Versatile Blogger Award

Several weeks ago I was tagged for the Versatile Blogger Award, and I’m finally getting around to posting it! I don’t talk about my life much on my blog (I swear I’m the most boring person alive), so it was a fun change of pace to put together a list of things about myself to share. Thanks to Sarah for the tag! Her reviews (and her cat pictures!) are wonderful, and if you’re not following her already you should do that now!

Award Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Link to the blog of the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. The first place I was allowed to walk to alone as a child was the public library.
  2. I was first chair cellist in high school, but I haven’t played at all for a few years now. I do still play piano, but music used to be a much bigger part of my life. I still think the cello is the best-sounding string instrument. I saw a performance of this cello solo live and I still remember it as one of my favorite music experiences.
  3. The farthest I’ve been from the continental US is the Bahamas- I was three. I would love to travel more! Absolutely everywhere.
  4. Other than in college, I have always lived on farms. I love the space and the clean air of the countryside, but I was not cut out to be a farmer.
  5. I’m a slower reader than I used to be. I have a tendency to reread any sentences or passages that particularly interest me, and I also have developed a bad habit of skipping around the page for dialogue before going back to read everything in its proper order. I think I catch a lot more in my reading than I used to, but there are so many books I want to read and I wish I could pick up the pace!
  6. I love nail art. I don’t spend quite as much time on this as I used to, but I still own 400+ bottles of polish so it’s pretty rare that you’ll catch me with naked nails. (If you scroll far enough down my Instagram feed, the book pictures are completely replaced by nail art. It’s my other creative obsession.)
  7. Peaches are the best fruits.


My Nominations:

If you find yourself tagged and aren’t interested in participating, no pressure. Conversely, if you don’t see your name and want to take part, consider yourself tagged! I was trying not to tag anyone that I new had already been tagged, but I’ve been working on this post for a few days now (it’s been a busy month, please excuse my absence from the blog world), and I hope I haven’t mixed anything up! Please link back to me so I can see your facts if you want to try this post, as I do like meeting the blogger behind the books. πŸ™‚


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13 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award”

    1. Thanks for the link! Sorry to double up. It looks like the rules for this tag were a bit different a year ago, which is interesting.

      Sockmas sounds like a great idea! Christmas socks are the best. I don’t think I have 31 pairs, but I do try to wear them all in December!
      Also yay for librarians! I love my local library (even though it’s tiny and doesn’t have a great selection), but I can’t remember a single time in my lifetime that they’ve been hiring. That’s been a bummer, but it is nice to be friendly with the staff over such a long period of time, it makes for some excellent library visits! I’m gald you’re doing something you love. πŸ™‚


      1. I’m glad you have such a good relationship with your library. Hopefully they’ll get funding for more books sometime!

        I do love my decorative socks. 😁

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    1. You’re welcome! And thank you! πŸ™‚ I spent a lot of time as a teen scouring all the beauty stores for unique colors, which fortunately is a spendy habit I grew out of after acquiring my lifetime supply! Unfortunately, I still have the same habit, now shifted over completely to hoarding books. xD
      Looking forward to seeing your seven facts!

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  1. Thank you for the tag!! I enjoyed learning a little bit about you and I love the fact that the first place you were allowed to walk alone as a child was the local library! ❀ I've always wished that I could play a musical instrument well but I was a pretty atrocious flute player in school so I'll have to stick to admiring other people's efforts I think!

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    1. You’re very welcome! I’m looking forward to seeing your answers as well πŸ™‚

      I would have been terrible with a flute! My school had instrument try-out days for elementary students, and all of the sounds I was able to make with mouthpiece instruments were just frightening. I was lucky to find an instrument that was a good fit for me early on!

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  2. SOMEHOW I completely missed that you tagged me on this! Thank you so much!

    I used to play the piano and absolutely miss it. Since moving to Germany, I haven’t had a piano at home for 4 years now, but hopefully in the next year or two I can buy one and go back to playing. So I totally relate to what you said about the cello – also that sounds so lovely, playing the cello!

    This is so interesting – we do a lot of things completely opposite. I never have my nails painted, and I USED to skip dialogues and come back to re-read but don’t anymore, I never lived on a farm but now for the first time in my life I’m moving to the country side… near farms, I guess?

    Cool post, I love getting to know bloggers a little more!

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    1. No worries! Thanks for checking it out, and I hope you have fun with the tag!

      I would so miss the piano if I couldn’t play for years. When I practiced the cello I was mostly preparing for school concerts and such, but piano is the instrument I play for myself, so I think that is the one I would be more disheartened to lose.
      It’s so interesting that you used to skip dialogues! I’ve heard of readers who ONLY read the dialogue, but never of someone who tended to skip over it altogether! I would say I prefer exposition, but dialogue always seems to draw my eye more immediately.
      I hope you enjoy the countryside! I find it very peaceful and green, and conducive to reading. πŸ™‚
      Looking forward to learning a bit more about you as well, if you try the tag!

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      1. I didn’t skip entire dialogues, but back when I was a teen I was trying to read faster (for what reason, I don’t know) and practiced reading books skipping lots of it. It’s a tiresome (although fast) way to read, so I gave up on that after a while.

        Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. That’s interesting! I used to try different tricks to make myself read faster also, but I was too afraid of missing anything. I think I still am- which might be why I tend to read lots of passages twice instead of just trusting that I got it the first time! Definitely overkill. I would love to figure out a way to break that habit.

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    1. I’m honestly still in shock myself. The obsession went too far. 4 sounds like a much more manageable number!


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