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Mystery Blogger Award! | Round Two

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Random Quote of the Day: “Virtue is choked with foul ambition.” – William Shakespeare 

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I’ve been nominated for the MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD by Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars so THANK YOU!! I’ve been nominated before but there are new questions every time so I thought “why not??”! (: Let’s get to it!

RULES:

  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question

THREE FACTS ABOUT JBELKBOOKS

  1. I am a vegetarian and proud!! I went raw vegan for like…three days, and then last year I was pescatarian for about 2-3 months. Starting this 2017 I’ve been FULLY vegetarian!! 🍍🍉🍓🥗
  2. I love the newest Paramore album, AFTER LAUGHTER. If you haven’t heard it yet, what are you doing with your life???
  3. I don’t know how to ride a bike. Yeah, I know, that’s sad.

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The Mystery Blogger Award!

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Random Fact of the Day: Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It’s been a while since I’ve been nominated for a NEW award, so thank you to VIVIAN @ VIVIANPARKINDEROSA for thinking of me! Make sure you guys go check out her blog (:

RULES:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

ABOUT THE AWARD:

“Mystery Blogger Award”  is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. The award was created by Okoto Enigma.

THREE THINGS ABOUT JBELKBOOKS

[1.] I really, really enjoy macaroni & cheese. It may not be my FAVORITE food, but it’s definitely top 5!!

[2.] My most-read reading genre is Contemporary!

[3.] I am completely failing my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2016 *sigh*

MY A’S TO THE Q’S

[1.] What is your favorite place to visit?

Umm..besides my grandparents’ house, I really love visiting San Francisco! The weather is always great and there’s so much to do! 🌇

[2.] Where do you like to read/write?

I enjoy reading in my cozy bed, but sometimes I find it soothing to read outside depending on the weather. As for writing (although I don’t write a ton), I typically am at my desk.

[3.] What’s your favorite book?

Well, I have a couple and I feel like I express this a lot. But, my top two would be Looking For Alaska by John Green and All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

[4.] Cats or dogs?

Dogs most definitely!! 🐶

Silly Question:

[5.] What makes a better fort? Pillows or blankets?

Hard question! I would say blankets just because I think they are easier to assemble for a fort! But I use both for the ultimate fort!

I NOMINATE:

Your Questions:

  1. What’s the last book that you did not enjoy?
  2. If you could pick one season (fall, summer, spring, etc.) to live in forever, which would it be?
  3. What is your “go-to” movie/show that makes you happy/laugh?
  4. How is your 2016 going? (feel free to rant!)
  5. (the supposed-to-be weird question) What was the first thought you had when you woke up this morning?

Of course it is not mandatory that you complete and post this award, but if you do decide to taken upon the fun, definitely pingback to this post so I can read your post!! If you weren’t tagged and you would love to answer those questions, just let me know & you’ll be considered tagged! Have fun…:)

➡️My Favorite Post That May Not Necessarily Be My Best Post⬅️

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I’M BACK!! | The Entertainer Blogger Award!

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Random Fact of the Day: More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.

Hello sunshines! I was tagged by Poppy @ Poppy’s Best of Books for the Entertainer Blogger Award, so THANK YOU, Poppy! I’ve actually never seen this award before, so when I was nominated I was pleasantly surprised, lol. But anyways, let’s get into the award:

RULES:

[1.] Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

[2.] Add these rules to your post.

[3.] Answer all the questions below.

[4.] Display the award picture in your post.

[5.] Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

MY A’s TO THE Q’s

 Why did you start a blog in the first place?

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 best friend, 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!

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 What is your favourite book?

I’m sorry, but if you’ve been here since…FOREVER, you would know that I don’t just have ONE favorite. However, my top two at the moment is Looking for Alaska by John Green & All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (but, of course, you would know this if you’ve been here for a while, lol).

 What do you dislike the most?

Image result for books are my babies gifIs this question supposed to be book-related? I’m going to assume so, and in that case, one of my biggest bookish pet peeves is when people ask to borrow my books because “I have so many”. Like no, I have SO many because 1.) I love books and they are my babies and 2.) because I DON’T GIVE THEM AWAY SO GO AWAY. (sorry, was that too harsh..?)

 What is your favourite food item from the mall?

Ummm..my mall has this really good chocolate & coffee gelato, lol. I don’t eat fast food (and that’s really all my mall has), so I went with the gelato xD

 What is your favourite pastime?

Image result for smile gifReading, painting, reorganizing my bookshelves for no reason, listening to music (Hamilton right now 😉 ), crying over how much homework I have, etc. 🙂

 


Wow, that was a really quick tag! I won’t be tagging 12 bloggers just because I’ve tagged so many recently and I don’t want to retag anyone because I know that can be annoying…But, I will tag a few 🙂

I NOMINATE YOU:

Of course it is not mandatory that you complete and post this award, but if you do decide to taken upon the fun, definitely pingback to this post so I can read your post!! If you weren’t tagged and you would love to answer those questions, just let me know & you’ll be considered tagged! Have fun…:)

HEY!! I’M BACK FROM MY SEMI-HIATUS!!! I did want to let you guys know that I will be posting an August + September Wrap-Up at the end of September. I didn’t forget to type one up for August, but since I was on a hiatus I didn’t think there was a need for an August Wrap-Up, lol. Anyways, this will be officially announced in my September BWWU xD I MISSED YOU GUYS!! ❤

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The Liebster Award! | Round Three

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Random Fact of the Day: 99% of people cannot lick their elbow.

Hello sunshines! I am back with another Liebster Award on this beautiful Tuesday, so thank you Maya @ Maya the Book Explorer for nominating me! 😀

The Rules:

1.) Post the award on your blog.

2.) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.

3.) Answer the questions assigned to you.

4.) Nominate 11 deserving bloggers for the award.

5.) Ask 11 questions to your nominees.

MY A’s TO MAYA’S Q’s

1.) Insta love/lust or love triangle? What’s a big yes and what’s a hell no?

Heck no to both, lol. Insta-love irritates my soul just because it’s SO unrealistic & immature especially when it’s centered around “bad boy, good girl” or vice-versa. As for love triangles, again, not very enjoyable to read — love triangles just seem a little childish & not unique to me. I have yet to read a novel that successfully executes these themes.

 
2.) What’s your life motto and why? And if you don’t have one, what do you wish it to be?

I actually have a few:

  • The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. — John Green
  • Life is too short to waste time waiting for other people’s approval on how you live it. — Dr. Steve Maraboli
  • Bad days don’t make a bad life. — someone, lol

3.) What book do you look forward to read in this summer and why?

EVERY BOOK IN EXISTENCE.  Since my summer is almost over, I still want to read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes before the school year starts so I can watch the movie xD

4.) What book was your biggest disappointment this year?

Hmmm..let me think about that. I think all my reads this year were 3.5+ stars…But the most disappointing is probably Eleanor by Jason Gurley. I DNFed this one a while ago and I was really excited because I thought I was going to enjoy it…Check out my review HERE.

5.) Paperback, hardcover or e-book?

I enjoy the look & feel of hardcovers, but I prefer to read paperbacks because they are lighter & easier to manage.

6.) Imagine you could dive into the world your fictional characters live in. Which book would you chose and what would you do there?

Because I read mostly contemporary, this one is kind of hard…lol. But I would choose where Theodore & Violet live from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. In the story, Niven describes this body of water that sounded absolutely mesmerizing…(check out the photo to the left — I imagine it to look something like that) and yes, I may just be picking this place because I love ATBP *shrugs*

7.) Name one female and one male book character that is a real bad-ass.

Alaska Young from Looking for Alaska by John Green and…I literally can’t think of any male characters…sorry!

8.) The world is ending and you have the chance to read only one book till it does. Which one would you choose?

Uhhhhh what kind of question is that???? There are SOO many amazing novels that I haven’t read yet! This question hurts my heart. But to answer your question, I would probably read John Green’s newest upcoming novel of 2017. I know that is kind of weird because it hasn’t even been released yet, but oh well xD

 
9.) Do you do book hauls? If yes, which is your biggest one?

I do, I do indeed! My biggest haul happens to be the last book haul that I posted which is my Collective May & June Haul 🙂 (45+ books!!!)

 
10.) What are your favourite BookTubers?

A few include:

11.) Do you know any good summer reads/movies/TV series?

Anything by Nicholas Sparks if you are into a good romance (movies & books). As for summer TV series, I would recommend Grey’s Anatomy (the summer is a good…two months (for me). You are going to need a pretty lengthy series) 😉

 


And that is ALL for this Liebster Award post! I won’t be nominating anyone just because I’ve posted this award two times already (and I’m pretty lazy). I hope you are all having an amazing week so far & you are reading some awesome novels along the way!! ❤

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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The Liebster Award! | Round Two

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Random Fact of the Day: 15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes. (are you part of that 15%????)

Hello sunshines! It’s been a while since I’ve posted an award, and honestly I was nominated for this one a LONG time ago…But anyways, none the less, thank you to Arvenig @ Arvenig.it for thinking of me — I appreciate you! ❤

RULES:

  • Thank the nominator and link back to their blog
  • Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate other bloggers that you think deserve the award
  • Write 11 questions for your nominees
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

MY A’s TO THE Q’s

[1.] Tell us some facts about you!

Hmmm.. 1.) I love mixed media, 2.) I enjoy dark chocolate more than any other chocolate, 3.) I’ve been making some really good blogger friends recently! (If you think I’m talking about you, I mostly likely am 😉 )

[2.] What is your favorite book or series?

Favorite BOOK??? As in singular??? Uhhhhh…I don’t like picking favorites but if I had to pick one, it would most likely have to be Looking for Alaska by John Green (sorry to all you Green dislikers 🙂 )

[3.] What is your favorite movie?

Ahhh..again with the singular tense! Arvenig, you are killing my soul. I really can’t pick a favorite for this one just because I watch so many movies. So, I’m gonna stick with a more broad answer — all movies relating to Disney, Marvel, Crime, Romance, etc.

[4.] On average, how many books do you read each month?

Lololol, on a good month, I would say maybe 3-5? But again, that’s on a VERY good month…(and those are very rare!)

[5.] What is your favorite quote?

I have soooooo MANY!!! So, again, here are a few:


[6.] What do you love other than books?

Painting, sleeping, eating, drinking coffee…you know, the usual 🙂

[7.] What is your patronus?

Okay, so I had no idea what that was, so I looked it up. And supposedly it’s a Harry Potter term?? Yeah, I don’t read (or haven’t read) HP soooo…

[8.] If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? And who would you go with?

Hmmm..some of my dream vacations are to Guam (my mother’s homeland), New York, France, & Japan. I don’t know who I’d go with, but it would probably be with my family.

 

[9.] Recommend me a song!

Anything by Demi Lovato (Stone Cold), Ed Sheeran (Photograph), Hozier (Like Real People Do), or Adele (Remedy).

[10.] What is your computer background?

I actually have a computer background that rotates between photos, but here are a few of them:


[11.] Why do you blog?

I blog for many reasons, but the main reason is because 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 continue 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 🙂


And now for the nominations! I am going to try and tag my new followers/following, but please feel free to ignore this nomination if you simply aren’t interested or you’ve completed this award already. However, if you do decide to post this award, I would love it if you could link back to this post so I can read your responses!

I TAG YOU!

  1. Amy @ Read. Dream. Live.
  2. @ The Library Lizard
  3. Camillia @ Twenty Three Pages
  4. Sakina @ A Forest of Books and Memories
  5. Eira @ EiraReads

The Questions For You:

  1. What’s the last song you listened to?
  2. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  3. Do you believe in horoscopes?
  4. If you could pick one genre to read for the rest of your lifetime, which would you pick?
  5. Have you ever wanted to change your name? If so, to what?
  6. If you had a twin, would you want it to be a female or male? (If you already have a twin…give a random fact, lol)
  7. What’s the last meal you ate?
  8. Do you prefer shopping online or in-store?
  9. When’s the last time you were happy?
  10. If you could describe your life right now in three words or less, how would you describe it?
  11. What’s your favorite number?

I hope everyone is having an amazing morning/afternoon/night, & if you would like to be nominated because my questions are just THAT awesome, feel free to ask (even though I’ll most likely say yes anyways)! ❤

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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Book Fangirling Blog Award!

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Random Fact of the Day: Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.

Hello!! It is almost Friday! I was nominated by Poppy @ Poppy’s Best of Books for the Book Fangirling Blog Award, so thank you Poppy for thinking of me! Definitely check out Poppy’s blog when you get the chance — she has a review for everyone 🙂

THE RULES:

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.

2. Answer the questions they set for you.

3. Set some new questions.

4. Nominate five new bloggers.”

MY A’s TO POPPY’S Q’s

(1.) Have you ever been disappointed with a series or book that has had a lot of hype? What was it and why were you disappointed?

Oh yeah, definitely! I was fairly disappointed with We Were Liars by E.Lockhart. When the novel came out, and even a little bit now, people praised this novel a ton. And to my surprise when I did actually picked it up, I thought I was reading the wrong novel! I couldn’t relate with the characters and I was pretty bored just because the first 20 pages were so confusing, lol.

 

(2.) If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only pick one series to accompany you, what would it be?

I rarely read series, but the last series (technically trilogy) that I read that I really loved was the Never, Never trilogy by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I actually haven’t read the last novel, but the first two were heart-wrenching and pleasing to my heart.

 

(3.) When you write a book review, do you use spoilers or not and why?

I try to be as spoiler-free as possible in my reviews, but I do discuss things that happen in the novel pretty detailed-ish, so spoilers can/should be expected. However, mainly I do not use spoilers.

(4.) If you could ask the author of one book or series to write a sequel, what would it be?

Ooo, difficult question! I think I’d either ask Rainbow Rowell to write a sequel to Eleanor & Park, or John Green to write a sequel to any of his novels…because I love John Green, lol.

 

 

(5.) Have you ever met any famous authors and if you haven’t, who would you like to meet and what would you ask them?

I actually have not, but I am planning to at the end of this month at YALLWest!! I would definitely want to meet John Green or Nicholas Sparks, just because they are both one of my favorite authors. I don’t know what’d I’d ask, but I know I would tell them that I love their writing and what they have published is beautiful. ❤


Those were such great questions, I don’t know if I can compete! However, here are my nominees for this award:

  1. Michelle @ The Reading Belle
  2. Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets
  3. @ Being a Book Nerd
  4. Cleo @ Cuddle With Books
  5. Trish @ Heart via Pages

Please feel free to ignore this tag if you simply aren’t interested or you’ve completed this award already. However, if you do decide to post this award, I would love it if you could link back to this post so I can read your responses!

Here are your questions:

  1. Have you ever considered being a vegetarian? If you are a vegetarian, how long have you been one?
  2. What is something you do as a hobby besides reading?
  3. Do you listen to music while you blog?
  4. How do you decide which novel you are going to read next?
  5. What’s one novel that you recently gave lower than 3 stars to? Why didn’t you enjoy it?

And that is all for this award! Thank you again to Poppy for nominating me — your questions were awesome! 🙂

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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Infinity Dreams Award! | Round 3

Random Fact of the Day: Almost every modern piano has 52 white keys and 36 black keys for a total of 88 keys.

It’s award time, yaaay! This is my third time being nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award, however I am still overly grateful that Lizzie @ Accio Padfoot thought of me, so thank you Lizzie!

Now let’s get on with the award…

The rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • State 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the questions that you were set
  • Nominate 11 bloggers
  • Set 11 questions for them”

11 FACTS ABOUT JBELKBOOKS:

  1. I’m actually really short — about 5 ft. to be exact, lol.
  2. I am a sophomore in high school.
  3. I prefer coffee over tea.
  4. I have had the song ‘Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes in my head for about a week now.
  5. I don’t think dreamcatchers really work, but I love how they look in my room, lol.
  6. I love meeting new people but I’m a shy person.
  7. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle.
  8. My favorite ice cream is either Rocky Road or Mint Chocolate Chip.
  9. Pink isn’t my favorite color, but I own a lot of the pink shade.
  10. JBelkBooks recently reached 200 followers, so thank you all!
  11. Hoarding candles is my thing but I never want to actually use them…

ANSWERING THE Q’S:

What’s the strangest bookish habit you have?

I smell every book that I have…all the time…randomly. 🙂

If you could meet any villain who would it be and why?

I don’t know about this one — there are so many awesome villains! But the first that came to mind was The Joker, lol. Even though I think he is extremely creepy, I feel like without the makeup he’d be pretty decent!

Would you travel to your past or your future?

Definitely my past, no matter how ugly it can get. I don’t want to know what the future holds for me…I like surprises (sometimes).

What are some fictional character names you love?

I like the name ‘Kai Awana’ from XODUS by K.J McPike & ‘Arya Stark’ from A Game of Thrones — they both have a nice “ring”, lol.

Do you write notes while you are reading?

Not all the time, but if I want to remember something I’ll leave a little note on my phone.

Do you have any pet hates?

If you mean ‘pet peeves’, I actually have a ton — when people chew really loud, people poking me to get my attention, messy tables, etc.

A favourite hobby that’s not reading?

Painting!! Watercolor, Acrylic…really anything in that medium!

Who’s your biggest fictional crush?

Either Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, any male character from Nicholas Spark’s novels, or Silas from the Never, Never trilogy by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher ❤

What’s your favourite season and why?

It used to be spring, but since that’s allergy season, I am going to go with Winter. I love the cold and that’s when Christmas is sooo…

The best advice that was ever given to you?

“You can be a buffalo or you can be a butterfly” — my high school Algebra 2 & Pre-Calculus teacher

What is your favourite genre of music?

Either Pop or Acoustic.


I NOMINATE YOU:

  1. Fadwa @ Word Wonders
  2. Jorelene @ Page Chronicles
  3. Franciska @ Life is Sweet in Books
  4. Jordyn @ J.Bookish
  5. Sky @ Bookish Night

Please feel free to ignore this tag if you simply aren’t interested or you’ve completed this award already. However, if you do decide to post this award, I would love it if you could link back to this post so I can read your responses!

Here are your questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  2. What is your Zodiac Sign?
  3. What’s your current favorite song?
  4. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  5. How do you decide which novel you are going to read next?
  6. Have you ever considered changing your name? If so, to what?
  7. What is your ideal vacation?
  8. If there was one place that you absolutely want to travel to, where would it be?
  9. Have you been to a museum before? If not, do you want to go to one?
  10. Can you read while listening to music?
  11. Do you prefer watching movies or TV shows?

And that is all for this award! Thank you again to Lizzie for nominating me, I appreciate you!! I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your day/night! 🙂

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