26 Days (I couldn't come up with any other title)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hi everybody! Yesterday, Mark, Annie and I decorated the house for Christmas while listening to Christmas music. Ah, it was so wonderful. Although--we did have one problem. We--okay, I, but no matter what Mark says, he still went along with it. We put the the middle part of the Christmas tree on first. Then, when we went to get the middle piece (which was really the bottom piece). When we took the middle (bottom) piece out of the box, we realized that it was much bigger than the bottom (middle). I just said it was our imaginations and that it was the middle piece, even though it did look huge. But, I decided that I was wrong and it was the bottom piece. Mark then said, "Next year, I'm going to be in charge." But get this: he just walked away and let me do the rest of the work. I didn't mind--I like to it "all by myself". I guess that I might just be a control freak. (But knowing me, that's sorta scary)
Today, we put up our Christmas lights. It was quite entertaining, although, as Mark said, I bet that the neighbors were laughing at us. I don't mind. I was laughing at us. Let's see. We broke one light bulb. Then two. And three. Uh, make that four. Finally, Morgan and Bethanie came over and Morgan looked over my guitar (which I love and I take care of it, and I don't want anything to happen to it). I taught myself the C, G7, and G chords. Actually, I taught myself other ones too, but I memorized C, G7, and G. It must be awfully funny to watch me. I have dents in my fingers and they really burn, but I knew that would happen and I don't really mind. It was funny how today, after finishing the first half of the front porch lights, and I came in to eat, I went to play the guitar, but my fingers were too cold to move. So, I had to warm them up first.
Oooo, Mark decorated his room and it looks prettiful! I plan on decorating my room tomorrow. I have a mini tree (about as tall as Annie) that I plan on putting in my room. My only problem is that I don't have a place to put it. Hm. Well, I'll just have to make room. I had started my 'tree survey' before Thanksgiving, so I'll just have to remember where I thought of putting it.
Guess what! Only 26 and a half days until Christmas! Woo-Hoo!
Well, my dad is waiting to get on, so I'll get off.
Happy 26 days 'till Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Today, my goal is to eat a whole drumstick--I've tried, but I don't think that I've ever been able to do it. Right now I'm watching Bedtime Stories (again) with my family. hahahaha. We're at the end where Skeeter is making his speech. lol. "A ee tung my tongue." ("A bee stung my tongue). It is so funny.
I hope that everyone is having a good Thanksgiving. We've already had lunch and later on we'll be having supper. (i.e. leftovers) It's so wonderful to have family. Hey, does anyone go shopping on Black Friday (tomorrow)? I don't. Didn't someone get killed last year at a Walmart when the doors opened? Ya know, like an older guy or something. I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure that's what I heard.
Okay, I'm just gonna say this and then move on. When Annie woke up today, the first thing the said was actually a question. "Is Christmas tomorrow?"
Wow, that was really random.
Well, now that it's Thanksgiving and in about eight hours it will be tomorrow, that means that Christmas will be here soon. I love Christmas! I'm especially excited-- because now we have Londan-- but what I originally meant was that I get to hang out with my best friend/buddy, and, I'm happy to say, also my cousin, Jacob. We're only a year apart, so he Mark and I are sort of close. I'm going to go now, but I'll put a picture or two of me and Jacob.

It's still Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"It is the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house,
the dogs are stirring as loud as a grouse (don't know if grouse are loud, but it rhymed).
Janey is bugging me to throw the old ball
so I chuck it real high right into the hall.
Mee-Mee is cooking and Pops in his chair
while I watch TV with long messy hair. - ha ha"

---Kimberly Ann
Isn't that neat? I really like it. Hey, any other good poems or short stories, just tell me and I'd love to put them on here. I can't wait till tomorrow. All that food, and family (and food) and thankfulness (and food) and movies (and food).....by the way did I mention that there's a lot of good food at Thanksgiving? I think I might have forgot. Well, there's food! And it's awesome! And wonderful, and yum, and delicious, and aromatic, and....later on there will be indigestion and discomfort because people like to stuff themselves, but everybody ignores that and doesn't really regret it after.
Well, I think I'll go. Can't wait to see all that food! (oh yeah, and I uh, guess, uh, maybe you) (But seriously, who thinks about people when there's so much food to think about instead?) (Just kidding)

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Well, this year, we are having a rainy Thanksgiving Eve (if we have a Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, why can't we have a Thanksgiving Eve, Easter Eve, Fourth of July Eve......) My mom bought us the movies Elf and Bedtime Stories---they are so funny! I want Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian for Christmas.
Well, Annie made the pumpkin pie crusts with my mee-mee--I'm a little worried about the taste (just kidding).
Okay, I've got to go. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve!

On Stage and Making an Appearance......

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oh my word! News flash: Mark is going to be in the Christmas Cantata--I'm pretty sure, at least. The choir director called and asked if he would sing a solo. And he's singing one of my favorite Christmas songs: In the Bleak Midwinter. Mark and I went into his room to go over it and oh! He did so good! I wondered where my little brother got that wonderful voice! It's so hard to believe that the person singing was actually a little seven year-old only four years ago, calling me He-He and had platinum blond hair. Anyway, at first, Mark said that he wouldn't do it. Then, he asked "What song is it?". And then he said he would sing it. I can't wait to hear him sing the night of the Cantata. I'm so proud of him!

A little bit about Christmas and anything else I want to write

Monday, November 23, 2009

So much to tell and so little time! Yesterday I went to church for the first time in two or three weeks and got the first hug I'd had (other than mom and Annie, who don't really count) in three or two weeks from my friend Diana, and I got to see my other friends. Then this morning, I went to my mee-mee's house (I'm still here, actually) and it's so wonderful to finally be able to be around people.
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday? It's sort of hard to imagine. Soon Christmas will be here. Wow. I love Christmas. If we could just have all the winter holidays in one month, three months of fall, three months of spring, and the rest of the months summer, I'd be happy. Christmas is the best part of winter. It's so wonderful to be able to spend time with family and friends. There's hardly anything that's as good as Christmas with the Clan. (Hopefully that will make everybody happy this time)
Well, I've got to go. Marks needs me. Wait, he needs me? Wow. Amazing. (Plus, I want to push him off of the computer with all the games I want)
See ya'll later!

Hello once again!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hey, tonight I was being really loud outside with some of my friends and laughing and running around in the dark. My BFF Morgan taught me something to do with my hands, too and I'll have to show ya'll sometime. Morgan and I would also like to ask you kind, loving, sweet, smart, loving, generous, etc., etc., etc., people to tell us some Christmas songs they like. You see, we're trying to put together a Christmas CD and would like some input. So, will you? Pwease? (By the way, I asked that in a small, pitiful voice. You just couldn't hear it. You get the idea. Maybe that will help you make up your mind.)
Then, earlier today, our other neighbors came over. They two sister (who happen to be twins) were throwing mud balls at each other, and I was getting tired of it, and so I said, "I mean this nicely, but why don't you two go home. Then maybe you can come back when you grow up a little bit. 'Cause right now, you two are acting like three year-olds." Yes, I actually said that! Although, you people probably aren't surprised. I had mumbled it under my breath (in a different version, though) and decided to tell it (in a nicer version) to them. It felt quite good, and hopefully it will help them when they come down again.
Well, sadly enough, I must go. Mother and brother are calling (and talking about me, I can hear, despite what they think) for supper. Bye!

Hello. How are you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Heyyy, everybody! We just got the world's largest tangle out of Annie's hair today--poor thing. It used to happen to me all the time 'cause of my long hair. But with Annie it's the type of hair she has, not the length. Also, we watched the Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner. It isn't that accurate, but I liked it, even though Mark asked why Yul Brynner had to be the bad guy and Charlton Heston the good guy (Mark's a Yul fan, and he doesn't like Charlton).
Mark is so funny. The other night, when we were watching Home Alone 2 (we're Home Alone fans), he said that he always thought that when people said the terrorists were bombing subways, they meant Subway, as in the restaurant. He just realized that they meant the subway you ride. lol. Oh, and I read another good book. Not as good as Mara, though--that's my all time favorite.Then, of course, my dad is sick as well. And I have a cold. Everybody says it's the flu, but I'm telling you, it's the cold. That's exactly what I feel like--like I have a cold. Oh well.....
Well, I must be going. C YA!

Hello, all you lucky, healthy, free, un-banished, un-contagious.........

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Well, there's a Penn State game on today. I might listen to it--it all depends. It's so nice not to be sick--if you aren't, that is. I'm not sick and it's very nice. I only wish that I could see my friends and be able to be out around people. Although, Mee-mee, and Aunt Kim cam this morning--they stood outside the window. lol--and last night Mee-mee and pappy came, followed by uncle Larry and David--they all made sure to stay at least five or six feet away. It was funny. lol.
Well, I guess I'll get off. I'm sorta thirsty and I'm going to get some coke--just don't tell Annie, she'll kill me.
Bye!

Friday the 13th

Friday, November 13, 2009

Scary title, huh?
Well, today my mom took me and the siblings out to eat and she went into the store to get some medicine--it was sooo nice to be able to be outside. I don't think that I'll soon be taking my social life for granted. When we got home, Annie asked if they would be better by Christmas. I said that they better be better by Thanksgiving--I want the food! My mom suggested that we stop at my grandparents house to see them--of course, we'd only be able to see them from the window because of getting them sick. I said, "Yep, that sounds like a great idea. We'll stand in the driveway, looking up at the windows, while our healthy family looks down. I'll make sure to wear my most pitiful and longing face, and slowly wave." I could have made it quite funny. But, Annie said that she didn't want to if we couldn't go in--I don't think Mark liked the idea, either.
Oh oh oh, guess what! The other day, Annie sat down at the piano and all of a sudden I hear the beginning of O Come all Ye Faithful. She played it out by ear! I guess Annie's new name will be Annie von Beethoven; Annie Bach; a regular Motzartette--Wolfgang Annie-das Motzartette. I was--and still am--so proud of her.
Well, I guess I'll be going--maybe watch a movie and write or something. So, have a happy and lucky Friday the 13th.

Some more things that have to do with me and my anything-but-boring life

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I've been trying to remember what my friends and family members voices are like--it's getting so that it's hard to remember, what with this sickness. I tell, you, I'm going to go crazy! Luckily, though, I've been e-mailing my BFF with my parents e-mail. She and I are writing a song together called BFF and it's gonna be so cool! She's an awesome songwriter and guitar player. She'll probably get discovered someday--she's definitely good enough!
Well, I must go now--I've finally come up with some things for one of my books--stuff to fill in the holes with. That's one of my problems--I have the book move too fast. So, I just have to come back later and add stuff. Hope to see ya'll later.
Oh, and, for the record, my great-aunt who lives in Texas says that the plural of ya'll is all ya'll. See ya!

Another Day, Another Post

Well, today looks like it'll be a good day. I don't know why. Maybe because it doesn't seem as rainy as the past few days. One bad thing, though, is that we are out of brown sugar and therefore we cannot have choc. chip cookies. :(( It's so depressing. A good thing though, is that I just found out one of my friends became a member of our church Sun. and I'm sooo excited.
Hopefully my brother and I will be good enough to go to our youth activity next week--Mall Madness. I think it's one of the best activity's EVER! First, we play this game where we have to go find people from our church who are hiding in the mall, and then we eat. After that, we Have another game. One year it was "million dollar shopping spree"--one of the girl teams won that. lol. Last year it was a scavenger hunt like thing--such as putting money in one of the salvation army things, try on a denim skirt (I wonder if the guys had to do that?), get a gumball from a gumball machine, and get a picture in the picture booth.--there was trouble fitting three teen girls in one booth, though, since it was only made for two people.
I wish it was summer. Then I could swim and run around outside in my bare feet( and have to wash them before setting foot in the house--family members know what I mean) and I could have an ice-cream cone and wear flip-flops(my fav. shoes EVER!--even though my dad and uncle hate them. Jackie and I always wondered why) , my swim shorts on and my hair up--ahh, those are the days--the days of summer. My favorite time of year. Autumn is my next favorite--all the colors and football games...If we could have one month of winter, and two or three of spring, three or four of fall, and the rest of the year--most of the year summer--I'd be happy.
Well, since I'm probably taking up your time, I'll get off, even though I could--as you all know--write for days(my fingers might start to hurt though).
So, farewell, farewell, parting is such sweet sorrow that I should stay and part 'till morrow.
Ya know, I don't think Juliet meant that she liked to say goodbye: I think she was just trying to stall Romeo from going. If you think that's a retarded statement, you might be right, my friend. You might be right...

What I'm doing (or have been)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Right now I'm wearing jeans and a tank-top--I personally think that it's hot in our house. Of course, so does everybody else I know. It's not unusual to see me walking around with swim shorts and a short sleeved shirt on during the middle of January--it's been done before.
It's so nice to be able to have a blog, and a telephone; right now they're my way of contact with the outside world. I really appreciate it when I get to talk to my mee-mee and Aunt Kim. I just can't wait to be able to hang out with my friends. My mom just ordered some stuff from SEPHORA (a big online makeup company) and I tried on a perfume sample and it's driving me crazy--I don't really like the scent.
Weeeelll, I now plan on watching a movie and writing--in my mom and dad's room, 'cause the sickos are resting out in the living room. Plus, I've got to take care of the banana bread that's in the oven--it should be done soon. Bye!

Hoagies--thanks to Mark (isn't this a pathetic thing to write about?)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How ya'll doin'? I'm doing pretty good. Tonight we had hoagies from OIP, because Mark had an appetite for them and when someone has the flu and doesn't have an appetite, then you usually get them the food they want--so, I got to eat a hoagie-thank you, Mark!
Well, I've got to type something up for my parents, find out what my brother wants for Christmas, and then write, so hopefully I'll talk to you tomorrow. Bye!

An exciting night...

Well, we left at twelve and got back at three. Me, my dad, and Mark all sat in the car for and hour and a half. Where were my mom and Annie? In the ER. Annie had a relapse, so we had to take her.
Luckily, she's fine. But we all slept in 'till 10:30.
Well, I've got to go now. I'm gonna go do something. What, I don't know, but I'll find something. TTFN, Ta-Ta-For-Now

A Challenge

Monday, November 9, 2009

I'd like to offer a challenge to everyone--try and start a blog. If you already have one, great! (But I'd like to be able to see it, since I'm kind enough to let you see mine) If you don't have one, give it a try. Maybe you feel like to don't have enough time; you don't have to write everyday. Only write when you want to, or have time. It's not stressful, it's fun.
So, take the challenge. Any thoughts or questions, just comment. See ya later!

A little bit of nothing--once more

Well, folks, I had to make a Christmas list for my mom today. Problem is, as soon as a open my last present on Christmas, I'll remember a bunch of other stuff that I should've put on my list--it happens every year--Christmas and b-day.
I can't wait until my family's not sick and I can get out and see my friends--I should throw myself a welcome back party-lol!
One person I'd like to see in particular is my BFF Morgan, who's sort of like my business partner--I've got some things to go over with her. But I have a little problem--my computer is-broke (there, I've said it)--and a lot of my books and stuff of Morgan and mine was on there. I feel sooo depressed about it.
Weeelll, now I'm going to go out to the living room, pop in a movie, and write. See ya'll later! ;)

Hewo!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm a heathen today--I'm staying home from church with my family because I could give people the flu, even though I don't have it.
Last night I went with my dad to Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart to get some stuff--like, anti-freeze, vegetable oil, soup, laundry detergent, and other stuff. At Sam's I saw my cousin Jacob--his back was turned to me, and I couldn't resist sneaking up on him. I just grabbed his shoulders and said "boo!". He said that I scared him (he won't ever hear the last of it, either). Then we saw him at Target and he kept on saying that we were following him. I guess where I'm going with this is that I'm glad I went with my dad--first of all, he said he wouldn't of known where to find stuff, second, I wouldn't of got to see Jacob.
Well, I guess I'll be going. See ya!

Nothin' Much

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Things seem to be shaping up today. Mark seems to be a little better, Annie is definitely better, and my mom is feeling better. And, I'm not sick. I'm quite happy about that. Today our bear came back--to Morgan's house. It walked across their front yard, into the corn field, and behind the neighbor's.
Well, I've got to go now, I hear people getting food ready out there and I'm quite hungry.

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Now it's off to the living room to write. There's really no experience like writing. I just can't stop; once I get going, it's like the brakes break. Like I already said, I've been transforming my play into a book and so far, it's much better than the play--still rough around the edges, but it's better. I can't believe that I actually, at one time, thought my play was good. Now I see lots of things wrong. I may have had something with the basic plot, but I needed to fill in the holes--and there are a lot of them. I really wish that my family wasn't sick, because we can't do anything. Yes, I feel bad whenever I hear them coughing their heads off and lungs out, but I can't go anywhere our be with my friends. Luckily, though, there have been lots of inventions, including (or concluding, as Annie says) the phone and internet. Of course, the internet has lead us to making blogs, henceforth, I am able to blog or whatever to you right now. Well, I guess I'll go write some. I hope to see you all later!

Just nothing again

I'm so happy! The day hasn't felt like a million years. The past few days have kept dragging on. It's always nice when night comes. I love night time. I just lay in bed, staring out my window, off into the night, thinking about books I've read, things I'm writing, movie's I've watched, or movie's I'd like to make; the possibilities are amazing.
Well, I won't be going to Youth Night and I'm a little disappointed--Youth Night's are always fun. But, I wouldn't want to make any of my friends sick, that's for sure, so it's best that I stay home, locked away from the world, like a leper without leprosy--it's tragic, it really is. And I don't like having to call myself a leper because it doesn't sound very appealing. So, I'll just say that I'm locked away from the world like a prisoner, who is allowed no visitors, no interaction with the outside world. As I said before, it's all very tragic. Quite tragic.
I know that this might sound a little random, but I problemo that I have with writing is finding different names. It gets a little old (not to mention embarrassing) when I use the same names over and over again. So, I've decided that it would be quite helpful and very appreciated, if I had (or someone got me) a name book. My parents had one (and they underlined the name Emily) but it took up space, so they got rid of it. I'd really like one, because then I would have thousands of names for books at my personal dispense. It'd be quite wonderful.
Well, I think that I'll go downstairs and write. On second thought, though, I might try and transfer some of my pics onto the computer. Well, so long! TTFN
(For any of you who are unfamiliar with Winnie--the Pooh, that is--TTFN stands for Ta-Ta For Now)
TTFN!

A Beautiful day in Meadows...

Hello, everybody! It's a beautiful day out here in Meadows--as always. I almost blinded myself yesterday, though, 'cause I was looking into the pretty sunset--I know, "why would somebody ever look into the sun?"; if my cousin David were here, he'd say "a little blonde, there, huh Emily?".
I really wish that it would hurry up and be Christmas and then summer would come--summer's my favorite time of year. I can run around outside in flip-flops or bare feet and wear shorts with a tee shirt. Then of course, I can try and so belly-flops in the pool with Mark and Morgan, and after ten minutes we all walk down the deck stairs holding our stomachs. Summer's awesome! Where I live is awesome. There's no place I'd rather be than right here--not at the computer desk--but here Meadows, with all my friends, family and everything else I have.
Guess I'll get off now, even though I feel at home typing or writing. It's like my fingers are glued to the keyboard or the pencil.
Well, know I'm off to ask my mom about possibly letting my eat the rest of the KFC food we got--after all, we don't want to go to waste!

One Hopefully Healthy Emily...basically just stuff

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Well, I'll be signing off for the night. My dad brought KFC home for us two and it was pretty good. Mom and mark had mashed 'taters and biscuits. It was really raining and blowing outside a little bit ago--I thought there was a hurricane or something, but then I remembered that there is no ocean too close by, so I just got rid of the thought.
Right now I'm writing on my blog (duh), and then I plan on going out to the living room and watching a movie with the rest of the family. (I miss out on conversations when I'm not in the room).
Guess it's time for me to scoot! See ya! :)
-One hopefully healthy Emily

Hey there!

Well, all, I'm still feelin' fine. I'm not gonna let myself get sick just yet.
Annie's fever was down the last I heard, Mark was miserable 'cause of of cough--there it goes again--and my mom was tired. So, everyone took a nap while I was in my room reading and listening to my MP3 player. Oops, gotta go, momma wants me!

Heyyy!

Well, now my dad and I are the only ones who aren't sick--yep, mom's got it too. Hopefully I won't get it, but right now it doesn't look too promising. I'm supposed to be getting lots of rest so that I won't be weak, so that there will be a smaller chance of getting it. But I don't like naps.
Let me tell you, the days are sooo long. Everything is strangely quiet and it's sort of creepy--although I must admit that I like it when the house is dark and there's no sound except for the faint someones breath.
Right now I'm waiting for my mee-mee, whose bringing us some medicine, soda, lemons, and dishwasher detergent. She can't come in the house though, and I'm the one who gets to answer the door since I'm not sick.
Luckily, everyone except my mom is asleep, so I get to go do whatever I want. What I'll probably end up doing is get on my computer to write, and then wander aimlessly around the house.
Well, I'll be writing later!
Later!

More stuff

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

As you can see, I have a lot of time on my hands, otherwise I probably wouldn't be writing. It's oddly (very oddly) quiet here in Meadows and I'd be content to read my book I've been telling you about, but thought that I might as well write on here for a little bit--after all, if I catch the flu from Mark and Annie, I probably won't be doing anything for a while.
Well, I've started transforming Two Little Boys into a book. I'd like to think of a better name, though. But as long as I can change the dryness of the lines, I think that I should be happy--for a little while.
Tonight we'll probably watch a movie and I'll probably bring some of my writings out to work on. There's nothing much more to do, what with to kids coughing and moaning with their eyes so tired and miserable. It's very hard to explain the way their eyes are--I can't find the right words; they look up at you, sort of imploring like and you can't remove your gaze from them. It's strange.
I think that I'd like to be a movie producer (as well as writer) when I'm older. There's so many books that I can picture as movies--exactly the way that character should throw a glance, the way the should say something--it all comes in so clear. Of course, I've thought about just being a director, but would I be able to find a producer, then? That's why I think it'd be best to be a producer. But then, being an actress would be simply wonderful, too. I think all three jobs--producer, director, and actress--is what I truly want, but as if that would ever happen and all those jobs together might be too much on my plate.
Well, even though I could stay here and chat all night (as you've no doubt found out, sadly enough), I'm going to leave you. (I know that you're probably secretly glad, but, whose fault is it that you're read this? Hm?....)

A little bit of an update

Well, I can tell that it's going to be a long rest of the week. With Mark and Annie having the piglet flu, I've been having to repeatedly wash my hands and when they cough, I turn away and cover my mouth. I've been spending most of my time in my room with the door shut, so that I don't have to be around the "sick-ones".
I'd just like to not have to go near them at all and go do my own thing, but, I have to admit it, things are somewhat boring.
I'm going to get going now. Like I've said before, I'm re-reading Mara: Daughter of the Nile and I can't put it down--even though I only finished it yesterday, and started it the day before.
Well, I'll let you all go. Hope to see everyone soon!

The Flu

Well, Mark and Annie have the flu. It's highly contagious, I might get it, everyone tells me. I then thank them for the encouragement. Now, if any of you have been around Annie when she's sick, (or almost any other time) you know that she is a very demanding patient. "Mommy! Mommy! Can I have a drink? Emily, put in a movie. Yes, you are going to put in a movie. Mommy! Tell Emily...." and so on, and so on. But since I'm not allowed around the sick-os, I don't have to do anything for them, which is good, because I don't really want to get sick.
So, since we have no school today, I'll probably read Mara: Daughter of the Nile again, and write. I won't be going to church tonight, and it's very unlikely I'll be going to the activity on Fri., but Sun. is Youth Night, so, unless I'm sick, I'll be going.
Guess I'd better go see what's up the rest of the family. Bye! :)

"Mara: Daughter of the Nile"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Okay, so, yesterday I started a book called Mara: Daughter of the Nile and finished it this morning--I couldn't put it down. It was soooo good! It's about this seventeen year-old Egyptian girl who is a slave. She gets bought from her master by another guy who wants her to spy for the queen. Now, the queen is a bad guy that nobody really like, and she's got a major ego, and even though her brother is supposed to be the king, she keeps him locked up.
Mara--the slave girl--is offered freedom if she spies for the queen and immediately says yes, even though she is told that she probably won't live through spying.
So, Mara heads off to the palace. Her master has decided that since Mara can speak Babylonian, she will be the interpreter for the king's--that's the queen's brother, the rightful heir--bride-to-be. The match was set up by his sister, though, and he wants nothing to do with his bride-to-be.
Well, while Mara is on the boat to the palace, she meets the young and handsome Sheftu.
The two become friends, never knowing that they're enemies--yep, Shetfu is trying to restore the king, who is Sheftu's best friend.
When Mara overhears the captain and Sheftu talking about their plans of the revolution, Sheftu--who did I mention is very smart, like Mara?-- finds her and asks her to carry messages from him to the king--or else.... well, let's just say that Mara didn't have much of a choice.
So, now Mara was on both sides and living the life of luxury. Sure, she had to lie a few times, but she was good at it, and nobody would ever find her out. After a while, though, Mara realizes that she wants the king back on the throne.
I won't tell you much more, or else I'd be telling the whole plot, but this is definitely a must read--like I said, I finished it this morning, but I've just started all over again. Maybe you people won't think it that good, but I sure do. It's one of my favorites!!! To buy it, go to www.amazon.com and type it Mara: Daughter of the Nile. It's by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. And if you'd like to borrow it, that might be able to be arranged, if I can bear to part with it. And, as a fair warning, I might be a little upset if it would get ruined. Anyway, you should try it out.
I'd sure like to make this into a movie!