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It’s Monday! What am I Reading?

Monday Updates


Cover for “On Writing”

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Title: On Writing

Author: Stephen King

What page am I on? 56 of 284


At first glance, this book may seem like it can be completely explained through the title of the book. It is a novel “on writing” written by Stephen King. However, the actual book is more like a series of detailed and intricate flashes of King’s past. It offers the reader encouraging and useful tips on developing the skill of writing.

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Lilacs & Sycamores

“Mara do we have any flowers that mean self-appreciation? Do those even exist?” Jane huffs out and she sounds upset, but Mara can tell that she’s just overwhelmed.

Mara stands up coming from the back where she was making a get well arrangement. “Self love? Maybe a narcissus?”

“Oh, we have purple and white ones, yellow and white ones, pink and white ones-” Jane looks up suddenly realizing she’s rambling. “Well, they’re all right here.” She points.

“These are lovely,” The woman gasps looking at all the narcissus. “If I may ask, who grows these?”

“My boss, Mara, grows all of them.” Jane smiles at Mara as the woman emerges from the back of the store.

“They’re beautiful.” As she speaks, the woman looks at Mara and touches her chest. Mara feels her cheeks heat up and she comes over to help Jane bundle up the flowers.

“Have a nice day,” Jane calls after the woman as she departs.

Mara raises an eyebrow at her apprentice, “You haven’t been studying then?”

“I have been,” Jane argues and when Mara gives her a disapproving look she stares down at the flowers. “But I don’t remember seeing that narcissus means self appreciation.”

Mara clicks her tongue as she looks at the next order of flowers and mutters, “Then, you haven’t been studying.”

Jane’s head snaps up to look at her teacher with wide eyes. “No way, it’s not in there!”

Mara shrugs her shoulders. “It’s a big book, Jane.”

“I’ve just been so busy lately with all the studying for class-” Jane is cut off by Mara’s laughter. “What?” Continue reading Lilacs & Sycamores

The Sun and the Moon

Part 8

“You go first, they’ll let you by.” Mikhail states plainly.

Arabella then takes the lead approaching the side of the castle, the war was going on in the front and Mikhail suggested that they go in through the side before the fight spreads. She walks onto the bridge built over a deep lake. As she walks she spots Mia, one of the maids. “My queen! There is a man fighting the king!”

“I know let me by.” Arabella nodds.

“No! He’ll kill you too!” Mia shouts, she’s shaking and clearly frightened. Mikhail shakes his head and grabs Mia by the arm.

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The Sun and the Moon

Part 3

Surprisingly, Garrett was able to get a seat upfront. It was as if something changed about him, all people did was take one look at him and move out the way.

“You look dashing.” Garrett turned towards the voice. It came from a man with dark hair and striking green eyes.

He grinned at the man. “Oh, it’s you Wesley. Calm down. Thank you! I thought the hat would be too much.” Garrett says gesturing to the article of clothing on his head.

The man yanks him closer by the front of his shirt lowering his voice to a whisper. “Oh, it’s definitely too much, that hat is for a Knight! You’re not a knight, Garrett!” Continue reading The Sun and the Moon

The Sun and the Moon

Part 2

Arabella, my moon,

I have just learned that I am set to go off to war with the rest of the young men in our town. I am sorry for the short notice, but could we possibly meet up at the farewell ceremony for the new infantry. I would love for you to come I would love it if you came If you would like to attend, I’d be honored.

Garrett, your sun. Continue reading The Sun and the Moon

“It’s called a sense of humor- you should get one- they’re nice.”

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Howard Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, and James Spader

Pretty in Pink is about a middle class girl in highschool who develops a crush on Blane, a rich kid. As the two slowly fall in love they fall out with their social cliques.

This movie focuses a lot on the pressure high-schoolers face from their cliques. Which brings me to another important idea, this movie was made in the late 80’s and now about twenty-eight years later, there is still peer pressure going on in school.

Trailer for Pretty in Pink

Spoilers Ahead!

Throughout the entirety of the movie I adored Duckie and I thought that his crush on Andie was super cute. So you could imagine my surprise when Andie and Duckie, did not end up together. Yes, it’s true. Andie manages to forgive Blane for blowing her off and lying to her and they still end up together. But, all in all, I suppose if the two didn’t end up together it would mean they didn’t overcome the social barriers.

One of my favorite scenes from the movie happens when Duckie enters the store where Andie works as they are playing Otis Redding’s Try a Little Tenderness and he begins to dance around to the song until the music ends.

Another scene I like that stands out to me is Blane and Andies argument, mainly because it fills me with second-hand embarrassment. I was a little embarrassed then, when they show the students and administration exciting the classrooms to find out what’s going on in the hallways is when the mortification settled in my stomach.

Here are some links to some more of my favorite scenes from Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Darcy and Elizabeth dance

The Rain Scene (Darcy’s first proposal)

Darcy Delivers his letter of explanation

The scene at Dawn  (Darcy walks to Elizabeth )

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