Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Hi everyone!

Thank you to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me in the Sunshine Blogger Award! Please check out her post and her blog which are both so awesome.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules + display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

Where’s the best place you’ve ever been on holiday?

Oh wow, it’s so hard to choose! This year I went to Australia which was pretty awesome. I also enjoyed visiting China last year to see my extended family and be immersed in Asian culture (which is so different from Western culture, and believe it or not, also very different from Asian-Canadian culture haha.)

Do you have any favourite fictional (or non fictional) libraries?

Is it corny to say that I love this library with the traveling ladder from Beauty and the Beast??! Basically I want a bookshelf that is so big and filled with so many books that you need a ladder like this to get around haha 🙂

What’s your guiltiest pleasure read?

Recently I’ve gotten into middle grade fiction, the most recent book that I’ve read is Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (which I ended up loving a lot!!) I will soon read The Dragon Warrior which is part of a blog tour!! These are a bit of a guilty pleasure, because YA is already a guilty pleasure, since I’m quite beyond the YA age range hahaha (and therefore even more beyond the MG age range :’) ) BUT who cares right??!

What’s your most unpopular bookish opinion?

Uhhh…….. Right now my most unpopular bookish opinion is that I tried reading Red Rising. And really can’t get into it. AND trying to make myself finish the book because there are lots of people who love it. (please don’t kill me!!!!)

Do you have a bookish pet peeve?

Slow pacing? Can I say that that’s a pet peeve? I am super impatient so I want to get to the point of things pretty quickly :’)

What book character gets on your last nerve?

I can tolerate most characters actually. I guess I wasn’t a big fan of the MC in The Girl on the Train who I couldn’t really relate to.

If you could wear any item of clothing from a book- what would it be? (magical or not)

OOHHH so magic is on the table! Hmmm. Can I cheat and choose an accessory? I would love to have Hermione’s time-turner so I could gain a gazillion hours. Everyday could be so productive XD

Who would you rather kiss/marry/kill when the choices are Lord Voldemort, Sauron and Iago? (meanest question ever, I know  )

Okay. This is mean!! It’ll be pretty cool to marry the Dark Lord from HP. I really really hate Iago so he’s the one to kill. I guess this means that I’m kissing Sauron? Is that even physically possible? XD

Who’s the best bookish baddie you’ve read about lately?

It has to be Ayt Mada from The Green Bone Saga who is a kick-ass and very intelligent female villain!!

Would you rather be the villain in a story or the hero? Why?

The hero! Of course! I am too soft and gentle and warm-hearted to harm anyone!



[evil laugh]

Do you have any exciting upcoming reading plans?

I have a few eARCs to catch up to, including The Dragon Warrior and Lost and Found. I am actually really looking forward to The Dragon Warrior since I am feeling like a light-hearted MG read haha. I also (eventually) have to finish Red Rising. Also, my friends gave me lots of books for my wedding which I am looking forward to getting to 🙂

Here are my 11 questions!

  1. What are your favourite books this year?
  2. If you could read one genre of books for your entire life, what would you read?
  3. If you could choose one bookish creature to keep for a pet, who would you choose?
  4. What is one book on your bookshelf that you would tear to shreds??
  5. If you are stranded on an island and can only have one book to read for entertainment, which book would you choose?
  6. What is one memorable (spoiler-free) scene from a novel you’ve recently read?
  7. Do you like happy endings, sad endings or bittersweet endings?
  8. Which book has your favourite ending?
  9. What do you like to do besides reading?
  10. Do you have a favourite place to write your blog posts?
  11. Do you have a word that gets on your nerves?

I nominate these awesome people!!

Emma @ A Few Chapters Til Love

Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader

Emme @ A Literary Latte

Sophie @ Me & Ink

Belle @ Belle Can Read

As usual, feel free to join in on the fun if you want to give these questions a try!

Would you rather be a hero or a villain? Let me know how you would answer some of these questions!

29 responses to “Sunshine Blogger Award #2”

  1. Evil Spongebob.

    Slow pacing is torture.

    I read 2 books recently (series) that I did not enjoy. The first one I read because of the hype for the coming out of the 2nd. Supposedly it was SUCH a great read. I read the first one because I already had the 2nd one waiting. And then I read the second one in hopes that it would redeem itself. It did not. I started because of other people’s opinions, but I kept on reading because of a fear of DNF. I rarely do it. Now I know why. It’s painful. Don’t force yourself. If you don’t like it, you start detesting it even more if it doesn’t get better. Also, it’s harder for the book to live up to your expectations because you are already not liking it. Do not finish.

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    1. That’s good advice Goldie 🙂 If I’m halfway through a book and not liking it, then most of the time my opinion does not turn around by the end of the book haha. At most it is mediocre and just “meh.” I guess this is a hint for me to drop the book and move onto the next one 🙂 Thank you!!

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  2. Thank you for the tag. I’m adding it to my list that I’ll eventually get around to. 🙂

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    1. That’s great! Looking forward to reading your answers but of course whenever you’re able to get to this one!

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  3. oh wow Australia looks amazing and I’d really like to go to china as well 🙂 ooh like your pick from beauty and the beast 😀 hehe it’s okay not to like red rising, it’s not for everyone (but even though I didn’t have a problem with the opening, I can say that a lot of people have said they didn’t like the opening but thought it gets better, if that helps). Ahh I hear you about slow pacing. I couldn’t relate to the mc in girl on a train either. And I could totally use time turner! hehehehee yeah that was a mean question, but I think your answers made some logical sense… even if kissing Sauron is impossible 😉 Such fun reading your answers!

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    1. Hey Orang-utan Librarian! I actually liked the beginning of Red Rising however it kind of lost my interest about halfway through :/ Maybe I will put it down for now and come back to it later. Thank you 🙂 I really had a fun time with your questions!!

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      1. Ah that’s a pity- but not everything works for everyone!
        Fair enough!

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  4. Ahhh Thank you so much!
    And yes, a time turner is a clothing accessory so I’m going to go with you on that one!
    – Emma 🙂

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    1. Haha yes! A time turner would come in so handy haha 🙂

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  5. Your holiday pictures are beautiful and I 100% agree with you about the time turner, it would be amazing to have one. I haven’t read a MG book in a while but I actually do have a few that I’m really interested in picking up soon. I keep seeing Nevermoor everywhere and have owned School For Good & Evil for ages. Plus the dragon one that you’ve mentioned is one on my TBR (:

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    1. Hey Charlotte! Yes a time-turner would be such a useful accessor haha. That’s pretty cool that you have Dragon Warrior on your TBR as well. It’s pretty fun so far 🙂 I’ve heard about Nevermoor though I haven’t read it myself. Hope that you’ll enjoy that one!

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      1. I think I must have found it on a 2019 book releases list on Goodreads :L That’s good to know (: And thank you.

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  6. Someone else who didn’t finish Red Rising! I really wanted to like it too, but I personally found it fit into the “slow-pacing” book category. Also, Hermione’s time-turner is a great answer!
    Thanks for the tag, Sophie 😁!

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    1. Yes!! It is a slow paced book haha, which is probably why I couldn’t finish it haha. Glad that I’m not the only one having this problem with Red Rising haha XD

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  7. I love reading your answers– the photos of the beach look amazing!! I would love to go to both Australia and China but 1) I’m scared of the spiders in Australia (I’m probably picturing it worse in my head) and 2) the flights would be so long from the UK!! But I do hope to go one day!! 🙂
    I think you can read whatever age group you want as long as you enjoy it, I think I will always be reading a mix of MG, YA and adult!!
    Having a time-turner would be so helpful!! I would love one too!!
    Ohh.. I love that the villain from Jade City is smart and kick-ass it makes me even more excited to read it!!
    I love the evil spongebob laugh there!! 😂😂 I think I would rather be the villain, they do less running 😂
    Thank you so much for nominating me Sophie, it means a lot and I look forward to answering the questions 💛💛

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    1. Hey Sophie!! Haha Australia does have some dangerous creatures! I think we saw a pretty big spider once and we did go into snake territory (although we haven’t actually seen a snake, thankfully!)
      That’s great that you read a bit of MG too. I’ve only started getting into this category recently but it’s been fun so far 🙂
      Haha you’re right that villains do less running, and in general they seem to have a chiller time compared to the protagonists 🙂 Thank you Sophie!!

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      1. Yes they do!! I am terrible with spiders so I would have been very afraid 😂😂 snakes don’t sound great either!!
        It is a fun category and I don’t read it a lot but when I do the books are so enjoyable!!
        Yes the villains have a better time who knew?!?! 😂 well up to the end usually 😉

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  8. YES TO HERMIONE’S TIME TURNER. Imagine how useful it would be?!
    Thanks so much for tagging me in this – I can’t wait to answer your questions 🙂

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    1. The time turner would be THE most useful item in the house if I ever get my hands on it hahaha 🙂 Yay, looking forward to reading your answers whenever you have the chance to get around to this one!!

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  9. Great answers, Sophie! I also love that library from Beauty and the Beast, I think it’s the best! I also couldn’t finish Red Rising, it just drags on and on :/

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    1. Hey Tasya!! I am SO glad that I’m not the only one who’s having a problem with Red Rising. The pacing is too slow haha. I think I’m going to set it aside and read something else in the mean time XD


  10. Lovely post, Sophie!! YA is my guilty pleasure read as well – to be honest, anything fiction is a bit of a guilty pleasure! Anything that can distract me from my textbook readings is a huge plus! Haha! And, I would love to have a time turner too! ❤

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    1. Yes YA is my guilty pleasure too! And a time turner would be great! Thank you Kelly 🙂


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  12. Hey Sophie, sorry for being so MIA. Not only am I very engrossed in Pokemon Go right now, I’m also really involved in the social life of Pokemon Go…which is even more time-consuming and tiring than the actual game. Yes, I’m an extrovert, but even I’m becoming overwhelmed by how much I socialize, both online and offline. I enjoy it all, but I’m also fatigued and want more time to myself. Recently, friends have persuaded me to join the Pokemon Go battle tournaments! I’m not very good, and am still a beginner, but it was a fun experience. The battling is so addictive, lol. PoGo battling feels like Poker; there is a mad amount of strategizing and mind games behind it, haha. I love it.

    In a book, I would like to be neither the hero nor the villain. I want to be the ally or the love interest, lmao. (Or both!) Maybe it’s just me, or maybe I’m getting old, but nowadays I find that I’m less interested in being the star, and more interested in helping and supporting other people.

    My unpopular book opinion is that I like Twilight. XD I found the romance to be okay, but I loved the family relationships and friendships in this series. Plus, I thought Alice and Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie, and even Esmee and Carlisle very romantic, haha.

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    1. Hey Sieran! That’s pretty awesome that you’ve discovered a whole community around pokemon go 🙂 Socializing is a good thing and it’s healthy for us, so that’s great!

      Interesting that you would rather be a supporting character than a MC. I think I get that 🙂 Usually I hate being the centre of attention so I see the value in being a supporting character. Also sometimes supporting characters do lots of awesome stuff.

      Yes I remember you mentioning that you liked Twilight! To be honest I first read the book more than 10 years ago, so my recollection of the story is probably not accurate. I should pick it up again and maybe I will enjoy it more than the first time 🙂

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