I think this is the 6th time I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, which is super exciting. Big thank you to Danni @ ForBooksSake for tagging me to participate. I’ve linked her blog so you can check her out!
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.
What is your most anticipated read of 2021?
If we’re talking new releases, I have to go with Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. It came out ten days ago as this is posted, but as I’m writing it, it’s not out for another fortnight.
How many books are you hoping to read this year?
I’m hoping to read 70, but 80 would be my aspirational goal!
What got you in to blogging?
Originally, it was because my best friend had a blog and I thought it sounded fun. That was the first version of my blog, but the most recent version was born because of the amount of spare time I had due to COVID-19. I made blogging friends, and I’ve stuck with it for a year now!
Who are some of your favourite indie authors?
I have to be honest: I don’t really read self-published books. I get overwhelmed by the amount of books on offer from traditional publishing routes.
Which one book/series could you reread over and over?
I think I’ll have to go with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I recently reread it and really enjoyed it. I think it also benefits from a second read as you can spot little hints of what’s to come hidden in the book!
What is your favourite TV series?
Tricky question! I love Great British Bake Off and shows that follow that format, but I’m also watching The X Files and really enjoying it.
Which book would you love to see a TV show/movie adaptation of?
I’ve said this before I think but I would definitely want to see an adaptation of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. The world is just so cool, and I get a strong sense of that from the book, which for me is one element that’s needed for a book to successfully translate to screen.
Who is your favourite artist? and what is your favourite work of art?
I’ve definitely answered this before! Like Danni, my favourite artist is Van Gogh, and my favourite work of art by him is “Almond Blossom”.
Library or bookstore?
Bookstore for me — I like to have my books on display, and also not feel anxious reading them in case anything happens to them. I also like to go back to books, and I use coloured tabs. Libraries are great, but I do prefer to own books.
What is your biggest bookish pet peeve?
Predictable plots. I’m not a fan of tropes. For that reason, I don’t really read romance, because I find it so oversaturated with tropes, and there’s usually some massive coincidence that just makes me do an eye roll. Wow! The attractive man you snogged at a wedding is your new boss? Who’d have thought! Non-tropey romance I am willing to try, but if it makes me eye-roll it’s a DNF.
What are your goals for 2021?
I wrote a post on my resolutions back in January! I’m not sure how well I’m doing with them though. This third lockdown is taking a toll a bit, and I’m finding myself just tired a lot of the time. Still, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it definitely seems like we’re on the way out of the worst at the minute.
- What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
- What is your favourite social media platform and why?
- If you could meet yourself at 13, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
- What’s something that you love that you wish you could do more often?
- What movie/TV show adaptation of a book do you wish had never been made?
- Are there any popular books or TV shows you have no interest in?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world (assuming a COVID-19 free world), where would you go?
- What hobbies do you have (aside from blogging)?
- Tell us about one way you practice self-care!
- What is your favourite indie bookstore?
- If you could do a degree in anything (money and your own current understanding being no object), what would you choose to study?
And anyone else reading who likes the look of these questions!