Creative Writing

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hello everyone,

I just posted a short story, of which I hope you have a minute to check out after this one, you can find that here. HOWEVER, this morning I woke up to a lovely comment by The Avid Reader nominating little old me for a Sunshine Blogger Award.

So thank you very much for that!

So as for the award, I have briefly heard it mentioned, but as I have only been blogging for coming up to a month I admittedly needed to Google what is it precisely: “The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.”Once I read that, I was like, wow. Maybe I did the right thing starting this blog and sharing my work. So a big huge oversized THANK YOU to  The Avid Reader and everyone please make sure to check out their blog!

So, there are some rules that go along with the nomination and this is what is required of me in return:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2.  Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Right, down to the questions I’ve been asked!

If you could only read one book and watch one film for the rest of your life, what would they be?

What a question. The one book I would read for the rest of my life has to be Sleepers, by Lorenzo Carcaterra. This book has taught me so much and I believe there is much still waiting to be discovered amongst its pages. I read it as a young teen and will continue to read it again and again.

The one film I would watch for the rest of my life on the other hand is tough. I don’t really like movies, I find myself skipping a lot of irrelevant filler scenes and that gets tiring. But if I had to choose, it would be Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind which is funny considering this is the Sunshine Blogger Award post! (Just noticed that while adding the link haha.) If you’ve seen it, then you might know why I chose this. If you haven’t I recommend you do.

Tea or Coffee?

I used to hate coffee, but in recent years I have developed a taste for it. However, nothing hits the spot better than a nicely brewed strong cup of tea.

Paper Books or E-Books?

I have written a blog post about this, it was one of my first ever posts. It’s called Tradition VS Convenience: Should Printed Books Be Left In The Past?

In Short, I prefer paperbacks but I am not opposed to e-book reading.

What’s your favourite day of the week?

Thursday. Just because, the excitement due to the approaching weekend is just within reach but not quite. Then it gets to Friday and you’re like, yay weekend but it never really lives up to your expectations. I like the idea of the weekend more than the weekend itself. Strange.

Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl?

When I was a young teenager I would WILLINGLY get up at 5.30am on a school day, leave my house at around 6 and be at school by 7am just so I could have a quiet place to read before school. 

Now, I am a definite Night Owl. I find I am most creative in the evenings. I have the most motivation in the evening/early hours of the morn. I feel calmer at night.

What’s your favourite number?

I have always found this question to be odd. What does a number have to do in order to be positively perceived? Maybe I am biased because I am and always have been quite perplexed by numbers. They seem to float around in my mind and never settle enough for me to really understand them. So I guess the answer is, I don’t in fact have a favourite number.  

If you could have dinner with anyone famous (dead or alive) who would they be and why?

This is a hard one. I don’t really care for famous people. I don’t have any celebrity idols or anything like that so that makes this very very hard indeed. I think it would have to be Émile Durkheim. He was a french Sociologist and is commonly referred to as one of the forefathers of Sociology.  He had a lot of interesting theories and I would love to tell him of our society, his reaction would be a picture for sure.

Who is you favourite author?

It may sound blah but… Stephen King. I am not a fan of series of books and haven’t really had a definitive favourite author as it changes a lot. But I love Stephen King and have been reading his books for as long as I could read books. My grandad was a massive King fan and I may or may not have temporarily stolen borrowed them at a very young age. 

Why did you start blogging?

I started writing  a book about 9 months ago. It’s an idea that I had for about a year before I ever wrote a word. I’m not much of an outliner on paper but in my head, the story has to make sense for me to want to make it into a real life story. I was also writing poetry occasionally and felt sad that they were sitting in a folder on my laptop all sad and lonely. I have wanted to blog for years, I started a writing blog as a teenager and quickly deactivated it when nobody read it. I’m now a lot older and realise I can write for myself and if it interests other people or makes a small difference in their life too, that’s a bonus!


What makes you happy?

My dog Monty. He has been like my best friend/annoying little brother for almost 12 years! The love he has in his sweet little soul is undescribable. When I lived at home, he slept in bed with me every night. It is only now that I write this do I realise why. (Reasons I can’t go into.)He is so gentle, loving, silly and stubborn. God I love him!

Dogs or Cats?I think my previous answer answers this one for me! 

The blogs I’m going to nominate are: 

  1. Blissbelly
  2. C.D Anders
  3. The Broken Inside Of Me
  4. Ignited
  5. Chloe’s Blog
  6. Rachael Fairclough
  7. Tee The Poet
  8. The Blighters Rock
  9. European P. Douglas Writer
  10. Kitty Marie Book Reviews
  11. DoRee MelNic

My Questions for all you lovely people are as follows and I look forward to reading all your answers!

  1. What is your favourite genre of books and movies?
  2. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
  3. If you had to pick a new name for yourself what would it be and why?
  4. Where is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?
  5. If you could ask your pet three questions what would they be?
  6. What book or movie character would you most like to meet?
  7. What is your dream job?
  8. What is something you’ve never done but have always wanted to?
  9. What is your favourite childhood book?
  10. Who was your favourite teacher and why?
  11. What do you love most about yourself?


Jen X

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