Best Blogging Buddies Award

I have been tagged!

The Rules:

You must make a post to show your award on your main blog.

You must tag the person who nominated you in your post(Also take the cute owl above with you).

You must nominate all of your best buddies, and those you want to become best buddies with, who, to your knowledge, have not been nominated this award.

You must ask your buddies at least 15 questions in your post.

You must answer all of the questions your buddies ask you on your post.

Thanks, Elisabeth, for awarding me!

To the questions:

Favorite band?

I don’t have one.

Glasses or no glasses?

As of right now, I do not have glasses. 🙂

Do you prefer reading, writing, or spelling bees?

I enjoy all of them . I love to read, I love to write, and am a good speller. But, Spelling Bees require you to stand in front of a room of people, so writing or reading.

Would you rather live in an Igloo for a year or live in an Egyptian pyramid?

If I were in a Egyptian Pyramid, I would be surrounded by mummies and all that stuff. I would die before the year was out, as mummies terrified me when I studied Egypt in school, and I still don’t exactly feel all that great when I think of them. But, being in an Igloo, would also be very uncomfortable, because it would b freezing. Still, no mummies there, so I’d have to take the Igloo, and pray that time would really fly.

Can you lick your nose? (I decided to post this one in honor of my sister)

Nope.

Did you try to lick your nose after you read the former question?

Nope. I had a friend who could, and tried hard enough to do the same, without success.

How many pets have you had in your lifetime?

I don’t know…. At least 15, to my memory.

What would you do if your parents were gone and all of a sudden your little sister gets her nose pinched in the door and breaks her glasses? (If you don’t have a sister younger than 6, it’s fictional; by the way, those didn’t have insurance)

I would have her sit on the couch with a washcloth to stop the blood, if her nose were bleeding, and find out who was responsible for having her put her nose in the way of the door. I’d put the glasses on Daddy’s desk, and have the person responsible stand in the corner. I might yell a little bit, because, of course, my sister wouldn’t have spares. And then I would wait for Daddy and Momma to get home, unless my sister’s nose wouldn’t stop bleeding, and in that case, I’d call. I would, naturally, then leave everything else for my parents to deal with when they got home, because it would be out of my range by that point. I might look at the glasses to see if they could be taped, if the lenses weren’t broke.

I tag:

Elizabeth Penn

Eleah Orr

My questions:

What has been your favorite book this year? Why? What is Your favorite Hymn, or any other song? What is a goal you have for this year? Do you think it will happen? Favorite part of history you have read? Favorite cereal? What is something awkward that has happened to you this week? Write a nonsense poem five lines long.

I couldn’t think of 15 questions. Sorry.

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MMC- # 14 (Late agian)

I won Second place! I beat Mary, who was third. *giddy laughter*

Anyway, on to the Prompt for this week. I chose to do the Word Prompt, since I did the Phrase last time, and the Picture didn’t inspire me much.

Write a passage using these items: shelf, song, laughter (submitted by Sofia Marie)

I find myself in the Dragon caves again. I find myself standing on a shelf of rock, looking down at the sprawling beasts.
“Give me the book.” My voice echoes down to them. They scramble into sitting positions. All save one on a ledge across from mine. That dragon only looks.
“I told you.” The large one crows. “I told you she would come back.” Their laughter shakes the air.
“Just give me the book!” I yell over them. “Give it to me.”
“Please go away.” The dragon across from me drawls. “No one should ever take the book. Least of all people- you.”
The large dragon’s scales turn red. “Shut UP, Squeakster!” It gestures with its tale for me to come down to the book. Another dragon comes to help me down.
I am kneeling before the book. I feel the pulling again. My finger burn to touch it.
I pause. My mind suddenly goes back to the day I tried to take the book before. I felt the urge that I shouldn’t again. That it was wrong. But, also that I must have it.
“Go on!” They wail. “Take it!”
I snatch it from the pedestal, and open it up. They groan with pleasure. I scan the pages. I feel its song in my veins. “Good.” I turn around and smile at them gratefully. “Thank you.” They grin, exposing long fangs. I look down at the book again. I open my mouth to read the words aloud-
Don’t.” Squeakster’s voice fills the cave. “Don’t. You. Dare.
I look up at him. “Or?”
“I will-“ He begins, rising to his feet.
“Will what?” I interrupt. I shake my head at him and read the words aloud. The dragons quiver. Squeakster roars. I control them. And, the World is mine.

 

 

 

 

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Reading in April

I finished a few more books in April after posting the books I had read since January. So, I thought I’d share.

The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. As before, works by Wodehouse are suggested for free-reading. The is the book right after Right Ho, Jeeves!, and was just as good as it. I need to remember to ask Momma if we can watch the Jeeves and Wooster TV show. It would be hilarious.

The 39 Clues: Doublecross Book 1: Mission Titanic by Jude Watson. A sibling so this at the library when showing another sibling where to find the first set of The 39 Clues. I enjoy these books because they are actiony, codes and clues, fights, and siblings looking out for each other. It’s a race around the world to save lives and defeat the bad guys.

The Black Arrow, a tale of Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson. Another suggested free-read.  This started out fine, but by the middle I was bored and the end was very flat. The characters weren’t all that great to me. Dick didn’t appeal to me and Joan didn’t either. I finished it because I don’t like not finishing books. And, I was hoping it would pick up. But, it didn’t. Just battles and mistakes and revenge.

Leonardo’s Shadow or, My astonishing life as Leonardo da Vinci’s Servant  by Christopher Grey. This was also disappointing. The main character struck me as extremely selfish. Of course, the story was him trying to discover who he is, because he can’t remember anything before he was 8. But, he was so self centered about it. That’s what put me off.

 

Books on my shelf are:

The Narnian by Alan Jacobs. I’m taking this one slow.

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Also, taking this one slow. I’m trying to balance out my reading so I get them all done before they have to go back to the library.

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer. So far, this is looking like it will be an interesting series.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. I started this a while back, but it had to go back, so I’m going to try to get it done this time around.

Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave by Deron R. Hicks. This is a book I am prereading for siblings. It looks as if it will be an interesting mystery.

The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood. This is Book 5 of the Incorrigibles, and I’ve been waiting for it forever. According to the sibling who read it before me, it’s very good.

I am also listening to Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie on Librivox….And wondering why people like him so much.

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