Tag: Sunshine Blogger Award (Take 10)

It’s been a while since I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so I was pretty happy when a notification popped up that AK @ Everything Is Bad For You nominated me! Thank you so much for the nomination!

If you’re interested, you can see the previous takes of this award here:
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9

Rules of the award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate (at least) 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.

11 questions from AK:

1) What’s your favorite or most-used medium for entertainment?

Unsurprisingly, given that this is a book blog, my most-used form of entertainment is books! I really rarely delve into other mediums, even television and movies.

2) What character in a work of fiction would you inhabit and why?  (Assuming you’re experiencing the entire storyline of the game/novel/film/whatever as this character.)

I would love to be Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game. Lucy has my dream job (she works in publishing!) and she gets to sit across from and talk to/banter with Joshua Templeman all day. ❤

3) What work would you wipe all memories of from your brain if you could so that you could experience it all over again?

I don’t think I would! I have this fear that if I read one of my favorites again for the first time, I wouldn’t like it as much. That’s one of the reasons I don’t do rereads. I just want to keep that warm and fuzzy feeling intact.

4) What’s the most annoying trend occurring in your favorite medium today?

Let’s see… probably works that could be one long book being broken up into several smaller books.

5) What’s the most promising trend occurring in your favorite medium today?

I think it’s great that books are starting to include more diversity in very natural ways.

6) How much or how little romance do you like in your games/films/novels/etc.?

I love a ton of romance. Give me a sickening amount of it. I love love.

7) If you had to be the ruler of one country in any work of fiction, which one would you pick?

Ooh, that’s a hard one. Usually books that discuss their governments have, you know, pretty bad governments. I also have absolutely zero desire to go into politics. I think I’ll have to pass on this question. I’d be a terrible ruler.

8) Do you think virtual reality will improve anytime in the near future to the extent that it’s actually worth using?  Or are we already at that point?

Oh dear, I don’t really know anything about virtual reality!

9) I’ve heard people say that the novel is a dying form of art and that changes in attention span length and the constant multitasking our generation is involved in will make them obsolete.  If you have an opinion on that matter, do you agree or disagree?

I have a very strong opinion on this matter, and it’s that the novel is absolutely not dying. To the average non-reader, it might seem like people don’t read anymore, but look at the sheer amount of book bloggers that exist! And the amount of people with Goodreads accounts! I think it can definitely be hard to focus on reading, but that doesn’t mean that the novel is dying. It just means that we’re living in a different world than we were fifty (or even twenty) years ago.

10) Are you optimistic about the future of the human race?

I really try to be, but I don’t know. Sometimes things happen that just leave me sad.

11) Cake or pie?  (There’s only one right answer.)

Ugh, I love both so much. I was tempted to say pie because I really love a good apple or cherry or blueberry or lemon curd pie, but then I remembered a couple cakes I’ve had recently. I think I have to go with cake. Hopefully that’s the right answer.

Since this is my tenth time doing this award, I’m not going to nominate anyone, but please feel free to consider yourself nominated and answer AK’s questions! Do you prefer cake or pie? Which fictional world do you want to live in? Let’s talk in the comments!

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29 thoughts on “Tag: Sunshine Blogger Award (Take 10)

  1. Laurel @ The Inky Saga says:

    This award sure does take me back to last summer ^_^ I’m with you on cake > pie so if anyone comes for you I’ll back you up!

    I also agree with your thoughts on trends. There’s a few books that come to mind in recent years that were so disappointing because I knew the author was drawing out what could have been a very nice and tidy story into an unnecessary series. I’m also glad to see diversity in books where it is not the main focus or something that needs to be pointed out.

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  2. Leslie says:

    I always feel nervous about re-reading a favorite for the same reason! What if I won’t love it the same? Some of my all time favorites are from years ago! I’m such a different reader now, what if I hated them now?! 😯

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      I’m so glad you agree about that! My tastes have changed a lot, even within the last couple years. Sometimes my five-star books for the ABC Book Challenge really surprise me and I think to myself that there’s no way I’d like them that much if I read them now.


  3. AK says:

    I totally understand your answer to my “which country would you rule” question. In fact, that’s why I put the question in the form “if you had to rule” instead of “if you got to rule” or something similar. I wouldn’t want to be a ruler either. Too often they seem to end up insane with power, or just plain insane, or dead before their time. No thanks.

    You make a good point about novels. There’s definitely a lot of talk about the “death of novels”, but I’m not so sure about it. In any case, I don’t think long-form fiction is ever going to go out of style – it’s been around for thousands of years.

    I’m an eternal pessimist, so I’m not so positive about our future, but I’m working to be more positive in my outlook, or at least more realistic.

    And yes, cake was the right answer!

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      I suppose you did say “if you had to” instead of “if you got to.” If I had to rule a country, I’d want it to be a happy one that doesn’t have a ton of problems. I can’t even think of any that fit that description!

      And you’re right — novels have been around for so long! I don’t think they’ll go anywhere. Especially now that they’re available in so many formats — physical copies, ebooks, audiobooks — if anything, they’re becoming more accessible.

      I’m glad cake was the right answer! That was probably the hardest question on the list. 🙂

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  4. Megs says:

    I have a Sweet Company here in my local small town so I can’t chose between cake or pie lol but if its summer I’m all for a warm slice of pie with vanilla ice cream lol

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