Blogger Spotlight-Sylvia from FanGirlFeeels

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, information pills and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, buy more about no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, treat and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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Today’s blogger is Sylvia from FanGirlFeeels

Her Twitter

Her Tumblr

Her Page on iFandoms Collide

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Meeting Cassie Clare for the second time at LA Times Book Fest.

Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Sylvia: Hey guys, My name is Sylvia, I am 22 years old living in Los Angeles California. I write a blog called FangirlFeeels, I love YA books, weird Indy Folk music, I have a huge love for art and I want to travel the world. I have always loved reading books But I just recently came out of the “Fangirl Closet”.. As I like to call it. Reading books was not the cool thing to do when I was growing up so I hid my obsession until my Junior Year of High School, when one of my classmates was reading Twilight. Then she introduced me to the Fangirl World (AKA The INTERNET) and now I’m Here!

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Sylvia: FangirlFeeels Keeps up with all Fandom News and updates, Posts “Follow me Around” Event Vlogs & Book Reviews

Its a great site to make friends and have on going discussions about book theories and such. FangirlFeeels is a never ending Book Club.

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Meeting Jamie Campbell Bower at WonderCon 2013 

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Sylvia:  I had just finished reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver and all these questions were racing through my head. No one I knew had read the book, so I went on the internet and looked at every book review on Youtube. I then I realized that I could be doing the exact same thing! I wanted to connect with these people and talk about books and fangirl on the internet!   As I said before, Growing up, reading was not the cool thing to do so a lot of my friends do not read & don’t understand my constant obsession with these characters.I wanted a place to talk about books and everything associated with them with other readers who understood me. I was chatting with a couple of Fangirls a few months ago we were talking about starting up a blog thinking about names and stuff, I was jokingly spitting out names like “Feels.com”.  It wasn’t until a few weeks after when I was starting my own Blog that I came up with FangirlFeeels.com.

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

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These are Pictures from the THG Premiere. Group 22!! We are the Careers! Pee.s Thats Josh Hutcherson signing my poster!! ahga;iushd

Sylvia: There has been so many its so difficult to choose… but ill just talk about the one that started it all! 

I Have been obsessed with The Hunger Games for quite sometime and I lent my copies to Tatiana (City of Shadowhunters) she fell in love with it right away. We signed up for The HOB on FB to be one of 400 fans to camp out for the Premiere of The Hunger Games movie! We got the email that said we were chosen to attend. The day before we were on the official The Hob Facebook talking to other campers.

We all met in the Starbucks at LA Live and I instantly felt at home! That first night we Camped out on the streets of Downtown LA. These 22 Fans became my family for the next 3 days. We slept on the ice cold cement, Talked about everything THG, Met the Cast, and saw the movie together!  We are still really close, Paulina (I Am Divergent) has become one of my closest friends. This event brought so many people together.

In fact, my friends Taylor and Fernando met at the premiere and are now married and having a baby! It was the Ultimate Fangirl Weekend & it brought me into this whole new life I never knew I was missing.

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Sylvia: TMI:City of Bones Movie!!!

TMI:City of Heavenly Fire!!!!

Divergent Movie

Allegiant!

iFandoms Collide Summer Road Trip! ;)

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Meeting Sarah Dessen with Tatiana, Sara, Megan, and Jessica at LA Times Book Fest! She is one of my Favorite Authors and Role models.

Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read?

Sylvia: Ok, recently my favorite books are: TMI (the whole damn series) by the sassy Cassandra Clare, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Obsidian (a Lux Novel) by Jennifer L.Armentrout & my all time favorite is 13 Little Blue envelopes & The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Sylvia: WhatANerdGirlSays (Seriously I love your blog! You’re so passionate) PolandBananas20   IAmDivergent City of Shadowhunters  Padfoot & Occasionaly Prongs

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Sylvia: SIMON LEWIS!!!! From The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Simon Lewis *Stares into space & sighs*

Simon Lewis Has my heart! I love that he is a Nerd & Hilariously witty & in a Band (even if they suck), & Robert Sheehan!!

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These are Pictures from the THG Premiere. Group 22!! We are the Careers! 

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Hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of the Blogger Spotlight on Sylvia.

Come back next Monday for a new one!

And don’t forget to check out last week’s on Victoria from Novel Reality!

Happy 1st Birthday WhatANerdGirlSays and Epic Giveaway!

So today is the first birthday of this blog, search WhatANerdGirlSays!

I am so happy and proud and excited and all sorts of happy emotions about this day and this blog in general. What started out as something for me to do, visit web a place where I could come to talk about all the books and movies I love without driving my family and friends and my boyfriend, viagra buy became something that I am extremely passionate about, something that I work so very hard on. It has become something that I want to be part of my career, as I pursue a career as an author.

And I’ve had some amazing times and awesome opportunities as a blogger. I’ve met several authors. I’ve had the opportunities to interview Cassandra Clare, Eoin Colfer, Jessica Brody and I have plans to interview Cinda Williams Chima and Tammara Webber. I’ve met some amazing, fantastic, inspiration authors. I’ve had the chance to learn my ways around new conventions, expand my cosplay knowledge and get into movie premieres and meet cool celebrities. I’ve been able to meet some of the best fandom friends a girl could ask for: Megan, Sylvia, Paulina and Tatiana.

And the best part: I’ve had the chance to meet all of you!

I had three goals to meet by my one year anniversary of this blog: I wanted 200 followers on my blog, 300 followers on Twitter,  300 likes on Facebook and 10,000 views on this page.

Right now, officially, I have over 500 followers on the blog, 325 followers on Twitter, 3o3 likes on Facebook and 11, 625 views on the blog. So I surpassed my expectations :) And I’m ready to keep going and keep trucking and make this blog bigger and better than ever. I have goals to keep this blog going and to start and finish my third novel and to find an agent and sell it and make my dreams come true. I can do this, and I know I can do this because I have so many of YOU who believe in me.

I do want to say a quick thank you to some people: to my dad, to my siblings, to all the authors that I’ve met in the last year who have been so inspirational and supportive, to all the authors that I’ve read, old and new, that just continue to write books that give me the belief in myself. To the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army for showing me that I’m not the only nerds out there. To my iFandoms Collide girls, for just being awesome. And to my boyfriend, Jon, because I don’t know any other boyfriend who would put up with a crazy girl like me.

And I do want to take this opportunity to hear back from you guys! Seriously! I want to hear from you, so please comment on this post or contact me. I want to hear what you love about this blog, and maybe some of the things you dislike. I want to hear suggestions and all that. And I definitely want to hear about books that I should be reading so please let me know!

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On to the fun part of this though, the GIVEAWAY! I’m sure this is what you’ve all been waiting for!

So in celebration of being WhatANerdGirlSays for a year now, and for loving this blog and for having all you wonderful people following me, I’m having a nice big contest for the Box O’Stuff! Check out this picture below!

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This epic Box O’Stuff includes:

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-Summer Lovin’ Tour postcard signed by Kimberly Derting, Jessi Kirby, Morgan Matson, Shannon Messenger, Sarah Ockler and Suzanne Young

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-autographed Shannon Messenger bookmark

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-autographed Sarah Ockler bookmark

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-a movie tie-in edition of Beautiful Creatures

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-sneak peek booklet of Jessica Brody’s 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

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-City of Bones movie poster 11×17

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-Ender’s Game pin

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-Doctor Who pins

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-copy of The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum

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-copy of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan from World Book Night 2013

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-the first two issues of Marvel Now’s Thor comic books 

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So would you like a chance to win this AWESOME Box O’Stuff! Its SUPER easy to do!

Click THIS link below to enter! It’ll take you to a Rafflecopter widget, which I’m sure you’ve seen on plenty of other websites :)

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The last day to enter is June 1st!

This contest is international so please enter no matter what country you are in!

And you can enter MULTIPLE times so come back and try your chances :)

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Blogger Spotlight: Paulina from I Am Divergent

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, check and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie‘s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

So welcome to the first ever, Blogger Spotlight :)

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Today’s blogger is Paulina from I Am Divergent.Com

Her blog Twitter and her personal Twitter

Her Instagram

Her blog’s Facebook page

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Paulina, a big Divergent fan, claims herself as part of the Amity Faction.

“My faction is amity so I decided to gather up my red and yellow wardrobe and take some amity pictures! Also features some Amity peace bread and a necklace with the faction symbol.”

Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Paulina: Hi I’m Paulina! I run IamDivergent.com (a Divergent fansite) and I love books, movies, food and people. I love Divergent because it rocks (ok that’s not the only reason but bear with me, trying to keep this “short” &  “little” ;) ). I have always been an overall fangirl and I’m loving every part of it. I’m 17 and I live in So Cal and I’m trying to make life as fun as it can be. Fun facts! I was born in Mexico and I play the oboe. Woo!  

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Paulina: I am Divergent is a Divergent fansite that follows the latest news & updates related to the Divergent trilogy. (You can get your daily dose of Tris, Four and the rest of the gang at the site!). It is also a good source of material, the site features information about Divergent (Book & Movie), Insurgent, Allegiant, Free Four, Useful Links and more. Basically all you need if you’re feeling Divergent!

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

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 This is me meeting Veronica Roth. That wasn’t the first time I met her, but it was the first time I could get my book signed and act like a foolish fangirl. I didn’t have to “act cool” thank goodness. I’m bad at that.

Paulina: When I read Divergent I immediately fell in love. I loved it so much, everything about it, and I wanted so badly to be a part or to be involved in the world of Divergent somehow. I had followed fansites for other series in the past and I loved every part of them. I would watch how the fansites would bring people together with common interests and passions and how useful and genuine they fansites all were. I suddenly realized how much I wanted to have my own fansite, how much I wanted to do that for others, especially for a series like Divergent that I fell in love with so strongly. I realized there were already other really great and amazing Divergent fansites out there, but I wanted to be a part of it so badly that I just went for it. And I’m so glad I did! Everyone has been so welcoming and kind. Being a part of a fandom, especially this one, is one of the best things that has ever happened to me in life. 

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Paulina: My favorite nerd memory is when I camped out for the Hunger Games premiere in March last year. That was basically my introduction to nerd-life. I was a noob when I went but I quickly realized I belonged there (I was with my people!). Everyone at school told me I was crazy for camping out in the streets of Downtown LA for a movie, or for waiting in line for hours just to get a glimpse at the awesome people who brought the book to life but that’s when I realized that they’re not as cool as us. Nerd life is much more fun and I made so many life long friendships at the camp out I was surprised I hadn’t tried it sooner. That will forever be my favorite memory because it introduced me to this awesome fun life I am living now.

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The third and fourth pictures were at the hunger games camp out. A group of us that met through facebook met up on Saturday night, March 10th, 2012 (yes, I remember the exact date) at Starbucks then went across the street and started the line for the camp out at 1 am. We stayed up all night till we could “officially” begin camping out at 6 am on Sunday. We were the first 22 in line, group 22, and we are still really close friends to this day!

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Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Paulina: ALLEGIANT & DIVERGENT MOVIE (AAAH!)

Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Paulina: Divergent (duh), The Hunger Games, Twilight, The Host. I haven’t read The Mortal Instruments yet but I already know I’ll love it. So might as well put it on the list.

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This picture is of my mom, my dad, my cousin and me camping out for Breaking Dawn Part 2! I love that picture because it shows that I’m not the only nerd in the family. We’re all just and crazy and fun and loving and nerdy! A fangirl family!

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Paulina: WhataNerdGirlSays! ;) FangirlFeeels, CityofShadowhunters, SmittenKitchen & 101Cookbooks (i’m a foodie too).

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Paulina: Is this even a question, um… FOUR. I don’t usually crush on the main character, i’m a side character gal, but Four stole my heart! And Theo James who will play him is so perfect. I can’t wait to see him as Four!

One Last Word from Paulina:

 Shout out to Sara (whatanerdgirlsays) who is awesome! Thanks for including me in this!

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Hope you enjoyed this Spotlight on Paulina, and come back soon for more Blogger Spotlights!