Saturday, December 5, 2015

Business Inquiries

Hey guys! This is just a really quick post saying my new business inquiry email, for anyone wondering. My Instagram is updated and posting now! I'm following back almost anyone who follows ❤️ 
DM me and I'll mention you or tag you in a post! 

My musical.ly is ariceldance 🌙
Love you! 
Jane 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Youtube?

 Hey guys I just wanted to know what Youtubers I should watch, and I also wanted to know if I should or could start creating videos for you guys. I already kind of do >> my Musical.ly name is ariceldance. Follow me for all that weird stuff.

Okay i love you guys! Any post requests? Just lmk.

Love ya!
xx, ari

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Problem With Some Books

     Hey guys! Jane here. Today I'm going to talk about one of books/writers' biggest problems: stereotypes. We've all read about the typical characters. Shy, outgoing, etc. There's nothing wrong with character's having these traits, but maybe writers could try to spice up their personality to make it a little bit more original. Here are some ways they could do this:

  1. Having interesting hobbies. I don't think I've read enough about different, new, exciting things that a character does. Maybe this is why character stereotypes are so commonly found in books- because people are so afraid of thinking out of the box.
  2.  More self-empowering books for girls. I've read too many books that has a strong, leading female protagonist that turns to mush when she has a crush or a love interest. I would still want her to keep that self-confidence, even though her turning to mush could be a way of the author showing her affection for the love interest.
  3. Take inspiration from the real world. Everyone is a little different, and maybe adding quirks from a few real-life people will help create a character we love. We fall in love with certain characters because we can either relate to them, or we're so different that we imagine our chemistry with that person (if they were living) to be good.
So this has basically been a rant to authors, but if you are a writer and you found some helpful tips, let me know! :)
Keep reading!
Jane

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Review: Recipes and Road Stories

Title: Recipes and Road Stories // by Hannah and Caroline Melby

Rating: 🎸🎸🎸.5/🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 (3.5/5)

Summary (Courtesy of Goodreads)-A Remarkable Coming of Age Story About Two Young Girls Growing Into Womanhood on the Bluegrass Circuit.
By the time Hannah was in the 11th grade and Caroline was in the 7th grade, the Melby sisters were touring the country in bluegrass bands, with Hannah on fiddle and Caroline on mandolin. Today the sisters are the front persons of a very popular Nashville-based country music touring band named HanaLena.

What I liked: I really liked how personal this book felt. You can relate to the stories and it has a really warm, full-of-heart, Southern feel to it. I also like how it's a memoir and it's not 600 pages long. I really like the way it was composed, in a way that the authors took you on a sort of journey as you read. The person who's reading this book feels like they're a part of the girl's lives.
What I didn't like so much: I can honestly say that I don't have a bad thing so say about the book--maybe because it's a memoir, but I really enjoyed reading this! I'm normally a very critical eye when it comes to books but I think this book was so full of heart that I can't say anything bad about it.
   
  So that's all, folks! I hope you enjoyed this review. You should definitely buy this book! A big thanks to Kelsey who gave me the opportunity to review the book.
Keep reading!
Ari/Jane


             


Friday, October 9, 2015

Blog News




 Take a look at these stats. And that's only in this month alone! I find it amazing that so many people are reading my content and blogs <3 Thank you for all of the views and for staying dedicated even when I wasn't on for a couple of months. It means so much to have people like you guys. God bless and love ya! -Jane/Ari


btw we had 1 view in New Zealand but it didn't come out. <:)



Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers        

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Germany
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Russia
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Romania
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Ukraine
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France
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United Kingdom
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Bulgaria
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Spain
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Schedule ❤️

Hey guys! Jane here.
 So I know I'm like 7 years behind with my reviews . I'm gonna get them done and I'm gonna try to get some other posts up so this blog isn't so dead and full of dust.
 
Saturday - What you should read this fall
Sunday - lil break
Monday- review (hopefully)
Tuesday- movies based off of books you should watch. 

So that's what you might be seeing throughout the week! Please forgive me for the lack of reviews. I'm trying to read and draft reviews for the books and make them perfect before I blog.

Love you guys ❤️ Jane/Ari

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Instagram ❤️

Janeblogger ❤️ dm me with the ghost emoji or simply tell me you read the blog so I can follow back! Love you and have a good night .
Love 
Ari/Jane

Back at it

Hi everyone ❤️ just wanted to let you know that I'm really sorry for being so irresponsible to leave this blog hanging . I'm working on my priorities and I realize now that this blog and you guys should be one of them. I left this blog thinking that I wouldn't disappoint anyone because nobody reads my blog anyway. I think some messages in my inbox said otherwise .
 I hope you all know that I love you all very much and I'm gonna try to get back on here
Love
Jane/ari

Friday, March 27, 2015

Interview : Loretta Ellsworth!

 Hi everyone! Today I'm very excited to be showing you my interview with the author of In a Heartbeat. That is an amazing book and if you haven't read it, what is WRONG with you, go now! ----> In A Heartbeat <-----

I interviewed her via-email and here it is now for you!

1. Where did you get the idea for In A Heartbeat?
2. Were any of your characters or ideas inspired by personal experience or real-life events?
3. What was the hardest part of writing the book?
4. If you get writer's block, what do you do?
5. Any recommendations for new writers?

The answers were : 


1.  The book was inspired by personal experience  - my nephew died in a motorcycle accident.   He had registered to be an organ donor  but hadn't told anyone.   His parents honored his wishes and we were comforted in knowing that his death gave life to others.
2. Same as above.
3. The hardest part was writing in two different viewpoints and making each one sound unique.
4. When I get writer's block,  I usually read or write a character analysis of one of the characters in my story,  and it opens up the door to my imagination.
5. My biggest recommendation is to read extensively and to work hard on developing your craft - think of how hard it is to play an instrument at a professional level - it is the same with writing, it requires lots of practice. 



Thanks again Miss Ellsworth for being so kind to answer them, even if I was very late!
Thank you readers, I haven't posted in two weeks and there's no excuse. As I said, I'm going to be trying really hard.
 Keep reading!
Jane

Friday, March 13, 2015

Realistic Bodies in Books

Hi there! It's Jane, and today I'm going to do a post that's also going to be featured on ---->True Beauty / Tell Me About It <----

So be sure to check that out!
   Recently, I was reading "The Uglies." FANTASTIC book. Must read. Really.
It got me thinking, where are there some people who aren't perfect in weight or looks? I think it's important to have these characters, so we're not getting the fake idea that everyone is perfect. Because we're not. Especially in YA, because teenagers often feel out of place with their weight or height, looks in general. Here are some of my thoughts on characters who are not perfect.


MDBC
  • Emma - This was an obvious one. Her story is a Cinderella spin-off. She eventually loses some of the weight when she picks up skating, but in the two earlier books, you notice she is out of breath when running, hiking, etc. Props to Mrs.Frederick for portraying that so well.
  • Jess - While with blonde hair and blue eyes, she was not an airhead or dumb. Enough said :)
The Uglies
  • Just the idea is amazing, that not everybody is born beautiful, if you're not you get a surgery to be beautiful. The concept is beyond unique.
TFIOS
  • You know I had to include this one. Hazel was not a supermodel, yet someone fell in love with her. *fangirl-swoon-cry*
That's it for today, but if you have any ideas comment!
Keep reading
Jane

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: Mom Made Us Write This Summer PT 1

Hi readers! *Sorry I haven't posted in a month! Been busy with school :(.My apologies for this being so late =( I'm going to stay on top of reviews. Enjoy and comment!

Review: Mom Made Us Write This Summer by Ali Maier 
 Rating : 4.5/5 possible pencils ✏.5
Summary:A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? Ugh.

This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share! 

Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very different (and hilarious) views about growing up, family and life – a conclusion they only discovered because, as Max and Maggie say, “Mom Made Us Write This.”

Positive, creative and fun for classrooms and families! -Mrs. Jane Jagielo, 4th Grade Teacher

*A big thank you to Goodreads
What I liked : This book was original and adorable. It wasn't stereotypical twin-hate. There were times when they got along. It's so important that we have original characters these days, not just copies. Another thing I liked was that the idea was so original and it actually flowed well in the story. I really liked the idea of a parent actually making an effort for her kids to get along in a really "cool" way.
What I Didn't Like : The turning point where they started to get along more came kind of late in the book. I wasn't seeing much growth in their relationship through the story.

You should definitely read this book. It's uniqueness is what shines through the whole book. It's clean, something you can relate to, and funny!

So thanks again to Kelsey for providing this! Thank you for reading and stay tuned for part 2 with my interview with Ali Maier (I'm so excited!!)!












(By the way, I feel so bad about not posting in a MONTH! That's awful...My sincerest apologies, okay, guys? Thanks <=) )













Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sisterhood of the Bloggers Award!







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TA-DAA!! Thank you very much for nominating me, Alicia  :D

Here are the rules:

1. Thank your nominator(s) and link back to them
2. Put the award picture in a post and/or your blog
3. Answer ten questions your nominator asked
4. Nominate ten other bloggers and ask them 10 question

My questions:
1. Favorite book ending? Make sure to say if there are spoilers.
2. Favorite fictional world?
3. Reading outside/in public or at home?
4. Fantasy or realistic/contemporary fiction?
5. Favorite TV show?
6. What’s one thing not many people know about you?
7. Would you rather buy books yourself or have people buy books for you?
8. Buying books or borrowing from the library?
9. Do you use bookmarks?
10. How much time do you spend on the Internet per day?

My Answers:
1. Favorite book ending might be...hmmm...Anne Of Green Gables :) Sweet yet appropriate :D
2. Narnia! Or Wonderland.. Or the "phone call world" as Hazel and Augustus call it ;'(
3. I like home the best, but I do like reading in scenic places :) -sigh-
4. Realistic fiction!! I love being able to relate to what the characters go through.
5. Full House, Dance Moms, or Project Runway. I'm so girly, I know.
6. Probably that...hmm....I get extremely upset when people say "n'oreaster" instead of "northeaster" like it should be said. You know, the weather thing? Aside from that I don't think I really have anything that people don't know about me. I blab a lot :)
7. I would rather buy books for myself because I have very precise book requirements,  and certain types of books get me on my last nerve -__-'
8. Buying books! I like things to be my own. Not to worry about damaging, etc.
9. Uh, it depends. I do for my Louisa May Alcott and library books, but for my re-reads before bed I don't.
10. Weekdays, 1-3 hours. Weekends, 7-15 hours :[] That's bad x'D


My Questions:
1. If you could bring back one fictional character, who would it be?
2. Favorite book scene?
3. Favorite word.
4.  Ebooks or physical?
5. Being an author of a novel, or a hit single?
6. Worst ending?
7. Last book that made you cry.
8. One bookish thing that you pride yourself on.
9. Are horror stories a yes or no?
10. The book that made you think .





So I'm going to nominate 2 people, because I'm mostly a fangirl for other blogs:

Thanks again!! Have a lot of fun :) Thanks to Alicia for nominating me!! :D
Keep reading,
Jane Blogger