Writing, Release, and Summer

Summer in all its chlorine scented, air conditioned, peach hued, iced coffee glory is finally here. Finally. I almost don’t believe it. This was my first afternoon without obligations and I kept thinking to myself, ‘don’t I have algebra homework?’ The next three months will pass quickly, they always do, but I welcome their release.Continue reading “Writing, Release, and Summer”

July 4th

I didn’t think much about the Fourth of July when I was little. It was just another excuse for food, fun, and a chance to see fireworks. But as I’ve grown up, read more, seen more, and understood more, I’ve realized just how unique and important the birth of my country was. There’ve been hundredsContinue reading “July 4th”

Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

*furiously wipes tears from eyes* Nope. No. No really, I’m not crying. *distant wailing from back of the car.* I promise you that isn’t me. That was me. I finished The Book Thief  in the car surrounded by my family so having an emotional breakdown wouldn’t have been an acceptable thing to do. I assure you IContinue reading “Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”

Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

As you may have noticed, my book reviews have been less frequent as of late. The last three months I’ve been doing some hardcore reading. Today, I’m excited to say, I’ve finished all 1224 pages of War and Peace. Yayyyy! In reading War and Peace I learned so much. Contrary to what most might expect,Continue reading “Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy”