The Awesome Blogger Award

I was nominated by the lovely and wonderful Emer who always tags me in these wonderful awards! She is so wonderful and kind to always think of me for these things and I’m very grateful. If you haven’t checked out Emer, you can check out her amazing blog HERE!

❄️What is The Awesome Blogger Award? ❄️

The award was created by Maggie @Dreaming of Guatemala. This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

❄️The Rules! ❄️

❄️ Thank the blogger who nominated you (that’s the fabulous Lauren!!! Thanks again Lauren!)

❄️ Credit the creator

❄️ Tag this post with #AwesomeBloggerAward

❄️ Answer all the questions given to you

❄️ Nominate some people

❄️ Write 10 questions for them to answer

❄️ Questions by Emer!

❄️ Do you prefer Bookstagram or Book Twitter? Share your social links.

So I actually use both! I do enjoy both because I do follow a lot of my favorite content creators and authors. I do have both links on my blog, but here are the links for Twitter and Bookstgram!

❄️ Do you listen to music while listening? Or have you a favourite song that you associate with a particular book?

So, I have made playlists for some of my favorite books such as There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool and Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa!

❄️ What would you like to be remembered for?

I think the biggest thing friends and people associate me with or remember me by is my empathy/sympathy and life wisdom.

❄️ Who is your favourite musician/band/singer?

Oh look! I just so happen to have the latest album by Skrux right here! Huh, that’s so weird! You should go listen to it!

❄️ Who or what are you most grateful for in life?

Dang! Hitting me with all the really hard questions! I’m grateful for so much and blessed with so much. I always make sure I’m aware of that and I’m constantly saying how grateful I am for my loved ones and for those who have changed me or impacted my life whether it was good or bad. And I’m also grateful for all of YOU! Yes you, dear reader! Without your love, your support, your enjoyment of my content then I probably wouldn’t have my blog or my bookstgram or my other dedicated social media to my love of books. So thank you to all of you who are reading this article, who read my new content, who have supported me on this journey, to my loved ones who may be reading this right now! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! ❤️ I know I say it a lot, but let me say it even more because you can never say it enough; thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! ❤️

❄️ What is your favourite book to film adaptation?

Oh no, oh no, no no! I think there’s literally only one film that I truly enjoyed that has been adapted into film.

❄️ What are your hopes for your blog in the next year?

Honestly, I just hope my blog keeps growing and more readers stumble upon this little blog. This journey has been incredible and 2019 has been such a wild ride of a year. From hitting my second year on Boookstgram all the way to starting this blog, it has been a remarkable journey and I’m so blessed and grateful for all of those who have jumped on this boat with me. To watch me bloom and to watch my love for books come alive. I’m excited for everything 2020 holds because anything is possible and I have so much planned for 2020, so many surprises and I truly can’t wait!

❄️ You are going away on a relaxing holiday for a week. Where would you go and what five books would you bring with you to reread?

This is so hard! First, I would travel to either Alaska or I would travel to Japan! Okay, okay…I cheated and had to go to my GoodReads and check out some of the books I’ve read in the past. So I think I have them narrowed down! In order…

❄️ The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 1 by NAGABE

❄️ Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

❄️ Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan

❄️ Dream Daddy #5 by Josh Trujillo & D.J. Kirkland

❄️ Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

❄️ It’s nice to be important but it’s important to be nice. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

Jeez, all the hard questions! Okay, okay! I’m about to get really soft and sappy, so just remember that you asked about this. I think the nicest thing anyone has every done for me has been from my spouse. I try to keep certain lines drawn between my personal life and my online presence, but I always like to be honest and as open as I possibly can with all of you. So what I’m about to say I still get choked up about and it’s still very unbelievable for me to wrap my head around so I don’t often think about it because how it impacts me. The nicest thing anyone has done for me has been my spouse loving me, choosing me, and marrying me. And many of you might be saying, “How is that the nicest thing someone has done for you?” I come from a very rough and brutal past, to the point that I learned at a very young age how cruel the world and people truly can be. A lot of my relationships I had gotten into had been very toxic and abusive. When I met my spouse, it was at a point in my life where I was picking up all the pieces and putting everything back together. When they came into the picture, for the first time outside of family and friends, someone saw me, wanted to be with me, and love me for me, scars and all. It felt for the longest time that I had been holding my breath and then suddenly someone told me I could take a breath. Seven years later and we’re still together, and I still can’t wrap my head around it all. It’s like that scene from Lilo and Stitch where Lilo asks for an angel. It kind of feels like that.

❄️ How many books have you read so far this year?

Well according to GoodReads, I have read 94 books so far this year! But don’t count it over yet, we still have a few more weeks before the year is over and I have accepted the challenge!

And those are all the questions by Emer! Holy ghosts were they hard and that second to last one really knocked the wind out of me. I’m still crying, and I’m still soft and emotional from it. But those are the questions and make sure you go check out Emer’s blog! She posts really amazing content and she just a beautiful soul of a person!

❄️ Nominated Blogs! ❄️

❄️ Donna

❄️ Kayla

❄️ Robin

❄️ Lauren

❄️ Kat

❄️ Molly

❄️ Jessy

❄️ Emer

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

❄️ My Ten Questions for those Tagged! ❄️

❄️ It’s late at night and you’re looking up at the stars when you see a shooting star, what wish would you make in that moment and why?

❄️ What are you top five books on you holiday wish list this year?

❄️ Aside from books, what are some of you greatest passions? List six!

❄️ Since it’s the holidays, let’s get festive! Tell me your top five favorite holiday movies to watch this time of year!

❄️ If you had a spirit animal, what animal would it be and why?

❄️ If you got to be any Disney character for a day, who would it be and why?

❄️ Let’s talk about underrated books! What are you top five choices for books you think are underrated or barely hear anyone talking about?

❄️ Tell me about the first book you fell in love with! What book was it and what made you fall in love with it some much that you can’t seem to forget it!

❄️ As the end of the year quickly approaches, what are three things that you’re hoping 2020 will bring?

❄️ What are your top five favorites scents to smell?

Okay, readers! I think that wraps everything up for this article! I hope you all enjoyed and even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to tag yourself! I would love to hear your answers to my questions and feel free to tag me! I truly do enjoy doing these and I’m so grateful that Emer constantly thinks of me for these! But anyway, that’s a wrap and I hope you all are having a wonderful December so far! Until next time, may your TBR be filled with five star reads, I love you! 💙


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The Liebster Award II

Salutations Chapterlings! I’m back with another Liebster award! As always, Emer is a truly wonderful and kind soul for thinking of me every time she acquires one of these! If you haven’t had the pleasure of checking out Emer and her blog, then you should change that, immediately! Emer is a wonderful and insightful soul that brings so much to the book community and I feel truly blessed to call them my friend. So give her a little love and check out her social media!

🍁 What is the Liebster Award?

I found all this information on The Global Aussie‘s page.

“The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

🍁 Rules!

🍁 Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.

🍁 Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you

🍁 Nominate 11 people

🍁 Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

🍁 The Questions from Emer!

🍁 What is your favourite all time music video? Share a link.

I have SO MANY favorite music videos! But this is probably one of my top three! Just the lyrics alone fill my heart with so many emotions!

🍁 If you could spend a year living in another country where would you choose and why?

Hmmm…either Japan or Australia. Those are my top two places I could see myself living for a decent amount of time. Plus, they’re places I’ve always dreamed about visiting.

🍁 If you could switch places with any character (book, TV show, or film) for a day, who would you switch with and what would you do?

I would switch places with Persephone from Lore Olympus! She has so many amazing moments with Hades and I just want one chance to be in her shoes during one of these moments!

🍁 What is the best snack food in your opinion?

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🍁 Do you like to read the book before you watch its film adaptation?

Yes I do. I find that I really enjoy reading a book before watching any adaptation. However, there have been times where I have cheated this.

🍁 What’s on your list of top three books that you have read so far in 2019?

In this order, How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow, There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool, and House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

🍁 What are three things you love most about being a member of the online book community (blogs, book twitter, bookstagram, Goodreads etc.)?

I love all the wonderful people I have been meeting and talking with. I have found some of the greatest of friends through this community and I’m so grateful for that.

🍁 Do you have a bucket list? If yes, what are the top five items on your list? If not, what do you think would be in your top five?

I do and my top five are the following: Attend a BTS concert, finally travel to Alaska, meet my pen-pal of thirteen years face to face to the first without there being a computer screen between us, finally build a whole new office/library, and

🍁 If they were making a film of your life who would you like to cast as yourself?

🍁 What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

Honestly, it would be the most boring thing ever…I would probably find a comfy place and nap for the whole day and since I would be invisible, no one can wake me up!

🍁 If you could pick someone to write and perform a song inspired by you, who would you pick?

That’s incredibly easy. Kim Namjoon from BTS.

And those are all of Emer’s questions answered!

Thank you so much for tagging me! I’m so honored and grateful that you even thought of me! ❤️

And before I forget, here are the blogs that I tag!

🍁 The blogs!

🍁 Kayla

🍁 Robin

🍁 Donna

🍁 Marie

🍁 Destiny

🍁 Julith

🍁 Lauren

🍁 Diana

🍁 May

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

🍁 My questions for those who are tagged!

1What has been your favorite memory so far for the year of 2019?

2What are you top three books you hope to finish before 2019 comes to an end?

3Name at least one book that was recommended to you (and tag the person) that you loved!

4If you had a theme song, what song would it be and why?

5If you could spend the day as any character (whether from a book or movie), who would it be and why?

6Do you like to eat a snack while you read? If so, what’s you’re favorite snack to have?

7Who are you top five fictional crushes?

8What is you most favorite time of the year? (This can be a holiday, a national day, the release date of a book, or even your birthday)

9Say one thing that you’re proud you of that you accomplished before the end of 2019!

10How do you few about playlists while reading?

11What’s one genre that you don’t often read from, but you would love to start reading more of?

Okay, friends! That wraps everything up and boy am I wiped! Some of those questions were tough and I really had to think on them. But I hope you all enjoyed this article as much as I did writing it! And once again, thank you so much to Emer who is just a wonderful soul in this community. Seriously, check her blog out and give her some love! Until next time, may the month of November end with lovely memories, I love you! 💜


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Real Neat Blog Award

I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by the lovely Emer at The Little Haze Book Blog! Emer is such an amazing and kind soul! She has been supporting me for a while now and I’m so thankful I get to call her my friend. I’m truly grateful to be tagged for this and is means the world to me!

🍁The Origins of the Real Neat Blog Award🍁

Before I answer the questions I did a little googling to try and find the origins of this award and the earliest reference I can find to it goes all the way back to 2014 and to a blog called Dear Kitty, Some Blog.

The award came about as a way to highlight bloggers that need more attention because of their awesome content on their blogs and the first logo ever created for the award is this one that I found on the same Dear Kitty, Some Blog page:

🍁 The Rules:

🍁 Display the Award Logo.

🍁 Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

🍁 Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.

🍁 Nominate some bloggers.

🍁 Ask them seven questions.

🍁 Questions set by Emer 🍁

🍁 What country that you have not yet visited would you like to go to?

Honestly, I would really like to go to Japan. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to one day travel there and see everything the culture has to offer. I would also love to travel to the United Kingdom. My lifelong penpal of fourteen years lives over there. She means the world to be, she’s one of my best friends, I really want to travel out there to finally hug her, meet her face to face, and share my greetings with the family I’ve come to know and love.

🍁 What is you favorite flower?

Everyone asks me this question because of my two tattoos. I actually have two favorite flowers. The first flower is a sunflower. I don’t want to go into details about that flower because it’s very personal, very emotional, and just something that stirs a lot of emotions in me around this time of year. The second flower is snapdragons. I love this flower with my whole heart and it wasn’t until a year ago that I found out the flower I loved so much in my childhood is called snapdragons. I love the look of them, I love how delicate they are, and I love the symbolism and meaning behind this flower.

🍁 If you could go back in time, to which time period would you choose to visit?

I feel like the Renaissance era would be a time where I would thrive and be madly in love with. Don’t ask me why, that’s just me guessing!

🍁 Do you believe we are alone in the universe?

We don’t know this question! We don’t know her! If I’m being absolutely honest; in my life experience there have been things that have happened to me, things I have seen and experienced that I can’t explain. Things that the people who were with me can’t explain. I’m not the type of person who likes to assume or even say “This is cut and dry! There’s no other option!” What I know from science alone, we’re still discovering and learning things about the ocean. It’s the exact same thing with space and the universe. I like to believe that there are some things we have yet to learn, or discover, or even know because we’re human beings and we’re always growing, learning, and adapting. So I think to cut and dry assume we are or aren’t alone in the universe is just silly. There’s always a mystery that can be unraveled, it’s just a matter of when and who will do the unraveling.

🍁 What is your all time favourite meal? (Include drinks, side orders, desserts etc. etc. Calories do not apply!!!!)

Once again, another question I love that people ask me. My answer will forever and always be… Mac n’ Cheese. No one can tell me otherwise.

🍁 If you were writing the book of your life what title would you give it?

This is something I have thought about for a very long time. I have spent my time in elementary school all the way to now, in my adulthood, thinking about this. I honestly think if I were to ever write a book about my life if would be titled one of two titles. The first one being Down the Rabbit Hole or Fox of Many Faces. Everyone asks why I would pick one of these titles and the answer is somewhere between is simple, but really complicated. I’m in my twenties and in my twenty some years of living, I have experienced more of life than most people can say. Those experiences have been dark, gruesome, great deals of sadness, and some of the happiest moments that have taught me things and have molded me into the person I am today. The reason I haven’t started writing that book even though I desperately want to, I’m not ready to reopen old wounds and look behind the lock doors of my memory. I’m a firm believer of “let sleeping dogs lie” and that’s where I stand with things for right now.

🍁 What is the blog post you are most proud of writing? Share a link to it.

This is really tough. My book blog is pretty new so there’s not a lot of articles or posts on it yet for me to really say “I feel accomplished as a blogger,” in my opinion. However, if I really had to pick one article, one post out of all the ones on my blog right now… it would be my review for Sadie. This was one of my hardest, hardest reviews I ever had to write. I don’t talk about my past very often or openly for that matter. I usually say, “I’ve seen some things” or “I’ve been through some messed up stuff,” but I never go into details. I always try to be as open and as honest, but my past is just something I don’t like to dig up. This book was the first time I felt like I owed it to, not only myself, but to all of those out there who have been molested or raped to say something, to speak about my experiences. I don’t go into a lot of details in my review about all of the situations, but writing that review, I was choking on my sobs and really fighting myself to make sure I spoke out about how broken our society really is. When writing about these things, it’s never easy and I scared my spouse like no tomorrow, but when I finished writing that review… it was like a relief had washed over me and I remember just finally breaking down for a full hour. After holding in all my thoughts for a couple of days and rereading all my notes, finally putting everything into a review and having no regrets about how that review turned out; this review took a part of me and it’s one of my reviews that every time I look at it, I feel nothing but pride.

Those are my questions from Emer! She really threw me for a loop there! Those questions were insanely hard to answer and things got a little tense near the end. But once again, thank you so much Emer! You always fill my heart with so much love and joy every time you tag me in these! Now I’m going to tag a few blogs to receive this award!

🍁 Blogs Tagged 🍁

🍁 Donna

🍁 Robin

🍁 Kayla

🍁 Lauren

🍁 Diana

🍁 Sara

🍁 Molly

🍁 Shaked

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

🍁 My Seven Questions 🍁

🍁 What was the biggest influence for you starting your blog?

🍁 What is your favorite season?

🍁 If you could only live in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

🍁 What are the three items that are most precious to you?

🍁 What are you two biggest accomplishments for 2019 that you’re proud of?

🍁 If you could have any mythical creatures as a pet, what would it be and why?

🍁 What is one thing you wish to accomplish before the end of 2019?

Okay friends, that’s everything! Make sure you go give Emer some love and check out her wonderful content! She one blogger I wish I could eternally tag for the rest of my days because she’s so thoughtful and just amazing! I hope you enjoy this little, easy breezy post! I know I have been a bit absent due to fighting off whatever sickness I’ve come in contact with. I do promise that posts will be coming soon even if that means I have to start doing weekly updates. But as always, may November be kind to you, I love you! ❤️

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The Blogger Recognition Award

I can’t believe I’m so blessed to be tagged for the blogger recognition award by the amazing and lovely Emer at The Little Haze Book Blog! They are truly wonderful and I’m so grateful, so honored, and really soft about this whole thing. They’re too kind and there aren’t enough words to express my feelings. If you get the chance, definitely check out Emer’s blog! She has amazing content and she’s such a sweet person!

🎃 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 up to 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 did Chapter Malliumpkin come to be

I briefly talk about this in my ‘About Me‘ section on my blog, but I’ll go into greater detail here. I’m probably going to get emotional and a bit sappy so I hope you’re ready for this.

I have always been a reader and a writer, ever since I was a kid. As a kid I had a lot of health problems and even now that I’m older, I still have a lot of medical struggles. With those struggles, I reached a point in my life where I felt like I was on repeat all the time. Around this time, a lot of difficult things were happening in my life and I remember like it was yesterday. It was a Wednesday, I had finished all my doctor appointments and I was at my LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) meetup for our next big chapter of our adventure. I had just finished putting on uniform for my character I play as (Malliumpkin or Mally-m-kin) when I got a phone call. That phone call changed a lot of things. After that day, there were a lot of events that happened over that following two weeks that caused me to take a step back and look at my life.

A few of my most trusted, most loyal friends actually pushed me into blogging about the books I read and they really helped me make the commitment to starting my bookstgram. I have been in the book community since 2014, but I was never really in it the way I am now. I had always wanted to start my book blog, but it wasn’t until I had been on bookstgram for a long enough time that I wanted to really invest my love and my time into my hobby of reading. And as for the name, well… Malliumpkin is not only the character name I go as for LARPing, but it’s my gaming tag, it’s a nickname that’s very personal and was given to me by someone very special and whom I value very highly in my life. The ‘chapter’ part was something that was added on at a later time when a lot of my LARPing buddies caught me reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban before one of our meetups started. So the name ‘Chapter Malliumpkin’ is something that was born from the love of many incredible, talented, and wonderful people who I’m immensely grateful to have in my life and very blessed that they put up with all my shenanigans.

Reading had always felt like some sacred, something kind of intimate throughout my life, and I never knew there were so many people out there who were interested in what I had to say about books or liked similar books. After really getting involved in the book community, I met so many incredibly kind, warm-hearted friends that really pushed me forward to making this blog and telling me to just go for it. Having that kind of support, it was like coming up for a breath of fresh air. I have never had that kind support, love, and so many people in my corner telling me to stop holding back (outside of my spouse, of course). And so here we are. On this blog that came to be out of inspiration, friendship, support, passion, and immense love.

🎃 My Advice

If you were like me, holding back from doing something you really wanted to do then let go and just do it. There are so many of us who will support you and want to talk with you about your thoughts, opinions, and you can make some of the strongest friendships in this community. I never would have started my blog if I never found the courage and if I never knew so many people supported me, wanting me to be happy. It truly has been an incredible journey and life it too short to be doing anything but the things you want to do.

My second piece of advice would be to just be yourself. You don’t have to try so hard to impress everyone or sacrifice your self-care for the sake of making sure you’re posting constantly. Not to mention, readers can tell when you’re forcing yourself to write about something you’re not that interested in. When you’re passionate about something, the writing will come naturally and your true emotions will always shine through in the end.

Getting involved is going to be your biggest challenge, but it’s the most rewarding. I’m the type of person who gets really bad anxiety and I stressed over saying the right thing. I blame the perfectionist side for that. But commenting, chatting, or even sending a simple message saying, “Hey! That sounds really amazing! Can you tell me more about it?” are some great ways of building friendships, establishing connections with others who like the same things that you do. And if you don’t connect right way, that’s okay. Try again and keep being social. In fact, if you’re here on this blog post, right now, reading it then comment something and let’s start a conversations! Let’s build a new bridge of friendship right here, right now!

And my final tip to you, dear reader, is to branch out and participate in something you normally wouldn’t do on your blog. Tags and memes are a great way to meet new people, interact with blogs you’ve never seen before, and overall just have fun. I worry, stress, and want things to be so perfect that I forget to have a little fun every now and again. You can still be serious and have fun. It’s also a great way to put out interesting content and help motivate you for regular blogging.

🎃 Bloggers I’m nominating for this award!

🎃 Melanie from meltotheany

🎃 Kayla from Books and Blends

🎃 Donna from Moms Book Collection

🎃 Robin from Paperbacks and Planners

🎃 Kat from Treestand Book Reviews

🎃 Destiny at Howling Libraries

🎃 Lauren at Lala’s Book Reviews

🎃 Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books

🎃 Sara at The Bibliophagist

🎃 May at Forever and Everly

🎃 Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills

Okay, Chapterlings! That’s everything for this blog post! I hope you all enjoyed this and once again, make sure you go check Emer out. She is absolutely marvelous and I love her to pieces. And of course, I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I did. Until the next time, may October be treating you kindly, I love you! 🧡



Fall Book Recommendations

Salutations Chapterlings! I’m back with some book recommendations! I never thought I would be compiling a list together of some of my favorite books to read during the fall. I probably say this a lot, but making this list was a real challenge. There’s so many good books out there that I could recommend, but I narrowed it down to ten books, just barely! However, I hope you enjoy the books that I picked and I hope you find yourself looking into a few of these. Now onto the books!

🎃 The Girl from the Other Side by NAGABE

I will never stop talking about this manga series! Aside from binge reading this series, I have been raving about this series for almost all of 2019 and honestly, this is probably my favorite manga of the whole year of 2019. It’s rich with character development of morally grey characters, the most unlikely pairing, a dark prophecy, a world divided between light and darkness, and slow burn story-line that will have you wanting more! If you see this at your local bookstore, pick it up! I promise you won’t regret it!

🎃 The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

A book that is very near and dear to my heart! One that I can’t help rereading during the fall season. This is one of my favorite books that talks about Halloween and how it’s celebrated all over the world. There’s also a strong representation of unconditional love and how far one is willing to go for those they love. It’s a wonderful book and I strongly recommend this during the spooky season!

🎃 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

With the fall season in the air, how could I not recommend Harry Potter! Harry Potter is a series that’s beloved by all! Fall is the perfect time of year to pick up any of the Harry Potter books and read them. You could also plan a Harry Potter buddy read to help flying through the series. No matter what you choose, Harry Potter is a great way to bring in the fall season.

🎃 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

One of my all time favorite series to read and recommend! Fall often brings crisp air and fall rain spells. And what is more perfect to read during a fall rainy day than a series that takes place in the eerie setting of London during the reign of Jack the Ripper?! It’s atmospheric and the perfect mood read for a rainy day! This is a quartet so if you end up liking the first one then definitely pick up the rest of the series! The come talk to me about it because I need more people to gush about this series with!

🎃 The Always Next (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts

If you’re looking for a little romance this fall then this is the series for you! I always recommend this trilogy for anyone who is looking into reading Nora Roberts books. This is one of my favorite trilogy series she has written that follows three brother and three best friends. Each book is about one brother and one woman he’s interest in pursuing. We get two perspectives from both main characters and there’s a bit of a paranormal twist that unravels as you read this series. I loved this series and I really enjoy curling up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and rereading these books.

🎃 The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

This book took me by storm. This was a book I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with so much, but I did and I’m so happy that I read it during the fall. I would say this is a book you could read during October or November. October due to all the necromancy, but November due to the strong sense of family and unconditional love. Perfect for either month and it pairs perfectly with a pumpkin spice latte!

🎃 There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

This is absolutely perfection to read during any season, but I feel this book fits the fall season better. Full of action, suspense, morally grey characters, and a story-line that will cause you to binge read it in one sitting. When I read the arc of this book, I didn’t want to stop reading it. If you’re in a reading slump, feeling bored on a rainy day, then this will be the book to break the cycle.

🎃 The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki

Full of magic, adventure, and emotional moments, this is a manga series you definitely want to pick up! Just like The Girl from the Other Side, we have another unlikely pairing that come together under dark circumstances. Once they’re together, they share many adventures undoing the darkness and discovering more about each other along the way. And if you find yourself head over heels with this series like I was and still am, then you definitely have to check out the anime. The anime is almost a complete mirror to the books and gives the perfect vibes for the fall weather!

🎃 Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

I recently read this book in September and completely fell in love with it. My heart never felt so full of warmth yet eerie vibes. From the magic doors that lead to fantasy realms to the mystery happening, it was hard not to fall in love with it. Plus, there were many amazing themes in this book that will touch the soul. I’ll be honest, I got soft and sappy at times while reading this book. I’m very eager to continue the series and I can’t wait to see where the story takes us. Honestly, I think this is a great series to pick up and read this fall. Each book is short and filled with characters you’ll fall in love with!

🎃 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

This is the time of year where I really get vocal about this book. I read this book back in the fall of 2018 and I read it again during the fifth round of Contemporary-A-Thon this year. This is a middle grade book that is very close and personal to my heart and soul. I get emotional every time I talk about it, every time I recommend it to someone, and every time I give a synopsis of this book. I truly and deeply believe this is a book that deserves to be talked about more and read more because it addresses some hard topics. This book also opens the floor up for so much discussion for readers, parents, and children. I love this book and out of all the times in the year, this book is best read at the start of the school year and the start of fall.

Okay chapterlings, those are all the books I have for fall reading recommendations! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did going through some of my favorite books. Believe me, picking these books weren’t easy. Please feel free to tell me some of your favorite books to read during the fall, I’m always here for a book recommendation! Until next time, I hope October has been kind and full of five star books, I love you! 🧡


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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Salutations Chapterlings! My heart is so full of warm fuzzy feelings! The wonderful and lovely Emer has tagged me in yet another award! I’m so grateful. This is my first time ever receiving this award and I’m feeling a little soft and sappy at the moment! I’m so grateful and Emer is such an amazing person. We had some really good talks and she posts really great content. So please make sure you go check Emer out on her blog and give her a follow!

🌻 What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

🌻 How does it work?

🌻 Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

🌻 Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

🌻 Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

🌻 List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

🌻 Questions set by Emer

🌻 Do you own more than one copy of any book? If yes then what book/s?

Capturing the Devil because I love Kerri Maniscalco’s work!

🌻 Describe your perfect day.

🌻 What attracts you to a book? The cover? Blurb? Recommendation from others?

A lot of things. The synopsis, the author, the cover, the reviews, and recommendations.

🌻 You are having a dinner party and can invite three famous people (either living or dead) to the party. Who do you invite?

Jeff Goldblum, Tim Curry, and Dwayne The Rock Johnson

🌻 Who is your favourite superhero?

Hawkgirl, in my opinion, one of the most underrated female superheroes from D.C. Comics!

🌻 Which would you prefer to win: an Oscar or a Grammy?

Probably the Oscar since I have more interest in films than television shows.

🌻 What is the first book that you ever wrote a review for?

I wouldn’t call it a review, but the very first book I ever “reviewed” was Inkheart by Cornelia Funke was back when I had to give a full detailed review for my fifth grade class.

🌻 Coca Cola or Pepsi?

🌻 Are you an early bird or a night owl?

I love when I’m asked this question!

🌻 What is your all time favourite quote from a book you loved?

“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

🌻 What’s the last book you bought (eBook, audiobook or physical book)?

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

That wraps everything up, all of Emer’s questions!

Once again, thank you so much Emer for the tag and the award! Words can’t express how much it truly means to me! ❤️

Next, I’m going to tag some of the remarkable blogs to receive this award:

🌻 Kayla

🌻 Amy

🌻 Donna

🌻 May

🌻 Kat

🌻 Marie

🌻 Julith

🌻 Emer (because you deserve it!)

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

🌻 My eleven questions for those tagged!

🌻 What is your least favorite book of 2019 so far?

🌻 What are the top three books you’re head over heels for?

🌻 What is your favorite drink to have by your side while you read?

🌻 What was one book you were obsessed with in middle school?

🌻 Do you annotate your books?

🌻 Halloween is coming up, what fictional character are you dressing up as and why?

🌻 If you had to pick one book to be your top favorite book for 2019, what book would it be and why?

🌻 If you could go on a vacation right now, where would you go and why?

🌻 What are some of your favorite ways of giving yourself self-care?

🌻 If you could be a tea dragon, what kind of tea dragon would you be and why?

🌻 Who are your top five fictional crushes?

Okay, friends! That covers all of the questions and I can’t thank Emer enough for the love and support she gives! She is a wonderful blogger and I highly recommend checking her blog out! And in case I missed tagging anyone, I tag you dear reader! You deserve The Sunshine Blogger award too! So until next time Chapterlings, keep on reading, I love you! ❤️


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The Liebster Award | Discover New Blogs

I was tagged for The Liebster Award for the very first time by a dear follower, Emer! I can’t begin to express how thankful I am and how honored I feel to be tagged in this tag! Emer has been insanely supportive of my blog and if you haven’t checked out their blog or seen some of their content then you can find their blog right HERE!

🌻 What is The Liebster Award?

I found all this information on The Global Aussie‘s page.

“The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

🌻 Rules!

🌻 Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.

🌻 Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you

🌻 Nominate 11 people

🌻 Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

🌻 The Questions from Emer!

🌻 If you could choose any bookish character to fight in your place in a match to the death who would it be and why?

This is probably one of the hardest questions I’ve ever answered, but I would go with Cassian from the ACOTAR series. Cassian’s love, devotion, and his sense of fighting for the ones he loves… it’s everything and being so familiar with his personality… he won’t stop until he wins or he’ll die trying.

Cassian fanart by Niru

🌻 Who is your favourite band/singer/musician?

Another great question. I have so many bands and singers that I love. If I’m talking for the long term, Coldplay, and Owl City have been my two bands that I’ve loved for the longest time. However, if we’re talking most recent favorite… BTS all the way. I came across them in early spring during a really hard time in my life and they’re music has just become a piece of my heart and soul.

🌻 What are your feelings on people who say that Young Adult fiction does not compare quality-wise to Adult fiction?

I would say everyone is entitled to their own opinion. For myself, personally… I’m not the biggest fan of adult fiction. Anytime I have tried reading something adult fiction, I usually ‘dnf’ it or it gets a very low rating. I think I may have five Adult fiction books that I actually enjoyed and felt the world building was done really well. I find I enjoy the writings of Young Adult fiction over Adult fiction just because the world building and details in Young Adult fiction captures my attention a lot more. But, I think both sides are valid and readers will like what they like and dislike what they dislike.

🌻 Your home is on fire. Thankfully all your family, friends and pets (other sentient beings) are safe. You just have enough time to rescue three things from the blaze. What would you rescue and why?

Oh jeez, I’m about to get really soft and sappy! The first item I would save is a vintage Japanese kimono my great grandfather gave to me before he passed away. The second item I would grab is my copy of The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare because that book means everything to me and to take that book away from me you’ll have to pry it from my dead body! The third item would be this beautiful hood that my best friend got me that I use in a lot of my LARPing and costumes because she means the world to me and a world without her and pieces of her in my life… I don’t want to know that world, at all!

🌻 You’re away at a peaceful spa retreat. What three relaxing reads would you choose to take with you?

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill, Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura, and Check Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu!

🌻 What are your favourite pizza toppings?

Cheese. Maybe spinach and feta, but I’m good with a slice of cheese pizza.

🌻 We are sending a capsule into space in the hopes that an alien species will find it and communicate with us. What three books that best represent the good and the bad of humanity should be placed in the capsule?

Mmmm… This is a really hard question and I’m going to choose to skip this one.

🌻 What genre of books is your least favourite to read?

History and Sci-Fi! Oh, biographies too! I struggle with all three of these and don’t get me started on my feelings about self-help books!

🌻 Do you like to read spoilers before you read a book?

This honestly depends. If the spoiler is coming from someone I trust and who has similar reading taste to my own, I want to be aware of the content I’m going into. I don’t like going into a book and getting blind-sided by content that’s going to bother me to no end.

🌻 How do you feel about books that end on a cliffhanger?

They can be absolutely amazing, but they can also be a damnation! If you’re ending a book on a cliff hanger and it’s going to be a series? Cool, sign me up! If that book is going to be a stand alone? That’s a choice and it’s the wrong one!

🌻 The sign says do not press the button. Do you press the button?

Yes. I will literally press any button in front of me unless you can provide a logical reason why I shouldn’t press said button.

And those are my eleven questions from Emer that are now answered!

Thanks so much for the tag Emer! It means so much to me! ❤️

I now want to tag eleven other blogs for this award and for them to answer my eleven questions.

The blogs are as follows:

🌻 Light of the Bookworm

🌻 Read by Tiffany

🌻 A Court of Crowns and Quills

🌻 Drizzle & Hurricane Books

🌻 Books and Blends

🌻 Pinot and Pages

🌻 Treestand Book Reviews

🌻 Meltotheany

🌻 The Tea Reader

🌻 Forever and Everly

🌻 Shut Up Shealea

It’s okay if you don’t want to do the tag, there’s no pressure or expectation. This is just for fun.

My questions for those I have tagged:

1 – If you were a tea dragon, what kind of tea dragon would you be and why?

2 – Out of all the books in your library, what’s the one book you wish you could live in?

3 – You find yourself going on a week long camping trip, thankfully you brought a few books with you! What are the three books you’ve taken with you?

4 – Name the top three books that emotionally wrecked you!

5 – Out of all the mythical creatures in books, what’s the one mythical creature you wish you got to see more often in books?

6 – When you first started reading, what was the genre of books you stayed away from the most and why?

7 – If someone were to get a hold of your playlist, what are the first five songs you have in your queue?

8 – If your life were to be made into a book, what would the title of that book be and why?

9 – What are your feelings on those who say at a certain age you should only read certain genre of books?

10 – You’re getting ready to take a vacation and you’re in the middle of packing your bags. What are the top five bookish essentials you’re bringing with you to heighten your reading experience (this may also include snacks)?

11 – In your library, what are the top five books that you love the most and never want to see absent from your bookshelves?

Okay dearest friends, I think that covers everything! Once again, I can’t say how grateful I am to be tagged for this blogging award! It means a lot to me and I’m just so, so grateful for all the support the book community has given to me! And of course, a big thank you to my fellow bookish blogger and follower, Emer for tagging me! It means the absolute world to me and I can’t say thank you enough for the love, the support, and the kindness! ❤️ So thank you from the bottom of my heart! Well… until next time Chapterlings; may the reading force be with you, I love you! ❤️