๐Ÿ’˜ Blogs to Love This Valentine’s Day ๐Ÿ’˜

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate I decided to share some blogs I love with youย ๐Ÿ’˜ย Of course there are many more blogs that I love, some of which I’ve already talked about in my Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers series in 2017, so it’s impossible to coverย everyย blog I love in one post. There is no order to this list: every one of these bloggers is so lovely and deserves the world, starting with your follow if you don’t follow them yetย ๐Ÿ˜œ

Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers Part I // Part II // Part III // Part IV

CW @ The Quiet Pond

The cutest blog?? The Quiet Pond is so much more than a book blog: it’s a magical world with the CUTEST inhabitants (I would die for all of them) and it’s so easy to get lost in. Say goodbye to whatever you had planned for today, you will be scrolling through The Quiet Pond.

All of CW’s post are so well-written and she’s a huge advocate for diverse books. There’s a good chance you’re TBR will be a lot bigger after visiting her blog.

Some of my favourite posts:
๐Ÿ’›ย Meet the Inhabitants of the Quiet Pond
๐Ÿ’›ย It’s a Corgi Christmas at Gen’s Art Garden!
๐Ÿ’›ย BLOG TOUR: The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf โ€“ A Malay Teen Searches For Her Mother During the Malaysian 1969 Riots (Book Review & Author Interview)
๐Ÿ’›ย The Pond Gets Loud: 8 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life โ€“ Part I

Julianna @ Paper Blotsย 

Julianna already deserves all the love for making me want to read Ace of Shades (thank you!!) but obviously there are many more reasons why she deserves a shout-out. I just love her writing voice, the topics she comes up with for her posts and she always cracks me up.

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Fairytales/Myths/Folklore That Should Be In Young Adult Retellingsย More
๐Ÿ’›ย Writing Updates [3] 10 Things About My Newย WIP
๐Ÿ’›ย The Rising Author Tag // My (Nonexistent) Writing & Aesthetics (!!) & Awkwardย Snippets
๐Ÿ’›ย Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody [review] (This was amazing?? One of myย favs??)

Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink

Ilsa recently got a new design which is so cute and colourful, but her ice cream linebreakers also make me very hungry* Ilsa is just so honest like when she exposed herself for saying she loved certain hyped books when she didn’t?? Iconic

* I just remembered I have ice cream in the freezer… hmm……..

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย My Favourite Romantic Relationships in YA (I will go down with theseย ships!!)
๐Ÿ’›ย Do people think Iโ€™m genuine in my reviews? // aย discussion
๐Ÿ’›ย Books I lied about loving because of the hype // I feel guilty but Iโ€™m exposing myself soย ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ
๐Ÿ’›ย The Rising Author Tag // crafting my characters, why i love writing +ย snippets!!

Lu @ It’s Lu Again

Lu is just so funny and lovely, they always manage to put a smile on my face. They also had a great coming out series in which they discussed LGBT+ topics in YA which I can’t recommend enough. Read them!! And the rest of their blog obviosuly

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Screaming About My WIP To Motivate Myself For NaNo! (With Actualย Snippets)
๐Ÿ’›ย 7 Fantasy Expectations That Iโ€™ll Pine Over |Diversity, Stabbing, Characters, and More. E.g Me Handing My Heart Over To The Dark Side (#Noย Regrets)
๐Ÿ’›ย Coming-Out-Series (P4): Is LGBTQIA+ Rep In YA Books Varied Enough? Ft. Pride Monthย Screamings(!!)
๐Ÿ’›ย ARC Discussion: Pressure To Read And Pressure To Like // Why Iโ€™m No Longer Reading ARCs (Controversial??)

Olivia @ Purely Olivia

Olivia’s blog is just so soft, which captures her and her blog so well. She has great contemporary recs and such thoughtful discussion posts with unique topics. She’s also a huge Potterhead and has written some great posts on Harry Potter that are worth checking out.

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Insta-Love vs. Slow Burn Romances // Which Makes For a Better Love Story in YAย Contemporary
๐Ÿ’›ย Review: A List of Cages // My New Favorite Book & Aย Must-Read
๐Ÿ’›ย What Does It Take For Me to Cry Over Books? // + Books Iโ€™ve Shed Tearsย Over
๐Ÿ’›ย 5 YA Contemporaries You Should Be Reading // Miniย Reviews!

Madeline @ Caffeine and Writing Dreams

Madeline’s blog is every writer’s dream, or at least it’s MY dream. All of her posts are just so helpful, inspiring and motivating. She really reminded me of my I love writing in the first place. Her blog is so easy to get lost in – one day I will have read all of her posts ever published.

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself to Otherย Writers
๐Ÿ’›ย 3 Easy Steps to Creating Awesome Character Arcs That Hit Ya in theย Feels
๐Ÿ’›ย How to Cut Adverbs for Stronger Writing // & When Itโ€™s Okay to Useย Them
๐Ÿ’›ย An In-Depth Look at My Color-Coded 3-Level Revisionย Process

Kat @ Novels and Waffles

You might want to avoid Kat’s blog if you’re hungry, because… LOOK AT IT. She takes her blog name very seriously which I respect. Her graphics are justย so good and cute and unique and?? Speaking of graphics: she also recently started a new feature in which she interviews the artists behind book covers, giving these people the love they deserve.

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย 20(ish) Books For Readers Who are 20(ish) // A List of NA Books Written in the YAย Style
๐Ÿ’›ย Going Undercover // An Interview With Book Cover Illustrator, Maikeย Plenzke
๐Ÿ’›ย A Fiction Feast // The Five Best Books I Devoured inย 2018
๐Ÿ’›ย Why I Still Read YA Fiction in My Mid-20s: A Call To Action Regarding New Adultย Books

Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads

I haven’t been following Vicky that long yet, but I’m already in love with her blog. From her nice, soft design to recs of books I had never heard of before to her Writer Wednesday feature, in which she puts 2019 authors in the spotlight.

Some of my favourite posts:ย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Writer Wednesday: Ask Hannah, an Advice Column for The Dead Queens Club (+ INTLย Giveaway!)
๐Ÿ’›ย If You Liked #12: Mental Health Awarenessย Edition!
๐Ÿ’›ย What NOT to Do When Describing Race inย Novels
๐Ÿ’›ย Fantasci Book Recs: Books In Between Science Fiction andย Fantasy!

GO CHECK ALL OF THEM OUT!! I hope I did them a bit justice, since I suck at putting into words why I love something, because they’re all amazing and deserve your love

Do you follow any of these blogs? What are some of your favourite blogs? Let me know in the comments!

Merry Christmas Eve Ya Beautiful Bloggers

First off: sorry for kinda disappearing without saying anything. I had to take care of a lot of things before I leave for Manchester* and I’ve been spending all of my free time writing. So that led to me neglecting my blog. But I didn’t want to skip today’s Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers, because it’s Christmas Eve!


I don’t know if I’ll have time to post a Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers tomorrow, so today’s definitely couldn’t be missed.

What isย Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers?

In the spirit of Christmas I shall highlight some amazing bloggers during this month. As thereโ€™s no way I can fit all of them in one post, there will be multiple posts over the last few weeks of this year. This isnโ€™t limited to book bloggers and the order is completely random. You can find the first highlighted bloggers here,ย here andย here.

Fadwa @ Word Wonders

๐Ÿ’› Reads and talks about lots of great diverse books – even makes lists to make it easier to find certain kind of diverse books like her list of books with native/indigenous main characters
๐Ÿ’› Has a feature called Diverse Book Bloggers Discuss in which diverse book bloggers guest blog on her blog
๐Ÿ’› Writes great discussions



Lia @ Lost in a Storyย 

๐Ÿ’› Aesthetic Queen
๐Ÿ’› Great reviews
๐Ÿ’› Besides books she also talks a lot about writing
๐Ÿ’› Has a feature in which she highlights newbie bloggers
๐Ÿ’› Really creative, like this really cool book tag she created




Vivian @ Writing With Style

๐Ÿ’› Looking for a great writing blog? Look no further
๐Ÿ’› Seriously Vivian has inspired me SO. MUCH.
๐Ÿ’› One of my favourite writing posts of hers is about why you should go to a museum for your writing
๐Ÿ’› Also talks about books of course!
๐Ÿ’› Seriously creative blog posts





Smiling Dreamer

๐Ÿ’› Look how cute her blog is!
๐Ÿ’› Lifestyle blogger, so she pretty much blogs about everything: travel, shopping, photography, books… You’re bound to find something that interests you!
๐Ÿ’› Always puts a smile on my face






Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader

๐Ÿ’› Queen of Discussions
๐Ÿ’› Seriously, she ALWAYS has a new interesting discussion post to read, I don’t know how she keeps getting so many good ideas for discussion posts!
๐Ÿ’› Interesting posts about diversity
๐Ÿ’› Also talks about blogging struggles




Jasmine @ It’s Simply Me, Jasmine

๐Ÿ’› Another cute blog
๐Ÿ’› Look at those graphics!
๐Ÿ’› Personal posts which a lot of us can relate too
๐Ÿ’› Talks about lots of different things, including books






That’s it for now! I still have more blogs to share, so look out for the next part. I’m not sure when that will be as I’m seriously busy right now, but I promise I’ll get to it eventually.

Anyway, it goes without saying, but check out these blogs if you don’t know them yet!

Do you follow any of these blogs?ย What are some of your favourite blogs? What makes a blog a favourite? Let me know in the comments!*

* I’m lazy and unoriginal so I just keep on copying this from my previous posts

Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers | More Blogs To Check Out

What isย Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers?

In the spirit of Christmas I shall highlight some amazing bloggers during this month. As there’s no way I can fit all of them in one post, there will be multiple posts over the last few weeks of this year. This isn’t limited to book bloggers and the order is completely random. You can find the first highlighted bloggers here and here.

May @ Forever and Everly

๐Ÿ’› Mango Queen
๐Ÿ’› Aesthetic?? On POINT
๐Ÿ’› Funny, relatable posts which are always a joy to read
๐Ÿ’› Great writer (often shares snippets!)
๐Ÿ’› Blogs about books, writing, blogging and mangoes (I mean she ain’t the Mango Queen for nothing)





Cait @ Paper Fury

๐Ÿ’› Is there anyone in the book blogging community who doesn’t follow Cait??
๐Ÿ’› Doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t get some love though,
because she DOES
๐Ÿ’› Will probably rule over all of us one day and tbh I’m looking
forward to that
๐Ÿ’› Absolutely hilarious
๐Ÿ’› Writes book in like,, a day?? And now she’s going to be published
next year!!



Mel @ Daily Prophecy

๐Ÿ’› Basically a Disney Princess
๐Ÿ’› Love fairytales and fairytale retellings? Look no further
๐Ÿ’› Dutch bookblogger
๐Ÿ’› Look at that aesthetic??
๐Ÿ’› So many Disney references






Victoria @ Doodles and Scrapsย 

๐Ÿ’› Personal, thoughtful posts
๐Ÿ’› But also books, movies, music etc
๐Ÿ’› A cutie pie
๐Ÿ’› Also has a youtube channel which proves even more so that she’s a cutie pieย 
๐Ÿ’› I mean just look at that header?? That is so cute??





Holly @ Nut Free Nerd

๐Ÿ’› Look at that cute blog design??
๐Ÿ’› Will make you want to read all the classics
๐Ÿ’› Lots of thoughtful reviews and bookish posts
๐Ÿ’› Has a feature called ‘Feminist Fridays’ where she talks about feminists writers, texts and ideas





There you go, more blogs to check out if you haven’t yet! Part four should be up soon, but we’ll see as I’m a bit lazy. I blame the weather. All that cold and snow makes me want to curl up with a book instead of blog.

Do you follow any of these blogs?ย What are some of your favourite blogs? What makes a blog a favourite? Let me know in the comments!*

* Haha yeah I copied this again. You might not have noticed if I hadn’t pointed this out… Oops

Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers | Spreading More Blog Love

What isย Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers?

In the spirit of Christmas I shall highlight some amazing bloggers during this month. As there’s no way I can fit all of them in one post, there will be multiple posts over the last few weeks of this year*. This isn’t limited to book bloggers and the order is completely random. You can find the first highlighted bloggers here

* last few weeks of w h a t

Yvo @ It’s All About Books

๐Ÿ’› On hiatus right now, but still worth checking out
๐Ÿ’› Reviews are short but to the point
๐Ÿ’› Reads a LOT and from a lot of different genres, so it’s likely you’ll find something you’re interested in





Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages

๐Ÿ’› Blogs about a bunch of different things, including books and fandom stuff
๐Ÿ’› Very creative, like this DIY Galaxy Painting she made
๐Ÿ’› Makes lovely playlists
๐Ÿ’› Friendly Dinosaur





Elly @ A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts

๐Ÿ’› Obviously I’d vouch for a Hufflepuff
๐Ÿ’› Personal posts, but also books, beauty, playlists and other ramblings๐Ÿ’› Huge Dodie stan
๐Ÿ’› Also cats
๐Ÿ’› Blog’s design is just as cute as this bean



Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl

๐Ÿ’› As her blog’s title suggests, is a huge fangirl
๐Ÿ’› ย Super colourful design!
๐Ÿ’› ย Aside from books, also talks a lot about manga and anime
๐Ÿ’› Will talk about anything that she’s passionate about though, not just the former three





Analee @ Book Snacks

๐Ÿ’› Pink aesthetic
๐Ÿ’› Lots of fun, original posts
๐Ÿ’› Lots of lists. Who doesn’t love lists??
๐Ÿ’› Really funny and comes up with some really unique topics






Amy and Nikki @ Bursting with Booksย 

๐Ÿ’› Nikki hasn’t posted in a while now and I haven’t been super active myself this year, so I might’ve missed if she quit blogging or is just on hiatus.ย Amy is still active though!
๐Ÿ’› Really funny
๐Ÿ’› I always feel like I can just feel their excitement through their posts




Cรกtia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

๐Ÿ’› I’m seriously in love with that header
๐Ÿ’› If you love romance and new adult books, Cรกtia is your gal
๐Ÿ’› Though she reads other genres and young adult too






Annemieke @ A Dance With Books

๐Ÿ’› If you love fantasy (YA, adult, doesn’t matter), Annemieke is really the blogger for you
๐Ÿ’› Also reads other genres and comics, but mostly fantasy
๐Ÿ’› If you’re a Dutchie and are looking for more Dutch bloggers, look no furtherย 





Hopefully you’ve found some great new blogs to follow again! I meant to get this up on Saturday, but unlike Elsa the cold bothers me very much and I just stayed under my Eeyore blanket all day doing nothing*, but this week I’m hoping to get up another part, because otherwise I’ll never finish before 2018**. Though I guess if I really can’t make it I can just continue on in the new year***

* Well not NOTHING. I read. I looked at memes. I uh did other things?
** I know the feature is called MERRY CHRISTMAS but Christmas is the entire month so I still have those last days of December too

Do you follow these blogs? What are some of your favourite blogs? What makes a blog a favourite? Let me know in the comments!*

* Yes I copied this from my last post THIS IS MY BLOG I DO WHAT I WANT**
** See I’m a fast learner

Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers | Spreading The Blog Love

I can hear you thinking ‘Michelle it’s not Christmas yet??’ though on the other hand I know a lot of bloggers already yell ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS’ November 1st so maybe not?

Anyway, I’ve decided that for this month I’d start a new feature/sort of campaign called: Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers, inspired by Home Alone. Well, the name is. Other than that it has nothing to do with Home Alone.

So whatย is Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers?

In multiple posts this month, I shall highlight some amazing bloggers. I’ve been very hesitant to do this all year (I’ve thought of it multiple times) because I hate the idea of people feeling left out. Of course that’s going to happen anyway, but I still want to spread some love and introduce people to some blogs that they may not know. And maybe other people will pick this up and spread the love for bloggers I missed?

Also this isn’t limited to book bloggers and the order is completely random.

Anyway, what better time to do this than Christmas? Let’s spread some love

Eve @ Twist in the Taile

๐Ÿ’› Smol lovely bean
๐Ÿ’› Will make you want to read Les Mis
๐Ÿ’› And watch all the musicals!!
๐Ÿ’› Talks a lot about (web) comics too
๐Ÿ’› Oh and podcasts too!!
๐Ÿ’› Basically if you need musical, (web) comics, podcasts and book recs Eve is the person you’re looking for
๐Ÿ’› Also talks/rants about school, LGBTQ+, feminism, politics, and other stuff
๐Ÿ’› Oh and they make lovely playlists!!

Janet @ The Storyteller

๐Ÿ’› Another lovely bean! Okay everyone’s a lovely bean
๐Ÿ’› Writes about anything really
๐Ÿ’› Books, feminism, politics, personal stuff, movies, travel, guides for uni, advice…
๐Ÿ’› Anything really!
๐Ÿ’› Basically writes very helpful posts!
๐Ÿ’› Seriously her university posts are so helpful
๐Ÿ’› Also has a Youtube channel


Elm @ Just Call Me Elm Or Something

๐Ÿ’› Actual Queen??
๐Ÿ’› Seriously Elm is at the TOP of the blogging game
๐Ÿ’› Such a great writer (just read this poem)
๐Ÿ’› So lovely!!
๐Ÿ’› Writes very personal and relatable posts
๐Ÿ’› Is hilarious

Aentee @ Read at Midnight

๐Ÿ’› Actual Queen of Readathonsโ„ข
๐Ÿ’› I’m serious she came up with another great one??
๐Ÿ’› Also AMAZING graphics
๐Ÿ’› Also makes wallpapers!! Of books!!
๐Ÿ’› Writes thoughtful reviews
๐Ÿ’› Also has a BEAUTIFUL bookstagram




Kat @ Life and Other Disastersย 

๐Ÿ’› Mostly talks about books, movies, tv and writing
๐Ÿ’› Seriously if you’re looking for new tv shows and movies to watch: KAT’S YOUR GAL
๐Ÿ’› Seriously she is on top of it all (or so it seems to me haha)
๐Ÿ’› Went to Canada for 6 months, visited tv sets and met a bunch of actors which is so cool??
๐Ÿ’› You can read her WIP Arcadia hereย so what are you waiting for?


Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

๐Ÿ’› Will give you so. much. wanderlust
๐Ÿ’› Shares her blogging wisdom in a regular feature
๐Ÿ’› Regularly rants about blogging #relatable
๐Ÿ’› All her posts are super relatable tbh
๐Ÿ’› If you need contemporary recs Marie is your gal
๐Ÿ’› Also fun posts about writing!
๐Ÿ’› Is everywhere?? Seriously if I’m reading a post and am about to leave a comment there’s a good chance I’ll spot Marie among the comments

Amber @ The Literary Phoenix

๐Ÿ’›ย Insightful, well-thought-out posts
๐Ÿ’› Also original!
๐Ÿ’› Like she creates her own book box ideas (she chooses items for them, but doesn’t actually make them. She does link everything so you could make the box yourself)
๐Ÿ’› Like this one!
๐Ÿ’› Shares a lot of less known books


Em @ Yellow’s The Word

๐Ÿ’› First of all look at that aesthetic??
๐Ÿ’› Blogs about a variety of things. Like personal stuff, school, feminism, politics, world affairs… You name it. Now she’s busy with Blogmas**
๐Ÿ’› Very thoughtful and relatable posts
๐Ÿ’› But there are also lots of fun, cute posts
๐Ÿ’› Also blogs in French like whaaat?? #talented
๐Ÿ’› ย Is no longer looking for Herman because Elly found him*

* One time Em wanted to expres her love for German, but accidentally wrote ‘I LOVE HERMAN’ and thus Herman and our search for her soulmate begun. But recently Elly found Herman in a book so now we only need to reunite them
** Sorry that this isn’t in chronological order but I don’t work in chronological order. ANYWAY I first typed Blogman so almost a new man in Em’s life was born

So that’s the first eight! I’m not sure how many posts there will be in total. At first I thought I’d do one post a week, but I quickly realised that would not be enough haha. We’ll see!

If these blogs sound like your cup of tea, please go show them some love!

Do you follow these blogs? What are some of your favourite blogs? What makes a blog a favourite? Let me know in the comments!