I only had time to do one of the mini challenges today, but I think I chose the best one! This is the one that I've been most excited for. I have only given each blogger one award each even though they might fall into multiple categories, because there were so many people that I wanted to give awards to!
Best Blog Design
A lot of bloggers have an amazing blog design, and it was very hard to narrow the list down to five. Seriously, people are so creative and talented! First we have Literary, etc, whose simple pink design plus the hot air balloon is made of win. Gypsy Reviews has some gorgeous colours, and I adore the blue and grey on Novel Heartbeat. I will be surprised if Pop! Goes the Reader isn't on a bunch of lists, because Jen's design is so bubbly and cute. And, last but definitely not least, Oh, Chrys! also has a design that I love. I find it so calming!
Best Weekly Feature
This one was a tough one because so many of the people I list in this post have great features, but I wanted to include them in other categories as well. But I managed to pick out three that I think are fantastic. Firstly, there's The Novel Hermit's You're Just My Type, which is a weekly post on typography. For a font collector like myself, this is fantastic! Hopeless Romantics recently launched a new feature called Shipping Couples, which was basically made for the fangirl in me. Did you really think I could pass that up? And then we have Rinn Reads's Fantasy Friday, which I keep going on about and if you haven't checked it out yet then you definitely should!
Best Discussion Posts
The number one spot has to go to The Perpetual Page-Turner, right? I mean, if we were listing people in order then I think most people would put Jamie first due to her creativity, personality, and all-round good nature. Sana from Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile posts excellent discussion posts that I can't get enough of. Writer of Wrongs should get an award just for her gif/meme choices, let alone her posts as a whole. Pretty Little Reader writes amazingly thought-out posts, and she always comes across as elegant and sophisticated. Unlike myself. I Read, Ergo I Write writes excellent posts on almost everything, including adaptations, and current goings on around the bookosphere and media.
Mel from The Daily Prophecy is the sweetest, friendliest blogger I know. She's always so nice to everybody, and takes so much time out of her day to spread the blogger love. I'm so happy and lucky to be able to call her my friend. Kelly from Belle of the Literati is always lovely as well, and I should definitely take the time to talk with her more because she's adorable. Ellis from The Random Transliterator is always there to encourage my language learning, and I love speaking with her - she's hilarious! Kelly from Effortlessly Reading is someone I've been friends with for a while, and I love her to pieces. And, finally, Alexa Loves Books has to go into this category because she's so sweet and kind to everybody. I often worry that my crazy fangirling freaks her out because she's always so nice!
Most Helpful Reviews
A Reader of Fictions writes amazing reviews, and while I don't read every single one, I find the ones that I do read incredibly useful and informative. Christina covers everything! Similarly, My Friends Are Fiction also writes very indepth reviews, and you can always count on Kristen to give her complete and honest opinion. I love the reviews over at The Midnight Garden, especially as they always include so many quotes, and Realm of Fiction has many great reviews!
Favourite Bloggers to Fangirl With
Paper Riot is my first mate, my partner in crime, and the person who I run to when I need to shout about a book - even if she hasn't read it! Judith and I love a good fangirl freakout, and it's what we spend 80% of our time doing. Little Pieces of Imagination is also a great person to fangirl with, and I love that she's always there to watch my breakdowns. I'm sorry for putting you through everything, Siiri! And, finally, there is Tatum, who I wasn't going to include because she has convinced herself that she's not a book blogger. But she's my co-blogger, and therefore she is most definitely qualified to be on this list. Tatum is my ~twinflame~, and we've been on a lot of fangirling journeys together. Watching shows is just not the same without her, because I can always count on her to understand what I'm feeling. Or, if not, she will just laugh at me. Which is good too.
Best New Discoveries
I just had to include this category because I've discovered some fantastic blogs this weekend, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the people behind them a little better! Firstly, we have Book. Blog. Bake., who is a Texan (the best people are Texans... or Aussies) and seems like a lovely person. Danielle from Love at First Page has a wonderful blog with such a clean design. Natflix & Books is a new discovery that I adore because, hello, everything about Natalie's blog is awesome, from the name to the fact that she also reviews movies.
---And that's it! I tried to include as many people as I could, although I know that I left a bunch of people out. If any of you discovered new blogs this weekend, you should link them up in the comments so I can check them out! Or, link up your old favourites. I want to find as many awesome new bloggers as possible!