Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello, reader!

Today on the blog, we’re gonna get into my first tag/award of the year. Which I really should have done last year, but I am notoriously slow at completing tags πŸ˜… I love being thought of for these and I always appreciate a tag or nomination! It just might take me awhile to get around to actually writing my post, heh.

That being said, I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award! This award has been a part of the community for awhile but, if you don’t know, it was created to boost those in the community who are β€œcreative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.” I was tagged by the one, the only, Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog and I’m so grateful. You should definitely check out her blog if you’re a fantasy fan or just love good, bookish talk in general. She’s a gem in this community πŸ’–

Alright, now it’s time to get into the post!

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to there post.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked of you.
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers and ask 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and showcase the logo in your post.

Becky’s Questions:

What was your last 5 star read?

My last five star was Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn and all I can say is what a way to end 2021! This book had everything I could want in a fantasy novel about sirens and more. It even had found family, which is swiftly becoming my favorite trope. Even more so than books about books… and that’s saying a lot! I adored all aspects of this beautiful, intense story and I can’t wait to read whatever this author writes.

What 2022 release are you most looking forward too?

It may have a questionable cover, but hands-down my most anticipated release of 2022 is Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse! I was completely captivated by the first book in this series, Black Sun, so you know I can’t wait to see how it continues! I already waxed poetic about this in my #5OnMyTBR post, so I’m not going to go into it again. But I cannot wait to read this!

What’s your favourite genre, and the one book you would recommend from it?

If you’ve been around the blog for any amount of time, this will be an easy one to guess πŸ˜‚ I’m a fantasy girl and I have been since I was a little kid. And, if I could only recommend one book, it would have to be Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. One day I’m gonna shut up about this book, but today is not that day. This has everything a good fantasy should have: excellent world-building, an incredible cast of characters, and a journey that captures your imagination. Even better, once you read and fall in love with this one, there’s a whole second book to keep you going!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello, reader!

For today’s post, I’m tackling catching up on tags and participating in a fun blogger award at the same time! I’ll be doing The Sunshine Blogger Award and I’ll be doing it big! Because I was tagged by not one, not two, but three of my wonderful blogging compatriots. Seriously, Leah @ Leah’s Books, Livy @ Shelves of Starlight, and Danni @ _ForBooksSake are some of the best folks in the blogging community πŸ’– I love each of their bookish blogs, so you should definitely check them out!

So I’m sure if you’ve been around the blogging community for any amount of time, you know about The Sunshine Blogger Award. It was created to boost those in the community who are “creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.” I personally love it because I love learning more about the various bloggers I follow! Before I jump into answering Leah, Livy, and Danni’s questions, though, let’s take a look at…

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog (Thank you, Leah and Livy and Danni!)
  • Answer the eleven questions prompted by the person who nominated you
  • Nominated eleven new bloggers to receive the award and write them eleven new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog

Leah’s Questions

#1. If you could travel to one historical period, when would it be?

Honestly, being a Black woman, this question always makes me pause. Because if we think racism is bad now… That being said, I’d love to visit the Renaissance period when artist like Da Vinci were at work. There was just so much beautiful and creative work done during that time period! Or if I could go see a Shakespearean play at The Globe during the height of his fame, that would be incredible!

#2. What drew you to your favorite genre initially?

Gonna be honest and say the dragons. One of my favorite series as a kid was the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. I was obsessed with those books and, once I had finished them, I snatched up anything dragon/fantasy adjacent. I haven’t looked back since! Fantasy is and will probably continue to be my favorite genre of all time.

Also, the princess in this series is legitimately one of my favorite heroines ever. Cimorene is awesome!

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