Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Hello word smiths, welcome to my second round of the Sunshine Blogger Award.

If you want to read my first round, you can find it here.

I was tagged by the always wonderful Kat over at Kbookreviews. She is a fantastic blogger, person, and friend, so I really recommend going to her blog and giving her some love.

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.

How does it work?

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent 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 in your post and/or on your blog.

Kat’s Questions:

What is your favourite bookish trope?

I don’t know if this exactly a trope, and if it is I don’t know the proper naming of it, but I really like an underdog rebel story. Something about them fighting against all odds always brings me a rush when I read it.

What is your favourite song / album / playlist right now?

Honestly I don’t really have any favourite songs at the moment. I am not a big music listener, but I would say Zach Brown Band is my favourite band right now. They have a lot of good country songs.


What has been your favourite read of 2020 so far?

I think my favorite read so far this year would be Priory of the Orange Tree. It didn’t start off in my best books, but it ended up being a really fun read and still one of my favourite reads of all time.

If you could live for a day in the world of any book what book would you choose?

I think I would pick the world of Tower of God. It’s technically a manhwa, but it has such an interesting world and the idea is that you advance in the tower to pursue a dream you have.


What are your feelings on loaning books to friends and family?

I don’t have a real problem with it. I’ve done it a few times and had them returned no issue. Most of my friends don’t read or ask me for books, so I Dom’t really have to worry about it happening to me.

How do you feel about writing in books, or purposefully breaking book spines, or dog-earring pages?

Dog earring pages is taboo. If people do it, then I don’t want to be friends with them. I’m kidding but I will never do it myself. Writing in text books is fine, for academic purposes, but I would never do it for my books. I don’t disagree with breaking book spines, because I do it quite often, but mine isn’t often on purpose. This is the only one of the three I would allow though.


Which do you find easier to write, a book review for a five star rated book or one for a one star rated book?

A lot of people would say writing a review for books they like is a lot harder, but I find. low ratings to be harder. When I don’t like a book, all I can usually say is that I didn’t like this, I didn’t like that. When I like a book, there are plenty of things I can talk about.

What is the post you are most proud of on your blog? Share a link to it.

With my new content coming out, I don’t really know what I am most proud of right now.


If someone was starring in the film of your life, who would you cast as you?

It would probably be some random no-name actor that has only been in off-hollywoods movies. I don ‘t think I look anything like a lot of mainstream actors, and if they are trying to capture my essence, it would make a lot more sense to cast someone more unknown.

Novelty socks or novelty t-shirts?

Shirts. Easy to answer. I don’t really have a fascination for fancy socks. All of my socks are all white or all black.


I am going to be very very lazy and reuse Kat’s questions for those I tag,

I Tag: No obligation to answer the questions, but I look forward to your answers if you do!

Ask Me Anything + The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thank you to Joanna Nicole for nominating me for this award! If you haven’t checked out her blog – The Geekish Brunette, I highly suggest checking it out! My content pales in comparison to hers, so do me a favor and follow her blog too!

Last week I also posted an Ask Me Anything, so it was perfect timing that these two events ended up on the same day. I’ll throw in my AMA questions and answers in at the end of the tag.

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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.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent 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 in your post and/or on your blog.
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Questions from Joanna Nicole @ The Geekish Brunette:

1.) What book has had the biggest impact on your life?

This is a really tough answer, because I don’t really know. It might sound a bit silly, but the books that have had the biggest impact on my life have probably been The Magic Treehouse series. They were some of the first books I ever remember reading, and I think they made me fall in love with reading when I was a young kid.

2.) What was your last book hangover?

Great. First two questions and I have a hard time answering them. I’m not really sure what to say for this because I am always reading at least two different books at one time, so there’s never really a chance for me to take a break from reading…I may be misunderstanding what book hangover means though.

3.) Favorite book quote and why?

Life before Death
Strength before Weakness
Journey before Destination.
It’s a quote from Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, and there is so much meaning behind each of those phrases that it really means a lot to me. The way I think of the quote is a little different than what Sanderson’s characters do, but I think he made it so that it can be interpreted differently. If it means anything I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of that quote.

4.) What is your favorite color and what book cover best shows it off?

Blue. Not even a question. Maybe I am just a stereotypical guy who likes the “boy” color. In terms of what book cover, I’d probably say what I’m reading now. A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan.

5.) Favorite book boyfriend/book girlfriend?

I’ve never thought of this one before, but probably Clary Fray/Fairchild in the Mortal Instruments series. Don’t ask why…but if you do I’d probably answer you.

6.) Do you prefer standalone or series?

Series for the most part, but I’ve read a few standalones recently that have tipped the scales just a little bit.

7.) Who is your favorite villain and why?

It’s a tie between Napoleon from Animal Farm and Sauron from Lord of the Rings. Both very different characters, but I liked seeing Napoleon grow into the villain throughout the book, but I also like Sauron’s presence and power, but we never actually get to see HIM, so it’s an interesting type of villain.

8.) Do you like morally grey characters?

Depends on the book/series, but overall yes. I think they make books more suspenseful as a whole, and add an interesting look at the world. Straight good or bad and you know what decisions will be made, but add a touch of grey and you never know what you’ll get.

9.) What got you into reading?

Like I said, The Magic Treehouse series was the first one I remember really getting into, and it opened my eyes to the fantastical possibilities that books can bring you.

10.) Favorite book-to-movie adaption?

As much as I am not a fan of how hyped the series is, I’d say Harry Potter. They did a good job adapting the movies for the big screen.

11.) What is your least favorite book genre?

Probably romance. I don’t hate it entirely, but it’s something I’ve dipped my toes into, and I haven’t been able to go any further. I think romance and I just don’t get along too well.

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My Questions:

1.) If you could get one book quote tattooed on your body, what and where would it be? (keep it clean people)
2.) One book series you want turned into a tv show or movie?
3.) If you could live in any book world, which would it be and why?
4.) If you had the power to read something, and make the words become reality in front of you, what book would you read first?
5.) What’s one really popular book you dislike?
6.) If you could have a pint with one author, dead or alive, who would it be?
7.) Where is your favorite place to read?
8.) What book death hit you the hardest?
9.) What book has been on your TBR the longest, and why?
10.) What is one idea for a book/series you wish you could act on and write?
11.) What’s one book you love that you think everyone should read?

I don’t know 11 other book bloggers well enough to tag them, but if you’re reading this and want to participate in the Award, then consider yourself tagged. Otherwise I have a few people I’d like to tag. Enjoy!!! (If you’ve already done it please ignore me I’M SORRY)

Witty and Sarcastic Book Club Ashes Books & Bobs The Bibliophagist
Hamlets & Hyperspace Chocolate’n’Waffles

Below are the questions to my Ask Me Anything I posted last week. There weren’t many submissions, but here they are.

Question: What was the book that got you into reading?

I said it above, but The Magic Treehouse series really opened my eyes to the possibilities of worlds and imagination.

Question: What’s one book you think you’d love to read- but either you haven’t found it yet or no one has written about it yet? (For example- I’d love to find a dark fantasy based on Hawaiian folklore.)

I’d like to see a book based off of a video game I don’t remember the title of. The concept is that these 4 people were all chained together and they had to figure out their way out of this tower. I think it could be a really cool concept, having characters physically bound to each other the whole story.

Thank you guys so much for asking me these questions, and thanks again for tagging me in The Sunshine Blogger Award!