Monday, August 10, 2015

21 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Me

1. I live in Alaska(I'd prefer to not give away where in Alaska I live, but if you have any questions about Alaska life, I'd be more than happy to answer them).

2. I have precisely 67 books on my Goodreads to-read list. I started working on that list last year when it was around 69 books. It's not that I've only read two books, but that I add new ones to the list almost as quickly as I check them off.

3. I generally prefer Classics to books written nowadays.

4. I have a puppy named Bailey who is completely adorable.

5. I've taken piano lessons for eight years with summer breaks and breaks between piano teachers.

6. I'm currently reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer on audio with my sister(we listen to a track or two before going to bed), The Green Ember by S. D. Smith which my Dad is reading to all of us, Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, which I read on Sundays, and A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, which my mom is reading to all the kids. 

7. I'm the oldest of five kids.

8. I'm involved in a homeschool program called Classical Conversations(in case you hadn't figured out yet that I'm homeschooled). Does anyone else do Classical Conversations?

9. The Battle of Five Armies is the saddest movie I've ever seen.

10. I am taking my third year of Latin this year(it's kind of complicated, but that's the simplest way of putting it).

11. I think I may like Martin Freeman's portrayal of Bilbo better than the book-Bilbo. 

12. I'm the only person in my family(excepting my Dad) to have seen or read Lord of the Rings

13. I have never seen anything from the TV show Sherlock, not even a clip. 

14. I really like cross-stitching. I'm working on a fairy right now, but my favorite project may have been this one--

15. Although I don't remember ever mentioning it here, It's A Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie. 

16. I have exactly 200 pins on my Pinterest boards. 

17. I have two bookshelves in my room which are arranged by the author's last name.

18. Fairy slipper is my favorite flower(google it, they're really pretty!).

19. I consider myself a grammar nerd and would be thrilled if you corrected any bad grammar, should you ever come across any here. 

20. I find anything related to England fascinating(besides their music groups).

21. I volunteer at the library re-shelving books. 

Thanks for reading! Did you find anything we have in common I didn't know about? 


  1. Interesting list Meredith! I'm the oldest of five kids as well!:)

    1. Thank you! Ah, you can understand that, then. :)

  2. Oooh, what are you thinking of Inkheart so far? I really love the first book:)

    You do CC! Another person! *high fives* Well, technically, I'm actually not going to be doing it anymore this coming year, but I've completed four years in the program, so it's cool to find someone in the blogging community who's a part of it:)

    The only person other than your dad?? How do you survive?;D

    Bailey is definitely adorable:D

    1. I like it! My only frustration is that Meggie seems obnoxiously spoiled, but I'm hoping that the author will fix that later, in which case I'll like it all the more.

      Oh, that's so funny because I had a suspicion you did CC. That probably means we've read lots of similar books, too. :)

      Yes, it's hard!! But I enjoy having my own personal fandom sometimes and that's partly why I've gotten into blogging so much-- I've finally found people who are willing to listen to my LotR fangirling.

      She IS adorable except when she's pulling pizza off the counter of a family who kindly invited us over to dinner and dog-sat her the whole day:)

  3. I know it's kinda late to be commenting on this post, but I do cc as well!! I'll be entering challenge 1 this Monday!!


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