Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thinking About... April book Challenge Day 30!

30. Hardback Stack

Hi everyone! Today is the last day of the April Book Challenge and also the last day of April! I can't believe it went by so quickly! April has been great. Lots of pretty flowers and sunny days (except today it's raining :D lol). Anyways... for today's prompt I chose these two books (which were pretty much the only hardback books I could find :D).
The Secret of the Golden Pavilion By Carolyn Keen.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Poems.

Kind of random... but oh well :D.

In the month of May, I am hoping to finish some of the tags I have been nominated for. I also haven't been doing so well on commenting, so I'll be working on those two things :).
Have a great last day of April! See you all in May!

"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." -Thomas Tusser

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thinking About.. April Book Challenge Day 29!

29. Favorite Illustration

Hi everyone! Toady's prompt is favorite illustration! I found a book that I loved when I was young and it has beautiful illustrations!

Tumtum & Nutmeg: The Rose Cottege Tales by Emily Bearn with pictures by Nick Price.

Have a great Friday!

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question" -Harun Yahya

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 28!

28. Bookish Tattoo

Hi everyone! I'm not too fond of tattoos so I will instead, show you all some bookish drawings!

This bear does not hibernate this year, for sure, would rather read! /Este oso no hiberna este año, seguro, prefiere leer! (ilustración de Hans de Beer):

stack of books and a cup of coffee!:

“Sunday: books, music, writing … leisure times” - illustration by Kim Ji-Hyuck:

Which picture is your favorite?
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 27!

27. Favorite Male Character

Hi everyone! For this prompt I choose d'Artagnan from the Three Musketeers!


"The character is initially a hotheaded youth, and tries to engage the Comte de Rochefort and the three musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis in single combat. He quickly becomes friends with the musketeers, and has a series of adventures which put him at odds with Cardinal Richelieu, then First Minister of France. In the end, Richelieu is impressed by d'Artagnan, and makes him a Lieutenant of the Musketeers. This begins his long career of military service, as detailed in the sequels to Dumas' famous novel."

The is one of my favorite lines from the movie :).

Here is a pretty good scene from the movie; I thought I'd share it with you all :).

Have a great day!!

"You are young," replied Athos, "and your bitter memories have time to change into sweet ones."
Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 26!

26. One Story, Different Covers

Hi everyone! Here's a joke :)
Guy in a library walks up to the librarian and says, “I’ll have a cheeseburger and fries, please.”
Librarian responds, “Sir, you know you’re in a library, right?”
Guy says, “Oh, sorry. [in a whisper] I’ll have a cheeseburger and fries, please.”
I thought that was pretty funny :D.
Ok, now for the prompt...

These two books aren't exactly the same story... But they are both by Shakespeare so they count right :)? (I couldn't find books that were the same :D)

Well, that's the end...
Have a great day!

"Kindness is language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain

Monday, April 25, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 25!

25. Kiss, Kill, Marry Characters

Hi everyone! Happy Monday... maybe? Lol! Do you have any fun plans for this week? Well, this is the last week of the April Book Challenge! I can't believe this month went by so fast! But I guess it isn't quite over yet, we'll have to wait until Saturday to completely contemplate April :).

Today's prompt seems a little extreme, but oh well! Let's get started... You may seem a theme here :)

Kiss: I would choose Charles Bingley as the second man I would marry, so I'm putting him as Kiss.

Kill: For this let's say, very much dislike. Kill seems pretty drastic: )

I chose John Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility.

Marry: Everyone always talks about celebrity crushes or fictional crushes.... my choice would be:

Captain Wentworth from Persuasion

Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 24!

24. Bookish Item

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! I realized I don't really own any book themed items, but I did find a few things around that might count :).

This is a topographical map I made out of clay and paint on top of a shoe box.
This is the map of one of the stories I've been writing. Except I haven't written in it for a long time... lol. Writers block :).
This is a small storage box that looks pirate-ish to me.

Theses are book shaped storage boxes which I think are very bookish :)

Do you own any bookish  items?
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thinking About April Book Challenge Day 23!

23. Book You Could Not Put Down

Hi everyone! Yay! It's the weekend :D. I have a lot of homework to do but I'm just glad to be home. I think I may be going out for ice cream later today, so that's exciting!
For today's prompt my answer is going to have to be Andi Carter and the Trouble With Treasure! It is definitely may favorite circle C Ranch book. Which one is your favorite?

Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure (Circle C Adventures #2)

I'm sure you all have read it, but I thought I might as well add a summary just in case :).

"When innocent horseplay temporarily lands Andi and her friends in jail, they decide that a trip into the mountains will leave their troubles far behind. Accompanied by big brother Mitch and armed with a map showing old gold diggings, they canit wait to strike it rich. What could be better than two weeks of camping and horseback riding?

But instead of gold they find heaps of trouble -- trouble that leaves Mitch gravely wounded. Andi needs help fast. But who can she trust? And what good is a bag of gold when her beloved brother lies near death in the middle of nowhere?"

I love Andrea Carter Books! Circle C Milestone books are amazing too :)!
Have a great weekend! See you all tomorrow!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 22!

22. 22nd Book on the Shelf!

Hey everyone! So I counted 22 books on the shelf and this wonderful book was lucky #22! 
Trixy Belden: The Gatehouse Mystery. I read this book a long time ago and I remember really liking it! Unfortunately, this book looks pretty beat up; I think my dog chewed on it when he was a puppy. He was a very destructive young one :). 
My photography skills tonight (I am writing this post Thursday night) aren't too amazing, but hey it was late so the lighting wasn't the best :).

That concludes this post! Have a great Friday!!

"When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective." -Harvey Mackay

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 21!

21. Favorite Female Character
Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

One of my favorite female characters is Echo from Ride the River by Louis L’Amour! This is one of my all-time favorite books; it's so good!

"In Ride the River, Louis L’Amour spins the tale of a young woman who has to protect her family fortune from a murderous thief and teach him what it means to be a Sackett. Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had never been far from her Tennessee home—until she made the long trek to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance. Echo could take care of herself as well as any Sackett man, but James White, a sharp city lawyer, figured that cheating the money from the young girl would be like taking candy from a baby. If he couldn’t hoodwink Echo out of the cash, he’d just steal it from her outright. And if she put up a fight? There were plenty of accidents that could happen to a country girl on her first trip to the big city."

"Novels aren’t just happy escapes; they are slivers of people’s souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference."
-Brandon Sanderson

Who is one of your favorite characters?
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 20!

20. Favorite Quote

For this prompt I went and searched on the internet for some of the best literature quotes, and found a few gems :).

Here we go! So the first two quotes are from books that I have never read, but that I think are beautiful.

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
—Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices

What do you think of these quotes? Do you have a favorite quote?

Well that concludes this post!
Have a great day :D!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 19!

19. A Hero

Hello everyone! There are many great heroes in literature but for today I chose Beowulf.

'"The hero of all heroes," Beowulf, strong and courageous, is the prince of Geats. Once he makes a vow, he stands by his word, no matter what the cost, even if it takes his life. He is reluctant to back down from battle, just so he can be there for the people who are in great need to be saved from evil. He signifies the true heroic character because he is willing to risk his life for his ideals. Beowulf defeats three gruesome monsters, two of whom are descendants of Cain.' -

Beowulf quote found on Pinterest

If you want to, comment below of a hero that you remember from literature. Or share your favorite hero!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 18!

18. Book & T.V. Show

Hi everyone! For today's prompt, I chose Jeeves & Wooster by P.G. Wodehouse. I believe you can watch all of the episodes on YouTube, at least I did a few years ago :)! They are super good and funny!

Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 17!

17. Latest Buy
Hi everyone! For today's prompt I chose The Last Ride By Susan K. Marlow! I got it for free on Kindle a few weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to start it! I can't wait to read it; I absolutely love Andi Carter books :D!

Have you had a chance to read it yet? What do you think?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 16!

16. Books That Made You Cry

Hey everybody! Happy day 16! It's not any more special than any day (except it is Saturday!), but I felt like celebrating 16 days of posting (My sweet 16th post) :D!
Today's prompt is: books that made you cry. I don't usually cry while reading books, movies mostly make me cry. But there have been books that I've read that made me sad.
Here are a few of them:
1. Billy Bud
2. Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure (when Mitch gets hurt)

I can't think of anymore books at the moment... It's pretty late as I am writing this lol :).

What books have made you sad or cried?
Well, that concludes the end of this post :)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 15!

15. Actor Perfect For The Book Character

Hey everyone! Today's prompt is actor perfect for the book character! When I read this prompt I wasn't sure what to do. I did remember an article I had read a few months ago though, and thought the subject would be perfect for this post! Disney has been looking for an actor to play in the next star wars movie as a young Han Solo (Crossmap). They have narrowed their search to these three actors:

1. Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)

2. Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

3. Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) 

Who do you think would be the best to play young Han Solo?

I think my choice would be between Alden Ehrenreich and Taron Egerton. I watched Ehrenreich in the film Hail Caesar and I liked him and thought he was a good actor.
Comment below on who you would choose :)!

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 14!

14. Favorite Spine!
Hey everyone! Today's prompt is favorite spine! I found this really creative picture on Pinterest:

What do you think? Aren't these books darling! They look just like a little village :)!
Which one is your favorite?

Well that concludes this post. I'll see you all tomorrow! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 13!

13. Favorite Cover!
Hey everybody! Today's prompt is favorite cover! I chose the book cover of Tumtum & Nutmeg by Emily Bearn! I think it is so pretty and cozy looking :)! I also just really love Tumtum & Nutmeg books.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." -Jane Austen

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 12!

12. Film That Ruined The Book

This was a hard one because I am not very critical of movie adaptions of books. I usually try to look for the best in each movie :).
But for the sake of this prompt I did find one that isn't my favorite movie adaption. Pride and Prejudice 2005 with Keira Knightly and Matthew MacFadyen.

It Isn't a horrible movie but I prefer  the adaption from 1995.
What is your opinion on theses two movies? Have you seen them?
Well, that's the end of this post :). I hope you all have a great rest of your day!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 11!

11. Bookmark

Hey everyone! Its Monday! I'm trying to be positive :) lol! Today's prompt is Bookmark! So. on a regular basis I don't actually use an official "bookmark" which was made for that specific purpose :). I usually just grab whatever is near me at the moment, a paper towel, scrap of paper, pencil, hair band, etc... But I do have a few official bookmarks around so here is one that I found:

What kind of bookmarks do you use :)?
I hope you all have a great start of your week today!

"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should do them." - Pinterest

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 10

10. Shelfie

Today's prompt is Shelfie! This is a picture of part of my family's many book shelves, but these would be the books that I may have read the most :). I don't really have a book shelf in my room except for the books that I keep laying around.

Do you recognize any of these books? Which ones?
Have a great Sunday!
"A year from now, everything you're stressing about won't even matter." -Unknown Author

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 9!

9. White Books

Here are some of the white books I found around the house that I had actually read :)!
Titles listed in order: Sackett by Louis L'Amour, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, The Lonely Men by Louis L'Amour, Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Catch Me if You Can by Frank W. Abagnale (which I haven't finished yet lol).

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Enjoy the weekend!
"I hope you live a life that you're proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 8!

8. Royals
When I was thinking about books to include in this post, I realized that I have read hardly any books with kings, queens, princes, princesses, etc...! It was very surprising :). At least I know now that I need to widen my range of reading material to include some middle age or fantasy books!

Anyways, I chose Prince Caspian from the Narnia books! Narnia books were pretty much the only ones I could come up with lol :).

What do you think about the Narnia movies or books? I really like them :).
I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 7!

7. Book and Film

Today I chose Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! I have never actually read Pride and Prejudice :). But I have watched the movie many times, it is soo good :D!!

Have you read or seen Pride and Prejudice?
I hope you are enjoying this challenge! Have a great day :)!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 6!

6. Most Re-read

So this is a tie between books :). I've re-read both The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and The Giver by Lois Lowry twice.

What about you?
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 5!

5. Trilogy

I chose the Wilderking trilogy by Jonathan Rogers. I haven't read these books in a long time but they're amazing!

Here is a summary of the first book: The Bark of the Bog Owl from Goodreads.
"Twelve-year-old Aidan Errolson comes from a long line of adventurers. His grandparents were among the first settlers of Corenwald’s Eastern Frontier. His father had been one of the kingdom’s greatest warriors. Aidan, on the other hand, lives the quiet, comfortable life of a nobleman’s son. He never has any real adventures, and that, he believes, is the one great injustice of his otherwise happy life. All that will change the day he first hears the bark of the bog owl and meets Dobro Turtlebane. Dobro is one of the feechiefolk—a tribe of half-civilized swamp dwellers who fight too much, laugh too loud, cry too easily, and smell just terrible. But another meeting on that remarkable day may change Aidan’s life even more profoundly. Bayard the Truthspeaker arrives with a startling pronouncement: Aidan Errolson will grow to be the Wilderking—the long-prophesied wild man who will come out of Corenwald’s forests and swamps to lead the kingdom back to its former glory. There’s just one question: Is Bayard the Truthspeaker a prophet or a madman? This initial installment in The Wilderking Trilogy is sure to capture the hearts of young and old, boys and girls alike. Written in the same fashion as The Lord of the Rings or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Bark of the Bog Owl, as the author says, will help “direct a God-fearing boy’s sense of adventure and warrior spirit – his God-given wildness.”

Have a great day!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 4!

4. Book & Funko

Ok, so I honestly had no idea what Funko was. But after searching the internet I found that Funko makes vinyl toys of famous movie/t.v. show/book characters. Here is an example of a
Book & Funko picture:

Funko Pop: Mary Poppins com alguns livros e o dvd do filme:

Since I don't have any Funko figures I decided to draw one :).
I'll draw Chewbacca since I love Star Wars.

Funko Pop! Star Wars Snow Drift Hoth Chewbacca Exclusive Vinyl Figure:

Here is the finished drawing and a Star Wars book!

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge day 3!

3. Favorite Character

This is a hard question, but I am going to pick Jonas from the Giver.

Besides the Giver being my favorite book, I am choosing Jonas because he decided to do what was right even in the face of adversary. He cared for others and was inquisitive; he didn't just believe everything he was told.

Fun Fact:
His Myers Briggs personality type is ISTP  -funkymbtifiction
I hope you enjoyed! Have a great day :D!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 2!

2. Currently Reading

I am currently reading 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith.

This is the summary I found on Goodreads:

"Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of his mother’s desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian–all at the tender age of five.

Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper."

It's a good book so far, but I don't think I would recommend it because it isn't a Christian book and may have some things that aren't ok with some families.
It is interesting though, because there isn't really a main character which means you get to see the world through all kinds of different personalities!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Thinking About... April Book Challenge Day 1!

1. TBR
(To Be Read)

The book I am planning on reading soon is Maze Runner: Scorch Trials! I already own the book and everything :). I got it for Christmas and haven't had a chance to read it yet.

I love the movies and I am so excited to start reading the books :)!
Have a great day!

“sometimes you don't look very hard for things you don't believe will or can happen.”
James Dashner, The Maze Runner