This is so so amazing and I never though I would ever get here. I don’t even know what my life would look like if I hadn’t just on a wing decided “why wait until summer let’s make the blog nowwww!!” (my brain is whiny and impulsive like that that’s why I’m a Gryffindor now you know). I never would have met so many friends and such incredibly nice people and I probably would’ve still annoyed anyone in my close proximity with my rants.


In case you’re new here: HIIII (this is me waving enthusiastically)!

My name is Ioana*, I am a 15 year old possible young human (most likely an old lizard). I live in Romania (yes that means I am also a vampire look at that multitasking) and I LOVE BOOKS (is you surprised?).

*most people miss-spell it, IT’S FINE I actually find it endearingly hilarious every time and I don’t have it in me to correct pure cinnamon roll humans I promise I won’t die inside not even a little bit if you spell it wrong

But what does that have to do with any dragons or waffles?

….well….it doesn’t….

Ok fine: 1. My parents have actually always called me a baby dragon (they know what’s up) 2. I like ranting and waffle is another synonym for that and also delicious food and IT FITS and 3. COME ONNNN IT’S SUCH A COOL NAME I WAS SURPRISED NOBODY THOUGHT ABOUT IT BEFORE ME.

To know a bit more about my mysterious probably human self today I’m also doing a tag (this post is looong bring yourself a snack) that’s not related to books! Yes I am as surprised as you are let’s see what wonderful disaster this is going to be!


Anything but Books Tag

I was tagged (a long time ago…maybe in summer…woops) by the wonderfully incredible Chloe @ blushing bibliophile to do this. Thank you so much for tagging me (and for the patience because I am a horrible slug).


Name a cartoon you love.

Do you have about 500 hours to listen to me talk about my favourite cartoons? Because boy I have a few. Did anybody say it’s LIST TIME? AH who am I kidding every-time it’s list time!

  • Avatar the Last Airbender
  • My Hero Academia (which is an anime but it’s animated so it counts)
  • Over the Garden Wall

Imagini pentru cartoon gif


What is your favorite song right now?

Wow is this…can’t be….ANOTHER LIST? (I am a huge list lover ok)

Also because it’s Christmas:


What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Watching YouTube videos…mostly because I already do that on hours on end. YouTube is a deep black hole and once you’re sucked in you can never get out.


What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

I have a weird fashion sense?

I dress like a terribly fashionable scarecrow. I just love being an eccentric cat lady that looks like she escaped a theater rehearsal. Is it vintage? Is it punk? Is it pajamas? You shall never know how Ioana dresses next!

(spoilers: it’s probably pajamas because I’m a sleep deprived zombie teen)

Also I like makeup quite a bit. It’s like art?? ON MY FACE!! Terribly exciting stuff. When I was little I would draw squiggly lines all over my hands in marker…AND NOW I GET TO DO THAT ON MY FACE AND IT’S ACCEPTED BY SOCIETY! (and yet people look at me weird when I put glitter on my face and draw stars honestly #rude)

boy meets world lipstick GIF


What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

I like to learn about really dumb things from history but re-told in a modern way. Like the American revolution in rap songs and @themackenzilee‘s tweets:



What is something unusual that you know how to do?

I can move my ears. That’s my special talent and I am proud.


Name something you made last year and show us if you can.

I made these still life paintings.

Yes that probably isn’t still life and just a bunch of garbage containers but you tell that to our crazy “visual education” teacher. (Visual education don’t you dare say it’s art or she will chop you up and make a soup out of  the pieces the proceed to eat you like a witch). And there are so many of them because every time I went home I forgot one and had to start again. They are also very rushed so excuse their general ugliness.


What is your most recent personal project?

This blog is my most personal-est of projects! I really love blogging and I spend loads of time doing it (mostly because I like ranting and I THINK IT SHOWS A BIT) and I am fiercely dedicated to my smol corner of the internet (even though I mostly just smashing the keyboard and blindly hope it makes sense)!

excited new girl GIF
@me trying to convince myself everything is fine


Tell us something you think about often.

Our inevitable death?

No Ioana think bright stuff: puppies, rainbows, DON’T scare people off.

Ummm….about how velcro shoes are terribly underrated and underused despite being a time-saving and possibly resource saving alternative to the shoe laces? I mean the velcro is quite literally very futuristic and easier to use and yet people still use shoe laces. Is it for aesthetic reasons? Or simply because humanity has yet to appreciate the genius that is the velcro?? You people need to learn how to accept efficiency over looks here. And this keeps me up at night.

hilarious the hangover GIF

(and no that doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I learned how to tie shoelaces when I was 12 and I still do it wrong shut up John)

(Also how does one call the velcro stuff?? I know what it’s called in romanian which is “arici” but that translates to hedgehog. Let me know if you find a better word in English because Google is deceiving.)


Give us something that is your favorite.

  • Cinnamon
  • Chai Latte with almond milk
  • Toblerone chocolate
  • Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • Summer rain


Say the first thing that pops into your head.


(I do not know if said sentence was though in romanian or in english.)

What can I say…head is a deep black hole of velcro stuff and fangirling because omg 100 followers asdfghjkl!!



I wanted to take a moment to just thank the absolutely wonderful people in my life, all my incredible internet friends that made me cry actual tears of happiness.

You guys are amazing and I love you and I am so proud to be your friend.

Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink : for making me genuinely believe that someone actually enjoys what I might be writing (and rambling sometimes) and being so supportive and leaving the looongest most amazingest comments

Marta @ thecursedbooks : for being an awesome friend and only fellow Romanian blogger that I still only speak in English with and for being the one that I can comment about specific things like my distaste for Mihai Eminescu with

Ruby @ rubyraereads : for being the one person in my timezone that I fangirled over The Raven Boys and speculated over Ronan with and for making my day when she sends me dms on twitter

Marie @ drizzleandhurricanebooks : for being an inspiration and for giving me confidence and some of the best advice when I really needed it

Rhea @ Bookchanted : for nominating me in my first ever award (YES I haven’t forgotten) and making my hear jump for the first time because wow someone might actually be my friend

Chloe @ blushing bibliophile : for making me smile by just being a fellow teen and her cute comments that always bring a smile to my face

I’m so sorry if I didn’t mention you! If could I would actually just list all of you that ever left a comment on this blog ever but we would be here all day. I am so happy and grateful for ALL OF YOU for liking, commenting and just even simply reading my blog (if you’re too shy to comment – which happens to me all the time): HI hello I appreciate you taking time out your day to read my blog. Sincerely.


Thank you again for the WONDERFUL AMAZING EXPERIENCE I had blogging for the past few months! I am so grateful to each and every one of you!




34 thoughts on “THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 100 FOLLOWERS!


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      I KNOW 100 IS SO BIG THIS IS AMAZING LET’S JUST USE CAPSLOCK FOR THE DURATION OF THIS COMMENT WE ARE SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER OVER THE INTERNET IN EXCITEMENT!!! Asffgsjlall!! I still can’t believe it it’s too good to be true seriously how does one express this amout of joy!!!

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  2. Hi *waves enthusiastically back* By the way, your name is GORGEOUS. I love unique names so much. I mean, I’m called Mattie (yes, it’s my full name) and I like it, it’s unique and cool and sometimes confusing because people think I’m a guy, but yours is unique and mysterious and magical and beautiful. Anyway.. this post was wonderful to read! I read your posts all the time, but I LOVED reading about you and imagining you as a vintage punk pajama cat lady scarecrow 😀 thank you for sharing a bit about you, and congratulations on 100 followers! You really deserve it – your blog is so fun to read! ❤

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    1. Oh I loveee confusing people with names -while they’re trying to figure it out you can take over the world it’s perfect. I say you make your dreams come true and be the ruler of the universe with the bestest name.
      Thank youuuu ❤!! That’s the perfect picture of me: a vintage punk pajama cat lady! It’s what I aspire to be when I grow up….I only need a cat now…I shall steal one from my grandma so the look is complete.
      Thank you so so muuuch!!! It means a lot to me to know that my blog might be at least mildly entertaining ❤!!

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  3. AHHHH congratulations on 100 followers, I’m really proud to be part of your blgoging adventure and hope you’ll remember me when you become super famous, you’re on your way for sure 😛 ❤
    Omg yes, youtube videos are the woooorst because once you start, you just can't stop?! I have the same problem haha.
    And thank youuuu so much for mentioning me, that's way too sweet of you, it's an honor to be able to chat with you, I love it so much and you're just amazing overall ❤ ❤ here's to many many moreeee followers ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank youuu ❤!!!
      I’m puking rainbows all over the place here it’s overwhelming but in a good way! When I’ll be super famous I’ll send you loads of chocolate and cake but until then I’m sure you’ll be queen of the worlds…so maybe don’t buy too much cake once you get your official title ok?
      Ah yes YouTube the place of black holes that morphe time somehow. I sure do love procrastination.

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    Eheheh I'm good at art but I suck at putting make-up on my face? Make-up is not allowed at my school and none of my friends use it lol. One time I stole my mom's make-up bag and tried to do winged eyeliner and put on red lipstick, but failed, and I looked like an Amy Winehouse-Pennywise-Miranda Sings hybrid. It was terrible. I took a selfie, sent it to my friend, and she laughed at me lol. GIVE ME A MAKE-UP TUTORIAL BECAUSE I'M CLUELESS?
    Those still-life pictures aaahhh 😍 They're so beautiful! + It takes me so long to tie my shoelaces! My sister often teases me because of it 😂
    Also thanks for mentioning me! So glad my comments made you smile 🙂 I'm so thankful to have met you on my blogging journey, and proud that I'm a part of yours!

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    1. Thank youuu ❤!!

      I am so sad they cancelled Girl meets World even though I don’t watch tv and I only saw like 3 eps. They had so much potential to show some more mature themes oh well.

      Oh don’t worry the way to do makeup is to just make it as over the top as possible -that way nobody will notice if you messed up. Rock the Amy Winehouse-Pennywise-Miranda Sings look. Something nobody tells you about make-up: there’s no right way to do it. Just take what you like and do what you want it’s that easy 😂.

      SHOELACES ARE HORRIBLE AND OVERRATED. They are so inconvenient please.

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS, MY LITTLE DRAGON!!! (I hope you don’t hate me for calling you that, but your parents calling you ‘baby dragon’ was so cute!!) I’m so proud of you, your posts are always making me smile and they are great and I’m so happy to have you as my friend and my fellow Romanian blogger with whom I’m speaking in english and sometimes in Romanian until we realise how weird that is. Anyway, congrats again and to many more followers because you totally deserve them! ❤ ❤


  6. Congratulations to 100 followers! That’s so amazing! I’m Sophie and I’m from Argentina! I love how we can connect even though we are in opposite ends of the globe.
    Your blog name’s amazing, btw. It’s cool, you’re right. And I LOVE that your parents used to call you baby dragon! ❤ Youtube is such a deep black hole. I want to start my Booktube channel soon and I am already setting everything up to start! It's exciting.
    I am so glad for you and, again, congratulations. P.S. This post was so hilarious!!! Have a wonderful day, Ioana!

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie from Argentina ❤!! OMG I LOVE INTERNET FRIENDS SO MUCH like the Internet is this amazing thing that allows us to connect and talk and it’s great mate.

      Aww thank youu I’m blushing! Youtube is the biggest black hole of void there is…AND I WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK WITH YOUR BOOKTUBE CHANNEL!! I’m sure you’ll be amazing! Follow those dreams!

      I’m glad you like my post (it means a whole lot to me!), a wonderful day to you too and thank you for your lovely comment ❤!

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  7. Congratulations, Ioana!! ❤ ❤ You deserve each and every one of your followers and I sincerely hope you get more in the near future because your blog absolutely rocks and – like velcro shoes – is totally underrated! I mean, look at these graphics :O This laugh-out-loud content :O I can never leave your blog feeling anything but brightly cheerful ^_^
    Amazing post, and I love your favorites! (they're some of my favorites too!!)

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH ADSGHAKL ❤!!! Yess I have been compared to velcro shoes (aka one of the best things ever invented FIGHT ME) that makes my life complete. I am honoured.
      I’m glad my blog makes you happy!! It means so much to me when people are happy and that my rambles do that sometimes??? Asfgahjakal!!

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