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Changes in Taste of Books

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 8:19pm 1 Comment

This month, I read Vanish by Sophie Jordan after discovering that it was the sequel to the book Firelight. I remembered reading Firelight last year and loving it so I thought its sequel would be even better. Last year around this time, I was captivated by the book from the first page. The writing style drew me in and I couldn't put it down.…

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The Use of Different Narrators in Novels

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 6:28pm 0 Comments

This year in Miss Berdick's English class, we read three books that changed narrators: My Antonia, Frankenstein, and Ethan Frome. After reading them, I realized what a tricky task it must be to write with two to three narrators. It seems really hard to manipulate one's writing to carry two different voices and, at the same time, make sure that the reader is following along. While reading Ethan Frome, I realized the narrator changed but got lost trying to guess what age…

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Power of Illustrations

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

 

I think everyone's read or heard about the classic, The Little Princess, by Frances Hogson Burnett. It used to be favorite of mine when I was young. In a children's picturebook version that I had, there were some amazing illustrations. There is one that I still remember today, and it's the scene where the Little Princess buys bread with money she found on the street. But when she's about to bite…

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No One Has A Single Story

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:31am 1 Comment

              In Critical Thinking, a gifted class offered by Fremd High School, we discussed the dangers of having a 'single story'. A 'single story' is a prejudice or one prevailing idea that one has on something that blocks out all evidence of other aspects of it. I realized how many 'single stories' I…

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