The Sunshine Blogger Award TAG

Thank you to the beautiful Whimsy pages for tagging me and coming up with these brilliant questions.. I had so much fun answering them!


1- Thank the blogger for nominating you. 2- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. 3- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. 4- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post/or on your blog.

1- What Other Hobbies do you have?

I also LOVE Photography. When my second son was born I developed a mad interest in all kinds of photography. I bought a Sony bridge camera (very cheap) and did everything I could possibly do to learn all the theory behind light, shutter speeds and photographing the landscape. I have been at it five years now and I still love everything about it.

2- Share One Interesting Fact About you

I have two different coloured eyes. One is blue and one is a light shade of green. Growing up I felt a bit freakish and didn’t like to look at people in the eye, often they would regard me as a bit rude but I merely didn’t want people to notice how different I felt with it. Nowadays I wear it with a badge of honour and project it as such because my eldest son has the exact same thing although his is brown and blue.

3- What was the last place you travelled to?

I am the SINGLE most boring person in the world, I’m sure, I have never been abroad and have rarely ever been out of Scotland. I think the last place we went to on a road-trip as such was Glencoe on a photography scout. Incidentally it is my favourite place in Scotland to just get away from the city life. In a hippy kind of way I feel at peace there, a kind of calm comes over me when we go there. You feel really inconsequential in amongst the mountains. My husband likes to hike there so it feels like a second home. It is stunning.

4- What was the last book you read?

I’m currently reading The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher . Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a crazy Star Wars fan and this is serious fodder for me. Princess Leia was and is my ultimate heroine. I always wanted to be that amazingly strong female that Carrie portrayed so well.

5- What is your favourite review you’ve ever written?

I think my favourite review I have ever written was most recently actually. I read The Honeymoon this month and it just absolutely struck a chord. A MAJOR one actually. I have had a similar experience in my life – well similar in the sense that I have been through someone needing to control pretty much every aspect of your life. It resonated so deeply with me and I usually try to steer clear of that type of story but I took a chance and it was so worth it.

6- Share your reviewing process: From picking up the book until it goes live on your blog.

I have an utterly huge TBR list. I have 6500 books on my TBR on goodreads (yup…it’s going to completely outlive me) and I have about 50 physical books in my bookcase that I am currently working through. I currently operate from a system where I will Read an ARC from netgalley I need to get through, then a ebook purely for myself and a physical book. I’ll make notes throughout my reading – this includes quotes I want to use and points of importance. My review is constructed by major themes or characters and I usually give a detailed breakdown of each point.

7- How old is your blog?

My blog is so new – It’s only 5 weeks old

8- Do you plan something special for your next blogiversery?

I would love to do a big giveaway when the blog turns 1!

9- Do you love doing tags? Why?

This is actually my first tag post and I am secretly overjoyed at having being tagged. This was a lot of fun to do and I hope I get to be more involved with the book community and join in a lot more.

10- Tell us 5 things you love about blogging or this community.

1- The community is so close, everyone shares and helps your blog grow.

2- I LOVE shouting about books

3- I love reading book tour reviews and adding to my ever increasing TBR.

4- It allows me to get my geek on.

5- Blogging helps me to avoid the dreaded reading slump.

11- One book to read this summer



1- Describe how you first got into blogging. 2- What is your working environment for blogging. 3- What is your favourite genre/why? 4- What has been your largest book haul? 5- Your top 5 blogging tips. 6- What is your favourite book cover? 7- Where is your favourite place to read? 8- What was the last TV show you watched? 9- What is your next read? 10- How do you want to improve your blog in the next year? 11- What is your favourite book of all time?


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6 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award TAG

  1. what you have different colored eyes? I get why some people would fine that weird but I think that’s incredibly cool! Also, you live in Scotland?? Wow I’m super jealous. I think I’d be fine with never traveling if i lived in Scotland. It’s one of my dream countries and it looks so beautiful there!

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  2. I thought I was the only person who never goes abroad. Do you not find people look at you like you have two heads when you tell them you don’t travel? The last time I went out of the UK was 1980! I’ve never been to Scotland either. A really interesting post, I like reading these kinds of posts but was tagged once and my post still sits in my drafts six months later as I never got round to finishing it.

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