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Moving… to a self hosted blog

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to move my blog from wordpress.com to a self-hosted blog. Over the next few days there might be some site interruptions and I apologize in advance. This is an exciting time for me and I know in the long run it will be well worth it to my readers as well. ūüôā

In the beginning I was happy with the¬†WordPress¬†blog system, but as time went by I wanted to do more, but there were limitations. There were certain things that I couldn’t do because I wasn’t on a self hosted blog. That got me thinking: what if I move out of ¬†the comfort zone and into the self-hosted¬†platform? Yes it will be challenging. Yes I might lose all my followers in the migration process. (I hope all of you head on over to the new site and re-subscribe ūüôā ) ¬†But in the long run, the benefits will outweigh the risks.

Bookythoughtsandme.wordpress.com is moving over to Bookythoughtsandme.com!  For a while it might seem that things are a little chaotic, but I hope to minimize it. There is a lot more freedom with having a self-hosted blog, and you can add in  plug-ins and other features to make the blog even better.  Also, the name itself sounds more professional without having WordPress after it.

This blog will remain here for a bit just to keep everyone informed, but it will eventually be deleted.

Here’s to the start of a new adventure as a self-hosted blogger. I hope to see you all on the other side ūüôā


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Liebster Award!

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I received my second nomination today and it sure lifted my spirits and made my day! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster¬†Award by Mag and Maddi over at the MegaMad4Books.¬†Thank you guys for the nomination! According to them, a Liebster award is awarded to bloggers with less than 200 followers as a form of recognition and support to keep on blogging.¬†I’ll answer the questions first and then ask my own questions to my nominees.

The rules are as follows:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you

2. Answer the 11 questions they have asked you

3. Nominate 11 other people

4. Ask them 11 questions in return

My Answers:

1. If you could have a super power what would it be? It would be  having the ability to teleport anywhere else in the world in a blink. You can get a lot done with that kind of talent, whether it is saving someone  or just using it to travel the world or just disappear for a while from your surroundings. I think it would be pretty cool to have this ability.

2. Harry potter or Edward Cullen? and why? Harry Potter for sure. Why? The accent ūüôā Haha I am a sucker for accents and he looks more¬†appealing than Edward Cullen.

3. Why did you start your blog? I’ve been writing for a while and I even had a blog a while ago, yet it always stagnated and nothing came out of it. I think my main reason was because of the books and the blogging community. At first I wrote for myself, but when people started to comment and I saw that others were reading my blog, it gave me a push to become better and continue the blog.

4. If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you would buy? I would probably buy a house for my parents to retire in comfortably.

5. If you knew the world would end tomorrow what would you do today?¬† That’s a tough question because I would want to do a lot in a one day span. Aside from spending as much time with my family and friends, I would do something adventurous. Don’t ask my what because I haven’t thought of it yet. ūüėČ

6. If you could be sucked into your favourite book, what book would that be? I think it would be Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts. The main reason why would be because of where it is based in. It’s in Ireland ūüôā Think green rolling hills and the Irish brogue. *swoon*

7. What would people say about you at your funeral? I think that people would say that it would be very hard to find someone as special and unique as me.

8. If you could be given any gift what would it be? I think it would be knowing people that truly care for me and are always there for me no matter what. Too many times, I have disappointed in life by those around me.

9. What would you call yourself if you could pick your own name?¬†Either a Caitlyn, Kelly or Jenna. However, I kind of like it that my name isn’t very popular in North America. ūüôā

10. Your favourite item of clothing and why? Jeans. They are a staple in my wardrobe.

11. What would your ultimate pet be? I currently have two cats and I have had cats throughout my life. I think it would be awesome to have a ferret or a cow as a pet.

My Nominees:

My Questions:

1. Who is your favorite author and why?

2. Name one thing that is weird about you or out of the ordinary.

3. When you have felt like giving up, what made you continue?

4. Are you a social butterfly or more of an introvert?

5. Name one thing that you would do out of your comfort zone.

6. What is your favorite food?

7. If you were able to dive into a book and live there, what book would it be?

8.Have you ever attempted to write a short story or book? How did it go?

9.What made you start writing your blog?

10. What is your favorite movie of all time?

11.¬†¬†¬†What can’t you live without? Why?


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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! Here’s to a great upcoming 2013 year. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year ūüôā Have a great time ringing in the new year. It has been a great year for me and I know that greater things are going to be happening next year.

Although I have only been blogging¬† since August, I feel like it has been a lot longer. I have discovered new blogs, amazing people and I do what I love doing, reading and writing. I’m hoping to blog daily in the new year and start doing some tours/ hosting as well.¬† It’s been great following and reading everyone’s blogs and seeing your perspective on the covers and the books. Thank you for following my blog. See you next year!