Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunflower Blogger Award

The Sunflower Blogger Award
Shannah tagged me from over at Book Reviews by Shannah. I love her blog, thank you for nominating me! This is my first type of blogger award so I had a lot of fun with it!

The rules:
  1. Share 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions the previous blogger asked
  3. Tag 11 bloggers and ask them 11 new questions
 Shannah's Questions for Me:

  1. Where is your favorite place to read? - Either curled up on the couch or on my bed before I go to sleep.
  2. What are you looking forward to doing this summer?- Spending a week with my family in the mountains where I grew up.
  3. Do you prefer e-books or paperback/hardback books?-Paperback books all the way!
  4. If you could meet one historical person, who would it be?-This is a really hard question because I love history. Amelia Earhart has always interested me, I want to know her story. Or any Native American-I can't imagine what they experienced!
  5. You are on a desert island. You can have wish for three things. What would they be?-I would say the Bible, my husband (are people ok : ), and peanut butter. This is always a difficult question for me.
  6. Who is your favorite fictional character of all time?-Oh this is an impossible question! I have so very many but the first that comes to mind is Michael from the book Redeeming Love.
  7. What is the greatest lesson you have learned from reading a fiction book?-To appreciate history and those who lived before us. Also, that God is bigger than our own small little world.
  8. Do you love your job?-I wouldn't say love but I like it well enough.
  9. What is your favorite quote?-"Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it yet." Anne of Green Gables. But there are so many good ones~
  10. Do you like to buy new books or are you ok with used?-Love used, it makes no difference to me.
  11. What have you learned about yourself lately?-No matter how much I plan, God is in control with the future. No matter how much I want to be in control, I clearly am not in charge. This is a constant struggle for me, I like to know what is going to happen! But I am humbled by a God who cares enough about me to tell me not to worry and that I am His!

11 Facts about myself:

1.       I’m 21 but everyone says I’m like an 80 year old woman because of my hobbies and mindset. : )
2.       Historical fiction is my favorite.
3.       I’ve been married almost three years.
4.       I grew up in Colorado but now live in Kansas.
5.       I just got my first smart phone-technology is not my thing. (hence the 80- yr old woman comments)
6.       I love peanut butter.
7.       This is my first year to have fruit trees!
8.       I’ve been to 5 countries and 40 states. I love to travel.
9.       I work at a bank.
10.   I’d rather be in the mountains than on a beach.
11.   Late afternoon is my favorite time of day.

 11 New Questions:

  1. What's your favorite book genre?
  2. What's your favorite time of year and why?
  3. What made you want to start blogging?
  4. Favorite time to read?
  5. How do you find out about new books? (Goodreads, blogs, friends, etc)
  6. Beach, mountains, or in between?
  7. What is the best movie you have seen lately?
  8. Do you mark(highlight/underline) things in your books such as a good quote?
  9. Predictable books or more mysterious?
  10. What is your favorite snack?
  11. What is your favorite book of the year so far?
 I tagged:

Callie at Through Clouded Glass

Laura at Mrs. Laura Beth

Lorelei at Laurahonest Reads

Aerykah at Expressions of Me

Dawn at Dawn's Dreams

Melissa at My Recent Favorite Books

Maureen at Maureen's Musings

Lisa at Seeking With All Yur Heart  

Kav at Best Reads

Carole at The Power of Words

Becky at Christian Chick's Thoughts

(no pressure! you don't have to participate if you don't want to)


Callie said...

Loved reading your answers, and thank you Michelle, for nominating me! I love these awards. :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Michelle,
I loved reading your answers! So fun! We have a few things in common. I've been told I'm "old" for my age. I guess it comes from the fact that I would rather be at home or with family than out clubbing like a lot of 26 year old's. You got married young (congrats on three years, by the way!). I did too! I would have been married for 6 years, this year, if my first husband had lived.

Like you, I've learned that no matter how much I want to be in control, God is. That helped me greatly through the death of my husband and I have been richly blessed. I am extremely grateful for the chance to get married and have a family, again.

Thanks for your answers! :D

Carole said...

Michelle, I am honored that you would think of me for this Sunflower Award! I left you a note on my blog, but just wanted to say that I will do your 11 questions and facts. I don't think I can come up with 11 blogs that haven't already been nominated, so I might try something different there. Thanks so much for the honor, Michelle!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Michelle! :)
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