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    Book Review // The Giver Quartet

    Yes, I am that weird girl who takes pictures of her books on the back deck… *sighs. I read The Giver back in January, and I loved it!  I don’t typically like sad books, but this… this! Everyone should read it. It has a few graphic descriptions and it’s (as aforementioned) very sad, so I would only recommend it to mature readers. But that ending! If you’ve read this book, you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t, go read it. (Kidding. Sorta.) I had to read the next ones. Had to. Because that story ended in one of the worst places ever. Five stars. Thus, I checked…

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    A Library Haul//What I’ve Been Reading

    It totally hasn’t been over a week since I posted. You’re imagining it. Forget what you were thinking and certainly don’t scroll down to look at my previous post. Oh, never mind. Yes, I haven’t posted for eleven days. Sorry. Kind of. The library might just be my favorite place… because where else would you get beauties like these (to follow)? Sarcastic reader: The bookstore, Zane. And I am totally not stealing an idea from Olivia. *Cough cough. A random fact: I can literally feel my heart pounding faster when I come into a library and know I can check out as many as fifty beautiful stories. Although I usually stick…

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    Blogger Book Tag

    I saw this book tag on Emily’s blog For The Bookish and immediately wanted to do it! It looked super fun and also I’ve never done a tag before. So here we go. 1. Name a book you’re embarrassed you haven’t read.  Um, well, that’s a lot. The complete Pilgrim’s Progress? (I recently learned that my edition was abridged.) Emma? To Kill a Mockingbird? The huge stack of books in my room that I keep meaning to read? 2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?  Oh, dear. For the most part I use bobby pins, but the strangest thing? Hmm… Oh! Once I used a piece…

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    February Recap

    Hi guys! I’m doing my first monthly wrap-up post, and hopefully this will continue each month. And look, I’m only three days late!  GENERAL These aren’t exactly in order. I couldn’t even remember everything that happened this month, so I looked back at my pictures. My memory… 😀 Everything was a little crazy, as usual. School. Church. Normal stuff. We had our Homeschool Valentine’s Party! Organized by Mom. Went to the Chik-Fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night. It was really nice. Field trip to Old Salem. Went ice skating with friends. The softball season started! (We haven’t had any games, just practices. And Justus is playing, not me. Thank goodness.) I know I’m…

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    Day Trip to Old Salem

    We went to Old Salem in North Carolina yesterday. It was once a community of Moravians who immigrated from Germany for religious freedom. Lots of fun and really interesting. Definitely recommended. It took us five(ish) hours to get there and five more to get back. Here are some pictures. Because… why not? Hope before we left. Breakfast. Because breakfast is awesome. And I know you all wanted to see a picture of it. My writing gear. Not that I actually got much done… I did, however, manage to read three books: a book about CIA special weapons and equipment (I know. I’m weird.), Trixie Belden No. 11 (surprise!) and The Storybook…