Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inkling Explorations April 2016

The topic of discussion for today is literature. But not just any literature, oh no. This is literature that has a description of a lady.

See what I did there?

O.k. That sounded better in my head. Promise.

Basically what I was trying to say is, "I'm joining Heidi Peterson's Inkling Explorations (which you can learn more about here)!" while also trying to be clever. Or not, as the case may be.

Anyway, in all seriousness I am joining the link-up, (I hope I'm not too late as this is the very end of the month) and the passage I chose for this month is from Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery.

Without further ado:

He had, in his twenty-four years of life, met hundreds of pretty women, scores of handsome women, a scant half dozen of really beautiful women. But he knew at once, beyond all possibility of question or doubt, that he had never seen or imagined anything so exquisite as this girl of the orchard. Her loveliness was so perfect that his breath almost went from him in his first delight of it.
Her face was oval, marked in every cameo-like line and feature with that expression of absolute, flawless purity, found in the angels and Madonnas of old paintings, a purity that held in it no faintest strain of earthliness. Her head was bare, and her thick, jet-black hair was parted above her forehead and hung in two heavy lustrous braids over her shoulders. Her eyes were of such a blue as Eric had never seen in eyes before, the tint of the sea in the still, calm light that follows after a fine sunset; they were as luminous as the stars that came out over Lindsay Harbour in the afterglow, and were fringed about with very long, soot-black lashes, and arched over by most delicately pencilled dark eyebrows. Her skin was as fine and purely tinted as the heart of a white rose. The collarless dress of pale blue print she wore revealed her smooth, slender throat; her sleeves were rolled up above her elbows and the hand which guided the bow of her violin was perhaps the most beautiful thing about her, perfect in shape and texture, firm and white, with rosy-nailed taper fingers. One long, drooping plume of lilac blossom lightly touched her hair and cast a wavering shadow over the flower-like face beneath it. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Infinity Dreams Award/Tag

Thank you for tagging me Erudessa!! 

1. Thank the blogger who tagged you. 
2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
4. Tag 11 bloggers and give them 11 new questions to answer.

11 Facts: 

1. I have thick hair. Very thick hair. So thick that I have been called Lampshade on occasion by my brothers. Or Cousin It.

2. I'm a night owl. 

3. I prefer eating at home to eating in restaurants.

4. I love dogs.

5. I currently have a car seat in my room. We needed a place to store the third seat from our Suburban, and my room is very handy.

6. Curling irons never work on my hair.

7. I tend to avoid answering the phone like the plague.

8. I love going barefoot in wet grass.

9. I have all the LOTR Soundtracks on my iPod.

10. I'm terrible at chess. 

11. And most other strategy games.

The Answers:

1. What is your earliest memory of reading, or being read to? When I was little and had to take a nap, my Mom would read stories to me to help me go to sleep. There were a lot of different ones, especially Bible stories, but the main ones I remember right now are the Kirsten books from American Girl.

2. Why did you choose to start a blog? I enjoy reading a lot of other people's blogs, and I thought it would be fun to have my own!

3. Since this is the Infinity Dreams Tag, what is your biggest dream, no matter how out there it may seem? Actress. 

4. Favorite subject in school? (If you're in school still. If not, what WAS your favorite subject?) Spelling! 

5. Where would you live in the world, if you could live anywhere? Either New Zealand or Scotland.

6. How would you describe your personal style? Understated/slightly vintage. I also have a thing for medieval dresses.

7. Who has inspired you? It can be anyone, past, present, fictional, or no. Elisabeth Elliot and J.R.R. Tolkien.

8. Do you prefer open plains, and sparkling beaches, or rugged mountains and wild forests? Rugged mountains and wild forests.

9. If you could meet one celebrity, who would you choose? Yikes, if that happened I would probably make an idiot of myself! I don't think I can choose!

10. Favorite Disney princess? (Or Disney character if you don't prefer princesses.) Belle. 

11. Favorite quote? "Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien.

Since I think most of the bloggers I know have already been nominated, if you'd like to answer these questions then please do, and let me know in the comments! I'd love to see the replies!

The Questions:

1. Would you rather wear stilts or go barefoot at a wedding?

2. Would you rather be a little hot or a little cold?

3. How do you like to wear your hair?

4. How many books in a year do you normally read?

5. What are your favorite kinds of blog posts to read?

6. What's your favorite genre of music?

7. What's your favorite kind of dessert?

8. What's your favorite instrument?

9. Do you prefer glasses or contact lenses?

10. How many seasons do you think there should be?

11. What's your idea of a perfect day?