I was nominated by ER @Literary Tea for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much! Please be sure to head over to her blog and give it a follow! ❤
So what is The Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:
- Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
- Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
- Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post.
What is the one thing that you don’t like about Blogging?
One thing I don’t like is the days where I am inspired to blog, but I can’t seem to get the words out right. I’ll spend hours trying before I give up, frustrated.
Describe your reading nook.
My reading nook is the corner of my bedroom. I have one large bookcase and a smaller one. I’m expecting another to arrive soon–a belated birthday gift. I’m pretty sure that it’ll be filled up soon! Haha. I have an old desk chair but i need to replace it, as it’s very uncomfortable.
Have you ever given a really bad rating to a book? How did you feel about it?
I have. When I was first blogging; I didn’t have much in the way of a filter, and I lambasted this one book. I don’t remember the name of it now, but I remember being extremely honest and frank in how I felt about it. I felt good at the time but I look back and I realise I probably came off as an ass. I didn’t offer any constructive criticism, so it was a bad review.
How do you juggle your responsibilities and commitments with blogging and reading?
I don’t have much in the way of responsibilities, but I admit, I read a lot at night, when I’m going to bed. Unfortunately, a few more pages always ends up the entire bloody book! It’s not always bad, but when I’m a zombie the following day, I kind of regret it.
Would you rather party or read?
Read. I’m very uncomfortable at parties, unless it’s with family and then it’s better because I know the people there. I hate the awkwardness of parties where I don’t know anyone.
Which fictional character would you marry?
Oh wow. This a hard one! But I think I would pick Rhett Butler. I know it’s a peculiar choice to some, but ever since I was a little girl, people have joked that I’m just like Scarlett O’Hara. So I expect that a marriage to Rhett would be fun. Unlike Miss O’Hara, there’s no Ashley Wilkes to distract me from Rhett.
What are the qualities that make a book stand-out?
Well, I am shallow. I love a pretty cover. If it catches my eye, then I’m quite interested. But for me, a good book is one that makes me feel like I’m right in the midst of all the action, I love descriptions; good detailed ones. I love vibrant characters. I want hours to go by when I think it’s only been a few minutes.
What would be the one question you would ask your favourite author? Name the author.
Did Scarlett and Rhett get back together?! –Margaret Mitchell
Suggest a book for your father.
I’m adopted and I don’t know anything about my father, including who he is.
Which character do you identify with the most?
Well, I’m torn between Scarlett O’Hara and Jo March. There’s a rebellious and stubborn streak in me, one that no one has ever been able to break. I’ve always known what I wanted (or what I thought I wanted) and I’ve been bullheaded, stopping at nothing to get my way. My family is important to me and there’s really nothing that I wouldn’t do for them, which is a trait that both young women have. I feel a kinship with Jo because of my love of writing, but I’ve always felt a bit like Scarlett personality wise.
Of course, I identify heavily with Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but I think everyone knows that about me!
Give two pieces of advice to your future blogging self.
Be patient. The words will come when they’re ready and not a moment before. Forcing them only makes them sound terrible and everyone else can tell that they’re forced.
Stay passionate. If you feel the love fading, take a step back. Take a break. Reconnect with your love and then start over, but not until you feel ready to do so. Else you’ll burn out and then rage quit again.
- What is your all time favorite children’s book?
- You have the opportunity to have dinner with three authors–living or dead. Who do you pick and why?
- What is your favorite classic novel?
- What is the worst book to movie adaptation, in your opinion?
- What is the best book to movie adaptation, in your opinion?
- If you could trade places with any character, who would you chose and why?
- What is your favorite book?
- If you could cast any actor/actress to play your favorite characters, who would you choose and why?
- What is a book that you absolutely hate?
- What’s your favorite way to read? (Like, on a rainy day? In bed? Et cetera.)
- What is your favorite genre and why?
Paige @ BooksNBelle
Kris Marie @ Boston Book Reader
Andrea @ 17th Century Lady
Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland
I would have picked 11 of you; but my computer is being slow as hell. -_- And I haven’t gotten to interact with that many of you yet!