Last week I was nominated by the wonderful Naemi at A Book Owl’s Corner for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am so thankful and really urge you to check out their blog if you haven’t already. They are so supportive and kind!
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
How does it work?
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
- What is an interesting non-bookish fact about you that most people don’t know?
Most people in my real life know that I used to be an art major but I don’t think I’ve talked about it here. I started undergrad as a photography major and then switched to visual communication. I was incredibly depressed and broke so after two years, I dropped out of school. When I went back, I decided to major in English.
- Has your opinion on a book ever changed as you got older? For example: Is there a book you used to dislike that you now love, or a book you adored but fell out of love with?
I used to like the first three Twilight books when I was younger. I read about half of Breaking Dawn and threw it in the trunk of my car for six months because I thought the plot was ridiculous. I don’t think I could get through and of them now because I am able to recognize all of the issues with this book and would probably cringe so much.
- Which fictional food would you love to try someday?
Lembas. I love a good bread.
- You get to resurrect a fictional character of your choice, but in order to gain the energy necessary to restore their life, you have to kill a different character. Who would you save and who would you sacrifice?
SKIP IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS FOR ATONEMENT
My favorite book of all time is Atonement by Ian McEwan. It’s very sad and I love sad books. My answer will spoil this book (and film) so skip this question if you don’t want to be spoiled. I would revive Robbie Turner and kill Paul Marshall. Though, I guess the book wouldn’t be as sad that way…
- Do you ever feel second-hand embarrassment when reading? If yes, name a scene that really made you cringe!
I don’t usually get second-hand embarrassment from reading but I DO get it from movies sometimes. One movie that stands out is The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogan and Barbara Streisand. I watched this with my grandma and Seth Rogan was so awkward I was embarrassed for him. I think about that a lot.
- If you could have one item of clothing from a book, what would you pick? Be aware that any magical properties won’t transfer to our world.
I’m certain the hobbit ladies had some style and I’d love to embody that in my life. I’d probably wear shoes, though!
- Do you speak any other languages? If so, what is one unique thing about them? If not – are there any languages you would like to learn?
I work off and on learning Spanish but I’d love to be better at it.
- What is your biggest bookish pet peeve?
I think people are sometimes caught up in policing other people’s bookish habits. People like to say thing such as “audiobooks aren’t reading” or “counting ‘X’ to your Goodreads goal is cheating” (at what?). Let people live!
- What would you like to see more of in books?
I’d simply like to see more horror written by women. Leave me some recs if you have any!
- What is the first book you ever read by yourself?
I have no idea! My grandmother used to check out a ton of books from the library and read to me until I could read myself. If I had to take a guess, it was probably one of the Arthur books by Marc Brown or this weird book about a red car.
- Recommend a book that you think doesn’t get enough love!
I already talked about Atonement but I’ll talk about it again. It’s about a child named Briony who falsely accuses someone of a crime when she sees things she doesn’t understand. We follow her effort to make up for what she did for the rest of her life. It’s beautiful and sad and I love it so much!
That’s the last question! I’ll leave my nominations below. If you’ve already been nominated, I apologize and no pressure to participate. I just really enjoy everyone listed here 🙂
- Lana @ Bibliomedico
- Vee @ Vee_Bookish
- Yesha @ Books Teacup and Reviews
- Jess @ Lady Book Dragon
- Hayley @ RatherTooFondofBooks
- Michelle @ Love, Stars and Books
- Liv @ Curlyhairbibliophile
- Dani @ My Heart is Booked Blog
- Julie Anna @ Julie Anna’s Books
- Cosmic Lattes and Books
- Dini @ dinipandareads
Here are my questions:
- If you could only read one genre forever, what would you choose?
- What genre do you tend to avoid?
- What is one of your hobbies outside of reading?
- How do you track your reading?
- Do you often reread books?
- Why did you start blogging?
- What post are you most proud of and why?
- What is your favorite and least favorite trope?
- What is the last piece of music you listened to?
- If you were to get a pet right now, what would it be (it doesn’t have to be real or practical) and what would you name it?
- If you could get everyone to read one book, what would it be?
That’s it for now! Come chat with me about any of these questions in the comments!