The Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thank you Ace for nominating me. You’s a peach! If you haven’t already, go read her bloggy. It’s rather wonderful. :”D

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and link their website.
  • Insert the award logo in your blog post.
  • Answer the ten questions that were provided by the nominator.
  • Nominate ten bloggers.
  • Create ten new questions for your nominees.

Questions from Ace:

1. What is one of the more embarrassing television shows you’ve watched? (Don’t be shy!)
Haha, there are so many. My guilty pleasure show is definitely Wife Swap. It’s just so damn entertaining.

2. Who is your favorite ‘side-kick’ or ‘best friend’ in a book series? (ex. Ron Weasley)
Hermoine Granger, hands down. I want to be her bestest friend.

3. If you were in a book series and, unfortunately, didn’t make it till the end of the book, which book villain would you want to have helped you ‘kick the bucket’?
None come to mind off the bat, but I think I’d want it to be someone who has a quick-kill method. None of this suffering and misery shit. I wanna die fast if I have to.

4. Any exciting plans this summer?
At some point, I’m supposed to take my sister to Canada if her damn passport ever arrives in the mail. It’s been a month and a half already, goodness.

5. What is the best book you’ve read so far this year?
Definitely Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (which explains why I won’t shut up about it :”D)

6. If you were a part of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, what kind of wand would you have? (ex. holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches) (Here’s a link to help you out)
I think I’d definitely want a longer wand. I’d feel like I was waving around a pencil if it was shorter. I’d want it to be made of Rosewood and have a unicorn hair as a center. And I think I’d want it to be unbending. I don’t want to feel like I’m going to break the poor thing.

7. Favorite flavor of gum?
Mint chocolate chip ice cream

8. What’s the longest book you’ve ever read?
A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin, I think. over 1000 pages, and I believe it was longer than A Game of Thrones (though I think A Storm of Swords is longer, but I’m still in the middle of that one)

9. Favorite classic Disney movie? (If you’ve never watched any, favorite childhood movie?)
The Emperor’s New Groove. Bad llama

10. What is the newest book you’ve read and what are your thoughts on it?
Newest book is the one I’m currently reading, which is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It’s pretty decent so far. Nothing’s wowed me yet, but I’m only half way through the book so.. who knows.

My Questions:

1. What’d you have for breakfast this morning?
2. What was the last book you finished?
3. Do you plan your blog posts ahead of time or do you just get an idea and write it out immediately?
4. If you had $10,000 (or equivalent in whatever currency you use – check here for conversions), what would you do with it?
5. What’s your favorite food?
6. What’s your favorite song?
7. Do you drive? What kind of vehicle do you have?
8. How do you keep your page in a book? Bookmark, dog ear, etc?
9. What time do you usually wake up in the morning?
10. What’s your favorite type of post to make?

My Nominees:

Returntofitra
Panda

Do it. Do it. (Unless you’ve already done it and I just missed it)

The Liebster Award!

One day, I woke up and logged in and found I was nominated for three different awards rapid fire! @@ To say I was confused was an understatement (not unappreciative, mind you, but definitely confused). So after reading a bit about them, they seemed pretty cool 😀 And this award here is the last one I need to post about so here we go! (The other two award posts can be found here and here).

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Ace. Thank you lady 😀 And I’ve seen been nominated by Panda as well! Thank you too! 😀

Rules…

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger/s who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other blogs who have less than or equal to 3000 followers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions

11 Random Facts About Me…

It’s getting difficult to not repeat facts, haha. There’s only so much about me that’s not horrifically boring.

  1. My current ‘burnt out’ level from classes at the moment is horrendous. I need a nap.
  2. I don’t own a smart phone. I have a flippy phone.
  3. I write down plans and schedules for stuff meticulously all of the time. All day, every day. And when it comes time to do all the stuffs, I don’t remember the schedules exist and I just wing it. It’s probably a problem.
  4. When I was little, I hated vegetables. All of them. Now I love all of them. Except cauliflower. Cauliflower is nothing but inferior broccoli.
  5. Any children I have will have a weird upbringing. Between my nerdy interests and my SO’s nerdy interests… we would have an child obsessed with economics, cooking, painting nails, lord of the rings, space exploration, manga and X-Men.
  6. I recently bought myself a new car. A NEW one. It has a warranty and errthing. It’s so nice not having to worry about random stuff falling out the bottom of it on a daily basis.
  7. In the past month, I’ve already put almost 2000 miles on that car. Hooray, commuting student.
  8. My sock collection is spectacular. Jus’ sayin’
  9. I don’t live with my cats anymore. I think about them daily. More so than my family, honestly. Does that… make me a bad person? It probably does. KITTYS4LIFE.
  10. I adjust to really cold temperatures outside rather quickly but not chilly ones. Blizzard, -5 degrees Fahrenheit? Gimme a coat and a hat and I’m fine. Slightly windy and 50 degrees? I’m gonna shiver forever. Gonna be cold the rest of the damn day. Gonna need to crank of the heat in my car to full. Gonna pile on blankets. Gonna drink so much hot chocolate and coffee that it’ll run in my veins.
  11. I want a dog. So bad. (and I want to bring my cats to my place). But my apartment doesn’t allow pets. 😦 I miss kitties and potential doggy.

Questions From Ace

  1. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
    When I decided I wanted to make a blog, I was already sort of moving over to the handle of ‘Embuhlee’ (like Emily, get it). And since it was a book blog, I wanted the rest of the title to have something to do with that. ‘liest’ is a German conjugate of the word for ‘to read’, so my blog names translates to ‘Embuhlee reads’.
  2. Have you always liked to read?
    Since I was itty bitty.
  3. What are your thoughts on eBooks?
    I haven’t actually read one yet. I have three or so on my kindle app on my tablet, but I haven’t gotten around to them yet. Will get back to you on this one.
  4. Favorite genre?
    That’s hard. I tend to gravitate towards fantasy and sci-fi ish stuff, but really I’ll read anything that has a decent writing style.
  5. If you were an animal, what would you be?
    A kitty. The idea of sleeping all day sounds good.
  6. Have you ever blogged about anything other than books?
    I used to have a blog when I was a teenager of me experiencing teenagery things. Oh my gosh, I was such a whiner. It has since been discontinued.
  7. Favorite book series so far?
    The Chaos Walking Trilogy pops into mind at the moment.
  8. Who is your favorite superhero?
    I haven’t read many super hero comics, so I’m basing my favorite off the movies I’ve seen. So my answer is a tie between Iron Man and Black Widow.
  9. Cake or pie?
    Pie. Cake has icing and icing=death.
  10. What are you currently reading?
    Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, Game of Thrones(audio book) by George RR Martin, Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
  11. If you could swap bodies with a character and live as them through an entire book, who would it be, what book, and why?
    Probably Hermione Granger in The Prisoner of Azkaban. A Time Turner would be so awesome.

Blogger’s I Nominate…

Like Ace said, most of the bloggers I know have already been nominated. I’ve been seeing their posts all over my thread. If you haven’t been, take this as a personal nomination to you. ;D  (If you take this nomination and do it, let me know so I can read it!)

Otherwise, my friend just made a blog! So I nominate her. She hasn’t actually made a blog post yet, so hopefully this will be within the first few or so (HINT HINT MAI). Her blog is: returntofitra


My 11 Questions…

  1. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
  2. What’s your favorite book?
  3. What’s your favorite food?
  4. If you could live in any world, made up or otherwise, what would it be?
  5. What TV shows if any are you currently watching?
  6. What was your favorite class in high school/college/university/whatever?
  7. What’s the nerdiest thing you have in your room?
  8. If you had a day where you had no responsibilities or tasks  to complete, how would you spend it? (assuming you had unlimited monies for activities, too)
  9. What’s your favorite restaurant? (This is the second time I’ve mentioned food. Can you tell I’m hungry?)
  10. What do you believe is your biggest achievement to date?
  11. What do you see yourself doing in five years?

The Creative Blogger Award!

Creative Blogger AwardI was nominated for this neato award by analeeluvsbooks! Thank you! 😀 If you don’t follow her, you should. Her posts are always so delightful! Here are the rules for this nomination:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs (I was recently nominated for another award, and listed all of the blogs I follow as nominations. Instead of tagging all of them again and risk them seeing it as spam, see this post to see those nominations and consider them by me for this one too! xD) – Other than those, I also nominate Ace from allboutthembooksandstuff.
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Tell the nominees these rules

5 Facts About Myself

1. I’m very bad at finishing what I start. I have supplies and all sorts of things from half finished projects and hobbies that didn’t stick. This blog is one of the longest things I’ve stuck to in a long time.

2. Within the past two years or so, I’ve really gotten into hockey. (Currently watching a playoff game as I write this, actually). Go Pens. O:<

3. Aside from coffee, iced tea is my staple drink. No sugar for me though, yuck.

4. I love to travel. I’ve been along most of the east coast of the US from New Jersey to Florida, to Niagara Falls Canada, San Francisco CA, Chicago IL, Indianapolis IN, London England, Paris, Brittany and Normandy France, Cleveland and Sandusky OH, Washington DC, and a lot more that I’m probably forgetting. This summer, I’m going to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!

5. I pride myself on my coffee cup collection. Each one is hilarious. :”D

The Versatile Blogger Award!

I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the wonderful Acey! Thank you. 😀 This is how it’s gonna roll:

Rules:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 Things About Myself:

1. I have a small obsession with flavored coffee creamer. Thin Mint is currently my favorite.
2. Beer is also super great. I love basically anything except for really hop-y IPAs. Ever need a gift idea for me? Find me a neat beer.
3. I don’t read nearly as much as I wish I could. (Notice the reviews are slow-going). I blame classes and general distraction!
4. I’m currently studying for a second bachelor’s degree. My first was in psychology. This one will be in computer science bioinformatics.
5. I pride myself on my spice rack. I cook a lot and collect spices (neat spices are fun!)
6. My favorite TV show is Supernatural. I’m constantly yearning to hug Castiel.
7. I haven’t had my hair professionally cut in years. I’ve been doing it myself very crookedly. 😀

I nominate:
Infinite Passion, Chelsea’s Book Obsession, CK’s Reading Corner, Emdoesbookreviews, The Books Readers, Bookshelf Battle, A Book Lovers Ramblings, Erika the Bibliophile, Confessions of the Readaholic,Under Review , LadyxGreyWolf, Suiquxebooks, Lifeofafemalebibliophile, Reading Experiences with Nora and Bibruceproductions.

Thank you again for the nomination! 😀