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Happy Survey Sunday! Here’s one from tumblr that I filled out this week. 

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Height – 5’9″

Fave artists bands – Camera Obscura, She & Him, Sadie And The Hotheads

Last thing I googled – Claw covers for cats

Birthday: January 31

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

One place that makes me happy: the library šŸ™‚

What Iā€™m wearing now: cheetah print top and skirt

Last book I read: A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern 

Last thing I asked a family member: What time do you want to have lunch tomorrow? 

Favourite food: Blueberries

Last movie I watched: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Dream vacation: A tour of Europe

Dream wedding: A simple gathering with my loved ones

Dream pets: cats! 

Dream job: Journalism

Random fact: I love all things mint 

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Survey Sunday!

1. What eye color do you find sexiest?

I don’t have a particular preference, as long as the man behind the eyes is kind, generous, loving, etc. To me, that’s what makes a man sexy. 

2. White chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate mocha? 

All of the above because I’m an equal opportunity chocolate lover!

3. If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?

A rose. 

4. Did you grow up in a small town or a large town? Did you like it?

I grew up in a relatively small town and didn’t particularly like it because I prefer metro areas with more opportunities. 

5. Who is your favorite adult as a child, aside from your parents?

My third grade teacher because she was fun and kind to everyone. 

6. What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?

Anything with blueberries and orange juice and maybe a banana. 

7. What is your most embarrassing moment from elementary school?

I feel like all of elementary school was an embarrassing moment! But if I had to narrow it down, I’d say being bad at gymnastics. 

8. What is your most embarrassing moment from middle school?

My most embarrassing moment from middle school was playing volleyball in gym class and hitting the ball at a weird angle where it flew into a different part of the gym and hit a cute guy on the head. 

9. What is your most embarrassing moment from high school?

I was very embarrassed when I forgot the lyrics to my solo on a Christmas vocal tour during senior year. 

10. Pirates are ninjas? Why?

Ninjas because they’re quiet and get a lot done. 

11. Have you ever climbed a tree over 20 feet off the ground?

No, I haven’t. I’m a little scared of heights. 

12. Did you like to swing as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swingset?

I loved to swing and still would if I had the opportunity. A friend of mine in high school loved to go to the nearby elementary school playground and swing to relax. I went with her a few times and it was lovely. I think she had the right idea. 

13. If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would it be?

I love cats so I’ll stay with them. 

14. What is your most favorite part of your body?

I like the length of my legs and my hair. 

Survey Sunday

Five ways to win your heart: chocolate, music, spend time with me, be interested in my interests, be kind

Something you feel strongly about: Faith in God

A book you love: Perelandra by C. S. Lewis

What you ate today: pancakes, smoothie, pizza, apple muffins, frozen yogurt

How important is education: very important but so is life experience

Something you’re proud of: my nonjudgmental nature

Fears: spiders, not reaching my dreams

Something you miss: trips to the city

Somewhere you’d like to go: London

Something you’re excited about: writing my next novel and getting the others published

Survey Sunday

What is your favorite genre for reading and writing?

It’s hard to choose just one for each of the categories! I love to read mysteries, historical fiction and nonfiction, sci fi and chick lit. Over the past 12 months, I’ve participated in four wrimos and have written in a few different genres. I finished one sci fi novel, as well as a sci fi fantasy romance, started a mystery and struggled through the beginning of another sci fi story. My project for November is a suspense novel with a few sci fi and romance elements. I’m equally comfortable writing in terms of the real world as I am speculative fiction. 


What’s the last book you read? Did you enjoy it? Give us your thoughts. 

The last book I read was a YA novel called They All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. It was centered around four high school seniors whose lives change abruptly when an asteroid is on a collision course with the earth. I enjoyed it on the whole because it had excellent character development and deep plot lines as they adjust to the likelihood of the fate of the planet. I won’t give anything away, but the end was very much a cliffhanger that left the typical wrapping up of storylines unresolved. I didn’t particularly like that element because it felt so abrupt. Normally this doesn’t bother me, but in most cases of books that end this way, there are a few clues as to what might happen. This may just be me, but that’s my take on it. 


Do you prefer paper books or ebooks? 

I love both. I grew up with paper books, so I love the touch and smell of reading one. Ebooks are great, too. Storage is not an issue and the backlit displays are very easy to see. 


What’s your take on fanfiction?

I love it. I know there are various mindsets among authors on this issue, but I think writing or reading fanfiction can be very rewarding. Before the Internet and sites for fanfiction, I can imagine a lot of creative types wrote it before anyone gave it a name. I know I did; I wrote a resolution to the end of the television show Quantum Leap as a teenager. In my opinion, anything that gets more people, especially the young, involved in reading and writing is a good thing. Writing on the basis of already established characters and plots and still being able to make it feel authentic and true to the source is not easy, and I think it prepares a lot of the skills one uses to write original fiction. I know a lot of people started out in a fanfiction setting and kindled their love of writing into the world of original works. 


What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?

I love to relax by hanging out with people I love or being alone… Both suit me equally well. I love reading, watching films, listening to music, exercising, shopping. There are many ways to fill a free day, depending on what’s going on!