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Breakfast with Buddha

I feel like lately, writing has started to revolve around young adult readers more and more. Authors everywhere have been scrambling to write the next cool novel. The work they produce is still quality, with novels like The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games, 13 Reasons Why, etc. But I was craving something different. So I picked up Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.Breakfast with Buddha is a spiritual fiction novel, a genre I've never explored before. It follows Otto Ringling, food…See More
Jun 5, 2013
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Battling Writer's Block

Writer's block can basically be defined as when a writer is unable to write something new. Which can be pretty crippling, seeing as how writing is a writer's only job! We've all faced writer's block at one point or another in our careers as students, whether you're up at two in the morning trying to think of the perfect conclusion to an essay, or brainstorming your next blog post on the Ning. Everyone is familiar with this feeling, when you're drawing a blank and have no idea what to put on…See More
May 31, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Sam Yim's blog post Judging a Book by its Cover
"I read a book if I have never heard of it in my life because then I can be assured I am not conforming to society. Also what if you wrote a book and then no one read it but it was secretly amazing but no reviews, nothing so I want to be that reader…"
May 30, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Junilane L.'s blog post A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
"I actually received this book as a gift a little while ago, I just haven't gotten around to reading it... But I think Burgess' idea of the future is interesting to say the least. Having a protagonist that the reader doesn't want to…"
May 29, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Bianca Reyes's blog post A Dog's Journey by Bruce Cameron
"Nice blog Bianca! The book sounds touching and adorable. I think authors and readers alike have become so obsessed lately with writing cool young adult fiction. It'd be nice to get a break from it all and read a book from a dog's point of…"
May 29, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Trista Horseman's blog post Hard Lessons From Bad Experiences!
"I actually read Crank pretty recently too. I thought it was a great book. The reader gets to see Kristina's life fall apart, and the weird thing was that it didn't feel like a story. It was like watching someone I knew make these…"
May 29, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Sophia Peng's blog post push bi saffr
"I only saw the movie and haven't read the novel yet. The intentional grammar errors don't really translate perfectly from the book to the movie, so reading Push in its original format sounds like a more convincing experience. I think…"
May 29, 2013
Prak Muppidi commented on Sam Yim's blog post Leverage: Taking It Too Far
"Hey Sam, this seems like a very interesting book. I like how the author switches between point of views, I haven't read many books like that. I see the decisions the characters have to make and it reminds me of a quote, "What is popular is…"
Apr 28, 2013
Sam Yim replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Six-Word Memoirs
"Take it easy on yourself, please."
Apr 28, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Jenna Schneider's blog post The Perks of being a Wallflower
"Glad you enjoyed the book Jenna! I actually finished reading the Perks of Being a Wallflower pretty recently, and it's one of my favorite books of all time. The same goes for the movie, both are great!"
Apr 28, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Jeemin Sim's blog post Gone Girl
"My own English teacher recently read Gone Girl and recommended it to us so I thought I'd check your blog post out! I couldn't agree more with the idea that there's never just one side to a story. This is important to remember,…"
Apr 28, 2013
Sam Yim commented on Katie S's blog post Mockingbirds
"The past couple of weeks have been pretty stressful for me, so this blog post is especially interesting. No matter how much schoolwork might pile up, I've never considered cheating or popping pills to study harder, so it sort of makes me…"
Apr 28, 2013
Denae Gerasta commented on Sam Yim's blog post Leverage: Taking It Too Far
"Great blog Sam! This is an interesting topic because the struggle between doing the right thing and trying to fit in is one of the biggest challenges high schoolers face. We would all like to think that we would do the right thing, but for most…"
Apr 28, 2013
Sam Yim posted a blog post

Leverage: Taking It Too Far

I just finished reading Leverage, by Joshua C. Cohen.The story focuses on two characters, Danny and Kurt. Danny is scrawny, short, he's a state-bound sophomore gymnast and he's often mistaken for a freshman. He hates this fact, wanting no association with other skinny little freshmen. Danny tries his hardest to disassociate himself with any kind of weakness. Kurt on the other hand is massive, with a face covered in scars; everything about him screams intimidation. He also has a severe stutter…See More
Mar 31, 2013
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Mar 31, 2013
Aditya Deshpande commented on Sam Yim's blog post Judging a Book by its Cover
"I have to agree with Jacob, I tend to judge based on the cover whether or not I will like the book. I should probably try a bit harder not to and try new book.  We never truly know how the book is until we have read…"
Mar 21, 2013

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Breakfast with Buddha

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

I feel like lately, writing has started to revolve around young adult readers more and more. Authors everywhere have been scrambling to write the next cool novel. The work they produce is still quality, with novels like The Fault in Our StarsThe Hunger Games13 Reasons Why, etc. But I was craving something different. So I picked up Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.

Breakfast with Buddha is a spiritual fiction…

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Battling Writer's Block

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 4:51pm 0 Comments

Writer's block can basically be defined as when a writer is unable to write something new. Which can be pretty crippling, seeing as how writing is a writer's only job! We've all faced writer's block at one point or another in our careers as students, whether you're up at two in the morning trying to think of the perfect conclusion to an essay, or brainstorming your next blog post on the Ning. Everyone is familiar with this feeling, when you're drawing a blank and have no idea what to put on…

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Leverage: Taking It Too Far

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 4:39pm 2 Comments

I just finished reading Leverage, by Joshua C. Cohen.

The story focuses on two characters, Danny and Kurt. Danny is scrawny, short, he's a state-bound sophomore gymnast and he's often mistaken for a freshman. He hates this fact, wanting no association with other skinny little freshmen. Danny tries his hardest to disassociate himself with any kind of weakness. Kurt on the other hand is massive, with a face covered in scars; everything about him screams…

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Judging a Book by its Cover

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 5:30pm 4 Comments

I was in the Media Center browsing, seeing as my English class sets aside time in class for independent reading, and I didn't have a book. I remembered reading a review here on the Fremd Ning saying good things about a book called Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen.

Interested, I checked it out. Before I even started the first page, I loved the book. All I needed to know was that other people liked it and it's about gymnastics. I had already formed a complete…

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