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Welcome to Lordofthetrekkies!

Ever wanted to write a Guest Post?

Alex is looking for guest writers!

Leave a comment below and I will try to get back to you soon!

Wanted Content-

Fandom-ish

Funny

Clean

Easy to read

(I will choose only those that fit the bill. so don’t be offended if it isn’t you!)

 

 

New Weekly Book Meme- 8 Charming Fridays

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Hello! As some of you might remember, I started a book blog recently! And today I decided to start a weekly book meme (like Top Ten Tuesday and Top 5 Wednesday) over there. It has a Group on Goodreads and a page on Alex’s Charming Books. It would be so awesome if some of you could participate! I worked really hard to come up with a name and prompts. Not to mention the banners.

 

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My Book Blog

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Hello guys!

I recently started a book blog called Alex’s Charming Books. Its going pretty well, I just need some views. Scoot on over and take a look! It’s a pretty neat blog, if I do say so myself 😉 .

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The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

YAY! Another tag! This one was discovered at Bookshelves and Biros.

The Rules:

  • Choose 5 books!
  • Randomly set up your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page in the book and write the first two names you see.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them!
  • Cry at how dead you are…

The Books:

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix

The Bad Beginning

Things Not Seen

Prince Caspian

Artemis Fowl

The Apocalypse:

THE FIRST PERSON TO DIE-

Hermione Granger

Mwahaha! Goodbye, know-it-all! (Sorry, I just really don’t like her)

THE PERSON YOU TRIP TO ESCAPE THE ZOMBIES-

Hehehe, Harry Potter! Again, don’t like him much.

THE PERSON THAT TRIPS YOU TO GET AWAY FROM THE ZOMBIES-

Mr. Poe. Yes, I can see that. Anything to get him back to his bank.

THE TEAM IDIOT-

Count Olaf. Eh, he’s really clever, but he can’t read all that well.

THE BRAINS OF THE GROUP-

Oooooooooooooh! We will survive! Alicia Van Dorn peoples! She may be blind, but that won’t stop her from coming up with the best survival strategy.

THE TEAM MEDIC-

Mr. Phillips. He’s a scientist, but I don’t think he has much knowledge of medicine……

THE WEAPONS EXPERT-

Edmund Pevensie! Yes! He is my absolute favorite character from the Narnia books! Between him and Alicia there’s nothing and no one that can stand in our way! 🙂

THE TEAM’S BRAWLER-

Trumpkin. This just keeps getting better and better!

THE FIRST TO TURN INTO A ZOMBIE-

Captain Trouble Kelp. Good riddance!

AND FINALLY, THE TEAM LEADER-

Those zombies are going DOWN! We get Holly Short as our leader! BOOM!

I’m leaving this tag open!

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500 Followers!

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I SOMEHOW GAINED 500 FOLLOWERS?!

WordPress Followers- 501

Email Followers- 4

Social (Twitter)- 19

I am so very happy right now! For some strange reason people seem to think I’m interesting. AND I have been blogging for almost three years!

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I would like to thank three people for helping me get to where I am today-

Me, Myself, and I. Thank you for always being there, and never letting me down ;).

But seriously, thanks to all of you guys! All 534 of you. I, quite literally, could not have made it here without you guys! 🙂 Unfortunately I won’t be celebrating this today. *Sigh*

What have you guys been up to?

LOVE Y’ALL!!!

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The Narnia Book Tag

I found this neat tag at Bookshelves and Biros. Its a pretty cool blog, and I highly recommend it.

I grew up on Narnia. Seriously, one of my earliest memories is of watching The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at my aunts house.

NARNIA – A magical world you would like to visit

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What kind of question is that? Middle-Earth all the way!

THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW – A book you think is underrated

Um, I’m gonna gonna with a series with a small fandom, k?

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I love Artemis! I wish they would just make a movie or TV show or SOMETHIN!!!!!

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE – A classic that you love

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I read this when I was kinda young, and I got in trouble with my parents friend for reading it so young, but that’s another story. Anyway, this has always been one of my favorite classics.

THE HORSE AND HIS BOY – A book you picked up without knowing what it was about

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I found this at Walmart a few weeks ago and recognized the author, so I thought why not give it a try? I’m only halfway through it but it seems like an OK read. I’ll definitely be doing a review once I finish.

PRINCE CASPIAN – A sequel that you loved

Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

The Guardians of Ga’hoole: The Journey by Kathryn Lasky

The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

And Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER – A quest you’d like to be a part of

The Adventurers Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White. I would love to take part in that quest!

THE SILVER CHAIR – A book you didn’t expect to love

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Before reading this book I didn’t have a very good opinion of Agatha Christie, but now I can’t get enough.

THE LAST BATTLE – A perfect ending to a series you love

There are no perfect endings in my opinion. I hate when a series ends, I’d much rather keep reading.

THE PEVENSIES – A siblinghood of friendship you’d love to be a part of

Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the HP books have the best friendship I’ve read so far.

EUSTACE SCRUBB – A character who grew on you

Huh, I don’t usually start liking the characters I didn’t like before.

MR. TUMNUS – Your favourite mystical creature

Saphira from Eragon is my all time favorite magical creature in any book. She’s just so sassy!

CASPIAN – A character with regal qualities

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Thorin from The Hobbit.

THE WARDROBE – Your favourite hideout/place to read

Mah bed!! We don’t really have anywhere else to relax at home, so I usually end up curled up on my bed in my pajamas. Though, if I can get away with it, I would love to sit out in the woods on our property and read.

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The Versatile Blogger Award!!!

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Heyo! I was nominated for this award by Clara & Hermione, and I would just like to say

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The Rules-

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

7 Facts About Me-

  1. I am going to have 6 kids someday (I did the wedding ring test), 3 girls and 3 boys. I also have names for all of them.
  2. LOVE bean burritos. Seriously, I could live off of ’em!
  3. I tried to swear once. I ended up rolling around on the floor, laughing my head off.
  4. I have a crush on a guy in my youth group.
  5. I like to eat limes w/ sea salt.
  6. Horror is one of my favorite movie genres.
  7. I often dream about going back in time to my younger self. I usually end up crying in said dreams.

I Nominate-

  1. Tinka
  2. Island of reading
  3. Smudged Thoughts
  4. Ms. O’Carroll
  5. Embla
  6. Icebreaker694
  7. Intentergy
  8. Robyn
  9. Booksmashed
  10. Pumpkin Charming
  11. Xander Charming

The Sunshine Blogger Award

“HELLOOOOOOOO MAH LIL’ PEOPLES KJBGIPBIbp” She said calmly.

Now, I was not formally nominated for this award, but Mackenzie pretty much nominated all the world. So, since I live in this world, I decided to do it.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.

  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award

The Questions

If you could have one day (24 hours, exactly) to be any fictional character you wanted, which would you pick and WHY?

Hmmmm. Artemis Fowl Junior. He not only has tons of money, but hes also really smart. And, you know, having fairy friends is nice too. 😉

Would you rather be a mime for 24 hours, or speak in nothing but haikus for 42 hours? (answers must reflect what you pick [i.e. ‘I would choose Haiku, because it is easier, than never speaking…’ {GIF’s are allowed and also ENCOURAGED}])

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Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?

Vanilla! I can’t stand strawberry and I’m not that big a fan of chocolate.

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I wonder why?

Would you rather be a dragon or a phoenix?

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~ Ursula gives you an ultimatum: (A) become a mermaid forever (complete with the tail), but be unable to breathe underwater, or (B) stay a human forever and no longer be able to breathe air, but breathe underwater instead. Which do you pick?

Stay human. Then I could live under water, but still be able to wear my comfy pajama pants.

~ Describe to me your favorite color, without using the color’s name… (this is not a question, but I CARE NOT!)

My favorite color is the backdrop for the stars. Holding nothing and everything at the same time. It signifies the void. It is the color of death and ruin. The sign of mourning.

You’re given the option of becoming famous overnight, or being a small town-celebrity. Which do you pick, and why? (#deep)

Famous overnight. If everyone knew who I was I would have TONS of friends!

Would you rather have the Beast or the library?

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OUTA MAH WAY, BEAST! THERE ARE BOOKS TO BE READ!!!!

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? Or stay locked up in your room all day reading books and writing stories?

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Which falls faster–the chicken or the egg?

Egg. The chicken can slow its descent using its wings. The egg can not.

~ Middle Earth is at war with Narnia. Which side wins?

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What kind of question is that?

I Nominate-

  1. The Book Prophet
  2. Pumpkin Charming
  3. Xander Charming
  4. Blue Binding
  5. RiverMoose
  6. Michelle
  7. Twin Reads
  8. Potter and Beyond
  9. Icebreaker694
  10. Spiral-Bound
  11. The Jouska

 

Mah Querstions-

  1. What is your favorite part of blogging?
  2. Do you like to read? Why?
  3. What is your favorite song?
  4. What is your OTP?
  5. What is your NOTP?
  6. What/Who is your spirit animal?
  7. If you could have one famous author (living or other-wise) to write your biography, who would you choose and why?
  8. Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune?
  9. Who is your favorite villain of all time?
  10. Do you like Disney?
  11. What is your opinion on Loki? (From The Avengers, Thor, etc.)

And thats all!

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EVEN MORE NEW BOOKS!!!!! AVHGKCSYOCVYABKJBIPVYITCVYIT!!!!!

Our local library had its annual sale today, and we went to our two favorite thrift stores! I got a ton of new books! 30 in total. Here they are-

 Library Books-

  1. Hoofbeats: Katie and The Mustang by Kathleen Duey
  2. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  3. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  4. Pendragon The Lost City of Faar by D. J. MacHale
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest
  6. The Secret School by Avi
  7. King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
  8. The Horse and His Boy, The Silver Chair, and The Last battle by C. S. Lewis
  9. The Phantom Stallion books 1, 2, 3, & 22 by  Terri Farley
  10. Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island #3 by Terri Farley
  11. The Hardy Boys 1-6 by Franklin W. Dixon
  12. The Inexperienced Ghost and Nine Other Stories by H. G. Wells

Thrift Store Books-

  1. The Pike River Phantom by Betty Ren Wight
  2. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  4. The Last Apprentice #11 Slither by Joseph Delaney
  5. The Last Apprentice A Coven of Witches by Joseph Delaney
  6. Septimus Heap books 1, 3, & 6 by Angie Sage
  7. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
  8. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
  9. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
  10. Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
  11. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

And a movie- Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, and a black notebook.

 

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I still have tons to read from last time! I’m never gonna finish!

Now for a little story-

I was looking through the books at the library when some one at the other end of the room says “Here’s a Miss Marple.” I almost snapped my neck to see what was going on. And then the lady says “Its an Agatha Christie.”

And then later someone thought Mason (age 1) was my son. So……..

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Your Favorite Music Book Tag

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Hello guys! I found this fun tag at The Book Prophet. And it was created by Debbie. (Look, I know its Saturday, k? I just thought it would be fun to do this one today! Sue me!)

Rules:


  • Tag the creator of this tag and the one who tagged you
  • Pick 5 songs (or more) that you just have to listen whenever they are played
  • Pick the books/characters you think fit that song the best, and explain why you pick this book/character for this song
  • Tag some friends!

Babel- Mumford & Sons

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A lot of Mumford & Sons songs remind me of Loki, if you’ve heard any of them you’d understand. But it reminds me of Magnus as well.

The Boxer- Mumford & Sons

This is another one that reminds me of Loki.

I’m going with a character here- Feanor from The Silmarilion.

Carry On My Wayward Son- Kansas

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Book1 Mostly Aragorn.

 

Adia- Sarah McLachlan

I’m getting a Snape vibe over here. (But this also reminds me of Black Widow….)

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Dream On- Aerosmith

The Giver by Lois Lowry. This was my first DNF. How gone people stand this stuff?!

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Hurt- Johnny Cash

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Oh, how I wish this was for tv/movies! Ugh, well.

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Ain’t No Man- The Avett Brothers

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Dumbledore, baby!!!

I’m leaving this tag open!!!

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Wait To Finish- A Story Everyone Seems to Find Funny

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Hi peoples! So, early this morning (around 8-ish) I’m sitting on my bed getting my computer, chargers, and several books ready for the day, when I had the sudden idea to start a list of books I started but had to wait til sometime in the future to complete. What do I call it? Then it hit me, why not make it like DNF (Do Not Finish)? So I start brainstorming. Another idea comes-

Wait To Finish

It took me a minute. But when I finally realized-

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Yep. That wasn’t going to happen! I went to share my stupidity with my family.

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^Mom’s reaction^

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^Dad’s reaction^

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^Xander’s reaction^

So yeah. I’m an idiot, and my family thinks I’m some hilarious genius. *Sigh* My dad thought this would make y’all laugh. *Worlds biggest eye-roll*

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#RockMyTBR Song and Book Tag

Hello Amigos!

I found this tag at Thrice Read.

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)- A Contemporary I Want to Read

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan 

I don’t read much contemporary these days. I’m way more interested in fantasy and mystery at the moment, so this was about the only thing I could find for this question.

2. Shut Up and Dance (Walk To The Moon)- Most Anticipated Book You Have

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie 

Years ago my dad had a computer game based on the book and me and my siblings would play for hours non-stop. I don’t think we ever actually finished it, we just kept giving up and starting over. 😉

3. Centuries (Remix) (Fall Out Boys)- A Twist on a Classic or Fairy Tale

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead

I love fairy tales! So I’m really looking forward to reading these two.

 

4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot (The Flaming Lips)- A Science Fiction Book or a Book set in the Future

I don’t read a whole lot of science fiction or time travel books, but I have one-

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I bought this book very recently, and I got it for two reasons-

  1. The cover looked awesome
  2. I had read a lot of good reviews and wanted to know if it was really that good

And I will get back to you once I actually read it.

5. She Looks So Perfect (5 Seconds of Summer)- A Book with a Girl on the Cover

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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My TBR is really out of control lately. What with all the Agatha Christie books, the Walmart books, and my thrift store hauls, there’s gotta be around a hundred!

6. Africa (Toto)- A Book set in a Foreign Country

Flyte by Angie Sage

I got three of the Septimus Heap books and they’re sitting on my shelf, making me feel guilty. Just like all the others.

7. Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)- A Book or Books that Will Complete a Series

The Return of The King by J. R. R. Tolkien 

I don’t even have this one yet! 😦 I’ve been looking everywhere for a affordable copy.

8. Someone New (Hozier)- A Book by an Author You Haven’t Read Yet

Allegient by Veronica Roth

I only have this book cause the previous owner was going to throw it away if I didn’t take it, so I’m waiting to read it til I get the others in the series.

9. Hello (Adele)- A Book You DNF or Weren’t in the Mood for at the Time

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne

I have started this book countless times, but I have yet to finish it.

10. Love at First Sight (Kylie Minogue)- A Book You Bought Because of the Cover

Yeah, I just can’t help myself! I see a pretty book and I just gotta buy it!

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