Saturday, January 19, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you;

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)

4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.


Wow! I was honestly so surprised when I saw that A Bookish Escape nominated me! I am a new blogger in the blogosphere, sitting at about 7 1/2 months currently(: My thank yous go to the lovely ladies Lindy, Ria and Ro. I look forward to getting to know you guys better! ♥

Questions from my Nominator:

1.  Q: Why did you start book blogging?

                    A: This goes way back into a really long story that I'm sure nobody wants to stick around for:P Long story short, I was really into(and still am) Sarah Dessen books about Jan. 2012. I also joined Goodreads at this time(: This is kind of the point in time when I started have actual thoughts on books I read, instead of thinking that they were all good/bad. I then found Lauren @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf. I had no clue until up to that point that people actually thought out reviews on books. I knew I immediately had to try it myself, so I did in June 2012. And here we are! :D

2.  Q: What is your favorite book genre?

A: As of right now, I'm really digging some Dystopian novels. It's a need I can never fully satisfy. On a regular basis though, I'm not too picky and will go for almost anything, including: Historical Romance, Dystopian, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance and Realistic Fiction.

3.  Q: How did you come up with the name of your blog?

A: Actually, I'm not even quite sure. I know that it is based around my past and now kinda love of the beach, waves and surfing. I used to surf a bunch when I was little, but kinda got afraid of going into the water after a certain little thing happened (thanks mother nature). I just love the sand, wind and water/sky color, so it all played a part in this design process.

4.  Q: What are your top three favorite book blogs?

A: Oh man, this is so hard. In no particular order:
 Chloe @ YA Booklover BlogHer reviews are simply spot on, more than I could ever dream of writing. Chloe is simply fantastic as book blogging friend, as well(:
Beverley and Jen @ A Reading Daydreamer. Their reviews are so dreamy and make me want to melt to a puddle with their words. 
Racquel and Sharon @ The Books Barbies. These two are so damn funny in their reviews, and every word they type is realistic.
A Reading DaydreamerPlease do me and them a favor, go follow this wonderful chica's for dedicating their time to awesomely reviewing books!

5.  Q: Who is your favorite author?

A: Why do you make me choose?! Urgh the misery! I'm going to have to cheat and say Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Andrea Cremer and Elana Johnson. Yeah, I think that's  about right(:

6.  Q: What do you love about book blogging?

PhotobucketA: The connection. It may sound like any other blogger's answer, but I really do love that social media aspect to it. Being able to connect with new people, share opinions and read reviews from others just makes me happy. It lets me know that they're are other people out in the world that will freak out over a book, and the only way to relieve those thoughts is by reviewing it. I have met so many great people on here who have helped and supported me all the way through this journey. I am never more grateful for you all, you know who you are♥

7. Q: What do you dislike about book blogging?

A: I really dislike it when I come across a blog and find a person who think that, since they have all of these ARC's sent to them, they are a big deal. No matter what, we all started as mullet and will end up as grouper's, in time or in fast forward. We all are the same in this process no matter what.

8.  Q: What is your favorite Meme?

A:  Showcase Sunday, hosted by Vicki @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. You basically post about what books you received, bought  or swapped that week(or weeks!)

9.  Q: What was your favorite book(s) of 2012?

A: Hands down, Surrender by Elana Johnson. See my review here.

10.  Q: How did you come up with the theme or design of your blog?

A: Above, I told you that the beach holds a special place in my heart. I tried to incorporate that feeling into it, along with the color. If you didn't know, I have three favorite color's: Teal, Turquoise and Sea Green. :DDD I sorta played around with the color and template for a while until I found the design I liked(:

11.  Q: Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? If so, which ones?

A: As of right now, I am participating in 2: The Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge(75 books),  and The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge(5-10 books). In my mind, I am participating in the 2013 TBR Challenge, as I have over 500 to read, but I have yet to make it official.


11 Random Facts about Me:

1. I play competitive travel softball all year long, and this year on my birthday will mark 10 years playing the sport I love ♥
2. I eat frozen chocolate chip Eggo waffles sometimes. I know, it's strange, but I like it anyway :P
3.My eyes are kinda undefined, because I have no clue anymore what color they technically are. I have one yellow band around the pupil, a thicker olive green ring in the center, then a thin-ish navy blue ring on the outside, with white flecks in them. I guess you could call them hazel?!
4. My hair is golden-brown and reaches past beyond my waist; I have a plan to grow it out to my butt by this summer :D
5. I can be really spastic, awkward and weird with my best friend ,Shayna. We match perfectly, she is my un-biological sister.
6.I am slightly pigeon footed in my left foot when I walk.
7. I plan to become a genetic scientist one day(:
8. My cat, Chubby, is 9 pounds(ironic, I know) and is 18 years old. 
9. I am OCD a bit about how I read my books. I put them in order so I read the oldest one's first and pick from the top. If I pick the newest ones, I feel like the older ones will get their feeling's hurt...( I warned you I was weird!! ;))
10. My older brother is almost a decade older than me. Wowza.
11. My birthday is on June 30th, in the middle of summer, just like I like it(:


My 11 Nominee's (In No Particular Order) Are:


My 11 Questions for my Nominee's:
1. What do you like about reading/reviewing books?

2. What do you dislike about reading/reviewing books?

3.Do you own an E-reader? If so,which one?

4. What are you currently reading?

5. If you had to choose, which character from and book(s) or series would be your favorite?

6. Who is your favorite author?

7. Favorite Book Genre?

8. Do you judge a book by it's cover?

9. If you could choose, what book character would you be?

10. What else do you like to do besides reading/blogging?

11. Do you prefer print or E-book copies?


Again, thanks bunches to the ladies at A Bookish Escape for nominating me! I had lots of fun answering all these questions, making my own and nominating others! Happy Blogging!



  1. Congrats Haley! And thank you SO much, I'm so glad you started your blog and we became friends!

    1. Thanks, Chloe! I am too, blogging is fun! I am so glad we became friends as well! I am looking forward to joining you on the guest post on your blog soon!

  2. I love your post Haley! I love dystopian books too! Have you read the Delirium Series, Divergent Series, and Hunger Games. Those are my top 3 favorite Dystopian series.

    1. Thanks, Lindy!! Dystopian has become my life now(: I have read The Hunger Games trilogy, but I have yet to read Delerium Series or Divergent series. I know, I know, I must get to it!

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    1. Of course! I'm looking forward to reading your answers(:

  4. Congrats for the award and thank you for the nominate!!!

    And thank you for the folloooooww~!!!!!!!!!! kfja;ldfjadsj <3333

    I've followed you back. ^^

    1. Awh you are so welcome Delaney! And thank you! :D

  5. Thank you Haley!
    Haley is one of my FAVE names ever btw. I met a girl in 5th grade named Haley & she moved to Canada halfway through the year. This was when Haley was UNHEARD of for a name. She gave me ALL of her jelly bracelets and madonna posters and fluorescent pink lace socks with a matching tie attached to a white shirt with a mini jean skirt (can you tell what era I grew up in? lolz)
    I wore those socks until my feet burst out of them..lolz..
    Now that I am done am flattered and honored by your nomination :)
    I have a new blog JUST for the reading challenges, read a longs, etc. I joined:
    Dont be a stranger (I wont either) :)
    Grabbed ur button for my blog(s)!

    1. Wow, I'm flattered! Thanks, Bella! Lets be friends, haha!(: Oh and thanks for grabbing the button, I will be sure to return the favor! :D

  6. Oh my gosh congrats!!!! And oh my gosh THANK YOU!! I feel so honored that you nominated me!! I'm working on my post now!! Can't wait to answer your questions and for you to see it!! :)

    1. Thanks! And you are so welcome! Your blog is so cute c: I can't wait to see your post!

  7. Hey there! Love the title of your blog :-) I'm a new follower - visit me at :-)


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