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Hi. Not much is going on right now. The Agatha Christie books aren’t here yet, even though they were supposed to show up today, but I downloaded Sims Freeplay. Its kinda of fun, but there’s only so much I can do with them.

Random update- For the past month or so I’ve been waking up around 3 or 4 in the morning, and I’m paranoid that there’s someone hiding in my closet, waiting to kill me. So I end up getting 4-5 hours of sleep, I usually bed down around midnight or so cause I have to help the other kids get ready for bed, plus I have chores to do. So when I get up in the morning I’m like

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And we ran out of Dr Pepper on Friday. You know how some people can’t start ththeir day without coffee? That’s how I am with DP. I’m addicted, bad. So all day Friday I kept constantly forgetting what I was doing, and I was dizzy and nauseas and I had a major headache. And my parents were like

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Its pitiful, I know. But I’ve tried quoting and I failed.

I’ve started reading Artemis Fowl. I bought the first and second to last book at our favorite thrift store. I read them both, and highly recommend it. Artemis is kind of a semi-evil Sherlock Holmes. The Atlantic Complex is my new favorite book.

I’m just gonna keep talking, and if you want to continue with this post, be my guest. If not then that’s fine.

We’re rearranging bedrooms again. Chicken is moving in with me and Watson, my dad’s going to build a bunk bed sometime this week so that all three of us will fit. Sawyer and Ranger are going to share a room, while Diva gets one to herself for a few years.

And I bought Dr Strange and Star Trek Beyond a few weeks ago. DR STRANGE IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!! And Beyond was pretty good, I’m gonna name one of my daughters Jaylah.

Gtg

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Why I Am a Reader Tag

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Heyo peoples! My computer broke earlier this weak, about a third of the screen is cracked, so I am having to write this using my Kindle.

Any who, I found this tag at Thrice Read and it looked too good to pass up. Onward and yonward!

1. Choose a word that would describe you as a reader.

Diverse, that’s from Mama Charming. But it fits. I’ll read anything and everything I can get my hands on.

2. What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?

Lara and The Grey Mare by Kathleen Duey is the first chapter book I can remember reading. It really paved the way for everything else.

3. Hardcover or Paperback?

I’m not really picky here, but I kinda prefer paperbacks cause their easier to carry around.

4. How has reading shaped your identity?

Reading has opened up whole new worlds for me. Its made me more open minded.

5. What book do you read when you want to be comforted?

Any book from A Series of Unfortunate Events. They help me realize that life could be way worse ;).

6. Who influenced you to be a reader?

There was a teacher at the Christian academy I used to go to who taught me how to read. She would work me and even gave me books well above my grade level cause I had read all the grade appropriate ones.

7. Describe your dream reading lounge.

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There it is, no description needed.

I tag Icebreaker694 for this, as well as anyone else who wants to!

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The Entertainer Blogger Award

A huge thanks to icebreaker694 for the nomination! Her blog is one of my top ten favorites, so get yer butt over there NOW!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

 

WHY DID YOU START A BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?

I started a blog cause I didn’t have anywhere else to talk about things I like. Blogging and meeting other bloggers has made me feel less like a freak.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

I don’t have a “favorite book” at the mo. I’m waiting for the 40+ Agatha Christie books that my dad bought me to get here. But for now I’ll go with Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST?

Thats a REALLY long list-

See-through plots, iced drinks, bossy people, oranges, apples, bananas, real looking baby dolls, nightmares, and teenage boys that think its ok to stare at teenage girls (mainly me, I’m not even that pretty!).

And thats just the beginning of it.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD AT THE MALL?

GIANT COOKIES!!!!!!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?

Reading, writing, listening to music, obsessing over guys that aren’t real/are twice my age, and spending hours on Pinterest.

Now for the nominees-

  1. The wonderful Clara and Hermione of Proud & Prejudiced Books
  2. The Jouska
  3. Fangirl101books
  4. Potter and Beyond
  5. Meg and Leah at Twin Reads
  6. Alexa

I’m only going half way here.

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The Kiss, Marry, or Cliff Book Tag

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Hello my peoples!

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If your not from around here then WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM OF THE DORK QUEEN!!!!

Again, this is from icebreaker694, but they have the best collection of tags ever! And I’ve kinda wanted to do this one for months.

Rules

  • Put names of Characters (whatever gender you’re attracted to) written in pieces of separate papers in an empty jar or a pen holder.
  • Shake the jar
  • Pull out 3 pieces of paper in each round and tell us which character you would Kiss, Marry, or Cliff!

I chose a bunch of different guys from different books/worlds, so this should be interesting ;).

Round One

First round is easy, I got Eric King (Animorphs), Jake (Animorphs), and John Watson (Sherlock Holmes). Obviously I would cliff Eric, I’m not all that into androids, kiss Jake cause I don’t have any other choice, and marry Watson.

Round one-

Kiss- Jake

Marry- John Watson

Cliff- Eric King

Round Two

Not so easy this time. Joe Hardy (Hardy Boys), Marco (Animorphs), and Tobias (Animorphs).  Cliff Marco, maybe kiss Joe, and Marry Tobias, if Rachel doesn’t kill me first.

Round Two-

Kiss- Joe Hardy

Marry- Tobias

Cliff- Marco

Round Three

NO! The universe hates me! I got two of my biggest literary crushes. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes), Severus Snape (Harry Potter), and Ron Weasley (Harry Potter). Goodbye Ron! *Laughs hysterically* But who to marry?!

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Alright, I’ll marry Sherlock, cause my mom says my heart belongs with him, and *sob* kiss Snape.

Round Three-

Kiss- Severus Snape

Marry- Sherlock Holmes

Cliff- Ron Weasley

Round Four

Whew, not bad. Ax (Animorphs), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Sirius Black (Harry Potter). I’ll cliff Ax, kiss Harry (only for the bragging rights), and marry Sirius.

Round Four-

Kiss- Harry Potter

Marry- Sirius Black

Cliff- Ax

The Final Problem- Round Five

ARGH!!! Frank Hardy (Hardy Boys), Neville Longbotton (Harry Potter), and Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter).

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I like all three of them, how do I choose!

Ok, cliff Frank. Then kiss Neville and Marry Draco.

I tag anyone who loves to read!!!

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Rapid Fire Book Tag

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I found this at icebreaker694 (yes I’ll be doing a lot of tags from there). Shall we get started?

EBOOKS OR PHYSICAL BOOKS?

I like physical books more, but ebooks are easier to take with you.

PAPERBACK OR HARDBACK?

Hardback all the way. I love the feel of them.

ONLINE OR IN-STORE BOOK SHOPPING?

IN-STORE! I have never actually bought a book online. My mom has, but I would much rather go to a store and be surrounded by books and other readers, so long as their not my age.

TRILOGIES OR SERIES?

I’m not really picky when it comes to these kinds of things. If its a good story I’d like it to last as long as possible.

HEROES OR VILLAINS?

I have to go with heroes. At least for books, movies are different-

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A BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ?

The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes. I loved this book. It was funny, original, and just plain adorable.

RECOMMEND AN UNDERRATED BOOK.

I don’t know if this counts, but Blue Willow by Doris Gates was really good and no one seems to have read it.

THE LAST BOOK YOU FINISHED?

It was an Animorphs book. I can’t remember which one.

WEIRDEST THING YOU USED AS A BOOKMARK?

A square of tp.

USED BOOKS, YES OR NO?

YES!!! I can’t afford “new” books, so I usually have to buy second-hand.

TOP THREE FAVORITE GENRES?

Mystery, Sci-fi, and Fantasy/adventure.

BORROW OR BUY?

Buy. I don’t enjoy reading books that belong to someone else, I’m afraid I’ll ruin them.

CHARACTERS OR PLOT?

Alright. I won’t read a book that has a see-through plot, but I hate half baked characters, so both.

LONG OR SHORT BOOK?

Not really picky here.

LONG OR SHORT CHAPTERS?

Long ones. That way, when my mom asks me to do something while I’m reading, I can say “Can I finish this chapter first?” and by the time I do finish it shes probably forgotten or gotten someone else to do whatever it was.

NAME THE FIRST THREE BOOKS YOU THINK OF.

The Hound of The BaskervillesThe Fellowship of The Ring, and To Kill A Mockingbird.

BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH OR CRY?

Cry, I love a good tear jerker.

OUR WORLD OR FICTIONAL WORLDS?

It really depends on what genre it is. I like mystery to be set in our world, but fantasy/adventure in fictional worlds.

AUDIOBOOKS: YES OR NO?

No.

DO YOU EVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER?

Ye~es I do. If a book cover looks nice I’ll pick it up and skim through it, if not I’ll just pass it up for one that does look nice.

BOOK TO MOVIE OR BOOK TO TV ADAPTATION?

Movie cause all the TV ones I’ve seen just stink.

SERIES OR STANDALONE?

If its a good story I’ll take a series, but standalones are okay too.

Leaving this open since I didn’t get formally tagged.

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The ACB Tag (Original)

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Thats right, I’m making a tag. I hope this catches on!

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you

  2. Use the tags pic (should be at the top of this post)

  3. Mention the creator

  4. Answer the questions below

  5. List three of your favorite blogs

  6. Tag at least two others to try this tag

The “Questions”

A-Annoying Name a character that got on your nerves.

L-Labyrinth A plot thats hard to understand.

E-Excellent What book, in your opinion, has the best writting?

X-Xenograft A plot/situation/character-type thats been way over used

C-Careless A book that is filled with plot holes and inconsistancy

H-Helpful A book thats always been there for you

A-Anticipation A book that you’ve wanted to read for a while

R-Ravaged A book to movie adaptation that really stunk

M-Metamorphic A character that changed a lot

I-Ingenious A one of a kind story/character

N-Narrative A retelling of a story that you like better then the original

G-Guru Your go to author

My Favorite Blogs-

(Over)Analysing Literature

Proud & Prejudiced Books

Spiral-Bound

I tag

icebreaker694

Jenn, Caitlynn, and Eden over at Thrice Read

Hermione & Clara

And anyone else!

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The Bookmark Book Tag

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Hello peoples! Its great to see you again!

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I was not tagged for this, but neither was icebreaker694, which is where I found it.

THE RECEIPT: THE LAST BOOK YOU GOT FROM THE LIBRARY OR BOUGHT THAT MIGHT STILL HAVE THE RECEIPT IN IT.

Usually when I buy a book from a book store, not used books/thrift stores, I use the receipt as a bookmark. This will last anywhere from 5 minutes to two weeks, until I lose it. Then I’ll just use whatevers closest.

NOTEBOOK PAPER: A BOOK THAT WAS PLAIN AT THE BEGINNING BUT GETS BETTER LATER ON.

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen. This was a really good book, it just took a while for me to get into it. I only got it because Paulsen wrote one of my favorite books ever- Hatchet.

A DOG-EARED OR POST IT TAB: A FAVORITE QUOTE FROM A BOOK THAT TAGGED.

“I get in the dumps at times, and don’t open my mouth for days on end. You must not think I am sulky when I do that. Just let me alone, and I’ll soon be right.”

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

THE HANDMADE: A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK THAT YOU LIKED OR DIDN’T LIKE.

I don’t really read self-published books.

THE HIGHLIGHTED OR THE UNDERLINED: A BOOK THAT YOU HIGHLIGHTED OR UNDERLINED THAT WASN’T A TEXTBOOK BUT USED IN A CLASS.

NONE! Books are sacred things, in my opinion it’s a crime to write/mark/do-anything-harmful-to-or-on a book.

A POP CULTURE BOOKMARK: CHOSE A FAVORITE CHARACTER TO BE ON A BOOK MARK.

Merlin!!!! He is just so ADORABLE!! 

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I would love to open a book and find him there!

POSTCARD: A GOOD TRAVEL BOOK.

The Dragon of Cripple Creek by Troy Howell is one of my top 50 favorites. Believe it or not I bought this at the local Dollar Tree for A DOLLAR!!!

OLD PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU: A BOOK YOU LIKED SO MUCH THAT YOU DIDN’T LET GO.

Hmmmmmmm, either A Little Princess or the Animorphs series. (I’m currently rereading Animorphs)

THE KLEENEX TISSUE: WHAT BOOK WAS A TEAR JERKER THAT MADE YOU GET A SECOND BOX?

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows made me cry like a baby! At the end I wanted nothing more than to send Rowling a Howler. 😦

THE FLOWER PRESS BOOKMARK: A BOOK WITH A BEAUTIFUL COVER.

Um, all of them? How can anyone choose between their babies?

THE BUCK BOOKMARK: A BOOK YOU MIGHT HAVE SPENT MORE ON THAN EXPECTED.

Harry Potter and The Order of The Pheonix. I bought this at Walmart for, like 10.98 or something. It was sooooooo worth it.

BAND-AID BOOKMARK: A BOOK THAT HAS A HEALING OR CALMING EFFECT ON YOU.

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Whenever life got me down, or my relatives were driving me crazy, I would take this book outside and just read. It made me feel like life wasn’t so bad, it could always be worse.

FINALLY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOKMARK?

I actually don’t have a whole lot of bookmarks. I just use any scrap of paper I can.

I tag any and everyone who wants to do this.

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Blogger Recognition Award

Hey guys!

I was nominated by thegirlonthego08. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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RULES :

  1. THANK THE BLOGGER WHO NOMINATED YOU AND PROVIDE A LINK TO THEIR BLOG.
  2. WRITE A POST TO SHOW YOUR AWARD.
  3. GIVE A BRIEF STORY OF HOW YOUR BLOG STARTED.
  4. GIVE TWO PIECES OF ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS.
  5. SELECT 15 OTHER BLOGGERS YOU WANT TO GIVE THIS AWARD TO.
  6. COMMENT ON EACH BLOG AND LET THEM KNOW YOU HAVE NOMINATED THEM & PROVIDE THE LINK TO THE POST YOU CREATED

 

Ok, a short story about the Creation of Lordofthetrekkies.

LOTT is not my first blog, I had one years ago called ThatJesusGirl that never really stuck, and I realized that I was not good at blogging. Then, almost two years ago now, I decided to start a dork themed blog. Can’t remember why exactly, but I was going through a rough time. People that had been my friends since birth stopped talking to me, I retreated into my shell, and shunned those who where shunning me. I’m in a better situation now. I have a small hand full of friends, mostly online, and I’m a lot more open to people. And its all thanks to Lordofthetrekkies. This is my home, and you guys are my best friends.

(Wow, that was really sappy…. Its staying)

Now for the advice-

  1. Be you, don’t worry about what the world wants from you. Focus on what you want from you. In all honesty, I would much rather read about your life and opinions then reread what everyone else is saying.
  2. Interact with other bloggers. We can help you, just ask. If someone comments on your site, reply. Engage your audience.

 

I nominate you, who ever is reading this.

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I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello my peoples, I’ve missed you.

My computer charger broke and wordpress wouldn’t let me post anything using my tablets. I have been here though, silently watching you. (Is it just me or have I gotten a little bit creepier lately?)

In my short exile I gained two new obsessions-

The first one is Pinterest. If I’m not reading, doing dishes, or sleeping, then I’m probably looking at crap like-

The second is

CUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t have a picture yet, I’ll post one later, but so far my collection has three coffee mugs. One is a mug with a Dream On verse on it, another is Star Trek, yellow-green, with this quote-

To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Tis truly beautiful, but my favorite is my S mug. Its got a big red s on it, for Sherlock, and I use it solely for milk.

Whats been going on with y’all? Stick around, I was tagged/nominated for something .). And I still have characters to post about!!!!

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A World of My Own- Imaginary Friends

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Here is the second post of my new series A World of My Own, you can see the first one here. This time we will be diving into my most recent obsession- Harry Potter. I tried really hard to give them names that meant something to the characters.

Harry Potter kids

Lily (15) and Prince (16) Snape. Gee, I wonder who their dad is? Since Snape was my #1 favorite character in the HP series (I just might name one of my kids Severus, his middle name would be Draconus), and my new book-ish crush, I put a lot of thought into who his kids were. Lily takes after him in Potions, but shes much nicer and loves kids. Prince is more like his dad when it comes to personalities, but his strongest subject is Charms. These two are a couple of my favorites, and Lily is my best friend.

Tarrent Dumbledore (17). Tarrent as in the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, the White Queen is his mom.

Agatha Filch (14) is the daughter of Argus Filch and Madam Pince. She is a neat-freaky bibliophile who can’t stand kids. Hehehe……

Milligan McGonagall (17) is Tarrent’s best friend. He’s slightly less strict then his mom, but only a little.

Harper (14) and Harvey (14) Potter they are younger then Harry. I still see him as 15, books 5+ DID NOT HAPPEN!!!

Vivian (19) and Tom Morfin (17) Riddle. I gave his son the name he HATED! Ok, so far no one has had very extraordinary gifts/powers, although they all have some sort of ability, I just haven’t bothered with them so far. Vivian can control the dead. As in, she can make them get up, walk around, even tap dance if thats what she wanted (Inferi anyone?). But she is incapable of hating anyone or anything. BTW Vivian and Tarrent are kinda together. BTW again, Bellatrix is Vivian’s mom.

James Black (15) Sirius was my second favorite. James has black dog ears, a tail, and the ability to turn into a dog (think Animorphs). He can also speak to animals.

Henry Weasley (14) I’m not sure if hes a one of the Weasley kids, or a kid of one of the Weasley boys. But if I did make him a kid of one of them, I would make it Fred.

Helga (13) Greta (12) are cousins. Helga is Hagrid’s daughter, and Grata is Grawp’s.

Romulus Lupin (15) is the son of Remus Lupin, Tonks is not his mom. He is a werewolf, kinda like Remus, but he can change when he wants to, and he can control his wolf self.

Simon Pettigrew (1) get it? Simon-Peter? Its a Biblical thang. Anywho, Lily takes care of him, like an older sister.

Marcellus Malfoy (14) is Draco’s brother. I just LOVE that name!

Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of these guys. 😦

See you soon! Like Wednesday or Sunday!

alex-c