I watched Ender's Game recently and it reminded me of the book that changed my life. Maybe it's a bit of a stretch to say that it changed my life, but it most definitely changed me. And being a changed person can most definitely change your life. I read Ender's Game in high school English. … Continue reading How Ender’s Game Changed My Life
I’ve been sick with a cold these last few days, which is really a shame in the beginning of summer. But really, I don’t mind. At least for now. By default, I’ve set up my relaxation station on the couch, the kind with the coffee table closer than usual, to hold my Murchie’s tea mug. … Continue reading The Place Where the Sidewalk Ends
Years ago, I asked one of my friends what her favorite book was. She said, “The Princess Academy”. At first, I thought that it sounded kind of dumb. Later she showed me the cover of girls in dresses walking on a long winding road in the mountains. A little house on the left and a … Continue reading Why You Should Pick Up Shannon Hale’s “The Princess Academy”
Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard you try, you sit down at your laptop, and your fingers just don't move. The words just aren't coming to you. You try to think of what to write for hours. But your mind can still be accurately represented by a blank canvas. It happens to the … Continue reading How Can I Get Past a Writer’s Block?
"Dad keeps saying that it looks like we're just a bunch of people waiting for the world to end." What happened at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? And what were the "crazy things in the heavens"?
“There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself, not just sometimes, but always.” This very feeling of boredom and not knowing what to do with myself happens to me every once in a while. Especially lately for some reason, I’ve felt like I wander around most of the … Continue reading Top Ten Quotes: The Phantom Tollbooth
I love Jane Austen, her writing is timeless. Her tales from two centuries ago still resonate with readers today. Austen’s characters are what really propel me to keep reading her work. She peels masks off of them to reveal the truth of personalities. Austen knew how to make a character feel real. Strengths and weaknesses. … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice: Personality types