The Sunshine Blogger Award

It’s 12am & I can’t sleep which means it’s time for a book tag! special thanks to the lovely Sarah over at The Clever Reader for tagging me, if you’re not already following her you probably should cuz she ROCKS! ๐Ÿ’™ย Sarah & I spoke about how the hard part is coming up with questions to ask afterwards so you’ll be seeing my attempts shortly ๐Ÿ˜‚

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award

What is your favorite cover so far this year?

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell, this book is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G in physical & ebook format! the matte velvety finish of the dust jacket combined with the raised shiny emblem of the coiled snake give it the dark & ominous feel. The good news is the story is just as good as the cover ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you enjoy Audiobooks or Physical/eBooks better?

Although I enjoy my audiobooks, nothing beats physical format for me. However, as much as I love physical books it isn’t what I use most. I read a ton and sometimes finish a book in the AM & need a book to come home with on my evening commute. Which is why e-books are my lifeline, also It’s how I consume the majority of my arcs. So if we’re talking enjoyment then I’d say physical over anything ๐Ÿ’œ

What is your 2017 reading goal?

CONFESSION! I MUST CONFESS! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ…I started the year off with a goal of 100 smh haha! I thought, well last year I read 80 so what’s 20 more? yea, that isn’t going to happen but my more humble 50 is within my reach ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

What is your favorite genre of YA?

Hands down FANTASY! It’s the genre I read most of & I wouldn’t change it for the world! It allows me to enter many fantastical worlds where reality is suspended. It also features mostly female heroines so hell yea! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผย This year had been my favorite year reading YA Fantasy because of the inclusion of POC’s & the Own Voices authors debuting their works. So many great 2018 titles to look forward to.

If you could live in a book world which one would it be?

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, I can totally see myself enjoying life hopping from planet to planet while living aboard a ship. I’d def have a preference, The planet calledย Kismet is described as a water-world with tropical weather & fun loving people/culture. The downside being that only the privileged wealthy can afford to lay up on Kismet but that wouldn’t stop me from trying to sneak in ๐Ÿ˜‚

Whoโ€™s your book boyfriend/girlfriend?

This is a hard one since I don’t really see any of the protagonists in my books as boyfriend material lol. However, for a while there Wallace Warland from Eliza and her Monsters shot straight for my โค๏ธย & then there was a very douchey scene that left me a bit peeved at him haha!

What is your favorite mystical creature?

This little one is my fave as of late & in fact will be my next Funko Pop! So friggin cute & mischievous ๐Ÿ˜

If you could meet any author who would it be?

I won’t go with the standard pick (JK Rowling) this time…Instead I’ll go with a new fave, Angie Thomas for many reasons. Mostly though because I think she’s amazing for writing about the hard topics & exposing a ugly truth that exists and is very relevant to our current times.

What is your anticipated read for the rest of this year?

This most certainly is The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale! Katherine Arden blew me away with her lush world building & beautiful writing, I needed more! thankfully, I was approved for a eGalley & it legit makes me smile every time I see it in my reader ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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If you could have any power what would it be and why?

I’ve actually always wanted to have the power to control the weather since discovering Storm on X-Men. Ironically, It’s the one I really wish I had now more than ever given everything our world is experiencing…

What book in the Harry Potter series is your favorite?

Recently I was made aware that Goblet of Fire isn’t as well loved by most…this little bookworm however, LIVES for this book & movie! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผย everything about this installment in the series from start to finish sucks me in. I can be doing a million things at once while I’m home but this scene in the giph will come on & time stops lol. I LOVE when each school makes their dramatic entrance haha!

My Nominees are…

@DarqueDreamerReads, @FlaviatheBibliophile, @DreamyAddictions, @ReadingEveryNight, @TheBookLagoon, @RoamingReader, @BionicBookwormBlog, @KourtniReads, @ByHookorByBook, @HuntressofDiverseBooks, @ZezeeWithBooks

My Questions…
1. Which HP house were you sorted into? and if you could switch out, which other would you choose?
2. Which supporting character would you swap with a main character w/out hesitation?
3. What is your favorite book to movie/tv show adaptation?
4. Name 1 book you’d love to see on the big or small screen
5. If you were to have 1 day of book shopping with either your fave author or fictional character, who would it be?
6. Which 2017 read surprised you the most?
7. What is your TOP favorite 2017 read so far?
8. Name your favorite debut author of 2017
9. Du-ologies or trilogies? do you have a preference?
10. Do you have a favorite long standing series you’re committed to seeing to the end?
11. Which 2018 read are you looking forward to the most?


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38 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award”

  1. Thanks so much for the nomination!! A few things – I’ve never been able to finish 100 books in a year. That’s my reader lifetime goal though so I hope it happens! I bought Defy The Stars when it was released and I still haven’t read it!! Ahhhh shame! And the Goblet of Fire movie is probably my favourite of all the movies!! It was such a turning point for the whole series and I love it! You aren’t alone!

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    1. I hope you reach that goal, I know I’m still trying next year ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ& that you enjoy Defy the Stars, it’s actually sparked my interest in her Firebird trilogy so that’s now on my backlist TBR ๐Ÿ’™Goblet of Fire is an absolutely a turning point for the series. It had so much excitement & yea some sadness cuz that’s when it all got real. It was sobering by the end, good to know I’m not alone *high fives ya* ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. Ha! Ya high fives! I also have the firebird trilogy…. also haven’t read it yet! Gah! So many books to get to! See – if I could manage 100 books in a year I might knock some of these books off my TBR shelf….. Go Go Gadget reading super powers!


  2. Congratulations on the award! I really loved reading your answers here – and YES to the niffler, that adorable creature. I just want to have one?! It’s so great you are getting a Funko Pop, I’ve been thinking about getting it just as well… It’s just too adorable. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. Thank you Marie! ๐Ÿ˜„ I’m actually just now starting my DVR recording of Fantastic Beasts to play in the background while I blog hop ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ & yea the funko is a much needed addition to my collection ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  3. Ooo, congrats!! I also ALWAYS prefer having an actual, real-life book in my hands (and not just because I like to sniff the pages on occasion….sTOP JUDGING I LIKE THE SMELL OF BOOKS OKAY.๐Ÿ˜‰) however, I’m never picky about reading e-books, because they’re much more convenient!! like imagine lugging an entire suitcase of books with you everywhere you went….. I’m sweating just thinking about it

    You’re not alone, girl. my reading challenge is only 50, but I think that’s perfectly fine!! of course, I deeply admire all those readers with 3000 books as their challenge (I only wish……) but we have to all take into account how busy we are with Stressful Real Life Things, how fast we read, etc. ๐Ÿ’“


  4. Great answers for this tag Lilly, and oh I agree with pretty much all of them! ๐Ÿ˜€
    The Niffler is so adorable and definitely my favourite magical creature. I actually have the Funko POP of him and it’s so adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also the world building in Defy the Stars is amazing, I’d be with you trying to sneak into Kismet, and I really need to read Katherine Arden’s books. I’ve heard great things about The Bear and the Nightingale so I want to try and get around to it soon.
    Thanks for the nomination, I can’t wait to answer the questions you set. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค


  5. First of all, I am pleased to announce I finally watched Fantastic Beasts and now know what a niffler is ๐Ÿ™‚ Adorable and hilarious! You reminded me that I need to read Defy the Stars still. My TBR is out of control and this one has been waiting on my Kindle for what feels like an eternity. I do love that cover for the Last Magician. It reminds me of the Neverending Story ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Yasss!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ love that movie, I’m watching it in the background while I blog hop ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Defy the Stars was so good! Can’t wait for the sequel ๐Ÿค— but I totally understand, my TBR threatens to crush me every day smh ๐Ÿ™ˆ & The Last Magician is so eye catching, I’ll be googling Neverending’s cover now ๐Ÿ‘€

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  6. Thanks so much for tagging me!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love nifflers!! They’re so cute. And I looove the cover for The Last Magician. I finally ordered myself a physical copy of it since I’ll get the chance to meet Lisa Maxwell later this month and get it signed. I’m so excited!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. You’re so very welcome Kourtni ๐Ÿ’™ & OMG YASSSS!!! I won a twitter chat giveaway and Lisa sent me some bookish swag in the form of bookmarks & signed bookplate and stickers. Hope you have a good time at the event ๐Ÿ’™

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  7. Aww shucks! Thanks for the nomination!
    Goblet of Fire is also my fav in the series.
    And I still need to read THUG. Everyone’s been talking about it and Angie Thomas. I might wait until all the hype dies down before I start though.

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    1. You’re oh so very welcome! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ & yay for finding more Goblet of Fire lovers! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ it doesn’t get enough love ๐Ÿ˜‚ THUG is a must read & yea I understand that, I’ve waited out a ton of hyped up books ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Congrats! I love your answers. The last magician cover is so gorgeous. I love the Niffler in the Fantastic Beasts and where to find them movie and I LOVE Goblet of fire!


  9. I always love reading your tags and getting to know you a little better!

    The cover for The Last Magician is stunning! I always like to do a post at the end of the year with that years favorite covers, and TLM will definitely make my list this year.

    I wanted to hug you for saying you would like to control the weather like Storm from X-Men. I have many friends and family in Florida that were not able to evacuate. I was a anxious mess this week & weekend, but thankfully they are all OK!

    Goblet of Fire is my favorite HP book too! LOVE the Triwizard Tournament ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. *blushes* I’m terrible at getting to these tags but I’ve written them all down & plan on doing 1 per week, it’s a good way to throw in a little YOU on the blog lol. TLM is legit one of my fave books to feel up LMAO! but I really did love the story so much!

      *Hugs back* Storm would be kicking a** & taking names! ๐Ÿ™‚ & seriously, the Triwizard tournament still plays vividly in my head whenever I want it to, all the proff I need that JKR ROCKS!!! โค

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  10. Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for the nomination! I loved The Last Magician and its amazing cover. It’s one of my favorites too! I love physical books but I mostly read on my ereader. Fantasy is my favorite genre and I never get enough of it. Defy the Stars is an entertaining sci-fi read and I pretty much loved the characters. Niffler looks sooo cute! I haven’t read the Bear and The Nightingale but I’m planning to pick it up soon.

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    1. Thank you Raven! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ & you’re oh so very welcome! ๐Ÿ’™ and yes To EVERYTHING you mentioned!!! Haha! Pleaaaaaaase read The Bear and the Nightingale, pleeeeeeeeease! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I only go hard for this book ๐Ÿ˜‚

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