The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Wow! I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Laura at The Book Corps! Thank you so much Laura! This is my first nomination for anything at all (lol) and I’m actually surprised that my blog has lasted long enough to get nominated for anything!

Below the cut are the rules and questions that go along with the nomination, as well as eleven more bloggers that I nominate!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and then write 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo in a post/on your site.

Here are Laura’s questions!

Do you prefer books with one POV or multiple POV, and why?

I very much prefer Third Person Omniscent, single POV. It’s much easier to keep track of, in my experience, while still giving you the benefit of knowing other characters thoughts and feelings when necessary.

What is the best book you read in high school? Or primary/elementary for those still in high school.

I’m actually still in high school. For required reading, my favorite so far is Their Eyes Were Watching GodI really wasn’t expecting to love that one as much as I did, but I ended up buying my own copy to annotate for class!

I also really enjoyed Brave New World and A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Image result for ranger's apprenticeCan you remember the book that got you hooked onto reading?

Yes! It’s actually sitting above my head as I type this! It’s the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan! It’s a children’s series, and it’s full of inconsistencies and tropes and everything else you can think of, but it holds a very special place in my heart. My first Author Q&A will actually be with John Flanagan himself, and it was really exciting chatting with him.

What is a quote from a book that has stuck with you?

i know better now.
stanzas are for quitters
punctuation is for the brave.
If love is a semicolon then grief is a comma;
it won’t ever stand alone,
but it will give you one breath
in.”

– Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

I don’t know why this one has stuck with me, but it always comes to mind for these kinds of questions.

Image result for the expanseWhat is your favorite TV show?

Would it be cliche to say I don’t watch much TV? If anything, I would say The Expanse, on the SyFy channel! It’s based after one of my favorite series–Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey!

If you could live in one fictional world (book, movie, show, etc), which would it be and why?

Oooooh this is a good one. I’m not really sure?? Maybe . . .The Realm of the Elderlings. It seems amazing. Lots of dragons, ones that are nice, and magic. Like, cool magic, with bond animals and mind connecting and that kind of stuff. I just wouldn’t want to be FitzChivalry!

Is there a character that you absolutely hate? Who and why?

First one that comes to mind is Regal, from The Realm of the Elderlings, the first three books. Jeez, that guy was really infuriating. I can’t take the word regal for anything now without seething. My problem is that a lot of the times I don’t hate characters–I often find them intriguing.

Image result for dean koontz the takingWho is your go-to author? (Author who releases a book and you buy and read without looking at blurb).

This is one that I haven’t thought of in a while, but it happens every single time: Dean Koontz. His newer books are shit, but I buy every single one of them. Other authors are Julia Ember, Robin Hobb, John Flanagan, V.E. Schwab, and Michael J. Sullivan. Except, these ones don’t count for the question because I will obsess over the book until I have it in my hands.

Pick your two favorite characters of all time. Now sacrifice one! (The universe is at stake.)

Why would you do this to me???

Chivalry Farseer vs. Josephus Miller

I . . . uhm . . . would save . . . Miller.

I’m sorry Chivalry 😥

Is there an author/book you refuse to read? Why?

Oh, yea, lol, I have a full list, for a multitude of reasons.

I won’t read John Green’s books, because they’re so mainstream that I could probably recite the endings without having picked up any of his books. I haven’t read The Hunger Games, for these same reasons.

Carve the Mark, Nevernight, The Continent, and The Black Witch for their recent controversies over racism and other problems. A few others because of these, that are less well known for their problems, like Prince of Thorns, Half Bad, Me Before You, Everything, Everything, The Art of Being Normal, The Graces, and Sad Perfect. 

What is your favorite genre and why?

Fantasy!!! Full on, high/epic fantasy where I can forget about this world and dive into the fictional one!


I tag:

Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Shenwei @ Reading (As)(I)an (Am)erica
Tatiana @ An AfroBoricua Reads
Sanovia @ CreatyveBooks
Naz @ Read Diverse Books
Sara @ Freadom Library
Taryn @ Novel Paradise
Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms
Ava @ Bookishness and Tea
Mason @ The Amazing Bookshelf
Nagina @ Oh Bookish

I don’t have many blogger friends so I just tagged the people who I admire from afar! You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to (lol) but if you don’t this is your reminder that you’re all amazing!

My questions are:

  1. Physical, audio, or e-books?
  2. Do you/can you listen to music while you read?
  3. Obviously if you’re blogging, you love to read. What other hobbies do you enjoy?
  4. Do you use Goodreads, or another site/method?
  5. How do you organize your books?
  6. What is the book/s that got you into reading?
  7. What’s your favorite TV show or movie adaption? Least favorite? Any you refuse to watch?
  8. Favorite trope? Least favorite?
  9. How do you manage reading slumps?
  10. How do you feel about fanfiction? Like it/hate it?
  11. What are some books that have made you cry?

Thank you!!!

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5 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Great answers!!
    Oh my god I remember John Flanagan’s books! I don’t think I ever finished the series and have been meaning to read them again for a long time! Can’t wait to read your q&a with him! 😀
    I just recently binge-watched The Expanse because it was on Netflix! Really enjoying it so far and might read the series. Glad to hear you loved the books !
    (Evil laughter at you having to sacrifice a character) sorry not sorry 😉

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    • John Flanagan as expanded so much, he has like three series now?? And YESS The Expanse is amazing but I’m currently behind on the show. And the books are JUST as amazing, probably because the authors actually have a large influence over the production of the show! And that sacrifice, why would you do that D:

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