The Inside Out Book Tag, The Blogger Recognition Award, GCSE Results & More!

Hello everybody! This post is probably going to be a little muddled, but we’ll find our way through! Basically, I have a few things to talk about, but none of them are very long so as to post each topic separately, so it’s all going to be squeezed into 1! First up, The Inside Out Book Tag!

The Inside Out Book Tag


I was tagged by the lovely Annalise at AnnaliseBooks to complete this tag, and you can click here to view her full post!

1) A book that brings you joy

I talk about this book a lot, but it makes me happy, so why not? That’s right, it’s Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! This book may be cheesy and predictable, but that doesn’t matter to me – this book is cheesy and predictable in its own special way, a way that makes me happier than plenty of books out there! If you like lovey-dovey YA romance, this is definitely the book for you!


2) A book that makes you angry

I only read this recently, but it’s a definite nomination for this category; To Hear the Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney has one of the best YA contemporary plots I’ve read in a long time, yet each and every character is so plain and overdone, that it makes me so mad! This book could’ve been amazing, but instead, it was so insanely boring simply due to the originality each and every character lacked. Not happy! You can read my full review by clicking here.


3) A book that makes you sad

There are very few books that succeed in making me cry, but Allegiant by Veronica Roth had me crying buckets! The ending was so unexpected, so out of the blue, that I was actually shocked for a while. But the very very end is where I really cried. If you’ve read the book you’ll know what I mean, if you haven’t, I won’t spoil it, and instead will only say this: Tobias I want to hold you and rock you in my arms!


4) A book that disgusts you

It’s less the book itself, and more the world it’s set in, but the setting of Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill is truly disgusting, especially from a female perspective. This novel is dystopian, and so is set in a world that’s corrupt to what we’re used to, yet this novel takes ‘dystopia’ to a whole new level: we’re talking the objectification of girls at an even worse standard than that in the past, and the even further disgusting possibility of its likeliness if equality isn’t found.


5) A book which brings you fear

It’s only recently that I’ve started reading scary books, but towards the beginning of the month I read If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz, which really unease-d me. This book is told from the perspective of a schizophrenic girl, and so the entire time the reader is left to question what is real, and what is not, and even question the validity of events the speaker swears are true. This book is thrilling, and scary in a way that isn’t obvious, but instead creeps up on you. You can read my full review by clicking here.


And that is the end of the Inside Out Book Tag! To complete this challenge, I nominate ReadAtMidnight, ReadByLucy, and BooksBeforeBlood. Tag, you’re it!

Earlier today, Sumaya at SueReadingCorner nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! I am so grateful you chose me, Sumaya, and I highly recommend everyone check’s out her blog by clicking here.

1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give this award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself of the person who has nominated you.

2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two advice to new bloggers. List who nominated you in your post. Make sure to attach the award yourself!

3. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to your award post.

4. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of NightThis way, anyone can find the original post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

So, I will start by explaining how this came to be. Here in the UK, it’s the summer holidays, and I get terribly bored over the summer, and so decided to start a blog. This was actually my third attempt at blogging, previously having a blog here on WordPress called “Anything and Everything” wherein I posed whatever I wanted, and another blog over on Blogger called “liviamily” wherein I did a monthly wrap up blog post outlining my favourite things. However, I never felt a real passion for either of these blogs, nor did I feel a passion for blogging at all until I decided to have a go at book blogging. I’ve always enjoyed reading other book blogs, and watching BookTube, and so I thought I should at least try it. Thus, BiblioMad was born! And here I am about a month later, still going strong!

To new/aspiring bloggers out there, I would recommend the following 3 things:

  1. Blog about something you love – there’s no point blogging about something you’re not passionate about, because you’ll soon get bored.
  2. Blog frequently – if you get into the habit of blogging, you’ll soon be automatically turning to your blog to discuss new things, or whatever you’re dying to discuss with someone.
  3. Stick at it! – I cannot stress this enough! Don’t give up because you’re not getting much attention, once you get into the swing of things, attention will follow.

For this award, I nominate the following fabulous bloggers, and highly recommend you check them all out!

ComfyReading | BrittanyMarieReads | ItStartedInOxford | LibbyCole | LiveTravelReadGina | FeliciaSueLynnReviews | DontYouShushMe | DeanJBaker | ALittleBitOfLife | ThatScribbler | TemeckaTalks | LumosAndLemons | OnceUponTheBook | PattisonBlog | HannahsBrilliantBookCorner

It’s this part of the post I figured wouldn’t be very worthy to talk about separately. I have 3 things I want to share with you all:

  1. As plenty of you will know, I recently celebrated my birthday. I would do a haul-style post, but I mainly received clothes, so that would probably be quite boring! However, I thought I’d share with you all what I did on my birthday. This year, instead of having a party, my mother, brother and I caught the train to York to spend the day. Whilst it did rain all day, (it rains every year on my birthday without fail) it was a lovely day, and I just wanted to acknowledge that York is a beautiful place, and you should all visit if you have the chance!
  2. Today I went to pick up my second lot of GCSE results. Last year, I picked up my first GCSE which was in French, and I achieved a B. This year, however, I picked up 3 results: English Literature, Core Science, and my HPQ (Higher Project Qualification). In English Lit I was awarded an A, as I was also awarded in Science, and in my HPQ I received an A*. I am very proud of myself, and wanted to share it with you all. Next year is the year I’ll receive the results for the rest of my subjects. If you picked up your GCSE results today, tell me in the comments how you did, I’d love to hear from you!
  3. The final thing I wanted to tell you was that I created a Tumblr page for this blog under the username biblio-mad. You can visit said page by clicking here. If you have a Tumblr, tell me your username in the comments – I need to follow more people!

And that’s everything I have for you on this wonderful Thursday! Today I went to watch Paper Towns at the cinema – let me know if you’d like to see a movie review! Until next time, you can find me over on Goodreads by clicking here.

Thanks for reading, and sorry if this post was a little long!

Olivia 🙂

10 thoughts on “The Inside Out Book Tag, The Blogger Recognition Award, GCSE Results & More!

  1. Congrats on your GCSE results! The rewards of studying hard…

    Also, if you want pictures of books on your tumblr, my username is rosemarypecan. Just google search it with the word tumblr, because for some reason it isn’t searchable on tumblr. Good job again on your GCSE grades!

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    1. Olivia Emily

      Thanks so much! It’s nice to see that all the hard work wasn’t for nothing! And I’ll check your tumblr out now! Thanks for your comment!


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  3. Congratulations on the award for your blog which is richly deserved.
    Well done on your GCSE grades. You must have worked hard to achieve them. I can understand how you did so well in your English Literature as your love of the subject shines through in your blog.
    York is, as you say a great city. I remember visiting the Yorvik Viking Museum and admiring the Roman walls.


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    1. Olivia Emily

      I laughed a lot more at the movie than the book, but there were a lot of awkward moments in the movie that could maybe have been avoided. Cara – as beautiful as she is – wasn’t my Margo, either. What did you think of it? 🙂


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