Archive | August 2014

Important Update!

I’m just typing up a quick update to let you know that I will be unable to post on this blog for the next week or so. I’m currently in the process of packing for the big move on Friday and will then be busy setting up my new apartment, looking for another job, and preparing for my junior year of classes to start. I know Writing My Legacy is still pretty small compared to most book and writing blogs, but I really do appreciate all of my loyal and dedicated readers and sincerely hope that you bare with me during this substantial milestone in my life. Though my blog will remain stagnant, my reading and writing will not so be prepared for one or two exciting new book reviews upon my return. I also promise to come back with a couple more worthwhile surprises I’m sure you will all enjoy, so be on the look out.

I hope to hear from you guys soon, and God Bless!

-Casey Baumgartner

I Don't Want To Go

Until next time…

Photo Fridays

Welcome to Week 12 of Photo Fridays.

Photo Fridays is an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of random pictures. What better way to stimulate inspiration? They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so give yourself a few moments to collect your thoughts and write them.



  1. Don’t overthink it. Look at the picture, and just write.
  2. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  3. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  4. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Wednesday.
  5. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  6. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Friday.


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The Friday 56 (#12)

Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


Before I Die – by Jenny Downham


“He pushes my vitamins to me across the kitchen table. ‘Don’t forget these.’ Usually he brings them up on a tray, but he won’t have to bother today. You’d think that’d make him happy, but he just sits there watching me swallow pill after pill.

Vitamin E helps the body recover from post-irradiation anaemia. Vitamin A counters the effects radiation has on the intestine. Slippery elm replaces the mucous material linking all the hollow tubes in my body. Silica strengthens the bones. Potassium, iron and copper build up the immune system. Aloe vera is for general healing. And garlic – well, Dad read somewhere that the properties of garlic are not yet properly understood. He calls it vitamin X. All washed down with unprocessed orange juice and a teaspoon of unrefined honey. Yum, yum.”

(pg. 56)


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Booking Through Thursday (#8): Bookcases


Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading hosted by Booking Through Thursday where I’ll answer whatever question is thrown at me. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking the link to the host’s blog page.


This Week’s Question:

When you visit a friend’s house, do you find time to browse their bookcases? Does it shock you if they don’t have one?


My Answer:

In high school, my friends were split into two categories: the ones who adored reading and the ones who abhorred it. There was absolutely no middle ground. The group who enjoyed a good book was a small one brought together specifically because of their love for the written word. The group who despised anything to do with reading (and English for that matter) made up the majority of my friends. I constantly tried recommending novels to them, coaxing them to give it a chance and failing miserably.

However, at university something changed. Because I’ve only been to a community college so far, I haven’t had the chance to acquaintance myself with any fellow English majors. I made absolutely no new book-loving companions and all of my past ones “grew out of the habit.” It’s rare that I meet a student who owns anything besides textbooks or the required literature novel. This discouraging fact of life has become such a reoccurring theme that I’ve sort of numbed myself to it. Luckily, I am about to start upper-level English classes at the University and hope to take part in some English-loving friendships.


Have you been luckier than me? Do you still have friends who love to read? Leave a comment below.
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Top Ten Tuesday (#9): Books I Would Recommend if You Haven’t Read…

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where I’ll post my top ten book choices (in no particular order) based on certain themes. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking here.



1. Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

2. Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

The Darkest Powers Trilogy

3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare



4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner



5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

6. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


~Historical Fiction~

7. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha


~Christian Romance~

8. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Redeeming Love



9. Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series



10. The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan



Do you plan to give any of the above books/genres a shot?

Do you have any recommendations for me?

Leave your answer as a comment below. My bookcase (and floor) always have room for more. 🙂