Thank you Crystal Girl for nominating me for this award. It’s nice to reminisce about how all this happened haha. 


  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  • Do a post to show your award
  • Give a summary of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers
  • Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post

It all started when I read a book. This book actually:

I had a lot of *feelings* about the book. (Still do). At the time, I had no one to discuss it with. Well, no. That’s a lie. I had my bff. (Again, still do). She’s the one I vent my bookish opinions to. The thing is, at the time, she wasn’t a huge reader. So it was a bit of a one-way conversation. The day I told her about the book, I was still riled up and took my therapist’s long-ago advice: write it all down. I did and it was cathartic. The next book I finished, got the same treatment. Before I knew it, I had a few book reviews completed. I didn’t know what to do with them. Then I remembered that years back, an old high school classmate had a blog here on WordPress. I thought about creating one myself but kept putting it off. Reviews piling up. Until one day (almost 1 year ago 😮 !), while watching Casablanca, I finally decided to go for it. Hence the blog name. And the rest is book blogging history. 

I’m terrible with advice. Terrible. So I’m going to be a cliche and say: be yourself. Because that’s legit solid advice. I think the best blogs are the ones where the blogger’s personality shines through. In whatever form it may be. Just stay true to who you are. It’s your blog, your safe space, do what you want with it. 

Another piece of advice? Yikes. Um… don’t give up? I think it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything going on around the blogosphere. To feel some kind of pressure. Especially if you’re new to all this. Find your rhythm. Take a breather when necessary. This is all genuinely fun. And the pressure goes away. For the most part haha. 

* I’m not specifically nominating anyone. But I’d love to know how everyone’s blog came to be! Please tell me in the comments below 🙂 *


9 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Thats great advice!! Don’t stress and be yourself are the two best pieces of advice! Also I love how your blog came to be! I started my blog because I randomly stumbled across a blog while reading reviews on goodreads and I loved the idea so much I wanted to give it a shot!

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  2. Congrats on your award!

    Well, since you asked your readers to say how we started our blogs, here goes:
    I am a person who loves to comment on the movies I watch. It is a horrible trait – I’ve always been this way – and I have to remind myself to be quiet when everyone is watching a movie. So my family and friends gently suggested I put all my thoughts in a blog…and now we’re living happily ever after. 😉

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  3. I LOVE your answers. The one-way conversation when it comes to books? And here rises from the ashes of a one way conversation about a book that raised so many feelings, love, passion, fury, confusion: a book blogger. Do you still have a link to the review? I’d love to read it, I’m still not sure whether I should read it or not, chances are that if you like it, I probably will like it too (we do weirdly have the same taste).
    And yep, it sounds cliche but it is the TRUTH. You gotta be yourself, being anything other than yourself is a miserable life and that applies to blogging too.
    But damn, I’ve been nominated for this award and I was going to nominate you, but seeing as you’ve already done it now, I will have to rethink my noms. 😂

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    1. Lmao that book!!! I want to reread it but I don’t trust myself. I’d probably throw it out the window lol. I mean, the dad is a lawyer and he ignores the evidence and omg. It’s very much a “how far would you go for your child?” mixed with “do you really know your kid?”. It’s been a year and I can still remember every detail lol. And the book doesn’t really have a conclusive ending. Well, it does. But the main question is unanswered. So it’s open to interpretation. I think you’d enjoy it!

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