Literacy Lunacy: Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares

Blue is for Nightmares came across my path in middle school, possibly at the school’s library. It was about witches, which I shared before is rare of the paranormal/supernatural teen genre. The cover was interesting and the summary on the back was a bit scandalous to my pre-teen mind, so it was a novel I was willing to try. As I read on, I learned … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares

Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

It’s no secret I adore Japanese culture. Since childhood, I gravitated to shows, books, and art relating to almost anything Japanese. In elementary school, I came across Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and I immediately knew it was meant for me. While its story is a bit nontraditional for a children’s book, it connects with me even today. It stills sit on my shelf … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Literacy Lunacy: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

What hasn’t been said about Romeo & Juliet? It’s a classic play of a tragic love story. It took me two times to read this, once for class and again for myself. The first time I didn’t have any thoughts in it because it was just to get through it. When I read it for myself, I both loved and hated it the tragic tale. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

That’s So Fetch

It should be a crime that I didn’t know Mean Girls was based on a book until years later. It’s a self-help called Queen Bees and Wannabees. I haven’t read it and I don’t know if I ever will, but at least the movie is super dope. It is a cult classic, after all. I can’t remember the first time watching Mean Girls, but I … Continue reading That’s So Fetch

Such A Trend Setter

At fourteen, I had to be a rebel. It was eighth grade and my birthday was coming up, so naturally, I asked to get my nose pierced. I don’t know what was going on in the universe, but my mom actually agreed. And that’s how I became the first chica in eighth grade to have my nose pierced. Looking back, it makes me laugh at … Continue reading Such A Trend Setter

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

Literacy Lunacy: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your last night of 2016 end better than the rest of the year. I’ve managed to read two books since my previous post, the latter of the two taking quite some time to finish. Luckily, the former was the latest (possibly the last?) installment of the Harry Potter Series. If you haven’t read it, be prepared because this … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

A Little Game of Catch Up

No, I’m not dead. Forgive the spurt of posts then my sudden disappearance. School got the best of me, my philosophy class mainly, and my brain could only handle so much at once. This month felt like absolute mayhem. With classes coming to a close, I had essays, tests, and finals, piling one on top of the other along with our baby shower and us preparing for … Continue reading A Little Game of Catch Up

Just Some (Mostly) Awesome Stuff!

Today is my first day as an intern for a non-profit organization and I have to admit, it has gone extremely well! I learned of the organization through my school’s Work Study program (which was how they contacted me). We began the difficult process of scheduling an interview, rescheduling said interview twice because of freak snow storms that closed most of the state, waiting for … Continue reading Just Some (Mostly) Awesome Stuff!

Oh, How Time Passes and Things Change

It’s October 20th already?! Man, they don’t joke about time flying faster than a witch on her broom. I’d like to say I will post more and how guilty I feel for not doing so already (which I really do and should), but what do I care? I’m halfway through the school semester (well, sorta half way) and Halloween and NaNoWriMo are just around the … Continue reading Oh, How Time Passes and Things Change