Sunshine Blogger Award I

The lovely Heran @ Be Frisky nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award – thanks Heran! I love reading Heran’s posts and there’s always so much variety, not just bookish content, so definitely check them out if you’re not already following!

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post or on your blog.

The Questions

What was your first blog post?
My first post on this site is a review of I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I think when I started blogging I may have done an introduction post, but when I moved from Tumblr to self-hosted I didn’t move everything so there may have been one or two posts that came before it.

What’s the best film you’ve seen this year? Why?
The first one that came to mind was Rocketman; I absolutely adored it. I love Taron Egerton, the songs were brilliant, it was completely surreal and fantastic. I just have fond memories of seeing it because it was a real self-care day for me – I went to the cinema alone and ate a lot of chocolate and drank a ridiculous milkshake and bobbed my head along to classic Elton tunes. Perfect day.

Where’s the best place you’ve ever been (on holiday)?
This is hard. I’m really fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to visit some awesome places. I think visiting Saariselkä in Finland was one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever been on and I got to experience it with one of my closest friends. On the way there we stopped off in Rovaniemi – the “official” home of Santa. We rode dog sleds and played with husky pups (this is where my sidebar photo is from!), went on a reindeer safari, visited a little Norwegian fishing village with an Arctic beach and ate Torskesuppe, trekked around the forests in snowshoes and laughed so hard we couldn’t stand up. Yeah, it was definitely one of my favourite trips.

What’s your favourite post you’ve written?
I really enjoyed doing the First Year Hogwarts Tag the other week, it was so much fun! I also loved being super nerdy and explaining how I use Trello to organise my reading plans.

Would you rather be the hero in a story or the villain? Why?
I don’t know if I’d want to be outright either, but an anti-hero would be super fun! I’d like to be on the ‘right’ side. I always love those characters who are ‘good’ but maybe have questionable ways of getting things done.

Is there anything you’re excited for in 2020 (bookish or non-bookish)?
Oh gosh, I haven’t thought that far ahead, I can’t even believe we’re in October already. I don’t know if there are any books I’m anticipating next year yet, though I really hope we get another book from Jesmyn Ward soon!

Do you have a favourite word?
Liminal is one of my favourites, as are sublime and melliflous.

What’s one song you think everybody should listen to?
Work Song by Hozier is one of my all-time favourites, it’s beautiful.

Are you a plot person or a characters person?
I love a good character-driven novel. If a book has fantastically written characters I don’t need a strong plot, or plot at all.

What’s one thing that’s on your bucket list?
I think most of my bucket list things are travel related – I’d love to visit Iceland. I like the cold!

What is the best thing that happened to you during the past week?
I signed the contract for my new job which I start next Monday!


I just recently nominated a bunch of people for The Liebster Award, so I’m nominating anyone who wants to answer my questions below.

My Questions

What’s your favourite book you’ve been required to read for class?
What is one mythical or fantasy creature you wished was real?
What is your most treasured physical book and why?
How long have you been blogging? Have you always blogged about books?
Who is your all-time favourite character?
What book do you really want to read, but keep putting off?
Is there any genre you wished you read more of?
What are your goals for the rest of the year? Books, blogging, or personal?
Is there any place or situation in which you can’t read?
Which authors would you invite to a dinner party, living or dead?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Tag me if you decide to do my questions.
I’d love to see your answers!

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