This post was inspired by something my mother said. I don’t remember it verbatim, but it was something like this: I had an idea of something for you to blog about, but I can’t remember it. If she had remembered it, I’m sure I would’ve listened respectfully and at least considered the idea. All the […]
I’m an only child. To make up for this, many of my favorite fictional characters (and sometimes my favorite famous people) are like family to me. I used to shy away from this, because I thought if people knew, they would think I was weird. But more recently, I’ve embraced it. I even admitted it […]
If I had to choose between writing my own blog and reading others, I don’t think I could.
In response to Reading Makes You Live Longer
One day, in one of my English classes this past year, my professor – who just happens to be the head of the English department at Randolph-Macon College – said something like this: “We don’t read for escapism. We read to critique.”
This is kind of a touchy subject for me, but I’m going to go through with it anyway because I need to get it out there. It needs to be said.
I’m always confused as to whether the past tense of “sneak” is “sneaked” or “snuck”. I’ve always thought it was “snuck,” but mostly I’ve seen it written as “sneaked”. Would anyone care to enlighten me as to which one it is and why?
Just because I’m not finished with The Kill Order yet doesn’t mean I’m not going to finish it. Mom thinks that because I’m not done with it yet it’s not a good book. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I think I’m just really excited about school. I go back this weekend. This means […]
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This story was making the rounds a few weeks ago and because of my blog vacation I missed it, but it’s too good not to share with you today. They call him “The Pavement Bookworm.” Philani is a 24-year-old homeless man in Johannesburg. Instead of holding a sign or begging with…
So, yesterday I finished up The Power of Six and now I’m bored because I didn’t bring anything else to read on vacation. Why didn’t I? I probably didn’t think I’d finish the book so soon. I’m going home tomorrow, so I should be able to survive until then.