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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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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The Blogger Tag

I really want to thank thegirlwithanaccent for this tag! If you like posts about makeup, travel, food and books please do check out her blog if you haven’t already!!

Question 1: How tall are you?

5’2

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? 

I know how to knit if that counts…

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? 

Trolls who leave horrible comments for no reason.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Know-it-alls. We need to remember that in this insanely vast universe we know extremely little.

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?

Imagine by John Lennon

Question 6: What is your favourite social media website?

Ummm don’t really have one…

Question 7: What is your favourite way to spend free time when you’re alone? 

Reading while drinking some warm tea.

Question 8: What is your favourite junk food?

Anything fried- especially if it’s made of potatoes!

Question 9: Do you have a pet/pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 

They are cats and are called Roger and Cleo.

   

Question 10: What is your number one favourite non-fiction and fiction book?

My favorite non-fiction book is The Cold War by Martin Walker

And my favorite fiction book is On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Question 11: What is your favourite beauty product/tool?

My beauty blender of course!

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Seriously I get embarrassed so often I can’t even remember anymore!

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Mimosa’s… 😅

Question 14: What is your favourite movie? 

Star Wars: A New Hope

Question 15: What was your favourite lesson in school and why?

Honestly, I can’t choose just one so my favorites were History, Psychology and English. History because I have always been passionate about History and I love learning it, English because it gave me a chance to write and explore in depth the work of other writers and Psychology because it has taught me so much about life and why we are the way we are.

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

Germany.

Question 17: PC or Mac?

PC

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date boy/girlfriend, spouse?

Hahaha… I wish 😅 Unfortunately I’m a forever alone person!

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?

Ellen DeGeneres and Seth MacFarlane (I can’t choose!)

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want to be friends with?

Hahaha any of the bloggers I follow! They all seem so awesome!

Question 21: Who is your biggest inspiration?

My friends and family!

Question 22: What is your favourite blog to read? 

There are so many!! Here’s just a few of them:

https://fitness9555.wordpress.com/

https://roseelaineblog.wordpress.com/

https://opherworld.wordpress.com/

https://inkgirlandwords.wordpress.com/

https://0hmz.wordpress.com/

https://chapeblog.com/

https://theorangutanlibrarian.wordpress.com/

https://combingthecatacombs.wordpress.com/

Question 23: What is your favourite high street shop?

Haha I’m not a high street shop kind of gal… 😂

Question 24: Are you in education or do you work?

I’m still studying.

Question 25: What is one thing you are proud of?

This blog and everything I’ve written on it!

My Nominees Are:

Shay-lon

inkgirlandwords

theorangutanlibrarian

Shweta

And anyone else who wants to do this is more than welcome to!

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Mystery Blogger Award

I want to thank thebookshelfcorner for nominating me for this award and I am so sorry it took me a while to get to it! She has an amazing blog that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already!!

The Rules:

  •  Put the award logo/image on your blog
  •  List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself. (I’m running out of facts so I’ll skip this one)
  • You nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

mystery-blogger-award

“Mystery Blogger Award”  is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

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This award was created by Okoto Enigma.

Three Facts About Me:

  •  Red is my favorite lipstick shade
  •  I love day dreaming
  •  I’m allergic to avocados

The Questions Given To Me Are:

What book(s) are you most looking forward to reading this year?

The Catcher In The Rye- I know it’s an old book but I have never read it and I really want to.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Germany.

Who is your favorite fictional character that you would want to be best friends with?

Elizabeth Bennet.

You’ve just been offered a huge publishing deal. What does your dedication page say?

I want to thank everyone who inspired me to write this book. I want to thank my friends who I can always count on to be there for me. Most of all I want to thank my parents for encouraging me to read at a very young age and for later on supporting my dreams to be a writer. (That’s the short version of it)

Who is a person you admire who inspires your writing?

Jack Kerouac.

Link To My Best Post:

https://lifesfinewhine.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/an-open-letter-to-my-anxiety/

My Nominees Are:

Radhika

inkgirlandwords

cwhiteweb

PriyaPandian

Riya

Christy B

Andreeatheadorableblog

Shweta

Rekha

purpleorangesite

And anyone who wants to try this out!!

My Questions For The Nominees Are:

  1.  What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever done?
  2.  If you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be and why?
  3. What’s your favorite TV show right now?
  4.  Who is the one musician whose music you can’t live without?
  5.  Do you believe in aliens?

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

I would like to thank purpleorangesite for this amazing award! I am sooooo sorry it took me forever to post this and thank you again!! Please go check out purpleorangesite if you haven’t already!

The Rules.

  • Thank the person(s) 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 on your post and/or on your blog

The Questions Given To Me:

What would you ask for, if you knew the answer would be a Yes?

A trip around the world or a book deal.

Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say?

EVERY FREAKIN TIME

Invent your own word, what does it mean?

Hathe- someone you are happy to see alive but still loathe.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

If it could be a dead person I would want to have dinner with Mark Twain and if it has to be a living person it would probably be Seth MacFarlane.

What would you rate 10/10?

Star Wars (the original 3 movies)

What question can you ask to find out the most about a person?

What do you value most in your life?

What would be the title of the current chapter of your life?

It would probably be called “Ummm what?”

If you could make a 20-second phone call to yourself at any point in your life at present or future, When would you call and what would you say?

I would call myself back when I was depressed and self harming and tell myself that it really does get better, just keep believing and doing your best.

What’s something that happened or something that someone said, changed how you view the world?

When I first read the works of Maya Angelou my life and views of the world really changed! I realised that even though life was tough I could still achieve everything I want- I just had to fight for it.

What book impacted you the most and why?

On The Road by Jack Kerouac- it put my life and writing into perspective.

 If life is a game like some people say what would some of your rules be?

Nothing good lasts but nothing bad lasts either, life is a roller-coaster of emotions, you will never truly figure out why you’re here, you will never truly understand yourself, memories are the best gift.

My nominees are:

Anyone who wants to do this award!!

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My 2016 Favorites!!!

So it’s almost the end of the year and I really wanted to share some of the things I really enjoyed this year!

My 5 Favorite Books Of 2016:

  1.  The Unknown Ego– this book is about the Freudian theory of the ego and how it effects behavior. It explains from a psychodynamic approach how human behavior is effected by the by our earlier experiences in life. I would not really encourage everyone to read it but I would encourage anyone who is interested in psychology, especially the psychodynamic approach, to check this book out. I’m still barely starting to learn psychology but since I want to become a therapist I thought I should read up on it and this book was so easy to follow and simple so I also really liked it for that reason.
  2.  We The Living By Ayn Rand– This is the first book I’ve ever read by Ayn Rand and I can tell you it was really something. It takes place in Soviet Russia and even though it is a work of fiction it is quite realistic is showing what life was for the Russians after the Civil War- especially for those who did not support the Reds. I would highly recommend reading this book at least once unless you’re the kind of person who gets depressed easily by books (I’m like that too! I literally cried after reading this) in which case I would suggest you avoid it by all means.
  3.  On The Road by Jack Kerouac– I don’t even know what to say about this book. This book has changed my life in such a way that I could never be thankful enough. Kerouac has been a lifesaver for me. I wanted to read this book for quite a long time and when I finally did it turned out to be so much more than I expected. It’s about a young mans journey around the US with his incredibly amusing and often outrageous friends. This book inspired me to start working on my own book starting next year and gave me some amazing ideas. While reading this book I felt like my mind just opened up and I had this amazing epiphany. Even to people who don’t usually enjoy reading I would highly encourage reading this book. Believe me it will change your life!
  4. Othello by William Shakespeare– I was really inspired by this book too and found it a fascinating read. This is probably my favorite Shakespeare book so far and I actually read it because I had to for my English Literature for school. It is a sad description of how a mans life is ruined and turned upside down due to racism and prejudice and his wife too suffers a sad fate for her undying love for him. I would recommend this book to everyone but if you’re a fan of Shakespeare or if you don’t mind the kind of olden English used in this book you should totally check it out!
  5. Bluebeard’s Egg And Other Stories by Margret Atwood– I have been obsessed with Atwood’s work since I first read The Handmaids Tale which I also had to read for my English Literature but last year. This book is a variety of short stories which are all incredibly interesting with surprising and mostly pretty sad endings. I would highly recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Atwood’s work or of kind of depressing short stories in general…

Honorable Mention- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy By Douglas Adams– The only reason this book isn’t on the list is because I kind of felt like the sequels were not as amazing as the first book and in fact I am finding it kind of difficult to finish the last book. This book however (the first one) is witty, sarcastic, humorous, kind of insane and really interesting. I would highly recommend giving it a read especially since it’s quite small and you can finish it in like a day. 

My 5 Favorite TV Shows Of 2016:

  1.  30 Rock– The cast includes Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski and more. It’s hilarious, interesting, deep, sarcastic and basically one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen!
  2.  Arrested Development– The cast includes Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, David Cross and many more incredible actors! It was hilarious, outrageous, emotional, thought provoking and more. I would highly recommend watching it even though the end is kind of left hanging because it didn’t really end (it’s hard to explain just Google it!)
  3.  The Office (US)– The cast includes Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, B.J Novak and many more. The first word that comes to mind when remembering this show is probably outrageous. From Jim’s silly pranks and antics to his love for Pam he stole our heart. Steve Carrell may be the worst boss ever but he too will forever be remembered fondly as Michael Scott. If you’re a fan of Parks and Rec or The Office (UK) I would highly recommend this show.
  4.  Modern Family– The cast includes Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and many more incredible actors. I absolutely love this show. It’s hilarious yet enables to learn so much about both life and family. It’s ongoing and if you haven’t began catching up yet all I can say is what are you waiting for?!?
  5. Fresh Off The Boat– The cast includes Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Ian Chen, Forrest Wheeler, Lucille Soong and many more amazing actors. It’s funny and relatable and surprisingly emotional. I have really enjoyed so far and look forward to more episodes.

My 5 Favorite Movies Of 2016:

  1.  Rogue One- Absolutely brilliant and surprisingly sassy. Even if you haven’t watched any other Star Wars movies and even if you aren’t a huge Star Wars fan you will still love this movie.
  2.  Finding Dory- This movie just proves that Ellen DeGeneres can do no wrong. I would highly recommend you watch this movie.
  3.  Zootopia- Hilarious with an amazing moral about peace and unity. Really loved this movie.
  4.  Sausage Party- I would definitely not recommend this to everyone but if you are a fan of Seth Rogen do find some time to check it out. It’s quite funny!
  5.  Central Intelligence- Hilarious and also very interesting! Definitely check it out if you haven’t so far.

My Favorite Musicians In 2016:

I hardly ever listen to new music so all the musicians below are going to be kind of old but they are what I listened to most this year.

  1.  Janis Joplin
  2.  Bob Dylan
  3.  The Beatles
  4.  Loudon Wainwright
  5.  Seth MacFarlane- Yes you read right! I said Seth MacFarlane. If you’ve heard of him before it’s probably because of his TV shows or movies but yes he does music to. If you’ve seen anything he’s worked on before don’t be scared because his music is the exact opposite. It’s deep, meaningful, beautiful, and truly amazing. Please do check out his music if you have some time!

So those are my favorites for this year! Please let me know yours in the comments below I would love to hear from you!

Also really random question but if anyone has a good recipe with parsnips let me know because I bought some yesterday but now I kind of am not sure what to do with them because I’ve never had parsnip before and I have no idea what they taste like… Thank you!! 🙂

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