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Sunshine Blogger Award πŸ₯‡

Many thanks to Jenna, who tagged me in this EONS ago.

First off, enjoy my award!!

Lookit! Look at it!

Here are the OFFICIAL RULES:

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

SEEMS DIFFICULT, but I’ll do my best.

Now on to Jenna’s questions.

 

1. Have you ever read a book in another language?

I read a snippet of a classic French novel while bored in French class (that class didn’t move at my preferred pace.)

I don’t remember the title.

 

2. What is your best solution for a reading slump?

I usually pick up something I’ve read before and know I will enjoy, preferably something quick and/or fluffy, like a memoir or a romance.

You Know Me Well and Would You Rather? are perfect for slumps.

 

3. If you could only read one author forever, who would it be and why?

I DON’T KNOW.

I feel like it would have to be Maggie Stiefvater because I love so many of her books and I trust her to put out quality novels.

Call Down the Hawk

I keep forgetting about Call Down the Hawk, but it’s COMING SO SOON. 😱

 

4. Which book do you think would make the best video game?

I HAVEN’T READ IT YET, but I suspect Kill the Farm Boy would make for entertaining fantasy adventures.

Kill Farm

Without having read the book, I’m imagining a Crash Bandicoot-esque level where you have to ride a goat to safety.

Also, you and your goat have to escape a crumbling landscape and also boulders.

Maybe there are romance minigames? Those are my favorite.

 

5. If the place you lived in could only experience ONE season forever, which season would you choose?

That…is tough.

I’m lucky enough to live in a four-season climate and I enjoy the various seasons for different reasons.

I pick summer. In the Pacific Northwest, we get a good balance of sunny days and overcast snuggly days (now with fog!)

 

6. If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?

I would never want to be a cop or fight crime or battle negative stereotypes to uphold the law.

That said, I’d love to live in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Brooklyn-99-logo

Anything to be around Holt and Cheddar.

 

7. If you could INSTANTLY become an expert in something, what would it be?

I’d love to become an insta-linguist.

I understand decent amounts of French and Spanish and I’d love to be fluent in both.

Maybe Portuguese, too, while we’re at it.

 

8. If you were a member of a circus, what type of performer would you be?

Realism is hitting me RATHER HARD this morning.

Oy.

I have no circusable skills beyond a love of dogs.

I think I’d be a backstage dog handler. I’d feed all the puppies with bottles.

THAT’S my true dream. Future spouses, take note.

 

9. What’s your FAVORITE book to movie adaptation?

(I edited the spelling of “favorite” without thinking. America.)

Though I’ve since tried to reread it and been bored out of my mind, Little White Horse impacted my opinions on what belongs in fantasy literature.

horse

And that list obviously includes fashion! Romance! Cookies! Rabbits! Ponies! Religion! Centuries-long feuds! Crime! Dogs that turn into lions! Moms! French cooking! Sensible footwear!

The Secret of Moonacre desecrates this holy text with a qUeStIoNaBlE screenplay and it is AWESOME.

Secret of Moonacre

Everything about the film is SO WEIRD and enjoyable and perfect.

They kept the rabbit, because THAT was important.

At least one person throws themselves off a cliff and the climax turns into a Melancholia-style planetary destruction.

HAVE I MENTIONED TIM CURRY AS THE VILLAIN????

Moonacre
WHAT.

 

10. What type of literature do you prefer the most? Why (i.e. poetry, fiction standalone, fiction series, nonfiction standalone, nonfiction series, plays/dramas, short stories, etc.)?

These days I pick up memoirs almost automatically.

I like reading about others’ experiences in their unique voice.

I also learn a ton from memoirs, more than I ever expected.

Only exception: I don’t especially enjoy celebrity memoirs.

 

11. You are the main character in a novel – who’s your sidekick/partner in crime and why?

I’m very intense. I love to yell and opine and plan far in advance.

I would need a foil.

The best one I can think of is Yuki Sohma.

Yuki

The dude is polite, loves gardening, and represses his emotions.

Foil foil foil. Perceive the dissimilarities. PERCEIVE THEM.

 

I tag:

Witty Sarcastic Book Club | Lori’s Bookshelf Reads | Degenerate Reads | Fortunately, the book | Blunt Scissors Reviews | Tales of a Bibliophile| Brittany the Book Guru | Forever and Everly | Story and Somnomancy | Fictionally Sam | My World of Books

 

New questions:

1. Throw me your most unpopular pop culture opinion. (Example: I hate Rory Gilmore.)

2. Pick a book to represent each of the four seasons.

3. Pick a book that corresponds with each of the following elements: water, earth, air, fire.

4. Required reading: yay or nay?

5. Share your bestΒ Rise of SkywalkerΒ theory (or make a prediction about any franchise, bookish or otherwise, that interests you.)

6. How do you feel about true crime?

7. You are given license to replace one section of the bookstore with your favorite genre. Which section would you replace? What genre would you replace it with?

8. You are the side character in a novel. Would you rather be: a villain, a love interest, a mentor, or a sidekick?

9. What kind of weather do you find most helpful for your blogging?

10. Do you have any upcoming festivals or holidays you’re looking forward to?

11. It’s Friday Takeout Night. What kind of food do you order? (Go into as much detail as you would like.)

 

Yes…these are the questions. Have the most fun. Follow the rules. Make sure to tag me.

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Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

15 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award πŸ₯‡

    1. Thank YOU for the pretty award! It’s a very fun trainwreck of a film. Ioan Griffud is in it, as a possible selling point. (In case you are a Horatio Hornblower fan.)

      Hatori!!!! I love him and I can’t wait to see his beautiful self in the new anime. Shigure is so slippery but also hilarious. So many mixed feelings.

      Thanks!

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      1. He…is great. Either I idolize him too much or I ship him with myself, because NO ONE WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH for him in my eyes. (Except me, somehow? That makes sense.)

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