The Sunshine Award!

Thank you, dear Bethan, of Think. Read. Write. Dream. for awarding me. . .


- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
- Nominate a few other bloggers.
- Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
- Notify the bloggers on their blog.
- Put the award button on your blog.

1. When is your birthday (you don't have to say the year)?
          July 23rd of the year nineteen hundred and ninety-two.  :]
2. Why did you start blogging?
          Well, I suppose it was when my mother started her blog.  She allowed me to post on it and that sparked the idea to share one with my sisters, which we christened Maidens of Virtue.  And later, Plain & Average was created as my personal site.
3. What is on the top of your To Be Read pile?
          Haha! I love that this question says "pile." Although mine could probably be more accurately described as a skyscraper. . . Anyways, it would have to be Scarlet, second addition to The Lunar Chronicles and sequel to Cinder, one I just finished less than two days ago and really enjoyed.  It is a fantastic, futuristic retelling of the classic fairytale (can you guess which one?) and I was pleasantly impressed.  Come on, a cyborg Cinderella?  What is more intriguing than that? 
4. How are you today? :)
          I am feeling marvelous!  Thanks for asking.  ;D  I have bread rising in the oven, a lasagna to help my mother put together, and a friends and family coming over for a study in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace.  Also, a potential writing challenge is on my list for the next week, and hopefully I can sit and finally get serious of adding more to my stories (yes, plural).  And God is good.  :}
5. If you could be room-mates with one fictional character, who would it be and why?
          Oh my.  I've never actually thought about this before.  Lemme think. . . Maybe Echo Sackett from Louis L'Amour's Ride the River.  Simply because she's my kind o' gal and I believe I could learn a lot from her.  :]  Plus, I love westerns and the era of the Old West.
6. If you could be one fictional character, who would it be and why?
          Another hard one??  Hmm.  I keep thinking and one person appears at the front of my mind: Rapunzel from Tangled!  She is smart, quirky, and a princess.  Not to mention, she's got Eugene. . .  :D
7. If you could push one fictional character off a cliff, who would it be and why?
          GAH!  The Joker from the second Batman film, The Dark Knight.  First of all, he is beyond insane.  I cannot think of a word to describe him!  Crazy and heartless doesn't cut it.  Second, I watched that movie ONE time and was horribly scarred and deathly afraid of pencils.  (If you haven't seen it, please do not ask why and DO NOT watch it.  If you have, I pity you.)
          Although, seriously, that is not what Jesus would do.  So, I would simply root for Batman to put him out of his misery (if ya know what I mean). . .
8. What is your favorite book genre e.g classic, fantasy, sci-fi?
          Oh dearie, dearie.  Bethan! Why such difficult questions??  :D  I'll have to say Medieval/Fantasy--not so much the Sci-Fi Fantasy, though.  But I do love the classics, like Jane Austen's novels, Jules Verne, Elizabeth Gaskell, etc. 
9. Dogs or cats?
          Cats, first.  Because I've grown up with them all my life.  But if I ever get a dog, I want him to be an Irish Wolfhound and name him Fitz.  :3
10. Would you rather read or write?
          Oo.  Read, I guess.  Simply because I starting seriously writing at the age of 18, having read long before that.  There's just something about getting lost in words and pages (and I'm not talking about the digital "pages" of a Kindle or tablet reader). 


My nominees: 

Lauriloth of Musings of an Elf
Ashlin of My Hiding Place
Jillian of Covers and Ink
Jameson of Lovely Whatsoevers

Congrats, ladies!  Have fun with this!

Here are my questions for you (I've recycled some of Bethan's):

1.  What color are your eyes?  What would your dream color be (if any)?
2.  How tall are you?
3.  If you could be ONE fictional character, who would it be and why? (this applies to books and films)
4.  Would you prefer a walk in the sunshine? or a stroll by the light of the moon?
5.  What would your dream profession be?  (For example, if my life had taken a different path, I would have wished to become a professional ballerina.) :]
6.  What is at the top of your To-Be-Read pile, or skyscraper?
7.  If you had a "pet" dragon, what color would he/she be? and what would his/her name be?  Feel free to be creative. 
8.  If you were to discover that you were the long-lost princess of a distant realm, what would be your first reaction?
9.  What is your favorite book of the Bible? Favorite verse?
10.  Do you have a dream car?  If so, what is it?


Thank you again, Bethan!  

This has been fun and I am anxious to see how my nominees answer these questions.  :]  So have fun, my friends!


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  1. I love your answers!
    The Lunar Chronicles are amazing - Cress is my favourite, it is absolutely incredible!
    Haha, sorry for the violent question >.<
    I based questions 5, 6 and 7 off of the Be, Room, Cliff tag.

    I hope you enjoyed my questions!


  2. Aww, thanks so much for awarding me, Sarah! Though I'm so sorry to admit I won't be able to do it-- very busy. :( But thank you so much!

  3. Loved reading these answers! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed Cinder. I thought that book was epic.

    Being Rapunzel is the dream, isn't it? *grins*

    Oh my goodness, the Joker. Just thinking about him makes me shudder!

    Thank you so much for nominating me! :D :D :D Your questions look too fun! I hope I can find time to do them!

  4. Thanks so much! This was a fun award. :)

    I love the Lunar Chronicles! Marissa Meyer keeps the stories feeling new but fun.

    Irish Wolfhounds are so pretty.

    Best wishes with your stories!

  5. Bethan: Thanks! I did enjoy your questions :] Wow, I'm so behind! Somebody had just checked out Scarlet the day I tried to get it at the library... Disappointed, yes. I don't wanna wait! ;D

    Tane: Don't worry about it! Have a great weekend!

    Lauri: Have fun with this! Can't wait to see your answers :D

    Jameson: So glad to hear :] And thanks! you are too sweet!

  6. Oh, thanks Sarah! I'll have to think hard for these question . . . hehe ;-)


To each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.