The Versatile Blogger Award #3


Hey guys!

I was tagged by the lovely Aria from Snow White Hates Apples. Take a second and go check out her amazing blog. You won’t be disappointed. And thanks again for nominating me for this award!!

  1. Show the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
  3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice.
  5. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

7 Facts About Me!

1) I study editing in school and hope to one day work for a publishing house. I originally wanted to work in the marketing department, but life sucked and I didn’t get accepted. So editing was my plan B! (Always have a plan B!)

2) I still love to play the Pokemon games. And I am not talking about Pokemon GO. I am talking old school and new school games for the Nintendo systems. My favorite game is Pokemon Crystal. I cannot wait to get my hands on the new Pokemon Sun and Moon!

3) I hate the summer heat! In fact, summer is my least favorite season of the year. Thankfully I live in Canada and we only get to experience Summer for 3 months of the year! Bring on the cooler weather please.

4) I have zero artistic talent. I cannot draw for the life of me. At the age of 24 I can still only draw stick figures and clouds. *singletear*

5) I drink more tea in a day then I do water. I know that is bad… but I can’t help it. If you love me, you’ll bring me a cup of tea. Black with a little milk and two sugars!

6) My eyes are light brown most of the year. But in some lights and certain times of the year they appear green. I guess I can thank my mother and her seagreen eyes for that!

7) I have small feet. I am a US size 6 in men’s shoes (which doesn’t exist), and a US size 8 in ladies shoes. So I tend to buy my shoes in the boys department or the women’s department. Is this a good thing? I’m not sure!


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Until next time,

Sig New


Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger-Recognition-AwardHey guys!

I want to start out by thanking Aentee from Read at Midnight for nominating me for this award! I was legitimately surprised and equally as honored. She is honestly the best, so go check her out!

Here are the rules:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

The-BeginningI’m pretty much a baby to the world of book blogging or blogging in general. At the end of 2014, I was thinking to myself that I needed to find a hobby and an outlet to express my love for books and the Young Adult genre in particular. I am an avid watcher of Booktube and thought that would be the perfect platform to start with. Boy was I ever wrong. I was horrible at it. I am never satisfied with average and mediocre so I immediately scrapped Booktube and in turn went for blogging instead.

I originally chose Blogspot as the domain to put forth my blog. I used it for 6 months or so and was having so much difficulties with it. I could never get it to look the way I wanted, I had a blog name that I didn’t quite think through, and the editing options were extremely limited. So that brings us to my new baby Books at Dawn here on wordpress. After one month I am extremely happy with my blog and the community of book bloggers here on wordpress!

I have so many things to keep working on but it’s all apart of a learning process. So hopefully you guys don’t mind my ever changing blog templates and graphics, the constant memes, and spelling errors. I’m trying my best so I hope you guys can stick with me until the end!

Better-WritingI follow some amazing blog writers here and I am forever doubting my writing talent and content. I know it sounds silly, but I guess that just makes me human. I keep telling myself that I will get better with time and experience. So that is my advice to you. If you’re not so confidant in your writing like me, don’t give up! Keep perfecting the craft and you will see that over time your reviews and such become more professional sounding.

If I were to scrounge up my first ever review from back in January I would be so embarrassed. Since then I picked up some tips and tricks to further better my future reviews. Just keep learning and practicing and you will start to see the differences.

Book-Blog-FamousNo one gets a million follows after one day or one post. A lot of us bloggers work really hard to achieve our following. So my advice to you is not give up! Keep working at producing great reviews, memes, and other interesting topics to get readers to keep coming back. Believe me, you will begin to start seeing the improvement!

Even I’m still waiting and working hard to achieve that level. When I receive my first ever ARC from a publisher is the day I think I might cry. Happy tears of course!

Keep-it-FunThis is supposed to be a fun hobby that we share with many others! So keep it that way. Don’t over exude yourself with stress and the lot. Once you begin to start treating blogging as a job then you lose the fun. My advice to you is to take breaks once and a while if you start getting burnt out. Take a back seat and brainstorm new and exciting things to bring to your blog and always just make sure that you’re having fun doing it!

I-Nominate-You(If you’ve already done this post then disregard, but just know that I’m thinking you deserve some recognition!)

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks

Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner

Krista @ Of Love and Wanderlust

CW @ Read, Think, Ponder

Syc @ The Lit Mermaid

Lia @ Bookland

Brittany @ The Grisha Lieutenant

Valerie @ Little Dutch Book Shop

Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl

Camyll @ Camyll Reads

Analee @ Book Snacks

Cristina @ Tiny Obsessions

Patty @ Bookishwanderlove

Until next time,