Anything But Books Tag

I was tagged in a really fun tag by Jeanna Nicole over at Book Mark Your Thoughts  ! I love her blog.  She has some really great book reviews and great topics to discuss.  She and I have recently started communicating in the big blog world and I feel she has become a good friend.  She is so sweet and nice.  She reads my blog and comments often.  I think it is cool she is a librarian also.  I think that is an amazing job to have.  If you have not checked out her blog, then you need to get off your butts and check it out.

Well, the tag is exactly as it sounds – it’s a really wonderful way for those in the blogging community to get to know one another. It’s also great for readers of book blogs to get to know the bloggers more! I hope you enjoy!

Note: The image I used for the Feature Image is not my creation! It belongs to another blogger. I used it from Jeanna’s post and she found it on The Girl Who Read Too Much book blog. I went to the blog and really liked it too.  So check it out also.

One. Name a cartoon that you love

Scooby Doo cartoons.  I will never tire of watching Scooby Doo cartoons.  My son, who is 16, sits with me sometimes and we binge watch old Scooby Doo cartoons.  I mean I would get away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your stupid dog!  Ha!


Two. What is your favourite song right now? 

Shape of You By: Ed Sheeran – I don’t know what it is but the tune has me hooked.  It is catchy.  He is such a down to earth individual.  Love him!

 Three. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Binge watch Netflix or Hallmark Movies





Four. What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Wedding Planner – I have helped to plan a few weddings for family and friends.  I have done invitations for several friends.  I have also made wedding bouquets and several decorations.  No automatic alt text available.

Five. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Abandoned places.  I love reading and learning about abandoned places.  I especially love looking at photos.  I want travel some and take photos of these places.  Related image Photographer Jeff Hagerman managed to evade 24-hour security to take this picture of a disused rollercoaster at the site 

Six Flags New Orleans, LA (Photographer Jeff Hagerman)

Six. What is something unusual that you know how to do?

I am really not sure on this one.

Seven. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.

Image may contain: dessert, food and indoorWedding Cake- My dad got married in November and I made his groom’s cake.  It was so good only one piece was left.






Eight. What is your most recent personal project?

Image result for keep calm and blogMy book blog.  You know I have tossed around the idea of a blog for a while now.  Finally in April I decided to try it out.  I have really enjoyed the blog and it is slowly taking off. I have met some really wonderful people.  I am real glad I decided to try it.



Nine. Tell us something that you think about often?

Image result for aspergersMy son’s future.  My son has mild form of Asperger’s Syndrome.  He was diagnosed early at age 4.  I have worked so hard with him to grow into an independent young man.  We have had some tough times, but he is wonderful.  He is so polite and caring.  You can’t even tell he had Asperger’s except he doesn’t care for social settings.  He wants to join the Airforce when he graduates.  I always stay on him to keep his grades up and to work hard towards his goals.  He has come a very long way since he was 4.    I worry about what the future will hold for him.  So this topic is on my mind most.

Ten. Give us something that is your favorite.

Charlaine Harris                                            Black Dagger Brotherhood (14 Book Series) by  J.R. Ward

Favorite Author:  Charlaine Harris          Favorite Book Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood

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Favorite Thing to Cook:  Cakes           Favorite Dog: Dachshund

Faleena Hopkins Favorite Author Friend:  I have to say Faleena Hopkins – She is amazing with her fans.  We communicate all the time and talk about things going on in our lives and she even asks us to help her with things she is writing.







Favorite Movie:  Goonies

 italian GIF        Favorite Food:  Italian




Eleven. Say the first thing that pops into your head.

“Can I get some read time in tonight?”   I have been so busy as of late that I haven’t had a lot of read time.  I am in need of a book fix!    

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

Tag! You’re it!

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I won’t tag many.  But anyone can join in the fun.


34 thoughts on “Anything But Books Tag

  1. I’m in love with the Shape of Yooou! I’m going to see him in September! This is a cool tag! Thanks for tagging me! I’ll definitely do this one! I wish I had known you were good at wedding planning back when I was married. I did it all myself with help from the husband. If I could do it again, I’d pay someone hahahah. I also binge watch Netflix when I’m not reading! We’ll have to compare shows! 😀

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  2. You’re too sweet!! Thanks love! I love the Goonies!!! And my brother has autism, in addition to missing a chromosome. It’s hard but it gets better for sure, especially with how much people have learned regarding aspergers and autism.

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    • Yes. I have had people tell us that we are too strict on him, but they don’t understand that you have to stick to your rules because Autistic kids strive off of structure. My son has grown to be so respectful and sweet. He opens doors for strangers to pass through when we are out shopping. He opens the car door for a girl we take to school and he cares deeply for those close to him. He has a small group of friends and likes to spend most time alone. That worries me most. But he is great.


      • My brother thrives on alone time, which worried my mom at first but gradually understood that he’s just a little introverted. He loves Disney and some Universal Studios films (Land Before Time haha). Ty has a very structured routine as well – people tend to not understand that this is pretty important. I’m sorry your son has to grow through certain struggles, but it is nice to know someone else out there understands 🙂 If you ever have any great bool recommendations on autism and the like, please let me know 🙂

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  4. Loved your answers!!
    And thank you for the nomination. I really appreciate it.

    I normally don’t officially do award posts but if you don’t mind, I could do a run down of it right here in the comments?

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      • Alright then.
        One. Name a cartoon that you love
        – I’m kinda of like you and your son. Am 16 and I never tire of watching Scooby Doo cartoons. Only difference is that I DO get away with it cause I’m on the meddling team in my mind. I like to think of myself as a “Velma” type. 😆😆

        Two. What is your favourite song right now?
        – “my first love” by Jamie Grace. Although she’s not really my favorite artiste, I just love the lyrics of the song.

        Three. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
        – Watch cartoons. I can’t help it. I’m a cartoon-ish person. 😋

        Four. What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
        – I love to play soccer on the boys’ team in a game of boys vs. girls or even boys against themselves. 😅😅

        Five. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
        – Serial killers. I don’t know why but when I come across a story or rumor about a particular serial killer, I often go on to do background checks. Maybe I read to many thrillers about mysterious deaths…. Or I’m trying to find out if there’s something I can use to identify a serial killer easily (traits, etc)… Or maybe I’m just weird.

        Six. What is something unusual that you know how to do?
        – I’m with you on this. I’m not really sure.

        Seven. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.
        – I made a poetry book filled with fifteen of my best poems.

        Eight. What is your most recent personal project?
        – My company – Harmonious Joy. Yep. It’s more than just a website. 😏😏

        Nine. Tell us something that you think about often?
        – My family. Setting out each day to put a smile on each of their faces.

        Ten. Give us something that is your favorite.
        – Favorite Author: Frances …something…(the author of “A Little Princess”)
        – Favorite Book Series: Crystal by Dayo Benson. So far, I’ve only read books 1 – 3 (Searchlight, Surrender & Insurrection) out of seven but it’s great!
        – Favorite Animation: Despicable Me 1-3
        – Favorite Nickelodeon Series: Liv And Maddie, A.N.T. Farm
        – Favorite Food: All types.
        – Favorite Food Course: Desserts (preferrably ice cream and cakes)

        Eleven. Say the first thing that pops into your head.
        – I wonder why the spies I sent over to put Patty under surveillance haven’t reported back yet?

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      • lol I love your answers!!! Especially #11 haha. 😉 It is because I hid them in my blog and they can’t find their way out. muwaha! 😉
        If you like serial killers read the book Bitter Blood –
        My mother went to high school with the murderer and his girl. He was nutso.
        I absolutely love the minions. ahhhhhh bananananananana. We watch alot of cartoons in my house as well. We are cartoonish peeps too!
        Thank you for posting. These are great answers! 🙂

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      • 😱😱 How could you? *insert overly dramatic gasp*
        Looked the book up. I’m sooo interested!!
        Your mom did what now? 😱 Oh that’s freaky. Please tell me they weren’t friends.
        😂😂 That’s my favorite of all their wise quotes.

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      • Nope she said he was creepy. She only went to the same school as him. He used to pretend to be a doctor too. 😷 His father had a practice in town and his son would practice without a license. His dad had no idea. The have a haunted house every year where his practice was downtown. 😱 There’s a movie 🎥 about it too.

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  5. Fun post! I’m a retired teacher and my heart reaches out to you and your son as he matures. One of my favorite students (OK, true confession: they are all my favorites) is a young man with Asperger’s. He is extremely bright. I’ll never forget the day a popular student looked over at his score on a high stakes test taken on the computer. She spread the word quickly, and he got some well-deserved respect that had been lacking until then. Every child is special, and we need to appreciate each one for their strengths and teach our children to do the same!

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    • Thank you. I have been extremely lucky as he was younger and his teachers took their time with him and understood him. It helped alot. It is a big help when you have the teachers and school faculty on your child’s side. 🙂

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