The Sunshine Blogger Award V

Thanks so much to my the lovely Rae from Waesmiles Reads for nominating me for this award. This is my fifth time getting to do this tag and I really enjoy it every single time so sending much love to Rae for this tag.

If you aren’t all following Rae yet then you really should as she is one of the nicest book bloggers out there. Click here to head to her blog home page.

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.

How does it work?

  • Thank the blogger(s) 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 in your post and/or on your blog.

Questions set by Rae

Who is your favourite side character?

I really love the character of Tiny from John Green and David Levithan’s Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

What has been your favourite 2019 read?

I’ve had a lot of favourites this year so far. It really feels like a great year of reading for me personally as I have given out more five stars in this year than probably every other year I have been active on Goodreads combined!!

Favs include Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin, The Confession by Jessie Burton, My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, The Binding by Bridget Collins, In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey… WOW there are a lot of books I have loved lol!!!

When is your favourite time to read?

Evening and night time. I love late nights spent curled up on the sofa with a book.

What book had, in your opinion, the best world building?

Oh wow this is a tough question! I think Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series of books had really interesting world building because there was such great diversity of character types from all sorts of different planets and space stations etc.

How many books are you currently reading, and which one is your favourite so far?

I typically only ever read one book at a time…even though my Goodreads’ Currently Reading Shelf says something different!!! I use that currently reading shelf to remind myself what ARCs I have been given and therefore so I don’t forget to read them lol!!

What was the last book you DNFd?

I DNFd An Orchestra of Minorities back in the Spring. I just could not get into that book at all which really saddened me as I very much enjoyed Obioma’s debut novel The Fishermen.

Do you prefer MG, YA, NA, or adult books?

I think I like adult reads the best but closely followed by young adult books. I really love my cute YA reads!! I don’t tend to read much middle grade and I have almost given up on New Adult as a genre because I am tired of reading books that are purely based on sex as a driver of plot… and frequently in NA there is a lot of girl hatred and girl jealousy… I am so over that! It’s time to have positive portrayals of female friendship instead of pitting women against each other.

Do you have a reading challenge? If so, how close are you to hitting it?

I technically do have a reading challenge but every year I just set it to one book (so I hit that goal by about the 2nd of January!). I don’t like reading challenges because I think they put too much of an emphasis on quantity of books read rather than quality and enjoyment.

Do you listen to music while reading?

Yes! Not all the time but I do like to play instrumental music when I am reading. This is one of my favourite songs on my reading playlist:

Do you prefer book twitter or bookstagram?

I am hopeless at Twitter and pretty hopeless at Bookstagram too!! But I do like to take photos of some of the books I read so I will say Bookstagram for now. If we aren’t insta friends already you can find me @alittlehaze and my handle is the exact same on twitter @alittlehaze

And that’s a wrap on Rae’s questions!!

Thank you so much for the award Rae. I really loved getting to answer your questions.

Next up I am going to tag some blogs to receive this award:

It’s okay if tags and awards aren’t your thing. No one should feel obligated to do this tag unless they want to.

My eleven questions for those tagged

  1. Do you own more than one copy of any book? If yes then what book/s?
  2. Describe your perfect day.
  3. What attracts you to a book? The cover? Blurb? Recommendation from others?
  4. You are having a dinner party and can invite three famous people (either living or dead) to the party. Who do you invite?
  5. Who is your favourite superhero?
  6. Which would you prefer to win: an Oscar or a Grammy?
  7. What is the first book that you ever wrote a review for?
  8. Coca Cola or Pepsi?
  9. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
  10. What is your all time favourite quote from a book you loved?
  11. What’s the last book you bought (eBook, audiobook or physical book)?

26 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award V

  1. WOOHOO lookie you with the awards! That’s super awesome Emer, and you totally deserve it! Thank YOU for nominating me for this one 🥰😍🥰 Unsurprisingly, I’m SO behind on a million and one tags but I’m defo excited to do another Sunshine Blogger award! I totally agree that there needs to be more books with women supporting women, especially in romances and I’m glad that I am starting to see less of women being pitted against each other in the more recent romances! And ugh, I really need to work on purchasing myself Becky Chambers’ books lol

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    1. Awww thanks Dini!!! And you’re more than welcome for the nom. Oh I’m with you on the tags Dini!!! I have a bunch drafted and/or scheduled but just can’t overload my blog with them all at once lol!!! AND YASSS YOU NEED TO READ BECKY!!!!!!!!


  2. Thank you for the tag! I can’t wait to answer your questions! I also am a night reader. It’s quiet and just an easier time for reading for me.

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    1. Haha you’re welcome Destiny!!! Ooh thank you for reminding me I even have Twitter. I swear some days I can be on it constantly and others I’m like Twitter…never heard of it!!! 😂😂😂😂 Such a flaky memory I have 🙈😂🙈😂


  3. I completely LOVED To Be Taught, If Fortunate so I’m keen to get in to Becky Chambers’ other books 😀 I also agree with you about the NA genre. I tend to avoid them now (unless they’re sports romances… be still my beating heart ❤ ). Thank you so much for the tag Emer! The questions look like fun! 😀

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  4. Look at this. My best girl racking up all the awards. AYYYYY. I totally agree with you about listening to instrumentals while reading and yeah I don’t like reading books that are sex driven because I start giggling like crazy.

    Thank you so very much for the nom my dear ❤ ;_; Ugh I am so happy to have met you.

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  5. Woohoo Emer! Another sunshine award, congrats and thanks for tagging me. I think I’m behind on sunshine blogger award posts 😫 After my daughter had hives (it’s gone yay!) I think my body said that’s it and boom-I got an official cold now. 🤧😷 So I haven’t been on my blog as much as I usually am. Hopefully I can do it today because I have no other posts planned for this week! LOL…🤦🏻‍♀️😘

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    I sooo agree about reading at night! Dark circles aside 🤣, ITS THE BESTT THING EVER TO READ WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD IS ASLEEP! 😍😍❤️❤️

    And I LOOVED your Goodreads Challenge approach! 🤣🤣 I AM GOING TO DO THAT NEXT YEAR! 🤣🤣😍

    LOVED ALL YOUR ANSWERS Emer!! ❤️❤️ YOU ROCKKKK!! 🤩🤩🥳🥳🥳👻👻👻👻

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    1. Omg you make me cry you’re so sweet Rain!!!!!! I don’t know what to say other than thank you my dear friend. You are just the loveliest person ever <33333333

      But yay to night reading!!! Gosh I'm always reading into the wee small hours! And lol you're so right, not good for the eye bags but those are the sacrifices we make lmaooo!!!!

      Thank you dearest :))))))) <33333

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