Love-A-Thon: Wrap Up

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This past weekend was an absolutely blast! I cannot express how much fun it was.

For my fellow adventurers who were not aware of Love-A-Thon,

Love-a-Thon is an event hosted by Alexa (Alex Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish), and Mel (The Daily Prophecy). As said on Hazel’s blog, “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!”

I participated in post challenges like Book Spine Poetry, Bingo, and Invitation to Tea. I was part of the last Twitter chat and talked to a bunch of cool people. I found a ton of new blogs to follow and read their posts and book recommendations.

This was an excellent first experience with a book blogger event. I hope to be able to stay in contact with everyone that I met, and to participate again next year!

Until next time,

Nicole

Love-A-Thon: Mini Challenge-Invitation to Tea

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Love-a-Thon is an event hosted by Alexa (Alex Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish), and Mel (The Daily Prophecy). As said on Hazel’s blog, “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!”

And now for another challenge. For this challenge, we’re to share who we would want to have tea with and why. This could be an author, a book blogger/instagrammer/youtuber or fictional character. I decided that I will do two.

Invitation to an Author Authors: 

While in my Into Questionnaire I mentioned that I would love love love to meet J.K. Rowling, I wanted to mention the second person and third person I would love love love to meet: Leigh Bardugo and Adam Silvera.

We could all have tea together, and I would just ramble about how much I love More Happy Than Not and Six of Crows. I’d tell Adam Silvera how much I cried at the end of his story, how he’s one of the few authors to make me cry. I’d explain his plot twist seriously knocked me out and when I finally wake up, it knocked me out again. To Leigh Bardugo, I’d explain how I cannot believe she put so much action and adventure into one book and it didn’t feel overpowering. Especially having so many characters. But each character is so amazing that I love every single one.

Then I’d ask questions about their writing habits. Do they edit while they write? Or do they write a full draft before they edit anything? Do they have certain goals for themselves? Have they ever though of doing a collaboration (not specifically with each other, but that would be interesting too) and writing a story with another author? Do they prefer to write their stories in journals/handwritten or by computer? How do they deal with all their ideas running through their heads? Do they plan their story all the way through, with an outline? Or do they come up with stuff as they go along?

I’m sure I would come up with a million questions…or I’d be so nervous that I wouldn’t be able to say a thing and we’d awkwardly drink tea in silence.

That really seems likely with me.

 

Well, that’s my invitation to tea. Who would you invite? What would you talk about? Let me  know!

Until next time,

Nicole

Love-A-Thon: Mini Challenge-Book Spine Poetry

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It’s time for my second challenge! For those of you who don’t know:

Love-a-Thon is an event hosted by Alexa (Alex Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish), and Mel (The Daily Prophecy). As said on Hazel’s blog, “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!”

I believe there is still time to join, so click one of the hosts above, and have fun! Now, for some poetry.

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This is where it ends: [The] Thief of Lies betrayed The Warrior Heir

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[In] a room of one’s own, everybody sees the ants

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The Land of Stories: Marked, Untamed or The Wishing Spell: Marked, Untamed
(I liked both ways)

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Tried to make a longer one. Not sure it makes sense haha

The Radiant Road

They Say, I say “Unwind. Ask the passengers [if they’re]

more happy than not.

[For] delirium [is] fluent forever.”

I had fun making these poems. I also have a personal favorite out of these four. Which do you like best? Also, if you’re doing the Poetry Spine challenge, let me know in the comments so I can read them!

Until next time!

Nicole