Sunshine Blogger Award!

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

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Tagged by the amazing Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice 🙂 Thank you so much for the nomination!!! Check out their blog!

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  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 logo in your post/or on your blog.

1. What’s your favorite type of blog post to write, and why?

Recommendations posts! They’re pretty easy and also can be themed and I appreciate having a theme to work with. I’m also a person who just loves list-making.

2. Do you usually reread books? Why or why not?

No but it’s mainly because I have this urgency to always read books I haven’t read yet. Otherwise the only time I have ever re-read a book was for The Diviners series where I re-read The Diviners before Lair of Dreams was released since there was a HUGE gap between release dates. But most series I don’t normally have to re-read because somehow I can contain all basic information for the series or just remember the info as I’m reading.

3. What’s a book that made you an emotional wreck and/or broke your heart?

Listen…I’m already a huge emotional mess of a person and books that are purposefully heartbreaking and tragic are bound to make me feel so many things. The last book that made me go “this hurts so much” was Sadie by Courtney Summers.

4. What’s a book that brought you the utmost joy (you couldn’t stop smiling after reading it)?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson was so cheesy and I think I read it at a time where I needed a feel-good summer-y YA rom-com.

5. Standalone books or book series?

Standalones. Series are definitely fun but I think standalones are less stress for me.

6. If you could unread a book, what would it be and why?

Eleanor & Park is always one that comes to mind when I think of a book I wish I had never picked up. It was not worth the discomfort I got from the racism and other B.S. that happens in this book.

7. How has your blogging style and writing voice changed since you first started blogging?

Maybe??? I mean I would hope so. I don’t know how to gauge my blogging style and writing voice to be honest. I feel like I’m just winging it.

8. How have your reading tastes changed ever since you started blogging?

I think just a little bit. Right now I’m confident in my reading tastes so much that I can explore new reads and be certain that I’ll enjoy most of them. I think blogging has helped me discover new books to help form my new reading tastes.

9. How did you discover your favorite author and/or favorite books?

BLOGGERS. So many awesome bloggers out there who have amazing taste (who of course will be tagged). Goodreads. Book Twitter!!! Especially Book Twitter.

10. What’s your favorite movie adaptation?

The Silence of the Lambs. I love thrillers and this film is art and has incredible acting and UGH. So good. I still haven’t read the book yet…I actually got it recently and I hope to read it soon.

11. List three favorite books and one song you associate with each of them!

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson // Everything Is Everything by Lauryn Hill

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough // Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden // Soft  Sounds from Another Planet by Japanese Breakfast

I tend to actually associate songs with books based on their covers which are not always accurate but I end up getting that song in my head the entire time reading the book :/


Now it’s time to nominate some bloggers 🙂 No pressure to do this if you don’t want to or if you’ve already done this!

Pages and Pugs
Bookish Wisps
Aurora Librialis
Words Gremlin
Ace of Bens
Flowers in the Brain
Hermit Odysseus
Mel to the Any
Wonderless Reviews
Paper Eyed Girl
The Book Cover Girl

Here are the 11 questions

1. What inspired you to start your blog?
2. What is your perfect reading environment?
3. How do you imagine your dream library to look like?
4. How do you decide your next read?
5. Without giving away the title or the author, how would you describe your current read?
6. Which bookish family would you want to join?
7. An ability or power from a book that you want?
8. What types of characters do you prefer to read the most?
9. A genre you want to live in?
10. Think of two of your least favorite characters and pick the ONE that you would save from a burning building?
11. Are you ready for 2019???

The Liebster Award

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I was nominated by Libby @ Dim Screen for this award. Thank you so much by the way! I can’t express how much I appreciate being nominated for an award like this. Go check out their wonderful blog!  I’m very excited to answer these questions! 🙂

UPDATE (9/8/2018): So like the true dumbass that I am, I forgot to put two of the other essential parts of this tag. 🙃🙃🙃 I am a failure of a blogger! Please shame me down below in the comments. 💕


THE RULES

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions you are asked.
  3. Nominate a few other bloggers for the award and inform them.
  4. Create ten interesting questions to be answered by them.

Libby’s Questions + My Answers

What is your favorite ‘treat yourself’ food? 

Pizza 🍕

Where is your favourite place to read?

My bedroom. On my bed or at my desk.

Do you have a goal you want to achieve before the end of 2018?

I hope to get my driver’s license and for a book related one, complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge for this year.

What is your favourite hobby (not including reading)?

I like bullet journaling, watching films & movies, and playing videos and listening to music and making playlists.

One interesting and unique fact about yourself.

Here’s a spooky fact about myself: I had an imaginary friend named Lizzie when I was little and in that same house, there was a young girl who had died in a fire in the late 1890s and her name was also Lizzie…*shudders* 

What is the worst (dumbest, most useless) purchase you’ve ever made?

I bought this like foam head thing from Michaels for no reason and I put makeup on it. This was years and ago I still have it. I don’t know what to do with it lol.

Have you ever been on an crazy adventure? If so what was it?

Many especially with family and friends. One specific time was on my 19th birthday when my friends and I went around our town trying to find something spooky to look for and we went to spray paint in the tunnel and takes pictures at night. I ended up getting ant bit. But I had a lot of fun. 

What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

Visit all 50 states of the U.S. and also all the continents excluding Anarctica (lol I’m avoiding the cold guys)

List your top five favourite films.

This is always so hard because I have so many favorites but if I had to narrow it down to just five I think I’d be these 5 although I change my mind ALL THE TIME.

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  1. Kiki’s Delivery Service 
  2. The Silence of the Lambs 
  3. Mad Max Fury Road 
  4. Fargo
  5. 10 Things I Hate About You

If you owned a boat what would you call it?

LOL I like this one a lot. I think I would call my boat The Lazy Dreamer


I nominate:

There’s no pressure to do this, but I would to love to see your answers for these if you do! 🙂

My Questions

1. If you were stranded on an island and could only have 5 books with you, which books would you have?
2. What other websites/apps do you use for bookish things?
3. Favorite season?
4. Do you ever change your opinion on a book? If so, how often?
5. Favorite genre(s) of music
6. Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? If so, have you finished any of them or not yet?
7. A genre you wish you read more of.
8. If you were to dress up as any character for Halloween, who would it be?
9. The worst book-to-movie adaptation you’ve ever seen
10. A current non-bookish favorite.


Thanks for reading!

Sav

Awesome Blogger Award

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Thank you so much to Ally @ Ally Writes Things who nominated me!!! I appreciate this so much!! Ally has really great posts such as discussion posts and I you should check out their blog!!


Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate at least five awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees ten questions.
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.

Questions from Ally

If you could only read one 2018 release, which would it be?

This is a tough one because there’s so many good 2018 releases that have come out already and there’s many more interesting books coming out later but probably Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. It stands out the most to me out of a lot of YA fantasy (it’s Asian inspired, sapphic, written by an Asian author). I think it has a lot going for it and I can’t wait to read it.

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What’s one series you’d like to turn into a TV show?

The Diviners series by Libba Bray. This series would make for such a unique teen horror show. It takes place in 1920s New York with teens who have supernatural powers and there’s murders happening. It has a diverse cast and doesn’t shy away from the social issues + problems happening during that time period. There would be A LOT of material to work with for a full show. It also has a sort of love triangle which I guess would make for good melodrama and it’s not even a bad love triangle because I enjoy all three in the triangle.

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Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones?

Yes, although it’s been a while since I’ve listened to them. Lore is one of them which is a horror/supernatural/true crime podcast series that’s very informative and suspenseful and it makes for great relaxation (well…when it’s not creepy AF which most of the time it is). The host has a soothing voice and it just calms me down sometimes.

Then I also sometimes listen to this one, How Did This Get Made? which features a group of comedians talking about bad movies and the production stuff behind how these movies got made and why they did poorly. It’s pretty hilarious.

Do you have any weird hobbies?

Nope LMAO I’m not that interesting. I guess I have to look for something weird to get into now.

What’s your favorite animal?

Manatees. Maybe because of living in Florida for most of my life but I adore these sea cows. They’re pretty chill creatures. (And I am wearing a manatee shirt while typing this which is bizarre af I’m freaking out about this coincidence!!!)

Describe your dream reading room.

So it’s got be a pretty big room. There has to be a couple of reading spots because I like to move around a lot to different areas when I’m reading, so there’s a desk, a bean bag maybe, and a couch. A coffee maker. I want bookshelves all around the room and high ones so I have to get a ladder. All the books are organized alphabetically and by genre/sub-genre (which would never happen in real life).

Who’s your favourite author?

I know this going to be a cop-out answer but I have no idea yet. I’m still sort of trying to figure that out who I even consider my favorite author. I don’t think I’ve read enough of a particular author to be like “this is the one”.

If you could travel anywhere with any book character, where and who?

Holden Caulfield and we go the Chilis parking lot and we fight.

What’s your go-to Starbucks (or other coffee shop) order?

Strawberries & Creme Frappucino. It tastes like a smoothie basically but of course it has caffeine to be careful if you get it!

Are there any books on your TBR that you probably will never read but you convince yourself you will?

Definitely. I have a lot of books that I have gotten from thrift stores/yard sales/flea markets solely because of the cheap prices and most of them are in pretty good condition. Some of them I’ve never heard of before but maybe the cover made me think it would be good.


I nominate the following awesome bloggers! No pressure to do this if you’ve already done this or just don’t want to do it lol! Anyone can do this TBH.

Amanda @ The Bee-Witched Reader

Meaghan @ The Words Gremlin

Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl

Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice

Aurora @ Aurora Librialis


My Questions

1. How do your organize your books?
2. How would you describe your aesthetic?
3. What are your current non-bookish faves?
4. What is your favorite character name?
5. What are your favorite tropes that some people consider overrated?
6. An author whose writing style you love?
7. What is your most surprising read? Good or bad?
8. A popular & beloved book/series that you have yet to read?
9. Are you a mood reader or do you follow a TBR?
10. Most anticipated 2019 releases