So the Internet has been raining with love for all the book bloggers recently and I’ve decided to get my nose out of my cave and just add to the love in buckets of gooey cheese feelings.

“But Ioana”, I hear you say, “WHY DO THAT?”

Because book bloggers deserve love and appreciation!! And all the sweets! And sometimes hugs! And support in their plans for taking over the world! Please provide small army!! (Send me one trough the mail and I’ll love you forever friend that’s how you buy my affections)


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Without further much ado about nothing, gentlemen and female gentlemen, I present to you…..drumroll please…

The Nominees


Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19)

Ilsa @AWhisperofInk : I mean she’s possibly not a teen blogger since she’s got all that immortal queen gig going on. BUT I am graciously putting her in this category because that’s the age she’s been lying to us mortals on the Internet she is ergo I am inclined to trust her. Ahem. But her blog is legitimately so creative and an explosion of goodness and ice cream and humor and she’s just so so amazing!!

Ruby @RubyRaeReads : Ruby does pretty much everything on the blogging planet! From book reviews to TV show reviews to excited fangirling little bits of great!! (Also I’m super jealous of this girl’s posting schedule seriously HOW.)


Best Adult Book Blogger (20+)

Marie @drizzleandhurricanebooks : Marie is basically the bestest most kindest being. She works really hard on all her blogposts which are so brilliant, fangirls over books relentlessly, and has time to bloghop all over the place! The whole universe agrees that she’s amazing ok.

Emma @emmareadstoomuch : I have a smol weakness for really great negative and snarky negative reviews and unpopular opinions and Emma always delivers. Never disappoints. All her reviews are so well worded and the sarcasm is so strong with this one I like it greatly.

Sophie @Blameitonchocolate : Let’s just all take a moment to collectively appreciate how gorgeous that name is. And her blog is also full of so much chocolaty goodness I get hungry every time I read a book review! Her posts are forever incredible but you just get the bonus of delicious dessert which is always a plus in anyone’s book.


Best Book Blogger from an Underrepresented/Minority Group

Oliva @Oliviascatastrophe: THIS. GIRL. IS. SUCH. GOALS. I’m constantly in awe?

– Han @Handevoursbooks : One of my absolute faves and her posts have me laughing so much. (ALSO HER BLOG IS IN PURPLE!! Purple!! how much cooler can one get?!)


Best book reviews

Lu @lureads : Lu’s reviews are so much fun to read and her writing is so chill?? All the yes?? Do I admit to excessively stalking her every review on the blog and reading them all in a matter of seconds?…maybe so…

– Ilsa @AWhisperofInk : Ilsa manages to sneak into almost all categories and IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE SHE DESERVES IT?? Things her reviews include: A. ice cream, B. fangirling if necessary , C. lists!! and D. all the awesome jokes.


Best Discussion Posts

Marta @thecursedbooks : Marta is (besides being a favorite human of mine) also an amazingly brilliant bloggy person!! And this year has been her year dudes. She writes all the great discussions and brings up really great points and she basically says everything I think only that she manages to make it somehow have a bit more sense? And she uses words really great!!


Most Engaged in the Community

– Avalinah @Avalinahsbooks : She’s done so much for the International book blogging community I think it’s time we appreciate her loads! Also she writes the best blogging advice posts so check those out too!


Social media influencer

– Cait @Paperfury : Because wow. Her Bookstagram is incredible, her tweets are gold and she built herself a small army to buy her book*? #goals! Also her tweets always go viral these days and that’s good the bookworm agenda is quickly spreading…excellent.

*which you can pre-order NOW! totally not #spon I’m just that excited lol


Blog Aesthetic

Chloe @BlushingBibliophile : Her blog is so gorgeous my eyes always eat it up! Seriously even her first blogposts are so aesthetically pleasing and just? Let my eyeballs enjoy this gorgeousness for 200 years please. (+ her Bookstagram is pure goals as well! teach me your skills pls!!)


Best personality / friendliest member of the community

Aris @akwardaris : She’s probably the coolest dorkiest bean I’ve encountered while sailing on the Internet seas. Also she fangirls with people on all social media platforms and that’s some kind of feat!


+best blogger in the universe

Ilsa @AWhisperofInk : She’s nominated in the category she invented because she asked.


The original post with all the rules and guidelines is HERE (made by Joce @ridetroughthenight ❤ )! Check it out yo!


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About the hiatus….

Sorry but I won’t be back until June! It’s a really busy period at the school at the moment with all the damned finals from the pits of Tartarus. Also I’m taking my C1 level Cambridge Exam and I’m constantly being surprised by how bad I can be at writing.

It’s been going a little like this:

Me: Yeah I’d say I’m decent at English…

Exam: Write 2 essays.

Brain: …

Brain: *sweats anxiously*

Me: …don’t do it…

Brain: *switches to Romanian permanently, packs bags and leaves on vacation*

Excuse my muffled screaming in the pillows. I am fine this is fine.

BUT I’LL BE SHORTLY BACK IN MAY!! On my blogiversary!! I’ll pop back for a bit there! Dragonwaffles is turning 1 YEAR OLD!! Such a smol tiny baby. I’ll think of a celebratory post idea. Until then I’ll hug you all and squish you and wish you happiness!!

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In the meantime I’ve been much more active on my Bookstagram so if you A. Want to see short reviews of what I’m reading B. Want to see #aesthetic pictures of books or C. Want to see stories of my cute doggo monster => FOLLOW ME! And send me a dm!! I swear I don’t bite (much) and I’d love to talk with all of you!



35 thoughts on “The Annual Book Blogger Awards // basically me throwing all my love @ YOU

  1. AWWWW, how are you so amazing??? How does such a person exist, really? My year? Me – a brilliant bloggy person??? 😭😭😭 You’re making me cry because I don’t deserve all these kind words, but thank you so much!! I love you and you’re my most favourite person ever!!!! ❤ hugssss

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    1. WELL YES IT IS YOUR YEAR HAVE YOU SEEN YOU??? You grew so so much and I am proud to say that I’ve cheered you from the bleachers since your blog was smoller!! I knew you’ll come far (BECAUSE YOU’RE THIS AMAZING HARD WORKING INCREDIBLE AT WRITING SMART PERSON) and agjkalsllaa!!! And you deserve all the kind words and so so so much more ok I could write novels on how great you are but alas I had to cut it short for the post!! I spend my free time fangirling greatly over your posts ok!
      You’re also my most favourite person everrr love youuuuuuabsjkalal ❤️!!!



    1. it means so much to me that you nominated me for best personality?? because i would honestly nominate you for it as well!!!! no lie!!! ❤
    2. i love literally everyone else on this list, and yepp ilsa is definitely best blogger in the universe

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      1. Aggskallala!!! Thank you ❤️!!
      2. Ilsa is certainly amazing I’m opening up a fanclub for our immortal queen tbh I’ll be selling cup holders like merch for our ruler.
      3. THAT’S RELATABLE I’M ALSO A LAZY BLOB!! But I wanted to procrastinate doing homework somehow and what better way then do something that’s kinda productive ya kno??

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    1. Look everything is better then MY schedule lol. But I’m saying that everytime you say you’re reading a book you’re like done so fast and you have a review up on the blog in like hours?? How??? Like seriously?? What speed of light wizardry is that???? So yeah.

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  3. OMG I SEE ME! *screams in delight* Thank you so much Ioana ❤
    (Also yes hopefully in 200 years the world wide web still exists and I'll be long dead but hey! You're immortal so you can continue looking at my so-called "gorgeous" blog :D)
    Also wow – happy early birthday to Dragon Waffles 😀 I wish you all the best on your exams! (Also why am I overusing exclamation marks! Lol!)

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    1. (!!!!!! I’m always overusing explanation marks!! So I don’t believe in such thing as too many!! They’re a really great way to show excitement 😂)

      I thank YOU for having such an amazingly gorgeous blog!! Seriously you are a master of aestethic. I’ll be sure to ask the aliens to let me look at your blog in 200 years don’t worry the plan is all set.

      Thank youuu aghhh I hope I do ok in my exam too. And after I can come back to blogging yessss.

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  4. AHHHHHHH what 😭😭😭 😭😭😭 You’re way too sweet, thank you so, so, so, so much for thinking of me for this, I feel honored and way too happy and ahh thank you 😭 ❤ ❤
    You nominated so many amazing bloggers here as well, ahhhhhhh such an amazing list ❤ ❤

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    1. WELL OF COURSE I HAD TO NOMINATE YOU YOU’RE LIKE INCREDIBLE! I am part of the Marie fanclub haven’t you heard? We’re a mighty smol force that’s beasically the whole universe since you’re so great. (Also you work hard and are a light in the blogosphere so you 14839191% deserve this ❤️)

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      1. AWwwww you’re too sweet stop it you’re going to make me blush awwwwww I love you you’re the best ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


  5. Happy blog-anniversary! And yay for nominations of awesome bloggers!

    Take all the break you need, but I am really looking forward to your posts because they make my day and you are a really funny person!

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      1. I understand, maybe we should just burn the school or something – ha ha! But school is important too (I guess), so do that and have fun and maybe blog once in a while? 😀


  6. OMG OMG OMG thaaaaaaaank you so much. i’m freaking out a little. mostly that you’re back i missed your brilliant fun well-formatted posts a whoooole lot wow

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  7. YOU MAKE ME BLUSH, YOU FANTASTIC BEAN YOU. *flails* Also your comment about my book afjdskafld I will give you all the cake now. Like all of it. omg. 😍😍 Also I needed more blogs to read so like I’m wildly clicking on so many of these. HURRAH FOR EXCELLENT BLOGGERS!

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    1. Well YOU DESERVE THE NOMINATIONS (AND TO WIN BECAUSE YOU GOT INTO SEMIFINALS?? RIGHT??)!! And of course i’m sneakily #spon-ing your book but now I’ve been paid in cake so. I ACCEPT PAYMENT IN CAKE ANY DAY!


  8. Aww this was such a lovely post! I can totally feel all of your love for all of these bloggers here. I follow some of them myself and I definitely agree with you ❤ There are some wonderful blogs and bloggers out there around the world! Yourself included 😉 Thanks so much for the mention and nomination xx

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  9. OMG thank you so much for this, Ioana!! ❤ ❤ ❤
    I feel terrible because I missed this lovely post of yours featuring myself and all these amazing bloggers that I love and admire so much AAAAAHHHH Love love love your choices!!
    Thank you for always being such a ray of sunshine in our community and making me laugh in the least convenient of times xD You're able to lift my spirits like no other ^_^
    I appreciate this nomination so much you have no idea… Honestly, makes me want to hide under the covers in fear my burning cheeks will explode!
    You rock ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. YOU DESERVE ALL THE NOMINATIONS ❤️!!!!! Seriously you work so hard and I loveeee love LOVE your blog so obviously I had to nominate you!!

      Ah don’t you dare feel terrible!!! I swear if you feel terrible I’ll feel terrible and we don’t want that so like you’re not allowed to feel terrible by default! NO TERRIBLE JUST AMAZING APPRECIATION!!

      (And it’s ok you didn’t notice!! I didn’t tag anyone on twitter or anywhere else and wordpress notifications are fickle!! I didn’t expect all of you to rush and comment I just wanted to throw my hat and nominate some amazing blogs 😊!!)

      I hope the covers are cozy and make a great cover burrito ❤️!!


      1. Oh my gosh you lovely human, you’re making me misty eyed ❤️❤️❤️
        I won’t, I won’t!! I could never make you feel terrible, THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
        Aww yes it was! 😄 I love becoming a burrito in my free time hahaha (comes with the blogger package, haven’t you heard?)
        THEEEESE many hugs sent your way ❤️❤️❤️




    I mean, oh yes, *posh voice*, I did forget to comment on dear Ioana’s blog, what a shame, I guess I shall make up for my mistake now, shall I?

    honestly, i don’t know what is wrong with me today. BUT UH THIS IS LATE but the results are happening in like 2 days?! I think, so yeah, that is a THING.

    “I mean she’s possibly not a teen blogger since she’s got all that immortal queen gig going on. ” ARE YOU SAYING THAT TEENS CAN’T BE IMMORTAL QUEENS. REPEAT AFTER ME, teens!! can!! be!! immortal!! queens!! (that is so CATCHY) and are u calling me a liar? honestly, i was going to THANK YOU for noinating me but u have just INUSLTED me in front of all my MINIONS, ahem, AUDIENCE, haha. okay, okay jokes aside, I CRYING OKAY. “so creative” and “explosion of goodnes” and “amazing” –> ahem that is me wailing BECAUSE YOU ARE SO NICE TO ME, HOW?!!? I am…deceased.

    i think you’ve got the names muddled. I CAN’T be a good reviewer. it’s AGAINST MY VERY NATURE. I mean you clearly have got this wrong (but really cue more crying you are so nice to me thank you) and lu’s reviews are AMAZING, let me just say. They are so chilled back but also full of SCREECHING!? I love.

    also yes i am the best blogger in the universe SOMEONE FINALLY HAS ACCEPTED THE TRUTH.

    aris is A SMOL!! she has such a great personality, i love her sm!! honestly all the bloggers here are good. marie is like WOAH, amazing and so is cait, she’s a wizard and in general everyone is amazing

    but i am the best


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