Sunday, March 11, 2012

I've been tagged!

I was tagged by Abbi from ChristianNovelsAnd by Kara at My Thoughts and Book Reviews! Thanks for tagging me ladies!

The Rules
If you are tagged, post 11 random things about yourself. Answer the questions the tagger asked you, then create 11 new questions for the people you tag, and go to their blog and let them know they've been tagged.

11 Random Things:
I’m going to skip this part since I’m answering two sets of questions.  

Abbi’s Questions:
1. Indoors or Outdoors? I’m usually indoors, but I certainly like the outdoors too.

2. What is your biggest pet peeve? Not really sure if this is my biggest pet peeve, but it does bother me when people pronounce mature [ma-toor] instead of [ma-chur]. Even though both are accepted by dictionaries.

3. When you die what is the one thing you most want to be remembered for? That Christ shined through me and that I was a good friend.

4. On a plane, do you like the aisle, middle, or window seat? Why? Definitely the window seat – I like watching the take off, landing and the earth far below (or the clouds or the mountain peaks poking through the clouds).

5. Paperback, Hardback, or ebook? Paperback

6. If you could meet one person, living, dead, or fictional, who would it be and why? It’d be quite interesting to meet Noah – his grandfather was alive when Adam & Eve were alive, plus he lived through the greatest catastrophe the world has yet seen and he could settle once and for all all the questions about dinosaurs.

7. Favorite Classic? Pride and Prejudice

8. What are you favorite TV shows and movies? My cousin got us hooked on Downton Abbey last Christmas. But I don’t usually watch TV, so this is quite the exception. As to movies…period dramas, Disney classics, and old movies (black & white, and techicolor) are all good.

9. What is the best gift you have ever received? God’s forgiveness through Christ’s death on the cross

10. If you were given 3 wishes, one for you, one for your community, and one for the world, what would they be? I would like a paying job in a library overseas (with State side experience), for my community I would wish retroactive lower college/university tuition costs so that all my friends wouldn’t have any college debt, and for the world I would wish the end of sex trafficking.

11. What is one book that you love to recommend to people? It depends on what they like to read or are interested in! I’ve recommended the Last Jihad series by Joel Rosenberg to several people in the past few months.

Kara’s Questions:
1. What’s your favorite part(s) of blogging? Reading the books. :-)

2. Which do you love more- cats or dogs? Hmmmm…cats?

3. What is something you collect or something you wish you had more of? I wish I had more bookshelves to hold all my books.

4. Do you play video games, which ones? Nope.

5. Name an activity you enjoy doing with your family. Traveling

6. If you could meet one celebrity for lunch, who would it be? I don’t follow celebrities, but a famous person I’d love to meet is George W. Bush (and his wife, Laura).

7. What’s your dream vacation? Trip around the world in 80 days

8. Name about 5 books on your wish list and/or to be read list (books you want versus books you already have).
- Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (and I would like to own the first two books in the series)
- Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity by Sarah Mally (I saw this book many years ago and thought it would be interesting, still haven’t found it or read it though...)
- I'd like to read one of Georgette Heyer’s books (several of them were recommended in the Goodread Clean Romances group and by Becky over at Becky’s Book Reviews)
- I’d love to own every single Karl May book – even if I don’t think I’d ever read them all.
- A copy of the complete Sherlock Holmes, preferably exactly like the one I read when I was 12 or 13

9. What has been your favorite review so far this year? That’s a hard question. I’m assuming this means which of my reviews I liked best. Chalice was a fun book. I really enjoyed Lori Wick’s Big Sky Dreams series and writing those reviews.

10. What website(s) do you visit most? Facebook, Google, Blogger (in that order according to my Chrome homepage)

11. What do you prefer, ebook or print book? Definitely print
11 Questions for you:
    group of question marks
  1. Favorite fruit:
  2. If you could have any four people over for dinner who would you invite and what would you serve?
  3. Top three genres you read:
  4. Why did you start blogging?
  5. Three Thanksgiving dishes your family always has (other than turkey, apple & pumpkin pie)
  6. Describe the perfect spot for reading:
  7. Most meaningful answer to prayer you’ve experienced:
  8. What is one place you really want to visit and why?
  9. If you could live in any era, what time period would you live in, and why? (“borrowed” from Holly)
  10. Four books you intend to read but probably won’t actually ever get around to:
  11. If you were stuck on an abandoned island for one year and could take five fiction books with you, what would they be? (“borrowed” from Melanie)
People I’m tagging
Seems like most people I would tag either tagged me, were also tagged by my taggers or were the ones who tagged my taggers. So here are some of the blogs and bloggers who inspired me:

  • Abbie at Abbie's Reading Corner (found this blog when researching blogging last fall, discovered several new books amongst her reviews)
  • Becky at Operation Actually Read Bible (the first Christian book review blog I found last fall and because our Christian fiction reading tastes are similar I browsed her entire blog history looking for books to add to my to-read list; plus I love the green color scheme)
  • Julie at Second Grade Style (thank you Julie for your enthusiasm and support when I started thinking about blogging!)
  • Emily at Town{Homemade} (how do you have time for everything you do? You are amazing.)
  • ~CrazyFarmGirl~ (inspired me to join Blogging for Books)


  1. yay Rina for being tagged TWICE! thanks for participating, LOVED your answers :) good job on the photos too, blessings girl!

  2. Thanks Kara! It was fun participating. :-)

  3. Rina, thanks for hooking up on Goodreads and my blog. Your message came through on my smart phone but I still don't see it on the Goodreads side. Anyway, nice to meet you in this maze!! I'll check back now and again for your reviews.

    1. Thanks for finding me here Diane! Technology can be a maze sometimes and not work the way we expect it to. But it's quite useful.


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