Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Bookish Quiz

I love books. I love the smell and feel of their pages, the look of the covers, and the stories they hold. Some of my favorite books are classics. What’s a classic? Here is my totally unprofessional opinion: Classics are tried and true novels that have stood the test of time and will continue to do so because they are THAT GOOD. I’ve read quite a few classic novels and still have a LOT to catch up on (A Tale of Two Cities and Don Quixote are on my list right now). Would you care to take a rather bookish quiz on some classic novels and their authors? =)
Also...Giveaway and Writing Contest!
I can't get over how beautiful these are!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway and writing contest going on so you can win one of these fabulous bookmarks! =) Click here to see all the details and enter. I hope to be able to read some more of y'alls lovely writing soon! =) 

 

How’d you do in the quiz? =D Did you learn anything new? Have you read any of the books that were featured in the quiz? What is your favorite classic novel? What is one of your favorite quotes from a classic novel? Come on over to the comments section and let’s chat!


Friday, January 5, 2018

Writing Prompt Contest + Giveaway

I absolutely love writing prompt challenges. For me, it’s so exciting to brainstorm a gazillion story ideas after looking at just one picture, a couple words, or a phrase. To continue celebrating Notebooks and Novels’ one year blogoversary (see what all of the fuss is about here), I’m hosting a writing prompt contest here on my blog, judged by yours truly. =) And the best part? The winner gets an adorable bookmark (the same one I'll be giving away!) Oh, that's right, I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY!!!! =D I'll let you in on it a little more later. But first, the rules for the writing prompt contest… 
The Rules
Your entry must be between 150-400 words long.
Your entry must include a notebook and a novel OR the following phrase: This was never part of the plan. 
Please submit your entry via the Google Form below. You may submit as many entries as you’d like. 
The deadline is on January 21. The winner will be announced and notified on January 26. 

I can’t wait to read what you all come up with! =) 
Giveaway!
The bookmarks I've been babbling about... You've gotta love them! 
And now it's time for that giveaway I was talking about! I'm giving away a GORGEOUS wooden bookmark made by nicolettenotes on Etsy (Nicolette has some beautiful stuff in her shop-check it out!). Isn't it gorgeous? =D I had to get one for myself as well, of course... Enter below for your chance to win one! =)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
NOTE: This giveaway is for U.S. residents only-sorry. =( However, the contest is not. But if one of my international followers wins, I won't be able to send the bookmark prize. But I will send an ebook copy of one of my favorite books, Unwritten Melody by Tessa Emily Hall.


Do you like writing prompt challenges? What is your favorite type of writing prompt? Will you be submitting an entry? How about entering the giveaway? C’mon, let’s talk! =D

Monday, January 1, 2018

It's a Blogoversary!

Happy New Year, everyone! Can y'all BELIEVE that it's 2018?!? And since it's January 1, 2018, that means that it's my one year blogoversary here on Notebooks and Novels! *insert confetti and fireworks here* To celebrate, I've got a few festivities planned, including a writing prompt contest (with an awesome prize), a rather bookish quiz, and a very special giveaway! =D But first, let's take a look back on this past year of all thing Notebooks and Novels, shall we?
Stats From This Past Year...
FOLLOWERS: 
107 followers, GFC and email combined-this is insane! You guys are the BEST!!! 

NUMBER OF COMMENTS: 
745 comments-I've loved talking to you guys! =D

PAGE VIEWS: 
13,385 page views-Again, wow!

TOTAL POSTS: 
42 posts-Just a few short of my goal, but not everyone's perfect. xD 

MOST POPULAR POST: 
I was a bit surprised that what seemed to be my longest post was the most popular one, but I'm glad that everyone liked it. =)

MY FAVORITE POST: 
I picked two, California in Pictures because I LOVE how the photography turned out and 5 Things That Excite Writers because I discovered my new love-gifs. =D


OTHER COOL STUFF:
I got published on the Rebelution and the Girldefined blog. I also was able to write an article for PURUSE magazine's first digital issue and joined Project Canvas (don't worry, I'll be submitting an article to their blog soon). 


WOW, a lot has happened on here in this past year! Thank you all for sticking around and making it an amazing year of blogging. =) I hope that you'll continue to hang around for all of the awesome stuff that I have planned to celebrate! What was one of the best memories you made last year? What are you looking forward this next year? Let's talk, everyone! =D

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