The Sunshine Blogger Award (2)

Tagged by Beth Jones at The Books Are Everywhere, thank you! I really liked the questions you asked, especially about bookish group of friends and hobbies.


  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/or on your blog?

The questions

1. When do you read more, day or night?

I read more in the evening because I have to wake up super early during the week. But I prefer reading during the night, as I’m more of a night-owl forced to be up at 5 am with the morning birds, haha.

2. How many unread books do you own?

Ebooks and physical books in total I think I’ve got record many currently – around 25 books. Mostly because I’ve downloaded some free classics.

3. Which 2019 release are you super excited for?

These witches don’t burn by Isabel Sterling seems like it’s written for me based on the synopsis and that cover. It’s out 28. May.

4. Which authors are on your auto-buy list?

Patrick Rothfuss (haha), Brandon Sanderson (if I can keep up)

5. Which book do you hate/dislike and everyone loves?

I find that it’s quite a lot that I dislike personally, but I can also realize why others like them.

6. Name a book or series you’d love to see as a movie or TV show.

Everything leads to you by Nina LaCour is such a cute lesbian story that I would love to see played out on screen. It has a lot of drama, but also aesthetic elements as the protagonist is a set designer in LA.

7. How many books are too many in a series?

Depends on the kind of series. If it’s entertaining and maybe shorter and episodic books by a good author there can be ten books in a series. Too many YA books are trilogies that shouldn’t have been, though.

8. Name your favourite bookish group of friends.

The foxhole court by Nina Sakavic is a well-loved and hated book series. I want to read it a third time before making any reviews about it, because I love it, but I can definitely see why some wouldn’t. There’s this made up college sport called Exy, where a group of “misfits” are put on one team – the foxes. This book series should definitely also be adapted to a netflix tv series!

The beautiful fanart is by maldecorum!

9. Which book(s) do you have fond memories of?

Fresh off the vampire craze that was Twilight me and my bestfriend (around 10 years old) read Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan together, discussing it in depth – it’s 12 books and it was awesome. It got all the vampires and circus troop bonding/killing each other.

10. What’s your favourite bookish map?

Aesthetically, this map from Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore is one of my favourites.

11. Other than reading, what do you love to do?

Play the piano, but I’ve been really bad at doing it lately. Being in nature, in general, but especially by water. I really love swimming in the summer, as there’s no all-year indoor pool nearby. Love watching figure skating on tv, strangely enough!

I trained taekwondo for two years before it was impossible health-wise, and then never got to start up again because of schedule. I really loved to fight and learn to defend myself, it was really addicting and a great way to train, with a group of people I really liked. I started taekwondo because I moved, and could no longer take dance classes (which I’d done nearly my whole life), which I also loved, but was less good at. I wonder now, with moving next year to a bigger city – if I should take up taekwondo or dance classes again? I think I’m going to try both out, but most likely it will be taekwondo or another type of fighting style. I really like performing on stage dancing, but it’s just so hard not compare yourself to others (especially with those huge mirrors) and even though I took hiphop we were a group of girls that I was friendly with, but didn’t really connect with. It was so refreshing fighting and not having to think about looks, and the teacher immediately calling you out when you did something wrong, because you want to improve. That honest, but constructive feedback was really great. Also I’m just a better fighter than dancer, haha.

I nominate…

My questions

  1. A place you would want to travel to next
  2. Which authors are on your auto-buy list?
  3. What could a synopsis include that would immediately make you want to read a book?
  4. A stunning book cover
  5. At what point do you DNF books? Is it a certain percentage through it?
  6. Would you prefer to live in a big or small city?
  7. Favourite mythological creature?
  8. One of your goals for 2019
  9. How many languages do you know and what would you like to learn next?
  10. A book quote you like
  11. Recommend me some book blogs you follow!

4 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award (2)

  1. Samantha Duffy May 9, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    yeep! Thank you so so much for the nomination! I also cannot wait for These Witches Don’t Burn!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Margaret @ Weird Zeal May 9, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    I would LOVE to see Everything Leads to You as a movie! That would be absolutely delightful!
    Also, that map from Bitterblue is just gorgeous 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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