WOW I’M LATE ON THIS ONE BUT I’M FINALLY GETTING TO IT!!!
*Note: I kinda picked some of my favorite questions from each to keep this post from being too long
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their post
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 in your post and/or on your blog
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
WOW! Ummmm I’d love to sit down and talk with Victoria Schwab about how she writes so many great books! She seems like such a nice person and I’d love to get writing tips from her!
What is one thing about you that someone would be surprised to know?
Don’t know if this is surprising but I’ve found some people give me weird look when I tell them— I like abandoned places and urban exploration! I love to learn the history of places, why they became abandoned, and seeing people explore the abandoned ruins. Side plug: if you’re also interested in a similar thing check out Bright Sun Films on Youtube! They have great abandoned videos with history and videos actually exploring sites. I love Disney history so their recent video on Discovery Island is one of my favorites.
If you starred in a reality TV show about your life, what would it be called?
Boring nerd girl struggles to juggle school and blogging while being forever single…
Wait! No, let me try that again… Smol potato tries to find the meaning of life while stuck in the trashiest state in the US…
Hmmm… I MEANT, FEARSOME DRAGON VAMPIRE FAE GOES ON AMAZING ADVENTURES!
^^^ Definitely that last one
What quote do you live by?
“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” From A Darker Shade of Magic. If you’ve seen my favorite quotes post, then you already know why I love this one. But, in short, it is a perfect description of the adventurous side of me and my love for travel.
Do you prefer to write in pen or pencil?
PEN ALL THE WAY! Idk I just rather scratch stuff out than erase. Unless I’m drawing, then I prefer pencil 😊
What do you hope to accomplish by book blogging? Do you have an ultimate goal, doing it just for fun, etc?
I want to just make bookish friends and discuss books! If I ever inspire someone to pick up a book because of my ramblings… that would make me the HAPPIEST potato! I also love being able to talk to authors!
What’s one thing you’d like to do before you die?
Backpack across Europe! I’d love to be able to leave the US and see more countries! I’d also love to travel to all Disney parks. And I want to swim across Bay Lake and sneak onto Discovery Island in Disney World and somehow not get eaten by alligators in the process… (<-Shhhh! Don’t tell Disney that)
Do you plan on going to college, are you currently in college, or have you graduated from college? If so, any tips? (Sorry, just a bit curious haha)
I’M GONNA BE A FRESHMAN THIS YEAR! I’m writing this on my second to last day before moving in. By the time this comes out, I’ll have been moved in for a week and classes will be starting tomorrow!
Have you met any authors?
I’ve actually met a few! Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs, Claudia Gray, Kiera Cass, Kiersten White, Veronica Scott, Veronica Rossi. I even met Sarah J Maas freshman year, back before I read any of her books!
SOME AUTHORS I’D LOVE TO MEET! Alexandra Bracken, Cassandra Clare, Neal Shusterman, Adam Silvera, VICTORIA SCHWAB!
OH! and Shannon A Thompson and Sierra Abrams (Ik they’re smaller authors but GET YOUR BUTTS TO LOUISIANA GOSH DARNIT!)
What’s your favorite animal?
A WEASEL! AKA my patronus!
DID YOU KNOW WEASELS DO WAR DANCES!
OH AND BATS! BATS ARE ADORABLE!
Second week in a row with a bat gif… YOUR WELCOME ANGELA!
If you could kidnap an author and have them write never ending books for you, who would you kidnap?
VICTORIA SCHWAB! She writes the most FABULOUS books and I want her to write books forever!!!
(But I would most definitely not kidnap an author and make her write books for me… pshhhh nahhhhh… I would neverrrr…)
If you could make on cover from a novel – the only cover you have for the rest of your books, which would it be?
THE ORIGINAL DIVINERS COVER! IT’S SO GORGEOUS AND NOW IT’S $40 ON AMAZON… CURSE YOU COVER CHANGES!
Guilty pleasure TV Show?
Any competition show. I actually enjoy putting The Next Food Network Star on in the background while I’m doing stuff. I don’t know, it just makes good background noise.
Oh, and Dance Moms. I know it’s a terrible completely staged show, but I love it! AND I JUST REALIZED THERE’S NEW EPISODES OUT! MUST WATCH!!!
What is one book you’d like every version of?
Probably Vicious by Victoria Schwab because it’s my favorite! Or I’d love all the many editions of the Harry Potter books! I have two editions but I want MORRREEEE! (But that’s expensive)
One type of bookish merch that you wish you could collect for each book?
So I’m not a big collector of merch/swag just because it usually ends up sitting on my shelf and never being used. I rather that stuff go to someone who will really cherish it. If I do get swag, I like bookmarks and more unique things like the trading cards that were released with Vicious (k I’ll stop talking about Victoria Schwab now… maybe… no promises 😊)
What is your favorite T.V. show?
I really love Daredevil on Netflix. The 13 Reasons Why Netflix show was pretty amazing. One of my favorites since I was little is Lost, which does get kinda meh towards the middle, but I still love it.
When did you start your blog?
THIS IS A SEMI LONG STORY! But basically, I used to have a bookstagram. I posted on there and saw people who had their own blogs and posted reviews. I began writing reviews and posting them on Instagram, until I eventually started a blog with blogger. Finally, in June, I switched to this current site on WordPress and I love it!
So, short answer, in June.
Besides reading and blogging, what are your other interests?
Other than the previously mentioned abandoned places, FLAGGING! I was on my high school color guard for three years and am now on a college guard so it’s safe to say that I love throwing a flag in the air.
Do you drink anything while you read?
Ummm water… or soda. That’s usually it. Nothing special.
Who are your favorite book bloggers or booktubers?
YEAH I CAN SPOTLIGHT SOME FABULOUS PEOPLE!
AND SO MANY MORE!
(I don’t really watch Booktubers… opps)
Do you have a pet? If so, what animal and what is their name?
I HAVE TWO DOGGIES! They’re both chiweenies and are usually called Girlweenie and Boyweenie around the house (but their names are actually Cheyenne and Lucky…) Cheyenne also goes by ‘demon puppy’ and ‘cray cray’. She’s sweet, unless she doesn’t know you… then she’s insane.
What are some simple pleasures you enjoy?
I’m a major introvert so I just love my alone time. Just sitting in my room with a good book and some music is one of my favorite ways to spend my time.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Either Broadway music (usually Dear Evan Hansen) or Bastille
What’s the most stereotypical thing people would say about your country?
Either that we’re all fat or that we’re sue happy. Both of these are 100% true!
What’s your favorite historical person?
Alexander Hamilton is pretty cool
(I’m pulling these nominations from a list I’ve compiled of people who like being tagged in things. If you’d like me to add you to that list, just tell me in the comments
If you end up doing the post, link it to me on Twitter or something! I’d love to read your answers!
Do you like Taylor Swift? (because I’m listening to her music right now and that’s all I cant think about… XD)
(I know we should stay positive but…) Are there any super popular books that you just CAN’T STAND?
Ever been to any book conventions? If not, are there any you’d like to go to?
Do you collect book/movie posters? What about other merch?
Do you prefer physical planners or digital ones? Or are you some crazy person who doesn’t need a planner? (TEACH ME YOUR WAYSSSS!)
(K these questions are too normal… I must ask something super random…) ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE BLASPHEMING PEOPLE WHO LIKE PIZZA WITH NO SAUCE? HOW DO YOU DO IT?
What would your dream house look like? (Did someone say a cold dark cave full of books?)
Name some underhyped books everyone should read!
Have you ever thrown a book across the room due to rage?
What’s one outfit from a book (or movie) you wish you could have?
ARE YOU SECRETLY A DRAGON IN DISGUISE?!