🌵 Hi guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful and wonderful day, full of incredible readings. 🥰 Today I’ve decided that I have to really catch up with my tags & awards, so it’s one of my goals to do as much as I can, of course, without overwhelming you with it. You know that I’m SUPER grateful to all these beautiful people who think of me, nominating or tagging me, so it’s always a privilege and something that makes me absolutely happy.
This time I’ve been nominated again for this wonderful award, which is the “Sunshine Blogger Award”, where I’ll be answering a series of super fun and interesting questions, made by Rachael | DOG-EARED PAGES | Who has nominated me, thank you SO much, honey, I appreciate it very much and I’m sorry to be doing so late, I’m a mess, but I promise that I’m trying to be better 😅. Of course, check Rachel’s blog, give her love and support her work, it’0s SO important! 😍
Now, without further ado, let’s start, I hope you enjoy a relaxing/chill time with me and I hope you don’t get bored, I LOVE YOU ❤️ and thank you for the eternal support 🌵
- 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 them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
🌵 | What’s your favorite lesser-known book or series and why? | 🌵
I love this question because I think we don’t talk much about our lesser-known favorites, right? so it’s an excellent time to highlight The Goddess Test trilogy by Aimee Carter, one of my favorite trilogies like EVER, I just love it and I think that since I started with my blog I’ve never seen anyone talk about it, which is super sad because these books introduce me to Greek mythology in literature and I discovered was something I LOVE. These books follow Kate, who has always been just her with her mother, but now her mother is ill and her last wish is to return to her childhood home, there, in a new place Kate must begin to adapt in a new school and meet new people, but one day she meets Henry, the typical dark and sexy guy (you know lol) and he claims to be Hades, the god of the Underworld, and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. Kate thinks he’s absolutely insane, but then she sees him bring a girl back from the dead and begins to believe that perhaps saving her mother’s life is not so impossible. If Kate is successful then she will become Hades’ wife and a goddess.
It’s SO INCREDIBLE, I know that I’m the minority here, but this trilogy is EVERYTHING, if you love mythology you have to give a chance, maybe it’s cliche because it’s quite old but it’s worth it, so many things happen and things get really crazy really fast, the characters are very well created, the plot keeps you wanting to know what will happen & the romance, you guys!! PERFECTION
🌵 | Describe the best food you’ve ever read about in a book | 🌵
I couldn’t describe with exactitude because I don’t remember, but With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo is full of incredible recipes, not only are very well detailed but they also look delicious. I swear that every time I read about them, I wanted to eat something because I was SO hungry lol, it’s a great book as well, super significant and adorable, so I highly recommend it
🌵 | Would you rather be a character in a whimsical magical tale or an epic space opera? | 🌵
A character in a whimsical magical tale, ALWAYS, is my kind of books, so no doubt
🌵 | If you could change something about your favorite book, what would you change? | 🌵
Oh, first it’s something impossible for me to choose only one among my favorites because it’s like choosing a favorite child, you know? It’s just weird lol. And second, I don’t think there’s anything that would change, honestly, maybe a little some romances or decisions of the main characters cause usually are kind of rush, but not much more. I think the essence of each book is what makes them my favorites, So if I would change something, maybe it would not be the same for me. I love them for just how they are.
🌵 | Why did you start blogging? | 🌵
I’ve already told this several times, so I hope not to bore you. I started with this wonderful journey of love for books 3 years ago and before that, I used to review on Goodreads, which I still do. I think I felt the need to have my own place to be free to talk about what I wanted books’ related, but also to share with others who also love to read, since I don’t have many people in my life who read, being surrounded by other books bloggers and passionate readers, have given me a lot of inspiration and also a great joy to be able to share my love for reading on a larger scale. It started being SO simple, just with reviews and then I began to think that I wanted to write about other things, so I started to make tags and recommendations and those things and well, all this took me to where I am today. I’ve learned SO MUCH, guys, you have no idea, I feel very blessed where I’m today with my blog and I hope to grow much more and be able to reach even more people around the world and share with each of you a little bit of me
🌵 | What is your most controversial bookish opinion? | 🌵
Oh, WOW, what a question! I’ve been having this thought a lot and especially in the last time … The thing is that I don’t think that a book is better than others for having diversity, and let me explain myself well here, I LOVE diversity, I’m a Latina girl, so see Latinos characters makes me very happy, and as a reader, I really enjoy the diversity of cultures, races, sexuality, gender, EVERYTHING. BUT, I think sometimes there are authors who try TOO HARD, you know? and it shows that they put diverse characters just to say later that their book is, in fact, diverse and represents some minority, but it doesn’t have any type of depth or care, you know? and sometimes I feel like it’s not even treated with respect or prior knowledge. I think we live in a wonderful moment where diversity is respected and highlighted a lot in literature, but even so, there are still authors who, with the aim of being relevant or mentioned, introduce diverse characters or representation situations, just to sell their books. I think we all love a good rep or a good diverse character because it’s wonderful to learn and nurture yourself with new knowledge or put yourself in the place of others and live new experiences, but the PLOT & the WRITING still matters.
I hope you get what I mean here, sometimes I feel a bit annoyed when I see SO MANY authors using diversity as an accessory in their books.
🌵 | Personal library or public library? | 🌵
I would love to be able to use a public library if I had one available somewhere near me, but sadly I don’t have the possibility to get books from there since the only one there’s where I live, is just of textbooks for school
🌵 | What is your favorite thing about yourself? | 🌵
Another difficult one, it’s so weird when you have to talk about yourself, right? I’m a Hufflepuff and I am also a Pisces, so I think you aware that I’m a very sensitive human being, and unlike seeing it as something negative, I prefer to take it out and see it as a good and warm side of my being. For a long time I thought that things happened to me for being too good, you know? but today I know that there’s nothing wrong with me, I’ve always been a kind and understandable person. I LOVE to listen to others and meet people different from me, I love knowing new perspectives of life and chatting about universe things. I’m super simple, I’ve never been very attracted to material things, but I’ve always been more spiritual. So I think that my greatest quality is to be able to put myself in the place of others and never judge them by their actions.
🌵 | What book character would you name a pet after? (and what kind of animal is the pet?) | 🌵
LOVE THIS ONE!! My dog is called Snow, by John Snow so I have experience with this subject lol
OMG, right now the only name I can think of and it comes to my mind is Magnus because I love so many characters that are called that, so it would probably be a good name for another puppy or I could have two more dogs and call them Alina & The Darkling, it would be hilarious LOL
🌵 | Where would you go if you could go anywhere within driving distance (like 5 hours max) right now? | 🌵
I would probably go to the beach or somewhere where it’s raining lol, I know sounds weird, but I LOVE rain and it’s really hot right now, so it would be a great option
🌵 | Who is your book boyfriend (or girlfriend)? | 🌵
I don’t have many book boyfriends, they’re always the same ones I mention every time: The Darkling & Magnus Bane, because I simply love them, and I have no excuse 😍
What’s your favorite lesser known book or series and why?
Describe the best food you’ve ever read about in a book.
Would you rather be a character in a whimsical magical tale or an epic space opera?
If you could change something about your favorite book, what would you change?
Why did you start blogging?
What is your most controversial bookish opinion?
Personal library or public library?
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
What book character would you name a pet after? (and what kind of animal is the pet?)
Where would you go if you could go anywhere within driving distance (like 5 hours max) right now?
Who is your book boyfriend (or girlfriend)?