Tag: Versatile Blogger Award (Take 7)

Thank you to Keri for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! (And sorry that it literally took two months to get this post up!)

If you want to see the previous versions of this award, you can click here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


The Rules

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

  1. I recently drove all the way to Wisconsin from New Jersey with my boyfriend! We made stops in Pittsburgh, PA (where we had a great breakfast in a great diner) on the way there and Hammond, IN (where we literally just slept and left) on the way back.
  2. I went to Summerfest and saw both Billie Eilish and Bleachers perform on the same night. Both concerts were amazing, but I think Bleachers was my favorite.
  3. Next up on my TBR are Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi, The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett, and Comics for Choice edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor, and O.K. Fox.
  4. I have a membership to a farm near my house and I’ve really been enjoying picking blueberries recently!
  5. Sometimes I overreact to little things, but I’m weirdly calm in a crisis. I’ll probably freak out and cry when it’s over, but while it’s happening, I’m 100% fine.
  6. I’ve decided to decorate my apartment with Ghüs from Saga! I bought some of the single issues of Saga with Ghüs on the cover and I want to frame them and hang them up in my living room.
  7. My neighbor randomly knocked on my door and asked if she could take a look at my floors while I was writing this post.

Since this is my seventh time doing this award, I’m not going to nominate anybody, but if you feel like sharing seven facts about yourself, please consider yourself tagged!

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Tag: The Versatile Blogger Award (Take 6)

Thank you to both Laura Beth & Tinkablee for the nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award! ❤ ❤

If you’re interested, you can see the other versions of this award here: 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5


The rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Select 7 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 facts about me:

  1. I currently have a pile of four unread library books next to me: Famous In a Small Town by Emma Mills, My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis, and You by Caroline Kepnes.
  2. My favorite store is Paper Source and even though it’s a drive to get there from my new apartment, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be there all the time.
  3. I love the taste of ginger. I love drinking ginger tea and my latest obsession is these ginger candies that my boyfriend gave me.
  4. I like to make homemade versions of anything that I possibly can. I’m not being as good about this as usual right now since I have a lot of stuff in boxes, but I really enjoy making homemade lip balm, homemade bath bombs, homemade moisturizers, things like that. I also love making things like homemade salsa, pasta sauce, and pickles!
  5. I write with my left hand but do just about everything else right-handed.
  6. When I was younger, I used to love to stay up as late as I could (in college, I was regularly up until 2:00 or later) and sleep in. Now that I’m an actual adult who has to be to work by 7:30 every morning, “staying up late” means going to bed around 11 and “sleeping in” is anything past 7:00.
  7. I love babies! One of my best friends is pregnant and I can’t wait to spoil her child with clothes and books and cuddles.

I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but please feel free to steal this (and link back to me!) if you’d like to do it! What’s an interesting fact about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Versatile Blogger Award (Take 5)

Thank you to both Erin and Raya for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! (And, Erin, sorry that it took more than two months for me to come up with seven new facts about myself!) 


The Rules

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

1. I love to bake and I recently made a chocolate cake that was so good that I was asked to move in with the recipient.

2. After approximately 25 years of thinking I hated them, I have recently discovered that I actually like horror movies.

3. I buy 90% of my clothes from Old Navy.

4. I have a godcat. His name is Jonas and he is the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life.

5. I recently had my first gin and tonic and I think it’s my new favorite drink.

6. I have a very Wisconsin accent and sometimes the automated phone systems can’t understand me.

7. The musician I have seen live the most times is Andrew McMahon. I think I’ve seen him five times. My favorite song of his is Last Straw.


Since this is my fifth time doing this award, I’m not going to nominate anybody, but if you feel like sharing seven facts about yourself, please consider yourself tagged!

Tag: Versatile Blogger Award (Take 4)

A big thank you to Leslie for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! ❤ ❤ It’s been a few weeks since she nominated me, but I finally did it! Here are seven new facts about me.

You can see the previous takes of this award here: one ✫ two ✫ three


The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Leave a link to their blog
  • Tell us 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly

7 things about me:

1. I have this new thing where I wander around my neighborhood at night listening to music and I highly recommend it. The only problem is sometimes I get distracted and then I find myself like two miles from home and it’s pitch black outside because, for some reason, my town doesn’t believe in street lights. (Luckily I live in a very safe place!)

2. I am currently in my natural habitat: sitting on my couch with a cat in my lap, drinking tea, and listening to an audiobook while writing a blog post. This is how you’ll find me most often, although sometimes I’ll be listening to music instead of an audiobook.

3. I think I’ve mentioned before that I really rarely drink alcohol. My coworker Suzanne has made it her mission to get me drunk and whenever it gets slow at work, she randomly shoots off a list of bars she wants to take me to. But she doesn’t actually know their names, so she’ll just say things like, “That bar… by that restaurant… ugh, it has a name that sounds like a pharmacy.” We’ve spent so much time together at work that I know exactly what she’s talking about! (Alchemist & Barrister.) This is my new favorite thing. It could be a game show.

4. When my best friend and I were in high school, we used to pass each other notes between classes that were solely written in song lyrics. It was the best thing, and we’ve recently started doing it again when we’re texting. (We live 1,000 miles apart now.) So now I find myself thinking in song lyrics sometimes. I have a lot of lyrics stockpiled for the right moment.

5. I hardly ever watch movies! I’ve only watched four so far this year, but I’ve loved all of them. In case you’re curious, the movies I’ve seen in 2018 are:

  • Love, Simon
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • When We First Met
  • Coco

Oh, I suppose I also watched The Little Mermaid three times in one day with my boyfriend’s nephew, but I’m not sure that counts.

6. Speaking of this kid, he’s my favorite human. Yes, fact number six is that my favorite human is three years old. Nobody can put a smile on my face quite like him. He was born in the middle of a blizzard and it was a disaster and a half to get to the hospital, but so worth it. We’ve been best buddies ever since and he melts my heart every time I see him.

7. I’m from Wisconsin, which is like… the land of camping, football, and hunting. I have never gone camping, I hate football with a fiery burning passion, and I cannot even imagine going hunting. Honestly, I would probably cry if you put a gun in my hand and told me to shoot something. This is basically blasphemy in Wisconsin, so it’s probably a good thing that I moved.


Since I’ve already done this one three times before, I’m not going to call on anybody else to share seven facts about themselves. But if you haven’t already been nominated and you’re comfortable sharing some info, please consider yourself tagged and link back to me so I can check out your post! ❤

Tag: Versatile Blogger Award (Take 3)

A big thank you to Kalina for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! ❤ ❤

You can see the two previous takes of this award here: one | two


The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Leave a link to their blog
  • Tell us 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly

7 things about me:

  1. When you major in Linguistics, you have to take a certain number of foreign language credits. I picked Spanish because I knew it would be useful, and then I picked up Portuguese for the heck of it. The language that I really wanted to learn was Icelandic, though! It’s not like I know anybody from Iceland or ever plan to visit there or that I would probably ever use it in my daily life, but I love how it sounds and Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur is a song that always makes me happy.
  2. I’ve mentioned before how traveling really stresses me out, but I’m actually usually fine once I get there. (And I tend to prefer road trips over flying.) Right now I’m talking about going to Tennessee with two different friends and I’m hoping at least one of these plans will work out. ❤
  3. There are currently 28 unread books just in my line of sight, please send help.
  4. It’s been six years, but I still can’t make it through the bridge of All Too Well without crying.
  5. I am a very big planner and everything I post is scheduled! I usually have all my posts planned out at least a month in advance. I’m all scheduled through mid-September right now.
  6. I don’t watch a lot of television (another reason I have so much time to read) but there are a couple shows that I watch! I love Riverdale, Bob’s Burgers, and The Good Place. I also love all of the iterations of Masterchef, but my favorite is Masterchef Junior. 🙂
  7. My job is super, super stressful! Who would’ve ever thought that sitting in the corner and billing insurance companies all day would be stressful, but it is!! Probably because I often have to fill in everywhere else in the office, but it is what it is. Anyway. The thing that makes me the happiest when I’m in the middle of a stressful day at work is people talking to me about books, so please keep surprising me with comments and tags! ❤

My nominations:

(Only five today because that’s how I roll.)

Bibi ✫ Jamsu ✫ Lori ✫ Daniel ✫ Jackie ✫

The Versatile Blogger Award!

I was tagged by Alyssa Grace at Serendipitous Reads. This is my first time being tagged in one of these, so thank you! Please be sure to check out Serendipitous Reads.

The Rules

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

Alright, I guess it’s time to come up with seven interesting things about myself!

  1. I’m actually really bad at keeping my books organized. I love looking at photos of other peoples’ bookshelves (so organized! so pretty!) but mine always look like a disaster.
  2. I love to bake and find it super relaxing! I’ll make bread, cookies, cakes, brownies, pastries, pies, anything. I love hosting holidays because it means that I get to do a lot of baking.
  3. I absolutely adore every single cat I ever meet. It can be the meanest cat in the world, doesn’t even matter to me. I will love it with my whole heart. (I also love every dog I meet, but I’ve always had an especially soft spot for cats.)
  4. I’m definitely the mom friend wherever I go. I work in a medical office and I’m literally the only person without medical training, but I’m the one my coworkers come to when they’re not feeling well.
  5. I can’t handle having unread emails in my inbox. I read them and archive them. I’m not one of those people with like 8,721 unread emails. Just thinking about it aggravates my anxiety.
  6. I actually had a really great time in high school. I know everybody talks about how awful it is and how they’d never want to go back, but I had great friends, I liked my teachers, and I can’t wait for my next reunion.
  7. I love musicals. Honestly, the cheesier the better. I think my all-time favorite is Across the Universe, which I saw with my friends several times in the theater when it first came out, and then multiple times in my basement back in the day.

My Tags

I’ve only recently started following these blogs, so apologies if you’ve already been tagged. If I didn’t tag you and want to participate, consider yourself tagged!