Speeches. Most people hate them, and why wouldn’t they? It can be pretty nerve-wracking to stand in front of a group of people and talk with no response. It can feel like talking to a wall sometimes. In school it’s worse because you have a whole class of people watching you AND your teacher grading it. There is a lot of pressure involved in giving a speech, but if you remember a few simple things you can get through all of your speeches like a pro.
The most obvious yet…Continue
For my independent reading book this quarter, I decided to stick with the Harry Potter series. For those of you who have read the books, you will understand how addicting they can be. What I’ve found is that at the beginning of each book, I am bored out of my mind, but if you can make it to the halfway point, things get exciting. I originally decided to read the books because my friend loves them, and were going on Spring Break together to California this year. While were there, we…Continue
Harry Potter is on to his second year at Hogwarts in this exciting second book of the series. He happily returns to Hogwarts after another dreadful summer with the Dursleys, but as usual, he finds it almost impossible to stay out of trouble, even when he is being blamed for something he didn’t do! When mysterious things start happening around Hogwarts, everyone is quick to point the blame towards Harry. In order to prove himself innocent and find out just who exactly is causing all the…Continue
In Hereafter, by Tara Hudson, Amelia Ashley isn’t the typical eighteen-year-old girl. She’s the spirit of her former self stuck between the human world and the supernatural world. As a dead spirit, life gets pretty lonely. Amelia has no way of contacting the human world, no sense of smell or touch, and no humans can see her. She has no need for sleep and therefore has extra time to spend lost and confused about her current situation. She also has nightmares, in which she re-lives her…Continue