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