BuzzFeed, please read!

Recently, BuzzFeed News ran an article about why the Divergent movie franchise was a flop. This is a refutation of that article. Their Argument BuzzFeed is basically arguing that Divergent didn’t work as a movie because the plot was too confusing: One possible reason for its collapse is the weakness of the source material. The structure… Continue reading BuzzFeed, please read!

Empire State Party

Later that afternoon, Julian called a family meeting in the library.  As soon as the last two people trickled in — he couldn’t help but notice Mark and Christina were holding hands — he clapped his hands together enthusiastically.  “How does everyone feel about a trip to New York?” Diana perked up and came out… Continue reading Empire State Party

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on a book of the same name by Les Standiford. It tells the true story of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. It was a nerd’s dream. It took me right back to reading Great Expectations in ninth grade. And it makes me want to read more of Dickens’s work.… Continue reading The Man Who Invented Christmas