The Outstanding and Mystery Blogger Award Nominations!

First off, I just want to give a big thank you to much; Isha @ paperbacktomes for nominating me for the Outstanding Blogger Award! And thank you so much; Musing Of Souls for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! I really appreciate it. It means so much! Please follow their blogs. Their posts are amazing! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

Outstanding Blogger Award

Here are the rules for the tag:

  • Have the link to the creatorโ€™s original award post.
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Create 7 unique questions.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers. Neither the awardโ€™s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
  • At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creatorโ€™s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award

Isha’s Questions

What are your thoughts so far on blogging?

I love blogging, as it’s so fun! It’s a great way to destress, and pour your opinions and feelings out onto ‘paper.’ I love writing, and learning about other people’s opinions as well. So you could say that my thoughts on blogging so far is that it’s very enjoyable!

List me 3 of your favorite fantasy books.

Um heh…I haven’t read a fantasy book since I was 10. If you have any recommendations that aren’t too magical, then please recommend them. I’ve been meaning to read Six of Crows. I cannot wait to get into it!

One bookish hobby that you want to cultivate for real.

That’s a great question! I want to read more in the morning! It’s such a relaxing way to start the morning.

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What is your favorite go-to TV show/series?

I enjoy watching Studio Ghibli films, along with other animated shows. They’re really nostalgic, and remind me of my childhood. My faovrite movie nowdays is ‘Whisper of the Heart.’

There must be at least one book that shattered your world. Which book would this be?

That would definitely be ‘History Is All You Left Me’ by Adam Silvera. It’s such a beautifully done book. It was so sad, yet so happy? It made me question the meaning of life. ๐Ÿ˜†

One self-care tip that you follow every day.

One self care tip I follow everyday is exercising! Sometimes I fail, but whenever I do workout, it feels very rewarding!

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Your favorite trope in books.

  • Enemies To Lovers
  • Great sibling dynamic trope
  • Tall person, short person
  • childhood best friends to lovers
  • mafia!
  • international travel or stories set in different places- it’s refreshing to see other countries!

Mystery Blogger Award

Rules for this award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog 
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog 
  • Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award, here is their new site link
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you 
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog (I’m not comfortable randomly commenting on other people’s posts, so I won’t be doing this.)
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question 
  • Share the link to your best post

Three Things About Me!

  1. I love bullet journaling and have been doing so since I was a kid.
  2. For the longest time I used to only read non-fiction books and manga.
  3. The coldest weather I’ve ever been in was below -25 degrees Celsius.

Musing Of Souls’ Questions

What is that one book that you can give all other books for? (I got you there!)

Ahhh you sure did. Probably The Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. It’s a childhood favorite of mine. I finished it in 2 days. Younger Saniya was very proud. It’s a wonderfully written middle grade story you need to check out!

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2. What is you one of your most anticipated reads this year/month?

This year I am especially looking forward to reading Ace Of Spades! I’m sure you’ve all heard of it by now. ๐Ÿ˜† This month I cannot wait to pick up He Must Like You. It’s been on my TBR since it came out way back in July of 2020.

If you have to choose from two or more of your favorite authors to go on a coffee meet and greet? Will you choose one? Name two or more of your fav author and then choose one! (*wiggles eyebrows*)

Okok so I don’t have favorite authors per say, but I do have some favorite books! I admire Jules Verne’s work. He cultivated the adventure genre way back in the mid 1800s. My most favorite work of his is Journey To The Center Of The Earth! I’ve been getting into Adam Silvera’s and SK Ali’s books as well. Their writing is very thought provoking and poignant. However, I guess I’d have to say Jules Verne as I’d love to know what it’s like being an author living in the 1800s.

Who inspires you to write/read books?

That’s a great question! I’ve always been into writing, so no one really inspires me to write ๐Ÿ˜…. However, other book bloggers have actually inspired me to read. You are all the reason I got back into reading! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Name five of your most recently viewed booktubers/bookbloggers!


Some inspiring book bloggers

My Questions for Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. Persuade me to read your most favorite book. ๐Ÿ˜
  2. What is one book you will never ever read, and why?
  3. What is your go-to ramen order? (Or your favorite instant noodle recipe/flavor.)
  4. Do you have any embarrassing library moments? If so, what are they?
  5. Write a three line poem about your favorite color!
  6. What is a childhood book you still cherish till this day?
  7. What is the weirdest and cleanest insult you can come up with?

Bloggers I Nominate For The Outstanding Blogger Award

My Questions for the Mystery Blogger Award

  1. Persuade me to read your favorite book. ๐Ÿ˜
  2. What is your favorite desert and why?
  3. What is the weirdest most thought provoking question you can ask someone?
  4. Write a three line poem about your favorite color!
  5. What is the weirdest and cleanest insult you can come up with?

Bloggers I Nominate For The Mystery Blogger Award

And that’s a wrap! Thank you once again Isha and Musing of Souls for nominating me! It means so much! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— If you would like to participate and I did not nominate you PLEASE DO SO! Every blogger is amazing and unique in their own way! Have a fabulous day everyone!

(PS: If I got any links wrong, please let me know)

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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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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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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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Let’s Beat The Backlist My Friends!

It’s officially 2021. Let’s get it right this year!

This year the lovely Austine, and Katie from @ are hosting their Beat The Backlist Challenge! And since my TBR is at a raging 100+ books, I decided to participate! Want to participate? Use the link above and it’ll give you all the details. It’s completely free and a great way to get rid of your TBR!

The rules are simple…

  • The book must be published in the previous year or earlier (for the 2021 challenge, anything published in 2020 or earlier counts).
  • You have to start and finish the book in 2021.

If you are participating, let me know, and we can track our progress together! Also, if you have a book in mind, I’m totally open to collaborating for a review or post. Just email me, and I’ll be more than happy to work with you!

That’s all for now! Have a great day or night everyone!

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