I’m a ray of sunshine! Or so I’m told, since I got tagged for the Sunshine Blogger Award.. Here’s me answering some torturous questions.
Halfway through February, Siobhan @ Siobhans Novelties tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you, Siobhan! It brought that extra bit of sunshine in my life, ha! Such a lame joke.. Sorry..
It’s been a while since I did this one – I think? I’m not even keeping track anymore.. – so… let’s do this!
∼ Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
∼ Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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 in your post/or on your blog.
What are you hoping authors change or finally include in their books for 2018?
Honestly, a lot more diversity. Books with LGBTQIA-rep are popping up more and more but that’s not the only diverse rep we should get. I want books featuring blind people, deaf people, signing language, overweight people and so much more.
Which trope do you love/hate?
Honestly, I’m not really one of those people who are full on for or against tropes. I tend to simply enjoy them. The only way I dislike any kind of trope is if they’re simply executed in the lamest, most predictable way possible. I think When Dimple Met Rishi was the last book I read that was way too predictable for my liking. The typical “girl meets boy, doesn’t want to like him and ends up dating him anyway after something went horribly wrong” got on my nerves in that one.
Which OTP is your favourite? Or which OTP are you hoping will sail?
Feysand. Yup. Not even explaining that. Although I’d rather have Rhysand for myself but hey. Who doesn’t?!
Which book of 2018 has disappointed you?
2018 has only just started and I have to answer this already?! Oh boy. Let’s torture my brain… I think I’ll have to go with Truth or Dare by C. Spencer. I simply expected more of that novel and didn’t get it.
Which villain would you kiss, marry, or kill?
Siobhan, you’re seriously not asking easy questions here…
*Me taking the easy way out:*
Let’s kill Voldemort, give young Snape a kiss and marry.. well.. Fred and George don’t exactly count like villains, right? Oh, I don’t know! Okay, let’s pretend I haven’t read ACOMAF and ACOWAR and go with Rhysand? This isn’t cheating, right?
What would you like to see changed or fixed in the blogging community?
The competitiveness. Lately, I’ve noticed so many people focusing way too hard on comparing their blogs and stats to others. Not in a “I’m just curious”-kind of way, but in a full-out “Ha! I have more!”-way and it’s so.. annoying?
Also the jealousy. We can’t do anything about where we live and the circumstances we live in. No need to be jealous of those things. We’ve all had to work to get where we are, really. Sure, some have to put in more effort than others, but that’s life?
Which character would you want to rewrite?
Monty. I need him to be less of an egocentric.. thing.. so I can maybe like him more? I liked The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue but that would definitely make me love it? I think?
Which author are you dying to get a signature from?
So many! Clare, Rowling, Maas. Even having a book signed by Stephen King would pretty much make my day! Also having the books I read an eARC of and then bought afterwards.. I would love to have those signed! [If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch and This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter definitely being on top of that list.]
Do you think you should judge a book without reading it (especially if you’ve heard bad things about it)?
Actually full-on judge it? Nah. Just go with a respectful “I’ve heard this and that and it made me realize it probably won’t be my thing.” No need to break down an entire book because of things you’ve heard without telling why you’re bad-mouthing it in the first place. Simple, clear reasons why you won’t read a book yourself do the job just fine without going hate-mode on a novel.
Which books are you anticipating the most for the next few months?
Seriously?! I have a whole shelf of 2018-releases I’m interested in! I guess I’m mostly looking forward to sequels of series I’ve read, though. Oh, and definitely Angie Thomas’ upcoming novel. And the collaboration of Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. Those can only be a-ma-zing.
Which characters would you love to see get in a fight? Who do you think would win?
Alosa and Celaena! Pretty sure Celaena would win but they’d have the best time fighting each other. Both the sassy females, throwing comments around and trying to intimidate the other? Oh, I definitely want to see that fight.