Alaskan Family Adventures

ASL Cover: Mended by Matthew West

I have been learning American Sign Language for the past 9 months, and this is one of the signs that I learned to interpret. I hope you enjoy it!

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Alaskan Family Adventures

Sunshine Blogger Award!!

Hey guys! I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ivana, Odessa, Catherine, Danny, and Myriam! I am so sorry guys, that I haven’t put up a post before now! I have been extremely busy. 😕 The rules for the award are: 1. Thank the people who nominated you and link back to their blogs 2. Answer the questions… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award!!

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Friday Book Share Tag!

This is a fun way to share our favorite books with other people, and I challenge all of you to do the same thing!

Here is how this tag works; choose your book and fill in the following form:

First Line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words

Delightful design (add the cover of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book).

Your favorite line/scene.

Here is the book of my choice: Divergent

First line of the book:

“There is one mirror in our house.”

Recuit fans by adding the book blurb:

“In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is – she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are – and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves……..or it might destroy her.”

Introduce the main character using only three words:

Brave, Selfless, and smart.

Delightful design:

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Audience appeal:

Anyone who is into dystopian novels and future societies will love this book! Even if you are not into that kind of book, I think many people would still enjoy it because it is full of action, suspense and some mystery. It is AMAZING!!

Your favorite line/scene:

Ok, I have two favorites! No, wait……..I just thought of a third one! Oh well.

One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Beatrice chooses the faction to which she will devote the rest of her life. I won’t quote the book because I do not want to give away the story. 🙂

Another favorite of mine, is when she is brave enough to be the first person to jump of the ledge of a really tall building, it gives me shivers whenever I read it!

“Wind whips through my clothes, making the fabric snap. The building I’m on forms one side of a square with three other buildings. In the center of the square is a huge hole in the concrete. I can’t see what’s at the bottom of it.

This is a scare tactic. I will land safely at the bottom. That knowledge is the only thing that helps me step onto the ledge. My teeth chatter. I can’t back down now. Not with all the people betting I’ll fail behind me.

I don’t think. I just bend my knee and jump.”

I hope this book review makes you interested in reading Divergent, because it is a really great book!

I would love it if you would continue this tag for yourself! Consider yourselves tagged! 😉

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I Started Another Blog!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to announce my new blog that I put together. 🙂 This blog will be dedicated to my love of baking and cooking. I am super excited about it, and I hope that you guys enjoy it! I will be posting my adventures in the kitchen, as well as delicious recipes of all types, and fun baking and cooking tips! Be sure to check it out, and if you think that it is something you would enjoy, I would love it if you followed me! 🙂 https://mykitchensanctuary.wordpress.com

Thank you everyone,

Shiphrah