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The Sunshine Blogger Award

When I first saw the name of this it made me so happy! The world could definitely use some sunshine right about now. Figuratively, because in real life it still feels like summer and I’m constantly melting while stuck inside my house. 

Thank you so much to Sophie who nominated me for this award! If you haven’t already, go check out her blog. She’s an amazing blogger who is also currently writing a book.

The Rules
  • 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 and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post/or on your blog.
If the situation becomes dire and you have to trade away your precious books in exchange for food, and you can only choose 5 books from your TBR to keep, which books would you choose?

Ouch, already starting with a difficult one. I feel like I’d be most likely to keep old favorites, but to answer your question I’d probably keep 5-stars reads predictions: 

  • Daisy Jones and The Six
  • The Starless Sea
  • A Darker Shade of Magic
  • Sorcery of Thornes
  • A Discovery of Witches
If you can only choose 5 books to re-read, which books would you choose?

Again, hard choices. I’d go with some of my favorites:

  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
  • Clockwork Princess
  • The Last Olympian
  • Red, White and Royal Blue
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
What food can you never get tired of eating?

Potato GIFs | Tenor

Potatoes. Just, any way you cook it, it turns out delicious and I’m positive I could live solely on potatoes and never get bored. 

What is your favorite thing to do in the comfort of your home, other than reading and blogging?

Lately, I’ve been loving to do some crochet. I’m fairly new to it still, but I’ve been trying to make a sweater and it’s so much fun to see it slowly (veeery slowly) come together. Also, playing with my pets and tending to my plants (there are a lot of both of them). 

What are your thoughts about exercising inside the house?

I actually really like it. I can get very self-conscious while exercising around other people so I usually work out from my house anyway. I love doing yoga, but we’re fortunate enough to also have a treadmill so I can run as much as I like. 

If you wake up tomorrow and realize that your life up until now has been a dream and that you are in fact have been living in a different country or fictional world your entire life, what country/fictional world do you want to wake up in?

Hogwarts harry potter GIF - Find on GIFER

I know this is the most common answer ever, but for sure I’d love to live in the Wizarding World. I’d totally be a Hogwarts teacher so I’d never even have to leave the castle. The perfect life-plan. 

Which pet (real or fictional) would you choose to be your self-isolation companion?

There are so many fictional pets I could choose from, but I’d never trade my real-life pets for anything else in all the worlds. They are amazing and they have been making me so happy while I’ve been isolating. I have a dog, 2 cats, 2 turtles, and my sisters’ 2 budgies + 2 axolotls are also very cute and make me smile. So yeah, we have a mini-zoo and it’s the best thing ever. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. 

Takeout or home cooking?

Home cooking all the way. Not only does it make me feel better, it’s also a great way to spend time with your family or listening to music/audiobooks/podcasts/etc. 

Favorite social media platform?

Instagram for sure. I really like to see what other people are posting on Twitter but I never write anything, it’s very intimidating. Instagram feels more like a close community and I always get so inspired by all the amazing photos. 

TV shows or movies?

Both is Good - Reaction GIFs

Can I say both? Movies can be so great, and they’re usually better at having a consistent plot & pace, but tv shows let you get to know the characters better and you spend so much time in that universe that you can’t help but get invested. So yeah, both are good. 

Do you binge-read books or read a bit at a time?

That depends. Sometimes I’m in the mood for binge-reading and I’ll finish a book in one sitting, or even get to an entire series in a matter of days. Other times, I don’t feel like reading much so I can only get a few pages in every day. I’m not very consistent with how much I read, but this year my goal is to read every single day so regardless of how many pages I can get to, I’ve been making progress every day since the year began. It’s pretty amazing. 

Oh wow, that was a long one. If you’ve come this far, thank you so much for reading! I know I’m supposed to nominate 11 people, but honestly, everyone I know in the blog-verse has already been nominated 🤷‍♀️ If you feel like it, please consider yourself nominated! 

Here are my questions:

  1. If you could only have 1 type of coffee/tea for the rest of your quarantine/self-isolation time, which one would it be?
  2. If you had to spend a month in quarantine with a fictional character, who would you choose and why?
  3. If you had to spend a month in isolation, alone, at a fictional place, where would you choose to be and why?
  4. The classical deserted island one, but quarantine style: you can only read 3 books during the whole time you’re in quarantine. Which ones do you pick? 
  5. Who/what is your favorite quarantine companion?
  6. You can only do one type of work out for the whole time you’re in quarantine, which work out do you choose?
  7. Youtube videos or tv shows?
  8. Instagram or Twitter?
  9. You can only read in one format for the rest of your life, which one would you prefer? (hardcover, paperback, ebooks, audiobooks)
  10. If you could magically learn any new ability/hobby, what would you choose? 
  11. You can only have one type of weather for the rest of your quarantine. What weather do you choose and why?

It was harder than expected to come up with those questions 😅

If you decide to answer them, please let me know so I can check out your answers!

Until next time, 

juli

11 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Hello Juli!
    I really liked reading all your answers!! Daisy Jones was a fun and speedy read for me so I hope that you will enjoy it. Being a Hogwarts teacher sounds like a solid life plan haha!! I would definitely apply for that job!
    That’s pretty cool that you guys have so many fun creatures around the house. I had to Google axolotl- it looks SO cute! Does he/she stay in a cage or tank or do you let them roam about? Do your pets all get along? Do they eat each other’s food? I have two dogs at home (they are super adorable!!) and they steal each other’s food all the time hahaha.
    I’ll take a stab at some of your questions- Running is an exercise that I could never get bored of. And if I were to choose to learn a new hobby magically, I think I would choose the violin because it is really hard to learn apparently haha 🙂
    Hoping that you stay safe and healthy!

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    1. Thank you so much 😆 I really enjoyed this tag! Axolotls are adorable tiny water-dragons: they can’t survive for long outside of water so they stay in their tank and swim around. They are very cute but rather rare, my sister is in vet school so she always has access to the most amazing animals. My pets are pretty good together, but if she can get away with it my dog will definitely try to steal some cat food 😅
      I also adore running! I really miss it 😔 but yoga has been very fun as well. That’s such a great idea, I’d also love to learn a musical instrument if I could. I’m terrible at it though 🙃

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      1. Aww I’m glad to learn more about axolotls. They sound so cute haha 🙂 That’s awesome that your sister is a vet. You probably learn a lot about animals from her!

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  2. It was so fun to read your answers to this tag! It’s actually so cool that your sisters own axolotls — I don’t know anyone who does. Also, home cooking! I’ve been making a lot of food at home and it’s been a total blast; the act of creating good food for my family makes me happy.
    Stay amazing! ❤

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    1. Thank you! The axolotls are so cute, they look like tiny water-dragons and I love staring at them swimming around ♥️ there’s been so much baking lately that I’m afraid by the end of quarantine I’ll have to roll out of my house 😂

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