The Sunshine Blogger Award // Sprinkles of Dreams

The Sunshine Blogger Award 🎗 Pt. 1 // About Me & My Teenage Self

I’m back with another Award post!!

I’ve been putting off writing this blog post for so long, that I got nominated for it in the meantime, so I decided to answer five instead of ten questions from each nomination, and split this post into two (or maybe three) parts. Because who has the patience to read 50 questions all at once?? No one, that’s who.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much, Lotte @ The Reading Hobbit, Belle @ Belle Can Read, and Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction, Hamad @ The Book Prescription, and Sissi @ The Book World for nominating me for this award!

You are the best best best, and I’m so touched that all of you nominated me! 💜

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Unique Blogger Award - Rules
  • Thank the blogger(s) who 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 ask them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Unique Blogger Award - My Answers

Lotte’s questions
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01. What do you use for a book mark? Or do you just remember the pages?
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I always remember the pages! I actually answered this question in my 20 Questions Book Tag post in-between being nominated, and publishing this one.

As for pictures—I have a magnetic Harry Potter bookmark, which I never use (and as a result couldn’t find, sorry! 😔), because I’m too scared that it’ll leave streaks on my book pages.

02. Favorite flower?
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I feel like I should say lilies, but … I don’t really have one?

And I know that there’s this assumption that all girls love to receive flowers, and I do find the sentiment lovely, but am I the only one who actually doesn’t enjoy receiving them all that much, because my heart always breaks, when they start to wilt?

Especially roses.

giphyI’d love to come across a rose that wilts as slowly as the one in Beauty and the Beast, especially given the fact that it was kept in a bell jar.

03. What was your favorite song/band/artist as a teenager?
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I loved Atomic Kitten as a teenager! I still remember all the lyrics to their songs, because I used to sing along to them, and I learned their dance choreographies as well, I was such a fangirl. 💃🏻🎤

Anyone remember Whole Again, If You Come to Me, Last Goodbye, or It’s Ok!?

04. Rainy days or sunny days?
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Sunny days! Sunshine always lifts my mood, and I find that a sunny day makes all my troubles seem less troublesome.

05. What are the times you like to read in a day?
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Whenever I find the time. I especially love to read in bed, before going to sleep—it also helps me fall asleep more quickly, and I’m someone who desperately needs every extra minute of sleep I can get.

Belle’s questions
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01. How long have you been blogging?
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Almost seven weeks! I can’t believe it, to be honest, because I still feel like such a newbie to blogging (because I am), and seven weeks sounds like such a long time to me.

02. What type of posts are your favorite to make?
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Book recommendation posts & wrap-up posts. I recently published my first discussion post as well, though, and I had so much fun writing it, as well! And I will always love writing reviews, because they are what made me consider starting a blog in the first place, so …

I love them all. :’)

03. What are you currently reading?
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Vicious by V.E. Schwab—and if you’ve read the book already; how genius is this cover?

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04. If you had round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
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I’d love to re-visit Paris, New York, and Taiwan, but I’d also love to finally visit London, Sydney, Hongkong, or Seoul … the list is endless, really.

05. Favorite quote? 😏
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(Is this where I get psycho-analyzed? 😛)

I don’t have one absolute favorite quote, but this one is so beautiful—and if you know where it’s from without looking it up, you’re pretty amazing, and get 1000 cool points from me!:

Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.

Unique Blogger Award - My Nominations

🌹 May @ My 1st Chapter 🌹 Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books 🌹 Kat @ Kat Impossible 🌹 Tasya @ The Literary Huntress 🌹 Olivia @ Purely Olivia 🌹 Tiffany @ Love, Tiffany 🌹 Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky 🌹 Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca

Unique Blogger Award - My Answers

01. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
02. What does your perfect weekend look like?
03. What song(s) do you have completely memorized?
04. Which person, dead or alive, do you admire & why?
05. Are you usually early or late?
06. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
07. What age do you wish you could permanently be?
08. What is something you wish you were better at?
09. What are some (small) things that brighten your day?
10. Which book has changed or shaped your way of thinking monumentally?
11. I’m going to copy Belle, and ask you your favorite quote. 💭
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How long have you been blogging?
What kind of music did you love to listen to as a teenager?
Feel free to answer any of my questions above, I’d love to get to know you all better! 💗

xx, Lily

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87 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award 🎗 Pt. 1 // About Me & My Teenage Self”

    1. Whole Again is so good! And wow, I honestly didn’t expect anyone to know them, haha. I only just found out that they reunited, but without Jenny. 😔

      It is!! It’s one of the many beautiful quotes from The Book Thief. :’)

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  1. I agree with you on the flower sentiment! Personally, I feel like it’s really cool to receive flowers because of the thoughts and feelings behind them, but I don’t really like flowers themselves for the aesthetic. (I also don’t understand how people think that flowers smell good?? They smell like plants?) But besides my flower rant, loved this post ❤

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    1. Says Ju, meanwhile, she is smelling flowers in her pfp. 😉

      But yes, exactly! I always see people smelling flowers (in movies and TV shows as well), and I’m honestly baffled. I do love them for their aesthetic, though!

      Thank youu, your comments are always so lovely sndjfndjsf; 💓!!

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  2. Thank you for tagging me!!! I also have some of those Harry Potter magnetic bookmarks and I’ve only used them on a few books but I always forget about them.

    My favorite music as a teenager was pop music and especially the Jonas Brothers haha. I still love them honestly

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  3. You may be a newbie blogger but you’re already so respected and loved in the community ❤ I can tell by how many people nominated you for this award ❤ Sydney is on my world travel short list too – I might pick that one (because I'm assuming these tickets are free and 1st class, right?) 😀

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    1. Aww thanks, Marie! 💕

      I think it’s mostly just something I got used to doing. 🙂 I don’t know if Sum 41 counts as Punk, but I listened to them non-stop at some point as well, haha.

      And ahhh yes please read The Book Thief! It’s so beautiful (but also heartbreaking, just as a warning). ❤

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  4. Loved your answers, especially about flowers because #same (my friend and her mum just send each other pictures of flowers they see out and about when they want to “give” each other flowers), and the quote you chose <333333 That book and its unique narrative style and its damn haunting last line and e v e r y t h i n g about it!!

    I've been blogging 2 1/2 months? Lordy loo. I listened to Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy and Linkin Park as a teen (still do!). They were the first bands whose lyrics I learned.

    Small things that brighten my day // sniffing books, snugs with my kitkat Jasper (she's a sweet lazy lump of a cat), perfectly hot cups of tea or coffee, compliments on my tattoos (something I chose to do to myself lol), seeing kids excited about being at the library ❤ How about you? What makes your day a little bit better? 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Cade, I’m so glad you like them! 🙂

      Aww that’s super cute & yes, it’s such a beautiful and book all-around, definitely one of my all-time favorites. :’) I only know those bands from listening to the radio sometimes, haha.

      I love your list of things that make you happy! Mine would definitely be snuggling with a cute cat or Maltipoo as well. As for the other things … off the top of my head—spending quality time with my favorite people, music, OTPs, (re-)reading or (re-)watching books or movies, or certain scenes I love, good food, chocolate (!), and sunshine. 💛✨

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❤

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  5. 7 weeks is great! I am sure you will stick with it for much longer and you won’t believe how fast time is going to pass 😉
    The final quote you chose was really beautiful and so relatable. And I definitely need to read Vicious as well, I only heard great things about it.

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    1. Thanks, Kat! 🙂

      I’m honestly already in disbelief, haha. I feel so old when I say that, but ahh time passes too quickly. 👵🏻

      I love the book it’s from, The Book Thief is just one of my all-time favorites. And I think you’d really enjoy Vicious! Everyone I know loves it.

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              1. At this point, I don’t even miss it and also tend to not enjoy it as much. Obviously, if a book was originally published in German, I am not going to go around looking for a translated version, but I think we don’t have much of a YA scene here and no cool author events. I might think differently if that were a thing haha

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  6. I can’t believe you’ve been blogging for seven weeks. I feel like you’ve been blogging for months, years already haha, you’re just doing so amazing and your blog looks incredible, so aesthetic and everything. I’m so proud and I really can’t wait for you to continue on this journey ❤ I would LOVE to visit Sydney as well, I wish it weren't so far away ahah, it seems like such a beautiful city ❤ and I hope you'll get to London someday, I LOVE this city so much ❤
    Thank you for the nomination!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie! You’re an absolute angel, reading this made my heart warm. :’)

      Sydney looks so amazing and colorful, and I really wish it was closer to us, haha. I’m actually planning a trip to London as I type this & I really hope it all works out. (If it does, I’ll turn to you for insider tips? 🤗)

      You’re so welcome, you more than deserve it!! I’m so excited to read your answers. 💛💫

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  7. Aww ❤ Thank you so much for nominating me! I love reading your answers ^_^ I cannot believe you've only been blogging for 7 weeks…GIRL YOU'RE KILLING IT!! I'm so excited for you to continue and see how much more you grow 🙂 I really want to visit Taiwan again! All the street food and cheap eats haha. but that's also why Korea and Hong Kong are also on the list! It's also on my bucket list to go to Europe and Sydney ❤ Can't wait to see the next parts in this tag~

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    1. Ahh you’re welcome, Tiffany! You write such wonderful posts & your comments always shine with positivity and are pretty much rays of sunshine on my blog, so of course I couldn’t forget you! And thank you so much, that is so, so kind of you!! 💖

      YES, BIG MOOD. I miss the food so much, and visiting the night markets. 💓 I wish there was a way to travel the world for free, sighhh.

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  8. 7 WEEKS AND ALREADY 300 FOLLOWERS WOOOOOOOW *applauds you eternally* (okay but seriously — I hope this doesn’t come across as jealous or anything because DEFINITELY VERY PROUD OF YOU — please remember to take care of yourself ❤ my blog grew fast but not as fast as yours and even then I still had tons of struggles with my mental health and I really don't want that for you 💛💛💛)

    also yes please write more discussions you're a good writer and your first one was REALLY GOOD

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  9. I adore your answers, Lily! And your blog is such a sweet ray of light. ❤ ❤
    And I'm totally with you on getting flowers! I always tell people I'd rather receive potted plants as gifts rather than bouquets, because then you get the pleasure of watching them grow rather than wilt. 🙂

    And oof you ask some hard-hitting questions. I can't wait to get to them!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! That is so sweet of you sdkfnjsdnf. 😭💘

      Ohh I’d never thought of that before, that’s such a good idea! I may just start doing that as well. 🙂

      I’m so excited to read your answers! I’m honestly so, so happy to have met you here, and please take this award nomination as literal as you can. 💛

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  10. Thank you so much for the nomination, Lily! I loved getting to know you better in this post, and I can’t wait to participate soon. 😊Also, I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 7 weeks! Your blog is thriving and just absolutely THE BEST, and I already can’t imagine the book blogging community without you. Your posts and comments on mine and chatting with you in the comments of both of our posts make me so happy!

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    1. My pleasure, Olivia!! 💛😊 I’m already eagerly awaiting your answers (no pressure, though!!).

      Ahhh you are so wonderful, this means so much to me & I appreciate your kind words!! I always love chatting with you as well, and I’m so glad blogging brought us together. 🌻

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  11. OMG IM TOTALLY THE SAME WITH THE FLOWER THING, im like “I appreciate the sentiment but can i would 11/10 prefer something edible”

    YOUR FAVE QUOTE IS FROM MY FAVE BOOK YOUR FAVE QUOTE IS FROM MY FAVE BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if I didn’t think we were soulmates before, I definitely think so now

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