LIT UP by David Denby | Review

As I scrolled through the audio books available for me to download on Overdrive before my long flight to England, one title (and subtitle) caught my attention: Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby. How could I resist? David Denby, an American journalist and film critic for The New … Continue reading LIT UP by David Denby | Review

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!)

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

QUOTE: John Green

“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”  ~ John Green Casually having a bit of an existential crisis as the end of my senior year of high school inches ever closer. Oh, … Continue reading QUOTE: John Green

QUOTE: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

"We're all animals, high school is animals, but some of us are more animal than others." ~ page 206 of It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Check out my review of this book by clicking here. Yours, HOLLY


Tomorrow is my first day of school, and the realization is finally setting in: I'm going to have to wake up early and put on actual clothes and eat in a cafeteria and do homework. AGAIN. Part of my is happy because a) I get to see my friends again and b) I'm beginning to … Continue reading BACK TO SCHOOL.

My AP Exam Results

To view my previous post concerning AP World History, click here. For those of you who are curious, I recently found out that I got a 3 on my AP World History exam! Even though it's not a five, many colleges and universities will still accept a three for some credit. I'm so excited! I … Continue reading My AP Exam Results

Summer homework?

The last day of school is always bittersweet for me, because even though I have survived the year's schoolwork I've still got yet another beast to tackle: summer homework. While I do recognize that summer work can actually be beneficial, there's not getting around the fact that it (for lack of a better term) sucks. … Continue reading Summer homework?