It looks like the Sunshine Blogger Award is making the rounds again. Could the, um, actual sunshine come out, too? *clears throat politely* Thank you Charlotte, Tyr Carter, Alex, and Siobhan for nominating Mandy and I.
Why not spread some sunshine over on their blogs before you check out our answers? Just CTRL+click on each of their names, pop over to their blog home page, and leave a comment on a post you like. ❤️
After this post was made (and before it was scheduled to go live) we were nominated again. Thank you Sofii!
- 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 write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules.
*since 4 bloggers nominated us, I will be choosing 11 questions out of the, ahem, 44
WHO ARE YOUR AUTO-BUY AUTHORS? (siobhan)
MANDY: Simone St. James, Elizabeth Acevedo, and…I think that’s about it. Even with my favorite authors, I tend to get picky, so I don’t always pick it up.
SHA: Renee Ahdieh. That’s about it. I usually shop by synopsis not author.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK GENRE NOW, AND WAS IT DIFFERENT 5 YEARS AGO? (alex)
MANDY: Ummmmm, hmm. I would say probably contemporary now, and it was probably mystery that was my favorite back then. I still love mystery, but I’ve really expanded and don’t get to it as much as I normally do.
SHA: Right now, it’s fantasy with occasional shifts towards contemporary. But five years ago *checks calendar* oh yep, we were deep into vampires then. Paranormal. (Actually, still fantasy, but I added a few years to make this more interesting.)
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK TO SERIES ADAPTATION? (charlotte)
MANDY: I don’t think I do? I can’t think of one that I’ve read and then really enjoyed. Hmm. I’m still going to keep going.
SHA: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW FAVOURITE TV SHOW? (siobhan)
MANDY: I’ve been watching a lot of fantastic ones with stuck at home. Three that I loved was Veep, The Outsider, and Disney Fairytale Weddings. All of them were brilliant!
SHA: All Rise. Watching an Black woman power-walking to the front of a courthouse (because she’s a judge) in a well-pressed suit and heels to bang her gavel and silence bickering men (lawyers *eye roll*). Oh yes.
WHAT SUPERNATURAL CREATURE DO YOU THINK WE NEED TO SEE MORE OF IN FICTION? (charlotte)
MANDY: Can I say Bigfoot? I always love me some Bigfoot.
SHA: Witches! I want witches! *stomps feet*
WHAT AUTHOR WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE BOOKS FROM? (charlotte)
MANDY: Mason Deaver! I’m waiting for their next book in so much anticipation.
SHA: Um, Renee Ahdieh?
NETFLIX OR HULU? (tyr)
MANDY: Both. But if I had to choose, Netflix gives more of a variety…but I do enjoy some Hulu things, for sure.
SHA: I don’t even think I’ve seen an advert for Hulu before. It has to be Netflix for me.
WHAT IS YOUR PERFECT BLOGGING SETTING? (alex)
MANDY: Curled up on the couch with music playing hat brings on the energy.
SHA: Okay, picture this. The window is open, letting in a warm breeze. It’s 30 degrees outside (Celsius). Mid-afternoon. Yes, I want to be outside soaking in the sun, but the beautiful weather invigorates me as I throw an overabundance of exclamation marks into my newest blog post. (and them remove too many and sound like I’m writing an essay, oh well.)
COKE OR PEPSI? (tyr)
MANDY: I don’t think soda, but if I have to, Pepsi.
SHA: Neither. I don’t drink soda, coffee, or tea. Or alcohol. Feel free to take the next five minutes to ponder, “But then what does she drink? How does she have fun?” It’s okay. I’m okay.
HOW MANY BOOK SERIES HAVE YOU STARTED BUT HAVEN’T FINISHED? (alex)
MANDY: Does this include book 1 books that I started, didn’t enjoy, and gave up? Because I think we might be here all day. I did try to combat this earlier this year with the Complete a Series or Two Challenge.
SHA: Oh no. I can’t bring this number up in polite company.
WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING? (tyr)
MANDY: My friend and I discovered the book world, and I couldn’t stop thinking about how I wanted to be a part of the community and that I had to take part of it somehow since it looked so amazingly.
SHA: Because I wanted to create something positive in the world. I hope I am still doing that. (:
1. Something you’ve always wanted to try.
2. An app you use every day (not social media).
3. A food you can’t stand.
4. Did you ever have braces?
5. A piece of clothing/accessory you shop for the most.
6. Do you prefer the heat or the cold?
7. Where did you inherit your love of reading from?
8. If you could have an exotic animal as a best friend, which animal would it be?
9. You have ten hours to spend a million dollars. What do you do?
10. An author whose books you could read over and over.
11. Your favourite blog post (by yourself).
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