Get to know me!

I love to talk about books, but when it comes to talking about me – no. Just no. As i’m sure you all understand I’m a total introvert. I love to hide in my book cave and only converse with the fictional characters I read about. Ok and I guess my family too. But when I saw the Get To Know Me Tag Jackie posted on her wonderful blogΒ Too Much of a Book NerdΒ , I realized how wonderful it is so know the person behind the blog! I’ve talked with so many bloggers over the last few months and it helped me understand her more and make me feel more connected to her blog and its content. So here it goes, as uncomfortable as it makes me, I will tell you a bit about myself!

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VITAL STATS

NAME: Shanah

NICKNAMES: Mom, Midget (i’m 5 foot tall and my husband is 6’4″ – we look weird), Bionic Brawlberry (my roller derby name and where my blog name came from!)

BIRTHDAY: May 16th…. in just a few days!

STAR SIGN: Taurus – go on, ask me if I’m stubborn! LOL

OCCUPATION: Business owner. Together me and my husband own a bait and tackle shop. Polar opposite of my book love! We also own a soft plastic bait manufacturing company. I know it sounds like a big deal but we are still starting out and really small. It’s just me and him running the show.

LIVING IN: I live in SW Ontario Canada. I love where I live! I can’t stand big cities and I live I’m in a small town surrounded by the Great Lakes. It’s so beautiful! But I could do without the snow! I also live within minutes of the US boarder so it takes little to no time and I can travel to another country πŸ™‚

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APPEARANCE

HAIR COLOUR:Β Medium brown

HAIR LENGTH:Β A few inchesΒ past my shoulders – I will never cut my hair short again!

EYE COLOUR:Β Green but they sometimes change to greenish blue or greenish brown

BEST FEATURE:Β My hands? I don’t know! I do like my hands a lot. But I would say humour if I wasn’t going with a physical feature.

BRACES:Β No, but I should have had them because I HATE my teeth! I refused when I was younger because I was bullied enough and I didn’t want to add more fuel to the fire.

PIERCINGS:Β Only in my ears now. But I’ve had my nose, tongue, eye brow and belly button done at some point – not all at the same time though lol

TATTOOS:Β Many lol. I stopped counting when I got to 10. They are mostly hidden and mostly small. My largest is on my right leg. It goes from my toes almost to my knee and is water themed with a koi fish, waves, bubbles, a hibiscus flower, and it has my kids signatures that they wrote themselves on their 5th birthday

RIGHT OR LEFT:Β Right!

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(not the best picture as I’m bending down a bit – but me in the plaid with Stephanie Garber (author of Caraval) at a book signing event)

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FIRSTS

REAL HOLIDAY: My first real holiday outside of Canada was a cruise for college. I went to school for travel and tourism (which I ended up doing nothing with because 9/11 happened in my first week of school and the travel industry basically collapsed) But we flew to Jamaica and visited the Dominican Republic, the British Virgin Islands, St Maarten, a private island on the Dominican, then back to Jamaica. It was glorious! I haven’t seen the ocean since though 😦

BEST FRIEND: My first best friend was Melissa. We did everything together and were always with each other. We still talk but (introvert) we are both so busy with our families and we live in different towns so we don’t see each other much anymore.

AWARD: I won the grade 8 art award in school.

SPORT: Hmmmm there were other sports I tried but the first one I really liked and stuck with was baseball. I still love playing it!

CONCERT: Backstreet Boys!! I was obsessed back then and still know every word lol

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FAVOURITES

TV SHOWS: So I’m not all that into tv, but Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, 2 Broke Girls, Supergirl, and Gilmore Girls are a few I do love!

COLOUR: Green and blue, except for pastels

SONGS: I haven’t had the time to listen to music lately. But basically anything by Hozier, Lorde, Birdy

RESTAURANT: There’s a tiny restaurant in Toronto called Barque. They’re a BBQ smoke restaurant and it’s sooooo good! We go there every time we are in Toronto, which isn’t often enough to get this food!!

SHOPS: Any book store (obviously) but Chapters Indigo to be specific. H&M and Maurices for clothes. David’s Tea for tea

BOOKS: This feels impossible to answer but I’ll list a few – The Book Theif, Harry Potter, The Night Circus, Strange The Dreamer, anything Sarah J Maas, The Illuminae series, Ready Player One

SHOES: Flip flops, flats or bare feet. I broke my ankle badly playing roller derby (hence the name “Bionic” because of the plate and screws holding my ankle in place) so I can only wear flat shoes now 😦 )

BOOK GENRES: Fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction!

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CURRENTLY

FEELING: Tired – up too late reading! What else is new?

SINGLE OR TAKEN: Taken. This year will mark our 9th wedding anniversary and our 19th dating anniversary. We got together just after my 16th birthday. Not too many people can say they married their high school sweetheart πŸ™‚

EATING: Nothing – coffee…… just coffee lol

THINKING ABOUT: If I’m going to enjoy the book I started last night. I’ve been obsessed with the movie Passengers and anything science fiction so I started Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It didn’t start out how I thought it would and I’m having a hard time connecting with the plot, writing and characters. I’m only about 50 pages in so it’s still a little too early to tell.

WATCHING: Passengers! I’ve watched that movie every day for over a month now…….

WEARING: Warm leggings and a long sleeve black shirt. It’s been cold and rainy here and we’re actually under a rainfall warning. The river is getting pretty high so I hope there isn’t any flooding by the time the rain is done on Sunday!

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DO YOU…..

HAVE KIDS: I have two kids actually. My daughter will be turning 12 this year and my son just turned 7 last week. They are my absolute everything!

WANT TO TRAVEL: YES!!! There just isn’t enough money to travel right now. I would love to see Ireland (where a lot of my family comes from), Scotland, England, India, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Isreal, China, the list could go on and on and on!!! Not to mention I want to go to a book convention SOOOO badly! They’re not usually held around here so it will require quite a bit of travel to get to one.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: I never used to. I used to compare and belittle myself because I wasn’t like other people. But then one day it clicked and I realized that I’m NOT like other people. I am who I am, I like what I like, and i’m good at my own special things. I quite like myself now πŸ™‚

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So there I am! I’m not going to tag anyone but if you feel like doing this then go ahead πŸ™‚ I would love to get to know some of you better!! And if you’ve done a get to know my tag before send me a link!

Until next time, happy reading!

 

52 Comments Add yours

  1. kyera says:

    I totally got the introversion, I tend to avoid isles while in browsing in the market if there are already people in it and I don’t actually need something in that aisle. 😊 But it was super nice to read more about you. It definitely makes a blog more relatable.

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    1. You saying that makes me feel so much better!! I avoid aisles if they’re busy as well. Especially if there is a person near the end. I’ll just keep walking like I meant to do it and then loop back around! It’s awful!! Lol

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      1. kyera says:

        My mom thinks I’m crazy, but she’s social she doesn’t get it. She’ll tell her life story, my life story and all about my dog to a random stranger in line,

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        1. Lol I wish I was that social. If I’m in a setting I’m comfortable with I can talk your ear off. Strangers are a no lol

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  2. Great tag, congratulations on your 9th wedding anniversary and I hope you have a great birthday when it comes πŸ˜€

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  3. J.W. Martin says:

    Great post. Feels like I’ve met you, and know you, in real life!

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    1. Smart ass!!!! Sarcasm runs strong in our family

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  4. ReadByChris says:

    We’re birthday twins! ❀ And Congratulations on your 9th wedding anniversary!

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    1. Thanks! And really?? It’s amazing how many people have may 16th as a birthday!! It’s a great day

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  5. Justine says:

    This was lovely, it was good to get to know you better! Happy almost birthday!

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  6. mikaela says:

    Ooh, I’m hooong to do this tag on my own blog because it looks like so much fun! I didn’t know your birthday was coming up; hopefully I can remember when it comes around! πŸ˜„

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    1. It was a lot of fun to do! Can’t wait to read more about you!

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      1. mikaela says:

        Lol at the typo of “hooong.” πŸ˜‚

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        1. Lol I figured out what you were saying. I’m usually the queen of typos. Spell check comes up with the weirdest things!!

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  7. Really great job at telling us so much about you. Excellent work for an introvert! I’m one, so I totally get it. πŸ™‚

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  8. Liesje says:

    This was such a fun post! Thinking of doing it myself, haha. You did a really great job! I also want to travel a lot, haha. I never know where to start, though. There are so many countries that I want to discover! Good luck with everything β™₯

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    1. Thanks and you as well. I can’t wait to read your post!

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  9. iamdes says:

    So glad to know more about you, Shanah. I haven’t done any tags and awards yet and this looks like a good way to start. πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a fun one to do. I hope you get the chance to do this one πŸ™‚

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  10. Happy early birthday!! ❀ Ahah I love Stranger Things and I watched Gilmore Girls for a while as well. And yessss for Chapters/Indigo! Love going there so much.

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  11. Loved this postπŸ˜šπŸ˜™
    Feels like I finally met you!😢

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  12. This was a very cool tag and I feel like we get to know you more! I’ll probably do it too in my blog just to add something different than bookish things because it seems like a very fun thing to do! 😊

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    1. Yay! I can’t wait to read it!

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  13. Aw YAY, I’m happy to see that you decided to this tag! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    And you’re so right, I never noticed how much more connected to feel to someone when you find out so much about them! πŸ˜€
    I love Hozier, Lorde and Birdy woooo ❀ And I haven't seen Passengers yet because I love Chris Pratt but I dislike JLaw. Sooo we'll see if I ever get around to watching it!
    And I feel the same about going to a book convention! They're usually held in the US and I can't just randomly fly over there and attend it whenever I feel like it πŸ˜›
    And it's so cool that you met Stephanie Garber *heart eyes*

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    1. Chris Pratt was adorable in this movie! Jennifer Lawrence was good as well but he was the main focus. I find that people either love or hate this movie πŸ˜‚
      A trip to the US for book conventions would be costly for sure! Not to mention the luggage cost to get all those books back home!!
      Stephanie Garber was so sweet! Elly Blake was also there. She wrote FrostBlood. Turns out she lives 45 minutes from my house which is really cool!

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      1. I’ll have to check it out some time! πŸ™‚
        I’d have to go to the US with an empty suitcase and come back here with a case full of books hahaha!
        Oh really? That’s so cool πŸ˜€

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  14. Beware Of The Reader says:

    It was so great reading more about you! I’m not really taller than you are and I’m a mom of two too πŸ˜‰

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    1. So glad I’m not the only short one! Two kids is hard! One was easy, two is a handful. I couldn’t imagine more than that! Lol

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      1. Beware Of The Reader says:

        Me neither! To think that when I was young I wanted 5 kids! (Lone kid syndrome) LOL

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        1. Yet another similarity – I’m an only child too! I originally wanted three – but when the second one came along he was enough personality for two πŸ˜‚

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          1. Beware Of The Reader says:

            I know the “curse” of the second kid LOL My daughter makes enough npise for all the family. And she is a teenager right now so lots of drama LOL

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          2. I’m just now on the verge of teenage drama. I hope we all survive lol

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          3. Beware Of The Reader says:

            Hang on tight and come ranting here if you need πŸ˜‰

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          4. πŸ˜‚ thanks! I may take you up on that!!

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  15. Marie says:

    Ohhhh, you’re so lucky to live in Canada, I would love to visit someday, especially the Great Lakes, it seems SO stunning there. Also, I LOVE Gilmore Girls and 2 Broke Girls just as well πŸ™‚
    That was a very fun tag to read, it was great getting to know you a little better! And congratulations on your 9th anniversary, this is so great, and super cute that you married your high school sweetheart ❀ ❀

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    1. Canada really is a beautiful place. So diverse in its landscapes! I wish it was a little smaller though lol. I still haven’t seen the entire country!

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      1. Marie says:

        Ahah I get it, it’s gigantic – I want to visit the whole country just as well but I don’t know where to start ahah and I feel like I’m going to need so many months to do it all πŸ˜€

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        1. You probably would need months to go from one side of Canada to the other! My parents and my boyfriend (now husband) took a trailer from Ontario to Prince Edward Island for two weeks. We only got to see a few attractions in each province. It was nowhere near long enough. Ontario is a good place to start but it would depend on what you’re interested it! I’ve never seen the mountains in Canada. I hope to one day!!

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          1. Marie says:

            Well…If I ever do such a trip, I’ll make sure to have loads of time to explore the country as much as I can for sure. It seems like there is SO much to see, both in terms of landscapes and cities and I want to see it all ahah πŸ˜€

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  16. sky @ duskblooms says:

    I just found your blog but I saw you’re from SW Ontario, and that’s where I was born and raised o:

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    1. Wow really?! Small world. Especially this area. Where were you born and raised??

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      1. sky @ duskblooms says:

        Just south of Windsor!

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        1. Wow! This is close. I live in the Chatham Kent area πŸ™‚

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          1. sky @ duskblooms says:

            Nice! I went there a lot as a kid and travel through it all the time when I’m back in Canada!

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  17. ignitedmoth says:

    Omg that’s so cool that you do roller derby! πŸ˜€ Fun post!

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  18. Sophie Li says:

    Hi! It was fun to read your answers and I am happy to get to know you better πŸ™‚
    That is so sweet that you and your husbands are high school sweethearts! Happy 19th dating anniversary πŸ™‚

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