Monday, January 10, 2011

Musing Monday & My First Blog Award!

To start off this post, I'll be answering the Musing Monday question (a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading). This week's question is: Where is your favorite place to find new books to read?

My Answer: Well, I think the most obvious answer would be around the blogosphere! I'm constantly checking other bloggers' reviews for new books. Similarly, if a book keeps popping up on everyone's blog, it makes me much more likely to check it out. Aside from blogs, I love stalking browsing other members shelves on Shelfari. If the person has a lot of books in common with me, odds are pretty high that they'll have read other books I'd be interested in. Sometimes I also just like browsing the shelves of the library for things that catch my eye.
Now, on to other fun news! Today I received the Stylish Blogger Award from Laura at All of Everything and Chloe at YA Booklover Blog - my first blog award ever! Thanks guys!

Here are the rules if you get awarded:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
Seven Things About Me:
  1. I have three dogs - two cocker spaniels and one cocker spaniel-poodle mix (which, if you didn't know, is called a cocker-poo... hey, I can hear you snickering!)
  2. I hate swimming in the ocean because I have an irrational fear of sharks / jellyfish / etc... I love collecting seashells though!
  3. I've never traveled outside of the US before. (hopefully that will change soon!)
  4. I still love watching Disney Movies, despite the fact that I am 19 years old.
  5. My favorite things to watch on TV are trashy reality shows.
  6. I loveeee iceskating!
  7. The summer that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came out, I got a super-terrible sunburn because I was so engrossed with the book that I forgot to reapply sunscreen while at the beach (extra embarrassing because I had shorts on at the time - funky tan lines)
Fifteen Stylish Blogs (check 'em out):


  1. Thanks for giving me this award Alyssa !!
    rI don't know if you would be interested in it, but I'd like to go the US one day (but it's so expensive) and I was wondering, would you like to come to France ? It's kind of weird to ask you that but I've seen that you had never traveled outside the US and it's kind of my dream to go there ... So if you're interested to do that kind of thing (coming to my home and I come to yours ...) let me know !! We don't really know each other, so that feels really awckward to ask you that ... If you don't want to, it's not a big deal ;)
    Or if you know someone who'd like to do this, tell me =)

  2. Awww Elodie that's so nice of you to ask, but I'm kind of low on funds & time ... I'm currently saving up to study abroad in Italy this summer (*crosses fingers*) If anybody at my school mentions wanting to go to France, I'll let you know though :)

  3. I still love watching Disney movies too, and I'm 28--so don't feel silly. Just because you're not a child doesn't mean you can't enjoy!

  4. it's other bloggers for me as a source of new book ideas.
    if you have similar tastes and they love a book, and it sounds so interesting, how can you say

  5. @ caite: I totally agree!
    @ Carissa: haha thanks for making me feel better =P

  6. Thanks so much for the award! And I totally love watching DIsney movies too--I practically have a bunch of them memorized, ha. :)

  7. Yay! Thank you for the award! I have to agree with many of your 7 facts--I can't get enough Harry Potter, you couldn't pay me enough to get me to swim in the ocean, and Disney movies still rock (and I'm 26!).

  8. Well you know when your reading a good book when you forget the essentials of life,lol.

  9. Hi Alyssa! Thank you so much for my award!

  10. Thanks Alyssa, it's really nice of you !!
    Happy reading ;)

  11. Tehehehehe, cocker-poo~ xD
    I'm sorry, can't help it. Is it sad that I'm 20 and I still laugh at silly words? If it is, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to being immature. And, on top of that, I love Disney movies too!
    Thanks so much for the award, Alyssa. It made my day. Now I'm going to have to come up with 7 things to share about myself. What will they I had a beard right now, I'd stroke it as I consider the possibilities.
    Thanks again! <3

  12. You're welcome! You're blog is awesome :D

    #3 Me too! (but in Canada). I would love to travel though.
    #4 Ok me and my friends have Disney marathons, don't be embarrassed AT ALL lolol
    #7 Oh my gosh me too! LOL. My legs were in and out of the sun so I had tan lines stop at like my knees


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