Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Book is an Orange

A book is an orange because it has a thick cover but a sweet, tasty, juicy inside. You might even discover some seeds to help you grow a new book. There might be some sour bites along the way. It may burn your chapped lips, but those juices can help awaken both the mind and the soul, leaving behind a fresh citrus feeling and fulfilling the nagging hunger deep within your gut. I wrote this as a creative writing activity in college.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Matched

Matched (Matched, #1)Matched by Ally Condie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't know what it is about dystopian novels, but I love them. Tie it with a love story, and you've totally pulled me in. The love story here was breathtakingly lovely. The world they live in breaks my heart, but I can definitely see how Condie imagined this world. . . unfortunately not so different from our own. I can't wait to get the next installment from my local library!

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The Night She Disappeared

The Night She DisappearedThe Night She Disappeared by April Henry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved the way this book was written, through pieces of evidence, different points of view, news articles, etc. It seemed exactly as a case would have to be solved. Although it wasn't as good or as frightening as I expected, I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened. I mostly enjoyed the way the story was told.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Moving On

Sadly, my internship in the Children's Department at Greenwood has ended. I really miss all of the librarians there, all of the kids, and being surrounded by such a warm, happy environment full of books and people who love them. I plan to go back and visit as often as I can.

I will be graduating in a little over a week with my Masters in Library Science. I have been job searching since January to no avail. I've had a couple of interviews, but just not in the right place at the right time. Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once."

This is such a beautiful love story, full of quotes that I will remember for a lifetime. Green shows us that love -- however fleeting, matters. Our lives might not matter to the universe. We might not change the world or become famous, but we matter to someone. We will change someone's life. We might not make a huge crater in the earth's surface, but we do leave scars. I loved it. This book will be my next purchase.

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Monday, April 16, 2012