I’m so behind on my tags/awards. Last month I was nominated for this award by Milou @ Simply a Book Drunkard. Thank you so much! Sorry it’s taken me so long to actually answer your questions. Everyone go check out Milou’s blog, because it’s awesome.
I’ve actually done this award two times before, but it’s been a while. My favorite thing about this award is the fact that it’s different every time. Everyone comes up with such unique and fun questions.
Anyway, enough talk from me. Let’s get into it!
- 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 then 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
1. What are three of your favourite books you have read so far this year?
Only three? Gosh this is going to be a hard one. I’ve read some pretty amazing books this year, so it’s like choosing my favorite kid. Ugh, but if I must. These are in no particular order. I’m not ready to declare my absolute favorite yet!
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake — This is the first book that came to mind, because it was a recent mind blower. I originally picked it up because the premise sounded cool and I had heard people talking about it. I’ve recently gotten into YA Fantasy, so I figured I’d give it a go. The beginning was a bit slow, but once I got into it I could not put it down. It felt like this book was made for a reader like me, because it had so many favorite elements. There was a ton of characters, different POVs, romance, an interesting world, different kinds of strong female characters, and a complex plot with lots of twists. If any of this sounds interesting to you, I’d definitely recommend picking it up.
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson — I couldn’t construct a favorites list of 2017 without this book. Two different people recommended it to me, and I’m so glad that they did. It was all around excellent and had so many of my favorite elements. The characters were great, the plot was complex and interesting, the writing was superb, and the world building was incredible. Lots of people say that Sanderson is the master of world building and I can see why. Also, I loved all of the heist elements. It was just so good and I’m hoping to read the sequel soon!
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson — Picking this last book was hard, but I went with this one. It is my favorite contemporary book that I’ve read all year. This was the first book that I have read by Matson, but it has gotten me hooked on her writing. I loved that this wasn’t just a romance, but also about friendship and family. I found Andie super relatable, because I went through some of the same things as her in high school. While my father is not a senator, I was left home alone a lot and her friend group reminded me of mine. Usually, when I read a YA contemporary the main character is either a loner or only has two or three friends. It was super refreshing to see a friend group featured and be so much a part of the story. Plus there are cute dogs in this book. How can you go wrong with cute dogs?
2. Of which blog post are you the proudest?
I don’t know if I have a blog post that I’m extremely proud of. I really enjoyed Top Ten Books My Mom Thinks You Should Read because I got to collaborate with my mom. I like all my Top Ten Tuesday posts, and I’m proud I am able to think of ten books each time.
3. Oz, Neverland, Wonderland or Narnia?
I’ve got to go with Wonderland here, because I went through a huge Alice and Wonderland phase. It would be wrong of me to pick anything else, though Oz also sounds like a ton of fun.
4. What is the last picture you took on your phone?
The last picture I took was this god awful selfie.
5. Do you eat any snacks while reading?
Generally no. Sometimes I read while I eat lunch, but that’s not very often.
6. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Surprisingly this is a hard question, because I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my life. What can I say? I’m just a spontaneous, up for anything kind of person. Up there would have to be the time I broke into my friend’s apartment to prank him, and the time that my best friend and I decided to walk like 20 plus miles to a bus terminal, because we didn’t feel like paying for a hotel room. There were many stops at 24 hour coffee shops along the way. I should probably mention this happened in a foreign country. We’re idiots, we know. It was fun though.
7. Where do you live? Tell us some interesting fact about your city/country…
I live on Long Island with my parents, because NYC is expensive. I actually grew up on Long Island and feel ruined for life because of it. There is excellent bagels and pizza, and my house is 20 minutes from the beach and 40 minutes from one of the greatest cities in the world. What more could I want?
8. If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Global warming, especially after recent events. It makes me sad and confused that we are not doing more to protect our environment.
9. You get one trip in the Tardis, which historical event would you go and witness?
I’m not sure if this counts as an event, but I would love to experience the roaring 20s. It would be a good time in history to witness, and then I can jet back to the present before the Great Depression happens.
Another cool event I would like to witness would be the Battle of Yorktown which was the final battle in the American Revolution. It was such an important moment in history that changed everything. I get goosebumps every time I listen to “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” from Hamilton. Being there would and celebrating with the founding fathers sounds like an amazing experience.
10. You can recommend me one book, which is it?
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel because it was an extremely interesting book with a lot of layers and excellent writing. Also, I think it is a book that has a little bit in it for everyone. Everyone in my book club loved it and we all have different tastes in books.
11. What is your happiest memory?
I don’t have a single happiest memory, there are many moments in my life that I’ve been really happy. Sophmore and Junior year of both College and High School were really happy times in my life, so I’m going to go with that.
It’s time to nominate some awesome bloggers. I’m going to nominate my 11 most recent followers so that I can get to know you guys better.
- The Crow and Dagger
- Peaks and Pages
- Boston Book Reader
- Delphine the Babbler
- Books N All
- Cal’s Constant Raving Reviews
- Book Twins Reviews
- City of Novels
- Bookish Endeavors
- What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
- What fictional character would you want to be best friends with?
- Do you believe in ghosts?
- What are your favorite three books that you have read this year?
- What do you think about when you’re alone in a car?
- Who is your celebrity crush? If you don’t have one, feel free to tell me your book crush!
- If were to write an autobiography about your life, what would you call it?
- What is your favorite film?
- What are you currently binging on Netflix?
- If you could have a superpower, what ability would you want to have?
- Who inspires you?
If you’ve already done this award and don’t feel like doing it again, please feel free to ignore this and appreciate the love. Also, if I did not tag you but you want to answer my questions, consider yourself nominated! Ping me if you’ve done the tag so that I can read all of your wonderful answers.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you guys in another post soon!