QUOTE: Charles Dickens

"All of us have like wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them."  ~ A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens This classic novel is overflowing with brilliant quotes such as this one. I definitely agree with Dickens- certain situations certainly bring out different aspects of people. What quotes have you discovered … Continue reading QUOTE: Charles Dickens

summer reading wrap-up 2014.

And so, my friends, summer has come to a close! For me, this summer was an extremely busy one. Not only did I have more summer homework than ever before, but there was also the added stress of planning to apply to colleges in the fall. However, I did manage to get quite a bit … Continue reading summer reading wrap-up 2014.


Author: Charles Dickens Number of Pages: 480 Publisher: Penguin Release Date: 1859 "After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, … Continue reading Book Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES


Author: Jenny Han Number of Pages: 291 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Release Date: April 1, 2011 "It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had … Continue reading Book Review: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER

QUOTE: Jenny Han

"How do you regret one of the best nights of your entire life? You don't. You remember every word, every look. Even when it hurts, you still remember."  ~ It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han I like this quote because it's really easy to relate to. I think everyone has had at least one night … Continue reading QUOTE: Jenny Han

on going back to school.

Well. It's that time of year again. I usually have mixed feelings about going back to school, but this year is even more confusing: I'm going into my senior year of high school. I know. I'm both excited and nervous for this year to begin, and I'm even more anxious to see where it will … Continue reading on going back to school.


Author: Jenny Han Number of Pages: 288 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: January 1, 2010 "Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach? It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick … Continue reading Book Review: IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU


Author: Jenny Han Number of Pages: 276 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: May 5, 2009 "Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away … Continue reading Book Review: THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY

QUOTE: Mindy Kaling

“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”  ~ Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling offers this as well as other wonderfully witty tidbits of brilliance in her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), which I read … Continue reading QUOTE: Mindy Kaling

TCWT August Blog Chain 2014

Hi everyone! This month I'm taking part in the Teens Can Write, Too! Blog Chain!! The question for August is: What character are you most like? This question was a really hard one for me to answer, most likely because there are just so many characters to choose from! Trying to rack my brain of … Continue reading TCWT August Blog Chain 2014