I’m sorry it’s been a while since I posted. Life’s been busy and I kinda forgot about releasing new posts. This week is our break from school, though, so I’ve been able to spend a little more time catching up. Today, I’m going to try something a little new, though…
I was looking at one of my favorite blogs, Bookish Daughters of the King, which is written by my blogging friend Emma❤. I just love this blog, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I definitely would. Well, anyway, I found a post of her’s written in April of last year, and I just loved it. Apparently, all over the blogging/book-loving online community, people are using ‘book tags’, which are basically a series of questions pertaining to a certain subject.
So, today, I am sort of reinventing the questions from the Fruits of the Spirit Book Tag post, which I really enjoyed. Thanks to Emma❤ for this awesome post, and here we go!
Love (top 3 favorite couples in books):
- Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth: Alright, everytime I read Pride and Prejudice, this amazingly romantic relationship totally hooks me everytime. It’s just awesome to read, and I really enjoy it everytime I read it again.
- Ariana Benson and Laramie: I know that not everyone has heard of Janette Oke’s A Gown of Spanish Lace, but seriously, if you haven’t read it, you need to. It’s a captivating story of adventure and romance. The romance is especially great, and I love it! Ariana and Laramie make such a cute couple!
- Heather Longtreader and Smalls: If any Christian out there likes fantasy, this is the series for you! The Green Ember. Although it’s not as obviously Christian as Narnia, it’s still a great fantasy series. I read the four books in the series, and I’m going to read the spin-offs one day… Anyway, the books are great, and I love this romance. I especially like Smalls, but I really like Heather, too.
Joy (which sentence in a book fills you with joy):
My favorite sentence (and the one tha fills me with so much joy I practically bubble over), is actually the last sentence of the Narnia series. For those of you who haven’t read it, the sentence is sort of a spoiler, so… just go read the books, and then come back when you’re done reading. You’ll be doing yourself a favor. But, here it is:
All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
Peace (which book is the most serene and peaceful to you):
For me, Anne of Green Gables will always hold that quaint place of peace in my heart. Though I’ve never read the whole series, tht beautiful book will long remain in my memory as peace. The calm of Green Gables, and the peace of Anne’s wild imagination and innocence is something remarkable, and I will always return there when seeking peaceful fiction.
Longsuffering (which character suffered the most and overcame):
Hands down, it’s Desperaux (from Tale of Desperaux). Yes, this charming little mouse goes through a lot in this short book. From the first moment, Desperaux is odd and different from the other mice, and is therefore the outcast. This leads to him eventually being sentenced to death and seperated from the human girl he loves.After that, he loses his tail and has to brave the darkness. All in all, Desperaux’s life is hard, yet he rises beyond it to be the hero that he dreams of becoming.
Gentleness (which book is the most battered from wear):
While it’s true that my Bible(s) are pretty battered, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette is the book sitting on my shelf that’s just in two pieces and taped together. I usually take very good care of my books, but this paperback I grabbed from Amazon when I really started reading the Penderwicks, and since then not a year goes by that I don’t read it a few times. Therefore, it’s definitely the most tattered book I have.
Goodness (the book that encouraged you to read your Bible):
When I read the Chronicles of Narnia series, I was so impressed with the Christian elements that I was encouraged to read more in my Bible, and I really gained a lot of insight I didn’t expect to find when I started the series. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone and everyone, especially readers who are seeking to enjoy and read the Bible more.
Faith (which author do you have enough faith in to always read their books):
Alright, so, I’m a classic girl. I like lots of books, and most of them are written by people who have long since passed away. However, I would say that of all the authors I know of, if there is a book written by Janette Oke, I’m pretty ager to get to it. I haven’t read a ton of her books yet, but she writes quality Christian literature. While it’s true that I have many authors who I’m very eager to look for their newest releases, however it’s very rare that there’s an author who consistently writes appropriate and thought-provoking literature.
Meekness (the meekest character in a book):
Lucy Pevensie. Hands down. She is so meek and accepting. She has a childlike faith about her that lasts through the entire Narnia series. I know I talk about Narnia all the time (fourth time in this post, for those who are counting!), but seriously, if I could be like a fictional character, it’s probably Lucy. She’s fun, she’s cool, and she knows her place. Yes, indeed, Lucy is a meek character, and a perfect role model.
Temperance (the book that you were most impatient to read):
I’m gonna go with The Penderwicks at Last for this one. It was a very important book for me, because I wanted to make sure that Jeanne Birdsall gave all the characters a happy ending. I’m very happy to say that I was pleased with the finished product. It was a good book, but I will never forget how quickly I read through it, anxious to see how it ended, with little patience.
Well, that’s the end of my book tag. I hope that you enjoyed it, and please let me know if you try this tag on your own. Thanks again to Emma❤! You’re a blessing to the Internet!