Friday, November 18, 2011

Blog Party! :)

Hey guys,
I just started following Abigail Kraft's blog Rear Window and right now she's hosting an "Authentic People" blog party (click here if you would like to participate too) and it sounded kinda fun so here we are.

Intro:

My name is Emily. I am a writer. Of stories. Not poetry. I love Owl City, Doctor Who, Scrabble, and Jane Austen(and Harry Potter!!! and chocolate!! and--oh dear, this could go on forever. :P). I like to think about things. Life, and love, and people, and pretty much everything under the sun. I sometimes run out of things to say to someone when I find out they don't like reading.

1)What's the nerdiest/geekiest/weirdest thing about you?
Um...well I think that top part pretty much summed it up.
Scrabble, Doctor Who, umm...and I browse the dictionary for fun.
2)If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie, or television show, what would it be?
Narnia

Or Hogwarts/The Wizarding World. :)

3)Little or big, practical or frivolous, what is one of your favorite items in your house?
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4) Do you like animated movies? If so, what is your favorite?
YES! Ahh! Can't pick!! I really love Tangled, Meet the Robinsons, Despicable Me, Jungle Book, The Aristocats, and Mulan. But really almost all Disney movies are amazing. :)
5) What is your favorite household chore?
I guess I like vacuuming. Kind of satisfying. Dusting can be fun too.
6) What's your favorite thing to get at Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop)?
I don't drink coffee, so I don't really have a favorite shop but I LOVE hot chocolate.
7) What is your favorite pizza topping?
Pepperoni & jalape├▒os!
8) Waffles or pancakes?
Waffles, definitely. I don't like the texture of pancakes.
9) Do you like to play games? If so, what is your favorite?
Scrabble, Scattergories, Uno, Quiddler, etc.
10) Have you ever let anyone win a game?
In special/rare instances. I let a little kid catch my sister's wedding bouquet. I had my hands on it too, but she was six. What was I supposed to do?
11) Have you ever dyed your hair?
Nope.
12) Do you make your bed every morning?
Ha, no.
13) Picasso or Norman Rockwell?
Love this picture!
14) Do you like carpet, tile, or hardwood floors?
I love cushy carpet because it's warm and soft, but hardwood's nice too.
15) If you could put one thing in a safe under your bed, what would it be?
Probably my Halloween candy.
16) What's your favorite condiment?
Mustard/Barbecue Sauce.
17) Have you ever thrown up on someone (excluding when you were a child)?
Nope.
18) What was the last thing that made you laugh?
Look at Harry's face!
19) Think fast...what's the first song that pops into your head?
Umm...well kinda cheated with this one, it was already playing. My Time With You by Kina Grannis & David Choi

Haha, there was way more Harry Potter in that then there was supposed to be. Oh well.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday (on Wednesday)

So, I am going to apologize right now for the major awful absence for the past three weeks. NaNo and school have taken over my life, and I feel like I am in a vicious circle of enough words>not enough sleep>too much sleep>not enough words/homework. And though I can't promise any more posts in the very near future, I did want to do this one.
Top 10 Tuesday!

Soo....this week's topic is:

The Top 10 Books I've Been Meaning to Read for Forever, but haven't yet.

1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I am ashamed that I have not read this series yet. Everyone I've talked to says they're amazing and that I would really identify with her, but it just hasn't happened yet. Soon, though.

2. The Fellowship of the Ring(and the rest of the LotR trilogy)by J.R.R. Tolkien
Totally am like halfway through this one, but I have no clue where that halfway mark is. I started reading it like a bazillion years ago and don't remember a lot of what happened.

3. Almost ALL of Jane Austen's books. (Except for Pride and Prejudice! I DID read that one!)
Currently working my way through Northanger Abbey (and loving it!)

4. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Another one that everyone's supposed to have read, right? Well... I read A Little Princess, does that count for anything?

5. Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
I LOVED the first two books in this series (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles) but ended up stopping somewhere in this one. I'll get back to it. Someday.

6. Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
I have had this book forever and it looked so good and I started it, but I think at the time it was kind of long and I just lost interest, but it looks amazing so I'm gonna go back and read it sometime.

7. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Ahhh! I LOVE mysteries. Nancy Drew? I probably read more than half of her books(of which there are like 60 something...). And have read like five other mystery series since, but Sherlock Holmes? The all-time classic? The KING of mystery? Not yet.

8. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
I have friends who love Tamora Pierce. I don't think I've ever finished a single book by her. SAd, I know.

9. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
So....I found this book, and there was a quote on the front from J.K. Rowling about how charismatic the narrator was, and stuff. And that got my attention, for sure.

10. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
My brother LOVED this book, and it sounded totally awesome to me. I think our library had run out of copies by the time I was interested in reading it though. I recently picked up a copy, but there it has remained. :P

What books have you never read, but feel obligated to or would like to, but just haven't had the time yet?

Hope y'all are having a fabulous week! :)