Monday, November 30, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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Quite a while ago, Hannah of the Writer's Window tagged me with this award, and I never saw it.  So here I am, after all this time, doing it at last.  Sorry for the long delay, Hannah!  And thank you very much for the award.  :)

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How many books have you read this month?

Image result for frank herbert's dune

Not many, to be honest.  I've been focusing on my writing and art.  But I did finish reading  Neverseen, by Shannon Messenger, and I'm working through Dune, by Frank Herbert.

What's a song that's been on your mind?

Lights, by Journey.  It's a beautiful song- you should listen to it!  I'm in love with the chord progressions and the way the melody weaves through it.  The lyrics give it a wistful, longing feel.  I'm currently learning to play it on both piano and guitar.

Favorite holiday?

Christmas.  It's got such a beautiful, quiet excitement about it, and it's always special to remember Jesus's birth all those centuries ago.  I have so many questions in my mind about that.... what was He like as a child?  How much did He know about who He was?  All of it? Some of it?  Who knows.  I suppose I'll ask Him someday.

But any way, the Christmas season is just so beautiful, and I love the music.  It's also a time when my family performs a lot of concerts, and that's always fun.  :D

Describe the prettiest firework you've ever seen.

Last fourth of July, I watched a fireworks display over a lake.  One the the fireworks lit up in a large sphere of white sparkles, then rained down in golden glitter.  It was so beautiful I decided I'd like to have at least one go off during my wedding reception... as soon as I find Sir Right and get married.

Is there a type of story you haven't read yet and really want to?

A steampunk novel with wizards, but I've already got my eye on one particular series from that genre, and I intend to write a trilogy of my own as well.

Favorite meal?  

Egg plant parmesan is my default answer for that.  :)  But there are so many meals to choose from... mostly Italian, but also from the Puertorican culture as well.

What's your favorite least-known fairytale?

Difficult to say.  There are so many!  I love fairy tales- I consider them an art from.  I'll list a few of my favorites:

Day Boy and Night Girl
Belle-Belle or the Chevalier de Fortune
The Hoodie Crow

What your favorite rare food?

Are we talking medium rare, or hard-to-come-by?  If it's the latter,  I like Giant Puffball Mushrooms.  I don't think they're actually rare, it's just hard to find them in my area.  But they're the best mushroom I've ever tasted- like melted cheese when they're cooked, almost.  I might even risk a trip to Farmer Maggot's garden if I knew I could get my hands on one of them.

(Just kidding- I would never steal it.  I'd just knock on his front door and ask.)

Favorite constellation?  

Draco.  Though I have a difficult time finding it for some reason.

Pick a color and explain why you think it's beautiful.  


I love that color because of it's striking vibrance and beauty.  It is both dark and bright, dark, and warm.  There is a life within its depths that seems so elegant and adventurous.

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Well, that was fun!  Now for my questions:

1.  If you were tossed into a fictional world, which genre would you want it to be?  (In other words, which would you have the best chance at surviving?)

2.  If you could three people with you to that world, who would you take?

3.  If a stranger broke into your house, but didn't see you immediately, what would you do?  (Assuming you didn't have a phone within arm's reach.)

4.  What would be the ideal way to meet your future husband, in your opinion?

5.  If there's one character from a book/movie you would never want to find sitting in your living room, who would it be?  (Leaving out the ones that are too big or abstract to sit in your living room- i.e. Sauron...)

6.  I there is one character from a book/movie you would want to find sitting in your living room, who would it be?

7.  If you could live one day of your life in the style of a television show, what genre would you pick?  (Sitcom, comedy, romance, crime drama, etc)

8.  What character role would you take in the "episode?"

9.  If someone were to compose a soundtrack for your life, who would you want it to be?

10.  Can you give us some examples of their work?

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And with that, I must now tag the following bloggers:

Aarathyn Arvell

Loganna Cross


Chloe Linn

Lover of Lembas

Ghost Ryter

Sierra Jones

Maggie Rice

Erin Kenobi

Trysta Vaporblade

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Well, there we have it!  To those of you who do the tag, link back to me here so I can read your answers.  :D  I look forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks again to Hannah for the fun tag!  I liked your questions.


(Disclaimer:  I do not own any of the images in this post.  Images taken from the public domain.)


  1. Thanks for tagging me, Emma! :D *is excited*
    I love your answers as well. The fireworks you described sound gorgeous, and I'll have to look up the fairytales. Also, I'm curious what steampunk series you're looking at?

    1. You're welcome! :) I'm glad you liked the answers.

      At the time I wrote down the answer to that question (quite a while ago), I was looking at the Mistborn Trilogy, which I thought was sort of steampunkish. But since then I have found that it is not classed as steampunk, but rather as High Fantasy, so I was mistaken. I still intend to read it though. :)

    2. Ohhhhhh. No, the original Mistborn Trilogy isn't really steampunk. But the second Mistborn series is (well, somewhat), and it's fabulous. And yes, READ MISTBORN.

  2. Those answers were fun to read- but more so were the questions! I'm eager to see what the other bloggers come up with!

    1. Thanks! :D And you know, if you're interested in answering those questions, you're welcome to. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

  3. Thanks for nominating me! I've got it all written up and published, you mentioned that you wanted the link, so here it is! :D

    1. Wow! Prompt response! I like it. :D I'm pretty bad at that.

      Can't wait to read it! *clicks link*

  4. Love those responses!

    I've never been tagged for anything before and I feel so special :D Thank you for tagging me! I have it all ready and you can read it here:

  5. So awesome, Emmarayn! Your answers are an absolute delight!

    1. Thanks! Glad you liked it. Sorry it took so long for me to answer!