Lots of tags! {Catching up on blog tags}

Hello, my friends!

I’ve got a lot of blog tags to catch up on, and since I don’t want all of my posts to be tags, I thought I’d make a post combining all of them together. Along with some mossy-creek photos I took a few days ago.

Enjoy!

The Bookworm Tag!

I’ve actually been tagged twice for this, once by Joelle and then again by Anna. Thank you so much, girls!

The Rules:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.  ✓
  2. Include the tag graphic in your post ✓
  3. Answer the ten questions the blogger asked ✓
  4. Nominate between five and ten bloggers ✓
  5. Ask your nominees ten book-related questions! ✓
  6. Don’t feel bound to these rules ✓
  7. (Most importantly) Have fun! ✓

**Note: I’m going to skip a few questions because I have so many other ones to answer, as well as just tag everyone at once at the end of the post.**

Paperback, hardback, audiobook, or ebook?

I love audiobooks, but hardback wins.

What is the ideal length of a series for you?

Mm, at least 12 books, maybe 15. But if it’s a series I love, there could never be enough.

What is a series you want to read that is high on your to-be-read list?

I really want to finish The Women of the West series by Janette Oke – I read the first book, but I haven’t read any of the other books in the series.

If you could choose five characters to put in a book together, who would they be and why?

Ooh, I love this question! Holly from Holly’s Heart, Jane from The Penderwicks, Emily from The Calling of Emily Evans, Claudia from From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and I’m not sure who else. That would be a very interesting, and chaotic book.

My Questions:

  • Has a book ever changed your life?
  • What’s your favorite genre to read?
  • What’s the first book you remember reading?
  • What’s your least favorite book?
  • Are there any books that are really popular but you dislike?
  • Are there any books that are considered terrible but are your secret pleasure?
  • What was the last book you read?
  • Do you have an all-time favorite book character?
  • How do you pick books to read?
  • How many books do read a month?

THe Never Have I ever Tag

Once again, Joelle tagged me again for this one – Thanks, Joelle!

To begin, the rules!

  • Link and thank the blogger who tagged you. ✓
  • Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!) ✓
  • Answer the questions truthfully and honestly. ✓
  • Tag 3 bloggers. ✓

Never have I ever. . .

STARTED A NOVEL THAT I DIDN’T FINISH.

Nope! Strange, but I have never done this. I always complete my projects for some reason – I can’t not finish them.

WRITTEN A STORY COMPLETELY BY HAND

Yes! I’ve done it multiple times actually, not a whole novel, but short stories. I used to draft a lot of my blog posts by hand too, but I’ve stopped doing that.

NOT RESEARCHED ANYTHING BEFORE STARTING A STORY.

*shakes head* I mainly write historical fiction. . . And bad things happen if you don’t research before you write a historical fiction story, so the answer is no. :’D

CHANGED MY PROTAGONIST’S NAME HALFWAY THROUGH A DRAFT

I’ve changed my whole cast of characters one time. 😛

WRITTEN A STORY IN A MONTH OR LESS.

I’ve done this! A lot of my stories I write in less than a month.

What writer doesn’t do that? So yes, I’ve done it a lot.

USED “I’M WRITING” AS AN EXCUSE.

So many times. 😜

PROCRASTINATED HOMEWORK BECAUSE I WANTED TO WRITE

Well, I’m homeschooled so I don’t really have homework, but I have written instead of doing school a few times.

Finished A Novel

Kind of? I mainly write middle-grade, so I have finished a novel for my standards, but an actual 50k novel, no. The closest I’ve come is 35K, but I’ve never actually aimed for 50K on a story.

The Sunshine Blogger Tag

This is the last one, I promise! Tasha nominated me for this, so thank you so much, Tasha. ❤

The rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog ✓
  • Answer the questions ✓
  • Nominate eleven bloggers and ask them eleven questions ✓

The Questions:

If you could spend a day with one author, who would it be?

Ooh, let’s go with Beverly Lewis. I love her writing.

You can go to any college or university all expenses paid, where are you going?

I don’t really want to go to college, I’m hoping to do the Author Conservatory instead, so I guess that if that counts.

What three books would you take to an abandoned island?

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke, and Holly’s Heart by Beverly Cleary.

Love triangles, yes or no?

No, When Calls the Heart taught me to hate love triangles.

Do you need sleep to function?

Yes, very much so. I have terrible days if I don’t get enough sleep.

The qUESTions

  • What website or app do you spend the most time on? 
  • Do you like car rides?
  • Can you drive/are you learning to drive/do you like driving?
  • Have you ever been unconscious before?
  • Favorite flower?
  • Do you like listening to music while studying or doing other things? If so, what kind?
  • What are your favorite girl or boy names?
  • What does your morning/evening routine look like?
  • What’s something you’re oddly passionate about?
  • Do you have any hidden talents?
  • Do you like listening to music while studying or doing other things? If so, what kind?

My Tags

We’ve made it to the end! Feel free to pick one of these tags to do, because I don’t expect you to do all of them, but you can if you want to, of course.

Thank you for reading, friends, and have a wonderful day!

Just for fun: Five Blogs I follow – Part One

Hello, my friends!

I follow a lot of blogs. I mean a lot and I am constantly finding more through blog buttons. Anyway today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites and why I like them. There are so many that this is going to be a two-part blog series!

The Grazy Daisy

I’ve been following Briar since the beginning of her blog. I love reading her posts, they’re all so informative and are constantly giving me new things to try. Briar has so much interesting content, and whenever I read her posts, I am always learning something new. =D

Favorite Post from the Grazing Daisy: My Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

Sword of the Penmaiden

Writing stories to inspire”

I love reading Joelle’s stories, as well as her reviews! She is an amazing writer, and if you haven’t already read her blog or stories, go read them now. They are amazing.

Favorite Post from Sword of the Pen Maiden: Story Day: Gratitude: Part One

This Messy Thing Called Life

A blog about faith, passion, and experiences.”

Rue’s posts on This Messy Thing Called Life are some of my favorite posts I’ve ever read. She’s definitely one of my favorite bloggers. She offers so much encouragement and has some really good thoughts. Make sure to go read a few of her posts!

Favorite Post from This Messy Thing Called Life: When You’re Struggling to Bloom Where You’re Planted

Alicia Marentette

“Just a girl with a blog about her life.”

Alright, I love Alicia’s posts! Her posts are so interesting, and her photography is so fun to see.

Favorite Post from Alicia Marentette: The New Year’s Book Tag

Pen and Ink

SHARING FICTION, POETRY, AND WRITING TUTORIALS

Annabelle is one of my favorite bloggers – She offers some amazing writing tips and on top of that her stories and poetry are awesome!!

Favorite Post from Pen and Ink: 4 Things You need To Know When Starting a Blog

Do you have any favorite blogs? Let me know in the comments!

Just for fun: My Five Favorite Quotes

Hello, my friends!

How are you all doing this Saturday?

Today, I decided on a post to do just for fun, to share my five favorite quotes with you. I also want to share with you the Bible verses that my favorite quotes remind of. Shall we get started?

If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.

Martin Luther

This quote always inspires me when I am in a motivational slump, it’s one of my favorites! It gives me hope that I can change people’s lives through my words. I really want to be able to serve the Lord through my writing.

James 1:22, But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves is the verse that I like to pair with this quote. I think that the only way to change the world is to act on God’s word.

Let God’s promises shine on your problems.

Corrie Ten Boom

I’ve always loved this quote. An excellent reminder that God is greater than all of our problems. ❤ Even when the problems seem so big, I can remember God’s promises and how much bigger they are than my problems. It is also an encouragement for me to know God’s promises so it reminds me to memorize scripture.

Thinking about scripture, the first verse that comes to mind is, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you, 1 Peter 5:7. This is one major promise to help bear all that burdens me.

Believe in yourself and you are halfway there.

Theodore Rosevelt

Ahhh, I love this quote so much. When you think you can do it, you can actually go through with it. Having that push really helps you to do that thing you need or want to do. It encourages me to just start writing and believe that I can write. And not just that I can write but that I will write things that are inspired by God.

The verse that my mind pairs with this is Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I think that this is the pre- verse. It is what lets me believe in myself because I know that God is with me.

“Someday you’ll be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

C.S. Lewis

Alright, there are so many reasons I love this one. The main one is that I still love reading children’s books (one of the reasons I write middle-grade.), and that you are never too old to read children’s books. Another reason, I like it is because it reminds me I am never too old to play, pretend and have fun. It gives me an excuse to play with with my siblings like I am still a little kid.

This is the only one that really doesn’t make me think of scripture but maybe one of you will have a suggestion for me and you could share that with me in the comments!

Be the change you wish to see in the world.




Mahatma Gandhi

Aww, I love this one. It always inspires me. ❤ My mom is always telling us that we can be the ones to make peace. That is we change then we can make the difference that is needed.

The Bible verse this reminds me of is: Luke 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

And there we have it! My five favorite quotes! Let me know in the comments, what is one of you favorite quotes?

Have a wonderful Saturday!