I’m proud to say that I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Danielle from Stories Unfolded. Thank you so much Danielle for nominating me! It’s such and honor to be recognized by my fellow bloggers and I love the name and theme of this one.
RULES OF THE AWARD
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they’ve asked you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate up to ten people.
QUESTIONS FOR ME
1. What did you do for the holidays?
If you’d like to know what I did for the holidays, check out the post I wrote for my Jolly Blogger Award post.
2. What did you recently finish reading?
I’ve actually taken a break from reading novels for a few days to catch up on all the October, November and December magazines that have been waiting for me. I read a cute Christmas novella called Sealed with a Christmas Kiss on Christmas Day to get in the holiday mood. I have three reviews waiting to be written and shared! Two Christmas novellas and a fun mystery. Gotta get those written and posted soon!
3. What are you plans for New Years?
I still haven’t quite decided what I’m doing for New Year’s Eve and it’s tomorrow night! I have a few options with different groups of friends, but I honestly think I’m just in the mood to do something super low-key and mellow. I love the glitter and glitz of New Year’s Eve but sometimes it’s more fun to just stay in with a close friend and have a relaxing start to the new year together.
4. How many books do you want to read in 2015?
In 2014 I read 44 books and most of that was read during the past 5 months. I’m going to set an ambitious goal of a book and a half a week to come to a total of 78 books for 2015. Since I started book blogging, I generally read somewhere between 1-3 books a week. I wanted to goal myself at 2 per week, but I think that 1.5 is a more realistic goal. Sometimes life gets away from you and I don’t even pick up a book for days and I don’t want to turn my goal into something that will stress me out. So, 78 books for 2015 it is!
5. What’s your New Years Resolution?
I’m not one to make resolutions for New Years but I think that this year will be different. I’ll have to think about what I want to change but I think I’ll keep the list short and realistic. I’d like to continue to blog on a regular basis and grow my readers through this wonderful book blogging community that I’ve found my way into. Right now I’m working on eating healthy and working out, but losing a few pounds is not the ultimate goal. I have a ski trip planned for mid-January and I’d like to be able to physically handle the toll it takes on my body. I think I need to start setting goals that are for my mental and physical well-being rather than just for superficial reasons. Much better motivator.
6. What was your favorite book in 2014?
Oh that’s a tough question. Instead of choosing my favorite book I read this year, I’m going to name the fabulous authors that I was introduced to this year. The following authors have been added to my go-to list, basically these are the authors that I am excited to read anything and everything they’ve written in the past and would grab up anything they write in the future. In no particular order…. Jenny Hale, Carla Caruso, Amy Lynch, Jennifer Gilby Roberts, Nick Spalding, Susan O’Brien, Rich Amooi, Catherine Ferguson, Elizabeth Bass, Sue Watson, Lisa Doyle, Olivia Miles, Lucie Simone, Cindy Arora, Ella Harper, Ayesha Patel, & Rachel Lacey.
7. What’s the most recent book you purchased?
I recently purchased John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. I generally insist on reading the book before I see the movie so I still haven’t seen the movie. I’ve heard it’s a great read and a fabulous movie, so I need to read that soon!
8. What’s your favorite beverage to drink while reading a book?
Mostly I force myself to drink a lot of water throughout the day but my favorite drink would have to be a cold bottle of Wyder’s Pear Cider. A little fizzy and a little alcohol makes for a delicious reading companion.
9. Where’s your favorite place to read a book?
In bed! I only read in bed at night before I go to sleep though. I have a few different spots where I sit and read during the day; a comfy turquoise chair in my room, a comfy leopard chair in the living room, or on the couch in the family room with the fire going.
10. Would you live in a bookstore if you could?
Genesis at Sparking Books
Leah at The Perks of Being a Bookworm
Sumaira at HyperAboutBooks
Karen at One More Page
QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES
1. How long have you been blogging, what got you interested to start and how often do you do it?
2. What kind of environment do you blog in? Do you schedule your blog posts a few days out or just write when the moment strikes you?
3. Who are your go-to authors, the ones that you don’t even need to read the back cover to know you want to read it?
4. Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks or hardcovers?
5. What are the 5 items you never leave home without?
6. What are your 5 favorite products that you can’t live without?
7. If you could take an all expenses paid vacation, where would you go and who would you bring with you?
8. Do you do New Year’s Resolutions? If so, what are they and if not, why not?
9. How many books are you challenging yourself to read in 2015?
10. Which do you prefer… Sleep in or wake up early? Summer or Winter? Liquor, wine, beer or champagne?
78 books! Woohoo! 🙂 How is that coming along? I love this award.