Thank you so much Ariel @TheBookView for tagging me!
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
How does it work?
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
#1: Why did you decide to become a book blogger?
I’ve always been a bookworm, and have blogged on and off for more than 10 years now, but weirdly, never about books. I had thought about writing book reviews many times, and even written a few in one of my previous blogs, but always thought that I would never have enough content to run a blog solely dedicated to books.
With extra time on my hands this year (quarantine perks, I guess?), I chanced upon the amazing book blogging universe, and realized that there are hundreds of things I can write about other than book reviews. So, I took the plunge, and here I am !
#2: What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
HOW DARE YOU make me choose one?? I really don’t think I can do this…*bursts into tears*
Ooohkk so melodrama aside, I am just going to cheat on this question and select more than one.
#3: Do you generally only read one book at a time or multiple?
I generally read 2-3 books at a time. I generally have a combination of formats running at the same time, but lately all my reads have been ebooks.
#4: What’s your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Ahh…see, my issue is that if I end up liking a movie well enough, the book takes a backseat on my already long TBR. So I can only comment on whether I found the movie adaptation good, but whether it was successful in translating the literary goodness to the screen, I would not know. The only exception is the Lord of the Rings series, which is definitely an amazing book to movie adaptation.
After providing this unnecessary disclaimer *coughs*, a few good adaptations that come to my mind are The Shawshank Redemption, The Count of Monte Cresto, The Fault in our Stars and The Green Mile. I also love the Outlander series on Netflix.
#5: What’s your favorite series right now?
I am torn between The Shades of Magic trilogy and A Song of Ice and Fire Series, so I am going to name both.
Shades of Magic Trilogy is…EVERYTHING. This series has absolutely everything I want in fantasy, and then some more. From an intricately detailed magic system to multi-layered and morally grey characters to angsty romances…I can go on fangirling for a bit so I’m gonna stop here.
ASOIF is a beast to read but I am so, so glad I read it. Martin is truly a genius – I cannot even begin to imagine the time and effort it would have taken to create something so insanely detailed. AND THE CHARACTERS!! I have never read characters so vicious anywhere else. I admit there is something wrong with me when I say, I loved almost each and every one of them so much! (except Joffrey, but really, can you blame me?)
#6: Do you listen to music while you read?
Never! I really don’t have the mental bandwidth to focus on the reading while listening to music. In fact, I generally need near silence when reading, and it irks me no end if people try to make conversation with me when clearly I am trying to READ.
#7: What genre are you mainly reading right now?
Mostly fantasy and magical realism, I think. Usually, historical fiction, especially war fiction is also one of my favourite genres, but with all that is going on in the world, all I really need is escapism, and fantasy is my one way ticket to it.
#8: Do you prefer reading ebooks or physical books?
Nothing ever beats physical books. BUT, ebooks are so much more functional! I can carry hundreds of books with none of the weight, my wrists thank me, and I also somehow read faster on a kindle?
#9: Who’s your favorite author of all time? Why?
As you would have guess by now, I am clearly not good at picking favorites! From the top of my mind, I would have to say Carlos Ruiz Zafon and V.E. Schwab.
#10: Who’s one of your favorite book bloggers?
Ooof there are so many, and all for different reasons! I love the snarky reviews by Shruti @thisislitblog and the intricately detailed ones by Novelnotions. I am awed by the phenomenally generous guides by Kal @readervoracious and the amazing and super long discussion posts by Xandra @starryskybooks and PagesUnbound. I adore the gorgeous aesthetics of Kat @novelsandwaffles, Emma@neverjudgeabookbyitscover and Marie & Nyx @drizzleandhurricanebooks .
There are probably a hundred others I would like to spotlight here, but these are just a few from the top of my mind.
#11: What advice do you have for beginner book bloggers?
As someone who started blogging less than 6 months ago, I don’t think I have much authority to give out any advice *hides face*
I would probably just say that its easy to get caught up in the frenzy of reading the latest or most hyped books, going all out on all social media channels, and pushing content out like crazy – only to eventually realize that you stopped having fun a long time back. So, I guess, don’t do that!
If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged! Tag me in your posts so I can read your replies!