Hey everybody!! Today I’m going to be doing the Sunshine Blogger Award for the 3rd time! Thank you so much to Charlotte @ Bewitching Books, Ravenous Reads for tagging me!!
Charlotte tagged me in December of last year, and it’s April of this year, and I know that I’m a mess, and I’m working on that. Honestly, I kind of miss doing tags, because they are so easy, kind of generic, and they’re fun ways to engage with the blogging community. I don’t know why I stopped them before.
Let’s get started!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their page so others can see how amazing they are, too!
- List the rules in the post and the badge somewhere on your website
- Answer the 11 questions you got asked
- Nominate 11 new bloggers for this award and let them know
- Ask the nominees 11 new questions!
Are there any 2020 releases that you’re already excited for? If so which ones?
I’m super excited for The Hand on The Wall by Maureen Johnson. I read the first two books in this trilogy last year, and even though the first one was meh and just okay, the second one was pretty good and had a cliffhanger that shocked me so much.
And I thought that it was the final book, so I was even more upset when I realized the third book wasn’t even released yet.
But at least, I have the 3rd one now and I’m super excited to read it. Even though I don’t remember what happens in the first 2 books anymore lol.
What’s your favorite book to TV adaptation?
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The book was sad.
The movie had me struggling to keep my tears in.
It’s honestly the only book to TV/Movie adaptation that I’ve watched and loved, probably because the movie made me so emotional and it didn’t butcher the book. Most adaptations that I’ve watched have been either meh, or what in the world???, or just plain NO. So to watch this movie that was similar to the book, and it captured the emotional sadness at the end, that was amazing and such a relief.
If you could step into the world of any book which one would it be?
As much as I’d love to say I’d like to step into Ketterdam and join the Dregs, you’d probably find my dead body within an hour. And Luthadel sounds kinda cool, but again, I’d probably just be skaa and be dead within an hour. Or a minute if Vin considers me a threat to her wonderful king.
Honestly, all the fantasy worlds that are interesting are the most deadly, so I’ll just stick to my normal bland and safe world, thank you very much. Though this world is anything but safe.
What author would you love to see more books from?
Love From A to Z was really good and the representation was on point, and I love her so much for that. I’ve also read her debut novel, Saints & Misfits, and it was kinda good too (3 star-ish). And I took part in a writer’s summit in which she was a speaker and she’s honestly so sweet and bubbly, and I really really like her. Lol 😅
I seriously would love to see her author more books, even if they don’t necessarily have Muslim rep (though I would dance with glee if they do) because I think her writing and the way she tells the story is pretty good. (There’s always two opposites in her books, Saints & Misfits, and Marvels & Oddities. It’s really cute (?) and I love it)
Do you prefer enemies to lovers or friends to lovers romances in books?
Hahaha, I plead the Fifth? Honestly idk. I haven’t seen much of FTL so I couldn’t say…
If you could pick any book to be turned into a musical, which would it be?
I’m not a big fan of musicals really, so I wouldn’t want to turn a book into one lol. A book I would like to see as a movie though is maybe The Book Thief. I don’t know, I might just be saying that because I want to bawl my eyes out for a few more hours at the end.
What supernatural creature do you think we need to see more of in fiction?
Um, I don’t know? i dont know anything today 🤦🏽♀️ I was going to say dragons, because there is definitely enough fae and faeries out there. It would be cool to see more dragons in fiction, and maybe capaill uisce. Just because that’s the only other supernatural creature that I can think of. And they were pretty cool in The Scorpio Races.
What’s your favorite time of day?
Nighttime! I actually work a lot better at night, or at least I feel focused and motivated enough to get more work done. During the morning, all I can think about is my warm bed, and afternoons are incredibly noisy and kind of annoying. Everybody is working or studying then, so I can barely get any peace and quiet whereas at night, everyone’s gone and it’s just beautiful silence.
What two authors do you think would write an amazing book together?
Uzma Jaluluddin and S.K. Ali. That writing summit that I mentioned earlier, Sajidah (S.K.) and Uzma actually spoke together, and they were both so sweet and goofy, and absolutely awesome friends and I think it’d be really cool if they co-authored a book. They’ve also written in the same genre of “halal romance” so it’d be interesting to see what they could come up with together.
What are your hobbies outside of reading and blogging?
Right now, it’s primarily cooking and baking. I’ve made donuts, bagels, sorbet, bread rolls, fish tacos, fried rice, sauteed vegetables and fish, chicken, lasgna etc… And I know Sorbet is technically not baking, but it’s a dessert and that’s all I care 🙂 I’m thinking about making pretzels this weekend, so if you have any recipes, be sure to share them below!!
If you could get everybody to read one book what would it be and why?
There are a couple of books I could choose from, but I’ve come to realize that, not everyone is going to love the books that I do. And pushing people to read the books that I love isn’t necessarily the best idea because they may not like it. And it’s worse especially when it comes to people who aren’t very interested in reading. If they don’t like the book I recommend, it may push them away from reading even more which is a catastrophe that I wouldn’t want to happen. So I’d rather give you a list of books based on your favorite genre, or based on what you like, rather than make everybody read 1 book that I want them to.
But okay, the one book that I’d love for everybody to read is Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha. Lol, why the above mini essay if I was just going to recommend one anyway? Kind of because I just realized that and I wanted to share and also because I’m a drama queen.
Why would I recommend Your House Will Pay? Because I think there’s a lesson that everyone can learn from such a tragic book even if they don’t like it.
Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads (her blog just got a redesign and it’s gorgeous, go check her out!!) | Chana & Malka @ Paper Procrastinators (they also got a redesign and again, it’s beautiful!! Go check them out too!)
I’m going to steal a few of Charlotte’s questions because they are pretty good.
- What book series do you want to see as a TV adaptation?
- What supernatural creature do you think we need to see more of in fiction?
- What author would you love to see more books from?
- How do you choose which book to read?
- Which genre do you want to read more of?
- Which genre do you want to read less of?
- Do you like doing tags?
- How many books do you read at a time?
- What are some good bookish habits that you’re proud of?
- What are some bad bookish habits that you’re trying (or not) to break?
- Who’s your favorite book influencer?
How’s your day going so far? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? What did you think? What two authors do you think would write an amazing book together? Chat with me in the comments below!!