The Text Tag

Good afternoon, readers!  How are we?

I was tagged I’m-so-not-telling-how-long-ago, by my sweet friend Savannah.  It looks like a lot of fun, thank you, Savannah.  And sorry it took so long!

~Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them
~Answer the original 6 text-themed questions
~Add a typography/word related question for those you tag to answer
~Tag 6+ bloggers and notify them that you tagged them
~Include these rules in your post

1. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet? Probably A, or S.  At least when it comes to names.

2. What are three words you love? Whaaaaat?  Only three?  Fine, I’ll try: Bibliophiletoxophilite, and gonfalonier.  The first because they’re totally me, and the second because it’s cool and I need to use it in a story someday.

And I can’t help but add that I also love the words cinnamon, willow, wolf, and sparrow.

3. What are three words you hate? Um. . . math, grammar, and petunia.  I know it’s weird, and they’re pretty flowers, but I don’t like their name.  Probably because of a picture book I read when I was little.

4. If you could create a word, what would it be, and what would it describe?  That’s hard!  Probably another word for love, that meant unconditional, Christ-like love.

5. What are your three favorite punctuation marks? — * ;

6. What are your three favorite fonts?

Brush Script MT

Book Antiqua (especially italics)

Old English Test MT

Savannah’s question: What is one word you are constantly misspelling? Well, I spelled sacrifice as sacrfice for a long time, but typing it so many times pretty much cured me of that. 😉  And my because‘s sometimes turn out to be becasue.  And my words are wrods quite often.

I tag: Jaidyn and Skylar, if they would like to do it.  (I’m afraid I can’t think of six–please feel free to snag it if you’re interested!)  My question is: What is your least favorite letter of the alphabet?

(Very Late) Book Review ~ Jimmie Moore of Bucktown

We just got back from a wonderful trip to Colorful Colorado, and while we were there we received this great news.  I am so excited!!

Life has been a bit crazy (and I have been rather uninspired), but here we are with a book review.  Some friends gave us a copy of Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin E. Trotter a few years back.  We found it recently while tidying up, and I asked if I could read it.

I very much enjoyed it, and its beautiful message of redemption.  At times the old-fashioned style rather annoyed me though.  The ending also felt a little too picture-perfect, but it is said to be a true story.

It is not a kid’s book, and there is some mature content, but the author handled everything well.  It was a short, interesting read, and a good book I would recommend for older readers.

The Describe Tag

So. . . as you can see, the book reviews are only sort-of happening.  I apologize.  I am planning on doing more reading soon though, so that should help.  In the mean time, I’m going to do a tag instead, because. . . I have a lot of tags I need to get done.

Before we start though, ya’ll need to read the last post on our family’s adoption blog.  I am sooo excited!


Okay, now for the tag: my sweet friend Savannah tagged me on this one, and it looks like all kinds of fun!  Sadly, I can’t link to her post, as her blog is private.  Here’s the description of the tag:

   ‘The basic idea of this tag is to take five characters of your creation, answer the six questions for each of your characters, then describe him/her/it in your own words in a paragraph, posts the answers like I did down below, and then tag 1 person per character.’ 

Okay, sounds good!  Most of my characters are from stories that are not yet written, because all the (good) on-paper stories by yours truly have been posted on here, so you all know the characters already.  I’m starting with the main character from Catania’s Forest, because I’m sure you all want to know about her–and because I need to buy myself time because I’m not getting a description of it up on my stories page as soon as I thought. 😉  Anyway, here goes nothing:

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