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 Heran:
What was your first blog post?
You know, good question. It appears that it was a review of Margot by Jillian Cantor way back on November 12, 2013.
What’s the best film you’ve seen this year? Why?
I can suddenly only think of movies I haven’t liked! While I can admit that Midsommar was a cinematically beautiful movie (even given the subject matter), it just didn’t do it for me. (My boyfriend absolutely loved it.)
Where’s the best place you’ve ever been (on holiday)?
What’s your favourite post you’ve written?
It’s been a long time, but I really am partial to my post about my favorite book bloggers. ❤
Would you rather be the hero in a story or the villain? Why?
The hero, just because I hate confrontation and I’d have to have way too much of it as the villain.
Is there anything you’re excited for in 2020 (bookish or non-bookish)?
A new president. (I definitely didn’t just say that.)
Do you have a favourite word?
I do. It’s spiffy.
What’s one song you think everybody should listen to?
I think if you’re going through a difficult time in your life, you should listen to High Beam by Chelsea Jade.
Are you a plot person or a characters person?
Ideally, I would have both. I really don’t know how to answer this one. If the plot is boring, I don’t care about it or the characters. If the characters are boring, I don’t care what they’re doing. But we all knew that I’m super critical about things, so this probably isn’t a surprise.
What’s one thing that’s on your bucket list?
Going on a fun vacation abroad with my boyfriend! We’ve only gotten to travel within the US so far.
What is the best thing that happened to you during the past week?
I actually got to tell an author, to her face, without stumbling over my words or embarrassing myself, that I loved her book.
11 questions from Alexandra:
What is your favorite book-to-screen adaption?
Hmm, maybe Matilda.
What is your most hated book-to-screen adaption?
The Mortal Instruments.
Create a quick playlist for your favorite book.
My most recent five-star book was The Story That Cannot Be Told, and conveniently, I just shared a playlist created by the author!
A book you pretend you’ve read.
Why would I pretend that I’ve read a book when I could actually read it? I just don’t understand that.
Who’s your favorite superhero and why?
I’m not really a superhero person, but I was always partial to Mr. Fantastic when I was in high school.
Recommend me a new book boyfriend. What makes him swoon-worthy?
I’ll go with Michael Phan from The Kiss Quotient. He’s just such a good person.
A criminally underrated book or series.
Anything by Jenn Bennett, really. Her books are so good and I feel like only a very small section of the book blogging world talks about her.
If you could interview one character who would it be and why?
All the credit goes to my boyfriend for this one: Kvothe from The Name of the Wind, because how fun would that be?
What is your go-to fluff book?
The Hating Game. I’ve only ever read it once, though. (But then again, I only ever read most things once.)
What are your favorite reading snacks?
I don’t eat while I read. I’m way too messy of an eater.
It’s time to assemble your bookish squad! Which characters make the cut?
11 questions from Sylvia:
What animal would you want as your side kick?
Definitely a cat, preferably a sassy one like Mr. Kindly in Nevernight.
Which genre of books is underrated in your opinion?
I think quality memoirs are underrated. I say “quality” because there are a lot of really, really bad memoirs out there.
What is the most interesting food you’ve ever eaten?
Probably llama heart.
What is your favorite winter activity?
Literally never leaving the house. I hate winter.
What useless super power would you want to have?
Credit to my boyfriend again: being able to turn the page without touching it.
Favorite ice cream topping?
I like sour things, so sour gummy worms, those sour popping balls, anything sour, really.
Who is your favorite book or movie villain?
Victor Vale from Vicious!
If you could see any singer/band (living or dead) in concert, who would it be?
I’m really sad that I never saw Brand New in concert. If they ever do another tour, I’ll be there.
Best read so far this year?
I’ve hardly had any five-star books this year! I’m going to cheat a little and give you three:
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer
- You by Caroline Kepnes
Which planet would you want to visit?
I’ve always liked Saturn, although I don’t know quite how visiting there would work!
If you want to answer these questions, please feel free! I’d love to see your responses. ❤ What’s the most interesting food you’ve eaten? If you could recommend one song to me, what would it be? Let’s talk in the comments!