Back To School

Happy September (a few days late…oops)!!! I love September; school supplies “bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils” (name that movie), Pumpkin Spice everything, leaves changing colors, football – college and high school (I live across the street from the field where our district’s HS team plays Friday home games are the best; you can hear the band and the PA guy), canning, Christmas Concert prep for choir and orchestra, Bible Quizzing starts in September, and (of course) my fall semester starts! Wow! September is packed with great things!!

I started my fall semester today – I’m taking one class (YAY!!) online (YAY!!!)…it’s algebra (BOO!!!!). I am not a math whiz by any means; I can do “everyday math” – addition, subtraction, money math – but give me equations with numbers and letters and multiple operations and balancing equations and fractions and…and…and………

I WIG OUT!!

 I get so stressed when it comes to algebra….it’s crazy!! Luckily for me, with this class I have lots of help here at home. My dad is a college professor who just so happens to teach algebra (along with statistics and economics), so more than likely I will be having him help me out this semester…because I’m going to need it…big time!!

I much prefer English Lit., History, and Biology. Which leads me to my summer reading list . I finished my entire summer reading list!! This is the first year that I made a list to read through for the summer and I will be the first to admit that the list was a little daunting at first and at one point I almost gave up, BUT on Sunday night August 31st I finished the last unread book on my list!!! I’m thinking I might review a few of them or at least write up some recommendations.

Happy September my friends!!

Blessings,
Megan

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Read Whatever YOU Want To Read!!

Warning RANT up ahead….turn back now if you don’t want to read my rant….or skip to the bottom for some announcements….

Rant commencing in…3….2….1…..

This Slate article may be old news at this point but go read it, come back here and then we’ll talk….

Okay, did you read it? Good.

There are a few points in this article that I’d like to respond to.
1.) The age range of what is considered “Young Adult”. According to Ruth Graham (the author of the Slate article) says that “Young Adult” readers are between the ages of 12 and 17. Now, There are several novels that are considered “YA” that I wouldn’t let a 12 year old read because of content or language, or any number of factors.

2.)

“Adults should feel embarrassed about reading literature written for children”. – Ruth Graham 

I think the fact that the author is tossing around the word children is demeaning to the “YA” readers out there. By calling a young adult a child, you’ve just taken away that label of adulthood you’ve given them. I don’t think an adult should ever have to be embarrassed for what they read. I think if you are a parent you would likely read a book before you let your child read it, as my parents did with the Harry Potter series. After reading this article I asked my dad, “are you embarrassed that you read all of the HP books and his answer was a resounding no…and then he asked for an explanation and I pointed him towards the article.

I don’t think it is up to Ms. Graham to decide who should be reading what.

3.)  ***THERE MAY BE SPOILERS IN THIS POINT**** Skip to number 4 if you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars or the Divergent series

“Most importantly, these books consistently indulge in the kind of endings that teenagers want to see, but which adult readers ought to reject as far too simple. YA endings are uniformly satisfying, whether that satisfaction comes through weeping or cheering”. – Ruth Graham 

No, I’m sorry. This is not entirely true. If this was truly the case ***Spoiler alert*** than John Green would not have killed Agustus Waters and Veronica Roth would not have killed Tris. I think this statement from Graham discounts the fact that “YA” readers can be critical readers, and that they are still in touch with reality. Real life doesn’t always have happy endings, and it doesn’t get wrapped up for you in a shiny red bow. There are lots of “YA” books with unsatisfying endings, but yet they remain fan favorites.

4.)  “And if people are reading Eleanor & Park instead of watching Nashville or reading detective novels, so be it, I suppose. But if they are substituting maudlin teen dramas for the complexity of great adult literature, then they are missing something.” 

I’m sorry but WHAT?!? This comment from the author makes me a giant squid of anger ( <— watch the video, you'll understand). 

By the way, this guy up here, yeah he writes YA for any and all readers that want to pick up one of his books. 
So now, she’s criticizing adults who read YA and adults who read detective novels. I read both. I (at 21 years old) still consider myself young…and an adult….and a reader. I think no matter what age you are, you can learn something from “YA” literature. Adults and young adults alike have a lot to learn from Gus and Hazel, and yes even Eleanor and Park. There is a lot that can we can all learn from Q and Margo Roth Spiegelman of Paper Towns; lessons about life, and rush judgments, and not getting to know someone complexly and deeply. Just because the narrator is in high school, or college doesn’t mean that someone out of that age group can’t learn a lesson or two. 
5.)      

But I remember, when I was a young adult, being desperate to earn my way into the adult stacks; I wouldn’t have wanted to live in a world where all the adults were camped out in mine.” – Ruth Graham

Listen, this post is not supposed to be some sort of academic response to the Slate article, if it was I wouldn’t be using the “Giant squid of anger” gifs, there is nothing academic about giant squids of anger. This is just to say that a reader is a reader. Whether that person is reading “YA”, detective novels, or non-fiction…or a YA non-fiction detective novel. No one should dictate what you read. You read what you like to read. When I was in middle school, I lugged around my dad’s World War Two books in my back-pack and read them during silent reading when everyone else was reading the books of the day and no one was telling my “you are a “young adult” that wasn’t written for you. So I guess what I’m asking is, why the double standard? 
I guess I just don’t think that what another person chooses to read should be looked down upon by someone, and you certainly shouldn’t be embarrassed by what you choose to read. Authors write for an audience, I don’t think that John Green, Maureen Johnson, or Suzanne Collins would look at an adult and say, “sorry, I wrote that for “Young” adults, you can’t read that.” Of course they wouldn’t! They write so that we can read. Regardless of age, race, or gender authors write so readers can read. Writers write so that hopefully you can find something in their books; whether that is a momentary escape from reality, a lesson about relationships, or even in some cases making a friend because of a common interest in authors and books. 
Readers read so that at the end of a really hard day at work, or a really stressful Monday ( you know what I’m talking about : p ), or just needing to relax at the end of the night we read. We pick up a book and step into a world of someone else’s creation. A world void of phone calls with complaints on the other end, a world with out computers freezing up at the most inopportune moments, a world where you aren’t mowing the lawn. We read so that for a little while at least we are living someone else’s life. We are Q on the search for Margo Roth Spiegelman, we are Hazel in Amsterdam with Gus, or we are Rainbow Rowell’s Cath, trying to navigate college without her twin sister….and yes, those are all examples from YA novels, some of my favorite YA novels. 
Writers write so readers can read. It’s as simple as that. 
(that sort of segues to my next point) 
Camp NaNoWriMo starts in just under three hours and I’m so excited! I’m going to write a novel, for anyone who wants to read it. Whether they be an adult or a young adult. I don’t care who reads it, as long as someone does. Who am I to say that people can’t read what I or someone else writes. That’s not up to me or anyone else to decide. If you are out of the 12-17 year old range and you want to read something that is labeled as a “Young Adult” novel go ahead…if you want some recommendations check out the authors and books that I linked to, I promise you you won’t be disappointed. 
Sorry about the rant, this article just kind of made my blood boil when I read it….anyway, getting ready to start writing in a few hours, I’ll post a word count update as soon as I can. 
Blessings and happy reading, 
Megan 


7 Quick Takes: 3/28/14

Another Friday means another installment of Quick Takes…I just finished up an exam for my online class and only have one left to do! This semester is finally coming to an end, and I honestly can’t wait! I have today off, and plan on relaxing, doing a bit of writing, and watching movies with my mom, so if you don’t mind I’m just going to get right to the takes….

1.) Last week I didn’t post because I was extremely tired. I would have written the post Thursday and then published, but I didn’t….then I could have posted live on Friday but I didn’t do that either. You see, I spent all day Thursday painting. First thing Thursday morning I gutted my room, and over the course of 12-15 hours I painted two coats of paint above and below the awful horrible kill-it-with-fire bane-of-my-existence  chair rail, painted the chair rail, and painted all the trim…then I had the joy of putting everything back together. By the end of the night I was sore, tired, and so not in the mood to write. I only wish that I had gotten better pictures to share, but here is what I can show you….

2.) The NCAA Basketball tournament began on Thursday and our church is having a little friendly bracket competition…I spent most of the first weekend tied for first place in a field heavily dominated by the men I work with….I was extremely proud of myself…until Sunday….the wheels fell off the wagon Sunday when the Kansas Jayhawks lost……..and busted my poor little bracket…..
3.) Sunday night my Bible Quizzing kids had their last practice before the big District Quiz Meet on Saturday. Dad wrote a stellar Jeopardy style game for them, and they are all ready for the meet. This season they were studying the book of Genesis, and next year we’ll move on to Exodus….I still have a trophy on my shelf from when I was a quizzer….The last time I quizzed we were in the books of 1st and 2nd Samuel….I loved being a quizzer, and I feel like I’ve come full circle now that I’m one of the coaches. 
4.) Tuesday night I went out with a group of great ladies from church; we went to dinner and then headed to the cinema to see God’s Not Dead. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you go see this movie! It was phenomenal. I will try to summarize without spoiling…
Josh is a college Freshman who has to fulfill a humanities credit, so he takes an intro to philosophy class. On the first day in class the professor tells his students that he wants to “get the argument out of the way” so he has them write God is Dead on a piece of paper, sign their name, and turn it in for full credit as an assignment. Josh refuses, stating that he is a Christian and he could never renounce his faith in that way. The professor then tells him that over the course of three classes Josh is to make his argument to the class….prove to the class that God’s NOT dead…..The class could then decide; is Josh right or the professor. Josh makes his case, citing arguments from both sides of the issue, and ultimately the class decides that…………………………. 
(you thought I’d spoil it didn’t you? I told you I wouldn’t) 
There are several other story lines mixed in with the main story, but they all revolve around the main premise that God’s Not Dead…it was a very well done film, and I would very much recommend everyone see this movie. 
5.) I’m going to jump back to Sunday for a moment…
The Good Wife….Will….no……but……why…..really?……there was no other option………Will?! No!
Okay, but really….and fans of The Good Wife out there?? I’d love to hear your thoughts about Sunday night’s episode…are you as grief-stricken as me….
Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman, and only my favorite TV show host) tweeted about the episode on Sunday, and by Monday after I’d finally watched it, I responded to her on a whim….and this just made my day!!
Seriously though….DAY. MADE!!
6.) I have had serious writer’s block this past week….or two….I am so stuck in fact that my character has been left sitting on a bench for the last week….or two….because I can’t figure out where she needs to go next!! I am however working on what I hope will be the concluding book in the series. I am in the process of writing the turning point scene. I hesitate to call it the climax because that’s not really what it is; it’s the scene that changes the lives of my characters, and ultimately changes the direction of the story. That’s why I hesitate to call it the climax, because calling it that suggests a resolution to that scene, which wouldn’t necessarily involve my characters. I have to admit that through this process I’ve gained so much more respect for authors of historical fiction…really authors in general. I’ve had such fun walking this path, and learning my style, and technique, and really working on honing this skill….but let me tell you, it is hard! It gives me  a much greater appreciation for the books that I love! 
7.) I’m about to head out and run some errands, so this is it for me today! OH! Good news for my fellow Michiganders….the snow is melting! 
LOOK!!! GRASS!!!!
As always, I’m linking up with Jen and the others over at Conversion Diary. Make sure to head over there and check out the rest of this week’s Quick Takes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, 

Megan 

7 Quick Takes: 10/11/13

I’m alive I promise!! It’s been almost two weeks since my last post, and I feel pretty bad about it….not sure why though….maybe it’s false guilt – but that is all beside the point…the point is I’m back to blogging, and I have a Quick Takes post ready for you, so here it is:

1.) I’m typing this as I’m standing in my kitchen waiting for a batch of Brown Sugar Maple Bars to bake, and listening to some music on my computer which reminds me of a blog post a friend of mine recently wrote all about the Soundtrack of a Story…..it was really good, you should check it out….I can wait…..

oh good, you’re back! Well, what did you think?! I love movies with strong soundtracks, in my own personal playlist I have Band of Brothers, The West Wing, The Hunger Games, John Williams (I didn’t want to list all the movies)….this is just a sample of what I listen to, but these are easily some of my favorites.

2.) I bought my Halloween costume for $10 this year. Or I bought the pieces of it rather. It is a “some assembly required” costume, the pieces of which came from my local Goodwill store, and with a little time spent on the sewing machine hopefully I will have a dress that resembles Snow White’s iconic gown…..

via Google

3.) I’m also eating butterscotch chips by the handful….but I don’t think you needed to know that.

4.) I finally watched Iron Man 3 last weekend and it was AMAZING!! I love Tony Stark, and I love Robert Downey Jr.. I love anything Marvel comes out with, and have learned to watch a movie to  the VERY VERY end, even past the credits……******SPOILERS AHEAD********

This made my nerdy heart extremely happy!!

AH!!! I know, I’m a nerd, but I LOVE IT!
5.) The bars are out of the oven, and I have a caramel frosting to make…I’ll be back! 
6.) Caramel frosting is done….and insanely good! We are heading up to Frankenmuth tomorrow to do some shopping. We will hit up Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, and a few other local stops. If you didn’t see it already, here is the post I did about Frankenmuth….It was featured on Janssen’s Everyday Reading. 
7.) As always, I’m linking up with Jen and the others over at Conversion Diary. Make sure you read Jen’s post about the centipedes and scorpions. I live in Michigan, but still made it a point to check my bed and blankets before going to sleep the other night…..read this post, and you’ll understand why! After reading this, spiders aren’t looking too bad!! 
Have an awesome weekend! GO BLUE!!

Blessings,

Megan 

Catching Up

I’ve been slacking a little bit as far as blogging goes, so I’m going to try and catch up a little bit here.

Things have been pretty busy at work and at home getting ready for school to start back up. I finished my transfer orientation, toured campus, and purchased my text book. I’m only doing one class for fall due to the fact that tuition at U of M Flint is much higher than at MCC. I am enrolled in Abnormal Psychology for the fall semester, and I’m really looking forward to it!

I was sent a copy of a Young Adult Novella written by a former teacher of mine that I will be reviewing soon, so be looking for that.

I will get back on schedule with a special Fall edition of 7 Quick Takes this Friday, and I have a few recipes to share with you soon as well!.

How’s that for catching up!?

Blessings All!

Megan

7 Quick Takes: VBS Hangover

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m a day late with my post but I’m recovering from VBS! It was a fantastic week, I had a great time with the kids, and am already planning for next year, but here are a few highlights from the week…..

1.) I was in charge of Bible Memory for the week. The kids learned 5 verses over the course of four days.

                a.) “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God.”
                       1 John 3:1a

                 b.) “Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people.”  Jeremiah 7:23a

                 c.) “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone the new has come.”
                     2 Corinthians 5:17

                  d.) “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5

                   e.) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him
                        will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Each child got a card like this to take home at the end of each night so that they could work on memorizing their verses for the week. 
2.) If they could come back the next night and tell me their Bible verse they got…….
CANDY!! Wow, could these kids just devour the candy….but they were learning the Bible verses, and  retaining it! Did I bribe them….technically yes…..were they learning?? Absolutely! By the end of the week each of the hundred and twenty children went home with at least one piece of candy because they learned a Bible verse! I was so proud of those kids! 
3.) Bible memory was done in the same time frame as snack, so of course Miss Megan just had to indulge on the night of root beer floats. 
The kids you see in this picture? This was our (kindergartners going into the) first grade group. As far as memorization goes, they did the best job. Every child in this group was able to recite EVERY verse to me by the end of the week! My heart soared when I finished up with this group on the last night!
4.) 
The theme for the week was Tumbleweed Gulch….it was a western theme. No western would be complete without a campfire right? So we employed the use of the inflatable campfire! 
5.) VBS was over on Thursday night, dad had the day off on Friday so mom decided to go blueberry picking! We went out as a family, and came home with close to eight pounds of berries. 
6.) The bushes were just absolutely loaded down with berries, peaches are coming in, and apples will be ready to pick by the first of September! I love the orchards here in Michigan, and can’t wait to go out apple picking in just a few short weeks…..
7.) As always I will be adding my link with everyone else’s over at Conversion Diary so make sure to head on over and check them out! 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 
Blessings, 
Megan 

7 Quick Takes; 8/2/13

I can’t believe that it’s August already! This summer just seems to have flown by!There hasn’t really been much going on around here lately, but I’ll try and get a few takes typed out….let’s see how this goes:

1.) Michigan has been unseasonably cold this week! So cold in fact, that there were a couple nights where I was curled up with heavy blankets, drinking hot chocolate! It was in the low to mid fifties a couple of nights, which I wouldn’t necessarily deem that to be cold (because, growing up in Michigan 50 isn’t cold….in fact 50 degrees in March, is down right tropical. The cooler weather was a very nice reprieve though from those few 90 degree days that we had. I did not enjoy those one bit!

2.) I got a check in the mail this week for the time I spent sitting at the courthouse while serving jury duty. It wasn’t very much, because I’m only a few miles from the courthouse, and I wasn’t there for very long so I used it to add to my personal library. I went and purchased books 5 and 6 of James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series. Those have been some of my favorite books to read, and if I have nothing going on, I can get through one in a week. They are captivating! I just can’t seem to put them down once I get started.

3.) On the day before grocery day we didn’t have a whole lot left in the house except for the basics, and few odds and ends. So I posted a recipe on Wednesday for my easy Jalapeno Chicken Nachos. They are so simple to make, and very, very tasty!

4.) **Warning** This take is about the mindless television that I choose to watch each Monday night. If you don’t want to read it….skip to number 5. 
I am no a patient person, so about three weeks ago while watching the Bachelorette I decided to check out some spoilers just to see what might happen. I read the spoilers that said Des was going to end up with Brooks, that he proposed at the end and they all lived happily ever blah blah blah. SO, when he gave her this long, drawn out, awkward break up speech on Monday night I was stunned….and also a little uncomfortable. It was such an emotional moment, and so stinkin long! It took him a half an hour to basically  say “I’m just not that into you”. I mean, COME ON! It was the like a train wreck, you didn’t want to watch, but you couldn’t look away because it was just so awful…….
Okay, Bachelorette rant done…..if you made it this far, I applaud you!
5.) Please be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow morning! I am being featured tomorrow on Everyday Reading as part of Janssen’s Whirlwind Weekend series. I wrote about spending a Whirlwind Weekend in Frankenmuth Michigan. Stop by my blog or head over to Janssen’s to see what it is all about! I’m so excited, I always look forward to her Whirlwind Weekend posts, and now mine is one of them! Can’t wait to see it! 
6.) I’m looking for a pattern for a quilted tote bag. I have lots of great fabrics left over from my quilt and I’d love to turn them into some sort of purse. If you have any suggestions for a pattern, let me know! 
7.) I’m linking up with Jen like I always do, so head on over to Conversion Diary and check out all the other Quick Takes!

7 Quick Takes: 6/28/13

Once again, let me wish you all a very happy Friday! I have no plans today, none, nada, zero! I am free! This may not seem like much, but let me tell you, it doesn’t happen very often and when it does I tend to enjoy it! So, without further ado, let’s get to the takes!

1.) From Friday to Monday, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana attending the 28th General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene. It was amazing! The city, the thousands of Nazarenes from around the world, the worship services, the Missionaries, all of it! I loved hearing all of the languages as we recited The Lord’s Prayer! All of the voices and languages mingling with each other as we sang! General Assembly happens every four years, and this year happened to be an election year. Two of our General Superintendents retired this year, and our delegates elected two new Generals! It is such a fun election process, and I was able to watch the entire Assembly (that I wasn’t there for in person) via live stream on the General Church website! I can’t wait ’til 2017, and look forward to what these next four years hold for the Church!

2.) Monday, we headed home…by way of Shipshewanna. I visited a few quilt shops in town, and had to leave them both before doing any serious damage to my bank account! It was fabric galore, and I may have drooled just a bit! While in town, we ended up eating lunch at the Blue Gate Restaurant. It was awesome! The Blue Gate also houses a theater, where they are currently performing Half Stitched the Musical. Half Stitched is based off of the book, The Half Stitched Amish Quilting Club. I LOVED this book! I would love to take more time and go down to see the show, wander around those shops a little longer, and take a buggy ride! I can’t wait to get back to Shipshewanna! 
3.) Wednesday was spent with Grandma. Gram didn’t want to be home that day, and I can’t say I blame her. It was June 26th, four years ago, that Grandpa was called home to be with the Lord. His battle with cancer was finally over. He passed at home, Mom was with him that day, and I was with Gram. It was pretty hard on her that day, and honestly it still is pretty hard for us. I don’t do this often, but on Wednesday it seemed like all of my stress, and frustration from the past few weeks, and memories of Gramps all came flooding in at once and I ended up a crying, emotional mess during orchestra rehearsal (of course, I was able to pass it off as being blessed by the Holy Spirit, it WAS a pretty powerful song). 
4.) Okay, I need some advice….I will spare you all of the details, but I’ve been having lots of stomach issues lately, and I think I may be on to something. I started thinking of how my eating habits have changed, and all I could come up with is that in the last two weeks I’ve gone from eating absolutely NO Greek yogurt (or yogurt of any kind for that matter,) to eating it every day. Is it possible that this could mess with my digestive system, or throw it out of whack?? Any help would be appreciated!!
5.) I’m currently reading While We Were Reading Downton Abbey, I’m not very far into it, but I highly recommend it! It is a great mix of characters and personalities, seriousness and levity. It makes for a very fun read! Check it out, you won’t regret it! 
6.) I’m hoping to work on my quilt some more this weekend. I’d like to at least add the rest of the panels by July! It was (is) on my summer bucket list, and I’m really hoping to have it done soon! If I do add to it, I’ll try and get some pictures up! Wish me luck! 
7.) I’m linking up with Jen like I do! Head on over to Conversion Diary and check out all of the other Quick Takes! Sorry for cheating, and using that as take number 7, it’s been a really slow week, and I honestly couldn’t come up with anything else worth while!
Enjoy your weekend! 
Blessings, 

Somos Sagrados

Somos Sagrados…..We Are Holiness

I just got home from a weekend in Indianapolis attending the 28th General Assembly for the Church of the Nazarene, and let me tell you….it was amazing! 20,000 Nazarene clergy and laypeople from around the globe converged on Indy, for the quadrennial meeting of the denominational leaders, delegates, and guests (like myself!).

My favorite part of the whole time I spent down there was the worship services, being able to worship the Lord surrounded by so many different languages, hearing voices lifted in prayer in more languages and dialects than I can count, and the fact that there is something so powerful connecting each and every one of us!

One of my very favorite speakers is General Superintendent, Dr. J.K. Warrick. Dr. Warrick was assigned the topic: We Are Holiness. Guys, this message was amazing! Not only did it completely embody the whole focus of the Nazarene Church, but it was presented in a way that was so accessible to all of us. It was a message on salvation, and sanctification. Heart Holiness. God wants all of us, not just what we are willing to give, he wants everything we have, everything that we are. He wants our plans, our lives, ALL.OF.US. He wants us to surrender everything to Him so that we can be filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit!

If we surrender to Him, there will be nothing that can hold us back from the in-filling of the Spirit! Guys! This is what it’s all about! We are HOLINESS! God wants us to have entire sanctification, heart holiness…this is what the Nazarene Church is about, what we were founded on, THIS…THIS RIGHT HERE is what we believe!!!

WE ARE HOLINESS!!! SOMOS SAGRADOS!!

Blessings all,
Megan

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7 Quick Takes: 7 Quick Pics

Happy Friday once again! I’m posting early (much earlier than is normal for me), because hopefully at my normal posting hour I will be on the road towards my weekend conference (watch for a few posts regarding the conference coming soon.) so 1:00 a.m. it is. I realized today that I’ve told you guys a lot about my quilt: the basic layout and pattern, all of the embroidery, what kind of progress I’m making…. but I never showed you proof of any of this, allow me to remedy that today with 7 quick pics of my quilt-in-progress. 
1.) This is the quilting station that I’ve set up in my room. I turn on some music (crank it up is more like it) and sew away until my eyes get tired or the creative juices stop flowing.
2.)  using waste canvas, I have embroidered some of my favorite titles unto the books. Here is the Harry Potter series…. 
3.)…..Gone With the Wind (sorry, it’s a little blurry) 
4.) To Kill a Mockingbird 
5.) Les Miserables….
6.) The complete works of Jane Austen
7.) Quotes from some of my favorite authors, and books will go in some of the big empty spaces. 
 I have had such a great time working on this! I can’t wait to finally have it all done and be able to show you my final product (and first quilt!). If you would like to READ something (other than just look at pictures…) check these out: 
Linking up with Jen like I always do….make sure you go check out all of the other QT-ers. 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 
Blessings,