The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Thank you so much to Robin Leeann for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! ๐Ÿ˜€ Please check out her blog here. She’s a reading writer—one of my favorite kinds of people! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I will admit that I stopped doing awards awhile back for various reasons. However, these awards are fun and they give me an opportunity to answer questions I might not normally get to answer and share more. And, I also get the opportunity to share some of my favorite blogs when I nominate. So, here we go!


The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • 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/or on your blog.

Leann’s Questions:

  • What was the last book you loved so much?

I have been fortunate to have read a lot of good books this year. I want to say, Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire (clicking on the link takes you to my review). I read this on vacation. There’s something about her writing and rendering of story and character just really speaks to me.

  • What is a character from a book that you can never forget?

For some reason this feels like a very hard question and I’m not altogether sure I have an answer. Although it wasn’t a book, but a play by Tennessee Williams, I’d have to say Laura from The Glass Menagerie.

  • Has your genre of books you read changed since you were young?

Not really. I’ve always been an eclectic reader. I will read (and love) anything.

  • How often do you actually go to a library anymore?

Hardly ever. I get ebooks and audiobooks from my library, which can all be done remotely.

  • Whatโ€™s the one book youโ€™ve always wanted to read but havenโ€™t yet?

I don’t think that book exists. There are books I feel like I *should* read. But ones that I’ve really wanted to read, I read. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • If you could choose anywhere in the world to read a book, where would you read one?

A beach with warm talc sand, probably the Caribbean…but I’m not too fussy.

  • What book world would you actually be okay with living in?

I love the snarky, small-town world of Molly Harper’s Southern Eclectic.

  • What is some of your favorite book series?

I liked the Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris, Molly Harper’s Southern Eclectic, Jim Butcher’s Dresden, The Hunger Games, Charmed Texas by Sharla Lovelace….I could probably go on.

  • What animal do you wish could also read a book?

Dogs. I think we’d have interesting discussions.

  • Whatโ€™s the next few books you want to get?

I want to catch up on the Mhairi McFarlane books I’ve missed. The next Christina Lauren, which I think I am actually going to read next as an ARC.

  • Have you ever read a book in a different language other than English before?

Yes. In college, I read Don Quixote in Spanish because I was for a semester or so a Spanish major until I regained my senses and went back to English Literature.

Here are my nominees:

I appreciate that time can be at a minimum, but hopefully you’ll join in. Feel free to disregard questions and modify participation as you feel necessary.

Also, since I haven’t nominated a total of 11, if you’d like to take part, please feel free. I’m never sure who’d like to participate and who wouldn’t.

Jill from Jill’s Book Blog

Mischenko at ReadRantRock&Roll

Erik at the Past Due Review

TJ Fox at TJ Fox: Sharing the Experience

Here are the questions:

  • Required reading in school. So many books we didn’t want to read. Was there one you actually enjoyed?
  • Is there a scene from a book that has stuck with you? Why?
  • Is there any movie that you’ve liked more than the book it was based on?
  • What book would you recommend to….anyone?
  • Do you have a bookish guilty pleasure?
  • Is there a hyped book that you hated?
  • Stuck on a desert island…what 4 authors’ books would you bring?
  • If you’re a writer (or secretly want to be a writer—I won’t tell ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) who would you most like to write like?
  • What’s your favorite setting for reading?
  • Ebooks, audiobooks, hard copies. Do you favor just one?
  • Do you have a favorite book quote? If not, a favorite scene? If not, a favorite character? If not, a favorite anything book related? ๐Ÿ˜‰

9 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award!

  1. Congrats! I see some books here to add to my list. Definitely want to read Things You Save in a Fire. I’m excited to do this, so thank you for thinking of me! ๐Ÿ’œ

  2. Thank you Sascha! I really don’t normally do these (for some weird reasons. I know, I may post about that), but I may break out of my weirdness about these for this.

    1. As I was told a billion years ago when I started blogging, which sounds longer ago than it actually was, that awards are generally given to bloggers who have under 1000 followers to try to build up interest and traffic. The # brings people to your blog. I know it can seem like a popularity thing or whatever, but really it should just be viewed as fun and letting your followers and maybe new followers get to know your interests. In this case, I just selected book bloggers and asked book questions. Easy peasy, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I loved reading your answers!

    That’s super cool that you’ve read a book in a different language before. I have as well, but I read a rather kiddy version. It told old Japanese tales, but the sentences were rather structured for kids. I’m thinking about reading an Italian novel recently though. Just another cool thing to scratch off a bucket list. ^^’

    1. I wish I were fluent enough in several languages to be able to read works in the native language. We depend so much on a translator to get the nuance right and we also miss the rhythm/syntax of the original. After this discussion, I may have to bone up on my Spanish so I can read Neruda. I love it in English and can only imagine how it sounds/reads in Spanish. Good luck with your reading. I took a couple of semesters of Italian. It’s a beautiful language.

      1. Yeah! A lot of people speak Spanish where I’m from, but I think Italian is more beautiful. But I may be bias when I say that because my family is from Italy originally before they came to America decades ago. — But I get the missing rhythm/syntax thing the more I learn Japanese. There’s so much that I’ve learned that isn’t quite translatable into English.

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