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Book Review: Ain't We Got Fun by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke

It was never much of an issue for Bess: living contentedly on her family's farm, despite the Depression which loomed around them. But when her older sister Georgiana takes off to New York City to make a fortune and help Papa out, feelings of adventure and wanderlust strike Bess at home. Through their lively letter correspondence, the sisters recount to one another their adventures, surprises, and heartaches, leaving little room for depression. For in a world of such wonder, ain't we got fun?

Splendid! Absolutely splendid. I got this book by advertising for Black Friday book sales. It was the one I was most excited for and it exceeded my expectations. This book was done wonderfully, from the characters, to the writing, even to the cover which was done so well I was immediately attracted to the book.

It was a super long book but it was the perfect length for the story. The fact that 2 authors wrote this book was wonderful, each took a character and in doing so created to unique…

Black Friday Book Sales

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and right now you are probably sitting on the couch with the carb hangover and are wondering how you managed to consume so much after making the annual resolution to, "never eat so much again". But don't worry, Black Friday is here! And as you frantically shop you can work off Thanksgiving dinner. But for those of you who managed to restrain yourself from a third piece of pie, there is an easier way to do your Black Friday shopping. How? Book sales! To get you in the book buying mood, I have narrowed down 5 books that I am thankful to have read this year.  The Kings Scrolls, by Jaye L. Knight: A great addition to Ilyon Chronicles. The writing was still superb and the characters as charming and heart tugging as ever.                                             Hebbros, by Nicole Sager: Oh my goodness! This was definitely my favorite read of the year. There was such depth of characters, plot, faith, and the writing was done explicitly. …

What Superheroes Replace

Don't get me wrong. I love superheroes. I love Marvel movies. I love the whole team of Avengers-not to mention those you see in some of the Avengers' personal movies. I don't think it's wrong to watch these movies. But I have a question for you. Why have we created superheroes? The answer is simple. We humans can't rescue ourselves; we need a Savior. Sound familiar?
     Even though the secular world hasn't accepted Christ, for millenniums humans have recognized that we can't save ourselves. We need heroes. People have built idols, because of the inborn knowledge that there has to be someone greater than us.
     This has inspired superheroes. Essentially, they are a substitute for God. The secular world, while denying the importance of Christ, knows we aren't enough. They have created heroes-people or aliens who are more powerful than us.
      Remember in The Avengers how there was an ongoing disagreement between Cap and Iron Man about making th…

Book Review: Brothers and Betrayal by Sarah Holman

A boy, running for his life
A princess, trying to save her people And an archer who seeks to defend the defenseless
Bryon, after witnessing his brother’s murder, takes his sisters and flees into the woods to a mysterious figure known as The Archer who lives there. But though he finds temporary safety, bitterness threatens his heart.
Brianna only wants to help the people of Taelis, but her father, the king, seems bent on making life hard for all of them. She works tirelessly to save the kingdom from war, while secretly helping The Archer.
Join the adventure in...Brothers and Betrayal

     So I reviewed the first book in the Taelis series and gave it about 3 stars. The second book in the series was much improved. This, I believe, is something that any writer would be glad to hear.
     The plot was much improved and quite enjoyable, the points the author was trying to get across were done well. This was a book I would read again.
     The characters were like able and easy to connect to. My fa…

Who You Are in Christ

I am faithful(Ephesians 1:1)
I am God's child(John 1:12)
I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:20)
I am a member of Christ's Body (1 Corinthians 12:27)
I am assured all things work together for good (Romans 8:28)
I have been established, anointed and sealed by God (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

My Journey to Writing

I am a writer. I have been since I was seven and entered in a short story contest. It was probably only 290 words long. Only a few paragraphs, I had taken the time to think out a story, type it up, and edit it. It took me a few days. But the story was mine, and I couldn't have been prouder.
      When I  was nine I rewrote a new version of my first story. It was 1,300 words long and I was amazed at how much I liked it. I wrote two more stories independently, and several others for school.
     When I was ten or eleven I got a book called Story Starters, this was one of the best things that could have happened to me. It gradually helped me to increase my skill in writing and before I knew it I was pretty good at writing.
      At the same time I was beginning to read more types of books. I had always loved to read but I began spreading out in what genre's I was reading. I read the Pirates and Faith Series, and liked it. I read Radialloy from the Firmament series and liked those t…