QUOTE: Ernest Hemingway

"You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another."  ~ The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway This quote is quite sad, but then again I think it reflects the tone of Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises very well. The characters in this novel are lost souls, searching for a way to feel happy … Continue reading QUOTE: Ernest Hemingway

June Favorites: Road Trips, Lost, and Amazing Cake

Oh, lovely, lovely June. Why must you go so soon? (Unintentional rhyme, but I'll go with it!) June is a great month because the weather gets a million times nicer, school ends, and you have the entire summer ahead of you to be excited about. This June in particular was an excellent one, so I … Continue reading June Favorites: Road Trips, Lost, and Amazing Cake

Book Review: THE SUN ALSO RISES

Author: Ernest Hemingway Number of Pages: 251 Publisher: Scribner Release Date: 1926 "A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of … Continue reading Book Review: THE SUN ALSO RISES

QUOTE: Jurassic Park

"But science cannot help us decide what to do with that world, or how to live. Science can make a nuclear reactor, but it cannot tell us not to build it. Science can make pesticide, but cannot tell us not to use it."   ~ Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton As I said in my review of Jurassic … Continue reading QUOTE: Jurassic Park

My Goals for This Strangest Summer Ever

It's summer, everyone! And you know what that means: FREE TIME! This summer is going to be the strangest summer ever for me because I just graduated from high school, which means that I don't have any summer homework!! (FINALLY!!!!!) It's so weird to be able to just do whatever I want without having to … Continue reading My Goals for This Strangest Summer Ever

I’M FREE! (AKA I’ve Finally Graduated from High School!)

People, my graduation day has officially come and gone, and I am FREE AT LAST!! For the longest time it felt as though that day would never come, and then suddenly it was here and now it's then. I still can't believe that I'm done with high school for good. There are certainly some things that I'll … Continue reading I’M FREE! (AKA I’ve Finally Graduated from High School!)

Book Review: JURASSIC PARK

Author: Michael Crichton Number of Pages: 399 Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: November 1990 "A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. … Continue reading Book Review: JURASSIC PARK

QUOTE: Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  ~ Mark Twain It's official: yesterday I graduated from high school! This quote reflects how I felt the majority of the time in high school, because most of my teachers either didn't care about teaching or were just really ineffective at actually helping students learn. … Continue reading QUOTE: Mark Twain

In Which I Confess My Obsession With LOST

So here's how it all started: One day a few weeks ago it was really nice out, so a lot of seniors in my school decided to skip and go to the beach or just enjoy the day. Only eight people out of around twenty were actually in my AP Government class, so it was … Continue reading In Which I Confess My Obsession With LOST

QUOTE: The Great Gatsby

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  ~ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald In this quote, Fitzgerald has beautifully captured one of the many reasons why … Continue reading QUOTE: The Great Gatsby