Sunshine Blogger Award!

Howdy Book Worms! I have been awesomely fortunate to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Sara @ The Bibliophagist! Please check her out and follow her blog if you don’t already! Fun Fact – Sara was my very first follower, and her blog is one of my favourite to read!

I was also nominated by Becky @ Velvet Spade Reads! Please follow her if you don’t already, she has a fantastic blog and she such a pleasure to talk to! She also has some fantastic bookstagram pics – so check it out :).

Thank you again ladies! I always appreciate the tags :)!


The Rules

The guidelines for this award are straightforward.

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you in the post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 8-11 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 in your blog

Questions from Sara @ The Bibliophagist:

What’s a weird fact that you just happen to know?

The formula or recipe for Oreos is different all over the world. I’ve been fortunate to try quite a few from all around. Canada still has the best looking and tasting one in my mind :P. (Not biased at all…)

If you could pick one food that you’d never have to eat again, what would it be?

Canned clams or mussels or shrimp. For work (while pregnant), I had to taste canned clams and shrimps straight out of the can. I nearly threw up, so yeah I’m good with not eating those again.

What’s your favorite season of the year and why?

Fall – crisp air, beautiful colours, and comfy sweaters!

You can have dinner with five famous people, alive or dead. Who do you pick?

Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsey, Nigella Lawson, Trevor Noah, and Ali Wong

(I love me some food & stand up comedians)

Imagine you have a personal assistant to do everything you hate or don’t want to deal with. What do you have them do for you?

Drive me everywhere! I hate driving places and being stuck in traffic. Followed by changing my daughters diapers, now that she’s mobile it’s like wrestling a little chimpanzee.

If you could teleport anywhere, where would you go right now?

Honestly, I’m a beach bum so anywhere coastal. I would love to go back to California or see Hawaii.

What’s the last book that you recommended to someone?

I just finished Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime & it was amazing. I told my dad (and all of bookstagram) to read it.

What’s the last book that someone recommended to you?

Oh so many through blogging & bookstagram, I think everyone is recommending the Lunar Chronicles to me lately.

Used books or new books?

New Books! Although I have a thing for family owned books that are given to me, I cherish those.

Do you listen to audiobooks?

Yes! I love audiobooks, I’m going to listen to them more when I go back to work. I’m listening to Renegades right now.

Have you ever dreamed about a book? If so, which book?

Yes! Scythe seeped its little awful dystopian-ness into my brain after I read it!

Questions from Becky @ Velvet Spade Reads:

If you could get your hands on an ARC of any book coming out (doesn’t even have to be one that is announced yet), what would it be?

There’s two: The newest The Other’s by Anne Bishop book due to come out March 2019, I will read anything in that series. Followed by the new Children of Blood and Bone – Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

If you could spend the summer anywhere, where would you go?

A cottage or beach house to be honest. Somewhere secluded and quiet and simple. I will settle for a 5 star resort in Fiji too…

You have to sacrifice any book to the bookish Gods, what book do you give them?

Is it bad if I say the Red Queen series? Every time I read it I get stomach aches, like I don’t trust anyone and its makes for a hard reading experience lol.

If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what would you pick?

Oh that’s tough since I’m a tres mood reader. I think Urban Fantasy cause it has a bit of everything usually – love, supernatural, mystery, thriller…

What is the least favorite job you’ve ever had?

Working in a grocery store bakery department when I was 15, but I think any job at 15 sucks.

What is the best job you’ve ever had?

Does being a mom count? LOL Otherwise, I love being a Product Developer. Nothing cooler than seeing your products on the shelves after a 1-2 years of developing them.

How do you feel about camping?

Not good feelings. My parents loved camping and therefore I’ve been on a million camping trips – but sadly they were not meant to camp. I was scarred to say the least. I love campfires and hiking, but could do without the bugs and rain.

What is your favorite summer time drink?

I love iced coffee and lemonade. Grown up drinks – I’m a fan of margaritas and mojitos, anything that reminds me of the beach.

You’re borrowing your best friends time machine for a day – where would you go?

That’s tough. I don’t know if there’s a point in history I would have loved to be at. I think it would be more personal, I would love to have one more day playing with my family pets from growing up – my dog Neo, my cats, Abraham and Luke. I have a collage of pics on my wall of them so I always think of them often.

Otherwise I’d sneak a peak at the future lotto numbers :).

If you could only use one form of social media, which would you pick?

Instagram! I’m a sucker for pictures and I love the community on their too.

Got any real summer plans?

Livin’ up the last of maternity leave, I got 2 more months – so I’m taking full advantage when I can!

My Nominated Blogs are….

  1. Jess & Teagan @ Fictionnochaser
  2. Leslie @ Books Are the New Black
  3. Victoria @ Rocky Reads
  4. Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall
  5. Anna @ Reading Peaches
  6. ADRI @ Books & Roads

No obligation to do the tags as always! Looking forward to getting to know you lovely bloggers more!

My Questions for the Nominees (I stole a few from Sara & Becky):

  1. Glass Half-Empty or Glass Half-Full?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. What inspired you to start blogging?
  4. Which famous person (alive or dead) would you have be your BFF?
  5. Imagine you have a personal assistant to do everything you hate or don’t want to deal with. What do you have them do for you?
  6. You’re borrowing your best friends time machine for a day – where would you go?
  7. What is the best job you’ve had?
  8. What is the worst job you’ve had?
  9. Which book have you re-read the most?
  10. Which authors are auto-buys/reads?
  11. If you could read one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Thank you again to the lovely Sara & Becky for nominating me. I love being included in this wonderful community and it’s such a positive perk of blogging.

As always…

Happy Reading!!

25 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award!

  1. Becky @ Velvet Spade Reads says:

    Yes! Fall! and lemonade! ❤ Ooohh I want Children of Virtue & Vengeance!! I like camping but the weather has to be nice. I turn into horrible company if it gets cold or starts raining 🙂 Thanks for playing!! ❤

    p.s. good idea with those lotto numbers! Get me a set too when you're there. 😀

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  2. Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

    Thank you for the shout-out! I never knew I was your first follower! 🧡

    Also, I’m going to have to try some Canadian Oreos! I totally agree about dinner with Gordon Ramsay and I’m 100% okay with getting rid of canned clams, mussels, and shrimp. I can’t even imagine.

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  3. malanielovesfiction says:

    the formula or recipe for Oreos is different all over the world??????
    this makes me so happy???? no i’m going to travel the world on this godly mission

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    • Maddie // Munch Reviews says:

      Yah yah yah! It’s been 4-5 years since I tried them but I remember the ones from China and Spain were tasty too! The China ones weren’t as sweet – but Oreo is huge there so they had a lot of cool flavors. It’s not huge difference but when you compare them to your own Oreo you know something is off or different.

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  4. Leslie says:

    Eeeekk!!! Congrats on the double nom!! Girrrl just followed you on instagram. It would be my choice too! I don’t necessarily have bookstagram but post some on there.
    Thank you SO much for the nomination!! I’m getting a bit behind but I plan to do it soon!! 🙂

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    • Maddie // Munch Reviews says:

      Thank you thank you! I just started finding a groove on instagram, if it takes more than 5 mins to take a photo – it won’t happen lol 😂 thanks for the follow, I post regularly!

      Your welcome! Hope you have fun doing it and don’t feel rushed! I saw that you’ve been busy!

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      • Leslie says:

        Welcome!! Haha.. I have two. One for my crafty/bookish stuff, which I followed you on. I post but not everyday. I have another for more just everything.. food, flowers, random things.

        Definitely!! :):)

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