The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello loves!! I was nominated by Rita over at A Song of Books and Coffee for The Sunshine Blogger Award. This is my second nomination for this award and I’m really excited to share my answers with you all. Rita came up with really fun ones! Don’t forget to check out her amazing blog.



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

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Rita’s Questions

  1. How long have you been a reader? I’ve been reading off and on since high school.  Got into reading a lot during the Twilight craze then read off and on again. But around late 2014 /early 2015 I started to really read A LOT.
  2. What book are you currently reading? I’m currently reading Pen and Xander by Laekan Zea Kem (almost done — I really like this book so I don’t know why it’s taking me so long to finish), and The Key to Everything by Paula Stokes.
  3. What’s your favourite genre and why? ROMANCE – I love the idea of true love and soulmates and all that hopeless romantic stuff. I’ve always loved it… I think I always will.
  4. What’s your favourite book from a genre you don’t usually go for? I don’t really read  mystery or thrillers, but when I read Vicarious and Ferocious by Paula Stokes, I absolutely fell in love — now I’m trying to read more books from this genre. So, there’s a bit of romance in this series which I think helped, but even if there wasn’t, I still would have loved the books. It’s just so well-written, thrilling and fun to read. You can read my review for Vicarious here and the sequel, Ferocious, here. If you love thrillers, mystery, fast-paced action, and a little romance, then this duology needs to be on your TBR.
  5. Name a character that you can really relate to and why. Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before always comes to mind.  She likes being crafty, scrapbooks, writes love letters, bakes, and is a sweet shy girl. She’s quirky, nerdy, and smart. Not only do I see myself being friends with her, I can definitely see some of teenage me in her character.
  6. Name a character that you absolutely hate and why. Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles. If there is someone who is completely evil… I vote her. She was just incredibly ruthless.
  7. Where are you from? I’m was born in the Philippines, but moved to Los Angeles when I was 9 years old.
  8. Would you like to learn a new language? If so, which one(s)? I took French my freshman year in high school, but had to switch to Spanish because my French 2 class was at the same period as my Honors English. While it was difficult for me to learn French, I actually like the language and would someday want to learn it again. I knew a few words, but that’s it.
  9. If you could be anyone in the world – alive or dead, real or fictional –  who would you be? Wow… this is a really difficult question… I’ll probably have to think about this for a while… BUT if I could meet anyone real or fictional, I would mostly likely choose Hermione Grainger so she can teach me everything she knows about being a wizard.
  10. Do you like superheroes? If so, who’s your favourite? Yes!! I actually really love watching superheroes movies and shows. I have so many favorites, but Wonder Woman totally kicks ass
  11. Favourite TV show(s)? Game of Thrones, Westworld, Lucifer, Stranger Things, The 100, Gotham, The Last Ship, Walking Dead, HIMYM, and Big Bang Theory… just to name a few.

My Questions

Name a few of your dream destinations.

What’s your favorite dessert and why?

What are your top 10 favorite reads in 2017?

What was the last book you DNF?

What songs are you listening to right now?

What are some of your most anticipated reads in 2018?

Name 3-5 of your favorite book boyfriends?

Who are some of your auto-buy authors?

Do you have a bad bookish habit? What is it?

How often do you read out of your comfort zone?

Which book in 2017 surprised you the most?


Tagging these lovelies. If you’ve been nominated before, then I won’t mind if you skip this… but feel free to answer some of my questions in the comments. I can’t wait to read all of your answers!!! Have a wonderful day!

Kay @hammockofbooks

Marianna @mariannascorner

Maegan @ofstrangerworlds

Jasmine @singprettyreadbooks

Jenaca @jenacidebybibliophile

Michelle @sherbetlemonreviews

Peachy @bookdragonlair

Bree @inloveandwords

Alysha @floralreads

Merv @mervreads

Kester and Kelsey @lilbooklovers




Sunshine Blogger Award



Hello lovelies! I’ve been working on this for a while now and finally finished it last week. In case you don’t know, I’m currently in New York on a mini vacation. I didn’t want to my blog to be lonely while I’m away, so this has been scheduled to post in advance. Anyway, I want to say a huge thanks to Taylor @NerdNationBlog for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award!!! Taylor has a really lovely blog full of amazing content and great reviews! Not to mention, she’s also a sweetheart and I absolutely love reading her posts. Be sure to check out her page and show her some love!

What is 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 for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their fabulous blog

  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you

  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer

  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in the post

Questions from Taylor at Nerd Nation:

1) What has been your favorite read so far this year? This is toughie and totally not fair… I’ve read so many great books this year and it pains me to have to pick just one. I’ll name a few in no particular order.

A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan – This will have you laughing and crying and laughing some more. I love the writing, the quirky characters, the humor, and the FEELS… Sooo achingly beautiful!

Doon Series by Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp – I binged this series and absolutely LOVED IT!  Oh and it’s going to be turned into a T.V. Series!!!

No Vain Loss by M.C. Frank – This series is absolutely enthralling! Loved the writing, the themes and the message. YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES!!!

Vicarious and Ferocious duology by Paula Stokes – I LOVE this duology so much! It’s thrilling, suspenseful and filled with so many twists and turns.

Alienation by S.E. Anderson – The Starstruck series is quirky, outrageous and so much fun! Alienation is the second book and Anderson definitely amps up the fun, suspense, humor and adventure!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – This books is so adorable and cute and swoony!

It’s really difficult to pick just one or even 10… There are so many amazing books and they’re all so different.

2) It’s Thursday, and thus almost the weekend. What song would you recommend to get us pumped for the weekend? There are three songs that I’ve been obsessed with lately, so any of them would do. Ready for It by Taylor Swift, Let Me Go by Hailee Steinfeld and Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran.

3) If you were going to get a tattoo based off a book what would you get and why? This is another toughie… I mean I’ll have that for the rest of my life, so it has to be something meaningful… I’ve always loved this quote from The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. I’ll get it in some fancy handwriting and have it done somewhere on my arm.

“Imagine, and it shall be. There are no limits.” 

4) What’s a secret talent you only bring out on rare occasions? I don’t have any secret talents haha. I can’t sing or dance… But I guess I can be funny sometimes. When I’m around people I’m comfortable with my funny side tends to come out. Or maybe it’s all in my head…

5) What are your favorite kind of posts to read? Probably Get to Know You or Book Tag Posts. Those are always fun to read!

6) Follow up: Do you actually read them or are you a skimmer? I actually do read them.

7) Who’s your fictional crush and who would you cast IRL to play them? There’s way too many to pick just one, but I’ll go with Dean from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and pick Scott Eastwood.

8) If I came over for a junk food/movie night — what are we watching and what are we eating? Gosh… I love all kinds of junk food and I’m a mood junk mood eater. If I’m craving salty, then different kinds of potato chips – Regular, Salt and Vinegar, and Sour Cream and Cheddar. If I’m craving sweet, then Orange/Chocolate Milano Cookies (those are my favorites). As for the movie, I’m going to have to say Harry Potter movies or Lord of the Rings. Then we can turn movie night into movie marathon night and a fun sleepover!

9) What is your go-to guilty pleasure book? I don’t really have one in particular, but I do love reading New Adult romances a lot.

10) Who was the first artist/band you saw live in concert? I rarely ever go to concerts, but the first artist/band I saw live was BBMAK. Not sure if anyone remembers them, but I loved them back in Junior High.

11) What’s one of your favorite book quotes? “Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” Prince Maxon from the Selection Series. That quote just gives me all the FEELS.

My Nominations

1) Candyce & Isabell @theBookDutchesses

2) Mellanie @noshelfcontroll

3) Des @desrandomthoughts

4) Macy @cantstopwontstopbooks

5) Kathryn @nosestuckinabookblog

6) Jenn @boundtowriting

7) Kelsey @criticuncriticalbookwormblog

8) Michelle @firstbooklove

9) Alexandra @thehufflepuffnerdette

10) Mandy @bookprincessreviews

11) Kathy @booksandmunches

My Questions

1) What’s your favorite childhood memory?

2) If you could be any character in one of your favorite books, who would you be and why?

3) Where’s your favorite place to read?

4) If you could choose a book that describes you, which one would you pick?

5) Which book universe would you want to live in and why?

6) If you were going to bury a time capsule, which books would you include in it?

7) If you can be a superhero, what would your name be and what kind of power would you have?

8) What’s some of your most anticipated reads for 2018?

9) Name a book that will always have a special place in your heart.

10) If you can go on a date with one author (dead or a live), who would you choose and why?

11) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Really hope you enjoyed reading and getting to know me more. I had so much fun doing this so thank you Taylor! I know it took me a while to finish it, but I did it!!

I can’t wait to read all your posts, but totally no rush. I know how busy life can be sometimes.

Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely Karen Jo