Something a little different today. A week or so I was nominated for this award by Jessica at The Bookworm Chronicles. In all my 14 years of blogging I have never had such an honor. The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. I didn't know that I spread sunshine to the blogging community but I do try to be creative, positive and inspiring, so I thank Jessica for including me is such company.
Now I am required to nominate others and do some additional steps.
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write for them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Here are my answers to Jessica's 11 questions:
1. What is your favorite childhood book?
I had so many favorite childhood books and I read them over and over. I read Little Women so many times I had the whole first page memorized so that must have been my favorite then.
2. Who is your book crush?
I don't usually think about having a crush on a character but I want to answer the question. I suppose the most recent character to whom I felt attracted would be the Frost King (Morozko) in Katherine Arden's Winternight Trilogy. I still have one book to go and there is a chance he will let both me and Vasya, the main character, down in the end.
3. What is your favorite book cover?
No problem with this question. Hild by Nicola Griffith.
Again, Hild for fiction. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir for nonfiction, because a woman was smart and fearless enough to figure out all she did about being a woman who was free.
5. Who is the character you most love to hate?
I love to hate the bad people in the crime/mystery books I read and can't wait to see them get what they deserve!
6. What is your favorite adaptation of a book?
Plenty of these too but most recently The Goldfinch movie.
7. How many books do you have on your "to-be-read"?
Too many to count. If I did count them I would start would start wishing for immortality!
8. What bookish setting would you like to visit?
9. Who is your favorite author?
I have a top three: Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.
10. What is your favorite book series?
Current favorites are by Sara Paretsky (have read all of hers), Nevada Barr and Daniel Silva. These are all crime thrillers and the bad people always get what they deserve-:)
11. What has been the best book you have read so far this year?
This is why I do a Top 25 at the end of each year but I must say that the book that surprised me the most is Disoriental by Negar Djavadi.
Now for my nominations. This is the coolest part because I can introduce bloggers I admire and hope they will get new followers. All of you inspire me in many ways. If you don't wish to nominate others, or answer my questions for you, that is totally cool.
1 Dorothy at The Nature of Things
2 Susan at The Cue Card
3 Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea
4 Lisa at Captivated Reader
5 Brian at Babbling Books
6 CyberKitten at Seeking A Little Truth
7 mudpuddle at Mudpuddle Soup
8 Carrie at Butterfly Reader
9 Esther at Bite Into Books
10 Sarah at All the Blog Names Are Taken
11 JoAnn at Gulfside Musing
Here are my questions for you:
1 How did you get started blogging?
2 What do you enjoy most about being a book blogger?
3 How long have you kept your blog going?
4 Would you say you have a philosophy behind your blog? If yes, please say what it is.
5 What genres do you enjoy reading the most?
6 Who are your top 3 favorite authors?
7 Do you also attend reading groups? If yes, how many?
8 If you could invite a few authors over for dinner who would they be-even if you had to resurrect some from the dead?
9 How do you find the books you want to read?
10 Do you think authors today are as good as those from earlier years? Better? Worse? Why?11 Name a few of the best books you have read this year.
I hope you all enjoyed this diversion today!