The Sunshine Blogger Award (3)

I’m always surprised when I get nominated for these awards. I’m clearly doing something right, or this post wouldn’t exist. 😂 Sara @ The Bibliophagist nominated me. So thank you, Sara! You can’t imagine how happy I am to be nominated! Go check out her blog!

 

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.

THE RULES

  1. Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award.

Sara’s Questions

 

Chocolate or coffee?

Yuck. Definitely chocolate. I can’t handle the smell of coffee, let alone the taste of it. How do you drink that?!

What’s your perfect “me” time?

Where I can just disappear in a book, when I get lost in a bookstore, or where I can cuddle with my cat. And let me tell you: the latter is harder than you imagine!

Who’s your most-read author?

Kelley Armstrong, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, and Ariana Franklin

What book are you always thinking about even though you read it a long time ago?

ACOTAR series. I’m a predictable reader, so I’m not surprised I think about this series so much. Those bat babies certainly know how to distract you. 😉

What was the happiest day of your life?

I had two days: when I got my first cat, Tobi, and when Buddy, my stray-turned-pet, walked into my family house. Yes, he actually walked right through the door and demanded food. I couldn’t believe he did it, and I watched him do it. 😂

If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would it be and what would you do?

Kaz. I relate so much to this character even if he’d be tempted to steal from me.

If there’s one unfinished book/TV/any other medium series that you could have finished right now, which would it be?

Cainsville series by Kelley Armstrong (I spoiled myself with the last book, and I’ve avoided it because of that)

13 Reasons Why TV series (I just need to know what happens)

Dangerous Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl! (JUST WRITE THE NEXT BOOK)

Riverdale TV series

You’re given the option of knowing the exact date and time of your death or staying blissfully unaware. Which do you pick?

I’d rather not know even though a huge part of me wants to say the exact opposite. I think I’d obsess with the date more than live my life.

If you were told you could be an expert in any one thing instantly, what would you pick?

Writing!

What’s the most recent book that you were unable to (or struggled to) finish?

War Storm and The Hazel Wood. I love most parts of the former since it’s one of my favourite series, but the ending killed it for me. And I had too high expectations.

With the Hazel Wood, I feel the story is too over the place, and I was lost by the end.

If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?

I’d travel to all the best bookstores around the world. I want to find those rare books, meet interesting readers, and make new friends.


My Nominations

Kathy | BreeMogsy | AshleyJess, and Teagan | Nina | CindyKayBecky | LaRonda | Kris


My Questions

There are some questions above I like, so I’ll be using a few.

  1. Is there a character you wish went a different path?
  2. Which character would you want to save from a horrible situation?
  3. What’s the most recent book that you were unable to (or struggled to) finish?
  4. Which fictional world do you want to live in?
  5. Your bookshelf is on fire, which book do you save from the flames? Why that one?
  6. Who is your favourite character you want to meet but are afraid to?
  7. Which genre you cannot stand reading?
  8. Which series are you eagerly waiting to get your hands onto?
  9. Which animal/pet do you love the most in a series?
  10. If you could change an ending in a book/series, what would it be?
  11. What was the last book you read that disappointed you the most?

The Unique Blogger Award

If I could scream without causing another coughing attack, I would. But I can’t. Over the weekend, Merline from Merline Reads nominated me. Thank you, deary. ❤ I needed that pick-me-up since I got sick on my birthday and have been a walking plague ever since.

I was wondering how I’d start off the week, and my mind was coming up blank. So you’ve saved my butt, Merline. You should go check out her blog!

Now, onto the award.

 

The Rules
  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

Merline’s Questions

1. How do you balance personal life, blogging, reading, and other commitments?

Plan, plan, and plan. You can’t wing everything in life, even if half of the people I know would say otherwise. My planner has saved me more than once. You may need to make a blogging day (or days) so you can schedule which posts to write.

With reading, I calculate how many pages I need to read per day. One tip I’d give is to write reviews as soon as you’ve finished the book, or you’ll run into problems with no remembering certain details. Perhaps I should take my own advice. 😅

 

2. Describe the book of your dreams.

Oh, I’d love for a book that could actually transport me into the story. Wait. No, scratch that book. That’s the plot for the Chamber of Secrets. Nope. Not interested, Riddle.

I don’t have one, which surprises me since I thought I would. Fiction will always have flaws in it. Even my most favourite books have them. Or maybe I’m still looking for the most sarcastic character who will prove me wrong.

 

3. What you would do with a million dollars?

First, I’d support my Mom. She has given up so much since she became disabled, and she has always deserved more. And no, Mother’s Day doesn’t sway my thoughts.

If I had anything left over, I’d invest it, or I’d build my own library and stock it with tons of books.

 

My Nominees

  1. Kay @ Hammock of Books
  2. Nina @ The Cozy Pages
  3. Taylor @ Nerd Narration
  4. Jess and Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser
  5. Bree @ Perpetual Fangirl
  6. Ashley @ Book Tales
  7. Kathy @ Books and Munches (please tell you’ve found me a Scots! 😉)
  8. Marty @ The Cursed Books
  9. Jenn @ Bound to Writing
  10. Elaine @ Howlin Books

My Questions

  1. Which villain have you fallen in love with?
  2. What is the last blog post you struggled with the most? Why?
  3. What series would you love to be apart of?

 

Thank you for nominating me, Merline! I had such a fantastic time with this post. Anyone who is interested in doing this award, link back to this post so I can see your answers! I can’t wait to read them.

Sunshine Blogger Award

 

Eee! I love doing these posts. Laronda @ Flying Paperbacks nominated me for this award. I can’t be more thrilled. Thank you, Laronda!!!

 

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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/or on your blog.

 

Laronda’s Questions

How did you decide the theme for your blog?

I had no clue what I wanted or how I wanted to design my blog, so I picked the Nucleare theme off of WP, then went with the turquoise colour, which came with the theme, then tada! I have my theme.

But I’m hoping to change it soon though!

What’s your favorite animal?

Cats, but wolves are a close second.

How did you find your favorite book?

Ahahahaha, in Grade 8, my English teacher saw I was reading it, then she gave it to me. She forgot it was strictly adult, and I probably shouldn’t have been allowed to read it.  😅

Is there any strategy to the way to organize your shelves?

I—or the organizational freak who inhabits my mind—prefer size, then within that size, I go by preference. If I like book A better than book B, then A goes before B.

Have you met any authors?

Years ago, I met Kelley Armstrong. Last year though, I wanted to meet Sarah J. Maas when she came to Canada, but I doubted I would have gotten to see her. The lineup was insane.

Favorite app on your phone?

Instagram, even though I don’t use it for my blog yet.

If you could have any pet form any book, what would it be?

Bryaxis from ACOWAR. He’s so adorable, and he scares Cassian. 😂

What’s your favorite book in your least favorite color?

I haven’t read it yet, but Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones has a pink cover. I first thought I’d hate the colour, but surprisingly it looks great.

Winter or Summer?

Winter. I can’t stand the heat.

What is a guilty pleasure show you watch?

The Runaways! Unfortunately, the CGI isn’t the greatest, and the writing is a bit cliche, but I love it.

How many times have you moved and which place was your favorite?

I’ve moved only once. Even though I loved my old house, I prefer the one I live in now.


My Questions

  1. What are you hoping authors change or finally include in their books for 2018?
  2. Which trope do you love/hate?
  3. Which OTP is your favourite? Or which OTP are you hoping will sail?
  4. Which book of 2018 has disappointed you?
  5. Which villain would you kiss, marry, or kill?
  6. What would you like to see changed or fixed in the blogging community?
  7. Which character would you want to rewrite?
  8. Which author are you dying to get a signature from?
  9. Do you think you should judge a book without reading it (especially if you’ve heard bad things about it)?
  10. Which books are you anticipating the most for the next few months?
  11. Which characters would you love to see get in a fight? Who do you think would win?

My Nominations

  1. Fizah @ Book Tales by Me
  2. Stephanie@ Between Folded Pages
  3. Nina @ The Cozy Pages
  4. Geybie @ Geybie’s Book Blog
  5. Kathy @ Books and Munches
  6. Elaine @ Howling Books
  7. Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd
  8. Judith @ Chain Reaction
  9. Dorottya @ Berries and Books
  10. Amber @ Step into a Book World
  11. Kyra and Nikki @ Book Allure

 

You don’t have to do this award if you’ve already been nominated or are too busy. But you’ve guys have showed me some blogging love and support, so I felt that I should return the favour. And frankly, you deserve the recognition. If you do, have fun!