What’s up everyone!! Soooo, how’s everyone’s NaNoWriMo coming along (if you’re doing it, that is)? I feel like while we’re in November, that’s just kind of what you have to say to every writer. I don’t know why. (Even though I know a lot of writers who aren’t even doing it.) So, I’m dong my FIRST EVER TAG!!!!! Eeek!! I’m like super excited. Like REALLY excited. Like I need to stop saying ‘like’ excited. So, I found this tag from Cherelle’s site @ Cherelle the Bibliophile. Check it out here. It looked like a fun tag, and I knew I had to do it. So, that’s what’s going down today. Also, at the end, I have a few updates, so be sure to stay till the end. Onto the questions!!!
Favorite book of all time!
So, obviously it’s favorite book and not favorite series. Then I’m going for…hmmm….
Let me think on this one.
Alright, I’ll spill it. Since you guys wanna know sooo badly. (Also, I’m going with favorite fiction book, ’cause the favorite book is the Bible!!) The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson. Yes, I LOVE this book. Margaretha is sooo much like me. And I LOVE Colin. He’s like just…AMAZING!!!! (And we all know where I got the name for the main character in my WIP. Man, I owe this book a LOT.) Plus can’t we just admire that title? Genius!!!
Favorite book five years ago.
Five years ago!!!???? That was like ages ago. How am I supposed to remember that? Really, I don’t remember what my favorite book was five years ago. I do know two years ago I was super in love with Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter, so that’s what I’m going for. And HOW could anyone NOT like that book. Maddie was just THE BEST!!!!! I think she’s been an inspiration for Genie in my WIP somewhat.
Oh, you guys know what’s coming next. I feel like I say this on just about every post. Actually….WAIT. Let’s play a game. *ignoring the groaning in the room* You guys have to guess what my favorite book series of all time is. So, put your guess down in the comments after you’re done reading. I’ll tell you if you got it right. Fun, right? (If you wanna say no, don’t answer. ;).)
Last book you’ve read.
Lucky in Love by Kasie West. It was a really good book. Totally recommend it.
Last poetry book you’ve read.
Uh…..I don’t really read poetry. *turning face away in shame* I think the last poetry book I read was years ago when I read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Yeah, I need to start reading some poetry.
What book most influenced your life?
The BIBLE!!!!!!! I’m a Christian, and we believe the Bible is the Word of God. So, yes, it has been VERY influential in my life. VERY!!! Sometimes it’s hard to understand it all, but just knowing you’re reading the VERY WORDS OF GOD is just mind-blowing. Amiright? Favorite verse: “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your word.” (Psalm 119:9) I’ve faced fear before, that when I’m older I’ll give into peer pressure and stray away from what I know to be true and from living how God wants me to live. I always remind myself of this verse, that if I walk close to God and keep my eyes COMPLETELY FOCUSED on HIM, He will never let me stray. Just some thoughts.
Books that made you cry.
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen. That is the ONLY book to this day, that has EVER made me literally shed tears. SERIOUSLY. *SPOILERS in the graphic below*
I feel like crying in other books I read sometimes, but I don’t normally actually do it. Some other ones that have made me come very close to crying: Kingdom’s Dawn by Chuck Black, The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson, Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen (That book is very emotional. Highly recommend it!), and I also got very emotional in There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones.
Book that made you laugh.
When I was younger (Like REALLY young) that would’ve been the Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski. Those books always had me cracking up. Now, I might have to go with the Story Thieves series by James Riley. Not just because there was humor in the books, but also because the acknowledgements page was just HILARIOUS and like so AMAZING!!!!
Books so good you dreamt about it.
Oh, the funny stories I could tell you from all of my crazy dreams… But we don’t have time for that. So, true story, the first time I finished THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer A. Nielsen, I made the bad mistake of finishing it close to when I went to bed. So, let’s just say it invaded my dreams in a really crazy way. I mean, it was pretty crazy. And there was something important that had happened, I remember, but I can’t recall what it was. I just feel like I was supposed to remember it. You know what I mean? *silence* Uh, probably not, I realized now. Uh, *scrambling to the next question* moving on…
Book you dfn-ed.
Um, I’m guessing this means Did Not Finished. I’ve seen this before, but never really tried to figure out what it meant. So, most of the time books I don’t finish are normally due to the fact they have something unclean in them, and I don’t feel like putting up with it, so yeah…I’m not gonna list them here.
What book are you most excited to read?
Aaahhhhhhhh, sooo many. So, most of the ones I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really wanna read, I don’t actually have access to. So, they’re on my list of books to buy. I’m gonna give you my top four:
1. Fawkes by Nadine Brandes EVERYONE has been talking about how awesome it is. I HAVE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK. Like…….NOW. Plus the cover is soooo awesome. If you haven’t seen it, you need to go see it.
2. The Broken Prince by Kara Linaburg Another one with a great cover and what sounds like an awesome storyline.
3. Dust by Kara Swanson I’ve also been hearing a lot of great talk about this book, so yeah. REALLY need to read this one.
4. Nova by Chuck Black So, a lot of you know I’m a huge Chuck Black fan and he has a new Sci-fi series out, and I MUST READ IT.
Aaaannnddddd. A book that’s coming out that I’m super excited for is…. Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel. I’ve been talking about this a lot here lately, but I KNOW it’s going to be incredible. Aaaaahhh, I can’t wait for it to be released. (On Dec. 3rd…we’re almost there. If you wanna learn more, though, go here.)
Don’t you guys just love my amazing graphics!!!!!
And, I’m tagging………………. *drumroll, please*
*looks around the room*
*ugh, why are there no drums*
*fine, imaginary drumroll*
I’m tagging………………….. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO IT!!!! (Yes, I’m gonna be one of the boring bloggers. 😉 )
Anyway, that’s all the questions…on to the updates. So, my writing series on character development is getting pushed back a couple of weeks, soooo sorry guys. I just have a bunch of other post cramming up for the front. I do hope to get to part 4 in a couple of weeks which will be on…I forgot. I have it in a notebook, but I’m too lazy to go get it right now. Also, we’ve got an EMAIL LIST!!!! A lot of you have been asking about it, so here it finally is. Basically it’s just gonna give you updates on when new posts go live. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to do, I’m not sure what it’s actually gonna do. I’m VERY new to this, so bear with me. If there’s any complications or things go wrong, let me know. And make sure you keep an eye out for this super exciting, fun, and top secret post sometime in the next few weeks. It’s gonna be on my WIP Into the Lamp. A lot of you have been asking for more, so don’t miss this post. That’s all I’m gonna say about it.
*evil laughing in the distance*
And, one last thing, Critique Corner is going to be changing a little bit. So, instead of small portions from things I’ve written, it’s going to be chapters from a new story I’m working on. A YA medieval reimagining of the classic tale of Robin Hood called What Lay Beyond the Woods. Every two weeks, I’m gonna have up a new chapter. Each chapter will bank on the others, so you don’t want to miss one. Right now, I have the prologue up, so be sure to check it out.
Don’t you just love that mock cover. Tell me it doesn’t look AMAZING!!!!
And I have one more thing to get you guys excited for What Lay Beyond the Woods.
I’ve got some more exciting stuff for What Lay Beyond the Woods coming soon! Stay tuned.
[Hey, guys! Lacey here. I just wanted to step in a moment to let you guys know that I am changing my name to Katherine. Lacey is a beautiful name but I decided that I wanted to use my real name instead of a pen name.]
So what book is everyone currently reading? Favorite books?
Any guesses on my favorite series? And guesses on my super secret post?
Excited for What Lay Beyond the Woods? Does anyone have any books they’ve dreamed about? ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS!!!!!!!!
I’ll catch you guys back on another post, for now Keep…..er, Reading?