I’m back with another edition of The Sunshine Blogger Award. This time I was nominated by Laurel @The Suspected Bibliophile. Thank you so much for the nomination Laurel, it was really kind of you to think of me and I am sorry that I am so late in getting around to answering your questions.
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 Laurel
(1) Why did you start book blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted an activity that could make me feel like I belonged somewhere and I really just wanted to talk about all kinds of books with all kinds of people.
(2) What are your favourite parts of book blogging?
Definitely the sense of community. Since I started blogging last year I feel really accepted into the book blogging family and it has been wonderful getting to know all sorts of great people and making some truly meaningful bookish friendships.
(3) What are your least favourite?
How much energy it can take. I am very committed to my blog and post daily and I like to blog hop daily… but this can lead to exhaustion and burn out… I am still trying to work out the balance.
(4) What advice do you have for new book bloggers?
Be yourself. Don’t write posts that you think are what people want to read but write the posts that are interesting to you.
(5) What makes you want to read a book?
A catchy blurb. And a pretty cover…
(6) What were your favourite reads of 2019?
(7) What books were your least favorite of 2019?
(8) What books lived up to the hype? Which didn’t?
Madeline Miller’s Circe. I was so hyped to read it after loving The Song of Achilles and it did not disappoint.
I think the hype around Frankly in Love by David Yoon was very unjustified.
(9) What are your favorite tropes and why?
I love fake dating. Better still with an enemies to lovers vibe… Just gimme all those cute rom-com tropes and I am very happy.
(10) Who in the book world (blogger, youtuber, bookstagrammer, author, friend, etc.) inspires you the most?
My friends from my bookgroup that I chat to daily. I like how they each are their own person and each of them brings something very meaningful to my life.
(11) What is one book that helped you through rough times (or taught you something valuable?)
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I was feeling very lost and unsure of myself when I read that book and reading it was like a breath of fresh air that I truly needed.
And those are my answers! What do you guys think of them? Do you agree/disagree with any of them?
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
I absolutely adored Laurel’s questions so I am going to reuse them because I am super curious to see everyone’s answers to these.
- Why did you start book blogging?
- What are your favourite parts of book blogging?
- What are your least favourite?
- What advice do you have for new book bloggers?
- What makes you want to read a book?
- What were your favourite reads of 2019?
- What books were your least favorite of 2019?
- What books lived up to the hype? Which didn’t?
- What are your favourite tropes and why?
- Who in the book world (blogger, youtuber, bookstagrammer, author, friend, etc.) inspires you the most?
- What is one book that helped you through rough times (or taught you something valuable?)