BOOK BLOGGER TEST

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I’ve been tagged by the BookHookedNook to do the Book Blogger Test Tag sort of. You see the BookHookedNook tagged a few people and then said “Feel free to do this tag or not!🙂”. So guess what my blogging friends? I’m doing this tag.🙂 BookHookedNook, I’m sorry I’m getting this post for this tag out late.


RULES

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the ten questions in this post.
  3. Nominate at least 5 people to do it also.
  4. Let your Nominees know you nominated them.

TOP THREE BOOKISH PET PEEVES

  1. Love Triangles.
  2. Instant Loves.
  3. To much going on.

THREE BOOK CONFESSIONS

  1. I dog ear my pages sometimes and fold the pages to mark my place.
  2. I sometimes let the book sit a few days before reading it.
  3. I hate books that seem thrown together and too much is going on.

LAST TIME YOU CRIED READING A BOOK?

Honestly, I don’t ever remember of crying while reading a book.

NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

I don’t have a bedside table so 0. However, I’ve got 1 unread book on my desk and who knows how many unread books around the house.

FAVORITE READING SNACK?

I normally read before bed or sitting on my bed so I don’t snack in bed for obvious reasons.

THREE BOOKS YOU’D RECOMMEND TO ANYONE:

  1. If Cats Could Talk: THE MEANING OF HIS MEOW by Mike Fertig.
  2. The BIBLE.
  3. Chicken Soup for the Christian: 101 Stories to Open the Spirit by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Aubery & Nancy Mitchell with contributions from Norman Vincent Peale, Corrie ten Boom, Dick Van Patten, Charles W. Colson, Gary Smalley, Joan Wester Anderson, Dick Van Dyke And Many More.

A PICTURE OF YOUR BOOKSHELF

HAHA, HAHA YEAH RIGHT!! Sorry for the laughter but my bookshelf is not just in one place. My bookshelf is where I can find a place to put my books. So I apologize but I do not have a picture for you.

HOW MUCH DO BOOKS MEAN TO YOU?

My way of winding down and I think you should take care of books. Reading is a window into the future.

BIGGEST READING SECRET?

I actually have more than one reading secret. My secrets are:

  1. I let my books set a few days before reading them.
  2. I absolutely despise books that are just thrown together then the author tries to cover his/her tracks by adding additional chapters and/or words.
  3. I really don’t like Charles Stanley’s books.

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  1. Books & Adventures
  2. A Booknerd Travels
  3. theintrovertedbooknerd.wordpress.com
  4. EsmeSalon
  5. Books,dogs and cats

Also, if you weren’t tagged above and you want to do this tag, please feel free to do it.

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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Today is the third and final day of the 3 Day Quote Challenge for me. I’ve really enjoyed doing this challenge.bloggif_5b0092b54b683

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days(1 post a day).
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.
  4. Anyone wanting to do this challenge please feel free to.

 

I didn’t say this quote first but I do use it sometimes. I hope you like my quotes below.

QUOTE IS BY P.K HALLINAN AND GRAPHIC CREDIT: quotesgram.com

  1. O.M.G.
  2. 15andmeowing.com
  3. The Introverted Book Nerd
  4. Eel Creek Chronicles
  5. Front Seat Ryder
  6. rachelmankowitz – The Cricket Pages

  1. One Day At A Time
  2. The Chronicle of Woos
  3. Cat Lady from Austria
  4. ANYBODY WANTING TO DO THIS CHALLENGE PLEASE FEEL TO.

Thank you once again Zimmerbitch

Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

bloggif_5b0092b54b683This Three Day Quote Challenge is not only fun but you can learn a lot from hunting and reading enlightening quotes.  If you have the time I suggest you do it. 1 quote(1 post a day) isn’t much.

Once Again so you don’t have to post flip here are the Rules below.

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  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive(1 post each day).
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.
  4.  Anyone wanting to do this challenge please feel free to do it.

God is important to me and in my life so I chose a quote with God in it. I found so many good quotes it was hard to choose.

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  1. Eel Creek Chronicles
  2. Front Seat Ryder
  3. rachelmankowitz – The Cricket Pages

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  1. O.M.G.
  2. 15andmeowing.com
  3. The Introverted Book Nerd

 

 

 

Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

Thank you https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com for letting me participate in this challenge.bloggif_5b0092b54b683

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  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days(1 post a day).
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

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  1. O.M.G.
  2. 15andmeowing.com
  3. theintrovertedbooknerd
  4. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO THE QUOTE CHALLENGE FEEL FREE TO DO IT. 

 

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This is my first quote of the quote challenge in 3 consecutive days.

Awesome Blogger Award And The Why I Love Me Tag

AWESOME BLOGGER AWARD

It makes me very happy to be nominated for these awards by In A Messy World . I want to thank In A Messy World for this nominations.

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Like In A Messy World, I’ve never heard of this award before so this is why it’s given. The Awesome Blogger Award is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. In my opinion, I’ve been fortunate to meet some of these bloggers. If you have a beautiful, encouraging, funny and being an inspiration to everyone this award is for you.

THE RULES

 

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Tag it #awesomebloggeraward.
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated.
  • LINK BACK TO THE CREATOR OF THIS TAG WHICH IS Thoughtful Tash and also link to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)

 IN A MESSY WORLD’S QUESTIONS

  1. Which would you choose between a successful career and a lover? Interesting question. I hope I wouldn’t have to choose but be able to have a 50/50 balance of both.
  2. What was the last dream you remember having? Last dream I remember was early this morning. It was on bee’s nest and my neighbors and kids were in my dream. I woke up before I saw the ending of my dream which happens with most of my dreams.
  3. Your most embarrassing moment? Honestly, I don’t remember.
  4. Least favourite movie? The Russians Are Coming. Want something to put you and/or your guests to sleep this will do the trick. 
  5. What are your long-term goals? Really don’t have any.
  6. Your Favourite Food? Hot Wings.
  7. What keeps you going? The hope I have Eternal Life when I die.
  8. Favourite pizza topping? Pepperoni/sausage/bacon/ham
  9. Tea or Coffee? Tea.
  10. Which 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Encouraging, hopeful, Christian.

Thank You and congratulations on being an awesome blogger.

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

MY QUESTIONS

  1. What’s the best thing you participated in?
  2. What’s your Favorite Pet?
  3. What’s your favorite sport?
  4. What’s your favorite hobby?
  5. What’s your favorite television program?
  6. Do you like to talk politics?
  7. Any advice to bloggers you want to give?
  8. If you were on an island and you were only allowed one luxury item what would it be(Keeping in mind food and water aren’t luxury items but necessity items)?
  9. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
  10. Describe yourself in 3 words?

MY NOMINEES

  1. Comedy Plus
  2. McGuffy’s Reader
  3. 15andmeowing
  4. Pets Overload
  5. There are so many people with awesome blogs that my 5th nominee is any one who has an encouraging blog and is a beautiful person. I hope some of you that isn’t listed above does this award because you deserve it and don’t forget to link back to my blog.

 

WHY I LOVE ME TAG

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You’ve heard the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. How true this is because what may be ugly to one person may be pretty to another. So before you go calling someone ugly or different remember there’s someone out there that might consider you ugly and also remember we are all different in one way or another.

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RULES

  • POST THE AWARD ON YOUR BLOG(PLEASE NOTE NO AWARD IMAGE FOR THIS AWARD).
  • ACKNOWLEDGE THE BLOGGER WHO NOMINATED YOU.
  • LEAVE A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL CREATOR TAG CREATOR TO GET A BIT MORE INFO ABOUT WHY THIS TAG WAS CREATED! THE LINK THAT I WAS GIVEN IS ThoughtfulTash.
  • WRITE 10 THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY.
  • NOMINATE AT LEAST 5 OTHER BLOGGERS.
  • IN THE COMMENTS OF THE BLOG POST, SPREAD MORE SELF-LOVE WITH COMPLIMENTS TO EACH OTHER! THE MORE LOVE THE BETTER!

10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ME

  1. I LOVE MY HAIR. My hair is naturally curly and I only have to get it cut a few times. Also, I haven’t had to color or dye my hair yet. I have NO grey hairs. I love the fact I can wash my hair and go. No mouse, styling, curling iron needed.
  2. I LOVE HOW I CARE. I love how I can care about others when they come to me with their problems.
  3. I LOVE THE FACT I’M A BULLYING SURVIVOR. You read right I survived being bullied. I was bullied through college and with the support of my family and my faith in God got me through it.
  4. I LOVE THE FACT I ACHIEVED 2 DEGREES.  I graduated from a community college with an Associate Degree in Elementary Education then transferred to a 4 year university where I achieved a Sociology Degree(BS Degree). I was told after Highschool by a counselor that I would never achieve either of these degrees.
  5. I LOVE THE FACT I’M SINGLE. I must admit that this was something I wasn’t crazy about when I was younger but as I got older and wiser and I got I actually love being single. I can do things when I want and can change my schedule if need be.
  6. I LOVE HOW I’M DIFFERENT/SPECIAL. I’m one of a kind and despite what others may think I love the fact I’m special/different from other people.
  7. I LOVE THE FACT I HAVE ROYALTY IN MY ANCESTRY. Yes, that’s right, I have royalty in my ancestry. Queen Elizabeth is in my ancestry(Not the current one). I didn’t even get an invitation to either royal wedding either. Guess it got lost in the mail. LOL 
  8. I LOVE MY BLUE EYES. I love my blue eyes because they go with every outfit and I don’t need to wear colored contacts.
  9. I LOVE MY KINDNESS. I’m one who likes to meet new people and go up to people and say hi and welcome them. I not only enjoy meeting new people but learning about others and where they come from.
  10. I LOVE LISTENING TO OTHERS. I like listening to others problems and giving them advice. Sometimes it’s easier because we’ve been through the same/similar situation.
  11.    I Love Me Because I’m  A Christian. This may seem like a crazy answer to some people but when I asked Jesus into my heart my life totally changed for the good. I’ve been blessed  many times over. Is my life easier? Not always but at least I know Jesus is there to help me.

           I could go on and on about What I Love About Me but won’t because my post                 would be too long.

MY NOMINEES

  1. Comedy Plus
  2. McGuffy’s Reader
  3. 15 and Meowing
  4. Pets Overload
  5. MY 5TH NOMINEE IS ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS AWARD. THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD BLOGS OUT THERE THAT DESERVE THIS AWARD. SO PLEASE DO THIS AWARD AND LINK BACK TO ME IF YOU DO THIS AWARD.

BEAUTY TAG

DSCN0467Hello everyone and welcome. Simple Serenity has done a Tag called the Beauty Tag and nominated everyone who reads her post which can be found HERE. Please understand my answers will be from when I was younger mostly since I’m allergic to ALL makeup I’ve tried. I want to Once Again, I want to thank Simple Serenity for nominating everyone who read her post/blog.

1.) What do you love about makeup? 

When I wore makeup  I loved it because it covered up my blemishes. It also made me look good too.

2.) How long does it take for you to do your makeup?

When I wore makeup it took anywhere 5 to 10 minutes. Since I only where lipstick or chapstick now it doesn’t take that long.

3.) Do you remember your first makeup item?

NO

4.) Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes. Since I’m allergic, I do it a lot.

5.) Favorite lipstick?

Anything on sale, right color and as long as it looks good. Favorite — No.

6.) Name a makeup crime that you hate?

There are many but one that comes to mind is when I was in college, a young woman was coming up the hill I was going down and I thought  I’d entered a Halloween party this young woman had that much makeup on and it was on thick and it looked to be in layers too. I could go on and on about this crime but won’t.

7.) What product do you buy mostly?

Lipsticks and glosses. I have a lot.

8.) One makeup product you can do without?

Eyeliners.

9.) Favorite makeup hack?

Always carry a cosmetic mirror/powder to touch up your makeup.

DSCN046810.) Matte lips or Lip gloss?

Glossy lips all the way but sometimes wear matte lipstick.

11.) Do you wear fake eyelashes?

NO.

12.) What is your most cherished beauty makeup product?

Face powder was my most cherished beauty product.

13.) Favorite makeup brand?

Tough question. I really like the Clinique brand.

14.) What is your skin type?

Very Sensitive, Pale, Freckled and normal to oily.

15.) How many times do you wash your face daily?

This may sound crazy but due to my very sensitive skin, I don’t wash my face daily but only a few times a week.

16.) Any Acne story?

Yes. In my younger years, I used an Acne cream to try to get rid of my acne because I knew it worked. I used it this time to get rid of my acne and I broke out with more acne. It had the opposite reaction.

17.) Do you like trying out new skin care products or do you stick to a routine?

Stick to a routine.

18.) Do you think you look good even when you don’t have makeup on?

Absolutely. I love how I look and if other people don’t like how I look, that’s their problem.

My Nominees Is Everyone that reads this. Link to this post and let me know if you do the Beauty Tag so I can check out your answers.

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The Brotherhood Of The World Award

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I would like to thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this award. Actually Everyone deserves this award so I hope you do a post for it. You can see the original post by clicking HERE .

brotherhood-award1The Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.

THE RULES:

  1. THANK THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU AND LINK BACK  TO THEIR BLOG.
  2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS SENT TO YOU.
  3. NOMINATE 10 BLOGGERS.
  4. CREATE YOUR SET OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NOMINEES.
  5. LIST THE RULES AND DISPLAY THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD LOGO IN YOUR POST AND/IN YOUR BLOG.

QUESTIONS ASKED:(MY ANSWERS ARE IN ITALICS):

  1. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY? THERE’S SO MUCH THAT MAKES ME ANGRY. FOR EXAMPLE, PEOPLE PROTESTING AND DISRESPECTING THE PRESIDENT A YEAR AFTER HE WON THE ELECTION. 
  2. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS? HELPING MY MOM.
  3. WHAT IS YOUR KEY TO HAPPINESS? GETTING MY STRENGTH FROM GOD AND TAKING EACH DAY ONE DAY AT A TIME.
  4. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE IN THREE WORDS? JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.

MY NOMINEES:

  1. MABEAUTILITY
  2. Cats and Life
  3. RoseyToesMeows
  4. http://15andmeowing.com
  5. Musings of a Senior Kitty
  6. The Joyful Soul Creates
  7. The Lasting Joy Club
  8. Purrince Siddhartha Henry
  9. Pets Overload
  10. ROMEO
  11. Crotchety Cougars
  12. FINALLY ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO THIS AWARD FEEL FREE TO. ALL BLOGGERS DESERVE THIS AWARD.

QUESTIONS FOR MY BLOGGERS:

  1. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?
  2. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS?
  3. WHAT IS YOUR KEY TO HAPPINESS?
  4. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE IN 3 WORDS?
  5. WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?
  6. WHAT PET(S) DO YOU OWN?
  7. WHAT ENCOURAGES YOU THE MOST AND HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE(NOT FLATTER) OTHERS?
  8. WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG?

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

 

 

20 Facts About Me Tag

  1. I love Hot Wings.
  2. I love cats.
  3. I love animals.
  4. I’m a redhead.
  5. I collect stuffed animals.
  6. I like meeting new people.
  7. I have 2 blogs and they are WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.
  8. I’m bad at Math.
  9. I don’t have a cell phone.
  10. I’ve never texted in my life.
  11. I like NASCAR(Mostly Monster Cup Series).
  12. I met Maya Angelou when I was in college.
  13. I have 2 college degrees(Associates In Elementary Education and a BS In Sociology).
  14. I would just love to go to Ireland.
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15. I took 12+ years of Piano lessons.

16. I’ve had dogs as pets before. Their breeds were Shepard/Husky Mix,                               Alaskan Malamute and other breeds. 

17. I was picked on/bullied through college graduation.

18. I live in the country.

19. I like to read.

20.Never lived in the city.

TMI TAG

I want to thank AESTHETICGRAPHY for tagging me for the TMI TAG. The post can be found HERE .

TMI-TAGTHE TMI QUESTIONS:

  1. What are you wearing? Brown Cords, A Turtleneck And An EOR Moody Purple Over Jacket.
  2. Ever been in love? Yes.
  3. Ever have a terrible break-up? Yes.
  4. Any Tattoos? No.
  5. Any Piercings? Yes. 
  6. Favorite Band? Don’t have a favorite at this time.
  7. Something You Miss? My Cat Tigger, my Grandparents and my relatives who died.
  8. Favorite Song? Don’t Have A Favorite Song.
  9. How Old Are You. Just turned 50.
  10. Zodiac Sign? Sagittarius.
  11. Quality You Look For In A Partner? I look for several qualities in a partner. I look for good humor, Someone With A Job, Someone Who Doesn’t Drink, Swear and is a God Fearing Person.
  12. Favorite Quote? One Of My Favorite Quotes is:
  13.  Favorite Colors? Pastels.
  14.  Loud Music or Soft? Mostly Soft to Medium 
  15.  Where Do You Go When Your Sad? Depends.
  16. How Long Does It Take You To Shower? Depends.
  17. How Long Does It Take You To Get Ready In The Morning? More than 10 minutes.
  18. Ever Been In A Physical Fight? Never.
  19. Turn On? I’m Skipping this because I don’t really have a turn on.
  20. Turn Off? Huge Egos and People who think there better than you.
  21. Fears? A Lot.
  22. Last Thing That Made You Cry? Not Sure But I Think It Was When My Cat Tigger Died.
  23. Last Time You Said You Loved Someone? Today.
  24. Meaning Behind Your Blog Name? My Blog Has always Been About Animal But It Started Out Being Country Animals and I Thought Why Not Make It About All Animals So I Changed The Name Of My Blog From COUNTRY LIVING To WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)
  25. Last Book You Read? The Trainable Cat.
  26. Last show you watched? Golf.
  27. The Relationship Between You And The Person You Last Texted? I’ve Never Texted In My Life – I Don’t Have A Cell Phone.
  28. Favorite Food? Hot Wings.
  29. Places You Want To Visit? Ireland and Many Other Places.
  30. Do You Have A Crush? NO.
  31. Favorite Flavor Of Sweet? I Like Most Sweets.
  32. What Instruments Do You Play? I Took 12 Years Of Piano Lessons.
  33. Favorite Piece Of Jewelry? I Like Most Jewelry.
  34. Last Sport You Played? javelin In Highschool.
  35. Last Song You Sang? Don’t really sing.
  36. Favorite Chat Up Line? Let’s Skip This.
  37. Last Time You Hung Out With Anyone? Don’t Remember The Date But It Was at My Nieces Basketball Game For Her Senior Night.
  38. What’s Your Favorite Drink? Tea.
  39. How Tall Are You? 5’6 (Probably Shorter Now).
  40. Have You Been Betrayed By Someone You Care About? Many Times.
  41. Have You Ever Dated Someone You Met Online? Never.
  42. Mention A Movie That Always Makes You Cry? Don’t Go To Movies Since The Closest Movie Theater Is More Than 25 Miles Away.
  43. What is Your Relationship With Your Parents Like? We’re Very Close.
  44. What Was The Last Thing That Made You Laugh? My Cat.

Questions Gotten From Tag Questions.

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Comedy Plus
  2. DAILY FELINE WISDOM
  3. Kristi Ann’s Haven
  4. 15 AND Meowing.com
  5. Musings of a Senior Kitty
  6. Pets Overload
  7. KittyClysm*
  8. Animals Are Feelings Beings Too
  9. SuPawCute
  10. stuffedwithluv
  11. Feline Cafe`
  12. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT

Be sure to Link to This Post After You Do It.

The ‘Future Me’ Tag

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WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE was nominated to do The ‘Future Me’ Tag by Mabeautility who created this tag. The original post by Mabeautility can be found HEREThanks Again Mabeautility!!


The tag is about your future and what you would like to tell yourself when you are ten years older than your age right now. What the person then needs to know and what do you… Well let’s start the tag!!


  • What do you want your life to look like over ten years? 

In 10 years I want to be married or at least engaged. I want to own my own business or at least be co-owners with someone else. I want to be able to make my own schedule so I can be with my family and cat.

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  • What do you want to ask to the future you?

Oh Wow! I think I would have a lot of questions I would want to ask. Some of my questions would probably be: Did I get married? Who did I marry? What’s he like? Did I ever get to own or co-own my own business. Did I retire or get a job? Did I ever master computers? Did I ever master blogging and the technical side of blogging? Did I ever get a chance to meet some of my blogger friends? There are so many questions I have. Did I reach my short-term goals?

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  • What do you want to have her remember?

I want to have her remember that I liked blogging, I wanted to own or co-own my own business and that I’m proud of ALL my nieces and nephew.

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  • Where do you think she’ll live?

I think she’ll live in a castle somewhere in Ireland. 

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  • What do you think she will miss the most about your life now?

Probably my flexibility and living with my parents and etc…

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  • What do you think she will be happy about she does not have any more what is present in your life?

Will I have enough income coming in to pay ALL my bills.


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Thank you all for reading this blog-post!! Make sure to fill in the tag on your blog (so much fun it will be to read this over 10 years!), mention my blog and click on the like star below!!


* Please note that ALL images and graphics are Mabeautility’s except for the Ireland graphic and the Stewart Irish Crest.*

DAISY MAE ( A POEM WITH PICTURES AND A SLIDESHOW)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hi and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I Daisy Mae have been busy getting my picture taken for my updated selfies. I worked so hard that I just had to stretch out the length of myself. Then I find out Sister Crystal is goofing off by dabbling in poetry. That didn’t really make me happy when she could be doing more worthwhile things than trying to write poetry.

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NOT QUITE.

OK, maybe I’m being a little hard on  Sister Crystal but poetry really? I forgave her when I found out the poem she was writing was about me that’s right she was writing a poem about me. What could I do but forgive her. I also have a new appreciation for poetry. 

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PURRFECT. NOW LET ME SLEEP!!

Sister Crystal I’m really sorry. 

Without further adieu, here is the poem Sister Crystal wrote about me. ENJOY!!>”<🙂>”<

DAISY MAE

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

DAISY MAE, DAISY MAE,YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL GREY CAT WITH A WHITE CHIN AND WHITE FEET WITH GREEN EYES WHO IS FUN, LOVING, FURRY, FLUFFY, EASY TO TAKE CARE OF, LIKES THE SUNSHINE, LIKES NICE WARM REGISTERS AND LIKES TO LAY OUTSIDE SISTER CRYSTAL’S BEDROOM DOOR TO SLEEP.

DAISY MAE, YOU ALSO HAVE VERY SHARP CLAWS FOR DEFENDING YOURSELF AND YOU DIG YOUR SHARP CLAWS INTO MY LEGS WHEN YOU PUSSY FOOT ON ME SOMETIMES BUT THAT’S OK DAISY MAE BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU’RE PART OF THE FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND ROLL AROUND IN CATNIP. YOU ALSO LIKE TO JUMP UP INTO HIGH PLACES WHERE YOUR OWNERS CAN’T GET YOU. 

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DAISY MAE, YOU AND I MET ONE EVENING AFTER I CAME HOME FROM WORK. YOUR MOTHER LITERALLY BROUGHT YOU TO MY FAMILY AND I. YOU GOT OUR ATTENTION BY MEOWING SO LOUD EVERYONE AROUND COULD HERE YOU BUT WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES BECOMES WE JUST FOLLOWED THAT LOUD MEOW OF YOURS UNTIL WE FOUND YOU.

FROM THE TIME MY FAMILY AND I MET YOU WE FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU SO WE TOOK YOU INTO OUR HOME AND YOU BECAME PART OF OUR FAMILY AND HAVE BEEN FOR 11 YEARS. DAISY MAE, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FOREVER HOME WITH MY FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, I HOPE YOU HAVE A RAINBOW OF SUNPUDDLES TO WARM YOUR FUR AND LAY IN. MAY THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE FOR YOU MY SWEET, ADORABLE SMART KITTY CAT. MY FAMILY AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

EVERYDAY YOU LEAVE PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAISY MAE.

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WINNING THE LIEBSTER AWARD – MY SECOND AWARD OF 2018!!

 

Happy  New Everyone. I’m excited because Daisy Mae and I have started the new year off right by being nominated for two awards. We were nominated for the don’t hate, appreciate award by MABEAUTILITY and that post can be found at The Don’t Hate, Appreciate Award: G❤❤d Vibes Only – My First Post Of 2018. Also, Daisy Mae and I were nominated for the Liebster Award  by MABEAUTILITY and if you want to check her award post out that can be found at LIEBSTER AWARD 2018!.

Thanks MABEAUTILITY for nominating me.

THE RULES:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated your blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other new bloggers for encouraging them.
  4. Ask them 11 questions.
  5. Let them know you have nominated.

MABEAUTILITY’S QUESTIONS TO THE NOMINEES(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):

  1. What is your favorite pet? Cats.
  2. What is your favorite snack? Popcorn slathered in butter.
  3. Which place in your house do you like the most? I like my bedroom the most. The reason I like my bedroom so is because it’s warm and cozy.
  4. What is your biggest hobby besides blogging. I don’t have another hobby other than blogging anymore. I used to do cross-stitching.
  5. If you were able to posses magic, what kind of  magic would it be? Interesting question. The kind of magic that I could have a full-time job by owning my own business. Also,the kind of magic that I could change our world’s mind to do the right thing.
  6. What is your biggest wish? My biggest wish is that everyone in my family stays healthy and our world gets some common sense.
  7. Would you like your blog to be your job and Why? I haven’t been blogging a year yet so as of this time I’m not really sure.
  8. What did you like most about 2017?  I have so many things I liked about 2017 it’s hard to pick just 1 particular one.
  9. What would your perfect holiday be like? All of my family would be together, no grudges would be held, Nobody would be sick and we’d enjoy each other’s company and we’d overlook each other’s faults.
  10. What is the meaning of education? To me education is more than getting a degree or degrees at a college or colleges. Education to me can also be what you learn in life from the time you’re born to the time you die. You see there are many ways you can be educated so take advantage of all of them because you never know when you’ll need them.
  11. How did you create the name of your blog? When I created the name of my blog, I wanted it to be unique and original. I live way out in the country so I started with COUNTRY LIVING but then I got to thinking why not make it a little more personal and do a name that would welcome everyone to my site. So I came up with WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I kept COUNTRY LIVING so that my followers  that came when I had that name would stay.

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MY NOMINEES:

  1. A Voice From Iran
  2. Easy Blog
  3. His Perfect Timing
  4. A Smile A Day
  5. 15 And Meowing
  6. The Girl Who Read Too Much
  7. Crochety Cougars
  8. If I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going
  9. Canny Catnip Nook
  10. Purrseidon
  11. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

Please don’t judge me for not nominating blog! If I could I’d nominate all my followers because I know how much time and effort into your blog posts. I appreciate all my bloggers.

Congratulations to my nominees.

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What is your favorite pet and/or animal?
  2. What is your job and Why do you like it or dislike it so much?
  3. What is your favorite sport and why?
  4. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so what were they?
  5. What did you like most about 2017?
  6. What did you like least about 2017?
  7. What is your hobby besides blogging?
  8. What did you like most about Christmas and New Year’s?
  9. What is your blog about?
  10. What would you like to share about yourself to introduce yourself to the readers?
  11. How did you create the name of your blog?

Nominees, have fun answering the above questions.

A HUGE BIG THANK YOU TO MABEAUTILITY FOR NOMINATING ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Blogmas: Day 24 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

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Today is Blogmas – Day 24 and Christmas Eve. What’s so special about this day? Why Santa Clause comes to town.

Now If you are like me, you like to track Santa Claus. If you have children or grandchildren you’ll be most likely tracking Santa with the Santa Tracker. The best Santa tracker to use is probably NORAD, The Official Santa Tracker. The link is NORAD Tracks Santa – Official Site. Oh sure there are other Santa Tracker Sites but finding one as good as NORAD.

Personally, I love tracking Santa Claus. Why? I love see where he’s going, Where’s he’s been and how many gifts are delivered. I also love seeing how long it takes him to get from place to place. I’ve compared sites and they differ with their stats. Why? I don’t know. What Santa Tracker Site you choose is entirely up to you.

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 17 – The 12 Days Of Christmas(Animal Style)

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The 12 days of Christmas is a popular Christmas song we listen to every Christmas. But did you think about The 12 Days Of Christmas(Animal Style)? I have and it’s something how animals sing this popular Christmas song. Below is the lyrics for The 12 Days Of Christmas:

The 12 Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree 

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids of Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

 and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Now that you’ve seen the 12 Days Of Christmas take a look at the 12 Days Of Christmas – Animal Style. I’m just going to list what the 12 days are from 12 to 1 unlike the above 12 Days Of Christmas.

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12 Raccoons a Drumming

11 Mice a Piping

10 Deer a Leaping

9 Cats a Dancing

8 Dogs a Milking

7 Ducks a Swimming

6 Bear a Laying

5 Bags of Animal Treats

4 Snow Birds

3 Turkey

2 Squirrels

and a Bobcat Looking for Food

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🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄Day 11 of Blogmas: The Christmas Tag🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

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Today is the 11th day of Blogmas and I wanted to do something fun so I thought I’d do The Christmas Tag.  I was tagged by A Sun on a Cloudy Day  and Manic`Teodora to do The Christmas Tag .  I want to thank A Sun on a Cloudy Day and Manic` Teodora for tagging me. I will be answering 2 sets of questions since I was tagged twice.

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RULES

  • Add The Picture In Your Blog.
  • Copy These Rules In Your Post.
  • Add A Link To This Original Post.  The Link To The Original Post is littlediyprojects.wordpress.com/thechristmastag
  • Answer The 10 Questions( You Can Add Extra Christmas-Related Questions If You Want).
  • Tag At Least 3 Other Bloggers With Links To Their Blogs.
  • Have Fun.

THE CHRISTMAS TAG QUESTIONS FROM A SUN ON A CLOUDY DAY

  1. What’s Your Favorite Thing About Christmas? I like getting together with family to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday.
  2. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Memory? I really don’t have one. My birthday is a week before Christmas(on the 19th) but just being  with my family is great. However I do remember when my Dad’s work went on strike my grandfather played Santa Clause and boy was he noisy.
  3. Are There Special Traditions Your Family Has For Christmas? (Can Be Personal Or General)Mom, Dad and I like to watch The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty and if they come again that Christmas Season and they usually do we watch them again. Also another tradition my family has is getting together and having Christmas together.
  4. What’s Your Christmas Wish? I have so many Christmas wishes. My Christmas wishes are, Peace on earth, Everyone has a great Christmas, A Computer( which I got already) and so much more.
  5. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Dish? My Dad’s mashed potatoes and the ham.
  6. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Decoration? The Nativity.
  7. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Song? I really don’t have one. I like so many.
  8. Where Do You Usually Celebrate Christmas? My parent’s house.
  9. What Does The ‘Christmas Spirit’ Mean To You? The “Christmas Spirit’ means that you help others that don’t have as much as you. It also means to help others even if you don’t really want to. When someone wishes me Happy Holidays I respond back Merry Christmas. I want everyone to have a terrific Christmas so Merry Christmas Everyone.
  10. Who Out Of Anybody In The World Would Want To Spend Your Christmas With? Jesus and Family And Friends.
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THE CHRISTMAS TAG QUESTIONS FROM MANIC` TEODORA

  1. What Was Your Favourite Christmas Film? I really don’t have a favorite film.
  2. What is your Favourite Christmas song? I have so many.
  3. Where Do You Spend Your Holiday? With my parents.
  4. What Is Your Favorite Thing About Christmas? Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday.
  5. What Would Be Your Dream Place To Visit For The Holiday Season? Ireland.
  6. What Makes The Holiday Special For You? My birthday is on December 19th  so that’s special, Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday, the Christmas Tree and Christmas lights.
  7. Be Honest: Do You Like Giving Gifts Or Receiving Gifts Better? Who doesn’t like to get gifts. I know I do. I have a blast buying for my family of 11 too.
  8. Is Your Christmas Tree Real Or Fake? I have a fake Christmas Tree. My youngest sister is allergic to pine so my family and I must have a fake Christmas Tree.
  9. What Is One Thing You Asked For Christmas? The Original Nintendo DS Handheld Game. I had one before and played it so much that it finally died.):):😪😪😢😪

MY NOMINEES

My nominees are EVERYONE!!

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 10 – Don’t Forget To Elf Yourself

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Now that your done Christmas shopping and hopefully stayed within your budget, It’s time to Elf Yourself. What do I mean by don’t forget to Elf Yourself? It means that when you’re done shopping for others and have money left over go buy yourself something to reward yourself or just because you deserve it. If you choose not to buy anything for yourself, you can always use the following ideas.

  1. Put The Extra Money In Your Checking And/Or Savings Account.
  2. Hide It Somewhere In Your House.
  3. Give The Excess Money Away.

I remember when I was working I would start my Christmas shopping in January and have it completed by October. Now I start later like July and finish by the middle of December.  A Big difference I know. At the end of the post I’m adding a contact form so you can let me know when you start your Christmas shopping and finish it. You can leave it in the comment section too.

Happy Christmas shopping and don’t forget to Elf yourself.

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The Fall Book Tag

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THE FALL BOOK TAG was created by Bionic Book Worm . If you haven’t checked this site out then you need to. I did and I liked this site so much I followed it. Hope you will too.

I would like to thank bookedhookednook.wordpress.com for tagging me. if you haven’t checked this site out yet, you really need to. I did and I liked it so much I followed this site and hope you will too.

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I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU? BY WM. ALLEN  was a book that is not only refreshing but humorous too. It’s like a self-help book that you’ve never seen before. The book helps you reach your goals in 52 weeks or 1 year. The picture on the front of the book is what drew me to the book plus it sounded interesting.

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SMALL TOWN JUSTICE BY VALERIE HANSEN did not end as I expected it would. There could be more than 1 ending but teased you how it might end. This is a good book.

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CAPITOL K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE McCoy AND LENORA WORTH is a 2 in 1 book that gave me the warm and fuzzies and both stories are happy stories.

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This book has 2 short stories in one. It’s light-hearted and just right for season. I hope you read this book.

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RANSOM BY TERRI REED is a book with non-stop action. It has twists and turns too in the plot. RANSOM is a very good book.

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My most anticipated read well I don’t have one at this time.

I TAG EVERYONE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Problems Book Tag

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I have been tagged by Danielle of the The Introverted Book Nerd for the Reader Problems Book Tag. If you want to visit her site and I suggest you do you can click on the above link.


The questions from Danielle will be in bold print and my answers in italics.

  1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next? I look at the titles then I read the back of the book then I decide what book I read. It also depends what I’m in the mood to read.
  2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed? Usually I continue reading the book but there have been times I’ve quit but that’s rare.
  3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads Challenge. Do you try and catch up and how? I’m going to be honest here, I never took a Goodreads Challenge. In fact my personal challenge to myself is read as many books as I can without the pressure. I find it’s more enjoyable.
  4. The covers do. not. match. How do you cope? Don’t worry about it. Like Danielle said not enough money to have matching covers.
  5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings. If I can’t find someone to share my feelings of a book, I sometimes talk to my mom.
  6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal? I usually don’t read in public but if I were in public I’d put the book down and go somewhere private.
  7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!? I would most likely re-read the book.
  8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you tell people nope when they ask? Just Say No!!
  9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump? Watch tv and just don’t read until I’m back in the mood to read again. That’s usually anywhere from 2 to 4 days.
  10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy? Usually not many because I’m unemployed and I’m on a budget. In September though I pre-ordered a book and in the months before, I bought some books including a book series.
  11. After you’ve bought the books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them? It depends. If I am in the middle of a book, I will finish reading the book and my TBR books before I start my new book.

I really don’t know who to tag so if your name is not listed below and you want to do this tag Go for it! EVERYONE HAS BEEN TAGGED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Newbie Tag

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I was tagged by The Introverted Book Nerd for The Newbie Tag since I’m fairly new to blogging. Everyone go and check out her blog because it’s just amazing and give her site a follow while you’re at it. Now let’s get on with The Newbie Tag.

       1. WHY DID YOU START THIS BLOG?

I started out my blog mostly because I thought it would be fun to do. I do book reviews and a little bit of everything on my site. But just started doing book reviews. I do read a lot though.

      2. WHAT ARE SOME FUN AND UNIQUE THINGS THAT YOU CAN BRING TO BOOK BLOGGING?

My take on book reviews. Just being myself.

      3. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW BLOG?

Making friends in the blogging community. I enjoy blogging so making friends online would be great.

      4. WHY DO YOU LOVE TO READ?

Reading helps me wind down. I’m always interested to see if the book has a good plot.

       5. WHAT BOOK OR SERIES GOT YOU INTO READING?

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys books and the Narnia series. When I got older I read the Bible.

6.   WHAT QUESTIONS WOULD YOU ASK YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

  • Where do you get your ideas
  • What inspires you

7. WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU THINK STARTING WILL BE THE HARDEST TO OVERCOME?

I think the hardest will be the technical aspect of blogging.

8. WHEN DID YOU START READING?

When I was real young.

9. WHERE DO YOU READ?

In my bedroom mostly.

10. WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO READ?

I’m flexible. Meaning I’ll read a book just to see what it’s like with the exception of horror. I probably won’t read horror.

                 IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND YOU ARE A NEWBIE BOOK BLOGGER, THEN I TAG YOU!

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