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Liebster Award: Gabbing With Grace

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

So, I've come to see that being tagged/nominated specifically for a post will likely never occur, so I've resorted to (1) stealing tags, (2) stalking the internet for available linkup, and (3) considering myself unspecifically tagged, such as in this instance, when my friend (yes, I usually know the bloggers I stalk) Joy Caroline @ Joy Caroline Author. This fantastic writer was at a loss for tags, so I decided to help her out! You can view her post here!

Anyway, without further ado, the rules and questions!


The Rules

  • Give a thanks to the blogger who has nominated you (thank you, Joy!)

  • Answer the eleven questions he/she has asked

  • Nominate eleven more bloggers for the award

  • Make sure that they know you have nominated them

  • Ask your eleven nominated bloggers eleven questions


The Questions

1. What’s your favorite song?

Oi. This? The first question? Er...I don't know! *commences to wailing and flailing about* Better question: Who's your favorite band? LIFEHOUSE!!! IN ALL CAPS, LIFEHOUSE! (Note: the band name is not in all caps. I just love him--er, them that much!) Which begs the question: Which is my favorite Lifehouse song? Eh, it fluctuates, usually depending on which one I'm learning to sing. I love "Everything," "Hanging By A Moment," (diehard Lifehouse fans know these are the obvious choices), "Sky Is Falling," "Falling In," "Take Me Away," (that one's like my prayer song...seriously, a post-grunge prayer song), "Sick Cycle Carousel," and "Spin."

2. How many siblings do you have?

Now, this is a good question! I have 6! I'm the oldest, we're all full-blood siblings, and we're all no more than three and no less that a year and a half apart. In other words, my youngest sibling is two years old.

3. What’s the last book you read?

A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund. I've been waiting for two years to get this book, then since Christmas to read it. I finally picked it up and finished it in two days! (Which is actually a long time for me. XD)

Well, that's the last book I finished reading. The last book I read from was Foxe's Christian Martyrs (the Barbour abridged addition). Now that one's depressing. Hopeful but depressing.

4. If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Eccentric. That's my preferred term, over weird or crazy or strange or odd.

I'm a writer. I talk to myself. I love Lifehouse. I hate driving. I want eight or more kids. Yeah, by today's (and my family's) standards, I'm eccentric.

A less self-deprecating word would probably be intellectual. I like to pair that with creative and become a Creative Intellectual. That should totally be a personality type.

5. Do you have any pets, and if not, would you want any?

No. No. And no.

Ahem. I mean no disregard to animal-lovers and pet-owners (my sister has had multiple pets and currently owns three cats). I just don't believe that keeping an animal as a pet is ethical. We as humans only "keep" a person if we are related to them by blood or marriage, or if they are working for us. So, yes, if the cat is for catching the mice aboard your pirate ship, that's one thing. But sleeping with it? Nope.

And, no, I've never had any pets either, although my father owned a few dogs in my early years.

6. Do you speak two or more languages?

Ha! I wish! I'm a native English speaker and that's about it. I do speak the language of my younger siblings, if that counts.

I have been trying to learn French...which has taken me five years...and I've learned, like, two phrases. C'est la vie, mon amis.

7. What’s your favorite place that you’ve visited?

Well, we don't go many places, my family and I. But I LOVE going to the beach! Despite our fancy mountain trips (which always resulted in multiple people getting sick), I'm drawn only to the beach. We've only gone to St. Simon's and Jekyll Island in recent years, but we *hope* to take a week-long trip to the Gulf Coast one day...someday...I'll probably be in my twenties by the time my youngest siblings are old enough to handle such a long trip...but someday...

8. What’s your favorite subject in school?

(1) I'm homeschooled, so subjects vary, and (2) English!! Reading, writing, and everything that comes with it are my favorite subjects! I hate math and some sciences, but I learn everything else (history, geography, sociology, etymology, psychology, and more) just by reading and writing! I also love a degree. I'm not a fan of reading Christian nonfiction, but I'm warming up to it as I'm forming some opinions on...things.

9. Do you like pineapples on your pizza?

Oh my gosh, YAS! I LOVE pineapple and ham pizza, and my fam thinks I'm crazy! But it's sooooo gooooood!

10. Which do you like better, visiting the beach or going camping?

BEACH BEACH BEACH BEACH BEACH! That, and I've never been camping before.

11. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? (And no, you can’t wish for more wishes! I know, super sad. We all wish we could do that.)

Hmm...a 1964 1/2 cherry red Ford Mustang, automatic transmission (and the desire to drive...LOL).

A husband. (No, seriously. I really want to get married! Okay, don't give me that look. Just because I'm fifteen doesn't mean...y'know what? Never mind.)

From time to time, I really wish I had a baby...but, at the moment, I'd love to have some Breyer's peach ice cream. Yeah, big difference there, huh?

Seriously, though, I would wish for a really nice car, a loving husband and kids, and to write 50 novels by the time I'm 65. Talk about a prolific career!


The Questions

  1. When did you first start your blog?

  2. What's something you want to blog about but haven't yet? Why?

  3. What's your dream job?

  4. Name a movie you want to watch but haven't yet. Why?

  5. What's your favorite topic to debate about? (Assuming you like to debate...better for you if you don't.)

  6. Who has been your biggest supporter in life?

  7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

  8. What's something you don't like, even though most people do? (It could be a book, TV show, song, anything!)

  9. What makes you stop and think? (Roses? Poems? Big words?)

  10. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?

  11. If you could make up a question to ask yourself as the final one in this list, what would it be? (For example, "Why was Grace too lazy to create a legitimate question?" By the way, I've an answer to that. It's not laziness; it's ingenuity.)


The Tags

Oh, boy. Here we go.

So, I'm nominating as many people as I can think of, but if I don't make it to eleven, consider yourself nominated!

#2 Kristianne @ Whimsical Wanderings

#5 Maya Joelle @ Maya Joelle

#6 Esmerelda @ Lattes & Literature

#8, 9, 10, and 11: YOU! If you find this post interesting, feel free to answer the questions in the comments or on social media. Better yet, maybe you happen to be a blogger and you'll accept the nomination!


Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this peek into my life. Maybe I'm not as boring (or weird) as it may, doubt that. LOL!

Y'all have a fabulous week, guys!

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Kristianne Hassman

Thanks so much for nominating me!! That's so sweet of you. I loved reading your answers here and learning a little more about you! Hopefully I'll get around to doing this tag soon on my blog. These questions look really fun to answer!


Ariel Ramey

Thanks for the tag! These are fun questions. ^-^


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