Why You Should Pick Up Shannon Hale’s “The Princess Academy”

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”

How Can I Get Past a Writer’s Block?

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?

Top Ten Quotes: The Phantom Tollbooth

“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

Pride and Prejudice: Personality types

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

A Medieval Lesson for the Modern Reader

My family and I are renting a house right now from some friends who speak mainly Portuguese and German. But we both speak Spanish, so that's how we communicate. Upstairs, they have a library stocked with a fair amount of books they left behind. It's really fascinating to look at all the titles and see … Continue reading A Medieval Lesson for the Modern Reader