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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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


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


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


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.


1. Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton


2. Ragdoll by Daniel Cole


3. Making Faces by Amy Harmon


4. Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson


5. Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter


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


7. I Found You by Lisa Jewell


8. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren


9. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond


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?


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?


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?


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?

Velociraptors, Soufiane Idrassi on ArtStation at

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?


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.