On the Come Up by Angie Thomas If you recognize the author's name, it's probably because of her first book, The Hate U Give. It was also adapted into a movie that came out last year. THUG was very good, but On the Come Up was as good and in my opinion, maybe ever better.… Continue reading Mini-reviews on good books I’ve read recently
The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" used to be asked by adults as a bad ice-breaker, but now I'm at the age when it's turning into (if it hasn't already) a question that they're actually expecting an answer from. At this point, how I respond to that question usually… Continue reading When I’m asked what I want to be when I grow up
Which one's your favorite? (Agh, this is hard. I love the gif of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.)Are you going to go see Captain Marvel? (Yes. I really hope it's good.)What other new movies do you want to see? (These aren't new new, but Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody.) P.P.S. More Marvel here and here.
I've never been that into music. My knowledge about songs, old and new, is pretty limited. I remember in fourth grade for the girls' dance unit in P.E., Shake It Off came on and everybody around me screamed, and I had no idea what was going on. I just don't really listen to music-except for… Continue reading Fifteen songs I think I like
I solved the Rubix's cube for the first time(!!!!!!). I've wanted to learn how to solve a Rubix's cube for a really long time, but it didn't happen until last month. It was one of my goals last year, and I even borrowed Jonathan's cube as preparation, but nope. Nothing came to fruition. It just… Continue reading Life, lately (Rubix’s cubes & New York Times & March for Life)
Defining Love Jude taught me what love was: to be willing to hold on to another person's pain. That's it.p.248 from The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes “My God, you’re in love with her.”The Major’s immediate response was to continue to deny it. Roger said, “What on earth do you hope to… Continue reading Thoughts on love from books
Tomorrow is my sixteenth birthday(!!!) As it always is for me, it's exciting and strange to be turning another age. This time, with all the created hype around this specific number, it's a little more crazy. I've always somewhat subconsciously and somewhat jokingly kept a list of rites of passage in my head, and turning… Continue reading Sweet sixteens and other rites of passage