Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thoughts Evoked by Forest Born

*Warning: People who have not read Forest Born may be blasted with spoilers*

Okay so I just finished reading about Rin, and I really felt I clicked with her. I think I'm most like her then any other character created by Shannon Hale. There's so much I want to say and don't know how to say it. One thing I liked was how people speech was shown in a good light, because everything has its good and bad side.

I really identified with Rin, because sometimes . . . I feel like a shadow. I know what its like to be afraid to speak what I think. I have irrational worries that keep me from saying what I feel, even though I know I'm being silly, which kind of makes it worse. I've also found myself mirroring other people when I'm around them. So I think Rinna has become a special character for me.

One things that makes Shannon's books likeable for me if how the "magic", the "supernatural" powers are believable. It makes me think that maybe there is a kind of language between man, beast, and nature.

I don't really think this is much of a review, but more of a reflection, so sorry for the disconnected thoughts. I just needed to say something.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Apologies

I really have no good excuse for not posting all summer, its gone the why of my journal. It really is my journal, this blog, every once in a while I say something about my life. Well I'll just give a short jest of my summer thus far.

  • Lake trips; tubing
  • Beach Camping Trip
  • Girl's Night Live Clue (one of the craziest girl nights ever)
  • Tour a Cave
  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • Cousins Visit For the Weekend
When I put it up like that, it makes it seem jam packed, and I guess it was, but at the same time, it been kind of useless.

I've got things I need to decide about, and things I got to make myself do. I need to be a grown up, but I don't want to be a grown up. Why can't I just be a kid? *Sigh*
(P.S I know why)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Secrets of the Heart by Al & Joanna Lacy

So this is going to be a short video, because the my brother's video camera decided to stop accepting memory cards. Also, because of the shortness of time, plus how articulate i am not when it comes to giving a description verbally, I will copy and paste it here:

Kathleen O'Malley Stallworth a mail order bride? Not likely! But the Lord works in mysterious ways. Her parents and siblings died in the great Chicago fire; her husband was killed by a mugger; now her fabulously wealthy in-laws have taken her daughter Megan from her, claiming she's not fit to be a mother. In a newspaper ad for a mail order bride, Kathleen sees a chance to seek revenge on the Stallworth family. Instead, her westward adventure transforms her world and restores her faith. She returns to Chicago to fight for Megan but soon discovers God has prepared a victory she could never have imagined.
Genre: Christian Fiction (very Christian)

I got so fed up with making this, I didn't even care about a disguise anymore. So here I am in all my glory. (None of you had better be from the Chainsaw Massacre. ;) )



Also, something I didn't get to in the video, I thought that the final conflict was resolved to easily. Which is just another reason why it should have been written better.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Upcoming Post, maybe.

So . . . I'm thinking about doing a book review/blog post video. Yes yes, it must be a bug, everyone else seems to be doing it. Well I might too, but I don't think I'll be showing my face. I don't want just any old Joe seeing my identity. So, this remains to be something to decide upon.

Anyone have input?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ambitous Adventures I Wish to Accomplish:

Okay so Cuileann made a list of thinks you wanted to do, and I decided I would follow suit.

  1. Live in Ireland, Scotland, and Australia.
  2. Go on a Safari.
  3. Visit Stonehenge.
  4. Write at least one book and publish it.
  5. Get one of my photographs in National Geographic.
  6. Visit Jane Austen's home.
  7. Meet LRRHer's (LittleRed down, everyone else to go)
  8. Have a spectacular library.
  9. Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef (we should do that after we go to Ireland, Cuileann!)
  10. See Uluru a.k.a Ayer's Rock.
  11. Hold a Koala.
  12. Pet a Lion.
  13. Be out on a boat with a whale (preferably a boat that won't tip over easy, but low enough that you can reach out and try to touch it.)
That's all that I can think of for the moment, to be continued.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A new playlist (again)

I have collaborated a new playlist for my blog, I know most people read my blog from Google reader and other feed sites. Which is why I'm making a blog post about it. It's called: Intense Instrumental

Self explanatory, no words just music. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Here's a short little message to go along with this Easter season.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I collected them all!

(left)Order of Publication, (top right) Order of when I collected them, (bottom right) How they go on my shelf

Needless to say, I'm ridiculously pleased.

By the way,
Happy Birthday to Cuileann! You're the best!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A New Anthem

O! say can you see when the land was still free?
When our voice was still valued, and not governed by others.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars told the world come be free,
There's no king to oppress you and your neighbors are brothers.
Now we live in this land, where there's still no king to be had,
But now our government handles our problems no better then those kings had.
O! say does our star-spangled banner still stand for free haven?
O'er the land of the greed and the home of the craven?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Verse

Okay, once upon a time I posted that I would have a scripture tidbit every Sunday. Well many Sundays have gone by and I haven't done it. So I will do that now:

This is found in the Book of Mormon:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Feast of the Drowned: Ineligble for Public Office


Okay so Miss Erin tag this to me on Facebook and so I thought I would post it hear so my non-Facebook friends could try if they so desire. I tag this to anyone who reads it.

← This is I got for my efforts, hope you have fun too.

Make Your Own Album Cover:

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together (or www.picnik.com)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A bookself, a superhero and a teddy bear reading group

I volunteer at the libraries on Fridays now. My mom
wanted me to take some pictures for the new brochures they were making. There wasn't any children in the children's section so I used the stuffed animals in there instead. It was fun. The brown one is reading Winnie the Pooh.

We had a bigger bookcase that we weren't using so I dragged it into my bedroom last night.
Now I got the Louisa May Alcott collection I got for Christmas on my shelf. There simply wasn't any room for them before.

And the rest.

As you can see I have room on it too grow.

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I now have every Shannon Hale book but Rapunzel's Revenge. Barnes and Noble didn't have it, grr. This sounds like a job for Amazon. But I at least have Princess Academy now.
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In other news, after visiting Squeaky Books, I made my own superhero as well. I'm not crazy about the name it picked for me, but I think I'm happy with the look.

That's all for now.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Truth About Forever (Seriously)

The Truth About Forever The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen


rating: 3 of 5 stars
I am seriously disappointed in this book. I could have like this book, but the F-word? Twice? I just can't continue, no matter how good the plot was. I admit I was thinking of going on, I always want to know what's going to happen, but I talked it over with my mom and it just isn't worth it. I don't care if the character saying it was just that kind of person, I don't need to be ambushed by a word people frequently misuse. I gave it a three because the plot had potential without that word.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A special little boy who needs some prayers

I've meant to do this, but somehow it kept slipping my mind. But now that I remember here it goes.

My mother's brother recently welcomed a new little baby in the world this month, he wasn't due until April and weighs only 2 lbs. Prayers for little Dylan (pronounced Dye-lun, according to my mother) would be appreciated. Prayers for comfort to his parents and prayers for the Lord's will be done. Thank you. :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

First Post of the New Year

Hey, it's been like a month since I made post. It's the New Year now. 2009

It's been an alright year so far. Can't complain about is so far.

As you know, I have a library again. (Yay and Alleluia!) So I will make a list of the books that i got from the library:

The Minister's Daughter = finished (already return. This was the first book i checked out after it reopened.)
All-American Girl = finished (I read the whole thing in two days, I was surprised.)
Pirates!(audiobook) = currently listening to this
Al Capote Does My Shirts (A Shannon Recommendation)
The Wind Singer (I remembered someone reading a book with this name and liking it)
The Thief (So I can see what all you LRRHers are talking about)
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

I'm reading in this new year! (Instead of ringing. ;) )

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