The Sunshine Blogger Award 🎗 Pt. 2 // In Which I Reveal My First Book Crush

Happy Wednesday, guys! ☺️🌻

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I’m back with part two of my Sunshine Blogger Award post, and more answers to your questions! You can find the first part with my nominations and questions here. I let you in on teenage Lily’s favorite band and other things you may not have expected to find out about me. 😇

Unique Blogger Award - My Answers

Malanie‘s questions
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01. Why did you start blogging?
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I love to write, and I love connecting with others, and screaming about things I’m passionate about (especially books), and blogging seemed like such a great way to do both.

Plus, I love that I can be creative. 🖌

02. Which book are you most excited to read?
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I’m currently dying to read the next Fence installment, as well as the next Heartstopper update.

03. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
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I can be both! But I lean towards being an early bird, because I’m not too fond of the feeling of waking up to half of the day already having passed me by. And it always makes me feel so accomplished, when I can get things done before nine a.m..

04. What is your ideal vacation?
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Exploring new places and immersing myself in different cultures, eating good food, spending quality time with people who are important to me, relaxing (or trying to, anyway), and not thinking about stressful things, such as uni (as if).

05. What is one thing that makes you happy?
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Knowing that my family and friends are in good health. 😌

Hamad‘s questions
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01. Who was your first book crush?
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I believe it was Axel from Thomas Brezina’s Die Knickerbocker Bande—I shipped him with Poppy, and I still get somewhat wistful, when I think about how they never ended up together down the line, because I adore the friends-to-lovers trope.

Also … I don’t know if I’m the only one who does this, but when it comes to books and movies, I always crush on someone for someone? Pretty much all of my book-boyfriends are part of a ship, and I actually go into (ง’̀-‘́)ง mode when someone dares to try and drive a wedge between any of my OTPs.

02. When did you start reading?
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I think I was six years old, but I’m not sure … if musical scores count, a bit earlier. 🎼

03. What is the last book that made you cry?
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Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman!

I feel like I’ve been screaming about this one a few times already, but I honestly so rarely come to really love a book, that the ones that get four or five star ratings from me are ones I cherish all the more.

It’s such a gem, and I wish it had existed when I was fourteen/fifteen. It’s a beautiful ownvoices novel that everyone who is Asian and grows up in a non-Asian country, and everyone who has (social) anxiety, will be able to relate to.

04. How many hours do you read per day?
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I … don’t know? But I’d love to know how many hours per day you read!

05. If you were a book/movie character, would you be a main or secondary one?
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I’d be the main character from my point of view. 😉

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Who’s your first book crush?
At what age did you start reading? 🤓
Do you cry easily because of books?

xx, Lily

59 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award 🎗 Pt. 2 // In Which I Reveal My First Book Crush”

  1. I think (actually, I’m pretty sure) my first book crush was Adrian Ivashkov from Bloodlines? It was actually the book that got me into YA and, oh man, I was crazy about Adrian and I shipped him with Sydney sO MUCH (I still do). 😀

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  2. I’m the total opposite — I wake up pretty late (the perks of working for oneself) and while I dislike that half the day is gone by the time I’m up, I hate waking up early even more, so…

    I probably read 2-3 hours a day!

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    1. Ohh what do you do? (No pressure at all to answer, if that’s too personal!)

      I feel like it depends on when I go to sleep, because if I go to bed early, I wake up early naturally as well, and feel much more refreshed than when I go to bed late.

      Two to three hours sounds about right for me as well! 🙂

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      1. I’m a wedding photographer, so my days (when I’m shooting) start around midday and end around midnight anyway. So it makes sense for the rest of my workdays to just skew towards the night. I’m out of the house on weekends and then can do all the other work (editing photos, replying to emails, etc.) whenever. 🙂

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  3. It is the best feeling when you have so many things finished before 9am!!

    I read a lot during each day, probably 4-5 hours.
    Oh yeah, I can cry so easily because of a book! Especially, when I really connect to a character!

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      1. Hmm… I definitely cried in A Man Called Ove and Beartown by Fredrick Backman! All his books, really. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Recently, Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. I think I’ve cried at all the gushy romantic contemporary reads that I’ve read lately. Although, that’s probably more about my fertility meds. haha

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  4. Yaaay, I like that you did answer my questions and used mine in the title (That made my day).

    I like the crushing on ships that you do ❤

    We can make it count!

    I don't usually cry easily unless it is Fredrik Backman then I am a cry baby. Us against you was my last book that made me cry. And I have to check Starfish now!

    I read between 1- 4 hours per day, on average it is 2 hours. I am a secondary character 😛

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    1. Ahh I’m so, so happy to have made your day!! ☺️💛

      It’s the only true way to ship a ship, hehe. I’m planning on reading a book of his soon, probably A Man Called Ove! I hope I like them as much as you do. And let me know when you get around to reading Starfish, please!

      During the semester as well (when you have to study)?

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