A massive thank you to Angela over at Hiding Behind Books for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I never thought that I would be nominated for anything for my blogging, but hey, there’s a first time for everything!
If you’re like me, you are probably wondering what this award is. Well, coming straight from Angela’s blog post, “The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring.” This means so much to me that people actually find my blog to meet all three of those things!
Once a blogger is nominated, they have to write a post (this post, actually!) where they do the following 4 things:
- Thank the blogger that nominated them and link back to their blog
- Answer the 11 questions that the blogger that nominated you asked
- Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer
- Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post
It seems pretty simple, I think the hardest part will be coming up with 11 questions! But before I think of my own, I have to answer the questions I was asked.
1. What is the most difficult part about being a blogger?
I have two answers for this one. First, I think that one of the most difficult thing is coming up with new and creative blog posts! I try to post Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and I find that sometimes I run out of things that I want to blog about. Another thing I think is difficult, at least for me, is promoting my blog! I’m horrible at trying to get people to read my blog, but I’m trying to be better at showing off my hard work!
2. Do you prefer to read E-books or physical books?
Definitely physical books! I just love being able to hold the book and actually turn the pages, and being able to see where your bookmark is to see you progress is just so satisfying! Plus, they look better on a shelf than just an E-reader!
3. What’s the one book that you always go back to when you’re in a reading slump?
I don’t really try to reread books when I’m in a slump, I usually just do something else (like video games) until the urge to read strikes me again. But if I had to choose, I would say the Throne of Glass series. It’s just a lot of fun and it’s one of my favorite series, so rereading that is always enjoyable!
4. Which book character strongly resembles your personality?
The very first character that pops into my head is Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. There are so many aspects of her personality that I connected with, like her dislike of driving (I don’t like driving far distances) down to her not so stellar social life (she stays home to bake, I stay home to read). Plus she is very close with her family and I am as well. If I step outside my apartment, I can see not only my parents house, but my grandparents and some cousins!
5. Do you have a favorite blog post? (Leave me a link so I can give it some love!)
There are a few posts that I have been pretty proud of. One is my Requesting Arcs 101 post, because I spent days looking up information to put it all into one location! Another one that I had a lot of fun doing was my bookshelf tour! I have to say that my shelves don’t look like that anymore because I’m constantly rearranging them, but I was still pretty proud of how my shelves looked and how that bookshelf tour turned out.
6. Is there a book you completely regret reading?
I can’t say that I’ve 100% regretted reading a book, but there are a few that I just wish that I hadn’t have tried. I actually have full reviews of both of these books! One is The Surface Breaks and the other is The Queen Underneath. Both of them were horrible reads for me for different reasons!
7. Have you ever thought about writing your own book?
I honestly haven’t. Even when I was younger, being an author wasn’t something that i really thought of, and to be honest, I don’t think I would be very good at it. Yeah, I like imagining things and coming up with stories in my head, but I don’t think I would ever pit them on paper.
8. Which genres would you never tire of reading?
Fantasy! I adore fantasy and how each and every book you pick up could be completely different. There is no right or wrong way to do a fantasy novel, and each world is so unique!
9. Who is an author you idolize?
Well I wouldn’t quite go so far as saying I idolize them, but there are some authors that I think are wonderful human beings! Many of them I follow on twitter and it’s so fun interacting with them and getting to know them as a person, not just as faceless authors. Some that I really love are Victoria Schwab, Rebecca Kuang, Samantha Shannon, Roshani Chokshi, and Maggie Stiefvater! Of course, there are a ton more, but I don’t want to turn this into a “best authors to follow on twitter” post. Hey, that’s a good idea for a blog post! I’ll have to keep that in mind.
10. What is the longest book that you’ve read?
Hmm. I’ve read A Song of Ice and Fire two or three times, I’ve read Outlander two or three times, and according to my read shelf on Goodreads, both of those series have books that are about 1,000 pages long. So most definitely those two series. And the fifth book in the Outlander series, The Fiery Cross, is 1,443 pages long!
11. What book would you recommend to a NON-book lover?
The first one that pops into my head is Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. It’s a non-fiction, memoir style book about Caitlin’s experiences working in a crematory. You would think that it would be a gross, creepy read, but it’s really not! It gave me a new look at death and how American culture surrounding death and burials are so different from other countries. And it’s not all serious, Caitlin puts some humor into it too and everyone that I’ve had read this book has loved it!
- How did you come up with your blog name?
- What genre would you like to read more of?
- What is the best lesson you have learned from blogging?
- If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why?
- What are your top tips that you give to new book bloggers?
- What made you decide to start blogging, and why did you choose books?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- What book would you want to reread like it was the first time?
- Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
- What is the strangest thing that has happened to you since you started blogging?
- When you review a book, do you make notes before writing your review or do you just go for it?
Now it’s your turn! I tag: