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A Belated Holiday Tag

Hello! How has everyone’s New Year been so far? Still dancing in the excitement of a fresh year, or has that worn off a little for you? Regardless of the sparkle and pop of the new year, this time of year is a favourite time for me – I love Winter. After the holidays are over, I know a lot of people feel that Winter can move on, but I love finding the quiet and peace that so often accompanies this time of year. Life (usually) slows down even just a little bit, and the bitter temperatures force one to stay inside their (hopefully) cozy homes. This year, for us, has still been a bit busy, but I am hoping for some quietness to commence before Spring arrives with all its gardening needs… ^.^

So, the reason for this post: Ry over at Life on a Farm With God tagged me for this Holiday ‘Tag’. So, thank you Ry! I am a bit late in finally getting around to it, but hey, better late than never, right? Onward and forward… :)


What was your favorite gift you received this year?
That would probably have to be either a pillow I got that says “Save the Texas Prairie Chickens” with a TPC on it (it’s a reference to one of my favourite shows…), or my FABULOUS Michael Nesmith Tshirt that looks like this:
Some of Shelly's Blues Lithograph close-up
It’s the cover of one of his album’s made out of the lyrics from one of his songs. I, personally, love it. XD
What was your favorite gift you gave this year?
Hmmm, maybe the sequin-pillow I gave my sister…
What was the craziest or weirdest gift you gave this year?
Hehe, well, probably a container shaped like a lightbulb filled with quotes from the tv show “MacGyver” for my kindred spirit. :)
What is your favorite Christmas scent?
Maybe Pine…though I like that all year round.
What is the one sacred tradition you did to celebrate New Years Eve and how does it make it special?
Umm…well, I don’t really have one of these. I’m not a night owl at all, and with having animal chores to do morning and night, I don’t stay up late, like, ever. I think I’ve stayed up till midnight for New Years Eve once or twice….but it’s not a habit I keep. Sorry. :P
Do you like New Years or Christmas better?  Why?
I’m going to ‘break the mold’ again here I guess…we don’t actually celebrate Christmas (we celebrate Jesus’ birth, but we do that in the Fall, during the Feast of Tabernacles, which is when He came to ‘tabernacle’ with us – live in us. And we celebrate the Winter Feast, The Feast of Dedication.) So, I’m going to alter this question a little, and answer it by saying: The Feast of Dedication is my favourite, but I do like the ‘fresh-ness’ that comes with the New Year. :)
What is one movie you like to watch during Christmastime/ New Years??
“While You Were Sleeping” is a favourite movie of mine, and we almost always watch “Elf” this time of year too. :)
Did you watch the new star wars movie? If so what was your favorite part?
No, I didn’t. I haven’t seen any of the star wars movies….
Lastly, what was your favorite joke you read between Christmas and New Years??
Oh golly….while I might’ve heard a good joke during this time, I can’t call to mind any….so I’ll just share a funny thing from Pinterest:
Sooooo, I guess that’s it! As for who I tag: You. :)
Posted in Questions/answers, Random babblings

The Ten Random Questions Tag

Hello, today I have another tag to do, this time tagged to me bt Shantelle at A Writer’s Heart. Since random is always fun, I gladly went along with it. :)
  • Use the header if you want to. :)
  • Answer the questions
  • Take five of the questions you answered and make up five more for the people that you tagged to answer
  • Tag as many people as you wish!



1) What is something you loved to do when you were little?  Play softball. I was a short-haired softball fanatic. ^.^ Not lying. I still enjoy softball, but haven’t played it in a while.
2) If you had to change your first name, what would it be? Hmm…I rather like my name. If I  *had* to change it, I guess I’d go with either something really unique or else my middle name. :)
 3) If you had to dye your hair an unnatural color for one week, what color would it be? Aw, just for one week? I’d go bright rainbow or ombre’. I would absolutely love that! I’d totally die my hair rainbow colours if I could.
4) What book are you reading at the moment? “Destiny Delivered” by J.A. Marx. It’s an amazing book (second in a tightly knit series, so it has to be read in order)!
5) What era would you enjoy dressing up in? Several…The Medieval era definitely, and also the 1940’s, and the 50’s would be fun too.
6) How many siblings do you have? Two :)
7) What’s your favorite type of dance? Oh golly, I don’t really know any dances…The Regency dancing is fun to watch. As for what type of dancing I like to do…um, just dancing from the heart. XD
8) What’s your favorite restaurant? We don’t eat out a whole lot…but I really do love Culver’s. :D
9) What version of the Bible do you read?  The King James Version. :)
10) What’s one hope for 2017?  To grow more in Yeshua, and also to read a lot of my TBR books. :D (That was two! Whoops).
So, there we go. As for who I tag:
You. If you, reader, are inclined, interested, desiring to do this tag, go for it.
Here are the Questions:
1. If you had to dye your hair an unnatural color for one week, what color would it be?
2. What book are you reading at the moment?
3. How many siblings do you have?
4. What is something you loved to do when you were little?
5. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
6. What was the last movie you saw in Theaters?
7. Do you have a favourite kind of tea/coffee?
8. If you could travel to any state in the USA, which would you choose?
9. What do you like best about blogging?
10. Favourite form of chocolate?
Posted in Book reviews, Uncategorized, update

3 Day Quotes Tag: 1/3

Good day, and happy June!

I am busy trying to get caught up on things…tags, last few reviews, blog posts, etc. It seems to be taking me a while! :P I think this is the last tag I have to complete, but I have a few more book reviews coming. Yes, as I said in this post, I am taking a break from reviewing – I am not breaking that rule as some may think. ^.^ I just am trying to finish up the books I’ve already received before I came to this decision. I am very close, though, to finishing this up. Only a few more review-books, and then I’m “free” to take my Sabbatical and enjoy it fully! :)

Anyway, shall I post what I’m actually here for? ^.^

Faith P. tagged me for this one – it’s a Quotes Tag! Thanks, Faith!

I don’t know if you people know, but I loooove quotes, so choosing only three is going to be hard!!! But I shall do my best. I am only going to take ones off my Pinterest account. I will refrain from listing favourite movie/book quotes, or else we’d be here for a while…as it is, narrowing down the Pinterest ones is going to be near impossible! But…here we go!


The Rules. 

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
  • Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days


First Quote:



Amen. This is so true. I’m coming to learn and rely on this truth (well, rely on God through this truth). Doesn’t matter what I’m feeling…only matters that God is working – always for the good, too!


I’m actually going to break the rules too (hehe) and share more than one in each post, because obviously one is just to little!


Ah, Mike, how true. And what a beautiful truth it is that we are Christs and He is ours…and that’s enough. <3



Yes, this is a Bible verse, but it’s beautiful and one of my favourites. Therefore would I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me! Amen!


And here I am going to break the rules again. (But hey…”it’s my blog, I can do what I want” ;))

I am not going to tag anyone because I don’t think my brain is going to cooperate and be able to list 9 people that haven’t already done this one. ^.^ But if YOU decide to do this tag, let me know – I absolutely love discovering more quotes!!


Posted in lists, Questions/answers, Random babblings, reading

A Tag of Various Questions

Good day!

I made up the name for this tag, as I am unsure if it has one…I was nominated for it by the lovely Shantelle on Google+ and decided to do the tag here on my blog instead. :) So, here it is:


Name: Raechel

Age: 20

Role model: My Mum – so thankful for her godly example!

Hobbies: Reading, writing, being on the computer (yep, it’s a hobbie. ;)), knife/tomahawk throwing, and letter-writing.

Crush: If I have one, why would I tell?! ;) I guess I could say Mr. Thornton (North and South), or Noah (“Family Lies, Deadly Ties”), or Jace (!! “Ilyon Chronicles”), or Walter (“A Distant Melody”), or any number of my other fictional crushes. ;) Haha.

Best friend: This is information I am not at liberty to disclose. Ahahaha. XD

Favorite band: TobyMac. Mmmhhmmm. And Tenth Avenue North is great too. And some other ones. But mainly, TobyMac.

Favorite Song: Right now? Hmmm…I don’t know. ?? How’s that for an answer.

Favorite Movie: “Wives and Daughters”, “North and South”, “Persuasion”, the How to Train Your Dragon movies (of course!), and I know I’m forgetting some….

Favorite animal: Cats! Yep, definitely cats. I love them. :) I also love elephants, and mules, and guinea-pigs, and other cute creatures. Oh and Dragons. ;)

Favorite subject: I am out of school, but favourite always was history I suppose. =)

Pens or pencils? Probably pens, as I  use them more, but I do love a sharp pencil!

Summer or winter: This is so easy – Winter. I love it, and I never get sick of it. :)

Tea or coffee: Definitely tea. I don’t drink coffee.

Good day or bad day: It’s only just begun…I’m gonna say good day though since that’s what I want. :)
Birthday: That’s for me to know, and you to never find out. Muahaha. XD Okay, not really. But I’m still not tellin’. It’s sometime in the Fall. ;)

Tag the follower you’ve known the longest: Oh golly…I don’t know. I think I’m gonna just go ahead and say Kenzie because I’ve known her for many, many moons (ah, years…).

Tag five of your best internet friends: I’m going to break the rules and not do this, only because I don’t want to unintentionally forget to list someone and then hurt their feelings due to my forgetfulness. So friends, you know who you are and I deeply appreciate each one of you!! Truly, I do. My internet friends are amazing and I am very thankful for ye all. :)

Something that makes you happy: Receiving letters in the mail – and any kind of mail, really. I loooove getting mail. That’s gonna be a mandatory for my future beau – he has to write me letters. ;) Haha, don’t know how he’ll like that one, but we’ll see. XD Other things that make me happy are pretty rolls of washi-tape, my cats, getting online messages from me friendsys, and knives/swords/tomahawks. Those make me happy too.

Something you’re looking forward to: Receiving the books I recently purchased by one of my favourite authors (J.A. Marx), and getting caught up on my old review-books so I can properly enjoy my Sabbatical. I’m sure there’s other things more exciting to look forward to, I’m just drawing a blank. XD

Tell a story in one sentence: “Once upon a time, there was a maiden writing a blog post about a tag, and she was asked to tell a story in one sentence, which perhaps seemed a bit daunting to her at the moment because her mind was not wanting to produce something of that creative order, so instead the maiden settled on this rambling sentence and left it at: The End.”

Nominate any number of people: I tag you, and I tag you, and I tag you! Okay for real…Faith P. at Stories by FireFly!, Daelynn at Just Dilly, and Soleil at Reviews by Soleil.


Have a good day!

Posted in Books, Random babblings

These are a Few of My Favourite Things…

No, I’m not actually going to do a post on the Sound of Music. Hehe. ^.^

I was tagged by Faith at Stories by Firefly! for this tag, called “These are a Few of My Favourite Things”, and thus I shall do it! Here are the rules:


• Write down ten of your favorite things.
• Tag at least three others!
As Faith said in her posts, I am not going to list my family, but know that they are definitely among my favourites. XD
  1. Books. Of course this is on my list. I love, nay, adore, nay, BREATH books. There is just something so special about losing yourself in a book, in the characters…yes, quite bliss, it is!
  2. Letters/writing letters. Yes oh yes. Nothing brightens my day quite like receiving a letter. And I LOVE putting together a letter to send out. Making little paper-crafts is a passion of mine. Sadly, I only have a few penpals, but I treasure them!on the blogThis is a small letter I sent to a friend, it kind of shows a couple of my ‘paper-crafts’. The glitter heart-card didn’t turn out quite as I wanted, but it’s still glitter-y so…! :D
  3. Boxes. I love decorative boxes. Even if I don’t know exactly what to fill them with, I still get them because they’re beautiful.
  4. Notebooks!! I have an exorbitant amount of notebooks, it’s not even funny. And I love them all.
  5. Washi-tape. Ah, glorious decorative tape. SO pretty. Rae's Washi-tape haul Dec 2015 (3) This is just a small piece of my collection…muahahaha!
  6. Cats.Cats are my favourite. :D We have four delightful indoor kitties and I love them to pieces!!
  7. All things How To Train Your Dragon – I’d be remiss without mentioning this! (I rhymed! XD). I won’t go into it extensively, since you all probably know of my love of HTTYD. <3
  8. Writing. Another known favourite of mine. I love to write. :) And I look forward to the day when I get to share my writing with you readers!
  9. Receiving packages. They’re usually books, and I love that. Being a reviewer is pretty great. :D
  10. Chocolate. Who could forget chocolate?? XD


So, there’s ten things I love! And now for who I tag…


Soleil at Reviews by Soleil

Kenzie at wherever you want to post. XD I know you don’t have a blog-blog, but you could use your website, twitter, facebook…whatever! I’d even lend you my blog if you want. :D

Shantelle at A Writer’s Heart


If you don’t want to do it, don’t feel obligated, but if you want to – great! I’d love to see. :)


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Get To Know Me Tag

Good day t’ ye! Faith over at Stories by Firefly so kindly tagged me and so I am honoured to do so! :)
Vital Stats…
Name: Raechel (Pronounced the same as ‘Rachel’)
Nicknames: Rae (not hard to guess! That’s partly why I was named Raechel with the extra e, so I could be called Rae :)), Ren, David/Jonathan (hehe), Lady Rae,  and some more personal ones by my family that I am not quite willing to share. :D
Place of Birth: Here in MN
Best Friends: First Best Friend hmmm….I guess it would’ve been a girl who my Mum watched (she did a sort of daycare when I was little) and we were friends with.
Award: Haha, this picture (taken from Pinterest) just makes me laugh – it is the award I could’ve won in my childhood days. XD But otherwise, no, I don’t think I’ve won a ‘real’ award.
This is an award I could've won in my childhood. ;):
Sport:  Softball. I don’t play sports anymore, but softball was my passion when I was younger.
Real Holiday: Okay, does this mean ‘vacation’ or like a celebrated holiday? Not that I’m really sure what the answer would be to either of those options…the one big “vacation” we went on when I was younger was going to Mt.Rushmore, but I hardly remember any of it because I was so little.
Concert: Go Fish. :)
Film:  “Wives and Daughters”, “North and South”, “Persuasion”, and the How To Train Your Dragon movies. :)
TV Shows: “Downton Abbey” (we forward/skip some things), “Call the Midwife” (first three seasons at least, the fourth wasn’t quite as good because a certain reason), AFV, and I don’t know…I don’t watch a lot of TV shows. I like the HTTYD episodes :D
Color: Hot pink, army/forest/emerald green (lots of greens XD), and turquoise.
Song: Um…just about any of TobyMac’s or Tenth Avenue North. My favourite right now? I’m enjoying “It’s Not Over Yet” by For King and Country. I’m also enjoying some of the songs from the Big Band era – especially “In the Mood”. And I know there are others, but they’re not coming to mind right now.
Restaurant: Culver’s. And the Steak and Shake, except for the fact that we don’t have them in MN. Utterly sad thing that is.
Books: Too many!!!!! All books by Tessa Afshar and Chuck Black’s fiction books are always favourites, and I love the Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight, The Wings of Glory series by Sarah Sundin, “Silk” by Linda Lee Chaikin, all of Alicia Ruggieri’s books, “Not Abandoned” by MacKenzie Morganthal, “Redeeming Love”, and so so so so many others!
 Feeling: Umm… a little sore and tired. :)
Single or Taken:  I’m single, but I love Faith’s answer of ‘reserved’ – waiting for God’s right guy for me. :)
Yes, I've decided to follow the lead of evil overlord I admire, and lead my own Empire.
Eating: Nothing. It’s morning and I haven’t eaten yet – I’m oil-pulling right now. :)
Watching: Just the computer as I type :D For a show…my family and I are going through season 6 of Downton Abbey again.
Wearing: My Pj’s. :) A long pink shirt with cats on it and turquoise pants with penguins on it. ^.^
Want children: Yes. My own and adopted children. :)
Want to be married: Yes – God willing, of course!
Careers in Mind: Missionary, Wife, Mom, writer on the side.
Where you want to live: In the future? With my hubby and children, provided I have that. Wherever that might be. :)
Do You Believe in…  
God: Absolutely. He’s my everything.
Miracles: Yes.
Love at first sight: I don’t know…I believe love includes feelings, but it’s also a choice we make daily.  I’m not saying love at first sight can’t happen, but there should be a bit more involved to find out if you really love someone before jumping into marriage right away.
Ghosts: I believe demons exist, but not the ghosts that everyone imagines persay.
Aliens: Well, I believe that we’re all aliens in the fact that we’re all strangers in the land, awaiting our home in Heaven. :) But otherwise, no.
Soul Mates: Hmm…I believe God has the right person picked out for us, but I don’t know that I would call it ‘soul mates’.
Heaven: Yes.
Hell: Yes.
Kissing on the first date: No. It is my personal belief that kisses are very special, and I am saving my first kiss for my future husband.
Yourself: Well, Arthur says I must, so yes. ;)
So there we have it! Rather fun, huh? I tag anyone who wants to do it! :) Leave me a link in the comments to your post if you do it so I can read it :)
Thanks again Faith for tagging me!
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Infinity Dreams Award :)

I was so kindly tagged by Shantelle at A Writer’s Heart for this Infinity Dreams Award! Thank you so very much, Shantelle! Shall we begin?


Tell us 11 facts about yourself:
1. I love to read. That is not an unknown fact, but it is a large fact of me. XD I could talk books all day long.
2. I can never get enough journals and notebooks. Ever. My stash keeps growing faster than I can use them, and I am completely okay with that.
3. The cold is my friend. I could live where it’s winter just about all year long, just fine. I love snow and I love looooong winters!
4. I have tea almost every morning in the winter.
5. I write my stories by hand in notebooks. Gives me a better “connection” and makes it easier for me to hear God as I write.
6. I will dance to any TobyMac song. Anytime. Anyplace.
7. Since I was little, I’ve always wanted to be a writer – preferably for a newspaper. At least the writing part came true. :D
8. I love knives, swords, blades…and have a nice collection. :)
9. Cosplay is an interesting thing that interests me. But I am too unskilled (and unrich…) to perfect one.
10. I like to keep my books in pristine condition. Bent covers upset me… XD
11. I enjoy journaling my thoughts and feelings and sure hope no one ever reads them.


Answer the questions.


How many books do you hope to read this year? Somewhere around 70 would please me. :)

What’s your favorite song? Right now? Probably “Feel it” by TobyMac from his album “This is Not a Test”

What’s your least favorite holiday? Halloween. It is a very dark holiday where Satan is glorified. Very sad.

Why do you blog? I’d like to say I have this grandeur purpose, but to be honest…it’s mostly to record my book reviews. And maybe create a platform for when I become published. :) I enjoy sharing heartfelt posts once in a while, though I wish I did that more.

Favorite dessert? Hmmm…so many! :D Pumpkin pie and Cherry Cheesecake are two of my very favourites!

One movie coming out in 2016 you want to watch? “Caged No More” – it’s about Human-Trafficking.

Some books set for 2016 releases you want to read? This list could be very, very long…. SOME are: “Land of Silence” by Tessa Afshar (!!!!!!!!!!!!), “Courageous” by Dina Sleiman, “Miriam” by Mesu Andrews, I’m hoping Jaye L. Knight’s next book might come out this year, “Anchor in the Storm” by Sarah Sundin, and that’s all I’ll say for now. I’m thinking on compiling a post of just this subject :D

What historical era intrigues you most? Probably medieval times…or the 40’s. Both of those time periods fascinate me. :)

Where would you love to visit? A million and one places! Pennsylvania (for a specific reason…), Ireland/N.Ireland, Italy, Russia, India, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Scotland…other places…

Some of your favorite blogs? Hard question! I won’t be able to list them all! I enjoy A Writer’s Heart, However Improbable, A Brighter Destiny, Happily Indie After, Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections, and more!

What things inspire you to write/blog? To write…God is my main Inspire-er. Pinterest lends a hand too. :) For blogging…um, random things I guess!  :)


Thanks again for tagging me, Shantelle!

These are the rules for this tag:

  • Use the Infinity Dreams Award picture
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers

And I’m going to actually break one of these rules and not officially tag anyone. I tag anyone and everyone who wants to do it, and you may answer the same questions given to me. Here they are for easy copy:


How many books do you hope to read this year?

What’s your favorite song?

What’s your least favorite holiday?

Why do you blog?

Favorite dessert?

One movie coming out in 2016 you want to watch?

Some books set for 2016 releases you want to read?

What historical era intrigues you most?

Where would you love to visit?

Some of your favorite blogs?

What things inspire you to write/blog?


If you do decide to do this tag, please let me know so I can read your answers too!

Posted in lists, Questions/answers

The Tag of Happiness

I was so kindly tagged by Shantelle for this fun tag! Thank you! So, shall we begin? :)


Some Songs That Make You Happy:

“Feel it” – TobyMac (and pretty much all of his…)

“Drops in the Ocean” – Hawk Nelson

Pretty much all Tenth Avenue North songs

“Strangers like Me” and “Son of Man” from Tarzan

“Broken Girl” – Matthew West

“I’m Reading a Book” – Julian Smith :D

“Raise it Up” – Press Play

Goats that sing Christmas songs (it’s a real thing!)

This video of One Direction’s Story of My Life with dubbed in voices.


Some Books That Make You Happy:

(Get ready for a long list!)

Pearl in the Sand, Harvest of Rubies, Harvest of Gold, In the Field of Grace, all by Tessa Afshar

The Knights of Arrethtrae, Kingdom Series, and Wars of the Realm series by Chuck Black

The Wings of Glory series, and “Through Waters Deep” by Sarah Sundin

The Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight

Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal

A Time of Grace series, and The House of Mercy, by Alicia Ruggieri

Brothers-in-Arms by Jack Lewis Ballot

A Dream Not Imagined by Shantelle Mary Hannu

The Living Water series by Stephanie Landsem

The Valiant Heart series by Dina L. Sleiman

Better than Peanut Butter Icecream by Kristen Krueger

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, and The Golden Braid, both by Melanie Dickerson

Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Waltz into the Waves by Sarah Holman

The Destiny Series by J.A. Marx

God’s Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers


Some Movies That Make You Happy:


Wives and Daughters (BBC) – Molly is one of the sweetest characters out there. “He has a beard?” :)

North and South (BBC) – I’ll not hide the fact that I admire Richard Armitage and his superb acting – he and Margaret in this movie make me happy. :) “I wish to marry you because I love you!”

Persuasion (1995 with Amanda Root) – *Extremely happy sigh* Yes, fantastic movie. “I can no longer listen in silence…”

Downton Abbey (most of it – be forewarned: we forward/skip things) – Watching this with my Mum and sister is a very happy thing. “I’m not asking you to wait forever…”

Cranford & Cranford Returns – “There’s lace at stake!”

How To Train Your Dragon 1&2 – “Everything we ever thought about you is wrong…”

Poldark (the new series) – “I’m that glad, Sir” :)

Little Dorrit – “5 and 20 Tatty Corum!” (but we all know Arthur Clennem and Little Dorrit are the best part of the movie)

Bleak House – “Shake me up Judy!”


Some Foods That Make You Happy:

Chocolate, cheesecake, Culver’s custard icecream, whip-cream, pizza, cheeseburgers, cereal, chocolate truffles, pumpkin pie, cookies, cocoa… :)


Some Words That Make You Happy:

Jesus, Family, Friends, Paper, Medieval, Fantasy, “New Messages from my Best Friend” (you know who you are), Beautiful, Cats/Kitty, Books, Truth, Snow, Swan, Redeem, Letter, Love.


Some Scents That Make You Happy:
Fresh pine/cinnamon smell, cocoa, tea, freshly baked cookies, winter (it has a smell!), up north (that has a smell too!), homemade soup, rose, lavender, lemon.
Some Random Things That Make You Happy:
Just being with my family, READING, writing, notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, washi-tape(!!), letters, penpals, Pinterest, new books, cats, when it’s snowing, How To Train Your Dragon everything.
Take the banner and put it in your post
List as many things as you want in each category
Come up with more categories if you wish

Tag as many people as you want
And as for who I tag:
Lesa McKee at Happily Indie After
Soleil at Thoughts from a Daughter of God (I know you usually only post serious, thought-provoking things, so it’s okay if you don’t want to do this – just wanted to include you if you did!)
And anybody that wants it! Comment with the links to your posts – I’d love to read!
Posted in lists, Questions/answers, Random babblings

Favorite Screen Characters Tag


There have been several tags going around, haven’t there? I think they’re quite fun, so I rarely balk at them! =) I’ve been tagged by Faith Blum for the Favourite Screen Characters Tag. From what I gather, the rules are listing your top ten favourite television/movie characters – should be fun! So here are mine:


1. Toothless


This should be obvious. :D I know he’s a dragon, and not a human-character, but he’s my favourite!


2. Molly Gibson from Wives and Daughters (And Roger of course!)

Awwwwww. "Yes, yes I will." Hehehe.  "Wives and daughters"

She’s just adorable. So sweet!



3.  John Thornton from North and South.

It’s Richard Armitage, playing Mr. Thornton…need anything else be said?!



4. Jane and Tarzan from Disney’s Tarzan

probably one of my favorite parts <3....tarzan's face haha

Yes, I am aware that these are technically two characters, but they go together, so…


5.  Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth from Persuasion (1995)


I know – I just keep breaking the rules! Oh well…These two are soo…*happy sigh* I love this movie!!


6. Esther Summerson from Bleak House

Esther Summerson {Bleak House}

She’s a very sweet character. :)



7. Lucy Pevensie

We can’t forget her :)



8. Verity Poldark from Poldark

Verity Poldark (Ross' cousin/Francis' sister) (Ruby Bentall)

I just love her character. She is one of the best, (if not the best?!) of the show. Anyone else watching Poldark on TV right now?



9.  Georgianna Darcy from Death Comes to Pemberly (and also her love, Henry)

Death Comes to Pemberley: Eleanor Tomlinson as Georgiana Darcy - she is SO beautiful!

Georgiana and Henry - Death Comes To Pemberley

-Such a cute couple!! Georgianna seems so refined, and genteel. And very sweet. :)(Kinda hard to believe that the same actress plays Demelza in Poldark!! – Still cute and sweet though!)


10. Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility (and sweet Edward, too! :))

Sense and Sensibility (2008) -- Dan Stevens as Edward Ferrars >>>

I love these two, as well. I often relate to Elinor. They’re great characters!


So that’s ten. I know I am forgetting some, but it’s hard to think of every movie you’ve ever seen on the spot. :) And also, I should say – these aren’t in exact order. That would be way too hard! These are just ten of my favourites – although, Toothless is definitely #1 :)

And as for who I tag, I tag YOU! If you choose to do this, leave a link so I can read it! :)

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award/Tag

Good day! I was awarded/tagged by the lovely Miss Shantelle over at A Writer’s Heart. Thanks Shantelle! =) The questions look like fun. And since it’s Friday, I thought I’d just go ahead and post this instead of a Pinterest Favourites post. I think I’ll just go ahead and dive right in!



  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate ten blogs.


And here are the questions for me to answer:

  • What genre have you read most of this year?  Oh tough question…I’ve read a fairly wide variety of books so far…The most would probably be Christian fantasy/medieval fantasy, etc.


  • Do you enjoy fairytales? Which ones do you like most? I do enjoy them, but it’s hard because I stay away from magic. I’ve rewritten one of them so far without magic and with a Christian theme, and I’d like to do that with more of them. As for which I like most…hmm. I’ve always been rather fond of Snow White, but ever since writing the Beauty and the Beast story, I absolutely fell in love with the redemption story of that one. :)


  • Favorite dessert? Too many! I guess I’ll go with cherry cheesecake, because that is absolutely amazing! =) 


  • Which Disney princess are you most like and why? Well to be honest, I don’t really relate to any of the Princesses. If I was to be in a movie setting like those, it would be something like How to Train Your Dragon. I asked my Mum for her help with this question (it’s easier for someone else to tell you who you’re most like!) and she said I’m kind of like Valka in HTTYD2 – Hiccups Mom. My Mum said ‘She’s calm, and kind, but can defend herself and is strong, yet still gentle, and is rather like a dragon whisperer, which is what you’d be.” Only I’m not her age…XD But yeah, that’s what I’ll go with. Hope that’s okay! I think I’d be more of a viking than a princess. =) S

httyd 2


  • Which Disney prince do you consider the most dashing? So, we don’t watch Frozen, but I love Kristoff. And Tarzan. Technically neither are princes, but they’re close enough, right?! 

free frozen clipart | Frozen: Kristoff Clip Art.  Day 15: Favorite Romantic Moment  Tarzan and Jane


  • What was your favorite blog post this year? Of my own or others? I’m gonna go with others…but that’s still hard, because I read SO many blog posts. I was really excited to read THIS post of Alica Ruggieri’s. :)


  • A few books you hope to read soon? I’m waiting for two review books that I am SO excited for. They are “Not by Sight” by Kate Breslin and “Through Waters Deep” by Sarah Sundin!


  • Favorite book of the year? I’ve already read SO many books this year, and this question is way too hard…The following books will make my absolutely favourites list of the year: “The Tomb” by Stephanie Landsem, “The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest” by Melanie Dickerson, “Not Abandoned” by MacKenzie Morganthal, “Brothers-in-Arms” by Jack Lewis Baillot, “The Fragrance of Geraniums” by Alicia Ruggieri and “Resistance” by Jaye L. Knight. Sooo many good ones!!


  • Summer or winter? This doesn’t even require a nanosecond of a thought – WINTER!!


  • One goal you have? Hmm..Well, ultimately I want to follow wherever God leads. But one dream/goal I have that I hope will be accomplished soon is being published. :)

Thanks again, Shantelle, for the award! Now, here is where I am supposed to name who I shall pass the award onto, but I cannot think of ten bloggers, let alone those who have not already been awarded! So, if anyone is reading this right now who has not been awarded but would like to, please consider yourself nominated!! And just go ahead and used the same questions – I’d love to see other’s answers to them! If you do answer these questions, leave a link for me to see! =)