NaNoWriMo!

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img_3664-2Welcome back to my blog! I haven’t posted at all this month because I was doing NaNoWriMo! Now I have gotten to my goal and I will be back in the blogging world!

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My story didn’t really turn out how I planned it would, actually I didn’t plan at all to be honest. This year we were pretty busy and I didn’t have enough time to plan in October. So when November started, I rushed into the story. By the time I was halfway through the month I realized my story made no sense, but It was too late to start over. I think that my story had a great concept, but I didn’t plan enough to make my story turn out great. I will probably rewrite the story sometime next year.

Overall I had a lot of fun testing my writing abilities. The story I wrote was in a different style. It was in verse, meaning that each chapter was in poetry. I really loved getting to know my character. I can’t wait to try again to craft her story.

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October To-be-read

img_3664-2 Welcome back to my blog!

I am super excited to read some of these books an I wanted to share them with you guys! Let’s get started.

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The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

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via Christian Book

Synopsis;                                                                                                                                                     Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation! 

I’ve heard about this Christian Fantasy series when I was younger but I never got around reading them, I’m planning on reading the series this fall.

 

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The Friendship Code by  Stacia Deutsch

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via Amazon

Sypnosis;                                                                                                                                               Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after-school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a workgroup with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.

Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!

I love to code. I think it’s a fun thing to learn. I mainly use Scratch but I have used Python before with the help from my younger brothers. This seems like a sweet middle-grade series. I am looking forward to reading this!

 

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

 

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Via Amazon

 

Synopsis;                                                                                                                                                    The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies―humans with extraordinary abilities―who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.  

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice―and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

I have been waiting for this book for months! I believe it will be coming out in November- which is next month! I am a little disappointed that Marissa Meyer won’t be continuing the Lunar Chronicles Series but I am super-duper excited for Renegades.

 

 

 

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 2 by Marissa Meyer

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Synopsis;                                                                                                                                                    Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

I am so happy that Iko got her own series! I can’t  wait to see what she has in store. I’m so excited for this to come out!

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone

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via Goodreads
Synopsis;
Allie Navarro can’t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. CLICK’D pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it’s a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about CLICK’D.

Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone’s making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone’s secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present CLICK’D to the judges?

I usually try not to read modern/realistic middle school fiction, but this sounded really cool. I mean a girl who codes a viral app? I definitely am going to read it. I hope that this breaks away from the Typical Middle-School book settings and middle-school drama, you know crushes, mean girls, fitting in, stuff like that’

I am hoping that this book will be different. I really like how authors are writing more steam related books for girls!

 

Okie Dokie next book *tries to be like those cool bloggers*

The Crown by Keira Cass

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Synopsis

 When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined. 

I was going to read the whole Selection series, but I realized that I would never be able to read all the books on my TBR list if I read the whole series this month. So I decided that I will read the book about America’s daughter, Eadlyn

 

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

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Synopsis;

Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind–she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

I am not sure how this book is going to turn out. I try to avoid books that deal with school because of all the Drama, but I feel like this might turn out differently. I really like how this is about a homeschooled girl, I just wish that people wrote more books about homeschooled kids that stay homeschooled.

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

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Via Goodreads

Synopsis;

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

 

I already started reading this book and I enjoyed it so far. It’s not my favorite book and I don’t agree with everything in it but I really enjoy the authors writing style. I am unaware if this book has magic in it yet. I think that having powers is not the same as doing magic spells but it depends on the book. If you guys get what I am trying to say then Excellent- but if you don’t then go get a cup of tea and keep reading.

If you guys get what I am trying to say then Excellent- but if you don’t then go get a cup of tea and keep reading. Otherwise, the book is great so far, I love the historical feel.

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To be re-read:

I can’t help but re-read a few of my favorite series. (I already re-read them this summer but I can’t help it I LOVE RE-READING BOOKS!!)

 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

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This series will always be my favorite! NARNIA FOREVER.

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FOREVER!

 

 

 

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

 

 

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The Penderwicks series is so sweet. I love the sisters bond!

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I put a lot of books on my list, Hopefully, I can read them all!

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Did you enjoy today’s post? What books are you planning on reading this month?

 

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Goals For October

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img_3664-2Welcome back to my blog!

It’s finally October! I can’t believe it’s here already. I’m shocked, SHOCKED!

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Yes, my friends, it is already October. I’m really excited for my birthday which is on the 27. I really want to get an iPad pro and apple pencil to help me improve in digital art. This blog has gotten pretty far and I am hoping to get 100 followers!

Goals for October:

  1. Get 100 followers

  2. Finish Word War

  3. Write a gif post

  4. Get interviewed

  5. Publish my book of poems

  6. Post more art

  7. Start a business

  8. Sell art on Etsy

  9. Start an art shop

  10. Upgrade WordPress

  11. Start a YouTube channel

  12. Work hard on animation course

  13. Start Magazine

  14. Get an Ipad pro

  15. Do another Q+A

  16. Make a collab post.

  17. Review a product.

  18. Post a sketchbook tour.

  19. Write more poetry.

  20. Engage with my readers.

  21. Make more blog friends.

  22. Get graphic design clients.

  23. Post writing tips.

  24. Post more book sneak peeks.

  25. Win more bloggy awards.

So guys that is it for today! Hope you enjoyed. 🙂

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Are you excited for October? What are some of your goals?

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Story Time; The Tale of an Older Sister

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Heyo and welcome back to my blog.

Most people think that being older means you’re in charge. But reality proves otherwise.

How do I know this? Becuase I’m am the oldest. And my siblings are always bossing me around. Especially my baby sister.

I’m going to share with how it’s like to be the oldest.

( if this is weird then I’m sorry. I was trying something new. So um yeah)

First of all little kids are cute and can get away with everything. Older kids come off to be moody. Becuase older kids don’t have the power of cuteness.

Little Kid: Mommy can I get a new toy? *gives you puppy dog eyes and smiles*

Mom: Awww of course sweetie.

Me: Mom can I please get a computer?

Mom: Not right now.

Me: But mom I need one!

Mom: We already got you an iPad mini. Plus we have tons of computers at home.

Me: I need my OWN SO I CAN BLOG IN PEACE WITHOUT MY SIBLINGS FORCING ME TO GET OFF!!!!!!

Mom: *does that mom frown that makes you want to melt*

Me: *feels kind of bad and embarrassed that I yelled in the middle of the store* You just don’t understand
Alright, another thing about being the oldest is that whenever you do something everyone else wants to do it too. ( Quick note, I will be calling my siblings A, E, and J)

Example

Me: Mommy can I use the computer?

Mom: Sure. Just make sure you don’t stay watch to many YouTube videos.

Me; Thanks! *starts to use computer*

J: Mommy how come Ava gets to use the computer?!

Mom: It’s J’s turn!

Me: * internally screams: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO*

J: *Comes over and smiles mischievously* Ava it’s my turn. Ava it’s my turn. * he keeps saying that over and over again*

Me: Wait I’m almost done saving my post!

J: *keeps repeating it*

2 minutes later my post I worked on for days is deleted.

That is a true story.  I’m crying right now. *takes a deep breath*

Even though being an older sister can be a little rough always remember that being an older sister is BOSS!

And if you’re not an older sister you are still Boss!

So yeah, I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post!


Did you enjoy this post? What’s your favorite thing and least favorite thing about being the oldest? 


Ramblings + Randomness

Hello anyone who is reading this post! 😀

I haven’t been posting very often so; I’M SUPER DUPER SORRY!!

I have been working on a few stories/ novels and other projects.

Can we all just take a second to look at this extraordinary GIF!pushhen ipad.gif

PUSHEEN I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO YOU BECUASE I LOVE COMPUTERS!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah I just wanted to say that…yeah….okay…

Interview with Me…Myself….and….I!!!!!

Me: Hi!

AU Me: Hiya

Me; Mkay so whats your favorite book series?

AU Me: THE LUNAR CHRONICLES!

Me: SAMEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

AU Me: I HAVE TO GO BYEEEEE!!

Me: BUT WE JUST STARTED THE INTERVIEW!!

AU Me: BUT I NEED TO REREAD CINDER, SCARLETT, CRESS, WINTER, AND STARS ABOVE!!!!

ME; WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

AU ME; *leaves the post and starts to reread*.

Me: Well that was just great

 

Okay, that was totally weird, idk what I am doing I am just randomly typing like a random weirdo who is just typing to her followers.

INEED TO STOP WRITInG IN ALL CAPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tYPE,TYPE, TYPE.

I AM STILL WRITING IN ALL CAPS…………………………………………………………

IDK WHAT THIS IS!!!!!

Sorry guys, that was just me being randomly weird and awkward. Ignore that.

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Well thanks for reading! BYE!!

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