Guess who got a lovely surprise tweet about being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger’s Award?
That’s right, me! (And 10 other awesome bloggers! But, we’ll get to that part later.)
Thank you so much, Mani at Mani’s Book Corner, for this nomination! I can’t wait to tackle your questions and hear your thoughts on them!
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.
Questions for Me:
1: If you could get an ARC of any one of your most anticipated releases, which would it be?
Honestly, I’ve been so wrapped up trying to wrap up this year, I haven’t had much of a chance to see what’s coming down the pike for 2020 reads. I do have quite a few Jan/Feb 2020 NetGalleys that I’m really excited about though- Hill Women by Cassie Chambers, The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin, The Light Changes Everything by Nancy Turner, All The F*cking Mistakes by Gigi Engle, and The Bear by Andrew Krivak!
2: What is your least favorite book you have read this year?
I guess the least favorite that I read that wasn’t DNF’d was The Affairs of the Falcons. It was just emotionally exhausting.
3: What is a book or series that you feel is overrated?
Well, sadly, to be honest, I kinda thought The Testaments didn’t live up to the hype. It wasn’t terrible, but in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t the knockout I expected.
4: What is a series you have been wanting to get into, but keep putting off?
Actually, I’ve just started the Feed series by Mira Grant, which one of my very best friends says is amazing (and so far, it is) but I keep having to put it aside for review requests and books I wanted to squeeze into this year.
5: What is a hyped book you have no interest in reading?
Oh, I might get some hate for this, but I refuse to read Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. I’m not going to lie- after reading Girl, Wash Your Face, I was seriously put off by Hollis’ adversarial whiplash.
6: What is your favorite female and favorite male character?
Ah, the choose your favorite child question. Hmmm, well… nah, can’t do it. I’ll give you some of my favorites though! I’d love to meet Daisy Jones and The Six (yes, all 7 of them), I adored Cilka, I’d swoon to meet Alexander from the Bronze Horseman series, the alien Professor Andrew Martin, Tom Wingo from The Prince of Tides, Ove from A Man Called Ove, Louisa from the Me Before You series, Cussy Carter…. I could go on and on.
7: It’s a dark and stormy winter’s night. What book would you curl up beside the fire to reread?
I have plenty of books I would reread, but if we’re being honest, I have a giant TBR to plow through, and if I got a dark & stormy winter night to curl up with a book, I’d relish the extra reading time to get through whatever I’m currently reading! If possible though, I’d try to match the atmospheric mood with whichever current read is most mood-appropriate.
8: Do you like to keep your books in pristine condition or are you happy to write in them or dog ear them etc?
I love my hardbacks in pristine condition, but my paperbacks- lawd help them, lol! They’re made to be handled though right?
9: What’s your favorite time of the day to review the books you read?
I don’t have a favorite time exactly, but I seem to write most often around or just after lunch time, even on the weekends. I guess my brain is most awake and fueled at that time.
10: Best bookstore you’ve visited?
This is, quite possibly, the hardest question you could ask. As the biggest bookstore I’ve ever been in, Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington always has what I’m looking for, even when I’m not looking for a thing. But if we’re going small and local, I’d have to say I love Poor Richard’s in Frankfort. So quaint, fantastic book smell, lovely old attic with old books, a coffee shop next door, and friendly staff who, if you can’t find what you are looking for, will order a book for you- or take requests!
11: What movie could you watch over and over again?
I have definitely watched the Harry Potter movies more times than I could count. It’s the hands-down winner.
Questions for You:
1: What is your favorite read of 2019 (or top 3, if you can’t decide!)?
2: What authors are you really into these days?
3: Where do you find inspiration for your blog content?
4: What is your favorite blog post you’ve written? (Please link so we can check it out!)
5: Which book surprised you the most in 2019?
6: Are you participating in Blogmas?
7: Are you part of an in-real-life book club?
8: How many Goodreads shelves do you have?
9: Which books are you most looking forward to in 2020?
10: Do you have any resolutions in mind for 2020?
11: What is your favorite way to network with other bloggers?
For all their awesome support and encouragement, as well as what makes them absolute Sunshine Bloggers, I nominate:
- The Reading Ladies
- Teenies Bookies
- Avonna Loves Genres
- Shaina’s Musings
- Thoughts Stained With Ink
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Sometimes Leelynn Reads
- Off the Record
- Book Bum
Congratulations to the nominees! Keep up the amazing work and have fun with these questions! I can’t wait to read your answers!