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.
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.
- 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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
- Deanna from Dee Reads Things
- Lisa from Way Too Fantasy
- Tari from Cuddle Up With a Cozy Mystery and a Dachshund
- Jade from Jade Writes
- Elsie LMC from Elsie LMC
- LJ from On The Shelf Reviews
- Sascha from Sascha Darlington
- Diana from Myths of the Mirror
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!