Blogger Recognition ward!

Greetings Readers!

Each minion above describes my exact reaction to discovering I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!


I was nominated by the lovely Mandy over at Book Princess Reviews, whom you should go check out because she has a fantastic blog. I am so honoured to be a part of this long list of wonderful bloggers that are recognized for their brilliant work as readers and writers! I want to thank you all so much for reading this blog of mine (especially you Mandy for the nomination!)  I started this blog just for fun and the experience I have been through from communicating with other readers out there is precious!

Alright lets get started! Here are the guidelines my fellow nominees and I have to follow:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Select up to 15 other blogs you want to give the award to

Keep reading more some interesting facts about moi and other fellow bloggers out there!

Rendz Giving Thanks

Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews is AMAZING! GO check her out! Thank you Mandy so much for this nomination! I’m virtually sending you a million hugs and greetings. I love your blog and your rating system is fabulous! I hope I’m one of your five-star princesses but I’m also cool with Cinderella because she is my childhood fave.

Rendz becoming Rendz

My blog life goes way back! I had started a book blog three years ago, for a school project that I am 99.99% sure my teacher did not actually check. (He was not the most organized of the staff) That old blog was a wreck, I was not committed enough to post regularly and my reviews were horrible.

This past summer, I was reading these amazing books and I wanted to write reviews on them and talk to other people about all these great authors I was discovering. However, I needed a space, a place where I could be my foolish, dorky and bookish self. So I turned on my laptop and set up a really simple looking blog where I began my book blogger journey. It has only been a few months since I started writing reviews and other posts but my tiny website has grown into something I am very proud of.

I look forward to seeing its evolution and getting to be more involved in this wonderful, loving book community. I appreciate all you likes, comments and follows and I hope to interact with more of you as the years go by.

Two Pieces of Advice from Rendz

I would like to quote one of my favourite authors Jeanne Birdsall before we move any further:

“I’ve never been good at taking advice, so am reluctant to hand it out.”

With that being stated, I will still indulge you with some things I have learned over the past couple of months.

  1. Keep a schedule: I know not everyone is a schedule-making/loving person, but dedicating at least one day in a week to putting something up on your blog will help you keep your commitment. Choose a day that you know you will have some time to sit down and write. After a couple weeks you will be pro at making time to blog and get in more content during the week.
  2. Be Honest: Your blog is YOURS. You have the right to write whatever you want. You have the right to express yourself and the feelings you have after reading a book. Do not feel like you are confined to have the same feelings or opinions as more popular bloggers and readers. Honesty is always the best policy! Be true and be you!

Rendz Nominates!

There are some amazing blogs I have discovered over these passed weeks and I would like to share them with you. To all of you whom I nominate you are FABULOUS and keep up the great work!

Read, Think, Ponder

Kee the Reader



Royal Reader

Books & Stardust

Writing with Style

Thank you again so much for the nomination and I hope you all continue this epic journey alongside with me and interact with me as much as you can!







The Evolution

Greetings readers!

I have decided that this week I would give you a little more information about me. Tonight I will be sharing with you my journey to becoming a reader.

Like many people out there, reading is one of my most treasured pastimes. The ability to read is one of my most beloved gifts and it has opened my eyes to worlds unseen.(Literally because most exist within the pages of a book) There are so many things to discover and learn from reading. It enriches your imagination and makes you witness the impossible.

To be frank I was not always the biggest reader. In fact I disliked reading very much when I was a child, especially as I was just beginning to learn how to read. It was difficult for me to pay attention to the words and so my progress was very slow. Many times I would just end up looking at the pictures and making up my own story and when the time came for teacher student conference, I would sit in front of my second grade teacher embarrassed. I was the girl who said “is-land” for island and “sweeter” for sweater.

Anyways, eventually as time went by and my mom complained that I was spending to much time in front of the T.V., she dragged me to the library. There, I picked out a couple of books, took them home, read half of one, returned them and sat back down on the couch. Clearly her attempts to get me into reading failed. So in one last try she threw this at me:

“Ay, hija you will never be as smart as the other kids if you don’t read.”

I am not a spiteful person, nor was I back then. But this hit home. I tremendously disliked being called less intelligent then the other kids in my class. I was always the smartest in my class because even then I was a nerd. I always did my homework (save reading study) and aced every test. (Now when I look back I see I could be very boastful! Bad Rendz. Show some humility.)

Anyways, I took my mothers bait and at school the next day I went to the school library. I took out one book; Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park. I brought it home, sat down, and read. Perhaps I had finally chosen the right book because I finished it in a week and went back for the sequel. After Junie B. I read the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osbourne. From then on I slowly found my reading interests and visited the library and book fair more frequently. (Too often for my mother’s and father’s sake!) Soon enough next time I went to the library I chose more books that peaked to my interest. I was becoming a better and faster reader.

Yet I was not a book dragon. I still did not find that complete pull towards books. Then one summer my cousin introduced to this famous YA novel. I don’t know if you guys know this book. 😉 It was really popular in 2012. It has nothing to do with hunger, really it was about the game. That’s right I read The Hunger Games. All three, in a total of nine days. I had finally found my calling. YA literature had come to claim me and I have been its loyal subject ever since. From then on while I continued to explore the middle grade section  of the library I slowly transitioned to the teen section.

Fast forward to today and I have graduated to book dragon status. I have never regretting picking up the Junie B. series and it will forever be known as the series that got me reading. Thank you, Barbara Park. If you ask me now, reading is my new favourite hobby, pass time, and job. Reading truly changed my life for the better. It enriched my imagination and showed me worlds that I could explore and learn from.

Well, that is how the journey started. How I evolved into the person I am today, into the reader I am today. I gush inside every time I think about the gift of reading. I sadden at the thought that some cannot read or chooses not to. It’s a GIFT people, cherish it.

That is all for today. I hope you enjoyed this little story of myself. Next week I will be sharing some of my Favourites (books, movies, genres, etc.) so stay tuned.

Happy Reading!



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