The Fall Activities Book Tag

Thanks to Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd for tagging me! It’s super late, but it just recently started to feel like Fall in my part of the world, so I guess maybe it’s justified??? This tag was originally created by Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature, so you should go check out her blog as well!

*Warning: Before I start answering these questions, I gotta give you the heads up that this post may have some weird looking formatting! My blogging software updated again, and now that beautiful rich text editor that I’ve bragged about before doesn’t wanna play nice with my screenreader anymore, so I am going to be typing raw HTML in order to make this post hopefully look pretty! I am by no means an expert on HTML, so this is gonna be interesting to say the least… Please drop me a comment if anything looks completely insane, and I’ll do my best to fix it! Thank you very much if you decide to continue reading this post! Now for those questions!!!

Apple Picking: A book on your TBR that looks so delicious you can’t wait to take a bite out of it.

Heartless Cover Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I absolutely loved the first three books in this series, and I can’t wait until I have time to start this one!

Corn Maze: A book that’s so much fun to get lost in.

The raven boys The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog for a while, you know how obsessed I am with The Raven Cycle. I finished the last book a couple weeks ago, and I’m still not over the amazingness of this series! I desperately need a spinnoff series!!!

Haunted Houses: A book that scared you silly.

Anna Dressed In blood Anna Dressed in blood by Kendare Blake

I’m not one to read a lot of creepy stuff because I think some of this ghost business can actually happen, but I read this because of multiple recommendations. It was an amazing read, but I was terrified and slightly grossed out for the majority of it…

Pumpkin Patch: The latest book you picked up (purchased).

Tarot for Writers Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner

I’ve been researching tarot pretty extensively because one of the characters in my current writing project needs to have a reading, and my Google searches brought me to this book. I use the hero’s journey story to outline my writing, and I realized that’s basically what Tarot represents. So… This book is now patiently awaiting my attention in the Kindle app…

Scenic Drives: a book that is lyrically beautiful.

The raven king The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Ok so the whole Raven Cycle series is written beautifully, but The Raven King is unbelievably stunning! I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better ending to that series!

Pumpkin Carving: A book you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind carving up.

Vampire academy Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I thought this series was going to break the vampire cliches, and it started out really cool, and then the plot went down the drain… I could go on, but I’ll spare you my rant!

Hiking: A book that was a highly enjoyable romp.

A Year Down Yonder A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

This was one of my favorite books as a child, and I still love it! The characters are just so realistic, and I can always turn to this book when I need a good laugh!

Drinking Apple Cider: A sweet book to curl up under the covers with.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer s Stone Cover Art Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I can’t do a tag without including Harry Potter because it’s like the greatest piece of literature ever written… I always seem to reread/rewatch it in the Fall and Winter months, and it’s absolutely perfect for this question! It’s just a cozy read even though people are trying to kill people throughout the whole series!

Jumping In A Leaf Pile: A book that reminds you of your childhood.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

AND… The Hidden Staircase  Nancy Drew  2 The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2) by Carolyn Keene

Yeah, I know… I used the same series twice. But The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter book, and any Harry Potter book is going to take me back to my childhood! I was also totally obsessed with Nancy Drew when I was in fourth and fifth grade, so that’s why I included that one.

Scary Movie Night: Your favorite spooky read.

The diviners The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

I don’t read a lot of super creepy stuff, and I already used Anna Dressed In Blood, so I was pretty limited. I learned a lot from the writing style of this book, but I think I jumped every time I heard whistling for about a week after I finished it. You can click HERE if you wanna see my full review!

Bonus! Costume Party: A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

Blue lily Lily Blue Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

I told you I’m obsessed with The Raven Cycle… I think that’s the third book from the series I’ve used in this tag! This book has a very large cast of characters, and “eclectic” is a great word to describe them!

I Tag:

I think the majority of bloggers I know have already been tagged for this, but if you haven’t, I tag you!

The NaNoWriMo Tag

Hey writers and WriMos! I found the NaNoWriMo Tag through Natalia Leigh’s youTube channel, and she tagged everybody, so I thought I’d do my own! Here is Natalia’s tag video…

And here are my answers…

  1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo, and how many times have you won NaNoWriMo?
    I did the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program in November of 2015, and I hit my goal of 35000 words. I also did CampNaNo in April and July of 2016, and I hit both goals of 10000 words! So… Technically this is my fourth NaNo event, but my first real attempt at 50K.

  2. Are you a pantser or a plotter?
    I totally pantsed my first NaNoWriMo, and that story is now a project that we do not speak of anymore… Since then, I’ve become a hardcore plotter. Just check out this post about my outlining process if you’re not convinced.

  3. What was the name of the first novel you attempted during NaNoWriMo?
    That novel that we don’t speak of anymore was called “Circle Of Whispers.” It was a great idea, but the plot totally died around chapter ten, and since I didn’t outline at all, it was a giant mess that I just didn’t even want to attempt to fix and make readable by the end of NaNo. Maybe I’ll pick it back up one day, but for now it can just stay in that folder of stuff that I never look at on my desktop…

  4. Give us a one sentence summary of what you’re working on this NaNoWriMo.
    A group of teens reject their royal blood and magical heritage in order to follow the path of the shaman.

  5. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
    I read this quote somewhere, and somebody famous said it I think, but I cannot for the life of me remember who. Basically it said to write the story you would most want to read. I think this is really important because if you write the thing that you really, really, really, want to read, then somebody else is probably going to want to read it too. If you write something you don’t really want to read, then you’re not going to enjoy writing it, and therefore you won’t put your whole self into it. If you don’t put your whole self into it, then it probably isn’t going to be worth reading. Or at least it won’t be as good as something you were really excited to write.

  6. What is your biggest inspiration for figuring out what to write?
    I do not know… Each writing idea comes from something different, and none of them come from one set thing. My brain is a complex and confusing place, and it can take bits of inspiration from twelve different things, mix it all together, and come up with a brilliant, (or completely insane), story idea before i even know what’s happened. I usually pick a project based on how excited I am about it, because the story I’m most excited for is usually the one i have planned out the most, and therefore it’ll be easier to follow through.

  7. Read us the first sentence from one of your books.
    Here’s the current first sentence of my current project…
    His gaze is icy, cruel, and calculating as it sweeps over me, and I know exactly what he’s thinking: shaman boy.

  8. What do you plan to do with your manuscript after NaNoWriMo?
    I plan to edit this thing and publish it! I don’t know if publication will be soon, or if I’ll wait a few years, but it is going to be published one day. I’m thinking I might actually write the entire series so I can edit it all together though, because it needs to be really tightly woven together for it to work the way I want.

  9. Are you nervous for NaNo? Are you prepared?
    I am super nervous because I don’t know how this will work with my crazy school schedule, but I’m definitely more prepared this year than I have been in the past. The only thing I have to do to my outline is put it in order and get my Scrivener project all ready to go, and I think I can hopefully get that done this weekend.

  10. There is not a tenth question, and it is driving me batty, SO… What advice do you have for NaNo Newbies?
    Don’t stress over the word count thing. This is to challenge yourself and have fun, NOT to make you scream, cry, and pull your hair out because you can’t write 50000 words in a month on top of everything else you’re already doing. Don’t lose too much sleep, don’t neglect other priorities or things you really want to do. Just sit down, write as much as you can, and have fun in the process! Check out the forums, talk to other WriMos, make new writing friends, and give it the best shot you’ve got! If you win, awesome!!! If you don’t, it’s really no loss except you’ll have to tell your family and friends that you failed at your crazy attempt and hear them say “I told you so,” a billion times over… But that’s what headphones and a notebook are for! Block them out, (because their input doesn’t matter when it comes to your precious writing failure), and keep writing after NaNo is over. There are no NaNo police that say you can’t finish a project you started for NaNo in December. Of course, we all wanna hit that word count for bragging rights if nothing else, but the point is to have fun no matter what!

I Tag:

I can’t actually remember who is and isn’t doing NaNo, so if you’re a blogger doing NaNo and you read this post, then you are tagged!!! remember to leave a link in the comments so I can see your awesome answers!

A Bookish Blind Date

A Blind Date with A Book
Hey Bookworms! Lara has created a fun reading challenge that basically dares you to take a chance on a random read. She has created a quiz, (consisting of five very random questions), that will determine which book you get. All of the books are free in eBook format until this Sunday, (that’s October 30th), and you just need an Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iBooks account to get your copy. If you decide to participate, be sure to click here to see the rest of the rules and take your quiz!

My Results:

I got The Killing Game by Toni Anderson. Looking at the synopsis, this book is pretty far from the kind of thing I normally read, but it also sounds like it’s got potential to be really good! It’s contemporary, and I’m usually a hardcore fantasy lover, but I’ll go into this with an open mind. I have been branching out to contemporary more and more lately, so maybe I’ll be surprised! Plus, it has leopards!!! I love leopards!!!

The Q&A Tag

Thanks so much to Luke Hartman for nominating me for The Q&A tag! His blog is awesome, so you should go check it out! Now… It’s time for me to answer some questions!

The Rules:

  • Link the blogger who nominated you. Answer the questions you’re given. Nominate 10 bloggers. Write out your 10 questions for them. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite beverage of all time? Uhhhh… Unsweet tea??? Or maybe coffee with chocolate creamer and milk? But I drink mostly water on a regular basis…
  2. Name three fictional characters you would want as roommates. Blue from The Raven cycle, Cath from Fangirl, and luna from Harry Potter.
  3. What is your favorite Shakespeare play? Yell at me in the comments now… I cannot stand Shakespeare. I know he shaped literature and all, but I just don’t get it!
  4. If you were to play a game of chess with a fictional character, who would it be? Umm… Ron from Harry Potter? He’d totally beat me though!
  5. What’s your favorite animated TV show? I just realized it’s been FOREVER since I’ve watched TV! Like I don’t even remember the last time I actually successfully kept up with a TV show because school and blogging and other stuff have kept me running around like a crazy person! So… I guess I don’t have an answer! 😂
  6. What’s your go-to breakfast food? Yogurt! Yep… I’m a health nut! I start my morning with yoga, meditation, and then I eat something healthy like yogurt or fruit or a protein bar.
  7. Hogwarts, Middle Earth, or Narnia? Hogwarts! No question about it!
  8. If you could visit anywhere in the world for a day, where would it be? Hawaii!!!
  9. What’s your favorite emoji? Well… The dagger is the first in my frequently used section, followed by the eye roll face, and then the laughing face with tears. It would normally be the laughing face first but it’s been a not so great school week… 🗡🙄😂
  10. Pick a song that best describes the theme of your favorite book. Favorite book?! Who has a favorite book?! Ok… I’m almost finished with The Raven King right now, and it is quickly making the top of my “favorite books ever” list. And the first song that comes to mind for it is Ravens Still Fly by Southern Raised, and that really kinda goes against the themes a little, but it also fits perfectly, and it’s one of my favorite songs, so…

I Tag:

Elm L Em Danielle Ariana Michelle Debbie Lia Jasmine Trisha

Your Questions:

  1. Name three fictional characters who would either be your best friends or your worst enemies.
  2. Name three songs that describe your personality.
  3. Coffee or tea?
  4. Favorite emoji?
  5. What’s one thing you think would be amazing yet are terrified to do?
  6. What’s the most awkward/embarrassing thing anyone has ever asked/said to you?
  7. What’s your idea of the perfect weekend?
  8. You are given the opportunity to eat lunch with three of your favorite authors/singers/famous people of choice. Who do you invite?
  9. What is the one book/memory/other object you turn to for comfort?
  10. What is one thing you would like the world to know?

*If you’ve already done this tag or just don’t wanna do it, feel free to ignore me completely! And if I didn’t tag you and you wanna do the tag, consider yourself tagged! I can’t wait to see all your answers! From Cheyenne 🙂

The Hogwarts House cup

Hey people of Blog Land for the second time today! This post is for all you dumbledorks like myself out there who have always dreamed of participating in the traditional Hogwarts House Cup challenge! Ok… So it isn’t exactly traditional because obviously none of us can fly around on broomsticks or casts spells for points, but it’s been altered to make it possible for muggle bookworms to have loads of fun! I’m fighting on team Ravenclaw, and you can hop on over to Michelle’s awesome blog for all the bookish details. Basically, the amount of pages you read from October 10th to November 6th will earn points for your house, and you can earn additional points in competitions like making Harry Potter inspired dIY’s. There’s a Twitter and Instagram account to follow, along with a form to fill out and some important hashtags, so make sure you read Michelle’s post to find out the specifics. Hope you’ll come join the bookworm fun!

The Get to Know Me Tag

Hi guys! I wasn’t officially tagged for this tag, but I found it over on The Quirky Book Nerd, and I thought it would be a fun way for you to get to know me a little bit so I don’t seem like some random blogger with a robot personality. I won’t tag anyone else since no one exactly tagged me either, but feel free to do it if you want and leave me a link in the comments so I can see your answers. 

Vital Stats 

Name: Cheyenne 

Nicknames: None

Birthday: November 18th 

Star Sign: ♏︎ 

Occupation: High school student and hopefully future author! 

 

Appearance 

Hair Color: Brown 

Hair Length: Really long… Like almost to my waste long…

Eye Color: Blue

Best feature: Umm… I honestly have no idea what to put here… Are we talking physical features or personality traits??? I’m gonna go with personality traits and say my ability to always crack a blind joke! 

Braces: Not anymore!!! I had them for three years in elementary school. 

Piercings: just one in each ear. 

Tattoos: None, and I don’t ever plan to have any. I’m just not real wild about putting something permanent on my body… 

Right Or Left Handed: Right

 

Firsts 

Real Holiday: Umm… I think that would be when I was seven and we went to the beach for a week. 

Best Friend: I met my first best friend in Kindergarten, but we have since grown apart. 

Award: I’ve been on the honor roll every year in school, so does that count? I’ve also won lots of blue ribbons for my crafts that I’ve entered in the county fair, and I won first place in my state Braille Challenge when I was in sixth grade. 

Sport: Does yoga count? 

Concert: I played in my school band concert against my will in seventh grade, and that’s the only concert I’ve ever attended either as a player or a spectator. 

 

Favorites 

Film: It’s a toss-up between Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Mockingjay. 

TV Show: I don’t watch a lot of TV, so the last show I really kept up with was the Vampire Diaries. 

Color: Purple 

Song: How bout five of my favorite songs? 

■I Am Invincible by Cassadee Pope 

■Warrior by Demi Lovato 

■Fight Song by Rachel Platten 

■Roots And Wings by Miranda Lambert 

■something In The Water by Carrie Underwood 

FYI… all of these songs have inspired my current writing project in some way. 

Restaurant: Red Lobster, Applebees, or Cracker Barrel 

Shop: Barnes & Noble? I usually buy everything online. 😉 

Books: That is a terrible question to ask a bookworm like myself! I refuse to answer it because my favorite books change by the week! 

Shoes: Yellow Box flip-flops in the Summer/cowboy boots in the Winter 

 

Currently 

Feeling: Sleepy… 

Single Or Taken: Single 

Eating: Nothing right this minute 

Thinking About: This blog post and how I can’t wait to spend a week with my awesome friend and fellow blogger, (Macy @ Unicorn Nerdiness!) 

Watching: This video: 

Wearing: An old worn-out T-shirt and fuzzy pajama pants. 

 

Future 

Want Children: Hmmm… If I do have kids, I’ll probably adopt. 

Want to be married: Maybe… Ask me in a few years! 

Careers in Mind: My dream job is to be a young adult author, but I’m also interested in a career in psychology, preferably as a children’s councilor. Web design is also a possible option, as I’ve been learning HTML coding. 

Where you want to live: Hawaii would be nice!!! That’ll probably never happen, but a girl can dream, right?! 

 

Do You Believe In… 

God: Absolutely! 

Miracles: Yes! 

Love at first sight: Umm… No… cracks silent blind joke I think it is possible to have a connection to someone on the first meeting, but I also think love takes time. 

Ghosts: Yes 

Aliens: Yes, I do believe that there are other levels of existence out there, but I don’t think that aliens are the little green men we see in the movies. 

Soul Mates: Yes, definitely! 

Heaven: Yes, definitely! 

Hell: Not exactly the one we’re taught about… 

Kissing on the first date: no, not really… 

Yourself: Yes! I got this! 🙂 

 

What Do You Think? 

Do you agree with my answers? Would you have answered anything differently? Let me know in the comments, or drop me a link to your own tag post!