The Sunshine Blogger Award #3-4

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I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award…. twice!  Again!  My first post is HERE in case you missed it.  I was nominated this time by the lovely Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm and TwinBookmarks.  Thanks so much, guys!  Make sure to check out their blogs if you haven’t already.

Shanah’s questions:

1 – WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST BOOKISH PET PEEVE?

This is such a random thing, but I was thinking the other day about how much I hate it when authors describe characters’ dreams in detail?  Like, 100% of the time I will skim those paragraphs.  I’m not really into dream interpretation, and I feel like whatever ‘symbolism’ there’s supposed to be always ends up being really on the nose.

2 – WHAT’S ONE NON BOOKISH FACT YOUR READERS DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I’ve had an irrational fear of chairlifts ever since I fell off one when I was about 9 or 10.  You’d think that chairlifts would not be a frequent thing that one has to confront in one’s life, but I do live in Vermont.  A couple of years ago my family wanted to do this foliage hike where you ride up a mountain on a chairlift and hike down, and oh my god my heart is hammering just thinking about that.  I vowed to never again ride a chairlift after that day.  It was horrible.  Needless to say, I do not downhill ski anymore.  Though I never liked downhill skiing much anyway.

3 – WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBY BESIDES READING?

People have hobbies besides reading???  Hmmm.  I play tennis.

4 – HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A MOVIE/TV ADAPTATION THAT WAS BETTER THAN THE BOOK?

Yes!  The ones that always come to mind are Atonement (I thought the book was okay but sort of bland, whereas the movie I thought was very emotional), Revolutionary Road (ditto), The Devil Wears Prada (I don’t remember the book very well, but I remember thinking it was just kind of boring), and The Reader (I think it may have been a better book if I could read it in the original German?  I absolutely loved the film though).

5 – WHAT ONE BOOK DO YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT’S OUT OF YOUR NORMAL READING GENRES?

A Fugitive in Grass Valley by I.M. Flippy.  I’d never read a romance novel before and don’t intend to make a habit out of it, but this book was absolutely delightful.

6 – IF YOU GOT TO PICK WHICH APOCALYPSE YOU HAD TO FACE, WHICH TYPE OF APOCALYPSE WOULD YOU CHOOSE? (ZOMBIE, NUCLEAR, ETC)

Ugh, pass.  I’d be useless in an apocalypse.  The wifi would go down and I’d just be like, fuck it, I’m out, good luck everyone.

7 – IF YOU HAD A FAMILIAR, WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOUR FAMILIAR BE?

I don’t know what this means!!!  Probably a cat, but ???

8 – HOW BIG IS YOUR TBR?

According to Goodreads, there are 373 books on there.  Yikes.

9 – IF YOU WERE IN A STORY, WOULD YOU BE THE VILLAIN OR THE HERO?

Hmm, good question.  I’m usually drawn to villains and antiheroes, but to be honest I am not particularly villainous?  But I’m also not particularly heroic?  I’d probably be a Sansa Stark type hero, where I don’t know how to wield a sword but I’m fighting for what I believe is right in more quiet, subtle ways.

10 – WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?

Full House!

11 – WHAT ONE AESTHETIC WOULD YOU SAY IS REPRESENTATIVE OF WHO YOU ARE? (FLORAL, DARK, BRIGHT, LACE, BOHO, ETC)

My Instagram sums up my aesthetic pretty well.  Feel free to follow me on there.  It’s about 50% books and 50% cats.  Okay, probably more cats.

TwinBookmarks’ questions:

1 – For starters – how’s life?

It’s okay!  I was actually sort of depressed for the first part of summer, which is really uncharacteristic of me because this is my favorite time of year.  But a couple of weeks ago I started planning all these upcoming trips, and that’s helped put me in a better mood!  I went to Montreal last weekend, I’m going to New York next weekend (I’m seeing the first preview of A Clockwork Orange, the final show of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and then going to the US Open!) and in October I’m seeing the Les Mis tour and meeting two of my favorite bloggers who I have yet to meet irl, so lots of fun things coming up!

2 – If your house was on fire – what 3 things would you grab first? NO BOOKS…fine 1 book if you must 😉

My cat, my other cat, my laptop.  Sorry, books.

3 – Favourite colour?

Red!

4 – Favourite food?

Bagels.

5 – Favourite blogger? 😉 😉

Too many… I love Chelsea, Steph, Callum, Ann, and Hadeer‘s blogs, to name a few!  Go follow all of them if you don’t already.

6 – What book do you want to read right now?

My book club is reading All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld in September and I cannot wait to get started.  It looks weird and wonderful.

7 – Cats or Dogs?

CATS.  I’m a big animal lover so dogs are cool too, but there is no competition.

8 – Fish or Fish? Only kidding, you can see how bad we are at this – so what do you find hard to do (doesn’t need to be the hardest thing you had to do in your life, but it can be)? e.g. studying, swimming, cooking, sticking to a schedule etc.

Cooking.  I’m a rubbish cook.  I mean, I can follow a recipe, but the downside of that is that I NEED to follow the recipe to a T, because I just have no sense of intuition when it comes to cooking.  It’s probably not a coincidence that Chemistry was far and away my worst school subject.

9 – Blogger or Millionaire? oh and you can’t be the other if you choose one 😜

Millionaire.  As much as I love blogging, I couldn’t say no to the kind of security that lifestyle would provide.

10 – Shoutout to your BFF (or anyone – just specify)

I have several BFFs, I am lucky that way!  Shoutout to Ashley, my friend/roommate who lives with my family and me, who’s my most sister-like friend.  (Of course, I’m an only child, so I’m not sure what exactly having a sister is like.)

11 – And finally – what would you want as a gift? (who knows – maybe your gifter may gift you what you want without you actually having to ask 😉)

I still don’t own this box set of Harry Potter and it makes me sad.

I’m actually not going to tag anyone because I did this so recently, but if you want to answer any of these questions, feel free to leave a comment with your answers!

20 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award #3-4

  1. Thank you for the shout out!!

    Also totally agreed re: dreams, I absolutely detest them. They’re bad enough literally anywhere in the narrative, but some books actually still think it’s cool to open (!!) with a dream sequence. Or the ones that go on for pages and pages!!!

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    • I hate them SOOOOOO much. I guess the one exception for me is when they’re used the way JKR did to show the connection between Harry and Voldemort, but that was a pretty extreme example. The ones when it’s just like….. a character feels trapped irl and then has a dream that they’re drowning or something oh my GOD I cannot deal.

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  2. Thanks for doing the tag even after having done this a few times – we loved reading your answers!!😀😀

    P.S. We too would have chosen cats😸😸
    ….and to be millionaires…we could always continue to read and support other bloggers out there 😉😉

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    • AREN’T THEY THE WORST???? I’m lucky that I didn’t fall off from a huge height, I just hurt my back a bit but the damage could have been a lot worse. But still, they are terrifying beasts. Never again.

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  3. I totally agree about dream sequences in books, especially when they’re so overt. They can get so cringy. I love how authors use them to symbolize so much and then in real life our dreams are so random and dumb most of the time lol. And I too used to spend many afternoons watching Full House hahahah.

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    • Right??? It’s so dumb and just lazy writing. Like it sure would be great if I had dreams irl that unlock important parts of my character development.

      Full House was the best!!!! Uncle Jesse was probably my first celeb crush hahahah

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      • The only books I can really think of that have solid dream sequences is Harry Potter but then again it was more than dreaming, so.

        I used to come home from school and do my homework while it was on TV hahah. I watched that show so often I could probably recite the lines lol.

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