Saturday, 23 March 2013

A Little bit of Sunshine !

We've been awarded the sunshine award !



Jaffareadstoo has been nominated by 
Helen Hollick of  Let Us Talk of Many Things

Thank you Helen !

The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients are “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”

The way the award works is this: on your blog, thank the person who gave you the award, and link back to them. Then answer ten questions about yourself (below)
Finally, select up to 10 of your favourite bloggers, link their blogs to your post, and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!



  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
  3. What is your favourite blog that you like to read?
  4. What would be your dream Job?
  5. If you could spend a day with 8 authors discussing novels as a group, who would you invite? (past or present authors)
  6. What is your favourite place to travel?
  7. What is your favourite book out of all the books you have read?
  8. What was your favourite book as a child and how did it influence your choice in books today?
  9. How much time do you spend blogging?
  10. What would you say to your favourite authors if you got the chance?

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What inspired you to start blogging?

I seem to spend all my time reading, so it seemed a logical step to have somewhere to store my thoughts about the books I like to read. Blogging appealed to me because it was personal and I could present my thoughts in a structured way – I never thought that people would want to read it !

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How did you come up with the name of your blog?

That was the easy bit and my inspiration is taken from a picture of my cat Jaffa reading along with me.

The book was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

 Jaffareadstoo was born...


There's a little bit of book love going on ....as the cat crept in, and curled at my side, read with me, read with me, softly he sighed ....




What is your favourite blog that you like to read?


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What would be your dream Job? 

Since my early retirement from my beloved nursing profession
I now feel like I have my dream job

Reading, Reviewing and Chatting about books !


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If you could spend a day with 8 authors discussing novels as a group, who would you invite? (past or present authors) 

Diana Gabaldon
Elizabeth Chadwick
Barbara Erskine
Helen Hollick
Anne O'Brien

Jane Austen
Charlotte Bronte
Enid Blyton

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What is your favourite place to travel?

I'm not a great traveller - I love all parts of the United Kingdom

Rhosneigr on Anglesey in North Wales holds a special place in my heart.


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What is your favourite book out of all the books you have read? 

I'm  a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, so I guess the one book I would save if the house was on fire is my special signed 20th Anniversary edition of Outlander.



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What was your favourite book as a child and how did it influence your choice in books today? 

My favourite book as a child was The Owl Service by Alan Garner, which is a story combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. All the things I still like to read about today !


I still have my original 1967 copy

The Owl Service

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What would you say to your favourite authors if you got the chance?

Please write quicker !!




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And my nominations for the Sunshine Award go to these lovely 

Blogs and Bloggers. 









http://beingannereading.blogspot.co.uk/

10 comments:

  1. Thank you Jo. I will get on to it later on. Sending you blogging love :)

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    1. You are welcome Jane - Happy Blogging x

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  2. Thank you so much Josie and Jaffa, you've brightened up my morning! Lovely to receive this from you. x

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    1. You are welcome Lindsay - Happy Blogging x

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  3. Thank you Josie, a bit of sunshine on a bitterly cold day - snowed in here! Tx

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    1. You are welcome Treez - Happy Blogging x

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  4. How lovely, thanks Josie xx

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    1. You are welcome Anne - Happy Blogging x

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  5. Thanks to Josie and Jaffa - much appreciated! xx

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    1. You are welcome Anne - Happy Blogging x

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.