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The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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Merry Meet my loves!
Big hugs and thanks to Amber from Step Into a Book World for nominating me in The Sunshine Blogger Award, SO long ago! I am finally catching up on my awards and tags, and I think this nomination was from 2017!
This is my second nomination, WOOT WOOT, and I am SO excited for a new set of questions! So let’s get this going!
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.

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Amber’s Questions
1. What is your favorite book relationship?

UGH!

Rhysand and Feyre, Cardan and Jude, Rowen and Aelin and Rowan.

Look. I like a magical relationship where there are threats on both characters lives constantly, and where some cataclysmic s**t goes down.

I like turmoil okay? I can’t help it.

2. Who is your favorite minor character in a book series? 

Seamus Finnigan!!

3. Would you rather read only book series or a stand-alone?

If I had to choose between the two, I would say a series. I read a lot of Fantasy books,and I think they are done the best when the author has more than enough pages and books to unravel characters and stories. There’s nothing worse than a rushed story.

4. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

5. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I read Six of Crows and finished it, but I wasn’t overly obsessed with it or DYING to read book two. I didn’t feel a strong connection to any of the characters, so I probably won’t ever get around to continuing.

6. What is your favorite TV series?

The Handmaid’s Tale and The OA are…AMAZING.

But you know who will always be on top?

7. What is a popular or beloved character that you do not like?

Chaol from Throne of Glass!! He annoy me to now end, and I cannot stand the poor guy. It was INCREDIBLY hard for me to get through Tower of Dawn because of it.

8. What the name of a popular series that you have no interest in reading?

Game of Thrones and The Shadow and Bone Trilogy. I guess it’s more like “books I could read, but probably won’t ever read”. I tried watching the Game of Thrones show, and just could NOT get passed the first episode. I read Six of Crows, and really wasn’t crazy impressed with it. So I think that may be hindering my want to read any other of Leigh Bardugo’s books.

9. What movie adaptation did you like better than the book?

I have been sitting here for a good 10 minutes racking my brain, and I can’t think of one! I usually like the books more, partly because I am so weird about characters feeling authentic and the acting NEEDS to be flawless. If I can forget that I’m watching a movie, then it’s brilliant.

I think the Harry Potter movies could come close to being better than the books, but still…not really.

10. If you could have any book(s) coming in 2018 right now, what would it be?

So this question originally said 2018, but it’s 2019 now so I will go with this year releases!

I am REALLY looking forward to these upcoming releases!

Last Girl Lied To is a mystery/thriller about the disappearance of a girl and her friends hunt to find out what happened.

Girls on the Verge is labeled YA/Contemporary/Feminism story about a young woman and two friends traveling to across states, with the end goal being an abortion. Sounds a little strange I know, but also very appealing.

The Lost History of Dreams is a Historical Fiction/Mystery with Gothic tones and probably really sinister outcomes. It is the story of the confessions of a muse about the relationship between a poet and his wife.

The Raven’s Tale is a Fantasy Retelling of our dearly beloved Edgar Allan Poe. Enough said right?

11. What is a book(s) villain that you couldn’t help but love?

Malfoy and Voldemort, obviously.

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My Questions:
1. Where do you buy your books? Discount shops, Bookoutlet, your local bookstore?
2. Which book(s) lit you heart on fire and turned it to a pile of ash?
3. What is your favorite book genre to read?
4. Which books started out as required reading for school, but turned out to be a favorite?
5. Which character(s) do you wish would exit stage left and never return to the story?
6. What is your favorite read of 2019 so far?
7. If you could live with any character, who would it be?
8. Speaking of living spaces, what book world would you live in?
9. If you were placed in a school that trained you to be a Hero or Villain, would you be trained for Good or for Evil?
10. I wish it was still Fall, so what is your favorite spooky fall read?
11. Since this is the SUNSHINE award, what is your favorite summer read?

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My Tags:

~ Monika at Monika’s Books ~

~ Alejandra at Appraised Fiction ~

~ Way To Fantasy ~

~ Amanda at Once Upon A Book Dream ~

~ Raven at Dreamy Addictions ~

~ BookZone ~

~ Blair at Feed The Crime ~

~ Heidi at BookLoverBlogs ~

~ Maryam at The Road Less Read ~

~ Amy at Bookish Heights ~

~ Hannah at The Bookworm’s Feast ~

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Blogging Awards · Books · Reviews

~ Sunshine Blogger Award ~

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First and foremost, thank you to the lovely two ladies over at Books, Boxes, & BaublesKayla and Catherine for the nomination. You can check out this post for the Sunshine Blogger Award here.

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Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write then 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Questions:

  1. Dogs or Cats or Hamsters and Why?

Hamsters, eh? Hmmm…yeah, I gotta go with the dogs man. I’m usually more inclined to turn all mushy and psycho around the big dogs, but for some reason…Welsh Corgis have been just SLAYING me lately. Maybe it’s those short little legs, or all that white and tan fluff. Maybe it’s that stupid grin on their faces, or that everyone has some strange obsession with their butt fluff…I really don’t know.

(Yes, the Corgi but fluff thing, is a thing. Google it, seriously. You might die.)

2. If you could live in any period and any place in time when and where would it be?

OH MAN! I have pondered this one so many times. The idea of poodle skirts is so precious, but then there’s the flappers, booze and jazz. I mean I will swoon HARD over a man with a Tommy gun, but OoOoOo girl…those cowboys and Indians.

I’ll for the Victorian era though. Chaperoned dates and coursets that make you faint sound, more than enticing. C’mere boys, court the s**t out of me ❤

3. What is the last book you hated and why?

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I don’t think I can express the amount of loathing I have for this book. But if you want to read it, check the link below:

Amazon.com – The Other Inheritance (The Inheritance Series) (Volume 1) by Rebecca Jaycox

4. Favorite author and favorite book (not necessarily by the same author)?

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Francis Hardinge has stolen my heart, and Dreamland by Sarah Dessen and 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher will forever have my soul. Also, the 1-800-Where-R-U series is purely…life.

Amazon.com – A Face Like Glass by Franics Hardinge
Amazon.com – Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
Amazon.com – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Amazon.com – When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You) by Meg Cabot

5. What is something you wish people knew about you?

I wish my friends new just how serious my reading obsession was, so they would start buying me books instead of nail polish and purses.

6. How long have you been blogging?

It’s been 2 years!!!! Yay me.

7. What is your favorite type of character in a book?

I love a strong female character who kicks some serious ass, and also that male character who is a complete jerk but has that whole mysterious thing going on.

Yah, I know. Don’t judge me.

8. What is your favorite TV show?

Not a big TV person, I prefer books and movies. Though I just watched The OA which was SICK, and I love American Horror Story. Plus…Silicon Valley. Nerd so hard.

9. What is your favorite holiday? Why?

Halloween. Because black all day every day.

10. What 3 famous/fictional people, living or dead, would you want at your fantasy dinner party?

Draco Malfoy, Jared from Silicon Valley, and Jess from 1-800-Where-R-U

11. What’s your pet peeve(s)?

Real life and really live people.

Nominees:

  1. Book Reviews by Shalini
  2. DarqueDreamerReads
  3. Jane Kelsey
  4. FanaticBooknerd
  5. Amaranthinebooks
  6. Rawrdy Rawr Book Dino
  7. Never Not Reading
  8. Amaysn Reads
  9. BookLoverBlogs
  10. The Story Collector
  11. CaughtWithABook

 

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Blogging Awards · Book Tag · Books

The Entertainer Blogger Award

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The Rules:
– Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
– Add these rules to your post.
– Answer all the questions below.
– Display the award picture in your post.
– Nominate 12 bloggers who are funny, inspiring and entertaining.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to BookPandamonium for tagging me! XoXo


The Questions:

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

My mom was actually the person that gave me the idea to start a book reviewing blog a little over a year ago. I had no idea that there was THIS much of a book following on the internet and social media, it honestly blew me away. I looked into blogging about books that I read in my spare time, started a blog, and like THAT I had various authors contacting me asking to read/review their work. So here we are.

2. What is your favorite book?

I truly hate getting asked this question. It is literally impossible for me to choose just one book because I have enjoyed SO many. I usually just say Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher because I had read this when I was in my preteen years and it left a dark hole in my heart. It is one of the few books that has left a serious imprint on my mind, and for that I will always love it.

3. What do you dislike the most?

Unsarcastic sarcasm.

4. What is your favorite food item at the mall?

? What? The mall, Really? Is this a thing..?

5. What is your favorite pastime? 

Ignoring the world and reading of course.

I also like going out with my guy friends and dancing really weirdly around them until they get completely weirded out and embarrassed by me and just leave. I like that.

~ TAG Bloggers, You’re It! ~

~ Tag One: Teacher of YA ~

~ Tag Two: Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs ~

~ Tag Three: Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic ~

~ Tag Four: Sassy Book Lover ~

~ Tag Five: The Mexy Librarian ~

~ Tag Six: Mrs Reads Books ~

~ Tag Seven: Purple Sheep Girl ~

~ Tag Eight: Hello Beautiful Book Blog ~

~ Tag Nine: Book Kaz ~

~ Tag Ten: Bookworm Inkk ~

~ Tag Eleven: Beach Books Blog ~

~ Tag Twelve: Sydneys Shelves ~

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