Reading Tips, Uncategorized

Audiobooks – A Busy Reader’s Blessing

I'm a slow reader. Scratch that. I'm a reader who likes to take her time. There, that sounds a bit more reassuring. In today's society, it's hard to be a slow reader. Whether you're a student who's assigned 12 books a semester, someone who has a job involving heavy research, or just an average Joe trying… Continue reading Audiobooks – A Busy Reader’s Blessing

Games

“Valiant Hearts: The Great War” – Learning History through Gaming

Rarely do we get a game that can blend fiction with reality so seamlessly. Ubisoft’s “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” does just that. Taking place from 1914 to 1917 in war-torn Europe, Valiant Hearts follows the story of four characters: Emile (a father who is drafted to serve in the French army), Karl (son-in-law to… Continue reading “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” – Learning History through Gaming

Films, Uncategorized

“Baby Driver” Review

        When I sat down in that cup-holder recliner, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. From the first scene to the last, Edgar Wright’s, “Baby Driver,” is an experience that will challenge speed limits as viewers drive home from the theaters.         Our protagonist, Baby… Continue reading “Baby Driver” Review

Films, Uncategorized

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Review *Spoiler Free*

Emma does not has wind powers. Repeat: Emma. Does. Not. Have. Wind. Powers. Based on the best selling novel by Ransom Riggs, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," is a film that I was very excited to see this October. However, when the lights came on after the credits, I was left with nothing but… Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Review *Spoiler Free*

Films, Uncategorized

“The Revenant” Review *Spoiler Free*

A film that leaves you still shaking a day after you’ve seen it is worthy of any award nomination it receives. Nominated for several Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Leonardo Dicaprio, “The Revenant” is a great way to kick off 2016 for the world of cinema. After spending the day… Continue reading “The Revenant” Review *Spoiler Free*

books

Take A Look at Some of These Awesome Picture Books!

For my Writing Children's Stories class, I was assigned a project to read several picture books and review them. Having a shameless love for picture books, I excitedly made my way over to the bookstore, sat in the children's section, and read a nice dose of childhood. Whether you are a child at heart, have… Continue reading Take A Look at Some of These Awesome Picture Books!

books

“All the Light We Cannot See” Review

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” -- Anthony Doerr. Or in other words, see and read this beautiful book before you die. You'll be glad you did. "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of… Continue reading “All the Light We Cannot See” Review

books

“Throne of Glass” Review

There are those books that have great reviews, an interesting premise, and a cover that immediately pulls you in after taking at a glance at it. Yet, sometimes, such books unfortunately disappoint. And this is one of those books. "Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas After serving out a year of hard labor in… Continue reading “Throne of Glass” Review