One Lovely Blog Award

Hey guys! I was nominated by Book Lover Blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so, so much! Check out her blog for book reviews and beautiful pictures, both are lovely.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share seven facts about yourself
  3. Nominate other bloggers and inform them of the nomination


1. I’m the oldest of five children and have four little sisters. They make me feel like the luckiest person in the world—I don’t know what I’d do without my crazy, wonderful family. Here’s all of us at my grandma’s for Easter!


2. As a freelance writer, one of my favorite things to do while working is listening to podcasts. It reminds me of when I was young and my dad would listen to talk shows while working, and it makes time pass faster. Some of my favorites are Modern Love, The Moth Radio Hour, Beautiful/Anonymous, On Being, and Philosophize This.

3. One of my guilty pleasures is watching cooking reality TV shows, especially The Great British Bake Off. They’re just so kind to each other and they try so hard. I love that show so much.

4. When I was a teenager, one of my favorite YA books was It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. It was such a raw portrait of depression, and it helped me a lot while navigating the depression and anxiety in my own life. I appreciated its humor and its honesty, and I remember how much it hurt when I learned that the author had taken his life. It made me wish that he had realized how much catharsis and hope his book had given others and also inspired me to write YA fiction as a means of helping queer teens feel less alone.

5. I may or may not be a closet Trekkie (and a very open twenty-one pilots fan). Live long and prosper, friends, and stay alive!

6. I’m a bit of a chocolate snob, which is both a vice and a virtue. My favorites are Ritter Sport, Chocolove, and those chocolate oranges you can get at Christmas time. I also really like Kit-Kats, which is kinda basic but ah, well.

7. Even though I know that they’re not accurate, I like personality tests. They help my simple mind understand a little more about myself and find areas to improve upon in my life. I know they’re not scientifically accurate, but they make me happy—and that’s important, too, on some level. In case you’re wondering, I’m an INFJ Enneagram type 6 wing 5 and, according to the Big 5 test, could probably stand to be less neurotic.

  1. Pages Below the Vaulted Sky
  2. Malanie Loves Fiction
  3. Bookish Connoisseur
  4. Forty Two Thoughts
  5. Des’ Random Thoughts

21 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. oh my gosh thank you for the nom???????
    btw I think we were meant to be friends bc
    1) I am also the oldest child
    2) we would watch Great British Bake Off together and just be happy bc that show makes me feel good about this world
    3) I need to read “It’s Kind of Funny Story” bc my depression sucks
    4) I worship Spock Captain Bones
    5) kit-kats
    6) I am INFP, we are the same person except one letter xD


    1. It’s official, we are now blog friends. The whole Bones-Spock-Kirk friendship trio is the best, man, it gives me life ❤ ❤ Have you seen Discovery yet? I’ve watched the first couple of episodes but need to catch up one of these days

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      1. *is excited*
        we agree on a book to read at the same time and talk about it together on twitter and/or write about the book on our blogs
        basically just a two person book club
        we could do something like “More Happy Than Not,” it’s been on my tbr forever
        or I’m up for anything you are, luckily I have quick access to the library.
        u have the best book recs
        I nominate you as leader


      2. Oh that sounds way fun! I’ve actually read More Happy Than Not before but it’s been around a year and could read it again. Or if you haven’t read The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (she wrote Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda), I’ve been meaning to–it’s several of my friends’ favorite LGBT YA book

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  2. Thanks so much for the nomination! It actually made my day ❤
    (also not to jump on malanie's post but as a fellow lover of kit-kats (especially peanut butter ones), star trek, twenty one pilots, and bake-off can i pls third wheel this friendship thx)

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  3. Wow! Thank you so much for the nomination!! I’m honored 🙂
    I listen to podcasts while I work too!
    And I love personality tests; they’re so interesting. I’m also an INFJ/INTJ (depending on the day, I’ve gotten both results).

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      1. True crime podcasts are my go to, because that has always been an interesting subject to me. But I’ve recently really fallen in love with the Book Riot podcasts! Who doesn’t want to listen to people talk about books? 🙂

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