Hi friends, and happy Sunday!
I’ve mentioned it time and time again, but I honestly feel as if I need to shout this from the mountaintops—through this blog, and thanks to this community, I have met some of the kindest and most thoughtful people that never fail to create incredible content and make me feel welcomed in every sense of the word. It’s been a year since I started on my own crazy wonderful journey that is blogging, and I’ve been beyond lucky to have been supported through and through.
All of that gushing aside, I was recently tagged by Sofii over at A Book. A Thought. for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside because of it. Sofii has been nothing but sweet to me from the get go, and her posts constantly inspire me to better my own. She’s a stupendous human being, and you really should go check her out if you haven’t already!
So, before I begin to get even more cheesy (trust me, it’s possible), lets do this thing.
Also, if you happen to know who created the original graphic associated with this award, please let me know! I tried following a rabbit hole to find the creator and had no success.
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 7 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 7 new blogs to receive the award and write them 7 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
What fictional character would you like to spend a whole day with?
For some reason, when I first read this question, my brain immediately fixated on Ron Weasley and I can’t shake it. I would honestly love to spend a whole day with that kid. I know for a fact that it would be filled to the brim with adventures where we’d probably get lost (it’s okay, I’d get lost on my own anyway) and there would never be a shortage of snacks. Plus, I’d probably get to see both Hogwarts and The Burrow (maybe a quick stop to Hogsmeade can be on the agenda too?).
Do you prefer big books or short stories?
While I do love a good short story, I’ve really been a sucker for big books lately. I feel like bigger books usually give me more time to connect with and get to know the characters on a deeper level, which is just a dream.
What do you think is the perfect weather to read?
Alexa, play Rain by Ben Platt (is this meme still even a thing?!). Honestly, there’s not much that I love more than staying inside on a rainy day, lighting a candle, snuggling up under a blanket, and pulling out a book. There’s also something so perfectly wonderful about hearing the rain patter against my window while I’m sucked into a different world. GLORIOUS.
What do you think about re-readings?
I am, without a doubt, a huge supporter and fan of re-readings. I love to re-read favorite books when I’m in a slump, when I’m expecting a sequel and need to jog my memory, or whenever I feel like meeting up with some old friends. Re-reading an old favorite can be one of the most comforting things, and I’m 100% here for it.
What are your favorite posts to write?
Ah! Such a difficult question! I really do love different posts for different reasons. Reviews help me get my feelings and emotions in order, and then I’m able to talk about a book I loved with wonderful people all across the world. But then again, finding unique and creative tags gets me really excited to write and answer some questions that I maybe otherwise wouldn’t normally discuss on my blog. Honestly, I really do enjoy both types of posts, but reviews and tags have got to be my favorite.
What do you think is the best world-building you have read?
I think that some of my favorite world-building is always going to be the world-building from the Six of Crows duology. These books were the first time I had ever voluntarily delved into the fantasy genre, and it was as if I could see everything perfectly in my head. I think that the way Leigh Bardugo crafted the Dregs’ world and the angry politics behind the wars and rivalries was so, absolutely. . .
Name 2 book bloggers that inspire you!
Only two?! Sofii, this is cruel!
Honestly, like I said before, there are countless blogs out there that inspire me even when I’m not feeling up to blogging, so I have to give them a shout out here. And, forgive me, it’s definitely more than two.
- Olivia @ Purely Oliva
- Clara @ bookworm of Notre-Dame
- Lais @ The Bookish Skies
- Margaret @ Weird Zeal
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Sophie @ Me and Ink
- Sofii @ A Book. A Thought.
- Xandra @ Starry Sky Books
- Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany
- Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
You guys always put out incredible content that has me dumbfounded, and I appreciate you so, so much for that. Thank you for being you!
And would you look at that, I listed out 10 blogs that inspire me daily, so I tag all of you (except for Sofii because she’s the one that tagged me) to complete the Sunshine Blogger Award! Also, I apologize if you’ve completed this post before; so just disregard me!
- What’s the last book you read that absolutely stole your heart?
- If you had to describe yourself and your personality by only listing three different fictional characters, who would you choose and why?
- What is one fictional food that you are just dying to try?
- You can invite three fictional villains to a dinner party. Who are you inviting and what are they talking about?
- Where is your preferred reading spot, and why is it your favorite?
- Out of all of the books you’ve ever read, which had the most satisfying ending? No spoilers!
- How do you usually write blog posts? Do you take notes beforehand? Make an outline? Do you write it all at once then post it? Do you schedule your posts?