Blogger Recognition Award

Hey Bloggers!
Thank you Calliope from Calliope the Book Goddess for nominating me!! 
The Rules:
  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  2. 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. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  3. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  4. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  5. 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!

Where to start…
Reading has always played an important role in my life. My mom was a big reader and we would spend every weekend at the library checking out new books. I just wanted to read EVERYTHING! Then I got to high school and that’s where my relationship with reading started to get rocky. After completing the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyers, I fell into a reading slump— FOR SIX YEARS! I did not pick up a book, I could not even look at another book, I honestly thought my relationship with books were over.
Then, during my junior year in college, I took a creative writing class and I somehow found my way back to reading. Here’s the ironic part, the first book I picked up was Fifty Shades of Grey! SHOCKER, I know. But everyone was talking about it and since it is Twilight fanfic, I wanted to see what this little book was all about. Needless to say, I HATED that book (the whole series in general). The point is that this book finally got me reading again and I was so excited.
Let me just say, the writing of books has changed TREMENDOUSLY during my six-year slump! New genres were created which led me my new favorite genre, new adult. Bad-boys, heartbreak, clichés & eye-rolling tropes…YES PLEASE! I went on a binge and read all the biggest names of NA: Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, K.A. Tucker, Cora Carmack, etc. Seeing books that dealt with such dark topics was so refreshing because the books I read never touched on such topics. I also discover YA fantasy and that too has become one of my all-time favorite genres. But I still wanted more….
Then, I discovered the book community and Booktube and blogging, and thus, The Daydreaming Bookworm was born. Now I’m here, giving my two-cents on what I think about  books and interacting with my fellow bloggers. Okay, so I’m going to end the story time here because I’m pretty sure I just over-shared way too much. 
 ♥ Write what you WANT to write! ♥
It’s your blog after all. You should post about whatever your hearts desires because at the end of the day, your blog is your own and no one else is going to love your blog more than you!
♥ Don’t be shy, INTERACT! ♥
I know, this can be hard for some, but I promise you bloggers don’t bite. for the most part ;). Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts about a post, feedback helps us grow as bloggers!
♥ Don’t let the STATS bring you down! ♥
Starting out, we all obsess over the stats: views, likes, comments, followers. But honestly, I found that when I stopped checking the stats and focused more on my posts, my little blog began to grow and in time, yours will too!
Always Opinionated Girl
The Quirky Book Nerd
Jeland @ Lost in Between the Pages
Kit Cat @ Let the Pages Reign
Reg @ She Latitude
Bea @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Samer @ BookBubbleBee
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm 
CW @ Read Think Ponder
MC @ Blame it on the Books
Aira @ Aira Reads
Cherry @ Read Forevermore
Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwords
Lucía @ Making Days Better
Thanks again Calliope for nominating me! 



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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

20 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. It seems that twilight was a book that got a lot of people into reading from what I’ve seen, (that and Harry Potter) whatever people say about twilight, I don’t think anyone can deny that it was a big game changer in the world of books, and perhaps even started these new genres…

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    1. Recommendations you ask? This may take a while….lol!

      I would recommend starting out with Colleen Hoover, maybe start out with Slammed because it’s still has a YA feeling and it’s cute. Just keep in mind with NA, things can get repetitive (bad-boy meets good girl scenario) but there are some good ones out there that do go a little deeper.

      Here is a Goodreads list that I used when I first started reading NA:

      Hope this helps! 😀

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  2. Thanks for the nomination, Ari! I really appreciate it! c:
    I like your little story in there. I too fell into a massive reading slump after reading Twilight when I was in high school – I felt like I was put off books forever, hahaha. But six years is crazy long! Do you think it was the effect of Twilight or just a mood thing?

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    1. It was Twilight. I read a lot of vampire books in my teen years and after reading Twilight, I couldn’t find anything that I liked as much as Twilight and I just stopped reading. But now I can’t even read a vampire book. I think I’ve read enough of them, lol.


  3. Oh my god, I can’t believe I’ve missed this post! I’m just about to post this award on my blog (and I actually tagged you on it as well) but I didn’t realise you’ve tagged me, so apparently according to the rules now I can’t nominate you, haha. 😛

    But thank you for tagging me, Ari. I love your pieces of advice and I completely agree with all of them, especially the stats part. ❤

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