Blogs + Infinity Dreams Award (Again)

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Good morning, roadlings!

Aaaand here we are, at the very last tag post of the month! On Friday I’ll be wrapping up this blog party with all the giveaway winners and links and such. I can’t believe it’s almost over!

(You can still enter all three giveaways for the nine separate prizes until midnight Central time Sept. 29, so if you missed out, hop on over there! ~ Writing Giveaway | Past/Present/Future Book Giveaway | Lord of the Rings Giveaway ~)

Anyhow, I have two tags actually today, so I shall proceed to go through those to finish the tag part of this month’s celebration!

Lovely authoress/blogger Shantelle Hannu @ A Writer’s Heart tagged me a few centuries ago (a.k.a. January) for the Infinity Dreams Award! Thanks, Shantelle! ^_^ (Everyone go check out her blog because it’s awesome and she is a thoroughly lovely person. ❤ She also currently has a blog series going every Monday called Hidden Gems: Authors You Need To Discover, and it has interviews and giveaways and is a lot of fun, so check it out! :))

I’ve done this tag before but am doing it again because fun questions, yay! (I’m really bad at coming up with 11 facts about myself, soo… as per usual, I’m just doing the questions… And, again, not tagging anyone specific, but feel free to consider yourself tagged if it looks fun!)

How many books do you hope to read this year?

Well… my “official” goal is 60 on Goodreads… which I managed to accomplish this month! *partying* But I’d like to read at least 75 if I can.

What’s your favorite song?

Never-Ending Road by Loreena McKennitt and Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey.

What’s your least favorite holiday?

I don’t think I have a least-favorite… I know a lot of people who get depressed over Valentine’s Day so maybe that one; but then again there are the chocolate sales after…

Why do you blog?

I started because I wanted to start a sort of online presence for my writerly self, but I blog now because I can’t help it and I just love sharing things and talking with all you lovely commenters and… I don’t know! It’s just fun and I love it. 🙂

It’s silly, but I still get really excited seeing a blog post take shape… I think it out and write it and put it together with some pictures and links and things, and then I post it and… it’s so shiny and finished and it makes me happy. (Please tell me I’m not insane. >.> Oh, wait, too late. :P)

Favorite dessert?

Chocolate cake! Preferably a moist heavy one with frabjous frosting. Yum. I pretty much like most things that are a) chocolate, or b) mint-ish, or c) lemon if it’s the right kind and nice and sweet.

One movie coming out in 2016 2017 you want to watch?

Um. Since this year is almost over, I’m going to change it to 2017 and say BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! 😀

Some books set for 2016 releases you want to read?

Ones that haven’t come out yet that I’m excited about are Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (sequel to Six of Crows), An Earthly King by Hazel B. West (sequel to Blood Ties), and The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson (final Hagenheim book).

What historical era intrigues you most?

I like medieval times but usually in a fantasy-world setting… the 1700s is usually my favorite actual-history time-period (muskets and tricorn hats and coats!), though I’d be really interested to see the Celtic cultures back wayyy long ago since so much of the Celts’ history has been lost/destroyed and I’d like to know how it really was, not how people now hypothesize that it was.

Where would you love to visit?

The British Isles! Ireland and Scotland and all of it. ❤

What things inspire you to write/blog?

I don’t know! o.o Things just… come to me. And then I write them. Or blog about them. I guess my ever-active brain is always finding things to mull over… It can be exhausting at times! (Especially at 2 a.m. when I’m STILL trying to fall asleep and my brain is like “nope, too many interesting things to think about”. XD)

Some of your favorite blogs?

Since this is the last question of the Infinity Dreams part of this post, I’m going to take the opportunity to switch over to another tag here to answer this question. A tag… within a tag? Gotcha!

Mary @ Sunshine & Scribblings, and Jenelle Schmidt, both tagged me for the Blogging About Blogs Tag (here & here are their posts, if you’d like to see their own picks!), so I’m lumping that one in this post too, since we’re on the subject of blogs! Thanks very much to both of you!! ❤

Blogging About Blogs Tag

I always hate doing things like this, since I just KNOW I’ll accidentally leave some awesome people out of the list… But I thought I would do it anyway, to share the love for a few at least. So this is by no means a comprehensive list, and I love many more blogs that I don’t have time to list (please don’t feel bad if you’re not on here! If I comment at all on your blog, it means I love it too!) — these are just a few that fit the specific categories. 🙂

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag some blogging friends

THE QUESTIONS

Blog that makes me laugh

Cait’s Paper Fury, and Of Words and Books by Ness Kingsley.

Blog that makes me think

Mirriam’s Wishful Thinking (I mean, it has thinking in the title…)

Blog that teaches me things

I can think of way too many, which does not help… so I’ll say Adventure Awaits by Tracey.

Blog with beautiful headers

I know there are so many! I’m drawing a blank because my brain is tired, but off the top of my head, Savannah’s Scattered Scribblings (which recently became a public blog! So go follow it!) and E. Rawls’ blog.

Blogger who takes great pictures

I instantly thought of Christine @ Musings of an Elf and Cait @ Paper Fury. I could stare at their photos all day. ❤

Blogger whose recommendations I trust

Definitely Jenelle Schmidt, Christine @ Musings of an Elf, and Sarah @ Light & Shadows. They have excellent taste. 😉

New blog I’m enjoying

I can’t think of a new one so I’ll just mention a couple I enjoy that I haven’t mentioned yet: A Writer’s Heart by Shantelle and Ink Castles by Skye.

Blog I’ve followed the longest

Of the ones that are still going, probably Mirriam’s Wishful Thinking.

Blog I’ve started following the most recently

InkSplatteredPages — Skye’s new book blog! It just started and I’m excited to read it. 🙂

Blog that is always a refreshing happiness

Short and Snappy by Madeline, and Sunshine and Scribbling by Mary.

Blog where I revel in the words

Adventure Awaits by Tracey and Musings of an Elf by Christine come to mind… 🙂

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I know I’m missing some great blogs… but those are a few that I enjoy! 🙂

Consider yourself tagged for either the Blogging About Blogs or Infinity Dream Award (or both!) if you want to do it, or just answer some of the questions in the comments if you like! Do you have a favorite blog to recommend to me? And I hope you’ve enjoyed all these tag posts! 🙂

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34 thoughts on “Blogs + Infinity Dreams Award (Again)

  1. It’s the last tag post. D: Aww. I love having a Deborah post four times a week!

    Your answer to why you blog is so TRUE, though! I LOVE PRETTYING UP MY POSTS. And then seeing them pop up on my blog all shiny and everything…it’s honestly the best. ❤

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OH MY STARS. I'm soooo excited!!! Except…I saw somewhere that it's going to be rated PG-13? Which has me a bit concerned. *cough*

    The Silent Songbird is the last Hagenheim book??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS. Ack, that's so sad. D: I love the Hagenheim series! But I guess it had to end sometime. *sighs*

    OH MY WORD. WHAT'S THIS???

    YOU DID THE TAG EEP!!!!

    AND THEN YOU MENTIONED MY BLOG AS A REFRESHING HAPPINESS AHHHH. WHAT ARE EVEN WORDS.

    Ahem. Obviously not excited. XD My heart did a flip when I saw you did the tag and an even bigger flip when I saw my blog in one of the categories. ❤

    I love how many times Christine's blog got mentioned. XD Her blog is all kinds of frabjous! (And Tracey, Cait, and Savannah are fabulous, too. ^_^) I'll have to look into all the other blogs you mentioned!

    Thanks SO much for doing the tag, Deborah! I know for a fact that your blog makes me happy. ❤

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    • D’aww, you’re so sweet, Mary! ^_^ I’m so glad you enjoyed my frequent posting! 🙂

      YES, hurray for prettying up posts! 😀 Blogging is fun. ❤

      YAY I CAN'T WAIT FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Oh really? I hadn't heard that about the rating… huh, that is strange! o.o

      Well, I think it's the last one she's currently planning on writing in the Hagenheim series, anyway… I knowww though, it's such a fun series!

      YES I DID THE TAG THANK YOU AGAIN FOR TAGGING ME AND OF COURSE YOUR BLOG IS A REFRESHING HAPPINESS! ^_^ It makes me smile every time I go there. 🙂 Eheheh, yes, my Christine's blog did get mentioned a couple of times, didn't it? XD Yusss, all the loverly blogs!

      And aww, you're welcome — thanks for tagging me! ^_^ (Also, I'll tell you a secret: I have another tag you tagged me for scheduled for the end of November, the quote tag, which was also fun. 😀 So that'll be up sometime near the end of NaNo when I'm too busy writing to blog. :P)

      Eep, I'm so glad my blog makes you happy, and you make ME happy! Thank you again! ❤

      (Also, I'm so glad the comment didn't get eaten! O_O That is definitely scary and happens to me more than I'd care to admit. XD Also you guys — I love this conversation. 😀 *giggles* You're awesome. ^_^)

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  2. I can’t believe this is the last tag post! I look forward to each one, and have just had a blast with all the Celti posts!!!

    It is NOT silly being excited over seeing a blog post take shape. You described EXACTLY how I feel, too. It’s just so satisfying seeing it come together and look all nice with the formatting and pics and things. I just love it!

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. I cannot waaaait!!!!

    YES to visiting the British Isles. SO MUCH YES.

    Okay, this is brilliant doing a tag within a tag. I love it! XDD

    ACK. You instantly thought of ME for the great pictures question??? And you put me next to Cait’s brilliant photography? I AM SO HONORED. *flails* Also you put me under the reveling in words question? THAT IS SO SWEET. Thank you!!!

    I agree with basically ALL the blogs you put. They’re all amazing.

    I’m so sad this is the last tag post. It’s been wonderful getting all these Celti posts this month!

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    • D’aww, I’m so glad you enjoyed all the posts! ^_^ That makes me happy.

      And eep, you understand the blog feeling!! 😀

      YES BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AND BRITISH ISLE PLZ.

      Heehee, I should probably do tags within tags more often. XD

      YESSSS I LOVETH YOUR GORGEOUS PICTURES!! ^_^ They’re fantastic! ❤

      Aww, thank you, Lauri!! 🙂

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  3. I agree, lemon stuff is good! But basically I like any dessert (EXCEPT FOR CHEESECAKE NEVER MAKE ME EAT CHEESECAKE), so my opinion there doesn’t stand for much XD.

    Beauty and the Beast! I’m excited for that movie too – I’m curious to see how good it is (and would you believe that I haven’t even seen the old Disney Beauty and the Beast?) *nods*.

    OOH I’m so glad you like my blog header! It took me a million and a half years to decide on the one I currently have, but I’m glad I did XD. AND I SEE SO MANY BLOGS YOU LINKED TO THAT I LOVE *nods to Mary, Christine, and Tracey, among others*. Totally stealing this tag *snatches*.

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    • OOPS I forget the question I was supposed to ask you – I CANNOT decide which novel I want to write for NaNoWriMo, am I allowed to switch novels in the middle of it or not? Wasn’t sure you’d know, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask XD.

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      • (I will reply to the rest later but I wanted to answer this one. XD) Technically, the “rules” of NaNo are that you start a novel you’ve not started before and write it for 50,000 words; HOWEVER many people “rebel” and that’s totally accepted and even encouraged, just as long as you’re writing and YOU consider it to be all right. So really, even the only “rules” are more like guidelines anyway (drawing out my inner pirate. ;)) so really whatever you want to do. 🙂 Last year I switched and did THREE different stories during NaNo to reach my 50K because some of it just wasn’t working out. So I’d say if you want to just follow the “rules” you can pick one, or you can decide which one you want to do most and start it, and if you want to switch during the month, that’s fine, or if it works best for you to work on two at once, I’d say by all means go for it and embrace your Rebel side! 🙂 Whatever you decide is cool. ^_^

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    • I’m not a cheesecake person either, so you’re not alone. 😉

      B&B! I’M SO EXCITED! 😀 And don’t worry, I only saw the original Disney Beauty and the Beast like a year or two ago, so you’re not alone on that either. XD

      YUS, your loverly blog header! 😀 AND SO MANY WONDERFUL BLOGS! ❤ Steal away! ^_^

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  4. I may borrow the Blogging About Books tag. I haven’t said something to that effect all week, so I figured I might as well say it now.
    And I am honored to be someone whose recommendations you trust. Thank you very much! ❤

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  5. ‘Daww, I’m glad you find refreshing happiness in my posts. XD ❤
    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AGH. I'm seriously excited about that movie… ^_^
    (Especially at 2 a.m. when I’m STILL trying to fall asleep and my brain is like “nope, too many interesting things to think about”. XD) <~ THIS IS LITERALLY ME HALF OF MY LIFE. You're not alone. XD

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  6. You’ve made me google those two songs. I love both of them. Have you heard ‘Saturn’ by Sleeping at Last?

    If you come to England it would be wonderous to meet up 😀

    And finally … BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!! DITTO. DITTO A THOUSAND. I have such high hopes for it. This is Civil War level excitement for me : )

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    • Yay! I’m glad you liked the songs! They’re my fave. ^_^ No, I haven’t heard of “Saturn” — I shall have to look it up! 🙂

      AAAHH NOW I WANT TO COME TO ENGLAND AND VISIT YOUUUU! *flails*

      Wow, Civil War level excitement? This is serious stuff! 😀 (I’m excited tooo. ^_^)

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  8. Creating a shiny new blog post is a great feeling. ^_^

    Beauty and the Beast–oh, I cannot WAIT. *twirls in anticipation*

    Paper Fury makes me chuckle too, and Wishful Thinking has SUCH thought-provoking posts. Christine’s photos are so drool-worthy, aren’t they?? So crisp and whimsical and bookish.

    BUT BUT BUT DEB. YOU ARE THE SWEETEST HUMAN BEAN. Adventure Awaits teaches you things and you revel in the words? Eeep, now I’m reveling in YOUR words because that is so encouraging and totally makes my day! Thank you! *huggles*

    And if I were to do this tag myself (who knows, I might snatch it at some point), I would definitely list The Road of a Writer as a blog that makes me laugh/brings happiness AND as a blog where I revel in the words. Especially your humorous posts and writing snippets. Very revel-worthy. ^_^

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    • Blogging is just so FUN. 😀

      I CAN’T WAIT FOR B&B TOOO!

      Glad you agree! And YESH, I loveth Christine’s photographs! 😀 Crisp/whimsical/bookish = totally.

      Yes indeed, your blog definitely teaches me things and I always revel in your beautiful writing! ^_^ You’re welcome, and thank YOU! *huggles back*

      Aww, you so sweet! ❤ *marks down that humorous posts and writing snippets are favorites*

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