The Sunshine Blogger Award

While I was on break, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely Hundreds & Thousands of Books! Thank you for nominating me, and sorry it took me so long to get to it. πŸ˜“

the rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you. Do this in your blog post and include a link to their site.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the nominator asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award. Write 11 new questions for them. Notify them by commenting on one of their posts.
  • Within your blog post, include these rules and the Sunshine Blogger Award logo.

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Opinion on J.K. Rowling?

I was going to write a whole post about my thoughts on J.K. Rowling, but I ended up scrapping the idea. Basically, while the Harry Potter series had a huge, relatively positive impact on my childhood, I can’t, in good conscience, continue to support her as an adult. She has a humongous platform, and seeing her use it to hurt certain groups is not something I’m okay with. After her (sort of) recent remarks, I’ve been purposefully avoiding talking about the Harry Potter series on this blog. I don’t want to give her any more attention than she’s already getting. I’ve also purposefully stopped buying official Harry Potter books/merch because it no longer feels right or brings me joy.

Favorite author?

I know this is cheating, but I can’t just choose one. Some of my favorites are:

  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Sabaa Tahir

Longest book you’ve ever read?

According to Goodreads, the longest book I’ve read is Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I read the Kindle version, which is basically the first three books of the Lux series in Daemon’s perspective combined into one. It’s 1,005 pages. If we’re talking non-ebooks, the longest book I’ve read is Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the last book in the Throne of Glass series, and it’s a whopping 992 pages. I own the physical copy, and it’s a chonker.

Favorite desert?

I don’t know too many deserts, but the northern part of the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico has white sand, and the pictures are really beautiful. It’s kind of trippy to look at because it looks like snow if snow was in a desert.

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What’s your clothing style?

I don’t know… I feel like my style is just jeans and a shirt. Lately, it’s been becoming more lounge wear. I wear a lot of t-shirts and leggings with oversized jackets now. Basically, if it’s comfy, I’m wearing it.

Least favorite character?

Keris Veturia (a.k.a. the Commandant) from the An Ember in the Ashes series. She’s a fantastic villain, and I love to hate her.

Unpopular opinion?

Pineapple on pizza is actually not that bad. It’s sweet, salty, and a little tangy. I wouldn’t order it, but I’d eat it if someone gave me a slice.

Do you like David Bowie?

I’m indifferent about him. I know he’s a super popular singer and a pop culture icon, but that’s about it. I haven’t listened to his music, so I can’t say I like/dislike him at all.

Top bands / artists?

Looking at my 2020 wrapped on Spotify, my top artists I listened to were Sam Smith, Khalid, Joji, Doja Cat, and Billie Eilish.

What are your ideal pair of shoes?

Ones that make me look taller (I’m super short) and are comfortable to walk in. Basically, I’m asking for the impossible.

Favorite television show?

Not a huge TV show person, but I just started The Good Place, and it’s pretty fun! I’m also making my way through Psych, because it reminds me of Sherlock if it were set in 2010.

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Nominations

Yesha @ Books Teacups and Reviews || Maha @ Sunshine N’ Books || Laura @ Blends, Brews and Books || Em @ The Geeky Jock || Emily @ La Femme Du Livre || Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant || Emily @ Embuhleeliest || Kathy @ PalmKD || UnapologeticallYA Book Reviews || Cherry Blossom Books || Marta @ Of Waves and Pages

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Questions

How are you doing?

Most anticipated read of 2021?

What are some of your recent favorite songs?

Favorite small businesses?

What are some of your hobbies outside of reading?

What is something on your bucket list?

If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose and why?

How do you organize your bookshelf?

Favorite snack that is only sold in your country/region?

If you had an infinite amount of money and resources, what would you invent?

Shout out a superstar in your life (could be a friend, loved one, family member, another fellow book blogger, etc.)!

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Stay awkward and amazing! ❀

8 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Hundreds&Thousands 01/16/2021 / 1:32 pm

    YOUR ANSWERS ARE SO GOOD! I love this – you’ve done a great job of expressing how I feel about JK Rowling lol. People have so many different views on her that I’ve never really wanted to discuss her properly on my site, also the whole subjects gets really deep into all the β€˜artist and art’, it’s a tricky one! Shirt and jeans is definitely the way to go at the moment πŸ˜‚ Great post!

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    • Jessica 01/18/2021 / 8:57 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way about her! As much as I appreciated her work as a kid, I don’t know if I can continue to support her knowing what I know now.

      Haha you can’t go wrong with a shirt and jeans, but I have to admit nowadays I’m always in sweatpants and generally looking like a couch potato XD

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  2. Cherry 01/16/2021 / 3:24 pm

    Your answers were amazing! Bookish villains are the best! Like you said, you love to hate them πŸ˜† Thanks for the nomination! I’m off my blog for bit, but I’ll definitely do it when I’m back πŸ’™

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    • Jessica 01/18/2021 / 8:59 pm

      Yes! Bookish villains are always fun to hate. XD

      Take all the time you need! This will always be here when you’re ready to come back ❀

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    • Jessica 01/18/2021 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you! Can’t wait to see what you come up with! πŸ˜€

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