Hiya Friends! I am so darn excited to have been nominated by the lovely autumnbookreads for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! I am so thankful to have received this nomination (and very surprised).
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by bloggers in recognition for inspiring positivity and creativity within the blogging community.p
- Write a post about your nomination and the award.
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog.
- Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo.
- List the rules within your blog post.
- Answer the eleven questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you in your post.
- Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.
If you could read any book again for the first time, which would it be and why?
I would read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Once I was done with nursing school I had a hard time getting back into reading. I had just started my new job and was living in Los Angeles on my own for the first time and my good friend Brittany took me to the bookstore and recommended this book to me to read. I loved this book and it started my reading journey.
What is your biggest unpopular bookish opinion?
Ugh…this was a hard one and hopefully it does not make anyone angry with me, but I don’t understand the hype with Cassandra Clare’s books. I know…I know… a lot of people really like Cassandra Clare’s books, but it isn’t for me. I will say that I did read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments series in the hopes of getting into the series, but I just couldn’t and haven’t picked up another of her books. Hopefully, I haven’t offended anyone who really likes the authors books!
What is a book that you keep intending to read, but always seem to put off, and why?
I was just talking to Autumn about this. The book I keep intending to read is Throne of Glass . I keep seeing and hearing so much about this book and I just haven’t picked it up. I loved the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas and I know I will love this series, but I still haven’t gotten around to it. I do intend to though!
What is a book that you have read that has very few ratings on Goodreads, but you still enjoyed it?
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson! This book was absolutely amazing! I feel like many people don’t know about this book and I don’t know why! It is a dark and complex story with Tiger Lily’s viewpoint about Peter Pan and it is one that is just soo soo good!
What is an underrated series that you feel more people need to know about?
This is going waaaaay back, but the series I think more people should know about or remember is the Blue is for Nightmares series. I absolutely love this series and still get chills when I do re-read it. It’s creepy, dark and has paranormal elements that makes it a fun series to jump into.
Are book to movie or book to TV show adaptations better?
This one kind of depends. Sometimes I really enjoy when a movie is adapted from a book, like Me Before You and other times I think its better when a book is adapted to a TV show. Sometimes a book just cannot be told in a single movie and a TV show may be a better choice to do. One of the ones I’m excited to see the adaption for and it is coming out as a TV show is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
What is your favorite post that you have done?
My favorite post would probably have to be one of my non-bookish posts. That post is the one where I talk about my first backpacking trip I absolutely love camping and hiking and I had so much fun on this trip that I wanted to share it.
If you were to get a bookish tattoo, what would it be and why?
I have a few tattoos already, but I don’t have any that are “bookish.” All my tattoos I got when I was younger and haven’t gotten a new one in about 5-6 years so I’m not sure if I would want to get another one anytime soon, but if I did these are the ones that I would get.
If you could have a conversation with any author, what three questions would you ask them?
I would love to have a conversation with K.A. Tucker who wrote The Simple Wild and I would ask her:
- Which of your books did you have the most fun writing and why?
- How much of your own personal experiences have influenced your writing?
- Would you change any of your books if you could and why?
What is one of your ships that didn’t work out, but you will still go down with it and defend it anyways? ***REMEMBER TO PUT A SPOILER WARNING***
***Spoiler alert ahead***
August and Jack from The Wicker King. They both suffered from mental health issues and their relationship was not the healthiest, but I feel like their friendship and how much they cared for each other and each others well being was beautiful. This is definitely one of those relationships that was a bit toxic because of everything else they were going through, but is one I was rooting for.
If you could reverse any three character deaths, who would they be? ***REMEMBER TO PUT A SPOILER WARNING***
***Spoiler alert ahead***
Not going to lie, the only one that came to mind (especially because I feel like not many books I read have characters that die, or maybe I just can’t think of any) except those from A Song of Ice and Fire series where literally everyone I liked: Kahl Drogo, Ned Stark, Rob Stark, etc. were just killed off. I get why they died and propelled a lot of the story, but I still wish they hadn’t.
Questions for my Nominees:
1.When you read, do you need to have pure silence or do you have something playing in the background?
2.If you could meet any character from your favorite book and you had a day to spend with them, what would you want to spend your day doing?
3.Did you have any other blog names you were considering before you finally decided on the one you have?
4.What season do you feel you read the most in?
5.What is your favorite outdoor activity to do in the Spring/Summer
6.What is your mantra for your life?
7.Is there a trope that you would give second chance?
8.What is your least favorite book from your favorite author?
9.What is your top 3 favorite non-fiction books?
10.What is an ending of a book you were unsatisfied with and how would you want it rewritten? Make sure to add a ***spoiler alert***
11.Do you think you’ll still be reading the same genre/tropes/authors 5 years from now?
Amy from Tale.At.A.Time
Cande from Latinx Magic
Sofii from A Book. A Thought.B
Kristin from Kristin Kraves Books
Cait from GoodeyReads
Shanah from Bionic Book Worm
May from Forever and Everly
Rachel from Typed Truths
Brittany from The Book Guru
Again, a huge thank you to autumnbookreads for the nomination. I am so honored and encourage you all to check out her page as well as all those I have nominated. They are all fantastic and I adore the content they provide on their blog.