Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Michal review

I promised a review, and here you have it!


Title: Michal
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Series: The Wives of King David
Pages: 384
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Genre: Christian historical fiction
My rating: 5/5 stars. This book was incredible.

As the daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege--but one that is haunted by her father's unpredictable moods and by competition from her beautiful older sister. When Michal falls for young David, the harpist who plays to calm her father, she has no idea what romance, adventures, and heartache await her.
As readers enter the colorful and unpredictable worlds of King Saul and King David, they will be swept up in this exciting and romantic story. Against the backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and desert escapes, Jill Eileen Smith takes her readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride as Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as one of the wives of David. A sweeping tale of passion and drama, readers will love this amazing story

 My Thoughts:

Seven letters. A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
     I had never expected the book to start the way it did, but it captivated me from the very first page. It had more romance than I had expected, but I gave it 5 stars because aside from the romance (which I didn't mind too much), it was just SO good. I am looking forward to reading more of Miss Jill's books.


P.S. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pictures are not working

Yeah, so I can't post pictures, and the ones I DID post, didn't show up...y'all weren't able to see them, were y'all? Cause I couldn't.
Anywho, so I stole a pic, courtesy of Google, of Michal.

Y'all...I could not put it down. I am very, very sad I have finished it already! I'll have to get some more from either library or amazon. Either way, I'm reading more of Miss Jill's books.

Perhaps I'll post a review soon...maybe tomorrow, but that is a hollow promise. I'll try to post a review this week. How does that sound?

Cheerio, y'all!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Michal has arrived...

Looky what I got in the mail!! I am SO excited! I have already begun to read it...and let me tell you I doubt anyone will be able to tear it from my hands for the next few days.
It came with these awesome bookmarks.
 And this one, which I am currently using.

And that don't get any better, neither. ;-) In a completely good way, don't worry.
Won't you just look at her neat handwriting?? Miss Jill, I honestly say that I wish I could write like that. Drrg now my handwriting looks REALLY crummy! Ha ha. :-P
     Sorry all the pics are grainy!! I took them with my ipod because I did not have the patience to haul out my camera...I wanted to read my book, after all.

Anywho, Later chaps! I'll post later with a few clear pictures.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Blogger Award!!

Well, Padme gave me a blogger award!! :-) And in return, I will answer questions she has asked. (I LOVE answering questions!! I am so glad to answer these now.)

1.) What is your favorite genre to read? watch? write?

I love to read all sorts of genres. Fantasy, adventure...you name it. As long as nothing bad is in it, and it's not boring, I'll read it.
I love to watch sci-fi and fantasy, adventure and comedy. I am SUCH a geek and proud of it ha ha! :-) I like reality shows too, but they have taken my favorites off of instant stream!!
I write fantasy. Fairytales is all I'm really good at, but I like writing those. I'm horrible at reality stories, and my stories consist of being in the first person, though occasionally I press myself to do it in the second and third person. And poems. I like writing poems.

2.) What kind of music do you like to listen to?

Usually the top hits...I skip the over-popular ones and the bad ones, and I'll live to be 21 if I listen to Taylor Swift, but top hits are good. I NEVER listen to Justin Bieber or 1D, but that is beside the point.
I mostly listen to movie and TV soundtracks, though, when I write.

3.) What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Climb trees, roller-blade, craft, write, read, and watch movies...babysit my niece. ;-) I practice acting when I walk in the woods, and I like to draw, albeit I know I'm not good. It's still fun.

4.) If you could visit anywhere in the universe (including fictional places), at any time, and with any person...where/when/who would it be [with]? And why?

I would totally visit someplace kind of like Narnia mixed with Neverland a lot, with lots of adventures like Indiana's Jones', including having close scrapes but always escaping.
I would take one visit with the Doctor, then take it all for myself. Occasionally, and only with people I really trust that wouldn't blab about it, I would take a friend.
When? Anytime. At night, where it is day in my fantasy land, and no one would think to follow me; they'd believe I was sleeping, hopefully.
My fantasy land would include mermaids, pirates, fairies, waterfalls, fern, moss, and lots of chocolate. The chocolate would be in people's homes, don't worry, but it would be an endless supply. mostly of twix.

5.) When you are having a bad day, what do you do to get in a better mood?

I watch Rhett and Link, or take a walk in the woods completely by myself. I gorge myself into fantasy land often.
I have two worlds, peoples, and nobody knows it. Sometimes, I can't remember how I converse between lands, but I do, and it always seems real. I usually write these down, sometimes in my journal, but mostly in my notebook I keep away from people. It consists of drawings and stories, and I can't believe I actually told you that.
Well, it's okay; you'll never find it.

Okay, I'm done. I also wanted to answer Padme Arya's question as to which of Miss Jill Smith's books I won. I chose Michal, one of the wives of King David. I'm very excited to read it, but I'll have to wait until I get home from Florida since it is addressed to my Louisiana home. DRRG I don't think I can wait patiently enough!

I'm sorry everything is now in italics, but blogger is acting weird. :/ It just happened all of a sudden. 

Thanks, Padme, for the award, and thanks everyone else for reading!
Molly :-)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Well, that's a start.

So many good things happened yesterday. Well, that's a start to a good weekend! Yesterday was great from the beginning...

I woke up, and the first thing I do as soon as I am up, is check my email. 
doont doont.
Well, that's interesting! Author Anne Elisabeth Stengl sent me an email. 
OOH I won a giveaway from that random generator Rafflecopter!! Yay! 
I got a choice from a list of Miss Jill Eileen's books! I was very excited. 

After that, I did school. Yeah, that's not very interesting, but I got it done early. Now that is exciting for me. :-)

Then, after piano, Rachel and I are playing Just Dance 3 on the Wii, and who should walk in but Rachel's boyfriend! 
I just love surprise visits.

Then my 17 (or is it 18?) month old niece came over to spend the night!

Christie calls me up. "I forgot to tell you, your pay from work last week is here. I just forgot to give it to you."
Well, now I can get that book I wanted to order so badly! I just wanted to use my pay so I wouldn't have to take anything from savings. YES YES I am so excited for it to come. I just want to read it NOW!! :P

Then I got a gift card so I can now get something I wanted to give to someone. OH MY.
And then my friends made a HILARIOUS video. I laughed. So hard. 

I hope y'all have a blessed weekend, and hopefully it was a great one, like mine was/is!

Molly :-)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A post of pictures!!

Today, I decided to post...I'm not very good at this, so I decided to pictures! I haven't posted pictures in like, a REALLY long time. Or just posted, for that matter! (All pictures are NOT edited)
And so I grabbed a camera and took pictures of things I thought looked cool.
Such a nice day. I love spring. Blue skies with wispy clouds that hardly block the sun. :-)
Did I mention that I love spring?
And I end with nothing better than Converses. Oh yes.
Ah, but that isn't even the best part! No, no, the best part is THE BEST part. So for that series I've been reading, The Tales of Goldstone Wood, (which, btw, I read the fourth book. It's my favorite so far!) my dearest friend, Clara, put one of the poems into GORGEOUS SONG. Yes. She did. And I have listened to it, what? A dozen times? and counting.
Guys, go listen to it. Click on the link and do it. It is SO BEAUTIFUL. And I hear she might do another one. (either that or be extremely annoyed by my consistent stream of texts demanding she do another one. Which she got. :P)
ISN'T IT AMAZING???? Tell me what you thought. NOW, STOP READING and GO LISTEN.