The Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to thank Nen and Jen from Nen & Jen for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! It was such a pleasant surprise to wake up to.

If you haven’t checked out Nen & Jen, you should. They write awesome book reviews from fantasy to YA to romance books. They also have various amounts of posts about books other than just book reviews. It’s such a great book blog to check out if you love books. Recently, I especially liked their posts Most Anticipated Books of Spring and Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – Book Review.

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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.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

11 Questions:

What was the last book you strongly disliked?

I had to search my Goodreads for this one, because I honestly forgot. But the last book I disliked was A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

I had hope for it since John Green recommended it, but it felt like one big ramble. I couldn’t connect with any of it. It was the first book in a long time that I didn’t want to finish.

How does your star rating system work for your reviews (if you use one)?

I score my book reviews between a one to ten rating. Usually, if the book is about an eight, that’s a pretty good book. If it’s anything below a six or so, I probably don’t mention it as much on here, but my Goodreads does.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Italian sausage.

I’m pretty plain.

Would you rather read a great plot with mediocre characters or a boring plot with amazing characters?

Great plot with mediocre characters.

The plot is what makes it or breaks it for me. If the plot is interesting, I can at least trudge through the bad characters, because I’ll want to know what happens. But if the plot sucks, there’s not much point to the great characters.

How many books are you currently reading and which one is your favorite so far?

I’m currently reading nothing right now, because I ran out of books. (It’s sad; I know.)

But I have about three books being shipped to me right now! Just waiting for my packages.

What was the last book review you posted?

Aurora Rising.

But a review about some crazy rich people are coming up…on 4th.

Do you prefer MG, YA, NA, or adult books?

YA mostly, but I can also read some NA.

Is there a popular author you’re not interested in reading anything by? (Elaborate if you’re comfortable doing so!)

Nora Roberts. I can’t read through a romance book well; I get bored.

But ya know, I read Stephen King years ago and was quite disappointed. I kept reading his book between midnight and two a.m. every night, and I never felt scared. I also couldn’t connect with the book well.

What marginalized rep would you most strongly like to see more of in books?

I’m supportive of any marginalized representation. Stories should be about everyone and for everyone.

My major rep I’d love to see though is sexualities. Not just straight and gay. We need some more bi, demi, ace, pan, etc. representation. (Good examples of this are An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green and Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann.)

But I’d also love to see more characters with a good and accurate view of mental illness as well. Mental illness is all around us, yet sometimes it’s still looked down on. (Good examples of this are Turtles All The Way Down by John Green and It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.)

But I also believe there sound be books with marginalized representation that I didn’t know I needed.

I read a book called We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman earlier this year. I didn’t know anything about the war in Syria before I read the book, but I can say that the book changed me. It taught me about the war, the refugees, how the prisons in Turkey are heaven compared to prisons in Syria, etc.

I learned a lot about something I didn’t know I needed to know about.

Do you listen to music while reading?

I can’t, especially if it’s a song I know well and has a lot of words.

Do you prefer book twitter or bookstagram?

I’m not on either really. I don’t have an Instagram, and I’m rarely on Twitter. I usually get my bookness from Pinterest, Goodreads, or an average book store.

 

Nominations:

It’s always hard to find nominations, especially since I’ve nominated so many people before. I get stuck in spiral between who to nominate next.

But these are the blogs that stood out to me the most this time. They’re all wonderful blogs run but amazing people. If you have the chance, please check them out. It’ll be worth it.

 

Questions for my nominees:

  • What was the last book you loved so much?
  • What is a character from a book that you can never forget?
  • Has your genre of books you read changed since you were young?
  • How often do you actually go to a library anymore?
  • What’s the one book you’ve always wanted to read but haven’t yet?
  • If you could choose anywhere in the world to read a book, where would you read one?
  • What book world would you actually be okay with living in?
  • What is some of your favorite book series?
  • What animal do you wish could also read a book?
  • What’s the next few books you want to get?
  • Have you ever read a book in a different language other than English before?

 

All right! That’s a wrap! Thanks again for Nen and Jen for nominating me!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Aww thank you so much Robin LeeAnn!! You were so sweet in your description of our blog and linking to your fav posts 🙂 We’re so glad you enjoy reading them!

    Your answers were great! I know what you mean about having to wait for books to arrive… I’m currently waiting for some to come in on reserve from the library! The anticipation really gets to me 😛 I either end up being disheartened it’s taking so long or having SUPER HIGH expectations by time I finally get my hands on it!

    I’m excited to read your review of Aurora Rising and CRA coming soon 😀 I’ll check the former out now!

    I completely agree with you about rep for sexualities! I’ve recently bought I Wish You All the Best in the hope to branch out a bit more. I’m adding An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and Let’s Talk About Love to my TBR 😀 You’ve recommended so many and I’m excited to give them all a try!

    I have to admit, I love romance but even I can’t always seem to get in to a Nora Roberts book. I think I’ve only found four that I enjoy but considering how many she has published… it’s not a lot haha! I’ve also never tried a Stephen King novel but love his book On Writing so I’m keen to give The Institute a try!

    Lovely responses! You definitely deserved this nomination and we’re excited to see your future posts!! ❤ Jen (and Nen in spirit. She's still off enjoying her wonderfully long and exciting European holiday!)

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    1. True with the waiting for books to come in. My books were taking so long that I actually ordered more books since I found a sale. ^^’ Now I got like seven books coming to me. Just gotta wait. Again.

      I never heard about I Wish You All the Best before. What’s it about?

      European holiday sounds nice. lol I actually just went to Europe for the first time this summer. Hope she has fun!

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

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      1. I wish you all the best is about a young guy that comes out as non binary and gets kicked out the house. They’re forced to move in with their sister and her fiancé and then meets a supportive guy at school and I’m not sure if they just become friends or if it’s something more. It apparently deals with anxiety and mental health rep really well so I’m keen to give it a try. It sounds heartfelt and emotional 💙 Jen

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