Tag / Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Suziey Bravo @ Of All the Books in All the Libraries for the nomination of the Sunshine Blogger Award. This award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. It’s always nice to know that people enjoy what you write on your blog. I certainly enjoy reading Suziey’s posts. Be sure to check them out!


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

Suziey’s Questions For Me:

1. Would you rather travel back in time and alter history or go to the future and find out how and when you die?
I guess I’d choose to travel back in time. But I don’t know if I’d try to alter history. I’m of the opinion that altering history might just bring about worse events. (I think I’ve seen too many movies!) But I’d like to go back in time and visit some of my favourite time periods. Regency or Victorian England would be my first stop.

2. Think of your favorite word. Recommend a book whose title corresponds with a letter in your favorite word. 
This was a hard one. I finally came up with the word “Ellicott”. I like how this word rolls off the tongue. [Edit: I just realized that I did a book for every letter. I don’t think I was supposed to do that. Anyway, I’ve decided to leave it. Consider the other books to be bonus recommendations!]

E – Ella Enchanted // by Gail Carson Levine

L – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe // by C.S. Lewis

L – Little Women // by Louisa May Alcott

I – Iggie’s House // by Judy Blume

C – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory // by Roald Dahl

O – On the Banks of Plum Creek // by Laura Ingalls Wilder

T – The Time Garden // by Edward Eager

T – Tuck Everlasting // by Natalie Babbitt

3. Who would win in an arm wrestling game, you or your best friend?
Hmmm… We’d probably start the arm wrestling match, then say, “Let’s have tea instead.” And we’d have tea. It’s a tie! Yay!

4. When was the last time you binge watched a show and what was it?
Lucy Worsley’s history presentations. From Jane Austen to the Russian Czars to the history of the British fascination with all things Murder. (Thank-you to one of my RL best friends for recommending Lucy!)

5. What place would you never ever want to visit?
Anyplace that has poisonous snakes, spiders, or other such creatures that live in the wild.

6. Have you met any celebrities before, and if so, who?
I haven’t really met any big celebrities. But I did once see Princess Diana. She was visiting Niagara Falls with her sons and they went on the Maid of the Mist (the boat that takes tourists to the falls). My friends and I stood at the top watching the boat. Of course, we couldn’t actually see them, but we waited patiently. Finally, the van carrying the royals drove up the hill and by the viewing platform where we were standing. My one friend screamed (she was the true royal fan among us). I had my little trusty camera (110 film!) and snapped a photo. Of course, I had to wait about a week to see if the photo turned out. It did! (I wish I could show it here, but unfortunately it’s not in my current location.) That’s my celebrity story. I saw Princess Diana for 2 seconds… through a viewfinder of a camera.

7.  Do you hear yanny or laurel? (Click here, listen to the audio recording, and then come back and write your answer)
I heard Laurel. Not sure what that means, though.

8. Is there anything you miss about your childhood?
I think I miss the carefree days. The days when I could spend hours reading and playing. (Although, my current life isn’t all that bad.)

9. What is your favorite music genre?
Probably classical music. But I also like musical theatre music. (Although I don’t really like Hamilton... Too hip-hoppy for me!)

10. What would be the title of your autobiography?
Here’s a Good Book… Then I’d spend the book trying to convince people to read good books. (I’m not sure what kind of autobiography THAT would be.)

11. What is the first/oldest memory you remember?
I have a memory from when I was probably three years old. There was a house my grandmother and I visited (some friends of hers). They had a “playhouse” under the stairs. I was in heaven! I have never been back to this house, but to this day I remember the joy I had playing there.

My Nominees:

Elza Kinde // Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf // Purely Olivia // MoMo @ Remnants of Wit // Rosi Hollinbeck // Norrie @ Reading Under the Blanket // Crimsonprose // Dani @ Perspective of a Writer // You!

*Note: Don’t feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t have the time or have done this one already. 

My Questions For You:

1. What book did you read over and over when you were a child? What did you like about it?

2. Have you ever written fanmail to an author (or other famous person)? Who? Did you  get a response?

3. You are driving across country with three fictional characters. Who’s driving? Who’s navigating? Who’s there just for the fun of it? Who’s always asking to stop to go to the bathroom? (Remember, you’re in the car, too!)

4. You’re a famous photographer and you have been commissioned to take a portrait of your favourite author. Who is it and why did you choose this author? (In this scenario, time does not matter. So, feel free to choose an author who is either dead or alive.)

5. Would you rather… your favourite author read their next book to you; OR dedicate it to you, where your name will forever be immortalized?

6. You’ve just been kidnapped by a notorious gang of (you guessed it) kidnappers! The members of the SWAT team sent in to rescue you are characters from the last book you read. Who is coming? (And is this a good thing?)

7. What is your favourite quote?

8. You walk into a room. There are three people in the room. Each person is a fictional character that you absolutely cannot stand. Who are these three characters?

9. What was your dream job as a kid? Is it anything like what you do now?

10. You are going to be exiled on a desert island for three months. What are three books you would take with you? (No need to worry about escaping/survival guides. This is a luxurious desert island. There’s just no internet or other such distractions.)

11. Who gave you your love of reading?

Tag! You’re it.


13 thoughts on “Tag / Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. I loved reading your answers to the questions! And thank you so much for the nomination, I really appreciate it. However, my blog is award-free because I don’t have much time for blogging and I prefer to spend it on producing my own content, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to do a post answering all your questions. (It’s a pity, though, because they look like fun!)

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    • No problem! I completely understand not wanting to clutter up your blog with tags. (I’ve decided to keep tags on my blog at a minimum as well. Because I don’t want my blog to be about the tags.)

      If you would really like to answer the questions, feel free to do it here in the comment section. 🙂

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  2. Yay you did it! Thanks for participating! 😀

    I hear laurel too lol. But two others have said they hear yanny lmao. It’s funny how we hear different things from the same recording.

    And you did the book recommendations correctly! One book for each letter lol. Now I have a couple to add on to my TBR.

    Princess Diana?! Omg that’s amazing!!! ❤

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  3. Hi Maria, I’m flattered, honoured, and basically gobsmacked to be nominated for this Sunshine Blogger Award. And I am tempted to answer those questions. But right at the moment I’m unable to take on the additional work. Regrets etc. And many thanks

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  4. Pingback: The Sunshine Blogger Award // Annoying Characters, Life-Changing Books, & More – Purely Olivia

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