The Tag Masterpost

Here you are, as promised. Enjoy!

The Liebster Award:

I've been nominated for this one before. (Here)

Pfft, I'm doing it anyway.

- Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them. (Thanks Laura!)
- Nominate up to 11 other bloggers to receive the award. To be eligible, they need to have 200 followers or less.
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Tell your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
- Give your nominees 11 questions to answer on their blog when they post their nomination.

Questions first:

1. How did you pick your blog name?
Well, for a while, it was The Shy Introvert, I think I chose it mainly because I was extra shy, and it had a nice ring to it. However, back in September, I concluded that I should change my blog name, and asked for a few ideas, among them was Rustling Thoughts. 

2. What makes you really happy?
Being with my family, also spending some quality alone time with a good book.

3. Have you ever traveled outside of the country?
Once, I went on a week-long missions trip to Haiti in June. (Anniversary post coming in June.)

4. What are you most passionate about?
Goodness, that's a tough one, especially since I don't usually get really really excited about one particular thing on a regular basis. 

I am growing in my passion for Christ. 

I do get inwardly excited about books.

5. What is your favorite book? And why?
Ok, really? Asking a book dragon what her favorite book is, is like asking Smaug what his favorite piece of treasure is.

Of course, the Bible is the arkenstone of my entire collection; nothing else even comes close. 

Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit, will always be at the top of the list, however, almost everything else is a tie.

6. Who has been your biggest influence?
Probably my parents. 

7. If you were in jail, who would you call?
Either Lydia, or Mom and Dad.

8. What is your favorite movie?
A three-way-tie between the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
(i.e., I have nine favorite movies.)

9. What is a song that you can listen to over and over?
This should be easy, but it's really not. I could listen to the soundtracks for the above movies all day, every day.

10. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
"It doesn't matter whether the cup is half full, or half empty, at least there's something inside, and that's what really counts." Or something like that. 

(Actually, I made that up.)

11. If you could leave your family to go to any fictional world, would you?
It depends, would I have a family there, and would they be based off of my family? I still don't know.

11 facts:

1. I finally got my driver's license.
2. I turned seventeen and a half on March 12.
3. I have a strange and possibly unreasonable dislike for bananas.
4. That said, I have no problem enjoying a slice of banana bread.
5. I have yet to fall off of a horse.
6. I don't like big rollercoasters.
7. I love rain.
8. I locked the car keys inside the car while it was still running.
9. I prefer going barefoot. 
10. I like to think I have a nice singing voice. (90% of the time I'm off-key.)
11. I sit on the floor while doing school. (Until we figured out that sitting on the floor for several hours made my back hurt. Now I work at a desk.)

Book Shelf Tour Tag:

Lover of Lembas created this one.


Once you are tagged, copy and paste the image above into your new post.
Show readers your book shelf and explain what books are on there. Pictures are always fun!
Tag as many other people as you want and copy-paste these instructions onto your post so they know exactly what to do.
Make sure to leave a link to your post on the site you were tagged

Top Shelf:
Undetected- Dee Henderson
The Willows and Beyond- William Horwood
Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, On Every Side, Fifteen Minutes- Karen Kingsbury
The Centurion's Wife, The Hidden Flame, The Damascus Way- Janette Oke and Davis Bunn
Seasons of the Heart series- Janette Oke
Millie Keith series- based on the characters by Martha Finley (I can't find the author)

Second Shelf:
Assorted Photobooks
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight- Jesse Weston
Paradise Lost- Milton
A Passage to India- E. M. Forester
A Tale of Two Cities- Dickens
Favorite Father Brown Stories- Chesterton
Selected Canterbury Tales- Chauser
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carrol
Robinson Crusoe- Defoe
The Screwtape Letters, Out of a Silent Planet- Clive Staples Lewis
Something Beautiful for God- Muggeridge
A Morbid Taste for Bones- Ellis Peters
Gulliver's Travels- Jonathan Swift
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma- Jane Austen
Jenny and the Cat Club- Esther Averill
 3 of The Royal Diaries- Various Authors
3 of the Dear America Diaries- Various Authors
Mary Ware in Texas- Johnston (honestly, I have no idea why I have this)
When Tomorrow Comes, Beyond the Gathering Storm- Janette Oke
The White Stallion- Elizabeth Shub
King of the Wind- Marguerite Henry
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar- Dahl
Ramona the Pest, Henry and Beezus, Ramona Quimby; age 8- Beverly Cleary
The Story of Dr. Doolittle- Lofting
The Borrowers Avenged, Aloft, Afield- Norton
Baby- Mclachlan (no idea why I have that)
The Bedouin's Gazelle- Temple

Third Shelf:
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy
Grass Fed Cattle
Millie's Life Lessons
The Beautiful Horse- Bob Langrish and Nicola Jane Swinny
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds and Horse Care
Arm and Finger Knitting- Laura Strutt
Daniel in the Lions' Den- A Little Golden Book
A Little Book of Prayer- Helen Caswell
Precious Moments NKJV Bible
Paperback NIV Bible
How Should We Then Live- Francis Shaffer
Praying Down Revival- T. D. Hall
A Girl After God's Own Heart- Elizabeth George
Framing Faith- Matt Knisley
Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God- Noel Piper
Lady Jane Grey- Faith Cook
Chosen Daughters series- Various Authors
Young Pioneers- Rose Wilder Lane
Word of Honor, Matter of Trust, Not Without Courage- T. Elizabeth Renich
Princess Academy- Shannon Hale
The Tempest- William Shakespeare
The Magician's Nephew, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Last Battle- Clive Staples Lewis.
The Fellowship of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of The King- Tolkien
The Lost Ruby- Can't find the Author
The Witch of Blackbird Pond- Elizabeth George Speare
The Black Stallion, The Son of the Black Stallion- Walter Farley
Heartless- Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Horse and Pony Breeds- Bell, Davis, and Mcbane
Misty of Chincoteague (two copies) Sea Star, Stormy; Misty's Foal- Marguerite Henry
Anne of Green Gables- Lucy Maude Montgomery (My grandparents got both Lydia and I copies from Prince Edward Island. *squeal*)
The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle- Abridged versions
The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew- Margaret Sidney
A Wrinkle in Time- Madeleine L'Engle
New Webster's Thesaurus
The Borrowers- Mary Norton

Whew! That was a lot of standing up and sitting down!

The Happy Tag:

S. F. tagged me for this one.

The Bible
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Gargoyle- it sounds so cool.

The Star Wars saga
Pirates of the Caribbean (1, 2, and 3)
The Jurassic Park saga
The Hobbit trilogy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Little Women
I Love Lucy

Apple Pie
Onions cooking
Freshly mown grass

The soundtracks for the above movies
Good Morning (Mandisa)
Come as you are (no idea, we've just sung it in church, and I'm not even sure if that's the right title)
Good, Good Father (Hillsong? Bethel?)
Steal my show (Tobymac)
Cinderella (Ever After soundtrack)
The Launch and Twelve Years Later (Treasure Planet soundtrack)
Touch the sky (Brave soundtrack)
Brave (Josh Groban)
Break Every Chain (Jesus Culture)
Good Time (Owl City)
Deer in the headlights (Owl City)

Sunday brunch
Freshly baked cookies
Rainy days
Worship in church
Saturday morning Bible studies with Lydia and Christy
Brain storming stories and plot twists with and/or without Lydia
Listening to music

And now, for the final tag, I present thee; The Get To Know Me Tag!

Vital stats:

Name: Chloe M. Linn

Nicknames (aka, Aliases): When I was little, Mom used to call me 'Chlo-mo-marimee'. And from time to time, my siblings call me 'Chlo'.

Place of birth: Texas, USA.


Awards: Eh... I remember doing summer reading challenges, I got some awards when we did Upward basketball. Besides that, I can't remember.

Sport: Mom put Lydia, Christian, and I in a tennis camp a couple of times, does that count? If not, then basketball.

Real Holiday: Well, I was born in September, 1998, so that would make halloween the first holiday to be celebrated after my birthday, however, we don't celebrate halloween, so that would make it Thanksgiving.

Concert: I think we've gone to a couple Christmastime Church concerts, but outside of that, none.


Film: I'm cheating on this; how could I choose just one? I'll limit myself to series. 

The Star Wars saga
The first three Pirates of the Caribbean
Lord of The Rings
The Hobbit
The Jurassic Park saga

TV Show: I like House Hunters, also The Willis Clan, Dr. Quinn, and Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Color: I toggle between blue and green.

Song: Are you kidding me? I love the soundtracks for all of the aforementioned movies. Also for Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera, Pan, and miscellaneous other movies. I was also introduced to Owl City music a little while ago, and have found a few songs that make me smile almost every time I listen to them.  

Restaurant: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Cheeseburger in Paradise (I don't get cheese on mine, and I know that sounds very contradictory), Babes, and Cheesecake Factory.

Books: Thank goodness this one's plural. 

First, and foremost, The Bible.
I really like the Goldstone Wood tales that Anne Elisabeth Stengl has so beautifully created.
Tolkien, of course.
Janette Oke is good.


Feeling: Like denying the world and being an anti-social potato by drinking tea and reading a good thick book.

Single or taken: Heh heh...heh. I don't get out enough to be taken, so the answer is single.

Eating: Nothing at the moment, though I am drinking a homemade chai latte. 

Watching: Nothing, though I am listening to music.

Wearing: A Captain America t-shirt, jeans, my watch, my glasses, and my sea-shell necklace that I almost never take off.

Future: (you mean that swirling abyss?)

Want children: If it's God's will, though right now, I'd rather have a dog.

Want to be married: Again, if it's God's will, I can't go against it. If He wants me to be married, He will have to work that out in His own time.

Careers in mind: Well, it is possible that I will be taking a college course on computer drafting, which is something Dad does in his work as an architect. I've also always wanted to train horses and/or dogs. I love acting as well. Photography is also fun.

Where do you want to live: Texas, preferably close to home.

Do you believe in:

God: Of course.

Miracles: Those come with God.

Love at first sight: Now, if I were more of a flirty/flighty type, perhaps, however I am not. Therefore, I only believe in like at first sight.

Ghosts: Nope.

Aliens: No.

Heaven: Yes.

Hell: Yes.

Yourself: Depends on what kind of day I'm having. Sometimes I have to be reminded. 

Now then, I tag (for all four tags) those of you who like pancakes. Have fun!


  1. Replies
    1. Yeah, I do. It's just that I've had most of them on my bookshelf for years, so it doesn't seem like that many when I try to pick one out to read. :)

  2. I don't have time to read your whole post but it looks like fun! I just found your blog via Jonathon's Fishing For Ideas and by reading your sound just like me! lol So I checked out your blog and it looks cool! I hope to follow!

    1. Thanks! I looked up your blog, yeah, we do sound very similar! :D

  3. Ooo, I've never done the Bookshelf Tag or the Get to Know Me Tag. I do like pancakes (who doesn't?), so I might have to do these. :)

  4. My sister has an unreasonable dislike of bananas too but her's extends to everything with a banana flavor or even a banana snuck in that no one would notice but her.
    Plain bananas aren't my favorite either though.... I think it's the texture.

  5. Yay, thank you for doing the bookshelf tag! You have a TON of books :O

  6. It's so much fun to read what other people like and dislike. Thanks!
    Ooh . . . I like pancakes . . .

  7. PSA: This will potentially be a long comment.

    The Liebster Award:
    Question #1- One of my friends blogs at The Thoughts of a Shy Introvert ( . Great minds think alike. ^^
    Fact #3- I hate bananas too. Love banana flavored everything, but not banana banana. Y'know what I mean? XD I think it's because it doesn't have juice in it, like apples/oranges/basically all other fruits.
    Fact #10- 10. I like to think I have a nice singing voice. (90% of the time I'm off-key.) MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Bookshelf Tour:
    WOAH That is A LOT of books!!

    Happy Tag:
    Frabjous is one of my favorite words too. :D
    Good Good Father is by Chris Tomlin. ^^

    Hmm...Do I like pancakes? I think I do. Wait yes, I do. Okey. :D

    1. Also, I tagged you for the Blogging about Blogs tag...wink,wink ^^

    2. Cool, I'll have to check out her blog. :)

      Banana bread is just about the only thing I can stand that has banana in it. If I can't taste it in anything, but then somebody tells me its in there, I can instantly separate it's flavor from the others. It's kind of annoying. :/

      Yeah, it is a lot of books, but I've had most of them on my bookshelf for years, so it doesn't seem like very many when I try to pick one out to read.

      I have done the Blogging about Blogs tag, you can find it towards the top of this post here:
      Thanks just the same though! :D

  8. How do you make your chai lattes??? I've been looking forever for a perfect recipe but they never turn out :(

    1. Chai tea with frothed milk. I don't know the exact measurements, but I make it in a 24oz mug. I haven't tried putting actual coffee in it yet, but I like it. Hope that was helpful. :)


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