Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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Thank you Ajoobacats for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! http://ajoobacatsblog.com/

Rules for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Put the award logo on your blog
  3. Answer the ten questions sent to you
  4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Nominate ten blogs

Here are the ten questions Ajoobacats sent me:

  1. When did you realize you had a passion for reading?

    Probably when I was very young and my parents read books to me. I loved that.

  2. How does blogging enrich your life?

    Blogging enriches my life by helping me make friends with people all over the world and share my writing with them.

  3. Are there any films you’ve seen that are better than the book upon which they are based?

    I think the movie James and the Giant Peach is in some ways better than the book by Roald Dahl (even though I love the book and he’s one of my favorite authors). I also think the newer version of Charlotte’s Web has one component that makes it better than the book or the older movie, which is Fern being much more active in the plot. (Although, again, Charlotte’s Web is still one of my favorite books). I’m also under the impression (though I haven’t finished any of the books) that the movie Leminy Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is better than the series it is based on, mostly because as I understand it, part of the point of the books is to be parodies that they don’t have happy endings. The movie does, which is part of the reason I like it. I’m glad a story with such a dark premise is able to have a happy ending, even when the author doesn’t intend it to.

  4. Can you remember the first fiction book you ever bought?

    I’m guessing it was a book from the “Baby-Sitters Little Sister” series about Karen Brewer (an offshoot from “Babysitters Club”), since those were the very first chapter books I read.

  5. What do you do with your old books?

    I keep them and reread them from time to time. To me, one of the most special things about book characters is that they’ll always be there when you open the book.

  6. If you were to write a book, which genre would you choose?

    Definitely children’s literature, probably middle grade fantasy. As you can probably tell from my previous answers, I love children’s books. I am hoping to be a published children’s author someday.

  7. Are you a dog person or a cat person?

    I’m a cat person. I always have been. I like dogs in theory, but they’re too overstimulating for me in person. I love, though, how calm cats are, and how they purr when I pet them.

  8. What’s your pet peeve when it comes to grammar?

    Getting plurals wrong, like calling feet “feetses” or books “bookses”

  9. What do you do to unwind after a particularly emotional read?

    Unwind? Why should I unwind? I love it when books make me emotional! (Even though making me feel emotional is not hard, whether you’re a book or not). I bask in the feeling when I read an emotional book!

  10. Do you prefer stand alone books or a long running series?

    Stand alone books, though I have enjoyed shorter series before.

Here are ten questions for my nominees to answer:

  1. Do you have any hobbies that you hope will become something more someday? If not, how do you keep yourself from getting too ambitious with your hobbies?
  2. How do you stay in touch with your inner child?
  3. What do you do when none of the books you pick up are appealing, or you can’t get through them?
  4. What was it like having siblings growing up (or being an only child if you were one?)
  5. What is the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
  6. If you could change one thing you’ve done in the past, what would it be?
  7. If you could make three wishes right now, what would they be?
  8. What’s your favorite fairy tale? Why?
  9. If you could be any animal, which one would you choose? Why?
  10. If you could be any fantasy creature, which one would you choose? Why?

Poem Factory Slowing Down; New Posts Soon

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Sorry I couldn’t post two poems today or yesterday.  It seems that my poem factory is slowing down.  I am planning to start experimenting with other types of posts soon.  When I do, please let me know what you like. You can even tell me what you’d like to see now if you want!  I’d really appreciate either of those.

If you would like to tell me what you’re interested in seeing more of, please feel free to explore my older posts.

Take care! 🙂

The Land of Picture Books

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Animals talk,
Toys come to life,
Anything is possible
In the Land of Picture Books.

Fairies fly,
Mermaids swim,
Princesses dance
In their castles.
Magic happens
In the Land of Picture Books.

Witches cast spells!
Giants crunch bones!
Trolls hide under bridges!
Even fairy tale villains are real
In the Land of Picture Books.