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Sunshine Blogger Award #5

I was nominated by the absolutely gorgeous Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. for this award! And I’m so grateful!! There was one week back in April where I was nominated for this award THREE times, and it burst my tiny black heart. Sofii’s blog is absolutely amazing, and I’m honoured just to be in the same category as her. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do!

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.
Questions from Sofii
Which book do you think would make the best video game?

So I’m currently reading The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Snyder, and it’s this dystopian kind of Lara Croft style but with way more kidnappings and some magic, and I think it would be a pretty amazing video game!!

Which one is the first book you ever bought?

Oh gosh… it was probably a Baby-Sitter’s Club or Saddle Club or Teen Power Inc or something equally amazing. However, I do remember scouring the local bookstores for the next instalment of the Witches of Eileanan series by Kate Forsyth when I was in my teens.

Let’s be honest, what is a series of books that you know you will not finish?

Alex Cross by James Patterson. I think I’ve read like the first six books? But there’s about 482 out now, so I’ve just given up (also I can only take so much thriller in my life…)

Have you ever read a book in another language? If so, which one?

I have a German book of poetry that I was reading to upskill my German in high school. That’s probably about as close as I have though.

Have you had any compulsive bookish buying and then regretted it?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Like, all the time. It’s mostly because I do things like wait until an entire series is out, collect them all, and then start reading them. Please help me!! Most recently I’ve been thinking about the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs as I have books 1-3, but have resisted buying book 4 because… what if I hate them?! Mostly I do this because I hate cliffhangers though.

What do you think is the best solution for a reading slump?

Rereading an old favourite. I 100% recommend this. The two that I keep nearby for this are:

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, and
  • Back After the Break by Anita Notaro

I did just recently finish rereading (but by audiobook this time) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, so it will go on my list from now on as well!

Who is your favorite bookish character of all time?

Oh gosh… probably Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Karou is an artist who was raised by monsters, has blue hair and lives in Prague (at the start of the series) and is multi-lingual, and an angel is in love with her. Can we all say #goals?

Which book everyone loves but you hate or just don’t like?

The only two books that I really ‘hate’ (which is a very strong word) are Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child screenplay by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. Both of these books have their fans, so I guess they both work for this answer!

Just your opinion, which book do you think is the worst book you’ve ever read? And why?

Oh man… I have to put HPatCC for this answer. I have drafted a very long blog post on this, but I’ve been hesitant to post it because I already crap on JK so much already (which probably isn’t fair, but the HP books have their problems, ok?)… However, for this reason alone, I will always consider this book a failure of the series:

  • The entire premise of Voldemort’s character is based around HIS IMMORTALITY. Not his legacy. Not his heirs. Not his desire to father a line of world-dominating children to forever combat the Potters. For Voldemort to have suddenly fathered a child with Bellatrix somewhere between Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows, that NO ONE even mentioned, strikes me as kind of ridiculous. Surely they could have found a different ‘evil person’ in the HP world than creating Voldemort’s heir, which makes absolutely zero sense.

I’ve read better fan fiction that this, and it makes me sad for JK that she put her name to this.

If you could only read one author forever, who would it be?

Maggie Stiefvater. 100 times over. Maggie is my favourite author of all time, and I love her urban fantasy/magical realism books.

Do you think you have some weird habit when reading? Or something that you think only you do?

I drink a LOT of tea… but I’m not sure that’s weird… I also have an abundance of bookmarks that I have bought, but the only ones I use as bookmarks are the free ones that come in my Book Depository parcels.


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Rain @ Book Dragonism | Michaela @ Journey Into Books
Emma @ Emma Reads Too Much | Kay @ Hammock of Books
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Sam @ Fictionally Sam | Meaghan @ The Words Gremlin
Sam @ Taking On A World of Words

Your questions
  1. Which fictional character best displays your values?
  2. What is your favourite book you’ve read so far this year, and why?
  3. What is your favourite book to movie adaptation?
  4. Which fictional character do you think would be the most boring to meet in real life?
  5. What is one thing you do to unwind?
  6. If you could pick any author to write a fairytale retelling, who would you pick and which fairytale?
  7. What’s the best book title you’ve ever heard of?
  8. Who is your OTP or bookish BFF?
  9. If you could control one element (earth, air, fire or water), which would you choose?
  10. Who is your favourite fictional animal? (i.e., not just dragons, but Kozu from The Last Namsara)
  11. What is your favourite way to treat yourself?


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