Hello and Happy Valentine's Day, readers! I hope you all enjoy this day and take time to love on the people around you. ^_^
Quite a time ago, I was tagged by Savannah Grace @ Scattered Scribblings and Ashley Bogner for the Q & A Tag. Sadly, I can't pull up Ashley's blog, so I will just be answering Savannah Grace's questions in this post.
But thank you, both Savannah Grace and Ashley, for tagging me! *smiles*
- The Rules -
Thank the blogger who nominated you
Answer the questions you were given
Nominate other bloggers
Write out your ten questions
Let them know they've been tagged
1. What is a hyped book that you want to read?
Let's see ... amongst the Christian historical-fiction reading community, I've been hearing good things about The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof. A lot of people seem to be gushing about it and favorite-ing the couple; and since I've loved the three books (and one novella) that I've read by Joanne Bischof thus far, I'm really excited to get my hands on a copy of The Lady and the Lionheart!
Also, I keep hearing about Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac from here and there and everywhere. It sounds fantastic too! Fans of Narnia will like it? Count me in! ^_^
2. When/why did you start your blog?
I started A Writer's Heart May 23rd, 2014. Why? Because I wanted to be a part of the reading/blogging/writing community I saw online. Wanted to get my name out there a bit before I started publishing novels. Wanted to write. Wanted to connect. Wanted to share about my love of books. *smiles*
My other blog, Lady Grace ~ A Quiet and Gentle Spirit, I started September of last year. That one I started because I wanted to get into a more regular schedule of posting thoughts on faith and life struggles and that sort of thing.
3. Penguins or puffins? (important questions, people)
Penguins, definitely. *winks*
I'm actually visiting my family right now ... and so my poor bookshelf is across the country from me. (I miss my books!!) But I'll share an old video of me in front of my bookshelf! *grins* (Hey, anyone want to see an updated Bookshelf Tour when I get back to my books? Just wondering, haha!)
5. What three songs have you had on repeat lately?
I've actually been in kind of an odd mood for the last couple months, and haven't been listening to much. But three songs I have looked up recently would be:
"Fireflies" by Jessa Anderson
"Forever and Ever Amen" by Randy Travis
"Chain Breaker" by Zach Williams
Well, I love the world of E'veria from Serena Chase's EYES OF E'VERIA series. Something about the mix of fantasy and fairy tale is so whimsical and intriguing. Plus ... the characters. <3
7. What are three things on your bucket list?
- Publish my fantasy novel, Silver Rose.
- Go on a road trip with friends.
- Grow closer to Jesus.
8. Share the last sentence you wrote in your WIP.
This is from my third (fourth?) attempt at starting Diamond's Quest, sequel to Silver Rose. My first attempt ended at about fifty pages, and then I decided I needed a different main character. And then I restarted again. And maybe again. And again? I added a new main character just recently, haha, because of changes I made in my last rewrite of Silver Rose. *ahem* Anyway ...
“Skyla. My Skyla, you will find the light just like Karalee did. Even if I cannot, you will find it.”
- Diamond's Quest by Shantelle Mary Hannu
Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer! It was so sweet! ^_^ My first five-star rating of the year!
And I suppose my worst read would have to be The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson. It just wasn't really my thing.
10. What's a fact about you that other people might be surprised to know?
I've been wheat-free and peanut-free for probably around five years. And I recently became dairy-free, around May of last year. Thus far, I'm finding it the hardest to be dairy-free. I mean, you can't have ice-cream, or strawberry milkshakes, or Greek yogurt, or whip cream, or CHEESE, etc., etc., etc. ... Even most of the chocolate bars and yummy chips have dairy in them. It just seems easier to find substitutes for wheat than for dairy.
Anyway. Sorry for that tirade, haha. It's not that bad. Just takes getting used to.
- I Tag -
Natasha @ Looking Through My Lens
Sam @ Books and Arrows
Deborah O'Carroll @ The Road of a Writer
Felicity @ Poems, Prayers, and Promises
LaKaysha @ Calico and Lace
Daminika @ Walking in the Sonshine
Marita @ When I Hear Music
Emily @ Living Through Jesus
Hannah @ My Bookcase and I
Amanda @ Scattered Journal Pages
Christine @ Musings of an Elf
- Questions -
1) Favorite book you've read this year?
2) A restaurant you love, and what do you usually order?
3) What's one movie/TV series that has impacted you? Why?
4) Do you prefer cold cereal or oatmeal?
5) Love being with people, or would you rather be a loner?
6) A book cover you love?
7) What trait do you, personally, think is important for people to have?
8) A favorite thing about blogging?
9) What's one wish of your heart?
10) Could you share about three blessings (big or small) that have touched your day?
Well, that's that! Hope you all enjoyed and have a blessed rest of your day! <3