Literacy Lunacy: K.L. Romo’s Life Before

I usually don’t like historical fiction, so when I cam across Life Before, I was hesitant to read it. Looking over the synopsis, I decided to go against my doubt. The genre may not be my first pick, but K.L. Romo’s unique interlacing of history, reincarnation, and prostitution is well done. I feel this has opened my mind up to a new genre—in books and life. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: K.L. Romo’s Life Before

A Bit of Thanks

Manners are important. They define you are as a person. It drives me crazy when someone can’t manage a please or thank you. Too often, it’s people who believed their entitled who don’t say so. Whether that’s simply them or a failure on their upbringing, I don’t know. What I do know is if you need something, you don’t demand. You ask and add a … Continue reading A Bit of Thanks

The Beauty of Magic

Oh, sweet, J.K. Rowling. Thank you for the gift that is Harry Potter. It has birth so much joy since its creation. The best one being the fan-fiction dedicated to the series. While I respect the events written in the books by Rowling are canon, I refuse to accept them. This can get scary, so I won’t go too into it, but Hermione ad Draco … Continue reading The Beauty of Magic

Literacy Lunacy: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

My sister read this book before I did and recommended it to me while we were in middle school (or maybe high school, I really can’t remember.) My sister isn’t much of a “read for leisure” kind of person, so of course, I had to look into it. Just as a fair warning, Khaled Housseini’s The Kite Runner is not for the weak of nerves. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

Literacy Lunacy: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising

I must have been eleven years old when I read this book and I was surprised to find I still own it. I remember getting it from the Scholastic book fair and wanting desperately to read it. It took me a while because I had to put it down in order to read others things in hopes to lighten the mood. The story of Esperanza’s … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising

Literacy Lunacy: Ally Condie’s Matched

You know you’re not suppose to judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what I did this time around. Ally Condie’s novel, Matched, stood out like a diamond among ricks and I doubt you can blame me. I mean have you seen the art for the book? It’s friggin’ gorgeous! And I can’t necessarily say I was dissing with the contents either. Living … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Ally Condie’s Matched

Graciousness in Bloom

People are complimented so often, we become desensitized to what exactly they’re complimenting us on. A stranger could tell me I have lovely hair or a nice smile or that they found a short story I’d written done extremely well. If I hear it enough, I know a part of my brain will turn it off and I’ll forget about how much people enjoy the … Continue reading Graciousness in Bloom

A Gift Worth Sharing

Learning is something I’m very good at. I love it, really. As a child, I excelled at almost everything academically. I’ve been on honor roll, the Dean’s List, student of the month, played various intruments, and the whole shebang. Well, except gym, but that’s because I thought I was to cute to exercise. I’m making up for it now with daily workouts for the rest … Continue reading A Gift Worth Sharing