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Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey all, Dani here.

I’m not going to lie, I was super excited to be nominated for this award/post by Chelsea over at A Very Bookish Girl. I’ve really enjoyed reading her posts and it’s been great chatting with her in the comments sections. I also love that not all of the questions asked are necessarily book related. That just makes it fun. Anyway, let’s just get started with the post.


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 person(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 on your post and/or on your blog

Okay, let’s jump into the questions Chelsea gave everyone she tagged.

1. What are you currently reading? As I type this my current read is P.S. I Like You by Kasie West, but by the time this post goes up on the blog, I imagine I’ll be reading another book, probably Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas.
2. How do you feel about TBRs? I like TBRs because it gives me a goal to work towards. However, I also know that I can be a mood reader a large percentage of the time, so TBRs are also sometimes quite problematic.
3. Do you stick to a TBR if you make one? I really do try and stick to my TBRs, and some months I mostly succeed, but a lot of the time I’m lucky to complete half of the books I planned to, because some other book just sounded like something I wanted to read at that time.
4. Most Anticipated book of 2018? Hmm…I don’t have a lot of books on my list for 2018 yet. I usually really start focusing on that list in November, but right now I’ll say that I’m really looking forward to The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco, Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian.
5.  What color book do you own the most of? I won’t be home to look at my bookshelves to verify this until after this post is published, but I do believe black seems to be one of the more popular covers for the books I own.
6. Most read Genre? Fantasy or Paranormal, but probably Fantasy.
7. What Author have you read the most of? Well, if we’re going with book count, it would be K.A. Applegate, as I have read all 63 Animorphs books. However, I also learned several years ago that most of the books were ghost written so…maybe she doesn’t count. Other highly read authors include: C.E. Murphy, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Neil Gaiman, Mercedes Lackey, Rick Riordan, and Nicholas Sparks.
8. Do you participate in reading challenges? Absolutely, whenever I can. Though I’ve discovered I’m pretty good at 24 Hour reading challenges, but not so much at week long or month long ones. And I complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge every year since I started.
9. How many books do you read a month? This is a tough one to answer because some months are better than others. I believe in the past couple years my slowest months were 3-5 books, and my better months are typically in the 15-20 book range. My best month for reading was May 2016 when I read 31 books in a month.
10. Top 5 TV shows to binge I haven’t been watching a whole lot of television lately, but some of my favorites to binge include: Warehouse 13, Leverage, Chuck, Gilmore Girls, and Haven.
11. Favorite Disney Princess? Belle has been my favorite since I first saw Beauty and the Beast in theaters, but my mom tells me that at one point I was obsessed with Ariel

And now I get to tag 11 blogs to receive the award. Oh man, there are so many wonderful blogs out there. If I don’t pick you, just know that you are still awesome and if you’d like to answer my questions then consider yourself to be a bonus tag-ee for this.

Maygin at Diversifying Perspectives, One Book at a time

Krista and Dawlyn at Little Blind Book Finds

Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile

Jenna at J.K. I’m Exploring!

Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books

Katie at Never Not Reading

Holly at Nut Free Nerd

Sofii at A Book. A Thought

Harini at BooksandReaders

Rachael at rachaelrexds

Kathy at Books & Munches

All right, and now I get to create 11 questions for all you lovely blogs to answer.

  1. What is your most anticipated release for the remainder of 2017?
  2. What author have you discovered in 2017 that you want more people to check out?
  3. If you could only eat one meal for an entire week, what meal would you choose (example: pizza, pasta, tacos, etc)?
  4. Best movie you’ve seen in 2017? (Doesn’t have to be a new one or one you saw in theaters)
  5. What is your dream career?
  6. How do you organize your bookshelves? (You don’t have to include photos, but if you do that is awesome. I love shelfies)
  7. What is your favorite book that is NOT from your favorite genre?
  8. Which book-to-movie or book-to-TV-show adaptation is your favorite?
  9. Favorite non-bookish hobby?
  10. What is your favorite holiday?
  11. How big is your TBR pile/list?

Whew…okay, trying to come up with questions that are not exactly like other ones I’ve seen with this post was not easy, and I’m sure I have several that are similar. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this post, and I look forward to seeing all of your answers. As I said before, if I did not tag you and you would like to answer my questions anyway, then by all means, consider yourself nominated as well.

12 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award”

    1. You’re welcome!

      To be fair, 12 of those books were by Rick Riordan. I had a Percy Jackson series and then Heroes of Olympus series reread before reading the first Magnus Chase and the first Trials of Apollo books.

      Belle and Merida are probably my favorites now, as a 29 year old.


  1. Thank you for nominating me! I am so honored!

    You sound better at keeping to a TBR than I am. I didn’t realize that I am such a mood reader until I started blogging. I now have a list of ARCs to tackle and man, is it hard for me to stick to. I think it’s a bit easier now that I read as much as I do, but even then, I still really struggle.

    Belle’s library is pretty awesome!

    I can’t wait to get to this tag soon!

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    1. I think keeping to the TBR is because most of the time I have a general idea about what I’ll be in the mood for, so I can pick books I know I’m going to read. But there are months where I just toss the TBR aside and read whatever sounds good.

      I am very much looking forward to your answers. 🙂

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      1. I must be a much more unstable moody reader! I rarely know what I’ll be in the mood for and if I don’t read something like right after I really want to read it, I might never read it!

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      2. I have times where I’m like that, usually when I’m nearly at a reading slump, and the unstable mood reading sometimes backfires.

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      3. It does! This last week and a half, I have started many books, but not continued with any. I am being very fickle. But I got back into the one physical ARC I have left on my TBR, so I’m just trying to stick with that now. I’m at a point I don’t even really know what I want to read, but I told myself, I can finally reread the first two in the Broken Earth Series before I read the final book, so I think that is motivating me. I already started the first book and it is there as a back-up whenever I just can’t handle reading what’s on my must read TBR. Maybe I will tame this unwieldy mood yet!

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      4. Thanks to so many new book releases that I’ve been eager to read, I am really starting to get back into a reading groove. But I think I definitely needed a slight slump. After reading 20 books in July and 21 books in August, I think I needed a month like September where I’ve only read like 6 books. October will be better, and then I can slump again in November thanks to NaNoWriMo. December should be a nice finish to the year though. I like cuddling up in comfy clothes and under blankets and reading a lot.

        But I believe in your ability to tame your unwieldy mood. Tackle that TBR!

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      5. You have more confidence in me than I do! Haha! I can very much get caught up in numbers and I was disappointed with my August numbers, but that seems to have only made my September numbers worse. I am trying to be a bit kinder with myself about it. I had a very ambitious reading schedule that was completely derailed when Nica took ill. It was partly derailed because of Wonder which has a sad scene with a dog and then I was just over reading for awhile. I mean, I couldn’t get any rawer than I already was and I didn’t need books making it worse. I don’t count myself out of the slump yet, but I am getting there, slowly but surely!

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      6. I tend to have a lot of confidence in my friends. It’s part of what makes me a good Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo; I’m an excellent cheerleader to motivate others to keep writing, lol.

        And hey, any progress on pulling out of a reading slump is good.

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