Saturday, November 23, 2013

Silly Saturday: Wrapped up for the weekend?

Have you ever considered home schooling--for yourself, a friend, your kids?

I do home school my kids. Unfortunately my mom didn't hop on that band wagon until I was graduated, but I got to see the benefits first hand with my younger siblings. So when I say "Wrap up," this is where my brain goes:


But it could also mean this:

Image courtesy of Jim Whimpey
Or this:

Image courtesy of Miriella
This:
Image courtesy of Redstamp
Or possibly even these:

Images courtesy of Andres Por and Ben Raynal
But what it really means is this:

Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless. 


Mystery Sentence Game: Unravel the mystery of the Moonless night! Gather all 8 hidden words from the excerpts and figure out the sentence to win a free copy of Moonless. Send your mystery sentence to crystal (AT) crystal-collier.com with the subject MYSTERY SENTENCE before December 10, 2013, and you will be entered to win one of 10 copies of MOONLESS—just in time for Christmas. Happy hunting!

Truth or Lie Game: It's Writerly Wednesday on STERIODS! (Minus the Wednesdays...and the steroids.) You have 6 chances to guess the lie and win a copy of MOONLESS. Each post has different truths and lies, so here's a chance to really test your human lie detector skills. Winners will be announced here December 11th. Are you a human lie detector?

SATURDAY:

The Mystery Sentence Game continues with Jessie Harrell and Excerpt #6. Are you playing the game?

Hart Johnson takes us to the heart of the matter with The Naked Cheese. 


SUNDAY:

Not convinced you should read Moonless yet? T.C. Mckee shares her review titled, "A Darker Mister Darcy."

E.J Wesley with Five Things to be Grateful For--Debut Author Edition.

Or check out all the fun you've missed HERE.

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the words, "wrap up?" And honestly, what are you feelings on home schooling?

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37 comments:

  1. I think homeschooling would be awesome, but my kids are all grown now. :)

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    1. And I'm sure you did an excellent job with them. =)

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  2. I think 'finish' something.

    I actually home-schooled a couple of my kids for a few years. They're all back in PS now.

    Congrats on your new release. Best of luck! :)

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    1. It's definitely exhausting, but so worth it...if you survive. ;)

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  3. Sounds like a wonder read, Crystal. :) all the best.

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  4. Crystal, how wonderful that your mother is homeschooling.
    I LOVE the idea and read a lot about it.
    It is something I will consider in the future.
    I always like to point out that education starts at birth. In other words, I've been homeschooling my daughter since she was born. She learned to read when she was two and we are always learning new things together. Education starts early and we have fun.
    Hugs.

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    1. So true. Education is a life-long process.

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  5. Best of luck with the book - I'll be checking it out! This time of year the wrapping up on my mind is gifts (which have to be bought first... yikes!)

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    1. Slow down. Breathe. It's going to be okay. (Hey Joe, get the paramedic on stand by!)

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  6. Already caught you at Hart's today.
    I always think of it as the end of filming a movie.

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    1. Goodness, how did I miss the film implication? Guess I've been out of the industry for long enough...

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  7. Congratulations on your book launch, Crystal. I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. I just hopped out to Amazon to pick up my Kindle copy. I love the blurb! I wish you all the best.

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    1. Kari! You ARE still alive. =) (I almost didn't recognize you with the new profile picture!) Thank you for the support and kind words. *super grin*

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  8. I'm convinced I should read Moonless and I'm sorry I haven't purchased it yet, but I have to deal with some other obligations first. When I read a blogger friend's book, I usually interview the person and then review the book. When I have time, if you'd like to participate in one of my AUTHOR AUTHOR interviews, you will be the second person on the list (someone is ahead of you). I thought about home schooling The Hurricane, but I knew that if I did, then she'd have no social interaction whatsoever. She already had trouble relating to other kids, so even though her elementary school sucked, going there and dealing with the brats made her a stronger person.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie, you're such a sweetheart! I would be honored to do an AUTHOR AUTHOR interview.

      I understand the concern with kids who are naturally shy. Mine are SUPER EXTRA outgoing, and they're able to get out through scouts, dance, soccer, church, and weekly church activities. It's a full week, EVER WEEK, but hey, that's life, right?

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  9. You make wrapping up fun. Glad you had such a great tour Crystal.

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    1. So far, so amazing. Thank you Sheena-kay.

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  10. all grown-ups at my place... but that doesn't stop us from going back to those good old days :)
    right crystal ?

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    1. Here here! And if you're not continuing your education in some way, you're missing out. =)

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  11. I have been off the blogosphere for a while but I went back and read all the excerpts. Can I say AHMAYZING?

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    1. *blushing* Thank you, Sania. So glad you enjoyed them. =)

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  12. Love your wrap ups! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday. Knowing you, you'll have a house full!

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  13. At the moment, wrap up for me means swathing myself with as many thermals and jumpers and scarves and all things woolly to keep the chill out! LOL!!

    Yay for your lovelier type of wrap ups!! Take care
    x

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    1. LOL! See, living in Florida, that's something that would never cross my mind. =)

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  14. Hi Crystal, I home schooled my youngest son for a couple of years, my article is here.
    http://www.totally4women.com/2013/08/13/home-schooling-getting-started/
    It was good fun, and we had lots of laughs. I would recommend it to anyone. Your books look fab, I will read them one day.

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    1. Hey thanks, Susan. It definitely is an amazing experience. Very rewarding.

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  15. I homeschooled Chelsea for a semester and oh boy...we try not to speak of it. It is HARD, LOL... I have no idea how you fit everything in!

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    1. One day at a time. Plus we've been doing this for 10 years, so you know, anything you do gets easier over time. ;)

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  16. I was never home-schooled, but I love the idea of it and am glad it's an option for others!

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  17. Had to laugh - yes, that's what Wrap Ups mean to me too! Wishing you all the best with your Wrap Ups of all kinds, and with your homeschool endeavors!

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Hit me with your cheese!