Awards

The Sunshine Blogger Award IV

Last month, the lovely Dini @ DiniPandaReads nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I absolutely love Dini, who I affectionately call my bookish twin since we have so much in common when in comes to our taste in books. We tend to like the same books and have similar opinions. She’s fun and writes the most awesome posts, so you should totally check out her blog if you haven’t already. Thank you so much for the nomination, Dini!

I was also nominated a few days later by Hayden at Following Good Books, who has an awesome blog and reviews a range of genres. I strongly suggest checking out her blog if you haven’t seen it yet!

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.

Describe your current read in five words.

Witchy, funny, Italian, spooky, sexy.

What is your go-to comfort genre?

Fantasy, for sure.

What’s your favorite song of the moment?

Truth Hurts by Lizzo or WAP.

What are your top three favorite reads of 2020 so far?

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen, and Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert.

Is there one book that you would do anything to get a special signed edition of?

Not that I can think of off the top of my head.

What book really disappointed you this year?

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi. I loved Children of Blood and Bone, but the sequel just didn’t do much for me, and I ended up DNFing it.

What’s your favorite snack to eat while reading?

Either cherries or popcorn. 

Because 2020 has been … 2020, what’s one thing that you really miss doing and want to do again as soon as it’s possible?

I really miss spending time with my friends. I used to meet up with my friends pretty consistently and either go out to dinner or have dinner and drinks at one of our houses, and I really miss that.

Is there a (sub)genre that is an absolute no-no for you?

Horror. I’m the biggest wuss, and I don’t read or watch anything that is outright scary.

If you could visit one fictional world, where would you go?

Ahhhh there’s so many cool places to pick from that it would be so difficult to just choose one! I’d probably want to go to Prythian — I’d love to see the places!

Which five characters would you spend a day in Disneyland with?

I’d want to go with people who are going to keep things fun, so I would want to invite Nina Zenik (Six of Crows), Bryce Quinlan (House of Earth and Blood), Hypnos (The Gilded Wolves), Peter Grant (The Rivers of London series), and Dani Brown (Take a Hint, Dani Brown). 

I’m going to nominate:

Here are my questions for you:

  1. If you could travel to one historical period, when would it be?
  2. What drew you to your favorite genre initially?
  3. Who are your top 5 authors?
  4. What do you think was the most overhyped book of 2020?
  5. Which book was not hyped up enough in your opinion?
  6. Who is your favorite villain?
  7. How do you organize your bookshelves?
  8. Hardcovers or paperbacks?
  9. What is your favorite cover of the year?
  10. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
  11. Which upcoming 2020 release are you most excited about?

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  1. I’ve stopped reading horror for the same reason 🙂 but I used to be big on it!

    Historical period huh… I don’t know, maybe Victorian times? Although still, I would rather go to the future xD because the medical situation anywhere earlier than now was awful! And I can’t say I have a favorite genre 😀 so it’s hard to answer question 2. I kind of read all over the place 😀 what draws you to fantasy? The different world, I guess? (Cause that’s why I like scifi, at least.)

    My top authors… I guess Neil Gaiman, probably Alice Hoffman… Liu Cixin, and… I am totally forgetting my ACTUAL auto buys xD as for hyped books – OMG, I’ve been SO out of the loop that I don’t even know what was hyped anymore this year 😀 one of my favorite villains was the evil doctor with The Girl with All the Gifts – she was pretty realistic. As for the shelves and paperbacks question, neither 😀 I don’t organize shelves because I mostly own ebooks, and the same answer to the next question xD (I’ve read ebooks for so long now I actually prefer them! Habit.) But when I do have to use a bookmark… Well, the weirdest one was when I put the book in the strap of my shirt when I couldn’t hold it xD the shirt I was wearing!! Try to even imagine that. (It totally worked.) xD

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    • Hahahaha you crack me up so much! 🤣 I’m going to have to check out your top authors, because I haven’t even read any of their books! And I can’t picture using a shirt strap as a bookmark 😂😂😂

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      • You like fantasy, you should enjoy Neil Gaiman 🙂 although… Do not pick the scary ones xD and yes, the shirt strap was pretty original xD just put the book under it so it’s pressed to your shoulder, and fold it around the strap xD

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