Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Movies I Watched In October 2016

Titles with nothing before them I watched for the first time.

Titles with ** before them are re-watches.

Titles with # before them I watched with my little siblings.

The K2 ~ 2016 ~ 12 eps

This is a good drama.  Plus it's Ji Chang Wook.  He's the best!!

Healer ~ 2011 ~ skippy

(skippy) In other words, I was re-watching it, but only wanted to watch certain parts so I skipped around.

Full House Take 2 ~ 2012 ~ 6 eps

Why won't they just talk?!?!?!?!

Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower

A documentary that was a lot of fun. 

Boys Over Flowers ~ 2009 ~ 1 ep

Mum and I are slowly working on finishing this drama.  I love Yi Jung!

Books I Read In October 2016

Titles that have nothing before them are books that I read for the first time.

Titles with this ** before them, are books that I re-read.

 Titles with # before them, are books that I read out loud to my little siblings.

Titles in ( ), are books borrowed from the Library.

  I know.  I'm posting about the books I read in October on the last day of November, but at least I'm actually posting it!  By the way, is anyone else annoyed/irritated with the new Blogger Dashboard?  I.  Can't.  Stand.  It.

Pride's Challenge by Joanna Campbell
Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Eye of the Oracle by Brian Davis
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
Boy Allies at Li├Ęge by Clair W. Hayes
Boy Allies on the Firing Line by Clair W. Hayes
Lady Dragon, Tela Du by Kendra E. Ardnek
The Great Roxhythe by Georgette Heyer
** Conagher by Louis L'Amour
# ** The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
** Killoe by Louis L'Amour
Boy Allies with the Cossacks by Clair W. Hayes
Resistance by Jaye L. Knight

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Book Sale


Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my "things I'm thankful for" list every year. It's hard to choose favorites, but I went ahead and picked five books I read in 2016 (but most of them are re-reads) and am thankful for.
  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  ~  It made me extremely thankful that I do not have to go through what the characters do.  It's a very good book to read on Thanksgiving day!
  2. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer  ~  Because it is an excellent portrayal of how people can change.
  3. The Wheat Princess by Jean Webster  ~  Mostly the same reason as These Old Shades.  And something else that I can't quite put into words.  (Plus it's set in Italy so.... :))
  4. Chip, of the Flying U by B.M. Bower  ~  Because it can always make me laugh when I am feeling down.
  5. Dear Enemy by Jean Webster  ~  The same reason as Chip, of the Flying U.  Also because it is another very good portrayal of how people can change..
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to another great year of reading!

Speaking of more reading, here's one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 25-28. There's literally something for everyone. Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you. Don't know what to pick? The fearless Indie Christian Books team created a quiz that will generate a book list perfect for you! Check it out!

What awesome reads of 2016 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?
A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as "Sold Out." This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks. Also, some of the authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site. Those books are also marked "Sold Out" but if you click them open, you'll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for you to use at check out.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.

Monday, November 14, 2016

It Has Arrived...

  A day that I have been waiting for for close to a year, has finally arrived!!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Fall-Tastic Favorites Tag

  Morgan LuaAnn over at The Day the Lord has Made, tagged me for:

1. Favorite Fall Holiday:  Thanksgiving!!  All  the yummy food and family (not yummy family).

2. Favorite Fall Dessert Ingredient: Carmel, Pumpkin or Pecan?  Ooooo!!  That's a really tough one!  Individually nad mixed together, all three area amazing.  But I think of the three, Caramel is my favorite.

3. Favorite Fall Movie:  I don't really have one.

4. Favorite Fall Candle:  Apple scent.

5. Favorite Fall Drink:  Hot Cocoa or Spiced Apple Cider.

6. Favorite Item of Clothing for the Fall:  My fuzzy, pink sweater.

7. Favorite Fall Outing/Activity:  Walking through the gap that's about 7 miles away.

8. Favorite Candy:  Chocolate!

9. Favorite Fall Weather:  Sunny, but cool.

10. Favorite at Home Meal:  Sauerkraut with wieners, Rolls, Applesauce and Beets.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I'm Crazy

  Guys, I am certifiably crazy.  I'm doing NaNo this year.  Yeah.  I know.  Really crazy.  I can hardly ever get past 3 chapters when I try to write a book.  And I have trouble with writing prompts that require 1,000 words.  And no, I'm not saying these things so that you all will tell how not crazy I am.  I'm showing you the kinds of things that I let my older sister Melody talk me into doing.

  Anyway on to the actual story.  I have a slight....okay, more then slight obsession with Vermont farmhouses.  I blame it on Grace Livingston Hill novels and White Christmas.  And I was swooning on and on about how I wanted an Old-Fashioned Christmas in a Vermont farmhouse.  So Melody says, "Well I can't give you an actual Christmas in a Vermont farmhouse, but you can give your imagination one.  Go write a story about it."  So I decided to stick our family (with some adjustments) into a Vermont farmhouse and give them an Old-Fashioned Christmas.  It is currently titled, Christmas In Vermont, very unoriginal, but I haven't thought of a better one.  Half the kids are married, the Triplets (I turned myself into triplets, 2 girls, 1 boy, and based one of the girls off of  my real life twin who is actually 3 years older then me and not related to me by blood), are home from Dublin for Christmas, and another sister is home from Korea for Christmas bringing a guy home with her.  Oh, and it's an Irish family.  So basically, it's just this big family having a wonderful Christmas and sharing the love, joy and faith that the Season always fosters in me.

  It is 11:05 on November 1st, and I wrote 3,753 words throughout the day while canning applesauce.  I am fairly proud of myself.  I am also very tired which is why this is probably the most rambling, ridiculous post I have ever written and I can't believe I am actually going to to hit publish.  But I wanted to post about it and nothing sensible is coming out of my brain right now.

An inspirational pin from my storyboard.
 via Pinterest