Monthly Archives: December 2017

Anything but Books Tag

Name A Cartoon that you love: The Avatar Last Airbender

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What’s your favorite song right now?

Female by Keith Urban

 

 

 

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
I would probably be writing one of my stories, writing poetry, or binge watching a TV Show.

What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised out?

It brings me joy when I kill off one of my characters in my stories.

What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

I enjoy researching diseases, injuries, blood loss, bullet wounds and how you can die from them. See the answer above, that is the main reason why.

What is something usual you know how to do?

I am handy in the kitchen. I usually make Italian or Mexican meals. I also make desserts such as banana pudding and chocolate cake.

Name something you have made in the last year.

I have made this blog.

What is your most recent personal project?

Starting to journal every day. Editing a story of mine.

Tell us something that you think of often.

The future. College. My career.

Tell us something that is your favorite but make it oddly specific.

A vacation alone in the mountains or somewhere I have never been. Probably either in South Africa, Japan, Ireland, England, or Greece. Writing away with unlimited wifi and music blasted up. With a cup of chai tea, veggie straws, and milky ways bars. Or even backpacking the country.

Books you should read before your Senior Year

Hope your week has gone well. Hope you had a great Christmas. Here are a list of books you should read before you graduate from Highschool.

Lets begin:

  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Lord of the Rings series by J.R. R. Tolkien (Best series in the world.
  3. Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  4. Ilaid by Homer
  5. The Odyssey by Homer
  6. The Aeneid by Virgil. This book is basically a rip off of The Odyssey. Romans always stealing from the Greeks.
  7. C.S Lewis signature books (Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, etc)
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. Metmorphoses by Ovid
  11. Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen
  12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  13. Laura Ingalls series by Laura Ingalls
  14. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  15. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  16. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  17. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  18. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  19. Macbeth by Shakespeare
  20. Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare
  21. Julius Casaer by Shakespeace.
  22. Or at least some book by Shakespeare

Comment below what books you are or will read before the end of Highschool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pro and Cons of a Writer

I would call myself a writer. I write fiction from fantasy to dystopian. I also write poetry from gothic to Christian poetry.  If you are a writer, you know what you got yourself into. Here are the pros and cons of being a writer.

Pros:

You are a writer and you have the ability to write your own stories.

You believe anything is possible.

You believe you are called to be a writer.

Someday you hope to be a published author.

You are called the creative one among friends and family.

You can disappear into a world of your own.

Hoping to become a best seller.

Cons:

You will have self-doubt in you.

You take criticism too much on yourself.

You don’t believe you can’t do anything original.

The struggle of picking a college degree.

How to find a job with your writing skills.

But at times you dislike your writing period.

Being too poor to travel to research for your stories.

Being poor if writing is the only way of getting money.

Thanks for reading. Any writing discussions I should write about?

 

 

 

 

 

A Monster Calls

Title: A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness

Published: Sept. 27, 2011

Genre: Children’s Fanasty

Language: Around six incidents of cursing

Overall Opinion: I would get four stars. The story itself is well planned out. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love how this story portrays the struggles of letting go.

Favorite Quotes:

“Stories don’t always have happy endings.”-Liam (p.134)

“Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.”- (p.143)

“There are worse things than being invisible.”- The Monster (p.158)

“I wish I had hundred years. A hundred years I could give you.”- Conor’s mum (p.168)

“I did not come to heal her. The monster said. I came to heal you.”- The Monster

“It is the truth, said the monster. You know it is. You let her go.”- The Monster

“You must tell the truth or you will never leave this nightmare.You will be trapped here alone for the rest of your life.”- The Monster

“You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”-  The Monster

“You were die rather than speak it.” -The Monster

Hope you enjoyed that book review. If there any books you wish me to review. Comment below.

 

 

Book Recommendations

I love giving out recommendations. It is a rare occasion when I do because people know that I will give them a very long list. Here is a basic book recommendations, I recommend to anyone. Whether you love reading or not. Enjoy!

Hahahha I literally did this one time to someone. Asked for a few recommendations and I ended up giving them a list of my entire nook library. Whoops.

 

  1. The Holy Bible
  2. Kristian’s War by Peter Wisan A retelling of Pilgrim’s Progress. So if you love marines and army based stories, this is the book for you.
  3. The Lord of Rings Series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  6. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  7. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riodan
  8. Girl Definded by Kristen Clark; Bethany Baird
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. The Odysessy by Homer
  11. The Door by Lorilyn Roberts. A retelling of Alice and Wonderland.
  12. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  13. In Freeman’s Cause by G.A. Henty
  14. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  15. Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flangan
  16. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  17. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  18. The Book Theif by Mark Zukas
  19. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  20. The Great Divore by C.S. Lewis
  21. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
  22. Ten Girls who Made History by Irene Howat
  23. Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola
  24. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  25. Little House series by Laura Ingalls
  26. A Tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

I could continue doing this forever. But to save us the trouble I won’t list anymore books. Its for the best.  Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

New Year Resolution

This year is almost over. 2018 is just around the corner.  Time to write my New Year’s Resolution. Although most people prefer not to do it because who even does it. *coughs* I did. Not everything but most of it. Am I the only one who does this? Comment below to join Team 2018.

2018 New Year Resolution:

  1. Actually publish a book, this year.
  2. Donate ten inches to  Locks of Love
  3. Read 100 Books
  4. Water tubing down a river
  5.  Watch a Marathon of Lord of the Rings
  6.  Be healthier
  7. Exercise Daily
  8. Try Sushi
  9. Donate Blood
  10. Upgrade my camera
  11. Donate money to charity
  12. Start a new Hobby
  13. Read the Bible more
  14. Go Paintballing
  15. Go on a short-term ministry trip

Anything else I could do in the next year. Comment below on what else I should do? 🙂

Geekerella: Book Review

Title: Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Retelling (Cinderella)

Published: April 4th, 2017

Setting: Charleston, SC, and Atlanta, GA

Language: There were many incidents when there were cursing in this book. Mainly it was Darien’s fans or Elle’s stepsisters. But it is still cursing.

Romance: There was one scene at the beginning of the book.When a fan knocks Darien down and kisses him. Also another at the end of the book, a kissing scene but nothing major.

Violence: N/A

Characters:

Danielle:  Main character

Catherine: Danielle’s stepmother

Franco: Mr. Ramirez’ dog (neighbor’s dog)

Chole and Calliope: Catherine’s daughters

Darien Freeman: Actor, Federation Prince Camindor (Starfield)

Gail: Darien’s handler, best friend

Jessica Stone: Co-star of Starfield

Mark: Darien’s manager, father

Favorite Quotes:

“Stop it. You are trusting. You love your fans. You’re cool and funny and chill. You are Jennifer Lawerence.”- Darian (pg.37)

 

“It’s like Taylor Swift insuring her legs. Ridiculous.”- Darien (pg.284)

Overall Opinion:
There are several scenes that are relatable for both Darien and Elle.

I love the sass that Elle gives when she encounters Darien at Miss May’s office. It was hilarious.

My favorite character is Sage. 100%

This book is ridiculous, hilarious, and the best thing ever.

I would rate this book four stars out of five mainly because of the cursing in it.

 

 

Inspiration

What is inspiration?

As dictionary.com states,

“1. an inspiring or animating action or influence:

 I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2.something inspired, as an idea.
3.a result of inspired activity.”
Something anyone struggles with. From writing a birthday card to someone. Thinking of what to draw next or write next. What to make next. The possibilities are endless.
The problem is how to find it. The struggle is real. I feel ya, bro.
Of course, it’s not that hard to get out of it. Even if you are not that “creative person”.
Honestly, you may not know it but we are all creative. Even if we don’t know it.
When we decorate something that is using your creativity to express our style.  When you are writing essays, you don’t always have to write fact by fact. You use different styles so that your essays are not boring. When we get dressed, we are using our skills in matching to form an outfit. When you make up a game for your siblings or friends that is creativity. Making a dish of food. Any small details we do probably has a form of creativity.
meraki [Greek μεράκι] ~ (v.) to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.
This, of course, doesn’t mean we all need to get a creative degree. (Writing, Music, Art, Dance, etc) Our personality and our hobbies usually tell us what we are going to be. Or God may have a different plan for us.
Now the problem is how to break the shell. Inspiration can be found anywhere. From surfing the web, reading the new, and listening to music. Watching a movie/tv show, people watching, and a conversation you had recently.The possibilities are endless. Open your mind. Breathe, it is not going to happen overnight. Pray about it. Relax.
"To be creative is to let little pieces of your heart go & place them into each project you make." - Pat Bravo | #patbravo #inspiration #creative
Just remember. Break the shell. Careless of what people think. Be yourself. Express yourself. Doubt will always fight against you.
''Sie wurden ein Original geboren, sterben Sie nicht als Kopie'' | #Quote um Sie zu inspirieren
What causes creativity? | www.crevoke.ca
Lastly, remember “creative” people is just a stereotype. Be yourself. Try new things, you might actually enjoy it. 🙂