Bookshelf Tour + Book Recommendations

Bookshelf Tour!

Hey guys! I hope your day has been amazing so far! Mine has, because …. IT WAS ABOVE ZERO TODAY! I almost forgot what the sun looked like. XD

Anyways.

Yesterday, I made myself a set of bookshelves and I really really wanted to show them to you. But that kinda sounded boring. So I thought I would go through my shelves and show you all my books aswell! 🙂

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So this bottom shelf is for books I have read and enjoyed or, books I want to read.

 

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And this top shelf is for books that have a sentimental value. That might sound really dumb but it’s true so, phht.

So now I guess, I’ll just show you my books and tell  you my thoughts on them. 🙂

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First up, ‘Tales of Beedle the Bard’ by J.K. Rowling. Sorry for the face, I borrowed this one from the library.

(Disclaimer; You won’t get my fangirling unless you’ve read Harry Potter.)

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I really love all the little detailed illustrations.

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I think it’s funny Hermione translated it and, I mean you’ve gotta love Dumbledore’s some what over complicated  notes!

So, I thought this book was a fun addition to the Harry Potter series. Some of the stories are a little weird but they’re all really fun. So, for andyone who wants to read ‘Babbity Rabbity and her Cackling Stump’ I would recommend this book.

 

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Next is ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë.

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I have a some what beat-up copy, that I bought from the library for 50¢.

I haven’t read it yet, but I’m starting it tonight, and I’ll tell you what I think soon. 🙂

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Then, I have ‘The Glass Castle’  by Jerry Jenkins and Trisha Priebe.

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I really love the cover. It’s just so pretty. XD Anyways, I haven’t read this one yet.

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Next is my very very favorite… ‘The Sacketts’ by Louis L’amour. These books are THE BEST. Period.

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This volume has ‘Galloway’, ‘The Sky-Liners’, ‘The Man From the Broken Hills’, and “Ride the Dark Trail’. So far I’ve only read “Galloway’, and “Ride the Dark Trail’. ‘Ride the Dark Trail’ is one of my all time favorite books, I love Em Talon, and Logan, who my brother is named after, is… just awesome. If anyone can tell me what Em’s ranch is called they get, um… five fake bucks? But seriously comment what Em’s ranch is called and you’ll have my undying respect.

Oh, Galloway was really good too. XD

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Next I have ‘A Cup of Cold Water’, by Christine Farenhorst. I have always been really interested by Edith Cavell, and this book was no different. Miss Cavell was inspirational and I love reading about her. This book was very interesting, I liked how it was historically accurate. So, yeah. Go read this one too.

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Now, we have ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ by Trenton Lee Stewart.

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I really love the cover. So, I like this book a lot. I had fun challenging my self to figure out the puzzles be fore they gave the answers. Also, just in case you think the way to answer the questions on Reynie’s first test is ridiculous, my grandma once took a test like that so don’t scorn too soon. 😉 Over all, a really funny and interesting book, definitely a good read!

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Next, ‘The Tennant of Widfell Hall’ by Anne Brontë.

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So, I started this book quite a while back. I’ve found it slow and a little hard to read. In the beginning I was confused as to who the narrator was, assuming it would be a girl. I finally figured out that the narrator is the brother, but it took me a while. I think I would have enjoyed this one if it wasn’t so slow. 🙂

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Ok, onto the first and second ‘Land of Stories’ books, by Chris Colfer.

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So I really liked theses books. I thought they were really fun, although I think the idea of adding to fairy tales is a little over used already. But they are definitely a good read.

 

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My American Girl books!

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Firstly, I have ‘Samantha Saves the Day’, and ‘Samantha Learns a Lesson’. I haven’t read either yet.

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I have ‘Meet Molly’, next. I thought this book was cute and fun. I especially agree with Molly about the turnips. ;D

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‘Meet Addy’ brings up the important historical issue of slavery. Sadly this book ends in a mega cliffhanger, and I can’t get the next one. 😦

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‘Meet Josefina’ I didn’t like as much as the others. I’m not sure why, it just wasn’t my favorite.

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‘Meet Kirsten’ I really enjoyed. I especially loved the end. 🙂

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And lastly, I have ‘Saige’, which I haven’t read yet.

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Next on the shelf, we have ‘The Gammage Cup’.

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This book is a good read for a younger audience. (8-12-ish) I thought the ‘Fancy’ names were hilarious. But now that I’ve read Harry Potter, I can’t read it with out think ‘Why do they keep insulting the main character.’ XD

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Now on to ‘Divergent’ by Veronica  Roth.

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I really enjoyed this book. It’s kind of like ‘Hunger Games’ or ‘The Giver’, but different. I would recommend it but cation younger readers, there is some mature subject matter. 🙂

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Next, three books I’ve never read, two by Louis L’amour, and ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy.

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Next up, we have a compilation of Jane Austen novels.

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There are seven books altogether, only two of which I have read so far. I always love classic books and so I for sure recommend all of these.

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Next is my Mom’s book.

This book has five stories inside. I really enjoyed all of them, except for ‘Kirkland Revels’. I found it a little too dark. But I thought all the other ones were really good.

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Next we have two ‘Tintin’ comics. I love Tintin, and I especially love drawing him. 🙂

Now I’m going to go onto the second shelf, but I’m not going to go into too much detail.

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2018-03-12 09-27-42 - 0694 Second, my Odysseo Cavalia book from when my dad and I went to the show. BTW, it was amazing.

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Third, ‘Silent in an Evil Time’ which is about Edith Cavell.

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Fourth, fifth, and sixth, I have two joke books, and a signed copy of ‘The Stolen Princess’, by Katherine Wilson.

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Seventh, my three ‘Mandie’ volumes.

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Next, ‘You’re All My Favorites’, and last, but not least, Taryn, Claire, and Charlie’s journals.

 

So, That’s my bookshelf! Please tell me what you think and don’t forget to comment the name of Em’s ranch down below!

Bye for now!

~ The Human

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Where Have I Been?

Um, hey guys. Sorry I have been so absent on this blog. I kept saying to myself  ‘Oh, I’ll post tomorrow.’ but it just never happened.

But I have good news!

I want to come back! I really want to give this blog another try. Just maybe I won’t try to post every week. I think that might take off the pressure a little.

Just one more problem… I have literally no idea what to post. But maybe you guys could help with that? You could per say, comment what you want to see on this blog from now on? XD So yeah, I guess what I mean is please comment post ideas! Or just chat with me in the comments.

Have a good day!

~ The Human

The Twistrose Key ~ Spoiler Free Book Review!

Hey there, guys! Today I have for you (As the name suggests,)  a spoiler free review of  ‘The Twistrose Key’ by Tone Almhjell. So let’s dive right in!

Cover:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I think the cover is very detailed and cool looking!

A Quick Quote from the Book:

“Everyone changes eventually … even you, my little one.” -Rufus

I don’t know why I like that quote so much. XD

Overview:

A young girl named Lindelin (she goes by Lin) is very upset because her life has been changing in so many ways lately. Not least of all, the death of her pet…her best friend. But when she discovers the magical land of Sylveros, a land in need of a Twistrose, it’s her job to save them all!

 

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the little details come is to play later in the book! But, as with all books I enjoy, I want a squeal!

So yeah. That wasn’t super in-depth but, I hope you enjoyed.

Now, go read a book!

 

~ The Human

Library Struggles ~ In Which I Ramble On About Finding Good Books

Library Struggles

 

Hi guys! *Waves excitedly*

So as you may know, I like enjoy  love reading! Reading is a great hobby, it develops imagination and vocabulary, makes you use your brain, and is just all-round fun!

One problem…books cost money…money that (most of the time) I don’t posses. Thankfully this problem is easily solved!

LIBRARY!

Library’s are full of books, (Duh! XD) and mostly free! One down-side to the library is getting over whelmed. Maybe this doesn’t happen to you, but it sure happens to me! So here are some tips and tricks I’ve found helpful for finding good books in the library.

 

1. Don’t Worry Before You’ve Tried.

Until a few years ago, I never went into a library, I just bought all my books, because I was too nervous.

What if I damage a book? What if I don’t finish it in time to return it? What if I get a late charge on a book?

All of these things compelled me not to try the library. Until one day I couldn’t find a certain book anywhere! I looked high and low, west, and east, north and south, and… You get the idea. Finally my mom convinced me to look at the library. So after searching the library top and bottom, I found the book I had looked for, for months. And this rolls nice into point two.

 

2. Get Familiar With Your Library

As I said, I searched the library top and bottom, because I didn’t know where to look.

Getting to know your library is super helpful in finding the book you want. Knowing which shelves have what kind of books, knowing the divisions of your library etc. is a good thing!

 

3. Finding the Book

So, you’ve completed step one and two, now it’s time to find the right book!

Here are some tips!

  • First, look for a section of books you enjoy reading

Action? Mystery? Romance? It all depends on what you like. Try finding a section of your library that has the kind of books you want.

  • Second, scan the titles

Now that you’re in the right section, scan the titles of the books. Are there any that jump out at you? Any that catch your attention? Take them of the self and try the next step!

  • Third, look at the cover, and author

Does the cover look interesting? Have you ever heard of the author? Do you enjoy his/her other writing? All things to consider!

  • Fourth, don’t be afraid to read some of it

OK, guys. When I first went to the library, I couldn’t figure out why they had so many chairs and couches. And why those weird people were reading the books before they took them home.

Until it came to me. You can read some of the book before you take it home, to see if you like it! It was like an epiphany! Now I have a favorite seat in the library were I always go to read some of the book. (The seat is blue and very comfy, if you must know. XD)

  • Fifth and final, try new things

Step out of your favorite kind of books, and try a different kind, you might like it too! I used to only, exclusively, and singly read mysteries. There was no other kind of book, in my book.  Then, mom made asked me to read a historical fiction for school. And guess what?

I enjoyed it.

So yeah. That wraps up my first real post! I hope it wasn’t too boring, so that you guys may have been able to enjoy it!

Thanks for reading!

 ~ The Human

 

 

Hello, World!

Hello!

I’m The Human, a teen aged girl who lives on a farm, loves reading, and really enjoys photography.

This blog is for me to share my nature photography, love of books and other random things.

 

 

So I guess I’ll start with a few things about me.

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I am home-schooled.

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I love horse-back riding.

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I am a junior archer in the JOP.

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And in the winter, I enjoy downhill skiing.

So that’s about it! I’m not sure how interesting I actually am, thus I’m not sure if this blog will be very interesting to read, but I hope some of you out in the wide wide world will enjoy them!

Thanks for reading!

~ The Human