i've been tagged by my friend Kiersti, and i've been so behind on things that i'm just now getting around to it. but it's a fun way to end my Monday, so i'm taking full advantage! i'll edit later and tag people with my own set of questions...maybe. ~~~

The 11 Questions that Must be Answered
1. Why did you start blogging? [i love to journal, and this felt like a natural pastime to coincide with that. i blogged in secret for years, because i didn't really think anyone would ever care to read the inner-workings of my mind.]
2. What is your favorite genre to read? [creative non-fiction]
3. What fictional character do you most wish were real? [charlie from' the perks of being a wallflower']
4. Describe your dream office for writing. [an outside patio at a small coffee shop that magically allows me to see my screen in the sunshine.]
5. Name one thing you couldn't live without. [bronzer and nail polish.]
6. If you could keep only one book, what would it be? ['bird by bird' by anne lammott.]
7. If you could magically transport yourself into a book, which one would you choose and what character would you be? [hunger games. katniss, of course. is that even a question? she's so badass.]
8. Do you have any phobias? [hate being in the deep parts of the ocean]
9. What is your biggest pet peeve? [when people's eyebrows are messed up.]
10. Describe yourself in 5 words. [not yet who i am.]
11. Who is your favorite well-known author and your favorite rising star author? [i love Jodi Piccoult - she slays me with her plot twists and strong female characters. and i'm not sure if she's still a rising star, but Shauna Neiquist makes me want to literally be her in every way possible.]