Last week, Jayme over at Coffee, Crumbs & Books posted about her Sunshine Blogger Award (congratulations, by the way, Jayme!). She nominated me among a few others for this award as well, and I am stoked.
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by bloggers in recognition for inspiring positivity and creativity within the blogging community.
Here’s a secret: this is my absolute favorite award nomination that I’ve received. I’m always so thankful and happy to get nominated (especially because I think there’s something really great about other bloggers being the one to nominate you when they know what it takes to constantly create and put out content) but the Sunshine Blogger Award is one that I’ve coveted since I first read about it. I probably sound kind of over-dramatic right now, but here’s the thing: positivity and creativity are so important to me, and to be recognized for it is just really sweet to me. I know I’m rambling, but seriously, I’m really happy about this. Thank you so much for nominating me, Jayme!
- Write a post about your nomination and the award.
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog.
- Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo.
- List the rules within your blog post.
- Answer the eleven questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you in your post.
- Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.
1. When you read, do you need to have pure silence or do you have something playing in the background?
It actually doesn’t bother me at all either way! So long as someone isn’t trying to converse with me, I can completely block out sounds or sit comfortably in silence.
2. If you could meet any character from your favorite book and you had a day to spend with them, what would you want to spend your day doing?
This is actually really tricky because I have a hard time keeping one favorite book. I usually have a handful that I consider to be favorites, but for this I’ll just say that I would spend my time with Alaska from Looking for Alaska and I would honestly just want to hang out and talk about books and whatnot.
3. Did you have any other blog names you were considering before you finally decided on the one you have?
Actually, for quite some time at the beginning of this blog, my name was “Bookworm Brittany”. I really couldn’t explain to you why I didn’t like it, but it never felt right to me. I also like BrittanyTheBookFairy because I think it’s cool when people create new terms for book lovers. To be honest, I’m kind of tired of being called a worm… ya know? Fairies are 1000% better and I’d rather be a reading fairy than a reading worm. But regardless, I won’t be changing my name again. Just know that I’m not a bookworm, despite my old blog name. I’m a bookfairy instead.
4. What season do you feel you read the most in?
Spring. I really don’t know why, but I always fly through books around this time of the year. I don’t really like going outside (it’s hot and my skin is highly sensitive and burn like no one’s business) but I still feel like the atmosphere is just different somehow.
5. What is your favorite outdoor activity to do in the Spring/Summer?
I really truly do not have one. I hate public swimming (it’s like bathing with numerous other people and it makes me gag just to think about), the beach is too humid for me, and amusement parks give me literal headaches (everything gives me headaches since I have chronic migraines but I swear that amusement parks make it even worse).
6. What is your mantra for your life?
Hmm. I’m not sure that I have a single mantra really, but I try to live by, “It’s okay to put yourself first” and to other people I always say, “Do whatever you want so long as you are not hurting anyone”.
7. Is there a trope that you would give second chance?
No. I don’t hate all tropes, but if I’ve decided that I can’t stand one, then there’s really no going back for me.
8. What is your least favorite book from your favorite author?
I honestly don’t have a single favorite author, but the book that came to mind when I read this question was That Summer by Sarah Dessen. I love Dessen but oh my god that book was awful.
9. What is your top 3 favorite non-fiction books?
I only can think of one (I don’t read much non-fiction) and it’s We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union. I highly recommend the audiobook.
10. What is an ending of a book you were unsatisfied with and how would you want it rewritten? Make sure to add a ***spoiler alert***
I generally don’t hate endings but if I had to chose one, it would be the ending of The Hunger Games series. I don’t even know what I’d do differently, just not… that.
11. Do you think you’ll still be reading the same genre/tropes/authors 5 years from now?
Honestly, probably. I know I’m supposed to grow out of YA or whatever but I really like it. New adult is good sometimes but I just genuinely enjoy YA. I’ll be 27 by that point and I guess it’s possible that I’ll have moved on to the adult genre but I kind of doubt it.
My Questions for Nominees
- If, Universe forbid it, you were only able to keep five books and had to get rid of the rest, which five would you keep?
- What genre is your least favorite, and why?
- Are you a writer yourself, or just a reader?
- Do you have a favorite book-to-movie (or series) adaption?
- Do you know any lines of your favorite book/series by heart?
- Do you annotate your books?
- Out of all the ARCs you may have received, which has been your absolute favorite? If you don’t read ARCs, what are some you think you’d enjoy?
- On my shelves, my most common book cover color is black. What’s yours?
- Audiobooks, Ebooks, or physical books? Why?
- Do you think of yourself as creative?
- Finally, since this award is all about positivity, give your most positive, influential piece of advice for other bloggers.
Yes, I alphabetized the list. I like a little bit of order, OK??
Please don’t feel obligated to participate but know that I think that you are worthy of being reminded how creative & positive you are and that you’re doing great!!