Saturday, May 16, 2015

How Did I Discover Ilyon Chronicles? + Day 16 Photo Challenge

My favorite author Jaye L. Knight, has been busy with hosting a large event for her book's 1 year anniversary.  For the whole month of May she is having contests, character Q+A's, etc.  And she is having her followers write about how they found her newest series, The Ilyon Chronicles.   Now, today is my turn.


I heard about Jaye, or Molly, when she first published her pirate series.  I know, that was a long time ago, but, I didn't actually start reading her books until the spring of 2013.  That's when I read her Makilien trilogy along with the pirate books.  Of course, I became a big fan and followed her every movements (just kidding, I never did such a thing) I was excited about her next series, The Ilyon Chronicles.  Katie, my cousin and previous blogger buddy over at Cousin's in Christ (don't look for it, its kind of disbanded…)  She was able to be a beta-reader for Jaye.  I was a little jealous at the time but I was a good girl and waited patiently for the book to be published.  Then, the time came and I was able to read the long awaited book in my very own hands.  Since then, Katie and I have read it twice out loud to each other while fishing on the dock at our cabin… Oh good times (to be honest, we never actually got through the whole thing)  After this time, I've also read the second book of the series, The King's Scrolls, and I'm excited for the upcoming novella, Half-Blood, and the third book, Samara's peril.


So, I thought this fit perfectly into this post.  Today's topic for The Idea Room's photo-a-day challenge is top.  Or cover… So, I picked a picture that was taken by one of my friends last summer.  Katie, my other friend, and I all had a photo shoot.  One of our pictures (mine and Katie's) was of us and our Resistance books.  Top.  Cover.  The "top" of the book?  Close enough, I thought this picture was cute anyway.  (Note: We're wearing matching clothes)

Thank you for checking out m blog, I also want to apologize for the lack of pictures for the Photo-a-day challenge. I'm currently finishing up my school with all the finals, unit tests and whatnot… you know that kind of stuff is big this time of year.  My plans are to get all the days for the challenge done by June 1.  *Crosses my fingers* Hopefully I will do well with this plan.

          -Anna Jolene <3

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Photo-a-day Challenge Day 3-4

               I didn't think I'd be doing this so soon, but it looks as if I will need to put two days in one.
               Well, I'll do a quick overview to start this post.  First off, I made a mistake in my first post and said that my mom was doing this challenge with me… I was wrong, I had it in my head that she was going to continue the challenge since she did the April version.  Even if she isn't doing the challenge, I would still like you to visit her blog and see her work.
               Now, lately I started a photography challenge made by The Idea Room.  For the whole month of May she set out a list of topics you need to take pictures of.  The first day's was shiny, the second was action shot, and yesterday's was unorganized.  I, sadly, have multiple things in my room that are very unorganized, my closet, my desk, and my bookshelf.  Of course I had to pick something, so I went with my jewelry plate.

               I most of my jewelry on here, as you can see, there are bracelets, earrings, necklaces and even a couple rings… even though I never wear rings.
               Today's topic is a dream, which I had to think long and hard on.  But, in the end i just took a picture of the sky because it's my dream to fly to somewhere out of the country…

               -Anna Jolene <3

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Photo-a-day Challenge Day 2

My second picture for the Idea Room's May Photo-a-day Challenge was a no brainer.  My brother had baseball opening ceremonies and a game today.  The second topic is action shot, yeah, I know right? Perfect topic for today's activities.
               I thought this shot was really cool, because… you can see the baseball flying through the air.  Sadly, I didn't get a good shot of him actually swinging.  But, I enjoyed getting to see my brother doing his best at bat.  Oh, yeah, and my dad is the guy down by 1st base.

               -Anna Jolene <3

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Photo-a-day challenge 2015

               Yes,  I am going to do the picture challenge from the Idea Room just like I did back in December.  Except! This time I'm doing it along with my mom, who is going to post her pictures on her blog, Kat and Kaboodle.
Today's May 1st, which means that I will be starting this challenge today.  The first topic is shiny, I had to take a minute and think about the things around me that were "shiny enough" to make it onto my blog.
               For my birthday, my parents bought me headphones, the over-the-head kind.  For a while I have been using earbuds and I wanted something a little bit more comfortable on my ears.  (You can find the headphones online HERE, even though I know you don't need them)  So, for my first picture,  I used my headphones since they have a shiny area on them.
               I am planning on posting each day's picture and topic… but if I miss one, I will include that day's picture along with the day after.
               I hope you all enjoy my posts from now on, and I will bring you my creations to the best of my abilities.

                   -Anna Jolene <3