Sunshine Blogger Award

21 Jan

I’ve been very fortunate over the past few months to be grace with a few different blog awards. Thank you all for letting me know you appreciate my blog, it’s very humbling. The first award I received was the Sunshine Blogger award from Rabbit Ears Production Blog. I’ve never received this award before and I’m very humbled. The second is The One Lovely Blog award from Alicia at The Cyborg Knight. I’ve received this one before so I’ll list the facts, but will not be nominating new winners.

I’ll start with the One Lovely Blog award. Here are the rules:


  • Thank the person who nominated you and included a link to their blog
  • List the rules and display the award
  • List 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

Seven facts about me:

  1. I graduated with a degree in Spanish. I try to read books in Spanish and watch movies in Spanish whenever I can because I don’t use it very often and I’m afraid I’ll lose the skill.
  2. I’m currently enrolled in an MBA program in Human Resources. I love it.
  3. I have two pet turtles, Marty and Jane. They don’t get along well because Marty bites.
  4. I’m a triathlete. I’m recovering from tendonitis now with a coach to help me, but I plan to compete again this summer.
  5. I’m afraid of feet. I think they’re absolutely disgusting and I change my socks whenever possible.
  6. My mom and I work in the same office. I love seeing her every day.
  7. I’m going to Florida next month only because I want to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m so excited to cross this off my bucket list.

Thanks again, Alicia!

The next award is the Sunshine Blogger award, which I’ve not received before. I’ve added the icon to my blog awards reel. Thanks so much again!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you
  • Answer the questions from your nominators.
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

What’s your favorite underrated book?
There have been a few I liked that others didn’t enjoy. Most recently, I can think of the two Beryl Bainbridge books I’ve read, The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress and Every Man for Himself.

What’s your favorite movie based off a book?
Harry Potter.

What do you like to eat or drink while you are reading?
I usually stick to tea though when my husband is out, I’ve been known to eat Kraft Mac & Cheese while reading.

Where do you like to read?
My favorite is in bed before going to sleep or when I wake up on the weekends.

When did you start your book blog?
I started in September 2013 and I haven’t stopped since.

What’s the scariest book you have ever read?
I read Josh Malerman’s Bird Box this October and it scare the pants off of me!

What’s the worst book you have ever read?
Many disagree but I absolutely hated Alice Hoffman’s The Ice Queen.

Have you heard of Rabbit Ears Productions before?
No, though I think you’ve participated in WWW Wednesday in the past.

What book would you like to read again?
I always love rereading Harry Potter.

Favorite childhood book?
Gosh, I didn’t reread a lot. I remember really enjoying Blueberries for Sal because I thought the bear was cute.

What other country do you want to travel to?
South Korea. I’d also like to go back to Scotland with my husband because it was a great place to travel and I think he would enjoy it.

So, time for me to nominate people. I’m going to base my nominations on those who are most active on my blog to thank them for networking with me. You all are nominated for both awards and can participate however you’d like to. I’m not going to nominate the full eleven so the six I have nominated should feel doubly special!

Makayla @ Random Reads
Yvo @ It’s All About Books
Michelle @ Sidereal Day
Claire @ Art and Soul
Emily @ A Keyboard and an Open Mind
Ali @ I Wuv Books

Their Questions:

  • What is the most recent book you read?
  • Why did you decide to follow my blog?
  • Do you write as well as read? What do you write?
  • Who inspired your love of reading?
  • Do you have a friend or group you talk about books with in person? Where did you find this group?
  • How many books did you read in 2015?
  • Do you have a favorite genre? Or do you prefer literary fiction?
  • How about historical fiction?
  • How many hours a week do you spend on your blog?
  • What’s your favorite part of blogging?
  • What can you reach out and touch now with your right hand?

Thanks again for the nominations and congrats to my nominees!

Until next time write on.


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12 Responses to “Sunshine Blogger Award”

  1. Claire | Art and Soul January 21, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

    The feet thing is more widespread than you might think 🙂 They don’t particularly bother men, but then I’ve never understood people who have a thing for them!

    My husband got me 5 books in Spanish (all by Eduardo Mendoza) when we were in Spain for New Year. I really must read them… 😦 I keep putting it off because I know I can read at least 2 books in English in the same time it’ll take me to read one in Spanish and my TBR is getting out of control.

    Thank you for nominating me – I do feel doubly special 🙂 Even though I’m really rubbish at doing tags and awards, it’s always so lovely when someone takes the time to think of you and nominate you.

    I already have both these awards, so I’m not sure I’ll do them again. But I really like your questions, so I’m going to save the nomination just in case 🙂

    ¡Muchas gracias de nuevo!


    • Sam January 21, 2016 at 12:03 PM #

      No pasa nada, amiga! Good luck reading in Spanish. It always takes longer but is so rewarding when you finish one. Thank you for being such an active and awesome blogger!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. rabbitearsblog January 21, 2016 at 12:50 PM #

    Ooh! Thanks for answering my questions!


  3. Yvo January 21, 2016 at 1:06 PM #

    Thanks again for nominating me! I’m not sure I will have time for a full post, but I will answer your questions in my sunday post. 🙂 I also have a degree in Spanish by the way! And even though I practically use it 24/7 living in Argentina and all, I still should start reading more books in Spanish because I feel my ‘formal’ knowledge of the language is slipping.


    • Sam January 21, 2016 at 1:09 PM #

      I wish I had a way to use my language skills more. I’m so afraid of losing them. Reading is a big help. Thanks for blogging!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo January 21, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

        Both reading and watching TV really helps a lot; I actually read mostly English books to not lose those skills. And likewise! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  4. jabrush1213 January 23, 2016 at 2:24 PM #

    Congrats on the award



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