Tag: Real Neat Blog Award


I was nominated by Ally from Ally Writes Things for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you! She included 7  wonderful questions to answer. I love doing posts like this because they’re a great way to get to know a blogger.

  1. What book would you give 10 year-old you?I have never read any of the Harry Potter books, so I would give 10 year old me the first Harry Potter book! I see how important it is to a lot of people and, although I’ve seen the first movie as an adult, I love that a book series has meant that much to so many. It could have been interesting to be part of that world as a child to adult. And I do have the first book on my TBR since my grandmother loved the books.
  2. What’s your favourite quote and why??I did a post about quotes last month and, since then, I’m still trying to gather up all of my favorites. From that post, I’m still partial to this one from Shirley Jackson: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.”
  3. If you could only listen to three artists/bands for the rest of your life, who would they be??As someone whose music taste hasn’t changed that much over the years (I still listen to a lot of music I listened to in high school and college), this isn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Brand New, Eisley, and Fall Out Boy. (Okay, it was a bit hard to decide on just 3!)
  4. Do you have any pets? If not, do you want any?No, I don’t have any right now. I grew up with pets, mostly cats, and I would love to have a cat or a dog.
  5. Have you ever cosplayed (pictures???)I’ve never cosplayed for an event other than Halloween. Last year I made a Queen of Hearts costume and I dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast several times as a child. My dream is the Pink Power Ranger!
  6. If you could punch any author, dead or alive, who would it be?Hmm, interesting question, and something I’ve never thought about before. I would punch Conan Arthur Doyle in the arm as a friendly thing for writing Sherlock. I’m not violent! I just love Sherlock.
  7. Is there anything weird or abnormal about your body?Ooh. Nothing too out of the ordinary. I have small feet, so I can wear (large) kid shoes. That’s about it.

My questions:

  1. If you could rewrite one book, what would it be? Why?
  2. Do you like going to book events?
  3. Are there any popular authors you haven’t read that you want to read?
  4. Why did you start a blog?
  5. What are you currently reading?
  6. Where do you want to travel to the most?
  7. Which of your favorite characters would you most like to meet?

I’m not going to nominate anyone this time, but if you find my questions interesting at all, feel free to answer them!

Thank you, Ally! I love these questions.


Tag: Mystery Blogger Award


I was nominated recently by 2 people to do the Mystery Blogger Award by Okoto Engima, so I’m doing both in this post. I was nominated by Christina from The Bookshelf Corner and Shaz from Shaz Reads. Thank you! I’m excited to answer all of these questions.

The Rules:

1. Put the award logo/image in your post.
2. List all the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
4. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
5. Nominate 10-20 people and notify them
6. Link back to the creator of the award.
7. Ask nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with a weird or funny question.
8. Share the link to your best/favourite post of yours.

Three Things About Me:

1. I love musical theater and Disney songs. (This came to me because I’m listening to “Belle” right now.)
2. I’m attempting to be more minimalist with everything in my life, except when it comes to hoarding books. That can’t be helped.
3. I have several house plants and I love them. Read More »

Tag: The Writer’s Tag


I saw this tag on Life and Other Disasters and, as I have been trying to plan my writing a bit and even did some writing last week, I thought it would be a fun tag to do here. A couple of weeks ago I did the 777 Challenge and it inspired me to do some more for my writing. I’d like to post about my writing more often here. It may help keep me inspired. This tag includes 8 questions.

What genres, styles, and topics do you write about?
My usual genres are YA Contemporary and, more recently, Magical Realism. My style consists of a lot of inner dialogue and character study, and almost always involves a romance. Oh, and I work on my blog! The more I write on here, the more I want to write original fiction, so it all goes together.

How long have you been writing?
I believe the first time I wrote a story of any sort was when I was about 8. I wrote a book for an assignment and I’ve been writing since.

Why do you write?
The reason I write is because of my love for storytelling. I love storytelling in several formats, short stories, chaptered books, and screenwriting. When I was in college, I was sure that I wanted to write for TV or film, but after taking classes for it and fiction writing, I think my main love will always be books.

When is the best time to write?
I feel that I write better late at night, but as I tend to have an early bedtime for work, I don’t do it that often anymore. Now, I try to find quiet time to myself.

What parts of writing do you love and hate?
Love: plotting, character building, editing
Hate: sometimes the actual writing… and writer’s block

How do you overcome writer’s block?
Most of the time, I wait it out, but writing prompts are useful. I read a lot and watch television shows to get some inspiration.

Are you working on something at the moment?
I am! I’m still working on a NaNoWriMo project from a couple of years ago, a one-shot inspired by a television show I’m watching (which I haven’t done in several years), and some stories with a friend.

What are your writing goals this year?
I’d like to finish editing that NaNoWriMo book and continue writing it more regularly.

Are you a writer? I’d love to hear about your writing routine! Also, let me know if you post your original works online. I’ve yet to do that.

Tag: The Friends Character Book Tag


I have to say, despite being raised in the 90s and seeing a lot of episodes of Friends (I remember watching the finale, liking Chandler and Monica, and knowing that coffee was the only possible background for this title), I don’t watch reruns and I’ve never felt the urge to watch it as an adult. Still, this tag includes two of my favorite things: TV and books. How could I pass up doing it? I was tagged by Ally from Ally Writes Things to take part in it, and despite not loving the show, I thought the 6 questions were great.

Rachel: A character whose wardrobe you want to steal
This has to be a character from a historical fiction novel, possibly someone from a Philippa Gregory Tudor-era novel like The Constant Princess or The Other Boleyn Girl.

Joey: A book that left you mind-blown
As a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers, this happens every once in a while. Most recently, I would say that the original Sherlock Holmes books get me every time because I don’t think they’re meant for the reader to figure out. I never get it right.

Chandler: A book that made you laugh out loud
I’m currently reading Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella and I’ve found myself laughing out loud a couple of times. Becky gets into some outrageous situations.

Monica: A book that made you hungry
Oh, without a doubt, The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell. There are so many pies in it! I want pie now thinking about it.

Ross: A book that gave you all the feels
I don’t know if another book can ever make me feel as much as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. That and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness had me crying for a while after I finished them.

Phoebe: A quirky & enjoyable read
Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone by Bo Burnham. Egghead is basically silly, almost Shel Silverstein type poems and doodles for adults.

Thank you again, Ally! I’m not going to tag anyone myself this time, but please let me know if you do it.

Tag: Rip It or Ship It (TV Edition)

A couple of weeks ago I did the Rip It or Ship It tag for YA fiction. I enjoyed doing it so much that I wanted to do a TV edition. For this one, I chose all dramas that I love and tried to include all of the main characters, ones I like and dislike. Characters are from Sherlock, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, iZombie, Roswell, and One Tree Hill. As with my other post, I’m including Ship It to mean as romance, teammates, or friendships.

Here’s how you can play this game:

  1. Write down characters from books on slips of paper
  2. Put them in a jar/bowl/hat/mug and pick 2
  3. Decide if you ship it or R.I.P. it (R.I.P. it means you don’t ship them, but not necessarily that you want them dead)

1Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock + Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries

Oh, that is some first pick! There’s not much I have to say about this one except no. Friendship? No. Romance? Absolutely no. RIP ITRead More »