Answering Y’all’s Questions

Hello! I’m back with a new post this week! I’m going to be answering the questions you guys have asked in this post!

Thanks so much to Addie and Maggie for asking some questions! Be sure to look at both of their blogs, because they share some great posts!

Let’s get into the questions, now!

Addie’s questions:

1. Have you ever been out of the U.S.? If so where did you go?

I actually haven’t ever. I think it would be really fun to travel sometime, though! I just don’t like plane rides.

2. Do you have any pets? (you may have answered this question before I just can’t remember lol)

I think I did before, but I don’t mind answering it again!! I have a cat named Luna! πŸ₯° Here is a pic!

3. What’s your favorite hobby?

Uhhhh…this is a hard one, considering the fact I have so many hobbies! πŸ˜… Writing, crochet, and running have to be my top three. I don’t think I can choose just one!

4. If you could live anywhere you wanted in the world where would you go and why?

I would really like to visit Italy or France! If I had to choose one, though, it would probably be Italy! I’d love to go there for many reasons, one being the food! Pasta, pizza, gelato…yum! I don’t know if I’d like to live there, but just for a visit would be fun! To live…I’m not sure! I don’t have a very good understanding of different places, because I haven’t traveled a lot, so I don’t know if I would be able to answer that!

5. Any college/future plans?!

It’s funny you ask this because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. I plan to become a doula when I’m out of high school, and then maybe go to college to become a midwife if I like that career area!

Maggie’s questions:

1. Would you rather visit a library or a bookstore?

I like them both for different reasons! I love bookstores because I can actually buy the books, whereas at a library I’d have to return them in a few weeks. I also really like the library, especially if I don’t have any money to spend on books. Overall, though, I’d have to go with a bookstore!

2. What’s your favorite savannah animal?

Elephants! For some reason, I’ve just always loved them, and I don’t know why, but that’s definitely what I’d choose for this question!

3. What are a few countries you’d love to visit?

Like I said earlier, Italy and France are two countries I’d love to visit! I also really like Ireland!

4. Do you prefer lemonade or tea?

I like both, but lemonade is my favorite!

5. What were some of your favorite games to play when you were little?

When I was little, I really loved to play Monopoly and Risk! I love the games that rely heavily on strategy, instead of just luck. These games sort of combine the two, so I really enjoyed them! I also liked Scattegorites, I think, though that was a bit later.

6. How would you describe your art/decorating style?

I like really simple and cute decorations that are bright and cheerful! 😊

7. Do you prefer drawing or painting?

I don’t do much of either, because I’m not the best at it, but I do like drawing better.

Thank you all for reading! And, thanks again to Addie and Maggie for asking some questions! I had so much fun answering them! See y’all Thursday!

Bye!

~ Rebekah

My One Year Blogiversary πŸ₯³ // Comment Some Assumptions // Blog Redesign

Guys!! Guess what?!?! Well, you probably saw from the title: I’m celebrating my one year blogiversary! (Blog + anniversary) πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Books and Hooks is one year old!

I’m so happy to have this blog and to be in this wonderful community of bloggers. Everybody’s so kind and amazing! Thank you! I have had so much fun this past year with my blog! I think that blogging is an amazing way for me to share things about my different hobbies with people, and to talk about my thoughts! I totally love blogging, and plan to continue doing it through the next few years! ❀

Here are the stats on my blog from the past year:

Total followers: 126

Total published posts: 84

Total comments: 670

Total likes: 1,212

Total visitors: 1,419

Total views: 4,507

To celebrate, I thought I would ask you guys to submit some assumptions you have about me! Please comment them down below and I will react to them in a separate post! If there is one that I don’t feel comfortable with, I am not going to include it in the post.

Also, if you’re reading this on my blog (not in WordPress reader), you might have noticed that I have a new theme, new colors, new headers, and everything!! I just felt like my blog needed a change! I also created a new blog button, so if you’ve swapped with me, you can update it on your blog if you like! πŸ˜€

I’m also going to be having a new posting schedule, starting next week: I’ll be posting twice a week again, on Monday and Thursday!

Thanks again to everyone who has been kind, and commented or liked my posts! I really love the blogging community, and I think that you’re all amazing! πŸ₯°

Thanks for reading today’s post! Remember to comment with any assumptions you have of me! I hope you have an amazing day, and I’ll see you guys soon! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

~ Rebekah

The Blogger Recommendations Tag

Hello everybody! Today I’m here with a tag I was nominated for! Thanks to Maggie and Heidi for including my blog in their posts! You should definitely go check out both of their blogs, because they post really fun posts that I enjoy reading a lot!

The tag I’m going to be doing is the “Blogger Recommendations Tag.” I really like the idea of this tag!

The Blogger Recommendations Tag is essentially a way for bloggers to share some of their favorite bloggers with their readers. It helps the readers discover more blogs and also brings appreciation to the bloggers mentioned.” — Nehal @ Quirky Page (the creator of this tag)

Okay, let’s begin!

Rules

  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @ Quirky Pages.
  • List the rules.
  • Share one or more bloggers you think fits into each criteria.
  • The people you mention will be considered tagged.
  • Apart from the ones you shared, you can tag other bloggers and notify them.
  • Just have fun!!

The list of prompts

  • A fascinating blog theme
  • A lovely home page
  • Great book reviews
  • Amazing humour
  • Mind-blowing poems and stories
  • The friendliest
  • The most consistent
  • The best at sharing tips
  • The talented artist
  • Cool site name
  • The underrated

A fascinating blog theme:

Pearl’s blog, The Homeschooled Girl, is really pretty! I love the yellow, all the sunflowers, and I just think that her whole blog is super pretty!

I also love the blog that Sylvie @Musings of a Bookworm created! The theme is so pretty, and I love the colors and the fonts!

A lovely home page:

Miriam @Inside Miriam’s Mind created a super nice page! It looks very simple, neat, and organized, and I love that!

Great book reviews:

Suhani @Random Reader’s Rambles shares amazing book reviews! She makes them so fun to read, and I always want to go check out the book that she’s reviewing!

Victoria and Isabelle @Bookworm Hollow do some amazing book reviews as well! I always enjoy reading their reviews, because they give a detailed summary of their thoughts, but don’t end up spoiling anything!

Amazing humor:

I really like Selina’s personality and humor! Be sure to check out her blog, Simply Selina, because she shares very fun posts!

Mind-blowing poems and stories:

Stara @The Pool of Thoughts writes some amazing poems, and I love reading all the haikus she writes!

The friendliest:

I think that all of you are amazing and friendly, but here are a few people that came to mind when I read this prompt:

The first person I thought of when I read this was Maggie @Maggie’s Doodles! She’s just so nice and friendly when commenting or replying to comments, and shares a lot of amazing and encouraging posts!

Aayushi @Ash Radiance is so nice, friendly, and positive!

Heidi @Heidi Lane is also so friendly as well as helpful! Make sure to look at her blog, because she shares some great posts!

The most consistent:

Maybe Rachel @A Bookworm’s Paradise! She posts so consistently, and it seems like she reads a lot of books!! I love reading her posts!

Diamond @I Have 12% of a Plan also is very consistent with her blogging, and also her reading!

The best at sharing tips:

The Living the Blogging Life team!! They share such amazing tips, and I always find myself coming back to their blog when I need help with something on my blog!

Evin, @A Curly Sue’s Ramblings, also shares some amazing tips on her blog!

The talented artist:

Rajonya @Princesss World does amazing paintings and sketches!!

The Pastel Bicycle @The Paster Bicycle also makes some really amazing crochet creations that I love to see!

Cool site name:

I like the name Raegan came up with for her blog, Raegan’s Full Mind! I also love all the content she shares, so you should make sure to check out her blog!

The underrated:

I don’t see that much about Sophia’s blog, Teen Writer in SG, but she shares amazing posts about books, her poems, and other things in her life! Everyone go check her blog out!!

Nominations: Anybody who I mentioned in this post! If you already did this post, don’t want to, or are tag-free, sorry for bothering you! Also, if I didn’t mention your blog, but you still want to do it, please do! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts!


That’s all for today! Thanks for reading, and have an amazing day, everyone! ❀

~ Rebekah

Thank You For 100 Followers! πŸ’–

Hello, happy weekend! Today’s post is a short one, but important nonetheless! I just wanted to thank everyone for following: I have 100 followers now! One of my goals for 2022 was to get 100 blog followers, but I never thought that it would happen as soon as April! Thank you sooooo much, guys! πŸ₯°

I’m wanting to do a celebratory post, but I don’t really have an idea as to what to do. When I got 50 followers, I did a Q&A, so I’m not really wanting to do that again. Maybe assumptions about me? Or would you rather? If you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them down below!

Thank you again for 100 followers!! πŸ˜ƒ I hope you have an amazing rest of your weekend, and I’ll see ya’ll on Wednesday! Bye!

~ Rebekah

A Small Blog Redesign

Hello! I’m just popping in here to let y’all know that I changed my blog’s look a little bit! It was nothing too big: I just changed up the color scheme and updated a few pages. My blog used to be a greenish color, but now it’s blue! πŸ˜ƒ I also changed my blog button, so if we swapped buttons, you can update it if you want to!

I hope everyone’s having a great week so far! I’ve been really busy with school, but I’ll still have a fun post for you guys tomorrow! Let me know what you think of the new color and blog look in the comments! Have a great day, and see you tomorrow!

~ Rebekah

The Blogging Love Tag

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Books and Hooks!! Today, I’m here with a tag I created called “The Blogging Love Tag”. I came up with this idea a few days ago, and thought it would make a cool post! The Blogging Love Tag is meant to spread the story of your blog, your thoughts on blogging, and to spread the love of blogging!! πŸ’–

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you, or whose blog you found this on
  • Mention the creator of this tag — Rebekah @BooksandHooks
  • Add the featured image to your post
  • Include the rules in your post
  • Answer the five original questions about blogging
  • Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you asked
  • Ask the bloggers you nominate two additional questions
  • Nominate as many people as you want, or leave it at an open nomination!
  • Tag it with ‘blogginglovetag’
  • Spread the love of blogging! ❀

The original questions:

  • When did you start blogging?
  • Why did you start your blog?
  • What’s your favorite post you’ve written?
  • What are some of your goals for your blog?
  • What’s your favorite thing, or things, about blogging?

My answers

When did you start blogging? I first had a blog for posting essays for my school, but I don’t know if I would consider that blogging, because I kind of had to have that blog. I started this blog on July 1st, 2021!

Why did you start your blog? I started this blog, mostly just for fun! I wanted to write about the things I love, and share crochet patterns I create, so others can make them!!

What’s your favorite blog post you’ve written? I like the post “10 Random Things I Love β€” because I like thinking about all of the little things that make me happy!

What are some of your goals for your blog? I’m trying to get to 100 followers this year!!

What’s your favorite thing, or things, about blogging? I like getting to know different bloggers, and I also just love sharing the things I love with others!

Additional questions for the bloggers I nominate

Where did you get the idea of having a blog?

How did you come up with your blog name?

Nominations

If I nominate you, but you don’t really want to do this tag, don’t feel pressured to do it!

Maggie

Evin

Raegan

Sophia

Heidi

Gelina

And, YOU!!

Okay, I hope you liked today’s post!! See you next time! Bye!! πŸ˜€

~ Rebekah

Celebrating 50 Followers: A Q&A Post! (Part two)

I can’t believe I haven’t posted for two weeks! But, anyways, I’m here with part two of the Q&A! Here’s part one, if you haven’t read it yet. I’ll be answering the rest of the questions from this post. Okay, here we go!

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Rajonya’s questions

If you could be an animal or mythical creature what would you be?

Hmmm… πŸ€” maybe a cat, but I don’t really know. Cats can be social sometimes, but are also pretty independent.

Dogs or cats?

I’d go with cats, but I don’t hate dogs or anything!

Favorite series?

What??? How do you expect me to answer this!?!? Okay, I have a lot…I guess I’ll choose one from each genre I read πŸ˜…. Contemporary: “To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before” series by Jenny Han. πŸ’Œ Fantasy: “An Ember in the Ashes” series by Sabaa Tahir. Dystopian: “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins. I don’t really know any for historical fiction, because most of them are just standalones!

Cookies or cupcakes?

I guess it would depend on the type of cookie or cupcake. Overall, I’d go with cookies though. But, I like to bake cupcakes better; they are so fun to decorate!!

Wanna collab?

Sure, I’d love to!!

Heidi’s questions

What is your favorite part about blogging?

I love getting to know different people, who share my interests! I think that that’s a very big part of blogging. I also really love sharing posts with others. And, reading other people’s awesome posts is so fun too!

What is your favorite thing you have crocheted?

I love to make so many things!! Maybe I would choose the crocheted pumpkins I made last fall. I just really love how the pattern turned out! It was definitely my favorite pattern I designed. I also like making amigurumi dolls (this is my favorite pattern!) because they’re so fun to customize, and I love making different clothing and hair colors for each of them! ❀

Are you an animal person?

I like animals a lot, but I’m not super into them. I do absolutely love my cat, Luna, though.

Addie’s questions

When is your birthday?

I don’t know if I feel comfortable answering that, so I’m not going to.

Favorite thing about 2021?

I liked blogging; this was my first year with a blog, so that was a pretty big thing! I also liked that I got to visit family more than usual, too! 😊

What is the first thing you look for in a person?

Well, I think that a friend should be nice and kind, but I think that being trustworthy is a really good trait for everyone to have.

What would a perfect day look like for you?

I guess I’d wake up early, then go for a run by the lake. After that, I’d eat breakfast, and then write a little by the lake. Then, I’d probably go shopping and maybe go out to lunch with some friends. Maybe go to the library then, and pick up some ice cream. When I got home, I would probably go for a walk, spend some time with family, and then maybe watch a movie and eat some ice cream!!

pertsfarms questions:

What is your favorite piece of furniture?

Probably a really comfortable chair that I could read or crochet in!!

Favorite species of wood?

Uh, I’ve never really thought of this.

Hannah’s questions:

What is your favorite stories of saints and favorite book(s) of the Bible?

Great questions! I love Saint Gianna’s story because she was just an ordinary person–a wife, mother, and a physician–but she was really brave to sacrifice her life for her child’s. Click here to read more about her.

As for my favorite book of the bible, I’d probably choose the book of Psalms or Genesis.

Lydia’s questions:

What are some things you are looking forward to this year?

I’m looking forward to a nice year of blogging, but besides that, I’m looking forward to just having a fun year with family! πŸ˜ƒ

What’s something interesting or uncommon that you like about yourself?

I don’t really know. Maybe that I crochet, because I don’t really know any other teenagers who like crocheting.

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

Some people might think I’m crazy, but I don’t think I would actually want three wishes. Think about how much one wish could change everything…or, maybe I’d use one wish and if it made a good impact on everything I would keep it, but if it turned out to make everything worse, I’d use one of my other wishes to reverse it.

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Okay, so thank you for reading! I’d love to know what you would have answered to some of these questions, in the comments!!

Again, thanks for all the questions you guys asked! This was a really fun post to write up!! I’m going to have a fun crochet-related post on Saturday, which I’m looking forward to doing. Okay, well, see you guys then!!

~ Rebekah

Celebrating 50 Followers: A Q&A Post! (Part one)

Hello, welcome or welcome back to my blog! 😊

Today’s post is the Q&A post I’m doing to celebrate 50 followers!! Last Wednesday, I did a post labeled “Thank You For 50 Followers”! Thank you so much for all the questions!!

Because I got so many questions, I am going to split it into two separate parts. This is part one, and I’ll publish the second part on Saturday!!

So, if you have any more questions, this is your last chance to ask them on this post!!

Okay, here are the questions:

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Lydia’s question

What are some of your favourite memories?

This is a hard one! There are so many good memories I have!! I loved the time last summer when I went and visited relatives for a few weeks!! It was so fun! But, there are many more amazing memories I have; that’s just the first one that came to mind. πŸ™‚

Raegan’s questions

What is your favorite thing to do with your free time?

I have a lot of hobbies–reading, writing, crocheting, photography, running, soccer–and I usually do one of those when I have nothing else to do!! I also like to go outside, go on walks, and I love to play with my cat, Luna.

If you could have any animal as a pet, what animal would you choose?

Ooh! I don’t know! I like bigger dogs, but cats are also just…so perfect!!! I think that I’d have to go with a cat!

What is your favorite holiday?

I love Christmas!

Rylie’s questions

Standalones or series?

I like both! Standalones are just great quicker reads that don’t require much dedication. But I love series because there’s so much that goes on during them! You get to follow the characters through a lot. I think that if I had to choose my favorite, I’d pick series, but I like both.

Do you listen to music a lot?

Yes! I love listening to music while writing, reading, and running! I think that it’s also a really good stress-reliever! I listen to a lot of Taylor Swift (I’m actually listening to her 1989 playlist while I write this!) and I also listen to Christian music!

Favorite age group of kids?

I like babies, but they can sometimes be…a little too much to handle. I like kids that I can play with, and talk to, but I don’t like when they’re too old. I think that I like the 2-5 age range best!

Gelina’s questions

All time favorite dessert?

I love ice cream!! It’s just sooo good!

Who is your favorite musical artist?

Like I said earlier, I listen to a lot of Taylor Swift! My favorite albums of hers are the 1989 album and Red, as well as the Fearless album!

When did you start blogging?

I started my school blog, where I post essays and other schoolwork, in January of 2021, but I don’t know if I would count that as blogging, because I was just posting essays and stuff for school. After that, I decided to start a blog for fun, and I started this blog on July 1st!!

Do you read a lot?

Yessss!!! I love to read! It’s one of my favorite hobbies.

Suhani’s questions

Favourite blog post you’ve ever written?

Ooh, this was a hard one! I really love making aesthetics, but I think that I’d choose this post as my favorite! I listed 10 small things that I loved because I think that it’s important to focus not only on the big things, but also to think of the small things that give you joy!

Worst book you’ve ever read?

Hmm… I don’t really know. I’ve never really read any books that I’ve hated. Most books are at least okay. Okay, so I looked at some of the lists of books I have, and I guess I’d choose Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. (This isn’t counting any of the books I’ve read for school.) I don’t know if this is the worst, but I didn’t really like it.

Favourite social media app?

I use Instagram a lot. I just have a private account where I can look at my friend’s and family’s posts, to see what they’re up to!

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That’s all for today’s post!! Again, I’ll be posting part two soon, so keep an eye out for that!!

Okay, so I hope you have a great day, and I’ll see you guys on Saturday!! Bye!

~ Rebekah

Thank You For 50 Followers!

Hello, welcome back to my blog! I hope your week is going good so far! I’m doing okay; I got sick on Sunday, but I’m feeling a bit better now.

Anyways, when I started this blog, I never thought I would get 50 followers, but here I am! Thank you so much! I have 47 blog followers, and 5 email followers now, and I’m so grateful to everyone who has followed me, liked my posts, or commented on various posts of mine!

To celebrate, I decided to do a Q&A! I never did anything like this before, but I thought that it would be a fun thing! So, if you have any questions, just ask them in the comments, and I’ll do another post where I’ll answer them soon!

So, just comment any questions, and I’ll probably answer them next Saturday, depending on how many people comment before then!

Bye!!! ☺

~Rebekah

Some of My Favorite Bloggers/Blogs

Hello, happy Wednesday! How’s your week going so far? I’m doing pretty good!

This is my last post of 2021! I can’t believe it! I decided to do a good post, where I’ll share some of my favorite bloggers! I tried to include a lot that I read, but I’m sorry if I didn’t include yours; there are so many great blogs, I had to narrow the list down a bit. πŸ™‚

This was my first year of blogging, and I really love the blogging community! You are all so nice and helpful! THANKS TO ANYONE WHO HELPED ME ALONG MY BLOGGING JOURNEY!

The Teen Writer in SG

Sophia writes really good poems, and she has a lot of really fun posts! She is taking a break for a little while, but I can’t wait until she comes back with more great posts!! Here’s one of my favorites of hers! I also like this poem (it’s so relatable πŸ˜‚)

maggie’s doodles

Maggie posts some great doodles, and she’s also just really nice and kind! I love her posts where she does the song lyrics! I loved her doodlemas series, and I really love this post!

Inside Miriam’s Mind

Miriam does some great blogging! I love how she did her blogmas centered on Christ and how she shared a bible verse and a prayer prompt every day!! I love her blog design for Christmas! I like that she did this hot cocoa recipe post on her blog; I made it and it was so good! Also, go check this post out!

Living the Blogging Life

This isn’t just one blogger, but a team of awesome and helpful people! This blog has a lot of great tips and advice! Being a new blogger, this is a really helpful blog, and I’d definitely recommend checking it out! I really like this blog post, and this one, because it can sometimes be hard to think of new blog post topics!

Heidi Lane

She is an awesome blogger! She did some great posts for blogmas, (I absolutely love this nail inspiration post!!) I also love this one! She’s also really kind and helpful! Go check out her blog!😁

Princesss World

She has a lot of great craft ideas and some great videos! I also really love how her Christmas-y theme is looking! I love this post and this one with great Christmas decor ideas!!

Raegan’s Full Mind

She does great photography, and has lots of fun and helpful posts! This recipe looks delicious! This post has a lot of great ideas!☺


I hope you liked this post! Go check out some of these amazing blogs if you want, and have an awesome day! ❀

I’ll see you guys on Saturday, with a monthly wrap-up for December! It will be my first post of 2022! (I can’t believe that this year is nearly over!)

Thanks for reading!

~ Rebekah