What Was Your Favorite Teenage Book?

Not much going on at the moment aside from drinking tea and listening to Lindsey Stirling. Moments like these come and go, but I wish it would go faster, because I’m rather bored. Therefore, how about book suggestions? What was your favorite book as a teenager? Mine was ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeline E’Lengle. I also rather enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys, and a fair number of classics which includes: the Red Badge of Courage, The Counte of Monte Cristo, Shiloh (does that count as a classic?), Kim, Captain Courageous, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Picture of Dorian Grey, and a number of other classics. Some that weren’t so classic include: Dune, I Robot, Watership Down, the Hobbit, and a bunch of others.

Let’s just say my childhood was lonely but filled with a lot of books!

Edit: on the Brightside, I just found out that I go to the library tomorrow, so any book recommendations I don’t recognize I’ll likely check out!


So I thought of writing this story…

And as I start writing it, I realize how LONG it’s been since I’ve been a nine/ten year old kid. Mostly what I remember from that age is annoyance at adults, reading all the time, and trying to figure out my younger sisters and why they were interested in things that I just *wasn’t*.

So, anyone got any suggestions for writing from a nine/ten year old’s Point of View (POV)? I’m rather liking the idea of this book a lot that I really want to write it, but I’m afraid of getting the main character so out of…uh…being uncharacteristic? That I’m not entirely sure the right way of going about it.

Suggestions, and ideas are welcomed.

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

It’s raining here almost nonstop, and we’re expected to get about two inches of rain, making the yard even more muddy than usual. Our yard is practically a swamp by this point with the melted snow, ice, and now rain on top of it all. At the moment the rain has quit, but it’s still foggy and damp here. The rain is supposed to come back at any moment though, so I’m inside for the bit, preparing to talk about books.

Speaking of, I went and got myself a goodreads.

I’ve been adding books that I know I’ve read, and books that I have. I’m also doing the ‘read oh so many books in a year’ challenge. I set the goal for 50. I figured that would be a good enough head start.

No word yet on if my story published, though it will probably be several weeks before I get word on that. I’m planning on sending other stories elsewhere, as a just in case thing.

Fading Winter

With winter fading away, that means more days of doing outside things and less days of reading books. However, I did manage to finish that Nora Roberts book, and now I’m getting to finally read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book, and now I can actually see if it’s worth all the hype that people are giving it. Anyone else read this book? Is it worth it?

On a side note: I’ve managed to finish writing a small short science fiction story. I’ll let you guys know if I manage to get it published. I’m looking forward to sending it off!

Books, Books, and More Books…

Lately, I’ve been wanting to read books, but unfortunately I just haven’t had the time. Now I have the time, and while I have a huge ‘to be read’ pile, I’m not sure where to start. ALL of them sound good, which is why I got them, of course. So, to answer the question of ‘what book should I read next’, here is the poll:

What book should I read next:

  • Sea Swept by Nora Roberts


  • The Book of Three by Llyod Alexander


And finally

  • The Blood of an Englishman by M. C. Beaton


I’d do a proper poll, but unfortunately WordPress doesn’t seem to have that-least not that I’ve noticed, so please comment which book you’d like me to read/review next, and whichever one gets the most comments wins! Of course I have a lot more books to choose from, but these were the latest that I’d received, and unfortunately I have very slow internet, so I have to get off now.

I hope everyone had a good weekend and got plenty of reading time in.

Until next time!

The Best Compliments…

Is when I’m with my sisters and my mother and all of us are at the bar laughing and having a good time, while I’m writing down whatever stray thought I do, and a bartender woman comes up, reads my stuff because I’m too tuned out to notice her, and she says that I ought to be a published writer because she really liked the poetry that I wrote.

I love it when that happens (rare as it is)!

Overall, I had a good time with my family. My littlest sister made the best comment but the only thing I remember (and that’s only because I wrote it down) is her saying something about ‘it’s not fair for those with involuntary claustrophobia’. We ate some really good cheesecake, and we also learned some new music that all of us like (rare as that is, too).

Hope everyone else is having a good Saturday night!

All About Books…

This blog is an attempt at keeping up with books and stuff that I find interesting in between what I’m currently reading. At the moment, I’m not reading anything-though I do have a pile of books at home, and a long long list of books that I currently want to read. (Including the occasional fanfic, but I’ll only put the really good ones I’ve read up here.

I doubt a lot of people will pay attention to this blog. For one thing, I don’t know anyone on here, and for another this blog is just an attempt at being more organized when it comes to what I’m reading these days. My goodreads account at last count had said I’ve read about 2,000 (give or take a few) books, but I know I’ve read more than that because I’ve learned to read since I was about six or so. (Mom didn’t let me watch cartoons, unless it was educational.)

My next bookish read? Probably either an e-book online or something from my younger sister’s shelf. And what she has on her shelf is mostly science fiction/fantasy, with a bit of romance. She and I share mostly the same tastes in books, but not always the same opinion about characters.

Anyways, I’m off to see what my sister has to offer. Hopefully she has some new books, and if not then I am going to annoy her into take me to the bookstore. What else are sisters for? 😉