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Blogger Tag (from Peculiar On Purpose)

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Hey everyone! I saw this tag from Kimberly @ Peculiar On Purpose and I really wanted to do it. P.S. I WILL be tagging bloggers and friends at the end of this post so stick around!


1. Are you named after anyone?

Nope! My parents weren’t cool.

2. When was the last time you cried?

Um, last week. *Blushes*

3. Do you have kids?

Hahaahah! No. But I hope to one day!

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

I’ve thought of this before, and honestly I think I would. But there’s certainly parts of me I would be puzzled about! LOL.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?

NEVER.

6. Will you ever bungee-jump?

Would be super cool, but realistically, probably no.

7. What’s your favorite cereal?

Well, we’re healthy folks so I normally don’t eat cereal…But if we’re talking junk….CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Glasses…? Dressed sloppy….? Smiling…..?

9. What is your eye colour?

Brown.

10. Scary movie or happy endings?

HAPPY ENDINGS! Please. Scary movies are for people with fictional backbone. (In which I have none of.)

11. Favorite smells?

Eucalyptus. Cinnamon. Meadows. Lemon. Walking into a house with an essential oils diffuser. *laughs*

12. Summer or winter?

SUMMER. SWIMMING. SWIMMING CANNOT BE DONE IN WINTER.

13. Computer or television?

Computer. I really don’t like TV. PLUS I’ve got PureFlix, NetFlix and Amazon Video so I’ve got plenty of films to watch. :-)

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

Colorado! Which I totally recommend as a trip, BTW. I do hope to go to New Orleans on a mission trip one day though.

15. Do you have any special talents?

Hmm….What exactly do you mean by “special”? I love to write, read, craft, color, draw, talk, advise, pray, bake, cook, wash dishes, do laundry, driving, blogging, connecting with people, etc…..But the question is are any of them talents? Eh. IDK.

16. Where were you born?

In a little section of a big state in the USA on the Earth in the Milky Way in the whole Universe. :-)

17. What are your hobbies?

READING. WORDS. PEOPLE. JESUS.

18. Do you have any pets?

Yep! My Yorkie, Chewy. ^_^

19. Favorite movie?

*deep sigh* One cannot pick a favorite, so why do we keep asking these questions????I’ll say my current favorite: Princess Cut…But you can check out THIS movie list from a few months back and you can check out several of my favs.

20. Do you have any siblings?

Yes! Samuel, 6. Abigail, 4. And Benjamin, 2. :-)

21. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A fervent Christian women with a servant’s heart and the fire of a modern day Paul igniting her every decision!!

 

That’s it! I therefore tag:

Abbie and Caitlyn

~By His Grace,

Halee

 

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Blogger Book Tag- I need some fun in my life.

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(Does this photo make you want a steamy caramel macchiato? It sure does me. *drools*)

I AM BACK YES I KNOW YOU MISSED ME SO MUCH AHHHHHHH I’M BACK MY PEOPLE!

Hahahahahahaha. I needed a break. With #NaNoWriMo2016 taking up so much of my time, being committed to a couple book clubs, trying to learn crochet, school, book reviewing, etc…I was tired, ya’ll! I needed some time away from the virtual world and needed some down to earth interaction! Lol. Anyway, but I wanted to come back with a bit of a fun post, so of course, what’s more fun than : books + tags????

I found this over at my good, good friend Kimberly’s blog and I really wanted to do it. Also, my other friend Mykaela McDowelll did this tag too! Ya’ll should totally follow both of these girl’s amazing blogs. They work hard on them. :-)

1. Name a book that you’re embarrassed you haven’t read: 

Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis and Beth Clark. I’ve had this for a couple years and I still haven’t read it. Ahhhh, oh well. Soon maybe? Here’s  a good review for your consideration!

2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?:

Hmmm….Probably a water bottle label! I know, not very strange…. :D

3. Look at your bookshelf. What’s the first yellow-spined book you see?:

I see Chivalry By Zach Hunter. I actually haven’t read this book though! It looks great!

4. If you could have one new book from a deceased author, who would it be?:

Probably Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was an amazing author and I’d really love a new story! Maybe a new series on one of the other kids? Maybe Mary?

5. Name an author who deserves more readership: 

Hmmm…I could answer for numerous authors that don’t get NEAR the readership that they deserve, but the biggest I can think of is Rachel Coker! She’s not just a writer….She’s an author, ya’ll! If you know what I mean. Her books are lovely and so super influential!

6. Bookmark OR Random piece of paper?: 

Um, dog-earing for the win! Hahahaha. Yes, I like to make other book-worms angry! I also LOVE pretty bookmarks. Sometimes. *bwhahahahaahha*

7. Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?

I can  stop anywhere, but I prefer after a big scene or right before a paragraph.

8. One book at a time OR Several?: 

Several! Right now I’m in the middle of close to a dozen. Yep. I  know. Crazy-ness.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?: 

Are you kidding me???? NO!!! I actually do have one friend (yes, I’m sending angry glares at YOU, Jordan) that does this, but I would NEVER do this…***okay, maybe I’ve done this a couple times.***

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?: 

This is where the reader shows her true colors!! I break the spine, for sure. It’s harder for me if it’s a beautiful new and expensive hardback (but I know it’ll break eventually). But yes, I’m the book-reader that sees books as bindings of paper and not children so I don’t mind taking it in the bath, spilling water on it and, hey, lets spill some ice cream on it too! It’s just paper. *laughs knowing bookworms are currently writhing in pain* Since we are 0n this topic though, I recommend watching THIS VIDEO  for discussion on this. I used to be SUPER picky and OCD about my books/bookshelves and then I was abruptly introduced to this and I totally went the opposite direction mentally. Now I am still loving towards my books, but I do write in them (see THIS video on annotating) and I dog ear. AND I get water on them sometimes and I don’t melt. (And, psst, neither do my books.)

11. What books do you regret reading?: 

Ummm…This question can be answered a couple different ways but here’s how I’m going to answer it. A couple years ago I read James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, BTW, worst mistake of my life. It creeped me out and it even had a spell or something like that in it.

12. On average, how many books per year do you read?: 

Well, last year I read 63 and this year I’ve read 74 so far…Sooo…50+?

13. What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?: 

OOhh! The Book Of The King by Jerry B. Jenkins (co-author of the Left Behind series). It’s an amazing and super life-changing non-magical series you should totally check out!  Here’s  my review for it, if you’re interested.

14. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?: 

To not be quick to judge! That’s a very valuable life lesson to learn!

15. What is the most recent book you’ve read?: 

Shadow Of The Storm by Connilyn Cossette! Such a great, great biblical fiction series. Here’s my blog review for it.

16. Name a book quote you’ll never forget: 

“I cannot explain it, other than Yahweh wills it so. Only the giver of life has sovereignty over death.” -Shadow Of The Storm by Connilyn Cossette.

17. How many books do you own?: 

Well, that’s very difficult to say because I have a bookcase AND my mom has a bookcase and we swap books all the time sooo..*runs to check* 3-400 between the two of us! We buy books for every occasion…ALL THE TIME. :-D

18. Of the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?: 

Um, I can’t pick two???? Probably Joyfully At Home (review here) and October Baby!! Yes, the the audiobook version is amazing!

 

Well, that’s all folks! And I’m going to tag some people too!

 

And Amanda from Christian Shelf Esteem !

 

Thank ya’ll for reading! Want to do this tag? Do it, then leave the link below! I’d love to see it.

 

~By His Grace,

 Halee