Triple Sunshine Blogger Award, Triple Trouble?? || Answering 33 Questions!

I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award three times, and since I haven’t gotten to it yet, I’ll just combine all of them in one post! Yay!

Also, I’ll be off WordPress and social media for the week! I have important exams that I’d rather not fail, so I won’t be replying to comments or blog hopping. Thank you so much for understanding! Onto the blog award!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

Sunshine Blogger Award #1: Nominated by Surina @ The Bloggisters!

What is your all-time favorite book?

Wow, asking me this question is evil. But the two books that immediately come to mind are Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The former appeals to me on an emotional front because I would die for the characters, and the latter appeals to me on a story-writing front, because it’s genius. I don’t think I’ve read a book yet that appeals to me on both fronts, but when I find that book, it’ll be my answer to this question.

What is your most anticipated book of this year?

I did a whole post on this, but I’ll just be basic and say Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Do I even need to explain? I know you’re anticipating it too for probably the same reasons that I am.

What books have made you cry?

Ehmm.. none. Yeah, I’m the one person who’s never cried while reading a book, and I have no idea why.

What book do you feel needs more love?

It’s been a long time since I’ve promoted this book, so thank you for the opportunity. EVERYONE READ WANDERLOVE BY KIRSTEN HUBBARD! It’s a travel book that takes place in South America, and the main character is recovering from a toxic relationship. The book is both well-written and enjoyable so I don’t know why it’s so underrated???

Can you tell that I’m shamelessly trying to find more books to add to my TBR?  I’ll stop, promise.

No, I couldn’t, but I guess you are. But now you have to read Wanderlove, Surina!!

What are some of your favorite quotes?

One of my recent faves is when Beatrice describes Henry’s grief in Red, White & Royal Blue. This quote is long, but it’s a work of art.

So, imagine we’re all born with a set of feelings. Some are broader or deeper than others, but for everyone, there’s that ground floor, a bottom crust of the pie. That’s the maximum depth of feeling you’ve ever experienced. And then, the worst thing happens to you. The very worst thing that could have happened. The thing you had nightmares about as a child, and you thought, it’s all right because that thing will happen to me when I’m older and wiser, and I’ll have felt so many feelings by then that this one worst feeling, the worst possible feeling, won’t seem so terrible.

But it happens to you when you’re young. It happens when your brain isn’t even fully done cooking—when you’ve barely experienced anything, really. The worst thing is one of the first big things that ever happens to you in your life. It happens to you, and it goes all the way down to the bottom of what you know how to feel, and it rips it open and carves out this chasm down below to make room. And because you were so young, and because it was one of the first big things to happen in your life, you’ll always carry it inside you. Every time something terrible happens to you from then on, it doesn’t just stop at the bottom —it goes all the way down.

And since Surina didn’t specify whether the quote has to come from a book, I also love the quote I shared in my discussion on blog stats: “Don’t compare your behind the scenes to someone else’s highlight reel.”

What else, besides reading, do you like to do in your free time?

Blogging!! Okay, but did you seriously expect me to be interesting enough that I have hobbies more prominent than reading books and blogging about them? I play table tennis though! My school has a team and we practice two or three times a week. This year, I’m finding the sport a lot more fun!

What is your earliest book-related memory?

Probably my mom introducing the Berentain Bears books to me. She read them to me as a child, but I can’t remember the specific ones that she did. All I know is that she told me they would be really educational, and they were!

What is the most mind-numbing thing you have ever done?

Attend school.

What is the most positive thing you can think of?

I RECENTLY HIT 300 WORDPRESS FOLLOWERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Have you had a good day so far?

School got suspended today due to the rain, and as I’m typing this, the rain is falling, and I’m really cozy inside my house. But I’m supposed to be reviewing for the important exams I just mentioned, and I’m not, so…

Sunshine Blogger Award #2: Nominated by Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives!

Do you keep up with favorite quotes when you read?

No, I’m too lazy to write them down, and I immediately delete the ebooks on my phone after I finish them because I fear I’ll lose space, and I just don’t like to have a lot of things, including virtual books. Most of the quotes I put on my reviews are from Goodreads, and fun fact: I don’t take notes while I read because I’m too lazy, so when I review books, I just go off of memory. Probably not the best choice, but yeah.

As a sort of follow up, do you have a favorite quote from any book?

The quote I shared above!

Do you have any autobuy authors? If so, who?

I base the books I put on my TBR on reviews and recommendations. Even if I enjoyed a book by an author, I probably won’t read from their backlist if the reviews aren’t enticing me or the premise doesn’t interest me. That being said, there are some authors who I’ve grown to completely trust, and I’ll probably read all of the books they put out. They are the authors of the two books I mentioned in the all-time favorite book question–Leigh Bardugo and C.S. Pacat. C.S. Pacat is also coming out with a YA fantasy, and I’m so hyped!!

Do you preorder books?

Nope. There’s no point because it takes me a while to get to new releases no matter how excited I am for them. I just want to read/am reading too many books!

Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what type of music?

No, I just can’t. I’ll easily get distracted by the lyrics and find myself incapable of reading the words.

How many books do you typically read at one time?

I always have more than one book on my Goodreads currently reading shelf, usually two, but I’m actually lying because when I put multiple books on my Goodreads currently reading shelf, I’m probably putting all of my focus into reading one of them, and I’ve only read I little from the other one. I just naturally focus on one book, and I find it jarring to regularly switch between two books. However, if it’s an audiobook with an ebook/physical book, I don’t find it as jarring because I’m listening to one book and physicially reading another!

What are your favorite type of blog posts to write?

I find every post rewarding to write, or else I wouldn’t write them! This is a tough choice, but I’ll have to go with wrap-ups because I love talking about my life in them. It’s also a great way to briefly review all the books I read in the month and showcase other bloggers’ posts!

If you have access to a library, do you use it often?

*cries in international reader* I do not have access to a library. No libraries in the Philippines are near me, and even if they were, they probably wouldn’t have the books on my TBR. If I did have access to a library with the books I want to read though, I’d completely drop buying books in favor of borrowing them.

Do you have a reading routine or a certain time or place you get most of your reading done?

No, but since school has started, I have to make time for reading now. I ensure that I read one book a week by finishing a book on a Friday, or any time in the weekends.

Do you have any tips or tricks concerning balancing blogging/reading with other life stuff like school and work?

A lot of people commented on my wrap-up telling me that I’m doing amazing at balancing blogging, reading and school. I never noticed it before, but thank you for thinking that! I don’t think I am actually. My grades aren’t where I want them to be. Plus, my Asian tiger mom is always nagging me to dedicate less time to blogging, and instead focus on school.

Anyways, I just employ what I do above. I read in the weekends, and I schedule all posts for the week on the weekends. I blog hop on weekdays if I have the time, but I mostly do it on the weekend as well. Basically, the weekend is the only time when I have the opportunity to read and blog, so I make the most of it.

Do you reread books?

I’m really bad at rereading because I have so many books I want to read that I sort of view rereading a book I’ve already read as a waste of time. Additionally, I just… get bored when I reread? Because I already know what’s gonna happen, plus I notice the flaws more, which is what happened when I reread Carry On. I know that this is such a controversial take, and trust me, if I could love rereading as much as other readers do, I would. *runs away from the tomatoes*

Sunshine Blogger Award #3: Nominated by Saoudia @ recs from ur friend!

what’s your all time favorite book?

I answered this above!

if you were to live in any fictional world, which one would you choose?

My answer will always be the world in Howl’s Moving Castle! I explained why in my Q&A!

if you were to change the ending of any book, which book would you pick and what would you change?

Uhmmm, there’s probably a lot, but nothing is coming to mind right now. I really disliked the entire last book of The Winners Trilogy, so there’s that.

what’s your last 1 star book?

I think I’ve only ever given one book 1 star, and it’s The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci. Long story short, the pacing was off and the characters were all one-dimensional. I also wasn’t a fan of the fact that out of the three mlm characters in the book, one died, and the other is the villain. The fact that the villain has sex with guys is also used as a plot device to make him seem more villainous.

fan cast the main characters in a book you really liked.

I don’t know enough celebrities for this. I don’t keep up with them, and I can only name about three.

I’ve been thinking long and hard for an answer, and nothing is coming to mind. Sorry!!

what’s you most favorite trope?

A basic person would say enemies-to-lovers, and I do like enemies-to-lovers, but the main reason I like it is because romances that follow this trope are usually slow-burn and angsty. AND I WOULD DIE FOR SLOW-BURN ROMANCES WITH A GENEROUS SPRINKLING OF ANGST. That is in fact my real favorite trope. When I’m reading a series, I actually prefer when a couple doesn’t get together in the first book, because that just makes the pay-off so much more worth it.

who’s an author you’d really like to meet?

I’ll go with Leigh Bardugo, because I think she’s already dealt with so many flustered fans that she won’t find my awkwardness weird at all. She’s also such a cool person, and I would love to get a picture with her!

are you more harry potter or percy jackson?

Oh, such a good question! Probably Harry Potter. I’m not funny enough or heroic enough to be Percy. Plus, I’m also a complete dumb-ass like Harry. I mean, both of them are, but my breed of dumb-ass is more similar to Harry’s.

paperbacks or hardbacks?

This is a really hard question. I firmly believe that both have their merits. Paperbacks are cheaper and more comfortable to read. However, hardbacks look amazing on a shelf and sometimes they have bonus designs on the real cover or on the dust jacket. Their spines also don’t crack.

I think I’d have to go with hardbacks for this because I’m vain, what can I say? Either way, I mostly read through ebooks, so my (non-existent) wallet isn’t gonna be crying about all the hardbacks I’m buying any time soon.

you can only keep three books for the rest of your life, what are you picking?

I just won’t waste time overthinking and choose the most beautiful books I own because we love vanity. I’m also fine with getting rid of books I’ve already read because my memory of them triumphs owning them for me!

First, my hardcover copy of Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali, because it’s one of the only beautiful covers that have real people are on it. I hate real people on covers. Those real people also happen to be people of color. Plus, one is wearing a hijab, so this book isn’t going.

Second, the hardcover copy of Descendant of the Crane by Joan He that I have been currently reading for about a month now. I got the gorgeous hardback for only 10% off which means that I still paid a heck of a lot of money for it, and I’m not about the waste that money, aka my parents’ money, because I don’t even have an allowance.

Lastly, the hardcover of We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal that I’ve read a few pages of and I’m buddy reading with Taasia. You thought the cover was beautiful when you saw it on the internet? Well, think again because seeing it in person is a whole other experience. I also don’t think the book is available yet anywhere in the Philippines, so that makes it extra special.

I’m not gonna nominate 11 people because I think most people have already done this or been nominated for it. That being said, I recently discovered two new book bloggers whose posts I’ve been loving. They are Audrey @ make your (book)mark and Emme @ A Literary Latte (She just recently restarted her book blog)!

Here are my questions:

  1. How do you choose the books on your TBR?
  2. Your most disliked book of all time?
  3. Why do you read?
  4. Why did you start your book blog?
  5. Favorite non-romantic trope/s?
  6. Do you watch booktube? If so, fave booktubers?
  7. Fave books so far this year?
  8. How did you come up with the title of your book blog?
  9. Do you read adult books and middle grade books besides YA?
  10. How long does it usually take you to write a post?
  11. What are some books that need more appreciation?

36 thoughts on “Triple Sunshine Blogger Award, Triple Trouble?? || Answering 33 Questions!

  1. This is totally something I need to do, because I’ve been nominated multiple times but I was too scared to post them all in the same post! But now I’m not embarrassed to do so!

    I most definitely need to read Six of Crows now. I don’t know why I haven’t yet, but I guess I’m just not in the mood? But I’m also determined to find a book you’ll cry at. I cry in like every other book so I don’t know the feeling!

    Table tennis is so interesting, though! That’s more of a sport than any of the things I do! I actually tried starting a Quidditch team at my school, but I got too scared to finish the job. We’ll see if it happens eventually.

    I also have trouble with writing down quotes! But for me, I’m more lazy than anything. 😅 I loved reading all of your answers for this one! And congrats again on reaching 300 followers!! 🎊

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    1. i have no shame haha! I realized that I didn’t want to post three separate sunshine blogger awards, so I just combined them and voila! I’m sure everyone would understand because I see you tagged in literally everything HAHA. Plus, you can treat it like a q & a!

      oh gosh, you haven’t read it yet? I know I’m like the millionth person to say this but it’s soooo good! I’m determined to find a book I’ll cry at too 😂 it just hasn’t arrived yet I guess!

      you totally should! if anybody tried to start a Quidditch team at my school, they would automatically get shut down because students aren’t allowed to start clubs/orgs for some reason!

      I’m lazy too hahaha. Thank you so much !!

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  2. Ahh I love reading all of your answers for these questions ❤ and yay congratulations on the followers this is so exciting and so, so well deserved. ❤
    I also get very, very easily distracted by music and lyrics whenever I'm reading, so I just don't listen to any music at all haha. and YES ABOUT RE READING I am just so very bad at it as well? somehow I'd love to revisit my favorites, but there are too many books I haven't read just yet haha 🙂

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    1. thank you so much 💖💖
      yes, someone else who can’t do it! I think the Gryffindor common room ambiance can work since it’s not really music, but anything with lyrics or an actual tune would be too distracting!
      oh gosh, you feel the same way about rereading? I don’t know why I always pegged you as a rereader because come to think of it, you never did reread anything in your wrap-ups :”) so glad I’m not alone in thinking that though! it seems like such a cynical thing to say, but I don’t really get the point of reading something i’ve already read when there are so many other books I want to experience for the first time. but that’s just my personal opinion, and I’m so happy for those who don’t share it!

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      1. You’re not alone at all ahah, I think the last time I re-read books was… well before I started book blogging. Now there are just too many new books I want to get to and experience for the first time, yes, that’s exactly how I feel! 😀

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  3. Great answers Caitlin, and congratulations on passing 300 WordPress followers!! I liked your answers on book quotes – I never write them down or record them while reading a physical book. Maybe I am too lazy to do that lol.

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  4. That pretty much was a Q&A and I loved it! Congratulations on passing 300 followers as well 🙂 You totally deserve it and I can’t wait for you to hit 400! I know you can do it ❤

    I'm debating on whether or not to start taking notes or not while I read, but I may save that for a group read or something – or if the book is really THICK.

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  5. omg the ULTIMATE ULTIMATE ULTIMATE sunshine blogger award i love it!!! i loved your answers so much! congrats on 300 followers!!! this is amazing, you deserve it sunshine! (see what i did here? :p)

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  6. awww congrats on the blogger award Caitlin, you definitely deserve all three nominations (and more) because you are a ray of sunshine in the bookish community! and I hope all your exams go/went well 💕

    it always fascinates me when people say books/movies/TV don’t make them cry, because I have always been a crier – but it’s not something we get to control, it just is what it is 🤔

    re: quotes, I have this bad habit of just highlighting quotes that get any kind of reaction from me – which means when I finish a book, I have tons of highlights and I don’t know which quotes are just great quotes and which ones were meant to jog my memory for reviewing 😅 but it does help that I mostly read on Kindle, so my notes and highlights sync to Goodreads even if I’ve already removed the book from my device! (except for ARCs, but that’s a whole other thing)

    my last semester grades were less than optimal, so my mom’s also been on my case to spend less time blogging and more time studying, I totally feel ya. that said, I had trouble focusing on school even before I started blogging, soooooooooo. probably not gonna solve the problem ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    “are you more Harry Potter or Percy Jackson” might actually be my favorite question that I’ve seen in one of these awards! it’s such a tough one, I feel like I’ve kind of outgrown HP while I still really like PJO, but at the same time I’m honestly probably more like Harry.

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    1. YOU ARE TOO. THANK YOU–I DON’T DESERVE YOU 😭💕 I hope any of your upcoming exams go well You’re gonna ace them because you’re so intelligent though ❤

      i don't know why I just never cry. I remember vividly that I cried while watching the movie Hatchiko. I full-on bawled. that was when I was a child, so I thought that me crying because of that film was gonna be the start of me crying because of stories. but idk, I just did not cry EVER after that?

      If I highlighted a physical book, my mom would literally murder me because she holds views like that. She and my sister also think that audiobooks aren't real reading :(( same though! I think I tried to write down my fave quotes and my thoughts once, but then when I went back to look at my thoughts and the quotes I wrote down, most of them weren't even relevant to my thoughts after I finished the book.

      same though! I probably would have done a lot better so far this school year if I hadn't started blogging, but I've always had a problem with school. I just *really* don't like studying, and I hate group works. All this is true, but I still care a LOT about the scores I get, so it just creates this paradox that inevitably ends in me being sad :')

      Saoudia asked me such a creative question!! It definitely has to be a highly asked bookish question now because it's so good. I definitely think I'm Harry Potter though. I will never be as funny as Percy, and I just relate to Harry more

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      1. GROUP WORK IS THE WORST. I was that kid in high school who somehow managed to get the teacher to let me work alone (unless it was a super big project), but haven’t had any luck doing it in college – they always talk about how it “prepares you for the real world” and it’s good collaboration practice, but all I’ve learned is not to expect anyone else to pull their own weight. and studying is seriously awful especially since you have to put so much time into it, I’ve decided one of my main criteria for a career is the ability to leave work at work so that I’ll actually have free time lol

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      2. WAIT–YOU COULD DO THAT?! the thought that I could just ask the teacher to do it individually never crossed my mind. But if I did, they’d probably say that group works will build character, but I HATE THEM. JUST LET ME WORK ALONE GODDAMMIT I HAVE BETTER WORK ETHIC WHEN I’M ALONE. I’m ashamed to say this, but I’m kinda the person who doesn’t really do anything in group works. Because I’m so awkward that when they’re assigning roles and stuff, I have nothing to do because I don’t particularly excel at speaking up. Even though I do have skills, I’m not the best at design, writing, etc. by any means, so those roles get assigned to someone else and I just have nothing to do??

        lol I hate studying because while studying, the only thing that goes through my mind is, “this will NEVER help me in real life.” i plan to take IT in the future just because I know it pays well and that I’ll probably get a job fast 😂😂

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      3. it definitely depends on the teacher and your relationship with them! my English teachers were usually happy to let me do it (except the time we had to act out a scene from Hamlet, but my two best friends were in that class so I didn’t mind haha) but it didn’t go over as well in history class.

        and it’s definitely a struggle getting the work divided up! at this point I have a reputation as a pretty good writer so I tend to end up editing/proofreading the whole thing to make sure it’s grammatical and consistent, even if it’s not officially my responsibility. last time I had a semester group project, we actually started by splitting the paper into 5 sections so that each person would get a section – it doesn’t work for every project of course, but when it does it’s a pretty good way to make sure everyone has something to do, and you can also add on responsibilities like the bibliography / diagrams / editing.

        but yeah, group projects still suck no matter how carefully you plan and even if everyone in your group actually pulls their weight. (I had one really awesome group freshman year of college, but coordinating schedules to practice our presentation was still a pain 😅)

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  7. “I mean, both of them are, but my breed of dumb-ass is more similar to Harry’s.”

    Caitlin, I can’t- 😂😂😂

    Okay, wow, I literally loved all of your responses? I’ve never read the Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat, but I have read her Fence comics!! And I love them so much!! Also, Six of Crows, yes, one of my favorite books too, yay yay yay!

    Also, Ninth House. 👀 I’m waiting for that book. Since you’re an international reader, is it going to release October 8th for you too? Maybe we can buddy read that book instead of DotC?

    Ahaha, I’ll definitely read Wanderlove now. 😉 And the Captive Prince trilogy. ALSO I have an Asian tiger mom as well and I totally get it!! She was skeptical about me blogging at first as well!

    The quote you chose for your favorite is…amazing. I forgot that was in the book, but reading it had all these memories rushing back to me. 😦 Poor Henry.

    Wow, this comment was all over the place 😅, but anyway! Good luck with exams! You’re going to do great!

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    1. that quote is my legacy now!!

      I totally get that the Captive Prince trilogy is not for everyone, but I think that if it works for you, it’ll *really* work for you. I think it’s a lot like The Foxhole Court, which I haven’t even read and I just really read 😅 I’ve read Fence as well, but sadly, I don’t love it as much as Capri. It might just be because I’m not much of a graphic novels person. I just don’t like how short they are!

      Of course, Six of Crows is like, everyone’s favorite book, and I’m no exception.

      The ebook is probably gonna be available on October 8th! Yes, I’m so down to buddy read it! YES READ WANDERLOVE. IT’S SO GOOD. WHY IS IT SO UNDERRATED?? Asian tiger moms whew–at times I’m grateful to have one because I’m very irresponsible–other times I just need a break 😂😂

      I, personally, have never experienced the loss of a loved one, butdon’ the way Beatrice described it was so beautiful and it’s probably gonna stick with me forever! sorry for bringing the emo emotions back for you though 😦

      don’t worry, my comments are all over the place too. I loved reading yours though, so it’s all good 💙💙💙

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      1. it’s a great legacy and you should own it. i did read TFC, and it was well-written and the characters are very nuanced. they’re terrible people, but likeable. i defintely recommend it!

        ALRIGHT I’LL READ WANDERLOVE. and beatrice is very underrated, she needs more love honestly.

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  8. i’d never heard of wanderlove, but since you said it’s set in south america, i’m super intrigued now! i’ll definitely make sure to check it out!
    AND 300 FOLLOWERS!!(#(!)!) it honestly makes me so happy to see how fast your blog is growing; you truly deserve it, caitlin!
    i also do not take notes when i review books and just do it off of memory. so far, i haven’t had any major issues, because i do like to think i have a good memory, but i wish i was better at keeping up with quotes. if i’m reading it physically or e-book, i’ll make sure to write down the page number somewhere, but when it’s an audiobook and i’m reading it at 2x speed, there’s no time to pause and write it down before the quote is long gone, hahah.
    all the talks on libraries and i’m also here *crying in international reader*. honestly, i consider that good libraries are a privilege.
    re-reading is everything to me, BUT i do understand if you feel bored when you do. i do like re-reading exactly for that reason, though? hahah. the security when you already know what’s going to happen and you get to just *enjoy* the writing style and the characters, without any rush to find out what happens next, is what makes me re-read so much. and also because i’m a control freak and i like knowing what to expect, lol.
    also: do your parents know about your blog? i don’t think i’ve ever shared it with mine, probably because it is in english and they wouldn’t be able to read it anyway, but also i’m a bit embarrassed to share?? if your parents do know about your blog, how did they react?
    and lastly just want to say that *breed of dumb-ass* is the best expression i’ve heard in years. thank you so much, caitlin.

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    1. I personally haven’t been to your home continent, but for me, the descriptions in Wanderlove were so vivid and real. I just love that book so much ❤
      AHHHHH THANK YOU!! ugh I feel so bad because even though I have every reason to be happy with my growth, I still get jealous of others sometimes, and that’s such a toxic mindset.
      I congratulate you on your growth as well. but you really deserve more because you leave the most insightful comments, plus your voice is so unique 💚😭
      I don’t take notes because I’m lazy, but I also don’t like to be distracted from my reading experience. I think I have run into a problem because of it before, but it’s because my opinion when I first read it is not the same as maybe a month after. so I get confused about whether my review is honest or not?? idk, my thoughts on books change a LOT.
      2X speed?? the most I can do is 1.5 and I have so much respect for people who can listen at 2x are more. what is your secret???? i would genuinely like to know because I don’t understand anything on 2x speed
      same, if I had a library to repeatedly borrow books from, I would cherish it forever and never buy books anymore.
      Oh gosh, that is SUCH a great take on rereading! I think I’m just scared that rereading will make me hate an old favorite. and I know that some people are okay with that, but I have too few favorite books right now as it is, so losing another one just breaks my heart!
      yep, they do haha. It was a spur of the moment decision to start this blog, and I happened to make it in their presence lol. but I probably wouldn’t be able to hide it from them even if I didn’t, because my parents, especially my mom, always keep tabs on me to see if I’m studying/doing schoolwork, and they’d immediately notice if I was spending a lot of my time blogging.
      my dad doesn’t care about it for the most part. reading just isn’t his jam, and I’m not offended haha. but my mom regularly reads and likes all my posts. even though I talk about some embarrassing things, she usually doesn’t mention it because she trusts me with everything except schoolwork. basically, my parents just care about my blog if it effects my ability to focus on school
      ur welcome, it will be my legacy from now on HAHA

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      1. thank you so much caitlinnnn! 💛💛 it means a lot to hear that.
        when i started listening to audiobooks, i couldn’t go past 1.25 speed, honestly! i thought it was way too fast and all i could hear was muffled kasdjajksd. but i started moving up from 1.2 to 1.5 and slowly i made it up to 2x and now i can’t go back! i don’t really have a secret but it felt like an accomplishment! i feel like my english listening skills are as good as ever now, lol.
        i’m glad your parents are supportive of it! i mean ofc uNLESS it’s distracting you from school work! i think my parents will eventually find out too, but it’s still kind of embarrassing to think about talking to them about it, i don’t know why, though!

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  9. Yess for mushing together tags!! Omgg, Six of Crows is so amazing it’s also one of my favorites! I’m so happy that there’s someone else in the book blogging community who prefers hardbacks. I was so taken aback when I saw that most people like paperbacks more, and I know I’m also of the cheaper is better mindset. But. Hardbacks are just so pretty! And they *do* look nicer on shelves and in photos 😂

    Belated congrats on 300 followers!! Hope your exams went well!!

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    1. of course, who isn’t trash for Six of Crows? 😂💙 for so long, i thought that the general consensus was hardbacks, and then i think there was this whole movement of people in the book community who liked paperbacks more, so paperbacks then too precedence! idk, I never thought about what I liked because my mom always buys paperbacks due to the price and I never question it. But i do prefer hardbacks! I’m just a sucker for appearances what can I say

      THANK YOU CHANA 😭💜 and I think they did? or at least I did the best I could!

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