If You’ve Been Trying to Become a Leader ~ “Coach Carter” Film Analysis

Hey fellow bloggers ~~Just a friendly reminder that I also post on Vocal now and if you've got a moment you can read this article there instead to support my writing career. Appreciated~~ In 1999, news channel headlines were brimming with the scandalous disciplinary measures taking place at Richmond High School, California. Ken Carter, the [...]

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Bumblebee: Only B(ee) That’s Worth an A+

Film Review (rating 4/5) Hey fellow bloggers, Do you love rocking out to the Smiths, Bon Jovi and other 80s musical icons? Do you remember being an angsty teen rebelliously adventuring for your freedom and true place in the world? Are you looking for a heartwarming story about true friendship helping with the stages of [...]

Suiting up for Suits: TV Show Review

Suits (season 1) ~ rating: 5/5 ...that's right...you read that correctly... all five stars✮✮✮✮ Hey fellow bloggers and "TV-aholics" If you're looking for shows to binge on your next weekend off, the first season of Suits has got you covered. I didn't believe all the hype about this show's addicting properties: what could be so [...]

The True Price of Cyber Monday

Hey fellow shoppers...I mean bloggers So new style of writing today. I'm getting into "story times" and am feeling inspired since two weeks ago was Cyber Monday and now the shipping from my online splurges have rolled in to my doorstep. I thought I'd share my story—and a little bit of a rant— about my [...]

Trust No One? More like Understand No One ~ “Variant” Novel Review

Hello fellow bloggers, SO listen up all lovers of Maze Runner, Lord of the Flies, Divergent or 1984/Big Brother type novels. This dystopian thriller from Robison Wells might be your next read. Enclosed in the pages of what I presumed to be another generic, run-of-the-mill YA novel was a story that certainly positively challenged my [...]

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanks-Giveaway?

Hey fellow bloggers, I had two blogging ideas: the first one being to change my blogging frequency to once every 3-4 weeks.  I've discovered that I need more time to experience life and literature in between posts before I can share the deep thoughts and analysis that I truly wish to. The second idea was  hosting [...]

Unrealistic Moments in Mama Mia 2: Why We All Love it Anyway

Hey fellow bloggers, So by now I' m sure you've seen or heard of the Mama Mia 2 movie release...and it's awesome! If you're still deciding whether to splurge on tickets, you can take it from me (or,  if you prefer, from the 80% review on Rotten Tomatoes) that the movie's worth it. If you're [...]

Lessons Learned from 2 Years of Blogging

Guess who's back! (*jokingly cues Eminem song* back again. Shady's back. Tell a friend!) No but seriously, hey everybody. I've returned from my 4-month long posting hiatus to become a frequent blogger again...and man does it feel good. I'm excited to enter a third year of producing content for this excellent community. In fact, let [...]