Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thoughts of a Shieldmaiden
Monday, March 29, 2010
My most wonderful Mummy is hosting this Loveliness Fair on Children's books. Here is my contribution
I can hardly remember a time when I did not read . I remember Mummy teaching me and the difficulty I had pronouncing "th" and not"f" . A problem which now I am older I have done my best to remedy but, it still occurs occasionally.
I also remember the pleasure and joy I found reading a book to myself without help for the first time. It was a little kids book about a puppy playing with his ball unfortunately it was a library book and therefore I do not know its title.
I remember then reading Asterix and Tin-Tin comic books and gobbling them up and wanting more. I read the Little House books, The American girls books and lots more.
Books are part of who I am I love many kinds not just a certain type but, many types.
Below are some of my all time favourite authors and books.
*Gene Stratton Porter. I am not yet allowed to read all her books but only some.
*Louisa May Alcott. I am a BIG fan. I especially love her short story" The Quiet Little Woman."
*Lucy Maud Montgomery. Is there any of her books I don't like? Hmmm, let me think.....No! I adore the Storygirl as you might already know.
*My Heart Lies South-Elizabeth Borton de trivino. Have you read this? What's that you haven't! That's awful! I personally think it would make a great movie.
*The American Girls Collection. My favorites are Kit,Samantha, Josephina,Felicity and Molly.
*Mark Twain. Is there a single kid in the world that has not dreamt of floating down a river on a raft and having adventures with all kinds of people and situations?
*E. Nesbit. Oh crumbs! I forget her first name partly the fact for me she is "E" Nesbit. Her books show such a wonderful imagination LOVE them.
*Nancy Drew-Carolyn Keene. I love Nancy Drew books they are so fast paced and action filled.
*The Hardy Boys- Franklin w. Dixon. I like them for the same reasons I do Nancy Drew.
*Margruite De Anglei. She tells such heart warming stories and her illustrations are just magical.
*The Royal Diaries. This is a series by various authors about royal girls from different time periods, Elizabeth the first, Mary queen of Scots etc.
*The Swallows And Amazons- Arthur Ransome. A great healthy adventure series about some kids who have adventures sailing.
*The Belgariad Series - David Eddings. This series is for mature readers, teenagers and adults not little kids. He writes very well indeed and his characters are just superb.
*The Chronicles of Narnia- C.S.Lewis. Am I the only person who has dreamt of going through a wardrobe ?
*The All of a Kind Family Series- Sydney Taylor. I love this series because I can see how very similar the girls in the book are to my sisters and I . You've got to love Ella.
*The Penderwicks-Jeanne Birdsall . This series is still being written! Yes!!! The author intends to write six books in total about the Penderwick sisters, Rosalind, Skye , Jane and Batty and their father a professor who speaks Latin all the time .
*The Shadow of the Bear series- Regina Domain. I love 'em ! I love 'em! Bear ! Fish! Blanche! Rose! Ahhh! These are fantastic! Need I say more?
*The Betsey Tacey and Tib Series-Maud Hart Lovelace. These three girls are hilarious to read about. together they try all sorts of things from trying to hypnotise a friend as seven year olds to setting up a sorority as young women in high school.
*Hilda Van Stockholm. Her books are wonderful. They show the love , bravery , courage and friendship even in difficult situations.
*The Liechtenstein Chronicles- Mariol Trevor. A young English girl who lives with her grandmother is told when she is a young teenager that she is heir to the throne of Liechtenstein. This series is about herself and her friends and their remarkable adventures.
*The Happy Little Family- Rebecca Cauldill. An absolutely charming series about a little girl called Bonnie and her family. They remind me very much of Hilda Van Stockholm's books.
*The flying Dutchmen Series - Brian Jacques . Pirates, Gypsies , a boy and a dog who are commanded by an angel to roam the world and live for centuries.
*The William Series- Richmal Crompton . This series is a classic set in England in the 1930's or 1940's William Brown and his friends play all kinds of pranks and have many humerus adventures.
*The Inheritence Cicle- Christopher Poalini. The first book in this series was written when the author was young teenager of 15 or 16 . It is set in a fantasy world called Alegaesia where an evil king Galbatorix rules over the people. A 16 year old boy finds a mysterious blue stone while out hunting and the adventures begin . This series is still being written and anxious fans are awaiting the release of the 4th book.
*The Billabong Series- Mary Grant Bruce. I love these books . Sadly though we do not own all of them only number 1 to 7 or 8 and then the other books further on in the series . I hate not owning a whole series of books.
*Saint books by Mary Fabyan Windeatt. Mary write with lots of skill. Combining the major events in the saints lives in story form. They are very delightful.
*G. A. Henty's!!!! I am still working my way through our massive collection. I thoroughly recommend these as very good historical stories about very interesting characters.
*Mardie- Astrid Lindgreen . Mardie is soooooo funny. One of my all time favorite books that where read aloud to me as a little kid,
*The Melendy Quartet- Elizabeth Enright. These are once again a very remarkable series which I totally love. I think my favorite character is Mona.
*The Moffats- Eleanor Eastes. Again a series about family working , loving and playing together. Isn't Rufus sweet?
*Patricia Polacco. Patricia's books are mostly taken from real live circumstances. They are humerus, charming , witty and funny.
*Enid Blyton. All of her books show remarkable characters whom we can all relate too in their various trials and their happiness.
*Noel Streatfield. Noel's books cover many topics. War, dance , family and many other things. She writes very well with hardly a flaw at all in her writing.
*Kate Seredy. Kate writes very well. with a lot of humerus incidences in her books to keep you on your toes.
*Linnettes and Valariens- Elizabeth Goudge. This book is about four children who run away from their Grandmother and the adventures that befall them after they do so.
*Robert Louis Stevenson . I own quiet a few of his books which are very well written. I also love reading and memorising his poetry.
*Charles Dickens. I love Dickens and am his number one fan.
*Cecily Mary Barker. Cecily's illustrations are very whimsical and sweet . The fairies are so well drawn they look as if they could fly right out of the book.
*Beatrix Potter. I love her illustrations and her life story. I think Jeremy Fisher is my favorite story and character and then Mrs. Tiggy-Wingle.
*The Glad Books- Harriet Smith. Pollyanna is such a happy person determined to be glad all the time because of a game her father invented. These books are about Pollyanna and then her daughter.
*The Inkheart Series- Cornelia Funke. Wonderful books! These should be sat on the shelf beside The Chronicles of Narnia , and The Lord of The Rings a modern classic that will be treasured forever.
*Alfred Lord Tennyson. His poem cover many topics, historical , flowers , and great battles. He is my favorite poet.
*Elsa Beskow . Another charming illustrator who surprisingly was Swedish!
*The Orphelines- Natalie Savage Carlson . The orphelines are a very jolly bunch who do not want to be adopted.
*Genevieve Foster. Her books "Columbus's World " and the others like them teach you things without trying hard at all! Very good.
*The Book of Esther. This is my favorite old testament book.
*The Holy Bible. I don't need to tell you much about this do I? Just that it is God inspired and entirely true.
I have many more favorite books and authors but to type them all up would be a nightmare.
All these books have inspired my own writing in many many ways.
Monday, March 15, 2010
This is my simple Damsels version.
If you would like to join in with me each week feel free and if you do please leave a comment so I can come 'visit' and see what your plans are.
Please feel free if you want to participate to use My Damsel Image.
Outside my window....... It has been overcast today. I heard Cockatoos earlier,but did not see them.
I am thinking about.........My family,blog stuff, emails I have to respond to,schoolwork,and various random stuff.
From the kitchen..........Dinner cleanup is done. Huzzah!!! More free time for me!
I am creating .........Silk Marionettes with Mummy, learning to crochet, and hoping to learn to spin wool soon.
I am reading.........
* St Thomas More - Elizabeth M.Ince
* St Catherine Laboure - Alma Power-Waters
* Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens
* The Wind in the Willows - Kenith Graham
* Woodland Tales - Ernest Thompson Seton
* The Hidden Art of Homemaking - Edith Schaeffer
*Good Wives-L.M. Alcott
* The Phanton of the Opera .
* The Stone Key(book five in the Obernewtyn Chronicles)-Issobelle Carmody.
I am hearing....... Siblings, music,myself, the computer buzzing.
I am hoping......... That I will order some more Agathe Christie movie's from the library. I haven't seen a Miss Marple in weeks!
I am planning..........To sketch finish all my schoolwork for this week, to write more of the book I am currently mainly working on.
I am wearing............ blue jeans,lilac t-shirt, black socks runners, red bandanna around my neck, and customary jewellery .
Around the house.......... Daddy comes home on Friday. Hooray!!!!
My wish of the week .........That our new schedule goes well.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Do you like to write?
Yes!!! Yes!!! I totally LOVE to write.
The Inkheart trilogy-Cornelia Funk. The Chronicles of Narnina-C.S. Lewis. A Christmas Carol-Charles Dickens. Little Women(the whole series you know Jo's boys etc.)-L.M. Alcott.
The Storygirl-L.M.Montgomery. The Golden Road-L.M. Montgomery The Anne Books- L. m. Montgomery. An Old Fashioned Girl-L.m.Montgomery.and so many others I can't write them all down or I'd be here forever.
Do you compose music/write songs?
Sometimes. When the muse is with me.
Do you like Poetry?
I ADORE Tennyson!!! So, to answer your question . Yes, I LOVE poetry.
Loved someone so much who made you cry?
Yes. But I will not . I repeat will not give you the details. So there!
Broken a bone?
Yes, when I was four. My right collarbone.
Been in a police car?
Been on a boat?
Yes, and a canoe and a ship.
Fallen asleep at school?
I'm home schooled soooo , Yes! Once or twice.
Did you sing today?
Of course!!! Everyone knows that if youdon't sing your vocal cords dry up and snap. Nah! I'm just kidding! I love to sing and todaty I sang "Hello," from "Hello Dolly" and "My Little Buttercup" from "The Three Amigos."
KFC, Popeyes or Church's?
Um, well considering I have no idea what Popeyes or Church's are it would have to be KFC. Which I do like a lot.
Chick-a-flick or What-a-Burger?
Huh? What on earth are they!?!
Starbucks or McCafe?
We don't have Starbucks here . So,McCafe.
What's your favourite time of year?
Christmas and Autumn.No, I am not being a snob I happen to love Autumn. Cardy weather!
Do you ever talk to yourself?
Yes. And talking to yourselve dosn't necesaraly mean you're mad.
Do you have a favourite treat you like to buy on occasions?
Do you believe the Bible is the literal word of God and is infallible?
Yes I do.
What's your favourite sport?
Marbles and Cricket.And to those of you who are going" Marbles arn't a sport!" Loook up marble championships . It is a sport.
What colour is your Ipod?
I have a Sony mp4 and its black. The colour of night, mystery, Wolves.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
If you could go to any fictional place, where would you go?
Narnia! Narnia! Narnia, Narnia , Narnia!!!!
Do you love to write or do you just like writing? Or do you write at all?
I told you before I LOVE TO WRITE!!!!
What do you want to be when you are grown-up?
I 'm 16 3/4 so . The my dreams are many. A published author, an actress, a wife and mother. I just beleive that God will use my girts and talents for his glory and will guide me in what he want's me to do.
Um , household pet or wild animal? My favourite household pet is our cat Cupcake . An my favorite wild animal Wolves or Panthers.
"Waht makes you differnt", "A dream is a wish your heart makes", "You are sixteen going on seventeen" Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match." You get the idea.
Do you like school?
Yes, i do.
Are you a people person? Because I'm getting the idea that you are!
Yes I beleive I am.
Do you like to talk?
I adore talking. So long as i have somone to talk with and listen to me and I them at the same time.
Cadbury Chocolate!!!!!! Come on Aussie girls, you all love it wether its a cherry ripe bar or a large block cadbury milk chocolate.
writing, scetching,singing,reading, playing with my siblings, sword fights. Speaking of sword fights guys, we ahaven't had a battle in ages ! Lets have one soon.
Look at my favourite books. That is most of my favourite authors.
A hand and a half sword and one that I can use well but get in trouble with, my tongue.
Is this a fun tag or are you getting bored?
Do you like Hannah Montana and all those girly people and movies like high school musical?
No, not really no. They just don't apeal to me.
What are you scared of?
The dark and spiders.
Forget me not.
Colour of your eyes?
Well, they change colour, they are mostly blue but go green and grey,
And I will tag...My brother Saxon .