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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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I Loved You – Alexander Pushkin

A few months ago I had the pleasure of reading Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. It was the second novel in verse that I’ve ever read and I loved (excuse the pun…) how Pushkin switches between airing his own hilarious views as a narrator and then goes back to telling Onegin’s story. My favorite Continue reading “I Loved You – Alexander Pushkin”

Posted in Homeschool

Fix It! Grammar – Review

fullsizeoutput_289Before I started learning grammar, my writing was abominable, and so when I began homeschooling, grammar became an important (and loved) part of my english curriculum. Continue reading “Fix It! Grammar – Review”