Book Blog Newbie Tag

Wow Saniya, are you actually doing the book blog tag you’ve been putting off for a month because you thought you weren’t interesting enough to talk about….y e s . I am!

Hiya everyone! It’s me Saniya here to do the Book Blog Newbie Tag. This is my first tag, so apologies if I don’t do it properly. Anyways, let’s get into it!

Why did you want to start a book blog?

In August 2020, I was telling my mom about the most recent book I had read; Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe. At exactly 2:35 PM on a Sunday afternoon, my mom said, ‘Why don’t you just start a book blog?’ I’m sitting there thinking…A what. I had never heard of a book blog, and always associated blogging with ‘highly professional blogging connoisseurs.’ Which, by any standards, I was none of. However, I figured that since we’re in quarantine, I would have more time to spend on it. And thus, sunnysidereviews was born! (Well actually not really, I ended up officially publishing my website in December.) Fun fact, I didn’t know my blog was published until late December. So when I was going to publish it, I realized it was already out in the world….oops.

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Where did the name ‘sunnysidereviews’ come from?

My blog name originated from my nickname. My real name is Saniya (pronounced san-ee-ya). Sunny is my nickname, so I decided to make that my whole aesthetic ๐Ÿ˜‚. The reviews portion is pretty self explanatory. It comes from the fact that I review books! Or rather, am planning to.

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What can we expect from your blog in the future?

Wow, fabulous question! You can expect….

  • Reviews
  • Lists and Wrap Ups
  • Discussion Posts
  • Tips
  • Challenges and read-a-thons
  • and a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff!

P.S: Expect an author interview coming sometime this year. ๐Ÿ˜ 

Why do you love reading? Did you always enjoy reading?

I love reading because….

  • It’s a great way to get off screens
  • I love imagining stories in my head more than watching movies
  • It’s fun!
  • Yes this is a shallow answer please don’t come for me but, I would literally read the worst book ever if it had a pretty cover. (Okay maybe not the worst book, but you get the point.)

I’ve always enjoyed reading. As a kid I would join my local’s library’s book club during the summer. Reading allows me feel productive, and it makes me feel refreshed. So yeah I’ve always enjoyed reading, it’s a wonderful way to spend free time!

What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

This is such a hard question to answer. I bring my opinions, and my personality. I might not be the most unique person out there, but I believe that no two people are the same. Therefore, no two book bloggers are the same. I guess I can also bring some fun and interesting content as well! I really cannot wait to bring some exciting stuff to all of you in the future!

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Did any of you guys watch Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse as a kid ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€ 

When and where do you read?

I will typically only read at night. I usually read in my bed, or on a sofa. It’s just so much better then reading in the morning. Mainly because I’m comfy, and I can read for a long time at night, *cue the all-nighters*.

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What kinds of books do you like to read?

I enjoy reading anything contemporary related. I prefer character driven stories, and contemporary has a lot of those. Psychology, self help, and classical books are always nice to read from time to time as well.

What is your favorite book and why?

My favorite book is probably Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. It’s philosophical, character driven, and a contemporary, so it pretty much hits all the marks for me! 

Who is your favorite author?

To tell you the truth, I don’t really have a favorite author. Mainly because I don’t read too many series, so I don’t really read multiple books from authors. However, I am getting into Adam Silvera’s books. I hope to read his novel ‘They Both Die In The End’ soon!

What’s one pet-peeve you have?

A pet peeve of mine is when authors make a second book where the main couple break up, or where they break up at the end of the first book. WHAT WAS THE REASON?! I spent a good 5 hours of my life reading this book, for a sad ending?! (However, if the story was meant to be sad from the beginning, then I’m not upset.)

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What is one book that has been on your TBR for ages?

This Train Is Being Held has been on my TBR since September. I really cannot wait to read it! I also want to read The Little Princess! It seems like such an adorable classic. (Not @ me buying six classical novels because they looked pretty. At least they were on sale though ๐Ÿ˜…)

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How could you not want these beautiful books? (The photo isn’t mine by the way.)

What is your favorite show?

Ever since I was younger, I’ve always loved The Legend of Korra! It will always hold a special place in my heart. I also enjoy watching British dramas such as Bletchley Circle and The Crown. I’ve been meaning to watch The Bridgerton as well.

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What’s a non-bookish fact about you?

Some non-bookish facts about me include….

  • My hair has never past three inches below my shoulders (I honestly don’t know why. Every time I want to grow it long, I end up cutting it even shorter. ๐Ÿ˜…)
  • I’ve been bullet journaling every month of my life since 2017.
  • I’m super short. (No seriously, take your height, then deduct 6 inches and that’s my height.)
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Alrighty, that is it for today! I hope you enjoyed this little tag I did. I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! If you end up doing this, let me know, I’d love to see it! Have a fabulous day everyone! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

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  1. Cherry says:

    Haha this was hilarious! Honestly my mum was very happy with me starting my blog too, cos none of my family is bookish, and I kept on talking off the very ears of everyone ๐Ÿ˜… omg those books I cannot I need them in my life…


    1. Thank you! My family is doesn’t understand how amazing books are. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m just kidding, but I can totally relate!

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      1. Cherry says:

        Ikr! By the way, do you mind telling me what edition those books are? They’re gorgeous, and I might end up buying them myself, I just dont really know what to search for haha ๐Ÿ˜…

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      2. If you mean the classics, then yes of course I can give the link. They are stunning, so I’m glad you liked them. Here is one link that leads to a box set.
        another type of box set
        here is info on where to buy specific ones.
        here is another link to buy specific ones
        These versions are very hard to come by. I doubt they are making these models anymore in many publishing companies, which is weird because they are fairly new models. The last link has them for a decent price. Let me know if you buy them, and where you got them from if you do. I’d love to know I nice place that sells these versions of the classics! Thank you Cherry!

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      3. Cherry says:

        Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’™ Its so sweet of you that you put all the links and everything! I’ll definitely look for them, thank you!

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      4. it’s not a problem! Anytime! ๐Ÿ’™

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  2. daisy says:

    Hi Saniya thx for following my blog but actually its already made
    this is the link
    I decided to use a different website maker

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      1. maple says:

        it’s no problem


  3. ohsrslybooks says:

    Lovely post to read! Very excited to read your future blog posts.

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m excited to read your posts as well! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž


  4. ahh i love this post! it’s super fun that you came up with your blog name off of your nickname and then incorporated it into your aesthetic! lovely post!!

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    1. Thank you April! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  5. vee_bookish says:

    Hi hi hi! I must look like THE RUDEST person for never replying to you, I just noticed today that all your comments on my posts got caught in my spam filter and I have no idea why, it hasn’t grabbed any comments in MONTHS.

    This Train Is Being Held has been sitting on my TBR too long too! I may buy a physical copy this month just so it can sit and judge me silently. And I’m the worst because I can’t bring myself to read a book with an ugly cover. I just love pretty covers. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Hi! No it’s totally fine! A lot of people have been saying that about my comments, I just want to appreciate people’s content and that’s what WordPress does? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m glad This Train Is Being Held is on your TBR! If you ever wanted to feel motivated to read it, we could buddy read it. I love pretty covers too hahaha. Have a great day vee!


    2. Ikr! I felt the same. All of saniya’s comments went to spam….๐Ÿ˜ฐ

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      1. idk why, it’s so sad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I bet this message will also go to spam. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      2. Nah… I got it๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

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  6. This was such a fun post! ๐Ÿ˜‚I am a procastinator too!! And I am short too!! U had be a dwarf if I deduct six inches from my height ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and that was hilarious ๐Ÿคฃ ur blog was published even b4 u knew it. And jokes aside – one more time welcome to the community ๐Ÿฅฐ let me know if you ever need anything.

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    1. thank you so much Ashmita! Ahh for real I am extremely short. I still can’t believe it was published so early haha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      if you ever want to talk, I’m here as well! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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      1. Okay ๐Ÿ˜‚I will take your word for it.

        Thankx you. Means a lot to me๐Ÿฅฐ

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  7. Kathryn says:

    Hey! Welcome to book blogging, Saniya! I’m glad you found my blog so that I could find yours. This blog is so bright and cheery and professional! I’ll look forward to more content!

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much, that means a lot!


  8. Aarushi @ aarushireadss says:

    Hey! I’m also new to book blogging๐Ÿ˜ I love the layout of your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much Aarushi!

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  9. Trisha Tomy (Books, Reviews, and Procrastination) says:

    Hi! I loved this post, and is it okay if I tag myself? (I have no idea how this works)
    If yes, do I take the same questions and answer them for myself?

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    1. Of course you can tag yourself! You don’t need to answer all the same questions. Only the ones you’d like to include! Thank you by the way Trisha!

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  10. magicalmaeve says:

    *the all-nighter has arrived*
    I loved reading your answers!! I hope you get to read They Both Die At The End, it’s on of my faves!!

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    1. *the all-nighter has arrived* ahhhahaha yes I can very unfortunately confirm. ๐Ÿ˜† Thank you for reading! They Both Die In The End looks amazing, I’m glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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  11. Welcome Saniya! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on books!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this tag and a bit more about yourself, and the inspiration behind creating your blog! I loved what you said about the new thing you bring to the book community is your personality and opinions. It can seem like there’s so many bloggers out there and when you’re new to it like myself, you feel like you don’t have anything to offer. But we all have our own unique voices, opinions and personalities and I think that is the most valuable any of us can offer and bring to life through our blogs. Although I’m not the best at talking about myself (it’s an affliction of being an introvert haha), I’d love to do this tag too in the upcoming weeks.

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    1. Yes I 100% agree! And thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Of course you can do this tag! I’d love to see your answers as well! I cannot wait to see what you will bring to blogging. All the best! ๐Ÿ’ž


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