*internal and external screaming*
Um, this is a real thing??? I definitely don’t know how it’s real life, but Book Princess Reviews is up for a Blogger Award. Idk how this is a thing, but it’s a thing, and we are foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrr grateful. Trust me, we did not think that we would ever get here when this blog was started almost 3 years ago. Mandy just wanted it to be seen by like 5 people, and now we’re here, and we are the mind blown emoji faces.
For a little backstory, we have been nominated for The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards, which is hosted by May @ Forever and Everly. There is a whole long list of different categories with specific genres of blogging, age groups, and more with some truly amazing bloggers—some we know and love while others are brand new to us—in these categories! We were nominated for the Middle Grade category—perhaps due to our screaming over Rick Riordan, Sha’s love of Gail Carson Levine/Gordon Korman, and Mandy’s constant push to get the whole world to read Hurricane Season???
Due to the craziness that has been plaguing BPR these past few months, we missed our opportunity to do our own nominations. However, we wanted to give a special shoutout to the amazingly kind and epic bloggers who took the time to nominate us. We are picking one of our favorite posts of theirs to spotlight, so check them out below!
Jenna @ Book Mark Your Thoughts
Post: Matilda by Roald Dahl
Jenna is a sweetheart, and we have certainly always fangirled hard over Disney and more. Her blog is stunning, and she always creates content that is interesting and insightful (her bullet journals are like no other).
We had to include one of Jenna’s reviews, because they are so good! We love how she sets them up—the pros and woes—with adorable little teacup graphics instead of stars; bullet points on if you might enjoy this if you like x, y, and z; and a great layout/breakdown of important points in the book. Matilda is an iconic children’s story —and one of her favorites—so it was so refreshing to see a new modern take on a childhood love.
Kat @ Novels and Waffles
We’re a bit new to following Kat’s blog, but seriously, it’s a masterpiece. Everything on there follows the waffle theme so amazingly well, and the AESTHETIC. Omg, it’s so much. Everything Kat does is so creative, and we’re so in awe.
Kat just introduced a new project to her blog called the Bibliosmile Project. It’s all about introducing light and happiness and smiles to the bookish community, and I love it so much. I can always need a little extra dose of happiness in my life, and this is definitely going to be it. Kat shared her own story about how books helped her get smiling again, and I can’t wait for all the positive vibes that will be happening with this project.
Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies
Rhi is always a burst of happiness. Her blog features so many happy feels, snarks, and stunning graphics. It honestly feels like it is made of marshmallows with how light and fluffy it is, but Rhi always brings the hard hitting book reviews, tag answers, and more – all with her wonderful voice and flair.
One of the things that I absolutely love about Rhi’s blog is her post titles. They are so signaturely her, and I love getting a sneak peek into what is coming my way. In this post, Rhi tackles some of her Pride Month reads, and I now want to devour them all??? She has full on convinced me, and this sampling is definitely an epic showcasing of Rhi’s amazing reviews and personality. Rhi is unparalleled at convincing readers to check out new books. I never feel safe reading her reviews, because I know I’ll want to pick up her recommendations a.s.a.p.!
Xandra @ Starry Sky Books
Xandra’s blog certainly leaves us starry eyed. Her theme is delightful and whimsical and just the whole aesthetic is so much love. She is certainly a star of discussion posts, and I absolutely love reading her thoughts since they are always so cleverly written. And chatting with her is always so much fun.
I had a hard time picking the post we wanted to feature, because Xandra had two posts that I thought of instantly. I had to go with this one, because it was SO MUCH YES. Xandra said all the truth in this post, and I now desperately want this to exist. She made so many good points on what went wrong with the first adaptions and how important the new additions need to be. I was screeching in agreement the entire post.
Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties
Siobhan is a queen of the tags and Beyond the Blurbs. We always know that going on her blog that we’re going to find fantastic tags (and books to stuff our tbrs with after reading her answers) and amazing discussion ideas. Her Beyond the Blurbs bring so many fantastic and needed points.
Ugh, I had such a hard time picking just one of her Beyond the Blurb posts, since she has taken so many fantastic topics. This post really struck a cord with me. It’s so true that blogging has definitely helped me as a reader, and all of the points that Siobhan listed had me screeching YES ME TOO.
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
Sophie has been around since, if I remember correctly, BPR’s beginning days. She is one of the sweetest, and she always brings a much needed boost and a comment full of cheer. If I spot a comment coming from Sophie, I know we’re going to have a great conversation – which totally continues on her blog which is full of Theme Thursdays, reviews, and more!
Sophie created an absolutely fun meme called Theme Thursday, which takes on super fun themes and bringing you book recs focused around that theme. I certainly can get behind a good theme, and Sophie is bringing super fun ones and amazing recommendations. I used to be such a big fan of boarding schools when I was younger, and this brought me back so much. I may or may not be scribbling a few of these down for sure. 😉
These were the ones that we spotted, though we might not have caught them all. We want to thank all of these amazing bloggers, and all of the amazing bloggers reading this. This blog has grown so much over the past few years, and it’s because of the amazing support, welcoming arms, and kind hearts that you have given to us.
We’re coming up on three years soon, and it’s so much. Thank you to everyone!! Now excuse us as we go cry in the corner.