Hello! I’ve been nominated for the second time to do the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much to the wonderful Kimberly @ Bookish Kimberly for nominating me- please check out her amazing blog before you finish reading this post!
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. (Thank you so much to Kimberly!!!)
- Answer the questions.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
- Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.
(1) Which country are you from?
I’m from the UK. In my opinion, the best book retailer here is Waterstones (it’s actually my favourite shop and I’m always making excuses to go there).
(2) If you would suggest one beautiful tourist spot in your country, what would it be?
There are loads but one example is the Peak District National Park. It’s breathtakingly beautiful with its picturesque valleys, fields, footpaths, plateaus and peaks.
(3) What’s your favourite hobby aside from reading books?
I enjoy origami. I’m not an expert and all my attempts at folding advanced things have ended in screwed up pieces of paper, however, I do find it relaxing and I’m proud of whatever I manage to successfully fold.
(4) What’s your favorite book genre?
I adore fantasy. Specifically epic or high fantasy because I love how imaginative it can be as everything is fictional: the world, the characters, the culture and customs. There is so much room for creativity and you never know what you’re going to read next. I would also read dark fantasy although it can sometimes be very unsettling. Sometimes I read low fantasy (where the magical elements are merged with the real world) but it depends on the book. I love books with magic and sorcery and I find learning about different magic systems really interesting. I also love fantasy books based on fairy tales and myths because I find them very intriguing. Nevertheless, there is one type of fantasy I can’t stand: urban fantasy. It just frustrates me in a way I can’t explain.
(5) Is there a quote from a book that has changed your life? If yes, what is it and from what book?
There are many quotes I have learnt from and find inspiring but I wouldn’t say they have gone so far as to change my life. However, instead of mentioning one of those inspiring quotes I’m going to mention a quote that really resonates with me as I feel it sums up my entire bookish life.
‘Too many books, too few centuries’
~ Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I feel as if there are so many amazing books in the world that I will never get around to reading and it makes me feel a bit sad until I remind myself that the most important thing is to enjoy the books I do get around to reading as much as I can.
(5) If you had to swap places with any book character, who would you choose? Why?
I would swap places with Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic but after the end of A Conjuring of Light so that I can travel the world in her ship and go on fantastical adventures.
(6) What is your favorite book you had to bring and read in school?
I brought and read Persuasion by Jane Austen in school once and I really enjoyed it.
(7) What is your last 1-star & 5-star book?
I only ever give one star to a book I really, really, really didn’t like and that barely ever happens but I think my last one star read was Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor because it was a terrible, confusing ending to the trilogy and I did not enjoy it. My last five star read that blew my mind was The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang that I was lucky enough to receive an arc of!
(8) Choose one book you would recommend the most to your bookish friends.. and why?
I recommend An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir to most of my bookish friends because I think it’s an amazing story and I just want to spread its awesomeness to as many people as I can.
(9) Who is your favourite character in a book series?
My favourite character in a book series is Aelin Galathynius from Throne of Glass. She’s definitely not perfect and she doesn’t always do the right thing but she goes so far during the series and I can’t help but feel proud of how her character develops. She becomes more mature and comes into her own and all the things she goes through helps build her into the kind of queen that Terrasen deserves.
(10) Which book do you wish had a sequel?
I wish Descendant of the Crane by Joan He had a sequel because apparently it’s a standalone but the ending leaves many questions unanswered and I it pains me to think I’ll never read about all of those brilliant characters again.
I’m going to nominate seven people instead of eleven:
- Which book do you wish had a prequel?
- Do you prefer reading standalone books, duologies, trilogies or book series with four or more novels? Why?
- Which supporting character do you think deserves their own book?
- Which book genre do you want to read more of?
- Which animal character in a book do you wish was your pet?
- If you were stranded on a desert island with one other book character, who would you choose?
- What is, in your opinion, the prettiest book cover you have ever seen?
- Have you ever read a book solely based on its cover?
- If you could be a character in any book, which book would you choose?
- What is the funniest book you have ever read?
- Which book character are you glad isn’t real?
If you want to answer these questions but you haven’t been nominated then feel free and thank you again to Kimberly for tagging me!