11 {a tag}

11 facts
1. my favorite color is green
2. I've ridden horses all my life - they're my favorite animal
3. my favorite mythological creature is either the dragon or the hippogriff
4. when I was little, I told a woman my name was Wilbur (yes, as in Charlotte's Web. I had an overactive imagination...)
5. I've been to four continents, including this one
6. I've visited nine countries, and passed through a few others
7. I've been to... a lot of states. Let's just say most of them (no, not Alaska or Hawaii, sadly)
8. my favorite food is dark chocolate
9. or maybe ice cream...
10. I love to bake
11. in fact, the kitchen just might be my favorite room

11 answers
How many books do you hope to read this year?
35, the same goal as last year, even though I read 49 books in 2015.

What's your favorite song?
I don't actually know. I like hymns, and Third Day, and Dixie Chicks, and The Steel Wheels, and Lunasa, and songs I can't match an artist to and maybe don't even know the name of. Some that have touched my soul the deepest are those I sang with my high school touring choir.

What's your least favorite holiday?
I like holidays -- any excuse to eat good food, celebrate, and/or gather with family!

Why do you blog?
I ask myself this question all the time. On good days, the answer is because it's an outlet for casual writing and an encouragement to share my poetry, to think critically about books I read, to share what I enjoy and connect with others, to shine a light, however small. On other days, the answer is simply, "I haven't the slightest idea."

Favorite dessert?
All of them. Especially the chocolate ones. More specifically: cake, ice cream, brownies, and Nan-nan's cherry pie.

One movie coming out in 2016 you want to watch?
I don't think I even know what's coming out this year.

Some books set for 2016 releases you want to read?
Samara's Peril by Jaye L. Knight. So excited for this one!

What historical era intrigues you most?
Colonial America, Lewis and Clark (not really an "era," per se...), first century A.D.

Where would you love to visit?
One of my life goals is to visit every continent (except maybe Antarctica). I have Africa and Australia left, but I would also like to go to Ireland, and I've always wanted to see the Amazon. Oh, and the redwood forest!

Some of your favorite blogs?
See "11 bloggers" below.

What things inspire you to write/blog?
Nature inspires a lot of my writing, but this blog is powered almost exclusively by books.

11 questions
How many books do you hope to read this year?
How many books have you read this year?
What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite holiday?
Why do you blog?
Favorite dessert?
Some books set for 2016 release that you can't wait to read?
Where would you most like to travel to?
What things inspire you to write/draw/take photos?
What is your favorite mythological creature?
Favorite (non-mythological) animal?

11 bloggers
Abbiee | Abbiee
Ashlyn | A Girl and Two Brave Horses
Rita | Weaving Pages
Britt | Encouragement for Everyday Struggles
Candice | O Ye Scribes
Opal | Opal Swirls
Kate | The Goodness Revolt
Beth | The Quiet People
Annie | Curious Wren
Olivia | the cwtch
Brian | Wilder Ground

Thanks to Shantelle from A Writer's Heart for tagging me in the Infinity Dreams Award! (months ago...)

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


  1. WILBUR WAS MY FAVORITE. I love this tag, it always helps me learn more about my favorite bloggers <3 Lovely answers :D

    a little bit of sunshine

    1. Thank you, Noor! Pigs in general were my favorite animals when I was little, but Wilbur was definitely at the top of the list! (gah, can't believe I spelled his name wrong...)

  2. Ahhh thank you for tagging me! That's so cool that you ride horses! Not that I am totally biased in that opinion or anything...love your answers!!

    1. Haha, we horse people have to stick together. :)

  3. Thanks so much for tagging me! I love the story about Wilber! And I totally agree with your list of favorite desserts!

    1. I mean, how can you not agree with chocolate? :)

  4. Thank you for the tag! :) You've travelled so much, thats so cool :)

    1. You're welcome! I love traveling, and I've been blessed to have had some amazing opportunities to do so, mostly through school. Actually, about half of the countries I've been to I visited during a three-week high school touring choir trip in Eastern Europe.

  5. Replies
    1. Chocolate and dragons -- what more do you need, right? :)