The Sunshine Bloggers Award is a community award where bloggers nominate other bloggers who bring positivity to the community, so I was delighted to get named by Alex over at Spells and Spaceships. Thank you!
You can check out his answers and blog over here.
Anyway, how does this all work? Well the rules are:
· Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
· Answer the 11 questions prompted 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.
And now to the good bit, the questions! Alex asked some great ones, in my opinion, so here goes:
1. What historical period would you like to see a novel set in?
I’ve always loved reading about ancient history, especially Greek and Roman history, but they have been done a million times by a tonne of authors. So, I’ll add a little tweak: I haven’t seen many books set during the early Roman period with characters from a Carthaginian POV. Books set in the Punic wars would be pretty cool, I reckon.
2. Could a fiction book ever make you cry, or be genuinely frightened; which was the last one that did if so?
It doesn’t happen very often, but I do occasionally cry when reading. The last one was a few years ago with The Book Thief. As for frightened, I can’t really say as I don’t read much horror.
3. Describe what your perfect reading getaway would be.
The Alps. A little log cabin maybe. On the outskirts of a small town, so I can pop in and get some dinner. Got to eat too. I’d just spend my days reading, hiking and eating. Would be perfect for a few days.
4. When you tell yourself you should be reading but don’t, what tends to steal your reading time?
Social media is the one that ‘steals’ time, definitely. I don’t mind if I am doing something more productive, but I sometimes find myself frustrated that I spent half an hour on Twitter when I could have been reading.
5. What is your favourite thing about the reading/blogging community?
Just the fact that it shows there are loads of people who are hugely passionate about books and want to share that love, whatever the genre.
6. What is your least favourite thing about the reading/blogging community?
All the drama, judgement and people who act like gatekeepers. Honestly, it seems like there is some form of drama each week! Honestly, the witch hunts that occur on Book Twitter are embarrassing sometimes.
7. Name a book that needs to be made into a TV show or movie.
There are so many! Just looking at my bookshelf, one that would be interesting to see is The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale. It is a book filled with fairy tale qualities set during WWI and I think the right director could make it a bit of a cult classic, kind of like Pan’s Labyrinth. That is the tone I would go for with it, anyway.
In an act of shameless self-promotion, here is my review for it from a year or so back.
8. How often do you make use of the block or mute buttons? 😉
I can actually say never here! I haven’t blocked or muted anyone on Twitter at all. If I don’t want to read what someone has to say, I generally just unfollow them instead.
9. What is your go-to drink when reading?
Tea. Love to fulfil the British stereotype and drink way too much tea each day.
10. If you had the option to magically know everything that happens in some of your unread books, would you take advantage?
Nope. Nope, and another nope. Why would I want to deprive myself of the fun of discovering a story?
11. How well do you care for your books; are you a librarian or a chaos reader?
I think I’m pretty good at looking after them. I won’t say I’m obsessive or anything about them, but books are one of those things that last forever if you show them a little care.
Now it’s my turn to ask the questions! Mwahaha!
- If you could live in any book universe, which one would you choose?
2. Us bloggers always seem to talk about fiction, so I’ll change it up. What is your favourite non-fiction genre?
3. Are there any genres you have no interest in reading?
4. What is your favourite way to read? Physical book? E-book? Audiobook?
5. What was the last book you didn’t finish and why?
6. What was the last book that was a pleasant surprise for you?
7. If you could invite three characters from any books you have read for dinner, who would you invite?
8. Reading requires energy, so which snack do you enjoy the most when getting lost in a book?
9. If it wasn’t reading and books, what else would you blog about?
10. Do you read one book at a time? Or multiple books?
11. Have you got any auto-buy authors?
Now for the really hard part, choosing and tagging 11 new bloggers. There are so many of you that are great!
1. Alexandra at Whimsy Pages
2. Sam at The Book In Hand
3. Joe at Black Sail Books
5. Dean at Book Vagabond
6. Alex at Martian Chronicle
7. Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek
8. David at FanFiAddict
9. Beth at Before We Go Blog
10. Lucy at Lucy’s Novel Purpose
11. Ollie at Infinite Speculation
So, there you go. I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Oh, and I am sorry if any of the bloggers tagged have already been tagged!