50 Facts About Me Tag!

Monday, 21 October 2013
So I've been tagged by the lovely Sophie from A Day Dreamer's World and Sunny from A Sunny Spot to do the 50 Facts About Me tag! I hope you enjoy it!
  1. I'm 15 years old.
  2. My birthday is on the 7th November and, as weird as it may be, I'm extremely proud to call myself a Scorpio. ;P
  3. I have a younger brother who hates reading. Sadly, I cannot disown him. Apparently it's frowned upon to ask parents to sell a sibling... My bad. :3
  4. The fifth member of our little family is a very cheeky, five-year-old gun dog named Otto. A German Shorthaired Pointer with a German name. Fitting, right? ;)
  5. Up until last year, we actually had a sixth member of the family. Taz. Another German Shorthaired Pointer and, in actual fact, Otto's uncle.
  6. When I was younger (around mid primary school age) I found a copy of Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte) in the spare room. I started reading it (thinking of how smart and cool I would be reading an adult book) and got practically half way through before realising it was a waste of time - I wasn't understanding anything...
  7. I once managed to drop my shoe in the toilet in primary school. And my teacher made me lift it out. Everyone found it hilarious.
  8. I love horses and horse riding.
  9. I've had a horse on loan before. He was over 16hh (for those who don't understand what I mean by that, let's just say he's talllllll), chestnut coloured and called Harley. I loved him dearly and still believe I do though I haven't seen him in years.
  10. I had an obsession with climbing trees and jumping off of crates when I was younger. I roped my bestie, Cat (Through a Cat's Eyes), into doing it with me.
  11. I started the eco committee at my primary school and spoke at quite a few assemblies because of it. Funny how I have a fear of public speaking now though, huh? ;3
  12. My friends and I got called into the headmistress's office more than I would like to admit... :3
  13. The book blogger I go the furthest back with and am still in contact with today is the awesome Zoe from Bookhi! (THREE YEARS, ZOE! *high five*)
  14. My favourite colour is turquoise.
  15. I have to take the bus to school.
  16. I have a lot of favourite heroines but my ultimate favourites have to be Tris (Divergent) and Allie (The Immortal Rules).
  17. My favourite hero is without a doubt William Herondale. BACK OFF GUYS, AS I'VE SAID REPEATEDLY, HE IS MINE! DIBS! Muhahahaha!
  18. I'd love to travel the world some day.
  19. If I manage to fall completely in love with a storyline, I don't pay as much attention to the characters. Though if the storyline is less bold and outstanding, I do need A LOT of character development!
  20. Ah, yes. DEVELOPMENT! The most essential thing needed for me to like a novel. Character development, plot develop, relationship development... I just need development, ok?! :P
  21.  I'm very much a country girl - having lived in the country for more than half my life. Try and get me to sleep next to a busy main street and you're just asking for trouble.
  22. My favourite (not bookish) quote has got to be: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." :')
  23. My favourite  book-to-movie adaptions are Harry Potter (obviously) and the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
  24. I hate tea and coffee. I'm a hot chocolate girl. ;D
  25. Wooo! Half way! Are you bored yet?
  26. I let my friend cut my hair a few weeks ago. CALL ME BRAVE!
  27. I detest Maths with a passion yet am currently taking Higher Maths - talk about SUPER hard. :(
  28. I love high heels.
  29. And getting dressed up with high heels on.
  30. Though I tower over six foot when I do this (and I know this by standing next to my dad).
  31. Otherwise, I love my baggy t-shirts and leggings.
  32. I'm not much of a clothes shopper... A book shopper? YES! Clothes? Not so much.
  33. I don't own a Kindle and am not sure if I ever will... I have my iPad for ebooks.
  34. My favourite TV shows are Friends, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and The Vampire Diaries. I can quote all of these.
  35. I've more or less gone off Pretty Little Liars... The last season was just too boring for me. :3
  36. I'm obsessed with all the Barbie and Disney movies. Who isn't?!
  37. I really want to work in publishing and/or be an author when I'm older!
  38. I love writing short stories for English though we barely do any. :(
  39. I've been chased by cows three times. Once, by a bull (where my friend and me ended up hiding in a hollow tree). Twice, by a herd. Yes, a HERD! Third time, from a cow called Cookie because I got too near to her calf. For the record, I was at least four metres away from it!
  40. Consequently, I have a fear of cows. As well as mice and enclosed spaces (lifts, in particular, and being locked inside a car).
  41. If I have too much sugar, I go really hyper and can't settle... Especially if I'm in class! :3
  42. I'm a Shadowhunter and Dauntless initiate and study at Hogwarts.
  43. I recently went to see The Lion King musical. Twas good. :)
  44. I love me blogging besties loads! ;)
  45. As I'm writing this, I should really be writing an essay. Which is due for Wednesday. -.- PROCRASTINATOR RIGHT HERE!
  46. I have a new blog design.
  47. Do you like it?
  48. I'm still not sure... Sorry about the size of the font! I'm working to fix it!
  49. Hmmmm, have to make the last fact gooooood.
  50. I love Douglas Booth, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jennifer Lawrence and Lily Collins - they're perfect! :D

Since I think everyone I know has already done this tag, it's going to be quite tricky for me to tag anyone... but I'd love to see Kezia (Chapterosity), Beverley (A Reading Daydreamer), Maya (The Book Nook) and Jack (The Book Stop) do it! However, if you've already done it or don't really want to, it's fine! ;P

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: I can now reply to comments! Woooooooop! xD


  1. You made me an outdoorsy person for a while (no such luck now, haha!) which I always thought was impossible. :P Jumping off that crate was hilarious. :'D xx

    1. If anyone had met you back then, they would have also thought it impossible, yet I managed the impossible! I got you out the house! Go me! ;D xx

  2. I know what you mean about Jane Eyre, I find it hard to get into classics so instead I listen to them on audiobook and find they are much easier to understand that away. I've listened to 2 so far (JE and Persuasion) and really enjoyed them. ^^ #3 made me lol! I wish my sibling was into reading, too. :P

    1. I've not really tried any since then... Maybe I should! I remember listening to an audiobook when I was younger though! I think it was a Jacqueline Wilson book... Most likely - I was obsessed with her books back then!

      I doubt my brother will EVER like reading. He's whining right now because he's got to finish reading a book for his English class tomorrow! :3

  3. Ahaha, ehat great timing by me to find your blog! After one post I feel like I know you! Sunny told me about your blog, glad she did (: Great post!


    1. Yay for Sunny and her awesomeness! Are you a new blogger then?! If so, WELCOME TO THE BLOGOSPHERE! You're going to love it! ;)

      Away to check out your blog now! :P

  4. Yay! I also love Jamie Campbell Bower, Lilly Collins, Jennifer Lawrence and of course The Vampire Diaries. Yeah PLL got boring but after that A bombshell, I'm trying to continue. I also really hate mice. Great Job!

    1. They are all so lovely and admirable! :') I think I quit watching PLL around episode 5 of season 4... I've told my friends that if anything REALLY exciting happens then I'll catch up but... It's not a priority at the moment! :3

  5. I LOVE your new design - it's very understated ;)

    I got chased by a herd of cows the other day! I was walking through with my dog and they started running after us, so I kind of, uh, abandoned my dog and ran for the gate. I am not walking though that field anymore :P

    Yay, another horsey girl! I have a gorgeous little welsh horse called Gilbert who me and my mum are training at the moment :)

    Thanks for tagging me! I love this tag so I'll definitely do it soon;)

    1. Aww, thank you! I was so unsure of it! :3 Don't worry, I completely sprinted away from my friends when it was happening... I've never been to that field since. ;) YOU HAVE A HORSE?! SO jealous! Gilbert sounds adorable! :')

      You're very welcome - I hope you have as much fun doing it as I did! :P

  6. I've seen so many of these posts floating around and they seem super fun!

    Yay for animal lovers! Your doggy Otto sounds really cute and it's so awesome how you had a (really tall) horse on loan :D

    And ugh, I have a fear of public speaking too... Nope... Just can't do it.

    Character development. Yes. REALLY IMPORTANT.

    Higher Maths! Wooo!!!! As much as I'd love to tell you that you'll love it by the end of the year, you really won't >.< Although if you do decide to take AH, you might end up enjoying it (like me). I might be crazy.

    Being chased by cows, hahahahaha! I work on a dairy farm every week and the bulls can be super scary - don't wanna be chased by one of them XD Some of the cows like to come up to me and casually head butt be or bite on my ponytail!

    And finally, I love your new header! It's minimalistic in an arty way :)

    Thank you for tagging me! I don't usually take part in these but this one looks to fun to pass on :)

    1. Ack! I don't even like answering a question out loud in class that's how bad I am! :3 No way will I be taking AH maths! That would just be WAY too hard! Good luck with it though! Oh, I wouldn't be able to work on a dairy farm and have to go in with cows - my nightmare!

      Thank you - STILL not sure of it myself, haha! :/ It really is a lot of fun, I'll make sure to check it out if you do! xD

  7. You've been chased by cows! Sorry, but that is a little funny. :P

    I cannot do public speaking. As much as I try to do my best, it always ends up a disaster. :(

    I've been tagged so many times to do this, but I don't know if I can think of 50 things that are interesting enough! Lol.

    Great post, Rachel!! :D

    1. Oh, and I ADORE you're new design. :)

    2. It is kind-of funny... Not at the time it was happening but now that I look back... ;D

      I just get SO nervous! I always feel like I'm going to throw up before I even open my mouth! :(

      Thank you so much! :D

  8. Absolutely agree with number 27! I have always hated Maths - sadly I still have another compulsory year and a half of it to go. I'm also a book buyer. I was given £50 last Christmas to spend on clothes and the majority of it was spent on books. I now have more books than I have time to read.
    Very interesting to learn more about you :)
    Holly x

    1. Woohoo! Buddy math haters! ;) *high five* I've acquired A LOT of money from my family over my birthday and am planning on spending it ALL on books! :D

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  9. Love the new design - it's really pretty!

    I can't believe how many times you've been chased by cows, I did chortle at that part! ;D I'm scared of chickens, I think they have it in for me...ANYWAY.

    I also have a fear of public speaking, I just can't speak in front of people O.O

    I also prefer book-buying then clothes shopping, clothes shopping is just so...strenuous >.<

    Haha great post! <3


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