Books & Reviews 📚, Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

The Entertainer Book Tag 📚

I haven’t done a book tag in a while, but when I saw The Entertainer Book Tag on Jade’s blog, I thought I’ll give it a try. It’s a short one, but you know the drill: grab your coffee and let’s go!

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1) Your favorite form of reading (ebook, audiobook, etc.)?

This question pops up in almost every book tag I come across. My answer is always the same no matter how many years I age: physical books. I tried ebook, but we were not compatible. I’m yet to try an audiobook, so maybe I’ll give that a chance one day.

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2) If you could trade places with any other MC in their fictional world facing the same problems as them, who would you trade places with?

Haha! This is funny, for although I’ve read hundreds of books, it’s always the male characters that resonate with me the most. Like, I can name five of my all-time favorite male characters at the snap of a finger (d’Artagnan, Spencer Reid, Luc Moncrief, Alex Cross, and Ethan Hunt!), but I can’t do the same when it comes to female MCs.

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Eh, guess I adore male MCs more than their female counterparts. Oh, wait, I didn’t answer the question. Well, to be honest, when I was into mangas and the then anime for Yu-Gi-Oh! I wanted to trade places with Yami Yugi for at least one episode. He was the coolest dude around and perhaps in the world of anime, still is. No one has spiky hair like him, the deep baritone or can even dream of wearing a jacket like him. Not even one Seto Kaiba. 

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3) Favorite Movie?

I don’t watch movies anymore. The only ones I’m currently attempting to watch are the ones that I’m doing for the TC Challenge which I may not complete, but that’s okay. Anyway, my favorite movie is the Mission: Impossible franchise. If I have to choose one, Ghost Protocol.

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Only in my dreams, I am this free to fly off buildings like this!

4) What do you wish you could see more of in books?

Characters that aren’t reduced to stereotypes such as Frenchmen. Almost every book I read, Frenchmen are reduced to the same great looking, adorable, lovable, philandering, smothering, delicious heartthrobs! Why can’t we have Frenchmen who aren’t dreamboats and hair that aren’t the best? The Frenchmen who have flaws like their other fictional male counterparts. Why can’t we have that?

5) Favorite first line from a book?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

(The Holy Bible)

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6) A book that isn’t your favorite all-time read, but one that you could read over and over again?

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week of April 02nd

Back again to participate in the ever fun Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

What was or is your favorite cartoon?

More like an anime: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters! I remember when the first episode came out (April 18, 2000) and I dumped every other cartoon for it because of the Ancient Egyptian background. This was also the anime that made me fall in love with the Japanese culture and I still don’t know if I liked Yugi or Yami better. 

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Ah, who am I kidding! I watched this mostly for Yami although Yugi was the cutest thing ever!

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most?

None. Although I cook now and then, I am not in love with cooking so the utensils don’t have a special place in my heart as my writing equipment. 

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Would you dare to sleep in a haunted house overnight?

Only if Matthew Gray Gubler is accompanying me for the boy loves haunted houses.

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On second thought, that might not be a good idea. 

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

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

BFF Q&A! 💙

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Hello there. Today, we’re going to talk friendship. And whenever I think of friendship, I think of Téa of YGO giving her friendship speeches…

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No, Pharoah, everything does not revolve around trap cards! 🙄

Anyway, welcome to this special edition of BFF Q&A. Before I begin, let me introduce you to my bestie, Tammy over at God Inspired Art.

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She is like a burst of sunshine and she laughs a lot which is a plus. She encourages me and pushes me to achieve my goals no matter how small they may be. She is like a sister to me. Tammy, girl, God knew exactly what He was doing when he made us met on that fateful day. 💙

I know that sounded like a winning award speech, but Tammy is really special to me. And, erm, I sort of needed a fab intro because I fail HARD at this BFF thing. I kid you not. Here’s what happened: Tammy sent the questions in January; they were for the blog, but I misunderstood and ended up sending my answers back to her. I also thought that I had to answer 1 item per question… oops, I think I’ve talked too much already so let’s get into it.

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#BestieSwag 🔥

1. Your bestie’s favorite color?

There’s only one color for this girl and that’s pink, although she also fancies purple.

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2. What she dislikes?

So the story kicks in here. Like I said, I thought it was one answer per question so I answered gossip. Then she sent the rest: anything that crawls and is slimy (looking at you, snails), when metal scrapes against metal, dishonesty, raisins, cornbread (never knew this one), racialism, and stereotyping. 

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3. What she loves?

Our King and Savior is her top love. 💙 Tammy is an outdoorsy person so she’s in love with nature. She loves ketchup, reading, acting, singing, dancing, being creative (writing, designing, painting) learning new things and making someone laugh/smile. Two other things that this girl in the entire world is eating and sleeping. She says she loves me, but there’s no room on the love list for me. 😅

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4. Favorite food?

This girl is a human vacuum cleaner! She can make food disappear faster than you can say ‘Abracadabra!’ Okay, maybe not, but she’s a foodie and she simply loves food be it a burger or fried chicken. Break out the ketchup!

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5. What does she do in her spare time?

Study the Word, eat, work on new stories, think about what to cook so she can eat it, listen to music, eat, research for her stories, hang out with the family, and did I say eat?

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6. Favorite books of the Bible?

Psalms and Job.

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7. Color of eyes?


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8. Favorite story you ever read from her?

Tammy is a brilliant writer and I enjoy all of her stories (and poems), but my overall favorites are Meeting You and Misty Islands. I am a sucker for an adventure-action story and Misty Islands (set here on our beautiful island) is life! 💙 And Meeting You is just beautiful! 

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9. Future trips/adventures in and out of de islands?

Tammy basically covered this already. This year if possible, we want to explore our island and we look forward to visiting our Caribbean neighbors in the near future.

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10. How often do you talk with her?

Eh, sometimes I go an entire month without talking to her. Kidding! We talk every day!

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11. How often do we argue?

We may disagree on certain things, but we don’t argue we reason. 😃

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12. Favorite actor?

Here’s the thing, Tammy never really told me who her favorite actors were, but she liked a bunch of them, but that’s okay for none of them could walk in TC’s shoes. Yes, I went there. 

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Joking! Joking! Or was I? She liked Hugh Jackman (terrific actor, this one!), Brandon Fraser, Angela Bassett, and Viola Davis among several others. 

Well, it’s been fun doing this. Maybe we learned more about each other, maybe we didn’t. Hop over to my girl’s blog and see her responses to these questions if you haven’t done so already. Tammy, I love yuh, girl! 

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