Current Favorite Songs

Welcome back, owlnerds. So this blog post is not book based but since I am currently clueless about what to write. Might as well, do a lifestyle post. As seen in the title, I will listing my current favorite songs. I currently listen to rock, pop, country, soul, and Christian. Enjoy the music recommendations. Comment down below what music I should listen to next. 🙂

  1. The Proof of Your Love by King and Country
  2. What Ifs by Kane Brown, Laura Alaina
  3. Havanna by Camilla Cabello
  4. Don’t Worry about Me by Frances
  5. Let it out by Frances
  6. River of Tears by Alessia Cara
  7. Incomplete by James Bay
  8. Outlaws by Alessia Cara
  9. I am Yours by Laura Daigle
  10. Little Light by Rachel Platten
  11. Once in a Lifetime by Landon Austin
  12. Night’s on Fire by David Nail
  13. Take a Back Road by Rodney Atkins
  14. Wings of An Angel by Laura Alaina
  15. Before I Knew Ya by Maddy Newton
  16. All to Myself by Dan + Shay
  17. Mercy by Brett Young
  18. Take Back Home by Chris Lane, Tori Kelly
  19. Speechless by Dan + Shay
  20. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
  21. The Champion by Carrie Underwood
  22. Something Bad by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert
  23. See ya Again by Carrie Underwood
  24. Church Bells by Carrie Underwood
  25. Born to Love Ya by LANCO
  26. Love You Like That by Canaan Smith
  27. Break Up in the End by Cole Swindell
  28. Singles You Up by Jordan Davis
  29. My Girl by Dylan Scott
  30. Girls Like You by Maroon 5
  31. Walls by Trevor Holmes
  32. Till I Fall Sleep by Jayme Dee
  33. This City by Sam Fischer
  34. H.O.L.Y by Flordia and Georgia Line
  35. Break up with Him by Old Dominion
  36. The Fighter by Keith Urban
  37. Queens Don’t by Raelynn
  38. God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
  39. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
  40. Parallel Line by Keith Urban
  41. Sleep Without You by Brett Young
  42. You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean
  43. It Goes Like This by Thomas Rhett
  44. Eyes on You by Chase Rice
  45. Written in the Sand by Old Dominion
  46. Nothin’ Like You by Dan + Shay
  47. Hello Beautiful by Noah Schnacky
  48. Never Forget You by Zara Larsson, MNEK
  49. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  50. The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
  51. In the Name of Love by Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha
  52. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
  53. Whole Lot in Love by Austin Burke
  54. Hollow by Tori Kelly, Big Sean
  55. Great Love Story by LANCO
  56. All on Me by Devin Dawson
  57. Heaven by Kane Brown
  58. This Hour by Future of Forestry
  59. You Gonna be Ok by Jenn Johnson
  60. Back to God by Reba McEntire, Lauren Daigle
  61. Once and For All by Lauren Daigle
  62. Hold Back the River by James Bay
  63. On Giant’s Shoulders by Future of Forestry
  64. The Earth Stood Still by Future of Forestry
  65. Light from Earth by Future of Forestry
  66. You by Future of Forestry
  67. Hold My Hand by Future of Forestry
  68. Unforgettable by Thomas Rhett
  69. Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara
  70. Seventeen by Alessia Cara
  71. Stone by Alessia Cara
  72. Now is Forever by Lauren Daigle
  73. WILD by Trojan Sivan, Alessia Cara, Young Bomb
  74. Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha, Florida and Georgia Line
  75. Sparks by James Bay
  76. Seeing Blind by Nial Horan, Maren Morris
  77. Marry Me by Thomas Rhett
  78. If You Ever Want to Be in Love by James Bay
  79. If I Ain’t Got You by James Bay
  80. Gloria by Josh Garrels
  81. Journey to Bethlehem by Josh Garrels
  82. Colors by Josh Garrels
  83. Ulysses by Josh Garrels
  84. Need the Sun to Break by James Bay
  85. Smooth by Florida and Georgia Line
  86. On Top of the World by James Bay
  87. Hear Your Heart by James Bay
  88. Eyes Wide Open by Sabrina Carpenter
  89. Thumbs by Sabrina Carpenter
  90. Drunk on Your Love by Brett Eldredge
  91. I Could Use A Love Song by Maren Morris
  92. I Don’t Dance By Lee Brice
  93. I Like the Sound of That by Rascal Flatts
  94. Kiss Somebody by Morgan Evans
  95. I’d Be Jealous Too by Dustin Lynch
  96. Like I Loved You by Brett Young
  97. Legends by Kelsea Ballerina
  98. I’m Yours by Alessia Cara
  99. Stay by Zedd, Alessia Cara
  100. Wild Things by Alessia Cara
  101. Highway Don’t Care
  102. I Like Me Better by Lauv
  103. Jumpsuit by Twenty One Pilots

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Author Interview:Victoria Lynn

Welcome to Day 15 of Book Tour for Victoria Lynn’s new book “When Beauty Blossoms.”

I was given the honor to interview her today.

First, check out the book/author’s info down below:

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Book Synopsis

Revolutionary War Era England

Marjorie Kirk is a woman with no fortune, no prospects, no family, and no skills. Or so she thinks. She is awkward, shy, and the farthest thing from any semblance of a society lady.

The new minister keeps turning up in the most awkward of places and she can’t help but feel that her life is doomed to one of embarrassment. But will her flaws actually be the thing that others find the most attractive?

A story of a young woman with social anxiety and how she learned to bloom.

 

Author Bio

Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she’s not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40089250-when-beauty-blooms

Amazon Link:

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/When-Beauty-Blooms-Victoria-Lynn/dp/1723352721/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1532912849&sr=8-2&keywords=when+beauty+blooms+by+victoria+lynn

Kindle:

https://www.amazon.com/When-Beauty-Blooms-Victoria-Lynn-ebook/dp/B07FNZXM1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532912849&sr=8-1&keywords=when+beauty+blooms+by+victoria+lynn

Author Links:

Website: https://rufflesandgrace.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victorialynnauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/447587.Victoria_Lynn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victorialynnauthor/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B06XDFPBZC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1532800176&sr=8-1&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true

When Beauty Blooms Giveaway

Also, she is hosting a giveaway. Check it out: here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a44877ea9/?

And now for the interview. Comment down below who I should interview next.

What inspired you to start writing?

 Victoria: I have always loved to write, even from a young age. I have always loved to read and I have a very active imagination, so creating my own stories didn’t really take much convincing.

What books have influenced you?

Victoria: Anything by Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Isabella Alden and Gene Stratton Porter really shaped my literary mind early on.

Tell us about your writing process and the way you brainstorm your ideas.

 Victoria: Well, that’s a tough one because I don’t really have a hugely organized “method” I usually start off with writing a “back of the book” type of synopsis, then work on character sketches and backstory, outline, then, if it’s something intense, I will plot it a little more in detail. Often times, brainstorming consists of turning on some epic soundtrack music and sitting alone somewhere with a candle if I can and really getting down into it.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book?

 Victoria: Trying to keep it short. I love my words and everything I touch seems to turn into a novel or a series. I really needed something to flow and to be short, so, keeping this story cohesive while still making it novella/novelette length was definitely a challenge.

What was the easiest thing about writing this book?

 Victoria: The characters. They just became themselves and I adored every one. ❤

What can we learn from reading this book?

Victoria: I hope that everyone who reads it takes away that they are beautiful in God’s eyes and sometimes what we think might be a flaw or weakness in our personalities, God can use to bring glory to His name.

 

 

 

 

What not to write/read

Greetings, fellow writers, and bookworms. I give you things that you shouldn’t write/read. These are opinions are mine and are based on my Christian faith.

 

Lets me start by pushing a very common trend in books today and like forever. The need to discuss inappropriate scenes. What is the matter with people today? Nobody should read scenes with so much unbecoming behavior. Especially if teens or younger are reading it. Umm, no.  Or if the chapters of the books feel it necessary to describe every little detail. I am pointing at you, popular young adult books.

Next up is the profanity in books everywhere. Recently I have been reading Christian fiction trying my best to avoid this. But in today’s books its hard not to find a book with no language in it. Why do people find it necessary to write, read, or say it? Just saying. The world would be a lot better if we zipped our mouths.

 

The belief that writing an abusing relationship is good somehow. Like why is that good? Hmm. Those books give off a negative side that influences the younger audience. Showcasing that an abusive relationship is good. And sure, its fictional but books influence people.

Then there are books’ themes that are either depression or suicidal thoughts and basing it off as a positive theme. I am pointing at movie producers/writers right now. Let’s make books that have these issues so people think it’s a good thing that people should kill themselves.  Or have people start hating themselves causing self-abuse or eating disorders. Like why do you think that is good? Can we not write like that? Sure we could share those problems with the world but we could at least show a disclaimer in the summary of the books. The right way to write this: Show people the negative sides of this. The reasons why you should love yourself. The reason why you shouldn’t follow the world’s standards in life. That would be a start, people.

That wraps up today’s post up. Hope you enjoyed. Please comment down below, what people shouldn’t read/write it.

 

 

 

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke

Point of View: Third Person View

Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

Plot: One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called Inkheart and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind adventure she only reads in books. Meggie must learn the harness of the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

Language: There are around ten incidents where they are cursing.

Romance: N/A

Quotes:

(p.2) “Go on, admit it, the book whispers its story to you at night.”

(p.8) “Some books should be tasted Some devoured but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly

(p.15) If you take a book with you on a journey, an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you reading it… yes, books are liking flying paper- memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.

Book rating: Four stars

 

Jamie’s Clover: A Short Story

Bonus blog post this week. :)I decided to write this story to help me get passed a slow scene in my current WIP. The synopsis of the story: A single father. A bear and a curious child.

This story took me around three days to write Enjoy reading it. Hopefully soon,  I should have another short story I plan on sharing.

The sweet smell of pines needles blew from the north as little Jamie was busy sitting in the tall grass of the national reserve of Westcross. His fingers gripped the dirt as it slipped into the sleeves of his camo hoodie.

His father was just a few yards away from finishing his shift as a park ranger. With one of his hands on the radio, he called out to another co-worker informing him of a sighting of a grizzly bear near the north entrance of the park. “This is Ranger Riley. Over.”

The receiver replied. “Yes, what is the emergency?”

“We have a code red. A sighting of a bear near the north entrance. Over.”

“When was it last seen?”

“An hour ago.”

“Calling backup. Over.”

Riley’s head turned as he checked on his little boy, smiling he placed his radio down and walked toward him. Lifting him as his little cowboy boots kicked, trying to escape his father’s grip.

Jamie whined begging to be released. “Dada, please.” Waving his hand out toward the grass.

Riley bent down as he kissed Jamie’s head. Placing Jamie down, he grabbed his hand.

Jamie pulled the opposite direction toward the woods. Refusing to go with his father.

Riley carried him as he turned his head constantly. The sight of the bear shook his spine. A bear was a rare occurrence in Westcross. Westcross was a small suburban town just outside of Savannah, GA. The heat from the Georgia coast was no place for a bear. The real question was how it ventured so far from the Appalachian mountains.

His heart raced as he heard a large thud. His body turned as he saw a large branch fall from a nearby tree. “Jamie?”

But Jamie was gone.

“Jamie?” He kneeled down as pulled apart the tall grass but there was nothing. Both of his hands placed at the top of his temple as tears fell down his face. “Jamie.” His hand trembled as he grabbed the radio and turned on the light. “Riley over.”

“Any news?”

“No, but Jamie is gone.”

“Gone, like gone?”

“Yes, gone. I had him a minute ago and now he disappeared.”

“Ok, I am coming as soon as possible. Just don’t freak out.”

***

His boots stepped through the grass as his eyes were memorized by the tall trees. Reaching out as he tried to grab the blackberries that glistened in the sun. A cry squirmed out of his mouth as a thorn pinched his flesh. Blood dripped down his finger as his eyes began to water. His whimpering stopped as something else caught his eye. A brown creature rubbed against a tree as its nose lifted up. Walking toward Jamie, it turned to a blackberry bush.

“Bear,” Jamie said as he pointed at it.

The bear was clueless that Jamie was there. Caring less about the child’s appearance and more interested in the berries that would heal his cravings.  

***

Riley and other park rangers began to scan the forest floor as each called out Jamie’s name. “Jamie.”

Riley pulled through his hair as he breathed heavily. He had already lost his wife to cancer. The last thing he need was to lose the only thing that kept her memory alive. His ears perked up as he heard someone call out Jamie’s name. Sweat paced down his neck as he ran toward the voice. He breathed heavily as tears dripped down his face.  

Jamie sat in the grass in front of the wild blackberry bushes. Patting the grass clueless of his father behind him. Or that he was missing in the first place.

Riley scooped Jamie up and kissed his forehead. “Oh, Jamie, I thought I lost you.”

Jamie giggled. “Dada, look.”

Riley looked down and noticed Jamie was holding a four leaf clover. He kissed him again on the forehead. “Oh, Jamie you are my four left clover.”

THE END