Monday, April 30, 2018

Tagged: Sunshine Blogger Award

I was tagged by JJ at This Dark Material for the Sunshine Blogger Award (thanks JJ!!) and these are always fun, plus the questions this time are awesome, so here we go. 


1) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog

2) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you 

3) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and and write them 11 new questions 

4) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post 

JJ's questions 

1) You have the opportunity to ask your favorite author one question, and the have to tell the truth. Which author do you choose and what do you ask them? 

I would ask George RR Martin if Sam has the Horn of Winter. And if so is it going to bring down the Wall? Wait that's two questions! Oh and where is Ben Stark? Okay that's three, but if we drink enough maybe he'd answer all three??

2) What is one book you hid from your parents when you were younger? 

I don't know if I ever had to hide a book? They didn't monitor my reading in terms of what I selected, not that I picked bad stuff- it was mostly fantasy- but maybe they would have looked askance at some of my roleplaying game rulebooks? 

3) If you could try the cuisine of any fictional world, which one would you choose? 

I'm curious what the food is like at Cair Paravel. 

4) Who is your favorite fictional detective? 

Hmm... I'll go with Anarchy Jones from The Country Club Murders.  

The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1)

5) Which Winnie the Pooh character are you most similar too? 

Ooh so I asked people I know and they all said Pooh Bear. So yeah... I guess that's it. Someone said I'm like a happy, silly bear so okay! And honey. 

6) What accessories do you need when you read (drink, blanket, music, etc)? 

Tea/ wine occasionally. Music once in a while (usually background ambient stuff). 

7) What is one book you read just because you liked the cover? 

The Shark Club. 

The Shark Club

8) Which fictional character do you wish would write a memoir? 

Ned Stark? Gandalf? 

9) What is your favorite animated movie NOT made by Disney? 

My first was The Incredibles. But I'm also partial to Finding Nemo and Tangled. But... my favorite would be a toss up between The Secret of NIMH and Monsters vs. Aliens.

10) Pencil or pen? 


11) Polka dots or stripes? 


I Nominate

Jasprit and Rachel at The Readers Den 
Suzanne at The Bookish Libra
Anastasia at Read and Survive 
Clare and Ann at Dual Reads
Michelle at In Libris Veritas
Verushka at pop.edit.lit
Lindsi at Do You Dog-Ear
Sam at We Live and Breathe Books
Angela at Musings of a Literary Wanderer 
Danya at Fine Print

Feel free to disregard if you don't want to do this one or don't participate in tags/ awards.   

My Questions

1) Do you have a favorite bookstore and if so which one is it? 

2) Do you have a favorite artist? 

3) Name the best movie you've seen this year 

4) What is your favorite animated movie (I liked this question of JJ's)? 

5) Name a movie that made you cry/ affected you emotionally as a child

6) Off world colonies have been established- would you start a new life on another world or stay on Earth? 

7) A future you comes back and says the only way to stop an apocalypse is for you to take someone out. Would you do that? 

8) Favorite music? 

9) Snoopy or Winnie the Pooh 

10) Artificial intelligence has been developed to the point where you can have self- aware robot helpers. You can customize yours to be just a tool (like a toaster) or it can self- aware/ possibly have feelings. Which setting do you pick?

11) Pizza! What toppings do you get? 


  1. Congrats, you deserve it! You're one of the friendliest bloggers I know.

  2. Oooh! George RR Martin is a great author to pick to ask questions. And I totally second a memoir written by Gandalf! :)

  3. Cair Paravel... great answer. Plenty of Turkish Delight, I’m sure. :) And being told you’re most like Pooh Bear is a very good thing. :)

    1. I'm sure! And with all the talking animals and everything I'm just so curious what they serve the High Kings and Queens :)

  4. Yeah, I want to know where Ben Stark is, too!

  5. It was fun getting to know you better!

  6. What fun questions. I loved reading your responses. I'm afraid people would compare me to Piglet so I'm afraid to ask :)

    1. Ha I had no idea what people would say but was kinda afraid to ask

  7. Everyone says I’m like Eeyore.

    1. Eeyore's awesome. When everyone's too happy he's like the voice of reason :)

  8. Congratulations! You're one of the daily bloggers I read :)

  9. Fun post. Oh Gandalf for sure. I don’t know, I think I am like Piglet because I tend to worry... I wish I didn’t but I do. Sigh...

    1. Piglet is a worrier but he's pretty awesome too

  10. I CAN'T WAIT FOR INCREDIBLES 2!!!!!!! And if George RR Martin would just finish writing the books we wouldn't have to ask him these questions!!! Great answers :D

    1. Oh m,y gosh they're making one- is that cool or what? Now I just need a Monsters vs Aliens 2

  11. A memoir from Galdalf? Yes, please!

    And a definitely yes to 'Where's Ben Stark?'

    Fun post!

  12. Fun tag! Loved getting some hints about you, Greg.
    Secret of Nimh. Classic, there!

  13. Excellent answers! I’d love a Gandalf memoir. That would be cool! 😀

  14. Oh fun questions! I know most of the food can be found in regular old England, but I'd love to try all the food in the Wizarding World (aka Harry Potter's world). I like the Pooh question! I don't know who I'm most like...probably Pooh. haha


  15. Congrats.

    Ya know, if I time traveled and told myself I had to take someone out to prevent the apocalypse...I'd probably do it. lol

    I like the Supreme Pizza with mushrooms, black olives, onions, peppers, sausage, pepperoni and ham. And a hand tossed crust. None of that deep dish nonsense.

  16. Fun tag, Greg! I am going to have to ask my family which Pooh character I am like now that you have me wondering what they will say. I am going to have to get a mushroom pizza on a thin crust please :)

  17. Fun tag! Love these... I've read all of the Country Club murder books. They are witty and smart and I love Anarchy Jones.

  18. The Secret of Nimh...a blast from the past I'd forgotten about. Thanks for the memory and have a great week.

  19. :D Uuuu cool thank you for nominating me!
    Gandalf's book would probably end up being like wheel of time series but much much worse

  20. I would have thought you would have asked Martin if he really intends to write those last two A Game of Thrones books. Ha ha. XD

  21. My regular pizza toppings are cheese, red onion, smoked sausage, pineapple and donner kebab meat! I love that pizza!

  22. That's funny that people think you are Winnie the Pooh. I'm probably a combo of all the 100 Acre Wood creatures depending on when you catch me lol

    And Snoopy or WtP???? gah - that's which child would you save kind of question for me lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  23. Oh my gosh, I LOVE all your answers! I kind of suspect that Ned Stark's memoir would be one of those books that takes place during one of the most interesting periods of history (Robert's Rebellion), but he just talks about like, snowfall records and food storage 😂

    And I never even though of Cair Paravel but now that you've said it I would definitely have their food near the top of my list.

    Also, I'm quietly tucking your favorite detective away for future bookstore trips. I need more good mysteries :)

  24. As a cover-ho, I approve of you reading The Shark Club based on the cover. So you identify with Pooh, I identify with Eeyore. XP

  25. Yes, I'd love to know more about the food at Cair Paravel. :)