Tag: Award nominations

The Sunshine Blogger Award: Take Two

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic day so far. I’ve been pretty busy the past few days with my writing group, family visiting, and getting ready for my, (recorded), dance recital. This week I actually record the dances at my studio.

I was nominated for this award by Emer over at A Little Haze Book Blog! Thank you so much Emer for nominating me! If you don’t already follow her, please go check out her blog.

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.

Emer’s Questions:

  1. What is your favorite bookish trope?

I’m a big fan of friends to lovers, as well as comic relief characters if they are done well. I’m looking at you, Ron Weasley.

2. What is your favorite song/album/playlist right now?

I mean, my favorite album is the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, but I recently started listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and My Shot has to be a favorite right now. I don’t have Disney+, so I haven’t been able to watch Hamilton yet. I’ll just keep listening to Sincerely Me in the meantime…

3. What has been your favorite read of 2020 so far?

“Queen of Shadows” has been by far my favorite read of 2020. Since then, I’ve been in a reading slump and haven’t finished any good books.

4. If you could live for a day in the world of any book, what book would you choose?

I mean, is this really a question? If I couldn’t choose Harry Potter, I’d probably say “Skyward” by Brandon Sanderson because it would be really cool to fly a ship.

5. Pizza or pasta?

I love both equally, but if I had to choose, probably pasta.

6. What are your feelings on loaning books to friends and family?

I loan books to my family all the time because most of the books in the house are mine. My dad has “Skyward,” my sister has “I am Malala,” and my cousin has “Red and Black”. I don’t loan books to friends typically though because most of my friends aren’t readers.

7. How do you feel about writing in books, or purposefully breaking book spines, or dog-earing pages?

I don’t write in any books. I try not to break the spines on my books, but sometimes it happens. However, I dog-ear pages a lot for quotes or if there is something important on that page that I might need for a paper or book review.

8. Which do you find easier to write: A book review for a five star rated book or one for a one star rated book?

I find it easier to write reviews for one star books without giving away spoilers, but if spoilers are okay, I could talk about a five star book all day. One star reviews tend to be rants for me about everything that could have been done differently, while five star reviews focus on everything that was good. Therefore, five star reviews can become a bit repetitive.

9. What is the post you are most proud of on your blog? Share a link to it

My favorite post is my Character Aesthetics post where I share some aesthetic images that visually describe the characters in my work in progress. My most popular post was actually my first Sunshine Blogger post.

10. If someone was starring in the film of your life, who would you cast as you?

I’m not sure actually. The actor would have to be young, because I’m fifteen, and be a redhead. Maybe Sadie Sink, who plays Max in Stranger Things? I have hazel eyes though.

11. Novelty socks or novelty t-shirts?

I’m a sock person, so definitely socks.

Thanks again Emer for the nomination! I tag:

Anyone who hasn’t yet been nominated for this award. It’s hard to keep track of who has already received a nomination and I don’t want to nominate the same people.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be leaving for camp on July 24th, so I will be inactive for probably a week and a half. Coincidently, my one-year blogiversary falls during the time I will be gone, but I have a fun post planned for when I get back! I will not be able to answer any emails at this time.

2020 Book Blogger Awards Nominations

Hi everyone! I hope your week has been awesome so far and that you’ve been able to spend some time outside. I went to the beach a few days ago with my family and now I am a living hot dog, (redheads DO NOT TAN). Today I will be sharing my nominations for the fourth annual Book Blogger Awards, hosted by Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books and May @Forever and Everly. This is my first time doing the awards because last year at this time I wasn’t blogging. I’m so excited to be talking about these amazing bloggers today! They deserve some recognition.

Note: All graphics are my own. You can use them if you wish, but please credit me as the creator.

Madeline @The Bookish Mutant

I love Madeline’s blog so much! She always includes a song of the day in each of her posts, which I think is really cool. She is also really good at writing reviews. I’ve added many books to my TBR because of Madeline.

Beck @SMELLFOY CAN READ?

She literally has the best posts! I love that Beck isn’t afraid to speak her mind, (mostly on the topics of Star Wars, Marvel, and Doctor Who). I love her use of GIFs in posts and her header images are amazing. Please go check out her blog!

Kay @Hammock of Books

Kay reviews primarily YA books and I love reading what she has to say. Her reviews are in depth and thorough. Kay makes sure to cover all the details about the books she reviews, usually without spoilers. I look to her for book recs.

Hamad @The Book Prescription

I love reading Hamad’s reviews. They’re honest and fun to read. He’s also a proponent of self-published and indie authors which is really cool!

Rain @Book Dragonism

I recently started following Rain and she has some great reviews! She reviews primarily YA fantasy and science fiction, but I’ve seen her review adult titles in this sub-genre as well.

Virginia @The Sassy Library Fox

Virginia’s reviews are awesome! She always breaks them down into plot, character, and ships, which I really like. Virginia seems like such a nice person and she is also super supportive of the blogging community.

Emer @A Little Haze Book Blog

Emer is another book blogger who writes great reviews. She also writes a lot of reviews. She has a directory embedded in her blog with a list of all the reviews she has written, which I appreciate as a reader and a blogger.

Mandy and Sha @Book Princess Reviews

Mandy and Sha’s reviewing system is literally the best and also very helpful in figuring out if I think a book would be for me or not. Book Princess Reviews is a great place for book recs. Their aesthetic is also super fun!

Nish and Ngoc @Nish and Ngoc’s Book Nook

I love this blog so much! Nish and Ngoc’s blog is a great place for book recs of all kinds and also a great place for blogging inspiration in general.

Evelyn @Evelyn Reads

Evelyn has such a nice aesthetic. I love all of the graphics she uses for her book reviews and she always has a cute bookstagram picture of the books she reviews.

Beck @SMELLFOY CAN READ?

Again, I love Beck’s aesthetic. She always has a Funk Pop header image, usually of a Marvel or Harry Potter character, and I think that’s pretty cool.

Madeline @The Bookish Mutant

Madeline is overall such a supportive person. She almost always comments on my posts and she is such an encouraging blogger.

Lori @The Reading Fairy

Lori is another super supportive blogger. I recently started following her and she also has some really cool content. I actually found out about these awards through Lori’s blog!

Rukky @Eternity Books

Rukky writes super creative, engaging posts and she is also one half of Let’s Talk Bookish. She comes up with really unique posts and is also inolved in the blogging community.

R.E. Klinzing @R.E. Klinzing.com

R.E. Klinzing is a teenage author and I love reading about the books she is reading and her experience as a young author. Her posts are creative while also being short and she’s such a sweet person.

Nish and Ngoc@ Nish and Ngoc’s Book Nook

These two have the best personalities. Between balancing a blog and being med students, Nish and Ngoc have great personalities and somehow always seem to be happy.

Sherena @Pink Skies

Sherena is such a friendly blogger. From reading her posts, it seems like she has fun writing every post. Sherena’s blog is definitely one to follow.

Priyasha @Books and Co.

Priyasha is a very friendly blogger and we’ve had some good book discussions via the comments section on her blog. She writes great discussion posts that start active conversations as well.

Emer @A Little Haze Book Blog

Emer started her blog at the end of June last year, so I’m kind of cheating a little bit, but she is new! Emer is definitely one of my favorite bloggers for her creativity, great personality, and overall engagement in the blogging community.

Evelyn @Evelyn Reads

Evelyn runs a great blog and I had to nominate her for the best blogger award. Her blog is pretty, inspiring, and her posts are well-written. Go check out her blog!

I hope you enjoyed this post! I encourage my fellow book bloggers to also share their nominations for these awards and support other bloggers.