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Vincent Sorrentino commented on Emily Stearney's blog post Daughter of Smoke and Bone (and other unlikely pairings)
"Sounds like a great book choice. Thanks for the suggestion!"
May 22, 2014
Sara Hill commented on Emily Stearney's blog post Daughter of Smoke and Bone (and other unlikely pairings)
"From what you say, this book seems to have taken an original take on good and bad, showing that the 'bad' sees themselves as good."
May 22, 2014
Emily Stearney commented on sammy levey's blog post Which dystopian world do you belong in?
"I think either brave new world or Fahrenheit 451 would be the most ideal to live in, given the inconvenient choices. In brave new world, at least I would be happy, even though it's in the most naïve way possible. And in both books, my life…"
May 21, 2014
Emily Stearney posted a blog post

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (and other unlikely pairings)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a unique spin on the classic question of "who are the good guys?" by telling a chilling story through the eyes of Karou,  an art student in Prague who happens to be the devil's errand girl.       Karou doesn't see Brimstone, the hulking half-man-half-beast character who raised her, as the devil though.   In fact, she isn't aware that he, or the rest of her less than normal family (whose race is called the Chimaera), has anything to do with a deeper, centuries-old…See More
May 21, 2014
Emily Stearney commented on Matt Baughman's blog post My Most Anticipated Movies of 2014
"I am SO excited for 22 Jump Street, I know it's vulgar and kind of stupid, but the first film was so funny.  THe Fault in our Stars is coming out some time in July I think, and I'm equally exited for that.  I'm not sure…"
May 20, 2014
Emily Stearney replied to Katie Prochilo's discussion Are you sure you hate writing?
"I actually enjoy writing essays, the challenge to catch and explain literary techniques in depth is fun for me.  Although, I only realized this as soon as I didn't have to write essays anymore.  Junior year AP english was a lot of…"
May 20, 2014
Emily Stearney replied to Jenny Ji Hyun Kim's discussion Is Google making us stupid?
"If anything, google is making us smarter by having all the information we request at our fingertips.  I think social media and other distractions like that are more of the problem, because they aren't pushing us towards learning new…"
May 19, 2014
Emily Stearney commented on Kylie Hess's blog post Top 7 Book Series
"books in series are great, they keep me interested and give me not one, but three or more books to read after I finish the first one.  I'm reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone now, and I'm so excited to start the other two.  Books…"
May 15, 2014
Emily Stearney posted a blog post

Why We Broke Up: proof that Lemony Snicket's still got it

           Min Green and Ed Slaterton have broken up, and to explain why, Min is writing a series of letters to Ed regarding exactly why she ended their brief yet passionate romance.  Each letter goes along with an item that has been a part of their relationship (either symbolizing something, or a gift from Ed to Min that she is all too ready to return to him), all of which she has compiled in a box to give to Ed.  Each chapter explains an item in the box, and why each item ultimately plays a…See More
Mar 29, 2014
Emily Stearney replied to Keith Berger's discussion Modern television vs. oldtime television
"When I watch modern television, I'm so distracted by the content and the forced acting that I find it hard to actually enjoy the show. I think Modern Family does a nice job at handling more adult themes in a funny yet mature way. Although with…"
Mar 19, 2014
Emily Stearney replied to Michelle Baum's discussion iPads in Class- Productive or Destructive?
"Destructive, definitely. I feel that students are 1. Using them to play games and for social media rather than schoology and studying, and 2. Not using them to their full potential when they are using them to study. I think as more educational apps…"
Mar 18, 2014
Emily Stearney commented on Kenny Benjamin's blog post A Trip Down Reading Memory Lane
"I totally forgot about A Series of Unfortunate Events! I was obsessed with them as a kid, but I should revisit the books because I don't remember much about the plot. Lemony Snicket also did a more grown up book under his real name, called…"
Mar 18, 2014
Emily Stearney commented on sammy levey's blog post Flat-Out Love
"I AM SO HAPPY YOU WROTE ABOUT THIS BOOK but at the same time kind of upset because now I need to find another book to blog about. This book is PERFECTION though, and it's absolutely not another sappy romance. The plot runs a lot deeper than…"
Mar 18, 2014
Emily Stearney commented on Ema M's blog post What the University is really like...
"We're reading The Testing in class for E419! I loved Joelle Charbonneau's presentation more than I think I like the book, though- she's quirky and real and I loved how she was able to just get up and talk to us about her writing…"
Mar 18, 2014
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This Group is for the Writers Week XX featured students!  From this page you will receive all the information you need to have a happy, successful Writers Week experience.  (You can also use this space to encourage each other.)Please note:  If you are joining this Ning for the first time, you must use your D211 email account.See More
Jan 29, 2014
Emily Stearney posted a blog post

On Post- Reading Depression: The Last Book in the Trilogy INCLUDES SPOILERS

     Every time.  Every gosh darn time I finish a book, this happens to me and I really don't know what to do with myself for the next four to five hours except reread my favorite parts and stress-eat.       The cause of my emotional distress this time around was the end of not a book, but an entire series.  Infinityglass, by…See More
Jan 14, 2014

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone (and other unlikely pairings)

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:55pm 3 Comments

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a unique spin on the classic question of "who are the good guys?" by telling a chilling story through the eyes of Karou,  an art student in Prague who happens to be the devil's errand girl.  

     Karou doesn't see Brimstone, the hulking half-man-half-beast character who raised her, as the devil though.   In fact, she isn't aware that he, or the rest of her less than normal family (whose race is called the Chimaera), has anything to do with a…

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Why We Broke Up: proof that Lemony Snicket's still got it

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 11:46am 0 Comments

           Min Green and Ed Slaterton have broken up, and to explain why, Min is writing a series of letters to Ed regarding exactly why she ended their brief yet passionate romance.  Each letter goes along with an item that has been a part of their relationship (either symbolizing something, or a gift from Ed to Min that she is all too ready to return to him), all of which she has compiled in a box to give to Ed.  Each chapter explains an item in the box, and why each item ultimately plays…

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On Post- Reading Depression: The Last Book in the Trilogy INCLUDES SPOILERS

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

     Every time.  Every gosh darn time I finish a book, this happens to me and I really don't know what to do with myself for the next four to five hours except reread my favorite parts and stress-eat.  

     The cause of my emotional distress this time around was the end of not a book, but an entire…

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Even Better than Hourglass: The Second Installment to the Hourglass Trilogy

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

       IT'S THE SEQUEL AND I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.  My last blog post talked about a book called Hourglass by Myra McEntire, and I wrote about how much I loved it and how not reading it would be an extremely poor choice.  WELL, the fun doesn't stop there--the sequel carries on the novel's basic plot, same characters, same time period, same problem, BUT through a different perspective.  

       Hourglass was narrated through the eyes of Emerson, a high school senior who…

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