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Share Your World – August 13, 2018

It’s been ages since I’ve done Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

A class you wish you would have taken?

I think I talked about this already, but while attending school, I wished I had gotten the French class instead of the Spanish one for it never benefitted me. I’m currently struggling to learn French because I can’t seem to devote time to sit and study lately. 😄Oh, and graphic design. I love graphic designing. Wish I could’ve taken a class in that.

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Are you scared of heights?

No… but I might be if I had to sit on top if a really TALL building!

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

Although I do find myself saving recipes and cooking when I feel like it, it just isn’t for me.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? 

Nature. I love spending time in nature for I feel closer to my Maker. 

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The last ten books tag!

I saw this tag going around BookTube last month and decided to have a crack at it. 

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1) The last book you didn’t finish?

I recently DNF’ed Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts for it was not engaging. I’ll probably return to it after reading some better books. At one point a movie was in the works reportedly starring Johnny Depp *yawns* but now a TV series has been proposed with Depp in the production seat *yawns*.

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2) The last book you re-read?

Besides the Bible, it was Violets Are Blue by James Patterson in April. I hardly do rereads apart from the Bible, but I plan to reread some of my favorite childhood books at some point.

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3) The last book you bought?

A few I mentioned here: A mini book haul. I look forward to reading them for the Classic Challenge I plan on doing sometime early next year God’s willing. 

4) The last book you said you read but didn’t?

I don’t ever lie about not reading a book for it doesn’t make sense to lie if I can’t explain what’s it really about from my point of view.

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5) The last book you wrote in the margins of?

I was probably ten or so. Yes, I used to write in my books when I was really young especially the ones I know I would be disposing of after reading. I recall one of those books being Fearless by Francine Pascal. I found Gaia awesome at first, but as the series wore on I got bored with her perfect human antics. I can’t recall much of the series for I stopped reading somewhere around the 3rd one, but this book is like an ode to 90s culture. When it comes to spy stuff I’ll stick with Ethan Hunt.

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6) The last book you had signed?

I don’t care for authors’ signatures.

7) The last book you lost?

I can’t recall losing a book, but I do recall lending books and never seeing them again so I labeled them as lost. Quite surprisingly, I hardly got my James Patterson books back so I stopped lending them out to the ‘suspects’.

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8) The last book you had to replace?

The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty by William Bligh and Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. While cleaning out I found tattered copies and had to replace those epic books immediately.

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9) The last book you had an argument over?

I don’t argue over books for everyone is entitled to their opinions whether I like a book or not.

10) The last book you couldn’t get hold of?

What even is this question? I hold my books close to my heart all the time.

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Joking aside, I’ve been trying to get a hold of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. I read this book twice and liked it each time, but I don’t have a copy anymore and it’s hard to come by in Trinidad so I’ll eventually have to order it through Amazon. 

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And that’s the end of this awesome tag!

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Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge

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Okay, apparently hiding behind my desk isn’t going to help. Jirah nominated me for an awesome challenge that she came up with: the Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge and here I am fashionably late to the party as usual.

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This was supposed to be done in May, but I got caught up in many things, then the World Cup came along and the rest, as they say, is history. But better late than never, right? Thank you for the nomination once again, Jirah. 💙

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Rules:

  1. Thank the one who has tagged you for this challenge and link their blogsite.
  2. Add the official photo in your page.
  3. List at least 5 bloggers you like. (Suggestion: You can list up 3 bloggers that you’ve known for a long time and you can also list up 2 newbies or more. It’s up to you though!)
  4. In 5 sentences or above, give a short description about why you love the blogger.
  5. Tag at least 3 bloggers to do the challenge.
  6. Put #bloggerssupportbloggers in the Tags section so whenever a blogger is looking for new blogs to read, it will be easier to find!

Okay, I’m going to do this differently (when don’t I ever do tags and challenges differently?). I’m going to list the five bloggers that have introduced themselves on the New to blogging post or expressed interest in wanting their blog to grow via readers. 

The Great America Blog

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Timothy Paul Westbrook shares positive things that happen in America from a day to day basis. He travels around the country, sharing his experience and interesting sites such a tour of America’s oldest town and museum visits.

Kitty Daniels

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Kitty writes about life from her point of view and experience. She writes about living and love and is in the process of currently strengthening love for herself. Her main aim is to motivate others with her writing or to bring a smile to their face. 

Raising My Autistic Farmer

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Marné blogs about life in general and she is the mother of two sons, the eldest being autistic. She is married to a farmer and loves her family with all of her heart and she also loves the Lord. 

The Simply Smiths

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Missy is a wife and a mother of a beautiful little girl. She is currently finishing nursing school. She blogs about family life, recipes, and school. She is also a HUGE fan of HomeGoods. She is fairly new to blogging, so she is avid right now.

Han

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Hannah has not posted a lot as yet, but she is working on it. She lives in Wales, loves herbal tea and she travels, too. She’ll be blogging about her Copenhagen adventures soon so you may want to tune in for that.

I tag… whoever is interested in doing this challenge and spreading the blogging love. Blessings. 💙

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200 Question Challenge: 7-24

7. What job would you be terrible at?

Jobs that require public speaking. I’m more of a background person. I’ll toss salesperson in there for I don’t think I can approach random people and ask them to buy stuff.

8. When was the last time you climbed a tree?

I was about 14…

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9. What is the most annoying habit that other people have?

To be honest, I dislike it when people complain about every single thing in their life when there are others suffering worse than them.

10. What job do you think you’d be really good at?

Paralegal. I love doing research and preparing documents. The best thing? I’ll be around the law. 

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11. What skill would you like to master?

Fluent French and archery. 

12. What songs have you completely memorized?

Too many to count, but I’ll say a few of Michael W. Smith’s songs, Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’, Depeche Mode’s ‘Peace’ and Brian Littrell’s ‘The Answer Is You’. 

13. Are you usually early or late?

I am the most punctual person you’ll ever meet. 

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14. What takes up too much of your time?

At the moment, it’s nothing, really. I have some downtime at work and I use it wisely… or at least try to. 

15. What do you wish you knew more about?

I don’t believe in wishes, but I wish I knew more about world history and how to speak tons of foreign languages so I can tell more people about God and how much He loves and cares for them. 

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16. What’s the nicest thing someone has ever said to you?

Someone recently told me that they like how I’m following in Christ’s footsteps. 💙

17. Where did your name come from?

*Shrugs* My parents liked the name Diana and hence they named me Diana. Thank God I was not named for the likes of Diana Ross or Princess Diana. 

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18. How do you want to be remembered in life?

As a representative of God.

19. What’s the one thing you cannot live without?

God’s Word. I thirst and hunger after it every day.

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20. What do you want your last words to be?

I lived, I loved, I laughed, now, I sleep.

21. What is something that offends you?

When people can’t keep what you told them in confidential to themselves. They just have to go and spread the love to others.

22. What is something you are certain you’ll never experience?

Hmm… I tend to never say never and I tend not to dwell on things… but, maybe attending a concert or parties for I dislike crowds.

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23. Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?

If I don’t understand something, I ask enough questions even if I asked it twice already.

24. Write a letter to your 5-year-old self.

Life is going to have its ups and downs; bumps, twists, and turns. You’re going to go through some tough trials and a period of self-doubt, but once you lean on and trust God, everything is going to be all right. 

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200 Question Challenge: 1-6

This beautiful & vibrant graphic belongs to Cheila!

Cheila over on Pink For Days is doing the 200 Questions Challenge and I decided to join her in this fun challenge although I’ll be way late with my responses even though we’re supposed to answer 6 questions a day. 😄 Do check out her blog if you haven’t done so as yet and don’t hesitate to join in the fun!

1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Read all the books on my TBR. I’ll definitely be needing lots of sleep after all that reading, though! 😆

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2. What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own/owned?

At the moment, it’s a long-sleeved black sweater.

3. What hobby would you get into if money weren’t an issue?

Does book collecting count? I’ll like to get into that. Gardening, photography, art, calligraphy, and traveling.  

4. What would your perfect room look like?

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5. How often do you play sports?

I haven’t participated in sports for ages, but I do watch football. 

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6. What fictional place would you most like to go?

I can’t seem to think of anything else at the moment, but Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Neat question, though! If you’re reading this, where would you like to go?

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Share Your World – June 25, 2018

Here again to participate in Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens)

No… but they can take TC!

Haha! Their friendliness can be deceitfulness, so no, I won’t go anywhere with aliens and for the record, I dislike aliens. I’ll probably go War of the Worlds on them!

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How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height?

Model tall and yes, I love my height. 💙

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Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?

I definitely can (and I do on most Sabbaths) for technology is not the boss of me. 

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Les Bleus winning their opening games at the World Cup. Although they’re through to the round of 16 with one more group game in hand, I still see lots of room for improvement. 

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Share Your World – June 11, 2018

Here again to participate in Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

This is hard, but I’ll have to go with King Louis XIV because he was an intriguing, fascinating, fabulous, fashionable creature of habit… and he’ll make a great muse for stories!

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And he had France in heart, soul, and mind when he made her the most enviable country in the world when he built the extravagant Palace of Versailles.

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60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

The 80’s because it gave me the best music I’ve ever experienced and it gave me this man…

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I tend to always associate the 80’s with music. 🙄

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

For being a true representative of God. 💙

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? 

Preparing for the World Cup! I am excited for the tournament to kick off already!

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