Out of This World Blogger Award

IF YOU SAY SOMETHING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD, YOU ARE EMPHASIZING THAT IT IS EXTREMELY GOOD OR IMPRESSIVE . . . THESE BLOGGERS ARE SHOOTING FOR THE MOON AND LIVING AMONG THE STARS 🌟

Out of this World (3)


I want to say a quick thank you to the blogger who nominated me for this award, it was incredibly sweet, and completely unexpected; Michel @ Raistlin0903. Michel is the definition of sweet. He is a really wonderful presence to have on your blog, or in your blogging community. Continuously supportive and kind, I couldn’t be happier to have him as a friend and am truly humbled by his nomination for this award.

Now to the Rules & Questions;


Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you and link back to their post.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Don’t forget to grab your badge!
  • Nominate 3-5 bloggers for the award.
  • You may use the header image from this post if desired.
  • Please be sure to link back to the original post  and credit the creator: Reader Voracious Blog

THE QUESTIONS:

1. What (or who) inspires you and why?

I am often inspired by a lot of things and people. I get ideas from everywhere and don’t think I would be able to credit “my inspiration” to any one person or thing. Sorry that is so vague and doesn’t really answer the question!

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2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I don’t want to be cliche but, I love the community! I like that I have my own space to talk about books in, especially considering that I have no one to talk to about them in person. I like feeling like I have my own voice, and that my opinion about books and other things matter to someone else. It is nice to feel like you belong somewhere, and have people who like the same things as you.

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3. If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be and why?

I would be Hermione Granger (obviously). She is badass, she loves books and learning, AND she has the best, best friend (Harry). She is kind, and considerate, and I often see a lot of myself reflected in her character. I wouldn’t end up with Ron though, if I were to actually become Hermione. ..

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4. If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?

Oh, that’s too easy! I would spend it traveling. There are so many places I want to see, that I could probably do a lot with 6 months of no obligations or financial constraints…

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5. What is one piece of advice that you would give a new blogger?

Honestly, I would probably tell them that you absolutely should not compare yourself to other blogs. You don’t have to post as often, or read the same books (for a book blogger) to be a part of the community. Not setting deadlines and having no posting schedule has really helped make this blog still fun for me. After all, it is only a hobby (for me at least) and doesn’t need to be another source of stress.

Yeah, my best advice for a new blogger would be to follow/comment on blogs that you enjoy (to become part of the community) and not put too much pressure on yourself. Don’t compare your blog to others, because we are all unique. Isn’t that why people follow us in the first place?

6. Optional: Freebie question – share something with us!

eeek! I hate these usually. Let’s see, what can I share with you?

One of my favorite Booktubers is Hailey from Hailey in Wonderland. Recently she has been going through a serious purge of books, which in turn, has got me wondering if I should do the same.

More than half my books are still at my parents house (because my tiny apartment has no room for them) but I want to eventually have my full collection back in one place. I always dreamed of having an office/library where the shelves are filled with books, and I think for that reason, I became a book hoarder. Watching Hailey, and hearing her reasoning for finally releasing her hoards really has made me think about my collection, and whether or not I need to reevaluate what I am holding on to. I have never been TBR conscious though, so that is one thing that I don’t share with her. Yes I get overwhelmed by looking at the stacks of books I couldn’t possibly get to, BUT the actual number doesn’t bother me. For example, on my Goodreads TBR, I think I have almost 500 books listed. This would be very overwhelming for some, but not for me. I think what it comes down to is that I like being surrounded by books, and I like to be optimistic about eventually getting to the ones I can’t help myself from buying. But realistically, I don’t need to hold on to the ones I have no interest in ever reading, or didn’t like that much to begin with. I think an evaluation of my shelves every so often can help keep them organized. If I have no desire to read them, gone. If I didn’t like them that much, gone. Yeah, maybe once or twice a year, going through to make sure the unread are still interesting, and that the unliked are finding new homes. Anyway, rant over.

Nominations:

J.W. Martin

Katie @ Never Not Reading

Book Princess Reviews

Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile

Krysta @ Pages Unbound Book Reviews

Damn Girl Get Your Shit Together

Obviously, feel no obligation to fill these questions out, but just know that I really truly love your blogs, and find them to be the best of the best. They are must reads for me at least, and deserve some recognition.

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That’s all she wrote! Thanks again to Michel for nominating me! If you haven’t already, please go check out the pages I have linked above. They are truly some of my favorite blogs and I think that if you like mine, you might like their’s as well :]

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11 thoughts on “Out of This World Blogger Award

  1. I’m always trying to get books off my shelf! I think many of us booklovers grew up imagining a library in our homes, but the reality is that maybe that is no longer a realistic dream. I know a lot of people who live in apartments and can’t recreate the library from Beauty and the Beast, alas. But I think this can also be a good incentive to donate books and promote literacy in the community.

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    1. YES absolutely! And I mean, I was super lucky that my parents always bought me books that I wanted, but that means I have piles of books from middle school and high school, that I have read, and have no use for anymore! I am looking into donation locations and after that I am hoping to go through a real purge.

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      1. Yeah, I have a bunch of books that are important but that I don’t particularly enjoy (*cough*HemingwayandWoolf*cough*). I’ve collected them over the years and even read them (sometimes multiple times), but now I’m thinking there’s always the library, so why keep them around?

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      2. See, when it comes to classics, I truly believe that they need to be available, even if I haven’t read them (all) myself yet. If they are on the shelf at home, I feel like you’re (kids, and anyone really) more likely to pick it up? Idk it sounds weird but I feel like there are books that every library (personal and public) should have, and that’s why I am slowly building my collection of them

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      3. That make sense. However, I still have at least two bookshelves’ worth of classics and it seems to me that younger reader classics like Anne of Green Gables or Black Beauty would be more likely to promote reading than To the Lighthouse. And I assume kids would collect their own collection of books, making the book situation even more out of hand if I don’t cull my own collection. ;b If I give away A Farewell to Arms, it’s going to do more good for a high school student who can’t afford their textbook than it will sitting on my shelf for decades waiting for someone to pick it up, I assume. At least, that’s how I make my decisions.

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  2. Okay….is just goes to show that everyone here is out to make me blush nearly every day here on wordpress 😅😅 Thank you so much for the amazinly kind words that you wrote. That was really sweet of you, and I totally appreciate it. Just as long as you remember that you are totally awesome yourself 😉
    I also loved your advice to new bloggers. I don’t have a schedule either ( I seriously would not be able to keep it) and for me it’s a hobby as well. If there were ever going to be a schedule it would be adding to much pressure and that’s the last thing I want).
    Great post, and thank you again 😀

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