Back To School Tag + Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you so much to Kellyn for tagging me for this awesome tag! (which she her awesome self created)

Go check out her blog! 🙂

The Rules|

  1. Thank the person who tagged you. (#shamelessselfpromo)
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions. (Or a blank copy of the old questions, if you’re too lazy to make your own (or you just love my questions))
  4. Tag as many (or as few) people as you want. (Try to make sure they’re still doing school!)
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. (I can’t confirm this, BUT I’LL KNOW IF YOU LIE, OKAY? MAGICALLY!)
  6. Don’t die. (Death is terrible for the complexion, dearie)

Note from Kellyn:

I tried to include of mixture of questions for homeschooled and publicly-schooled peeps, so … this should be good for most everyone? If a question doesn’t apply to you, don’t answer it.

A note from me: KELL GUESS IF I’VE FOLLOWED RULE #5. XD 😛

1.When’s your first day of school?

Well it was sometime around early February, but I can’t remember that far back guys, so I’m gonna go into the future 2018. #scary

2. What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?

I’m looking forward to having a fresh start and being more organized with my studies. What I’m NOT looking forward too is… um… getting older. Coz’ that’s #scary, guys….. *shudders*

3. Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?

Homeschooled!

4. What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)

9.

5. How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?

3 (WHAT ONLY?), plus uni, I dunno. 😛 Well technically I’ll be learning my whole life, if I can. 😉 (what I like learning)

6. What are your goals for this school year?

Spend more time schooling and have a better attitude towards math and grammar and other stuff I don’t wanna do.

7. What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?

Spring! Because then I can go outside and do it in a tree.

8. How is schooling going to effect your blogging?

Not in any way much. or maybe I could take pictures of me if I happen to dissect a frog.

9. What’s your favorite school subject?

Science and creative writing/english, sometimes logic.

10. Your least favorite?

Most of the time math. Grammar (that’s funny since I’m a writer who never writes because she’s lazy and because she has WRITER’S BLOCK ALL THE TIME).

11. What subject are you best at?

Grammar (except when I have to answer questions you know), creative writing, babysitting (not really a subject), logic (well I like it so I have to be good at it *nods while you shake your head*), music (I just do this for fun though), and math when it likes me (which is usually never).

12. What subject are you worst at?

Math. And grammar (notice how I’m also good at it?).

13. What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?

Um… I don’t think so? UPDATE: Oh wait! I’m doing drama!! YESS! I’m gonna be in the Sound of Music! Who else loves that movie? *raises both hands*

14. How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?

I’m not really doing anything… if you count saving money then that’s what I’m doing.

15. Do you play any sports in school?

Nope! But I run… does that count? XD

16. Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?

Well it might help. I’m planning to be more organized next school year. It probably won’t do anything for my blogging.

17. How much time a day is school going to take for you?

Considering I’m doing a different Science curriculum (I think I get to dissect a frog), it might take me a little longer than usual. Maybe 4 hours? Or more or less? No idea. remember I’m homeschooled

18. Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?

*blank stare*

19. Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?

Nope! I’m looking forward for this year to be over so that I can get more organized with my schoolwork. how many times have I said that?

20. What are you most looking forward to about school?

My science! Ooh and drama as well! 😀

21. How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?

Well homeschooling is usually life soo… 😉

22. What are your overall thoughts on school?

I love it when it loves me. *sighs* I dunno! #deepquestion

Thank you again for tagging me, Kell, I had fun! 🙂

I tag|

Mirra@ayoungwritersdream

Enni@hoovesandpens

Carol@peekingthroughakaleidoscope

Rose@sunonacloudyday

Sam@sam’slife

Rebekah@headintheclouds

Clara@clara-and-co

Bella@dollhabit

Starling@starling

K.A@cuddlycrittersblog

Ilsa@awhisperofink

Lainey@directmypaths

Carissa@itscarissasblog

Emmie@americangirlworld

S. Pilt@pheonixdarkscales

That’s a lot of bloggers. *blinks*

Okay here are Kellyn’s questions again.

  1. When’s your first day of school?
  2. What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?
  3. Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?
  4. What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)
  5. How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?
  6. What are your goals for this school year?
  7. What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?
  8. How is schooling going to effect your blogging?
  9. What’s your favorite school subject?
  10. Your least favorite?
  11. What subject are you best at?
  12. What subject are you worst at?
  13. What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?
  14. How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?
  15. Do you play any sports in school?
  16. Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?
  17. How much time a day is school going to take for you?
  18. Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?
  19. Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?
  20. What are you most looking forward to about school?
  21. How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?
  22. What are your overall thoughts on school?

I was also nominated by Carol@peekingthroughakaleidoscope. Thank you so much, girl! You’re awesome!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

How My Homeschool Notebook began|

Well, my Mom found a website called Edublogs and told me about it. I started a blog there, still called My Homeschool Notebook, where I shared my thoughts and anything, really. After a while, I moved to WordPress because I wasn’t getting much traffic and Edublogs isn’t used that much.

Naturally, I switched back and forth between blog themes (because I’m terrible at making decisions). I think Nuclear is the theme I’ve stayed with the longest!

After about six months I took a huge unannounced break because I had NO IDEAS… And in April 2017 I made a new blog (with the same title).

So thus concludes the story!

Hey, wake up!

You: Huh? Wha-?

A piece of advice |

1. Be yourself. Everyone wants to see who you are. Be creative. Blogging is a place to express yourself and be who you are. 🙂

2. Don’t push yourself down. Keep trying! Blogging is hard. If you don’t get the amount of followers you wanted in the amount of time you wanted, things will get better; keep trying! Interact with other blogs (but you also need to be careful and discerning of what blogs you check out, and who you interact with).

The nominations |

Rose@sunonacloudyday

Clara@clara-and-co

Liv@livalittle

Maddy@maddysdigitaldiary

Charis@charisrae

Rebekah@headintheclouds

Kellyn@kellynroth

Starling@starling

K.A@cuddlycrittersblog

Ilsa@awhisperofink

Sorry, that’s all…

Well I hope you enjoyed reading this!

chat with me!

Sorry to the bloggers I nominated for both things! If you just want to do one of them, feel free to do so. 😉 | Have you done these tags? | Would you like to do the Back to School Tag? If so, consider yourself tagged! | If you do the tags, put a link down below so that I can check them out! 😀

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The Secret Slipper by Amando Tero & The Lady of The Vineyard by Kellyn Roth {Mini Reviews #1}

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?


I really loved this book, a little more than the first one. The action was really good. I thought Raoul would be a teeny bit more happy when he found Ellia, but that’s okay.

I really loved Ellia’s character; stubborn, proud. But I didn’t like Dumphey at all. Sometimes it felt like he was older than Ellia, all though it did mention that he was younger than her.

The writing, the dialogue, the characters, the setting; everything was amazing! It is such a heartwarming novella of faith and a Father searching for his daughter whom he’d thought was dead. I loved this book!

There is no magic, not like the typical Cinderella story you all know, and instead of a Prince, it’s a Father!

Not much content warnings. Bioti slaps Ellia. No romance, no violence. Perfect for tweens or younger, or maybe young adults.

5 stars!


Since her divorce, Adele Collier has pursued her own pleasure at the expense of her daughter. When her ex-husband suddenly reappears in their lives, Adele allows him to take Judy to France with him for the summer. The time apart leads her to realize her daughter is the light of her world, yet she’s still not sure she’s ready to give up her lifestyle.

Six-year-old Judy is more than happy to trade her mother’s neglect for her father’s adoring care. She loves his vineyard and wishes she could stay there forever … but someday she must return to England and her mother. However, Judy isn’t sure she can ever trust her mother again.

A novella set in pre-WW2 Europe, this sweet story is sure to delight lovers of light-hearted historical fiction.


Can a family come back together, or has too much time gone past?

Wow. This novella is amazing! I loved Judy and her father. However I don’t think Adele (Judy’s mother) was really keeping Judy away from her father. The book did say that Adele invited him to come to see Judy, but he always refused… That part I didn’t understand. (Kell if you’re reading this, maybe you can give me an answer? XD 😉 ) I also thought Colette sounded too old for her age.

My heart broke for Judy, having only the love of her Granny but wishing her mother wouldn’t neglect her. Especially when she had the talk with her mother. ❤

Kellyn’s writing is amazing, simple to understand, and the setting was perfect. I loved this book and I was really excited when I got it for free today on my Kindle! Unfortunately, by the time I got this post up it wasn’t free anymore. :/ But buy it anyway will you This was a beautiful story that I absolutely adored.

There is some romance, a great book for tweens, teens, and young adults.

5 stars!


About Amanda Tero

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.

If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Connect with Amanda
Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com
Website: amandatero.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amandaterobooks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandateroauthor/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/truthpicsart/
Blog: http://www.withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero


About Kellyn Roth

Kellyn Roth lives with her parents, two little brothers, mad cat Sparrow, and dogs Gidget and Riley. She’s a Christian, country girl, and all-around American. Ever since she could talk, she had a fascination with words, always making up songs and poems. Now a homeschooled highschooler, she spends her spare time writing. Find out more about her and her novels at https://kellynroth.wordpress.com/


Thank you for reading that and I hope you check out these books!

I will be trying to post twice a week from now on, no specific days.

God bless and happy reading!

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Blog Tour Part One: The Dressmaker’s Secret – Kellyn Roth (Book Review)

Hi guys! My “first review” here. I’m putting it in quotation marks coz’ I’m just re-blogging this from my personal blog (CLICKY DA LINKY! It leads to what it says). 😛 But, I hope you enjoy this. Currently, I don’t have a review system I’m sticking to (like the way I will structure all my reviews), because the one I’m using in this post is sort of copying Kellyn’s system from ReveriesReviews (great review blog, btw), and I want it to be different. So I’m working on it, and if you have any ideas, please don’t hesitate to let me know! 🙂

My Homeschool Notebook

*UPDATED 1/07/2017*

Hi everybody and you probably know that Kellyn Roth is hosting a blog tour for her first two books in the Alice And Ivy Chronicles: book 1, The Dressmaker’s Secret and book 2, Ivy Introspective. I am reviewing Ivy Introspective in a separate post that I will link RIGHT HERE, so be sure to check that out as soon as you finish this. 🙂 Let’s dive right in!

Review of The Dressmaker’s Secret

Rating: 4/5 stars

Age range: 12+

Era/setting: Late 1800’s

Genre: Christian historical fiction and romance

Source: was given in exchange for an honest review

You can find it at: AmazonGoodreadsBarnes&NoblesCreatespace, Kobo, iBooks, and Inktera

Blurb:

After a revealing conversation with the first children of her age she’s ever met, curious eight-year-old Alice Chattoway realizes that one ought to have a father … and she…

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