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The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

I wasn’t exactly tagged in this post. I saw a post on nen & jen. After the five, they said “You”. That’s good enough for me! You can find thier beautiful blog on the tag here.

The Rules
  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of Tiffany’s graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. 

Can’t say this was one of my favorite books of all times, but it was interesting to say the least. Without giving too much away, I strongly encourage people to read about it. For more information, click here.

This whole series has shaken me to the core. It’s insane and mind blowing. I fully recommend keeping the next book on hand so you can grab it immediately when finishing the current one. To experience the best of two worlds, click here.

This series was amazing. And the journey the trio goes on in this book is one of the best book journies ever. And there are QUITE a few out there! Visit the world of Harry Potter here!

This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The whole series has me in it’s trap. If you haven’t read this series, I strongly recommend you give it a chance. The story is just as beautiful as the cover! Live the life of a Reaper here!

I read this entire book in one sitting. I was tempting to take it and re-reading it. I can’t wait to devour the rest of the series. If they are as fast-paced and unique as this one, I’m going to be hooked! Travel back in time here!

This was a beautiful story. The whole trilogy was amazing. I didn’t want it to end. This author doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. This trilogy doesn’t either! Fall in love with a new trilogy by clicking here.

This book is where this series started picking back up for me. I almost set the series down because I felt the author was getting bored with the series. That changed with this one. That’s why I consider it a breath of fresh air. For more Stephanie shenanigans click here.

There’s only so much I can say about this book without giving too much away. But if there’s a character who fits this more, it’s her. She decided to do something that everybody told her was impossible. She risked everything for what she believed in to conquer this challenge. And she made it awesome! Read and see!!! Continue following the Reaper’s life here!

If I tell you that this book would be a happy read, I would be lying. It is very sad. Don’t get me wrong. There are happy moments, but the author definitely makes you work for them. The book is sprinkled with all kinds of Greek recipes. It’s beautiful! To learn to love again and grow with this family, press here.

I know this is going to be insane. But it’s true. This book and the author inspired me. It Gets Worse was inspiring too. Shane Dawson struggled with some of the same things I did in life. And it’s nice to know that I’m not alone and there will always be a positive. I especially love that he can find humor in anything. Especially the most horrible moments of his life. Get inside Shane’s life in small doses here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this tag! If you’ve read any of these, let me know. The five people I choose are:

Traveling Trailer Trash

TheGeekishBrunette

Confessions of a YA Reader

My Books-My World

A Little Haze Book Blog

YOU!!!!

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The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award by Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner. I’m not too familiar with this award since I am fairly new to the serious blogging world. But it seems to be a project for bloggers to help lift up other bloggers. I am all for that.

Thank you Kitty for the amazing nomination. I’m truly humbled. You are a far more advanced blogger than I am, but I appreciate that she sees me as worthy of a Blogger Award.

THE RULES

  1. Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I Got Started

Back in 2013, I was feeling very lonely. There wasn’t a lot of readers in my area I could talk to. That I knew of anyways. I met some readers online and they changed my life forever. I discovered online parties all about books. And reviews! I could share my thoughts of books online! It was amazing! I was empowered. I wrote my first ever book review in September of 2013.

I’ve had many blog names before this trying to find one that fit perfectly. In 2015, I created the pen name for myself Willow Star Serenity. It was one of my best decisions. At one point I had a blog called Willow’s Thoughts And Book Obsessions. I wasn’t ever fully happy with this blog name. It was wordy and not really fun.

A couple months ago the name Willow Writes and reads just hit me. And I knew it was the name for me. I did what it took to make my blog official. I’m not branching out and attempting to network with other blogs. Every day I learn and grow. I’m not advanced, but I’m doing what I love. Talking about books!

My Advice To New Bloggers

  1. If I can advise ANYTHING, it’s to be yourself. Post about what you love. I know it seems easier to follow the fad or the latest “viral” things. But unless it’s something that makes you happy, this won’t make you happy for long. Personally, I love to post about authors and books. I love to write reviews. It’s what keeps me happy and keeps me posting! Some people may want to blog about traveling or cooking or anything! The point of the matter is it has to make you happy in the end of the day. If that shows in your blog, the readers will follow.
  2. Interact with other bloggers. Interact with the community that you’re wanting to blog about. If you want to gain interest, you have to show the people that you’re there. You don’t have to be totally extroverted to do this. It may make the process a lot easier. But in time, it will come.
  3. I know I’m only supposed to post two pieces of advice, but I feel this one is important. Please be patient. Things take time. You’ll learn and you’ll grow. The readers will follow. Circling back to Tip #1, be yourself. If you are true to yourself and your blogs, your readers will be true to you. Give it time.

This is the part where I’m supposed to nominate 15 people. As I’m new to the blogging world, I don’t know 15 people to nominate. Maybe one day I will. Until then, if you are reading this and you are a blogger, feel free to tag yourself! All I ask is that you put the link to your blog in my comments so that I can read and share it! I’ll also follow your blog if I’m not doing so already!