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The Triple Sunshine Award! Thank you Elise, Anne and Katie <3

You might start thinking that I actually wait for people to give me three of the same awards, and only then post.

Well that’s not true!! πŸ˜€ It’s just that I have so much content scheduled, and so many reviews to post out, that before an opening appears, I have multiple rewards πŸ˜€ but I don’t mind!

So with this one, I got awarded by three lovely ladies – Elise @ Roaming Reader, Anne @ The Reading Life and Katie @ Katie Judges Books! Since I have so many questions, I have given myself the luxury of picking and choosing the most relevant ones, or bunching them up into one. Hope you don’t mind, and let’s go!

How do you deal with obnoxiously long TBRs? (Or are you one of those wizards without a 100+ book long TBR?)

I’m actually not one of those wizards, I wish I was! But I fall just under πŸ˜€ I set my goal at 100 this year,Β although I might be falling behind…

And I guess I deal with them as any other bookworm? #FAILmiserably

Your favorite authors and series?

It’s sooooo hard to pick favorite authors. Because for most of them, I have only ever read one book. So it’s hard to call them favorite, when you don’t really know any better? However, I really love books by Catherine Valente, Stephen King, Ben Aaronovitch… As for the books, here are the first books in the series I love soooo much:

The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past #1)Β Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1)Β Rivers of London (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #1)Β Red Rising (Red Rising #1)Β The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1)Β Deathless (Leningrad Diptych #1)

Have you seen any of your favorite authors in person?

Β 

What can I say. I live in a place which nobody visits!

How do you feel about audiobooks and ebooks?

That’s also relevant to the above question. Since nobody ever comes here, nobody also sells English books here, unless you order fromΒ far, far away. Which costs much more, cause our economy kind of sucks, and then there’s the shipping, and the waiting… So basically? I can only afford and get ebooks xD but that’s fine! I love my Kindle, and I get a lot of electronic ARCs. #WoesOfInternationalBlogger

What is the longest book you have read this year so far?

There’s an entire post about that! Maybe not for this year, rather in total – but here you go:

What do you think when people ask you to choose a favorite book?

YES. I actually hate that question so much! I feel like only a person who’s basically read 5 books in their lifetime could ask that. Seriously,Β I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of books – there’s no way I could just choose one! I wish people would understand that. It’s the most annoying bookish question to me ever. (the worst part is that when you fail to answer, they assume you don’t know your books after all!)

What do you do when you read a bad book? Or even when you do not finish it?

There was a related question about what I do if I am forced to read books… Well, I have to say – I’m never forced to read them! I always get to choose, thankfully. But sometimes a book turns out boring, so then I just try to blast through it with speed reading. I DNF only very rarely, but when and if I do – I still review without giving a star rating, usually. I think it’s important to give my friends the reasons why this book was so boring/horrible that I couldn’t even finish it.

How do you feel about books being adapted to series/movies?

Well, you probably know the answer to that one. Most movies will be adapted badly… Although, I have to say, it’s usually better with series. But in the end, I don’t watch almost any movies or series. I only have time for books.

Which book character do you want to meet the most? And if you could bring your fictional crush into our world, but they hate your guts, WOULD YOU DO IT!?

Okay, so he’s not originally from a book. But he’sΒ also from a book! I’ve read a lot of Doctor Who novels xD can you really blame me..? Also, I feel like if I could bring him into my world, maybe he wouldn’t even be so mad, cause TARDIS, right?

There was another question about being stuck on an island with only one fictional character to help me, but I think this question already answers that one too πŸ˜€

If you could have a pet from any novel, what pet would you have?

I feel like I’d love to haveΒ the Wyverary fromΒ The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.Β There was also a question about what I’d do with a pet dragon, if I had one – well, I would frolic, and travel, and possibly have an easier time making a camp fire!

WHAT HOGWARTS HOUSE ARE YOU IN?! (yes, that all caps was necessary)

(DO YOU LIKE TALKING IN PARENTHESIS AS MUCH AS I DO?)

(Haven’t you noticed? :D)

Who I tag:

Nicky @ Introverted Bookworm

Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger

Marta @ The Somewhere Library

Hope @ Amethyst Blue

You, if you want to!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. (or not 11…)
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

And my questions:

  1. Fantasy or scifi? Why?
  2. Do you always read alone, or sometimes with others?
  3. Hogwarts house!
  4. Do you have any weird hobbies, aside from reading? (it’s not a weird hobby, okay.)
  5. Did you watch Sailormoon as a kid? (I know… totally random.)
  6. Do you schedule your posts in advance?
  7. Have you ever been on a blogging hiatus, and if so – why?
  8. Your favorite [mythological or not] character from a book?
  9. Your favorite friendship from a book?
  10. Was there ever a story that you feel you’ll never forget the experience of reading? Which one?
  11. Do you like doing tags? πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoyed yet another tag! I don’t know, I usually enjoy those, so I hope you do too!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

37 thoughts on “The Triple Sunshine Award! Thank you Elise, Anne and Katie <3

    1. Yes, why πŸ˜€ you know why? I think because they know no better πŸ˜€ of because they have just read 3 books and for them it is easy to pick 1 good one out of the 3 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I think that’s why! Otherwise, you could think it’s just so they could torture us bookworms, lol.

  1. You’re a Hufflepuff? You must be a great finder! (I hope you’ve watched AVPM. If you haven’t, please do! )

    Phew, now that my obscure Harry Potter reference is out of the way, can I just say I LURVEEE this post? You have an awesome writing voice.

    1. Yup, I am totally a Hufflepuff πŸ™‚ you?

      I actually haven’t watched AVPM! I can’t say I knew what that was before you said it πŸ˜€ but I think I’ll have to check it out if you say it’s good πŸ™‚

      Awww thank you so much! I love your blog as well, so it’s so nice to hear you like reading me too. Have you read my posts that are ACTUALLY good? XD check out the category ‘Discussion’, there’s a category page on the menu at the top. Those are my pride, although there haven’t been that many yet xD

      And this is a great time to visit your blog as well, cause I’m sure you’ve written something cool recently yourself πŸ™‚

      1. Aww shucks! I hope you like A Very Potter Musical. It’s fun to watch. I’ll be sure to check out your discussion posts! I bet they’re kickass!

    1. YES and YES! Definitely read the Three Body Problem πŸ™‚ and don’t just QUIETLY tag yourself, please tag yourself as loud as you can πŸ˜€ and tell me when you do, cause I wanna read it!!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, a stock answer is a good idea. But it’s also problematic because they will only know like 20 classics, so if you say something else (which you almost surely will), they just blink sheepishly πŸ˜€

  2. I’ve just given up on having a TBR. Most of the world is my TBR, so what’s the point, really? (And yes, I talk in parentheses ALL THE TIME.)

    I’ve also jumped on the tag bandwagon and answered your questions. ;D

  3. I actually just started Red Rising, so I look forward to fangirling about it with you soon πŸ™‚
    And argh, I hate when people ask me about my favorite book! I always fall into a confused silence and it makes me feel like a failed bookworm when I can’t produced a simple answer right away… but, it’s not a simple question AT ALL! πŸ™‚

    1. Really? That’s great! How are your first impressions? I absolutely loved it, just completely not what I expected, and so much power in there.
      Yes, I know what you mean, I have that confused silence as well πŸ˜€ maybe we should just start replying “When you’ve read 500+ books, you can’t really pick a favorite?” πŸ˜€ it is the truth, after all.

    1. It was for me!! As for The Fifth Season – just don’t DNF right away (I know you!!!) It takes a while to take off. And read the glossary first! Without reading the glossary, you might be tempted to DNF πŸ˜€
      Also, thank you for such a wonderful comment on Ebil’s post xD hilarious. You rock!

      1. wth Evelina!!!??? you are messing up with my “perfect housewife” Saturday parody! Where I pretend to not blog all the time and do some work around the house! I HAD finished blogging. I HAD put the laptop away and I WAS supposed to be on my way to the basement to do laundry. And then my phone bleeps. “new reply to your comment” email comes in. And I read this comment! AND I GRIN BIG and then I sneak back to my desk t grab the laptop again LOL so you know me HUH???? LOL!!! that made me laugh! sad thing.. YOU DO! LOL I will do my very very very best not to DNF that book. Just because it’s you πŸ™‚ Now… straight to the washing machine. People around here are in dire need of clean socks πŸ™‚
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        1. πŸ˜€ I love your comments! Lol. Just for the sake of the chores you should totally answer comments on the phone! Seriously, that’s pretty much the only way I do it at all. Computer is for work and scheduling posts πŸ˜€
          Also. Did you know that on Saturday I cleaned half the house, the wardrobe, the three-day-dishes, all the while I was listening to a book, and got 53% through? πŸ˜€ you totally need to get into this whole listening thing. It has made me love my chores, to be honest πŸ˜€ just sayin’!
          Thanks for your lovely comments as always, you are amazing πŸ˜€

          1. Haha u r funny! I’ve been only doing audio books for the last 2 months

            I hate to type all my info in my iPhone where in my laptop is already in the catche memory
            But I just used my phone to reply to this

          2. I see xD I would miss print (er, I mean, Kindle xD) books though! Although audiobooks is just such a miracle. Do you read real audio books, or just a reading back app? I just listen to the robot voice xD

  4. Ooh, yes, I absolutely love Red Rising and Pierce Brown! I really can’t wait for Iron Gold; it’s going to be such a fantastic spin-off! I live in a state where most authors skip over, so I feel your pain! I usually have to travel to go meet any of my faves! I feel like I don’t watch too many adaptations either, mainly because I’m watching movies and TV shows not based off of books! XD

    1. Hey, at least you CAN travel to where they go xD I can’t travel to the US every time I want a signature πŸ˜€ haha! Which state is that, BTW?
      And for now, I am just hoping to receive my copy of Golden Son πŸ˜€ but eventually, I think I’ll want Iron Gold as well πŸ™‚ first things first xD
      Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

    1. Yay! Hopefully I won’t miss it πŸ™‚ if I don’t comment on your post, just give me a shoutout on Twitter πŸ˜€ I can get lost in things during the working week.

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