The Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

So far I am starting off feeling 2020, actually pretty alright. Despite all the terrible things,lol

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
  2. Answer 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your blog post.Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her. (Check)

I was nominated by the lovely “The Wee Writing Lassie” (head over and check her out!) I would really honestly like to thank her, because she has come up with some amazing questions! Questions that did make me happy =D I am completely honoured that she nominated myself.

My Questions

  1. Who is your favorite author? I don’t know which list would be shorter for me. Every year I end up reading a book from a couple of new authors. I am one of those people who when you see “recommended” I put it on my tbr list. Interestingly, haven’t found a author I haven’t really liked yet.
  2. If you could rule one of these five fictional/mythical lands: the Galaxy of Star Wars, King Arthur’s Britain, Westeros, Middle-Earth or Discworld – which one would it be and why? Oh gosh, that is a really good list. My top two would be King Arthurs’ Britain or Middle-Earth. I think, by process of elimination though, I would want to rule in Middle Earth. Because isn’t Middle Earth, just a better (haha) version of King Arthur’s world?
  3. If you had the powers of a god, what would you do with them? The first thing I would do is come to Earth and give those “Christian Conservatives” a piece of my mind! Stop using our friends name is vain, when they’re not even Christ-like to begin with!
  4. Which famous historical figure would you have round to dinner? Oh, this like the first couple of questions!lol. There are so many choices! I think though I would have to have W. Shakespeare, I found out something recently, that has made me think that he wasn’t just a great writer. I found out that at a time where most people were writing about the Jewish people, kind of like Hitler would. Shakespeare was writing about the Jewish people and how OTHERS were treating them. How they had no problem asking for money from the Jewish people, but would call them “dog” and spit on them in the streets.
  5. You’ve been abducted by aliens, and they demand that you take them to your leader – who do you take them to? Well, if they are nice aliens I am taking them to Adern and Obama. If they are more the “probing” type, Johnson, Trump, Putin and Morrison.
  6. If there was a film made of your life story, which famous actor would you want to play you? Living or Dead? Living, I would want it to be Drew Barrymore. Some may say that I look more like Natalie Portman, and I wish that I looked more like Liv Tyler. However I feel that Drew Barrymore is more “me”. Well she’s more me now, than when she was younger. If someone could come back to life, it’d have to be Audrey Hepburn.
  7. If you were trapped in a historical time (presumably your time machine has malfunctioned) what period would you be most likely to survive in? I don’t think I could honestly survive any other time that now. I’m too “weird” for the other times and I don’t want to be any other way.
  8. What is your favorite kind of weather and why? I love Spring type weather, it’s not overly hot like Summer. It does have a warmer wind, unlike Winter. You can wear a dress and a skirt, if you want. You can put it with a cute jacket though.
  9. Chocolate or Caramel? Why not both?lol…I think I am more caramel than chocolate, but at the same time. Sometimes caramel can be really rich and sickly.
  10. If you could turn into any mythical creature, which one would it be? As my Gran calls me “as rare as the Unicorn, is the maiden of fair spirit”. A Pegasus Unicorn creature. As much as I would love to be a Dragon, they are huge and they tend to only need to eat meat.
  11. Who are you most grateful to in your life? I am grateful for literally everyone in my life, even the bad ones. Each person is here to teach us a lesson.

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The Nominees

If you read this and you like the questions, please feel free to do this as well! Please, also check out the nominees blogs as well!

BereavedSingleDad
By Hook or By Book
Positively Devoted
Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table
Sparks from a combustible mind
View from the back
This is my Truth now
The Little Mermaid
Amanda Cade
A Better Man
Jim Noonan – Living the Writing Life

My questions for my nominees (and others):

  1. Do you have a book crush, and who is it?
  2. Is there a music video clip that you wish you could have been apart of, and in what way?
  3. Do you also make up random characters in movies? Like, as an example, you pretend that Lord of the Ring or The Hobbit has a “race” of Sorceress of women?…Not that I do that or anything. 
  4. Which Myth or Fairy tale story is your favourite? From any era.
  5. Do you have a favourite book series?
  6. Do you prefer plot-based or character driven stories?
  7. What is the best thing about Blogging for you?
  8. What do you think makes your Blog, unique?
  9. When you are fully relaxed and there are no chores (or even there are, but they’re not urgent) What do you look most forward to, when you can relax?
  10. What is a favourite recipes of yours? You don’t have to actually make it yourself. 
  11. What is something you are looking forward too? It can be anything! Dinner, a birthday, an upcoming event, a holiday. 

The Sunshine Blogger Award.

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules :

  • Thank the blogger (s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger (s) asked you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Thank you to Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table for tagging me in this tag. A beautiful writer with a beautiful soul…Hope that doesn’t sound too creepy!lol

Kristians Questions:

  1. What fictional world would you like to explore if you could? Without question, the world of Tolkien. Kristian and I were talking about this. I like Harry Potter, but I am a Tolkien girl. It’s just more beautiful to me. I want to be an Elf, sorceress.
  2. What is your idea of a perfect day? Waking up on cool on a Spring morning, at my leisure. It also depends, some days the perfect day is doing nothing, other days, having a good clean out. A nice shower. Probably a combination of reading, playing games and blogging. Eating nice home cooked food, without me making it!
  3. If you could be a professional athlete in any sport, what sport would you play? I have always wanted to be really good at ice skating. I think its been ever since I saw a movie from my childhood called “Fire and Ice”. It’s an ice skating movie with Dean and Torvill. I love it! I have it on DVD , but you can’t skip chapters and it’s really hard to get too.
  4. What is your favorite joke? I’m not sure whether to admit this or not, but I actually enjoy those Christmas cracker jokes.
  5. What movie(s) can you watch over & over again? Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood:Men in Tights, Transformers (all of them), The Mummy 1 and 2,  and any of the Rush Hour movies.
  6. What are your New Year resolutions, and if you don’t have any, what are some long term goals you hope to achieve?
  7. Is there a meaning behind your name? If so, what is it? Not so much a meaning, but I was named after Lauren Bacall. A Golden Hollywood Era actress (think Bogart and Bacall). There is an actual meaning behind Lauren it means “Laurel of Wreath”, but I wasn’t named for that.
  8. If you could master one skill, what would that skill be? Non magic skill – Driving well (lol). Magic – time. More like a click of the fingers, I can here to there.
  9. What is your favorite Disney movie? It’s between The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas.
  10. In your opinion, what movie has the best soundtrack? It’d have to be between ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Lord of the Rings.’ They’re so different and they are beautiful for different reasons.
  11. What snacks can you just not live without? I’ve just discovered some new ones. There these chips called “Pop’d Chips” and I LOVE their sweet chilli and sour cream flavour. They are really light and I could very easily eat an entire packet in one go. Actually all the snack type things I’ve been really liking lately are sweet chilli and sour cream flavour.

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11 Nominees

(Please don’t feel any pressure to do so and if I didn’t nominate you, but you still want too do the questions. Feel free!)

My Questions:

  1. What fictional world would you like to explore if you could? (I”m going to keep this question, it’s such a nice question).
  2. Are you more of a beach, country, suburb or city person?
  3. When it comes to charity, how do you like to do it? By “do it” I mean do you like to participate, or do you like to give instead? (With the Australian bushfires, I’ve noticed that there are so many different ways to help).
  4. Do you know where your last name comes from? If so, where from?
  5. My partner is currently looking for his first home. If you had unlimited money, what would you want in your house?
  6. If you cook, or your partner cooks for guests, what is a favourite meal you like to cook or have cooked for others?
  7. Do you want to go on American Ninja Warrior?
  8. Is there a non-sport, non-“reality” tv show that you are obsessed with, which ones?
  9. With everything that’s going on, what is ONE thing you wish you could change, to make it a bit easier for everyone at the moment?
  10. Do you have a favourite superhero, or someone you think, who is a real human being, who is a superhero? (That was a lot of comma’s)lol.
  11. If you accidentally walked into a group of lions, would you be this calm? (Watch from 1:20).

The Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition

I have been nominated by the lovely lauravent69 for a Blogger Recognition Award.

The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way to recognize the efforts they put into their site.

AWARD RULES:

  • Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

Thank the nominator

I was nominated by the very awesome LauraVent69. Please pop over and have a look her. Not only are her blogs funny but they are also extremely entertaining. I especially, have been enjoying her post about colours.

How I got started

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now. You probably know that I started this whole blog has a school project. I was doing my Library course and one of our electives was to learn about social media. So I thought it was an important class, because I did notice that a lot of Libraries are starting to get in on the whole social media thing. One of the classes we were learning about, was media platforms that we had never heard of before, and WordPress happened to be one of them.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers

1 – I think the first bit of advice, is kind of obvious. Write for you. I know it’s a “duh” thing, but being on Quora and watching the amount of people who want to start a Blog to make money. It’s not a good place to start. I only know of a couple of Bloggers on WordPress who are making money, and it took them a while. If it happens, that is beyond fantastic. But ultimately do it for you and because you want to be here and because YOU want to do it.

2 – While I don’t think you need to stick to a specific theme to stick too 100% all the time. It’s good to have something to think about and write as a constant. The hardest thing can be figuring out what that is. As I mention above, I started this for a project for school. So when I started I was doing a Library Diploma and so thought that writing about Libraries would be a great Blog to blog about. As time has gone on, it’s changed a bit. My blog is now, for me, about learning, about…well everything. “Learn something new every day”. Learning and Understanding. Two important tools for any Librarian to have. I love trying to understand things and people, so that way I can understand where people are coming from. I love learning about new ways to cope with things, like anxiety and mental health.

MY NOMINEES:

Last night I was going to finish off this blog, but I got called into work and am now work crazy hours this week. Meaning, more hours than I’ve been getting lately. So I don’t really have the time to nominate so many people. I’ll try a couple though:

 

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award – Victorious Pages

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
  2. Answer 11 questions that they asked you.
  3. Come up with 11 questions of your own.
  4. Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know.

Thanking my nominator

I would like to thank Victorious Pages for my nomination. I am also honoured by the nomination, since they are WAY better than I am at Blogging. You should all definitely check them out! (They are also having a give away right now!)

MY QUESTIONS

  • Which is your Goodreads goal for 2019?

I think that I am going to stick with the same goals, that I had for 2018, which was 24. So two a month. I met my goals for this year and that was also with a few extra books that I did not included. Which is why I don’t want to change my goals for next year.

  • Which are your top 5 books of 2018 and why?

Circe – Madeline Miller

“Hunting Jack the Ripper” and “Hunting Prince Dracula” by Kerri Maniscolo

Lord of the Shadows – Cassandra Clare

Truly, Madly, Deeply – Liane Moriarty

Agatha Christie – Murder at the Vicarage

  • If you had to choose between reading your most anticipated release in 4 years from now or being spoiled but reading it tomorrow, what would you choose?

I would read it tomorrow…I don’t think I could wait fours years! Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to reading a favourite book. I have none,lol

  • If you could rewrite the ending of a book, which one would you choose and why?

I would rewrite the ending where Jem and Tessa end together. I hated the ending, it was like “Oh Will, is dead now. So we can be together”.

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  • Which book disappointed you the most in 2018 and why?

Furyborn, I really did want to enjoy it more. However, I’d find that I’d become bored. Especially going back and forth between characters. I’d want to know more about one particular protagonist and then it’d swap to the other, it was to compacted.

  • If you had to choose between spending a weekend with the villains of your latest read or spending the rest of your days sicking the heroes of your all-time-favourite novel, which would you choose and why?

I’m not honestly sure what “sicking” means. However I would not want to spend any time with the Villain of my latest read.

  • What are your blog goals for 2019?

I am looking at WordPress to use for a platform for a small business, next year. I did not realise how easier it would be to use WordPress for that. I had created a whole website and it got so complicated. I am also hopeful that I would get too a thousand readers and beyond!

  • Which 2019 release do you wish you could read this Christmas?

I am highly anticipating the new Kerri Maniscolo, the reason I’m not anticipating the new Cassandra Clare? I am like 99.99% sure that I am getting her newest book for Christmas, so it’s not technically not coming out in 2019.

  • Kiss, Marry, Kill! From your latest read, which three characters would you choose?

I’ve only really just started reading “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton, so I’ll go with “Hunting Prince Dracula”.

I would Kiss Daciana

I would Marry Mr Thomas Cresswell

I would Kill Anastacia

  • Name an author, a BookTuber and a BookBlogger you’d love to collaborate with in the future.

There are honestly so many! I wouldn’t know how to list them all. All the ones that I follow now, that’d be fantastic!

  • Finally, if you decided to write your own book, which would be its title?

It’d depend on the book to be honest, if it was about me, or if it was a fiction type book.

MY NOMINATIONS

Anyone can feel free to do this one! You can either take Victorious Pages questions, or you can take them from my questions…Or mix them up! Just please make sure that you tag us in it.

My Questions

  1. What are your reading goals for 2019?
  2. What are your Blogging goals for 2019?
  3. What is something that you are extremely proud of achieving in 2018?
  4. Who is someone you are really glad that you meet this year, can be online or irl.
  5. Do you feel like you read more this year, than previous years? Are you enjoying what you’ve read?
  6. What is the best life lesson you learnt this year?
  7. If you could go anywhere for New Years, money not an issue…Where would you go and what would you do?
  8. What is something that you can recommend to help relax? Preferably something you learnt about this year, that has helped you.
  9. Do you think you have changed in the last year?
  10. What was/are you favourite novels for 2018?
  11. Write 3 things that you are grateful for.

Mystery Blogger Award

Molly Marcelle – Mystery Blogger Award

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The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Thank you so much to the lovely Molly Marcelle  for this tag. If you are interested in reading a good Blog, with a book theme and a wide variety, please check her out! You will not regret it!

Thank you as well to Okoto for creating this Award.

Three Things about Myself:

  • I have a shoe box full of things that when I’m down, I’ll play with. It wasn’t until recently that I realised that the shoe box is called “Therapy”lol.
  • There are two movies since I can remember that I watch at least once a year “The Red Shoes” and “The Beatrix Potter Ballet” film.
  • I want to foster animals…If I ever win the lottery I will open up my own animal foster care centre.

My Best Posts:

Happy Birthday Baby brother!

I can’t keep Calm! =D

Molly’s questions:

  • Do you have any favourite festive reads? if so, what are they?

I don’t really have any festive reads that I read around this time of year, but there are a lot of Christmas specials on the television that I like to watch. I don’t think that they even had them played last year.

  • Who is your all time favourite book character?

Oh wow, I don’t think that I even have one character that I can think of. There are just way to many for me to pick one. I guess the first person I thought of was Arwen from LotR, both books and films. She is everything I aspire to be.

  • Are you planning on posting Christmassy content in December?

Possibly…I’m not sure yet. I want to post happy and motivating posts in the last couple of weeks. I enjoy New Years, but I feel like renewing is more around the time of your birthday than actual New Years (except of course if New Years IS your birthday).

  • What is the one book you would recommend to anyone?

I’ve only read this year, but I would highly recommend “Circe” by Madeline Miller. It is fantastic! Even though I’ve already read it, I have actually asked for it, for Christmas as well.

  • Do you have any Christmas traditions?

Only really have a couple. We usually put our Christmas tree up on the 1st of December, but take it down 12 days after Christmas. The other one we have is, the adults on our Mums side do a secret Santa, we wrap the presents in newspaper. Helps keep it more secret, but my Grandfather actually started it when he though it was a waste of money to wrap it paper that you just chuck out.

My Nominees:

Bookwitch

My Namaste 365 Online

Sparks from a Combustible Mind

Reading Through Infinity 

James Radcliffe

How My Heart Speaks

My Questions:

  1. What traditions do you have during this time of year? Doesn’t have to be a Christmas tradition.
  2. Is there something else you’d like to do with your Blog? Do you wish you could a podcast or something similar to go with it?
  3. Do you have someone, not idolise, but wish you were more like? When you were younger was there someone or something you wanted to be when you grew up?
  4. What are you most looking forward too…Whenever?
  5. If you could choose a world, from a book, to live in…Which book world would it be?

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

Writing my Heart out  – Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to Writing my Heart out for the nomination (sorry it took so long!) You should really all go and have a read, because they are truly writing from their heart!

The Rules For Sunshine Blogger Award

  • Thank to the person that nominated you.
  • Link the post back to them.
  • Display the picture on your post.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Provide 11 questions for your nominees.

My Questions

  1. Why do you write blogs?

When I first started, I wasn’t exactly sure why I was keeping up with it. Even now, I’m not sure. I have a very random Blog. I don’t seem to have a “type”. Whatever I’m writing though seems to be keeping people interested and they keep reading. I guess I’m writing as well to show people that you don’t to have a “set theme” either. Just writing to reach out and reach out to others, keeps me coming back. I have found the nicest people writing my Blog.

2. What are Top 5 lessons you’ve learned in your life?

  • If ANY relationship is not working well (toxic) for you anymore, no matter how long you’ve known the person. Speak with them first and if nothing changes, move on. It’s alright.
  • If you, also for any reasons, can’t work in your dream career. Make sure that the job you are in, you at least like the people you work with.
  • I believe dark times will reveal who you are, but also, those people around you too.
  • Furbabies ARE family, they can be so much better than humans. Animals in general, don’t underestimate them!
  • There will always be that one paragraph on your Word document that just will not format properly, like the rest!

3. Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Oh definitely an Introvert, especially when I’m around people I don’t know or know that well. I explain myself like this: When I’m getting to know you or first meet you, I am a Fluttershy. When I know you well, I am Pinkie Pie. Yes, that is a My Little Pony reference.

4. Who’s your favourite Music band?

I don’t really have a favourite band, I just like what I like. I like everything from Enya, to Metallica, to Eminem (sometimes).

 5. What’s best book you’ve read & like to recommend others?

Oh gosh! This is a huge list to choose from! I might just choose from one that I’ve read from this year. I am still in love with “Circe” written by Madeline Miller. I love it so much I am going to ask for it for Christmas and if I don’t get I’ll buy it anyway.

6. What’s best life advice you ever got from someone?

It’s not really advice, it’s more of a “knowing”…Knowing that I’ve got help around me, I just need to reach out and ask.

 7. Name your favourite festival.

I haven’t gone to a musical festival in a couple of years, my favourite WAS Soundwave and I got to see Metallica…AMAZING!!! They actually had Linkin Park first and there were amazing too. However, I am a big Nerd. So I love all the “Cons”. I just wish I lived in America, so I could go to the San Diego one! It’s on the bucket list.

   8. Describe moment when you were proud of yourself.

Even though we ended up not being friends anymore. I am proud of myself that I stood up and told my “best friend” of half my life. That her boyfriend is abusive and a bully and she can do better. I think this was the third or fourth time they had broken up and when I heard he had pushed her while they were drunk, that was it. The ONLY thing I regret I have, was not to saying to her when she would say to me “I know you don’t like him” was “What is there too like?”.

9. Which is that one movie which has inspired you the most?

I’m not sure about inspired, but I guess I also do…lol…All of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbits…It inspires me and with one simple quote…

SamWise

   10.  Are you a health conscious or a food freak?

Only when I have to be, if that makes any sense? This last and past year with everything that happened to myself and others in my life (My Dad had a triple bypass, a friend who is a year younger than I, had a heart attack etc) You do start to become more aware.

   11. If you have read my blogs , what’s your favourite blog written by me ?

I do read your Blogs! My favourite had to be Music: My escape This is mainly because I can relate to it so much.

My Questions to my Nominees

  1. If money was no object, what would you be doing on the first day? (Or I guess right now) Would you be working in your dream career?
  2. If it wasn’t completely morally (and sometimes illegally) wrong to keep a wild animal, which one would you want to keep?
  3. What would be your favourite Mythical pet to have?
  4. What is the hardest and the best life lessons you’ve learnt?
  5. As my therapist asked me my first session, are you a worrier or a warrior?
  6. What is your meaning of life?
  7. What is the one thing you would love to be able to “do” to make the world a better place?
  8. How do you, or would like to, spread kindness?
  9. What advice would you like to give to beginner bloggers (or just blogging advice in general)
  10. What is one thing people might find surprising to learn about you?
  11. What do you think is your personal proudest moment, feel free to brag!

Nominated Bloggers:

  1. This is my Truth Now
  2. Sparks from a Combustible Mind
  3. Musings from a Tangled Mind
  4. Kindness Blog
  5. How my heart speaks
  6. Victorious Pages
  7. Pencliff
  8. Another Book in the Wall
  9. The Tony Burgess Blog
  10. Bereaved Single Dad

Sunshine Blogger Award

Miss Victorious Pages – Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

RULES TO ACCEPT THAT AWARD

  • Thank the person(s) 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 them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Thank you:

Thank you SO much to Victorious Pages for nominating myself. I really enjoyed doing this one, especially when I went and found out what my Patronus is. Please go and check them out!

My Questions: 

  • What’s your Patronus?

I did the actual test for this… https://my.pottermore.com/patronus … Mine is a tiger =D I have no idea what that actually means though.

  • Which is the best and which the worst book you’ve read so far in 2018?

The best book that I have read so far has to be Circe. It kept me hooked and entertained, I read it within a week. I just sat and read it. The worst has to be, unfortunately, “The Secret Adversary” by Agatha Christie. As beautifully written as it was, I just couldn’t stand the two main characters, I felt like I made no connection with them at all.

  • You find a genie that can grant you three bookish wishes. Which three do you choose?
    1. That I can step into the book that I’m reading. 2. That every book I read, inspires me in some way so I finish all the books! 3. Too stop people from interrupting me when I’m reading a book!
  • Kiss, Marry, Kill: choosing from your latest read, which character you’d kiss, which one you’d marry and which one you’d kill?

So the most recent book I read was “Circe” by Madeline Miller, and it was fantastic!
Kiss) Would be Circe, it’d be an interesting experience I think to kiss a “Goddess”/Titan. Marry) I would Marry Odysseus son as well! Telemachus, what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man!
Kill)
All of Circe’s family, I am not even kidding, they are horrible!

  • Which movie/tv series turned out to be better than the book?

Hmmm, this is a tough one because there are a couple of movies that I think are just as good as the book. I’ve noticed that tv series don’t tend to do as well as movies though. That may just be me more though. Lord of the Rings, for example, I LOVE the movie. I think though that Peter Jackson did such epic work. It might actually be the only one I like more than the books, but only because they are so long!

  • Would you ever consider creating your own YouTube channel? If yes, would you stop blogging?

I do enjoy making videos, I think though if I started a set YouTube channel. I’d still continue blogging because I enjoy Blogging just a little bit more.

  • Of all the bookish subscription services that exist out there, which one is your favourite and why?

I have bought a couple of Fairy Loots subscription boxes. I tend to find that subscriptions boxes are such a hit and miss, no matter what the subscription box is about. If I could find out in advance, I’d probably buy more.

  • Most anticipated read for the upcoming months of 2018?

All the books that I cannot wait to read are all coming out just before Christmas. All of them! The new books by Cassandra Clare “Queen of Air and Darkness”, a new one by Jodi Picoult. I have already told people these will be on my Christmas list this year! I am so excited for Christmas this year, I had better get them!lol

  • Would you ever try writing a book? If yes, what genre?

I actually am writing right now, I have been writing it on and off for about three or two years. I don’t think it’s even a quarter of the way through. I do it completely for pleasure as well. I tend to write it when I’m by myself, at night and I drink. I love listening to Celtic music while I write. It’s all based on a PSP game I played years ago.

  • If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose, and why?

Middle Earth – Tolkiens World. What I’d do to live there!

  • Have you reached your Goodreads goal yet?

I have not reached my Goal yet, but I am ahead and I have three books going as I write this. I think I am going to be able to meet it pretty well.

My nominations and the nominated questions:

  1. What two characters do you ship, why and do they even come from the same books?
  2. What is your favourite genre of book?
  3. (Stealing this one) If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose, and why?
  4. What is the earliest book you can remember reading?
  5. Is there a book that inspired you to read or write? Please feel free to tell us why.
  6. If you could have ever written a book, which one would it be and why?
  7. Do you have a special Blogging nook?
  8. Do you have any plans in the future to take your Blog further?
  9. What is your favourite thing/s about Blogging?
  10. Do you have any special Blogging/Writing music?
  11. What to you, does good writing mean? Is it how a writer drags you in, is it the wording etc?

My nominations:

  1. Sara in LaLaLand
  2. The Tony Burgess Blog
  3. BlondeVsBooks
  4. LifeLessonsAroundtheDinnerTable
  5. Reading Through Infinity
  6. Hit or Miss Books
  7. Zen and PI 
  8. Bookmark Chronicles (Before you go on hiatus =P)
  9. How my Hearts speaks
  10. In a Messy World
  11. This is my Truth now

The Amity Award

The Amity Award – Planet Simon

Here are the details of the Amity Award:

  • Premise: To recognize those bloggers who promote kindness and support, as well as to acknowledge those who you feel deserve to be recognized for their positive contribution to the blogging community.

    • It could be anything you feel fits this idea. For example kind comments, showing support to others, bringing art and/or beauty into the world, sharing personal experiences that you have found helpful, a place where you enjoying going to have a rest-bit from daily life, etc.

  • Guidelines:

    • Write a post thanking the person who nominated you.

    • Include the Premise statement and Guidelines of the award.

    • Write a few sentences about why you started your blog.

    • Write a bit about what you appreciate about the blogging community and/or a way that you like to spread kindness in the blogging community.

    • Nominate 2 or more fellow bloggers who you feel deserve to be recognized.

I’ll start off this Blog by saying thank you so much to Planet Simon for this nomination. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you about it. I love reading Planet Simon’s Blog, it has a little of everything. Beautifully written and geeky too! Who doesn’t have a little Geek in them? =D

I nominate to tag back to Acire’s original Amity Award post  so the origin is known about and the word spread.

Why did I start this blog?  

Those who have been reading my Blog since the beginning (if any are still around). I actually started this Blog for a school project. We were learning about all different types of social media and useful Internet websites. I was studying to become a Librarian and a part of that is knowing good sites to use and suggest to people. I am still amazed with how long I have taken this!

What’s something that I appreciate about the blogging community?

I have met some honestly fantastic writers and people. Every single persons Blog I follow and read, every single Blog post that I have liked. It keeps me going. I have read some fantastically kind and intelligent people. Even when we have a difference in opinion, there are actual discussion had instead of “Your a Libtard” or something like that. (I mean to write Your as well,lol)

How do I like to spread kindness in the blogging community?

I try to reply to all the comments that I get. I also like to read through and like people’s posts, even if I don’t have a comment to write. I like liking posts to show that I am reading them.


 

I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Amity Award:

As always if you want too, please feel free to do this. I nominate as well though:

Proud Trans Lady

Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table

The Tony Burgess Blog

Audacious Blog

Pencliff

How my Heart Speaks

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
  5. Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.

 Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table

Thank you so much Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table. I really enjoyed writing this. It really made me think and I really enjoyed writing up. Please everyone check her out!

My Questions 

  •  What do you think are the 5 most beautiful things in the world? Why?
    a) Peace, pure true peace. When you see it on someone else’s face, or even when you see an animal at peace when they are finally free.
    b) When a young baby smiles, and you know it’s genuine smile.
    c) That moment when the sun is rising and it’s just starting to rise on the horizon.
    d) I don’t know why but the smell of my dog makes me happy. When she wakes up with me she has the smell and she’s so cute. I love just waking up with her and that’s what makes her beautiful. Whereas my partners cat uses his claws, on my face to wake me up, not so beautiful,lol
    e)When you go for a walk and everything is just beautiful. The setting is perfect, the weather is perfect. Even your ipod is playing the perfect music.
  • What impression do you think you give when you first meet someone?
    I am honestly not really sure. I think a lot of that depends on where I am. Hopefully at work I give a first impression that I know what I’m doing. I definitely know that no matter where I go, people always think I’m friendly. I definitely must give an impression of being open though, because people walk up constantly have conversations with me. Especially “older” people.
  • What one responsibility do you most wish you didn’t have?
    Vacuuming. I always offer to do it. Mainly because my hair is so long and thick it falls out everywhere! I shed more than my dog and cat’s hair combined! I hate vacuuming though, it hurts my back and the vacuum cleaner and the carpet are really tough to vacuum.
  • What is your favorite subject to write about?
    This may sound totally “up myself” but at the moment I like writing about myself. I have spent so many years not talking about myself and it blew up in a panic attack and myself in the hospital. So I like to talk to myself a lot now,lol…However, now I am trying to focus on others in the world. They need more help than I do right now.
  • What would constitute a perfect day for you?
    Being able to wake the day with both the kitty and doggie I love the most, without them fighting and the cat putting claws in my face,lol. A nice bowl of granola and yoghurt, reading and playing games. Probably take my doggie for a walk, because a perfect day would have the perfect weather.
  • For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
    Just for the people I have in my life…RIGHT NOW…Right at this moment. Anyone whose reached out, anyone who I’ve been able to talk about my issues freely. Anyone whose just let me talk.
  • What fictional place would you most like to visit?
    Without any hesitation…Rivendell. I have literal dreams of going there. I watch the films straight through (if possible) twice a year.
  • Who do you admire most? Why?
    Don’t tell anyone this. I admire a lot of people! I have to make special mention to my Gran though. She is what she calls “my person”. Not in terms of possession, but rather the person that just gets me the most. She’s always been so strong in every way possible, as she’s getting older she is losing it a little bit, she’s becoming more frightened of everything. It’s hard to watch.
  • Is there a book that had an impact on your life? If so, what was it?
    This list would be easier if I could talk about the ones that haven’t impacted my life. I cannot honestly choose, so many are popping into my head.
  • Where is the most interesting place you’ve visited?
    It’s actually the difference between two places. A few years ago I was in American in Arizona and then from there I went to England. The difference between the two was immediate and astounding! It was so dry in Arizona, then when I arrived in England it was just SO green!
  • If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
    Honestly I would go to Disneyland. Apart from Egypt and Greece, I’ve wanted to go there my whole life. I feel at the moment, I’d be so happy there. I want to visit Egypt, but it’s so scary there right now. Disneyland would just make me happy. Greece, I can see myself walking around and I don’t really want to do that.Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.*I’m going to nominate some people, but please feel free to do this if you so wish and then just link back to myself*
  • The Tony Burgess Blog
  • Audacious
  • Jazzed Out
  • Musings from a Tangled Mind
  • Simple Ula
  • In a Messy WorldAsk the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.
  • What hobbies do you have that brings you joy that does not include Blogging?
  • What is something that others maybe be surprised to find out about you?
  • Is there a song/movie/book that has touched you for life, if yes, what is it and if you feel comfortable, please let us know why.
  • If you could be any animal for a day, what would it be and why?
  • (Going to steal one of my questions) Is there a book that had an impact on your life? If so, what was it?
  • Can you remember the moment you went “I want to keep seeing where my Blog takes me?”
  • Where would you like your Blog to go?
  • If you could have your dream party, what would be happening for it? What would you set up for it?
  • What is one thing that you haven’t done yet, but really want too?
  • What do you think is purely unique about yourself?
  • What have you learned in the week you post this?

Liebster Award!

The Rules…

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you √
  • Share 11 facts about yourself √
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you √
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the award √
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated √
Thank the Blogger who nominated you.

I would love to say a big thank you to “In a Messy World” I haven’t done one of these awards for such a long time and I enjoyed every minute of it! Please everyone, check them out! They are a fantastic reading and I can guarantee you will get something out of their Blog.

11 Facts about yourself

 

  1. When I am completely by myself, I can wear my pyjamas for hours…and hours!
  2. I am such a Christmas person that I can easily buy new Christmas presents starting January. I love giving gifts!
  3. I’m angry with myself at the moment, I’ve all these great ideas in my head, but I’m too scared to go through with any of them.
  4. I love pineapple on pizza >.<
  5. After my anxieties issues this year. I am now terrified of getting pregnant and giving birth. It’s a real/legitimate fear I have now. What if I have a panic attack and I kill the baby because no air or something? I’ve not been able to tell anyone about it.
  6. I have got specific ring and message tones on my phone. So I know who trying to contact me. Mainly I have these for my work and my creepy friends,lol
  7. I wanted to be a psychologist, and kind of still do, but I’d be so bad! I’d start crying with them, I wouldn’t be able to handle what happened to them. I’d be able to listen, but after they’ve gone. It’d be destroying me.
  8. I’ve had to stop naming animals on safari live, for myself…A lot of them just die…Especially the “prey” eg Bryans Mum.
  9. I am possibly the worlds worst procrastinator!lol…Just over this weekend I found all this stuff I’ve been looking for but because I was walking, I wasn’t able to carry it…Still haven’t been back…but I will be!
  10. For a 34 year old woman, I have a lot of plush toys. But they are all important too me.
  11. I am truly sick of having anxiety,lol

 

Questions From In a Messy World

Tell us a dark secret about you (mwahaha)

I am sure that if someone hurt people I loved. I think I could find it within myself to kill them. The person who hurt the people that I love, not the people that I love,lol.

 

What would you want to invent?

I would want to invent something that would create less stress.Whatever the cause is, there is an instant solution.

 

What is your favourite feature of yourself?

No matter what I’m going through, I still want to be there for others. It’s not always about me, but sometimes it is! I’m learning how to take care of myself and make sure I don’t deplete myself. Learning is what I love to do!

 

What would you like to explore, the ocean or space?

Ironically both of those ideas make me feel claustrophobic. 

 

What’s your favourite time of day?

Close to late afternoon. Around the time where you’re finishing work and are heading home, the suns going down, but it’s not quiet down yet. So you can still do things. Get into your comfy clothes and a nice cup of tea, before you have to start making dinner. You’re still active and willing to do things.

 

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter…I cannot stand Twilight. I was able to watch the first movie/book, but after that I got so mad with it! What kind of message does it send to young girls (the main audience) to have the main protagonist, heart broken, moping around for months, and then try to kill themselves? Let alone that…yes, I am going to swear…that s%#t ending! 

Harry Potter surpasses Twilight in every way possible!

 

Do you have any social media for your blog?

I do…You can find more information here...I have one Instagram account and a Twitter account. 

 

What age do you want to die?

Just the same with “Messy World” there are things I’d like to do before I die and feel fulfilled. Preferably not for a while yet!lol

 

Favourite outfit?

I have a couple of dresses that I just love and I love the long cardigan that I can wear with them during Winter. My mum doesn’t like the cardigan because it makes me look “short”…I’m already short…The funny thing is I have had a lot of compliments on it when my Mum hasn’t been around,lol

 

Would you rather know when someone is lying to you
or be able to lie without anyone knowing?

I would rather be able to lie without anyone knowing. I think it would devastate me if I found out someone I loved was lying to me about a big thing. 

 

Shoutout one of your fave blogs

Although I enjoy all the Blogs (why would I follow otherwise?) I just wanted to shout out to one of my new favourite Blogs. Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table. She is a great writer!