30 Day Book Challenge Day #5- Desert Island
If you were stranded on a desert island, which five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each. I’ve chosen books that I would be able to immerse myself in and not go insane. Also, as I complete the book challenge, I realize that I don’t remember a whole lot about a good chunk of the things I’ve read. This concerns me. 1. The Collected Poems of Mary Oliver by...
30 Day Book Challenge Day #6- The last year
I’m posting this now because I already know I may not have time tomorrow. I’ve been kinda crazy on the accuracy of my posts anyway. The best book you’ve read in the last year: I’m tweaking this. You cannot ask a writer to choose just one book. Poetry: The Common Man by Maurice Manning Nonfiction: Wild by Cheryl Strayed Fiction: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, The Night...
30 Day Book Challenge Day #4- Characters you hate
Characters you have and which books they’re from: 1. Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling- Did anyone like her? 2. Anna Karenina from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- I know, I know. I love, love, love this book, but not the character Anna. 3. Aloma from All the Living by C.E. Morgan- I don’t really hate this character completely. Much of...
30 Day Book Challenge Day #3
My favorite characters and which books they’re from: -Hermione Granger and Molly Weasley- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling -Katniss Everdeen- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -The Grandmother- A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor -Anneth and Easter- The Coal Tattoo by Silas House -Puck- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare -Jane- Jane Eyre by Charlotte...
30 Day Book Challenge Day #2
Your 5 Least Favorite Books of all Time: 1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville 2. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. 3. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. 4. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 5. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
30 Day Book Challenge Day #1
10 Favorite Books of all Time: (in no particular order) 1. Dream Work by Mary Oliver 2. A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 3. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens 4. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner 5. On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove 6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 7. A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 8. Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett 9. The...
Mlle Hazelwood: 30-Day Book Challenge →
cumulonimbuscastles: 30-day book challenge! Your 10 favorite books of all time. Your 5 least favorite books of all time. Your favorite characters and which books they’re from. Characters you hate and which books they’re from. If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would… Let’s do this.
A Message to Girls →
I shared the link to this article (thanks to my friend A for posting it first) on Facebook. I almost didn’t share it and I’m a bit worried it will cause a storm of comments or gossip, and I’m not sure which is worse, but I think it’s a good article. So, read it.
Structure and Style: The Exchange →
structureandstyle: Between Wytheville, Virginia and the North Carolina line, he meets a wagon headed where he’s been, seated beside her parents a dark-eyed girl who grips the reins in her fist, no more than sixteen, he’d guess as they come closer and she doesn’t look away or blush but allows his eyes to…
W. W. Norton: Facts About The Moon →
wwnorton: The moon is backing away from us an inch and a half each year. That means if you’re like me and were born around fifty years ago the moon was a full six feet closer to the earth. What’s a person supposed to do? I feel the gray cloud of consternation travel across my face. I begin thinking Love this poem and the video to it. I use this poem when I do my “filming poetry”...
Coming in and out of his wife
shitmystudentswrite: As normal he went out hunting the next morning but this time he finished his task quickly so that he could find out who was coming in and out of his wife. —All hope is fading.
Not as bad as slavery
shitmystudentswrite: Having tattoos is just like slavery but not as bad. —Lord God.