Sunshine Blogger Award

Happy Friday, blogger friends. I am so thankful to be nominated by both Ashley Rae (Thrifty Bibliophile) and Kay Wisteria (Hammock of Books) for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Definitely give their blogs a follow. I will be answering both of their questions in today’s post.

For this nomination there are 4 rules to follow:
1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog.

Here are my answers to Ashley Rae’s questions:

What do you like the most about having a blog?

In a world where everything is digitized, misinterpretation of each other’s writing is common and blogging encourages me to continuously practice expressing myself thoughtfully and eloquently.

What do you like the least about having a blog?

It. is. hard. work! It requires consistency, organization, and self-management.

Do you prefer short books, or long books? Why?

It doesn’t really matter to me whether a book is long or short, so long as it keeps me engaged throughout! But I do get intimidated by books that are 300+ pages with extremely small text…

What was the last non-fiction book that you read?

I don’t generally gravitate toward non-fiction lit, but the few that I’ve read I did enjoy. The last NF book I read was Simone Biles’ memoir, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance.

How much time do you spend reading each day/week?

I force myself to make time to read everyday, both because I have to and because I want to. I read for at least 2-3 hours a day, sometimes more if I stay up late or wake up earlier than I need to.

Which author would you most like to meet?

I’d really like to meet Marie Lu. I’ve mentioned her throughout my blog posts so frequently because I just think she’s super down to earth…also…she’s Asian 🙂 .

Where do you spend the most time reading? Describe the setting.

I spend the most time reading in the comfort of my bed. I have to rotate my mattress regularly to even it out since I keep reading lying down…

What book release are you looking forward to the most in 2018?

I recently read an ARC of Mae Respicio’s upcoming children’s/middle grade novel, The House that Lou Built. It’s a really sweet story about a half Filipina girl who inherits land from her deceased dad and wants to build a house from the ground up on it. I am Filipina myself and always happy to read about more representation of my culture. I’m excited for this book to be put into young readers’ hands!

What’s your favorite food?

Just one?! I love Asian cuisines, but Japanese is my all time favorite.

What’s your dream vacation?

To spend an entire week in Disney World with my best friend! I haven’t been to a Disney park since I was six years old.

What’s your favorite childhood memory?

When I was in elementary school, my church’s children’s choir–of which I was a member of–was invited to sing the National Anthem at a Phillies game. That was when my love for Philly teams and baseball was born.

And here are my answers to Kay’s questions:


Too many to name! Here are just a few: Jace & Clary (The Mortal Instruments), Perry & Aria (Under the Never Sky), Tarver & Lilac (These Broken Stars), Will & Tessa (The Infernal Devices), and Rhysand & Feyre (A Court of Mist and Fury).

Favorite author?

Check out my Fierce Female Authors post to read about a few of my favorites 😉

Favorite classic?

Not particularly huge on classic literature, but I’ve enjoyed pretty much anything by Shakespeare, Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, and Bronte’s Jane Eyre.

All time favorite book?

YIKES. You honestly can’t make me pick just one, I refuse! I will mention that the Twilight saga is what got me back into reading when I was in high-school. It’s definitely not my most favorite of all time, but it holds a special place in my heart (also, I don’t care what anyone else says…they’re good).

Favorite place to read?

My bed! 🙂

Favorite Disney movie?

So many favorites. But I will give a special shout-out to Aladdin since I was named after Princess Jasmine.

Book character you relate to the most?

I have given the same answer to this question for the last year–I relate most to Aria from Under the Never Sky because 1) she loves to sing, 2) she thinks Perry is super hot (which he is) and 3) she thinks periods are gross, LOL!

Favorite book to movie adaptation?

Again, I don’t care what anyone says…but I loved all the Twilight movies, LOL! I own every single one on DVD because I am trash.

Some book boyfriends?

Trust me, you don’t have enough time for me to list them. But here are a few: Rhysand, Thomas Cresswell, Kaidan Rowe, Tarver Merendsen, and Joshua Templeman.

Book villain you would be bffs with?

I honestly can’t be best friends with villains because I’d just end up killing them, LOL. Maven (Red Queen) and Sebastian Morgenstern (The Mortal Instruments) are both crazies, but I’d like to hang out with them for a day…andmaybehaveamakeoutparty…WHAT…SHHHH…I DIDN’T SAY THAT.

Favorite book with a pink cover?

If I didn’t love these books, I at least liked them. But also…those covers!


Here are the blogs I nominate:

  1. Kari | iKariLynn
  2. Lyndsey | Lyndsey’s Book Blog
  3. Holly | Nut Free Nerd
  4. Kayla | Kayla Reads and Reviews
  5. Lilly | Lair of Books
  6. Boston Book Reader
  7. Alysha | Floral Reads
  8. About A Book
  9. Rhea | Bookchanted
  10. Julie | Julie’s Bookshelf
  11. You!

Here are my 11 questions for my nominees:

  1. When is your favorite time of day to read and why?
  2. Do you have a favorite book candle? If not, name a character or bookish aesthetic you’d like a candle for and describe what it would smell like.
  3. What was your favorite book you had to read for school?
  4. What was the last book you bought and/or the last one you borrowed from a library?
  5. Name a book you regret reading (no explanation necessary).
  6. What is your favorite mythical character/being/animal?
  7. What are you currently reading?
  8. Name a group, culture, identity, etc. that you’d like to see better representation of in literature.
  9. Hardcovers or paperbacks?
  10. What is your favorite drink or snack to consume while reading?
  11. Last book you read in a day (or in the shortest time for you)?

I can’t wait to read everyone’s answers! Be sure to link back so I don’t miss your post 🙂 .


Twitter: @jasminesreading
*2018 Reading Challenge Update: 32/200


11 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. It’s great that you make yourself read every day! And I’ve always wanted to go to Disney World too–although Disneyland will always be the best ❤ Also looove Princess Jasmine "A Whole New World" is one of the best disney songs ever!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! Being named after a Disney Princess is just about the coolest thing ever (it’s always nice to have a quirky fact about yourself to share!). I am so jealous! It still blows my mind that people can go to Disney more than once in their lifetime if they live close enough, lol!

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