Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award: Yay!

Yay! An award! Thank you, Orphu!

Wait, it’s a sisterhood award? Then that means I’m Orphu’s sister. Hello, my long lost sister!


  • Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide their link.
  • Include the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions posted below.
  • Make up your own ten questions for the next people.
  • Nominate blogs and link those you have especially enjoyed reading. The number you can select is up to you.
  • Notify each individual that you have nominated them

1. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I ask you this question?

I get to answer questions!

2. What’s your favourite flightless bird?

After some Wikipedia searching, I’ve deciding on the New Guinea Flightless Rail.

A popular answer may be penguins, but they’ve gotten a bit overrated in my opinion.

3. If you could no longer be a mammal, what creature would you be? (No idea why you would have to stop being a mammal but it’s a legitimate question, all right?)

Well, a bird obviously! But not a flightless one…because the whole point of being a bird would be being able to fly.  Hmm….probably a Golden Finch.

4. Have you ever misread a word that drastically changed the meaning of the sentence? What was it?

I’ve done this a lot, but sadly I can remember.  I’ve also written a word wrong when roleplaying.

It’s a bit embarrassing.

5. Stargirl or Pippi Longstocking?

Pippi for sure. I love her– I even dressed up as her when I was…eleven for Halloween. I had the crazy braids and everything.

Why did the dub of the television series they made of it have to sound so weird?

6. If you were forced to leave this world in favor of a book-world, which world would you pick?

This will take some careful consideration….probably Artemis Fowl’s world. I like Anne Shirley’s, but it’s more dangerous. There were less treatments for illness’ and such.

7. What are your feelings about Pluto?

Pluto is nice. It’s a very pretty planet, and a name of a dog. I’m not sure which dog.

8. If you had to get a tattoo, what tattoo would you get?

It would be a tattoo that had a little house with gables on it. I kid you not.

9. Would you attend Frodo and Sam’s wedding if they invited you?

Oh, of course! And Aragon could kiss Merry to make Frodo and Sam less embarrassed(you all know which video I’m talking about.) Though I don’t really think they would be embarrassed…they would be actually getting married after all.

10. What would you have been named if you were male?

This is awesome question. I love this question? Have I mentioned that this a great question?

I would have been named Francis, and I’ve always loved the name after hearing that. I used the girl’s version of Frances a lot in stories, back when I had about five names that I usually used.

Francis. Francis.

Such a nice sounding name….




Miriam who’s a published author now!

The Weirdest Meme on The Block

Thank you Orphu and Ann! I’m sorry it took me so long. I’m not entirely sure why it did(I think it has something to do with the new WordPress layout. It irritates me.)


1. If you are tagged, answer the questions in the meme in a blog post on your blog.
2. Make sure at the beginning of your post you put a link to the blog of the person who tagged you.
3. Tag at least three people to do the same thing (you can tag more than three people if you would like).
4. Have fun!


What do you think the weirdest color is? Ooh…sickly lime green. Mainly because it makes me feel sick.

What is the weirdest TV show/movie you have ever seen?  I…don’t know. Maybe…well, once we were at the beach and watching TV(we just have one to watch DVDs, etc on) and their was a American’s Got Talent episode running.

They were doing trapeze work over hot coal.

What is the weirdest food you have ever tried? I have too many allergies to try strange food.

What is the weirdest drink you have ever tried? Hmm. Maybe this mango coconut drink? It was a soda like drink, so it was rather odd.

Who is your weirdest friend?  Oh, dear. Let’s see. Man. Um. Leah(fake name). Yes. Leah. DOLPHIN JUMP!

What is the weirdest thing you have ever seen on the internet? Oh honey. Where do you want me to began?

What is the weirdest thing your pet has ever done?  Haha, my dog is weird. This should be fun.

Once, we couldn’t find her and we were getting increasingly frantic. So, finally one of us opened the lower cabinet doors…and guess who was inside?

Also, she used to lay on top of our sofa’s back like a cat when she was a puppy. And when we still had a sofa.

What is the weirdest book you have ever read?  It was a book version of film about Igor. Yeah.

What is the weirdest blog you follow? Either Musings from Neville’s Navel or A Mirror Made of Words. Both are hilarious and wonderfully weird.

Three Weird Bloggers Whom I’ll Tag


2.  Jazzy. Just to, you know, make Atticus get annoyed by having to wait longer for his interview.

3. Kiwi!  Use the meme wisely. *fails at sounding Gandalf/Dumbledore like*

The Clockwork Angel (Book Review)

“Jane’s stories are too sensible. Then Diana puts too much murders into hers. She says most of the time she doesn’t know what to do with the people so she kills the off to get rid of them.” So, The Clockwork Angel won the poll. And Anne, it’s certainly much better then either Jane or Diana’s.

Tessa Gray just came to London to live with her brother. Instead she is kidnapped by two sisters, Mrs. Dark and Mrs.Black. They make her ‘change’ into other people. People that are dead, and she relieves their last memories.  The two want to marry her off to someone named The Magister.

Then the Dark Sister’s house is attacked, and Tessa is rescued by Will Herondale. She is taken by him to the Institute of London, the home of Shadowhunters– half-human, half-angel. They hunt demons, and other dangers of London.

And there is something about Tessa. She’s not a Shadowhunter…but what is she?

I really enjoyed this book. It’s one of those books that I couldn’t stop reading …I am a quick reader, but it is a rare thing when I just can’t stop reading a book.

I like Tessa. She was confused by what was going on, and she was scared, which I think is realistic. At the same time, she was definitely a strong female character, and I loved her witty tongue.

That brings us to Will, since he often invoked that witty tongue. Will was such a crazy, funny character. I love him. He has a secretive past as well, which you won’t find out about until the second  book(The Clockwork Prince). His love of books was something that also endeared him to me.I mean, how can I not like someone who loves books?

And then Jem. Is in most books today, there is a love triangle. However, this is one I actually cared about. And Jem and Will are more than just rivals for Tessa’s heart.

Jem is deathly sick, and he is told he won’t live for very long. He has bouts of sickness where he’ll cough blood, and then only thing that helps him is a dangerous drug. Will is devoted to making sure he gets this drug, and they are Parabati— two Shadowhunters who are bonded together, who are a team. Brothers. They are more than just ‘the two boys she has to choose between’.

Oh, and I love Sophie. Can we have even more Sophie in the third book(we get quite a bit in the second book) please?

And Charlotte! And Henry! They’re just…so…one of my One True Pairings now. Just sayin’. And Henry is adorable. I want to cuddle him. He’s like a red bear teddy bear.

The ‘bad guys’ were interesting too. I think they were the kind that really is bad, but…some…well, there are some twists to who is bad, and who isn’t. You’ll enjoy it.

So, all in all, I loved The Clockwork Princess!

Coming soon: The Weirdest Meme.

TCWT Blog Chain

So, I was sure I was the 10th, which is why this post is later in the day then I intended. Apologies for that.

Now, I’ve already written a very long post about a book that changed by life, Anne of Green Gables, and I doubt you guys want to read more gushing about Anne, lovely as she is.

Luckily, there’s another book that changed my life. Currently, it’s in a battered form of blue paperback book, sitting on my book shelf. It’s the first book I properly read that wasn’t a ‘Early Reader’ book.

The book in question, is Bunnicula.

Hare today, gone tomorrow.

Golly, I love this book. It makes me laugh so my sides hurt. It’s about a vampire rabbit(he drinks vegetable juice), a slightly crazy(oh, come on, extremely crazy) cat, and a dog that just wants to relax. And then we get a another dog, who’s a werewolf.  According to Chester.

And it reminds me of Artemis Fowl, for some reason. Maybe the humor?

I first read this when I was…seven? Again, I didn’t want to admit I succumbed to reading. I was being taught how to read…and learning was boring. In my opinion.

But this really fueled my love for read. So thank you Harold. Please bring your editor another book soon, and have a chocolate cupcake(with cream in the center) from me.

Participants In This Amazing Blog Chain:

January 5th – – Muslim Spirit by Fida

 January 6th – – The Teenage Writer

 January 7th – – Miss Alexandrina

 January 8th – – Between The Lines

 January 9th – – Avon’s Babbles

 January 10th – – Life.

 January 11th – – Inside The Junk Drawer

 January 12th – – Notebook Sisters

 January 13th – – Musings From Neville’s Navel

 January 14th – – The Loony Teen Writer

 January 15th – – A Mirror Made Of Words

 January 16th – – Epistolary Girl

 January 17th – – Inklined

 January 18th – – Zara Hoffman’s Blog

 January 19th – – SydneyJoTo

 January 20th – – Reality Is Imaginary

January 21st – – The Little Engine That Couldn’t

 January 22nd – – Writers Response

 January 23rd – – John Hansen Writes

 January 24th – – Miriam Joy Writes

 January 25th – – Teens Can Write, Too! (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain)


A Meme and New Years Resolutions

So, my friend Nevillegirl did this at her blog. It was originally taken from The Magic Violinist blog, and she originally took it from her Mom’s blog, and…well, I’m going to do it now.

I love it when…people hug me. It gives me a warm, safe feeling.

I can’t sleep when… I’ve watched a movie like The Woman In Black.

I have a phobia of… Corresponding to the answer above, monsters of the night.

I wish I had… um, I don’t really know…a published, paid for, piece of writing I suppose.

I always smile when…  I watch The Nanny.

I need… New Pajamas. Yes. My Hello Kitty ones are getting worn.

I want… Dragonspeak. And a cool singing voice.

I think most people think I am… That quiet and polite girl.

I think strawberries are…   Delicious. Now that I’m not allergic to them any more.

I think I am… A bit of nerd, and childish. A good person, but not perfect.

My best friend thinks I am…  I don’t have a best friend. I do have a group of good friends though?  My friends I know in person probably think I’m quiet, sweet, and a bit awkward. Online– steampunk nerd(okay, everyone probably knows about my love of steampunk), nerd in general, good kind of crazy.

My family thinks I am… ME. I mean, they just know me. And I’m a combination of everything listed above, with added stuff.

I used to wear…  Lots of dresses. I still would, but being a teenager and wearing lots of dresses generally doesn’t work out well for you.

I wish I knew how to cook… dolmas. They’re so good, and I could eat them every day then! Excuse me while I try not to go to crazy at the prospect.

I wish I didn’t…  Develop habits that I have trouble breaking. Oh, and snap at people.

I’m glad I…  Have my family. Am a writer.

The last movie I saw in the theater was…  Les Miserable.

It was… Amazing, to say the least. Now I shall go bawl.

The last movie I saw on TV was.. I only have a TV that you can insert DVDs, etc in. So, the last movie I saw on it…erh…part of Pride and Prejudice? Also, on Netflix, I recently saw Hugo.

It was… Hilarious as usual. They really play Pride and Prejudice for laughs. Hugo was so steampunk that it made my heart do a little flip.

If I had a month off from everything I would… I’m not sure, really. Write more, I guess.

Today I…  Had my eyes examined. Same as last time…(this would be a good time to mention, that I wear contacts. Thats your random fact of the day, kids!)

Yesterday I…  Went to my leadership group’s meeting.

I like… lots of people, lots of things. Love really. Speaking of love, I like love. Or love love. That’s starting to sound confusing.

Well, now for  my New Years Resolutions. Now,  I’m not big on them really. I mean, I don’t usually keep them…at all. So why make them? But, I’m going to make a list anyway…these are more ‘things I hope to accomplish/and ways I hope to better myself’ then ‘New Years Resolutions’.

1. Work on not snapping at people. Yes, I know that I need to work on this.

2. Participate in FAWM. February Album Writing Month. I am writing a musical, so this should be a good resource, whether I use it for that or not.

3. Get a good solid plan(at least) for my dystopian novel. I’m obsessing a bit about it, but I’ll regret it if I stop obsessing. Or maybe that’s just me obsessing.

4. Stop wishing that fictional roleplay character was real so I could date him. This is one I’ll fail at.

5. Meet a published author. I wish it could be Eoin Colfer. Maybe. Maybe he’ll go on tour near me.

6. Get a short story, poem, etc published. Oh, I hope so.

So, there you are! Happy 2013 ya all! I love you all. ❤

Also, I hope to get the review(as it won the poll) of The Infernal Devices: The Clockwork Angel published soon.

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”