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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.

First of all, a huge thanks to Dorothy at Starlit Shelves for tagging me! I had tons of fun answering (and writing) these questions. Plus, I think this was my first tag post. (I feel like a grown up blogger, lol).

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.

1. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?

It’s inspired by one of my favorite Scriptures, 1 Thessalonians 5:15. “See that no one renders evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.” I mean, reading bad books isn’t evil, obviously, but I love the idea of always pursuing good in life, and blogging is my way of applying that goal to my reading.

2. If you could re-read any book as though it were your first time reading it, what would you pick? Why?

Ah, this is a hard one! I really want to cheat and pick two. Or three…but I’ll be good and pick the first one that came to my mind. That would be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I know, this is kind of a silly choice, but I read it for the first way back when the series was first coming out, and I was a kid. I have this great memory of spending all afternoon on my grandparents’ bed reading the entire book, and I was just happy as a clam. I would like to feel that simplistic joy again…but sadly, I probably wouldn’t appreciate the book as much as my fifth grader self did.

3. What do you like to do outside of blogging?

Well, at the moment, all I have time for is blogging, reading, and school, school, school. But in times when I’m not completely overwhelmed, I like binge watching Netflix (for some reason I always discover new shows right before finals), crocheting and knitting (I’m not that good, but it’s fun), and playing the cello and violin. I’m also obsessed with eyeshadow palettes, but again, I’m not that good. And I have much fewer opportunities to actually wear makeup during this pandemic craziness anyway. So sad.

4. If you woke up tomorrow in the world of a book you’ve read, which one would you hope it was?

Um, so difficult! I’m going to have to go with Inkheart, although that’s kind of a tricky answer since the entire joy of Inkheart (and its sequels) is the ability to create new worlds through writing. And then travel between them. Yes, they read themselves into stories, and it is awesome. So yeah, I’m kind of cheating. But technically not.

5. What would the title of your biography/memoir be?

Hmm. I’ve never thought about it before. I’m only 21, so….Figuring Out Adulting? The Not Quite Adult Girl? I’m not sure, lol.

6. Do you use traditional bookmarks or something else?

All of the above. I really like having random stuff in my books, which somehow gains sentimental value (because I am way too sentimental), but I also appreciate real, traditional, beautiful bookmarks. I just don’t care for plain paper. I want something on it!

7. What was your favorite book as a kid?

Well….I already talked about Percy Jackson and Inkheart, which were a couple of my favorites. Other than those, I was a big Nancy Drew fan. I’ve probably read The Secret of the Old Clock five or six times.

8. What book would you love to see get made into a tv show or movie?

This is, again, a hard one. I do tend to prefer romances being made into movies, rather than fantasies. It would take a really well-made movie to not make my favorite fantasies cheesy. So, I’d probably go with Anna and the French Kiss. It is the cutest best friends to lovers romance, and it’s set in France, so I’d get to hear the beautiful French language. I would love that movie.

9. What made you fall in love with reading?

To be honest, I’ve been reading for so long that it’s hard for me to remember. When other kids were playing with toys, I was reading. I have very few toy-playing memories, lol. But I guess it would be the allure of what comes next. I have a really hard time practicing self-discipline when I’m in the middle of an awesome book, because I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. My version of being grounded was having my books taken away. Gosh, I’m such a nerd.

10. Be honest: do you ever judge a book off it’s cover?

I mean, it depends on what I’m judging it for. Picking it up to read the description? Buying it? Or giving it a five star review? Because the first two, definitely. I cannot resist cool covers. The last, probably not. Although it kind of hurts me to give bad reviews to pretty books.

11. What’s your ideal reading set up?

When I have my own house, I really want a library room. I know that sounds ambitious, but it doesn’t have to be big! It can be small. I will just cover it in wall to wall bookshelves. It doesn’t even have to have a window! I will totally bring in a bunch of lamps. But I do kind of want one of those cool ladders. Because first, I’m short. Secondly, they are awesome. I also want a comfy chair. Preferably an old one. And a cushy rug would be nice too.

Nominations

It was so hard to make this list! So many good bloggers out there. If you’ve already been tagged for this award, sorry for re-tagging you! I did my best to look for people who hadn’t received it yet. Anyway, these people are awesome, and if you haven’t already, you should check them out!

Zoe @ Zoe’s Book Nook

Julie Anna @ Julie Anna’s Books

Georgia @ Lost in Neverland

Isabelle @ The Shaggy Shepherd

Leah @ Leah’s Books

Rachel @ SecondTimeAroundHomestead

Grace @ gracegetsbooks

Kayla @ The Unicorn Writer

Tralyn @ Tralyn’s Bookbag

Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own

Riddhi @ Whispering Stories

My Questions

  1. What ultimately made you decide to start your blog?
  2. What is the hardest part, or your least favorite part, of blogging?
  3. What are your favorite blog posts to write?
  4. Do you read more than one book at a time? If so, why?
  5. If you could only keep three books on your shelf, which would they be?
  6. Who is one hero or heroine that inspires you and why?
  7. What are your blogging goals for the next year or so?
  8. What do you like to do besides reading and blogging?
  9. Do you ever listen to audiobooks? If so, why/when?
  10. Who is an author you’ve been wanting to read from but haven’t gotten to yet?
  11. Are there any books you have multiple copies of? If so, which ones and why?

This was so much fun! Thanks for hanging in there. 🙂 Please feel free to answer any of these questions in the comments! I’d love to hear some of your answers. Dorothy’s question about reading a book like it was my first time was so interesting. What would be your pick? Hope you are having an awesome week and happy reading!

Hayden

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