Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts About Me

TopTenIt’s been a little while since I participated in the Broke and the Bookish blog’s Top Ten Tuesday, but here we go with this week’s extremely open theme: Ten Facts About Me! Some of these you might have already figured out based on my other posts or maybe not. XP

1. I am a rising junior in college.

2. My favorite actor is currently Tom Cavanagh. Brilliant man. Absolutely brilliant. Also due to my newfound love for him, I’m kinda over my old crush. XD

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3. I am the oldest of three and the only daughter.

This is actually harder than I expected. Like I’m not really sure what I want to share, lol.

4. My favorite songs include Partition – Beyoncé, Come Get Her – Rae Sremmund, Panda – Desiigner, I’m Turnt – Lecrae, and Whispers in the Dark – Skillet. (I could totally listen to these for hours.)

5. Captain America has been dethroned as my favorite superhero. Ironically, it was after watching Captain America: Civil War that I decided Black Panther is where it’s at.

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6. I’m obsessed with Spinach.

7. Getting really into a superhero show or movie bestows me with a random temporary confidence boost. I mean idk what that is, but I’ll take it.

8. I’ve never been in a serious romantic relationship. That will come eventually methinks. Legit all I’ve had is this lameO 3 day fling, lol.

9. My poetry has turned into an outlet for raw emotions for me.

10. I was interviewed for TV once, but the only thing from my four minute interview they could use was a seriously lame quote.

A Not-So-Rare Repost

Alright, so you all know that I absolutely loved Daredevil, so when I found this post as I was checking out my buddy Chris’s new blog, I really wanted to share it. Perhaps I’ll make this sharing bloggers’ posts a more regular thing as I think promoting their stuff is nothing but positive. Check out what Chris has to say on Marvel villains, especially Fisk from Daredevil. If I hadn’t convinced you to watch the show, perhaps his reflection on the dynamic characterization might work. 😉

Daredevil and Jessica Jones: Complex, Dynamic Antagonists, and Why They Matter (Part I) – http://wp.me/p71chl-N

A Rare Repost

One of my friends recently posted this poem on her blog, and I think it’s really good. Check it out& stick around to look at her other stuff too. 😉

i’m trying to write a happy poem – http://wp.me/p6Ve6L-12

Top Ten Tuesday: Christmas Book Wishlist

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For a while now, the people over at The Broke and Bookish have been running the Top Ten Tuesday meme over at their blog. This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year.” (As if I’d ever mind if Santa left me books…)

1. Why Not Me?

2. The Entire Deathnote Manga

3. Miles to Go

4. The Sinner’s Garden

5. Serendipity

6. Nobody’s Prize

7. Austenland

8. Anna Karenina

9. The Five People you Meet in Heaven

10. Bees in the Butterfly Garden

These aren’t in any particular order. Some have been on my list for a while, and some are quite new additions.

Have you guys read any of them? What did you think?

A Liebster!

Thanks so much to Eve for nominating me for the Liebster award! I’m so honored she considers my blog worth your time!

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For the Liebster, I must answer Eve’s questions and then make up some of my own for other bloggers to answer—other bloggers whose blogs I think are worth checking out.

So without further delay, let me answer some questions!

1.How important do you think it is to network with other writers?

I’m not super in that sphere at the moment, although I hope to be one day, but I think networking in general is pretty important. It’s always good to have connections. You never know who’s gonna be able to help you out or with what. Plus, it never hurts to make more friends. 😉

2. Do you ever read books more than once? Which ones?

YES. Books that I absolutely love and feel are worth the time to re-read. I’d read them again and again.

3. What’s the scariest or most challenging thing for you about writing?

Hmmm…I think writing things that other people would actually care to read. There’s stuff I could write for myself, but when I write things I want to share, I don’t want people to get bored. I want them to actually be interested in what I have to say, and I struggle with that sometimes.

4. What is the most amazing thing about writing?

Ahh. The way sometimes my ideas can flow into words and others can understand exactly what I was thinking through the words they were reading. It’s amazing.

5. Where is your favorite place to write?

Anywhere! If I get some inspiration randomly, I’ll start scribbling things down.

6. When’s your best time of day to write? Why?

Haha, I have no idea. I’m always awake it feels like and my days are so different I can’t pick such a time.

7. What are three of your favorite words?

Oooh. Conundrum, plethora, indubitably

8. What’s one thing that would tell you you’ve “made it” as a writer?

If someone distinguished or whose writing I quite admired thoroughly enjoyed mine.

9. In terms of writing or reading, what’s the best thing anyone could say to you right now?

You’re not going to lose your skills just because you don’t have the time to invest as much as you’d like to right now.

10. Do you have any rituals, superstitions, or preferences related to writing or editing?

Not really, lol.

11. In the face of all the rejection that comes with being a writer, what advice would you give to someone to help them stay on a path toward achieving their dreams?

Don’t actually worry about what a few people say. Take constructive criticism to heart and keep working to improve your skills and incorporate your own style. And in the end just remember whatever you have is your own work so take it up with a smile.

 

And now I have some questions of my own.

  1. What made you start blogging?
  2. How often do you write?
  3. What inspires you to write?
  4. Name a guilty pleasure of yours.
  5. What’s your biggest fear when it comes to writing?
  6. What’s your favorite movie?

And the bloggers I’d like to nominate are…

Jess – Jess is just starting out on WordPress, so welcome her to the community!

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Proverbs 31 Teen

 

 

 

 

Creative Blogger Award

A big thank you to Ojaswani for nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award. Be sure to check out her blog! 😀

This award simply asks that you write five facts about yourself and nominate other bloggers who you believe are creative.


My facts today have a weird health feel, lol…

  1. I have never broken a bone.
  2. My first trip to the emergency room was when I was 17 and because I tripped on my own driveway.
  3. I love Zumba.
  4. My favorite type of leafy green is spinach.
  5. Dance is my favorite sort of exercise.

And I’d like to nominate the following three blogs for this award. Even if they do not participate, I’d like to mention them so you’ll check them out! 🙂

  1. Priceless Joy at Beautiful Words
  2. Tiffany S Li
  3. Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind

Premio Dardos Award

This award might have the coolest name and also is a really sweet honor! Thanks to No Passing Fancy for nominating me for this award!

This award is given to bloggers for their “recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing ideas.” I’m so flattered that nopassingfancy thinks I deserve this award!

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There’s nothing much to do about this award other than brag that you got it 😉 and nominate others who  you think deserve this award! So, I’d like to nominate the following people.

  • Russell J Fellows – Russell actually doesn’t participate in blog tags/awards, but I really think his blog deserves a looking at.
  • Gabriel – I definitely think this guy fits the description of the award, and his writing is so worth the time to read.
  • The Story Teller’s Abode – This blogger has creative writing that should be read!

Another Liebster!

Wow, I’m so honored that nopassingfancy nominated me for my second Liebster Award! Thank you! Be sure to check out her blog. It honestly is worth the time.

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For the Liebster, you answer the questions posed to you, and ask some of your own and nominate blogs you think are awesome to answer them!

And to answer her questions…I’ve actually had a couple of these before, but now you’ll be sure to remember my answers. 😉

  1. What is your dream career? Starship Commander! It’d just be so sweet.
  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere where I’m near friends and family.
  1. What helps you relax? Hanging with friends who don’t mind listening to me rant before we move on to fun stuff.
  1. Who inspires you, and why? Oh gosh. There are so many amazing people out there. I guess really anyone who goes through a hard family time at home growing up but turn out to be kind and loving people because they beat the system!
  1. What is your favourite season, and why? Spring! The weather is perfect and it’s so pretty outside!
  1. How long have you been blogging, and what made you start? I started at the end of June. Honestly, it was kind of a spur-of-the-moment decision.
  1. What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Silly, Bubbly, Weird
  1. What has blogging taught you? About people! You guys have so much to say and it’s amazing to learn who you are through your posts. 
  1. What is the worst job you have ever had? I had this sketchy gig where I had to call people who didn’t want to be called and try to get them to join the company. What was sketchy was I had to tell them they were recommended even though they really weren’t. Their numbers were just taken from employees and also I was given ways to answer questions they might have…like I had to beat around the bush and not give them straight answers, and I wasn’t even sure what was going on. Needless to say, I didn’t go back after the first day. (And I also didn’t get paid, but whatever.)
  1. What does ‘freedom’ mean to you? Being able to do what you want without inhibition. (Which also means I don’t really think true freedom is possible. I mean we can’t give criminals the right to do crime, can we?)
  1. What’s your favourite food? Lol. I can’t answer this question. Have something yummy? I’ll eat it. XD

So questions from me!

  1. What’s your favorite band/musical group?
  2. Do you like your current job? Or, if you’re in school, do you enjoy it?
  3. Is there a modern society issue that you are passionate about?
  4. What’s your dream pet? (It doesn’t have to be a real animal.)
  5. What’s your favorite movie/TV/book sidekick?
  6. What do you think 2020 is going to look like?
  7. Do you think we’ll have residential hovercraft within your lifetime?
  8. Have you ever invented anything?
  9. Grossest childhood moment?
  10. Favorite dessert to make?
  11. Favorite drink? (Water is totally valid! Also, milk. Yum.)

The people I’d like to nominate for this award are:

  1. Landa
  2. M
  3. Nymph

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Rae at Bookmark Chronicles for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

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“The whole idea of the Sunshine Award is that you nominate bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative, and inspiring.”

I’m so honored Rae thought to put me into that category. Thanks again, Rae!

This is another question answering award tag.

  • Do you prefer coffee or tea? Tea! All the way! I’m not a fan of coffee…
  • Are you a sports fan? If so, what sports/teams? Not really…I get bored pretty quickly watching sports. If I’m at the stadium itself with friends, that’s one thing, but other than that, no thank you. 
  • What is your favorite food? I don’t like this question because I never have an answer! XD There are wayyy to many delicious foods out there for me to pick just one. 
  • Best book you’ve read this summer? The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Early bird or night owl? Definitely a night owl! By the end of my second semester of freshman year, my bedtime was 3:30am. I loooveee staying up late…waking up in the morning? That’s another story.
  • Do you have a favorite super hero? YES! Captain America!!! 
  • Favorite season? Spring. 🙂 Flowers are blooming and the temperature here is lovely…
  • What is your dream job? Starship commander.
  • Describe yourself in three words Bubbly, Crazy, Existent
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Pay off college loans that I have and will have, go on a shopping spree—spending freely on all things sparkly, and take my friends and family out!
  • What makes you happy? Ah, so many things! But mostly friends and family. If I’m doing something pleasant with them, I’m happy. 🙂

I’d like to nominate:

Candice at the Feathered Sleep – She writes a lot of great poetry.

Shailaja at the Moving Quill – She writes good poetry and other enjoyable little posts.

Kaitlin at Into the Wild – She writes very open and honest posts that are worth the read.

And my questions are (quite favorite heavy it seems):

  • Favorite Movie?
  • Favorite Color?
  • Favorite Inspirational Quote?
  • Favorite Yellow Thing?
  • Favorite Sun-Related Object?
  • Dream vacation?
  • What is one word your best friend would use to describe you? (Hint ask your BFF!)
  • A cherished childhood memory?
  • Do you have any pets? Who?
  • Oldest form of electronic technology you regularly use?
  • Do you write? If so, for how long have you been writing?

Courtship Book Tag

Thank you Rebecca for tagging me in this book tag. The Courtship book tag offers some fun little dating-type comparisons to books. They aren’t really far off though. We all know sometimes books are our best friends. 😉

For most of these prompts, there are multiple books that I could choose, but I’m leaving you with these specifically. I definitely recommend all of them! If you click on the cover pictures, you’ll be taken to the Goodreads page for the book.

Initial Attraction: A book you bought because of the cover.

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First Impressions: A book you bought because of the summary.

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Sweet Talk: A book with great writing.

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First Date: A first book in the series that made you want to read the rest.

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Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night.

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Always on my Mind: A book you cannot stop thinking about.

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Getting Physical:  a book which you love the way it feels.

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Meeting the Parents:  a book that you would recommend to your friends and family.

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Thinking About the Future:  a book, or series, that you know you’ll re-read in the future.

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Spread the Love:  Who would you like to tag?

Anyone reading this tag who feels so inclined! It’s definitely a fun tag, so let me know if you do!