The Sunshine Blogger Award!

I was recently tagged by Rita for the Sunshine Blogger Award – thank you so much! These tags might not hold the same significance for everyone but to me, they are a huge validation. Knowing that people think enough of me to acknowledge me for a moment makes me so happy!

sunshine blogger award tag

Here are the rules:-

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  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 in your post/blog

Rita’s Questions!

Have you ever read a book set in the place where you live?

I currently live in Northern Ireland. As far as I can recall, I haven’t read any books explicitly set here? But I’ve got a pretty famous one on my TBR – Milkman by Anna Burns, which won the Man Booker prize last year!


Do you often read translated books (that is, a book not originally written in English and/or your mother tongue)?

I definitely don’t read as much translated fiction as I would like to, or as I should. I occasionally try to make more of a conscious effort to pick up a translated book. Leave me your recommendations below please?!


What is your favourite book trope?

I’m going to be really boring here and say friends-to-lovers. Or enemies-to-lovers. I’m not fussy really, I just want a great ship to sail.


What genre will you *never* read?

Honestly, none of them! I’m willing to give almost anything a go. I’m not likely to ever pick up anything published by Mills and Boon but that doesn’t mean I’ve written off the romance genre as a whole. And I’m more than happy to push myself out of my comfort zone with sci-fi and other genres!


Where do you get your books from?

I used to shop mostly online but after all the bad things I’ve heard, I’m making more effort to support bookstores. Sometimes I still have to shop online out of necessity but a book shopping trip in Belfast is now something I make a point of!


Have you ever lent a book to a friend and then not gotten it back?

I mean, I recently let a work colleague some books and haven’t gotten them back yet… but it hasn’t been long enough for me to get worried yet! I have faith I will see them again!


What stories/books did you grow up reading?

Some of my very first books were by Enid Blyton and Dick King Smith. I loved Milly Molly Mandy. Then of course came Harry Potter, which was a total gamechanger. In my teenage years, I also loved The Princess Diaries and the Angels Unlimited series!


Be candid: what’s your most controversial book opinion?

I try really hard not to be controversial! Haha. I’m too much of a people-pleaser. Maybe one of the opinions I voiced in this recent post? 😉


Do you tend to read more female or male writers?

Definitely female! It’s not something I make an effort to do, it just tends to happen that way!


What is a fictional world you NEVER want to visit?

Panem! The dystopian world of The Hunger Games would terrify me.


Choose a character to switch places with for a week!

*Must not pick Hogwarts, must not pick Hogwarts*

Nope, I’m stumped. There are very few characters I’d want to swap places with – most of the books I read have some unpleasant kind of drama going on that I want no part of hehe. I’d want to swap with some minor character in the Harry Potter series so I could experience the magic of Hogwarts for a week! Wouldn’t we all?

Here are my questions!

  1. Which author, living or dead, would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?
  2. What is the most popular book or series that you have no intention of reading?
  3. Have you ever caused irreparable damage to a book?
  4. How do you organise your bookshelves?
  5. How many unread books do you own?
  6. What is your most anticipated release of 2019?
  7. What is one backlist book you *must* read this year?
  8. What was your favourite childhood book?
  9. How do you get yourself out of a reading slump?
  10. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of?
  11. What is your favourite book cover?


And I’m going to nominate:-

Marie // Jenna // Kristin // Jaime // Sara // Jules // Nicole // Jenna // Melanie // Kelly

If you’ve already done the tag or you don’t want to answer my questions, that’s totally fine! But if you do fancy it, I’d love to read your answers! ❤

13 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award!

  1. Ahhh Northern Ireland is so pretty, I loved it there when I visited, can’t wait to go back someday ❤ And yay to friends to lovers, one of my favorite tropes ever! ❤
    Thank you so, so much for the nomination! ❤ ❤


  2. Awww thank you so much for the tag, sweets! And I had no idea you lived in Northern Ireland! My family on my Dad’s side actually originated from Southern Ireland. 🙂 And I definitely agree that I would never want to visit Panem! Me, in that cruel world?! Ha ha, nope!


  3. Thanks for the tag! This looks like fun (and you have some great questions) so I’ll definitely do it! It might take me a while to post it, but I’m looking forward to it!

    Also, I agree with your answer about wanting to see what a week a Hogwarts would be like from the perspective of a random student. No way would I want to trade places with one of the big three. They get into way too much trouble.


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