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Unique Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Unique Blogger Award by three amazing blogger ladies (which shows just how behind on this I am haha). Thank you so much to Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties, Bree @ In Love and Words, and Clarissa @ The Quirky Lady Bookworm! If you aren’t following their blogs, go over there and check them out now! I promise, I’ll still be here when you get back.

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Unique Blogger Award Rules:

1: Display the award

2: Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog

3: Answer the questions they’ve written for you

4: Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!


Siobhan’s Questions

1: Which author would you love to co-write a book with?ย 

I think I will go with a living author, for the sake of being completely realistic ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love to co-write a book with Jenny Colgan. She does a lot of baking…in Scotland…need I say more? Plus she just seems delightful!

2: If you could only read books from five authors for the rest of your life, who would you choose?ย 

Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Shauna Niequist, Tamera Alexander, Cassandra Clare

3: Which genre do you like the least?ย 

I’m going to have to go with either horror or hard-core sci-fi

Bree’s Questions

1: What are your favorite type of book blogger posts to read and why?

I generally really like to read tags, award posts, and memes like WWW Wednesday or Top Ten Tuesdays. I really like how engaging they are, and how I feel like I get to know the blogger a little bit better each time.

2: Who is one of your favorite main characters ever written and why? (And what book are they from?)

This is really a tie for me (I tried to choose just one, but I couldn’t!)

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice is witty, sassy, and an excellent walker. I want to be her, but the her after she gets over her pride and…umm, prejudice.

Elsha from Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan is also sassy, determined, intelligent, and just an all around badass! She made my 12/13-year-old self want to be her, and my 30-year-old self still does!

3: Do you like poetry? Do you like reading poetry on blogs?

I like poetry fairly well. I don’t read a whole lot of it, though. I will read poetry on blogs if it is a blogger that I love very much ๐Ÿ™‚

Clarissa’s Questions

1: If you took a nap and woke up in the world of one of your books – where would you be waking up?

I will go with the least scary options and be waking up in one of Austen’s novels. Really any of them would be lovely.

2: If you could body swap with any character, who would you pick and why?ย 

I think I would go with Isabelle Lightwood from the Shadowhunters universe. She is powerful and able to kick some serious booty!

3: Give a piece of advice to new book bloggers!

Write about what you love! Don’t feel like you have to do what everyone else is doing. Just write about what you love, and you will continue to love writing about it!


My Nominations:

Aurora @ Aurora Librialis

Kathy @ Books and Munches

Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf

Kiersten @ Once Upon a Spine

Teagan and Jess @ Fiction No Chaser

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Kay @ Hammock of Books

Regina @ Bookish in Bed


My Questions:

1: What are the types of posts that you enjoy writing the most?

2: Who are your auto-buy authors?

3: What is your preferred method of reading (physical, e-book, audio, etc.), and why?

 

Love and happy reading,

Posted in Book & Blogger Awards

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2 & 3

I was nominated for another Sunshine Blogger Award by Andie @ Andrea’s Nirvana back in June, and then recently by Regina @ Bookish In Bed. Thank you both so much for nominating me!! I love both of you, and your blogs, dearly!! Seriously, go check both of them out right now ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunshine Blogger Award

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 write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post/or on your blog.

Andie’s Questions

1: What’s your latest 5 star read and one thing you liked about it?ย 

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My latest 5 star read was Educated by Tara Westover! I really loved the way that she was fairly objective about all of the horrible things she experienced during her childhood, leaving me room to be really upset on her behalf! I might have screamed at this book just a little bit…and that’s how you know it’s good!

2: How do you organize your bookshelves?

Most of my bookshelves are organized by genre, and then alphabetically by title within that genre. My TBR bookshelf is organized by 1) size, 2)hardback/paperback, 3)books from subscription boxes, 4)non-fiction, and 5)ARCs. It might look unorganized, but I understand my own madness, and that’s what counts ๐Ÿ˜‰

3: Print, e-book, or audiobook? Why?ย 

All 3!! I tend to try to have one of each going at any given time. This way, I am able to have access to one of the books I am reading, no matter where I am or what I am doing.

4: What is your favorite bookish post to write?ย 

I do tend to really enjoy doing Tags. Also, doing the WWW Wednesday posts have really helped me to stay on top of what I’m reading, so writing those are fun simply because it kicks my butt into gear!

5: Dream reading nook?

Ooh, a room with wall-to-wall built-in bookcases with a large and comfy window seat. Also, there should be a huge, comfy chair I could curl up in.

6: How much does it take you to read, say, 100 pages?ย 

I’m assuming this means how long does it take me to read 100 pages…and it really depends on the book. If it is a book I’m really enjoying, I could read that much in no more than an hour. If it is a book that I am struggling through, it could take me days.

7: Do you prefer series or stand-alones at the moment?ย 

I’ve been in a bit of a stand-alone groove for the past month or so. I just finished up reading all of the books in the Shadowhunters universe, so I think it has put me off series for a bit. That might be part of why I’m struggling with getting through Dragonfly in Amber right now…ooh, interesting, I’m learning so much about myself haha

8: How do you deal with reading slumps?ย 

I deal with this in one of two ways. I either completely stop reading and spend a lot of time playing Sims 4 or binging YouTube videos -or- I read some really mindless chick lit that I can fly through super fast to give me a kickstart.

9: How many books are you currently reading?

As per my answer to a prior question, I’m reading three books right now. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon on my e-reader, The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan on audiobook, and My Lady Jane in print.

10: Does it come easy for you to unhaul books?

It really depends on my mood. If I’m feeling especially sentimental, then no. If I’m in a “let’s get rid of all the things!!” mood, then I can unhaul quite a few. Getting my husband to agree to letting me get rid of said books is a whole other story ๐Ÿ˜‰

11: Fave Booktubers?ย 

My favorites are:

emmmabooks

A Clockwork Reader

Little Book Owl

PeruseProject

readbyzoe


Regina’s Questions

1: If you could meet any author who would you meet?ย 

Well, if we are talking any author, living or dead, I would certainly say Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson, but also J.K. Rowling, Sherryl Jordan, Cassandra Clare, and Jenny Colgan.

2: What is the last book you regretted buying?ย 

I honestly can’t think of any.ย  ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

3: If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick?ย 

I definitely have to choose Sherryl Jordan. She just has such a magical way of writing, and I feel like she would totally get me out of my little box.

4: What book made a really big impact on you?ย 

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So many! How can I choose just one?! I guess I’ll go with my most recent one which would be The Room on Rue Amรฉlie by Kristin Harmel. If you want to read my review of this amazing book, click here.

5: Where is your favorite place to read?

I tend to read in my office for the most part, but I also read in bed quite a bit.

6: If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick?ย 

 

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My answer to this question will always and forever be Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan.

7: Which bookish character do you look up to and why?

I have always looked up to Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I love how she is a completely flawed character, but she eventually realizes this and owns up to it, and then makes steps to change. I find this incredibly admirable, and I want to be her when I grow up ๐Ÿ™‚

8: If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why?ย 

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I actually think it would be really fun to live the life of Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries! You get to learn to be a princess and you get to date Michael Moscovitz – what could be better?!

9: Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get?ย 

I do not have one, and I probably won’t get one. But, if I were to get one, I would probably get either the Deathly Hallows symbol or a quote from Pride and Prejudice in fancy cursive.

10: You’re only allowed to read one more book and that’s it, what book do you pick?

I answered something similar in a tag in the past, and I’m going to cheat a little and pick the anthology of all of Jane Austen’s works ๐Ÿ˜‰


Nominations:

Bree | Maxi | Luna | Destiny | Leslie | Kathy | Kristin | Priyasha | Kay | Noriko | Marie

My Questions:

1: If you were transformed into a magical creature, what would you want to be?

2: What time of day do you get the most reading done?

3: How do you come up with new and creative blog content?

4: What author have you been a fan of the longest?

5: What is the longest series that you have ever finished?

6: If you had to choose a world from literature to be plopped down into, which would you choose?

7: How do you choose what to read next?

8: What was the last book you bought?

9: Do you have any books that you used to love, but now you don’t?

10: What is your favorite thing to do, other than reading?

11: Who would be your book bestie?

 


If you would like to see my answers to the last time I received this award, you can click here!

What do you think of my answers above? Do we have anything in common? I would love to know, so let me know down in the comments!ย 

Love and happy reading,