run on sentence I know)

  • Tag your own favourite post you posted here.

My favorite post… I need to look. I think it’s between Yum! and Keep Calm and Scream. The former because I got a lot of responses back about food combinations from around the world and the latter because it’s hilarious!

Bonus questions because Nemo also nominated RT for the Mystery Blogger Award, which I’ve done, but I like his questions so I’m going to answer 2 of them here:

  • Do you love reading? Name the favourite book and tell the reason.

Reading is life. I breathe to read. I have SO many favorites that this post would get longer than it already is so I guess I’ll say my current favorite author is Lindsay Buroker who writes my favorite series’ Fallen Empire and The Emperor’s Edge. They are both science fiction. The first is a space opera of sorts. It’s set in space and features a badass pilot, Alisa Marchenko and her crew that start out as a simple freighter but ends up getting into some crazy adventures with cyborgs and Starseers. The second one is science fiction steampunk that stars Amaranthe Lokdon, a military official who strives to be commander someday but ends up getting a mission encounter with an assassin, Sicarius, and from there they end up getting a crew together to try and save the future emperor. Look them up on Goodreads and then read them! You won’t be disappointed!

  • If you are given an option to live the rest of the life in Mars – what is the one thing you will essentially take with you? (Of course not water, food etc. like that 🙂  )

My husband so I’m not bored but since he’s not a thing, books; Or a tablet with a thousand books on it.

I nominate:

cwhiteweb

James

Roda

mainepaperpusher

The Robin’s Nest

I’m going to cheat a little time because I like some of Nemo’s questions so I’m copying a couple:

  • What are you currently binge watching or plan to binge watch?
  • Have you ever experienced a critical comment (justified or unjustified) on your posts or comments? How did you you deal with it?
  • Do you believe in chance or luck? Or everything is based on logic?
  • Android or Apple?
  • What’s something on your bucket list that you hope to do in the next 5 years?
  • Hot sub or cold sub?
  • If you are given two choices – death for denying to accept a lie as a truth, life for accepting a truth as a lie, what would you choose?
  • Polar bears or Pandas?
  • If you could travel, all expenses paid, to anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
  • Tag your own favourite post you posted here.

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award

Today seems like a good day for this!

I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. Am I a mystery? Maybe. I did admit to having alien origins. I’m not sure if there are any rules besides nominating more people and answer the questions asked of me. I just kind of did a copy pasta situation. If more rules exist you’ll have to check Mark’s blog since he so graciously nominated me; thank you! You should check out his blog anyway because he writes the most thrilling stories! Each day is something surprising and different and his imagination is wild.

Here are my questions (and answers):

What does writing do you for you, as far as your day-to-day mood?

You know I never really saw myself as a writer until now. I was a quiet child. You could always find me with my nose in a book somewhere. You still can. Everyone knows me as this giant book nerd and everyone is always curious what I’m reading. I took a few writing courses in high school; creative writing, poetry writing, Shakespearean writing and even research paper writing. I think then I loved it because I liked school and learning new things. As I grew older, writing just never stuck; maybe because technology exploded (I’m also a tech nerd). Now, I kind of live for this along with reading. I really enjoy sharing my random with everyone and it usually puts me in a great mood.

Do you believe that one does not need to read, in order to write?

That’s an interesting question. I think anyone can write without having a well read background but I think in order to find the continued inspiration to write, you have to have some kind of reading background.

Do you have a personal favourite blog post you have read in the past month?

I can’t say it’s a particular post but cwhiteweb has been slowly torturing me with her 6 word romance serial. I love to read so I pretty much look forward to any and all stories you all share.

I nominate:

Soulstories

Mainepaperpusher

Eyeforapic

Traintodaytoreaptomorrow

Roda

My questions:

  • What’s your favorite book or book series of all time?
  • If you could write for a TV show or movie, which one would it be and why?
  • If you could sum up your personality in 3 words, which words would you choose?

I’d like to end my mystery with a discovery! If you haven’t seen nodosaur yet, check it out. It’s a 110 MILLION year old dinosaur that was found pretty much intact. It’s so well preserved, it looks like this thing could wake up tomorrow! The coolest thing I’ve ever seen!

Versatile Blogger Award

It’s Monday. I stayed up obnoxiously late reading knowing I had to work…. Easy post!

Last week my good buddy James was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations!! His blog is in the business of book reviews and 365 day challenges. I recently participated in one and they’re quite fun. Click his name and check out his site. He’s one cool dude. As per these awards, you are to nominate some of your blogger friends and James has nominated me! Exciting stuff. Let’s get to it:

THE RULES:

  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (Being kind)
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination (passing the love, that was given)
  • Nominate at least 10 bloggers of your choice
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)

MY FACTS:

  1. I think bananas are disgusting; taste, texture smell — vomit inducing
  2. I have an addiction to reading. I’m completely obsessed with books. I go to book sales and buy books I may never read but I want to have Belle’s library someday
  3. I love soup. I can eat soup anytime of the year– winter, summer, doesn’t matter to me
  4. Two of my toes on my left foot are the same size. It’s weird and implies alien origins
  5. I think Android is far superior than Apple. I haven’t and probably will never own an Apple device
  6. Lucy Lawless and Kathryn Winnick would me turn lesbian
  7. I think Idris Elba is the sexiest man alive. I told my husband that if I ever got a chance with him I would take it in a hot second. He’s a little bitter about that but since it will never happen except in my dreams he’ll get over it
  8. Bonus fact (because I have two celebrity facts): I’ve never broken a bone before or had serious surgery before (knock on wood!). The worst I’ve ever done in my 28 years is fall on my face while rollerblading downhill and got 9 stitches in my chin.

MY NOMINATIONS:

cwhiteweb
everydaystrange
eabmarshall
aresthree
mainepaperpusher
soulethnicity
mr. mel
loveitnow
scarlett sauvage
newmoonplan

Congrats to my nominations and have fun! 🙂

A to Z Fears

My friend James has tasked me with listing out my fears A to Z. Twenty six items that scare me from the top of my head to this post. It can be a thing or a place but not a person. For more information on the rules, see here. I don’t plan to tag anyone so if you would like to participate, I’m sure you would make James happy as I’m about to. 🙂

Okay, here we go:

A – Arachnids
B – Bees (I was stung in the neck once. Not cool)
C – Creatures, critters and crazies in the dark
D – Drowning
E – Extinction
F – Freezing
G – Godzilla
H – Haunted places
I – Invisible (as in people not really seeing me)
J – Jumping (as in bungee jumping)
K – Krakens
L – Liars in power
M – Murder (sorry I stole yours James)
N – No one (as in having no one and being alone)
O – Ocean
P – Pregnancy
Q – Quiet (I don’t like silence. I always want to fill it)
R – Running for my life from something
S – Swimming
T – Trying hard and failing
U – Uranus being cast out with Pluto
V – Venom of any variety
W – Worst (as in my worst nightmare)
X – X-factor (there’s always an x factor)
Y – Yellow jackets
Z – Zeus

I guess I cheated. Zeus is a person but he’s technically dead so that doesn’t count right?

Friends for Days Tag

I have been summoned! Well sort of, 😉

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Cheila from pinkfordays created this tag but NewMoonPlan (thank you!) nominated me! Do visit her blog because its amazing and inspirational. Some of the posts I’ve read have been really thought provoking and very encouraging. I’ve felt a huge sense of connection since following and I always look forward to the next post :D!

The rules:

  • Say who created the tag and provide a link to their blog.
  • Do a blog post showing your Tag.
  • Add the logo to the post.
  • Always thank the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and, if you like, say something positive and supportive about their blog.
  • Choose 5 bloggers that you don’t know very well or that are just starting their blog.
  • Go over to their blogs and read a few posts, like and comment.
  • Say 3 things you love about their blogs; (3 things for each blogger)
  • Those 5 bloggers are automatically nominated to do the same.
  • Nominate two bloggers who have been doing this for a longer time! Don’t forget to let them know you’re nominated them!

Since I’ve only been blogging since middle/end of February, I don’t know a lot of people BUT here are the people who are also fairly new, that I interact with on an almost daily basis because they’re awesome:

PoeticBliss
I stumbled upon her blog from a daily prompt about her encounter in a store with a man looking for tampons! After laughing until my lungs hurt, I hit that Follow button. She writes a little bit of everything, from poetry, to late night ramblings to the edgeofmyseat 6 word romance story she’s been posting every day! I’m telling you, you won’t regret following this blog.

ThisIsMyTruthNow
Not sure if he’s new but he’s new to me (that counts right?). I met James from the Community Pool about 2 weeks or so ago. If you love book/movie reviews and 365 day challenges, you’ll love his blog. He posts daily so there’s always something to look forward to!

EverydayStrange
If you need a muse for the day, this is the blog to follow. If you consider yourself an odd soul looking to connect with another odd soul, again, this is the blog to follow! Expect to see quotes every day as well as picture posts from places you may think about travelling to some time! There’s one post about bizarre plants that’s really, super cool!

Cimmerian Sentiment
There’s no way I can do a friend tag without tagging Cim. Mac and Blythe ’nuff said! Okay, there are other great stories too but Cim is one of the first blogs I followed and the storytelling is brilliant and emotional and everything else in between. If you like romantic short stories, hit the button. Seriously!

AresThree
To piggyback off of short stories, this is another blog to follow if you like stories. Mark’s stories are a little more on the darker side but still very riveting! He also mixes it up with photography posts and book reviews here and there.


Now for the veterans. There are two that stood out to me the most entering the blogging world and are just so super nice!

theorangutanlibrarian
If you’re like me and are obsessed with all things book related (book worm, book nerd, books, books….. more books), this is a great blog to follow! The reviews are fantastic and range from fiction, to nonfiction, classics and even graphic novels! The review scale is by bananas which so fun!

LoveitNow
I honestly can’t say enough nice things about this blog. Monika is such a wonderful soul who writes the sweetest poems that say a whole lot in a tiny poetry footprint. She’s very inspirational in everything she posts about and she’s really good at connecting with all of her readers.


So that’s it. These are my friends! I hope you make them your friends too!

(P.S. If you didn’t want to be tagged, I’m sorry, I tagged you anyway, :D)