Heyo, good people of the earthly realm! Welcome back to another Friday morning ramble by your’s truly.
I have many exciting things planned for this post!!
Actually, no I don’t.
It’s mostly just a bunch of stuff jammed n’ rammed together into one post because I’m too lazy and tired to do it differently.
NOW ON TO THE THINGS!!
Firstly, we have some tags.
For the first one, I was tagged by Maya over at Maya’s Magic Musings. I don’t know her well but she seems like a delightful human…go check out her blog!!
And here are ten things that make me happy:
1. good books
4. hearing children pray
6. baby laughter
7. owl city
8. vintage photographs
9. rainy days
10. really looooong e-mails
The Rules for this Tag
1. List 10 things that make you happy. (Linking to them, sharing pictures, writing poems about them, telling jokes, etc. are all encouraged but not required.)
2. Tag 10 people who make you happy (and notify them of their tag).
Aberdeen (and Mariposa, of course)
All of you dear, crazy fellow bloggers have added so much joy and happiness to my life! Whether a blog post, a kind comment, or simply following my blog, you’ve all been so kind. When I started my blog, you guys were so welcoming and encouraging and I just want to say thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️
You all are awesome and I wish you all the best in the blogging days ahead. 🤗
Secondly, I was tagged by Mariposa for the It’s So Classic Tag. I’m pretty sure this tag was a blog party thingamajig and it’s over. *shrugs* Does it come as a surprise to you that I’m always late to the game? Well, it shouldn’t…
Anyways, I saw this tag and I just knew I HAD to do it because c’mon: CLASSICS.
This tag was created by the Rebellious Writing Blog. Cool things they are doing over there…go give it a follow!
Now, the tag:
1. What is one classic that hasn’t been made into a movie yet, but really needs to?
Well, all the classics I can think have already been made into movies so…yeah.
BUT there have been many classics made into movies, which had so much potential…and let’s just say the adaptions DID NOT live up to their potential.
In case anybody was wondering, yes, this is a sore subject with me.
2. What draws you to classics?
Truth. Beauty. Light.
Their messages outlive time…the stories they tell are timeless and priceless.
And the idea that the book I am enjoying, that I am holding in my hands, was once read and loved by people who lived centuries ago.
How cool is that, y’all?!!
3. What is an underrated classic?
I WAS WAITING FOR THIS QUESTION.
At the top of my list is Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Because this book is a masterpiece and nobody talks about it.
(at least not that I know of…if you love this book, please tell me in the comments. I want to be your friend.)
When people talk about Jane Austen’s books, it usually Pride and Prejudice or Emma and they are wonderful, wonderful books but people, listen Persuasion is PURE GOLD.
(I hope to write a post on underrated books at some point and get a good rant in…I feel like that would be very fulfilling.)
4. What is one classic that you didn’t expect to love, but ended up loving anyway?
The Last of the Mohicans.
I thought I was gonna be bored to death. Or that I wouldn’t understand it.
I went into it with pretty low expectations thinking I probably wouldn’t even finish it. But I finished it and I loved it.
5. What is your most favorite and least favorite classic?
I don’t like this question.
I don’t have a most favorite book…
But, if I must give an answer, I really love David Copperfield and I didn’t like Robinson Crusoe.
6. What is your favorite character from a classic?
Are they seriously expecting a SINGLE answer to this question??!
*brain literally cannot comprehend*
Okay, let’s go with five I really, really love:
Faramir from Lord of the Rings (❤️❤️❤️❤️)
Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre (certainly not creepy Mr. Rochester *shudders*)
Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities (because I just finished reading this book and bawled my eyes out and my-poor-dear-precious-Sydney-I-cannot-even-my-heart-is-broken. 😭)
Pa from A Little House on the Prairie (he makes the books, y’all)
Anne Elliot from Persuasion (one of the best female MC’s ever created in the history of female characters. For. Real.)
Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey (because he’s sweet, kind, likes to read and he saves Catherine from weirdo John Thorpe. Also, this guy knows his muslin.)
That was six but whatever…
7. What’s a popular classic that you felt wasn’t actually that great?
I didn’t finish the book, so I don’t even know if it counts. I got about two chapters in and I was so done.
I honestly have no desire to try again.
8. Who is your favorite classic author?
Probably Jane Austen. Or Charles Dickens…because he’s hilarious. And also depressingly sad. Two things I find most alluring in literature.
9. In your opinion, what makes a classic a classic?
Books I love that are old.
I know that is a horrible description of classic books but hey you asked for my opinion and you got it.
10. Relating to newer books, what attributes does a book need to have in order to be worthy of the title “classic”?
Truth and Beauty. (and good characters.)
Since this blog party is over, I’m just gonna assume that I don’t need to tag anybody.
And now, moving on to the cover reveal I promised in the title.
One of my blogger friends, Alabama, is getting her book published and is doing a cover reveal, which I was more than happy to participate in!
Behold! The cover of Alabama’s new book, The Bruised Dream
Isn’t it lovely?!
Here’s a synopsis:
3-year-old Sofia Anderson can’t wait to offer her home to the little children who find themselves in foster care. But when weeks go by without a call from the agency, she wonders if she’ll even get a chance. Finally, the call comes, asking Sofia’s family to foster two small boys. However, neither Sofia nor her family knew how much their decision would cost.
When Sofia finds herself alone and struggling to trust God, she wonders how she will ever get out of the mess that had been created … and how she can forgive the people who heartlessly tore her life apart.
And an author bio:
Alabama Rose is a fifteen-year-old writer living with her family in North-Western Ontario. She’s always had a special place in her heart for the foster children that come into her home and hopes to raise awareness through her writing.
YAY!! Congratulations on getting your book published, Alabama! This is so exciting!
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!
*showers you in pizza and hedgehugs*
That’s all for today!
(and Chalice, I know that this post is very, very similar to your latest one, but I promise I wasn’t copying…not really anyway. *weak laughter* )