Get To Know Me Tag

I was tagged for this by Deanna over at A Novel Glimpse (she’s awesome, check her out!). Thanks Deanna!

Vital Stats:

  • Name: Stephanie
  • Nicknames: Stephanator (one guy at work calls me that, but he adds “nator” to the end of a lot of other people’s names too haha)
  • Birthday: November 1
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Occupation: Account Examiner

Appearance:

  • Hair Color: Currently it’s red, but I’m thinking of going back to my natural brunette soon
  • Hair Length: A little past shoulders
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Best Feature: My teeth are pretty straight. Whenever I go to the dentist they marvel that I’ve never had braces
  • Braces: Nope (see above)
  • Piercings: one in each ear
  • Tattoos: No thank you! I hate needles
  • Right or Left: Right

Firsts:

  • Real Holiday: I’m not really sure what that means. First holiday I remember? I guess Christmas?
  • Best Friend: My childhood neighbor, Sarah
  • Award: I won a Best of Round in Power of the Pen in 7th grade
  • Concert: PFR (Pray for Rain)

Favorites:

  • TV Show(s): I’m going to go with current summer shows: Orphan Black, Younger, Big Brother (it’s trash, but I’m addicted)
  • Color: Purple, Blue
  • Song: I don’t really have an all-time favorite, but currently I am always happy when “Body Like a Back Road” comes on the radio. It’s so dumb, but it’s catchy!
  • Restaurant: Bone Fish Grill. Haven’t been there in a long time, but love that Bang Bang shrimp.
  • Shop: Kohl’s
  • Books: My most recent favorite is Lies She Told by Cate Halohan. Loved it!
  • Shoes: Flip Flops

Currently:

  • Feeling: Happy – I’m on vacation for the week!
  • Single or Taken: Single
  • Eating: I just finished a coffee chip Yasso bar
  • Thinking About: A coffee chip Yasso bar
  • Watching: Seinfeld
  • Wearing: Pajama pants and a t-shirt

Future:

  • Want Children: No thank you
  • Want to be Married: Only when I wish there was a second income contributing to my bank account or need to work on the car or something. So, not really.
  • Careers in Mind: I will probably be where I am until I die (or get laid off again…or have a nervous breakdown)

Do You Believe in:

  • God: Yes
  • Miracles: Yes
  • Love at First Sight: Nope
  • Ghosts: Nope
  • Aliens: Yes
  • Soul Mates: Nope
  • Heaven & Hell: Yes
  • Kissing on the First Date: I don’t have strong feelings one way or the other
  • Yourself: Nope

Feel free to tag yourself 🙂

Top 5 Wednesday: Hate to Love Ships

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday (check out the Goodreads Group page) is : Hate to Love Ships.

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1. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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2. Lucy and Josh – The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.

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3. Evie and Carter – Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren.

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4. Jane and G – My Lady Jane by The Lady Janies.

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5. Vaugh and Oakley – When It’s Real by Erin Watt.

What are some of your favorite Hate to Love ships?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish , is: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far. Books 1-3 are the ones I’ve given 4.5 Stars to and all the rest have 4. It was hard to narrow down which 4 star reads would make the list, but I went for the ones that are the most likely to be re-reads in the future.

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1. Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

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2. Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

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3. Making Faces by Amy Harmon

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4. Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson

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5. Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter

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6. Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton (aka SJ Bolton)

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7. I Found You by Lisa Jewell

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8. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

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9. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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10. When It’s Real by Erin Watt

What are your best books of 2017?

Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

I was tagged for this by Abbie over at  The Fuzzy Bookworm. Go check out her blog! Feel free to tag yourself if you’d like.

A hyped book you’re not going to read?

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I have seen nothing but absolutely glowing reviews on this book, but every time I think about trying it I read the synopsis again and I just don’t find it interesting. Never say never, but I don’t really see myself ever picking this up.

A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

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The Never Never series by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I read the first book because it was free and actually ended up liking it enough that at the time I wanted to read the rest of it. But since the subsequent books weren’t free and the third book STILL hasn’t showed up at my e-library, I pretty much decided I wouldn’t read the rest. I did see a lot of mixed reviews on the ending that kind of intrigued me so I finally asked a friend for spoilers on it. I can’t even remember what she said happened, but I do remember that I thought it was lame, so I have zero interest to ever finish this.

A classic you’re just not interested in?

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. There was a time in my life when I really wanted to read this, but now I basically know how the story goes and I think I would hate the characters so much that I wouldn’t enjoy it.

Any genres you’ve never read?

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I heard once that Dinosaur Erotica is a thing? I’ve never read that.

A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read?

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Wool by Hugh Howey. I’ve heard good things about this and my sister absolutely loves it, but every time I try to start it I just can’t get into it.