I was nominated for another Sunshine blogger Award by the lovely Amanda from ae lilly readsThank you so much and do please check out her blog if you have the time 🙂  I can’t believe I’ve been nominated again, I have never had so many blog awards and nominations so thank you so much and I do hope you will all enjoy my answers to these.  So as with other awards there are a few simple rules:


  • 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 up to 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.

Sunshine Blogger Award one

So now you know the rules, let’s get on with the rest of this post 🙂 🙂

Questions asked to me:

1. What book would you want to see made in to a movie?

I keep thinking of which ones I’d want to see as a movie or tv series and then when I’ve thought of one I look it up only to find it’s already being made into a movie.  One of these books was Scythe which I read last year and I only later found out it was being turned into a movie, the other was a lovely children’s tale and a pretty large book with beautiful illustrations called The Wonderling.  I could totally see it animated or be half-cgi and I tweeted this out at the time and then the author tweeted back that it was being turned into a movie! 😮

2. Do you have any bookish pet peeves?

Yes!  People folding corners of pages, or eating while reading, bending back the spine or doing anything that could potentially damage a book.  Although this is true of all books I really have issues if they do this with a library book.  Library books are for sharing and I leave mine in the same condition I got them in, why can’t people be more considerate before leaving some melted chocolate (yes I did find this!) inside the pages 😡

3. What character do you hate the MOST?

Oh dear, I’m really not sure what character I really hate.  It depends on the book I’m reading and a lot of the books I read have bad characters that you can’t help but love on some level or understand them because they have their reasons for turning out bad.  I’ve also read so many books that I usually can only remember the characters of the latest books I’ve just read.

4. If you could travel to any fictional world, where would you go to?

Any world that’s fantasy based I would be excited to live in, especially if that world had forests.  I’ve had dreams about visiting forest covered magical places ever since I was a child and the sound of wind through a large gathering of trees makes me feel so at home.  It’s probably why I gravitate towards those fantasy-type RPG games too.

5. When you’re not reading what do you spend your time doing?

I do like to do some writing, which has increased the more I blog.  I also love exercising, colouring or doodling and playing videogames although the latter has taken a backseat the last few months as I’ve just been so book focused lately 😂  I also love doing other things like crafting and baking 🙂

6. Pancakes or waffles?

I haven’t had many waffles but I definitely prefer pancakes!  I’ve always loved pancakes and stuff them with so many different things, both savory and sweet fillings and topped with cream, yogurt and other stuff 😀

7. Hot or cold weather?

If we are talking about extreme hot or cold then neither.  I can’t stand the bitter cold, it dries my skin and I just feel shivery all the time (especially since I lost more weight recently – for the first time unintentionally!) but if it’s too hot then I’msweating like crazy and feel like I’m dying (or melting).  But if it’s not too extreme them I’d still pick hotter weather over cold I think.  I just have horrible flaky skin in the winter and I hate having to put on central heating which also makes my face all red.  I prefer the hotter weather, with a breeze though (smoetimes provided by my trusty standing fan), as I also find it easier to exercise, and just love the sun to make the days long and happy (I suffer SAD in the winter too which is why I prefer summer)

8. What was the last book you highly recommend?

At the time of writing this which isn’t right before publishing this blog post (little secret-I write a lot of my posts weeks ahead!) The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott was an interesting historical thriller.  It was based on the times of the Cold War and the US getting Doctor Zhivago published and smuggling it back to Europe.  It was a brilliant read on its own, but for me an added bonus was the classic aspect, as I had no idea how important the classic Doctor Zhivago was/is.  Of course if you want to see the latest book I highly recommend, just check out the latest feed of this blog because I probably highly recommended several books this week alone! lol

9. Is there a book you wish you could read for the first time again?

All of them! 😀 😀 😂  I love the magic of reading a book first time and getting all amazed and emotionally tied to all the characters.  It’s still good on a re-read but it’s never the same!

10. If you could meet any character from a book, who would you meet?

Wow, this is tough, there are lots of people, er, characters I’d love to meet but I’m not sure I could bring it down to one.  I guess it depends on the novel and what I’ve been reading recently.

11. What’s the best looking book you have on your shelf?

I have lots of books I consider beautiful or stunning to look at (at least to me), it’s really hard to pick just one.  If I’m stretched though I feel like The Wonderling is just beautiful, especially if you get the hardcover version which I was lucky enough to be given by Walker Books a couple of years ago for review.  It’s a sweet tale of a half-human boy half-fox call Number Thirteen who doesn’t have a real name and lives in a horrible orphanage with other groundlings (half-human half-animal creatures).  It’s a fantasy story aimed at middle grade (pre-teen) readers but it’s really got a feel of Dickins’ Olliver Twist mixed in with the magical adventure.  The hardcover has such beautiful illustrations and there are stunning and more beautiful illustrations on the inside, including a map.  The whole thing is bound beautifully too with an old-fashioned looking dark green hardcover beneath the dust jacket.  It’s a stunning book just to look at and I wish I had more pictures of it to show you but I packed it away with a lot of other books when I moved last year and I still haven’t unpacked a lot of boxes and …I’m not sure which one it’s in!  But here’s a picture I took ages ago of the beautiful illustrations at the start of a new part of a book, beautiful right?

The Wonderling book page image one
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People I am nominating:

I’m going to try an nominate those I haven’t nominated before but forgive me if my brain’s not functioning and I nominate you again for this award.  At least my questions will be different (I hope) lol

  1. Invisibly Me
  2. Reading to Escape
  3. Holly Loves Books
  4. Rachel Read It
  5. Bayance
  6. Tales Past Midnight
  7. The Literate Lurchur
  8. BookCraic
  9. Readingtonic
  10. Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog
  11. The Molecular Biologist


Here are my 11 questions to the nominees or indeed anyone else that really wants to answer these (I believe everyone should get this award at least once 🙂 ❤

  1. Now that it’s nearly autumn/fall, what’s your favourite thing about this season?
  2. What music styles/genres do you like listening to?
  3. What types/genres of blogs/bloggers do you like reading?
  4. What are your favourite book genres?
  5. This is a weird one: If you could create a dream animal with dream parts, personality or quirks what would it be (made up of different animals/something unique)?
  6. What do you like to snack on when blogging (or do you not eat anything?)?
  7. What’s your favourite food at the moment? (I say ‘at the moment’ because I’m always changing my mind 😂)
  8. What’s your favourite scent(s)?
  9. Do you do any more writing besides blogging?
  10. Have you/do you keep a diary?
  11. If you had to live inside a book, like literally exist inside the world of a book, which one (or which series) would you live in and why?

As always if anyone else wants to try this then please do, I think you are all Sunshine Bloggers bringing happiness, joy and understanding to everyone who reads your posts 🙂  So if you do try this out, whether I’ve nominated you or not, don’t forget to include a link to this blog post in your own, that way I’ll be able to see your answers and also share your post on twitter 🙂

What do you think of my answers or questions?  What would you answer?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂