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A Shoutout To All My Favorite Book Bloggers! The Booktuber Book Blogger Tag

I’ve been so busy in the past few weeks with all my community work (you know what I’m talking about… you’re probably in one of the groups!), and this is roughly the way I feel right now:

There has also been so much talk about serious, productive posts… That I just want to go out of my way and do something completely backwards! And so I’ve decided it’s time for some lighthearted tag. It so happens, that Amy @ Bursting with Books has conveniently tagged me in a fun one recently! (Thanks, Amy!) And I feel like it’s a great tag to do for the new year, cause it’s giving all the love back into the communityย ❤❤❤

Obviously, it’s not an easy tag to do either, because I only get like 12 people to shout out! So I’m sorry if I have not mentioned you, picking shoutouts is like picking favorite books? (Read: absolutely and improperly impossible!)

Let me just mention before starting that the ones who are mentioned, are also tagged! So feel free to do this tag, or let it go, whichever way you want it! And a happy new year to you all ๐Ÿ™‚

1. A Book Blogger You Really Respect?

Nobody’s probably surprised that I’m putting Cait @ PaperFury at the top of the list โ€“ to be honest, I was feeling a little bit weird, putting down the same answer as Amy in her tag, but ultimately… Cait is the first blogger who ever influenced me when I started out, it hers was the first blog that stood out, and it’s still the only blog whose newsletters I am dutifully signed up for. She really inspires me, because she’s become a really successful blogger (and a writer, too!), and it just makes me feel like it’s all possible, it’s all reachable. Cait’s a good book blogger role model! (Stop blushing, Cait. You’re just going to have to deal with my respect for you!)

2.ย A bookish persona that comes across as incredibly smart?

Gayathri @ Elgee Writes is just an incredibly nice and all-round smart person. I always enjoy talking to her and I’m so glad she’s there to help out with all my bookish communities. I won’t give you clear arguments as to why I think she’s smart, but she just comes across that way! Currently, she’s working on The Bloggers’ Comment Junction which you can still join, I believe!

3.ย Who would you like to be your bookish sister?

Jackie @ Death By Tsundokuย fits the role perfectly! She is my absolute bookish BFF (BBFF??) and we have so much fun together, talking not just about books, but life in general. I really wish she lived somewhere closer to me! She also does wonders for my self-esteem! And we sometimes play messenger scrabble. What else would you want in a bookish sister?

4.ย Who would you like to be your bookish brother?

Well, see, this isn’t quite fair, causeย there are just so few guys who blog about books. I basically know like 5 guy book bloggers in total, so choosing from that pool is much different than choosing the bloggish sister! But I must say for me it would be Lashaan @ Bookidote. Not only is he a really cool and friendly person, but our reading tastes overlap quite a lot! (Except for the superhero stuff, man. You get the drill!) Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote have the coolest blog ever, and actually, both of their tastes really overlap with mine! So if not for Jackie, Trang would be another candidate for my bookish sister-in-reading-tastes ๐Ÿ˜‰

5.ย Who is the hardest-working social media bookworm?

Lauren @ Northern Plunder is an absolute jewel, and I’m incredibly happy to have met her, because what with the two groups (international bloggers and new bloggers) that I’ve started up recently, I would never be able to manage if she wasn’t around! We tend to think of social media as maybe Twitter and Facebook, but Lauren’s strongest side is chats, and she’s the Queen of Discord. We sometimes think she owns a time turner, because she participates in maybe 20 chat servers, at least three bookish ones I know of, and how she manages it is a true mystery! But I’m really glad she has agreed to help me out. Lauren, I don’t know what I would do without you right now, you are amazingย ❤ย a true super mermaid woman!

6. Who is your bookish crush?

Hmm. See, the politically correct answer here would be my co-blogger Ebilshrimp, who is also my boyfriend. Although in terms of co-blogging, this is currently the case:

But aside from that, I would say Fanna @ Fannatality!

She’s just so cool and friendly, her blog looks amazing, and I was recently interviewed by her, and I have to say, she could rock a career in journalism! I was incredibly impressed by her professionalism in preparing the interview questions, looking up my background and even double and triple checking the result with me so it’s fine before publication. Fanna, if you worked in my area of expertise and I was looking for people, I’d be hiring you on the spot!

7. What bookwormโ€™s party would you like to go to?

Why, this is no question at all! I didn’t even have to think for a second. Dragonfly @ Dragonfly’s Treasure Chest (ex Our Familiarium) is just so much fun, and not just that โ€“ I feel like she’d be able to throw a mean party! She always blogs about her family events, and sometimes I just want to step into the screen and have fun with them all. Plus, I am ABSOLUTELY SURE her party would have the most amazing snacks in the world. I’ve seen her recipe photos… JUST YES.

8. Which bookworm would you like to take to lunch?

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If I may, I’d take out two! Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction is just such an inspiration, she has the coolest linkups and I am generally interested in her as a person, so a lunch would be the perfect way to get to know her better. I am also going to cheat a bit and take out another bookworm to lunch along with us. That would be Karen @ KissinBlueKaren, because she is really nice and I’ve always loved talking with her, even if just through the comments. So I’d like to get to know both of these book lovers better!

9. Who would you want to be your bookish best friend?

Well, I must skip this question, unfortunately, cause Jackie is firmly lodged in there both as the bookish sister and the BFF.

10. Who do you feel is a bookish ingenue?

See, this is one of ‘dem SMRT words’. Apparently, it means someone innocent, or basically just someone who does their own thing, isn’t affected by others (or at least from how I understand it. Who came up with this question? xD) I would have to sayย Lia @ Lost in a Story!ย I feel like she doesn’t really bother to conform to the standards of the blogosphere, and instead just does her own thing! Which is precisely why she is popular too. She’s also really nice and will never insist on her opinion, but rather explain it very politely. That’s something we could all strive to do! Especially because all sorts of scandals take off way too quickly on book Twitter. If we were all like Lia, I feel like no such thing would ever happen.

11. What are two shoutouts for people who really deserve an honorable mention?

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I’m going to shout out two people who are always very supportive! Dani @ Perspective of a Writer shares my posts SO often, plus she’s just so much fun to talk with, and she’s tagged me in countless awesome tags. Meanwhile, Laura @ fuonlyknew writes the BEST EVER comments in the world! Always very positive and they just make me feel so good. You both are awesome!!

Why am I full of this sense of dread that I definitely missed someone??? If I missed you, I’m sorry! I probably didn’t want to! You are ALL awesome!!!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

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Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
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Awww… this is such an awesome tag! Great way to spread the love! By the way, I would love to go out to lunch with both you and Karen—I’ve gotten to meet Karen once or twice IRL and she’s a fantastic person!

Thanks for all you’ve been doing with your bookish groups! I’m so impressed with the impact you’ve been making!!

Olivia Roach
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This is such a great idea for a post and so sweet to spread the bookish love this way! I know quite a few of these bloggers and they are definitely all lovely, sweet and kind people. And their blogs rock ๐Ÿ˜€

Paul Liadis
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Great post. It’s always nice to spread the love to other blogs!

Amy
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This is awesome!! Iโ€™m so glad you got to do it and I canโ€™t wait to check out the people youโ€™ve mentioned. โ˜บ๏ธ

Camilla @The Reader in the Attic
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That’s a super nice tag but I don’t think that I’m never gonna do it. I’m not enough confident to other bloggers to have bookish sisters and brothers XD
But Cait is some kind of common factor for so many bloggers, I think. It was the same for me too

charlotte
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This is a lovely idea for a tag!

Rebecca
Guest

This is so nice! And I totally agree with you about Dragonfly. And since she’s in my neck of the woods, I’m coming too. I’ll bring the bubbly.

Lia
Guest

omg thank you so much for your kind words <3 <3
I feel so honored!

Shruti
Guest

Oh this is such a positive tag! And it shows the best qualities of all book bloggers. Nice! xD

Kristina
Guest

Totally agree with you for Lauren & Gayathri ! โ€‹

Elizabeth Hunter
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Such a fun tag! I love tags like this because I get to know so many more bloggers.
And yes, Cait is literal goals. She’s pure gold. Love her blog.

Haniya
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This is such a nice blogger love post!!!! โคโคโคโค Love it!!! โคโค

Cait @ Paper Fury
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HOW DID YOU KNOW I WAS BLUSHING. But honestly afjdksalfd *tackle hugs you* this actually makes my day and you’re going to ruin my Vulcan facade whilst I cry happily all over the place.โค๏ธโค๏ธ And honestly if I can be a little successful with blogging being the unorganised dork that I am…it is thoroughly possible for anyone.

DID I MENTION YOU ARE FANTASTIC AND AMAZING TOO.

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
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I TOTALLY did not expect to see my name on your list Evelina!! THANK YOU!! โค Haha, its so exciting to be an honorable mention, I’m glad you aren’t annoyed by me tagging you… I actually found some great bloggers, posts and challenges to follow and read and participate in from this post!! It’s so timely and I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I LOVE Lashaan, Trang, Jackie and Lia!! They are some of the best bloggers out there. โค

Jackie B.
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D’aw. Dani! You make me blush. <3 I adore you as well, my friend! That is some awesome company to be in!

Laura Thomas
Guest

Aaw, what a lovely post. And I’ve found some new bloggers to meet. It’s been such fun meeting you and every time I come to a new post, I leave laughing or smiling. You are such the entertainer! And I LOVE your comments too!
I’m like the cute pooch too. I have on my hibernating PJs, sipping hot tea and cursing old man winter.

Fanna
Guest

OH MY GOD! This is probably an alternate dimension where my book-blogger crush is also crushing on me!! Could I have asked for more? Thank you so so much Eveline, you know how much this means to me <3 <3 Plus, you're one of my fav and first book blogger friend I've made so AAAHHH I'M SO HAPPY ๐Ÿ˜€

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages
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Amazing tag and lovely answers Evelina I know a few of these myslef and I couldnโ€™t agree more Cait is such an inspiration.. and meeting Gayathri and other new members in our groups has been so enjoyable.. I am so glad that I am also the part of your communities
I feel like every blogger out there has some amazing qualities. You are awesome too โค๏ธ

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan
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ARIGATOU(Thank you so much!!)
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and a prosperous new year!
On Japanese New Year โ€˜s customs;
Adults put money in a special envelope and give it to children.
This is called โ€œotoshidamaโ€ and many children look forward to it very much!
Ryoma.

Cam
Guest

Ah, so many lovely people! I love many of these bloggers as well. They’re all so unique and friendly!

Heather Cilley
Guest

Oooh I need to look into so many of these bloggers! Thanks for the recommendations!

Ivyclad Ideas
Guest

So many new bloggers to check out! :’) Thinking about it, I’ve only ever come across one male book blogger…huh.

Karen Blue
Guest

Wow! Thanks so much for the shout-out! I would love to take you to lunch as well. I’d buy! You are one of my favorite bloggers Evelina! This is not even why, you have done so much for the book blogging community. Thanks from me and everyone you have tried to help.

Lara @ Words With Lara
Guest

This is such a cool tag!! And you’ve chosen the perfect people (excuse my while I go and stalk ALL of their blogs). 2017 has been such a cool year of meeting so many new bloggers!

Jared @dabook.club
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Great tag! I Love the idea of giving credit to the people who deserve it! I love that you used your assets to help others who also need it! I personally love these posts because it lets me learn about people who I’ve never heard of. Great post, I also ADORE Lauren @ Northern Plunders! Just read her recent post and I LOVED her review.

Amanda @Cover2CoverMom
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Awww such a lovely tag to shout out awesome book bloggers! I totally agree that Jackie is amazing! I don’t really “know” any of the other bloggers you tagged, but I’ll definitely check them out since you hold them in such high regard ๐Ÿ™‚

Daniela Ark
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ok I’ll try for a third time to leave my comment! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ oh this is so precious and… surprising! If I had read this post last year maybe I wouldn’t have rebranded ๐Ÿ™‚ I was like… Who wants to read about my family and recipes?? Let’s talk only books! BUT YOU DID LIKE IT! and this appreciation post is such a wonderful holiday gift and the perfect way to start the year! I apologize for being a little absent but holidays and rebranding craze took over my life! Shortly, I will be stopping by your other posts and visiting… Read more ยป
Andreea
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So many lovely humans! I am so glad to be part of such a lovely community and I just discovered some new bloggers to read <3.

Gayathri
Guest
Okaye.. I am the smart one. I too dunno how I am smart, but I should be smart if Eva says so. *happy dancing* But seriously, thank you for the shout out. And I agree totally about all the bloggers you mentioned here. Some I know and I know of. Cait is definitely an inspiration and I have no clue how Lauren even finds time to do so much either. I am sure everyone knows Nicole’s blog and her discussion challenge. Much love to Lia and Fanna, they are fantastic. Rest all, I am gonna take a look into their… Read more ยป
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Danielle
Guest

Lovely post <3 and could not agree more with some of your choices! Hope you are well – xx

Maureen Bakker
Guest

Love this! So much fun. And I definitely need to check out these bloggers.
Have a great week ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
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What a great way to uplift your favorite fellow bloggers! And introduce them to the rest of us, as well. I’ve tagged a few of them to check out later. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lashaan Balasingam
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Evelina!!!! You’re tooooo sweeet!11!1! <3 I feel like I won the lottery being picked over the 5 other dudes you might know in the blogosphere. Thank you so much for picking me, and I'd gladly have put you as my own blogging sister too. If you didn't live in a strang farthern and mythical land, I think we could've been such great book-loving friends too!!! You have been nothing but kind and amazing with me, and I couldn't ask for anything else. Your taste in books is also awesome, and if I had the reading speed of the God of… Read more ยป
Geybieโ€™s Book Blog
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Great tag, Evelina. Yep, Paper Fury is awesome. Sheโ€™s so creative. So happy for her success too. I love Elgee Writes, Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Kissin Blue Karen as well. They are all amazing. Iโ€™ve learned lots of awesome things from them. I need to check out the rest you mentioned. I might have visited them I forget.

Jackie B.
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OHMYGOSH I LOVE YOU. YOU ARE SO GOOD TO ME. Yes. We are completely BBFFs. Obviously. I have a love-hate relationship with all the times I’ve wanted to just be able to stop by your house and hang out with you. The travel would be… intense. But so worth it! Someday. There are so many amazing bloggers on this list! I feel honored to be part of those listed here. I am also super excited to get to know a few of your favorite bloggers. You introduced me to Lashaan late in 2017 and I love following his blog. I… Read more ยป