Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Five Enchanted Roses

I can not wait to read Five Enchanted Roses! 
It is a collection of Beauty and the Beast re-tellings and it looks fantastic!

Doesn't that look exciting? This is my favorite blurb
Check out to find out more!

Until next time!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Randomicity Tag

Recently I was tagged by Alison for the Tag of Randomicity!

The Rules are: 
  •  Paste the button onto your blog post.
  •  Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time!) (Be original and nonsensical in your question-creativity – make the blogging world a cheerful place.  And be disastrously random.)

  • Answer the questions of the person who tagged you – make it all super random and interesting.
These are the questions I got asked:

1. How did you (the tagged) meet me (the tagger)?
I met Alison on the blog 'Tales of Goldstone Wood' and she was so nice that I started reading her blog. 

2. What do you consider your quirkiest trait?
My sense of humor, Mum might agree but my siblings probably wouldn't. 

3. If you could host a party with all of your favorite characters, who would you invite and what antics would transpire? 
This is an awesome question! Legolas, Robin Hood, Katniss, Will and Halt would be having an all out archery contest. Gandalf would be gather a bunch of people to go on a quest/journey. Nobby Nobs would be picking up unconsidered trifles, Nanny Ogg would be picking up unconsidered bowls of sponge cake, jelly and fruit, and Eugenides would be picking up much-considered earrings. Among the crowd would be loads of people like Gemma and Dylan (K M Shea), Dido (Joan Aiken), Eanrin and Leo (Anne Elisabeth Stengl), Prince Andrew(Tolstoy), Jean valJean(Victor Hugo) and others. 

4. What was your most epic moment?  Feel free to exaggerate-- I mean, elaborate.
I haven't had any epic moments yet, but it will be when I get knighted for my contribution to literature :)

5. Where is your family from?
If you mean originally, Scotland (with a touch of German and Polish). If you mean last few generations, Australia. 

6. What will you title the movie version of your biography, and who will play you in it? 
The woman who conquered the nations ( subtitle - with words). I have no idea who could play me. They'd have to ditch the make-up and cut their hair, though. 

7. If a cloaked stranger with poorly cut hair invited you to help return the One Ring to Mordor, how soon could you be ready, and what would you bring?
I would be ready in about a week and I would bring a Sam Gamgee. 

8. Which two characters would you happily play matchmaker for?  (Note: they can't be from the same book.)
Hmmm... Jean valJean(Les Miserables) and Beth (Little Women).

9. If you could brag that you had read any book without actually having to read it, which book would you choose?
The Encyclopedia Britannia. Or the dictionary.

10. And finally, what was your favorite blog post you ever wrote?
Probably the Liebster Award tag 

Thanks for the fun questions Alison!

My questions are:
1. What do you think of when you see orange? 
2. What is the funniest movie quote you can remember?
3. What is a book you love so much you would give it to all your children and grandchildren (and everyone else)?
4. Why do you play tennis in socks and swimmers?
5. Favorite pizza flavor?
6. Are you writing a story? If so, can we have a snippet?
7. What superhero power would you like?
8. And what would you name a pet fly?

I tag Clara Darling at To Find a Castle, Kathy Tainsh at Three Little Chickens and I think that's everyone who hasn't already been tagged.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Liebster Award

I just tagged for the Liebster Award by Ghost Ryter, who writes an awesome blog

The Rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
  4. Come up with 11 questions for your nominees!
Here are the questions Ghost Ryter asked me:

Was there a story behind your blog's name?

I really like writing stories and I have always loved Robin Hood. So I combined the two to make The Sherwood Storyteller. 

What was the last book you read? Did you like it?

The last book I read was called Dealing with Dragons. I did like it, it was amusing and I think that my sister (it was her birthday present) will definitely enjoy it.

Favorite childhood book or movie?

Arrrggghh! A hard one! Maybe for book it would be The Lord of the Rings, Thud

If you ran across your favorite author in the grocery store, how would you react? 

I would freak out, grab Mum and then shyly go up to them and ask them round for dinner. 

What's one skill that you're especially proud of?

Probably my logic skills

One thing you really want to learn?

Fencing! Or horse riding and proper archery!

Would you rather be stranded on a desert island or lost in the woods?

Lost in the woods definitely, then I could be rescued by elves or raised by wolves.  

Favorite book so far this year?

That's tough... Les Miserables? The Book Thief? Or maybe Howl's Moving Castle. One of those.

Where do you get most of your books?

From the library! Libraries are awesome!

What mythical creature would you like as a pet?

I would say dragon, but they're a fire risk so maybe a gryphon. 

Speaking of pets do you have one? (Share a picture if you do)

I have a Jack Russel/Fox Terrier named Jack, he is adorable!
Here is a picture of him: 

Ok, now I need to ask 11 questions, they are:

1. Where would you prefer to live? In a flying castle, or a maze-like garden?
2. What is your favorite food? 
3. What would you do if you found buried treasure?
4.(Mwa ha ha!) What one book would you want everyone in the world to read?
5. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? 
6.  Dream job?
7. Have you ever been in snow? 
8. If you are writing a book, what is the title?
9. A cart rumbles down the road in a deep, dark forest. Then suddenly bandits jump out and attack! A tall cloaked figure leaps out of the cart shouting "   ". What does he/she say?
10. What is your favorite book to quote?
11. Where would you most like to go? 

And the people I tag are... well, if you have a blog and you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Perfect Words tag

Hi Readers

I just got tagged  by Alison for something called Perfect Words.

The challenge: select and share three of your favorite textual passages, where you feel the author found the ‘perfect words’.  Then tag your friends!

Number one is from The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket

"Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest this, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of  ripples further and further out until the entire world has been changed by one tiny action"

And of course, being Lemony Snicket he then tells you to drop the book in a pond.

Number two is some very good advice from Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!"

Believing in impossible things is a very good practice indeed

And last of all, an author famous for perfect words - Shakespeare! (Romeo and Juliet)

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Very true.

Now I have to tag someone. The only person I can think of who hasn't been tagged is:
 Kathy Tainsh at Three Little Chickens

Thanks for reading!