Rapunzel and Her Misdiagnosis

*This isn’t going to be graded* 

Rapunzel was a story I could go back and read and still find something new about it. Every time there's a new retelling I notice the similarities between that and the original. Of course being the weirdo that I am, I love comparing and contrasting fairytales and stuff. Case in point Tangled was one of those. Although Disney is pretty notorious for their inaccurate protrayals of fairy tales and history alike, I found it interesting that they inserted elements of the original story into the movie. One element was the whole tears save everything part. In the original, the prince is blind and is healed when Rapunzel cries (because crying solves all your problems). And in Tangled, Rapunzel brings Flynn (Eugene) back to life via magic tears. This might be the only similarity about it but that’s not why I’m here today.

Everything, Everything is a YA book written by Nicola Yoon about love and freedom. Basically a modern twist on Rapunzel. Except this time, …

Remember the Ladies (said by the lady in that timed writing we did weeks past)

Don’t follow my lead and read three (kind of four but not really) books at once.

 But here are the books I am trying to finish (but I’m getting super distracted and because I have to write this because I got three points taken off ):

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: A recommendation from Mrs. Rooks to level up my reading level and enjoy a fictional book at the same time. Page count: 23 pages in and its getting interesting. Genetics are complex creatures (ok they’re not living but who cares?).  I have been putting this book off because of the historical non fiction.  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: The book synopsis sounded interesting. Honestly I’m not going to watch the movie but I am giving the book a chance. I will hopefully get around to writing about this because it’s a books that caught my interest especially since I have read Yoon’s other book The Sun is Also a Star. Page count: Already finished and will write a personal blog about it. 
And finally the historical non ficti…

I Held On Too Long (or Growing Up Sucks But We Have to Deal With It)

*Mrs. Rook please do not grade this analysis*
Because nothing is better than starting your next blog on a book that you've read a few weeks ago.

And that my friends is why I don't have an active social life.

Reading wise I don't even know where to begin. At this point I might as well be enjoying reading my APUSH textbook than reading novels.
Thanks to a series called Percy Jackson( yes I am aware that it is a middle school level but I figured reading the whole series would make my life better), I haven't been able to find any books that interest me.
Well kind of actually considering that there are days where I'll finish a book in a day and another in five weeks. I am also the person that sometimes never goes in chronological order when reading a series. (Percy Jackson, Divergent, and the Hunger Games were the exceptions). I read the Heroes of Olympus backwards and started Harry Potter at 1,4,5,3, (I don't remember the order). In short I guess you can say that …

A Tale of Self Deprecation

And I thought I would be done with this.
Here I am in 2017 adding blog posts to a site I haven't touched since 2016 (or early 2017). Yes I'm back (unfortunately) and I'm here to explain more of my embarrasing wrtings about books I don't exactly understand. (It's not that I don't enjoy writing don't get me wrong, I'm more of a free writer not a write about this prompt or write a blog about books using text evdience and analysis) 
First things first I have goals to accomplish. Now I don't mean to be pessimistic, but knowing my absentminded self I'm 95% sure I won't be able to complete whatever goals I have planned. This time I plan on attempting classics from the days of horse drawn carriages and the patriarchy being all 'women are meant to stay at home'. 
And so far I'm failing at that.  I'm supposed to reading and AP classic, a history related nonfiction, and American classic, and a nonfiction about issues. All this w…

What You Say Sticks To You

I'm already close to my goal this year. I only need to read two more and then I have accomplished it. And so that's that for my goals.

I've read this book about happiness. It's called The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent A Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, And Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin. Overall I thought it was a good book to read and I was inspired to do some of the things that were in the book that the author had done.

In short, the book is about how the author attempted to make herself happier (despite already being well off) by creating a project with goals for her to complete for one year. Each month Rubin would tackle issues from different aspects from her life such as her marriage, friends, and family and try to fix them or find alternatives for it. Honestly I don't even know how she ended up doing it because that sounds like so much work. This project was a New Years Resolution even though …

More Civilized=More Horrific Sacrifices

So far in my reading goal I have already read eleven books. One of which was my AP book which I had written about in my last entry. Remember when I said that I was reading my tenth and eleventh book at the same time. If Little Women was my tenth book then Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the Westwas my eleventh book.

Wicked is the story of the Wicked Witch of the West (also known as Elphaba Frex) from her early childhood to the famed adventure of the Wizard of Oz from her perspective of things. Basically it what happened before and during the Wizard of Oz and the reasons why she became who she was. Overall I thought the book was excellent and the story was interesting enough. The character development was also surprising and exciting.

      A section that caught my attention was a quote Frex had said about civilization. See what happened was (spoilers) Elphaba was speaking to her father  about a friend that had been killed by the people in her old village. She …

Kindness is Never a Bother

At the start of the new nine weeks I now am closer to reaching my 16 book goal. Right now I am on on my tenth and eleventh books (yes I'm doing this again). And this time I have to read ONLY one AP title. But being my somewhat overachiever self I have decided to read as many as possible because there are some books that I had started in middle school that I never got the chance to complete.

    And to start I have Little Womenby Louisa May Alcott. I once read this in third grade and i never got to finish it. But I did read the third book of the series Little Men a few years after reading part of Little Women. Basically I know what has happened but I just want to finish it.

     The story revolves around four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. These sisters grow up together and help each other through some tough times in the book by sharing in there joys and sorrows.

    Meg (short for Margaret) is the oldest of the four and the more mature one. Jo (or Josephine) is the second o…