Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunshine Award

I was nominated twice for the Sunshine Award!Thank you, Hope E. and Megan McKeel!!
Hope is a Pinterest comrade, fellow writer, and friend, who has an amazing blog, Stitches of Freedom!
Megan is a wonderful friend, sister, and also a fellow writer. On her blog, Rustic Remains, follow her characters on an intense roller coaster ride of espionage, intrigue, spies, and other incredibly exciting things in her three books, The Ransom, The Interlock, and The Extremity. I tell you, some people are just blessed with speed. ;)
When you get a chance, make sure you check both of their blogs out- you won't be disappointed, I guarantee!!! :D


On to the Sunshine Award!!

The rules are as follows:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
  2. Answer the list of questions
  3. Nominate other bloggers and inform them of their nomination
  4. Create questions for your nominees
*You must post the Sunshine Award button (photo above) on your blog :D

Hope's Questions:

1. If you could choose one fictional character to name your child after, who would it be? 
If I had a daughter, I'd name her Enna after a character in The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale. I absolutely LOVED her character and I think the name is beautiful. It's Scottish and means 'bird'.

2. Exercise or TV? 
Can't I exercise while I watch TV...? That's what I usually do anyway. But if it came down to it, I'd rather exercise than watch TV.

3. Favorite genre?
Book: Fantasy or Science Fiction (or both)!!
Movie: Action, Fantasy, Adventure. Definitely NOT horror or romance. Jane Austen movies are about the only romantic movies I like to watch.
Television Show: Same as movie.
Music: Mentioned below in Megan's questions.

4. Dog, Cat, or Horse? 
Cat. I've always loved cats. They're the introvert's companion, as far as I'm concerned. Dogs are too needy and happy all the time. That stresses me out. And I'd love a horse, but they're a lot to take care of and very expensive. Also my backyard's too small. So cat, definitely.

5. Sherlock's Blogger or the Doctor's companion?
SHERLOCK'S BLOGGER!!!!! One, it's Benedict Cumberbatch and NO ONE in their right mind would refuse that!!! Two, I'm already a blogger, I'm in fairly decent shape to run all over London, and as a child I've always been a fan of mysteries. In fact, when I was little I wanted to be a detective. And finally, I've always had an irrational fear of outer space, so I don't think I would do too well as the Doctor's companion. Also bad things always seem to happen to the companions or their families i.e. they end up in a pocket universe; their families are captured and turned into slaves; they have their memories erased or else their mind will burn up.. there's more, but I'm sure you get the picture.



Megan's Questions:

1. Which do you prefer: iced coffee or regular?
I'm not a huge coffee fan (I love tea) but it really depends on the weather. However, I usually prefer iced coffee, as long as it's not too strong.

2. Would you rather ride a horse or a subway?
A horse!!!

3.  What is your favorite type of music?
I love soundtracks!! And Christian contemporary. Right now I'm listening to the soundtrack from Captain America: The First Avenger by Alan Silvestri. I highly recommend it!!

4. Sweaters or leather jacket?
That's really hard because I love both!! But I'm going to go with sweaters.

5. Favorite fictional character?
DON'T DO THIS TO ME THERE ARE TOO MANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ummm..... Enna from The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale. She reminded me a lot of myself- her attitude, her flaws. I felt connected to her, somehow. I can't explain it any better than that.




Well, there are my answers! Thank you for reading!

My nominees:
Moriah Quint from My Own Little World
Hazel West from Hazel West's Character Purgatory
Willow Silver Black from The Call: Friends and Enemies
Darrion Marine from The Call: The Watchmen Files
Lynsie Keye from Pro Ama De Narratus  


My questions for you wonderful ladies:
  1. If you could invite any ONE of your characters over for a day, who would it be and why?
  2. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  3. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why?
  4. Just because I liked answering this question: Sherlock's blogger or the Doctor's companion?
  5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?



Again, thank you for taking the time to read this!!
Look out for Chapter Ten of The Mark of the King sometime this week! I'll try to get it posted soon!!
In the meantime, have a wonderful week and check out the other blogs I mentioned! :D
God bless you!!
~Abbie