Meet Carissa

"In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret, a master ring, to control all others. And into this ring he poured all his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all. One by one, the free peoples of Middle Earth fell to the power of the Ring. But there were some who resisted."

- The Lady Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring

I promise, I'm not into forging great rings of power. No, instead, I'm into the most delightfully fantastic series book series and film series ever crafted by the world of men, both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. There, now you can say that you know me, or pretty much the part that counts.

As for the other stuff, my name is Carissa. My blog is Musings of an Introvert even though the url is cabdriversandcoffeepots. That url is what happens after you've watched Cary Grant's Arsenic & Old Lace one too many times! Oh, the glories of hindsight.

I'm a writer. Yes, a writer, even though I HATE writing these introductions and think I come off as stilted. My fiction is much more relaxed, as are my blog posts. Why do my introduction posts suck so badly? Search me!

I work in a library, but probably for not much longer. I just finished my BA degree at Regent University and I'm trusting the Lord (yes, Christian) to lead me to a new job, preferably full-time with health benefits in a Christian organization.

I love to crochet and to knit, obviously to write, enjoy baking, sometimes running, and overall, I'm just . . . me. How do you ever describe yourself? It's like I'm trying to sell myself to a future employer and I don't really feel the need to do that here. So, the posts you'll find are about movies, books, afternoon tea, holidays, friends, and themed posts on my favorite subjects like The Lord of the Rings. You're catching on that I'm obsessed with Tolkien, right? Because if you haven't caught onto that, do so now . . . because I am obsessed.

If you know me in the "real" world, make sure to reply to a post or something and let me know. 

10 comments:

  1. Great quote to kick off an intro! Hello from the Inspy page and glad to connect! :)

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  2. Hi Carissa,
    Wow, we have so much in common. I am a single Christian ISFJ working in a library, loving books and writing :) I just read my first Agatha Christie, which was in the "Tommy and Tuppence" series, and while I'm not an all out "Sherlock" fan I do get the characters, and I have always been fascinated by the book character. Afternoon tea is always welcome too! I enjoy seeing your perception of things. Thanks for helping me understand myself better.

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    1. I just realized I need to update this post since I no longer work for the library, but for Compassion International! Oops! Anyway, nice to meet you, Hannah. I'm always excited to meet my readers especially more ISFJs! It can be hard when we feel like we're all alone and no one relates to how we're feeling or why we react the way we do. That's the main reason I occasionally blog about being an ISFJ, to understand myself better and to bring understanding to my readers too. I'm glad to hear my goal is somewhat of a success!

      Anyway, the Tommy & Tuppence series is marvelous. I love the first book although it is a little confusing in places, but so cute. They're just adorable characters. As for Sherlock, well he's not everyone's cup of tea. The last season is by far my favorite, but no matter how much I love it, nothing can top the original stories or the television series with Jeremy Brett. Now there was a magnificent Holmes!

      Thanks so much for commenting, and I would love to hear more from you in the future!

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  3. Hello Carissa :) Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. Here's the info, if you want to accept: https://marissabaker.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/the-one-lovely-blog-award/

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  4. Just discovered your blog. Interested for sure.

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  5. So glad to 'meet' a fellow Tolkin geek! Although I cannot say that I speak Elvish! I have loved Tolkien since I was about 10 and my grandpa (who used to work at OUP and had millions of books) introduced me to Tolkien. He also gave me his collection of every book ever published on The Inklings. I am so lucky to have chanced upon you through Miss Laurie's Period Drama Challenge.

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    1. I'm thrilled to be meeting you too! It's always so exciting to expand one's circle of friends, especially when you have interests in common! I love the idea of The Inklings, but know very little about them, which is a shame. I really should track down some books on them. Any you would recommend?

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  6. So I'm not sure how I haven't visited your blog before considering you've visited my blog before. However, I love your blog! And an Arsenic and Old Lace reference is always appropriate. :)

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  7. Hey Carissa. Hope you're going well. I just thought I would drop by to invite you to join in on my latest blogathon. Here is the link below.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/announcing-the-joan-crawford-blogathon/

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