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

Shakespeare Savvy, Uncategorized

Shakespeare Savvy – Visual Guides Save Lives

“And nothing is, but what is not.” - William Shakespeare, "Macbeth" Doth you knoweth the phrase above? Perhaps you have an idea... or maybe you've completely given up on the English language entirely. Don't worry, I get it. Shakespeare is definitely a man of many talents (one of those talents, being a great confusion to… Continue reading Shakespeare Savvy – Visual Guides Save Lives

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

Book Quotes, Uncategorized

John Steinbeck

"Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other." -- Of Mice and Men

Book Quotes, Uncategorized

Herman Melville

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” -- Moby-Dick, or The Whale

Book Quotes, Uncategorized

R.J. Palacio

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” -- Wonder

life, Uncategorized

10 Great Soundtracks for Writing

If you're like me, and you love to listen to music while you write your next epic narrative, here are some great soundtracks to get your imagination flowing (and to also break the wall of that pesky thing called "writer's block")! "The Last Samurai" -- Hans Zimmer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1gDqaFIU6I "Avatar: The Last Airbender" -- Jeremy Zuckerman… Continue reading 10 Great Soundtracks for Writing