The Sunshine Blogger Award (XIV)

Hey everyone!

I’m back with another edition of The Sunshine Blogger Award. This time I was nominated by Charlotte @Bewitching Books, Ravenous Reads. Thank you so much for the tag Charlotte. It was very nice of you to think of me when choosing your nominations and I much appreciate it.

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 Charlotte


Are there any 2020 releases that you’re already excited for? If so which ones?

Soooo many!! I did a whole TTT post about it a few weeks ago. See here.


What’s your favourite book to TV adaptation?

There was a really great BBC adaptation of Sense and Sensibility a good many years ago that I very much enjoyed but perhaps Sherlock is my favourite adaptation even though I have not actually read any of the books ooops!!! Such a wonderful show that though…


If you could step into the world of any book which one would it be?

The library in Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind. It sounds like pure perfection.


What author would you love to see more books from?

Jane Austen!!! I know not going to happen but wow wouldn’t that be amazing.


Do you prefer enemies to lovers or friends to lovers romances in books?

Enemies to lovers for sure. I love that drama and passion switch up!


If you could pick any book to be turned into a musical, which would it be?

OMG SOOOO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even though I didn’t like Daisy Jones and the Six I think it could make an awesome musical so that one maybe??? I am not sure!! How about a Twilight musical? Could you imagine the cringey songs!!!! Everyone doing a song and dance number around the birth of Renesmee maybe???


What supernatural creature do you think we need to see more of in fiction?

Anything from Greek mythology! I love my Greek mythology. Would really love to see more written about Medusa in particular.


What’s your favourite time of day?

I am 100% a night owl!


What two authors do you think would write an amazing book together?

Oh wow what a great question! I would love to see Becky Chambers and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie write something together. They write very different styles of books but both are fiercely intelligent writers and I just think together they could make pure magic happen.


What are your hobbies outside of reading and blogging?

I enjoy sewing and knitting and I love watching tennis. Am a big fan of Roger Federer.


If you could get everybody to read one book what would it be and why?

I would encourage people to read anything written by the wonderful Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie because whether or not you are reading her fiction or non-fiction you are reading something truly thought provoking and deeply meaningful. I just love her books so very much.

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

  1. What is your favourite bookish trope?
  2. Favourite take away / take out order?
  3. It’s a dark and stormy winter’s night. What book would you curl up beside the fire to reread?
  4. What type of fantasy books are your favourites? E.g. High fantasy, Urban, magical realism etc.
  5. Who is your all time favourite author?
  6. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket kept on or off?
  7. Do you like to keep your books in pristine condition or are you happy to write in them or dog ear them etc?
  8. What is your favourite song right now?
  9. Have you any other hobbies besides reading?
  10. You are having a fancy dinner party and can invite three fictional bookish characters and/or authors. Who are the three?
  11. What are your feelings on loaning your books to friends and family?

22 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award (XIV)

  1. Ah right, yeah I imagine it would have been mentioned there by now if it was still out this year then. And I’ve noticed that.
    Yeah it is pretty scary. I guess the break probably did me good though although I still haven’t read as much as I hoped /:
    Oh wow that’s good (: I hope they’re working out for you. I want to try and make something patchwork sometime I just can’t decide what.

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  2. Sorry for taking ages to read this (I’ve been taking a break from my blog) but I loved reading your answers.
    I’m completely with you when it comes to enemies to lovers over friends, I just always tend to love those stories.
    Ooh I’ve just read Circe recently and definitely want more Greek mythology now!! I’ve read a short story in a collection that was about Medusa and enjoyed that and unless it’s changed I’m pretty sure that Jessie Burton (hope ive got the name right) has a book about her out in October too.
    I do a bit of sewing too although not much. I used to do cross stitches and I kind of want to try one again but I’m worried I won’t remember how to do it 😅 or start it anyway as I do remember the Stitch at least.

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    1. Yes! Jessie Burton has a YA Medusa book coming out. I’m not sure that it’s scheduled for this year though. I follow her on Instagram and she hasn’t mentioned any upcoming date for the autumn but hopefully I’m incorrect. But with covid 19 a lot of publication dates are getting pushed back.
      I hope you had a nice time away from your blog…although lol. As if anything is nice about the current reality with the pandemic. I’ve been recently putting my sewing skills to use by making homemade face masks! Never thought that would be something I’d ever do.
      Thanks for the nomination Charlotte :))) 💜❤️💛🧡💚💖💙

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  3. Thanks so much for the nomination! ❤ I am also a huge Roger Federer fan! I must admit I haven't played tennis for a while but watching Roger Federer dominate the tennis world is one of my favourite pastimes!

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  4. Emer, thank you so much for nominating me for this, it means a lot. I don’t really do tags, they just aren’t my thing (I think maybe I’m a little long in the tooth!) but I want you to know how much I sincerely appreciate your nomination nevertheless. Julie xx

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