Thursday, December 17, 2015

Life, Love & Dyslexia, Sarah's Journal Book Review

Love, Life & Dyslexia, Sarah's Journal
Author: Sarah Janisse Brown 
ISBN 9781514723807| Pages: 293| Cost: $14.99
Published by The Thinking Tree 
617 N. Swope St. 
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317-622-8852 
FAX: 267-712-7889

I got the privilege of reading this book from my Mother. 
When mom found out about
Dyslexia games she got some of the books, 
Sarah's Journal included,
so my Mother & I began to 
read this wonderful book 
about Sarah Brown, her romance,
her family, her calling & Dyslexia

 Sarah Janisse Brown, was just a girl with dreams & callings like me. 
 She wasn’t planning to  change the world like she has.
 All she had to do was fallow God,
 & because she did she got to live 
 the wonderful life she wrote about in her book.

I was called by God many years ago to
become a missionary in India someday 
& for years I've wondered how God will get me there
& what will my life be like if he does.
Sarah's Journal has shown me that God will help me
fulfill his calling for me no matter how impossible it may seem.

I give this wonderful book five stars

I recommend this book to: Teens, Christians, Mothers & People who need reassurance that God has a plan for their life.

I received a free copy of  Love, Life & Dyslexia, Sarah's Journal from Thinking Tree, LLC via the author in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Goose Girl By Shannon Hale School Project Part 2

****Spoiler Alert:*** If you have not yet read The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale this post does contain spoilers.

    1.Which one of the literary elements was your favorite part of the book- the characters, setting,    theme, plot or magical elements? The characters.
    2.What would have happened if Ani was not able to develop her skills with the animals? She        mite have been respected by her mother but she wouldn't have been able to speek to the wind    either. What might her fate have been? She would die long before the king even knows she is    the princess. Do you think she could have found happiness as a common goose girl? Maybe      if Ungolad and his men left her alone.
    3.Although Ani has the gift of animal-speak, she is forced to hide it from others. How would        her life have been different in Kildenree had this been a valued gift in her own kingdom? She    would be more respected. Have you ever known someone who hid their own gifts? Yes. Can    we always reveal all our talents all of the time? No. Why or why not? We can't always                because there is a time and a season for everything and sometimes it is jusat not the right            time.

    4.Ani is stripped of her rightful crown by her mother and forced into poverty and virtual slave      labor by those who were hired to protect and care for her. While these life changes were            traumatic and dramatic, in the end they proved to be good for Ani; she became a stronger,          more insightful person and met people she may never have met. How so? If she didn't go          through these life changes than she would not have any friends, she would have been kind of    spoiled and she would have not found love. What does she learn from those who befriend her    along her journey? She learns how to be strong, how to work hard, how to be kind and how        to be loyal. How would things have been different between Geric and Ani had she not gone      through these trials? They would have never fallen in love.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My Songs

For most my life the only way to share my feelings was through song.
Lately I've been writing more and more songs.
In the last week I have taken up guitar lessons but, since I only know one cord, I have recorded my songs acapella. In the last two days I have recorded seven original songs. I also sang two songs written by my mother and did one cover song.

Here is the link to were you can listen to all of them

Thanks for reading and, when you drop by my music page, I hope you like what you hear.  :D

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Goose Girl By Shannon Hale School Project Part 1

****Spoiler Alert:*** If you have not yet read The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale this post does contain spoilers. 

  1. Describe how Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee changes from the beginning of the tale to the end.                                                                                                                                                   Ani changes from being royal, dainty, and a "loner" to poor, tough, and having a whole group of friends by her side. In the beginning of the book, her only friend was her Aunt. Then, after her Aunt died, her only friend was a horse named Falada. By the end of the book Ani had a group of friends who cared about her. Her accent changed to disguise her voice. She had a  prince who loved even before discovering her royal blood. Ani also developed the ability to speak to the wind. She started out as a princess with not much going for her and ended as a princess with everything.   

     2. Explain why Ani loses her claim to the throne and what her mother demands instead.                            Ani lost her throne to her brother after her mother tells her that she secretly engaged Ani to the                  prince of the kingdom of Bayern.

    3. Retell the events that lead to Ani becoming a Goose Girl.                   
        Ani's Aunt and Father died, Ani's Mother told her that that she was engaged at her father's                   funeral. When Ani headed to Bayern she was attacked in the forest and she ran. She met a                   woman named Gilsa whose son took her to Bayern. Ani disguised herself and went to the king             who gave her a job as a Goose Girl.     

   4. Who betrays Ani and who proves to be true friends and loyal to the end?
       Ani was betrayed by Selia (her lady in waiting), Ungolad, Ishta, Yulan, Terne and Hul.
       Ani's loyal friends were Enna, Finn, Razo, Ideca, Conrad, Talone, Adon, Dano, Ingras and Radal.

   5. The Queen tells Ani that, “Anidori, a crown princess, like a queen, can succeed only by staying            apart. Separation, elevation, delegation.” (p. 25) Define these three terms in your own words and        then discuss whether you agree with the queen’s assumptions or not. What do you think it would        be like to live under these expectations?  How do you think this would impact Ani’s ability to              make true friends and keep them?

       Separation: Being apart from something or someone. Not getting to know someone.

       Elevation: Having to be better than everyone. Being lifted above someone or something. Being            powerful.

       Delegation: Putting others in a position to take on your responsibility.

       To be a Queen I think you don't have to be separated from everyone, more like the the opposite, I        think to be a Queen you have to be ready and willing to put yourself in your subject's frame of              mind, which means you have to get to know them.

       Sometimes as a Queen I think you would need to be a little elevated in order to show you are still        the queen.

       I think there does have to be some delegation in order to be queen.

       I know it would be hard to live under these expectations, but I think I'd survive.

       I think it would flush Ani’s ability to make, and keep, true friends down the toilet.

   6. If you were to become the director for The Goose Girl who would you like to see cast in each              role? Why would you pick these particular actors?
        Ani: Chloë Grace Moretz
       Selia: Emma Stone
       Ani's Aunt: Michelle Pfeiffer
       Ani's Mother: Kristin Chenoweth
       Ani's Father: Brad Pitt
       Ani's first Brother: Chad Michael Murray
       Ani's first Sister:  Amanda Seyfried
       Ani's second Sister: Sophie Nélisse
       Ani's second Brother: Daniel Huttlestone   
      Talon: Sebastian Pigott  
      Adon: Lucas Till
      Dano: Charlie hunnam
      Ingras: Eric olsen
      Radal:  Simon Baker
      Ungolad: Jonathan Scarfe
      Ishta: Daniel craig
      Yulan: Martin Freeman
      Turne: Willem Dafoe
      Hul: Viggo Mortensen
      Gilsa: Sara Gilbert
      Finn: Matt Prokop
      Razo: Milo Ventimigila
      Conrad: Nick D'Agosto
      Enna: Maia Mitchell
      Ideca: Rachel McAdams
      Geric: Ben Barnes

      I'd pick these actors/actresses because they look and act good for the part.



Friday, November 1, 2013

Death and Victory

When what decays puts on imperishability,and what is mortal puts on immortality,then this passage in the Tanakh will be fulfilled: "Death is swallowed up in victory.                                                             1 CORINTHIANS 15:54 

"Adonai your God is going with you to fight on your behalf against your enemies and give you victory." 
                 Deuteronomy 20:4

And death and hell were cast into the lake of  fire.This is the second death. 
   Romans 20:14

Today I am writing about death and victory as you
may see.they are two very opposite things but they
 are very inportant. I want you to think a moment
 how often you see death nowadays and how often
do you see victory. It might just be me but I sense 
that there is more death. That is why I am happy
that death will be swallowed up in victory. 
Death is bad,
Victory is good
But GOD Is GREAT!!! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ella Enchanted: A Review

Ella Enchanted is the first book written by Gail Carson Levine.  It's kind of impressive that this was her first book.  It's been made into a movie and it has a trophy newberry award. That's a pretty good start, I'd say.

I picked up Ella Enchanted because, from the description on the back cover, it seemed to have a lot of action. I am drawn to stories with a medieval theme and fairy tales so this was right up my alley.

When Ella is born, a fairy who does not use her powers wisely bestows a gift on her.  This gift is the gift of obedience and it's anything but a gift. Ella grows to see it as a curse.   Ella goes through an adventure where she loses her mother, her friend, falls in love and becomes a servant to her step sisters. Trouble occurs when others discover her compulsive need to obey every order to the letter.

I liked it very much because you can relate to all the characters. You're sad when Ella's sad, happy when she's happy, and scared when she's scared. It's a very good book because you cry and laugh at the same time. This is such a great book you'll never sleep until you're done reading it.

I definitely recommend this book.

You can purchase this book on Amazon or snag a copy from your local library.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I purchased a copy of this book with my own money. I am not affiliated with the author or her publisher nor was I compensated in any way for this review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Things I like about Egypt

I read a book about Egypt and learned a lot of new information. Here is my list of interesting facts.
1. The Niles river floods ever year. This leaves fertile strips of dark soil on both sides of the river that are great for farming.

2. "Pharoah" means great house.

3. Occasionally, royal women would wear hair cones made of fat, spices and herbs. This made their hair greasy and sweet smelling.

4. Whenever people went into sacred buildings they had to shave off their hair and eyebrows before gong in.

5. Special containers called canopic jars were used to store the stomach, intestines, lungs and liver of dead Egyptians.

6. Children in early Egypt played with clay and wooden toys. They also liked animal action figured with moving parts. They liked to play games kids still play today like leapfrog and tug-a-war.

7. Workers usual ate bread and onion for lunch with cucumbers and beer for variety. I would starve because I hate onions, and beer is not legal for kids.

8. I learned how to write my name in hieroglyphics and how to spell hieroglyphics. Neither one is as easy as it looks.

9. Hippo hunting was a sport in ancient Egypt. It was really dangerous. Hippos can bite a boat in half.

10. I love the royal women's fashion in ancient Egypt. They used great fabrics and a lot of gold.

I've checked out a bunch of books from the library and learned a lot about Egypt. I would still like to learn more about the sphinx. I would like to know what color it was originally and what is hidden under the sand that's piled up to it's neck.