Ask Me Something #2

What Is This?

In March, I did my first “ASK ME SOMETHING” post and it was so much fun. A lot of my readers told me they had enjoyed it and wanted me to do another one and I honestly had such a great time answering your very interesting questions so I wanted to do another one as well. I had been meaning to do another one again for so long but stuff kept coming up and I could not find the right time to schedule another post like that. However, I decided to do one today since I have a bit more free time next week.

So, How Does This Work?

In case you hadn’t participated in the last Ask Me Something post or have forgotten how it works I thought I would leave the instructions here again. So, I got the idea for this from how people have that “ask me anything” box on Instagram and thought it would be a lot of fun to do on WordPress too because I have a larger following here and people are a lot more interested in connecting with one another rather than just playing the following/unfollowing. And on that note follow me on Instagram by clicking here- I promise I won’t follow/unfollow you! 😂
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I thought it would be particularly fun as some of us are stuck at home and don’t have a lot going on (I’m some of us…). I thought this would be a fun way to connect, start some fun conversations, get to know one another better and just have a nice little virtual get together in the comments section!
Okay so back to how it works. All you have to do is leave a question/questions in the comments section.

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After about a week I will publish a post tagging you along with your question and will give an answer to the question on the post.

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In case that was confusing to understand because I am the worst at explaining stuff please go see my last Ask Me Something post and Your Questions Answered post to get a better idea of exactly how it will work.

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone in advance for your comment and for being a part of this! Honestly, it’s just so great that we have this awesome platform on which we can connect with each other. I think I may have gone crazy stuck at home if it hadn’t been for this blog. So again, thank you in advance!!


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The Small Joys Tag

Thank you!

I want to thank Tia from tallblondetales for nominating me for this awesome tag! I know that this year has been filled with a lot of negativity but I think it’s always a good idea to remember the positives and be grateful for the small joys in life. Tia has a really awesome blog with lifestyle posts, beauty posts and so much more. Do go over to her blog- I know you will love it- by clicking here. 

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who tagged you 
  2. List 15 of your small joys (they can be as weird, random and silly as you want to make them) 
  3. Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!) Have fun with it! 

My Small Joys: 

Rain

One of my favourite things in the world is listening to the sound of the rain! I love to just sit in the rain and drink some tea while reading or take a nap because you know you are going to sleep really well while it’s raining outside. I think rain just has a very calming effect on me. 

Another thing I really love about the rain is the way that everything smells so muddy and fresh. I always open my windows to smell that.

Cooking

Cooking is one thing that really brings me a lot of joy. To be honest I sort of hated cooking when I was a child and even as a teenager. I always thought it was a bit too much of a hassle and to be honest I just preferred to eat the food than make it lol. 

However, by the time I was around eighteen years old I started learning how to cook and I ended up really enjoying. I think what sparked my interest was watching a bunch of YouTuebe recipe videos- the food looked so good I wanted to try making it myself! 

Another thing that really made cook a lot more was changing to a plant based diet. I think a lot of foods look so good but are not vegan friendly so I ended up making my own vegan versions of traditionally non-vegan foods and this was super fun because it was a challenge plus I got to try lots of new dishes. 

Eating Something New

As you can probably tell by the amount of posts about food on this blog- I love food. I love cooking food and more than anything I love eating food. Especially new dishes that I’ve never tried before or that I did not eat growing up. I think one of the reasons I like Korean food so much is that it’s new to me. Eating is definitely something that brings me joy. 

Cats

What can I say- I am absolutely obsessed with cats. They are so cute and weird- I can totally relate lol! I think playing with a cat for a while or watching cat videos on YouTube is such a great stress reliever.

Finding The Perfect Foundation

This one may not be relatable to everyone but if you are someone that wears foundation and especially if you are a woman of colour you know the struggle to find an affordable foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly. Thankfully, brands are a lot more inclusive these days but I remember back in the day when I had to mix like three foundations to get my shade. I still mix two when I use my ELF foundation lol. 

But the satisfying feeling you get when you find that one foundation that looks like it was just made for you just hits different. 

Art

Art is something that I have always found interesting because both my mother and my sister are very good at art and my mum used to do a lot of artsy stuff when I was younger. However, I have never been very good at it and I definitely can not compare my work to theirs so I kind of stopped doing art till recently.

During the lockdown I started doing art on apps on my phone and it turned out to be really fun! I think it’s a great way to shut off your brain for a while and just relax. I have really been enjoying doing art and it has also been really great for my anxiety. I have written posts about my art journey that you can check out by clicking here.  

Sleeping In

If you know me you know that I love my sleep. Seriously, if you wake me up I will hate you forever. Like FOREVER. I think one of the best things is when you finally take a day off and sleep in and have a lazy day of staying in and not doing much. It’s such a great way to just relax and get some much needed rest/sleep. 

Doing Nothing

So I have always been one of those people with a very hyper brain and I just constantly need to be doing something otherwise I feel like I’m wasting time. However, over the last few months I have not been able to do a lot of the things I would generally do and it sort of forced me to spend some time doing nothing. I’m pretty glad that I was able to experience that because not I see how vital it is to take some time off and just relax and do nothing. It’s so satisfying and it really helps you prepare for the rest of the week. 

Finding The Perfect Book

As a self-proclaimed bookworm I love reading. I didn’t know if the rest of you guys who like to read ever experience this but sometimes I am just in the mood to read something specific but I don’t know what it is so I start looking at the summary’s of different books till I find one that sounds about right. A lot of times I find books I like but that are not exactly what I was looking for. Other times I find a book that is exactly what I am looking for and honestly it is one of the best feelings ever. 

Stationery 

I have always had this weird obsession for stationery. I’m not sure when it started but as far as I can remember I was always excited to stationery shopping before school starts and buy cute pens, pencils, highlighters etc. And using them for the first time is just so exciting. I don’t know if this one is weird because I do have a lot of weird mini-obsessions but using new stationery or going stationery shopping is seriously the best. 

Finding Pants That Fit 

I know that a lot of people struggle with finding the pants that fit especially if you’re a bit curvy/thick like I am. The ones that fit your waist perfectly and too tight for your thighs and the ones that fit your thighs are too loose for your waist. However, once in a while you find pants that are just so comfortable and fit so perfectly that you never want to take them off. 

Crying

I always have a pretty hard time expressing myself and I kind of stopped crying for a bit which was an awful idea. These days when I feel like crying I just go ahead and cry and honestly it feels great. Once you’re done crying you feel so much more relaxed and at peace. 

Hanging With Friends/Family

I think what I miss most at the moment is hanging out with my friends and family. Spending time with the people you care about is the most precious thing in the world and I will always cherish the memories we made together. I think at the end of the day the thing you remember the most if the memories you made with your closest friends and family. 

Going Out/Travelling

I don’t like going out a lot but I still like to go out sometimes and I always try to pick a place to go that’s unique and fun. I have been lucky enough to make so many memories travelling both in the country and out of the country. Travelling is definitely something that brings me a lot of joy. 

Fall

I just love fall! Not only is it super pretty but it’s also the perfect weather- not too hot and not too cold. I have a hard time in summer because I’m not used to the heat and I love winter but it can be a bit annoying because I use public transport. However, fall is just right so I try to do my travelling/going out when it’s fall. I also love all the drinks that come with fall, wearing hoodies and sweater and cute jackets! 

My Nominees

I think this is such a fun way to spread some positive energy throughout the WordPress community and that is why I am nominating everyone reading this post. I would love for you to share what makes you happy and what brings you joys. I would love to get as many people involved in this tag as possible so if you are reading this please consider doing this tag. 

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Inspiring Bloggers Tag

Thank you!

I want to thank Trix Muriel for nominating me for this tag and for creating this awesome tag! It’s such a great way to spread some positivity in the WordPress community. Be sure to check out their blog and the original tag post by clicking here. 

So here are the rules :

  • Thank the person who chose you.
  • Include the logo in your post.
  • Answer the questions asked to you.
  • Choose the bloggers who’ve inspired you (maximum 10.)
  • Add a feature of their blog which you admire.
  • Ask them five questions.

Questions:

What made you take up blogging?

I wanted to find a place where I could write and express myself and a friend suggested blogging. 

What would you choose : Go back to the past or Jump to the future?

I’m a history major so I’m going to have to say the past.

How many languages can you speak ? List them.

English, Gujarati, Swahili, and I’m currently learning German. I can understand simple Hindi but not write or speak it so I’m not going to add it to the list.

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Your travel pet peeves?

When people don’t respect your space and are kind of all up in your face- especially on the airplane. 

Name three of your favourite authors.

Jane Austen

Enid Blyton

Natasha Anders

I’d like to choose:

Erin– This tag is perfect for Erin because I find her blog to be so inspiring. Even with all the craziness going on at the moment and all the negativity she still tries really hard to remain positive and spread positive energy to the WordPress community and I find that to be incredibly amazing and inspiring. She also has a really awesome Instragram that you can check out.

Jirah– I really enjoy her blog and always find her posts interesting. She has such a positive energy and I particularly enjoyed her Blog Party post where she encouraged everyone to share their blogs and get to know one another. She is definitely a very inspiring blogger. You can also check her out on Instragram, Pinterest and Twitter. 

Tiani- I love Tiani’s blog so much- you know I can never resist a blog that talks about mental health. She writes about mental health, lifestyle and so much more. She also does interviews every week that discuss mothers and mental health- she interviews a mother who talks about their mental health. I find this segment to be particularly inspiring because a lot of people tend to suffer from mental health problems during pregnancy or after they have children and it’s so important to make sure that they know they are not alone and that things will get better. She also has a YouTube channel, Instagram page, Twitter page, and Pinterest that you can check out.

Elle– I only discovered her blog recently but I think it’s absolutely wonderful. I think she tells it like it is and doesn’t hold back which I- as a repressed perfectionist- find very inspiring. You can also check out her content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Nath– I really love her blog and think she has some super interesting and inspiring posts on there. She writes lifestyle, personal, TV review posts and so much more. I like how upbeat her blog is and she has some pretty great advice on there. 

Zainab– I really enjoy Zainab’s blog so much. She has a multi-niche blog where she writes about her views, experiences, life and more. I like that her blog is such a positive space. You can also check out her Instagram page. 

Shweta Suresh- I’ve been a fan of Shweta’s blog for a very long time now. I’ve been following it from way back when I first started blogging and I have been enjoying it ever since. I love her short stories that usually have an inspiring twist to them. You can also check out her Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. 

Nomison Ndegwa- He has such an inspiring blog and he’s a fellow Kenyan blogger which is always exciting! He has a multi-niche blog with lifestyle, awards and inspirational posts. The majority of his posts are inspirational posts and that’s why  I thought he would be the perfect candidate for this tag. 

Xandria- She is such an inspiring blogger I had to add her to the list. She has an amazing multiple-niche blog and a particularly inspiring post of her was the 10 Favourite Feelings Tag which she created to help spread some positivity and remind us of more positive feelings. I was so happy to be part of the tag and I think it was definitely a success. You can also check out her Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Everyone reading this post- I think everyone’s blog is inspiring in it’s own way and I would love for anyone who is reading this post to consider doing this tag and if you don’t want to make an entire post out of it feel free to leave the answers to the questions below in the comments section. 

Questions for my nominees

  1. Do you prefer blogging or social media?
  2. What is your favourite post that you’ve published so far?
  3. What is one thing you are grateful for?
  4. What inspires you to continue blogging?
  5. What is one thing you love about yourself?

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10 Of My Favourite Feelings Tag

Thank you!

I want to thank Xandria for coming up with this awesome idea for a tag and for nominating me. I think this is such a fun idea because let’s be honest- we could all use more positive things right now. This is a great way to be thankful for all the good things in your life and to remind yourself that there’s a lot of good out there.

The Rules

List out 10 of your favourite feelings! It’s honestly just that simple!

My Feelings

Falling asleep while it rains outside

There’s something about the rain that makes me feel really calm and at peace. I always end up having the best nights sleep when it’s raining out and I absolutely love that feeling. I also love the way it smells after it rains- it’s so nature-y (clearly that’s not a great way to describe it but it will do for now…) and I love that.

Laughing with friends

This is something I really miss during quarantine. I’m an introvert and not great at socialising with people I don’t know but I love that hanging out with people I know and am comfortable around. I really miss laughing with my friends and just hanging out with them in general which is why this feeling is on my list.

Playing cards with my family

When I went home last summer we spent almost every evening playing cards and it was so much fun. Nothing compares to the feeling of laughing and having a good time with your family.

Binge watching a really good show

I am a total binge watcher. I hate watching one episode at a time and finding a good, long show to binge watch is such a great feeling. Especially right now- I don’t have much to do except binge watch stuff.

Socialising with other bloggers

Talking to you guys in the comments section/on social media/via email is one of my favourite feelings because it is just so much fun for me. I think the socialising with everyone is my favourite part of blogging for me and the feeling is just amazing.

Reading

Curling up with a good book is such a calming feeling. Reading is one of the best escapes and since I can’t really go out and explore in real life at least I can do it through books!

Imagining going back in time

Okay, this is a weird one but you have to remember I’m a history major… and also a quite weird person… I like to imagine what it would be like to go back in time and just watch all the stuff I learn about (from afar of course because being a POC back in the day would be pretty awful). It’s just exciting for me I guess and also helps me remember the stuff I’m learning better.

Sharing a meal with people you love

As you guys know I’m a foodie and what makes the food better is sharing it with people you love. The feeling of eating a meal together with family/friends is honestly so much fun. Definitely one of my favourite feelings.

When you’re travelling and finally reach your destination

I know people usually say it’s about the journey but when it comes to actual travel I get super sick of sitting in the plane and for me it’s about the destination lol. I like the journey when I’m road tripping though. I love the feeling of finally reaching your destination after a long journey. It’s so exciting!

Having a good cry

This is another kind of weird one but I actually really enjoy the feeling you get after you have a good cry. You feel kind of relieved and refreshed. I think the reason I enjoy this feeling is because I spent a long time thinking crying is bad or showing emotion is bad and holding everything in because I could not express myself. Now if I feel like crying I just go for it and honestly it makes me feel way better to just let everything out.

My Nominees

Erin
Leona
Tiani
Eromonsele Emmanual
Matt
Hilary Tan
BrittnyLee
Shweta
itsthebibliophile
thenewburygirl
Elle
Jyvur Entropy
Zainab
aspoonies
mentalhealth360.uk
As you guys know I usually like to keep my nominations open to everyone. However, since this is such a positive, fun and simple tag I decided to nominate specific people I felt would enjoy taking part in this as well. However, there is absolutely no pressure to do it of course. And if you are reading this and want to take part in it please consider yourself nominated as well and let me know in the comments if you would like me to add your name to the nominees list- I would be more than happy to do so. I hope you really do try out this tag because I love how positive it is and I would love to spread that. I also ask that if you do end up doing this tag let me know either by tagging me on the post or commenting on this post because I really want to hear your answers as well! If you don’t want to do an entire tag post feel free to let me know your favourite feeling in the comments below!
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New Years Tag

Thank you so much to Matt Kohrell  for both creating this tag and nominating me to participate! I love tags and I think this is such a fun way to end the year. Go check out his blog if you haven’t already by clicking here. 

Here is how to participate:

1- Share a link back to the person who tagged you.

2- Share a link to the person who created the tag- jesusluvsall.wordpress.com

3- Share a favorite New Year’s Memory

4- Answer the questions of the person who tagged you.

5- Tag whoever you want.

6- Use any picture that you like for New Years.

  • My favourite New Years memory is the one I spent with my family. We didn’t do anything crazy just dinner and a movie and that to me was perfect!

Questions

1- If you could celebrate the New Year anywhere. where would it be?

Back home in Kenya with my family would be nice!

2- What is your favorite snack food for New Years?

Chips and dip!

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3- Have you ever kept a New Year’s resolution? If so, what was it?

I actually kept a bunch in 2019- check out the full post about my 2019 resolutions by clicking here.

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4- What do you want to do with your blog next year?

Just try to make it a bit more professional and try to make the whole blogging thing full time.

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5- Do you prefer a big party or a small gathering to celebrate?

Small gatherings. I like being able to talk to people and I’m also more comfortable with less people around because I just get super anxious when there are a lot of people around.

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My Nominees

Anyone who wants to do this award please feel free to and use the same questions I did!

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Bet You Didn’t Know Tag

I want to thank thenewburygirl for this nomination! I am so obsessed with her blog which is mostly about makeup and beauty but also has lifestyle and other posts. Be sure to go check out her blog by clicking here!

This tag was created by Jenni over at Housewife Hustle.

Tag Rules

  • Share 7 random facts about yourself
  • Tag 7 bloggers you’d like to see participate in the Bet You Didn’t Know Tag
  • Shoutout back to me, so I can read your posts and get to know you more

Seven Random Facts About Me

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  1. I love music- I really love music- always have and always will. I think if I had to pick a specific genre that I love it would be hip hop or rock but I definitely am getting more into country since I’m taking a class on country music this semester.
  2. My dream is to become a full time blogger- I am so into blogging at the moment I would love to make blogging a full time thing eventually. I know that it’s going to be a while before that happens but I think it’s so worth it!
  3. I’m a history major- I love history and it’s my major in university. I was thinking about majoring in Psychology but I realised I prefer History so I decided to go with doing what I love!
  4. I love animals especially cats- I love all animals so much and I truly wish I had a farm or something so I could adopt a bunch of them. I am especially obsessed with cats- I think they’re just so adorable and sweet and smart and purrfect!
  5. I’m Kenyan- I was born and raised in Kenya. My mum is Indian though but she’s been living in Kenya for a long time now.
  6. I love travelling- I love travelling- it doesn’t even have to be out of country even if it’s just to a different city or something it’s fine. I just love going to new places, having new experiences and meeting new people!
  7. I am super into makeup and fashion- so if you’re thinking of getting me a present this would be the way to go… jk. I love makeup and fashion at the moment even though growing up I was never that much into it- I guess I wasn’t very feminine as a teenager not that I’m that feminine even now I guess I just like makeup/fashion more now. I like how putting on makeup is so calming for me and it distracts me since I have to be attentive.

My Nominees

Anyone who wants to do this award please feel free to!

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Summer ‘Would You Rather’ Tag!

I would like to thank Simon for nominating me for this tag! This is the first time I’ve done it and I would also like to say that doing this tag was super ironic because it’s freezing cold in Kenya right now and I am literally wearing a jacket, socks, a beanie and I’m warmly tucked into a blanket…

Also Simon has a super awesome blog and is super fun to talk to so please go check out his blog if you haven’t already!

Live in a tree house or a castle?

Tree house! I love nature and would love living in it!

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Be able to sing beautifully or dance beautifully?

Sing beautifully!

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Ride a horse or a camel?

Neither.

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Know a fairy or a unicorn?

UNICORN!!

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Have a backyard that was a huge bounce house or a huge ball pit?

Huge Ball Pit!!

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Travel or stay home?

Both…

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Be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?

Fly because I don’t like water.

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Know where you’re going or have it be a surprise?

Know where I’m going so I can plan it!

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Be on a boat or on an airplane?

Either!

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Be able to see in the dark or be able to never get tired?

See in the dark because it would do wonders for my achluophobia

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Go on a vacation to the beach or to the mountains?

Mountains!

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Have picnics in the forest or in the park?

In the forest.

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Swim in the ocean or swim in a pool?

Neither… like I said I don’t like the water very much…

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Be a dolphin or a cheetah?

Cheetah.

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Be able to make people laugh or be able to make people trust you?

I already make people laugh so I guess be able to make people trust me.

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Be surprised by a present or be able to pick what you get?

Be surprised!

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Eat popsicles or watermelon?

Popsicles!

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Go camping or stay in a hotel?

Go camping!

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Do art or read?

Both!

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Experience an epic waterslide or an epic zip line?

Well… I DON’T LIKE WATER so zip line I guess

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My Nominees:

Shay-lon

Inkgirlandwords

James J. Cudney IV

thegirlwithanaccent

cwhiteweb

Here are the questions so you can copy them! 

  1. live in a tree house or a castle?
  2. be able to sing beautifully or dance beautifully?
  3. ride a horse or a camel?
  4. know a fairy or a unicorn?
  5. have a backyard that was a huge bounce house or a huge ball pit?
  6. travel or stay home?
  7. be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?
  8. know where you’re going or have it be a surprise?
  9. be on a boat or on an airplane?
  10. be able to see in the dark or be able to never get tired?
  11. go on a vacation to the beach or to the mountains?
  12. have picnics in the forest or in the park?
  13. swim in the ocean or swim in a pool?
  14. be a dolphin or a cheetah?
  15. be able to make people laugh or be able to make people trust you?
  16. be surprised by a present or be able to pick what you get?
  17. eat popsicles or watermelon?
  18. go camping or stay in a hotel?
  19. do art or read?
  20. experience an epic waterslide or an epic zip line?

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Getting to Know You: Blogger Q and A Tag!

I want to thank inkgirlandwords who nominated me and is actually the creator of the tag! She is super awesome and writes about a range of topics usually in the form of poetry and short stories so please do check out her blog if you haven’t already!

Rules:

•Answer the questions down below
•Credit the creator of  the tag
•Nominate as many blogger as you want, it has to be 5+ though

How long have you been blogging?

About 2 years now I think!

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Do you enjoy doing tags?

Yeah I love doing tags- more than awards actually!

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Do you follow the blogs that follow you?

Not always- I only follow blogs I find interesting.

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Describe your blog in 5 words?

Fun, interesting, cynical, quirky, sarcastic.

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How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag)

308!

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On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy blogging?

15!

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Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading:

inkgirlandwords

Elaine

Shay-lon

David

Opher

Jeyran

James

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Writing or reading blog posts?

Both!

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My Nominees Are:

Shay-lon

Ivana

theorangutanlibrarian

James Cudney IV

Liyona

And anyone who wants to do this tag is more than welcome to! And please do the same questions!

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Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag!

I was nominated for this by inkgirlandwords and this is the first time I’ve ever done this tag so I am so thankful for the nomination! She is an awesome teenager who writes poetry, short stories and much more! Please do take some time to check out her blog if you haven’t already!

Best Book You’ve Read This Year-

Animal Farm- I reread it this year and I love it as much as I did when I first read it!

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Best Sequel This Year-

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

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New Release You Want to Read-

Nothing in particular!

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Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of the Year-

None in particular!

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Biggest Disappointment of the Year-

The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger

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Biggest Surprise of the Year –

Resistance by Owen Sheers- I didn’t expect it to be very good but it was

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Favorite New/New to You Author-

Philip Roth- I really like his style of writing.

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Newest Fictional Crush-

Newt Scamander

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Newest Favorite Character-

Albus Severus Potter

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A Book that Made You Cry- 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Favorite Book-to-Film Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year-

The Book Thief

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Favorite Post You’ve Written This Year

https://lifesfinewhine.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/an-open-letter-to-my-anxiety/

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Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year-

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All books are beautiful but this one is a little more beautiful than the rest 😉

 

A Book You Need to Read by the End of the Year-

Deception Point by Dan Brown

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This Is My Truth Now Tag!

I want to thank James J. Cudney IV for nominating me for this awesome tag! I’m so sorry it took forever for me to get to it!

He has an amazing blog and is actually the creator of this tag so please do check out his blog if you don’t already follow it!

The Rules

  1. Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
  2. Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.
  3. Be sure to thank the person that tagged you and include their responses at the bottom of your post, so someone can get to know them too. Tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
  4. Include a link to my original post mentioning this blog so we can see how many people choose to play along. Link to cut/paste is:  ThisIsMyTruthNow
  5. Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
  6. Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something.
  7. Be sure to copy/paste the “Truth or Dare” section at the end of this post. It’s important to the challenge — so you better carefully read it!
  8. If you’ve haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.

You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices: (1) You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or (2) Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author. Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.

I would in all honesty talk to the author because my friends know how much this author means to me and I know they would absolutely understand why I ditched them to spend time with the author!

You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?

I would pick Hermione Granger because we would have a lot to talk about and yes lock the door I don’t mind!

If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?

I would change Holden Caulfield to Hester Prynne so he can see what real problems and suffering look like because in my opinion he is a whiny little spoilt brat.

What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?

Well there are many:

Shay-lon– because she is one of the strongest people I know who breaks barriers every day!

Elaine-She is so sweet and amazing at everything she tries especially art!

Opher- He is one of the smartest people I’ve ever talked to and he has seen amazing things!

inkgirlandwords- She is one of the most driven people I read as well as the most sensitive and caring!

Shweta- She is so sweet and smart and has a way with words!

James J. Cudney IV- He is super interesting and I really enjoy reading his reviews!

And I admire everyone I follow for being excellent writers!

If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?

I would do whatever I had to do and change whatever I had to change to save Fred Weasley.

If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?

Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon from 30 Rock and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride And Prejudice- they seem like a very good match!

It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice: (1) You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or (2) you can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.

I would choose the second option and the author would be J. K. Rowling and the book would of course be Harry Potter!

If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it? If so, explain the who and why.

No i definitely would not do that to my friend! I know how much my friends pets mean to them!

If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?

I would turn my sister into a book character just to see what happens (I can bring her back right??)

Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).

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Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?

It would be Liesel because she is running from the Nazi’s in The Book Thief

Which of the 365 Daily Challenge posts most describes you? To see them all, you can go here. (Note: This is the question each person can change when they tag their own nominees)

Demure.

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Anyone who wants to try this out is more than welcome to! It’s super fun and you can do the same question for number 12 because I really like this one and it’s interesting!

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