The Back To School Tag

Kellyn the Kool (guess what, girl, I have dubbed you, Irish style. *puts on sunglasses* ;D ) at Reveries made a tag: and a SCHOOL TAG, at that! Am I the only kid who likes school? We’ll find out. 😛

 1. THE RULES

 

  1. Thank the person who tagged you. ((AND I DUBBED YA! HA!))
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions. (Or a blank copy of the old questions, if you’re too lazy to make your own (or you just love my questions))
  4. Tag as many (or as few) people as you want. (Try to make sure they’re still doing school!)
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
  6. Don’t die. ((I can’t promise anything lol))

 

2. THE QUESTIONS

Let’s do this. *cocks gun and runs into battle yelling*

 

When’s your first day of school?

Uh… not quite sure, honestly. Why? Because my Mom has a doctor treatment coming up this month, in about a week, for her Lyme. It is a while away so we’ll be renting a cabin. We are praying hard and have faith that the treatment will go well, and God will heal her. And, that God’ll heal the woman who switched dates with us- Praise YHWH!

So I don’t know when we start school. But we’ll be doing some reading during the week we go to her appointment.

What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?

HUSH, Kell. ;P I look forward to the history this year, honestly. I’m usually not thrilled about medieval history (*Gasp* How?! Since I have like two novels that are in this time and age?!), but this year, that’s the theme! But some of the books have some Norse mythology, and for the sake of my medieval novels, I am piqued. 😀

Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?

HOMESCHOOLED FOR THE WIN! I have been homeschooled my whole life.

What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)

I’m going to be a sophomore this year- 10th grade. To be honest, I just now learned what those weird names were dedicated to: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior… heh, why can’t we just say the grades? 😉

How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?

Uh… two, after this year, I guess. I don’t plan on going to college so.

What are your goals for this school year?

Do my best. As always, I try to set that goal of trying my best and having to accept that. Often, I’ll obsess over grades, at the same time thinking ‘it is what it is’… So, as always, my goals are to really hit the books and keep my heart on God.

What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?

We’ve actually never gone this far into fall without starting school… I don’t know the answer to this. But we usually start in fall. 🙂

How is schooling going to effect your blogging?

Wait, blogging? Kidding, kidding. I’m going to assume it’ll be the same kind of time frame. If anything, I’ll schedule it for once in my life and stick to it.

What’s your favorite school subject?

Grammar/writing/literature.  I also like languages! I’m learning Spanish (have been for like, 2 yrs now) and will be learning ASL this year, too.

Your least favorite?

LOL! I know this is mainstream, but math intimidates me, haha. I try! But I don’t look forward to it a whole lot.

What subject are you best at?

Writing. Reading. Grammar. Science, too.

What subject are you worst at?

I’m not saying I’m awfully dumb at math but… yeah.

What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?

Let’s see…. Spanish/ASL. P.E. which involves horseback riding and training (I’ll be training my foal Mini and my mare, Taloowa), arts, and probably something else I can’t think of right now haha.

How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?

Sorta, yeah. I don’t plan on going to college, but life wise, I’m always trying to prepare! As you grow, I’ve learned just recently, life is short. I mean, I’m already preparing to get my driver’s permit (AHH), and then before I know it, I’ll be 18, and then who knows? Life is precious and goes by so fast. I can’t ell the future… but right now, I am blessed to have a family, and the opportunity to learn. I’m going to make it count!

Do you play any sports in school?

Who, ME?! Kidding. I’m not athletic, but I enjoy playing baseball with my family. As far as school, like I said, this year includes horses for PE. =D

Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?

Uhhh… I don’t know haha. I guess it will help as far as topics go? I could write some posts on school, reviews, or do photo shoots/videos on the horses whilst training. 😛

How much time a day is school going to take for you?

I HAVE NO IDEA AHHH. At least, not going into this year. Last year, I breezed through stuff super fast… so this year, Mom was like ‘Ang, I’m challenging you. This’ll take longer.” And I’m sorta excited and freaked at once lol. I’ll survive, but yeah, my days are gonne be tight!

Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?

I don’t have friends I can see in real life…

Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?

I SAY BRING IT I AM EXCITED! WHOO! Shiny new books and knowledge and paper and pens and hours to study and take notes and hey maybe cry a bit because of math and shriek because dissecting a frog is no fun but I LOVE SCHOOL!

What are you most looking forward to about school?

Learning. Knowledge. The books.

How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?

That ain’t gonna happen lol. Real answer: We’ve made a schedula and we gotta survive lol so we’ll make do. I still want to finish my novel Jump, edit Seek+betas, and do some art but Mom is wonderful: writing/editing will count as school. *faints from gratitude*

What are your overall thoughts on school?

It is a gift. Hard, sometimes, difficult, frustrating, tiring: but man, are we blessed to do it. I love being homeschooled because it really gives you the chance to grow with Jesus and learn news things and take your time with what you retain and all. Also, I like taking notes, studying, and reading so I’m a school nerd, I guess.

 

WAS THAT FUN OR WHAT?! And now, I get to tag some nerds.

 

3. TAG SOME FOLKS

Sara @ R5:3-5 

Kate @ Once Upon An Ordinary 

Maddy @ Maddy’s Digital Diaries 

Natasha @ Simple Things

Blessing @  Counting Your Blessings One By One

Faith @ Stories by Firefly 

Kaitlyn @ Twin Thoughts 

Emma Grace @ Real and Official Matters 

Natalie @ my kinda country 

Zane @ Simple Impossibilities   

Lisa @ Inkwell 

and… YOU! If you wanna do this tag, consider yourself tagged by yours truly. 🙂

 

 

YOUR QUESTIONS

  1. What grade are you in, and how old are you?
  2. Are you homeschooled, private schooled, or public schooled? Do you enjoy your type of schooling?
  3. What is your favorite subject?
  4. What is your least favorite subject?
  5. One thing you learned in school when you were younger that is still in your head?
  6. Do you study hard or wing it, most often?
  7. Your way to study is…?
  8. What is one subject you want to work really hard on this year, to better yourself?
  9. Any extracurricular activities this year? What are they?
  10. What is one thing you look forward to this particular year of school? What does this year mean for you?
  11. What is one thing that school introduced you to, that made you look farther into, that you still really enjoy? (For me, this would be musicals and ballets and stuff. Swan Lake and The Nutcracker are amazing, OK!?)
  12. If you could take a dream field trip, where would you go and what would you do?
  13. Are you excited for school? If so, why? If not, why?
  14. BONUS, USELESS QUESTION: Can you recite the alphabet backwards aloud? (Honestly, who can?)

 

AND WE MADE IT!

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN TO TAKE THE WHEEL AND HAVE FUN WITH THIS TAG! BYE!

God bless, y’all!

-Ang

GO DO THIS TAG! Are you excited for school? Excited for FALL!? YESSS.

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Cover Reveal | Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe

Hello folks! I am very excited to be participating in a cover reveal for Lydia Howe’s new novel, Where Dandelions Grow. How awesome does this sound? =D I signed up to read it for free in exchange for a review- and I’m pumped! 😀 Without farther ado (because EEEEP!), I’ll share the wonderful cover!

 

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And the back blurb:

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Honestly, y’all, this cover is GORGEOUS! I love the people on the cover, the feel the cover gives you, and the faded images (the books, flowers, leaves, and the ivy type decor): it’s all so sweet! It makes me interested in the book, before even looking at the blurb. 😀

Where Dandelions Grow is being released as an e-book on September 26th. Pre-Order your copy today for just $0.99! Find the book on Amazon: WHERE DANDELIONS GROW

Add Where Dandelions Grow to your Goodreads list!

Lydia is totally awesome, and to show us that fact; she is also doing a giveaway! 😉

GIVEAWAY!

Be sure to check out Lydia’s blog for more fun. 🙂

Didn’t y’all love the cover? Lydia has an eye for beautiful things, and I can’t wait to read this story! God bless you all!

-Angela

 

 

Summer Book Haul!

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Hello y’all! I’ve been wanting to do a fun little book haul post, and when Victoria Lynn invited me to her amazing party– it totally fit the deal! Read her post for the lovely details!

My subject for today’s post, to join the part, is my summer reading book haul! These are the summer reading books I have bought, found (by found, I mean was given by my Mom when we went through storage), or books I got as gifts and just got around to reading. A lot of these are also ‘to be read’, but since I just got them and all, here they are. 🙂

 

SUMMER TO BE READ

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Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. Books 1, 2, 6, 8. My Granny loved Oke, and I’m excited to read this series.

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The A.D. Chronicles, by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Books 1, 3, 4, 5, 6. My Mom had a bunch of Thoene books in storage, so I was happy to find them!

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The Zion Chronicles, by Bodie Thoene. Books 2, 3, 4, 5.

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  The Trellis and the Seed, by Jan Karon. Elsie Dinsmore, by Martha Finley. Superman Unchained comic. OK: I think I’ve read this Elsie Disnmore book before (and have a hardback copy) but this copy isn’t packed up so… 😉 And a DC comic book is a fast way to up my 100 book reading goal this year LOL.

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OK, I bought these 4 books at a huge flea market in NC while on vacation. I was soo excited to get them! First off, I love Kipling- but this copy is pretty old. It doesn’t even have a year copyright in it- but someone signed it, and that signed date is 1938. So it is at least that old, y’all! Before WWII! *freaks*

The Stories of Sherlock Holmes is SUPER old, doesn’t have a copyright date, and is very delicate.

Bluebird and The Sparrow, by Janette Oke.

Little Men, by Lousia May Alcott.

 

   READ THIS SUMMER

Please note that I own every single one of these books except the two ebooks I read in exchange for a review/won. I just don’t have photos of them because they’re packed away, since we’re moving. So. ;(

 

 

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Letter of Love, by Amanda Tero. Ebook copy.

 

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Spinner of Secrets, by Annie Lousie Twitchell. Ebook copy. Read review here.

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Tortured For Christ, by Richard Wurmbran.

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Outlaw, by Ted Dekker.

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The Unholy Deception, by L.A. Marzulli.

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Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary.

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Winter Is Not Forever, by Janette Oke. (Excuse the weird photo above, the cover on Goodreads would not load for some reason… hm)

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 Of the O’Malley series, this summer I read ‘Guardian’ and am currently reading ‘Truthseeker’. Can I just freak out about this series, y’all? because it’s soo sweet. Other than a lot of typos in the print and all, the story is great!

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Victory On The Walls, by Frieda Clark Hyman.

The River Between Us, by Richard Peck.

The Warrior, by Francine Rivers.

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I actually read Little Prince twice, so… it’s a favorite. 😉

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 The Long Way Home, by Andrew Klavan.

Seek, by (yours truly) Angela R. Watts. I’m also asking for beta readers for Seek (Sept. 9th- January 2018) so if you want to sign up, here’s the link!

 

NONFICTION READ THIS SUMMER

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 Mayan Calendars, by Geoff Stray

Cannabis For Lyme Disease and related conditions, by Shelley M. White. Read review here.

 

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And that would conclude my summer book haul. 🙂

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Victoria is hosting a HUGE bookerly giveaway (EEK!!!) which you can enter here! Just look at those goodies. 😀

Bookerly Fun Giveaway!

 

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Isn’t this AWESOME?! 😀 Victoria has a wonderfully fun party going on. ♥

God bless and enjoy!
-Angela

Isn’t the giveaway epic? Have you read any of my summer books?

 

 

I PRINTED MY NOVEL! | Seek

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Ladies and gentlemen…. I PRINTED MY NOVEL, SEEK!! Here’s a video of me opening it, with my family. Ahh!

 

I used Lulu and Canva- and this tutorial by Sarah saved my life, haha, so if you wanna print your book (YESSS you do, you have to!) I’d recommend following her tutorial haha.

It is so pretty, y’all! It looks even better in real life. 😀 I used pictures of my ’69 Ford truck all around, and the fonts and all didn’t clip and they turned out nice! Whoohoo! Also: it smells good. Oh my gosh, that was important to me haha!

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Seek!

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Front cover and thickness

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back cover!

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I am SO, SO grateful for Yahweh and my family and friends. The Lord has showed me so much writing Seek- He taught me how to forgive, how to keep moving, and how to have faith. Seeking God can be hard, but that is life. ♥ Yahweh is always Good! My family has always been there for me, always encouraging me and cheering me on when I got in the mud. My family is so excited to read my novel- and they are! Whoa! Yes, I got two copies of Seek so I could edit one, while my family reads the other. Am I nervous? Yes. 😉 But I hope they like it, and help me tackle it with my red pen. 😛

And, I want to thank my friends. Sydney, girlie, you have been my bff and have always encouraged me and inspired me to move closer to Yahweh. Through the hard times, you’ve been there. I couldn’t ask for a kinder friend. ♥ Thank you. And for the wonderful ladies in my Camp NaNo cabins- you all have encouraged me and it was a blast to write with y’all! Thank you guys.

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Doing a mini book photoshoot, Waylon and Hank having fun. 😉

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One of the moments in my book where I cried…

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And this is what happens when I don’t know how deep a spot in the TN river would be…. 😛

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I AM READY TO HIT THIS BOOK HARD! MWUHAHA!

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Oh, you know, just chillin’ ‘n readin’- MY BOOK!

I am ecstatic. 🙂 I will probably be editing Seek while I continue to write Jump, too. Because I love them both so much. *gasps* And Jump just hit over 40,000 words this month- and I did win July Camp NaNo last month! I won at 36,000 and my goal was 20,000. So, currently, Seek and Jump are my precious novels that i am having so much fun with. 😀 Thank the Lord for dreams, because both these stories sprouted from dreams.

Well, I must go get busy. Gotta keep myself busy while my family reads my book because EEP. There’s something about seeing my book in someone’s hands… it’s incredible. I pray God uses my words and stories to touch and help others, because I know that writing has helped me grow closer to Yeshua.

I also have BIG news…. due to my Ma’s brilliance…. this will be Seek’s last edit. *screams* Yes, it is time. I will be asking for beta readers soon! Like, very soon. *gulp* I am nervous, have never done this before, and my plan was to wait- but Ma said it’s time. 😀 I will be getting a post together to share with y’all soon!

God bless!

-Ang

 

Have you printed YOUR book? If not, you gotta do it! Do you like Seek’s cover? Would you like to beta read Seek?