Titanic Words, Gigantic Words, Are You Afraid?

Guess what this word means?

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia 

And yes, that is a real word.  It means “the fear of long words.”

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Which LOTR/Harry Potter Character Are You?

Here’s the link to a Lord of the Rings character quiz:

http://www.zimbio.com/quiz/WD6GNmf982W/Lord+Rings+Character

Here’s the link to a Harry Potter character quiz:

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/packages/harrypotter/harrypotter_personalityquiz/

Remember, this is just for fun!  Post your results when your finished. 🙂

Here’s who I got:

AND

Congratulations! You are most similar to:

Harry Potter

You’re the leader of your pack with bravery and intuition to boot.

 

A Bookworm’s Book List

I’ve created a book list below of some of my favorite books; books you should read.  I’m a fantasy lover, so if fantasy isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you may not like these books.  But really, you should still try reading them. 🙂

  1. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien: I mean it; read them!  You won’t be disappointed.  J. R. R. Tolkien is an amazing writer, but his writing style can be a bit tough at times.  Once you get past this, though, you are guaranteed to fall in love with these books. 
  2. Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling: Another must-read series.  All I can say is that J. K. Rowling is a genius-story-teller.  If you’re a fantasy person, you will love the magic and adventure in this series.
  3.   The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan: Rick Riordan has a signature writing style like no other author.  He tells his story through the eyes of a hilarious teenager, Percy Jackson.  Really, these books are hilarious!  Definitely read, especially if you love Greek Mythology. 
  4. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart: Four brilliant children band together to save the world from the wrong hands.  The first book is amazing; I’m reading the second one right now.  So far, it’s great, too.
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This book is about racial prejudices in the South, and it takes place in the 1930’s or 1940’s, I believe.   It is a moving book and an American classic.
  6. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: Very clever, very funny.  The books center around three children and an evil villain trying to steal the children’s fortune.  Unfortunately, the children are very unfortunate by no fault of their own.  Another great series filled with action, brains, and mysterious societies and symbols.
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis: Please tell me you’ve heard of these books.  Just do yourself a favor and read them, OK?
  8. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: There are many short stories and a few novels about Sherlock.  My favorite novel was The Hound of the Baskervilles, and my favorite short story was The Speckled Band.
  9. The Giver by Lois Lowry: A moving story about a boy named Jonas who discovers that his “perfect” community is not as perfect as he thought it was. 

Thank you for reading this long list of awesome books!  If you’re a bookworm like me, and you’re looking for more books to read, and you haven’t read all of the books on this list, try picking up a few of these books.  Tell me what you think about them in the comments!

Have a nice day!

~Grammar_girl

Myers-Briggs Protagonists

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I was talking a lot with my family about the MBTI stuff and different personality types over the weekend and had to come up with a lot of examples for the types.

Anyway, it eventually led to finding commonalities with various same-type protagonists and I thought I’d share the common stories for the types!

Enjoy!

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INTJ: The Architect

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The ongoing chronicles of a reserved, resourceful and outrageously brilliant hero. Includes almost equally brilliant villains who will do anything to kill or exact revenge on said hero. Readers often take note on the solutions presented to hypothetical problems because they are so ingenious, though really never end up using them.

See also: Sherlock Holmes, James Bond

INTP: The Logician

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Labeled as eccentric (affectionately or otherwise). Makes an amazing breakthrough discovery and must deal with others reactions to/attempts to steal it. Changes everyday life in some way.

See:…

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Why I Hate Black Friday

Antiques, anyone?  For Black Friday, I go shopping at antique stores (or I go antiquing, as we call it at my house).  No, I don’t shop with the rest of the world for extra special deals on items I don’t need.  Sorry to all you Black Friday-ers.

I just can’t stand the commercialism of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and thinking about what you have, not what you should get for a lower price.  But that’s just my two sense.  Besides, I hate shopping anyway.

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Me + Black Friday = Unhappiness