Yes you saw right, I got nominated ahhhh!!! 🤪🤗 First time being tagged, this brought so much light to my day. This award is really such an encouragement especially being a blogger newbie.
I’m eternally grateful to… my two nominators (is this a word haha?):
And also Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. Riddhi has many fun posts which I enjoy reading greatly, she even has her own blog meme/feature 🤩: Just Some Bibliophilic Things… I am so excited to participate in it this Saturday!
✨ What in the whole sky is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
(cherelle please stop with the corny puns)
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
✨ How does it work?
- Thank the blogger(s) 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 them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Now to to the creative questions!
🌻 Riddhi: When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging last month, the 12 of September of be exact! I dived into the world of book blogging because well I needed a place to
spam articulate all my thoughts on books and wanted to meet more bibliophiles, which I am happy to say that I have.
🌻 Ali: How did you come up with your blog title?
Hmm… it’s not that creative haha! All my life I have always identified as a “bookworm” but earlier this year I came across the term “bibliophile” which sounded fancy and describes me exactly. Thus, the title.
🌻 Riddhi: What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Everything. And I am not kidding. Though I have only blogged for a month, it’s given me so much joy in being able to share my thoughts
and rants and fangirling and definitely connect with other bloggers. Every Time someone comments I get so excited!
🌻 Ali: If you could have a sequel and/or prequel to any book, what book would it be for?
Oh my goodness I need this power! Okay I know I talk about Lovely War too much but yes I want a prequel revolving around what happened between the Greek gods!
🌻 Riddhi: What is your least favourite thing about blogging?
I think my least favourite would be those stats. I find that at times, I can be a bit fixated on views which shouldn’t be the case! The fact that people already take time to drop a like or a comment or even just view it is already amazing.
🌻 Ali: What do you listen to while you read, or do you prefer silence?
Silence. When I hear music, I just want to jam! 🎸
🌻 Riddhi: What are your hobbies besides blogging?
Well I love reading, if that wasn’t obvious. But I also enjoy listening to my favourite musical theatre soundtracks (LES MIS!! PHANTOM!! HAMILTON!! MISS SAIGON!! and also a new discovery thanks to Abby@ Beyond the Read: STARRY!!). 🎤
🌻 Ali: What book character would you want to be your best friend?
Too many. Summer from A Thousand Perfect Notes, she’s so sweet and cheerful! Or Iko from The Lunar Chronicles! Lili from The Alice Network would be epic too.
🌻 Riddhi: What would the title of your biography/biopic be?
Woahh imagine having a biography! Reading is the only interesting thing in my life haha so I guess I’ll go for the “book-breathing, babbling and bawling bibliophile” because I love alliteration! 📚
🌻 Ali: What is your favorite book to movie or TV show adaptation?
I’m such a pure breed, always believing the book is better so I hardly watch movies based on books! But Little Women was heartwarming. ❤
🌻 Riddhi: Some advice for people who have just started blogging?
I don’t know if I am even experienced enough! Just remember to write from your heart and visit other blogs. There are so many inspiring ones and don’t be scared to leave comments as they mean a ton.
🌻 Ali: What three books encompass who you are?
The War that Saved My Life (Kimberly Brubaker Bradley), All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr), Lovely War (Julie Berry) – yes I know I talk about these 2 wayy to much
🌻 Riddhi: Describe yourself in seven words? (Cause it’s the seventh question)
Riddhi, I love your question.
book, book, book, book bonkers + optimistically paranoid 🤠
🌻 Ali: What was your favorite book as a child?
ANYTHING that Enid Blyton wrote: Malory Towers, the Five Find-Outers, the Famous Five, the Secret Seven, all the short stories…
🌻 Riddhi: Dogs or Cats?
DOGGIEE. 🐕 Though the musical Cats is epic too, BECAUSE JELLICLES CAN AND JELLICLES DO BECAUSE JELLICLES DO AND JELLICLES CAN. 😺
🌻 Ali: What do you like doing on your free time other than reading?
Major musical theatre fan here as mentioned. I also enjoy playing the ukulele (thank you YouTube and Uketabs). (we need a ukulele emoji!!)
🌻 Riddhi: A TV show you can binge-watch forever?
Favourite movie will be A Dog’s Journey and A Dog’s Purpose. IT IS SO SWEET AND EMOTIONAL. I cried, yes I did. 🐕
🌻 Ali: What is your favorite music album? If you don’t have one, what is your favorite song?
LES MISERABLES THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CAST. And anything Disney.
🌻 Riddhi: A song you relate to? / A song you will never get tired of listening?
How does a Moment Last Forever by Celine Dion is so touching and hopeful. Even just reading the lyrics…*cue the tears* *sniff sniff* 🌹
🌻 Ali: What has been your biggest bookish blog accomplishment so far?
I think starting my blog was the biggest haha! However, I am also immensely astonished by the number of followers. Thank you guys. 🥰
🌻 Riddhi: Who is your favourite author?
The war starts again. Much betrayal sigh.
C.G Drews makes you cry like crazy. 😭
Anthony Doerr and Julie Berry carved a special place in my heart for historical fiction. 😍
Shannon Messenger makes me spend all my money on her longggg series. 📚
Kate Quinn takes away my sleep. 🛏️
And Marissa Meyer keeps me alive. 🤪
🌻 Ali: What’s your favorite post you have written so far?
This might be the one! Get To Know Ya Book Tag was also bliss.
With that, this ends my answers! Love the questions, shoutout to Ali And Riddhi again.
And now… I have the power…
- Alex @ The Scribe Owl
- Belle @ This Belle Reads Too
- Becca @ Toastie Books
- Eryn @ Love Your Shelf
- J @ The Midnight Book Blog
- Karen @ Twisted in Pages
- Linda @ Pages and Papers
- May @ Dreamer of Books and Coffee
- Rose @ Little Bird Book Blog
- Rujuta @ Ruju Takes The World
- Yhel @ Ended Up Reading (if you are interested when you’re back from hiatus)
✨ My Questions for you guys!
- Tell us a quirky fact about yourself.
- Why do you absolutely adore blogging? (I assume you do by the amount of passion in your posts)
- Stuck in the world of a historical fiction or fantasy? Any particular book?
- What 3 books encompass who you are?/ What is the greatest thing you’ve learnt from books?
- What are your other hobbies?
- A song/music album that you can belt out 40 hours a day?
- Favourite post you wrote?
- Full of snot, ugly-cry, paper-wetting, tissue-wasting book?
- Which book/movie character would you immediately be best buddies with?
- What do you not like about books? (treacherous if you dare to answer…)
- What is the biggest accomplishment in your life that you are willing to share?
If you guys don’t do awards or are not interested (we bloggers do have a million things to post!), that’s cool too!
✨ People I want to affirm but have already been nominated by others: (if you don’t mind doing double and answering my questions)
Abby @ Beyond the Read || Ali @ In the Lost and Found || Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal || Erin @ Eclectic Erin || Erin @ Rins Reads || Julia @ Stormy Reads YA || Krupali @ Musing of Souls || Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant || Nadia @ The Journeying Bibliophile || Nehal @ Books and Words || Riddhi @ Whispering Stories || Siena @ Booksophobia
(apologies if the links don’t work, please let me know – the amount of tabs were driving me slightly mad!)