The Sunshine Blogger Award

I want to thank Stephanie for nominating me for this Award! Her blog is filled with lots of awesome book reviews so if you like literature this is the blog you need to check out if you haven’t already!!

Here are the Rules: 

  •  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.

Here are My Questions:

Do you prefer to read a series or standalone?

I don’t mind either as long as it’s good!

What is your favorite book quote of all time or if you don’t have a favorite book quote, then a quote from a movie, etc that is your favorite?

“[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

I’ve always loved this quote so much.

Tell us 3 random facts about you.

I’m pretty loud

I like animals and nature

I hate it when people have sharp unkempt toe nails…

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream or if you don’t like ice cream, then tell us what dessert you prefer?

I love all the flavours but my favourite is probably chocolate and my least favourite is probably vanilla.

What is the one book that you would recommend that everyone read before they die? Why?

Pride and Prejudice, On The Road, Harry Potter, The Handmaids Tale, Equus, The Kite Runner, The Book Thief, Schindler’s List, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (I know it’s technically a play but still!), Othello, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and lots more!

I know it says ONE but I just can’t pick one…

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Interacting with other bloggers!

What is the most important thing you’ve learned about blogging so far that you think is important new bloggers know?

Be honest, don’t be obsessed with your stats and socialise as much as you can!

What are your most anticipated 2017 book releases for the rest of the year (Your top five)?

None in particular!

What do you think is the most underrated book (or movie or tv series) that everyone should read or watch?

Freaks and Geeks or My So Called Life (those are both TV shows)

How To Be A Good Wife by Emma Chapman (I really enjoyed this book even though it is seriously depressing)

Choose one book that you would like to completely forget whether it’s because you want to read it again for the first time (it was just that amazing) or because you thoroughly disliked it.

Harry Potter because I loved it so much I would love to have the experience of reading it for the first time all over again.

What is your favorite book genre? Your least favorite?

My least favourite is fantasy and I like most other genres.

My Nominees:

Anyone who wants to try this out is welcome to!

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This Is My Truth Now Tag!

I want to thank James J. Cudney IV for nominating me for this awesome tag! I’m so sorry it took forever for me to get to it!

He has an amazing blog and is actually the creator of this tag so please do check out his blog if you don’t already follow it!

The Rules

  1. Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
  2. Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.
  3. Be sure to thank the person that tagged you and include their responses at the bottom of your post, so someone can get to know them too. Tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
  4. Include a link to my original post mentioning this blog so we can see how many people choose to play along. Link to cut/paste is:  ThisIsMyTruthNow
  5. Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
  6. Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something.
  7. Be sure to copy/paste the “Truth or Dare” section at the end of this post. It’s important to the challenge — so you better carefully read it!
  8. If you’ve haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.

You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices: (1) You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or (2) Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author. Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.

I would in all honesty talk to the author because my friends know how much this author means to me and I know they would absolutely understand why I ditched them to spend time with the author!

You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?

I would pick Hermione Granger because we would have a lot to talk about and yes lock the door I don’t mind!

If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?

I would change Holden Caulfield to Hester Prynne so he can see what real problems and suffering look like because in my opinion he is a whiny little spoilt brat.

What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?

Well there are many:

Shay-lon– because she is one of the strongest people I know who breaks barriers every day!

Elaine-She is so sweet and amazing at everything she tries especially art!

Opher- He is one of the smartest people I’ve ever talked to and he has seen amazing things!

inkgirlandwords- She is one of the most driven people I read as well as the most sensitive and caring!

Shweta- She is so sweet and smart and has a way with words!

James J. Cudney IV- He is super interesting and I really enjoy reading his reviews!

And I admire everyone I follow for being excellent writers!

If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?

I would do whatever I had to do and change whatever I had to change to save Fred Weasley.

If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?

Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon from 30 Rock and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride And Prejudice- they seem like a very good match!

It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice: (1) You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or (2) you can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.

I would choose the second option and the author would be J. K. Rowling and the book would of course be Harry Potter!

If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it? If so, explain the who and why.

No i definitely would not do that to my friend! I know how much my friends pets mean to them!

If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?

I would turn my sister into a book character just to see what happens (I can bring her back right??)

Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).

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Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?

It would be Liesel because she is running from the Nazi’s in The Book Thief

Which of the 365 Daily Challenge posts most describes you? To see them all, you can go here. (Note: This is the question each person can change when they tag their own nominees)

Demure.

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My Nominees:

Anyone who wants to try this out is more than welcome to! It’s super fun and you can do the same question for number 12 because I really like this one and it’s interesting!

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The Liebster Award

I would like to thank Nathprasad Dhanawat for nominating me for this Award! He has an awesome blog so please go check it out and support him if you don’t already!

The rules of this award:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 blogs.
5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Suppose!! You are deep sea diving and you notice that an ANACONDA snake 🐍 is going towards your friends, if you go to alert them your life can be in danger,  what will you do?

I would definitely alert them!

Which is your most favorite place in the world 🌎?  Why?

Kenya- nothing beats home.

Which are your 3 wishes that you want to do before die?

Travel the world, educate children from poor countries who can’t afford education, live on a farm.

What are 3 languages that you really want to speak?

Russian, Sanskrit and Latin. (I was going to add German but I already know how to speak some of it so I thought it didn’t really count!)

Your favorite writer?

J. K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Harper Lee, Anthony Horowitz, Mark Zusak, Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Arthur Miller, Dario Fo (and many more!)

Have you ever tried to feed food to a monkey with your own hands?

Yeah we get monkeys at our place sometimes.

One bad thing that you do, even though you know that’s bad?

Eat junk food pretty often (to be fair I also eat A LOT of very healthy food!)

One craziest thing you’ve done in your life?

Hmm started this blog?

Your favorite sport?

Basketball

Any suggestions regarding my blog?

No I like it the way it is!

Why did you become a blogger?

Because as a writer I need some sort of outlet for my writing and blogging is the best option for me right now!

11 Facts About Me:

  • I’m 20
  • I love it when people have tattoos! I think they look incredible
  • I want to dye my hair blue at some point
  • I love music
  • I love cooking- especially Asian and Italian food
  • I love fried foods!
  • I get cranky when I’m sleepy or hungry
  • I’m double jointed so I can twist my arms and legs and thumb all the way around.
  • I have black hair
  • My eyes are hazel
  • My favorite colours are blue, black and purple
  • I prefer cold weather over hot weather

My Nominees:

Anoyone reading this post is welcome to try answering the questions above!

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Ruler Of The Books Tag!

I want to thank Christina for nominating me for this amazing tag! This is my first time doing it! She is awesome and if you like books you definitely need to check out her blog if you haven’t already!!

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU MAKE EVERYONE READ?

Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin or the Harry Potter series because you really can’t hate them!

WHAT WOULD YOU ABOLISH IN BOOK CONSTRUCTION?

Hmmm I don’t think I would want to abolish anything in particular.

WHAT AUTHOR WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO WRITE YOU ANY BOOK?

Jack Kerouac or Mark Twain- I really like their style.

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU DEMOTE TO THE LIBRARY BASEMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW BOOK?

The Catcher In The Rye (sorry to all the people who love this book!)

WHAT COVER ARTIST WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO MAKE A MURAL?

Quentin Blake

WHAT CHARACTER’S FACE WOULD YOU PUT ON A COIN?

Mr. Darcy- to be honest I have always had a crush on him and would love to see his face on coins.

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU AWARD THE “RULER OF BOOKS” 2016 PRIZE TO?

I don’t know most of the books I read last year were pretty old. I don’t think I’ve read stuff published in 2016. If you have any suggestions about 2016 books to read leave them below!

My Nominees Are:

Bookishendavours

Shweta Suresh

theorangutanlibrarian

James J Cudney IV

And anyone reading this consider yourself nominated!

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The Liebster Award!

I would like to thank wavesofawesomeness for nominating me for this award! Please check it out if you haven’t already if you like quotes, poetry and other awesome posts!

So the rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Acknowledge blog who nominated you and display award
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs
  5. Notify them of the nomination
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer

The Questions Given To Me:

Would you rather own a bakery or a candy shop?

I would have to say a bakery because as much as I like candy I prefer pastries!

Do you prefer drawings or paintings?

Both! And if you like paintings check out this blog.

Would you rather live in an area that’s always hot or always cold?

Cold. I always prefer the cold over the heat

Who are your favourite bloggers and what is/ are your favourite post(s) from them?(I don’t have to be one of them 😉 )

wavesofawesomeness

Elaine

Shay-lon

Opher

inkgirlandwords

Jirah

orangutanlibrarian

Chape

Shweta Suresh

Katzenworld

becomingdeutsch

Esmé

Simon

Shruti

Christina

And I’m sure I’m still forgetting a few!

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I really like Ryan Higa!

Who are some of your favourite authors?

Jane Austen

J. K. Rowling

Dan Brown

Stephenie Meyer

Dyan Sheldon

Khaled Hosseini

Margret Atwood

Jack Kerouac

Meg Cabot

Describe your blog in an advert style

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a confused, anxious, pessimistic, weird, introverted, twenty year old girl? Well look no further we have just the blog you want! At lifesfinewhine not only do you get the real twenty year old girl trying to find herself experience you also sometimes get random posts about Awards and Tags! So don’t forget to check out lifesfinewhine to stop the fun and start the soul crushing anxiety!

What is/was your favourite topic to study in History?

Everything! I swear I have never been bored learning something in History (yes I know I’m a nerd).

What type of phone do you have?

Samsung

What would you change about your life?

I would get rid of my anxiety.

If you were president/ mayor/ royalty, what would you do or change about your area/ county/ country?

I would work harder to bring peace and unity to my country, I would also make sure that my country causes as little pollution as possible even if it means certain things are banned, I would work very hard to stop hunting, I would try to help people who can’t afford education get free education, I would try to bring universal healthcare and free university for my citizens.

11 Facts About Me:

  • I love Italian food
  • I want to someday see Germany and hopefully live there!
  • I want to explore Europe
  • I love anything to do with History and Psychology
  • I am currently learning German
  • I’m 20
  • I’m 5’2
  • I love animals
  • I love art
  • I used to like horror movies but I’m not that into them anymore
  • I love reading

My Nominees Are:

Anyone and everyone reading this! (Do the same questions!)

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3 Day Quote Challenge- Day 1

I want to give a big shoutout to both mike7sedona and Rekha for nominating me for this amazing challenge! Mike’s and Rekha’s blogs are incredibly uplifting and inspiring. If you like inspirational blogs and poetry please give these blogs a visit!

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are:

  1.  “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J. K. Rowling
  2.  “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde
  3. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

My nominees for today are:

Opher

Anne

Nelly Cherry

For more challenges on this blog click here.

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Harry Potter Quotes!!

So as you all probably know I am totally obsessed with Harry Potter and decided to share some of my favorite quotes with you today!

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Desert Island Book Tag

Before I start out this post I just want to give a big shout out to theorangutanlibrarian for nominating me for this book tag! Theorangutanlibrarian has an amazing blog and if you are interested in books and pretty much anything to do with reading this is the blog you need to follow!

Water — A book you simply cannot live without

The Harry Potter Series By J. K. Rowling of course!

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Food — A book that is a close second on your favourites list

The Little Prince By Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy By Douglas Adams

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Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read

An Abundance Of Katherines By John Green

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Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

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Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading

The Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton

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I tag:

zahraammar

Issa

Maranda Lee

(Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done this)

And to everyone else- what would be your number one pick for a desert island?

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