Archive | August 2012

Blog On Fire Award!

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I just figured out that we got an award from BeefGriller called the Blog On Fire Award!

Now I have to say eight things about myself:

  1. I want to be an elementary teacher
  2. My new favorite book is Witch by Christopher Pike
  3. I CAN wait for school to start
  4. But I love to shop for school supplies
  5. I want new clothes! 🙂
  6. I like reading new blogs
  7. My favorite holiday is Christmas!! 😉
  8. I LOVE to swim.

Now I have to nominate 8 bloggers! :

Crafty Staci

One Thousand Single Days

Dreams of Color

Some For All

Love Allie

Life At It’s Best

Life Takes Over

Cake and Enemy

Again, thank you BeefGriller for nominating us! 😉

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There are thousands upon thousands of pieces of advice I can share on the blog. Many of these have been repeated countless times and I feel like I shouldn’t be the tenth person to tell you these. But these rules, written by Kurt Vonnegut held real value for me and I hope they turn out to be just as valuable to you.

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a sadist. No matter sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order…

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Follow-Up To Witch By Christopher Pike

I recently finished Witch by Christopher Pike a few moments ago and now I have to say that Witch is now my favorite book. And that’s saying a lot, considering that I am a book lover and I can never even guess how many books I have read.

Looking at this book in the library, I remember thinking this book was to just pass the time. I never would have thought this book would make an impact on my reading life.

You know that feeling, when you read an extraordinary book, and you finish it, you’re life has been changed in a minor way, and no one understands how you feel even when you tell them aout it? That’s how I feel right now.

No one will ever know how great this book is by me just telling you about it. You have to make the step and read this book. I never read a book like this before, and it touched me in ways that I have never thought possible. Who knew that someone could have this wonderful idea just floating around in their head?

Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend reading this book. This is inspiration for me for future stories that I will read or write. Good luck to anyone who is writing any of their own stories.

Does anyone have any books they have ever read that has affected them in their life? If so, I would LOVE to hear about it and I will try to read those books myself!

Have a great day everyone and don’t forget to read until you can’t read anymore!

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
  ~Gustave Flaubert