Friday, February 17, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie // Thoughts

     I know what I said about DC movies. But the trailers for "The Lego Batman Movie" looked really good. Plus it's Lego. I love Lego. Anyways, here are my thoughts on it. (spoiler free)


Friday, February 10, 2017

Royal Fire Synopsis

The first draft of my novel is almost finished! I will hopefully finish it in the next day or so. Today I'll share my back cover synopsis. The official title of my novel is Royal Fire.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Q&A

      Wow! It's already February. January went by to fast. Last year I started my blog. Here I am a year later. Still blogging. To celebrate my blogiversary I did a Q&A. Today I'm answering all of your questions. I had a lot of fun answering them.
All questions are anonymous so I don't know who asked what except for my sister. ;D


Friday, January 27, 2017

Something New!

       I hope everyone had a good week. Today I'm going to do something new.  For a writing class I'm taking I had to write a short mystery in a week. It had to be in first person. I've never written in first person or a mystery so it was a new experience.
      Today I am going to share my mystery.


Friday, January 20, 2017

1st Blogiversary!

In two weeks I will have had my blog for one year! To celebrate I will be doing a question and answer thing. You can submit your questions in the form below. Feel free to submit as many as you like. I will stop receiving questions on January 30th. I will post my answers on February 3rd. Technically the 4th will be one year, but I am going to stay on schedule.



Until next Friday,
Jonathan

Friday, January 13, 2017

2016 Bookish Recap Tag

So far my goal for posting on Fridays is going good. In the future I probably won't be posting this late, but today was super busy. Last year Rebekah Ashleigh tagged me for this fun book tag. It was actually only two weeks ago.



~ Rules. ~
-- Include the above button in your post. 
-- Answer the 11 questions. 
-- Use as many book covers as you like. (The correct answer to this question would be ALOT. B-)) 
-- Tag 5-10 people and notify them that they have been tagged. 


~ Questions. ~

// How many books did you read in 2016? (Exact if you know, or approximate if not.) 

I read 16 books this year. Although it seems like I read more.

// Did you set a reading challenge for yourself and, if so, did you meet it?

I did not set a challenge for myself.

// What was your most read genre this year? Least read?

My most read genre was fantasy. I read 12 fantasy books. Everything else I read were 3 fiction books and a biography. 

// What's five of your favorite books from 2016?

"The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
"Of Pirates and Werewolves" by Isaiah T. Silkwood 
"How to Fight a Dragons Fury" by Cressida Cowell
"The Outcasts" by John Flanagan
"The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan

// What's five of your least favorite books from 2016? 

"The Last Ride" by Susan K. Marlow
 My sister and I traded books and this is what I got. Otherwise I wouldn't have read it. I mean it was okay, but not something I would read again.

"An Acceptable Time" by Madeleine L'engle
 This is the fifth book in the "Wrinkle of Time" series. It was my least favorite of the series.

// What new favorite author did you discover? (Not necessarily that the author is 'new', but that they became new to you this year.) 

Last January I discovered Rick Riordan. *tries to remain calm* He is the best thing since sliced bread. Okay, maybe I exaggerated a little bit. But he is (In my opinion.) the best author since J.R.R. Tolkien.

// What's five of your favorite book covers from the year?







// How many books did you purchase for yourself in 2016? (Exact if you know, approximate if not.)
Around thirteen.

// What's the longest book you read in 2016?
"Hood" by Stephen R. Lawhead was 490 pages. 

// What's the shortest book you read in 2016? 
"Christmas in Camelot" by Mary Pope Osborne was 111 pages.


// What's your reading goal for 2017?
Read more and expand my reading horizons.

I tag:
Audrey Caylin 
Jonathan Trout 


 Until next Friday,
Jonathan

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hello 2017!


Wow! 2016 is already over. It seems like it just started yesterday. Today I will be sharing some of my goals for this year. Yes, I do know that the first week of 2017 is almost over. But at least I'm actually posting one. :)  Here are my goals for 2017.



Goals:

Writing:
Finish all of my drafts of Royal Fire. (My novel.)
Get it off to my beta readers.
Start the publishing process.
Try writing long hand with a new novel. ;)

Life:
Grow closer to God.
Read the Bible more often.
Learn to rap. (Christian rap.) (This is a fairly easy goal. Once I get the hang of it I'm going to try free styling.)

Reading:
Try two new series.
Finish a series.
Broaden my reading horizon.
Read more books that I own.

Blogging:
Post once a week. (Probably on Fridays.)
Get better at blogging.

That about covers it. What are some of your goals? How is your new year so far? Is wanting to learn to rap weird?