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!
Here are the rules:-
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/blog
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!
- Which author, living or dead, would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?
- What is the most popular book or series that you have no intention of reading?
- Have you ever caused irreparable damage to a book?
- How do you organise your bookshelves?
- How many unread books do you own?
- What is your most anticipated release of 2019?
- What is one backlist book you *must* read this year?
- What was your favourite childhood book?
- How do you get yourself out of a reading slump?
- Which of your blog posts are you most proud of?
- What is your favourite book cover?
And I’m going to nominate:-
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! ❤