Sunshine Blogger Award II

Sarah nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award – thanks Sarah! I think Sarah and I have somewhat similar taste in books so I always love reading her reviews. Her Non-Fiction November posts have featured some great books too, so if you’re on the look out for some recommendations, check them out!

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

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Sweden! I lived there for eight months during my undergrad and I absolutely adore it. I haven’t managed to go back since but I’m hoping to do a trip some time next Spring with the generous annual leave my new job gives me!

What motivates you?
I suppose praise, which might sound weird, I don’t know. It’s just a really nice feeling when someone says ‘Hey, good job!’

What’s the worst movie you’ve watched so far this year?
In the Tall Grass was particularly bad, I felt. I don’t watch as many movies as I used to so I can’t think of anything else.

2020 release you’re most excited about reading?
I was thinking today that I really have no idea what’s coming out next year! I remember this time last year having a list of 2019 books that I was excited for but I guess I’ve been so focused on reading what I already have that I haven’t noticed what’s coming up.

What’s your proudest accomplishment?
Graduating top of my class and giving a speech at my graduation ceremony. I got average A-Levels when I finished school, and didn’t go to university. After a couple of year of working full-time, I decided to do my English Literature A-Level as an independent candidate, self-taught, and then applied for university. To graduate with the highest grade in my year four years later, after four years of not being in any kind of formal education, was so satisfying. I was super proud of myself. And giving a speech at graduation was terrifying but I’m so glad I did it.

What did you want to be as a kid?
I loved horses so I wanted to be a jockey or a vet!

Least favorite food?
Avocado. I’m convinced that the world’s recent obsession with everything avocado is a huge conspiracy. There’s no way you’re all in love with something that bland.

What’s your least favorite kind of weather?
Hot and humid. Not a fan of summer!

Favorite book you read in school?
The first one that comes to mind is Of Mice and Men. I’m thinking school, not university. This book shook my Year 10 English class to the core.

Who is your hero?
My mum. She’s the kindest, most generous angel that this planet has ever been graced with. She read to me all the time as a child and made me love books, so without her, I wouldn’t be the reader I am.

Are you a peppermint person?
I don’t mind it but it’s not my first choice of flavour, for anything!


I’m not going to nominate anyone because I’m trash I never know who likes to do these things and who doesn’t but if you want to answer my questions, consider yourself nominated tag me so I can see your answers!

My Questions

I’m going to re-use my questions from the first time I was nominated because I think these are really interesting and would love to know you guys’ answers!

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!

3 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award II”

  1. Great answers! It is so stressful tagging people in these so I don’t blame you for not doing it, ha. I’m also hugely motivated by praise, so I definitely get that! Words of affirmation is my love language, haha. I thought In the Tall Grass was an objectively good movie but it was also ROUGH to watch.

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