Sunday, November 03, 2019

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD






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. 
The Rules:
  • 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.
4. What is the most inspiring book you have read?

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?
 
Narnia
 
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
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
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! 

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for tagging me. I was going to post about the upcoming winter election on Monday. I'll do this instead!

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    1. You are welcome. I approve of your decision!

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    2. I went and read it! You get the prize for coming in first. I should have added a giveaway from my crammed bookshelves as a prize.

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  2. congratulations, you deserve it!! don't know about the questiions tho my memory isn't that good anymore... tx for sticking my blog in there.... i know i like comments quite a bit but it's fun writing the blogs also

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    1. Thank you, Mudpuddle. You are so kind. Me, I live for the comments. I salute you for responding to all comments. That keeps the whole thing going, I think.

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  3. Hild is a stunning cover! I can see why you like so much! Congratulations!

    Thank you for nominating me <3

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  4. Thanks for the nomination! I will enjoy answering the questions.

    I see that Disoriental is your favorite book so far this year. I must give it a try.

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    1. Good, Brian! I look forward to reading your answers. Disoriental was an amazing look into different cultures and the immigrant experience. I hope you can check it out.

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  5. Great answers, Judy! It's nice that Jessica nominated you and that you have passed the baton. :-) I nominated once for an award but I guess you weren't into it. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Carmen. I remember you nominated me but I forget why I wasn't into it. Sorry.

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  6. Great answers, Judy! I would love to go to Narnia too! :-D

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    1. Wouldn't it be great if we could meet there?

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  7. You are so kind to think of me and I do appreciate the nomination. A few years ago, I got nominated for several of these awards, and I made the decision then that I wouldn't participate any more. I'm going to stick to that, although I find your questions very interesting. Also, I will be visiting all the other bloggers on the list. I have visited some of them before and even left comments for some but the comments were never published. (I'm looking at you "The Cue Card"!)

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    1. I am fine with your decision Dorothy. You could answer any of the questions you want to answer in a comment here if you like. My main intention in accepting the award was to bring us all more traffic. I myself am inclined to comment on blogs where the comments are published and answered. I don't know what happened with The Cue Card. My comments are always published there and she answers.

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    2. It's possible that they ended up in the Spam folder. It's happened to me on a few blogs in the last year.

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  8. I enjoyed reading your answers, Judy. It's been ages since I've done blogger awards, but I think it would be a nice change of pace to answer the questions. It will also be fun to visit the bloggers you've listed ... several are new to me. Thanks for thinking of me!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, JoAnn! This is the first time I have done this. It took a bit of time, I'll tell you that. I was happy to nominate you. You can just answer the questions on your blog and tag mine, if you don't mind.

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  9. Hi Judy: thanks for putting my name forward and I enjoyed knowing your answers. I will think on these questions. As for Dorothy ..... my site might have put her comments in some mid-earth hole where I didn't see them .... and can't find them. So I apologize to Dorothy ..... please come back

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    1. Wow, this is great. I feel like I am bringing estranged bloggers back together.

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  10. Loved reading your answers - I can not believe you have never been nominated before. You'd be right at the top of my list for anything like this and I am so glad we've found one another! Thank you so much for the nomination, I really appreciate it. It will take me a few days to get the post up, but truly, thank you!!

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    1. I think back when these nominations were quite widespread, I hardly had any followers. I am glad we found each other too! I was happy to nominate you. No rush on getting your post up. It took me 10 days to do mine!

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    2. Makes sense, I suppose. Now you have quite the busy little hive here!

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  11. I think I'd be hoping for immortality anyway, Judy, even if my TBR list wasn't 7,000+ and growing every day. :-)

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    1. I think all readers with huge TBRs should be granted an afterlife that includes libraries and bookstores!

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  13. Ooooh, thanks for nominating me! I was nominated once before, but I feel like I want to answer your questions, I'll see if I can find the time to do that!

    I'd love to visit Narnia with you :)

    Here's my older post: http://www.biteintobooks.com/2018/05/the-sunshine-blogger-award.html

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    1. Well your blog is special enough to be nominated two years in a row! I'd love to read your answers. And meet you in Narnia!

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  14. I really enjoyed reading your answers!! Narnia would be a fun place to visit. I like the cover for Hild too.

    Thank you for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I will work on a post as soon as I can.

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    1. You are welcome, Lisa. No rush but looking forward to your post.

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