Tag: Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo – Introduction

Hello everyone! Today I decided that I would write a post about Camp NaNoWriMo. You might be asking yourself right now what Camp NaNoWriMo is, for since it’s not as large as it’s processor, NaNoWriMo, it’s not as well-known. Well, basically, Camp NaNoWriMo is a smaller and less stress-inducing version of the regular NaNoWriMo that everyone knows.

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The School Subjects Book Tag

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So today I’m back with a tag to do! And this time I was actually tagged by somebody to do it. I was tagged in this by Twin Reads, so let’s get right on into it! Continue reading “The School Subjects Book Tag”

T5W: My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here. Continue reading “T5W: My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books”

February (2017) Monthly Wrap-Up

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This is probably the most pink I’ll ever put on my blog. Anyway, February has come to an end, which means it’s time for the month of the Irish, which means my favorite color green will make an appearance or two. Anyway, I’m back with a monthly wrap-up, so let’s get started. Continue reading “February (2017) Monthly Wrap-Up”

Who Am I? Tag

Hello peoples! (I hope you love the picture I used as my featured image, I just had to it’s hilarious). So this tag is not a book tag (and doesn’t really have anything to do with books at all) but I decided that I’d do it anyway. Why, may you ask? Well because this tag is about me as a person and I kind of feel like you guys know my interests in books by now and all of that, but I still feel like you don’t know me much as a person. I saw this tag done on Life and Other Disasters, so make sure to check out Kat’s post as well. I wasn’t tagged, but I thought you guys might like to learn a bit more about me, so here we go! (But before I start this, you may want to get a beverage or a snack because this post ended up being way longer than I intended it to be).


What is the meaning of my name?

I assume you mean my real name, and not my blog name, or at least that’s what Kat did. Well my name is Savannah, and *Googles my name real quick* apparently is just the name meaning an open plain. Gosh I knew about the Savanna in Africa but I thought maybe the name for a person would mean something different. I’m Native American and the website I’m currently reading at the moment says that the name Savannah comes from the Native American word “Zabana” – which still means open plain.

What is my Myer-Briggs personality type? [LINK]

It’s quiz time! So I took the quiz and my personality type is Advocate (INFJ-T). Hmm… I wonder what that means. My role is Diplomat (laughs) and my strategy is Constant improvement. Here are my more in-depth results:

  • 87% Introverted

“Introverted individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (e.g. sound, sight or smell) in general.”

  • 71% Intuitive

“Intuitive individuals are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.”

  • 54% Feeling

“Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathetic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.”

  • 56% Judging

“Judging individuals are decisive, thorough and highly organized. They value clarity, predictability and closure, preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.”

  • 52% Turbulent

“Turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, a perfectionist and eager to improve.”

I actually think this is pretty accurate. The introverted part hit the mark perfectly and I fit the intuitive description pretty well. I do think I’m more competitive than sensitive, but I do appreciate when a group of people can get along well and cooperate with one another without conflict. At first I was a bit offended when it said I was 56% judging but the description does sort of describe me. I like to know what’s going on in a situation and I like when there’s a plan laid out in front of me. I also rarely DNF books and I always have to finish a TV show if I’ve started it, so the closure part is right as well. Turbulent does describe me too because I try and strive for perfection even if it takes longer and stresses me out in the process.

What is my Zodiac Sign?

I’m a crab (Cancer). I don’t believe in astronomical signs and all of that stuff, but I’ll take a look to see what mine says. The Cancer element is water, and I guess I like water. I mean, I drink water all of the time. I’m not all that much of a fan of the ocean, though. Or at least not swimming in it. The zodiac sign color is white. Isn’t white not classified as a color? Oh well. White’s simplistic and is basically a blank canvas with a lot of potential. The days for Cancers are Monday and Tuesday. I don’t really like those days all that much, but they are the earlier days in the week which kind of goes with the entire white color. As in a fresh, blank canvas. As a Cancer, I am apparently most compatible with Capricorn and Taurus. Well my best friend is a Taurus, so that’s somewhat true.

My lucky numbers are 2, 3, 15, and 20. I don’t know if that’s actually true or not, but I do think that most good things come in threes (The Golden Trio, Team Free Will, etc.) So now let’s see what my strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes are…

  • Strengths: Tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive.
  • Weaknesses: Moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative, insecure.
  • Cancer likes: Art, home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, a good meal with friends.
  • Cancer dislikes: Strangers, any criticism of Mom, revealing of personal life.

Okay so let’s break this down a bit (this is where it gets long). So it says that I’m tenacious, which is true when I really want something. And it also says I’m persuasive and when I was younger I used to always persuade my mom to get me something. It’s not like I was all that spoiled or anything (like I never asked for a lot of stuff or expensive stuff) but if my mom said no to me, I would somehow find a way to get her to say yes. I don’t know how manipulative is a weakness, I mean I seemed to use it a lot when I was a child. I don’t think I manipulate people though, I try and be honest with people and speak about things how they are. I do love how the word imaginative keeps popping up because that is so true! Not just because I read and enjoy writing, but also because when I was younger I would always play with Polly Pockets (because I hate actual dolls) and My Little Pet Shop and I would always play with them making them talk to each other, giving them names, relationships, jobs, just entire lives, really. I also used to love watching people on YouTube make videos of them playing with their My Little Pet Shop because it was like watching an episode of my favorite Disney TV show. Oh god I don’t know why this is unveiling so many memories from my childhood, or why I’m even typing this all down.

I’m loyal, which I think is true. Like when I know a character in a show or in a book is good, but then they take a turn for the worst and everybody thinks they’re the bad guy, I know that they really aren’t. I stick with that character until the very end.So apparently I’m moody, emotional, and sympathetic. This goes with the quiz that I took earlier because it said that I am 54% feeling. The thing is, I can get moody and emotional, as well as sympathetic, I just don’t show those emotions to people. I know people say it’s unhealthy to keep all of your emotions in, but I guess I have just done it my entire life and it’s normal to me by now. I have a difficult time expressing my emotions – not really because I’m shy or anything – I guess it’s just become a habit. Now I guess I’m suspicious when it comes to reading books or watching TV shows because I am usually able to tell if there’s something off about a certain character. Insecure, however, I don’t know. I don’t think my writing is all that good but everybody around me always praises my writing ‘talents’. I do think I’m a bit too hard on myself at times, but I wouldn’t really say I’m insecure.

This is starting to get a bit long. I hope y’all are sticking with me here. So it says that I enjoy art, which goes with the intuitiveness that was mentioned earlier, as well as the imaginative bit. It also says that Cancers like home-based hobbies which I think is pretty accurate. I like being home and doing activities with my sister such as baking or crafting of sorts. It brings up water again… I do like swimming and stuff but it’s become less fun over the years for me, I guess. It’s also been a while since I just hung out by a pool in nice weather and really enjoyed myself. I do love playing games in the pool, though, that’s always really fun, and I like getting tan (right now I’m so white it’s unbelievable). I also seem to like helping loved ones and a good meal with friends. Who doesn’t like helping others? Especially the people you love. I always try and help my family in any way I can, just to make their lives easier. I do enjoy going out to dinner with my family and friends, though I usually just listened on to everyone’s conversations.

Next, it says that I dislike strangers. This is true. Though I do like examining others, trying to deduce what their lives are like, what their job is, and their interests. Basically I unlock my inner Sherlock Holmes whenever I meet or see strangers, which can be off-putting because then I’m just awkwardly staring at them without saying anything. The next one should apply to all Zodiac signs. I mean, who would like people criticizing their mom? (I almost wrote mum there for a second) I usually don’t like revealing my personal life all that much, just because I’m not that open of a person but here I am, spilling out all of my guts. Okay, that sounded gross. Let’s move on to the next question…

What is my Hogwarts House? [LINK]

I’m a Ravenclaw, duh! But let me just take this quiz first because I haven’t taken it before (and apparently it’s different than all other sorting quizzes…) Okay this sorted me into Hufflepuff, but I feel that that’s only because I’m not a mean person (I mean Cancers are loyal…) and because I wouldn’t want to take a puzzle apart after I finish it and then try it blindfolded. Like, seriously? I’d get a new puzzle to do! It would have been a complete waste of my time to put together a puzzle just to take it back apart and do it again. I’m not saying I don’t have Hufflepuff characteristics, but I’m surely not a Hufflepuff just because I chose to do the right thing on the quiz. On the Pottermore sorting quiz I got Slytherin, but I think I was kind of moody the day I took it, and every other quiz I take sorts me into Ravenclaw so I call myself a Ravenclaw.

What are my learning styles? [LINK]

So according to this questionnaire, I have a multimodal learning preference. My score was 6 visual, 5 aural,  7 read/write, and 2 kinesthetic. So this means that I learn best using multiple different techniques, which is the same thing Kat got. I think this is true because in school I’d always like it when my teacher would have a PowerPoint presentation with images and graphs as well as words, and then she’d describe some of what the things meant. I then wrote things down in my journal for me to read later and it all just worked well together for me.

Am I right or left brain dominant? [LINK]

Well a while ago I took a quiz that told me I was more right brain dominant (which means I use the creative side of my brain most) but that was a few years ago, and things could change. It says that I use my brain equally (though really it says 41% for the left side and 59% for the right side, which isn’t equal). I read the explanations behind the questions and answers and some seem logical (like the dancer part) but then the part with the drawings doesn’t. I chose the circle because the other pictures had really sharp points and the last choice looks like a ballerina in mid-pose about to get stabbed with a javelin. But oh well, I’m fine with this result nonetheless.

What is my blood type?

Is it supposed to be common knowledge for people to know their blood types? Because I don’t know mine… it may be Type A, I’m not sure.

What career am I meant to have? [LINK]

So this is probably the most important of them all. On these types of quizzes I usually get my preferred profession (ie: writer) but I’m not sure… I didn’t get my usual Hogwarts house earlier so I’m a bit nervous it may give me something the total opposite of what I want like lawyer or something *crosses fingers*.

Okay, I just took the quiz and I’m so happy because I got Writer!

“You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.”

That would have been a bit awkward if I hadn’t gotten writer. I feel like it’s because I chose books to spend my bonus money on (which I love how it was a choice, usually it’s not) and because I chose Maya Angelou as the person I’d like to work with the most because she’s a poet. I was just being reasonable because a) Gregory House is just a jerkwad, whether I’d want to be a doctor or not, I still wouldn’t want to work with him, b) I wouldn’t want to work with Obama because that would require me to be a politician and that’s not happening. Ever. and then Gordon Ramsey showed up and although he’s awesome (he’s my favorite chef) I would be way too intimidated by him in the kitchen and I feel like he’d end up getting annoyed at me because I tend to work slow. And I was debating whether to choose Stephen Hawking or not, but I ended up not choosing him because although it would be such an amazing honor to work with him, I just don’t have the brains for that.

Which Divergent Faction do I belong in? [LINK]

Well a few years ago (when I still liked Divergent) I took a quiz that told me I was Erudite, so let’s see what I get now. So I’m currently taking the quiz and reading isn’t even an option as something to do on the weekend. Instead, tweeting it there. I just wanted to point that out…

Okay so I finished the quiz and got Erudite! (Yet I just had a problem spelling the faction name *sighs*). I think it’s because I chose to bring a novel in my purse.

What does my birth order say about me? [LINK]

I only just recently figured out what a birth order was, and it’s literally just the order you were born in your family. So I’m the baby of the family. Let’s see what it says about me…

Stereotype: Free spirit, risk taker, charming.

I don’t think I’m any of those. By free spirit, does spending time in my room by myself for hours reading and watching TV by myself count? I’m not a risk taker at all, unless you count creating this blog and my BookTube channel (I was freaking terrified to be on camera, you have no idea). And I wouldn’t say I’m charming, as I am an awkward butterfly, but I do tend to make jokes that people laugh at, if that counts.

“Why it’s true: Parents are less cautious. (Hey, the older ones ate the dog’s food and lived!) And they also probably have more resources than they did when starting out. “Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention,” says Salmon.”

I don’t think this really applies to me. Since I am the youngest my parents didn’t really take as many baby photos of me because they had done it previously with my two older sisters but that aside, I am a goody-two-shoes and always follow the rules. I literally start having an internal meltdown if I think I’ve done something wrong.

“When it’s not: “Some babies resent not being taken seriously,” says Linda Campbell, a professor of counseling and human development at the University of Georgia, in Athens. “They might become very responsible, like the oldest, or social, like the middle.””

I do find myself pretty responsible for my age. Like I was always more mature than everybody at school and all of my friends. I was always more quiet and I never understood the trends or why everybody was always on their phones 24/7 at lunch when they had their friends right next to them. I was always the one who sat there at the lunch table and ate while just staring at everybody else with their faces glued to their phones.


So that’s it! I don’t tag anybody in this (because it takes so long to do) but if you’d like to do this tag yourself, feel free to! Just make sure you let me know you’ve done it so I can check out your post. This was probably my longest post ever, I rambled so much, so hopefully you didn’t get bored, and you learned more about me. This would actually be a really cool tag for YouTubers to do. I could see that happening, if it hasn’t been done already.

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The Sound of the Flawed

The Sound of the Flawed

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As I sit,

On this sharp pointy rock,

I think,

What if I jumped,

And fell like a deity,

Would I die?

Would I cry?

Would I scream my goodbyes?

Yet I sit,

I sit on this sharp pointy rock,

And I listen,

To the gently rolling waves,

To the wind blowing my hair,

To the birds squawking on the bay,

And I think,

Why would I give up such a beautiful thing?

Sounds and voices,

Cars and noises,

The singing of the Gods may be fine,

But the sounds of the living,

Of the breathing,

Of the flawed and mortal,

The humans we are,

Flawed and perishable,

Yet strong and immortal,

There’s nothing as rich,

As the sound of the flawed,

Of the living and the breathing,

Of the beautiful yet despicable,

Of the mortals we are,

Our many sounds,

Our many tunes,

Our everyday note,

Like a clarinet without holes,

We are all imperfect,

But we’re perfect all the same,

As a long,

Out of tune note.

via Daily Prompt: Sound


So there was my poem for today, following the daily prompt ‘Sound’. I like this poem better than the last one. Let me know what you thought about it! I love to hear y’all’s input. Thank you for reading!

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Seriousness Is In Play

Seriousness Is In Play

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Everybody was,

Still in the room,

Most sitting,

Some standing,

Some eagerly awaiting,

Some frowning,

Others anxiously expecting,

News of sorts,

Or to make a report,

There’s just one word to describe,

Describe this grave time,

Seriousness is in play,

Work starts on Monday,

Orders and deadlines are in sway,

You’re a ship in the bay.

via Daily Prompt: Seriousness


So this poem was pretty crap, but I hadn’t posted anything all weekend so I wanted to make sure I posted something today. I also have a new video up on my BookTube channel, which you can check out here. My formatting on my videos is crap as well because my editing software went ahead and updated right after I learned how to use it so every other video has the right format and I’m just trying to figure out how to keep the right formatting on each video right when I upload the clips. So yeah, the lighting was better in some parts of the video over others since the sun went down and all that, but yeah. I think I’m getting more comfortable in front of the camera.

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