Tag – Get to Know Me

I saw this tag on For the Love of Books and thought it would be a good idea for my readers to get to know me a little better!  🙂 
Books: 
Can you stop reading at any time, or does it have to be a certain page or chapter? 
I usually try to stop at the next chapter if at all possible.  I don’t like stopping in the middle of a chapter. 
Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?
I don’t usually eat anything while I’m reading because I don’t want to get anything on the pages of my paperbacks or have my fingers dirty while swiping the Kindle screen.  I do drink while I’m reading though.  My favorite is iced coffee.  
Can you read listening to music or watching TV?
No.  I have to have almost complete silence while I’m reading.  I’m very easily distracted and end up reading the same few sentences or paragraph over and over if there is any noise in the background.
One book at a time, or several at once?
I have to read one book at a time.  I’ve tried to read multiple at once and it was just confusing to me. I couldn’t keep the plot lines and characters straight.  
Reading at home or everywhere?
I read everywhere. 🙂  Mostly at home though.
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head.  I don’t like reading out loud.
Do you read ahead, or skip pages?
I don’t usually read ahead or skip pages unless I’m struggling with the book and am trying to skim to see if it gets any better.
Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
I try my very best not to break the spine.  If it happens, it’s okay though.  
Do you write books, or just read them?
I just read them.
5 of my favorite books: 
1. Edge of Brotherhood by Molly E Lee
2. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
3. Laws of Attraction by RC Boldt
4. Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros
5. Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke
What is the last book you read?
Checkmate: This is War by Kennedy Fox 

About me: 

Name:

Jacqulene, but I go by Jackie
Name meaning:
May God Protect
Named after anyone:
My mother
Hair color:
Brown
Hair length:
To my lower back
Eye colour:
Brown
My birthday:
June 21st
Height:
5ft 5in
Place of birth:
North Carolina
Currently Living:
North Carolina
Star Sign:
I’m on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer
Best feature:
Eyes
Braces:
Never had braces
Piercings:
I used to have my ears pierced but I let them grow shut.
Tattoos:
None yet, I’d like to have one eventually though.
Right or Left Handed:
Right handed
Pets:
Chihuahua named May
Chi-Weenie named Killian
Cat named Macie, who just had 7 kittens
Siblings:
I’m an only child
Do you have kids:
Yes, I have two sons.  One is 11 years old and the other is 9 years old.
How many children do you want:
I’m happy with the two I have, but if I’m ever blessed with another one, that’d be great too.
What would you name your children:
My sons are named Chris and Logan.  If we had another boy, I’d name him Landon.  I’m not sure what we would name a girl if we had one.  Possibly Emily or Kelsey.
Marriage:
I’ve been married to my husband for 12 years.
What did you want to be when you grow up:
A teacher or a nurse
Career goals:
I’m starting college classes soon to get my degree in Early Childhood Education.
Hobbies:
Reading, blogging, watching my favorite TV shows, playing video games, photography.
Five random facts about me:
Both of my sons were delivered by c-section.
I am terribly, deathly afraid of spiders.  
I met Nicholas Sparks a few years ago.
I’m one of the most loyal people you will ever meet.
I’m really shy.

Favorite: 
Five favorite films:
1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
2. Jurassic Park
3. 10 Things I Hate About You
4. Sweet Home Alabama
5. Twister
Five favorite songs:
1. Steal My Girl – One Direction
2. Country Girl – Luke Bryan
3. Piece by Piece – Kelly Clarkson
4. Overcomer – Mandisa
5. Heathens- Twenty One Pilots

TV shows:
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Once Upon a Time
3. The Walking Dead
4. General Hospital
5. Friends

YouTubers:
1. Corey B
2. Jay G
3. BetweenthePagesofY
4. Mystery Date with a Book
5. Steph’s Rom Book Talk
Food:
Pizza
Lasagna
anything from the crock pot
Chicken lo-mein 
Drinks:
Pepsi
Hazelnut iced coffee
Animals:
Dogs, especially chihuahuas
Cats
Otters
Restaurants:
Papa John’s 
Giovanni’s 
Chick-fil-a

Shops:
Barnes & Noble
Gamestop
Bath & Body Works
Smells:
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Apple Cinnamon
Colors:
Blue
Pink
Music genre:
Rock
Pop
First: Holiday: 
Trips to the beach when I was a child
Concert:
N’Sync
Best friend: 
Linda

Currently: 


Feeling:

Okay

Eating:
Nothing at the moment
Watching:
Nothing
Wearing:
Black pants and a blouse

Do you: 
Believe in miracles:
Yes
Believe in love at first sight:
Not really.  I believe you can have a connection right away, but not necessarily love.
Believe in ghosts:
I’m not sure.  
Believe in aliens:
No.
Believe in soulmates:
Yes.
Believe in Heaven/Hell:
Yes.
Believe in kissing on the first date: 
Sure, why not?
Believe in yourself: 
I’m learning to.

What: 
If you won the lottery, what would you buy:
I would buy a nice house for us to live in.  
Your favourite/worst subject in High School:
Favorite: English and Biology/Anatomy
Worst: Math and Chemistry
Subject you were best at?
English 
Sports do you play/Have you played:
I don’t play any sports
Phone – (iOS v Android):
Android
Something you wish you were talented at:
Singing and crochet.
First thing you notice about people:
Eyes, smile, and personality.
On top of your bucket list:
Travel the US
3 long term goals:
Finish school to get my degree
Get a good paying job
Finally buy a house
3 short term goals:
Lose weight
Get in better shape
Take better care of myself
What are you doing today to help you achieve those goals:
Watching what I eat
Trying to be more active
3 things you’d take with you to a desert island:
Family, books, a way to escape
Biggest accomplishment:
Having my children.

Ideal first date for you:
Dinner and a movie is fine with me.
Something you look for in a partner:
Honesty and loyalty
Something you dislike:
Liars
Special talents:
Not really
Favorite fairytale:
I don’t really have one.
App you use most:
Facebook, followed closely by Twitter.
Piece of technology can you not live without:
My phone
Countries have you visited:
I haven’t visited any countries yet.
Countries would you like to visit?
Italy, Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand
Most embarrassing memory:
I can’t think of anything right now.

Random final questions:  
Summer or Winter: 
Winter!  I cannot stand the heat! 
Furthest you’ve ever been from home:
New Jersey
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be:
Somewhere where it is cool for most of the year.
Sweet or savoury:
Sweet
Last time you cried:
A few days ago
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself:
I’d like to think so!
Do you use sarcasm a lot:
All the time
Scary movie or happy endings:
Happy endings
How would you describe your fashion sense:
Anything comfortable
Are you competitive:
I can be sometimes.
Describe yourself in a single sentence:
Friendly, loyal, and compassionate bookworm.
Who is your role model?:
I don’t really have one.
If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be:
Stand up for yourself.

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Contact me: 

Email – jackielizn@gmail.com

Tagged and shoutout to: 

Beth at All the Bright Places

Megs at Between the Pages

Danielle at The Introverted Book Nerd

Kris at Boston Book Reader

Meghan-Alice at Not Quite Alice

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