Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Musings | A Warm Welcome to Summer

     Is it just me or did May go by ridiculously fast?  School is out for the summer here in the States, and it is so nice to be wearing capris and sandals again!  

      There are so many great things about summer, don't you agree?  I have a few goals in mind to accomplish before August rolls around.  For one, I'd like to read more and post more often.  (I should be able to with a bit more time on my hands, though even summer gets busy.)  I have a couple of tags waiting to be filled out for posting and a few other ideas for some fun summery posts. 

     I'd like to get a job and start making money to put toward college, etc. and also fill out my college application before the fall.  It's all coming up so quickly!  

     Hopefully, my family will get to take a nice vacation as well.  I must say, we need it, with as busy as life has been lately.  It will be nice to slow down and get away for awhile.  Perferably to a beach. ;-)

     One of my favorite things to do with my sisters is try out fun hairstyles.  So as I was brainstorming posts to do for the summer, I thought of one where I do hairstyles on my sister from some of your favorite period dramas.  My sister has been wanting me to try some on her for a while now, and I thought it would be even cooler if I shared the finished products with you all!  What do you think?  Any requests?

     Alright, I will now wrap up this rambling post.  Until next week, dear readers! :-)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Guess the Period Drama from Its Scenery Game -- Answers

Thank you all for playing the game I posted a couple weeks ago! :-)  Here are the answers and the scores:

1. Poldark

2. Anne of Green Gables

3. Pride & Prejudice (1995)

4. The Young Victoria

5. Downton Abbey

 6. Saving Mr. Banks

7. Little Women

8. Northanger  Abbey

Miss March - 50
Rachel - 40
Varvare - 80 
MovieCritic - 40
Ruth - 30
Molly Rebekah - 40

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Book Tag

     MovieCritic has tagged me with the Book Tag, and I haven't done a tag in a while so this should be fun. :-)  Thank you, MovieCritic.  Now, onto the questions...

1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?

     Not sure which one, but I have had my American Girl books longer than all of the others currently on my shelf.

2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?

     I've been reading more than one book at a time for a while.  Currently, reading The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson, since I just finished The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest.  Also, reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.  I would like to read Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard and Bleak House by Charles Dickens next.

3. What book did everyone like but you hated?

     I didn't necessarily hate it, but The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak.  I heard so much about how good it was from more than one person, but it just wasn't for me.

4. What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?

     Ummm...well, honestly, I read the books I want to read. 

5. What book are you saving for retirement?

     I'm not saving any.  Why would I wait to read something when I want to read it now.  I'm sure there will be lots of new books to read by the time I get there. ...I guess I could say The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, since I would like to read it, but it's kind of at the end of my list.

6. Last page: read it first or wait 'til the end?

     Is that even a question?  Wait until the end, of course! :P

7. Acknowledgements: waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

     I don't think it's a waste of paper because I find it to be a nice sentiment.  However, I rarely ever read them, so I can't call it an interesting aside either.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

     I'm sure you all expect it, but I must be honest: Emma Woodhouse.

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?

     Well, not that I can think of at the moment...

10. Name a book you acquired in an interesting way.

     Oh, when I was thirteen, the church I was attending at the time was cleaning out their library and I took Shadows of the Canyon by Tracie Peterson from one of the boxes.  (I asked first, don't worry. :-)

11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

     I have given plenty of books to my younger sisters when I've outgrown them.  There's nothing really special about that, but I haven't given books away to anyone else.

12. Which book has been with you most places?

     Emma has been to summer camp and Puerto Rico...both The Fairest Beauty and The Captive Maiden have been to several states.  (Of course, all the books on my Kindle App have been basically everywhere I have, but I didn't think I could count those. ;-)

13. Any required reading you hated in high school that wasn't so bad later?

     Nope.  All of the required reading that I have disliked, I still dislike.  (Ahem, Robinson Crusoe.)

 14. Used or brand new?

     There's something about opening a fresh, unused book that just cannot be topped.

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

     Never heard of him.

16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

     Rarely.  There are movies that are as good as the book, but not better.

17. Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks included?

     All of the Pioneer Woman cookbooks make me hungry, yes.

18. Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take?

     My mom's.  She has a very similar taste in books, so I know her recommendations will be books I will love.

     Now, let's see...four people to tagged.  I don't know who has already been tagged by Olivia, but I have four random people:
1. Rachel
2. Abby P.
3. Kelly-Anne
4. Miss March

    Thanks again, MovieCritic for the fun tag!