Awards

One Lovely Blog Award | 4

Waking up to see that I’ve been nominated for things like the One Lovely Blogger Award always brings a smile to my face. Thanks so much to Stephen @ Stephen Writes and Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library for nominating me!!

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award;
  • Share seven facts about yourself;
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them.

Does being nominated twice mean I have to share fourteen facts about myself instead of just seven? If you insist…

1. I’m a morning person. Not only do I enjoy mornings the most out of all the times of the day, but I also tend to automatically wake up early (relative early, of course–around 7:30am).

2. Jurassic Park is my favorite movie. I even dressed up as Laura Dern in Jurassic Park for a bop that was movie themed. Dedication. 

3. I’m a pretty terrible cook. Why make actual meals for myself when I can just eat variations of breakfast (a.k.a. eggs, toast, and oatmeal) for every meal?

4. I like to bake. However, baking is different. What’s not to love about sweet treats at the end? I also feel like mistakes are less noticeable while baking than while cooking actual meals (chocolate hides pretty much everything).

5. I can touch my nose with my tongue. When I was younger I assumed that everyone could do this, but apparently that isn’t the case. Now I use it as my go-to fun fact during awkward ice-breakers at orientations, group meetings, etc.

6. I have no idea what Hogwarts House I should be in. This became an actual dilemma when I visited the Platform 9 3/4 sign at King’s Cross Station in London and the Official Scarf Waver asked me what House I’m in. I ended up saying Gryffindor because I thought the maroon scarf would stand out more in the photo AND because I just couldn’t decide in that short moment. WHAT AM I.

7. I’m allergic to MANY things, not just nuts. Dogs, Cats, birch pollen, ragweed, grass… the list goes on and on!

8. My favorite food is pizza. I could eat pizza every night for a week (or two! or three!) and still not complain. I am ALWAYS in the mood for pizza.

9. I rarely watch Netflix during terms/semesters. Some people turn to Netflix when they want to wind down after a long day of working in the library, but for some reason I usually don’t watch Netflix during term time unless I’m watching it with friends. Maybe this explains why I’m always so behind on shows?

10. I love listening to music while I work. Some people prefer silence when they read or write, but I’d rather have at least some background noise while I’m working.

11. I have a bookstagram. If you’ve followed this blog for a while I feel like you probably already know this already, but I thought I would throw it out there just in case. It’s so much fun!

12. I am an avid list maker. Almost every day the last thing I do before heading to bed is make a to-do list for the next day. Even if I don’t check off everything on the list it’s still nice to wake up with a clear direction for the day. (Besides, what’s more satisfying than checking off tiny boxes?)

13. If I’m not drinking tea, I’m usually drinking hot water. Drinking plain hot water in a mug is something that people are either 100% on board with or think is the strangest thing they’ve ever witnessed. I love it.

14. I love mugs. Speaking of mugs, I adore them. I have far too many for one human being. But when will I stop acquiring new ones? (Never.)

Thanks again to Stephen and Emma for nominating me! ❤

What’s a fun fact about you? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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Awards

One Lovely Blog Award | 3

Recently I had the pleasant surprise of being nominated for another One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much to Loretta @ The Laughing Listener for nominating me!! Definitely check out Loretta’s wonderful blog if you haven’t already. Now, on with the fun facts!

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees
  1. I am a HUGE Lord of the Rings fans. I’ve loved both the books and the movies since I was eleven or twelve and I get incredibly excited whenever I meet someone who is also an avid fan.
  2. I love stickers. I usually order them from Redbubble because they have a HUGE selection and pretty decent prices. Recently I put a bunch on my 2018 planner and I love them. 
  3. I can touch my nose with my tongue. I feel like this one doesn’t need much explanation.
  4. Grilled cheese is my go to meal. Whenever I don’t know what to eat for lunch, you can usually find me making a grilled cheese. I like mine with cheddar cheese, a little bit of ham, and sliced pickles inside (it sounds weird, but it’s so good!).
  5. I LOVE taking photos with my polaroid camera. I got this adorable yellow polaroid camera for Christmas a year or two ago and I’ve been in love with it ever since.
  6. I play the violin. I haven’t actually played it in three years (since starting college), but I played it in my school’s orchestra from third grade until I graduated high school. I definitely miss playing in an orchestra!
  7. I don’t know how to describe my taste in music. Whenever people ask me, I usually reply by saying that I like everything except for country music. My Spotify is a JUMBLED MESS.

What’s a fun fact about you? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Awards

One Lovely Blog Award | 2

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a lovely November day (can you tell that this is my favorite month of the year?). Today I’m excited to share the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much to Fran Laniado for nominating me!!

  1. Each nominee must THANK the person who nominated them and link their blog in the post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves and then nominate 15 people.

  1. I’m currently studying abroad for a year at Mansfield College at Oxford University.
  2. Jaffa cakes are my new favorite snack. You can only get them here (or in specialty stores in the States) so I’m going to have to stock up before I go back home!
  3. I start listening to Christmas music ridiculously early every year (it’s fair game as long as Halloween is over!).
  4. I LOVE taking polaroid photos.
  5. I saw Rent (the movie based on the musical) for the first time a few weeks ago and have been listening to the soundtrack while writing essays ever since.
  6. I refuse to get a bike here even though it’s clearly the easiest and quickest way to get around. Cycling alongside all of those cars and big buses looks so terrifying!
  7. I miss tap dancing at my college back in the States immensely. I brought my shoes to England, but sadly there isn’t a tap dancing group here.

  1. Sarah @ Written Word Worlds
  2. RAIN @ The Withering 
  3. Carly @ The Hungry Little Bookworm 
  4. Anatomy of a Book Thief 
  5. Lucinda @ Lucinda is reading… 
  6. Alice @ Ink Fingerprints
  7. Lauren @ Books are Only the Beginning 
  8. Kawther @ The Villain Library
  9. Maddie @ Hedgehog Book Reviews
  10. Alison @ Hardcovers and Heroines 
  11. Abby @ Paw Print Pages
  12. Izzi @ Ravenclaw Book Club 
  13. Nada @ Early Bookish Birds
  14. Jessica @ Reading with Jessica 
  15. Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle

Thanks again to Fran for nominating me! ❤

What’s an fun fact about you? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Awards

one lovely blog award.

One Lovely Blog Award graphicI first began blogging with the sole intent of keeping a record of my bookish thoughts. I never knew that there was an entire world of fantastic bloggers out there- and bloggers that LOVE books, no less! And never ever in a million years did I imagine I would have over 300 followers. That number may not sound like a lot to some people, but it still surprises me every day. I appreciate everyone who comments, likes, or even simply reads my posts!

I was nominated by two lovely bloggers for this award: Jordan at Young Adult Book Madness and The Writing Hufflepuff. Thank you so much for nominating me, and definitely go check out their blogs! They’re awesome!

The Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I’m currently a senior in high school. I’ve mentioned this before, but everyone always seems surprised for some reason when I do. Maybe it’s because a lot of book bloggers are in university? I don’t really know. High school isn’t really my cup of tea, and I’m beyond excited to attend college next year.
  2. I’ve been allergic to nuts my entire life. It’s really only peanuts, but I stay away from all nuts to avoid any reactions caused by cross-contamination. Hence the name of this blog, NutFreeNerd.
  3. I’ve never had a whole cup of coffee. I’ve had sips of ice coffee here or there, but never an entire cup all to myself. Tea is always my go-to hot drink, and I love it way too much to branch out into anything else!
  4. A few years ago I finished writing the first draft of a novel. It’s dreadfully written and needs some major work done to it, but it’s nevertheless something I’m really proud of.
  5. I love lectures. I could sit and listen to professors lecture for hours, provided that it’s not about a topic I have no interest in whatsoever. I love seeing how enthusiastic some teachers get about the topic they’re discussing- it’s like their fascination for the subject is filling the room with energy. That how it feels to me, anyways.
  6. I hardly ever watch movies. It’s really bad, actually. Most of the movie references people make go right over my head because there are just so many that I haven’t seen. Someday I’ll get around to watching more of them!
  7. I love to knit. I can’t make very many things (I’m basically limited to dishcloths and really basic scarves) but I find the simple act of knitting really relaxing. Knitting by the cozy fire on a chilly winter night? That’s the best.

My Nominations:

  1. Anna’s Reading List
  2. Scribbles and Wanderlust
  3. The In-Between Place
  4. The Resurgent Bookworm
  5. Great Minds Read Alike
  6. Rise, Read & Repeat
  7. Read and Reviewed
  8. Melinda’s Book Blog
  9. Overflowing Bookshelves
  10. The Books, the Art, and Me
  11. Confessions of a Book Geek
  12. Lynette Noni
  13. The Reading Shelf
  14. All the Books!
  15. The YA Book Spot

There you have it! Thanks again for the bloggers that nominated me for this award! Please check out their blogs, as well as the blogs of everyone I have nominated. They’re all awesome!

Yours,

HOLLY