March 7, 2012

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Faye over at labor not in vain and also by Holly from Shelf Life Thanks for including me Faye and Holly!

The rules are simple. If you are tagged, post 11 random things about yourself. Answer the questions I (the tagger) asked you, then create 11 new questions for the people you tag.

I'm going to skip the 11 things about myself this time and just answer Faye and Holly's questions. 

Here are the 11 questions Faye asked me and my answers:

1. If you had one superpower what would it be? And how would you use it? For good or awesome?

Not sure, maybe have the power to produce food and clean water from nothing. Then feed the hungry.

2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

ENGLAND...My mom was born in England and came to Canada when she was sixteen. So I'm 50% English! I've read alot of books on England and would love to someday visit those places I've read about.

3. Facebook or a real book?

A real book for sure!

4.  Ever eaten a Turducken?

Never heard of it, so no. :)

5. What book do you love, but wouldn't want made into a movie?

I loved Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I heard that it was in the works to be made into a movie, but I'm a little skeptical. It was such a powerful and moving novel. I would hate to see it's depth not captured.

6. What traditional Christian Hymn is your favorite?

I grew up on hymns so that's a hard one! I'd say Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, Great is thy Faithfulness and It is Well with my Soul are some favorites of mine. As a kid, I always loved it when we sang these songs in church  acappella. But I also love this remake of It is Well with my Soul  by Kutless:

7. If you could bring one person, one book, and one snack food to a deserted island, who and what would you bring?

Well I'm not sure who I'd bring, depends on my mood. :) Do I want to go to relax, or to explore the island or to just be silly and have fun? This would be three different people! The book I'd bring would probably be "Pride and Prejudice" because it's my favorite novel and I've been meaning to read it again. And snack food would have to be chocolate!

8.  What is your favorite pastime? 


9. If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be? 

 Unkind words spoken in haste

10. If you could see one inspirational speaker live this year, who would it be?

I would love to hear Francis Chan speak. I loved his books, Crazy Love, Forgotten God and Erasing Hell. He seems like such a genuine and sincere person who loves the Lord.

11. And if you could have either a bar of chocolate or a cup of coffee, which one would you choose?

Since I don't like coffee, this question is easy, I'd choose chocolate.  :)

Here are the 11 questions Holly asked me and my answers: 

1. What is the number one place you want to visit more than any other?


2. If you could live in any era, what time period would you live in, and why?

I love the simplicity of life during the late 1800's, the life Laura Ingalls Wilder lived. But I'd miss my washer and dryer!

3. What book would you love to see become a movie?

I love period dramas so any of Julie Klassen's books would be lovely to watch as a movie.

4. Do you prefer to travel by plane, car, ship, or train?

Car, you get to see so much more. 

5. What is your favorite memory?

Some of my favorite memories would have to be from our family's trip to Disneyland  seven years ago. Our kids were so excited and we had so much fun!

6. Do you prefer the city or the country?

COUNTRY! I don't like crowds, prefer the solitude of God's creation. :) 

7. What are the top three songs on your iPod or mp3 player?

The Way by Jeremy Camp
Wedding Day by Casting Crowns
Your Hands are Cold from the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack  

8. Is there a movie or book you will never get tired of reading or watching?

Pride and Prejudice...hands down 

9. Who is your all-time favorite character, and why?

Mr. Darcy...I've always related to him because I'm an introvert and a quiet person and often been misread because of it.

10.  What was your favorite required reading novel in school?

To kill a mockingbird..awesome book 

11. Who was your favorite teacher?

I took 'Latin' for three years in high school and that teacher was my favorite. He also taught me 'Western Civilization.' He really loved what he taught and I think that makes a huge difference.

My 11 Questions:

Would you rather go for a run or a walk?
What is your favorite movie?
Do you have a pet?
What book in the Bible has moved you the most?
What is your favorite meal?
If you could go back in time to live, what period would you choose and why?
Do you enjoy watching sports? If so whats your favorite?
Country or City Girl?
What kind of music do you enjoy the most?
Beach or Mountain Vacation?
What author has influenced you the most in your christian walk and why?

Ladies I've Tagged:

Jessica at Bookingit
Cheryl at The Power of Story
Kara at My Thoughts and Book Reviews
Robin at Laughtershock
Michelle at Sweet Treats and Inspiration
Mom to 8 at momto8blog
Susan at Steps
Jessica at Jessica R. Patch
Marji at Faith-Driven Fiction
Brooke at i blog for books
Anne at Stuff & Nonsense


  1. Congrats and thanks for tagging me!! Loved your answers! :)

  2. Loved learning more about you! Thanks for accepting the tag :)

  3. Hey Cathy! Pride & Prejudice is one of my faves also, good choice :) I also agree about going back in time to change unkind words spoken in haste, good one.
    Thanks sooooo much for tagging me, Cathy!!
    Here are my answers:

    run vs walk-definitely walk :)

    fave movie-mr. popper's penguins, narnia, leap year, noises off, while you were sleeping

    yes, i have a dog and a cat

    book in the Bible? that would be Esther and Solomon; both were devoted to God in ways that both encourage and inspire me

    fave meal-I'll say pizza :)

    time period-i would say the regency era, jane austen's time because it was simple and romantic

    no, i don't watch sports unless it's to be next to my dad and brothers for fellowship. i usually watch the superbowl but this year i didn't

    country vs. city girl- i'll say city because i live in miami and feel more at ease with stores nearby and variety....the country is awesome, but for me it's more for visiting and vacations

    i love christian rock, but i also love praise and worship music. my soul longs for you, furious by jeremy riddle, i will exalt by bethel, you won't relent, holy by jesus culture, our god is greater by chris tomlin are ones i play often at home. they're all on youtube :)

    beach or mountain vacation? can i pick both? i'll say mountain because being in miami i have easy access to the beach but i would have to leave florida to see mountains

    an author that has influenced me the most...angela hunt and c.s. lewis, i have learned that anything is possible through their stories, i love their imagination and writing styles, and i was turned on to the idea of being a writer after reading them

    great questions, cathy, thanks again for tagging me :) that was fun! have a great week, girl! hugs and blessings :)

    1. Chris Tomlin's song 'Our God is greater' gets played alot in my house too. I'll have to check out those other songs!

      C.S. Lewis is such a great influence! I haven't read anything by Angela Hunt, but I think I have one of her books on my shelf. I'll have to check it out now.

      Love all your answers Kara. Thanks for coming by and answering my questions! Glad you participated. :)

    2. yay, so glad you enjoy our God is greater in your house, Cathy!!! I play it when no one's home and it really uplifts me, makes my worries seem silly :)

      definitely check out Angela Hunt, she writes a variety of different books, but I love her mystery/suspense books (the face, the elevator, the justice, truth teller, uncharted). her books should be available at the library so that makes it easier.

      thanks for tagging me, it was fun :) you're very welcome, it's great getting to know bloggers with these questions and you're such a blessing! i was tagged by someone else and will be posting it tonight, i mention your blog in the posting and wanted to let you know :) blessings cathy!

  4. Fun, fun! I'll be working on my answers :)

    It's fun to see the things we have in common. I love all of Austen's books and the movie adaptations too. I just watched P&P again last week! Do you prefer the most recent adaptation on film or the BBC?

    1. Hi Anne, I saw the most recent adaptation first, which led me to the book, so it's my favorite. :)
      But when I was finished reading the book I watched the BBC version and enjoyed it too, I thought it was closer to the novel. I do own both and enjoy watching both! How about you?

  5. Thanks for tagging me, Cathy! I'll work on my answers and get them posted soon. : )

    I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know you better! I LOVE "The Way" by Jeremy Camp too (I posted that video on my blog). :D

    My family and I LOVE Disneyland, too! We go every two or three years. We went last year, so it will be a little while before we go again. So glad that you and your family made some special memories there. : )

  6. Cathy -
    Loved your answers! To Kill a Mockingbird was my favorite school read too, I share your introvert ways and the love of the country...oh and chocolate!

    Thanks so much for tagging me. Working on my answers and questions myself. Have a great weekend. Yeah! It's the weekend:)

  7. Jessica, Anne, Michelle and Susan! I'm looking forward to your answers and getting to know a little more about you! Thanks for accepting the tag. :)

  8. thanks for the tag! it is fun to read about a fellow blogger and get to "know" you more! i will answer these tag questions-
    I would definitely rather walk, The Passion is my all time favorite movie, Sister Faustina has influenced me the most and my favorite book is either the Psalms or Job or the Gospel of John. all of my 8 kids play at least 3 sports so I am an expect spectator..but I think I like baseball the best... I am a country girl all the way and like oldies the best.
    Thanks again for thinking of me and tagging!
    Happy week!!!!

    1. The Passion is one of my favorite movies too!

      Wow you are a busy mom! I loved watching my kids play hockey, soccer and volleyball! But now that they are older, none of them play anymore. :(

      Thanks for accepting the tag here! I enjoyed reading your answers. :)

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    1. Thanks...I love it too, so many great songs on it. :)


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