Thanks to the marvelous Julia @ Fablehunter we’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! According to Julia this award “is given to bloggers who are positive, inspiring and bring some sunshine into people’s lives.” And we’ve gotta say we’re surprised our snarkiness brings sunshine & positivity but we’ll go with it! So thanks, Julia for the appreciation… and for running an awesome blog!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
- Answer the questions
- Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
- List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post
What made you decide to start blogging?
J – Teagan and I have endless text conversations about books. We send gifs back and forth like no one’s business. During one of these super long conversations we decided that the world needed to hear our snarky thoughts. That began about a week of deciding what genres to cover and finding an awesome name.
T – Yeah pretty much. Plus it gives us an excuse to read… like we needed one but still!
If you could be any animal, which would you be and why?
T – 100% an ocelot. They’re adorable, moody, isolationist cats that roam the jungle, sleep in trees, and avoid humans and other animals at all costs. #goals
J – I would be my dog Kona. She gets to nap all day and basically runs our house.
What is your dream job?
T – Mountain hiking guide somewhere in Alaska.
J – It used to be an editor or a writer. I have been both and still love them.
Are you a morning or night person?
T – Morning. If I’m up past 10 you’ll know i’ve been possessed by an alien.
J – Night owls unite!
What is your favorite book quote?
J – “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Wuthering Heights
T – “It is helpful to know the proper way to behave, so one can decide whether or not to be proper.” – Ella Enchanted
If you had to describe yourself with a song title or lyrics, what would it be?
J – My husband says it’s that Miranda Lambert song “Hide your crazy and start acting like a lady.” The only time he sent me flowers those lyrics were on the card…
T – “Let’s get down to business to defeat the huns” from Mulan only I change “huns” to patriarchy.
What do you need to be content? (up to 5 things)
T – Books, pets (mostly my needy cat but I also love dogs!), music, alone time and nature.
J – Coffee, sleep, books, time to myself and rock music.
What is your favorite book? Your favorite movie? Do they have anything in common?
J – Wuthering Heights and the new Pride & Prejudice movie with Kiera Knightly. You do that math…
T – Ella Enchanted is my favorite book and my favorite movie is Coyote Ugly.
What is your favorite season and why?
T – Fall, definitely. The weather is perfect, the leaves are beautiful AND my birthday is in October so basically its my birthday season.
J – Summer. I am originally from the desert so I’m addicted to the feeling of the sun warming my back.
Are you currently binge watching a television show or binge reading a series?
T – I’m currently re-binging West Wing on Netflix but it hurts so much because our current political climate is a hot mess. And I’m currently binge reading the Psy-Changeling series.
J – I am always binge reading. I haven’t watched anything since The Vampire Diaries went off of the air because it took my heart with it.
What is something you’ve accomplished that you’re proud of? What is something you look forward to doing?
T – I’m proud that I survived grad school with my sanity relatively intact and I’m looking forward to a summer of camping & hiking!
J – This is not very sunny, but hey, I’m the emo one right? I am really proud of the eulogy I gave at my grandfather’s funeral this January. It was by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I am looking forward to my family vacation in Hawaii this November.
Questions for our nominees
- What’s your biggest book related pet peeve?
- Who’s your book crush and why?
- Coffee, tea, or wine?
- What’s your go-to relaxation strategy?
- Who would play you in a movie about your life?
- What fictional world would you choose to live in and why?
- Pick three books you would like to see made into a movie.
- What’s your most played song on your phone/iTunes/spotify?
- What book can you read over and over again?
- What’s your favorite blog post you’ve ever written?
- What made you decide to start a book blog?