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The Animal Book Tag

Hey everyone! My cousin and I created this awesome book tag. ๐Ÿ™‚



1) Add the tag graphic to your post.

2) Thank the person who tagged you.

3) Answer the questions.

4) Tag five bloggers.

5) And youโ€™re done!

Question #1: What is your favorite book with animals as the main characters?

The Adventures of Max and Liz and The Epic Order of the Seven are my favorite series. The only one I’ve read is the second book, The Schemer, the Dreamer, and the Robe.

The Adventures of Max and Liz are basically the same as the The Epic Order of the Seven. The publishers just changed the name or something.

Q #2: Tell us about the book!

I’m not good at explaining things, but I’ll try my best. Keep in mind that I’ve only read the second book in the series, so I’m not exactly certain what the first one was about.

Max, Liz, Kate, and Al earned immortality (from the first book, which yeah sounds weird. :P). They have waited for centuries for a word from the Maker and then they get their first directive from God to serve him for important points in human history. They learn they are to work behind the scenes in the life of Joseph.
With the help of a British mouse and a camel, they must combat the forces of evil that are out to thwart their plans, leading them into mysterious adventures with pyramids and mummies. If Max and Liz fail in this mission, all of Egypt will suffer, and the Hebrew nation will never be born.

So basically this story is about Joseph. It’s so awesome! You should totally read it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Q #3: Which is your favorite animal in it?

I don’t know that I had any particular favorites… I suppose Al. He made me laugh when he was clueless and always wanted food. ๐Ÿ™‚

Q# 4: What is your favorite scene in it?

Er, it’s really hard to choose just one! I really liked most of Joseph’s scenes, but I especially liked when he arrived at the slave market. I just found that interesting! Oh and I liked it when Joesph and Kate winked at each other.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Q #5: What is your favorite quote from the book??

I going to be honest. I don’t remember liking a specific quote so I looked on GR to see if there was one that stuck out to me. There was only one, so I choose that one. I’m not exactly sure if it’s from the book I read, but it kind of sounds familiar. Or am I just telling myself that? The world will never know….

โ€œKnow that you are loved and you are able.” -Gillamon
โ€• Jenny L. Cote

Okay. I tag:

Kellyn Roth @ Reveries

Loren @ Let’s Be Lost

Julia @ The Barefoot Gal

Kate Willis @ Once Upon an Ordinary

And you!!!


Thank you for reading!

~ Crystal

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The Goodreads Tag

I scream


You scream


We all scream for books!

What a greeting! Anyway, I saw The Goodreads Tag on The Write Books Blog and she said anyone and everyone could do it. That’s why I’m here today. ๐Ÿ™‚

What was the last book you read?

If the question’s referring to the last published book I read, then this one:


I’ve been reading the Warriors series… and it feels like there is a zillion books or something. Anyway, I’m reading the Dawn of the Clans, a spin-off of the books that started it all. I recently finished book two, Thunder Rising. Now I’m currently reading book three, The First Battle.

What are you currently reading?

Um, on GR I have a lot listed that I’m currently reading (and some of them are still packed away), so I’ll list the most recent ones.



Befriending the Beast

Ten: How the Commandments

The First Battle (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #3)

What was the last book you marked to-read?


I like this author’s Minecraft books, so don’t judge me. (although the cover is a bit iffy) ๐Ÿ˜›

Do you use the star system?

Yeah, but I pretty much base it on my liking of the book and if it was good. I really don’t don’t give any in-depth reviews unless I need to (such as reviewing it for someone) or I really like it.

Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes and I think I am doing quite well.

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Crystal has
read 101 books toward
her goal of
207 books.

Although, half of the books I read might be picture books. ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have a wishlist?

Who wouldn’t?! Well, I really don’t have too many. A few:

Tigerheart’s Shadow (Warriors Super Edition #10)

The Book Thief

Indian in the Cupboard


Who are your favorite authors?

I’m not an author-person…. for some series, yeah, but otherwise… Here are some that I like: Erin Hunter, Janette Oke, and Mark Cheverton.

Have you joined any groups?

Yes, multiple groups. Either they’re christian, Marvel, or poll related. Fun Fact: I’m not really active in most of them unless I want to be.

How many Goodreads Shelves do you have?

Eh, I have 38 shelves. I do need them. ๐Ÿ˜›

Star-Wars, classics, favorites, library-books, etc.

I tag… dun dun dun da- You! I’m not certain who’s been tagged, and we all know it can be annoying having to do the same tag again, so makes sense.

~ Crystal

Totally Random

Bring out the cake and ice cream..

Sweet sixteen!

I feel like nothing’s changed.. But I also feel like I hit a milestone in life. I can drive (technically no since I don’t even know how to do that. I might as well just crash though a window destroying everything and ending my pathetic life.. That would TOTALLY happen… ๐Ÿ˜‹… could it??? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ), I can volunteer for stuff unless it’s different from California in Wiconsin, buy LEGOs… Okay just kidding about that..๐Ÿ’ญ

I’ll post about what I did soon when I actually have access to a computer…๐Ÿš›๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ข

And yes, I have an obsession with LEGO gifs… Especially Ninjago. ๐Ÿ˜ณ


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Before the Move- Part 1

The last few weeks and days, I’ve been taking some pictures of what’s been happening.

Let’s start with a few animals…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is Spike the turkey. He left our house on March 10th to a new home. He was a friendly turkey…. he didn’t mind being pet, although moving too quickly towards him made him nervous. I miss him so much. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ



This is Gwendolyn (aka as Gigi to my mom and brother) the cat. She left to a new home on March 13th. She was such a sweet cat. She had once been an indoor cat with us, but we decided to have her outside. (She kept waking us up at night when she was inside… ๐Ÿ˜› )


The chickens were my favorite… most of them left to a new home on March 21st. They were so nice and never tried to hurt us. 


This is Trump, the rooster. ๐Ÿ™‚
Trump again ๐Ÿ™‚


I’m going to post several things regarding the movie, including updates and how I feel about it. I’ll will also post some more pictures for Before the Move Part 2.
Stay tuned for more. ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Crystal

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The Blue Sky Tag

Here I am again with another tag, tagged by Cynthia at A Sweet N Simple Life! (You should totally check out her blog. It’s amazing!) Thanks for tagging me Cynthia! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the rules for the โ€œBlue Sky Tag.โ€

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer their 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give them 11 questions to answer


Now, onto Cynthia’s questions!

Continue reading “The Blue Sky Tag”

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Indie E-Con 2017

There’s an Indie E-Con that’s happening next week!

Indie e-Con found @ Knitted by God’s Plan

Of course, I’m not an indie author. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But what I’m really excited about is the free/99 cent e-books!

(Info found on Knitted By God’s Plan.)

99 Cents e-Books:

Twinepathy by C. B. Cook
Reward of Anavrea by Rachel Rossano
Sufficient Grace by Jessica Grayson
Blessed Assurance by Faith Blum
Adela’s Curse by Claire M. Banschbach
Space Kitties 2: Searching the Cosmos
Lost Lake House by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Eun Na and the Phantom by Erica Laurie
Foxtails by Erica Laurie
Song of the Sword by Hope Ann
Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire
Honor Respect Devotion by Linda K. Rodante
Splashdown by Linda K. Rodante
The Graham Quartet and the Mystery of the Day Maid by Rebekah A. Morris
Triple Creek Ranch – Together by Rebekah A. Morris
Fitting In by Rebekah A. Morris
Christmas Aria by Kimberly A. Rogers
Wolf’s Path by Kimberly A. Rogers
A Question of Honor by Jesseca Wheaton
Beyond the Horizon by Jesseca Wheaton
Blood Ties by Hazel West

Free e-Books:

Lady Dragon, Tela Du by Kendra E. Ardnek
Kate’s Capitol by Sarah Holman
Espionage by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
Crannigย Castle by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
The Kares Case by Julie C. Gilbert
Varick’s Quest by Julie C. Gilbert
Veni, Veni by Aubrey Hansen
Rose of Prophecy by Hope Ann
Alen’s War by Hannah Krynicki
The Old Mansion’s Secret by Rebekah A. Morris
Remember Typhon by Kimberly A. Rogers
Left to Die by Ivy Rose

(This one is paperback only and I’m not certain if it’s free or 99 cents:)
White Wolf and the Ash Princess by Tammy Lash

There are so many great books are either free, or 99 cents, but I’m honestly really looking forward to Left to Die by Ivy Rose, A Question of Honor by Jesseca Wheaton, and Twinepathy by C. B. Cook.

I hope you’ll take part in getting some e-books before they’re back to regular price!

Onto other matters… I will not be posting very much this month, much less post books reviews. I probably will fail most of my goals this month. But I don’t care. I found out I’m moving from California to Wisconsin. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I’m extremely busy with packing, getting rid of my “treasure” aka junk, and cleaning the house. Hey, I should look on the bright side… No school for a few weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

I should be able to post one or two more times soon.

~ Crystal

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I Made Pumpkin Choc. Chip Cookies!

I made some of these a couple of days ago, but I had to use the rest of the canned pumpkin so it wouldn’t go bad. I made some more tonight and I think it went okay:

I had a great time making these! The one thing I struggled with was making sure they were done. They were kind of gooey and kept falling apart. Plus, I put them on very sloppily….Honestly, I really just wanted to eat them! ๐Ÿช ๐Ÿ˜‹

I do not own this recipe. It was found on AllRecipes. (I hope you might make this too! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
~ Crystal