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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 communityΒ ❤️❤️❤️

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 πŸ™‚

1. A Book Blogger You Really Respect?

Nobody’s probably surprised that I’m putting Cait @ PaperFury at the top of the list – 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.Β 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.Β Who would you like to be your bookish sister?

Jackie @ Death By TsundokuΒ 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.Β Who would you like to be your bookish brother?

Well, see, this isn’t quite fair, causeΒ 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 πŸ˜‰

5.Β 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 amazingΒ ❤️Β 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 bookworm’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 – 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 sayΒ Lia @ Lost in a Story!Β 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.

73 thoughts on “A Shoutout To All My Favorite Book Bloggers! The Booktuber Book Blogger Tag

  1. 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!!
    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction recently posted…A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev: Review & GiveawayMy Profile

    1. You met her live! That is so awesome. That’s why I’m jealous you all live in the same continent (BTW. You live in the same city as my sister!)

      Awww thank you Nicole! Thanks for joining πŸ™‚ I’m so very glad to have such an experienced blogger join us and help us out.

  2. 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 πŸ˜€
    Olivia Roach recently posted…18 Goals for 2018!My Profile

  3. 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

    1. I will agree that the sisters/brothers part wasn’t easy xD but I’m sure you’d find someone in our cozy little community πŸ™‚ you do spend a lot of time with us πŸ™‚
      Haha, you are right about Cait, she is a phenomenon πŸ˜€

  4. 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.

    1. In the same neck of the woods huh! It would be so lovely to pick up my butt one day and trawl over to your continent, to visit all of my bookworm buddies πŸ™‚ would be the trip of the century! πŸ˜€

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

  6. 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.❀️❀️ 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.
    Cait @ Paper Fury recently posted…Authors I Only Just Discovered In 2017! (How Dare They Hide From Me Tho)My Profile

    1. Awww thank you, and I’m absolutely glad to make your day πŸ™‚ it’s no secret that I would like to visit and comment on your blog more, and have tens of newsletters from you (and keep them xD), but time just happens (or doesn’t happen, rather!) But at least I can tag you to let you know how much I appreciate your blog xD
      P.S. of course you were blushing. Duh xD I think I at least know you that much πŸ˜€
      Thanks for visiting!

  7. I TOTALLY did not expect to see my name on your list Evelina!! THANK YOU!! ❀ 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 πŸ˜‰ And I LOVE Lashaan, Trang, Jackie and Lia!! They are some of the best bloggers out there. ❀
    Dani @ Perspective of a Writer recently posted…2018 Moody Reading ChallengeMy Profile

    1. Of course you were going to be on my list πŸ˜€ I might not have enough time to visit your blog often enough, but I really do admire you, and I love it that you tag me all the time and remember me πŸ™‚ plus YOU ARE COOL xD I love having you among my blogger friends πŸ™‚ and you always share my posts! I really appreciate that πŸ™‚

  8. 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.
    Laura Thomas recently posted…The Kid’s Korner #26 ~ If You Were Me And Lived In ….. Elizabethan EnglandMy Profile

  9. 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 πŸ˜€

    1. I’m so glad!! πŸ™‚ are you seriously a new blogger though?? I feel like you just know how to blog so well!! I am incredibly impressed by that interview we did, and you have the prettiest design ever πŸ™‚

  10. Amazing tag and lovely answers Evelina I know a few of these myslef and I couldn’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 ❀️
    Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday #11 | New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017My Profile

    1. Thank you! <3 needless to say, I would have mentioned you on the list too, but you have become my friend so recently xD I'm so glad the group gives everyone so much support, it's a dream come true :)

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

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

  13. 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.
    Karen Blue recently posted…2018 Blogging Goals ~Beyond the BooksMy Profile

  14. 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.

  15. 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 πŸ™‚

  16. ok I’ll try for a third time to leave my comment! πŸ™ πŸ™

    oh this is so precious and… surprising!

    If I had read this post last year maybe I wouldn’t have rebranded πŸ™‚ 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 all this awesome peeps that caught your blogging heart! If you loved them I’m sure I will. I know a few of them already. So, YES, for Laura, Nicole, Karen and Cait. Spot on!

    BUT YOU my dear, I’m sure you’ll be in many bloggers’ fav lists too. Or in their minds and hearts if they don’t make lists! You are smart, experienced, socially conscious, AND SO MUCH FUN to follow! Always creating such magic around the bookiverse! Looking forward to another year of your wonderful blogging! Happy New Year!
    Daniela Ark recently posted…6 Reasons Why a Bookworm Should Be A Book Blogger!My Profile

    1. I actually found all your comments in my spam section xD and fished them out. It’s probably because your domain is new! Or my blog is taking revenge on yours, because yours used to mark me as spam at first too xD

      Oh yes, I’ve always love your blog!! It’s just that I can’t visit too often because LIFE xD but I totally loved your blog, although I’m sure I’ll love your next one just as much, because in the end it’s you writing the content anyway <3 and you are just so much fun!

      Awwww thank you!!! ^_^ thank you for all the appreciation! This blogging stuff really makes me feel so much better about myself, haha πŸ˜€

  17. 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.

  18. 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 blogs right away.

    And not last but not the least, YOU ARE AMAZING, and I love the work you do.
    Gayathri recently posted…My top favorite Sidekicks who need a shoutoutMy Profile

    1. You are just so terribly reasonable and considerate though! I believe that’s where there smartness lies πŸ˜€

      And thank you!! I’ve been getting so much love from the blogging community lately it’s been satisfying all my self-confidence needs πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  19. 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 Speed, I'd be reading every single one of your recommendations as soon as you.. well.. recommend them!!! <3 Thank you again for shout-out, Evelina!! <3

    1. My pleasure and you absolutely deserve it too πŸ™‚ haha farthern land :DD (that is ONE AWESOME WORD.)

      Unfortunately, the God of Speed has not been manifesting itself lately, but maybe that’s simply because I manage those MILLIONS of discord chats and new blogger post series and AHGHTHGHGJGGG *forehead might have touched the keyboard there*

  20. Great tag, Evelina. Yep, Paper Fury is awesome. She’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. I’ve learned lots of awesome things from them. I need to check out the rest you mentioned. I might have visited them I forget.

  21. 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 will certainly be crashing Dragonfly’s parties in the future and creeping on Lia @ Lost in a Story in the most polite way ever. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing all this love! We need more posts like THIS in the blogger world. <3
    Jackie B. recently posted…Building Better Book Clubs: An Insider GlanceMy Profile

    1. Someday, definitely πŸ™‚ I also think about it a lot xD but yes, teleport please. Oh, you didn’t really know Daniela / Dragonfly? It seems it’s such a close knit circle, and yet sometimes we still don’t know some of the others πŸ™‚

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