Random Fact of the Day: Yesterday was JBelkBooks’s One Year Blogiversary!!
Hello sunshines! So as you may have been able to tell from the title of this post, today I am launching Part Two of my One Year Blogiversary posts! If you missed my reflection about blogging where I talked about the Amazing, the Struggle, and other topics relating to my blogiversary, feel free to check out that post HERE!
In this post you’ll be reading all about me, a quick Q&A, and a GIVEAWAY!! So stay tuned until the end to get the details about how you could possibly win some goodies! 😀
NEW YEAR, NEW ME (?)
A few weeks prior to August I posted a “1 Like = 1 Fact About Me” tweet via Twitter, and a few people have liked that tweet! I also mentioned in my June Bi-Weekly Wrap-Up that if you liked that post, that would count as 1 Fact as well, so that makes 31 Facts About Me! However, that is A LOT of facts…so I decided to cut that number in half just because this will be a VERY long post otherwise, lol. Therefore, I will be sharing 15-16 NEVER-SAID before facts with you all!! 🙂
I am half Guamanian and half African American!
I got my very first bookcase this year with the courtesy of my parents..
I’m considering studying abroad after high school, but I still haven’t decided (any advice?)
I own a lot of pink clothing, however pink is NOT my favorite color.
I am very fascinated about the idea of apocalypses (movies, TV shows, etc.)
When people tell me to pick between art and books, my heart breaks a little bit each time.
I buy a lot of candles but I rarely light them just because they smell so good and I want to keep them forever.
When I blog I proofread my posts 5+ times and I still find mistakes after posting.
I am a very indecisive person.
I am a certified hoarder of all kinds.
I eat french fries…a lot…almost 2-3 times a week…
I tried going completely raw vegan for 21 days, but I failed. (I lasted 3 days)
I think being vegetarian is very exciting and fun.
My favorite numbers are 3, 15, & 23.
I have recently fell in love with Hamilton (Wait for It & It’s Quiet Uptown are my favs!)
Q&A WITH JBELKBOOKS
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books asked: Why did you start blogging? What is your biggest dream? Any favorite book? Favorite music? SO many questions
I started blogging for several reasons, however the main reason is that at the time, I was reading so much and I didn’t have anywhere to document it. Also, I just discovered Booktube, and a bunch of them had blogs along with their channels. So I guess that’s really what inspired me to start blogging. I was originally a Lifestyle blogger with my bestfriend, then I branched off and continued another blog on my own. But then I noticed that I wanted to talk about other things besides Lifestyle in general. So, yes, JBelkBooks was born!
My biggest dream…hmm..TO HAVE ALL THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD. Jkay, but that’s part of it xD I think my biggest dream is to be completely and utterly happy..Happy with my life, my blog, my career, etc. 🙂
I have a ton of favorites, but my top two definitely have to be Looking for Alaska by John Green & All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. ❤
I listen to a broad arrange of music, but I mostly listen to Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Adele, & now, Hamilton!
Yasmin @ Read Books and Drink Coffee asked: what is one of your favourite and least favourite things about the bookish community?
One of my favorite things about the bookish community is the never-ending support. Everyone that I’ve come across (or mostly everyone) has been so welcoming & kind since I’ve been invested into the community. As for my least favorite, I would have to say the sense of judgement & envy throughout the community. As seen a ton on Twitter, some people can be very…defensive & judgmental of what other people read or think, and I think that’s pretty unfortunate. We all love the idea of books, but we all have our own opinions. And I feel as if as a whole our community has to work on that aspect if we want to continue to have a comfortable & positive expressive place.
Melanie @ Books Are My Children asked: What do you do besides blogging and reading?
Besides blogging & reading, I get an education, sleep, eat, shop online, browse social media, & paint! Of course I go out occasionally with my family & friends, but that’s mostly what my life is like — nothing special xD
Reg @ She Latitude asked: What plans do you have for the blog? And how has your week been? What is your perfect pizza? What are you reading and what are you planning to read next?
Hmm..for my blog I definitely want to settle on a single blogging schedule. I’m thinking of blogging maybe 3 times a week, just because school is going to start and I know I’m not going to have time to post every day. Eventually I want to invest in self-hosting, but for right now I have no idea where to start, lol.
As for my week, it has been great– thanks for asking! It’s only Tuesday, but yesterday was my blogiversary so I’m feeling good! I’m going on a semi-hiatus this month, so I’m a little hesitant as to what is to come, but I guess we’ll just have to find out! 🙂
My perfect pizza?? Hmmm..well since I just recently went vegetarian, I would have to say the perfect pizza would include: diced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, olives, mushrooms, a little bit of pesto, & maybe a little green peppers 🙂
I am currently reading a few review copies along with Me Before You by Jojo Moyes! I actually don’t know what I’m going to read next, but I’m sure I’ll find something in my endless TBR! xD
Ryy @ dembooksdoee asked: Who protagonist do you think relates most to you?
I think I’m a mixture between Violet from ATBP, Eleanor by Eleanor & Park, & Alaska from LFA. They all have some qualities that I have myself, and therefore I can relate to them much easier! 🙂
Fadwa @ Words Wonders asked: What book character would you want to be best friends with? What are 3 books you’d recommend someone to initiate them to reading?
Anyone from my two favorite books — Looking for Alaska by John Green & All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven! Although, I wouldn’t mind being friends with Eleanor and/or Park from E&P by Rowell!
Besides my two favorite novels, I would definitely recommend Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, just because it’s a graphic novel & it’s not TOO much reading.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who liked + asked me questions to make this Blogiversary post happen! I enjoyed answering all the questions and sharing some mystery facts with you all!
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
- MUST be 18+ or have parental permission to enter!
- MUST be following this blog @JBelkBooks!
ENJOY PIZZASMILE! 🙂
As a way to thank you ALL for sticking with me through this roller-coaster of a year, I decided to host a giveaway! ENTER BELOW for your chance to win 1 (one) book from The Book Depository that equals $15 USD or less! PLEASE make sure you check that TBD ships to you before entering! Here’s a list of TBD shipping. Starts August 2nd, 2016 & Ends August 16th, 2016 PST. ONE (1) winner will be chosen & contacted shortly after in which they will have 48 HOURS to respond. Another winner will be chosen if not.
Click the photo below to enter the giveaway & GOOD LUCK to everyone! ❤
Until next year…
Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…
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