Literary Heroine Blog Party 2014!


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Accordion to Kellie will be hosting its annual Literary Heroine Blog Party from February 16-28! YAY!

I joined the party last year (link to my post here) and really enjoyed it. Not only do participants get a fun tag all about great literature and the heroes and heroines therein, but we also get to enter a pretty impressive giveaway.

I’ve read a lot of books since February 2013, so it should be interesting to see if my answers for the questions change, or if Kellie comes up with a whole new list of questions. This is only my second year to do this so we shall see!

In other news:

1) I’m halfway done with The Book Thief. 


It’s much better than I expected. I love the way it’s written and I’m thoroughly enjoying it, though I wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers at all due to the grimness of the story line and a few too many curse words. The German vocabulary I’ve picked up from Hogan’s Heroes has been somewhat expanded, though not with words I would ever say, haha 😛

2) Next up on my reading list: A Study in Scarlet. WOOT WOOT WOOT!

So I had my heart set on getting a hardback copy of The Complete Sherlock Holmes with the Amazon gift card I got for Christmas. When I went to order it the first time, it was out of stock. Bummer. I waited a whole month for the “out of stock” label to vanish and finally my patience ran out and I ordered the paperback.

You may chalk this up to indulging a character flaw, or to a real desire to be friends with this Sherlock Holmes everybody loves so much 😉


3) After that on my reading list: Only a Novel by one of my bloggy-friends, Miss Amy Dashwood. I am really looking forward to reading her book–and yes, I’ve been peeking through it a bit, it looks excellent. 

4) Then, after claiming my two books, I stumbled upon the Man of Steel sheet music. My reaction: “I MUST HAVE IT.”

So now I also have a beautiful piano book in my possession, full of all my favorite songs from the soundtrack. They’re difficult enough to pose a challenge but easy enough to keep me from too much frustration. Also, it has plenty of those shiny picture spreads you find in most movie soundtrack piano books. So, so much pretty.

5) Lord willing and barring any unforeseen obstacles, I’m going to be a member of our church choir! I’d hoped to join back in December, but colds and several other travel-related obstacles (snow included) prevented me from returning to Wednesday night practice. But last night I finally was able to go back! It’s so much fun and I love being with my new church family.

6) Somewhat related because I also did this last night on my way to choir practice: I’ve started driving! Remember, that was one of my New Year’s resolutions. I’ve had two practice sessions so far with my dad, and one of them (last night) was my first experience with night driving. I’m getting there, slow but sure.

My confidence is much higher than it has been in the past. I always consider it a great accomplishment whenever I get to the 55 mph speed limit and keep the speedometer nicely settled there.

7) Last thing for this post: I’m going to start watching Batman Begins tomorrow!


Two things I know to be true.

One: Christian Bale will always be Laurie for me. Batman is Laurie. End of story.

Two: I think I’m really going to like Christian Bale in this movie. This is most unfortunate. Because now Christian Bale will not only be Laurie, he will be Batman. But Christian Bale won’t be Batman with Henry Cavill’s Superman.

And over this, my poor little Anglophile heart breaks in two.

(*weeps bitterly over lost opportunity for British Awesomeness*)

Okay, I have to wrap this up now. Hope everyone’s having a great week!

4 thoughts on “Literary Heroine Blog Party 2014!

  1. I always look forward to this blog party every year! yay!

    I meant to pick up The Book Thief on my last trip to the library. grrr. I always forget *something*. I’ll write it down this time….

    Sherlock Holmes…ahhh!!! SHERLOCK HOLMES. Love him sooo much. (although, aside from The Hound of the Baskervilles, I like the short stories much better than the novels)

    Oh, Only a Novel is delightful! I’m sure you’re going to love it 🙂

    And Batman….yay! He’s not much like Laurie at all, for yes, my first experience with Christian Bale was through Little Women as well. Sometimes I forget that he played both of them…but the Batman movies are awesome. I hope you like it!


    1. I hope I do too, haha! It’s one of those things where I go into it wanting to like it, so I hope I’m not disappointed. I don’t think I will be, though, because my brother watched them first and really enjoyed them 🙂


  2. Those Batman movies are insane! The second one with the Joker is probably one of the most intense films I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of films!

    Good luck with the choir! I’ve always wanted to be a choir member, but seeing as how “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is the only song I can sing on key, I’m just not choir material…..


    1. Yeah, my brother showed me a few scenes with the Joker and it was the weirdest thing. He’s creepy and sick and yet, to be honest, he has some of the funniest lines, which makes him even creepier. But my main concern is that I’ll cry at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Certain Scenes shown to me (as teasers) affected me way more that I would’ve expected and it doesn’t bode well for my emotional state. These DC movies have tugged unexpectedly hard at my heartstrings!

      Haha, thanks! “Rudolph” is one of those songs that can get stuck in my head no matter what time of year it is, by the way…it’s a curse 😉


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