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A Myriad of Book Tags! πŸ“š πŸ’•

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A Myriad of Book Tags! πŸ“š πŸ’•

Hey everyone!! ❀️

So… as you may have noticed I haven’t been very motivated when it comes to consistently posting on my blog… Lately I’ve been more focused on making videos for my youtube channel. I want to get back into it though! I didn’t really have any ideas for a post, so I thought it’d be a good time to do a blog tag, or in this case, multiple blogs tags. Specifically, book themed tags, which are the funnest in my opinion. πŸ˜€ Let’s go ahead and get into it!


Kaley @Words nominated me for this fun looking tag! It’s called “I’ll Get Around to it Later”, referring to books I’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t yet. i.e. quite a few. Lol!

Rules:

  1. Link back to the original post at Quote, Unquote so the creator can read your answers.)
  2. Link back to the post of the person who tagged you and thank them. (Thank you, Kaley!)
  3. You may use the included graphic anywhere in your post, but you don’t have to.
  4. Fill all seven categories.
  5. You can either leave this tag open so anyone can do it or tag up to seven people.

Questions:

  1. A classic book that you have been meaning to read forever but haven’t yet

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I’ve owned this for a couple of years, but haven’t gotten around to actually reading it yet…

2. A book on your shelf that you haven’t read yet

There are several! A few of them are Sanctuary by Beverly Lewis, and a couple of books by Jannette Oke.

3. A book that you got recently that you haven’t read

I recently bought The Green Ember, and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.

4. A book that you’ve had forever but haven’t read

A Tale of Two Cities… 😜 Other than that… XD The Valkyries series by Jeri Massi.

5. A book a friend recommended that you haven’t read

The Price to Pay: A Muslim Risks All to Follow Christ. My friend Hattush recommended this book to me when I asked for books about Muslims coming to Christ. I really want to read this one sometime!

6. A book you’re procrastinating on

A Tale of Two Cities.

7. The next book on your TBR

Lots….??? I’m not entirely sure what book I’m planning on reading NEXT. There are literally so many I want to read, and I always have to sift through my tbr and make that (hard) decision each time I pick out my books for the month. But I think next month I’ll be reading… The Green Ember…. Probably a book or two by Chautona Havig and Sarah Holman… You guys will just have to see. I’m sure I’ll be talking about my next reads in a later blog post as always. πŸ˜‰

(Check out Kaley’s answers to this tag! )


Next up, The Nerdy Bookworm Tag!! Caleb @Caleb E. King created this tag, and it looked really fun so I decided to do it! πŸ˜€ (Also, go check out the original post!)

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Include the Nerdy Bookworm Tag Image in your post.
  3. Answer the five Nerdy Bookworm Questions.
  4. Nominate two or more bloggers.
  5. Have fun!

The 5 Nerdy Bookworm Questions:

  1. What is your favorite book(s) of all time?

Ooh, super hard one. Other than the Bible, maybe… The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr, The Star Under the City by Maggie Joy, and Volition by Chautona Havig. Of course, I have a lot more favorite books, and it also always changes, since I’m always reading more. πŸ™‚

2. What’s your biggest pet peeve when it comes to people handling books?

Opening a brand new book super wide and cracking the spine before it’s time… 😒

3. In your opinion, how big does a book have to be for you to be intimidated to read it?

Pretty large… I really love long books so. As long as it’s a good book that I enjoy, it could be thousands of pages. πŸ˜‚

4. What’s your favorite book format? (Paperback, Hardcover, Ebook, Audiobook, ect.)

Paperback and hardcover. It’s hard to decide between those two, but if I had to pick one it’d probably be paperbacks because they’re cheaper and easier to hold. Hardbacks are so pretty though!

5. What are the first things you do when you pick up a book?

(Let’s assume this is at a used book store and prices are not crazy high) I look at the author’s name first probably, then the front and back cover. Then I flip through the book and see if the writing style looks interesting… Then I’ll probably smell it… And then I might buy it… (Or at least long for it…) 🀣

That was a really fun tag! Thanks for making it, Caleb!


I’m really excited about this last one called the My Life in Books blog tag!! I saw this one on the blog Quote, Unquote. (Cute name!!) Check our Leisl’s post over there. πŸ™‚

Find a book for each of your initials.

My name: Rosanna Joy Marr

R: Roses for Mama by Jannette Oke

J: Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones

M: Manuscript for Murder by Chautona Havig

– Count your age along your bookshelf: what book is it?

I have two shelves, so I decided to do this for each one. I got Little Women by L.M. Alcott, and The Cross and Switchblade by David Wilkinson. (I haven’t read that one yet) πŸ™‚

– Pick a book set in your city/country

Well, I’m pretty much for SURE not going to find one in my city…. And I haven’t read that many books in Mexico either, lol! XD Let’s go with Marita by Evelyn Hege. I haven’t read that one in years!

Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

Most books….! I want to go just about everywhere. 🀣 Let’s go with…

-Anne of Green Gables (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

– Hunting in the Highlands (Scotland)

– Emma (England)

– Pick a book that’s your favorite color

I seriously don’t even know what my favorite color is anymore…! I just love all colors. XD I like blue a lot, so I’ll go with that. I think this cover for Treasures of the Snow is so pretty!!

Which book did you have the fondest memories of?

The Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul White!

Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

I had a difficult time getting through David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. So difficult that I didn’t even finish it, so…XD I do want to try again someday though, because I am curious about what happens…

-What book on your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

Finishing my entire TBR would be a pretty huge accomplishment. Other than that, I’m not really sure what one book would be a bigger “accomplishment” than the rest. πŸ™‚


Also, I’m going to tag a few people right here, and they can choose which of these tags they want to do, should they decide to do one. πŸ™‚

Kate @Once Upon and Ordinary

Hattush @Daughter of the Light

Lacey @Grace, Books and Life

Lizzie @Life with Liz

Alicia @Organized Chaos

Jana @Reviews from the Stacks

Hannah @More than Just Reading

Diamond @I have 12% of a Plan

And anyone else who loves books and would like to do one of these tags!!


And that’s it, folks! Whew, that was a lot. Let me know if you guys actually made it all the way through that! Did I mention any of your favorite books?

Thanks so much for reading, and have a great day! ❀

Your affectionate bookish blogger,

Rosy ❀️

July, 2022 Recap

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July, 2022 Recap

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Hey guys! July was a really fun month for me. I got to travel and see lots of friends, which is always a blast!!

Video calling my friend Kyra

I don’t remember much of what happened before July 14th, which is the day my mom and I left on our trip to Arizona. That was definitely the highlight of my month!!! (And year…)

My dad drove us to the airport in El Paso, Tx. Some of my siblings came along too.

The plane trip there was SO much fun! It’d been a long time since I’d flown, and I had a blast looking out the window. The view was so incredible and breath-taking!!

So pretty!!!!

I got a starbucks drink for the first time ever at the airport! I got a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino – or something like that. It was so good!!! πŸ˜‹

We went to the Arizona Homeschool convention the next day, which was really good. I had a great time listening to some of the speakers, doing a fun photography class, and hanging out with my friends. πŸ˜€

Visiting with my friend, Dani, and holding her adorable baby sister

So that went really well. I also bought three books, which I can’t wait to read! πŸ˜‚

The next day was Sunday, and we had a really good time at church. I don’t have any pictures, but if you stay until the end of this post I will be sharing a video. πŸ™‚

On Monday I spent the day with some amazing friends of mine! We went out thrifting and had a blast.

I found a pink princess-y dress with *very* large puffed sleevesNeedless to say, I felt very much like Anne of Green Gables, lol. XD I didn’t get it, but I thought it was really fun. XD

AndI love this picture of Susie and I! ❀ I didn’t get that dress either. πŸ˜‚

For lunch we all went to Chipotle. It was my first time eating there, and it was delicious!!! The burrito I got was HUGE, and lasted me both lunch and supper…. lol!!

I spent the night with the Hublers, and we watched Emma (2009)- all 4 hours. After that I talked with Susie for a while, and finally went to bed at 3 am. Only to get up at 5:30. So yeah, I didn’t get much sleep, but that was fine. It was the time for sleeping, I could always catch of later. 🀣

Playing chess with Gaby

The next day I hung out for the morning with Gaby, which was so much fun!

That afternoon, we flew back to El Paso, and Dad picked us to take us home again. The trip was so much fun, and I was sad it was over. It was good to be home again though! πŸ™‚

I vlogged the whole trip! I really love how the video turned out. It’s full of a lot of amazing memories!! πŸ’• Go check it out!!

Memes I saved in July

(Not many, but enjoy these few) πŸ˜€

Books I read in July

I linked to my reviews on Goodreads. πŸ™‚
  1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  2. Allerednic by Chautona Havig β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  3. Kate’s Christmas by Sarah Holmanβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  4. Kate’s Informant by Sarah Holman β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  5. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
  6. Summer’s Fury by Katie Wyatt β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  7. The Sunroom by Beverly Lewis β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  8. Prairie by Chautona Havig β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  9. Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  10. Suit and Suitability by Kelsey Bryant β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  11. Discerning Truth by Jason Lisle β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  12. Beowulf by Unknown β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Books read: 12

Favorites: Prairie and Kate’s Informant

Pages read: 2,964


July was an awesome month for me!! I had so much fun traveling and spending time with friends. ❀️

How was your month? Do you have any plans for August? Have you ever been on a plane?

Love,

Rosy πŸ’•

My Top Ten Favorite Books – Collab with Lizzie Marr

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Hey friends!

My sister Lizzie got a blog very recently, and we decided it would be fun to do a collab together! If you haven’t seen her blog yet, it’s called Life with Liz. Go check it out!

In these posts Lizzie and I are going to be sharing our top 10 favorite books, not an easy task. I try to be very sparing with which books I put into my official favorites list, but still, it’s more than ten. πŸ˜‚ You can see my entire favorites shelf on Goodreads HERE. πŸ™‚

But for now, I’m going to work on choosing my ten absolute favorite, out of all of my favorites. XD

  1. Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary
Christian, Non-fiction, Biography

I read this book very recently, and loved it SO much! I love reading stories of muslims who come to know Christ. The writing style of this autobiography was amazing, reading more like a fascinating novel than a true story. I almost couldn’t put it down! Rifqa’s testimony is so incredible and encouraging. ❀

2. Volition by Chautona Havig

Christian, Sci-fi, Dystopian

A very different style of book from the last one, but also so good. This one just fascinated me sooo much, and the ending was so sweet. I don’t read much in the way of sci-fi, but this one is really good. Even if you don’t like that genre, try reading this book, and you just may find you like it! I don’t even know how to explain what this book is about, lol. XD You can read more about it here.

3. The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth

Classic, fiction, mystery

My friend Kyra gave me this one a couple of years ago, and I’m so glad, because I and my entire family absolutely love it! I’ve read it at least 3 times, once aloud to my sisters. And now my sister Lizzie is reading it to the rest of my siblings who haven’t yet heard it. So yeah, it’s been loved. πŸ˜„

4. The Lost Art of True Beauty – The Set Apart Girl’s Guide to Feminine Grace by Leslie Ludy

Christian life, non-fiction

I would recommend this to every Christian teen girl, as well as anything else by Leslie and Eric Ludy. This book has been very helpful to me in the past years, and I still frequently go back and read it for the reminder. (Also check out Set Apart Femininity by the same author.)

5. Evidence not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose

Christian, Autobiography

This book is awesome for anyone who loves WWII or missionary stories, like me. Darlene’s story is so amazing and encouraging!

6. Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman

Mystery, contemporary fiction, Christian

This book was an awesome start to an awesome series. So far I’ve read the first four, and can’t wait to read the rest very soon. The first book is my favorite of the series so far, but the whole thing is definitely recommended if you like mystery and stories having to do with spies and the FBI. So much fun!

7. The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr

Historical fiction, adventure

Another book that has been well loved by my entire family. The plot, the character development, the length, and everything about it is awesome! XD πŸ˜€ Plus, historical fiction is one of my top favorite genres, so. πŸ˜€

8. The Star Under the City by Maggie Joy

Historical fiction, WWII

Another historical fiction, and WWII book. As I said, I really love stories set during and around WWII. The characters in this book are so love-able, and *cries* there are some super good and sad scenes in here. Also… isn’t that cover to beautiful…?

(I’m currently lost about which books to include as my last two favorites… Ugh, this is so hard!!! Ok, let’s see….)

9. A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke

Christian, historical fiction, romance

Ugh, this one really made me cry!!!! It’s so sad and really good. I’m actually currently in the middle of reading it to my sisters! They’ve been really enjoying it as well. πŸ˜€

10. The Lost Clue by Mrs. O.F. Walton

Christian, mystery, fiction

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would getting into it. It’s very whole-some, easy to read, and entertaining. I loved the mystery aspect of it. I’d like to read this one aloud to my siblings sometime. πŸ™‚

Bonus – The Lamplighter by Maria Susan Cummins

Christian, fiction, classics

Sorry, I just had to add one more… XD I haven’t read this one in quite a while. In fact, I never read it, since we don’t own it, but listened to the audio book on librivox. I’d love to actually own a copy sometime!

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Whew, that was so hard!! I feel like there are so many books I’m missing… I did my best to pick out my favorites though, and if you’d like to see more, you can check them out here. πŸ™‚

Thank you to Lizzie for doing this fun collab with me!! I can’t wait to see your answers. πŸ˜€ Go check them out by clicking the button below!!

Love,

Rosy ❀️

May, 2022 Review

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May, 2022  Review

Hey friends! ❀️

I realize that, yet again, I have skipped a reviewing a month… I didn’t post a recap of April, because I had very few photos, and wasn’t really feeling motivated to do it. So yeah. Sorry about that. XD

Whatever the case, I’m back with a recap of the month of May! πŸ˜€

Near the beginning of this month, the Oduber family, who was moving across Mexico to a town a few hours from us, stayed at our house for a few days. It was really fun to get to know their family!

A couple of weeks later, one of the churches my dad frequently preaches at held a conference. The Oduber family was able to come again, and stayed at our house during the duration of the conference. It was fun, and the conference was really good! Quite a few people came. πŸ˜€

The men visiting

Lizzie and I went on a short walk/hike with some of the women. We climbed to the top of a hill, and the view from up there was amazing!!! Sadly, I didn’t have a camera, so I don’t have pictures of the view. But it was really fun!

Lizzie, me and Grace
James and Me
A painting I did
Another painting
The kids doing a science experiment with their friend, one of our neighbors.
Philip, Susy and James

My sister Lizzie, turned 15 near the end of May. πŸ˜€ The first two pictures of of her birthday, and the last one is from a photoshoot I did of her bit later.

Memes I saved in May

I’m thinking about making this a regular section in these recap posts because who doesn’t love good memes? πŸ˜‚ Here are a few of my favorites that I saved last month. πŸ™‚

Books I read in May

  1. Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver (5 stars)
  2. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery (5 stars)
  3. Kate’s Capitol by Sarah Holman (4 stars)
  4. Phantom Write by Jerry Jenkins (4 stars)
  5. Double Fault by Jerry Jenkins (3 stars)
  6. Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars)
  7. Volition by Chautona Havig (5 stars)
  8. The Last Gasp by Chautona Havig (4.5 stars)
  9. Imprisoned with ISIS by Petr Jasek (4.5 stars)

I read a lot of good books in May! I bolded my favorites, and linked to the reviews of the ones I reviewed on Goodreads. πŸ™‚

Blog Posts and Youtube Videos

Blog:

  1. May Bullet Journal Set Up
  2. 5 Things I would tell my Younger Self
  3. Yet Another Thriftbooks Haul

Youtube:

  1. Blue Butterfly Painting

May was a such a great month for us here! How did your month go?

Love,

Rosy πŸ’•

Yet Another Thrift Books Haul!πŸ“š

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Yet Another Thrift Books Haul!πŸ“š

Hey friends! ❀

If you all haven’t noticed, I love books and I love getting “new” books. Getting new (at least to you) books is one of the best things ever! My favorite and most cost efficient way I have found to buy books online is Thriftbooks. The second best way is thrift stores, but since I don’t get to one often, I use Thriftbooks quite a lot. πŸ˜„

For this order, I spent $20 on 7 books. That’s less than an average of 3 dollars per book!!🀩 I got a couple of them free with a coupon and free book credit that I had. Shipping was also free, since I spent more than $10. My book budget is just about empty, but my book loving self is very happy. πŸ™Œ

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The first two books I got are Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary, and Answering Jihad by Nabeel Qureshi. Both of these are on the topic of Islam and Christianity, a subject that really fascinates me. The first one is the autobiography of a Muslim girl who converted to Christianity and was rejected by her family. The second book is by the author of another book that I love, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. I’m excited to read more from him!

There was a deal at the time to get one children’s book free with your order, so I picked out The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine. This middle grade book looks so adorable, and it has some really cute illustrations. I can’t wait to read this one, and maybe read it to my siblings if it’s good. (Also, it’s set in London!)

I did get one other middle grade book, The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass. We have the first book in this series, and it’s really cute. Since this one isn’t by a Christian author and I haven’t read it yet, I can’t fully recommend it for sure, but I’m thinking it’s going to be really sweet! (In more ways that one!) This came in a beautiful hardback copy. The first book we have is a beat up paper book, so now I’m desperately wanting it in a matching hardcover copy. πŸ˜†

This book looks super sweet! It’s Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot, a Christian author I haven’t read yet. The cover is really pretty!

I’m slowly collecting each of Jane Austen’s novels, usually ordering one with every order. This time I got Sense and Sensibility. I took the dust cover off, because I think it looks prettier without it, hehe. πŸ˜… 😁

The last book I got is a biography that I’ve been interesting in reading for quite a while, The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson. I’m excited about this one!

And that’s it! I’m sooo excited about each of these books, and cannot wait to read them. ❀️

Bookishly,

Rosy πŸ“š πŸ’–

P.s. If you sign up for Thriftbooks, join ReadingRewards, and spend $30 dollars using this link, we will both get a free book credit. 😁

What I’m doing for 12th Grade

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What I’m doing for 12th Grade

Hey friends!! ❀️

I mentioned a few posts back that I started 12th grade a few weeks ago, and a few of you said that you would like to see what books I’m using.

I’ve been doing it for several weeks, and I’ve really been enjoying it. (Even though I’m very anxious to graduate, haha!) Here’s what I’ve been doing!


  1. Epoch from Generations

I really enjoy reading the book that goes with this. (Epoch by Kevin Swanson) It’s very interesting and enlightening.

2. Worldviews in Conflict from Generations

I’ve been wanting to read this book for years, so I’m excited about it!

3. Intro to Missions from ACE

I love this one because there are a bunch of really neat missionary biographies for me to read!! Currently I’m reading Peril by Choice about John and Elaine Beekman, missionaries in Mexico. πŸ˜€

4. Jenson’s Format Writing from MasterBooks

It’s quite possible that this is my least favorite subject…. I usually like writing, but I don’t really like this book. πŸ˜‚

5. Survey of Science: History and Concepts from MasterBooks

This one is so interesting!! There are four textbooks to reading, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. I’m currently reading The World of Mathematics, which I’m enjoying much more than I thought I would. XD

6. Apologetics in Action from MasterBooks

This is one of my favorite subjects here, as I have already read a love several of these books. I’m currently reading Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Vol. 1. πŸ™‚

7. Algebra 1 and Geometry from CTC Math

As far as maths go, this program isn’t the worst. That’s all I’m going to say about it. 🀣


And that’s pretty much it! There’s not a lot of subjects, but some of them are pretty in depth so it’s still a lot of work. I’ve been enjoying (most) of it though!!

Are you familiar with any of these books or programs? I’m interested in what curriculum you all are using!

Love,

Rosy

A Very Bookish Post (Book Mail, Spring Book Recommendations, Spell the Month in Books, and more…)

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A Very Bookish Post (Book Mail, Spring Book Recommendations, Spell the Month in Books, and more…)

Hey everyone! How are you all? ❀️

*WARNING* Lots of books, and talking of books ahead. If you hate books, I’m truly sorry, and it may be in your best interest to stop reading this post while you can. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. However, if you are in your right mind, and you love books… I hope you enjoy this post!!

Anyway. πŸ˜‚ Yes, we have a fairly long post today, dedicated completely to books, and all the bookish things that have been happening in my life lately. XD

Book Mail

My friend Kate, from Once Upon an Ordinary, generously offered to send me some her books that I didn’t yet own. She sent me Kiera, Sincerely, Jem and The Night Archers. I love them all so much, and can’t wait to read them!!!

I’ve been wanting to read Kiera ever since it was first published, and Sincerely, Jem will be so much fun to read during Christmas season. I already had The Twin Arrows, so I was excited to get The Night Archers to match. They look so cute together!! 😍

Thank you so much, Kate!!!

(Note: That’s the old edition of Kiera, but Kate is working on a second edition, with a beautiful new cover. And it’s hardback!! Check it out here. )

Spring Books Recommendations

I love reading books that are associated with the season. It’s just such a great way to celebrate the time of year! I compiled this list of a few books that I think capture the idea of Spring, or I just associate with Spring. πŸ™‚

The Secret Garden

What else is there to say, this book is about a garden. Very Spring-y! I’ve almost finished reading this one. πŸ™‚ It’s such a cute story!

Any books by Jane Austen, or books that are set in the Regency Era

I’m really not sure why, but I strongly connect the regency era with Spring. That’s why I love reading Jane Austen during this time of year. My favorites are:

  1. Emma
  2. Pride and Prejudice
  3. Sense and Sensibility

That’s all of them that I’ve yet read, but I’m planning on reading Mansfield Park very soon. πŸ˜€

Another more modernly written regency book I’m hoping to read soon is the Heart of Warwickshire Series by Chautona Havig, especially the first one. πŸ™‚

Anne of Green Gables, Kilmeny of the Orchard, and pretty much everything else by L.M. Montgomery are also great for Spring!

Do you guys have any more Spring book recommendations for me? If so, I’d love to hear them in the comments!!

Spell the Month in Books

A- A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke

Fiction, Romance, Western

I read this book last month, and… I cried…. 😭 ❀️

P – Presumption and Partiality by Rebekah Jones

Vintage, Romance, Book re-telling

This book is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice – but set in the 1930’s! And I love the cover. ❀

R Roses for Mamma by Jannette Oke

Fiction, Romance

I apologize for adding another Jannette Oke book… This may well be my favorite book by this author!

IIron Scouts of the Confederacy by Lee McGriffen

Historical Fiction, Civil War

L Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Classic, Fiction

Book Organization

So, lately I’ve been keeping all my books in my cabinet, but 1) I hated that they were all closed up where I couldn’t look at them, haha! And 2) They eventually got way too full for my small cabinet and could no longer fit.

So for the past while I’ve been looking out for a better way to store them. I would like my own bookshelf, but they are crazy expensive, and we didn’t have the materials to build one. Probably a good thing, because otherwise I would have tried. 🀣 I finally decided to line them up along the piano, and I think that works really well! I’d still like a bookshelf someday, but this works perfectly for now. πŸ˜€

This isn’t all of my books, just the ones that look nice enough to display. Lol. πŸ˜‚


If you guys are reading this, you have officially reached the end of this post, and you’re the best!! (And you probably either love to read, or if not, you’re a good friend of mine, hehe! Lol. XD)

Whatever the case, thanks so much for sticking around through the entire post, and comment below with what books you’re currently reading!

Love,

Rosy 🌸 πŸ“š

February and March Review

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February and March Review

Hello everyone! πŸ’• 🌷

How are you all? I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in quite a long time! 23 days to be exact… Yikes!! Things have been pretty busy here, and I’ve just been lacking the necessary motivation for blogging. I’m here now, but I can promise how consistent I’ll be, hehe! I will try though. πŸ˜€ I really want to get back into it.

Anyway, about half way though March, I realized something terrible… I forgot to do a February review!!!! That’s the first time I’ve downright forgotten in… probably the history of me doing these. I’ve skipped some I think, but never forgotten. So I’m just going to do both of the last two months in this post. February was waaay too long ago to remember almost anything… But I’ll do my best! πŸ˜‚

February

*Long, awkward silence*

Yep, I told you I wouldn’t be able to remember much… LOL. XD


Our friends Pablo and Anna, and their kids visited us one Sunday for, and after church. We had a fun time with them!

Books

Click the links to see my reviews. πŸ™‚

  1. Fair in War by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  2. Manuscript for Murder by Chautonna Havig (5 stars!)
  3. Enjoy the Poodle Skirt by Kate (Willis) Hopman (5 stars)
  4. Through the Fire by Dianne Nobler (4 stars)
  5. A Soldier Finds Grace by Katherine St. Clair (5 stars)
  6. Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars)
  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (5 stars)
  8. Penelope’s Pursuit by Chautonna Havig (5 stars!)
  9. Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy (3.4 stars)
  10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (4 stars) (Not pictured)

My favorites were probably A Soldier finds Grace, Little Women and Penelope’s Pursuit.

March

I spent the month of March doing TONS of math, so that I could start 12th grade. I finished most of 11th awhile ago, but was behind in math, so…. not fun….!! Eventually I got caught up enough to start 12th grade, which was really exciting!! Hopefully I will do a post on what I’m doing for 12th grade for you all. πŸ˜€

I also appear to have taken little to no photos in March. Ugh, I’ll have to work on that in April. Meanwhile, let me go scrounge up what I can from March. πŸ™‚

Selfies with siblings πŸ˜‚. ❀️

My grandparents visited us fora few days! We had a lot of fun with them. πŸ˜€

My grandpa, and sister Susy

A few of our goats have kidded! I don’t have a particular liking for goats (at all), but the little kids are adorable!!! 😍 Unfortunately, the mother was not accepting them for a while, and we had to hold her down to help them nurse. XD I helped with that for a bit, and did not enjoy it one little bit, LOL! I survived though. πŸ˜€ By now, the mother is letting them nurse, a lot more at least. πŸ™‚

My entire family signed up for the Spring100, a challenge where you try to walk 100 miles in Spring. A few of us have done it in past years, but this year we’re all doing it. πŸ˜€ It’s been a lot of fun, taking walks together!! I think I’ve done around 12 or 13 miles so far. πŸ™‚

I spent the last bit of March feeling pretty sick with a cold… I’m still bit sick, but getting a lot better, thankfully!

Books

  1. Stressed Out: A Practical, Biblical Approach to Anxiety by Todd Friel (4 stars)
  2. The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr (5 stars!)
  3. Emma by Jane Austen (5 stars)
  4. Crossroads by Paul Willis (5 stars!)
  5. Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St John (5 stars)
  6. Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada (5 stars)
  7. Crime of Fashion by Chautona Havig (5 stars)
  8. A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke (5 Stars!)
  9. Haunted Waters by Jerry Jenkins (4 stars) (Not pictured)
  10. Two O’Clock Slump by Chautona Havig (5 Stars)

My favorites were… Never mind, there were too many good books here, that I would end up picking half of them. XD


Hopefully I will have a more detailed review for April, but this will have to do for now. πŸ™‚

Speaking of April…. Happy April!

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

I’m so excited for this month, and for the weather to begin warming up, and outside to start getting greener. I love Spring! 🌸 🌳 🌷

I hope you all are doing great!! How did your last few months go?

Love,

Rosy ❀️

Memes for Bookworms!! πŸ“š

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Hey everyone! 😁

Since my bullet journal theme for February is Books, I thought it’d be fun to do more bookish posts this month. And who doesn’t love memes, so I decided that would be the perfect combination for this post! πŸ˜€ Enjoy!!


This is sadly true for a lot of things..!
I’m so sorry, all you authors…
Haha! XD

Just to be safe!!
Yep. And it kind of hurts. XD

This would be me if I had money. It’s probably a good thing I don’t! XD
I found this one hilarious, because I would TOTALLY do that as a kid!!
The struggle is real.
I always do this when I reading anything barely suspenseful or exciting. XD

It sounds so weird when worded this way, but. XD
Just a small list. πŸ˜‰

Except for me it’s the book section in thrift stores.

It’s honestly very scary.

I was so surprised when I saw this one, because I didn’t know that was an actual thin people other than me did. Lol!

Mmm-hmm, which is why you’ll never get a one-book answer from me. Sorry. πŸ˜‰

*Finishes laughing to myself* πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

That’s all I got for today, folks. I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together! (Hint: a lot.) Which memes did you relate to the most?

Love,

Rosy

so what’s your favorite book? (Just kidding!) 🀣

A Day in my Life!

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A Day in my Life!

Hello everyone!! πŸ˜€

Today I thought it would be fun to show you guys what a fairly normal school day in my life sometimes looks like. πŸ˜€ I hope y’all enjoy!

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

6:45 – Woke up

I woke up around 6:45, which was nice, since lately I’ve been waking up 20 or more minutes later. I got up (code for I physically forced myself to somehow climb out of bed… I’m not a morning person…!) I made some tea and read my Bible. πŸ˜€

This is still half-asleep me. XD

7:20 – Got dressed

I got dressed and ready for the day. I washed my face, put on a little bit of makeup and smoothed out my hair a bit. My bangs were kind of funny, but I’ll be fixing that later. πŸ™‚

And yeah, I know my the last pick is really random, but….. They’re new shoes and I love them, so. There ya go. 🀣

7:45-Breakfast

My dad made oatmeal for breakfast. πŸ™‚

8:15-Picked up our maid

I was a little bit late on this today – I usually leave at 8, but that’s fine. πŸ™‚ She comes to help out twice a week. πŸ™‚


8:45-Straightened Hair

I just got a flat iron, and decided to straighten my hair today! It’s only the second time I’ve done it, and it’s really fun. πŸ˜„ My hair always feels so long after I straighten is, haha!

9:30 – Worked a bit on this blog post

I’m just writing all these things down shortly after they happen, so that I don’t forget it later. πŸ™‚ Also, more tea. πŸ˜‹

9:50 – Worked on school

I spent the next good while working on school, mainly math and writing, since I’m a bit behind on those subjects.

11:00 – Class

On school mornings at 11:00 to 12:00 I do a class with my three youngest siblings. I do math, science and learning to read with them, and I also sing some songs and read aloud to them.

12:15 – Store

I had to run to the store real quick grab some things for lunch. I meant to take a picture inside the store, but I forgot, so here’s this. XD

12:45 – Ate Lunch

Again, I forgot to take a picture, haha. XD But we had beans.

1:10 – Organized bookshelves

(This was before I cleaned it up, btw. Haha!)

2:00 – Emailed

I caught up on some emails I’ve been meaning to write for forever! I also answered some comments on my blog.

3:00 – Made bread

I hadn’t made bread in quite a while – my younger sisters have mostly taken over that job – so I had to kind of re-learn! XD

4:00

The bread is rising, and while it rose, I read for a bit, and talk with my friend Kyra. πŸ˜€ Then, I put the bread in the oven, and did some more reading and talking to Kyra. XD

I read Enjoy the Poodle Skirt by Kate (Willis) Hopman. It’s so good! And guess what…. You can get a kindle copy for FREE on Amazon. So go check that out! It’s adorable… 😍

6:00

Bread’s out of the oven. It’s so pretty!

6:30 – Supper!

You’ll notice there aren’t many people in this photos, and that’s because my mom was doing a zoom meeting, and my Dad had taken three of the kids to preach in another town. πŸ™‚

7:00 – Dishes!

8:00 – Watched Andy Griffith

After the chores were all finished, we sat down to watch a of couple episodes of the Andy Griffith show. πŸ˜€

After that, I kind of forgot to keep track of what I did when. The kids went to bed after that, and I read for a little while. I went to bed around 10, and probably fell asleep around 11:00. XD It takes me a while sometimes. Usually it doesn’t take me that long though.

And yeah, I hope you guys enjoyed seeing a little peek of what my day was like! Ever day is different of course, but I think that that’s a pretty good representation of what most of my school days are like. πŸ™‚

Hope you’re having a great day!

Love,

Rosy ❀️ 🌼