What I’m Reading

Hmm. Let’s see. Books. Strange, papery objects commonly held in the hand and read by scanning the eyes over black lines that adorn the inside. Those who read them frequently for pleasure and literary wealth are known as ‘bookworms’, a derogatory term taken from several species of insects that live in, riddle through, and destroy the objects known as books.

 

I prefer being called a ‘book dragon.’

 

This book dragon has been quite busy this summer, devouring any fascinating piece of literature she can lay her claws on. In case you would like see what she enjoys, she has provided this post for your edification.

 

Armageddon

Armageddon

 

Ah, yes. The eleventh installment in the Left Behind Series. If you want to read the book dragon’s review on the first book of said series, click here. Armageddon brought on intriguing plot developments and LOTS of unshed tears….Don’t read the inside cover of Glorious Appearing if you don’t want Armageddon spoilers.

 

 

Glorious Appearing

Glorious Appearing

Like any self-respecting book dragon, I picked up the next book in my favourite series as soon as I finished the previous one. I’m just super disappointed that I’M FINALLY GETTING TO THE END OF MY FAVOURITE SERIES. WHAT EVEN. I just have the prequel trilogy and the last sequel, Kingdom Come. *sniffs*

 

Wonder

Wonder

 

I recently received this for my birthday… SO GOOD. I’ve only read the first couple of chapters but I love it.

 

 

Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity

 

This book is set in the middle of WWII and the main viewpoint is from a Brit spy captured by the Gestapo. The storyline is great but there is a spattering of curse words now and then and it also uses Christ’s name in vain. I’m only a few chapters in but it seems really good otherwise. (I don’t really recommend this to younger readers because of the language. Maybe I’ll do a full review once I finish it.)

 

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

An old favourite, shall we say? Anne was one of the first to make me recognize my love for romance, novels, and autumn. I’m trying to reread the series…but there’s so many other good books that I haven’t read already!!!! Anyway, my favourite of the original eight would probably be Rilla of Ingleside. I can sort-of relate to Rilla and I love the character development and the heartbreak. SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ RILLA OF INGLESIDE AND DO NOT WANT SPOILERS. Walter’s death broke my li’l fragile heart–he was my favourite!!!! *sobs hysterically in corner surrounded by dusty novels and used Kleenex* Oh, and, who doesn’t love Gilbert???

 

 

Some books I’m planning on reading this summer/fall:

 

Flygirl

Cry of Courage

Johnny Tremain (technically I am already half way through it but haven’t read it in months, shame on me)

Babylon Rising

A Hero’s Guide to Saving His Kingdom

 

 

So, anyway…yeah. If you’ve read any of these, comment below and tell me which ones are your favorites. I’m just hoping that Code Name Verity stays good lol. 😀

 

–Abby

These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

WordPress is correcting me on my spelling of ‘favourite’ because, apparently, it is the British spelling of the word. Like I actually care. The American spelling is boring, WordPress. Don’t tell me how to live my life. 🙂

 

In an effort to help my followers (all three of you) to get to know me better, I decided to post a list of my favourites. Here goes nothing:

 

Movie–The Patriot (It’s awesome. Watch with a Kleenex box.) Also probably the Star Wars saga

 

Book–The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson. I also read Treasure Island and found it to be completely boring, so I was sort of wary of TBA. When I did read it, it was AWESOME. If you like Medieval Robin Hood-ish stories, you’ll love this. I also love Tucket’s Travels by Gary Paulsen. My favorite series is Left Behind.

 

Author–ugh, do I have to pick? I suppose not, because I’m making up the questions, but whatever. Probably Jerry B. Jenkins

 

Hobby–Reading

 

Pastime–Watching movies, since reading is already put down as hobby. I love old movies. Arsenic and Old Lace, anyone?

 

Food–Pizza

 

Board game–Monopoly

 

Blog–My dad’s blog, the link is here. Also, Brittney’s Daughter of the King.

 

Genre of music–Classical (I love Beethoven), bluegrass, and whatever genre Men of Grace is. Gospel, I guess??

 

Television show--I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and the first season of Supergirl.

 

Verse–Romans 8:38-39

 

Song–“Hard Hard Choices” by Way Station, “He’s My King” by Men of Grace

 

Academic subject–Normally it’s science, but biology this year is extremely boring, so this year it is history. World History and Cultures, to be exact. Mr. Smith is hilarious. ☺

 

If there’s any questions you have for me along these lines, comment below.

 

—Abby