Posted in Book Reviews

Ink and Bone – Review

InkandBone
Written by Rachel Caine

We all know why I started this blog. Books. (And I was bored, but that’s besides the point.) So when an author writes a book about an evil library and an underground book world, I am so going to read it. I wasn’t disappointed.

Ink and Bone follows the journey of Jess Brightwell and his fellow competitors as they battle for spots to work for the all powerful Library. Jess grew up in a book smuggling family and his father thinks it would be useful to have someone on the inside of the organization which Continue reading “Ink and Bone – Review”

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Heart of Darkness – An Analysis

A month or two ago I read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and let me tell you; IT IS HORRIFYING.

It is not horrifying in the sense that there’s a bunch of murder (although there is), or because there are some gruesome details (although there are). Heart of Darkness is utterly terrifying because it is based on historical truth. What happens in Heart of Darkness only illustrates what REAL MEN did in the REAL WORLD. Continue reading “Heart of Darkness – An Analysis”

Posted in Poetry

Percy Jackson and a Leap from Twaddle

Before reading Percy Jackson, I’d been exposed to greek myths and the children’s version of The Canterbury Tales, but for some reason this book series changed the way I look at literature.

Yes, it’s a fantastical series. Yes, I know that even though the writing and characters are pretty amazing, they aren’t the epitome of literary art. But that doesn’t change the fact that Continue reading “Percy Jackson and a Leap from Twaddle”

Posted in Book Tags

“If Books Were Movies” Tag

I saw this tag a long time ago (can’t remember where), and basically I’m going to list five books I really love that I wish were either a movie or a tv series. It sounds like an easy decision, but I promise you it’s extremely excruciating. I’m basically condemning some of my favorite books to destruction by moving picture because we all know the book is always better than the movie, (except the bloody Maze Runner series!!!)

Let’s begin… Continue reading ““If Books Were Movies” Tag”

Posted in Homeschool

Homeschool Planet

It’s that time of year again people…time to choose curriculum!

When the curriculum hunt begins every year, I feel like a kid in a candy shop. Then I get frustrated by the deluge of information, and angry that no one is answering the questions I want answered. After that, I feel resigned to go with my first choices. But finally I have a breakthrough, I find what I want and feel ecstatic to begin the new year.

So the five stages of curriculum hunting are: excitement, frustration, anger, resignation, and confidence. Continue reading “Homeschool Planet”

Posted in Book Tags

The “What Do I Think About Art Tag”

Thank you Remnants of Wit  for nominating me for this tag! Her writing is so unique and her blog is amazing. Please go check it out! 🙂

I usually do tags related to books so this should be interesting. Here we go… Continue reading “The “What Do I Think About Art Tag””

Posted in Books, Life

Strong Female Character’s: The Epidemic

Today I’m writing about a problem that has had me rankled lately: The Strong-Female Character.

Whenever I’m looking up books, I always come across descriptions of how the female protagonist is STRONG, INDEPENDENT, and all around (excuse the language) BADASS. And every time I pick up one of theses books with these “strong” female characters I’m disappointed and slightly insulted. Continue reading “Strong Female Character’s: The Epidemic”

Posted in Poetry

Poem Post – How Doth the Little Crocodile

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been obsessed with rhymes, and so, naturally, poetry has been appealing to me my whole life. Nowadays I’m more into epics and such, but every once in a while I remember the poems I read as a kid and they put a smile on my face. Continue reading “Poem Post – How Doth the Little Crocodile”

Posted in a.k.a Authors

Alexandre Dumas

I’ve never been a person who reads books for the author because for me only content matters, but Alexander Dumas is without doubt among my favorite authors.

Until a few months ago The Three Musketeers was my favorite book, but ever since reading The Count of Monte Cristo, I’ve been feeling ambivalent.

I love The Three Musketeers because Continue reading “Alexandre Dumas”