Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: May 23 – 29

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week!

Total Word Count for the Week: 4769

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Wednesday with 1123 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on editing Snow and a new novel idea.

The Good News: I wrote way more than I thought I would. I actually wrote on days that were my edit days!

The Bad News: I didn’t make my goal every writing day, but I did write more than my goal. (Does that make sense?)

Lesson Learned: I recently set up a Twitter account (my username is @anstermonster14), and I retweeted a video from Rachel Coker about balancing your time as a teen writer. (You can find the video here.) I thought the whole video was very true, and I really enjoyed it. She brought up a very good point about not worrying if you don’t write every day. I know when I miss a day, I feel very guilty for not writing. I definitely think this is a lesson I need to learn that sometimes it’s okay to miss a day of writing here or there.

Goal for Next Week: My goal for next week is 800 words every other day.

If you’d like to share your weekly wrap-up, go ahead and post it in the comments below!

~ Kayla

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SongWrite – “Tron: Legacy Soundtrack”

I don’t know if any my readers remember, but waaaaaay back in January I posted a SongWrite which you can find here. I wrote a 300 word story based on what a song made me think of. Today I decided to try it again!

Last time I wrote to “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Enya. Today I’m writing to the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. A few weeks ago I posted a list of my favorite soundtracks. There, Like Star Filled Skies commented and listed some of her favorite soundtracks, one of which was the Tron soundtrack. I looked it up and loved it. So, today I decided to use it as my “song” for my songwrite. It is very sci-fi sounding, so that’s where my story went. If you would like to hear it, you can find the soundtrack here.

I set my limit at 300 words, whether or not I felt the story was done. I came in at 307, so not too bad!

“No biological implants, no previous trauma.” Staring through the oval window of the surgical doors into the sterile white room, I can see the men in white coats circle the girl on the bed.  “She’s a perfect candidate.” The men continue analyzing their subject in preparation for her procedure. I wonder if she’s thinking about escape. Memory deletion ready to begin. The words they start the procedure with flash through my mind. The girl’s arms are secured with straps that crisscross over her legs and chest, pinning her against the board. Lines drape over her body, running to who knows how many machines.

“Please,” she whispers. “I won’t run anymore, I swear.”

It’s too late though. They slide the needle into her arm. She shuts her eyes, and I see a tear drip down her cheek. The last one she’ll ever cry. Shivering, I know that could be me in that room. I can’t let that happen. Suddenly, I feel my arm grabbed, and I’m spun half way around. I meet the eyes of a guard. I shake my arm loose from his grasp. Glaring at him, I stand up a little taller and look him straight in the eye.

“Mission?” he demands holding out his hand.

Giving my command chip to him, I automatically supply my identification. “Number 6786. Name: Calixta Britton.”

The guard keeps his eyes – one real, one robotic – on me as he pulls back the top of his glove and slides the chip into the slot. I cross my arms over my chest, confident, knowing my mission is genuine. I may be against the Order, but I still obey their commands … for now. I can see the data flash in his robotic right eye as he verifies it. “Your mission has been changed, 6786. Report to the General at once.”

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

 

Quote of the Week

Today’s quote of the week comes from Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora. I found this quote on Pinterest and really liked it. I know that I feel the same way whenever I write. Things will be going great one day, and I’ll feel certain I’m working on a bestseller. The next moment, I’m convinced I’m a writing failure. I think this quote perfectly captures that struggle writers have!

“I think it’s fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions, the burning certainty that we’re unique geniuses, and the constant fear that we’re witless frauds who are speeding toward epic failure.” -Scott Lynch

~ Kayla

What I’ve Read This Month

The books I've read this month

The books I’ve read this month

Today I’m posting what I’ve read this month! My goal was four books, and I ended up reading nine.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

In the kingdom of Carthya, a nobleman named Conner is rounding up orphan boys, one of whom is Sage, a rebellious and proud fourteen-year-old. Conner plans to train them to impersonate the missing prince of Carthya, allowing Conner to steal the throne. The boys who don’t make the cut will be killed. It was a great story, and it has a huge surprise twist at the end. Sage was an entertaining main character. I can’t wait to read the next two books in the trilogy!

Reached by Ally Condie

The Rising is staging a rebellion against the Society by releasing a plague that only they have the cure for. When the plague mutates, everyone starts working together in order to find a cure. I enjoyed Reached a whole lot more than Crossed. The story was much more exciting, and I enjoyed the twists and turns in each part. However, I still didn’t like how the author kept switching back and forth between viewpoints. Despite that complaint, Reached was a great conclusion to the trilogy.

The Pig Scrolls by Gryllus the Pig (Translated by Paul Shipton)

This very strange, wacky, laugh-out-loud book is the story of a talking pig. Now he really isn’t a pig, but a human crewmember of Odysseus’s ship who was transformed into a pig. As a pig, he is found by a girl named Sibyl who claims that only he can save the world. I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. I chose it because I thought it looked interesting, and it turned out to be both interesting and hysterically funny. Gryllus makes a great pig hero, and it’s an all-around great story. Mr. Shipton uses the Greek gods and goddesses as characters. I thought that would bother me, but he turned them into some of the funniest characters in the book. This book made me curious to check out some of Mr. Shipton’s other novels!

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist

On an island live four identical girls who are being taught by their caretakers, Robbert and Irene. Then, a new girl named May arrives. She’s nothing like them, and her presence on the island makes the girls start to question the lives they’ve always lead. I read it all in one afternoon, but don’t let that fool you. It was AWFUL. The only reason I kept reading was because I was sure there was going to be a huge twist at the end, and suddenly the story would be great and wonderful, and I’d finally know what the four girls were. There was never any explanation, and it never got better. The characters were horrible. May was annoying, and I couldn’t keep the four girls straight. Robbert and Irene were boring characters. Mr. Dahlquist’s writing was very strange and hard to read as well.

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Stuck in a satellite high above the earth, Cress is forced to hack into earth’s computers for her Lunar captor. Meanwhile, Cinder and her friends are trying to escape and crash the royal wedding in order to save Emperor Kai. Cress was better than Scarlet, but still not as good as Cinder. As a character, I really liked Cress. She was sweet and had an interesting story. I couldn’t stand Thorne, Cress’s love interest and rescuer. I did like that there was less Scarlet and Wolf, my two least favorite characters, from the second book Scarlet. All in all, I enjoyed Cress, but it still didn’t match up to the legacy left by Cinder.

Surviving Antarctica Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White

Five fourteen-year-olds are chosen to be on a TV show called Historic Survivor Antarctica where they follow the path of the famous explorer Robert Scott and try to survive. I enjoyed the book. The concept was interesting, and the futuristic world and environment were very believable. I wasn’t a big fan of the writing style, as I thought she wrote this “Y” book in a way that seemed rather young. (The content wasn’t at all young, but the way she wrote it was. Does that make sense?) The kids were a bit hard to tell apart, and I honestly didn’t love any of them. All the characters had boring, everyday names, which contrasted oddly with the futuristic feel of the novel. I did enjoy the reference to The Fellowship of the Ring. 🙂

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

I mentioned in my author profile about Isaac Asimov (which you can find here) that I’d randomly picked this classic off the shelf to give it a try. I was expecting to find it hard to read, hard to finish, and slow paced. It was just the opposite. I loved I, Robot. It’s a collection of short stories set in a universe where robots are bound by the Three Laws of Robotics. My favorite stories were “Robbie” and “Liar!”

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

This is the classic novel of Pip’s life, taking him from a young orphan boy living with his sister and her husband to a young man with “great expectations.” I read this book for school, and I really enjoyed it. I was surprised how easy it was to read, and how much I ended up caring about Pip. My favorite characters were Wemmick and the “Aged P.”

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

I wrote a review on this book which you can find here.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Do you have any recommendations for me? If so, post them down in the comments!

~ Kayla

Another Award Post!

Last Monday, I posted my acceptance of two Liebster awards I had received. (You can find that post here.) Today I’m continuing last week’s theme by accepting another Liebster award, this time from Bessie Lark!

First off, I’d like to thank Bessie Lark for nominating me! I really appreciate it. 🙂 This Liebster has some different rules than the last ones. This time, I have to answer Bessie Lark’s eleven questions and list eleven random facts about myself. I have to display the Liebster award graphic on my site, and then nominate other bloggers with less than a thousand followers for this award.

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Bessie Lark’s eleven questions:

1. Do you prefer hot or cold weather, and why?

HOT! I really hate cold weather. I like wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts more than sweaters.

2. What type of writing do you enjoy the most?

I prefer to write fiction, especially sci-fi and fantasy. If we want to go even more specific, dystopian is my favorite sub-genre to write in.

3. What book did you most recently finish, and was it a good read? What’s next on your reading agenda?

I just finished The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott. It was an amazing book! I plan to read either Taken by Edward Bloor or A Web of Air by Philip Reeve next.

4. Where would you most like to live (imaginary or realistic)?

I would most like to live in Middle-Earth, especially Erebor if everyone had lived. If I had to chose a real place, it would be England, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, or New Zealand.

5. Are you excited for college? Why or why not?

I’m not really excited for college. I’m a few years away from graduating high school, so college hasn’t really entered my mind.

6. Han Solo or Luke Skywalker?

How is this even a choice? Han Solo, of course! 🙂

7. What is your least favorite color?

Yellow. I don’t know why, but I just really dislike yellow.

8. How do you fold your hands (i.e. which thumb is on top)? Can you roll your tongue?

My left thumb is on top. And no, I can’t roll my tongue.

9. Who is your favorite villain in literature (or a movie) and why?

I often love the villains more than the actual heroes, as the villains tend to be more interesting and complex. While I’m sure I’m missing some, here the ones that come to mind as my favorites: Loki from the Marvel Movies, Khan from Star Trek, Darth Vader from Star Wars, Smaug from The Hobbit, Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes books, Cluny the Scourge from Redwall, and just because she was so much fun, Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove.

10. Who is your least favorite main character in literature (or a movie) and why?

*hides from all the Star Wars fans* Annakin Skywalker. I hated him. How can this whiny, obnoxious kid turn into Darth Vader? Ugh. For a runner up: Luke Skywalker.

11. Would you rather be Nancy Drew or the original Elsie Dinsmore and why?

Nancy Drew. I’ve read both series (well, part of them anyway), and I definitely choose Nancy Drew. I think it would be pretty awesome to be able to solve mysteries like that.

Now eleven random facts about me:

1. Once my nail polish has completely chipped off of one finger, ALL my nail polish must come off. I don’t why that is.

2. I enjoy archery and own two bows, one of which is a compound and the other is a recurve.

3.  My favorite foreign language is Japanese. I love listening to songs in Japanese, even though I can’t understand what they are saying.

4.  I love getting marshmallows, sticking them on a plate and heating them up in the microwave so that they puff up. Then I dip my finger in the gooey, hot marshmallow and eat it that way.

5.  I currently have 21 books, 7 CDs, and 1 audio book out from the library.

6. My favorite color is purple, and it is also the color of my headphones.

7. I have only been to a movie theater twice in my life. Once, when I was younger to see an American Girl movie and then last December to see The Desolation of Smaug.

8. The only accent I can do consistently is an English accent.

9. My favorite musical is My Fair Lady.

10. The latest I’ve ever stayed up was 6am in the morning. (from around 8am the previous morning).

11. While this is not about me, so to speak, I stuck it in here because it’s cute. My cat likes to sit on my shoulder and put her paws around me, essentially hugging my neck.

I am nominating the following bloggers for this award:

Jennifer K. Marsh

Ramblings of a Wayward Author

Teenage Writer

Now, my eleven questions for my nominees!

1. What was the last movie you watched?

2. What was the strangest thing you ever found left in a library book?

3. What is your favorite fiction genre to write in?

4. Do you prefer reading books or listening to them?

5. What is your least favorite food?

6. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

7. What prompted you to start your blog?

8. Are you a night person or a morning person?

9. What toppings do you like on your pizza?

10. If you could rewrite any book, which book would it be and why?

11. What color are your bedroom walls? What color would you like them to be?

Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Bessie Lark for the nomination!

~ Kayla

 

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: May 16 – 22

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week!

Total Word Count for the Week: 2237

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Wednesday with 1031 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on editing Snow and a new novel idea.

The Good News: I have edited most of Chapter 3 in Snow!

The Bad News: I didn’t make my goal everyday.

Lesson Learned: When I started editing Snow, I wanted to be able to write every day and edit. Well, I’ve come to realize that that just doesn’t work. I either edit and run out of time for writing or write and run out of time for editing. What I’ve decided is to switch on and off. Edit one day, then write the next. I tried this method out last week, and it worked great! So, my lesson learned is that sometimes writing every day isn’t the best option.

Goal for Next Week: My goal for next week is 800 words every other day.

If you’d like to share your weekly wrap-up, go ahead and post it in the comments below!

~ Kayla

Grammar Rule – Commas in a List and Commas and Conjunctions

Are you ready to embark on a journey of many months that will leave you more grammatically knowledgeable? Of course you are! Over the next couple of months on my grammar rule posting days, I will be sharing the many and complicated rules of commas as I attempt to learn exactly what to do with these pesky little punctuation marks. With any luck our quest will be successful. May our journey through the land of commas begin!

Commas in a List:

Bill the Pony walked up the hill, trotted across the field, and ran through the gate into the Shire.

The first rule today is about commas in a list. The rule seems fairly straight forward: when you have three or more items in a list, you should use commas between the items to avoid confusion. While everyone can agree that there should be commas between the first two items, there is an all out war about the third comma, more properly called the Oxford comma. This little comma is a source of great strife among grammar lovers everywhere. Some want to remove this comma, while others want it to remain. What it all boils down to is that you can chose to use the Oxford comma or not to use the Oxford comma. However you chose to punctuate your lists is up to you, as long as you’re consistent in your usage. I personally use the Oxford comma, so my examples in this post will include the third comma. If you’d like to know a bit more about this war, here’s a great video from TEDEd which you can find here.

Thranduil, Tauriel, and Legolas are all elves from Mirkwood.

Now that the confusion over the Oxford comma is cleared up, we can continue on our little journey. In this example, there are three elves in this list, which means commas are needed between them to avoid confusion.

Kili and Fili are brothers.

In this sentence, there are only two dwarves in the list, so there is no need to add a comma.

Commas and Conjunctions:

Legolas fired at the orc with the bomb, but he missed.

The second rule is about commas and conjunctions. This rule is pretty straight forward as well: when there are two independent clauses joined together with a conjunction, a comma is needed before the conjunction. The hardest part about this rule is the terms. A conjunction is a word that joins two other words or clauses together. “And,” “but,” and “or” are all examples of conjunctions. An independent clause is a clause that has a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought so it can stand on its own in the world of grammar.

You can tell if a clause is independent by reading the two clauses separately without the conjunction in the middle. “Legolas fired at the orc” is a full sentence. “He missed” is also a full sentence. So, in this case, there are two independent clauses, and there is a conjunction connecting them. Therefore, there needs to be a comma before the conjunction.

Legolas and Tauriel were not in The Hobbit book.

In this example, the conjunction “and” is not connecting two independent clauses. Neither “Legolas” nor “Tauriel” are full sentences by themselves, so no comma is needed between the two.

Smaug is fire, and he is also death.

Both “Smaug is fire” and “he is also death” have subjects and verbs and express complete thoughts. That means a comma is needed before the conjunction.

Here’s another great TEDEd video about commas and conjunctions, which you can find here.

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Quote of the Week

Today’s quote of the week is from John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath. I really liked this quote as this puts into words exactly what I learned from NaNo. I used to try to edit my work as I went along, reading what I wrote the previous day. That usually left me feeling discouraged and thinking that my writing was really bad, when in fact, it was just the rough draft. When I participated in NaNoWriMo, there was no time to go back and edit. I just had to keep writing and not worry about the mistakes.

“Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material” – John Steinbeck

~ Kayla

Book Review – The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

 

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Imagine if you lived in a city where the only light came from an underground electric generator, and all around you was the dark unknown. And now imagine that the generator was slowly dying, and your city was running out of supplies. That’s exactly the situation that the citizens of the City of Ember from Jeanne DuPrau’s novel find themselves in. That’s when two teens – Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow – discover a clue that might be the key to saving their home. It’s a fast-paced, puzzle solving, dystopian, escape story set in the fascinating dark world of Ember.

I picked this book off the shelf when I went book hunting a few weeks ago. I’d heard of The City of Ember before, but I had confused it with another book and thought it was a supernatural romance novel. After reading the summary on the inside of the front cover, I realized my mistake. I added it to my stack, and brought it home with me. I ended up loving the story way more than I thought I would.

I was completely taken in by the unique setting of The City of Ember in a way that I wasn’t expecting. The darkness around the safe, light-filled city added an air of mystery to the novel, leaving the reader wondering why the earth was so dark and what happened to the sunlight.

Just like the setting, the characters in this novel were interesting and unique. The main protagonist, Lina, was sympathetic and mature. I liked the way she took care of her little sister Poppy and her grandmother. I thought Lina had a personality all her own, and was an original character. The other protagonist, Doon, also felt very round and real. He was different from Lina, willing to take more risks, such as standing up to the mayor at the beginning of the novel. Doon was also like Lina in the fact that he wasn’t a whiny kid, but was mature enough to want to fix Ember’s generator and help save the city.

I also really liked the way Ms. DuPrau designed “The Instructions.” Doon and Lina had to first piece together “The Instructions” and then follow them, both of which were very believable. I liked that at first, they guessed wrong about the word at the top, reinforcing the idea that they were just normal kids. I can’t say any more because I don’t want to give it all away!

All in all, I loved The City of Ember. I’m glad I was wrong about it being a supernatural romance novel, and that I was able to read it! I’m especially glad that there’s a whole series of books about Ember to enjoy. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Lina, Doon, and Poppy! If you’re looking for a unique take on a dystopian story, I’d definitely recommend this novel.

~ Kayla

Awards!

First off, I would like to apologize. Why? Well, I’ve received several awards, and I haven’t accepted them yet! Today I’m going to change that! Over the next couple of weeks, I will accept the awards I’ve been given. 🙂 So, let’s get started!

I am accepting two Liebster awards today. One is from Jennifer K. Marsh (you can find her blog here), and the other is from Alexandra Needham (you can find her blog here). Thank you to both bloggers for nominating me! 🙂

What is a Liebster Award, you ask? Well, people nominate blogs they enjoy that have less than 200 followers so that others can find these newer and smaller blogs and get to know them. In order to accept the Liebster Award a blogger has to complete the following:

1) Post the Liebster Award graphic on your site.
2) Thank the blogger who nominated your blog.
3) Answer the 10 questions from the post of the person who nominated them.
4) The nominee will nominate 10 other blogs who have less than 200 followers.
5) The nominee will then create 10 questions of their own for their nominated bloggers to answer in their Liebster post.

Let’s start by displaying the Liebster Award graphics on my site:

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Now that that’s taken care of, here are my answers to Jennifer K. Marsh’s ten questions:

1) What has been one of your most hilariously embarrassing moments?

Hmmm…I know I’ve probably had one, but I really can’t remember it. There was that one time when I was still learning how to ice skate, and tried to stop by running into the wall. I almost went completely over the top and into the hockey bench section. I don’t know if that was hilarious, but it was quite painful. I have since learned how to stop correctly. 😉

2) If you were a bird, where would you go?

Well, I don’t know if birds can fly across “the pond,” but I would fly to the UK. I have always wanted to visit there.

3) Fire, earth, air or water? – I kinda had to ask that. I am the creator of a fantasy race of elemental beings, after all…

As I’m writing a series of books about a race that can control nature, I’ve become quite familiar with the different elements. 😉 I would probably choose fire.

4) What is your favourite season, and why? – Again, kinda had to be asked, given my involvement with nature

Summer! I prefer the heat to the cold, so summer is my favorite. And, of course, there is no school during the summer!

5) What’s your least favourite house chore?

Folding laundry. I don’t know why, I just really hate folding laundry.

6) Have you ever had a simple moment that made you stop and question everything? If so, what was it?

After being on the internet for hours at a time, I have stopped to question what am I doing with my life and exactly how I managed to end up on the Wikipedia page for ice cream when my only plan was to check my Pinterest feed for a few minutes! 😉

7) What/who is your greatest source of inspiration?

Speaking in terms of writing inspiration, I would say Brian Jacques and Sigmund Brouwer are probably my biggest inspirations. Brian Jacques made me want to start writing, while Sigmund Brouwer inspired me to try writing sci-fi, my favorite genre to write in.

8) What’s your most irrational fear?

I am terrified of swimming in deep water. The 9ft section in a local pool is pushing the envelope of how deep I will go.

9) Which attribute is most important to you: Courage, Freedom, Strength or Wisdom?

As an American, it might be illegal for me to pick something other than freedom, but I think I would go with courage. I’m not a super courageous person, so courage is important to me.

10) What’s your favourite smell?

I love the scent of cinnamon and horses. (Horses also make me sneeze, so it’s a love/hate relationship with that smell.)

And now, my ten questions from Alexandra Needham:

1. What was your first pet?

My first pets were more family pets. When I was younger, we had two black and white cats named Shadow and Taz. I have memories of Shadow sitting at my bedroom door. He would stay on guard there until I fell asleep.

2. What is your ideal job?

As I’m sure most of my readers could probably guess, my ideal job is a writer.

3. Are there enough hours in the day?

There are never enough hours in the day!

4. What is the most obscure book you own? Why do you have it?

While it’s technically not my book, my mom has a copy of The Long White Month by Dean Marshall. It was given to her by her grandmother. Both my mom and I love this book.

5. What would you like to be able to see from your window?

Is Minas Tirith an answer? 😉 Okay, okay, so if I have to pick something real that I would like to see outside my window … I would pick Erebor.

6. Where was your best holiday or day out?

Probably when my family and I went to Virginia Beach. The vacation started horribly. The cabin we were supposed to stay in was smelly and moldy (there was actually black mold everywhere). It took a turn for the better when we got a clean hotel room on the beach. The contrast between the cabin and hotel made the hotel seem a thousand times better and made a lasting impression in my memory.

7. Toilet paper, over or under?

As long as there’s toilet paper in the bathroom, I really don’t care which way it rolls. 🙂

8. What is the one thing you can’t get through the day without?

I love my music, and I probably couldn’t get through the day without it.

9.  Describe your mug/teacup.

I don’t usually use a mug, and when I do, I don’t have a favorite. I do have a favorite square plastic blue cup.

10. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

*calculates rapidly* Hmmm…4,957,808,900,708, 646 miles per hour. What? You’re telling me that swallows can’t go that fast? I might have made a little error in my calculating here…. 😉 (Okay, this website here, Style.org, is telling me that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is 24 miles per hour, or 11 meters per second. So, that is the real airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.)

Here are my nominations for the Liebster Award (I didn’t exactly follow the rules, as I only nominated six blogs instead of ten):

Like Star Filled Skies

Riot of Prose

Clapperboard Girl

Resolved to Dew

Of a Writerly Sort

Curious Ramblings

My ten questions for my nominees:

1) What is your favorite quote, and who is it by?

2) Vegetarian, omnivore, or carnivore?

3) What is your favorite fluffy animal?

4) Did you ever wear braces?

5) What was your most hated school assignment ever?

6) If you could own any car, which one would you own?

7) How many blogs do you follow?

8) Have you ever read through the entire Bible?

9) What is your favorite type of donut?

10) What is your favorite blog post you have written and why?

Thanks again to Jennifer K. Marsh and Alexandra Needham for nominating me!

~ Kayla