Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was tagged by Benita Prins for this award months and months ago. But I am only now just getting to it. Thank you for the tag!

1.) Who is your favourite actor/actress and why?

One. Only one. This is like impossible. I like Russell Crowe, Tom Hardy, Hugh Jackman, Liam Neeson, Christian Bale, David Tennant, and Benedict Cumberbatch. And that is how far I can narrow it down.

2.) How many languages do you speak well enough to hold a conversation?

HAHAHAHAHA….. I live in Puerto Rico. I am taking my first year of Spanish. I “think” that I could hold a conversation in Spanish. Maybe.

3.) What is the last book you read that you couldn’t put down?

Can I count manga? Because I have been pretty much reading manga nonstop since around January I think. It had become an obsession of mine. The one that I’m reading right now that I just can not stop reading is D.Gray-Man. Like seriously, I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. I am having to tear myself away from it just to write this post. Be proud of me.

4.) What is one genre that you would never read?

The LGBT genre. I just don’t agreed with it and don’t picture myself every reading books with that sort of thing in it.

5.) Do you have any unique quirks?

Does listening to The Ben Shapiro Show while working out count? Ever since Aimee mentioned doing it, I’ve started to do it. It is so fun.

But I’ve also been known to listen to Hamilton and the audio version of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum while on a run. I’m weird like that.

6.) What’s the best book-to-movie adaptation you’ve ever seen?

I’d have to say Ender’s Game or The Giver. Though they are both different from their books, respectively. I liked the movie versions almost as much as the books, but just for different reasons.

7.) Do you like maps?

YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. I LOVE MAPS. I want maps in all the books that I write. I want maps in all the books that I read. They are so helpful and can be really pretty.

8.) How often do you write by hand compared to typing?

Well, as of this year I’ve tried to commit myself to journaling about every three days or less. I haven’t always stayed at that pace, but most of the time I have.

9.) Which author’s books can you never resist picking up?

You are just really trying to make this hard for me, aren’t you? That’s kind of hard, I like a lot of authors…but I’ll narrow it down to at least three. 😉 Jaye L. Knight. Neal Shusterman. Brandon Sanderson. I haven’t read all of their books, but I have a good feeling that any book that I read by them I’ll love.

10.) What is your favourite letter of the alphabet?

Hmmm… I think the letter “R” is pretty cool. There is something unique and menacing about it.

11.) How much chocolate do you consume on a weekly basis?

Maybe about a fistful of chocolate a week? It really depends on what is in the kitchen.

Guidelines:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Tagged:

Now here are your eleven questions!

What is your favorite drink? 

Where is your favorite place to write?

What time of day do you get the most inspiration to write? 

Name one book or movie or tv show that has inspired you to write.

Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what? 

What is something you love to do? (Besides reading or writing.)

What is the most recent book that you bought? 

If you could have any kind of pet, what would you have? 

If you could visit a world in a book, which world would you choose?

You are trapped in a prison cell, which book character would you like to save you? 

What is the most recent book that has brought you to tears? (Or almost has.)

-G. Paige

 

 

 

Bookish Book Lover Tag

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I was tagged by Hannah to do the Bookish Book Lover Tag!!! I haven’t done a tag in awhile so this is great! Thank you, Hannah!

What book are you currently reading?

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It is really good right now!

What was the last book book you finished?

UnStrung

This was very interesting.

What is your favorite book you’ve read this year?

*runs to my Goodreads account to see* Woah, I have read a LOT of good books this year! I can’t choose one, but I’ll “try” to narrow it down to my top favorites.

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What an incredible story! I’m so shocked.

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This whole series was great!

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I need the next book…um…NOW.

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*flails insanely* AAAHHHHH!

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Goodness gracious! JACE!!!!!

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Whoa! The torture!

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THIS WAS THE MOST INTERESTING BOOKS EVER!

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EEK! So cool and the betrayal!

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This was such a beautiful story.

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I AM DEAD TO THE WORLD. I STILL HAVEN’T GOTTEN OVER THE SHOCK OF READING THIS. FANTASY…..

What genre have you read most this year?

Probably fantasy. I love it!

What genre do you want to read more of?

Paranormal and thriller, I think???

How many books have you read this year? And what’s you goal?

I have read seventy books this year and I hope to get to one hundred and fifty before the year is over.

What’s the last book you bought?

I just bought have five books on Barnes & Noble.

  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Ruined by Amy Tintera

What book are you saving up to buy next?

I want to get a lot of books, but I would really like to get the whole Reckoners series. It sounds so good! I also want the whole Red Rising series! They both sound AMAZING!

How many books did you check out last at the Library?

I haven’t been to a library and gotten some books in like a year. But if you count ebook libraries then I only got one. All my books are on hold so I get them randomly. *shrugs*

What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

Exiles by Jaye L. Knight!!!!!!

What’s a series you recommend to everyone?!

  • Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight
  • The Blades of Acktar by Tricia Mingerink
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Who’s an author you hope writes more?

Um…all my favorite authors (which all of them are writing more)?!

A few books your heart adores:

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This was heartbreaking, but hopeful at the end.

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Beautiful. The emotions!!!

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*sighs* What is an exciting book! With such a sad ending! *cries forever*

What series coming conclusion makes You sad?

The Blades of Acktar!!! It can’t be over so soon!

What books do you have on your wishlist?!

Uhhh…a bunch. Books like:

  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Trafficked by Kim Purcell
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

And there are a hundred others.

Guidelines:

  • Use the Banner
  • Answer the Questions
  • Use LOTS of Book Covers

Tagged:

-G. Paige

Just A Fact

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Hello everyone! Today I’m posting tag that I got tagged in. Thank you Mary Kate for the tag! I love tags! I hope that you enjoy this post and learn a little bit more about me.

A Fact About Me: 

If you saw me in real life, I’d be the person on the sidelines of a group. I’m very quiet and shy (Though, I’m definitely not as shy as I used to be.). I’m not as comfortable in a group than by myself or with a close friend.

But even though I am quiet, I have struggled with self-control. I have a hot temper which pops up very easily. It almost always happens because of problems with my siblings. That is not an excuse, but that is how it usually happens. Unless it is schoolwork. Ugh…I can get so frustrated with my schoolwork.

This is something I still struggle with. Sometimes I think I have gotten better with it, while other times I think it has gotten worse. Either way, I know that only with God can I overcome my faults. I can’t save myself. That is impossible. I need to keep trying to get control of my anger, and I think I don’t always try hard enough. Of course, I can’t just try. I need to trust and pray to God for guidance.

If you struggle with something, remember to not rely on yourself. You can’t overcome it on your own. Pray to God for help and just keep trusting in Him.

Luke 18:27

He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”

Guidelines:

  • Take the banner and paste it to your post.
  • Tell a single, meaningful fact about who you are.
  • Explain this fact as open, and explanatory as you can.
  • Tag at least one other blogger, and give a reason why you think they should do this.
  • Add a Bible verse to close out this tag.
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you.
  • Have fun!

Tagged:

You seems to do a few tags now and then. So this might be a great opportunity to know more about you.

I don’t know if you want to do this, but I’d love to learn more about the author of The Blades of Acktar.

Morgan, I think you would do great with this kind of tag.

You’ve been a great friend. I would love to see what you would say for this!

Your posts are so fun! I think it would be awesome to see you do this.

I love chatting with you on Goodreads and I love the tags you do.

You just started a blog and so I’d love to be the first person to tag you in something.

-G. Paige

Infinity Dreams Award

So I got tagged by Shantelle Mary Hannu to do the Infinity Dreams Award! Thanks, Shantelle!

Tell us eleven facts about yourself.

  1. I play the piano.
  2. I know how to knit.
  3. I did ballet from age four to ten.
  4. I do not have a phone.
  5. Over two years ago I just about hated writing. *gasp* I know. Now I’m blogging and have written 50,000 words for a novel.
  6. I love to swim (breaststroke is my favorite).
  7. History is my favorite school subject.
  8. I love almost anything that includes some sort of bread.
  9. I like to bake (mostly breads and desserts).
  10. I’m a Whovian (the Tenth Doctor is my favorite).
  11. Many of my shirts are men’s t-shirts. That’s because they have all the cool MARVEL, STAR WARS, Doctor Who, etc. t-shirts.

Answer the eleven questions.

How many books do you hope to read this year?

I have set my Goodreads status for 150 books this year. But who knows if I’ll get that far…

What’s your favorite song?

Ooh, that’s hard. Recently, I have loved Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots and The Parting Glass by The High Kings.

What’s your least favorite holiday?

Halloween. Some of the history on the origins of Halloween are really just wrong. Many churches have uplifted the holiday and done some good through it, which is very nice.

Why do you blog?

To share my faith and tell people about all the wonderful books out there that people need to read! So go check out some of my book reviews and read my favorites. You won’t regret it!

Favorite dessert?

Ice cream. Mint, cookie dough, or cake batter flavored.

One movie coming out in 2016 you want to watch?

Captain America: Civil War. Oh my goodness. I’ve heard what happens to Captain America in the comics on the Civil War…I hope that the movie doesn’t follow it!

Some books set for 2016 releases you want to read?

  1. Samara’s Peril by Jaye L. Knight
  2. Siren’s Song by Mary Weber
  3. Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  4. Lady Dragon, Tela Du by Kendra E. Ardnek

This is all that I can think of for now. But I’m so excited for all of them!

What historical era intrigues you most?

Ancient Greek and Roman times. I love all the history behind it. The gladiators are really interesting.

Where would you love to visit?

I’ve always wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand. To go see the waterfalls, kangaroos, and koalas. Besides that, New Zealand is where The Lord of the Rings was filmed. So…win, win!

Some of your favorite blogs?

Amanda at Scattered Journal Pages

Katie at A Writer’s Faith

Hope at Stitches of Freedom

I follow a lot of other amazing blogs, but I think that these are my top three.

What things inspire you to write/blog?

I think it is just so neat to see how just letters put together can create something amazing. All my blogging friends (especially you, Amanda, who helped me start a blog in the first place) are great inspirations. Also, there all these great homeschool authors (you know who you are) that I’ve met by way of Goodreads or blogs have really given me the courage to start writing my own novel.

Guidelines:

  • Use the Infinity Dreams Award picture
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers

Tagged:

To those I didn’t tag and you want to do it, go ahead and consider yourself tagged. Leave a link to your post in the comments!

Now, here are your eleven questions:

What do you like about blogging?

What is your favorite hobby?

What is your favorite genre of books that you like to read?

What is your favorite movie?

What is your favorite TV show?

Is there anything that you “fangurl” about? If so, what?

Do you have a favorite music artist that you listen to about every song of theirs? If so, who?

Is there anything new that you’re hoping to do this year?

What do you hope to be when you are “grown-up”?

What is your favorite way to travel?

If you had a TARDIS (time machine/spaceship), where would you go?

I hoped that you liked this post! Tell me what you think! Do we have anything in common?

-G. Paige

 

The Tag of Happiness 


I was tagged in The Tag of Happiness by Shantelle Mary Hannu. Thank you, Shantelle! I’ve never participated in a post like this before. So hear we go!

Some Songs That Make You Happy

 ~I See Fire by Ed Sheeran

This gives me all the feels from the epic (and sad) Hobbit movies!!!

~Back Home by Owl City

Such a great song. Electronic music and country together? It is perfect!

~The Parting Glass by The High Kings

So pretty. I really have started to like Celtic!

~BZRK – feat. KB by Family Force 5

So awesome! Hilarious YouTube video too!

~Hold Me Together by Royal Tailor

A great Christian song. So true.

~Edge of My Life by Manafest

This is a really great Christian rock band. I love it.

~Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry

This is such a fun ’50s song! I love it! It makes me want to dance.

~Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees

This is one that makes me want to dance too. It’s a really groovy ’70s song.

As you can see from above, I listen to a wide variety of music. I absolutely love music! It is so hard to choose which ones to mention. There are so many good ones. I love a lot of instrumental music and soundtracks too.

Some Books That Make You Happy

~Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I LOVED this whole series. It is so good and funny.

~Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight

Oh my goodness! This is amazing! Jace!!! I love him! He is such a torn and struggling character. More of these books need to come out!

~The Blades of Acktar by Tricia Mingerink

Agh!!! These books are incredible. I can’t get enough of them!

~Blood of Kings by Jill Williamson

Wonderful! Such a great story.

~The Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Really awesome books. I’d never read steampunk before this. Go check out my reviews on it.

~The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Just some in depth fantasy books that will stay with you forever. Words cannot describe how great these are.

~The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

I don’t think many people know about these books, but they are so good! Maybe not as great as The Hunger Games…but still great!

There are so many more books that I could tell you about, but I don’t want to make this too long.

Some Movies (and/or TV Shows) That Make You Happy

~Big Hero 6

This was really a awesome, fun movie.

~The Pirates of the Caribbean 

So hilarious!

~The Hobbit (all three)

Epic!

~The Lord of the Rings 

More epicness!!!

~Indiana Jones

I haven’t seen the fourth one yet, but I think they’re pretty fun.

~STAR WARS (I-VI)

I’m excited for the new one, but worried at the same time! Yikes!

~The Last Samurai 

This is an amazing movie. It’s epic, but sad and heartbreaking.

~The Dark Knight Trilogy 

An amazing protrayal of all the characters!

~Jurassic World

So good!

~Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The best MARVEL movie so far!

~SHERLOCK 

~Doctor Who

I’m a Whovian! David Tennant is my favorite actor for the Doctor.

~Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

There are many other great movies too. I love every MARVEL movie I’ve seen (for the most part)!!! But these are just a few of my top favorites.

Some Foods That Make You Happy

~macaroni & cheese

~stromboli

~pizza

~pretzel rolls

So. Good. Really. Good. Homemade. To. Die. For.

~cinnamon rolls 

I make homemade cinnamon rolls and they are to die for!

~monkey bread

~blueberry citrus cake

~crawfish boils

I love Louisiana style food!

~ice cream

I went to this place that had cookie dough ice cream. It wasn’t cookie dough pieces in vanilla ice cream. It was actual cookie dough ice cream!!!

I love food! It will probably be the death of me, but food is so good. Sweets and almost anything with bread and butter in it is probably something I like.

Some Words That Make You Happy

~tree

~instrument 

~song

~wind

~music

~library 

~water

~ocean

~waves

Some Scents That Make You Happy

~mint (any kind)

~bread baking 

~cookies

~icing

~trees

~books (each book has a different smell)

~coffee

Some Random Things That Make You Happy

~turtles

~kittens

~horses

~swimming

~snow

~beach

~Christmas music

~That Jesus died to save me.

Guidelines:

  • Take the banner and put it in your post.
  • List as many things as you want in each category.
  • Come up with more categories if you wish.
  • Tag as many people as you want.

Tagged:

To everyone reading this: consider yourself tagged and tell me about it! I’d love to see your post!

Is there anything we have in common? Comment please! I’d love to hear from you!!!

-G. Paige