Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ellyn from allonsythornraxx so thanks! I love answering the questions in tags like this but I really don’t like coming up with questions of my own… it’s such a struggle.

 

The Rules

  • Thank the person 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.

 

01 Do you listen to audiobooks?

Yes, I love audiobooks. I don’t listen to a heap because people tend to respect my reading time more when I am holding a physical book than when I have headphones in. Plus I read a lot on the train and often the times I am taking the train there are a bunch of other people there so it’s difficult to hear the audiobook over the noise.

I find audiobooks super useful for multitasking (which is one of my favorite things) so I tend to listen to them while cleaning and walking places. I also really love listening to them around my exam times because it helps me to block out the stress, and while I am falling asleep. Basically I love audiobooks.

 

02 Do you structure your bookshelves? (genre, colour, author…etc)

I structure my bookshelves based on a system that makes sense to me but probably not to anyone else. My lower shelf has non fiction books like autobiographies and encyclopedias, it also has some more middle grade books, so basically the books I don’t read much.

My top few shelves have non bookish things (for now) because I don’t have enough books to fill the whole space. I have a shelf purely for books I haven’t read yet because it is helpful to see them quickly.

The rest of my books are just organised based on author, but not alphabetically by author, more like grouped based on which authors I like or feel like they fit together. So I have all my Percy Jackson books next to my Red Rising books and my Illuminae books. I have my Throne of Glass series next to The Lunar Chronicles. I have my Obernewtyn Chronicles next to my Keeper of the Lost Cities.

 

03 How do you feel about comics and graphic novels?

I haven’t read any comics or graphic novels apart from one version of Fahrenheit 451 that I had to read for school. I didn’t really like it.

I do like the idea of them, I just don’t know where to buy/find them. I have heard some people talk about them and they sound really interesting.

 

04 Unpopular opinion! Which popular book or series don’t you like?

I actually did a whole post on this just a little while ago so you can go read about all the books I consider overhyped books. The biggest one that I think is going to offend a bunch of people is The Book Thief. I didn’t not like it, but I wasn’t super excited or interested by it and I found the narration style annoying.

 

05 Summarise your last read in 5 words.

My last read was Six of Crows soo…..

  • Amazing
  • Heist
  • Complex
  • Twists
  • Clever

Sorry, I am really bad at describing things.

 

06 Do you participate in readathons?

I would love to, but most of them happen during my school term and I am in my last year of high school (which still sounds crazy to say) so really can’t. I am also really bad at committing to one thing for a whole week.

I want to, eventually…

 

07 Do you snack while reading?

I don’t. And I don’t understand how people can?

 

08 Where do you like to read?

I like reading on the train and in the car, just being in a space and not having to move and having no reason to feel guilty about reading for hours. I also love reading in my hammock in my backyard, and in my bed.

 

09 Apples or Oranges?

Apples, but only the green ones. I like oranges quite a bit too, but they tend to get caught in my teeth.

 

10 Recommend a diverse read!

My most recent diverse reads are Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

Looking through the books I’ve been reading recently not as many of them are diverse as I thought were. I really need to get on top of that.

 

11 Spread the love! Which blogs have you followed recently?

I have recently followed

 

I Tag:

 

My Questions

  1. What are some TV shows or movies that you would recommend
  2. For each of the shows or movies you listed above recommendation a similar book
  3. Do you have any reading habits? (like reading with candles or in the bath etc)
  4. What is the last book you went to a bookshop and bought?
  5. Do you tend to reread books?
  6. Do you use goodreads? If so how do you use it?
  7. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
  8. What are your favorite fantasy/sci-fi diverse reads?
  9. What are some of your least favorite book covers?
  10. Do you annotate or tab your books? If so how? (I am considering doing this myself)
  11. Who are some characters you relate to?

 

What diverse books would you recommend me? And how do you structure your bookshelves? I am interested to know.

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17 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. I would recommend The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Every Heart a Doorway & Everything Leads to You. I actually re-arranged my bookshelves halfway through this year and turned them into rainbow shelves, I have been completely against them ever since people stated doing them, but I needed a brighter outloook and I guess I like them because I haven’t taken them down yet.

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    1. I would love to do rainbow shelves, but a loot of my books have multiple colours on the spine and I like having all my series together. I am planning to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue really soon!! I am looking forward to it.

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  2. I would recommend Chained by Elise Marion for a diverse read. My bookshelves are arranged really weirdly. One shelf has romance novels my grandmother gave me, another with books I got in elementary and middle school and a third with general fiction, I guess. Then I have a shelf for books about writing and then one that has my TBR queue of the next ten print books I read lined up. My system only makes sense to me. Six of Crows sounds like a good book! I’ll have to check it out.

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  3. Thank you for tagging 😊This is my 3rd nomination but haven’t got to do any yet. Speaking of which I am going to write posts right now 😂 I loved your answers. I don’t have a proper bookshelf as of now, so can’t say about that organization stuff. My last read was Wives of War and I would totally recommend it if you are into historical romance. It was beautiful ❤️

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  4. Congratulations on the award!

    I absolutely ADORE Six of Crows, it’s so diverse and amazing and everyone just needs to read it now! Andddddd oml my shelves are also in a crazy organisation that probably makes no sense to anyone but me (tbh even I don’t know what I’m doing lol!)

    ALL THE READATHONS HAPPEN WHEN IM AT SCHOOL and its SO sad because I want to participate so bad but,,, education is unavoidable : ((((

    I loved your answers!

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    1. It is SO annoying that all the readathons happen when I am at school!! I totally feel you there. And the times they do happen when I am on holidays I can’t participate because I have assignments to do or people I am meeting up with. It sucks.

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  5. I do my shelves in rainbow order. ALWAYS.😂 I actually never lose books and always remember them by cover colour, so it works perfectly for me. (And also omg I can’t read + eat either?! I just want to keep my books nice.) I also looove multitasking while listening to audiobooks. It feels like I’m powering through books AND getting like tasks done. Although I listen on 2 x the speed because I’m so impatient.😂

    I have soooo many favourite diverse books. (SIX OF CROWS IS AMAZING.) But one I really just enjoyed lately was Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz!!

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    1. Rainbow colour looks amazing, but I don’t quite have enough books for it to look amazing yet so I am biding my time. You listen on 2x speed! Wow, I usually go for 1.6 speed but I’m working my way up. I will check out Teeth, thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. I recently followed you, I think, so this was a great post to read and get to know you a bit better! :o) I would recommend Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno — I finished reading it this week and really loved the anxiety representation in it. I really connected to that.

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