Awards

Versatile Blogger Award | 4

Today I’m here with the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks so much to Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts for nominating me!! I’ve done this award a few times, and for the most recent one I did an autumn theme. Since I love a good tradition, I thought I would give this one a summer theme.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Leave a link to their blog.
  3. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly.

1. I’ve worked at the same nonprofit for four summers now (!!!). It’s called a child advocacy center and they conduct forensic interviews of child abuse victims in our county so the kiddos don’t have to be interviewed my multiple people in different settings. I do a lot of writing for them, applying to grants for funding and creating anything they need for fundraising events. It’s such a great job because it blends together my love of writing and my interest in the legal field. It’s wild to think that this is my fourth summer working there!

2. Up until a few years ago, my family camped at the same site in the same campground over the same week every summer–for twelve consecutive years. We’ve stopped doing it because of busy work schedules and the fact that it takes a lot of work to prepare for and actually execute, but it’s one of my most beloved family traditions. So many wonderful memories came out of those nights curled up in sleeping bags in the tent, sitting around the campfire, and lounging by the lake.

3. Every summer I try to tackle a tome, preferably one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while or that I wouldn’t otherwise have the time to read. I’ve read Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy this way. This summer I’m buddy reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien with Mary Drover, which I’m really excited about. It’ll be so great to finally check this one off my list after literal decades of it sitting on my shelf.

4. Summer is my blog scheduling time. As soon as a new semester starts, I find that I barely have time to pick up a book, let alone have the headspace to write blog posts in the midst of writing paper after paper. I’ve gotten into the routine of scheduling a bunch of posts ahead of time so that I don’t have to worry about writing new posts for at least the first few weeks of the fall semester. Blogging nonstop like this also keep me reading and writing regularly, which helps make the transition back to taking classes a lot easier when the new semester begins.

5. I love going picking. Every summer my mom and I pick strawberries and blueberries and then bake with our goodies. We always make a strawberry rhubarb pie, and then experiment a bit with the blueberries–sometimes we’ll bake a classic blueberry pie, and other times we’ll make breads or muffins. We’ve stayed loyal to the same farm for years, returning each summer to pick and then peruse their farm stand for pea pods and raspberries. It’s one of my favorite summer traditions!

6. When I was younger, I was an avid summer reader. I have distinct memories of being 11 or 12 years old and going to my local public library each week. I would check out four or five books at a time and always return with my stack the following week to return them and get more. I remember thinking that I would love to work at that library someday–and then I did! Such a nice little full circle!

7. This summer I’m doing #100daysofsummer on my bookstagram. I love taking bookish photos, especially in the summertime when I can take them outside in the garden or by the edge of the woods surrounding my house. I’ve decided to post a photo every day this summer as a fun little project to get me taking more photos and talking about books more beyond just this blog. I’m really excited about it! Follow my bookstagram here to follow along!

Emma @ Emma Reads || Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca || Georgiana @ Readers’ High Tea || Amanda @ Amanda’s Book Review || Dini @ Dini Panda Reads || Mia @ Pen and Parchment

Yours,

HOLLY

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16 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award | 4”

  1. Awe yea! I’m glad you had fun with the tag/award!!

    Wow … good for you on the non-profit front! That can’t be easy work to do, but it’s great that you take the time to help others where you can!

    I love picking too! It’s a lot of fun! And I was an avid reader in the summer as a kid as well … there was so much more time!!

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    1. Thank you!! Yeah I really like working there–puts a lot of things into perspective, and my coworkers are so lovely. Ugh I miss those long lazy summers of reading endlessly! ❤

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  2. This was really fun to read and learn about you, Holly!

    I so need to get better at scheduling blog posts in advance. I started doing that this week – last Saturday/Sunday I sat down and wrote out my week’s posts and scheduled them all in advance. I really enjoyed doing that, as it took the pressure off during the week and I could just kick back and read. I need to continue to improve at that and hopefully one day I can sort of operate at the same level you do.

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    1. Thanks! I don’t know how I would get any blogging done without scheduling in advance… my mind is just a planner haha 🙂 Glad you’ve enjoyed scheduling in advance as well!

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  3. I am always so impressed with people scheduling blog posts ahead. I dream of an existence where I can be several weeks ahead but it is something I can just never seem to achieve! I’m barely a week ahead with my book-to-review schedule right now, which is quite a stressful place to be in. AND right now all I want to do is reread The Goldfinch which certainly won’t help the situation any.

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    1. Ooooh The Goldfinch is so good! Would definitely love to reread it ❤ I'm only good about scheduling posts ahead of time when I'm on break from school–but once law school starts I'm sure it'll be a thing of the past haha

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  4. asfdghasfgha THANKS FOR THE NOM!! this post makes me feel so summery (which = pure joy). also now i want to pick berries. happy summer!!!

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