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Random Book Musings: Just for Fun!! Guess who’s a grandma? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers #askthetravelingsistersaboutourreads #askusaboutourbook

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to you all!

I have a very special announcement to make!!! I am so excited and proud to announce the arrival of our very first grandchild (Brenda is now a great aunt). Natalie Liann Rempel was born on January 18th, weighing 6 lbs 7 oz. We are totally in love and smitten with this adorable little girl!

I always have these random bookish questions that Iโ€™m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.

Norma’s Random Book Musings Question ~*~ Just for fun!

So for my Book Musings question for this week is something that you have all probably seen done lots of times on Social Media. I have to admit that I like reading these but I have never actually “played along”. I would like to encourage everyone to please play as I think we would all love to see each others answers. I know that I do! So here we go…….

Norma’s Answer

Children: 3 & 1 grandchild! ๐Ÿ™‚
Surgeries: 4
Tattoos: 0
Shot a Gun: Yes. (Target Practice) Didn’t like it much.
Quit a Job: Yes, when I got married and moved to the country in a different part of Alberta.
Ever been on TV: Noย 
Been to an Island: Yes, my parents recently moved from Prince Edward Island.
Rode in an Ambulance: No
Sang Karaoke: Yes
Ice Skating: Yes
Been on a Cruise: No
Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes
Rode a Horse: Yes
Almost Died: No
Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
Favourite movie: I don’t know if I actually have a favourite movie. I can’t think of one particular favourite at this moment anyway.
Update: The Sound of Music (just thought of one…LOL)
Morning or night: Night
Favourite colour: Brown
Last Phone Call: My mother
Last Text From: Brendaย 
Favourite drink: Diet Pepsiย 
Coffee or Tea: I’m not really a lover of hot liquids but if I were to choose it would be Coffee.
Favourite chocolate bar: Crispy Crunch (edited this to read chocolate bar LOL – or if you have a favourite bar then go ahead and add that in too)
Pizza: Hawaiianย 
Cats or Dogs: Bothย 
Favourite Season: Summer but I think that Winter is the prettiest.
Favourite Book Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Your turn! 

Brenda’s Answer

So much fun. Here I go.

Children: 2 adult sons. I am now a great aunt and Norma a Grandma. oh my! Congrats Norma. 
Surgeries: none
Tattoos: no 
Shot a Gun: no
Quit a Job: Yes
Ever been on TV: no
Been to an Island: Yes
Rode in an Ambulance: no
Sang Karaoke: no
Ice Skating: yes
Been on a Cruise: No
Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes Husband loves to ride but I am not going near it and I am not invited either. lol 
Rode a Horse: Yes, not something I want to do again
Almost Died: No 
Stayed in a Hospital: Just when I had my boys 
Favourite movie: Not Bird Box. lol Watched with my husband he is now worried about what I read. lol 
Morning or night: Definitely a morning person. Love early mornings
Favourite colour: Orange
Last Phone Call: Norma
Last Text From: Wish I could say son but I have to text him. He was the last one I did text with but the last from was my Mother-in-law
Favourite drink: White wine
Coffee or Tea: coffee and a book are the best way to start my morning. I like tea too 
Favourite bar: anything Cadbury 
Pizza: Pineapple, green peppers and onions
Cats or Dogs: Dog 
Favourite Season: summer
Favourite Book Genre: Historical 

Lindsay”s Answer

Fun idea Norma!!

Children: 3 (2 of my own, 1 stepdaughter)
Surgeries: 2
Tattoos: 0
Shot a Gun: Yes
Quit a Job: Yes
Ever been on TV: Yes 
Been to an Island: Yes
Rode in an Ambulance: No
Sang Karaoke: Yes
Ice Skating: Yes (5 times just over the Christmas break with my kids – Santa brought them all skates)
Been on a Cruise: No – doesn’t interest me at all
Rode on a Motorcycle: No
Rode a Horse: Yes
Almost Died: No
Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
Favourite movie: don’t have one. Not into TV or movies
Morning or night: Morning
Favourite colour: Pink
Last Phone Call: My mom
Last Text From: a girlfriend
Favourite drink: coffee (red wine comes in a close second)
Coffee or Tea: I enjoy both, but would always choose coffee over tea
Favourite bar: Wonderbar
Pizza: Hawaiian 
Cats or Dogs: Cats 
Favourite Season: Fall
Favourite Book Genre: Historical Fiction

Never Ending TBR Book Stack #2 ~ Do you have any of these to read? Which ones have you read and recommend to read sooner than later? Want to help us knock some of these off of our shelves?

Now to the best part. Your answers. Please join in our discussion and let us know your answer. We would love to hear from you!

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28 thoughts on “Random Book Musings: Just for Fun!! Guess who’s a grandma? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers #askthetravelingsistersaboutourreads #askusaboutourbook

  1. I LOVE reading answers to things like this!! People are so interesting!!! Congrats Norma!! What a darling wee one!
    Children: 3 adult kiddos, 2 boys, 1 girl
    Surgeries: uhm, too many to count? 7, maybe 8…or more? I don’t stay put together very well
    Tattoos: one itsy bitsy teeny tiny one
    Shot a Gun: Yes. I was raised in the southern US. It’s just required. I don’t ever choose to do it again. Ever.
    Quit a Job: Yes, How else do you leave them?
    Ever been on TV: LOL – Yes
    Been to an Island: No. I’d love to go to an island in Scotland but not a tropical island
    Rode in an Ambulance: Yes, see the answer about surgeries.
    Sang Karaoke: No, not gonna
    Ice Skating: Yes
    Been on a Cruise: No, never will
    Rode on a Motorcycle: Oh yes, since I was about 13 or 14 years old
    Rode a Horse: Yes
    Almost Died: Unfortunately yes
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: I have one for ever decade since the 60s until recently – LOL!
    Morning or night: Night
    Favourite colour: Orange or Green or Red or…… not, definitely orange. Or green.
    Last Phone Call: group call with the kids
    Last Text From: group text with the kids – I don’t have a life
    Favourite drink: Diet Dr. Pepper
    Coffee or Tea: Coffee and lots of it!
    Favourite chocolate bar: I don’t eat chocolate candy. I’m weird.
    Pizza: a local specialty called The Greek
    Cats or Dogs: Both!
    Favourite Season: Winter with lots of snow! Autumn is a close second..
    Favourite Book Genre: Anything except fantasy.

    Can’t wait to read more!!

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  2. Children: none, can’t have one as the doc botched up my surgery, I cry every night… Sighhh
    Surgeries: 4
    Tattoos: not yet, but want to… ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Shot a Gun: Yes, those air guns at a carnival to shoot balloons
    Quit a Job: Yes
    Ever been on TV: NO
    Been to an Island: Mumbai is made up of 7 islands. And Yes
    Rode in an Ambulance: Yes, I was transferring a patient to a tertiary hospital
    Sang Karaoke: Yes, it was awful, everyone walked away.. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Ice Skating: No ice in Mumbai
    Been on a Cruise: Not yet, maybe one day…
    Rode on a Motorcycle: OH YES, loved it, didn’t love the guy ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Rode a Horse: Yes the poor horse huffed and puffed under my weight
    Almost Died: not sure, I did sign a Do Not Resuscitate before surgery but I survived.
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: any rom-com but Transformers part 1, I like Bumblebee
    Morning or night: Night for reading, Morning for courage. I am scared at night.
    Favourite colour: Dark Blue
    Last Phone Call: My friend
    Last Text From: my sister
    Favourite drink: Nothing maybe an iced tea sometimes
    Coffee or Tea: Both depending on mood
    Favourite bar: None (I don’t drink or party)
    Pizza: vegetable (I am a vegetarian)
    Cats or Dogs: Dogs
    Favourite Season: Winter
    Favourite Book Genre: Psychological thriller

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    1. Oh, Shalini some of your above responses kind of touched and made me feel for you and I can definitely tell that life is a struggle for you like you have mentioned in the past to us. I am sending you hugs and I hope you know that we are always here for you! You can always chat with us Sisters! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. So wonderful to read your happy news, Norma. Our oldest granddaughter is named Natalie as well. We have three grandsons, and now in May we will have one new grandson and one new granddaughter as our second daughter is having twins. There is absolutely nothing better than be a grandparent. Congratulations to all!.

    Children: 4
    Surgeries: 2
    Tattoos: 0
    Shot a Gun: No
    Quit a Job: Yes
    Ever been on TV: Yes
    Been to an Island: Yes Hawaii, Bermuda, Grand Cayman
    Rode in an Ambulance: No
    Sang Karaoke: Yes
    Ice Skating: Yes, our eldest was a competitive ice skater
    Been on a Cruise: No, I get very sea sick so never had the inclination to go
    Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes, and got a ticket for no helmet!
    Rode a Horse: Yes, every weekend as a child
    Almost Died: No
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: Grease
    Morning or night: Night
    Favourite colour: Green
    Last Phone Call: My neighbor
    Last Text From: My pregnant daughter
    Favourite drink: Water although red wine does have its allure
    Coffee or Tea: Coffee
    Favourite chocolate bar: anything Cadbury
    Pizza: Neapolitan
    Cats or Dogs: Dogs
    Favourite Season: Fall
    Favourite Book Genre: Historical Fiction

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    1. Thank you so much, Marialyce! Oh, I love that your oldest granddaughter is named Natalie too. It was a total surprise for us as my son and his wife didn’t share any chosen names with us. I must say that I absolutely fell in love with her name just like I fell in love with her. You are so right, being a grandparent is awesome! Congratulations to you too and please let me know when the twins are born!!!

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  4. Congrats!! She is adorable!! I have 3 nieces, 3 nephews. And, just to be confusing, I have a 4-year-old sister and a 6-year-old brother (They were also my niece and nephew but my parents adopted both of them. Long story.).

    Children: 3 (2 girls, 1 boy)

    Surgeries: a lot (I had multiple surgeries to put tubes in my ears when I was younger. As well as eye surgery to correct a lazy eye and surgery to repair my eardrum)

    Tattoos: 0

    Shot a Gun: Yes

    Quit a Job: Yes

    Ever been on TV: Yes (I was on Real World: Boston several times. The cast used to go to my work all the time when filming)

    Been to an Island: Yes Aruba and the Bahamas

    Rode in an Ambulance: No

    Sang Karaoke: Yes

    Ice Skating: Yes. I used to play pick up ice hockey with my brothers growing up and my parents enrolled me in a local league so I could learn some moves to beat them.

    Been on a Cruise: Yes, Disney Cruise in 2000. Where I found out I get seasick something awful.

    Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes. My dad used to drive one and used to pick me up from middle school on it.

    Rode a Horse: Yes

    Almost Died: No

    Stayed in a Hospital: Well, besides having my kids….no

    Favourite movie: RED. The Princess Bride. Legend. Labrinth. Pan’s Labrinth (spelling is off I think)

    Morning or night: Night

    Favourite colour: Blue

    Last Phone Call: My SO

    Last Text From: My 13-year-old complaining about her shoulder.

    Favourite drink: Water, red wine and Diet Pepsi

    Coffee or Tea: Tea

    Favourite chocolate bar: anything Dove

    Pizza: BBQ chicken

    Cats or Dogs: Cats (I have 2)

    Favourite Season: Fall

    Favourite Book Genre: Psychological Thrillers, YA, Romance, Fantasy

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  5. Children: 2 and 2 grandchildren
    Surgeries: 3
    Tattoos: 0
    Shot a Gun: Yes. But only at paper targets
    Quit a Job: Yes, several times. I have moved a lot.
    Ever been on TV: Yes
    Been to an Island: Yes, I live on one.
    Rode in an Ambulance: Yes
    Sang Karaoke: no
    Ice Skating: no
    Been on a Cruise: No
    Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes
    Rode a Horse: Yes
    Almost Died: No
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: Pretty Woman
    Morning or night: both
    Favourite colour: Brown
    Last Phone Call: son in Australia
    Last Text From: landlady
    Favourite drink: Gin, lime and lemonade, or green jasmine tea
    Coffee or Tea: both
    Favourite chocolate bar: Whittaker’s dark salted caramel
    Pizza: meatlovers
    Cats or Dogs: Both
    Favourite Season: Summer
    Favourite Book Genre: Thriller/Mystery

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  6. Congratulations on your grandchild Norma. My sister also became a grandmother for the first time on Jan. 22nd and her second grandchild is expected any day. Very exciting. I’ve read Black Rabbit Hall and really enjoyed it but I haven’t read any of the others in the stack so can’t really recommend anything else. If it was my choice I’d probably pick Women Talking. What a fun survey, interesting responses!

    Children: 2 adult children, 1 boy & 1 girl (I guess I should say man and woman)
    Surgeries: 1, hip replacement 4 years ago
    Tattoos: 0
    Shot a Gun: No
    Quit a Job: Yes.
    Ever been on TV: No
    Been to an Island: Yes, many many years ago went to Freeport in the Bahamas
    Rode in an Ambulance: No
    Sang Karaoke: No, luckily for audiences everywhere!
    Ice Skating: Yes
    Been on a Cruise: No
    Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes, also many many years ago
    Rode a Horse: Yes, again many many years ago!
    Almost Died: No
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: Zoolander. It’s the only movie I’ve watched multiple times.
    Morning or night: Morning
    Favourite colour: Green
    Last Phone Call: My son
    Last Text From: My daughter
    Favourite drink: Beer if we’re talking alcoholic, otherwise Diet 7-Up
    Coffee or Tea: Coffee
    Favourite chocolate bar: O’Henry
    Pizza: Pepperoni
    Cats or Dogs: We have a cat but I actually prefer dogs. Cats are easier though!
    Favourite Season: Spring.
    Favourite Book Genre: Suspense/Mystery

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol and congratulations to your sister too! I like being a grandma! LOL
      ……thanks so much for sharing your responses to this fun survey! I enjoyed reading them!
      Zoolander is a funny movie…..my husband has watched it multiple times as well but probably not as many times as he has watched Jim Carrey….any movie. LOL

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  7. Oh my, Norma! She’s gorgeous! Congrats! โค

    Let's see…

    Children: 3–2 boys and 1 girl
    Surgeries: yes, 2
    Tattoos: no, but I keep saying that I will get my kids names tattooed around my ankle
    Shot a Gun: yes-a requirement growing up in the south (like Mackey said)
    Quit a Job: yes
    Ever been on TV: yes
    Been to an Island: yes, several times
    Rode in an Ambulance: yes
    Sang Karaoke: yes, after drinking too much…
    Ice Skating: yes, and fell on my butt repeatedly, so it's not an experience that I enjoyed
    Been on a Cruise: yes
    Rode on a Motorcycle: no and never will!
    Rode a Horse: yes, I used to ride competitively as a teenager and then taught horseback riding to kids ages 5-10 while in college
    Almost Died: yes, just last August I had several blood clots in my lungs that were almost fatal and if I didn't make it to the hospital when I did, I would have died
    Stayed in a Hospital: yes, when I had my kids, when I had my gallbladder out, and then for 2 weeks when I had the blood clots in my lungs,
    Favourite movie: I can't think of one…
    Morning or night: a night person…I never go to bed before 1 am!
    Favourite colour: red
    Last Phone Call: my hubby
    Last Text From: my step-mom
    Favourite drink: bourbon but I don't think that's what you mean, so I'll go with sweet tea
    Coffee or Tea: coffee in the morning but I drink hot tea throughout the day
    Favourite bar: anything dark chocolate
    Pizza: mushrooms, onions, green pepper, tomato, and lots of cheese
    Cats or Dogs: hmmm, both
    Favourite Season: fall
    Favourite Book Genre: oh tough…psychological suspense and historical fiction equally

    Great questions!! โ™ฅ

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  8. Many congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter!

    I’m so bad at making these choices but I’ll give it a go:
    Children: Nope
    Surgeries: Two so far
    Tattoos: Eventually
    Shot a Gun: Nope
    Quit a Job: Yep
    Been on TV: Not yet ๐Ÿ™‚
    Visited an Island: Hawaii
    Rode in an ambulance: unfortunately (and that alone was costly)
    Sang Karaoke: Nope
    Been Ice-Skating: One day
    Been on a Cruise: Not yet
    Ridden a Motorcycle: Negative
    Rode a horse: Yep
    Favorite Movie: Depends on the day but Moulin Rouge, Gladiator and Mad Max Fury Road are high up there
    Morning or Night: Both it’s the in between that drives me crazy
    Favorite color: I love them all!
    Last Phone Call: From my nephew
    Last Text: Actually just now from my brother ๐Ÿ™‚
    Coffee or Tea: Tea even the smell of coffee can make me sick
    Bar: a chocolate one for sure
    Pizza: Pepperoni with a bucket load of jalapeรฑo, pepper and chilis
    Cats or dogs: Have both. Love both. Feels like picking would be betraying the other and somehow they would know…
    Favorite Season: Fall and Winter
    Favorite Book Genre: Fantasy or sci-fi!

    Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Congratulations Norma. Being a grandma is the best thing ever! I enjoyed reading your answers. Here goes:
    Children: 2 and 3 grandchildren
    Surgeries: 2
    Tattoos: 0
    Shot a Gun: No
    Quit a Job: Yes
    Ever been on TV: Yes
    Been to an Island: Yes
    Rode in an Ambulance: Yes
    Sang Karaoke: Yes
    Ice Skating: Yes (but I am terrible at it)
    Been on a Cruise: Yes – twice
    Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes
    Rode a Horse: Yes
    Almost Died: No
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: The Sound of Music
    Morning or night: Morning
    Favourite colour: Blue
    Last Phone Call: My sister
    Last Text From: Florida friend
    Favourite drink: Water
    Coffee or Tea:Coffee
    Favourite bar: Skor
    Pizza: Deluxe
    Cats or Dogs: Dogs
    Favourite Season: Summer
    Favourite Book Genre: Cozy Mystery (at the present)

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  10. Norma, Natalie is absolutely amazing!! I am over the moon for you and your family! Huge Congrats!!!!
    This post was really fun! I’ll put you on the back of my bike B ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Congratulations on your new addition to the family!

    Children: 1
    Surgeries: 2
    Tattoos: 3
    Shot a Gun: Yes
    Quit a Job: Yes
    Ever been on TV: No
    Been to an Island: No
    Rode in an Ambulance: No
    Sang Karaoke: Yes
    Ice Skating: Just Once
    Been on a Cruise: No
    Rode on a Motorcycle: No
    Rode a Horse: Yes
    Almost Died: No
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: there is no way I could pick just one – but I love 80s movies ๐Ÿ™‚
    Morning or night: night
    Favourite colour: blue or purple
    Last Phone Call: My dad
    Last Text From: my husband
    Favourite drink: diet coke or a margarita
    Coffee or Tea: tea
    Favourite bar: I don’t have one
    Pizza: ham and black olives
    Cats or Dogs: dogs
    Favourite Season: Fall
    Favourite Book Genre: romantic suspense

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  12. Congrats, Norma! She is so cute!

    Children: 4 & 1 grandchild (my grandson is 9 months old)
    Surgeries: 4
    Tattoos: 0
    Shot a Gun: Yes. (handgun at a gun range, shooting skeet with a rifle – one time each)
    Quit a Job: Several times.
    Ever been on TV: Yes
    Been to an Island: Yes, several
    Rode in an Ambulance: No
    Sang Karaoke: Yes
    Ice Skating: Yes
    Been on a Cruise: Yes (I LOVE cruises)
    Rode on a Motorcycle: Yes
    Rode a Horse: Yes
    Almost Died: No
    Stayed in a Hospital: Yes
    Favourite movie: I don’t do well with choosing favorites, but if I’m channel surfing and Shawshank Redemption is on, no matter how far in, I watch it.
    Morning or night: Night (night owl. SO not a morning person)
    Favourite colour: Green
    Last Phone Call: My husband
    Last Text From: My daughter’s Girl Scout Troop Leader
    Favourite drink: Coffee…definitely coffee
    Coffee or Tea: I love both, but coffee wins
    Favourite chocolate bar: Toblerone
    Pizza: Pepperoni, extra cheese, thickest crust possible
    Cats or Dogs: Both are great, dogs are best
    Favourite Season: Late Spring/Early Summer…when I can finally get outside and garden
    Favourite Book Genre: So. Hard. I’m going to say Fantasy because it incorporates Paranormal, Supernatural, High Fantasy & Epic Fantasy.

    What a super fun post!

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