Hello people! I was nominated for the Sunshine blogger award a while back – a long time back in fact. Big thanks to Brooke @ The Reader’s Game, M @ Inking and Thinking and Lotus @ Pages of Starlight for nominating me for this award, it means a lot to me!

On with the tag, I have so many questions to answer!

doodlecrafter the ider Do

the rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Answer all the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated 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 blog post.

Brooke’s questions

πŸ”Έ WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WISH EVERY BOOK HAD?

A good ending. It doesn’t have to be a happy one, but lacklustre endings totally kill my mood.

πŸ”Έ WHAT ARE ONE OR TWO THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO?

Travel abroad! I love travelling and have almost gone everywhere in my country but I’ve never gone abroad. And second is to learn how to swim.

πŸ”ΈDO YOU PREFER HARDBACK, PAPERBACK, EBOOKS, OR AUDIOBOOKS?

I’ve never read an audio book?? Paperbacks are expensive enough that I’ve never even checked the price of a hardcover book. Ebooks are convenient, but I’m going with paperbacks for this one.

πŸ”Έ WHAT WERE SOME BOOKISH AND NON-BOOKISH HIGHLIGHTS OF 2020?

Bookish – definitely not a highlight, but I was in a slump for most of the year. Non bookish – I gave a speech in front of a large audience for the first time in my life and it left me feeling like I’d run a mile! Somehow, giving a speech is so much difficult than acting.

πŸ”Έ WHAT IS ONE FOOD THAT YOU LOVE AND ONE FOOD YOU WANT TO NEVER EAT (OR SMELL) EVER AGAIN?

A food that I love – my mum’s biriyani, she mixes all the spices in the world into it and it tastes so good. A food I hate – durian. I’ve never eaten it and I’d rather not try. My sisters love it but the smell – urgh.

πŸ”ΈWHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS?

They are very relatable. The characters are badass. The setting is awesome. The writing is beautiful. A lot depends on the last one.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE/SHOW TROPE?

Chaotic families/found families and friends/lovers to enemies.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT MOVIE OR TV SHOW?

Can we have a The Henna Wars movie? Please? I love that book so much. And read the book, people. I promise you won’t regret it πŸ˜‰

πŸ”ΈWOULD YOU RATHER LIVE IN A VERY HUMID OR VERY DRY CLIMATE?

Can I say neither? Over here it’s very humid when it rains and very dry when it doesn’t, and it seems like there’s no in between.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STYLE/GENRE OF MUSIC?

I don’t know. I just listen to whatever turns up on the radio and it’s a mix haha.

πŸ”ΈWHAT TYPE OF MOVIE/TV SHOW IS YOUR FAVORITE?

Like songs, my movie taste is all over the place. I’ll watch anything except heavy biographies – and I’ve liked those too. Have you watched Hidden Figures?


M’s questions

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD?

Pancakes. To be more specific, my version of pancakes – with coconut milk and a tinge of turmeric and too many eggs.

πŸ”ΈDO YOU BELIEVE IN HOROSCOPES AND ZODIACS?

Nope, although I do have a zodiac sign and probably also a horoscope tucked away somewhere.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TROPE?

See above.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE?

Just stand and feel the wind on my face and quietly watch around. It feels heavenly, I tell ya. Oh, and also photography. And birdwatching.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?

All kinds I guess?

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?

Avatar the Last Airbender, The Mandalorian and Shadow and Bone. You will not ask me to choose.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

Little Women, the 2019 version.

πŸ”ΈWHAT QUALITY IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU THAT A PERSON SHOULD HAVE?

Wow this might be the hardest question in today’s post. Perhaps sincerity and being genuine. And kindness.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DRINK?

Really creamy, thick hot chocolate.

πŸ”ΈDO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

I’d say no but I know a person who has dealt with possessed people so…I don’t know.

πŸ”ΈARE YOU AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT?

Introvert πŸ˜†


Lotus’s questions

πŸ”ΈWHAT FICTIONAL WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT THE MOST?

Middle Earth! The shire, specifically. That place looks so homey.

πŸ”ΈWHAT WAS YOUR LAST 5 STAR READ?

Loveless by Alice Oseman. I reviewed it too!

πŸ”ΈWHAT BOOK DO YOU THINK WOULD MAKE A REALLY COOL MOVIE OR TV SHOW ADAPTION?

I said above that I’d love it if The Henna Wars was adapted, and I’m adding These Violent Delights to that list as well.

πŸ”ΈWHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?

We’ve got the monsoon season and the dry season here haha but if I’m choosing I’ll say autumn.

πŸ”Έ WHAT’S A TV SHOW YOU’RE CURRENTLY BINGING? (OR IF YOU’RE NOT, A TV SHOW YOU LOVE)

See above.

πŸ”ΈWHAT’S ONE OF YOUR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR THE REST OF 2021?

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong. And it’s coming out in November. *sniffs*

πŸ”ΈWHAT MYTHICAL ANIMAL DO YOU WISH WAS REAL?

Because dragons will cause too much collateral damage, I’m going with unicorns.

πŸ”ΈIF YOU COULD HAVE ANY ANIMAL FOR A PET, WILD OR TAME, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

This is a no brainer: cats. In fact, my mother cat gave birth to another three kittens two days ago. So now there’s five cats in total, and if we aren’t careful we’ll soon be overrun with cats πŸ˜…

πŸ”ΈWHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG AT THE MOMENT?

Not a song but I recently listened to the entirety of Nanda Malini’s Pavana album on YouTube and I love it so much. Just the satire is off the charts!

πŸ”ΈWHAT LANGUAGE HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN TO SPEAK?

I have a complex relationship with languages. I generally dislike reading Sinhala and I suck at speaking conversational English, my Tamil is abysmal and I quit French halfway through. Although if I have time , I would like to continue learning French.

πŸ”ΈWHAT IS A TROPE THAT YOU LOVE AND A TROPE THAT YOU HATE?

A trope I love – see above. A trope I hate – there are many obvious ones (instalove etc) but I’ll also add enemies to lovers, when the ‘enemies’ part is only 0.1% of the time. Basically instalove, yeah.


Saniya @ Sunny Side Reviews

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

McKayla @ Tales of a Triple Threat

Janhavi @ A Cottage of Words

Maya @ Pretty Little Scribbles

Bianca @ Page by Page

Siya @ The Dramatic Drama

Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner

Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant

Karla @ Another Bookworm

And you!!

My questions

  • What is the worst movie you’ve ever watched?
  • What’s your favourite food?
  • Do you like the horror genre (in books, shows, movies)?
  • Do you watch booktube? Why or why not?
  • Favourite action movie?
  • Name a book with a trope you love.
  • Who’s the most cinammon roll character you’ve met in books?
  • Do you play any musical instruments?
  • Fairies or elves?
  • Do you prefer historical fiction or science fiction?
  • What’s a book with a twist that left you shocked for ages?

Let’s talk! What are your favourite tropes? What book do you think would make a perfect movie?

64 thoughts on “Sunshine blogger award

  1. I loved Little Women, too! Though that Jo and Laurie scene was so heartbreaking… Thanks for the nomination! I don’t do many now, but thanks for thinking of me ;)) My favourite trope would have to be enemies to lovers/ friends to lovers!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ahh thank you so much for the tag, jan!! I loved reading your answers πŸ’› and yes to hot chocolate and little women- both are a really high level of goodness πŸ˜† I want to get started on ATLA, so many people have been recommending that to me!! my favorite trope is found family, and also sunshine x grumpy, both of them are so wholesome πŸ₯Ί thanks again <33

    Like

    1. You’re welcome, Janhavi!! YES both are so good ahhh and you really must watch ATLA, I loved it so muchπŸ˜ƒ I love found families too, they’re always so wholesome and just give me a lot of happy feelings😊

      Like

  3. You should definitely learn to swim, Jan – it’s the best sport ever 😊 Also, I kind of like the sound of that pancake recipe of yours… Too many eggs is not a thing! And neither is too many cats, for that matter πŸ₯° I 100% agree on your most hated tropes, though!
    And thanks so much for the tag! It will probably take me forever to get to it, but I definitely want to do it, especially since some of your questions look like they might get pretty juicy! πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

      1. omg same it’s so hard to choose!! I honestly love zuko, toph and iroh!! But I do like Katara as well but she isn’t my fav.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. i loved reading your answers, Jan! & i still haven’t read These Violent Delights but based off the synopsis and what i’ve heard, i agree with you that it would make a pretty cool movie πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ also YES the shire looks so beautiful,,,if only it were real 🀧

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Oooof having it be either very humid or very dry with no inbetween sounds horrid! I live in a climate where it’s very often inbetween, and I like it very much. πŸ™‚

    Your cat gave birth? Wow, that’s going to be a lot of cats. XD

    Wait, if you dislike reading Sinhala, are not great at conversational English or Tamil or French…what’s your first language? (This is probably SUPER obvious, and I’m probably showing my ignorance, but…what can I say, I’m curious!!) (Or is Sinhala your first language, and you just don’t like reading it?)

    (This is Samantha from Bookshire, btw, my stupid computer is just not letting me sign in to Google on WordPress. XD)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. your version of pancakes does sound interestingπŸ‘€ also i agree w you that the henna wars must be made into a movie😀

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s