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Born to Play: My Life in the Game

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

     Ever since I was little, I have loved baseball. It is something I look forward to watching every summer night with my dad. This past baseball season, I saw the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. The games were exciting since I am an avid Boston fan. Recently, I read second baseman Dustin Pedroia's autobiography Born to Play: My Life in the Game. Pedroia writes about the hardships he faced throughout his lifetime, constantly being underestimated because of his size. At 5'8 and…


Natalie Lloyd: If You Shake My Favorite Books...

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

   If you shake my favorite books, memories will come tumbling loose. I remember my mom building those memories every night before bed. We would huddle under the covers on a cold winter night and read together. It made me feel safe to know that she would be there until I fell asleep. I think back on these evenings to renew my gratefulness for that privilege. One thought that comes to mind is about the fairytale, Thumbelina. The little girl is taken away by an evil witch and she must…


Reading Makes Me Feel.......

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

      So, as a reader, I am all over the place. I am interested an array of genres and topics depending on how I feel at the moment. My thoughts are just about as unpredictable as my book choices. Some novels I pick up make people cringe, whether they are sappy romances, or grisly mysteries. I love them all. I read books to magnify my current emotions and understand exactly what I am feeling. My mom read to me before bed from the time I was three months old until I was ten. I will thank her…


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Open your eyes. Look around. What secrets do the people near you hold? Are they petty? Malicious? What keeps them hidden?

       When I first picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I was intrigued by the title. It was different and I hadn't read a mystery in a long time. The synopsis of the novel does…


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