I have a penchant for reading banned books, apparently.
Though this one isn’t as pleasant as To Kill A Mockingbird. It’s actually really depressing, but a thought-provoking read.
Animal Farm is actually a fairy tale. No, not the fairy tales of princesses and dragons. It’s specifically a book written with flat characters. Character arcs are few and far in between. Continue reading
(Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been a little busy.)
Anyways, isn’t the weather just delightful? *sneezes* The pollen is flying through the air, bugs are biting, and every single flower and tree are releasing some sort of allergen.
So I’ve been stuck indoors, and what do you do when you’re stuck inside? Read. Lots of reading. If you’ve re-read all your favorites, you might just want to scroll through this post to find similar books to your tastes. 😉 Continue reading
Story Time: English class, with my wonderful teacher. (It’s a homeschool class, with maybe 20 students.) We were discussing poetry, and the topic of conversation was William Shakespeare’s Sonnets. One girl (obviously a fangirl,) cried, “I ship it.”
My poor teacher. She was like, “what on earth are you talking about?” So the girl repeated herself. “I ship it.” My teacher had no idea what she was talking about. No one really wanted to try and explain our craziness to the world, so eventually, my teacher gave up, and turned back to discussing people that were like summer days.
Read on for ship worthy fictional couples. ❤ Continue reading
I realized that after all these goal related posts, that I haven’t really talked about my own goals, completed or in progress. (Or somewhere floating around in the galaxy…)
If you missed the whole motivation saga, you can read them now. (The Best Websites for Keeping Writing Goals +Camp NaNo, What to do When Lacking Motivation to Write, Why We Write)
Otherwise, this post is going to be about my own writing stuff. Expect lots of rambling. Continue reading
I was googling some things, and I saw this recommended search: “why books should be banned.” Curious, I clicked on the search button.
Basically, the articles that came up said that books put poison in children’s minds that they can’t get out, and are bad for civilization. Books that explore ideas such as racial prejudices, unpopular religious views, adult stuff.
Should we ban those books?
This is my opinion, and you’re welcome to disagree. Continue reading
I had heard how great this book was, how sad it was, and how enthralling it was. I finally picked the book up from my library, and started it. I made it about twenty five pages in, them put it down and went to other books. It eventually was forgotten. I picked it up again, a few months later, and tried to read it again. I made it a little farther.
Then, I decided that I would read the whole thing. Third time’s the charm, after all.
And I was hooked.
Yay, it’s time!
Shadows of the Hersweald is the third novella in the Legends of Light series, a fantasy series. It retells the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel and I get to share the cover with you all today! Continue reading
I was shocked when I learned that many schools banned this book. Let me clear something up here: This book shows the horrors of racism, and the main characters try to defend the African American. This is Historical Fiction. The speech reflects the time period. And, unfortunately, it was common to look down on people of different skin color. But the book does not say that it is good to discriminate!
Rather, the story is told through the eyes of a young, tomboyish girl named Scout, who’s father is a lawyer who defends a black man against false charges. Continue reading
Here’s the promised book review. Let’s start by saying that I really didn’t think I would like this book at all. Sure, it received a bronze reader’s award, but it couldn’t be that good. This is Christian fiction we’re talking about here, right?
I was so wrong. Continue reading
Okay, I’m laying out all my cards on the table. I have no idea what to write about today. I know, crazy. What writer doesn’t have anything to write about? So, you’ll get your book review tomorrow, but today is just for funsies. It’s late, but here is a list of 2016’s best. (All pics from Pinterest) Continue reading