Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Liebster Award

I have been nominated by Heather, Alexa, and Katie for the Liebster Award! Thanks, you guys!
The Rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
  5. Come up with 11 questions for your nominees!
The Facts:
  1. I think beans are evil. Bad, bad beans.
  2. I'm a high school graduate (whoop!)
  3. I'm planning on majoring in English with a career goal to become an editor.
  4. I have no major aspirations to become a published author. *shrugs*
  5. Kristoff from Frozen is my Disney double.
  6. I never paint my nails, because nail polish, ew....
  7. I see numbers 1-9 with genders and personalities. (It's not synesthesia. It's an overactive imagination. Really.)
  8. 7 is my favorite number because he's such a gentlemen.
  9. I prefer a simple chocolate chip cookie over most desserts.
  10. I'm really hankering for a cookie right now.
  11. I'm going to go get a cookie.
I'm back! *Licks fingers*

Now, as I was nominated by 3 bloggers, I'll be answering 33 questions. Here we go.

Heather's questions:

  1. What blog post are you most proud of? The ones I haven't written yet? No, okay, maybe Writer Struggles: When Your Story's Not as Good as You Thought it Was.
  2. Do you find knees super disgusting? (side note: KNEES ARE SO DISGUSTING HOLY CRAP WHY) I'm rather fond of my knees, but they do stick out oddly, SO YES.
  3. What are you currently listening to, or what did you most recently listen to? Most recently, I think was Marc Broussard? Or Phillip Phillips?
  4. Do you like warm hugs? NO TOUCHY. Okay, fine. From a select group of people, yes.
  5. What is your favorite movie? One? Haha, that's good. The Sound of Music, Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Woods, The Princess Bride, The Kid...
    Source If you haven't seen this, PLEASE go watch it now!
  6. What is your favorite snack to make? Grilled chocolate sandwiches are quite delightful and easy to make. As are cookies.
  7. If you were going to sum up your blog in three words, what would they be? So very awesome. Duh.
  8. Have you ever seen a production on stage? I've seen Children's/Teen's productions of The Music Man and Rapunzel. That's it, unfortunately.
  9. What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? I got a job! Just for 3 weeks, but yay!!!
  10. What’s your favorite book tag? *mumbles incoherently*
  11. If you could say one thing to anyone, what would you say to whom? I would tell this one girl I made fun of(kind of) in fourth grade that I am so sorry.
Alexa's questions:

  1. What is your favorite ice cream? Moose tracks! Or Peanut Butter Cup.
  2. What do you do to relax? Read :)
  3. How many siblings do you have? 2, but I don't usually claim them.....(kidding! kidding....)
  4. Have you ever had your own room? I have my own room, but I didn't always.
  5. Dogs or cats? (psst, the answer is dogs) I....use to love dogs, but now... I mean, come on! They drool and stuff! And they're always in the way! And they shed. And they really like me. *shudders* Honestly, I never want pets, but I think I'd have to go with cats over dogs.
  6. Can you think of a single best day of your life? The day I got baptized at bible camp in the middle of the night!
  7. Do you have an all-time favorite quote/motto? This quote fromo Francis Chan is a real eye opener. “It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.”  
  8. Do you have a favorite album? I...no. No, not really. I can't give a favorite, but I've most recently been listening to Phillip Phillips' and Sara Bareilles' albums.
  9. Do you hate, hate, HATE talking on the phone too? I use to DESPISE talking on the phone. I've gotten more comfortable, but I still hate picking up someone else's phone when it rings.
  10.  What do you think is the prettiest animal in the universe (note: I did not say your favorite. I said the prettiest). I don't know about pretty, but wolves are beautiful creatures.

  11. And to continue the indecision, what are your four favorite books? (blame Bailey, she started it!) *whines* Baileyyy. Alexaa!! Fine. I am going to twist my answer to include books/series, because seriously?? Okay. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Aaaand, I'm second guessing myself. Moving on, then. (**I had to edit this post just to include Jane Eyre. You see what a terrible question this is??) Now. Moving on.
Katie's questions:
- Why do you write? Because I enjoy it and there's no way I'll ever be able to stop the story ideas.
- If any fictional character could be your best friend, who would it be? This is going to sound cliché, but Harry Potter! Harry is my favorite YA protagonist. He's brave, he's humble, and he's a great friend, but he's not perfect(which would be an annoying trait in a best friend).
- What's one really weird dream you've had? I was chased through a jungle by men with raspberry faces wearing green jumpsuits. There's more, but I think that's enough weird.
- If you found a portal that could transport you to any fictional world of your choice, where would you go? Maybe the alternate reality in Ted Dekker's Circle series? Or maybe Bayern from Shannon Hales's Books of Bayern.
- Paperback or Kindle? Why? Paperback. I just like the feel of a book. But I do love my nook.
- What's one post you've written that you're most proud of? I answered this question above, but here's a random post: The Night Circus
- What's an interesting quirk that you have? I don't know if you would call this a quirk, but I can twist both my arms all the way around....
- Can you share a picture of your bookshelf? (More commonly known as: a #shelfie.) 

This is a recent upgrade :D

- What are three things on your bucketlist? Or do you even have a bucketlist? My bucket list is pretty lame. Like, 'eat ice cream for breakfast!' Actually...I'm not sure...what else to put...
- How old were you when you started writing? I started at 13 and gave up shortly after. I think I started again at 15?
- Share the last sentence of your WIP with us! Hmm, it's pretty lame. "I gave him a tight smile as he pulled me up." My first sentence is better, in my opinion. "Ms. Pempsky's wig had gone missing." :)

I nominate Jessica @ Bookish Serendipity, Keturah @ Keturah's Corner, H.M. Wilson @ Plottinger Twist, Rcubed @ Random Rants by Rcubed, and anyone else who wants to do this!

My questions:

- What's one place you've always wanted to go to, but have never been?
- Your favorite genre to read?
- What is your BIGGEST pet peeve?
- Your favorite TV show?
- What is the grossest thing you've ever eaten?
- If you could choose one author to sit down and have a chat/interview with, who would it be?
- Tell us your favorite joke.
- What is your favorite word and why?
- Who is your favorite protagonist? In any novel, any movie, etc.
- If you had to be trapped on a deserted island with one person, who would that person be?
- If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for?

Feel free to answer one of my questions in the comments!


  1. I have a pension for fancy schmancy new desserts (especially if I make them myself), but a chocolate cookie is always a good too, so I approve of your desert choice. Also, what the heck is a grilled chocolate sandwich? I have no idea what it is, but it sounds so good. Why was this whole comment about food?

    1. Because food is glorious. And grilled chocolate sandwiches are sooo good! And really easy. Just get some bread, put a couple of squares of chocolate between them, butter the outside, and grill it over the stove top. Like a grilled cheese. Except with chocolate. :D

  2. Thanks! I did the post :)


  3. Peanut butter ice cream IS the best. *drools*
    Ooh, what are you doing for your job? I've never had an "official" job, but helped with a daycare over the summer for two years. Jobs can be exhausting, though the money is worth it. And the little kids that make you endlessly giggle. xD
    And I read your "grilled chocolate sandwich" reply to Ana above. ... I'm honestly not sure what I think of that. I love chocolate, and bread it good, but... TOGETHER? Weird. But maybe delicious. I might have to try it sometime. :)

    1. Bother -- I completely forgot to comment on your new blog design! I like it. :)

    2. I worked for a daycare too, before I moved! It was a real job, and worked with the two-year-olds. So fun, but sooo exhausting. Now I'm working a desk job at a camp that's held on a college campus. It's nice. Sometimes it's slow, so I get to read a lot.

      You need to try a chocolate sandwich. They're so amazing! Dark chocolate is my favorite, but a lot of people don't like it...

      And thanks! I decided to try to something new. :D

    And also, I shall never look at the number 7 the same again. :P

    1. Someone who agrees with me! Haha, sorry about that.

  5. Hahaha! This is GREAT! I love your answers. xD ALL OF THEM.

    Just so ya know, I've tagged you at my blog for the 777 Writing Challenge: http://sarah-plainandaverage.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-777-writing-challenge.html You're not obligated to do it, but it's super easy. Have fun if you do!!

    1. I have a feeling you might do it since the number 7 is your favorite. . . ;D

    2. Oh, thanks for tagging me! Sounds fun!

  6. Aw, apologizing seems like such a good idea. I think I am more of a cat person than a dog person as well, but because of my asthma, I'm thinking I may have to go with hairless cats if I ever want one. Congrats on getting a job, and I also like all your movie choices. Also, very nice redesign! It's very pretty. :)

  7. Ugh! I hate beans! Always have... :P
    "Someone should call the waaaaaammmmmbulance." -- Haha!! I love that movie! :D

    Fun post! :)

  8. Love your facts and answers!
    Haha, I understood that bean reference ;)
    MOOSE TRACKS IS AMAZING!!! Have you ever had mint moose tracks? It's basically the best thing ever.
    *mumbles incoherently* Fair enough, but I still say dogs are better. And yes, wolves are absolutely gorgeous!
    Wow, that's a pretty awesome best day! Getting baptized in the middle of the night, cool!
    I need a chocolate sandwich. That sounds great.


    1. Heehee. Someone gets the reference.

      I will try the ice cream if you will try the sandwich! *nods*

    2. Sounds like a deal! I will do that sometime ;)

  9. Chocolate sandwich? I HAVE NOT BEEN LIVING CLEARLY. I think I need one of those for sure, and I'd totally take a simple cookie over a decadent dessert too. With a hot chocolate. And now I'm having a craving, thanks a lot. ;-) I really don't have a bucket list either...someday, I'll make one. xD I also love your reason for writing. That is an excellent reason to write. XD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Obviously you have not! Seriously, you must rectify the lack of chocolate sandwich eating in your life.

  10. AHH, THESE WERE SUCH COOL ANSWERS. :D OH MY LAND, IS THAT CHRISTY MILLER ON YOUR BOOKSHELF? MAY I SQUEAK?! XD But seriously. djakfls. AND OH MY LAND. Have you ever read The Lost Series by Ted Dekker? Now THAT is a good series. O_O He has an adult one and a YA one, and I've only read the YA version, but still. XD My friend just recommended the Mark of the Lion series (Francine Rivers) to me, but I am feeling quite petrified seeing the size of the first book. *gulps* XD Is it worth it? :D

    -Koko @ hislittleelephant (yayyy . . . I finally figured out how to comment with my WordPress account . . . I think. I'll try posting this and see. :P).

    1. Another Christy Miller fan? *squeaks with you* I LOVE Ted Dekker. The Lost series was fantastic! But my favorite by him was one of his adult series, The Circle Series. You should definitely read it! And The Mark of the Lion trilogy is SO good. But it is very...real. There is gore, there are sexual references.... It's still a Christian book, and the story is amaaazing, but she kept it realistic for that time period.

    2. Hehehe, YES. XD LOVE Christy Miller, but I haven't had the chance to read beyond Book 12 of the series. I hear that there is The College Years, Married Years, and a new one that's just come out? Have you read any of them, by chance? Hopefully I will get to those soon!
      Really? :O I think we used to own them . . . but I might have been too young to read them! I will definitely have to get hold of them. :D Gosh, he is a really great writer! Some of his books I can just imagine being made into movies! XD
      Okay, I will keep that in mind, definitely, thanks for that! I own the first book, so, I might start it. :D

    3. The College Years are my FAVORITE! You have to read them; they're amazing! I've only read the first of the Married Years, but I enjoyed that too.

      Yeah, I'm a huge Dekker fan. I think his book Hacker is being made into a movie....

  11. You are such a Kindred Spirit haha! ;) I LOVE moose tracks icecream (just had it today actually ;)) and I just read Tiger Lily the other day and honestly fell in love with it! Is is just me or was the Disney version of Tiger Lily just super annoying and moronic? I honestly hated her guts as a six year old. But now, Wendy seems like a stuck-up, goody two shoes, English girl who stuck her nose in places it had no place being. Found a new favorite book! ;)

    1. Another Tiger Lily fan, yay!!! I haven't seen Peter Pan in ages, so I really couldn't say what my feelings were then.