[Miscellaneous] Awards — The Addictive Blog Award

Miscellaneous is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.

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What’s Miscellaneous Today?
The Addictive Blog Award

I was nominated eons ago by Brin (at) Brin’s Book Blog and have come to the conclusion that she must have ate some of that weird stuff infused with comma splices and run-on sentences. (The bait has been taken.) Thank you Brin for being a super rad at letting me ramble.

Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Thank the person awarding you.
  2. Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
  3. Paste the blog award on your page.
  4. Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.

A not-so brief history lesson of thoughts and afterthoughts:

I read Allegiant (Roth) on publication day and saw the Internet bombarded with mixed feels regarding the end. It was interesting and something I wanted to get in on, maybe. (I didn’t even have a Goodreads account at this point).

Then More Than This (Ness) graced my world a month later; a novel which sparks an evolving openness based on the depth of discussion you have with others. But still no one to share feels with (e.g. omgthedriverwhatisthisallegory?!)

And then The 5th Wave (Yancey) happened; a story I devoured even through a lengthy power outage. But upon finishing, I felt the urge to rant (e.g. how Evan Walker is like the alien reincarnation of Edward Cullen)….and rant I did.

The Unforgotten Friend?

Some of you may know Savindi (at) Streetlight Reader and many of you may not. A brief history is that we went to the same high school although we had different groups of friends. Not even in university did we converse often. Then I was talking to a bud of mine and was informed that Sav was a blogger. Long story short, I interrogated her and decided that ‘yes, I do want to share my wealth of nonsense with the world’, and bam here we are.

Blog Branding

When I first created this blog, thoughtsandafterthoughts was taken (although it’s free now). I wanted to maintain the concept behind having afterthoughts but also liked the ring that T&A had, so I basically used another as a placeholder for the url and continued selling this sites brand as thoughts and afterthoughts. (Which may answer some discrepancies between the two.)

And that finally leads me to this:

Why do you blog?

This isn’t a question that needs to be answered out loud. I don’t think you’re less of a blogger if you don’t have a legitimate reason and you aren’t more of a blogger if you can vomit an essay. I feel like “why” you blog is in the content you dish out—it’s the unwritten truths seen through the tiniest of details. The excitement, the opinions, the personality, the value of inspiring thought—it’s all these and more which I believe resonate even the most generic of topics. I’m nowhere close to being where I want to be but at the very least, I’m doing me, and that’s the only blogging tip I’m able to give—just do you and the rest will follow.

Super cheesy, I know.

I’m Addicted To These Bloggers:

Now that just sounds a tad creepy although I only mean it in the most platonic of ways. But dude…awards are so tedious to nominate. I’ll just say that if bloggers were a drug, I’d be high all daisies. These are some (of many) bloggers who are cooler than cucumbers (listed alphabetically):

(I also do not mean to offend any of you by these comments below.)

Anne/Ashley @ Lovely Literature (There’s plenty of realist badassery here—like whoa.)

Brandie @ Brandies a Book Junkie (She exudes the “cool mom” aura while weightlifting tonnes of adult/erotic fiction like it’s nobody’s business.)

Cayce @ Nijifeels (When I think of Cayce, I think of Feels. And Hungary. And how I am the very hangry Canadiapillar.)

Cristian @ The Bookish God (A God who hails from my igloo land? That just might take the cake.)

Cristina @ Girl in the Pages (I’m like “blerghharuhha!” in my rants and she’s like ‘reasoned eloquence’. Then I’m like “blaahurasahd?” and she’s like ‘I’m here all day.’)

Jennifer @ A Librarian’s Library (We spam each other a la television convos on twitter (e.g. The 100, Reign). Sometimes we eat canned spam  too. So you should join us. Because.)

Joy @ Joyous Reads (She has the most legit book porn ever. #notevenjoking)

Levi Isaac @ Levi Isaacs Blog (I have come to realise that saying Levi Isaacs is cooler than just Levi (although your name in itself exudes radness.))

Liam @ Liam’s Library (I have heard it is a thing to take selfies with Quokka’s…and I will have done it vicariously through you.)

Miguel @ The Quirky Reader (This sir is a film buff. We both cried during Interstellar (and by we I mean just me. Cue Hans Zimmer “No Time For Caution” re: docking scene. TARS 😦 )

Precious @ Clockwork Desires (She has time to write poetry and blog about books–completely bananas!–plus it reminds me of my poetry writing days. dat nostalgia doe.)

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek (Although she probably won’t say, she makes it look easy to handle my crazy during He Said, She Said. Easy like an easy bake oven. It is magic…not a light-bulb.)

Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader (This little one puts up with my incessant texting everyday—kudos to you for keeping sane. And alive.)

Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome (He’s a newborn Nessochist and must be coddled. Indefinitely.)

…and You…you enigmatic reader who I may or may not have had lengthy discussions with yet.


I obviously can’t follow instructions very well if I keep listing more than the required. Derp derp derp.


14 thoughts on “[Miscellaneous] Awards — The Addictive Blog Award”

  1. LOL. I love your descriptions of the bloggers I know, and I’m going to check out the ones I don’t. As for your blurb about me – double LOL, that’s the only time “easy like an easy bake oven” could be considered a compliment 😉 I love reigning in our (S)he Said word vomits – speaking of, we must start our next one!


    1. Pretty sure I might have just copy and pasted those bio descriptions from somewhere. I’m not sure when I’ll have time to start on Take Me Tomorrow–I’m really excited to start Sanderson’s Way of Kings once it arrives from my recent online impulse haul. And with how slow I read ack–it’s 1k+ pages.

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  2. Can I please have your writing skills? I’m always impressed with your answers (re: Why do I blog?) to these entertaining tag questions. And brotha, you are not the only one who cried during Interstellar. *wipes stray tear* TARSSS.


    1. Thank you good sir–writing skills it is not; vomiting words it may be!

      I try to approach these things holistically from more than one angle hoping to remind everyone that we’re all somewhere in between here and there; that you do take the good with the bad. -sappy reply-

      Lettuce go weep to the soundtrack now…


  3. Aww, thank you for the mention/nomination!! And lol, you are a very hhhh….ilarious Canadiapillar, Joey – I’m totally addicted to you too (in a NOTTOTALLY creepy way) 😀

    Love your answer to the “Why do you blog?” question. Tbh, I have a love-hate relationship with that question (same goes for “what’s your favorite book?”)… I just can’t answer it. Or can’t answer in a way that would make sense to non-bloggers…. Or the answer is to HUGE…. like I have so many books I love, and so many reasons/feels why I love blogging… but in short, same as reading, it’s just something I need/want to do.

    *whispers* I’m actually about to watch Interstellar RIGHT NOW. Should I be terrified/prepare tissues? Well, it’s probably too late now… *presses play*


    1. I think if I was having a fun, chirpy talk and someone asked: “why do you blog”, I might refute with “why do you breathe?” It just is. (Okay, that’s a lie, I’ll probably be like ‘idk, it’s fun’,” but in my head I’ll probably ask the air rhetoric.

      You should be prepared for feels–but that is quite subjective of me to say because I know many who were like “I don’t get it… ?__?” LOL SOOOOOO…ENJOY!


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