Showing posts from August, 2017

Beautiful People--Cap

'Tis the very end of August, and I had given up hope of ever getting around to doing Beautiful People this month...BUT! Along comes a writing session during which I suddenly realize I have been away from my characters waaay to long and need to get to know them again. So. Here I am, answering this month's ten questions about my character Cap.
A little background: Cap is about thirteen years old and lives in a poor fishing village in the futuristic world of Erdania. He kinda takes my protagonist under his wing after said protagonist undergoes an unpleasant ordeal involving an exploding submarine. Cap also shows up in the two sequels as a grown-up revolutionist leader, and just in case you were wondering he is nothing like Captain America.

What is he addicted to/can’t live without? 

Cap doesn't have much in the way of material possessions or comforts, but he loves it when people (his sister, his father, the boys in the village) treat him with respect. He's seen as a natur…

The Versatile Blogger Award

I've been nominated for  The Versatile Blogger Award, by Hope @ The Reader Addict! Thanks so much, Hope! This is going to be fun!

1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself. 3. Nominate 10 other bloggers of your choice. 4. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
Seven facts about myself. Oh dear, how boring. Well. Let's give this a shot.

All the images are from Pinterest.
1. I held a baby wallaby once. (An adorable experience. If you ever get a chance, snatch it up.)

2. When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, I'm strange in that I prefer ones with fewer chocolate chips.

3. My 4H chickens were recently killed by some mysterious predator. Pity me. But don't pity me too much, because I just got too old for 4H anyway.

4. After resisting the Marvel movies for a ridiculously long time, I finally saw Captain America: The First Avenger the other day. And...let's just say I loved it.

5. The copy of Jane Eyre which I a…

To Be a Saint!

The other day my little brother came up to me with a picture book in his hands and asked, "Why are those boys throwing rocks at him?"
I glanced at the picture--an illustration of an incident in the life of St. Dominic Savio--and explained that the boys weren't throwing rocks at Dominic, they were throwing rocks at each other, and Dominic had stepped between them with a crucifix to make them realize they were hurting Jesus. Then I went back to sweeping the kitchen.
My brother must have been stewing over the story, however, because a few minutes later he said, "If I was a saint--"

"You can be," I interrupted.

"I can?"

"Yes. We all can be. We were all made to be saints."

He was surprised by that. And when I thought about it, so was I.

It's the very simple thoughts that are the most flabbergasting.

We're all made to be saints. Like Dominic. That's the very reason we were made.

It sounds daunting, doesn't it? And yet--h…

Books of June and July

Hullo, everybody! Are you having a wonderful summer? Isn't it going far too fast?

I said I might post occasionally during my hiatus, so here are the books I've been wrapped up in all summer so far.

An Old-Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott
What a wonderful writer Louisa May Alcott is! I tend to forget how much I love her until I pick a volume of hers up, and then I'm swept away for a day or two until I've finished it. Her old-fashioned prose is delicious, her characters endearing, and her stories just the sweetest things. This one is about the country girl Polly Milton and her city friends the Shaws. Visiting them one winter, Polly feels out of place, for the Shaws seem to have everything except for the firm family life that makes Polly's own poor home so warm and bright. Of course, Polly's cheery and selfless ways soon have a favorable effect on the entire Shaw family--from elegant Fan to mischievous Tom. (Tom, incidentally, was one of my favorite charac…