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2016 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon

Event Dates: February 20, 12AM EST – February 22, 12AM EST

Hosted by: Alexa (Alexa Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) & Mel (The Daily Prophecy)

From Alexa’s site, “The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!”

Sounds like fun, right? To start the awesome event, participating bloggers are filling out this questionnaire to introduce ourselves.


What’s your name?


Where in the world are you blogging from?

Canada yo!

How did you get into blogging in the first place?

I joined GoodReads first and noticed that so many cool reviewers had blogs. It looked like something I wanted to do, so I joined along!

How did you come up with your blog name?

Octavia did the awesome naming, I just hopped on board.

What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?

I tend to read a lot of contemporary YA, but I am trying to branch out this year. I hope to review more graphic novels and I think I’m starting to like NA.

What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?

I tend to mainly do reviews & blog tours, but we do host some events. I’m co-hosting The Diversity Book Challenge with Mishma. Octavia and I will also be hosting ARC April & ARC August this year! Basically, we do tons of cool stuff.

Best blogging experience so far?

It hasn’t happened yet but I will be attending BEA this year and gahhh I can’t wait! But actual things I’ve already done; I love participating in blog tours and going to author events. I particularly enjoyed Fierce Reads last year. I got to meet Leila Sales & Leigh Bardugo and I met the lovely Amanda and now I have an awesome group of fellow Toronto bloggers where we meet around once a month and just hang out. Most recently, we went to an awesome Pierce Brown signing. You can read more about the event on Jesse’s recap!

Favorite thing about the blogging community?

From my experiences, I love how kind everyone is. I love that we can also have intelligent conversations about the industry and every aspect of YA. The community is so grand and amazing, it’s hard to describe it fully.

Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?

I write sometimes. I also record a YA podcast titled Today in YA which I am particularly proud of; I think it’s great so far. I got to interview some awesome people and I’m looking forward to all the new opportunities it will bring!

Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?

I am strangely addicted to lipsticks. I don’t wear a lot of makeup but I feel soooo confident in a lipstick. Particularly dark purple.

What would your dream library look like?

A separate room with a comfy couch and a reading chair and all the book pillows/throws from my favourite society6/redbubble stores. Seriously bloggers, stop designing the most amazing stuff!

Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?

Definitely Dahlia Adler. She is amazing and it’s one of my dreams to meet her.

Are you participating in Loveathon? If so, link me your blog! Let’s chat in the comments!

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34 thoughts on “Loveathon 2016: Questionnaire!”

  1. Shelly, this excitement for “Canada yo” is a lie — IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY ON THE FEBRUARY OF SOMETHING SOMETHING, DID YOU NOT FEEL TICKED AT THE WINTER-Y SNOW WHEN YOU HAD TO SHOVEL? Who are you and what have you done to Shells…
    Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts recently posted…[2016 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon] — QuestionnaireMy Profile

  2. YES, SHELLY. YES. YOU HAVE THIS OUT. YOU DIDN’T DISAPPOINT. (Tho, lbr, comic talk has absolved you of any judgement I may have of you.)


    Speaking of lipsticks, I really need to invest in a blood red one…because of reasons. ;))))
    Cee recently posted…2016 LOVE-A-THON · A Jolly Welcome!My Profile

  3. Yay, Loveathon has just begun for me here in Scotland. Love the sound of Arc April, I will watch out for that. Enjoy Loveathon, my post is :
    Happy Reading and commenting.
    Amanda recently posted…#LoveAThon:My Profile

  4. Ooh, I admire you for the purple lipstick! I haven’t really worn bold lip colors (tend to stick to pinks and neutrals), but I would like to try reds and maybe bright pink. Also, I definitely think sitting down to tea with Dahlia would be fun! She is so nice, and I love reading her tweets 🙂 What kind of NA are you into (lighter side versus angsty side)? I have a few recs!
    Alexa S. recently posted…2016 Love-a-Thon: B-I-N-G-OMy Profile

  5. Bold lipsticks are sooo fun- you feel like nobody can mess with you when you wear it, it’s great! I haven’t read too many NAs, I’m mostly intrigued by their premises, some of them sound so unique! I’m more into light ones if you have a few recs! 🙂

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog — and yay, fellow Canadian blogger! I wish that I lived in Ontario … it seems like all the Ontario bloggers have so much fun when they get together! I honestly don’t know how many of us West Coasters there are, but maybe we should start a club too … hee hee!

    I wish that I had the confidence to rock lipstick, but I always feel strange when I wear it. But I LIVE for lip balm though … can’t be caught without it!

    Also, I loooooove that you got to meet Leigh Bardugo!!!! I loved the Grisha series, and I am currently reading Six of Crows. She’s amazing, and is absolutely on my favourite author list!
    Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads recently posted…Mini-Challenge #1: Mix ‘n’ MatchMy Profile

  7. Honestly, another Canadian blogger through #LoveAThon, I’m floored! I find it almost non-existent to find Canadian bloggers, so I’m happy when I see more! Especially from around T.O.! I honestly just bought a throw pillow from one the book bloggers society6… my boyfriends going to kill me when he sees it! I’m getting addicted! 🙂
    Kayla recently posted…#LoveAThon- Mix & MatchMy Profile

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