But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
I got tagged by my sweet friend Hanna (read her post here), to do The Birthstone Book Tag. You basically answer these questions about books that you've read and it's super fun!!! So, without further ado, here goes!!!
1. January Garnet: Name a character you think is evil/dark:
Uhh.........I have a lot there, girl. Sauron from The Lord of the Rings, The White Witch from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Monks and Fagin from Oliver Twist are the ones that come to mind at the moment. (Great, now I'm creeped out. Did this have to be the first question??)
2. February Amethyst: Name a book you think of as regal:
(Pardon me as I look up 'regal' in the dictionary)
Uhh.......wow. Umm..........I've always thought that Little Women could be a book that I'd read to a queen or princess but I also think Pride and Prejudice when I hear the word royal, so....yeah. I don't know.
3. March Aquamarine: Name a character that you think of as weak, or more of a follower:
Well.......for more of a follower I'd say Violet from The Boxcar Children.
4. April Diamond: Name a book you love, but isn't very well known:
My friend Savannah's Sleeping Beauty story. It's awesome, guys. Oh shoot, does it have to be published?? Well, if it does, then The Growly Series by Philip and Erin Ulrich. Love those books!!! Oh yeah, and The Roman Briton Trilogy by Rosemary Sutcliff.
5. May Emerald: Name two characters that balance each other out well:
Merry and Pippin form the Lord of the Rings. And just for the fun of it: Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit, Growly and Chippy form the Growly Series, Beth and Jo from Little Women, Emma and Mr. Knightley from Emma, Marcus and Cottia from Eagle of the Ninth, Wilbur and Charlotte from Charlotte's Web, Jason and Andy from The Farm Mystery Series, and Thacia and Daniel from The Bronze Bow. ;-) #goingoverboardisfun
6. June Pearl: Name a character who is loyal:
Lad from Lad A Dog. If that's not loyal, I don't know what is. Also, Sam from Trumpet and the Swan and Anne from Anne of Avonlea.
7. July Ruby: Name a book that aggravates you/makes your blood boil:
Uhh........(do people really get that angry over books??) Well, I guess when I read Stuart Little and it ended I was super mad because it did not end like I thought it should (seriously, go read the ending. It's bad).
8. August Peridot: Name a supporting character you preferred to the main character:
Malthace in The Bronze Bow and Whisper and Flurry in the Growly Series.
9. September Sapphire: Name a book you found to be calming:
Calming?? Uhh.......maybe The Hobbit, or Charlotte's Web, or Oh, the Places You'll Go, or any kids book, really. :-) #fanofkidsliterature
10. October Opal: Name a book with a pretty cover:
Well, My version of The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien,
all the Growly Series covers,
A book that I got with my American Girl doll,
and On the Banks of Plum Creek.
11. November Topaz: Name a book with a resilient protagonist:
(Pardon me while I look up 'resilient' and 'protagonist'. Good grief, I need to study vocabulary words) Ok, um.....Frodo Baggins form The Lord of the Rings. I mean, he almost died. Ok, Aragorn, Gandalf, Sam, Merry, and Bilbo would qualify too then, I guess. And Marcus from Eagle of the Ninth. And Alexios from Frontier Wolf. My, my, when you know what fancy words mean it's like a whole new world!!!!
12. December Blue Zicron: Name a fictional friendship you would love to be a part of:
The Trio in Morning from The Growly Series, The Fellowship from The Lord of the Rings, and Anne, Stella, Pricilla, and Philipa from Anne of the Island.
Well, that was fun!!!! It's so hard to just pick one!!!! There are SOO many good books out there. *happy sigh* Friends, literature, and blogs, what a happy combination. :-)
You all can feel free to snag this tag and put it on your own blog!!!