Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sunshine Award Nomination

I was nominated by my writing/blogging/reading/nerdy friend Hazel over at Hazel West's Character Purgatory. Thanks, Hazel! You kept me from having to do another Weekend Recommendations for today (I've kinda gotten tired of doing that feature, I'm sorry to admit).

So, rule time for the Sunshine Award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and then post a link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the list of questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate other bloggers and inform them that they've been tapped on the virtual shoulder!
  4. Create questions for your nominees.

Hazel's Questions:

Q: What was your first favorite book as a child?
A: I'm going to go with my first favorite book I read on my own, because I had a TON of favorite picture books. My first favorite was A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I own this gorgeously-illustrated copy, and I would spend hours and hours reading over it, looking at the pictures, absorbing the story completely and really wishing I could be Sarah Crewe.

Q: A dinner party with five fictional characters. Who would you invite and why?
A: Ack, why'd you have to ask that?! Well, Sherlock Holmes, obviously, because I am a Sherlockian and forcing Sherlock through a dinner party would be entertaining. And then, of course, John Watson, because you can't have one without the other. The Keeper from Entwined by Heather Dixon, because he's one of my favorite villains. And then Mo and Dustfinger from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, because they're both awesome.

Q: What's something you've always wanted to do, but haven't gotten to yet?
A: That's a very long list, but I'll go with traveling to the British Isles. I've always wanted to see the country of both my ancestors, some of my favorite authors, and the setting for some of my favorite books. I'm actually planning on fulfilling this dream in (hopefully) 5 or so years.

Q: Movies or TV series?
A: TV series, provided they are BBC. Because BBC TV/mini series have the quality of a movie, but they're long enough that if they are based off a book, it sticks to the book very closely.

Q: What kind of music do you like to listen to?
A: Traditional Irish (like really traditional; Danu, Lunasa, Martin Hayes), Klezmer, classical (especially Mozart and Vivaldi), and swing.

My Nominations:
  • Kel @ Booked Til Tuesday

My Questions:

  • What's your favorite BBC TV drama? Why?
  • What are three main things that will make you stop reading a book?
  • Male or female protagonist?
  • Coffee or Tea? Why?
  • Are you a paperback or hardcover reader? Do you even care? Why?


  1. I want to come to that dinner party! haha ;) Glad I could help you deviate from the norm. And I'm in total agreement about the TV series vs. movies. I do have a lot of favorite movies, but I tend to love tv series more. More time to flesh out characters and plotlines, and half the time that's where you'll find the best actors because if they care enough, they will just grow as their characters and into them. (In good series, sometimes you can tell they get tired :P)

    1. I suspect that the dinner party would definitely end in a rather interesting way, what with the world's greatest detective, a villain, a fire juggler, and someone who can read characters out of book being there. Very interesting indeed. ;) Ditto on the TV series.


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