This will probably be my last Sunshine Blogger Award post for a while. I’ve made it through all the nominations and answered all the questions so I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them all. I’ve answered questions on blogging, questions on reading and questions on myself, so if you want to learn more about me these posts are probably filled with everything you want to know and more.
I was tagged by Abyssal Librarian. Thank you so much for your nomination, I had a lot of fun answering the questions you set and I hope you enjoy reading my answers.
- Thank the person(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 on your post and/or on your blog
Abyssal Librarian’s Questions
- When did you start blogging and what made you decide to start?
I started blogging back in November 2015, so it’s been three and a half years ago now and I’m still going strong. I started blogging because I needed people to talk to about my favourite books; my friends weren’t reading as fast as I were and weren’t reading the same books I was, and I really needed people who I could fan-girl with over my favourite series and characters.
- Who are three of your favourite singers or bands?
My favourite song/album/band changes fairly regularly depending on what mood I’m in and what I’ve been binge-listening to. At the moment my top three are Fall Out Boy (who are normally always high on my list), Little Mix and Sigrid.
- If you were a superhero, which superpower would you want to have any why?
I’d want to be able to teleport, and the main reason isn’t a ‘noble superhero’ reason either. I travel two hours on my commute to and from work, if I could teleport I could just instantly appear where I needed to and it would save me so much time. Plus I’d be able to travel all over the world and not have to pay travel fares or deal with long flights.
- What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing it/on your way to doing it?
What I wanted to be when I grew up changed every year when I was a child but the career I kept circling back to was teacher. I’m not currently a teacher (I actually work in Retail, as a Planner for Marks and Spencer) and while I do enjoy teaching/training people within my current job I’m not sure I would have the patience to teach children day in and day out.
- What special talents do you have, or would you like to have?
I pick up things very quickly and I have a good memory which makes learning new skills (like a language, I’m currently trying to learn Dutch) easy. I don’t think there are any talents I wish I had, at least I can’t think of any off the top of my head while writing this post.
- Which new-to-you authors have you discovered recently that you think others should try?
I’d definitely recommend Taylor Jenkins Reid; I recently read Daisy Jones and the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which is actually in the running for my favourite read of 2019. Also Nora Sakavic whose All For the Game trilogy I literally binge-read, I was addicted from the first page of the first book.
Some contemporary authors I recently discovered but need to read more of are Alice Oseman and Laura Silverman. I’ve heard brilliant things about their books, and based on what I have read I know I’m going to love their other releases too.
- What was your favourite toy or game as a child?
One game both me and my sister were addicted to when we were between ten and fifteen was The Sims. We started off with the original game but later added some of the expansion packs; Superstar, Livin’ Large, Makin’ Magic, House Party, etc. We’d both spend hours crowded around the computer screen, with more time dedicated to building houses rather than letting our Sims live in them.
- What is your biggest pet peeve?
I hate it when people walk really slowly in front of me. One of the problems with working in London is that it’s crowded with people who take leisurely strolls while I’m trying to rush to the Tube, who will stop in the middle of a crowded Oxford Street right in front of me. That last one really bugs me, if you’re going to stop move to the side and stop, don’t just stop in the middle of the pavement.
- If you could meet any historical figure, who would you pick and why?
When I think about historical figures I’d like to meet there’s no one that really jumps to the front of mind, and in fact when I think about history I always think about eras I’d like to visit. Rather than meeting Winston Churchill I’d want to see London during the Blitz, rather than meeting Queen Victoria I’d want to travel back to the Victorian era for a short while.
- Would you rather travel back in time, or travel into the future?
Ohh this is a really hard question but (and based on my previous answer this probably won’t come as a surprise) I’m going to have to say I’d rather travel back in time.
- What is your guilty pleasure?
Probably binge-eating too much chocolate. I’m talking those massive ‘Share’ bags which I will eat all to myself. I can never eat too much chocolate, it gives me really bad headaches, but sometimes if I’ve had a bad day I’ll indulge and just suffer through the headache (it’s usually worth it).
That’s it from me for The Sunshine Blogger Award posts, but let me know your answers to the questions in this post.
Who are your favourite singers/bands? Do you have one favourite who’s always going to be a favourite, no matter what mood you’re in, or does your favourite depend on what you’re listening to?
What did you want to be when you grew up, and what toys or games did you love as a child? Which historical figure would be at the top of your list to meet if you ever got to travel back in time?