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Book of the decade: My newest favorite reading.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Briana Michaels May 21, 2012. 4 Replies

Recently, I read the book "A Piece of Cake" by Cupcake Brown. I highly recommend it to all of you- it's an incredible true story about a black girl living in the ghetto who faces her mothers death,…Continue

Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irina Andrianova May 29, 2012. 24 Replies

Magazines like Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Lucky, People, Sports Illustrated, and many more are the text of choice for many students in High School. Do you believe that magazines are an acceptable and…Continue

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How do you relate to the themes in "Catcher in the Rye" personally?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Guo Sep 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Honestly, I love reading "Catcher in the Rye". It's probably my favorite book I have ever read in an english class so far, primarily because I find the common themes in the book so relatable. In Miss…Continue

 

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Jan 27, 2014
Mark Guo replied to blythe baird's discussion How do you relate to the themes in "Catcher in the Rye" personally?
"I also agree with you that the common themes are relatable. Holden's actions seem a little extreme, but if I look at it again, I have indeed lied to someone to make them feel better, felt that other people's views are wrong and my view is…"
Sep 29, 2013
Reilly Siepka commented on blythe baird's blog post white girl problems.
"White Girls Problems sounds really funny and like one of those books that I would guiltily check out of the library hoping that the librarian doesn't judge me on my choices. I would curl up in my bean bag chair with this book and a nice mug of…"
Sep 27, 2012
Irina Andrianova replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"My sister orders the m,agazine called Seventeen and by default I end up reading them. I don't really think that they are trashy. I mean the writing itself is made to appeal to people and to make them want to read more. Don't you sometimes…"
May 29, 2012
Jasmine Alexander replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"I subscribe to Seventeen, and I absolutely love it! So much so, that my grandma for some odd reason has paid me up for subscriptions until 2020! ;D  But I really do enjoy reading it, because it's aimed at my age group. It tells me…"
May 28, 2012
Adam Serena replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"In my mind, most magazines are a waste of paper. A lot of them are just full of stupid celebrity gossip. Besides these magazines, some can be a good read like the National Georgraphic and Time Magazine.  These two magazines actually have useful…"
May 28, 2012
Jenavieve Van Duch commented on blythe baird's blog post white girl problems.
"Blythe this sounds like a very interesting and funny book! Just the title catches my attention and makes me want to read it. Tell me, if I don't drink coffee how else could I possibly stay up to enjoy this novel? Maybe you'll let me borrow…"
May 28, 2012
Courtney Robb replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"I think that it definitely depends on what magazine you're reading. Some I can understand to be justified as junk, especially when they give poor views or society and reality. Others I think are just for pure enjoyment and entertainment, and…"
May 27, 2012
Connor Pozzi replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"Great question Blythe! People discriminate against magazines. Many people do not even get close to them, and they don't realize what they are missing. Magazines like Time, The Week, The New Yorker, and many others relating to…"
May 26, 2012
Tahjae Austin replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"I honestly think it all depends on the type of magazine you have. Magazines can be for your own entertainment but it can also inform you on updates about this world and society. Some magazimes just focus on celebrities which isn't so benefitial…"
May 25, 2012
Caili Chen replied to blythe baird's discussion Magazines: Literary trash or treasure?
"It depends on what type of magazine and what type of article in that magazine. Even People can have informative helpful information in them. Unfortunately, most people pick up  a magazine like People to look at the pictures and read the almost…"
May 25, 2012
blythe baird commented on Jacquelyn Watson's blog post Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year
"i totally agree- i found myself in a sophomore slump during third quarter! i think we as 2nd year schoolers lose the motivation because high school isn't new and scary and exciting like it is when you're a freshman, and you also don't…"
May 22, 2012
blythe baird commented on Lauren Priebe's blog post The True Meaning of #YOLO
"i agree with eric, i say  yolo to basically everything, all the time. but only as a joke! i think it's a little weird when people use yolo within context, it makes it way too serious. my friends and i usually shout yolo as we decide to do…"
May 22, 2012
blythe baird commented on Jenavieve Van Duch's blog post What English Should be Like
"jena- wow, your class sounds awesome! not hating on our class or anything, but we usually do dive right into the curriculum first thing. leisure reading sounds like an amazing way to start off the period. you mentioned that reading each day earned…"
May 22, 2012
blythe baird commented on Connor Pozzi's blog post Comedy Writing in Movies: Plummeting Down the Toilet
"pozzi, my man! excellent blog post. really opened my eyes to the tomfoolery that comedies these days are getting into. it's ridiculous how comedies have been on such a downhill slope! what ever happened to the classic humour? i believe a new…"
May 22, 2012
Camilla Chee commented on blythe baird's blog post white girl problems.
"Hi Blythe! This sounds like a funny novel, and it's definitely a different kind of memoir. From your description, Babe sounds like a more rebellious version of Cher from Clueless. I absolutely love that movie and others like Legally…"
May 22, 2012

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white girl problems.

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 1:47pm 3 Comments

On a casual Saturday target run with my mom, I picked up a book called "White Girl Problems" by Babe Walker on a whim. Being a white girl (along with, like most humans, having problems) myself, I hoped to get a good laugh and secretly relate to the shallow and materialistic novel. No big deal.

Less than 24 hours & 3 coffees later, I finished the book that will be rightfully reffered to as "Bible" from here on out.

To be clear, this book is fictional yet based loosely around…

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Proudly skipping class for Writers Week.

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 5:55pm 1 Comment

    Writers Week is one of the best things to ever happen to Fremd High School. It's incredible to be able to see your peers as well as commendable authors speak. However, why is it that you're only able to attend during your english class and lunch period? I want to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to see all of the speakers.

    Why should anyone have to miss seeing a friend share their story with the school because they're stuck in spanish class? Why should a favorite…

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How strict is too strict?

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

"You can't go out tonight, you have a C in Spanish."

"What a shame, I'd give you the car tonight, but you were sassy earlier."

"I've asked you to clean that messy room for three days. You're grounded!"

Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? These are phrases repeated by my parents on a weekly basis. School always comes first for them, and if my grades are not up to par with their standards than i'm not allowed to go out that weekend. Going along with many other…

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The Name Game

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 8:44pm 5 Comments

Let me tell you a secret: I'm absolutely obsessed with literature. I devour it. Any interesting book I can get my hands on, I'll read it cover to cover in a matter of hours. I have always been a reader, from those clever "Road to Reading" books with the mile markers for little kids, to my newfound love of memoirs, I love to read. Not just books, but magazines, newspapers, reviews, articles, anything. This has led me to my latest decision I've made whilst reading "Catcher in the Rye": I want…

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At 1:58pm on September 9, 2011, Jenavieve Van Duch said…
oh blytheeee you're toooo kindddd. i work so hard on it....12 hours a day? you bet. eat sleep school ning. i'm glad you're noticing my hardwork =] wuvvv yaaa

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