Guess A Quote [5.09.16]

Caddie Woodlawn [gaq]Hello all! It’s another day that the Lord has made. I hope we’re all able to rejoice in it. 🙂 Before I launch into this week’s Guess A Quote, I want to give you a heads-up that next week is going to be awesome. We’ll be celebrating two book releases: Espionage by Morgan Huneke and Samara’s Peril by Jaye L. Knight. Morgan is joining us with an author interview a week from today, Jaye is doing an author interview on the 11th, and I’ll be sharing my review about Samara’s Peril on the 13th. You definitely don’t want to miss any of it!

Okay. So, last week’s quote came from Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink. Morgan Huneke was the only one to guess correctly, so congratulations, Morgan!

On Saturday, a group of young people from my church went hiking together. Due to the release of Captain America: Civil War, a lot of the conversation during the hike revolved around superheros and marvel comics. I figured I’d stick to the theme and pull a quote from a book that falls into that genre. This quote is one you’ll either instantly laugh at, or be totally confused by–depending on whether or not you know the context.

“You’re like a potato!” I shouted after her. “In a minefield.”

Happy Guessing!

What Has My Attention

  • Help Me Write the Definitive Book on Modern Selling This article has held my attention because of the wealth of information in the posts it links to. I’ve been exploring a few links per day for the past few days, and each one have some interesting nuggets for the sales and marketing side of me.
  • A Long Line of GoodbyesBeautiful description of the joys and sorrows of being a foster mom. The entire post was worth reading for the last paragraph. It reminded me of one of my favorite hymns, Let Your Heart Be Broken.
  • My Mom! We had a lovely Mother’s Day yesterday. I hope your Mom had/has your attention too!

This was a busy week for me, so my list of great online articles is pretty short. Share your finds with me! What has encouraged, inspired, or challenged you this week (links or stories)? I can’t wait to hear about it!


Guess a Quote [5.02.16]

Treasures of the Snow [gaq]

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you are all well rested and ready to face the week–especially those of you plunging into finals. You can do it! (If you need a break from finals, you may find this Pinterest board highly relatable.)

Last week’s quote came from Treasures of the Snow, by Patricia St. John. Liberty Bluebell, Elisabeth, and Savannah Peran all guessed it correctly. Great job, girls!

This week’s quote comes from a Newberry Medal book that’s filled with adventures and misadventures.

How far I’ve come! I’m the same girl and yet not the same. I wonder if it’s always like that? Folks keep growing from one person into another all their lives, and life is just a lot of everyday adventures. Well, whatever life is, I like it.

Happy Guessing!

What Has My Attention

  • Equipping MindsI spent half of my weekend at the annual MassHOPE homeschool conference. It was great! Carol Brown of Equipping Minds was one of the speakers, and her sessions were fascinating. She’s all about using games to increase people’s cognitive cores in order to make academics easier to process.
  • Abaddon’s EveRachel Starr Thomson is one of my favorite speculative authors. She’s trying to hit 15 Amazon reviews for her book, Abaddon’s Eve. As a result, it’s discounted to $0.99 for a few days. I already reviewed it, so I thought I’d reach out to you all and invite you to give it a try.
  • Samara’s PerilMost of my free time this week went to reading my advanced reader’s copy of this book. A preliminary review is up on Goodreads, and I can’t wait to share more with you!
  • Box of SunshineThis care package idea is simply adorable. Now I need to decide who to send one to.

If you want more curated links, the top three links in last week’s post are some of the best blog posts I’ve read in a while.

Guess a Quote [4.25.16]

Heidi [gaq]Who thought I’d forgotten about Guess a Quote posts? I’m thinking about raising my hand myself! Mondays have turned into crazy days for me, and my goal of pre-scheduling posts never seems to materialize. So, take a moment to journey back to February and refresh your memory on our last GAQ post.

The last quote came from Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. Emily, writefury, Elisabeth, Addyson M. Huneke, Hanna R, Mary, and Gabriellyn all guessed it correctly. Congratulations, everyone!

This week’s quote comes from a book that’s not quite as well known as Heidi. However, it was popular enough to be made into a movie.

It was Christmas Eve, and three people were climbing the steep, white mountain side, the moonlight throwing shadows behind them across the snow. The middle one was a woman in a long skirt with a dark cloak over her shoulders. Clinging to her hand was a black-haired boy of six, who talked all the time with his mouth full. Walking a little way away from them, with her eyes turned to the stars, was a girl of seven. Her hands were folded across her chest, and close to her heart she carried a golden gingerbread bear with eyes made of white icing.

Happy Guessing!

What Has My Attention

I’ve been enjoying some great blog posts recently, so I thought it was time for another one of these.

What corners of the internet have impressed you recently? Share links!

Guess a Quote [2.29.16]

Green Eggs and Ham [GAQ].jpgHappy leap day everyone! I’ve been enjoying the adorable Google animation for the day. 🙂

Our last quote was well recognized by many of you. Writefury, Morgan Huneke, Savannah Perran, oathofgod, Amanda Beguerie, Reagan S., Addyson M. Huneke, Lina-Ruth, Mary, Hanna R., and Natalie all guessed correctly that the quote came from Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. (Spencer, I did not know Dr. Seuss’ real name, so you sent me on a wild goose around the internet trying to figure out your guess!)

I was trying to find a fun party game my friends and I have played using Dr. Seuss books, but I couldn’t find the rules and I can’t remember them well enough to explain. 😦 However, I did find this cute blog post about a Green Eggs and Ham themed birthday party!

Now for this week’s quote, which comes from the opening of a classic kids’ book turned movie.

One bright, sunny June morning, a tall, sturdy-looking girl, evidently a native of the mountains, was climbing this narrow path. She led by the hand a little maiden, whose cheeks glowed as if a ruddy flame were under her dark-brown skin. And what wonder? In spite of the hot June sun, the child was bundled up as if for protection against the sharpest cold.

Happy Guessing!


Guess a Quote [2.15.16]

Jungle Book [GAQ]Congratulations Lina-Ruth! You correctly guessed the source of last week’s quote. The poem used as last week’s quote came from The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. Little pieces of the story were in several of my grammar school readers from Abeka, and I enjoyed Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by the same author.

This week I’m going with a really easy quote. Just the meter of the words should narrow the options down pretty quickly!

“I will not eat them in a house, I will not eat them with a mouse. I will not eat them in a box, I will not eat them with a fox. I will not eat them here or there, I will not eat them anywhere!

Happy Guessings!

Guess A Quote [2.08.16]

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm [GAQ]I think it’s time for another Guess a Quote. Do you agree? Yes? I thought so! 🙂

Our last quote came from Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Apparently I’ve been picking quotes that are too obscure, because no one has been able to guess them! I need help from you guys. When you’re reading and happen across a cool quote that you think others will find memorable, send it my way.

Here is a quote that I think some of you will recognize. Snippets from this book made their way into several of my grammar school readers.

What of the hunting, hunter bold?
Brother, the watch was long and cold.
What of the quarry ye went to kill?
Brother, he crops in the jungle still.
Where is the power that made your pride?
Brother, it ebbs from my flank and side.
Where is the haste that ye hurry by?
Brother, I go to my lair to die!

Happy Guessing!


Guess a Quote [01.18.16]

Because of winn-dixie [GAQ]Today is a big day on Leah’s Bookshelf. It’s the blogs fourth anniversary! I’m truly thankful for each and every one of you readers, and a special shout out to those of you who have been here since that first year. It’s been great to have you be part of the adventure.

Closer Look at the Evidence, ABefore I jump into the Guess a Quote, don’t forget there’s a book giveaway in progress. I’m giving away a copy of the devotional A Closer Look at the Evidence. The Rafflecopter link was broken in the last email that went out, but it’s fixed now and the giveaway post is fully operational.

No one correctly guessed the last quote that went up, but I’m sure some of you have read the book it came from. The quote came from Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. If you haven’t read Because of Winn-Dixie, maybe you have read The Tale of Despereaux by the same author. The Tale of Desperaux seems to be a favorite among Redwall fans. 😉

Now to take a dip back into the classics for this week’s quote.

The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.


Guess A Quote [o1.04.16]

Best Christmas Pageant Ever [GAQ].jpgHappy New Year, my friends! I hope you had wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Christmas is by far my favorite holiday of the year, and I really enjoyed the time with family and friends. While I don’t have a habit of making New Year’s resolutions, I am definitely looking forward to seeing what 2016 holds!

For Leah’s Bookshelf, January 2016 is going to be devoted to helping readers start the year on the right foot. I’m going to be giving away a few devotionals for giveaway winners to enjoy over the course of the year. Stay tuned for those!

In the meantime, our last guess a quote came from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (which I reviewed right after posting the quote). If you haven’t read this book, buy it now and tuck it away to enjoy next December. It costs less than $4 on Amazon. Congratulations to Jennifer Sauer, Addyson M. Huneke, Morgan Huneke, and writefury for guessing the quote correctly.

Our quote for this week comes from a well known and loved story for kids.

You can’t always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.

Happy Guessing!