I recently attended a writing lecture hosted by a fairly successful author whose stories I have always strongly disliked. I figured that if nothing else, I could at least gain a better understanding of why I disliked her books and writing style, and avoid them in my own writings. When she opened the floor … Continue reading In Defense of Love
Before I start, let me say that I fully acknowledge and appreciate the convenience and portability that e-books offer. They greatly facilitate the ability to read anywhere, anytime, since almost everyone nowadays has e-book capability on their smart phones. Yet even though I have occasionally taken advantage of the nifty invention called e-books, I have … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Paper Books are Better Than E-Books
Today is a happy day - it's the beginning of a two-week holiday for my family! The next fortnight will be filled with traveling, visiting with family and friends, lots of laughter and no school. I'm already getting super excited about the socks I'm going to knit, the books I'm going to read and … Continue reading A Little Bit of Everything
Kellie Falconer of the lovely blog, Accordion to Kellie, is throwing a magnificent blog party! Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea how a blog party worked. Though I'm still very much a novice in the whole "blog party" business, I am quite enjoying my very first introduction to it! It's … Continue reading The Literary Heroine Blog Party
Though it's rained almost constantly for the past couple of months, our family has had a fantastic summer! Our grandparents are up to visit until September, and we've already made loads of memories. I thought I'd share some photos of my favorite summer memories so far.
Isn't it interesting that very rarely in any book is the main character actually our favorite hero? Frodo is supposed to be the main character of The Lord of the Rings, yet I invariably discuss, think about and admire Gandalf, Aragorn, and even Boromir more than I do Frodo. When I read Enemy Brothers, of course I … Continue reading Of Secondary Importance
What are some of the most important things you've learned from having a job of your own? God has used this new job of mine to teach me tons of life-lessons. It has NOT been easy (I've had quite a few meltdowns) but looking back on how far God has brought me in my walk with Him, I … Continue reading Interview
I admit it. I'm a hobbit. I love my home, my hobbit hole, and I almost never want to leave it. I rather begrudgingly go on social calls or to parties, and keep glancing at the clock when I do. Home is my school, my work, my sanctuary. And I am sure that for most … Continue reading I’m Going On An Adventure!
I wasn't brought up reading much poetry. As I've gotten older, though, I've really discovered a taste for it; and along with the taste, the awareness of my poetic ignorance. I couldn't tell you what meters and patterns belonged to which poems to save my life. But I can enjoy the feel and sound of poetry … Continue reading The Merry Old Inn
Few books have captured my heart so completely, formed my character so dramatically, and impacted me as deeply as The Lord of the Rings. The world of Middle-Earth sometimes seems as real to me as the world I live in. The people that walk its mountains and plains have become my mentors and companions. This … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings