The Sunshine Blogger Award Number Seven || Tags & Awards

Hey beautiful people!

Three nominations in one year … I feel like a cool kid now he-he! Thank you SO much Siobhan @ Novelties for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I absolutely adore her content and this website! It’s structured well, full of insightful information, and Siobhan’s just a wonderful human being!

Please make sure to go over and visit Novelties!

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.

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

Siobhan’s Questions

  1. What book was your last one-star or five-star review?
  2. Which book was your first ARC?
  3. What genre do you want to read more of but don’t get the chance?
  4. Who’s your favourite secondary character?
  5. What is your favourite read of this year?
  6. What book format do you dislike the most?
  7. Which series do you want to read but are hesitant of starting?
  8. What adaptation do you love watching but haven’t read the series yet?
  9. What book do you desperately need to read?
  10. If you could have just one more sequel, what would it be?
  11. Who is your favourite villain?

The Answers

One. What book was your last one-star or five-star review?

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Lexi’s War by Rosie James — I actually have no 1 star rated novels … I think it’s because I either DNF it or it’s okay enough for me to read it and give it a 2 star rating. However, James’ novel is the last book I DNF’d … I hope other people find joy from it, but I couldn’t STAND it …

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas — For my last 5 star rating, I was lucky that a handful of books that I read early this year were all either 4 or 5 star rated. Thomas’ novel’s absolutely remarkable, full of valuable insight beautifully rounded characters. I hope to read more by Thomas in the future!

Two. Which book was your first ARC?

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Dark Wine at Midnight by Jenna Barwin — Bookmark Your Thoughts was still in it’s “early development phase” when Barwin asked me to review her novel. I was so delighted to finally receive my first ARC, and lucky enough to actually enjoy the novel!

Three. What genre do you want to read more of but don’t get the chance?

FANTASY! I haven’t read a GOOD fantasy series in a LONG time … I’m terribly picky when it comes to this genre, so I’m always hesitant to begin ha-ha. I find a lot of fantasy nowadays is great and all, but all the characters are super OP and there aren’t enough sword fighting/epic battles … I DO plan to read some fantasy novels this year though, so hopefully my luck pans out … *fingers crossed*

Four. Who’s your favourite secondary character?

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Helen in My Plain Jane by Hand, Meadows, & Ashton — I have a lot of favourite secondary characters … I don’t know why, but they just tend to be my favourites. Funny enough though, the first one that came to mind is Helen … SHE’S FLIPPIN’ HILARIOUS!! I ACTUALLY laughed out loud from her exclamations and points of view at times. She’s the perfect comic relief character that makes you intrigued with the story! And she really cares for Jane AND Charlotte, which is super adorable!

Five. What is your favourite read of this year?

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If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka — Even though I’ve rated other books higher than this one this year, this has been my favourite novel for 2019. I think it’s because I was honestly shocked with how much I loved this novel, whereas the other books I was expecting to love them as much as I did. I can’t wait to read more by by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka.

Six. What book format do you dislike the most?

eBooks — I thought I would say audiobook but it’s still eBooks … I know, I feel like that weirdo since eBooks seem to be growing in popularity … I CAN’T HELP HOW I FEEL!! Nothing beats the FEEL of a book in your hands and PHYSICALLY turning the pages. I even like audiobooks and having the book in front of me — I did that with The Hobbit or There and Back Again by Tolkien for school and it was really interesting (the guy who did the narration and voices was awesome)! When I read eBooks, it takes me TWICE or THRICE as long to finish a novel … *sigh*

Seven. Which series do you want to read but are hesitant of starting?

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Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas — Technically, I have a LOT of series like that ha-ha! But this is the first one to come to mind. It’s SUCH a long series and if I end up not liking it partway through, I’ll get frustrated because it’ll feel like a waste of time … does that make sense?

Eight. What adaptation do you love watching but haven’t read the series yet?

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Sherlock Holmes (Complete Collection) by Arthur Conan Doyle — Technically, I’ve read a couple of the stories, but I haven’t actually sat down and read the entire thing. It’s my “eventually will get to this” goal … but there are A LOT of stories! I love both the BBC Sherlock show and the Robert Downey Jr. / Jude Law franchise!

Nine. What book do you desperately need to read?

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Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell — So … a blogger recommended this series to me like 2 years ago (I THINK it was Bentley from Book Bastion) and I finally got all the books … last summer … and I STILL HAVEN’T READ IT! A lot of it’s because I’m a MOOD reader and I haven’t been in the MOOD for fantasy novels … BUT IT’S HAPPENING THIS YEAR!!

Ten. If you could have just one more sequel, what would it be?

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The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer — Yea, yea … I’m a broken record. But seriously, what was Colfer thinking?! I honestly have no idea what happened, since there were plans to write a sequel but that somehow disappeared? If I had known Colfer wasn’t going to continue the series as promised, I wouldn’t have read the book … it’s so flippin’ good but feels SO INCOMPLETE!

Eleven. Who is your favourite villain?

President Snow in The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins — In both the books and the films, President Snow is just repulsive … and I LOVE IT! It’s such a perfect villain … he’s cold, manipulative, calculating and holds power … all dangerous things. My favourite thing about him though is that he doesn’t have to YELL or assert his power to show fear … the simplicity of his presence and calming and demeaning tone scares people. Even in the end, he’s happy with the results of seeing chaos in this world. SO. FLIPPIN’. DARK!

The Nominees

I feel so bad … but I’m not nominating anyone this round. I’ve been tagging and nominating so many people that I fear I’m going to annoy you all at some point ha-ha! So taking a break from this round … next round (if I’m nominated again) I will!


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19 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award Number Seven || Tags & Awards

  1. Don’t worry, I agree with you about ebooks! When I was in high school I tried using an ereader, and I just never could fully make the switch. I love reading physical books so much! ❤

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  2. These are such fun questions!
    THUG is absolutely incredible so I’m glad you gave it 5 stars – Thomas’ books are truly amazing. Have you read On The Come Up?
    I actually am in the minority when I say I like ebooks… I haven’t read a physical book for a long time!
    Great post. 🙂

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  3. Oooo President Snow is an amazing villain! Great answer! 😀 I just answered this question for a tag too and I never thought to choose him, but you’re SO right, he’s the perfect villain!
    Oh I’m 100% with you on 1) reading Throne of Glass series, who wants to read something that will eventually turn bad and 2) ebooks! I feel you SO much on reading a physical book, I love the feeling of an actual book! I find reading an ebook takes me a long time because I don’t have a kobo or Kindle, I just have apps on my laptop and phone and sometimes that’s no fun to read off of!

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    1. I just love how evil he is but so calm and collective. I don’t really care for the obnoxious villain types as much (okay … the Joker I love, but he’s unique) … I enjoy the dark yet settle ones.

      1) I know eh? I keep feeling like I’mm just never going to read it ha-ha. 2) I would LOVE to get more into eBooks … but I doubt that’ll happen

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      1. I feel this! It just gets so under your skin how laid back he is!
        Haha, I know I probably won’t read them because I’ve given up on them 😛
        HA! No truer words have been said. I don’t think I’ll ever get in ebooks either!

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  5. JENNA WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THRONE OF GLASS!? You’re going to make me cry! It’s SO beautiful! You must read it ASAP so we can fangirl together! 😉 I also adore the Sherlock Holmes books! The BBC series is one of my absolute favorite shows, and I can assure you that Arthur Conan Doyle’s collection does not disappoint either! ❤

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    1. … *hiding* … I knooooooooow! It’s just … it’s just … IT’S SUCH A COMMITMENT! I always get nervous that after a book or two it’ll get bad and then I’ll have wasted my reading time! I shall TRY in the new year, I do promise to at LEAST try … though you may have to remind me lol!

      BBC’s Sherlock is one of my few go-to’s when I just want something in the background … I LOVE that show. I hope they do make another season at some point.

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      1. Hahahaha, I totally understand! I honestly didn’t jump into the series until the third book had released, because I felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hype surrounding them. I was nearly drowning in it. Lol! But, they do not disappoint at all! I hope you adore them when you get to them! ❤

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