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 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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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!

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

For a little over five years, the bloggers over at The Broke and Bookish have been running a weekly blog meme titled “Top Ten Tuesday.”

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Each week, they offer a subject for you to post your top ten of that subject. I decided to try it out this week! August 4th’s topic is Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read.

Books I Have Read

These five books are among some of my favorite reads ever. I absolutely love all five and definitely recommend them.

  1. The Goose Girl
  2. Beauty
  3. Ella Enchanted
  4. Fairest
  5. Book of a Thousand Days

Books I’d Like to Read

  1. Wicked
  2. Golden
  3. The Storyteller’s Daughter
  4. The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy
  5. Enchanted

Have you read any of the five books on my to-read list? Are they any good?

The Versatile Blogger Award

I’m so honored and flattered that people think of my blog to tag in these awards. Thank you to Haven and Aliza over at Musings and Books for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. They are two bibliophiles who do YA book reviews and other musings. Swing on by and check them out!

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There are three simple rules for this award.

  • Link back to the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  • Post seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some other bloggers of your own!*

So, time to let guys know some things about myself! Hopefully I don’t bore you too much. XP

  • I’m still into dolls. They are so pretty. In fact, for my last birthday my friends bought me the 2014 Holiday Barbie which was awesome since I’d always wanted a Holiday Barbie.
  • English was not my first language, but I don’t remember my mother tongue.
  • I have never been in a romantic relationship.
  • I have two younger brothers.
  • I went through a Spiderman-craze-phase my sophomore year of high school and threw bubbles at my co-workers when doing the dishes while excitedly exclaiming “I’m Spiderman!” (I did that at home too, but everyone’s weird at home.)
  • I WILL point it out if you are wearing something sparkly.
  • In the event that I get married one day, I want to have the “flower girls” toss glitter instead of flowers.

The bloggers I’d like to nominate for this tag are:




*The post in which I was tagged asked that you nominate 15 bloggers. In fact, even for the Liebster I was asked to nominate more blogs than I actually did. The reason I like to keep the list smaller in my posts is because I think there’s more of a chance for that people will actually check out the blogs I suggest if the list is smaller. When I see posts with 15 links, I don’t usually get around to checking them all. Sometimes I start and forget or sometimes I’m not in the mood to look at 15 blogs. Yes, there are many great blogs I could be tagging, but I’m sharing my favorites, and in the hopes that you will click to see them, I keep my lists down.

The Liebster Award

So, this has been a rather blog-taggy week for me. XD There’s this wonderful little award challenge running around that helps people discover new blogs and connect with new friends known as the Liebster Award Challenge.

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Look! It’s sparkly and pretty colors!

Thanks so much to Penny from Penny Reads for nominating me! Hop on over to check out her blog with its cute title and fun content. 😉

The rules for the Liebster Award Challenge are as follows

  • Thank the nominator and link back to his/her blog.
  • Answer the questions asked by the nominator.
  • Ask eleven questions of your own.
  • Nominate other bloggers of your own!

And now, to answer the questions posed by the bookworm…

 – If you were to write a book, what would it entail?

I’m actually hoping to one day publish a novel. It would have to entail a plot and characters that together form a story that people won’t feel like they’ve wasted their time reading.

– What’s the weirdest place you’ve read a book?

When reading a book, I’m in the book, so I suppose strange fantasy lands?

– What’s it like where you are?

Right now? It’s kinda hot, but other than that it’s green and lovely, and the sky is quite blue.

– The book that changed your world and/or imprinted on you?

In the fear of being cliché, I’m going to say the Bible. I haven’t yet read the entire thing, but there’s so much life-changing content in there.

– You’re ideal weekend?

Oooh, a fun party with all my closest friends, epic family time, the reading of an excellent book, the watching of an epic movie and more friends/family time…all in one weekend. Yes, let’s somehow smush that in there.

– Why did you start blogging?

Hahaha, honestly it was a spur-of-the-moment decision. My friend started a blog, and I was like, heyyy, blogging kind of sounds fun! So I started my own!

– You’re favourite book to movie adaptation?

I’m going to have to say Ella Enchanted, mostly because they didn’t ruin the book by making it into a movie. The few changes that were made were more appropriate for a movie as the changed scenes in the book would’ve kinda been boring in movie-form. There are other books that I enjoyed as movies, but I have complaints about them so I can’t claim them as my favorites.

– A book that disappointed you?

I am extremely vocal on how disappointed I was by The Fault in Our Stars. I was just expecting too much, I suppose, based on all that hype, but I didn’t really like it. I mean, I did enjoy the last two pages, partially because I was almost done, but partially because the content was sweet, but other than that, it was a major disappointment to me.

– What does your playlist look like?

Hahaha, oh my. You would be looking at a huge mish-mash. I’ve got modern pop songs, tons of Skillet, some Fallout Boy, oldies like Billy Joel, movie soundtracks (those are the best!), some hip-hop, the occasional rap…actually the list keeps going.

– What would you ask your favourite author?

Can we hang out? Please???

And to fulfill my curiosity, these are some things I’d like to know.

  1. This is probably extremely cliché, but what got you starting on blogging?
  2. What is one thing you want everyone to know about yourself?
  3. What type of music do you listen to regularly? Does it help you concentrate?
  4. If you were stranded on an island and to pass the time, you’d re-watch the same movie and keep re-reading the same book for two weeks, what movie and book would you like to be left with?
  5. When you feel you need to say something that could potentially hurt a friend, do you choose your words carefully so you cause the least pain without lying, simply blurt out exactly what’s on your mind, or lie?
  6. Would you rather…for one month: be stranded in a small house with your three best friends or be free to roam the land without anyone at all?
  7. Do you have any ridiculous fears, something you know won’t ever hurt you, but it still kinda freaks you out? If yes, what is it?
  8. If you could live out the life of any fictional character from any form of entertainment, who would you want to be?
  9. What’s an embarrassing tale from your younger days?
  10. What’s your favorite quote?
  11. Would you be able to survive without the internet? (And I don’t mean just a short break. A complete cut-off from it forever.)

These are the wonderful people I’d like to nominate! Swing on by their blogs and have a peek. 🙂