The Happiness Tag!

The kind Jenny Marie from Peace From Panic has tagged me for The Happiness Tag! Thank you so much, Jenny Marie! Please check out her great blog!

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Five Things That Make Me Happy

1.) Having such a wonderful family – While not everyone in my family understand what I go through and while they can at times be impatient with dealing with my issues, I know they love me and that they are always here for me!

2.) Having such wonderful friends – I have so many great friends and have met so many great people in my life! I have been blessed to get the chance to connect with some wonderful people both through my blog and in person! So thank you guys!

3.) Having the ability to help people through writing – I’ve always enjoyed writing but I never imagined that I’d actually be able to help people. Thanks to my blog and to many individuals who have let me share my experiences, I believe I’ve been able to connect with and help people.

4.) Books – I love being able to read and become part of a new world. Without books and reading, I wouldn’t have become fascinated with writing!

5.) The Great Experiences I’ve Had – Between going to New York City and going to college, I’ve had some great experiences and opportunities!

Five Songs That Make Me Happy

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Life Uncommon by Jewel

Hands by Jewel

Wind it Up by Gwen Stefani

All American Girl by Train

Drops of Jupiter by Train

I TAG:

Laura Beth @ Hotshot Headlines

Carla @ The Melodramatic Confession of Carla Louise

Ariel @ Writing Radiation

Matt @ In Silence We Suffer

Sharon @ Curious Queendom

 

 

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April Music Tag!!

So I’ve just been nominated by the wonderful C. over at You’re Not Alone In This World for the April Music Tag! I am super excited (seriously, you have no idea!) to participate. Thank you so much C. for the nomination! Also, the tag she designed is really pretty! Without further ado, here we go!

The Rules:

  1.  Put the picture on your post.
  2. Thank and Tag the person who tagged/nominated you for this tag!
  3.  Tag who ever you’d like! As many blogs as you’d like!
  4.  Have fun!

The Questions:

One: “Name a song that reminds you of high school” :

Nobody’s Fool – Avril Lavigne

For starters there was a rumor that went around in high school about me that wasn’t true. Also I think a lot of people judged each other. By the way, this song is really good – it’s when Avril Lavigne was still a good singer!

This song is a great song that I think describes high school in some ways. I went to a Catholic school and I learned a lot about myself and about religion. I met some wonderful people. I also learned that I am strong and that others have a great deal of respect for me. By the way, if you’ve never listened to this song (Hands by Jewel) you definitely should!

Two: “Everyone has that one song that makes them tear up, what’s yours?

 

I want this as my wedding song!

 

Three: “What’s that one song that everyone hates, but you secretly loved?” 

Ha, I’m not really sure! I know some people hate disco and that I like some of it! Also, my mom hates the new Gwen Stefani disk though I love it! 🙂

 

Four: “The last song you listened to?”

Oh jeez, this is hard! On my iPod I think it was Aint No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant. I also just bought the new Gwen Stefani disk that I love!

 

Five: “Song you discovered on YouTube?”

Not really sure, but I have discovered some Michael Jackson music videos that I’d never seen before.

 

Six: “Favorite Band” 

Seven: “Favorite Solo Artist” 

Eight: “First CD to own” 

I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’m not sure. I’m guessing something by Jewel.

Nine: “Artist that left too soon”

I didn’t like him as a person due to his actions, but I did love Michael Jackson’s music. When it comes to singers or bands that I think didn’t last long enough in terms of being good, this includes Avril Lavigne and Maroon 5. I used to love them but I feel like they’ve gone down hill. Especially Avril Lavigne. Seriously.

Ten: “A song from the year you where born?”

Pass. Too personal!

Eleven: “Group you wish never split up?”

I’m not really sure. A lot of the groups I like are still together! It would be cool if all the Beatles were still around and making music.

Twelve: “Song from your favorite music genre?”

Hmm…not sure. My favorite song is probably a Jewel song, but I think she considers her music country now, and I’m not a fan of country. Though at the time of making my favorite CD by her, she wasn’t considered country. I don’t know my favorite song in general, but lyrically it’s New Wild West by Jewel, so let’s go with that!

Thirteen: “Song you can’t help but dance to”

 

And so many others!

 

I tag:

Mary’s Average Adventures

Anxious Ramblings of a Fragile Mind

Tangled Up In Music

In Becky’s Head

Michelle, Books and Movie Addict

Reads and Treats

Curious Queendom

Motivation for Today’s Reality

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

In Silence We Suffer

Anyone Who Wants to Participate! If you do, please let me know! I’d love to read your answers!

 

The Spotlight Movie Tag!

Okay guys, so this is gonna sound really weird, but I had a dream that I created this tag! No joke! I even dreamed that I was really lazy and didn’t create a picture for it. Well, I remembered my dream so I created this tag (and decided not to be lazy and to create an image for it!)

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The Rules:

1.) Post this image into your post

2.) Tag whoever you want

3.) Have fun!

The Questions:

1.) Uh, oh, not again!  What’s a movie that you think is too predictable?

I feel bad saying this, because I loved the movie, but I could pretty much guess what would happen!

2.) I can’t believe I’m crying! What’s a movie that made you cry or close to it?

At the moment I can’t think of any, but I know some shows have made me feel this way. Like this scene from Friends. It was just so heartwrenching!

3.) Ah, the simplest things make me laugh! What’s a movie that even the smallest of comments in it make you crack up?

I love this movie! Even the quickest and shortest of lines make me laugh. For example, while it’s a sad line, when Judd Hurst says, “All you need is love. John Lennon. Smart man. Shot in the back, very sad.” – just the way he says it, cracks me up! Also I love Will Smith and he says a lot of great, funny lines!

4.) I don’t care if this movie is animated, I still love it! What’s an animated movie that you love?

I’m going to list two here. I know that most of you know that I love Roger Rabbit (which I do!) so I’m also going to list the first Hotel Transylvania! I didn’t care very much for the second!

4.) I don’t care if this might not be possible in real life, I love this movie anyway! What’s a sci-fi movie that you love?

Again, I’m going to list two. You all know I LOVE Back to the Future and that it’s my favorite movie, but I also really like Starman! If you’ve never seen it, you should check it out. I don’t believe in aliens (or that time travel is possible), but I do love the movie(s).

      

5.) Ugh this movie is awful! What movie did you not like at all?

In all fairness, it’s been a while since I last saw this, but I remember watching it and thinking it was really stupid! Sorry to anyone who likes it!

6.) What’s a romantic comedy that you really like?

Okay, I love SO many so it’s really hard to choose. Romantic comedies are actually my favorite genre of movie. I’m just going to go with Serendipity!

7.) What’s a great horror movie?

This is technically a TV series, but I’m going to go with this anyway! I love Tim Daly (both his acting and just him in general!) and the movie is amazing! Plus Linoge is my favorite villain of all time!

8.) What’s a movie that was made from a book that you really like?

9.) Name a book that you wish they’d make into a movie

The Unwanted, Hell Fire, or Nathaniel by John Saul

 

10.) What’s a horror movie that you found more stupid than scary?

11.) Really, this is it? What’s a movie that you were highly disappointed with?

Hotel Transylvania 2.

I tag:

Michelle, Books and Movie Addict

Tori’s Stories

The Bookish Underdog

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Reads and Treats

In Silence We Suffer

In Becky’s Head

You’re Not Alone In This World

Anyone who wants to participate! Let me know if you do, I’d love to see your answers!

 

*Exact quotes from Independence Day found on IMDb

**All images found on Google Images

The ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Book Tag!

So, I don’t know if this book tag already exists, and I know I’ve heard similar questions to the following, but I decided to create a book tag! I hope you enjoy!

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The Rules:

Answer the questions for the tag

Nominate whoever you want

Post the image of this tag

Have fun!

 

 

Flowers
Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?

Grass
What is a book that you find that others like way more than you do?

They’re well written books, but I feel they’re way overrated!

 

Rain
What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?

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It may not always be the happiest book, but it’s a good book for dog lovers! It’s really good period, actually!

 

Dew
What’s a book that made you feel alive?

 

Storms
What’s a book that you found unpredictable?

 

Rainbow
What was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?

 

Chilly Weather
What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?

 

 

Talk about a book I can’t stand!

 

Warm Weather
What’s a book that you loved and wanted more of?

 

Green
What’s a book that you haven’t read yet, but really want to?

I’m reading this now, so I’m kind of cheating. However, a few days ago I was jealous of anyone who had it and I didn’t!

 

Pink
What’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?

I don’t know the answer to my own question. Uh oh!
Purple
What’s a book that when you read it, you feel safe?

Any good books, really.

 

Orange
What book do you feel is intelligently written?

Yellow
What book puts a smile on your face?

Any really good book!

 

I tag:

The Bookish Underdog

Anxious Ramblings of a Fragile Mind

Bookmark Chronicles

Anyone that wants to participate!

 

*All images found on Google Images

 

 

This Or That Book Tag!

Makayla from Random Reads tagged everyone for the This or That Book Tag! Thanks, Makayla! This looks so interesting and fun!

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The Rules:

  1. Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks).
  2. Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  3. Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  4. Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

One: Read on the Couch or On the Bed?

On the couch! I find my couch really comfy and relaxing, so what better place to read?

Two: Male Main Character or Female Main Character?

Most of the books I read have main characters who are men, so I’m going to go with that. Maybe I like the different perspective. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because men seem to write main characters who are men and well, most authors I read are men.

Three: Sweet Snacks or Salty Snacks?

I don’t eat when I read, but I’ll say salty. Why? Because I like chips and stuff! 🙂

Four:Trilogies or Quartets?

I’m more of a stand alone kinda gal when it comes to books.

Five: First Person Point of View or Third Person Point of View?

Third. Definitely third.

Six: Reading at Night or In The Morning?

Afternoon or night. I just find it easier and more fun to read then, I don’t know what else to say.

Seven: Libraries or Book Stores?

I’m gonna go with libraries because we don’t have a lot of bookstores where we live.

Eight: Books that Make You Laugh Or Cry?

I’m gonna go with laugh. I like when you’re reading and a character says something funny or an author says something that you can really relate to.

Nine: Black Book Covers Or White Book Covers?

This is an interesting question. Most of my books don’t have black or white covers. Most of my books have colorful covers.

Ten: Character Driven or Plot Driven Stories?

Tough question. I think I’ll go with plot driven.

I tag:

 I just tagged ten people and they all vanished. I’m really upset this happened, so I’m just going to say that if you want to participate, please do and comment in the comment section that you did so, so that I can check out your answers! Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!
*Images found on Google Images.

Fem(+Me) Friday Book Tag!

I just got tagged by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles for the Fem(+Me) Friday Book Tag! Thank you so much, Rae!

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The rules:

-Post this tag post on a Friday.

-Tag three to five other bloggers (female or male, doesn’t matter).

-Post the Tag image with this.

-If you’re going to start doing the meme on your blog please link back so there’s a pingback in the comments section for others (me) to check out

1. What’s the ratio of female:male authors in your shelves? You don’t have to give an exact amount, just approximately

Okay this may sound awful since I’m a female, but the female to male ratio of authors on my book shelves is 25:75. I’m honestly not a huge fan of female writers (I know – horrible, especially since I want to be a writer!). Then again, some of James Patterson books are co-written with female authors and they’re great books!

2. Do you have any preconceived notions about female authors? EG: they only write YA or chicklit?

Well I know that it’s not true, but for the most part the books I’ve read that are written by females are for young adults. However, I’ve also read a lot of books that are meant for adults that are written by women too. I guess though that for the most part, I feel like they lack something. Again, I know that sounds awful.

3.) Who’s your favorite female author?

I’m not honestly sure that I have one. Let’s say Cornelia Funke though. When I was younger, I liked The Thief Lord and Ink Heart by her.

4. Have you ever read a comic or a graphic novel written and illustrated by a woman? 

I don’t believe so. I used to read Rave Master but that was written by a male. Man, I’m not doing well here!

5. Have you read any LGBT books?

Nope

6. Have you read a book by a female author of colour?

Yes, many. I took an African American Lit. class in college. I can’t remember all of the authors’ names but I do know that I liked some of the stories. I believe I read some of Toni Morrison’s work.

7. Have you read any feminist Non fiction books? 

I don’t read nonfiction.

8. Who is your favourite female character? Someone strong and role model-ish 

Maybe Jane Margaux from Sunday’s at Tiffany’s? The book is by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. Jane has to deal with a lot of negativity from her mother, but she’s tough and successful. Also a lot of characters that I’ve read about in my African American Literature course were admirable.

9. Is there a really popular female author that you haven’t read at all?

Ha, tons! Veronica Roth and Daniel Steele are just a couple. I don’t know, I’ve always just read more books written by males.

10. Is there a popular non feminist book that you really enjoyed? 

I’m not sure how to answer this.

 

I tag:

Kendra at Reads and Treats

Lizzy at Anxious Ramblings of a Fragile Mind

The Bookish Underdog

 

 

The Around The World In Barely A Minute Tag!

I’ve just been nominated by C. over at You’re Not Alone in this World for The Around The World In Barely A Minute Tag! Thank you so much, C.!

The Rules:

  • Showcase the picture above.
  • Thank the blog who nominated you.
  • Show off a pic or name all the countries that your visitors are from (2016).
  • Tag 5 people to participate!
United States
United Kingdom
Australia
Canada
India
Spain
Nigeria
Philippines
Finland
Netherlands
Pakistan
Ireland
Portugal
Singapore
Norway
France
Kenya
Germany
Austria
Morocco
Israel
Ghana
Romania
Turkey
Belgium
Italy
South Africa
Ukraine
Brazil
Cameroon
New Zealand
Malta
Russia
Czech Republic
Indonesia
Argentina
Croatia
Namibia
Slovenia
Switzerland
Estonia
Vietnam
Sweden
Malaysia

 

Man, that’s a lot! Thank you to all my visitors!
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Music Tag!

Stephanie over at Stephellanious tagged all of her readers for the following music tag! I must say that I’m pretty excited to participate!

The Rules:

1.List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipsies).
2.Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from each song.
3.Tag/link others (I changed this a little. It had said to tag your enemies. But…that seemed silly!)

1.) Better that we Break – Maroon 5


Saw you sitting all alone
You’re fragile and you’re cold, but that’s all right
Life these days is getting rough
They’ve knocked you down and beat you up
But it’s just a rollercoaster anyway, yeah

2.) Perfectly Clear – Jewel

But please, don’t open your mouth, my dear
I can read all the signs
I can take it from here
There’s no need to explain,
It’s perfectly clear

3.) Bad Day – Daniel Powter

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well, oh, that strong
And I’m not wrong

4.) This is How A Heart Breaks – Rob Thomas

Don’t you wanna go for a ride
Down to the other side
Feels so good you could cry
Now won’t you do what I told you
I remember when you used to be shy
Yeah, once we were so fine
You and I why you gotta make it so hard on me

5.) Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

And I’m lookin’ in the mirror all the time
Wonderin’ what she don’t see in me
I’ve been funny; I’ve been cool with the lines
Ain’t that the way love’s supposed to be?

6.) Snooze Button Blues – Jewel

I looked around
Two blood shot eyes
Stared a hole inside that clock
Hopin’ it would die

7.) 18 ‘Till I Die – Bryan Adams

Anyway – I just wanna say
Why bother with what happened yesterday
It’s not my style – I live for the minute
If ya wanna stay young – get both feet in it – 18 til I die
A ‘lil bit of this – a ‘lil bit of that
‘Lil bit of everything – gotta get on track
It’s not how ya look, it’s what ya feel inside
I don’t care when – I don’t need ta know why

8.) Black or White – Michael Jackson

I said if you’re thinkin’ of being my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

I said if you’re thinkin’ of being my brother
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

9.) 1999 – Prince
I was dreamin’ when I wrote this
So sue me if I go 2 fast
But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant 2 last
War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight
So if I gotta die I’m gonna listen 2 my body tonight

10.) Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

You come on with a “come on”
You don’t fight fair
But that’s OK, see if I care
Knock me down, it’s all in vain
I’ll get right back on my feet again

Hit me with your best shot
Why don’t you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

 

I tag:

Carla at The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Lizzie at Anxious Ramblings Of A Fragile Mind

Matt at In Silence We Suffer

Ovidiu at Tangled Up in Music

Tori at Tori’s Stories

Mary at Mary’s Average Adventures

Kendra at Reads and Treats

Rae at Bookmark Chronicles

Anyone who would like to participate!

*Exact lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

**Videos found at Youtube

Introducing…

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So I’m sure there are similar challenges, but I decided to make my own blog challenge. I think a lot of us doubt that we have talents. However, I assure you that we all do. So, I made up this challenge for anyone who wants to participate! Please just let me know if you wish to participate as I would love to read your answers!

The rules

  • This challenge is for five days. On each day, name a positive talent that you have and tell us why it’s such a great thing! Also, let us know how you can use this talent to help others! (Feel free to also list five talents if you don’t wish to do so for five days.)
  • Tag whoever you want! There is no minimum or maximum amount of people you need to tag. If you want, you can tag everyone!
  • Have fun and realize that you are talented!
  • Let me know if you participate. I would love to see your answers!

To be fair, I’m going to participate as well. However, I’m going to list five now since I have another challenge I’m currently working on (The March Photo Challenge!)

1.) I’m kind/caring – I genuinely care about others. I try to be nice and considerate. This is important because everyone needs to know that they are cared for, respected, and loved.

2.) I’m a good writer – While sometimes I don’t feel like it, I am. I think I’m pretty creative and through writing on this blog and through submitting posts to other blogs, I’ve realized that I have the ability to help others.

3.) I’m a good listener – Along with being kind, I listen to others. This is helpful because everyone has important things to say and no one likes to be ignored. Listening is a sign of respect.

4.) I’m a good/fast typist – Since I love to write, it’s good that I’m able to type quickly and without looking at the keys. This helps me because I can write without having to concentrate on anything other than what I’m working on. Also, in a way it helps others, because I can concentrate on them and reply quickly.

5.) I’m a hard worker – Whether trying to get through my anxiety or when it came to school work when I was in college, I work hard. I try my best and I don’t give up.

Back to the Future Tag!

Okay, I was just inspired by the tag Kat filled out (see previous post). Friends is my favorite TV show, so I decided to do a tag based on my favorite movie: Back to the Future! I’m not sure if this tag already exists, but I’m going to make my own version if it does!

1.) Name a movie/book/show that makes you want to go back in time when you were younger and enjoy it all over again!

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2.) What’s your favorite sci-fi and or fantasy book/show/movie?

Back to the Future of course! 🙂

3.) What’s a moment in a book that takes place in the past or future that you’d like to visit?

This is actually a hard one. I don’t really like how the future is portrayed in fiction. As for the past…I don’t know.

4.) What’s a fictional store, cafe, etc. in a book/show/movie you’d like to visit?

Blast from the Past in Back to the Future. That store seems awesome! Plus I want that Roger Rabbit doll!

Cafe 80s would be cool too if it was done better!

5.) Name an automobile or way of travel in a book/show/movie that you’d like to take for a ride. What book/show/movie is it from?

The Dolorean from Back to the Future or the car from Looney Toons Back in Action!

6.) Favorite fictional scientist?

Doc Brown of course! 🙂

I tag:

Kat from Kat Impossible

Matt from In Silence We Suffer

Jo from Poetry-Jo’s World

Stephanie from Stephellaneous

Michelle from Michelle, Books and Movies Addict

All Back to the Future fans and anyone who wishes to participate! Feel free to leave your links to the tag below!

*Images found on Google Images