March 7, 2015

Giveaway Thanks, Long Overdue Award Nominations, & Work Stress

Thank goodness the weekend is here! It's been a tough one, for sure.

I work as part of the branch management team for a certain bank, and unfortunately, the two colleagues that complete management with me have decided to pursue other opportunities at other banks. This probably means working 6 days a week with a lot of overtime for me and it couldn't have come at a worst time. I'm getting married next month and I only have the rest of this month to finalize my wedding plans. I need days off, not extra work!

On top of it all, I haven't had time to read anything lately and I hate it!

Anyway, the real purpose of this post is to thank two of my fellow bloggers for hosting the two giveaways I won this week! (At least something went right!) I also wanted to post my long overdue responses to a couple of blogger awards I was nominated for!

Thank you so much to Carole @ Carole's Random Life! She graciously hosted a giveaway during a blog tour of Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose! I won a Loveswept mug and nail polish as well as a $25 gift card to an ebook retailer of my choice! I plan on buying Too Hot to Handle, for sure! I wouldn't mind staring at the cover all day. Lol!

Thank you to the fabulous Ms. Natasha Anne @ Dreamland Teen Fantasy! She hosted a giveaway to celebrate the release day of Fire Down Below by Debra Anastasia. Haha!! I can't even think about what I won without laughing. A maxi pad!

Thanks a million to Danna @ A Reading Habit and Silvy @ Books Are My Life for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

11 Questions

1. What are you currently reading? Is it any good?

First Year (Black Mage #1) by Rachel E Carter
I haven't read very much of it, but I like it so far!

2. If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?
Gosh! I'm not sure! I guess that's why I'm a reader and not a writer, haha!

3. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
I would go to the countries of my heritage!
Italy & the Philippines!

4. Who are some of the people you'd like to meet someday?
I'd love to meet Tahereh Mafi and Marissa Meyer!
Or any of my favorite authors, really!

5. What's one of the strangest things you've ever done?
Treat my puppy like a newborn baby. Like, literally.
My mom swings by every morning to pick him up and babysit him.
He is never home alone.

6. What are some of your favorite books?
Just to name a few:
The Harry Potter series, the Shatter Me series, and A Song of Ice and Fire.

7. Comfort food?
Whatchu know about that Gouda Lasagna Mac & Cheese?

8. What one thing would you change if you could do it over?
Not settle for a bachelor's degree and get a master's degree!

9. Do you prefer electronic or physical books?
Lol, ebooks.
My Kindle is lightweight and I can download books in an instant.
What more could I ask for?

10. What type of music do you listen to?
Too many to list. I'll tell you what I don't listen to:
Classical and reggae.

11. How long does it take for you to finish a book?
This month, books are taking me forever and a day to read!
Usually, 2-3 books per weekend, 1-2 books during the work-week.

11 Random Facts

I have a puppy and two cats.

I am getting married at a winery in Napa.

I'm going to Disneyland in September.

I go camping with my family every year.

I bought my house at the age of 23.

I am a huge Hello Kitty fan!

I have one younger brother.

My favorite color is lavender.

I've worked in banking for 7 years.

I watch Netflix, but never TV.

I buy all, and I mean all, my clothes on

The Rules Are Simple!

Thank the person who nominated you.
Link back to their blog.
Select 15 bloggers for the award.
Nominate them for the award.
Share seven things about yourself.

A special thank you to Betsy @ I Sold My Soul For Books, Cecilie @ Cucie Reads, Natasha Anne @ Dreamland Teen Fantasy, Amanda @ The Darling Bookworm, and Britt @ Tara Belle Talking for nominating me! You guys are awesome!

Seven Random Facts

My honeymoon will be in Kauai.

My favorite font is Verdana.

I started blogging on January 8th, 2015.

My favorite place is Lake Tahoe.

My favorite food is sushi!

I'm addicted to one-clicking books on Amazon.

I just spent two hours on writing this post. -_-

Ok, so typically, I would have to nominate 11 bloggers for the Liebster Award and 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award, but unfortunately, all the blogs I'd want to nominate seem to have participated in these awards already! So I nominate anyone who I follow that hasn't participated yet! I know, I know, I took the easy way out. Haha!

Happy Reading, everyone!

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