Monday, June 27, 2016

Quote Tag {Day 3}

Day three has arrived! *cue fanfare* In case you guys missed it, I was tagged by the very lovely Morgan, Meredith, and Hamlette to do the Quote Tag. (Drop by and check out day 1 and day 2, if you so wish.)

Are you ready for this? 'Cause I was born ready! (Another reference. But you guys probably already knew that...right?)

Let's just review the rules for a second so I can remember how to break them correctly follow them.

Rules


~ Thank the person who nominated you
~ Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
~ Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days

Here we goooo! Off to Neverland! (Er...quoteland. I dunno, I just feel like referencing everything for some reason. XD)

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I just love this. Tolkien encourages us to keep dreaming
because our dreams ARE powerful. They
truly do have an impact on the
world around us, if only we keep pursuing that spark.
 
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Similar to a quote I included in day one, this quote focuses
on the ability of life's challenges to mold us into
better people. Those bright times in life wouldn't
shine so bright if there weren't any darkness.
 
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(From Winnie-the-Pooh)
 
Oh, how I love this little stuffed bear. Today is indeed a gift,
and I know I often forget that.
 
I hereby tag one lucky person: Olivia @ Meanwhile, in Rivendell... (And anyone else who has a birthday in the next six months can steal it if they so wish. ) Have funnnn! Leave a link in the comments if you decide to do it so I can check out all your beautimous quotes!
 
Well, it's a wrap! I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did. ^_^ It was quite a challenge to limit myself to even three quotes a day. (Aren't you proud of me? I followed the rules and actually did it in three consecutive days. Yep, I'm pretty amazing.)
 

Question time! What is your guys' favorite children's story? (Seeing as Winnie-the-Pooh is a children's book, I feel completely justified here.) Did you enjoy having posts from me three days in a row or are you sick of me? ;)

 


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quote Tag {Day 2} + EXCITING NEWS!

Here I am again with the second day of the Quote Tag! (You can find day one HERE if you missed it.) I was tagged by my friends Morgan, Meredith, and Hamlette...aaaand two months later I'm finally getting around to doing it. :P I'm just fashionably late, I s'ppose. *nods*

Here are the rules which I will inevitably break again. Hey, they're more like guidelines anyway. ;D (Please tell me you got that reference?)

Rules


~ Thank the person who nominated you (Thanks again!)
~ Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
~ Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days

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Words are powerful. Stories change lives. But the only
way those stories will exist is if we take
the initiative and pen those tales.
 
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I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. XD No idea who said this,
but it's just perfect.
 
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Seeing as it's Sunday, I thought this would be an appropriate
way to close off today's day of quotes.  It's still one
of my favorite verses because of the fact that I often
struggle with this. Sometimes, we just need to be
still and let God do His thing.
 
I hope you enjoyed those quotes as much as I did. As you can tell, I kind of love quotes. It was rather difficult for me to just pick three.
 
Going with what I did yesterday, I'm just going to tag one person. The lucky nominee this time is my friend Emma @ Creative Explorations. Oh, and I also tag anyone who is not wearing socks. (No idea why that popped in my head...) Don't feel obligated to do it if you don't want to. After all, we bookdragons are busy creatures.
 
Now. For the exciting news. Because let's face it, that's the only reason you clicked on this post, isn't it? ;)
 
Welllll...
 
I joined Camp NaNo!
 
You might be thinking, "Didn't she already say she was doing it?" Well, I've actually been wavering back and forth the past month or so, but I finally decided (just yesterday) that I would jump in and do it. AND I AM KINDA FREAKING OUT NOW BECAUSE I DECIDED SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT TO COMPLETELY CHANGE MY PLOT/GENRE/EVERYTHING SO I HAVE LITERALLY NOTHING READY AND CAMP STARTS ON FRIDAY. *dies* Um...so if anyone wants to be in a cabin with me and deal with my craziness for a month, you're more than welcome to. XD
 
If you're interested in seeing what I'm going to be up to in July, you can check out my profile and laugh at me as I die from brain malfunctioning.
 

So...what did you think of TODAY'S quotes? (And do you like pineapple on pizza? If not, WE MUST TALK.) Are any of you doing Camp this year? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE CABIN BUDDIES? I want to know alllll the things!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Quote Tag {Day 1}

Hullo, friends! I was tagged by several lovely ladies to do the Quote Tag. Um...it was a long time ago for some of them. *cough* BUT Hamlette just tagged me again this week so it reminded me that I still haven't done it. Thank you, Morgan, Meredith, Hamlette, and anyone else whose tagged me that I've forgotten. (There are SO MANY TAGS, PEOPLES. I CAN'T KEEP THEM STRAIGHT ANYMORE.)

Onto le rules!
 

Rules


~ Thank the person who nominated you (THANK YOU, DEARS!)
~ Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
~ Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days

I adore quotes so this should be fun. Onward!

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Such an interesting analogy. It's so true that we can
develop from the negative things in life. I know they aren't fun
times, but they are ultimately the ones that shape
us into who we are today.
 
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Never be afraid to keep getting "curiouser and curiouser" ^_^
 
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This is truer than you know. We naturally want to harbor
regret and bitterness, but we'll never be able
to truly move forward without letting go of the past.
 
Seeing as I already broke the rules and used three quotes (psssh, how am I expected to pick just one quote? 'tis unthinkable), I will again bend them be creative and just tag one person. Because I honestly have no clue who's already done this and usually tag the same people anyhow. :P
 
I tag Savannah at Scattered Scribblings! (Sorry, folks. No link for this one because her blog is protected by fairies...in other words, it's private. ;D) Also, I tag anyone who's finished a book in the last week. That is, if you want to do it. (No pressure, though! I promise I won't send my cat after you.)
 

What did you think of the quotes? Did you find them thought-provoking? What are some of YOUR favorite quotes? (Oh, and I have a completely unrelated question for you guys: what is your favorite ice cream flavor? I'M OBVIOUSLY HUNGRY RIGHT NOW. XD)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Photo Shoot ~ Part 2

I promised you guys that I would share some more pictures from my book photo shoot...so here they are! (Well, technically I took these pictures afterwards. Because I couldn't resist all the books. :P)

Of course, my throat decided it would be fun to get sore in the middle of June so these pictures miiiight not be as good as last time? BECAUSE ALL MY BODY WANTED TO DO WAS COLLAPSE IN BED. These were, for the most part, shot with my camera today because I wanted to get the pictures taken before my sore throat developed into anything else. THUS WHY THEY MAY BE WORSE. But oh well. You guys get what you get. ;)









Allll the green.

I apparently love my Alice in Wonderland book,
rose petals, and children's books. DO NOT JUDGE.



...And more green. I guess I have more green
books than I thought.





My LotR collection! Isn't it beautimous?



There you have it! Twenty glorious photographs by yours truly. ^_^ I evidently love black-and-white photos. But also colorful things. Heh.

Well, what did you think? Which one do you like the best? (Yes, I'm making you choose. *cackles evilly*) And do you usually prefer black-and-white or color pictures? Let me know in the comments!

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Conquering the Ever-Growing TBR! (Maybe...)

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Wow, long time no write. (That just...sounds really odd. XD) I haven't posted since two weeks ago, which is positively horrendous. BUT I have some super exciting news to share...

*drumroll*

*fanfare*

*thunderous applause*

*explosion of fireworks*

Too much? Okay, then. I shall share the news now.

I AM FINISHED WITH SCHOOL!!!! *launches confetti in the air and devours cookies*

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It is officially summer! I may loathe the heat with a burning passion (ha! get it? I know, I'm so clever sometimes), but I am immensely excited to have time to read, catch up in the blogosphere (we shan't even discuss the number of blogs on which I've failed to comment), write (CAMP NANO, ANYONE???), and just enjoy life. I've had a stressful school year so I am immensely grateful for time to recharge.

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Due to the fact that I was wrapping up the school year, I have been rather busy these past few weeks. So I'm doing a really easy post today because I have nothing prepared. Most of you have heard tell of my dangerously tall TBR pile, and this summer I'm going to attempt to conquer it. (Or at least read some of the books in order to replace them with even more than I had in the first place. *cough* #strugglesofabookdragon)

Without further ado, I present my summer reading list!

Mirriam Neal
This book just looks fantastic. I've heard many of my dear blogging buddies flailing over it, and since I adore whimsical things, I HAVE to read this one. Gimme all the whimsy, people.
 

J.R.R. Tolkien
YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. Please no one shoot me but...I actually haven't read the books yet. IT IS A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY WHICH MUST BE REMEDIED. I started The Fellowship of the Ring last summer, but due to uncontrollable circumstances (aka my trip to the hospital in an ambulance), I was unable to finish it. Aaaand I never got around to picking them up again. (Though I did manage to collect three different copies of them. *cough*) Being a HUGE LotR fan, I feel really terrible about this. BUT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, FOLKS. This summer, I promise.
 

Diana Wynne Jones
Another book I've heard so much about. Also may or may not be whimsical and involve fantasy.
 

Thomas Locke
I'm a sucker for recommendations. I really am. If a good friend of mine suggests something, I always make a point of looking it up. And due to its gorgeous cover (pssh, who are you calling shallow?) and epic fantasy premise, I will soon be unable to resist its allure any longer.
 

Charlotte Bronte
High time I read this classic. With its gothic feel, gorgeous writing, and intriguing plot, I'm quite sure I will love it.
 

//Rook//
Sharon Cameron
IT TAKES PLACE IN PARIS. AND THERE IS LOTS OF MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/SUBTERFUGE GOING ON. THAT IS ALL.
 

Louisa May Alcott
Another classic I haven't gotten my hands on yet. Quite frankly, I was intimidated by it when I was younger. I had far too little patience to trudge through a near-500-page book when I was ten years old. But now I think it's time to give it a go. :)
 

Frances Hodgson Burnett
I read a very abridged version as a tot, but I'm sure the unabridged is quite a different experience. It looks like a very "cozy" book, if you get my drift. One of those comfort stories you curl up in a chair with on a summer night. Definitely one I must read!
 

Jane Austen
Yes, you are finding out lots of scandalous things about me today. This Jane Austen addict still hasn't read Sense and Sensibility. Hehe. :P
 

Robert Liparulo
The last three books of the Dreamhouse Kings series which I've been reading. I already started Timescape, and I'm sure I'll be tearing through the others at breakneck speed.
 

Anne Elisabeth Stengl
So I wasn't a huge fan of the first two books, but I want to give the rest of the series a chance. (Mostly because I spent 25 dollars on it. *COUGH*) Who knows, I may just end up loving them.


//Reapers//
Bryan Davis
I'm currently devouring this book as well. As of yet, I'm loving this thrilling tale!
 

Sharon Cameron
This is the sequel to The Dark Unwinding, the book I kinda sorta fangirled over a couple months ago. The first one was so good that I can hardly wait to read its follow-up!
 

Elizabeth Gaskell
The miniseries is just GORGEOUS. And since it sounds like it follows the book pretty faithfully, I have a feeling I'll enjoy the book just as well.
 

K.M. Weiland
I have the ebook sitting in my library...just waiting to be read. It looks like a fascinating (albeit massive) read, but unfortunately, time has been evasive. Perhaps this summer will be the time for reading it.
 
 
Well, there you have it. My slightly terrifying TBR. Most likely, I won't come close to reading all of these. (I'll also probably rebel and read books outside of this list because I'm fun like that.)
 
Now. I may have just sent my life spiraling out of control, but I did something insane today...I joined Goodreads. *cue gasps of shock* YES, I KNOW. I may never be able to pull myself away from that bottomless pit of books. So if you have an account, I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT. Here's my profile. LET'S BE FRIENDS. Okay? Okay.

ALSO (I'm getting the feeling there are lots of "also's" in this post), Rachel Starr Thomson is holding yet another wonderful giveaway. This time, you could win a Kindle Fire, a paperback set of Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Goldstone Wood books, and Ms. Thomson's Seventh World trilogy paperback set. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. Go enter right here if you're interested. (You know you are.)

What about you, bookdragons? What's on YOUR summer TBR? Do we share any of the same choices? Also, what are some books you would recommend? I WANT TO KNOW YOUR SECRETS.