Sunshine Blogger Award
Hi Bookworms and Bibliophiles,
I’m breaking the mold a little bit with today’s post.
Yesterday, I was nominated by my fellow blogger and friend Misty and Misty’s Book Space for the Sunshine Blogger Award!
Believe me, my response was very much like
I’m still very new to WordPress (April 2019), so I am super honored to be nominated.
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
– Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
– Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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/or on your blog.
What was the last book you strongly disliked?
Actually, it wasn’t too long ago that this happened. My most recent book breakup was with Dark Place by Gillian Flynn.
You can find my review here, but overall I felt that Gillian Flynn tried so hard to make unlikeable characters that she succeeded, maybe too well in my case.
I just couldn’t get behind the main character and her struggles. I prefer at least a few redeeming qualities in characters or it’s a big struggle for me to read a book.
How does your star rating system work for your reviews (if you use one)?
I basically use the GoodReads model of rating, only I use half stars in my ratings when appropriate.
5 stars: LOVED IT! Give me more! Gimme, gimme, gimme!
4 stars: Yeah, it was entertaining and fun. Good job!
3 stars: It was alright, but I had some issues.
2 stars: Um, what did I just read? Didn’t have a lot of fun.
1 stars: *kicks book into the stratosphere* And don’t come back! (sarcasm obviously. I respect my books!)
DNF’s: I don’t DNF often, but those I do don’t get a rating since I didn’t finish to completion.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?
Well first things first, I’m lactose intolerant, so that cheese better be dairy-free. But after that, I’m a simple guy. I like pepperoni or some kind of meat topping.
No pineapples or veggies! Blech!
Would you rather read a great plot with mediocre characters, or a boring plot with amazing characters?
Aw, man. Can I say neither?
Alright fine, if I have to choose, it’d be a great plot with mediocre characters. Character-based stories tend to bug me a little bit.
How many books are you currently reading, and which one is your favorite so far?
I only read one book at a time so I can give it my full attention.
Right now I’m reading The Institute by Stephen King. So far I’d probably rate it a 4-4.5/5. It most likely won’t be a 5-star to be honest.
What was the last book review you posted?
The last book review I posted was for The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz.
Great book, and I can’t wait to read more of his works!
You can check out my review here if you like.
Do you prefer MG, YA, NA, or adult books?
In general I switch between YA and adult books. It used to be about 50/50, but nowadays it’s more like 75% YA and 25% adult books, or at least it feels that way.
Is there a popular author you’re NOT interested in reading anything by? (Elaborate if you’re comfortable doing so!)
Happy to oblige. I will not read JK Rowling’s works.
Go ahead, throw those tomatoes!
I just never got into Harry Potter, and I strongly dislike people telling me what to read (and of course EVERYONE screams for Harry Potter), so I refuse to read any of her stuff.
Does it make sense? Maybe not, but I will read what I want to when I want to.
What marginalized rep would you most strongly like to see more of in books?
Personally, I would like to see more LGBT characters in books across the board. It’s sad that books have to be labelled LGBT at all, really.
Why can’t we just include gay characters to the extent that it’s not a big deal anymore?
Do you listen to music while reading?
Only ambient music (no words). I tend to default towards thunderstorm sounds or light rain (yes, I’m a pluviophile!), but enjoy an autumn wind or maybe something more mysterious or foreboding from time to time.
Do you prefer book twitter or bookstagram?
Um, neither? I use GoodReads, Facebook, and Tumblr.
But if I had to choose, hands down it would be Bookstagram. Who doesn’t love a good book photo?
No pressure to repost if you are chosen, just wanting to share the love!
Sorry, I don’t have time to create new questions, so I’ll leave that up to whoever picks this up!
- What was the last book you strongly disliked?
- How does your star rating system work for your reviews (if you use one)?
- What are your favorite pizza toppings?
- Would you rather read a great plot with mediocre characters, or a boring plot with amazing characters?
- How many books are you currently reading, and which one is your favorite so far?
- What was the last book review you posted?
- Do you prefer MG, YA, NA, or adult books?
- Is there a popular author you’re NOT interested in reading anything by? (Elaborate if you’re comfortable doing so!)
- What marginalized rep would you most strongly like to see more of in books?
- Do you listen to music while reading?
- Do you prefer book twitter or bookstagram?
That’s a Wrap!
Alrighty, folks, that’s it for this post! I hope you found this little detour from the usual fun!
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