sunday stealing

sunday stealing: bookish questions


This week’s Sunday Stealing is… Bookish Questions!

Right up this bookworm’s alley. :)

1. How long did it take you to finish your last book?
The last book I read was It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, and it took me a few days. Usually, I can read a book in 1 or 2 days, but because I’ve been so busy with work, it’s been taking me upwards of a week or two to finish books these days.

2. How many times do you stare at your bookshelves each day?
At least once. How could I not, though. Look at them:

New Bookshelves! :)

3. How many Goodreads friends/books do you have?
I have more than 1000 books, 544 friends. Wanna be one? Add me here:

4. Do you ever quote books in public?
I’m sure I do.

5. Do you ever re-read books?
Absolutely. Especially Harry Potter, A Christmas Carol, and Sarah Dessen novels.

6. Do you judge a book by its cover?
I do. Sorry.

7. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them?
Every once in a while.

8. What are your biggest distractions from reading?
Work. My own writing. Playing internet and computer games.

9. Where is your favorite place to buy books?
Anderson’s Bookshop and other indie bookshops.

10. Do you always have a book with you?
Yes. Either physical, or on my phone or tablet. I have loads in the kindle app.

11. Do you read during breakfast?
I don’t really eat breakfast.

12. How many hours a day would you say you read?
Normally? At least one or two. But lately, it’s been 15 minutes a day because work’s been so busy, or I’ve been working on my own book. Looking forward to getting my reading time back.

13. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?
Less. But I will fix that.

14. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?
Yes. I can read very fast, which is good with my profession!

15. Do you read in bed?
Every single night.

16. How old were you when you got your first library card?
Oh wow, I think 11 or so. My father used to drop my sister and me off at the library and I loved it. I’d read there and still come home with a huge stack of books.


wish list meme.

Sunday Stealing: Wish List Meme

I haven’t done a Sunday Stealing post in ages! So I’m jumping in this week. Missed last week, so I’m combining parts 1 and 2.

1.) What are 3 things on your wish list and why?
– a big house—I have a LOT of stuff and would like room to put it all. Also, a basement to lock the cats at night
– a publishing contract—I want my stories out there and reaching those who need them
– a successful career as an author—Writing is where I feel home and to make money doing that would be amazing

2.) Do you miss your childhood?
not really, no

3.) What do you do on your spare time on the weekends?
lately, it’s been working, but when I’m not working, I’m reading, napping, or watching Netflix.

4.) What do you appreciate most in your life?
being able to provide for myself and my family and have leftover money and time for fun.

5.) Would you rather be rich or healthy?
oh so unfair. why can’t I have both? rich = health, the way our medical system is set up anyway.

6.) If you could go back in time would you and why?
I am not white.

7.) Favorite game as a child?
none really. unless you counted playing school or library.

8.) What is your dream career?
New York Times best-selling author

9.) What do you do in your free time?
– read
– write
– watch Netflix
– buy stuff online
– surf twitter
– play Township or Fishdom or whatever silly game I’m fancying at the time
– nap

10.) Favorite clothing stores?
– Old Navy
– Free People
– LuLaRoe

11.) What TV shows can’t you live without?
I can live without most of them, but I love Once Upon a Time, and I just started watching Jane the Virgin on Netflix. It’s really fun!

12.) 3 things you need in your life are:
– money
– internet
– books

13.) What can’t you sleep without?
– my teddy bear Pandernoodle
– also earplugs and an eye mask

14.) Who do you have a celebrity crush on?
Theo James

15.) What is your favorite season and why?
fall, but only before it gets cold. I love the big, blue sky, the changing leaves, apple everything

16.) What is your favorite wild animal?
giraffe or panda bear

17.) Name 3 of your favorite childhood shows:
– Punky Brewster
– Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
– The Cosby Show :(

18.) If you could live as a character in a movie who would it be?
Cher from Clueless

19.) Favorite vegetables?
spinach and green beans, asparagus too

20.) Favorite fruit?
peaches, rainier cherries

21.) If you had a dragon what would you name it?

22.) What do you put on hot dogs?
ketchup and mustard, sometimes cheese
note: this answer means I fail at Chicago

23.) Do you play online games?

24.) Whats your favorite way to get inspired?
music, talking to other authors, good books, movies and TV

25.) Do you have a middle name?

26.) Favorite kids name?

27.) Do you speak any other languages?

28.) Do you use Twitter?
yes (@lilrongal)

29.) Do you go onto YouTube?
sometimes. I like to watch the “100 years of” and taste test videos

30.) Do you play Angry Birds?

31.) Do you like Angry Birds?

32.) Do you like Hello Kitty?

33.) Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

34.) Who would you like to see in concert?
hmmm. going to see Sia tonight.

35.) Can you swim well?
no :(

36.) Ever won a contest?

37.) Ever won a giveaway?

38.) Do you get a full 8 hours of sleep every night?

39.) What tea do you like?
earl grey, or herbal, fruity kind

40.) What coffee do you like?
white chocolate raspberry mocha from Starbucks :)

41.) Do you shop at Walmart?
only to buy BBQ Fritos online

42.) Do you shop at Target?

43.) What do you order at Second Cup?
I’ve never heard of this

44.) – missing

45.) Do you like homemade meals?

46.) Do you like homemade baked goods?

47.) Do you shop online?
oh yes!

48.) Name 3 stores online stores you would like to shop at:
– Amazon
– Colourpop
– Planner Chick Designs

49.) What holiday don’t you like?

50.) What do you eat more of when you’re sick?
depends on the sickness. but usually fried, greasy foods. unless it’s a stomach bug. then I don’t eat much of anything. if I’m catching a cold, I eat hot chicken noodle soup.


Sunday Stealing (18)

The Meme from Memphis (Part 2)

Have any memories that you’d like to forget?
Of course.

Is there someone you really like to hang out with and just talk about stuff?

Have you ever been called prince or princess?

Do you think teenagers are weird?
Some of them. But I typically like teenagers. They fascinate me.

How fast does your mood change?
It can be pretty rapid fire. Bless Adam for putting up with it.

How are you feeling?

Do you want someone to call you right now?
No way. My phone’s on silent anyway, so even if someone did call, I won’t know ’til I look at the thing again.

What do you always take with you?
Usually my Life Planner.

Is your bed comfortable?
It used to be really comfy. But now it’s getting worn and old.

Would you say you’re an understanding person?

Are you generally a happy person?

Who’s in your facebook profile picture with you?
Gaston. HA HA HA.

Were you single on Valentines Day?

What is the last movie you watched?
Oh wow. Um…probably a Harry Potter movie. Yeah, I think it was Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Do you listen to songs when you’re done?
When I’m done what?

How long does it take you to fall asleep at night?
Depends on the night. Sometimes I’m out as soon as I hit the pillow. Some nights it takes me hours. Sometimes it takes me so long there wasn’t even a point in going to bed. :(

Are you talkative?
I can be.

Were you single last summer?


Sunday Stealing (17):

The Meme From Memphis (Part 1)

Be honest, who texted you last?
Tami! :) She’s coming to stay with me a few nights next month. SO EXCITED! I’ve not seen her in almost five years!

Do you sleep with the bedroom door open or closed?
Closed to keep some of the the cats out.

Do you drink tea?

Do you have plans for tomorrow?
I have a workshop in the morning, then maybe King Spa in the evening.

What’s worse: dry skin or chapped lips?
Chapped lips. Dry skin can be hidden.

Would you be surprised if Facebook started charging?
It kind of amazes me that they don’t already.

Would you rather go to Canada or California on vacation?
California. It has Disneyland.

How many social media sites are you registered with?
OH GOD. Too many. Spend most of my time on Twitter and Facebook, though.

Are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?

So, what if you changed lives for one day with the last person you texted?
I’d be a student and I’d have awesome curly red hair.

Last person you told a secret to?
Not sure.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Adam’s pinball game. He’s playing it on his iPad.

Where was the last place you fell asleep other than your bed?
My “nest” in the living room. I took a nap when I didn’t mean to.

Is there someone that you believe you will always be attached to?

Are you going to any concerts this year?
YES. Going to see Marina and the Diamonds!

Do you believe in Karma?
I do, but probably not in the way people traditionally think of karma.


Sunday Stealing (16)

1: Do you notice a persons eye color?


2: White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?

Dark chocolate, please. Followed by milk chocolate.

3: If you could get a free tattoo, would you do it? What would it be?

Well, the reason I haven’t gotten one yet is that I can’t decide what to get. But if I could get one free, that would be cool.

4: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

I grew up in the city of Cleveland. I liked it OK when I was a little girl, hated it when I was a teenager.

5: Your favorite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favorite)

My uncle Ervin.

6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?

One without bananas but with other fruits.

7: Most embarrassing moment from your elementary school years?

Didn’t really have any.

8: Most embarrassing moment from your middle school years?

All of them. Middle school sucked.

9: Most embarrassing moment from your high school years?

No comment. ;)

10: Have you ever fired anyone?


11: Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet off the ground?


12: Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set?

Yes on both counts. :D

13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?

A giraffe.

14: What’s your favorite place to relax?

Somewhere warm with a nice book.

15: What’s your most favorite part of your personality?

Um…. uh…. I don’t know.

16: Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?

Madonna. I like Lady Gaga too, though.

17: Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through?


18: Have you ever watched any major sporting event live?

Yes. I’ve been to an NBA game and a MLB game and a soccer game.

19: What’s the most delicious food you’ve ever eaten in your life?

Hmm. That I don’t know. Nothing really stands out to me.

20: Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with?

Butter, please. Grew up with margarine and only had butter for special occasions. If it was up to me, I’d choose butter every time but Adam likes to get those tubs of vegetable oil margarine things.

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