The Mystery Blogger Award


I was nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award by the lovely Rose from Tea with Roses Tomes. Her blog is fantastic, and her tea recommendations are on point!  This award was created by Okoto.

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Me:

  1. I am blind as a bat.  I have had glasses since third grade, and contacts since 6th.  I cannot see ANYTHING without my contacts/glasses.  I even have to special order lenses because my prescription is too thick for most frames.
  2. I have been dancing since I was two.  I grew up in my Grandma’s dance studio, and then my parents took it over when she retired. It’s my second home.
  3. I still sleep with my stuffed Bunny (Bun Bun) from when I was a baby.

Questions From Tea With Rose’s Tomes:

What is your favorite trilogy of all time?

Dang. This is a hard question. The Spoils of Time Trilogy by Penny Vincenzi, The King Killer Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss will be once that third book comes out……

What is your most loved and hated trope?

I’m kind of indifferent towards tropes.  I think it depends on the book and how well it is written.  I’m not the biggest fan of insta-love though.

Favorite book boyfriend/girlfriend?

Jamie Fraser, Rhys, or Eric Northman… I can’t pick one.

What is your favorite beverage?


If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?

Hmmmm… A day is not very long… I feel like this should be some sort of spiritual answer, but all I can think of is playing with tigers.

My Questions for Nominees: 

  1. Who is your favorite author?
  2. Who would play you in the movie about your life?
  3. If you could be any animal for a day, which would you choose?
  4. Which character would you like to bring to life?
  5. What was the last book you read?

My Best Posts:

Broadway Book Chat: Blaire Baker

Love & Gelato Review

I nominate Amy at Inkyspells, Sarah at Book Hooked Nook, Kelly at Kelly New Book, Jessica at Reading With Jessica, Kathy at Books & Munches, Paige at Books and Belle, Mikaela at The Well-Thumbed Reader, Holly at Dressed to Read, Kat at A Bookie’s Books, and Caro at CJRtheBrit


Blogger Recognition Award


I was nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award by Ash at For The Love Of Books! Check out her blog for some really great reviews and posts!

Here are the rules for the award:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
-Write a post to show your award.
-Give a brief story of how your blog started.
-Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
-Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
-Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

The Beginning of Reading In The Wings:

I have been very fortunate in my acting career to have been working pretty consistently since I graduated college, but as a performer your work is never steady. You have to find ways to keep yourself creative and sane during those lulls between gigs. I have always loved reading, and it’s one of the things that helps me to escape the craziness of my career for a moment.  I was looking for something to fulfill me while working through the audition and “survival job” grind, and Reading In the Wings was born.  It gave me a creative outlet, and became something that I looked forward to working on, which helped me stay positive.  It recharged me when I’d come home frustrated from doing 2 auditions and then going to my day job and dealing with cranky customers.  It refreshed my love for theatre by making me noticeably happier in everyday life.  I am so thankful to my amazing roommates, Joey and Michael, and my boyfriend, Conor, for not laughing at me when I came home from work and said “I think I’m gonna start a blog about books.”  It really has turned into something I love and am proud of, and I can’t wait to see where it will go!

Two Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers:

1. Do not be afraid to share your blog with your real life people!  At first, I was so nervous to tell the people in my life that I had started a blog, and I stuck to the book blog community.  When I eventually shared it, the responses were overwhelmingly positive and supportive, and it has made it that much more rewarding and fun!

2. Don’t stress about trying to be original.  Just write what you want to write, and eventually you will find your voice, and figure out what works for you and your blog.


I nominate Rose at Tea With Rose’s Tomes, Arya at Fan Girl Arya, Elise at Roaming Reader, Breeny at Breeny’s Books, Maddie at Well-Read Twenty Something, Jodie at Read the Write Act, Sea at Sea Reads, Destiny at Howling Libraries, The Orangutan at The Orangutan Librarian, Aentee at Read at Midnight, Stuart at Always Trust in Books, Kris at Boston Book Reader, Sarah at Book Hooked Nook, Carissa at Carissa Reads It All, and Erin at A Redhead’s Rambling.