Monday, 17 April 2017

That Word: Promontory


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you or if you're a writer looking for different words to describe something this post may also be for you. I find most of these words using Dictionary.com

Promontory 


Where I Discovered It


This is another word that was found in a list on my phone. There has been a long line of them. 

Definiton/s

  1. a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; headland 
  2. a bluff; or part of a plateau, overlooking a lowland. 
  3. Anatomy. a prominent or protrudent part.  

Monday, 10 April 2017

That Word: Ostentatious


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you or if you're a writer looking for different words to describe something this post may also be for you. I generally find all these definitions using Dictionary.com.  

Ostentatious 

Where I Discovered It

This is another of those words I've listed in the notes on my phone some time back and just don't really remember exactly why, but it must've stood out to me in some way. It's quite possible I didn't fully understand the meaning behind the word. Also it was listed as unostentatious. 

Definition/s

  1. characterised by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in a attempt to impress others:
  2. intended to attract notice:

An Example Sentence


Because she was different, people often assumed she was trying to be ostentatious.

My Thoughts

When I looked up the first definition to this word I chuckled. It was using a couple of other longer words to describe it and without reading the end of the sentence I wouldn't have read on. The second definition however is much clearer. I think it makes it much more simpler. This is one of those words I may not use often, but I think it would be wonderful to use in a sentence to describe a character who may or may not be trying to attract notice purposely. It would be something different that another word that perhaps could be used. 

Ostentatious is one of those words that sounds exactly how I was saying it. Sometimes that's a score in our complicated English language. 


What are your thoughts? Have you seen or heard the word before? Did you realise what it meant? Have you used the word before? If not do you think you would use it in the future? Thanks for reading and feel free to comment. Visit this time next word for That Word: Promontory. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

My Favourite Bible Verses



In this post I am sharing with you my current 5 favourite verses from the Bible. I would say that it is a bit different from my other posts but in a way it isn't. Here I am sharing with a few small parts of my favourite book.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. 

~  Philippians 4:13


This has been a verse I've known for just about as long as I can remember. Whenever I was trying to think of a verse I had been memorising for school, this one would be the first one to enter my head even if it wasn't the one I was trying to think of.

This is such an important verse to me. Sometimes even with knowing this verse I don't think and say I can't do something. This verse reminds me that even If I can't do something, I don't actually have to do it alone. I always have Jesus within me. He will help me.

One area I know I can't do alone is writing a novel. I have so many story ideas and sometimes I am unsure which one and how to go about them. Sometimes it's better for me to pray and hand it to God. Know that with Him I can do it and he will be my guide.

(I almost wrote Philippians 4:13 again instead of the second verse I was thinking of.)

Monday, 3 April 2017

That Word: Apotheosis



That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  This week's word is...


Apotheosis


Where I Found It


Once again Apotheosis follows the trend of words that I had listed on my phone that I didn't know or was unsure of the exact meaning but have no idea where I read it originally. 


Defintion/s

  1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god
  2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence 
  3. the glorification of a person or thing

An Example Sentence


Luke was an apotheosis. The ideal example of how pressure from a nation can affect one child.

An apotheosis of a king was finally beginning to equal out.

My Thoughts


Honestly when I see this word I think hypothesis. I mean most of the word looks like it. I imagine if one was not paying very much attention they might even think it meant that. I kind laughed when I saw the first meaning. It was not what I had expected. Rising to the rank of a god. I can't quite imagine me using the first definition very much. However the second one I definitely think would be a more common use if I did indeed use it. I think it would be fun to use especially because my first reaction to the word. It's something I may indeed use sometime in the near future.

Apotheosis is also one of those words that actually sounds like it reads pretty much. In other words I listened to it and saw that how I was saying it was quite accurate. That's not something that happens all the time with this English language of ours. 


What did you think of Apotheosis? Have you seen or heard of the word before? Have you used Apotheosis before? If you haven't used it do you think you would use it?


Monthly Recap: March



March began with a craziness that only school knows. I had a week of a lot of homework all of a sudden.

Life


This month I made a goal for writing but craziness of school and perhaps a little procrastination got the best of me. It seemed March was the month where grade 12 and homework amped up. I could never truly say I hated school though. I'm enjoying it.

I never did reach my goal of 20,000 words nor did I reach even half of that but I'm okay with it. I'm not condemning myself for not reaching it. I did feel that I kept a mostly steady pace and in those small moments like waiting for the bus or walking down the street am exploring the story and characters in my mind. A lot of the story is being developed that way. As next month is April I will take part in Camp Nanowrimo. I think again I will set my goal for 20,000 words and just see how I go. I know that I have two weeks holidays coming up this April so I'm sure that will give me plenty more time to write. 

Something new I did this month was teach my first Sunday School lesson. I've been a helper in Sunday School for several years and last year I wanted to teach but didn't really put enough mind into doing so. This year I felt like it was right. I was praying in the room before had and as I did came up with ideas how to teach the lesson to be more interactive with the kids. Another thing was that I surprised myself by being more excited than nervous for it. I can't wait now to teach again in the future. 

In youth group this month we were given homework. One week to research a Bible character we had to blindly pick out of a box. I picked out John, the disciple. I've found it interesting and a bit fun. I was able to dive into some of Dad's Bible college books briefly to find more on him. This experience had inspired me to do more in-depth character studies of other people in the Bible. I was tossing up with either doing Esther or David. In the end I decided David because I felt he was more on my heart. I'm kind of excited to teach some of the Sunday School kids what I learn about him. Maybe something different about the most popular story of David. 

At school I would say my favourite class has been English Writing. It's been exciting learning more about writing. I've especially been learning about choices. That there are so many choices we make like what genre, POV, plot, setting. Some of these for are some that I didn't really know how many choices I was making as I wrote some of my short stories and was planning my novel. 

I haven't been very consistent with my bookstagram this month either, but I have started to pick that up again this last week. I realised taking pictures ahead of time is very helpful. 


On Jumbled Thoughts




In April

I planning another writing desire post this month this time telling you about some of my favourite quotes. 

I also going to put more thinking into my content on the blog. Lately I've been posting mostly That Word's and Monthly recaps and few in-between. I think I need to take a slight step back and decide more on the content I want to share. 

This month I am also participating in Camp Nanowrimo once again. I've set a goal for round about 15,000 -20,000 words. I would be happy with a minimum of 10,000 words written. 


That was a brief of my month and my plans for April. How was your month? What did you do? Are you doing Camp Nanowrimo this month? What's goal?

Monday, 27 March 2017

That Word: Echelon



That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  I find all my definitions on Dictionary.com 

Echelon

Where I Discovered It


I do believe that this was another word hanging around on the notes of my phone.


Defintion/s

  1. a level of command, authority, or rank;
  2. a level of worthiness, achievement, or reputation

An Example Sentence

Pricilla's echelon is the lowest of her school. 

My Thoughts


Contrary to what I originally thought the Echelon is pronounced Esh-uh-lon. I originally kept pronouncing it how it look with a ck sound. The English language is an amazingly vastly strange yet my language. I literally had no idea what it would mean. Although I did think it would be more, I don't know. I think it sounds almost scientific. 



What do you think? Have you heard of this word before? Have you used Echelon before? Do you think you would use it often or is it a one word that brings limited use?



Monday, 20 March 2017

That Word: Laconic



That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  

Laconic


Where I Discovered it?


As where the last few of late, this one comes from a list on the notes on my phone. All I know is that I must have listed it there for a reason. The word actually listed in my notes was Laconically the adverb version of the word. 

Defintion/s

  1. using few words; expressing much in few words; concise; 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Beautiful People: March Edition



Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by Cait @ Paperfury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. I find it helpful in developing and learning more about my characters. 


1.  What's their favourite book or movie/play/etc? 


Priscilla's favourite book is one that has been too well used. It's fraying and worn, but still she reads it. I just don't know what it's called yet. It will come to me though at some point.

2.  Is there anything they regret doing?


When she was quite young Priscilla severely bullied a girl so much that the girl dropped out of school to be homeschooled and eventually moved away. Now while Priscilla comes to an understanding of why she did it she still finds it hard to forgive herself even if she is forgiven.

3.  If they were sick and wounded, who would take care of them and how? 


If Priscilla were sick her older brother would look after her. He would keep her entertained with games and movies and books. Her father was not in the picture and her mother unable to care for her.

4.  Is there an object they can't bear to part with and why?

The book is one I suppose, it's written in her home language and isn't available in Pliera (the country she currently lives in).

5.  What are five ways to win their heart (or friendship)? 


  1. Become friends with her (She has few at the beginning of her story)
  2. Give books, discuss books, Anything books
  3. Speak her language
I can't think of any others at the moment but I'm sure there are more.

6.  Describe a typical outfit for them from top to bottom. 


Priscilla's home country is a rather warm country that in no way gets snow, ever. So typical clothing most especially in the warmer months are a loose t-shirt with a pair of 3 quarter length shorts. In winter or the cooler months she isn't big into jeans or trackies. Maybe these parachute pants would suit her. She won't usually wear t-shirts but instead ops for t-shirts with 3 quart sleeves. She is very much a summer girl at heart.

7.  What's their favourite type of weather? 


I think Priscilla would most love calm weather. Yes. Her life has been a bit of a confusing mess so I think she would love to be outside and go somewhere where there were hills and lots of space and enjoy the slight breeze and clear blue skies. Sadly living in the city limits her ability to achieve this. But she does have this one memory from long ago where she remembers going with her family and they are having a picnic on such a day as that. 

8.  What's the worst fight they've ever been in? 


The worst fight Priscilla's been in is quite complicated to explain. It's one that will end up with a bloody nose but the other factor or people in such a fight began it long ago. She can only fight it for so long. That obviously doesn't tell you much but that is because it would be a spoiler. 

9.  What names or nicknames have they been called throughout their life?


Bully, criminal. Bad with people. Priscilla has notable trouble keeping her mouth shut in certain circumstances. It's not that she talks too much. No, she is actually quite careful with her words. It's just that her mind won't allow her to not say something at certain times and because of this she is often labelled as a bully.

10.  What makes their heart feel alive? 


Priscilla is a bookworm at heart and to feel alive would sometimes be burying herself into some enthralling story alas interruptions in her life are about to happen. Another thing she finds captivating is learning about the five countries of their content. She feels that not enough is known about each one individually and wants to research how in their past they combined to form an alliance. She is passionate about this subject and wishes to pursue it into some sort of career.


Here is a bit about Priscilla, a main character in my current WIP. What do you think of her? Do you have any questions for her? Did you participate in Beautiful People this month or have you done it in the past?



Monday, 13 March 2017

That Word: Admonition


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  

Admonition 


Where I discovered It


This is another word that I discovered in a list on the notes on my phone. I think I have a vague idea of what it means.

Defintion/s 

  1. an act of admonishing 
  2. counsel, advice or caution
  3. a gentle reproof 
  4. a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority 

An Example Sentence

The admonition had not been harsh but still it hurt to have one's idea shot down.


My Thoughts


Admonition is a familiar word that I did have a fair idea of what it meant. It's also one of those words that can be easily broken into syllables to learn which was just a thought I had. I like how the flow from ad to mon. It's not a smooth flow between the two but it isn't jarring either. I think it is this part that aids to being able to hear how the word sounds better. From that part it flows nicely to the rest of the word. 


Have you heard of admonition before? Do you agree with my thoughts? Is it a word you've used before? Would you use it in the future? Please feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing your thoughts. 


Monday, 6 March 2017

That Word: Conscience


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Conscience 

Where I Discovered It


This is another word that found it's way onto a list on my phone for whatever reason. I suspect I did not entirely know what the word meant at the time or it was one that confused me. 


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mini Reviews


Mini Reviews

This week I've decided to do a mini book reviews. This shows you a brief glimpse about a few books I've liked but haven't reviewed fully giving you what I thought were strength and weaknesses. Enjoy.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


I almost didn't buy this book, but I am really glad I did.

Strengths 

  • A quick read that gripped me every second along the way
  • Jacob was sad in the beginning. 
  • Didn't really have a place in the world
  • Largely about Jacob finding his place in the world

Weaknesses

  • We really only get to know a small portion of the peculiar children well. 

Looking Forward: In the next books I look to meeting new and just as whacky (or even more so) characters as well as a further development of their world. There is so much potential and I can't wait to see what comes.


Page (Protector of the Small) by Tamora Pierce

I read the first book in this series a couple of years ago and thought recently that maybe I should continue the series. Even though I was still hesitant in reading it because of some concerns I had from reading the first novel. 


Strengths

  • Kel starts with getting into lots of fights than later on it happens less. Partly due to growing partly because she was smart.
  • She challenged herself with her fear of heights when she stopped getting punishments that forced her to. 
  • The first book only covered one year, while this covered her last three years.
  • Joren a thorn in Kel's side appears to change, although I think it's more his tactics that change. Still better and more sly. 

Weaknesses

  • Several years could also be a weakness. There's a lot of time where Kel has to grow but I didn't feel that her voice over all changed too much even though she grew from a young girl into more of a young women. 
  • It shows a lot of discrimination against girls becoming knights. Although we see them changing for some I would like to see some more people be more for it. 
I'm glad I read it because in the end I immensely enjoyed it.


Dragonborn by Toby Forward.



I reread Dragonborn because I decided it was about time I read the rest of the series. 

Strengths

  • A young Sam, going through neglect that makes me care about him
  • A decision to make about his future. relatable because we all have that to make. 
  • A wizarding world with interesting creatures and rules. 
  • People who try and help and harm Sam. He is important, although he doesn't realise this. 
  • A complex story.

Weaknesses

  • Often mentioning of the wizarding way. Standing in such a way that you know it's a wizard. Okay. More details what makes them a wizard.
  • Perhaps too many characters. There is trouble connecting with so many wizards.

Overall I did enjoy the book and hope to read the rest of the series sometime soon. 


I hoped you enjoyed my mini reviews. 


Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Feel free to comment and tell me your thoughts. 








Monday, 27 February 2017

That Word: Bulwark


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Bulwark


Where I Discovered It


Bulwark is on those words that I had on a list on my phone. It's likely I found it in a book and didn't have the sense to write exactly where I found it. It's likely been hanging around for a few years too. 

Defintion/s 

  1. a wall of earth or other material built for defence; rampart.
  2. any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance.
  3. any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt.   

An Example Sentence


The Bulwark around the compound crumbled and a small victory was earned that day. 

My Thoughts


When I read Bulwark I think of crazy. The word gives off a strange beast but not because that's not what it means by definition. I would say it gives off quite a stable definition compared to the craziness it momentarily appears. It would be a different word to use in the case of protection and defence. It's not a word I've really seen much before either. It would be interesting to see it around more. 


What do you think of Bulwark? Have you seen it around? Would you use it in the future? Have you used it before? Please comment and tell me you thoughts. I won't bite. 



Friday, 24 February 2017

Monthly Recap: February


Welcome to my February Recap. Here I relay to you what has been going on in my life this month. 

In My Life 

School

I started grade 12 this month. It was more exciting than nerve wracking. I've been all of my classes so far but I have to say English Writing is my favourite by far. My teacher makes sure it's more of a relaxed atmosphere. Our first assignment we have to do about life but for the rest of the year we can negotiate. I'm really excited for it. 


My Writing 

I feel that I have begun writing with more consistency lately and I have been more excited and motivated constantly. I am so happy for this. Procrastination is step behind. I haven't written as much as planned for the story this month. Only a few scenes here and there, but what I have done is a lot plotting. My goal for next month will be to write 20,000 words and with a plot I hope that I can achieve that. What I can say is I am feeling confident about this story at the moment and that makes me really happy.


What I've Read


My aim each month is to read at least four books which would mean about 1 book a week. This month I pretty much started with three. Once school started plus some procrastination my reading time went downhill. Still I am ahead of my goal this year by far. I am currently 7 books ahead of schedule.

  1. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer 
  2. Thor: Season One
  3. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Bracelet of Bones by Kevin Crossley-Holland 

What I Plan to Read 

  1. Dragonborn by Toby Forward Almost Finished
  2. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris Half-way Through
  3. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
  4. Eve by Wm Paul Young

What I've Watched

I've been watching each RWBY volume 4 episode as they come out. The feels I feel. It a pretty awesome show with fairy tale links amongst it all.

My family and I finished watching SG1. It was sad to see it end. We've started watching Knight Rider. It is really interesting.


On The Blog

Well, I definitely wasn't as consistent this month in blogging. My bookstagram account was almost non-existent with posts this month too. Hopefully March will be a new month in that aspect.

Around the Blogosphere 

What's your month been like? What books have you read? What's been exciting? Feel free to comment and tell me your thoughts.





Monday, 20 February 2017

That Word: Expedite


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Expedite


Where I Discovered It

This is one of many words that was listed on a note in my phone. I can only assume that it stood out to me in some way. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

The Writing Desire Part 1



The desire to write is not a simple thing to explain. As I am sure many writers know. It's an urge that doesn't just tell you to write but orders you to. For me I find that it doesn't matter what you write as long as you write something. Later on you may have a different opinion but in the now all you need to do is write.


While the writing desire is no simple explanation in itself there are times where that desire is inspired by something else. Here is a short list of books that have inspired me in some way to write.


The first book in the Dragons in Our midst series

1. Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis


This series and the sequel series Oracles of Fire were the books that really brought my passion of writing and stories to life. I was aware I liked writing, but it really made me realise how much I loved stories and wanted to really tell my own. It was the story that also inspired my love for fantasy both reading and writing it.



2. Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen 


Coincidently this is the second book on here that does involve dragons somewhat. I've read this book twice now and I found each time upon reaching the end of it I discover and absolute urge to start writing. The story that is woven is unique and using people from the past to create a fantastical world. This inspires to go forth and work on my own ones.



3. Interrupted: Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker


I saw this book at my local Christian Bookstore. I wasn't sure if I would buy it, but in the end I did. I am so glad I did. I've read this one twice now and am considering giving it another reread soon. I love the story and it's message, but the one way it has inspired me is with my poetry.



4. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris 


I've only recently started reading this and I haven't quite finished it but it really has made me realise how much I can be capable of as a teenager. It's made me believe that I could publish my own book in a few short years with a lot of hard work. It's definitely one I would recommend to all those who suffer from the low expectations teenagers generally are given.


Have you recognised the writing urge within yourself? Is there any books that have inspired it in you? What other things inspire you to write? Please feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing your thoughts.





Monday, 13 February 2017

That Word: Querulous


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Querulous 


Where I Discovered It


I wrote this at the top of the page on one of my notebooks in April. According to the note with it I found it on page 81 of The Secret River by Kate Grenville which was a book I was reading for school.


Monday, 6 February 2017

That Word: Fulcrum



That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Fulcrum


Where I Discovered It?

Mum read this in a comment and I really didn't understand what the word meant at all. When I looked it up I had a much better understanding and one Mum's friends also explained it which added to my understanding of the word. Therein it was added to a list of words. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Monthly Recap: January



Welcome to the first monthly Recap where I recap the month on the blog and tell you a little bit about her my life has been going.


This month I decided to go all planning crazy. I have done many That Word posts in advance and have decided on posts to do for the next few months. Although, that of course is liable for change. Along with blogging plans I've also been outlining and fleshing out one of my stories that has been brewing since 2013. I've started writing it and hope it will be finished by the end of the year.

This month has been full of holidays, but also one of my cousins got married. That was exciting.

I've been able to be mostly consistent on my bookstagram account which has made me proud. I hope to continue the consistency this month too.

I also started a bullet journal this month. It doesn't look altogether exciting yet, but it has been an excellent excuse to use my pretty gel pens. I hope to pretty it up more as I go along.


February Goals 


  1. Reach 10,000 for current WIP
  2. Read at least four books
  3. finish writing character profiles
  4. write two blog posts a week (That Word and one other)
  5. Back Fear Away. In other words write like crazy. 

Books I plan to read

  1. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  2. Read Bracelet of Bones
  3. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
  4. Dragonborn by Toby Forward


Book I Read

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Reviewed 
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Reviewed
Page by Tamora Pierce.
Dragon's Treasure by Maya Starling
Blue Lily Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Currently Reading

  1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  2. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris 

What I've Watched

My family and I have been watching SG1 for awhile now. We're just started season 9. We actually watched Stargate Atlantas before this one and now I feel like watching it again. Hopefully we do after we finish this one. Mum and I have also been working through a bit of Chasing Life. I didn't see most of Season 1, but have seen most of season 2. It's an alright show. And sad. Heart breakingly (also this is not a word, apparently) sad.

On my own I've started watching Merlin. I love it and Merlin is such a loveable guy. I've also started re-watching Dragon Booster, a show from my childhood that I love.

On Jumbled Thoughts



I've been posting consistently this month with regular That Word's but for February I hope to post more regular weekend posts as well. 

How was your January? Did you get lots done? What are your plans for February? 







Monday, 30 January 2017

That Word: Standoffish


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Standoffish

Where I Discovered It?


I discovered this word when I was transferring a piece of writing from a notebook to my computer. Originally I had it written out as two different words in my notebook but then thought as I was typing that maybe it could be one word. I was surprised to find out that it was correct. After double checking the dictionary I immediately thought of adding to my That Word list and sharing it will you all. That shows you how much blogging has become a part of my life. 


Monday, 23 January 2017

That Word: Cosset


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 

Cosset

Where I Discovered It?


This was another word that I found through a post that a writer's group had shared from dictionary.com. 

Defintion/s

  1. to treat as pet; pamper; coddle
  2. a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
  3. any pet.

An Example Sentence


It was either cosset it him or totally ignore him. They knew no in-between.

My Opinion 


I honestly had never heard of this word before this. It is not a lengthy word but sounds kind of complicated. The meaning is interesting too. I hope to slip it into stories I will be/ am writing.


Have you heard of this word before? Have or would you use it? What do you think about Cosset?

Monday, 16 January 2017

That Word: Flavescent


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 


Flavescent 


Where I Discovered it?


A writer's group on Facebook posted this from dictionary.com's word for today. I liked the meaning and thought that it was unique hence it was added to my list for That Word's

Definition/s 

1. Turning yellow; yellowish

An Example Sentence


The flavescent skin held an infection. 

My Opinion


This word reminds my more of flavour which made me think first that maybe it could describe a flavour but instead it describes a colour. I think it’s a cool sounding word for describing the action of turning yellow or yellowish. It’s probably a word I won’t use often but it would be nice to use it sometimes. To me it almost sounds like a posh word. Most likely in part because of its simple meaning.


What do you think? Have you come across this word before? Have you seen it used? Have or would you use it?



Friday, 13 January 2017

When Dreaming Gets Complicated





It's official, I've fallen in love with this series, The Raven Cycle. I will admit when I read The Raven Boys I was unsure. I loved it, but there was uneasiness there for me. This time reading The Dream Theives I am definitely in love with this series. I only have one person to blame (well maybe me for reading it) Cait @ Paperfury for telling the world how good it is.


In the beginning the Prologue drew me back into he world of The Raven Boys and Blue straight away.

The Main Characters

Ronan Lynch

What I really loved is getting to know more about Ronan. In the first book he was the person most dark and most mysterious and the ending just left us (Although I do credit Maggie Stiefvater with leaving us hanging at the ends of both books) wanting to know more. I truly loved how much he evolved and became the different yet still with a darkness near the end. He's Ronan, very very Ronan.  I have to say I just loved the person he is and has become. That is to say I loved his character arc throughout the whole book. 

Adam Parrish 


Adam. He was just a complete and utter mess. The same and very different. Full of pride and anger. Scary and not. Forgetful, yet very alive. I love the confident person he seems to become in the end. His sureness in what he has to do.


Noah


In my opinion there wasn't enough Noah in the book. Although I did enjoy scenes he was in. Especially thought that scene where he and Blue pottered about at Monmouth Factory was pretty amusing. Okay hilarious. They did this and that and then. That ending part made it that tiny bit funnier. 

Blue Sargent 


Blue was ever afraid of the all meaningful kiss. Understandable but sad. Gansey and Blue together became a bit heart wrenching. I loved the scene where her family needed help with technology. For all their talents, they couldn't figure out how to work a mobile phone. That was an entertaining fact as well. 

The Story 

The subject of dreams was complex throughout. Characters questioning what they would see was real yet not at the same time. Dream Thieves a very appropriate name full of meaning. The ley line, Cabeswater, Adam, Gansey, Maura, everything is connected in a crazy way. I love the story Maggie Stiefvater has woven and while I totally blame Cait for being the introducer I must also thank her. Who knows if I would have heard of these books if she didn't mention them everywhere? 




⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Overall the story was enrapturing and captured my attention the whole way through. There wasn't really any point I felt bored. It was an intriguing and mysterious read. Right to the end you want to know more and then it leaves you on a cliffhanger to keep you hanging and longing for the next book. I couldn't have asked for more. It is a book I would be willing to buy (since it was a library book) and one I would look forward to re-reading again eventually.


Have you read The Dream Thieves or The Raven Boys? Have you finished the series? Have you read any other Maggie Stiefvater books? Did you enjoy her books as much as I have been?

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A New Year



I've tried to write my new year post several times. I think my problem is I'm trying to make it to complicated. So here I try again and hope that simpler is better.

This year or should I say last year I had one main goal.

2016

1. Finish my first novel draft. :( This goal was not completed.

I didn't really make a comprehensive list of goals last year. Unlike this year.


2017

1. Finish the first draft of a novel. I think that I will be able to accomplish it this year because I have felt that I have grown so more in my writing of the last year. 

2. Post consistently. I accidentally stopped posting around October/November. I don't want to do the same thing. Hopefully the next time I take a hiatus it would be announced properly and not leave any readers unaware. 

3. Bookstagram consistently. I started bookstagramming last year without much consistency. I have enjoyed participating and joining with other bookworms in challenges and just in bookstagram. I hope that I can gain consistency as I continue to do so.

4. Outline 3 Novels. I have never plotted a full novel out before. I have always been a pantser (my computer likes autocorrecting this to Panther. It's happened before too). The problem with having several story ideas always floating around in my head means that I need to get them out at least roughly at some point. Now I just have to pick which three.

5. Keep Consistency in my school work. About third and fourth term last year I lost motivation doing school work which lead to a lot more procrastination in all areas of my life. This is definitely one thing I want not to happen this year in grade 12. 




Fun Stats and Other Details

Last year I started bookstagramming. Originally I didn't set up my instagram account for that purpose so I had set it on private. When I participated in my first bookstagram challenge it took almost the whole month for me to realise that no one else would see it. When I did set it on public I really enjoyed sharing with the bookworm community on instagram. Now I have not been at all regular with my posting on instagram sometimes going a whole month without posting other times only a few days apart. I have enjoyed seeing the likes comes in and follows as well. As of today I have 44 followers. Which is pretty exciting. 





Top Sites Traffic 


  1. Paperfury.com 
  2. Instagram 

Top Countries Traffic 

  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. France 
France was the one that surprised me the most. 


So there is my last year and new year and some fun stats. I hope you stick around for the new. 

How did you go with your own goals last year? What goals have you made for this year? 


Monday, 9 January 2017

That Word: Inception


That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 


Inception

Where I Discovered It?


I was writing a blog post and double checked the meaning of a word I had used. It turned out I was correct. I also thought it would be a nice addition to my That Word segment. So here it is. 

Definition/s

  1. Beginning; start; commencement

An Example Sentence


"The inception of such the idea seemed quite absurd to the rest of us." ~ A quote from my current work in progress. 

My Opinion


I love inception partly because it sounds simple and short yet is a longer word. It not only sounds simple but has a simple meaning too. It presents an opportunity to use it when words like beginning and start are beginning to sound a little old. I'm certainly glad I found it. 


So what do you think? Is it a word you've heard often? Have or would you use it? Do you know of other words similar?