I would like to thank Meredith from over at The Wayfaring Bibliomaniac for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I really do appreciate these awards, so thank you, Meredith!
What is it?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award for bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring – people who spread “sunshine” to the blogging world!
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions set 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 on your post and/or on your blog.
Meredith’s 11 Questions:
1. What is your favourite fandom?
There is no competition here. My favourite fandom has always been, and will always be, Harry Potter. It’s what I grew up with, and it’s what I love
2. Least favourite genre?
Huh, interesting question. People always seem to ask which genres you love, but never which ones you don’t. I suppose I’ll have to say non-fiction; don’t get me wrong, I can understand the need for non-fiction books, but for me, personally, I just think that if I’m going to read a book, then I want to escape to another world. I don’t want to learn about gardening tips.
3. How many books are on your TBR this month?
My realistic reading goal for this month is five books: Dracula, My Mother’s Secret, The Coral Island, The Pharmacist’s Wife and Frankenstein. You can read more about these books here. At the same time, though, I’m planning on listening to a lot more audiobooks, including a few new fantasy reads.
4. What is your favourite time of day to read?
My reading habits probably vary quite a lot, but I’d generally say that I prefer to read in the evenings. That’s when I’m reading a book for pleasure, anyway. When I’m studying a book, I often find it easier to read in the day, which leads nicely onto the next question.
5. When are you most creative?
I am most creative in the mornings! If I start my day nice and early and begin work early, then I know that I will get a lot done that day. I do most of my writing in the mornings (I sometimes even draft some of my stories whilst still in bed, some inspiration having hit me in the night).
6. Which authors are on your auto-buy list?
Woah, woah, woah. I do not have an auto-buy list. I am a student currently trying to afford driving lessons. I do not need an auto-buy list and I do not want an auto-buy list; that sounds like a very dangerous game.
7. If you could recommend a travel destination, where would it be and why?
I am the opposite of well travelled, so I don’t really have much to suggest here. I always liked the idea of a nature holiday, where technology is banned for the week. I think I would cope fairly well, although it would certainly be a change!
8. What was your favourite trip ever?
When I was younger, my family would always go on holidays to Center Parcs. One time, we went to a park called Elvedon, and it was absolutely incredible! I saw rabbits and squirrels, and, even more excitingly, there were deer! It really was an amazing experience.
9. What’s your favourite review that you’ve ever written?
I’m quite proud of my review for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I absolutely loved the book and finished it in one day, so it was an easy review to write. The words just seemed to keep coming, and I was able to use the original illustrations to post alongside the review.
10. Who are your top 3 go-to bloggers when you want recommendations?
This is really hard because I follow a lot of book blogs who all post some wonderful recommendations. The below bloggers probably have the most similar taste in books to me, hence the mentions!
11. Who would you most like to meet (living or dead; fictional or real)? Why?
Well, as I’m allowed fictional characters, let me circle back to the first question. I would like to meet Hermione Granger; as a huge Potter nerd, she was my inspiration when I was growing up and I would dress up as her ALL the time.
- Book Geeks Uncompromised.
- Misty’s Book Space.
- The Belgian Reviewer.
- Tales from the Mind of Kristian.
- The Haunted Wordsmith.
- Abelia May.
- Rambling Writer.
- Dorinda Duclos.
- The Bookish Pisces.
- The Girl of Ink and Paper.
To my nominees: there is absolutely no obligation to take part in this award if you do not want to. If nothing else, just see it as an appreciation of your wonderful work! To everyone else: if you’re reading this post and want to take part in this award, then consider yourself nominated.
My 11 Questions:
If you want to take part in this award, here are the 11 questions you can answer:
- Do you have a favourite word? If so, what is it? (This is a question that I’ve started to ask a lot; I can’t help it – I love words!).
- Have you ever read a book, cover to cover, in one day?
- Do you believe in judging a book by its cover?
- Do you have a favourite book? (It’s a big question, I know.)
- Do you believe that aspiring writers should read as much as they can?
- What time of day do you do the most of your blogging?
- Is there one particular blog post that you’re really proud of? (Share a link to it – I’d love to read it if I haven’t already!)
- What is one thing that you have learnt since starting your blog?
- Do you keep to any kind of a blogging schedule?
- If you could send a message to your past self, what would you say?
- Do you have any regrets that you want to share?
Well, that’s it! Thank you for reading and thank you again to Meredith for my nomination! As I mentioned earlier, please feel free to join in with this award if you would like to – you don’t need to be nominated.