Sunshine Blogger Award
Blogmas Day 22
Welcome to Blogmas Day 22! I know this is supposed to be review day, but just as I predicted, some of my holds got delayed and I got the book only yesterday, so I’m having to rearrange the schedule for these last few days of Blogmas. In the meantime, it’s about time I caught up on these posts!
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.
Thank you to Susan @Novel Lives, Anna @Anna’s Book Nook and Lori @TheReadingFairy for nominating me for this award!
Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the questions sent by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 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.
Answers to Susan’s questions:
1. Do you get burned out on genres? What do you do when you get burned out on your favorite genres?
Yes, especially when I’m reading epic fantasy novels back to back. When that happens, I need to switch genre for a while, mostly to something faster paced or light hearted like contemporary, mysteries or thrillers.
2. What is your favorite post of the year that you didn’t write? (Link it)
I love the YA City Guide posts on I’m All Booked Up!
3. What are you goals for your site, so far?
At the moment, I’m hoping to increase the variety of content on my site over the next year.
4. If you could wave a wand and fix three things about the book community, what would they be?
In general, the bookish community is amazing. The only think I can think of is respecting everyone’s opinions more and understand that it’s perfectly ok to like or dislike a particular book.
5. We are coming up on the 1/2 way point of the year. What books coming up on your radar?
Since I’m so late getting to this post, it’s way past the halfway point, but some upcoming books I’m really excited for the next year are: Lore, Chain of Iron and Rule of Wolves.
6. What are your tips for beating a reading slump?
Switch genres or read a book that is an old favourite.
7. Do you need tips for beating a reading slump?
I’m always open to new ideas! The tips I use usually work and I’m over the slump in a week at the most, but if there is a technique out there that’s faster, I’d love to know!
8. Is there a genre you just can’t read no matter what the book is like or the author that writes it- even if your favorite author wrote one book in that genre- you just, can’t.
9. Biggest surprise disappointment so far?
There haven’t actually been any hugely disappointing books this year.
10. Biggest surprise book that you LOVED so far?
House of Earth and Blood, definitely. I was starting to think I was going to have to DNF it and then it completely turned around.
11. How do you keep the pressure of maintaining your site at bay?
I remind myself that I do this a hobby, and there’s no one out there grading me on my efforts. That helps me concentrate on my reading and focus more on quality over quantity, so if I’m not done reading the book I was meant to review on a particular day, I don’t stress and instead use one of my backup posts, or skip posting that day.
Answers to Anna’s questions:
1. What childlike things do you do?
Umm..I still watch cartoons sometimes?
2. What is your favorite genre of books to read?
3. What is the most recent book you’ve finished?
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
4. Where is the next place you want to travel to?
5. If you could live in a fantasy world, which one would you pick?
The answer to this changes every few weeks actually, but right now, it’s Middle-Earth.
6. Would you rather be an author, an editor, or a publisher?
7. If you could say one thing to your younger self, what would it be?
Start blogging earlier!
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What is your preferred social media site and why?
Twitter, but I don’t know why exactly – it was just so easy to get used to
10. Did you have a favorite school subject?
Math and English
11. What is one good thing that has happened to you during this global pandemic?
I’ve been able to read a lot more than usual!
1. What do you like about blogging?
Getting to interact with other bloggers who are just as crazy about books and reading as I am!
2. What is your favorite book(s) so far of 2020?
House of Earth and Blood and Chain of Gold to name a few. Check out the full list!
3. New to you author?
I read Set Fire to the Gods earlier this year, which was my first book by Sara Raasch.
4. What book makes you happy?
Red, White & Royal Blue
5. What book that hasn’t came out yet, that you wish you could read now?
Rule of Wolves
6. What’s a book you thought you would dislike but ended up loving?
Cinderella is Dead
7. Standalones or series?
Series – there’s just so much more time to build the world and characters.
8. Where do you usually read? On your bed, couch, etc.
The couch usually, but also on my bed
9. What book do you wish you read when you were younger?
I can’t really think of one! I read pretty much all the major children’s books as a kid, and I don’t read many books of that age level now, so none in particular stand out.
10. What’s your favorite type of post to write?
11. What’s a book on your TBR that you think will be a five star read?
The Black Volume of the Dead
My questions are:
1. What is your most anticipated book for 2021?
2. What are your blogging goals for the new year?
3. What is your go-to genre?
4. What is your favourite book to movie/TV adaptation?
5. Why did you start blogging?
6. If you could spend one day as a fictional character, who would it be?
7. Do you have a preferred format to read in: hardcover, paperback, ebooks, audio?
8. Have you read any books this year that you feel are really underrated?
9. Do you have a favourite snack/drink when reading?
10. What is your favourite book quote?
11. What is the blog post you are most proud of this year?
Thanks again to Susan, Anna and Lori for the nomination!