AWARD: Brotherhood of the World Award

Hello, bookworms! Misty@mistybookspace kindly nominated me for this Brotherhood of the World Award!
I have never heard of this award before and I am so blessed and excited to do this!
Thank you, Misty for nominating me – she’s a genuinely kind and awesome blogger!! It’s been nearly six months since we got connected and now our connection goes beyond this WordPress blog – we chat across multiple social media and it’s been so much fun!

If you are new to the blogging community (I still consider myself a newbie though), she’s definitely someone to know!

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the questions sent to you.
  • Nominate around ten bloggers.
  • Create your set of questions for your nominees.
  • List the rules and display the Brotherhood Of The World logo in your post.

Okay, now let’s take a look at the questions 🙂

1. Why did you decide to start your blog?
Writing in English has always been my greatest pleasure since my time in junior college. I launched my very first blog here at WordPress about 3 years ago in order to hone my writing skills, but I’m a person of no creativity and I have never been social (I am never a type of gal who vigorously roams around the city, hunting chic cafes or something. I’m pretty basic and live sort of like a hermit if you like lol), I quickly ran out of topics to write about and then I let my old blog be dormant for the next two years. I had no intention of reinventing my blog ever again until the summer 2016.
Although I hadn’t been a big bookworm up until that point, I started reading books (English books only; no mangas, no graphic novels, no books written in Japanese) back to back. After a while, I started to get itching to gush about the books I read with like-minded people. I did have a bunch of online friends with whom I got to talk about books, but they are all Japanese and I wanted MORE. I needed a place where I could express myself in English which is another passion of my life.
To put it in a nutshell, I came up with an idea of combining those two things I love – reading and writing – and I launched this blog on August 25th last year totally on a whim.
I hadn’t done any homework as to blogging let alone book reviewing. I just wrote my very first post as I please and then posted it lol
As I told you so many times, my early posts were really cringe-worthy and reading them again makes my cheek burn with embarrassment (so I deleted most of them), but I must say it’s been quite a ride and I am having so much fun blogging/gushing, and most importantly, interacting with you all!

2. What is your least read genre?
No-brainer; Non-fiction in general which includes memoirs, autobiography, self-help books… anything but fiction. I attempted to read them numerous times, but I always end up shoving them aside and picking up a different book. I have never been a logical person and what I really value about reading is the vicarious experience and the emotional impact. There were exceptions such as ‘Becoming Nicole’ which inspired me tremendously, so it might be just my aversion to the genre without even trying, which is not fair, I know, but I am afraid I am not very much inclined to read non-fiction. Sorry!

3. What are you wanting to accomplish with your blog?
Honestly, I have no idea!! There’s no objective whatsoever in my blogging activities, I’m just blogging because it’s so much fun gushing about books with you bookworms 🙂
That said though, I want to be more creative (I know it’s highly unlikely), and hone my book reviewing skills as well as my English (I’m native Japanese, so English is my second language) so that I can write better book reviews.

4. Who is your most read author?
Probably Debbie Macomber. She is one of my go-to authors whose books I pick up when Christmastime rolls around or whenever I want to feel warm and cozy. Her books have hardly ever disappointed me; I love the warm vibe and the lessons running through her books, they always inspire me and warm up my heart without being too preachy. I’ve already got 3 of her holiday books planned next month. I love her 🙂

5. How long have you been blogging?
As I told you in my answer to #1, I used to have a blog where I talked about what happened in my life or the banality of everyday life. It only lasted like two months lol  So, taken that time into account… how long has it been? Crap, I can’t do math, but about a year and a half?


Nel@Reactionary Tales
Naty@Naty’s Bookshelf
Steph@Lost:Purple Quil
Kristin@Kristin Kraves Books
Abbey@Three Cats and a Girl
Yesha@Books Teacup and Reviews
Priyasha@BOOKS AND CO. (Yes, I’m tagging you back, Priyasha! hehehehehe)


  1. Briefly explain your blogging style (where your favorite blogging spot/tools – as in, on the couch using your smartphone or something).
  2. How do you manage your blogging time including blog reading time?
  3. Who is your most read author? (thanks, Misty, I borrowed your question!)
  4. How did you come up with your blog name?
  5. What keeps you blogging?

That’s it, guys! Thank you again, Misty, for the nomination, it’s been so much fun!
I hope you enjoyed reading my answers and got to know me a little bit better as a blogger 🙂

Thank you so much for dropping by as always, and I will see you in my next post!

39 thoughts on “AWARD: Brotherhood of the World Award

  1. Nel says:

    Oh Nori such good questions you ask! Great answers too especially about your blogging journey. I’ll be doing this award before Thanksgiving 😊. Thank you for the nom.

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  2. Thank you so much for those kind words Noriko and I did enjoy reading your answers. When you mentioned your least read genre I was like you know I think that’s my least read genre as well. I don’t have an aversion to the genre or anything I just tend to not choose books in that genre for some reason.

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  3. Thanks for the Award . It has been a long time since I did a award. Congrats on the Award 😍
    Great answers about your Blogging journey. You definitely are a amazing Blogger. Thank you for nomination .
    Let’s tag each other again and again (hehehe) 💜

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  4. I love your answers so much, Noriko!! I think you’ve explained in a few awards before how you started book blogging and how you only recently became a bookworm… and it’s such a pleasure to read about it once more. I can totally relate with trying to reach out in English and trying to get to a more diverse community that shares your love for books… I’ve never read anything by Debbie Macomer, but it sounds very sweet and feelgood ❤

    Thank you so much for the nomination, such good questions!!

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