I am so bewildered and proud to say I was nominated for this award three times by three amazing bloggers: Books, Boxes, and Baubles,  Blame it on Chocolate, and Ya and Wine!

These three are seriously amazing and it you somehow haven’t heard of them, stop reading this post and go check them out! They deserve all the love and support in the world. 

Disclaimer: all photos found via google, I did not take any of these photographs with my own hands. 
Rules:

  • Thank the person 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 then 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

KaylaBooks, Boxes, and Baubles questions: 

1. Dogs or Cats or Hamsters and why?

   

How about all of them living in harmony with a rabbit? They are all too cute! You can’t make me decide… you simply can’t!

2. If you could live in any period and any place in time when and where would it be?


How about the 1920’s? Life is flashing all around you, the music is lovely, and I could dance my nights away!

3. What is the last book you hated and why?

I’ve never felt such hatred for a main character, I do not appreciate or approve his actions, plus this book is hits hard, but in a bad way, definitely not my taste. 

4. Favorite author and favorite book (not necessarily by the same author)?


Julie Kagawa a.k.a The Queen of fantasy and The Giver a.k.a the book that made me feel more then I ever felt and lead me into a whole new world of books. 

5. What is something you wish people knew about you?

I wish people knew that I wasn’t the best at communicating verbally. I wish people knew that for normal outside of a classroom situation type of talking freaks me out. I wish people knew that I am a huge over thinker and if I share too much or say something off the wall or sound rude it comes from insecurity. I don’t know how you will react to me so I actdefensive  and my words get mixed up. I don’t mean to push away, but on the inside I get really scared. 

6. How long have you been blogging?

About 4 and a half months! It’s been some of the most wonderful and amazing months of my life!

7. What is your favorite type of character in a book?


I don’t come by The nerd often, but when I do I smile. These characters have a special place in my heart. 

8. What is your favorite TV show?


Intense, spooky, and captivating. Need I say more?

9. What is your favorite holiday? Why?


Nothing lifts my spirit like Christmas does, nothing! It’s one of the few holiday that truly makes me believe in magic. 

10. What 3 famous/fictional people, living or dead, would you want at your fantasy dinner party?

Jesus, Morpheus (from Splintered), and Charlotte Bronte. You can make your own judgement about how this dinner party goes. 

11. What’s your pet peeve(s)?


When girls take off their heels before getting into the car or being at home. I see this all the time. Yes, heels hurt. Yes, I know most people do this. It simply bothers me. I know before I put heels on that it is going to be a pain and I know it looks worse just carrying them in my hands walking barefooted with sandals on. We wear heels for a reason, taking them off and complaining about them ruins it. 


SophieBlame it on Chocolate questions:

1. Would you prefer to have a job you loved and earn less or one you hated but earned more?


My dream is to be a writer. You don’t write because you think money, fame, or fortune will follow. You write because their is something in your soul that needs to be shared. It is an ache within you that will break you unless you release it into the world. 
2. If you could bring one extinct animal back, what would it be?


The Dodo bird! Cumbersome, but so cute. I really wish they still existed. 

3. What’s more appealing to you, living in a past era or in the future?


How about a non-exsisting mixture of both? Steampunk as an era is just so appealing to me. 

4. Do you usually go for the painful truth or blissful ignorance?


The only way to change is if you acknowledge the truth of how the world is now. To truly be positive, you must live through the negative.

5. Do you have any weird habits that freak everyone out?


My favorite sauce is BBQ Sauce and two things I put it on that makes people uncomfortable is rice and vegetables. It honestly makes everything taste so good!

6. Do you usually wear bright clothes or neutral ones?


I wear mostly neutral colors, but I have an affinity for the bright ones. I feel like I will wear more bright colors after I loose some weight around my middle. Neutral colors are great for looking thinner then you are. 

7. If you had to see through tinted lenses for the rest of life, what color would they be?

A light blue. I feel like the world would look a bit less harsh that way. 

8. Do you trust your instincts/are impulsive or do you prefer to calmly examine the situation before you?

I am definitely way more of a person of instinct. Everything I do, including what I blog is based on a whim. I believe that everything will work out the way they were meant to and usually that is how things end up to be. 

9. If you had to choose to live with only two senses, which would they be? (Touch, smell, taste, sight…)


Hearing and sight, in order for me to live in my greatest loves in life I need to be able to see the world and to hear its music. Plus if I can’t taste, feel, or smell, I could eat anything… including healthy food and would never complain about the taste or texture of it again. 

10. When someone says you can’t do something, do you go and do it just to prove them wrong or do you just ignore them?


Nothing is more empowering then this. 

11. Would you go on the Mars One mission, a once in a lifetime experience, even if it meant never returning to Earth and never seeing your loved ones again?


The red giant may be beautiful. Space is even more so, but I have no desire to leave behind those I love to step foot on it. 


Krysti Ya and Wine questions: 

1. If you could have a glass of wine with any author, living or dead, who would it be?


Julie Kagawa of course! I have so many questions for her. The way she writes is beautiful and I want to know how she continuously stays inspired. As I have previously said, she is the queen of fantasy! I would love to meet and speak with someone who inspires the love of creation in me and so many others.

2. Which debut novel are you most looking forward to in 2017?


The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas is a novel about a topic close to my heart. The Black Lives Matter movement is something that we need not be afraid to talk about. I have yet t0 read this book, but I am so excited to read it soon!

3. What book are you head-over-heels in cover love with?


AND I DARKEN!!! Looking at the cover digitally does not do it justice. I was lucky enough to win a signed hardcover copy of this book this month and I cannot describe how beautiful this book is in person. Gorgeous!

3. Which author have you been most excited about interacting with online?

Diana Anderson-Tyler!! She has been one of the kindest people I have ever gotten the chance to speak with and she is such an inspiration to me. I never expected to be able to speak with her and now that I have she is honestly one of my favorite people. 

4. If you could write your own novel, what genre would it be?

If!?!? Why is this phrased like a hypothetical question? Why am I breaking down slowly because of it… I’m a writer… I swear… I write stuff. Ahhh! 


I am currently writing a Fantasy book, but I am also writing a contemporary. Honestly I have ideas for novels in almost ever genre. I can’t seem to choose just one of anything!

5. I REALLY liked Mandy’s question about “what authors are instal-buys for you?” So yeah, that one!

Julie Kagawa (didn’t see that one coming… did ya?), Jennifer Donnelly, A.G. Howard, Laini Taylor, (if I finally got a Sarah J. Maas book in my hand I would have been able to put her here), Ellen Hopkins, Erin Morgenstern (I cry that she’s only written The Night Circus! I need more from her), Dawn Kurtagich, Diana Anderson-Tyler, Samantha Shannon, Cassandra Clare (desperately trying to collect her books in order to binge read them), Libby Bray…. etc. etc. 

6. What series are you currently following that you never want to end?


Storm and Silence!!! Please, please, please, please, please never end!! I need this series to go on forever. It is just too good!

7. Who is your best book bae?

8. Share a link to one of your favorite blog posts that you’ve done.

Books of Christmas Past, Present, and Future!

I’m so proud of these three! It is a tradition I hope to continue on for the rest of my life. I’m so happy with how each of these came out. They are like little children to me. 

9. What is your favorite part about being book blogger?


Above pic has nothing to do with my answer, but I felt like putting memes in this post and this one felt so accurate that I couldn’t say no!

I love everything about blogging. The writing, the interaction, reading others posts, commenting, looking for pictures, and coming up with new ideas. I love it all! No true favorites in this post!

10. Share a pic of you and your book bestie, cause we all need one of those.


Sadly accurate… 


My nominees: 

Traveling Through Words 

Book Pandamonium

Crazy Insomniac Bibliophile

Snow White Hates Apples 

Melting Pots and Other Calamities 

Chaotic Everything 

The Book Nerd Dragon

Book Bum Zuky 

The Staircase Reader 

Debbie’s Library

A Thousand Lives 


My Questions: 

1. If you had to choose between obtaining the power of strength, the power of invisibility, or the power to mind read, which would you choose and why?

2. What song got stuck in your head most recently? How do you feel about that song?

3. Do you believe that we are fated to go down a certain path or that we choose that path we take? Why do you feel that way?

4. What side character from the book your currently reading would you be and why?

5. Do you have any pets? If you do picture them here: 

6. If you could instantly learn any language in the world which would it be and why?

7. What was the last book you read that inspired you? What is your favorite quote from that book? (Sorry for the extra step, I just love quotes!)

8. What place from your childhood do you wish you could see again for the first time? 

9. What is your favorite time? Why is it your favorite?

10. Who is/was your favorite teacher? What did they teach and why are they your favorite? (Give them a little thank you for being awesome)

11. If you could ask your favorite character a question what would it be? 

Thanks for reading! I hope you have enjoyed this long and winded post. This was honestly so much fun to do (took me 2 and a half hours, but it was worth it). Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 
My question for you dear reader, is this: 

What everyday thing makes you smile? 

I need a bit of brightening up after a long week! Send me happy thoughts!

-Till next time!

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52 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award: Times 3

    1. Thanks for reading! I actually don’t mind heels, just how people will often take them off from the pain of them ruining the point of wearing them in the first place. It’s an unusual pet-peeve, but it’s one that bothers me.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed my answers! I love all animals and I wish I could bring more of them back from extinction. I also love the harmony picture so much myself, the little baby animals are always so cute!

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  1. Congratulations on all the nominations!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t like the main character in The Kite Runner. I thought he was one of the most selfish characters I have come across, and so cowardly. Awesome answers to all the questions!!!

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  2. Aww this was such a nice post, Tiana! I really like how honest you are and how fiercely you defend what you believe in. Being insecure and/or shy may come across as rude sometimes, but communication is key to making things clear again 🙂
    You have great humor and I thoroughly enjoyed all your answers as they made me smile and laugh quite a bit 😛 All your memes were so relatable, I can’t even! Steampunk is awesome and you’ve made such a great case for Julie Kagawa that I feel I have to read her books ASAP.
    I definitely wouldn’t have expected you to like American Horror Story! That’s actually pretty cool though I haven’t watched it myself. BBQ sauce is so tasty, but I haven’t tried it on rice or veggies yet hahaha
    Thank you so much for the shout out and keep being amazing! ❤

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    1. Thank you so so much for this awesome comment! This made me smile so much! I put so much of myself into this post and so I am so happy that you appreciated it. I am continually working on communication and my insecurities and I have hope for things to continually get better. All the memes were fun for me to include because I don’t usually use them in posts even though I use them a lot daily. I’m so happy that you will be reading Julie Kagawa’s work! I seriously think that she could make anything interesting.
      Seriously stay awesome! I always enjoy talking with you. 😊✌️

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      1. Me too, darling! It’s always such a pleasure to read your posts and have a chat 😊 ❤
        Thank you! And yes, Julie Kagawa will be making an appearance eventually 😛
        I wish you all the best and know that you're not alone! Everyone has their own issues to work with and we're all just doing the best we can 🙂 So hang in there!

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  3. Thank you for nominating me! And the everyday thing that makes me happy (this is going to be very cliche, so be warned) my family. Laughing together with my mother, brother and sister. And if I need some time for myself I always like to go for a walk with my iPod on, so that I can crawl back into my own world. And buying books makes me feel better…
    I think proving people wrong is something I love to do, it does give you so much empowerment.

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