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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?

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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.

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Marta Pascual PΓ©rez
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Thank you so much for tagging me!!
This tag is actually really cool. And I am also a Hufflepuff.

Sim @ Flipping Thru the Pages
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Haha, I loved your answers I have a never ending TBR too seriously that question though- “your favourite book?” I mean why people even ask that anymore?

Nicky Guerrero
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Thank you so much for the tag! I love reading posts like this so participating is super fun

Shruti
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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.

Anna Pittman
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Ooo this is a cool tag! I might quietly tag myself and answer the questions πŸ˜‰ Also a friend of mine highly recommend to me The Three Body Problem and you just reminded me I need to get around to reading it!

Brian Joseph
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Congratulations on the Sunshine Award!

Favorite book questions are so often asked of bookish folks. You are not alone in your dislike of that question! I have actually been thinking of a stock answer that I can give people.

I also have come to love ebooks.

Lyse
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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

Laura Thomas
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I’m a Hufflepuff too! Congrats on your awards. It was fun to read your answers.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I had a lot of fun reading your answer. I could never pick a favorite book or even a favorite author. I have lots of favorites. Congrats on the award!

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
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I want a Wyverary too! Great answers β™₯️ YAY Doctor Who!

Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
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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™‚

Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium
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is Red Rising SO WONDERFUL??? I’m in the waiting list for the Fifth Season since you said it was fantastic!

Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader
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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

Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger
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Thanks for the tag! My post should go up later this week πŸ™‚

Ara @ Open Pages
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Yay, Hufflepuffs! Also yes, I love speaking in parenthesis as much as you do. Lol.