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.
Thank you to Cherelle @ Cherelle the Bibliophile and Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal for nominating me! I love your questions and I’m so excited to answer them. I also couldn’t decide which set of questions to do, so I’m doing them both.
1) Tell us a quirky fact about yourself.
I love to collect bookmarks from foreign countries, I have some from Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, etc. Every time I travel somewhere new I try to get a bookmark from that place.
2) Why do you absolutely adore blogging? (I assume you do by the amount of passion in your posts)
I have no one in real life to talk with about books, so this is the only way that I get to talk about the books that I read and what I thought of them.
3) Stuck in the world of a historical fiction or fantasy? Any particular book?
I recently read We Germans, which is about an ex-German soldier’s (during WWII) letter to his grandson about what he did during the war. It insightfully approached an interesting subject matter. It gives the reader a lot to think about, and I’m still thinking about it.
4) What 3 books encompass who you are? / What is the greatest thing you’ve learnt from books? / Which three books encompass who you are?
Those three books are Jane Eyre, Fahrenheit 451, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Jane Eyre is because it introduced me to the genre of classic novels, which is still one of my favorite genres. Fahrenheit 451 because it changed how I view reading and made me appreciate it more. finally, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix because it’s my favorite of the series, and because I read it in second grade and it helped me to develop my passion for reading.
5) What are your other hobbies?
I have a bullet journal, and it’s really relaxing and fun to do. I also play the piano, and while I’m not the greatest at it, it’s still enjoyable.
6) A song/music album that you can belt out 40 hours a day?
Basically, anything by The Neighbourhood. They released a new album recently that I’ve been listening to nonstop.
7) Favourite post you wrote? / What’s your favorite post you have written so far? (link it below)
My favorite post I have written so far is this review of The Shadow King. I really like how the review turned out and that’s why it’s my favorite.
8) Full of snot, ugly-cry, paper-wetting, tissue-wasting book? / Has a book ever made you ugly cry?
I haven’t really cried over books, although some just depressed me, like Of Mice and Men, or more recently, Orpheus Girl. I loved both of them, but they aren’t the most uplifting novels.
9) Which book/movie character would you immediately be best buddies with?
I would be best friends with Hermione Granger, we both love to read and are obsessed with school and grades, so I think we would get along well.
10) What do you not like about books? (treacherous if you dare to answer…)
11) What is the biggest accomplishment in your life that you are willing to share?
So this isn’t an accomplishment, it’s just something I’m proud of. Two years ago, my English teacher gave us a project where we had to read a book and then had to do some sort of writing assignment on it. I chose to read Lord of the Rings, and I had like a month to read it, but I kept putting it off until there was one week left, so I had to read an eleven hundred page book in a week. I was actually able to, and I’m honestly still surprised that I managed to finish it!
12) Can you tell me an interesting backstory as to why you read a book?
It’s not necessarily the most interesting story, but I read Fahrenheit 451 because it was recommended by one of my favorite teachers in middle school. I ended up loving it, and it did have an impact on me.
13) When did you first start reading and what was your first book?
I’ve been reading for basically my entire life, I learned to read when I was four and I never stopped reading after that. I honestly can’t recall what the first book I read was, though I do remember reading Charlotte’s Web in kindergarten, so that might have been the first full-length book I read. What is your favorite thing about this community?
14) Is there any book that you absolutely hate, but still have on your shelf?
For me, this is definitely The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. I really didn’t enjoy it, and the reason I still have it is that it’s a classic and I have that doubt that I might like it in the future?
15) In general, do you think books are better or worse now than they used to be?
I think that books are better now than they used to be. There’s a lot of diversity in books now, such as in race, ethnicity, LGBT characters, and more. With the addition of more diverse characters, there are so many different stories that are interesting and well-written.
16) If you ever write a book – what would be the genre and the title?
The genre would be either historical fiction or nonfiction because they’re my favorite genres, and the title would really depend upon what the book is about.
17) If you owned a bookshop, what would you call it?
I would either call it The Bookish Corner, which is probably already a name of a bookshop, or La Petite Librairie de Siena, which just translates to Siena’s Little Bookshop.
18) Recommend your favorite book to me.
I have a lot of different favorite books, but one of the top five is The Bell Jar, which I read last year and loved. I would completely recommend it, it was very well-written and interesting.
Abi @ The Knights Who Say Book
Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant
Sean @ BookBloggingBooks
Grace @ Appeler un Chat un Chat
Aria @ Book Nook Bits
Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages
Carmen and Sash @ The Book Jar
Lori @ The Reading Fairy
Florence @ Miscellany Pages
Margaret @ Weird Zeal
Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies
Sam @ Dear Bookshelves,
I’m sorry if I’ve nominated you and you’ve already been nominated. I’m honestly lost as to who has been nominated and who hasn’t.
- What’s a book that you read that annoys you/that you can’t stand?
- What’s a book you thought you would dislike but ended up loving?
- Besides blogging, what’s your other favorite book media, and why?
- What’s a book that you love but hate the cover? How would you redesign the cover?
- How did you come up with your blog name?
- What’s your favorite type of post to write?
- What’s a book on your TBR that you think will be a five star read?
- What’s a book that makes you happy?
- If you owned a bookshop, what genre(s) would it specialize in?
- If you could ever meet an author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
- What’s your least favorite aspect of blogging?
I hope these are interesting questions that will be fun to answer!