Liebster Award #3

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Hello fellow booklovers! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. I’ve been behind on a lot of blogging posts and I have so many just sitting in my draft. I work on them a little by little every day in between work, breaks, or whenever I can. Once in a while, I’ll stumble on really quick prompts on an easy slow day and I usually do those right away. As for the others, well… I’ve managed to edit, review, and almost finish a few of them, but this is the first one I actually completed.

Today, I’m sharing my 3rd nominee for the Liebster Award. A Million Thank You Hug goes out to my friend Bree over at In Love & Words for nominating me. Sorry it took me ages to do this (about 4 months), but here I am! Be sure to check out her amazing blog and give her a follow!!


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~ Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their post.
~ Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
~ Come up with your own set of questions.
~ Tag your chosen 11 bloggers and don’t forget to tell them as well!


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Why did you decide to start blogging? I started blogging because I wanted to share my love of reading, rave about my favorite books, and of course, met amazing bloggers like you!

What are your Top 5 favorite romance novels. I don’t think I can pick just 5. Romance is my favorite and I really love books with romance in them. So… I’m going to choose 5 that are Contemporary Romance only… cause if you include sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal, then that would just be way too difficult!

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Recovered by Jay Crownover, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (I still haven’t read the last book…)

Who are 3 of your insta-buy authors? Marie Lu, Tahereh Mafi and Marissa Meyer.

What type of blog posts do you like to read the most? I like reading reviews, book/blog tags, book awards posts, and get to know me type of posts.

What type of blog posts do you like to write the most? Same as above. I like writing book reviews and doing tags/awards posts even if it does take me a while sometimes cause they’re really fun.

What is the last book you purchased and why? The last book I purchased (as I’m doing this post), is The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo. I went to Yallwest two weeks ago and she was there. I wanted to see her again and get my book signed so I bought it at the festival.

What was your favorite blog post that YOU’VE written in 2017? I don’t think I really have a favorite blog post. I guess if I were to pick one, I would have to go with my TTT – Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2017.

What do you do for a living? I work for a Property Management Company as an Executive Assistant to the Director of Operations. It’s not the funnest job, but it has its perks — like the down time I get when I finish all my work and I can just chill and read.

Approximately how many books do you read in a week? I think 2 and at most 3. If I didn’t have to work, I definitely think I could read more.

Do you write reviews for every book you read? If not, what determines whether you write a review or not? Ever since I started blogging, yes. I may be a little behind sometimes, but I eventually will post a full review on my blog and Goodreads.

What is your dream job? Well, I’ve had many dream jobs while growing up. I remember wanting to be a teacher, a peditrician, and fashion designer. At this moment, my dream job would probably be to own a new business and be my own boss. I did used to own a small business, Sincerely Polish. I used to make handmade nailpolishes and it was pretty successful. I don’t really know exactly what kind of business at the moment, but something where I can be creative and also allows me to have a lot of reading time. If I can get paid just reading and reviewing… well I’d hop on that in a heartbeat. But, realistically, bills need to be paid.

nominees

(Be sure to check them out!)

My apologies if I’ve tagged you before. I’m kind of pressed for time these days so I didn’t go back to my other posts to check… Anyway, all of you are truly awesome and lovely and  totally deserve this award!!!

  1. Tvaddictedbookworm
  2. PagesandPugs
  3. BookDragonLair 
  4. JJBookBlog
  5. TheRoyalBookshelf
  6. Jasminesreading
  7. Bookgraphy65
  8. Justonemorepaige
  9. Iwuvbooks
  10. Lilisblissfulpages
  11. Booksarethenewblackblog

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Name a few of your favorite blogs/bloggers so I can give them a follow.

List 3 interesting facts about yourself.

Which 5 foods do you wish were banished from the Earth?

Who’s your favorite cartoon character?

If your life was made into a movie, who would play you? Why?

If you were stranded on an island, what 5 things would you wish for?

What is you favorite genre to read and why?

If you could be one of your favorite book characters for a day, who would you choose and why?

What is your favorite dessert of all time?

Name 3 books you’ve read in 2018 that you absolutely loved and would recommend to everyone you meet.

For each of the 3 books you mentioned, use 2-3 GIFS to describe the book.


Hope you enjoyed reading this post. And for everyone else, please feel free to answer any or all of these questions. Be sure to tag me in your posts or leave a comment here with your link so I can check them out. Looking forward to reading your answers!

Until next time!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

 

 

 

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7 Facts About Me Tag

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Hello lovely bookworms. Today, work is a little bit slow so I had some time to catch up and visit some of my favorite bloggers. I didn’t even know I was nominated for this one until I started reading Kathryn’s posts. So, thank you hun!! If you’ve  never been to her blog, you should absolutely do it now. She’s awesome and cool and I love reading her posts. Hopefully, I haven’t already said these facts about me. My memory is not very good anymore… so here goes!

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1) Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
2) Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
3) Share 7 things about yourself
4) Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
5) Include this set of rules
6) Inform your nominees

somethingaboutmeoneheart I almost drowned in the Bahamas when my family and I went snorkeling. My mom’s vest wasn’t inflated correctly and she panicked. She started pushing me down and it if wasn’t for the employees on the boat who grabbed her and pulled her out, I think I would have drowned.

oneheartI was very tomboyish when I was a little girl. All my cousins are boys so I wanted to do everything they did. I didn’t like wearing dresses and preferred to play outdoors with them.

oneheartI’m deathly afraid of spiders, but there was once a time when I played with them during my childhood. In the Philippines, I remember climbing trees and looking for spiders in curled leaves. The kids over there would put the spiders in matchboxes, keep them as pets, and have them battle each other. Now, even daddy long legs creep me out.

oneheartI have the strangest fear of whales. Ever since I watched Castaway with Tom Hanks and saw that scene where he’s face to face with the whale. It’s not extreme and I can watch movies and shows about whales. But just thinking about encountering one in real life totally makes me cringe and scares me.

oneheartI’ve failed my driving test 4 times and have been nervous and scared to drive ever since that one time I failed very baldy. I did get my permit again this year and hoping that the 5th time is the charm.

oneheartI can eat lemons like they’re oranges and tomatoes like apples. I actually don’t like eating oranges, but I do love orange juice.

oneheart One of my life goals is to write a book. Even if it never gets published and only my friends and family read it.

nominees

doriesreadingcorner

auroralibrialis

nerdnarrationblog

berriesandbooksblog

noshelfcontroll

inloveandwords

boundtowriting

bookgraphy65

jasminesreading

firstbooklove

AND YOU OF COURSE!! 


Hope you enjoyed reading this post! What are some interesting and fun facts about you? Share them in the comments below.

Have a wonderful day!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

The Book Blogger Confession Tag

Hey everyone! I saw this book tag on Firstbooklove’s Blog. I thought it would be really fun to do and I needed a quick break from work so I did it!!!

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1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish? (Edit! So, I read this as which book I most recently finished… LOL. That’s how tired I am soooo I’m keeping at is, but if you’re just reading this now, feel free to answer the original question).

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I recently finished reading Sinister Love by T.L. Smith. I actually wasn’t planning on reading this until next week, but I couldn’t wait any longer. I needed to find out what happened to Ryken and Saskia. AND… this book was EVERYTHING and MORE. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better ending.

 

2. Which book is your guilty pleasure? 

I don’t really have just one book, but I usually read NA romance books. Those are always my go to guilty pleasure reads!

 

3. Which book do you love to hate?

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I don’t really love to hate a book. I mean not intentionally — BUT, if there is one book that really annoyed me from 2017, that would be Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith. I really didn’t like that book all that much.

 

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?

Most likely Mr. 60% and all the books I DNF. Okay maybe not throw into the sea… but donate or giveaway. Just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean others won’t.


5. Which book have you read the most?

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I haven’t been rereading lately, so that last book I remember reading a lot was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. BUT, there are so many books I would LOVE to reread again.

 

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

I actually would never hate a book if I receive it as a present… BUT I probably would not really like it at all if someone gave me any type of Self-Help or Religious books.

 

7.  Which book could you not live without?

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Can I say all of them? I guess if I were to pick, it would be Twilight by Stephenie Meyer because it was the book that made me fall in love with reading.

 

8. Which book made you the angriest? 

Okay, I know I said this book/series was awesome and so well-written, but it also made me so incredibly angry. It’s not romantic at all – it’s dark, unsettling, and so twisted. It broke my heart over and over and I just wanted to scream and slap the characters so as much as I LOVE THIS series, it also made me angry.

 

9. Which book made you cry the most?

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Any Nicholas Sparks book make me cry all the time. I can’t really think of one book that made me cry the most because I get emotional very easily and just cryyyyy. The last book that made me cry a lot was A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck. That book really tore my heart into pieces.

 

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

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I really don’t like this cover AT ALL… It just puts me in a weird mood.

 


TAG YOU’RE IT!!

tvaddictedbookworm 

auroralibrialis

thecursedbooks 

inloveandwords

jasminesreading

karisbooks

hammockofbooks

lilisblissfulpages

desrandomthoughts

nosestuckinabook

thebookdutchesses

boundtowriting

carriesbookreviews

and everyone else who want’s to do this. I can’t wait to see your answers so don’t forget to leave your post links in the comments. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

sincerelykarenjo2