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The Sunshine Blogger Award πŸŒž

Hello, friends! Today I’m posting much later than usual, but I’ve had a really great Saturday, so I’m not beating myself up over it. Yesterday, Sofii @ A Book a Thought (one of the nicest people I have met while blogging) tagged me in the Sunshine Blogger Award, and so I’m doing it!!!

🌞 R u l e s 🌞

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • 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 and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/blog

🌞 Questions from Sofii 🌞

I love the questions Sofii came up with!!! They were a lot of fun to try and find books for!

🌼 What book do you think would make the best video game? 🌼

I’m going with The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. This book has a really amazing cast of character and an even cooler setting. I feel like solving the puzzles and theiving around in 19th-century Paris would be absolutely amazing. Even though this novel wasn’t my favorite, I’d still play the videogame!

🌼 What was the first book you ever bought? 🌼

Oh man this is such a hard question! The first book series I remember buying a lot was Geronimo Stilton: Secret Agent. I devoured this series growing up, but I haven’t really heard anyone else talking about it. It’s all about Geronimo Stilton, a mouse journalist (who is also the biggest wimp), solving crimes. IT WAS AWESOME!

🌼 Let’s be honest: what is a series you know you will never finish? 🌼

Any Shadow Hunter series by Cassandra Clare!!! I loved The Infernal Devices but I really did not like The Mortal Instruments one. It felt so long and I just ended up losing interest. So knowing that there are a bunch more books out set in the same world is just… not for me.

🌼 Have you ever read a book in another language? 🌼

My mother tongue is Portuguese, so I’ve obviously read hundreds of books in Portuguese. Other than that (and English), I have never read a full book in another language! But just you wait… I really want to become fluent in Spanish, so I’m going to pick up a Spanish-language book in the near future. Recommendations more than welcomed!

🌼 Have you had any impulsive bookish purchases and then regretted it? 🌼

I hate spending money. I have to convince myself to spend money because I did something good lately. So fortunately I don’t impulsively buy many books! Most of the books I read are ebooks and I get them from the library.
BUT! I can say that I am a sucker for all the Penguin Classic editions. I go crazy and buy books I don’t want to read right that instant just because of how stunning they are!!! One time, I even bought a book as a duplicate without even knowing β€” and I still haven’t read it…

🌼 What do you think is the best solution for a reading slump? 🌼

I’m in a reading slump right now (SAVE ME!) so I wish I knew the solution. But I think that just waiting it out and trying a chapter here and there of several books helps. That and trying to not think of reading as a competition or an activity with goals.

🌼 Who is your favorite bookish character of all time? 🌼

THIS IS SO HARD!!! I really like Kvothe from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. He is such a strong and stubborn character with a mysterious background. I mean… How could you not love him?

🌼 Which book does everyone love but you hate/don’t like? 🌼

The Vegetarian by Han Kang seems to be loved by everyone. But I just can’t find it in my heart to like it… Maybe I read it at the wrong point of my life or maybe the English translation I read wasn’t the best, I just would rather forget I ever read that book.

🌼 Just your opinion: what is the worst book out there? 🌼

Colleen Hoover is one of my least favorite writers. And her book Maybe Someday is probably the worst book I have ever read. It is obnoxious, sexist, and a big ol’ melodramatic mess. Now, that book has a 4.13-star rating, so I’m clearly in the minority here.

🌼 If you could only read one author forever, who would that be? 🌼

I have to go with the most Rita answer ever: Rainbow Rowell. She is such a skilled writer with a KNACK for writing AMAZING couples! I could live off of any romance or contemporary novel she has to write.

🌼 Do you think you have any weird habits when reading? Or something that only you do? 🌼

I actually don’t have a great answer for this! I’m pretty average (*cries*) but I guess I’d have to say that I don’t focus well when I’m reading physical books. Ebooks and I are forever buddies!

🌞 My Questions 🌞

  • Have you ever read a book set in the place where you live?
  • Do you often read translated books (that is, a book not originally written in English and/or your mother tongue)?
  • What is your favorite book trope?
  • What genre will you *never* read?
  • Where do you get your books from?
  • Have you ever borrowed a book to a friend and then not gotten it back?
  • What stories/books did you grow up reading?
  • Be candid: what’s your most controversial book opinion?
  • Do you tend to read more female or male writers?
  • What is a fictional world you NEVER want to visit?
  • Choose a character to switch places with for a week!

🌞 T a g g i n g 🌞

It’s so hard to tag people! If you’ve already done this tag (or if my questions aren’t that interesting), that’s okay β€” you don’t need to do it!!! But even if I didn’t tag you and you want to answer my questions, be my gest!

13 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award πŸŒž

  1. OMG, I LOVE your answers, you’re so incredible and I love your blog so much πŸ’•
    I need to read The Gilded Wolves, it sounds VERY good!
    Well, as you should know my mother language is Spanish so I recommend a book that’s easy to read if you’re just starting, it is a fantasy/paranormal and is one of my favorite books is called El Encanto del Cuervo by Maria Martinez and also I recommend that if you have the possibility, would be great if you read a book that you have already read but in its Spanish version, it will be easier to understand 😊
    I hope you’re having an incredible month and thanks for making the tag, I loved it! 😍

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    1. Thank you for the rec!!! I just bough La Sombra del Viento because I remember reading the English version a looooong time ago but not really remembering the plot. And hey, I’m okay with a challenge πŸ™ˆ I hope you’ve had a great April too!

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  2. Thank you so much for the tag! We can’t wait to do it! I also love your answers! I agree with so many of them! I adored Geronimo Stilton growing up! Those books were so colorful and inviting! And I haven’t read Gilded Wolves yet, and to be honest at this point I’m a little nervous. 😬

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  3. Ah I loved reading your answers for this one SO much! I agree that The Gilded Wolves would make an incredible video game, I’d play that one, too πŸ™‚ and I need to read more of Rainbow Rowell’s books, you make me feel like I’m missing out a lot haha πŸ™‚

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  4. Thank you for tagging me! πŸ™‚ haha, I wish I had ever really read a book set where I live that wasn’t written by a local person. Books just don’t get written about this place! Too small I guess. And I guess I never read erotica, cause it’s just not for me. I mostly get my books from NetGalley and Edelweiss, to be honest xD and I’ve definitely not gotten back some books I loaned to friends :/ the worst bit is I don’t remember where one of them even is! And hell, I would never want to visit any world from any dystopia xD

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