August 24, 2018 at 1:16 am #44348
My name is Libby, and I don’t think I’ve ever introduced myself. I probably should’ve done this before – I’ve been here for a couple months – but I would love to get to know you all.
I love music: listening to it, playing it, singing it, composing it…music is a huge part of my life. Reading books is another large part of me. Some of my favorite books are Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and also her Mary Barton. I love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo, and David Platt’s Radical. And there are so many others that I could name.
I love to write. Mostly, I write poetry, short stories, essays, and character sketches. My favorite genre for writing would be historical fiction and nonfiction. Poetry is my main outlet when I am especially elated or cast down or peaceful.
Most of all, I am a follower of Christ, and I long to live my life for his glory. I am not perfect, but he is growing me in every way daily, slowly sometimes, and I am excited to reach the nations for his glory and honor!
I think that’s all.
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonAugust 24, 2018 at 6:54 am #44362
Welcome @libby to SE! We are all glad to have you here!
I’m Evelyn. I like to read a huge variety, and mainly write fantasy and poetry.
I love Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South too! I’ve not read Mary Barton, but I have read her Wives and Daughter and love that book as well. I also have not read David Platt’s Radical, but I have read the book, and watched his video series called Follow Me at a woman’s retreat and found it so good!
Who are you favorite poets?August 24, 2018 at 10:14 am #44373Buddy J.@wordsmith
Hey Libby! I go by Wordsmith! Some people might tell you I’m Evelyn’s big brother, but then you might get confused, so I won’t tell you that.
I too enjoy reading… A lot! Tolkien is probably my favorite author, though I really like N.D. Wilson. I write a little poetry, but mostly short stories of either fantasy or superhero accent.
Do you have any siblings? I am the fifth out of seven.
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Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!August 24, 2018 at 11:21 am #44382Sarah Inkdragon@sarah-inkdragon
*clears throat* *dons brit accent*
Hullo, @libby! I’m Inkdragon, Sarah Inkdragon to be exact. I’m a shape-shifter from the far away realm of Rim Earth, moved here to research mythical creatures and finish my novel on the Great War of Rim Earth and those who put an end to it.
So, you could say, I’m on a fantastical vacation. 😉
Pride & Prejudice is a lovely book. I don’t read to many classical books anymore(probably ’cause I read them all as a child) but this has always been one of my favorites. Tolkien and his good fellows are really more my forte. Not to mention Frank Peretti, Walter Farley, and Lloyd Alexander.
Music is one of my favorite things. I play piano, a tiny amount of guitar, and do a little composing with online mixers. 😉
And I think that’s it. Nice to meet you, Libby. 🙂
"A hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head."
- C. S. LewisAugust 24, 2018 at 12:38 pm #44392Emma Huckabee (Emma Starr)@emma-starr
@libby Hey again! 🙂
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogAugust 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm #44495
It’s wonderful to meet you all!
@evelyn Yes, Wives and Daughters is such a good book. I haven’t actually read Follow Me, but it’s on my reading list – we’ll see how long it will be till I actually get around to reading it. My favorite poets…that’s a hard one. To narrow it down, my friend Amanda (I don’t know her last name) is an amazing poet. But for more famous poets, I love Robert Louis Stevenson and Tolkien as poets. Robert Browning is another favorite, along with Emily Dickenson and William Wordsworth. Who are your favorite poets?
@wordsmith I don’t think I’ve ever read any of N.D. Wilson’s writings. Is there anything you would recommend?
Wow, you have a lot of siblings! I am the youngest of four – two boys and two girls. All are off to college except me.
I think it would be interesting to hear about Evelyn being your younger sister, but if you would prefer not to tell, that’s alright, too. Just a side note, however, I have a younger sister named Evelyn, too, even though I’m the youngest of four.
@sarah-inkdragon Lovely meeting you, Sarah! Your novel sounds very interesting and I’d be excited to read it someday. I am writing a novel as well, but it’s taking forever. 😉 That’s typical for me.
Frank Peretti, Walter Farley, and Lloyd Alexander – all authors, I presume? Do they write good books? Any you think I should read?
It’s awesome that you play piano. I do as well, and I’m learning violin from my younger sister, Evelyn, I tinker around with a bit of guitar, and my family loves singing.
@emma-starr Fancy bumping into you again!
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonAugust 24, 2018 at 7:53 pm #44496August 24, 2018 at 7:59 pm #44508
@evelyn Shel Silverstein…I have never heard of him (him right? Or is it a girl? Sorry!) I will definitely look into his poetry!
As for telling Evelyn she has a beautiful name, will do. I guess that means telling you that you have a beautiful name, too. Well, you do.
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonAugust 24, 2018 at 8:01 pm #44510
@libby Shel Silverstein is a guy. And I was joking about the name Evelyn. 🙂
I actually get tired of hearing it. xDAugust 24, 2018 at 8:04 pm #44512
@evelyn Really? I think your name is pretty! It’s so elegant and graceful.
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonAugust 24, 2018 at 8:10 pm #44516August 24, 2018 at 8:12 pm #44518
@evelyn That’s super neat! So that means you have at least four siblings, maybe more? How many are there and what are their names? – if you don’t have any problem sharing them.
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonAugust 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm #44520
@libby No I don’t mind. In fact, I actually like to brag on my family… just ask @wordsmith 😉
I have seven siblings: Andrew, Brianna, Caitlin, Daniel, Franklin, Gabriel, and Hosanna. 🙂August 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm #44521
@evelyn Cool! I love Hosanna as a name, by the way. It’s so joyful. So, seriously, you can tell your sister that she has a beautiful name.
Eight siblings – how old is the youngest and how old is the oldest?
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonAugust 24, 2018 at 10:10 pm #44545Anonymous
Hello @libby! Nice to meet you!
I’m Millennium/Emily and I have wings. (Dragon wings)
Music is a huge part of my life two! How good are you at singing? What are your favourite singers/albums?
I also love books! Have you read The Wormling?
Hugs pet dragon and pulls of cape.
See you in the skies!
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