Hello fellow writers, Whenever I read novels, I'm often pausing at every other page to jot down a quick annotation. Seriously. My books are full of sticky notes about significant literary devices or artistic choices that I observed. The process helps me fully comprehend, recall and develop the plot's information for class essays...or in book [...]
Hello fellow writers and career searchers, Since my senior year started, I've been thinking about career paths and consequently have been networking with various adults to learn about their different jobs. Just as I use these job descriptions to refine my career interests, I thought some of my student followers or those searching for careers [...]
Hello fellow writers and all nature lovers. This is a response to The Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge With all the Canada 150 national events going on this past summer, I couldn't help but feel inspired to go out hiking in the forests and celebrate the breath-taking beauty of my homeland. From destinations as small as [...]
Hello fellow writers and students, I know we've secretly been dreading it all summer, but alas that rueful time of year has come: Back to School. *Insert Doomsday Music*. While I know we all cherished our summer sleeping-in and extensive free-time, going back to the books doesn't have to be so dreadful. After all, this [...]
Hello Fellow Writers, Today marks the official 365 day mark of having started this blog and it's been a real teaching experience for me. Here's what I learned: ◊ There are blogs about everything on the WordPress Reader. I never would have expected to find blogs solely dedicated to nail art, theatrical play festivals or [...]
June After months of daydreaming of basking in warmth Summer finally seeps into Our winter wonderland Just a few more weeks before exams end And we CANNONBALL dive Into temperate freedom July The absolute zero temperature of frozen glaciers shifts They melt into soft, cool arms of a lake that caress the mountain side Embrace [...]
The floor's yours Time to take Your rightful spot On center stage Perform your best Give your all Until judge says: You're worth it This deepest desire So close you... Can taste it Can almost grasp In your fingertips But it slips Along with all Trace of confidence Into abyss of Not good enough If [...]
A few years ago – at this same time of the year, my husband and I went out rather late at night to relax in the hot tub. We went out through the garage, and our path to the patio was well-lit by the motion-detector light that was activated when we opened the garage door.
We were enjoying the contrast of warm water and the cool night air. The night was beautiful and quiet. And because we were so still in the shadow of the garage, the motion detector shut off the light.
We were in pitch darkness. Until we weren’t.
Our eyes adjusted to the darkness. The backyard and the woods around us lit up.
They were everywhere. Hundreds. Twinkling in the blackness.
It was breathtaking.
And if the light had stayed on, we never would have seen it.
I’m reminded of this fortunate spectacle today, because…
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1. You read books in one sitting.
(Not certain I’ve ever really done this, actually. Maybe once or twice.)
2. You have a book quote/reference for almost every situation.
(Believe me, Hunger Games references are a daily occurence.)
3. You’re packing, and you spend more time deciding which book to bring than what clothes to bring.
(This is me today. I decided on Mockingjay. I’m in the mood for rereading it. Maybe it won’t be such a blur the second time.)
4. You name everything after fictional people.
(My phone’s name is Carswell. As in Carswell Thorne.)
5. You cry your eyes out over characters.
(Spoilers. But yes. I sob.)
6. You cry because a series is over.
(I’m pretty sure part of the reason Mockingjay Part 2 had me bawling was because it was over.)
7. Pretty much everything you enjoy relates to books in some manner.
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Hello fellow writers, At last the time has come where I may write analysis and opinions regarding the Hunger Games novel on this blog! It took me quite some time-- I know. I mean it normally takes me about a month to read these kind of books but I guess that new school semester just [...]