Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.
It has been a while since I have posted some of my writing here on my blog, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. In my American Literature class, we just finished up learning about Edgar Allan Poe's use of Single Effect. It is when a story or piece of poetry is created to convey one specific emotion. As we finished up talking about it, my classmates and I we tasked with writing a paragraph or poem that utilizes this literary tool. I created three different compositions, all with their own emotion and feel.
I hope you enjoy these pieces of poetry, and please leave any thoughts and constructive criticism in the comments. Any advice is much appreciated!
Ashton's Nonfiction Books
Nonfiction is one of those genres that sometimes gets lost in the vast sea we call my brain; I just never think to read them. When I do choose to read nonfiction books, they usually end up in the pile of books that I am more likely to recommend to other people. So the question is this: Why do I not pick them up on a regular basis? To be completely honest, I do not have any idea what the answer is, but I do know that they deserve more praise than they get. Not only do they tell great stories, most of the time they are known for making us laugh.
Though I do not pick up nonfiction very often, my mom, on the other hand, reads quite a bit of it. So, what better post than this to make her guest-reviewing debut than today? Without further adieu, my mom and I are bringing you six nonfiction books guaranteed to make you laugh.
isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
mysterious strangers, a secret New Year’s Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can’t get her brialliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head.
Ryn can’t move on.
But tonight, for the first time ever, she’s trying. And maybe that’s a start.
Volume 2, Baby
I am so excited to be coming at you guys with VOLUME 2 of my Precommendations series! I had so much fun with it last year, so I decided to bring it back for a second year. If you are new here, Precommendations is a series where I recommend you books before I read them and before they come out. It's my version of a monthly release series.
New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Year's everyone! I love this time of year because we can reflect on the past year and set goals for the next. There are a handful of personal resolutions I have set for myself, but I thought I would share my five book-related goals for the new year!
1. Goodreads Goal - Read 60 Books
busy and inconsistent my schedule is throughout the year, it varies from week to week. I have settled on 60 because although I might not consume books at a constant rate, I read enough books in the summer to compensate my slower reading when I am busy during the school year.
on living without her. So far, Holly's afterlife has been miserable.
But this year, everything is about to change. . . .
'Tis The Season
Happy December everyone! This is officially the last issue in my first ever volume of Precommendations. I can't believe that it's been one year since I started this series. It's the first series I've ever done on my blog, and I am so proud of myself that I've been able to stick with it. I do plan to continue with volume two next year, so you can count on another issue in January just like always.
I could sit here for hours and I still would not be able to mention all of the blogs out there that deserve it. There are so many unbelievable writers with amazing pages, and I know they have worked incredibly hard to earn their followings. If it weren't for those blogs and the inspiration they provide me, I would not be doing what I love today.
Personally, I have only had one major interaction with an author, but there have been many little run-ins with them online, and every single author has been kind. Some will comment on posts when their books have been featured, and others have even reposted my pictures. Every time this happens, I am always sure to remind myself that they don't have to do these things. I know I'm not a big platform for them to be supporting, so the fact that they pay any attention to my little baby blog is such an honor. I hope that I am able to go out and meet some of my favorite authors in person in the future.
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.
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