The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules

The guidelines for this award are straightforward.

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you in the post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 8-11 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 in your blog

I was nominated for this award by Yes More Blogs.

Definitely check out his blog.  He is a CHARACTER and is constantly engaging other bloggers and commenters.  His content is solid and a pleasure to read.  He is also a MACHINE; and is consistently keeping his blog current and fresh.

So without further adieu, I believe I owe you all some answers:

  1. Short or long chapters?
    I like a variety.  It really bugs me when authors drag chapters on and on for no better reason than… what?  I have no idea.  It seems pointless.  Don’t be afraid to say what you want to say and move on.
  2. Favourite reading spot?
    I’m most often reading on the couch.  That being said, my FAVORITE reading spot is probably on the patio of some restaurant, munching on lunch while reading.  I like sitting in the sun, or at least having the sun around me.
  3. Best bookish moment?
    This is a tricky question.  I’m not sure if it’s my BEST bookish moment, but I always love when I’m reading a series and finish a book, then promptly realize the next book in the series is available and ready to read.  I hate it when I have to wait to continue a story (I’m looking at you, Patrick Rothfuss).
  4. Most books by one author?
    Gee whiz.  Honestly?  I’m not going to take the time to count.  I know I’ve read over 18 books by David Eddings.  More than 15 in the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.  I think there’s 15 books in Part 1 of Ryk Brown’s Frontiers Saga.  I really couldn’t guess how many Stephen King books I’ve read.  So… right now it looks like 18 is the top end, but I wouldn’t bet any money on that.
  5. Bookshop or online?
    I love the idea of a bookshop, and even volunteer in one(!), but the vast majority of books I buy are digital.  For me, convenience trumps everything except price.  If I can find a used copy of the book I want for a few bucks (or less!) than I’m in.
  6. Bookmarks or page fold?
    BOOKMARKS!  What the hell is wrong with you?
  7. Library or buy the book?
    I’ve always purchased books, but now that I can borrow from the library digitally I’m trying that out.  I’m not a patient individual, so waiting 4+ weeks to borrow is a challenge for me.
  8. Let people borrow or guard with your life?
    Physical copies: borrow away!  Unless it’s signed, then it’s a whole lot of nope.
  9. Favourite book of all time?
    I honestly have no idea.  I’ve read so many books, so many times, I couldn’t even begin to answer this question.
  10. Best book to movie adaptation?
    This question threw me for a loop.  At first, my initial response was… none?  But then I started doing some googling and remembered a lot of things Id forgotten.  Harry Potter was awesome.  The Fellowship of the Rings was also great.  Shawshank Redemption was freaking incredible (did you know it was based on a Stephen King novella?  The 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was great.  The Martian did a really good job!  There.  All those are the best.

Okay, so here are 10 questions for my upcoming nominees.  Since I’m in a ridiculous mood, my questions will reflect as such:

  1. Have you ever lied to someone on the internet because you were anonymous?
  2. Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?
  3. If you could eliminate one letter of the alphabet what would it be?
  4. Jello or pudding?  Follow up: Why is the answer Jello?
  5. Favorite word in the Queen’s English?
  6. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever received in the mail?
  7. What’s your favorite “breakfast-for-dinner” meal?
  8. What is your nightmare vacation (ie. worst vacation ever)?
  9. If money wasn’t a factor, what would you do with all your time?
  10. Why do you believe The Way of Jello offers the one true path to enlightenment and peace?

The Nominees:

Spoons & Books


Baffled Mum

Phantom Paper

Personal Growth Success Blog


Inkblots and Icebergs

Yes More Blogs (can I nominate someone who nominated me?)

Spinnette Spyder
Arachnid Weaver

That’s it!  Serve over ice and enjoy.

Living the Dream,
Humble Dave