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Tag | Sunshine Blogger Award

TagTimel12:17I was tagged by Renée over at Global Bookworm, she has some great posts on her blog such as why you should become a global bookworm. I hope you check out her blog and see what she is up to.

Also, the next few Tuesday will be filled with fun tags that I need to get caught up on. I hope you all enjoy reading my answers and also consider yourself tagged!

RULES:

  • 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 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

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The Questions

  1. Why did you start a book blog?
    • I wanted to have a place where I could share my love of reading as well as talk with others who have the same love of books. Since a lot of my friends aren’t readers like myself I wanted to find some new ones online.
  2. What is the best book which has been written in your country?
    • Oh, this is a hard one. I think my favorite book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. There are so many wonderful stories though.
  3. Which book is you guilty pleasure?
    • I don’t think any books I read I would consider “guilty pleasures”.
  4. What is your favorite non-fiction book?
    • My favorite non-fiction would be The Witches: Salem, 1692. I highly recommend it since it reads more like a narrative and the content is very interesting.
  5. When would you say that your blog is a (big) success?
    • I would say my blog is a big success every time I have a wonderful interaction with one of my readers since that was the reason why I created it in the first place.
  6. Which book do you believe should be mandatory to read at all schools worldwide?
    • I don’t know if I could answer this because a book that would be useful, relevant, and meaningful in every country, state, and town.
  7. Do you rather buy your books or get them from the library?
    • I really enjoy using my library for books I am iffy about, but I enjoy buying books that I really loved.
  8. Which mistakes did you make when you started blogging?
    • I think the biggest mistake I made was that I went a little over the top when I got started, which led to getting burned out quickly and then not posting again for months. I eventually redid everything and tried again.
  9. How do you take care of yourself and you mental health?
    • I make sure I have me time, which could be me just hanging out by myself, doing something I have wanted to do, or just eating my favorite meal. I realized that I need to set time aside to do things I feel like doing and it goes a long way.
  10. From which country would you like to read a book?
    • I would love to read a book that takes place in Egypt. I loved reading non-fiction books about the country, but I can say I never read a fiction set in the country. Any recommendations are welcome!
  11. If you could give advice to a blogger who starts today, what would it be?
    • Write about what you love, those who share those interests will come. Do not write what you think others want to hear.

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TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 6

TagTimel12:17So over the past few months I was tagged three times to do the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am so honored to be tagged to answer so many fun questions. I want to say thank you to Sahi, Reg, and Whit for tagging me. All three are awesome women you should check out. I hope you enjoy reading and learning a little bit more about me and my readings loves.

RULES:

  • 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 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

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  1. What book do you think made you into an avid reader?
    • The Love at Stakes Series and Twilight Series, I read before that, but I never read routinely.
  2. If you got the chance to interview your favorite author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
    • Louisa May Alcott and I would ask them how she stayed so dedicated to writing and how she stayed true to herself as a writer even though she was a women writing during the Civil War times.
  3. What’s the book that is on top of your summer TBR?
    • I would have to say that as of right now I am looking forward to reading Labyrinth Lost
  4. What do you like the most about being a blogger?
    • The best part is being able to talk to others about book and finding new ones I have never heard about before.
  5. Have you ever bought a book purely based on it’s cover and which one was it?
    • No, I normally do not cover buy, if anything a cover catches my eye, but I never buy without loving the description.
  6. Are there any classics/books that you think everybody should read and why?
    • Little Women because a young reader can learn a lot from it.
  7. Have you read a hyped book that disappointed you a lot?
    • I really did not like The Poppy War, I felt like it jumped way to much and I really didn’t care about any of the characters.
  8. Which book characters do you want to be best friends with?
    • Jo March
  9. What’s your favorite genre and why do you like it?
    • Right now I would say my favorite genera is thriller/horror. I have really been finding great books to read. Some of my favorite authors right now are Shirley Jackson, Liz Nugent, and Ruth Ware
  10. Do you like going to the bookstore or buying books online?
    • I love going to the bookstore and supporting them when I can afford it.
  11. What book would you like to recommend to me?
    • I would recommend the Jackaby Series.

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  1. If you could meet any author who would you meet?
    • Louisa May Alcott
  2. What is the last book you regretted buying?
    • I regret buying A Court of Mist and Fury, I really did not like the 3rd book in the series.
  3. If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick?
    • I think I would either pick Louisa May Alcott or Shirley Jackson.
  4. What book made a really big impact on you?
    • The Bag of Bones by Stephen King, it was the first real thriller/horror book I read and got me into my current favorite genre.
  5. Where is your favorite place to read?
    • In bed or outside on the hammock
  6. If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick?
    • As of right now all of the books I would want as movies have already been made into movies.
  7. Which bookish character do you look up to and why?
    • Jo March because she was passionate, had fun, and stayed herself no matter what society told her to be.
  8. If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why?
    • I have no idea, I feel like my favorite books and characters have such hard lives and that is why I admire them so much. But, I really don’t know if I would be able to handle it realistically.
  9. Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get?
    • I would get a harry potter inspired one, I don’t know if I will or not though.

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  1. If you were transformed into a magical creature, what would you want to be?
    • I would like to be a Valkyrie I just feel like they are badass.
  2. What time of day do you get the most reading done?
    • For me I tend to get  a lot of reading done before 1 or after 4.
  3. How do you come up with new and creative blog content?
    • I either get inspiration from others and credit them or it just hits me.
  4. What author have you been a fan of the longest?
    • I think I have been a fan of Louisa May Alcott the longest, but I have loved Stephen King movies and shorts before I knew he was a writer when I was little.
  5. What is the longest series that you have ever finished?
    • The Love at Stakes series, the series True Blood was based upon. I think that is the longest one I have completed.
  6. If you had to choose a world from literature to be plopped down into, which would you choose?
    • Harry Potter after Voldemort was defeated, I don’t want that kinda of drama.
  7. How do you choose what to read next?
    • I just pick up what I am feeling at the moment, I am a very big mood reader.
  8. What was the last book you bought?
  9. Do you have any books that you used to love, but now you don’t?
    • I am thankful that has not happened to me, all of the books that I have loved I still do.
  10. What is your favorite thing to do, other than reading?
    • I love creating things. I enjoy embroidery and drawing a lot lately.
  11. Who would be your book bestie?
    • Chances are it would be either Luna or Hermione because I was either the outsider in school and because I spent a lot of my time in the library during my schools years.

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  1. What was the last funny video you saw?
  2. What three words best describe your current read?
  3. What is your earliest bookish memory?
  4. How do you organize your books?
  5. Do you have an auto buy author? If so ,who?
  6. What’s your favorite season? Why?
  7. What fictional character do you think is most likely to hide in the dark?
  8. What was your favorite book as a child?
  9. What book has influenced you the most?
  10. How often do you go to the library or bookstore?
  11. What are the three best apps on your phone?

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TAG |The Sunshine Award Vol. 5

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First off I would like to thank Regina over at bookishinbed for the tag! This is my 5th time getting this award and it s truly amazing. I would have never though I would be nominated for these awards when I first started my blog and here we are. You guys are all amazing, thanks for continuing to support me!

For this nomination there are 4 rules to follow:

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.

2.) Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog.

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1.) Why did you start your blog?

I started my blog because I wanted a place I could have to discuss the things that I loved. While it is mostly books, you may have seen a few of my others posts about DIYs, cooking, and hobbies. While I write mostly about books and such I like to spread into other things I enjoy as well. You never know what you will have in common with someone unless you share it.

2.) What is some advice you have for other bloggers?

Just write about what makes you happy. Everything else will fall into place as long as you remember that this is meant to be fun and enjoyable.

3.) What fictional place would you travel to if you could?

If I could travel to a fictional place it would be Bag End or Hobbiton. I love the Hobbit and I always wanted to see what the little town and home would be like if I was truly there.

4.) What author do you wish you could be friends with?

I would love to be friends with Louisa May Alcott, I think she would be supportive, but would put you in your place if needed.

5.) Whose your favorite author that you’ve met?

I honestly have not met any authors at book signing or anything. I am hoping to change that in the future.

6.) What author would you trust to write your biography?

Gah, I have no idea. I think I would go with Stacy Schiff, she did a great job writing The Witches so I think she would do a great job.

7.) What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?

Harry Potter of course, but if I had to name a different one it would be The Shining by Stephen King. I love the 6 hour edition, yes there is a 6 hour edition.

8.) Which book to movie adaptation do you wish never happened?

I honestly cannot answer this. When I go to see a movie adaptation I go into it seeing it as something completely different. There is no way to make a perfect adaptation.

9.) What book do you wish would be turned into a movie?

I think I would love to see Jackaby by William Ritter make into a movie. It has adventure, lovable characters, and mystery. It is my second favorite series, only beaten by Harry Potter.

10.) What book do you wish had a cookbook for it?

I think I would love it if there was a cookbook based off of a biography. That way I can try all the foods that person loved. I mean if I am reading a book about them I would be interested in them so why not have a meal like them at least one time?

11.) What is your most anticipated release of 2018?

I think my most anticipated release for this year was The Hazel Wood, I did a full review which you can find here: Review | The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I was looking forward to this the moment I saw the description and it did not disappoint. If I had to pick one that is not yet released it would be Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe or The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye.

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TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 4

TagTimel12:17Thank you so much Claire from Cup Of Books for the nominations, I had such fun answering these questions! Also, any of you who enjoy doing tags please tell me in the comments. I never know who to tag because I know some people do not enjoy doing them. Without further delay, lets get to the post!

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TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 2

TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 3

My Questions:

What do you love most about blogging?

I love that I can express my feelings about books and book related topics with others. Without this blog I wouldn’t have a lot of the great conversations I have had.

What’s your story behind your blog name?

My name plus bookish, nice and easy.

What’s one of your favourite quotes?

“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now…” -Amy March/Louisa May Alcott

Which book/series makes you happy?

Little Women series, there are actually four novels. Many people don’t know that.

What distracts you most from reading?

Youtube videos always distract me from reading.

What five things are you grateful for?

I am grateful for my life, health, family, friends, and the education I have received.

Which author would you ask to write your biography?

Louisa May Alcott, she writes so beautifully.

What is your favourite sound?

I love to listen to ASMR rooms over on Youtube. Her videos are amazing, they are ASMR revolving around Hogwarts and other locations in the Harry Potter series. She also does ones dealing with LOTR and Game of Thrones. Below you will find the entire Hogwarts playlist. I personally love the common room ones.

 

Which (if any) book series have you DNF’d?

All of Cassandra Clare’s , I feel like I have out grown them personally. They just aren’t the type of books I am into anymore.

Are there any movie adaptations you prefer more than the book?

Christopher and His Kind, I enjoyed the book, but I felt the movie was better. Also, The Imitation Game had a better move than a book. The book was bogged down with to many facts and the narrative of his life was kinda lost.

If your life, as it is up to this point, was made into a film what song would be playing during the end credits?

Oh, gosh. I honestly have no idea.

 


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TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 3

Tag TuesdayI was tagged by Zoë over at Reading by the Moonlight and Jenniely over at A Page of Jenniely to do this tag. You should check them both out, they both have created wonderful bookish blogs.

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The Rules

  • Thank the person 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 on your post/and or blog

Zoë’s Questions

1.What’s your favourite movie adaptation of a book?

I am going to go with the obvious answer here and say the entire Harry Potter series. While they did have their faults I enjoyed them very much.

2. Do you like the idea of e-books/kindles/audiobooks or would you rather have the actual, physical book in your hand?

As of late I have been on an audiobook kick. I love the freedom I have when listening to a book and I can get chores done or color at the same time. I also have been finding myself not being able to concentrate on reading, but being able to listen to a book and focus without any problems.

3. How many books are in your TBR list?

I currently have 35 books on my TBR that I already own.

4. Do you have a favourite quote from a book? Something that inspires you?

“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now…” Amy March/Louisa May Alcott

5. What’s the first book you remember reading/having read to you?

I vividly remember being read the Peter Rabbit book(s) as a child by my Aunt.

6. What’s your favourite winter food/drink treat?

Hot cocoa is something I drink fairly often during the cold months.

7. How do you organise your books (if at all)? By author? Colour?

I always change  how I organize my books, but as of writing this I have them organized alphabetically.

8. Where’s your favourite place to read?

I love to read in bed or in my chair in the corner of my room.

9. Which fictional character would you love to be your best friend?

Jo March from Little Women, she is an amazingly strong and intelligent woman who is not afraid to have fun.

10. Do you speak/read in any other languages besides English?

Sadly, I do not speak any other language fluently, but I do know a little bit of Spanish and Russian.

11. What’s your favourite magical creature from Harry Potter?

I love Dobby, he is the best.

Jenniely’s Questions

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

Honestly I don’t know if anything inspired me. I just wanted to talk about books.

2. What book could you read again and again?

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and every Harry Potter book.

3. What’s your favourite reading food?

Chocolate, I LOVE a good piece of dark chocolate.

4. How much time do you dedicate to blogging a week?

Honestly, I spend about an hour or two a week to writing on my blog. This month it has been a lot less due to NaNoWriMo (when I am writing this tag).

5. Which bookish location would you visit and why?

I would love to visit Hogwarts, it is so magical! If I had to pick another place it would have to be 221B Baker Street. I feel like visiting Sherlocks and Dr. Watsons would be an interesting evening.

6. If you could meet any author, alive or dead, who would it be?

An author who has passed away I would want to meet is Louisa May Alcott. An author wi would want to meet that is alive would be Stephen King. Is that cheating? Oops.

7. How do you decide what book to add to your TBR

I either get it as a gift or I read the description and if I like it I add it to my shopping list or TBR on Goodreads. I tend to buy books for my TBR instead of waiting.

8. What advice would you give to any blogger?

Write what you like  not what you think will make others happy. It is your blog and if you want to attract people you will have wonderful conversations with write what you like.

9. How did you come up with your blog name/theme

Bookish + Name, nice and simple.

10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years

Doing something I love and surrounded by positive people.

11. Marvel or DC?

Marvel


Thank you again for the tags ladies! If you want to answer these wonderful questions please feel free to do so.

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I was nominated by Ardent Attachments, check her out 🙂
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RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and then write 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo in a post/on your site.

Katy’s Questions:

Favourite book-to-film adaptation?

I don’t really watch adaptations that much, but I did enjoy My Sisters Keeper quite a bit. There is also the entire Harry Potter series. Can’t forget them, but I wanted to mention something else.

What book do you want to be made into a TV show/film?

I think Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen would make a great movie or television show.

If you were to write a book, what do you think your main character would be called?

Aria – I love this name so much. Last name, no idea.

What are three songs you adore and why?

As of late, I have not listened to music with words in it. I have been listening to a lot of classical and Dance music. I know all over the place. I just love the feelings that both of these types of music give me. They can keep you calm, make you excited, and so much more.

Do you play video games? What are a couple of your favourites?

I do, but not as much as I once did. A few of my favorites are Lego Hobbit, Sims, Forza Horizon 2, and World of Warcraft.

What book would you like to play through as a video game?

The Hobbit… I have played it and it was so much fun!

What is your favourite Disney film?

Oh this one is hard, The Lion King I would have to go with.

What three book characters would you like to have lunch with?

Death from the Book Thief (narrator, I know),  Bilbo Baggings from the Hobbit, and Abraham Lincoln from the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. All would have great stories to share, but also lessons to share as well.

If you were to get a book related tattoo, what would you get?

Something Harry Potter related. I know, I know original. But, I would get something related to it mainly because it was something that bought be great joy as a child and an adult. A tattoo lasts forever, I would want a book that have been one of my favorites for the longest span of time.

What’s your favourite breakfast food?

I always have egg and an english muffin, but if I am having a treat I have a breakfast sandwich with a whole grain everything bagel, egg, sausage, and cheese.


My Questions:

  1. What/who got you into reading?
  2. Your current favorite book?
  3. What popular book do you just hate?
  4. How many bookshelf/bookshelves do you own?
  5. Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year?
  6. Book/s that made you scared?
  7. What is your favorite book series?
  8. If would could change any book what book would it be and how?
  9. What movie/television show has done a book justice?
  10. Where do you like to read?
  11. Do you refer standalone books or series?

My Nominations:

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https://flaviathebibliophileblog.wordpress.com

https://charlotteannelise.wordpress.com/

https://caitstielsworld.wordpress.com/

https://charlotteannelise.wordpress.com/

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