The Sunshine Blogger Award #3🌻

Welcome to another Sunshine post! I was tagged by the awesome Manjiri (also known as Penjiri) and if you haven’t yet checked out her blog, spend a few minutes to check her creative blog out! She also has awesome posts so you’ll definitely find one which will make you smile! Thank you so much Manjiri for the tag!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post and/or in your blog.

Manjiri’s Questions:

1. When you read the word ‘love,’ what’s the first song that comes to mind?

Okay….there are two songs…the first one is Lover by Taylor Swift and then there is Lose You To Love Me by Selena Gomez. AND CAN I ADD KILL THIS LOVE BY BLACKPINK!!! Fine…maybe I cheated a little bit but I had to add all of my favourite singers over here…

2. What were your favourite TV shows to watch when you were little?

*trying to wonder what is the difference between a movie and a TV Show and proceeds to ask Google…*

Okay, according to Google, a TV Show is something like a movie with many episodes/seasons and a movie only lasts like about two hours and doesn’t usually continue into many many episodes.

Alright, I finally understood! Can I change the question to movies please? I am still wondering what are the TV Shows that I watched…

There is this movie called Frozen (you all know about it…Elsa and Anna…) and it is still my favourite movie and I have to watch Frozen 2 during the holidays!

3. What’s a colour you recently started to love?

There is this green colour called ‘Sage’ (a sort of pale greyish olive green). I came across this colour when my friend from school had a sage wallpaper and theme on her phone and I was like ”This colour is actually beautiful! It is called sage!”

4. Tea or coffee? What’s your usual tea or coffee order?

Because I am still 12 (I am turning 13 this year though), my mom doesn’t allow me to drink much coffee but I am allowed to at times so I mostly drink tea which I really like.

Tea in the morning anyone??

5. Do you prefer writing or typing?

Writing because I am a paper-pen freak. My TBR on Goodreads is filled with precisely 141 books and all the 141 books are carefully written down in a small notebook where I tick once when I have read it and twice where I have read it and reviewed it.

There is also the fact that I keep a purple diary and write in it everyday…

So, you SEE…

6. How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging consistently for the past few months but if this question actually means since when I had this blog…then the answer is 2 years (since November 2019). Don’t judge me…I haven’t really been blogging consistently. I have only started looking after my blog properly since those few months.

7. If you could add to or change one thing about your bedroom, what changes would you make?

My bedroom is mostly green. The curtains are green so there is always that greenish glow on the walls since the walls are white. I would like to paint one of the walls blue or purple (I mean, one side of the wall was blue long ago but we covered it up😥) and have once side of the wall covered from the bottom to the top with a GIGANTIC wooden bookcase. And we could probably change the curtains to some black or dark blue or dark purple or dark green…

8. What are your favorite games right now?

I don’t really play games but I really enjoy playing that dinosaur game on chrome when there is no Wi-Fi and my highest score was 1800-something. I don’t know how I reached there and I haven’t yet beaten myself to my own record…

9. Do you prefer succulents or flowers?

Both😂. I really cannot choose. They are both so unique in their own ways.

10. What’s the last thing you ate?

That will be a piece of bread with fried chilli.

(it isn’t very hot, I don’t know exactly how to explain this but in Mauritius here, we call it ”piment-cari”. Like chilli curry but it isn’t chilli curry. It is a green chilli which is a little larger than the normal ones and you deep fry it, so that it doesn’t burn your tongue)

11. What’s in your purse/bag/backpack? (pick one lol, you don’t have to tell me about all of those)

Backpack. We have started going to school now. It has been two months already and I am just going to go with school books which are always trying to rip my shoulders!😂.

Those questions were extremely fun to answer and thank you again Manjiri for nominating me!

Here are the people I tag:

Here are my questions:

  1. Do you have a fear of something or a specific phobia?
  2. Name ALL of your favourite characters from your favourite books.
  3. Do you have a crush on any book character? If so, name him/her😎
  4. Do you make enemies faster than friends or is it the other way round?
  5. Name the subject(s) you had to study at school that you absolutely hate?
  6. What is the longest book you have read?
  7. What is the weirdest thing you have ever said to your friends?
  8. What word do you use the most?
  9. What do you love to do apart from reading?
  10. Weird question but which do you prefer, black or white?
  11. Well, for this last question, I am giving you the chance to SCREAM about your favourite books/movies/singers or whatever else you like😄.

So, I think that this is all for this post and thank you again Manjiri for giving me the chance to participate in this tag! Thanks a ton!

So, well, see you later with another post. I just finished reading House of Hollow so that will probably be my review post coming soon!

Love, Hermione!

P.S. Thanks again, for nominating me Manjiri! 🙂

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2🌻

This is the second time I have been tagged for this award so thank you very much Jessica@The Awkward Book Blogger for tagging me last month😊! I hope I’m not too late (tiny freak out realizing that it has been almost a month…)Let’s jump right in!

What about the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post and/or in your blog.

Jessica’s Questions:

What is your favorite book you’ve read so far this year?

That will definitely be Fable and Namesake by Adrienne Young. It gave me those pirate vibes and badass-girl vibes I obviously needed (and lacked). There is also The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab and my mind hasn’t got over it yet. I think I feel like reading those books again…

What is one of your guilty pleasures?

Eating to much cake or anything sweet! That is the reason why I don’t like it when we have cake at home because I tend to fill my stomach with only cake or sweets or chocolate…(don’t get me started on how much I luuuurve chocolate)

What is your favorite snack/food?

Just mentioned it above…CHOCOLATE and CAKE! I am so happy those foods exist. I think I also like chicken and any other sort of meat as long as it is cooked some way that looks good😂. I mean, VERY GOOD. AND I FORGOT SALAD!! Why do we even HAVE to COOK vegetables….we can very well eat them RAW….there are some exceptions of course…

If you could have any fictional creature as a pet, which one would you choose?

I was thinking about dragons but that would cause too much disaster and I don’t think I am up to that task…as much as I like unicorns, I don’t think they really suit me but I guess we could be friends…I think I’ll go for a baby dragon which stays a baby for its whole life or a baby wolf. OR A BABY SEA DRAGON!! (where did I get this? I don’t think I have read any book with sea dragons before…)

Name a fun fact about yourself.

Well, I am a Scorpio since I am born in November and I don’t really like birthdays because it just reminds me I’m getting older. (I am turning 13 this year🙄). I DON’T THINK I WANT TO BE THIRTEEN YET! I do enjoy birthday parties though because they are really fun and you almost forget you are older!!!

Is that even a fun fact? I am not sure myself…..

Any authors/books you’ll never read?

Well…that. I don’t think I’ll ever be reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer or perhaps I’ll read it when I am older and when I have run out of books to read (is that ever happening?)

What is the best movie/TV show that you’ve watched this year?

There is this movie called Venom which is a 2018 movie and it was a little scary but you get used to it after some time. I hate scary movies but I think that’s an exception. Wait…I think I watched this in December or in January? Never mind.

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Another movie I watched is Kung-Fu Panda! I loved it actually. I don’t know which Kung-Fu Panda I actually watched but it was the one with the secret scroll.

If you could switch spots with any character in a book/movie/TV show, who would it be and why?

I would like to switch places with Belle from Beauty and the Beast. No, not for the romance but the library. Just imagine a library THAT BIG! I probably have to find the ”machine” that will make me enter Belle’s world though. The problem is I don’t know where to find it…and if it is in another planet….I’m doomed…then I’ll have to find a super rocket and hoard up a lot of food so I don’t run of food during the journey because I don’t think alien food from another planet will be suited for an earth-dweller like me.

What kind of music do you like listening to?

I guess I like pop songs and classical (a lot). My favourite music artists are Taylor Swift (how many of you love her), Selena Gomez (I love her voice) and BlackPink (K-pop isn’t really my thing but…). BTW, how many of you are waiting for Lisa’s solo to come out? I seriously cannot wait!

Name your last 1 star read.

I don’t have a 1 star read…before I read a book, I make sure I will enjoy it and even though I have read a few books without reading their synopsis, I have never disliked a book THAT MUCH!

Would you rather have the ending of every book you read spoiled or be able to read a book without being spoiled but never know the ending?

I’d rather have a book spoiled…I don’t think I would really mind but it would take 50% of the fun. You know that moment in books when the main character or whoever is on the verge of death and you already know they won’t die…given the options I have I’d rather have all the endings spoiled. Never knowing the ending is MUCH MUCH WORSE than spoiling the book I THINK I’LL DIE OUT OF SHEER CURIOUSITY!

I was just wondering when you reread a book, you actually know what has happened but it still doesn’t lose its fun…especially if it is your favourite book! How many of you wished you could read your favourite books again for the first time?

Here are the people I tag:

I really believe that every single blogger out there deserves this award because we all put a lot of effort in our blogs.💛💛

Here are my questions:

  1. If the world had to be of only ONE colour (and its tints and shades) what colour would you choose?
  2. Tell us of a character you hated much more than the antagonist itself.
  3. If you had to be a virus for a day and destroy the whole world, which virus would you be? You can also invent one if you like.😎 Or steal one.
  4. If you had to be in a movie what character would you like to be (hero, villain, sidekick…)?
  5. When do you usually get your best ideas?
  6. Name your favourite quote(s) from your favourite book by your favourite character?
  7. What is the weirdest question you asked yourself?
  8. What is your worst personality trait?
  9. Are you a sunlight person or a moonlight person? (you can be both):P
  10. What is the wisest thing you’ve done in your entire life?
  11. Would you rather have the main character die in the end victorious or still be alive, defeated? (and never be able to win ever again)

*extreme evil laughter after that last question*

That is all for today! Is that post way too long? I seriously don’t know because I have been writing it since last month AND I HAVE TO GET GOING BECAUSE I HAVE A TON OF TESTS FOR NEXT WEEK AND TOMORROW AND I HAVE TO REVISE!!! I AM KINDA FREAKING OUT ACTUALLY…I HAVE ALREADY PREPARED MY REVISION SHEETS AND ALL BUT….AAAARRRRRHHHH.

Don’t mind me. Just tests and unnecessary stress…

Lots of love, Hermione🤍

The Sunshine Blogger Award #1🌻

Thank you soooo much Kat @ The Lily Cafe for nominating for the Sunshine Blogger Award, my very first💜! You definitely have to check out her book blog, she is such a supportive and sweet person.

Thanks again!

So….what about the Sunshine Blogger Award??

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post and/or in your blog.

Kat’s Questions:

1.If you could get up and go on a vacation right now, where would you go?

Switzerland perhaps? I have had a thing for Switzerland ever since I read Heidi by Johanna Spyri and I love mountains and forests. To be more specific, I actually want to visit the Alps and spend my vacation in a wooden cottage in the mountains. How cool is that?

2.What are three things that make you happy?

Reading without being disturbed is the best thing. Another thing that makes me happy is when other people are happy because laughter and smiles are a little contagious so I am happy too. Last thing…Being in an empty and enchanted castle walking amongst shelves and shelves of infinite books in a huge magical library which is probably haunted by ghosts and dangerous and magical plants in the dead of the night. The day I get to really do that will be my happiest day.

3.What are you favorite kinds of stories and why?

Favorite kinds of stories? I like stories which are a little dark with magical elements. Well, it will be easier to say just FANTASY! Why I like fantasy? I guess it is because it is just so different from the world we live in and if I’d rather choose a place to live in, it would definitely be in a fantasy world! Woohoo!

4.What’s your favorite thing to cook, bake, or eat?

I like CAKE! Chocolate cake and lemon cake actually. I love those! Mum lets me bake cakes sometimes when we have guests at home or just when we want to and it is something I love to do. AND TO SAY I ADORE ANYTHING THAT IS CHOCOLATE!

5.How did you get into blogging?

I don’t think I knew what a blog was until I turned 11. My mom was always telling me to write a summary of all the books I read because according to her, it will improve my writing. I never bothered to do them anyways because I never wanted to…Until NOVEMBER 2019, she finally received the answer. Create a blog for me! I’m happy she did. She herself named my blog, Portable Magic. I don’t regret that. I love my blog!💛💛

6.What’s your best advice for bloggers trying to balance life and blogging?

In balancing life and blogging, I would recommend planning a time of the day just to chillax or post on your blog; any of them which you choose. Remember, to keep time for blogging and relaxing. Don’t spend all your free time posting! You won’t get time to do anything else! Pressuring yourself to post consistently isn’t the best way either because you’ll end up dreading those hours spent writing a blog post. Just post when you feel like and when you have time, because guys, there’s no rule. And no matter what, you’re all amazing so keep up the great work!👍

7.What’s your favorite book and why?

There are so many favourite books and I seriously cannot choose one, Heidi by Johanna Spyri and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I also have, Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R Martin and I just recently discovered one, Fable duology by Adrienne Young. The last three are fantasy, my favourite genres and the first two… well I don’t know why I love them so much but they remind me of things like forests, mountains, animals…nature.

8.Are you a dog or cat person? Or maybe fish?

Cat person I guess! I love cats. But I think I am also a dog person….

9.What’s your favorite quote or saying?

It would be, believe in yourself. I also like to tell myself never wait for doors to open for you, find the key and open it yourself. It just means that if you want to get something done, then do it, don’t wait.

10.If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be and why?

I think I would like to be an eagle. And fly high over the mountains and above the clouds. Or maybe I could be a unicorn? Or a dragon? Or perhaps a wolf? Maybe, I should just be an eagle. Because, seeing the world from above is amazing and seeing it from sharp eagle’s eyes would be interesting.

11.Not a question, but share your favorite blog post or one you’re really proud of.

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. I absolutely love this book and I think this is the best review I have written and I am quite proud of it. It is historical fiction, a genre I don’t usually read but it was great. I actually have two favourite quotes from this book and I’ll share one of them over here: ‘Libraries are very magical places.’ It is a very simple quote but it means a lot to somebody who loves books.

Now, let’s nominate 11 other bloggers:

It is totally okay if you decide not to do it but if you do, do tell me, I’ll love to read your answers!

OMG! I nearly forgot to post the questions! Nevermind, here they are!

  1. What is your favourite book read this year? And why?
  2. What is the main thing that attracts you to a book?
  3. Is there a book/series you would like to read again for the first time?
  4. Is there a book that you would recommend to everyone?
  5. What is the thing you love the most about blogging?
  6. Is there a book that you hated when you read it for the first time but loved it when you read it again?
  7. What are the things you search for in a good book?
  8. If you had to go back in time today, where(or rather when) would you go?
  9. Is there something you absolutely love to do, apart from reading books?
  10. If you had to describe yourself in 3 sentences, what would they be?
  11. Last question! Tell us something fun about yourself!

So that’s all for today! Thank you again Kat for nominating me!

It took me almost forever to write this post and sorry if it is too long!

See you next time!

Hermione