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Love-A-Thon Questionnaire

The 2015 Love-A-Thon has begun and I’m excited to join in the fun! If you want to know more about it, read this post. It is a fun blogging event to spread the love in the blogging community and meet other bloggers. This is my first time participating and I know that it will be a good experience. 🙂

QUESTIONNAIRE

1. What’s your name?

Olena

2. Where in the world are you blogging from?
In Antarctica-like weather of Ontatio. Brrr, but it’s been cold lately.

How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I have tried blogging a few times over the years in school for a variety of projects and just myself personally. It has been recent that I have started to blog more actively about the books that I love reading.

How did you come up with your blog name?

I played around with the name for quite some time. I even almost went with the name Reading In The Clouds, but Booky Thoughts and Me fit better with what I had in mind. It allowed me to talk about books, but also about other topics as well.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
I read a number of genres, but mostly YA and Adult romance/contemporary.

What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
I post a Waiting on Wednesday and sometimes Top Ten Tuesdays list. I also participate in cover reveals, book blitzes, and book tours. I would love to start a feature where there can be more of a discussion involved, but I haven’t gotten there yet.

Best blogging experience so far?
I love it when authors contact me or interact with me via social media. With the world so big, it always surprises me that someone would love my support, needs help or just wants to talk about books.

Favorite thing about the blogging community?
I would say the people and the discussions that some of the topics revolve around. 🙂

Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
The Liar by Nora Roberts

Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb
Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally
First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano
Where The Road Takes Me by Jay McLean
What’s an underrated underappreciated book or series that you highly recommend?
Matched by Aly Condie
Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
Blogging, writing, photography, biking and other outdoorsy things, volunteering for a variety of events, learning new things.
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
I’m not much of a shopper, I am usually the one doing the window shopping. 🙂

At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?

Live My Life by Far East Movement

Liebster Award!

liebster-award

I received my second nomination today and it sure lifted my spirits and made my day! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by Mag and Maddi over at the MegaMad4Books. Thank you guys for the nomination! According to them, a Liebster award is awarded to bloggers with less than 200 followers as a form of recognition and support to keep on blogging. I’ll answer the questions first and then ask my own questions to my nominees.

The rules are as follows:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you

2. Answer the 11 questions they have asked you

3. Nominate 11 other people

4. Ask them 11 questions in return

My Answers:

1. If you could have a super power what would it be? It would be  having the ability to teleport anywhere else in the world in a blink. You can get a lot done with that kind of talent, whether it is saving someone  or just using it to travel the world or just disappear for a while from your surroundings. I think it would be pretty cool to have this ability.

2. Harry potter or Edward Cullen? and why? Harry Potter for sure. Why? The accent 🙂 Haha I am a sucker for accents and he looks more appealing than Edward Cullen.

3. Why did you start your blog? I’ve been writing for a while and I even had a blog a while ago, yet it always stagnated and nothing came out of it. I think my main reason was because of the books and the blogging community. At first I wrote for myself, but when people started to comment and I saw that others were reading my blog, it gave me a push to become better and continue the blog.

4. If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you would buy? I would probably buy a house for my parents to retire in comfortably.

5. If you knew the world would end tomorrow what would you do today?  That’s a tough question because I would want to do a lot in a one day span. Aside from spending as much time with my family and friends, I would do something adventurous. Don’t ask my what because I haven’t thought of it yet. 😉

6. If you could be sucked into your favourite book, what book would that be? I think it would be Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts. The main reason why would be because of where it is based in. It’s in Ireland 🙂 Think green rolling hills and the Irish brogue. *swoon*

7. What would people say about you at your funeral? I think that people would say that it would be very hard to find someone as special and unique as me.

8. If you could be given any gift what would it be? I think it would be knowing people that truly care for me and are always there for me no matter what. Too many times, I have disappointed in life by those around me.

9. What would you call yourself if you could pick your own name? Either a Caitlyn, Kelly or Jenna. However, I kind of like it that my name isn’t very popular in North America. 🙂

10. Your favourite item of clothing and why? Jeans. They are a staple in my wardrobe.

11. What would your ultimate pet be? I currently have two cats and I have had cats throughout my life. I think it would be awesome to have a ferret or a cow as a pet.

My Nominees:

My Questions:

1. Who is your favorite author and why?

2. Name one thing that is weird about you or out of the ordinary.

3. When you have felt like giving up, what made you continue?

4. Are you a social butterfly or more of an introvert?

5. Name one thing that you would do out of your comfort zone.

6. What is your favorite food?

7. If you were able to dive into a book and live there, what book would it be?

8.Have you ever attempted to write a short story or book? How did it go?

9.What made you start writing your blog?

10. What is your favorite movie of all time?

11.   What can’t you live without? Why?

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! Here’s to a great upcoming 2013 year. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year 🙂 Have a great time ringing in the new year. It has been a great year for me and I know that greater things are going to be happening next year.

Although I have only been blogging  since August, I feel like it has been a lot longer. I have discovered new blogs, amazing people and I do what I love doing, reading and writing. I’m hoping to blog daily in the new year and start doing some tours/ hosting as well.  It’s been great following and reading everyone’s blogs and seeing your perspective on the covers and the books. Thank you for following my blog. See you next year!