About Me

Welcome to my blog Musings of an Introvert!

Konichiwa! That means hello in Japanese so long as you say it from late morning to early evening! Otherwise, it's ohayo for good morning and konbanwa for good evening! 

You might be asking yourself why a girl who calls herself Regency Woman just greeted you in Japanese. It's because I love Japan, something you will discover if you stay around and get to know me. And I'm learning the language, which is proving to be super difficult and is the very reason why I make flashcards! Lots and lots of flashcards!

You already know that I love Japan, but I also love all things British and consider myself an intermediate anglophile. I'm especially fond of the Regency period and enjoy Jane Austen's work. I even have some Regency dresses that I've made, so that's fun, and I belong to an English Country Dance group. Which is also awesome. And the reason why I refer to myself as Regency Woman.

I knit and crochet when I have the time. I also have written occasionally for the online web magazine Femnista. At some point I should probably list my articles out. I love YA fiction and classic literature which is why I'm also in The Classics Club. I love Classic Hollywood and try to review several of the movies that I watch.

My Christian faith does influence what I write, and what I watch, and what I read, and how I see the world, all good things in my opinion. While I rarely sit down and write full-on faith-based blog posts, I will absolutely mention my beliefs if they are relevant to what I'm discussing. But overall, I just enjoy things and enjoy discussing them. Everything except politics. I will not discuss or argue politics and I will not argue faith-based questions with people. That's not my calling or my gifting. 

I guess this just means that you'll find a little bit of everything on this blog! If you comment on a post that is older than 2 weeks, it won't post the comment automatically, but I do approve those and respond asap. So just keep that in mind when browsing through older posts and commenting.

I hope you'll enjoy getting to know me and I know I will enjoy getting to know you. đź’“

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  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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  8. Love it! Nice to meet you, Carissa!

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  9. I love your blog and I do try to post comments. I think it's user error. I will try harder. :)

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    1. Hi, Katie! Thanks for dropping by and you got the comments to work! Yay! I changed a couple of settings to try and make it easier for folks. Thanks for your kind words about my blog! ❤

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  10. Hi there Carissa! I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog through the Classics Club! I love that you are open about your faith and it reflects in your blog. I am also a Christian and much the same, my faith does influence how I perceive certain books and movies and life in general. I'm quite open minded with what I read, but I do let the Holy Spirit guide me if it goes against my spirit. For instance, I love love The Chronicles of Narnia, but couldn't get into His Dark Materials at all. When I did some background checking, I quickly realized why...

    I will keep an eye on your blog! You are most welcome to visit us anytime you want.

    I will attach my Narnia Blog Tag here, you might enjoy it or even take part if you feel like it!

    The Narnia Blog Tag

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    1. HI! I'm so excited to meet you! I love your blog, as you already are probably aware from my comment on your spin post, and started following it. It's just so cute!

      Ooooh, His Dark Materials. Yep, that's completely understandable why you wouldn't be able to read his work. Philip Pullman is the only writer I know of so far who deliberately set out to write an anti-Narnia. I've never read his books because I just cannot agree with his worldview. I love Narnia, like you. It's one of those series from my childhood that the love grows stronger for it as time goes on. We even have a lamppost in our Christmas lawn decorations! ❤

      I will absolutely participate in your Narnia Blog Tag! Thank you so much for sharing the link! And I'm so glad we've connected!

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  11. Hi Carissa!
    I love your blog and was wondering whether you'd like to be featured at www.japanfans.nl ?
    Just let me know! Best wishes from the Netherlands, Martine

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    1. Well, hello! Thank you very much for your kind words and your offer. I would be interested in contributing to your website, yes. I can contribute movie or drama reviews, if that's something that would work for your site. Carissa

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Thank you for your kind comments, which I adore!