Tag: Sunshine Blogger Award (Take 9)

Can you tell that I’m trying to work my way through my backlog of tags? I love doing them, but between the holidays and work and traveling, I got pretty far behind. Today I’m doing another round of the Sunshine Blogger Award. I was nominated by Raya and Nikki (thank you!!) and if you’re not already following them, you should definitely go check out their blogs! 🙂

If you’re interested, you can see the previous versions of this award here:
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog.
2. Answer the questions.
3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions.
4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post.

11 questions from Raya

[1] What’s a book you read that you would’ve been proud to have written?

Definitely The Hating Game! I love it so much, recommend it incessantly, and can only hope to someday be as talented at anything as Sally Thorne is at writing an enemies-to-lovers romance.

[2] What’s one movie or TV show you think you’d have liked to have read as a book?

Fun fact about me: I hardly ever watch anything. (This is how I have so much time to read.) It’s really rare for me to watch a movie by myself, but I’m happy to watch one with somebody if they ask. I used to watch a few TV shows, but over the last few months, I’ve really lost interest in most of those too. I guess one TV show that I think would make a good book is Misfits. I used to love that show when I was in college.

[3[ Is there a book that you personally liked a lot but wouldn’t recommend to others?

I tend to hesitate when recommending non-fiction. There are a number of non-fiction books that I’ve really enjoyed, but when it comes to recommendations, I usually go with fiction. It’s not that I wouldn’t recommend these books, just that I usually don’t.

[4] If you could read books by only one writer for the rest of your life, who would it be?

Jenn Bennett, because she’s never disappointed me.

[5] Which book character would you like to travel the world with?

Imagine traveling the world with Simon Spier. I feel like he’d be the best travel partner.

[6] What’s a book family you wouldn’t mind being a member of?

Marko, Alana, and Hazel are definitely an unconventional family, but they have so many adventures and clearly love each other so much.

[7] Who’s your favorite book couple?

I have a real soft spot for Josh and Lucy from The Hating Game. Yes, I can find a way to work The Hating Game into just about any conversation.

[8] What’s the most recent book that you bought / wanted-to-buy solely based on its cover?

Since it didn’t work out so well the last time I bought a book based solely on its cover, I don’t really do that anymore. But the cover plus the really mixed reviews I’ve seen of The Wicker King definitely didn’t hurt my chances of reading it. (Then I had a coupon for B&N, so I bought it.)

[9] What’s the funniest book that you have read?

It’s a tie between My Lady’s Choosing and The Secrets of the Starbucks Lovers. (Coincidentally by the same author duo.)

[10] What’s a generally hated character that you like?

I couldn’t even think of any generally hated characters, so I Googled it. The first result was Holden Caulfield and it really just hurts my heart that people hate him. He goes through so much in his life and he’s also so relatable.

[11] What’s the one place where you could never read a book?

I can read just about anywhere, but not in a moving car. Planes are fine, trains are a little iffy but sometimes okay, but cars? Nope. Instant migraine. It makes me so sad, but I guess that audiobooks make up for it.

11 questions from Nikki

[1] Who is your favorite superhero and why?

I don’t really keep up with superheroes very much, but if I had to choose one, I might go with Thor. I don’t really have a good reason. I just saw that first Thor movie several times with my best friend and he was the first superhero I thought of.

[2] What is your most anticipated release for 2019?

Currently, Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett!

[3] Who would you choose as your one and only book boyfriend?

I’ve said before that I prefer real people over fictional characters, but if I had to go with a book boyfriend, I’d probably choose Michael Phan from The Kiss Quotient. He’s just so perfect.

[4] If you could live in any book “world”, which would it be?

I think it would be awesome to live in Henrietta, VA and hang out with Blue Sargent and all the Raven boys.

[5] What was your favorite novel of 2018?


[6] Pumpkin Spice or Chai?

Hmm, that’s a tough one. Probably pumpkin spice, although a chai latte used to be my go-to drink when I was in college.

[7] If you could choose one setting from any novel to live in, which would it be?

I think I’m going to stick with my answer to the fourth question: Henrietta, VA.

[8] If you could only read one novel for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Oh dear. I don’t really re-read books… like ever… but I suppose I should go with a favorite. I’m going to say Emergency Contact. It just put me in such a great mood. Hopefully it would keep having that same effect on me regardless of how many times I read it.

[9] Would you rather have a bent page in a book or a bent book jacket?

Give me one bent page any day.

[10] Fiction or non-fiction?

I will almost always choose fiction over non-fiction, although I am making an effort to read more non-fiction than I used to.

[11] Mystery or sci-fi?

It really depends on the book! I guess, in general, though, I’d go with sci-fi.

I’m not tagging anyone, but please feel free to answer either set of questions (or both!) if you’d like! If you do, please link back to this post so I can check out your answers. 🙂

21 thoughts on “Tag: Sunshine Blogger Award (Take 9)

  1. silverbuttonbooks says:

    Josh and Lucy are the BEST and I also like to work The Hating Game into every single bookish conversation. Or, you know, regular conversations. These are fantastic answers! I had not heard of Emergency Contact but now I know I really want to read it.

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  2. rayasreads says:

    I can relate to your love for The Hating Game so damn much! And I’m now really curious about The Secrets of The Starbucks Lovers.
    And Holden is hated? That’s….unexpected. I loved him too!
    Btw, I’ve also been wanting to venture into non-fiction for some time now. Just haven’t been able to take the jump!

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      The Secrets of the Starbucks Lovers is amazing! I was cracking up the whole time I was reading it!

      And yes, apparently some people find him whiny and annoying?? I don’t get it. He’s so great.

      I have to be in the right mood for nonfiction, but I think it’s really worth it! I like to listen to nonfiction audiobooks while I’m cooking or cleaning or even just walking around town. 😊

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