Alright, let’s do this one last time. But like, for real. 😉
The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer nominated blog award that celebrates community love and positive energy. It’s a great opportunity to highlight those blogs dedicated to spreading sunshine and optimism. Once again, I am very grateful and humbled to have been nominated. This is my third nomination for this award which means so much to me – especially because Reading By Starlight celebrates uniqueness. I believe we always need more positive corners in this world. #spreadthelove.
Which brings me to the lovely Emma from A Few Chapters To Love. Emma is one of my favorite bookish people so please show her blog some love. Emma is the very definition of sunshine. I can always count on her to leave a lovely comment and I love fan-girling over books and ships with her. THANK YOU Emma for nominating me! *Sending hugs your way*. ❤
☆ Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
☆ Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated 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 and/or on your blog.
Where do you want to live? Do you think you will stay near where you grew up / where you are now?
I live in Melbourne Australia, Victoria’s vibrant, coastal capital. Since moving south, I’ve learned that Melbourne is the city of my heart. At this stage, I honestly can’t see myself living anywhere else. I love the coffee [
which practically comes straight from the gods in Melbourne], I love the city’s cultured, laid-back vibe and I love the roaring nightlife.
But, Melbourne aside [most livable city anyone?], I do have a soft spot for the Californian coast. I’d be lying if I said I’ve never thought of moving to Laguna Beach.
What is one thing you don’t have with you right now that you wish you did?
I’ve recently learned [during the bush fires this summer that ravaged Australia] that trivial things are easily replaced. What can’t be replaced is family. I’ve been living alone for the past year so I guess my wish would be for a family game night. Cards Against Humanity is always the way to go.
And I never lose.
What is your guilty pleasure book?
Gun to my head, the House of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast is my number one guilty pleasure. House of Night is such an underrated series, full of snarky banter and bickering, sexy vampyres and a cast of diverse characters. It’a a wild time but I live for the hi-jinks and general friendship drama.
Side note: remember when book trailers were a thing? #bringbackbooktrailers.
What is your horoscope today?
As if your sign weren’t ambitious enough, today’s Libra moon lights up your tenth house of career goals, lifting you up another rung on the ladder. Of course, you’ve got big intentions for the quarter—your competitive spirit wouldn’t have it any other way. But rather than overwhelming yourself by trying to achieve it all NOW, think in smaller bytes. What’s the most important thing you can do to move the needle this week? Get the momentum going there, and you’ll score a win to keep fuel in your tanks.AstroStyle.com
What is the craziest thing you and your friends have done together?
Okay, so last Christmas my work bestie and I, being obssessed with Frozen 2, got it in our heads that a duet of Let It Go during a karaoke party was the way to go. *Sighs*. Spoiler alert: it was not. And if our screeched rendition of Frozen wasn’t bad enough, after way too many drinks, we got up for an even worse delivery [who knew that was even possible???] of Bohemian Rhapsody. And there’s footage.
Basically, it was all down hill from “Galileo!“. *Face palm*. 😂
Current series that you are watching?
I’m currently low-key obsessed with Virgin River on Netflix. Criminally underrated, the series is heart-felt and wholesome with a Hallmark vibe. The ten-part series is set in the fictional sleepy town of Virgin River, located deep in the Californian redwoods. Mel Monroe, our series protagonist, is a nurse and midwife who runs away from her LA past to work at Virgin River’s small family practice. There she meets an eccentric cast of small-town characters and the seriously sexy
for an older guy Jack Sheridan, the town’s bar keep.
Have you seen the Witcher? (IF YES DO YOU LIKE TOSS A COIN TO YOUR WITCHER?!?!)
Nope. I haven’t seen The Witcher. I get it – Henry Cavil is Hot™ but I’m not really into the whole Game of Thrones thing and The Witcher is throwing that kind of vibe. Change my mind.
Have you had enough water today, my good friends?
HAHAHA *slaps knee, wipes tear*. 😂😂😂
I’m going to put a big ol’ NOPE on that one. I know, I Know – I’m unhealthy. I just hate the taste of water? I basically live off tea and coke. Again, see: unhealthy. I’m trying to be better at drinking water. It’s actually one of my goals for this week – true story.
What is your favorite flower?
I’m a classic red rose kind of girl.
Who is your least favorite YA heroine?
Oh YAS – here we go *cracks knuckels*.
Once again I whipping out Wintersong because as if I don’t already drag the actual heck out of this book enough. Anyway, if you disliked Bella Swan [which I didn’t btw] then feast your eyes on freaking Lisel. Urgh. Lisel is the “ugly” sister. She’s bland, dull, seriously insecure and annoying AF as she whines and whines about her “ugly” appearance. Lord give me strength. The girl does absolutely NOTHING to help herself until the Goblin King comes along. Not even a freaking drip of female empowerment to be found here.
Who is your favorite animal sidekick in YA?
Last month I would have said Fleetfoot but seriously guys – can we please talk about Syrinx, Bryce Quinlan’s chimera? I haven’t even finished Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood [68% and LOVING it] and already Syrinx is my favorite. Well, Syrinx and those freaking Otter messengers.
These lovely ladies are all about spreading sunshine but if I nominated you please don’t feel obligated – I know literally EVERYONE has participated in this award. No pressure. x
☆ What is your favorite Sarah J. Maas book and what makes it your favorite?
☆ Who is you’re favorite bookish sidekick?
☆ Create a quick, five song playlist for any book.
☆ Name a book and series you think is criminally underrated.
☆ Who’s your favorite superhero and why?
☆ Where is you’re dream holiday destination?
☆ You’re stranded on a deserted island, you have five characters with you. Who are they?
☆ Tea or coffee?
☆ What’s your favorite holiday destination and why?
☆ If you could save one character from their death in any Harry Potter book who would you save and why?
☆ What are you currently bingeing on Disney+?