Friday, October 29, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Have you guys read it before? Most freshmen in high school are probably either reading it or will read it this year.
I was reading it the other day, and decided to do a post on it.

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition

I think it's a good book; many classics we modern teens feel are dry, boring, dull, too original to be original, etc, the list goes on...but I'm sure many will agree with me when I say that this book is NOT dry, NOT boring, NOT dull, and perfectly original.

My Own Summary:

Maycomb County, an isolated little area in southern Alabama, slow and lazy to develop with the rest of American civilization. However, the snarling roots of prejudice and discrimination have found their way beneath Maycomb's unsuspecting, flat landscape. They'll change one family's life drastically;this is Scout's story.

How'd you like it? It's rather brief, but ah well. Didn't wanta spoil anything for ya

If you would like to buy the book or read the synopsis, check out:

All right...I've decided to put forth a little contest. List all the characters, all, including Tim Johnson(ha, just gave you one), without peeking at the book or any other resource. Last names not necessary.

K, here I go:

Miss Maudie
Aunt Rachel
Mayella Ewell
Bob Ewell
Burris Ewell
Tom Robinson

Helen Robinson
Reverend Sykes
Stephanie Crawford
Mr. Avery
Dolphus Raymond
Arthur Radley
Nathan Radley
Miss Merriwether
Miss Alexandra(Scout's Aunt)
Walter Cunningham
Miss Caroline Fisher
Chuck Little
Judge Taylor
Heck Tate
Mr. Gilmer
Mr. Underwood

I solemnly swear that I did not so much as glance at any sort of assisting resource while writing this list.


Ah, I'll throw out another contest. Define the symbol ":D". The best description wins. The prize is...well...ahem. Well, perhaps there is no real prize.


Comments Welcome

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sweets and All That Jazz

This is one of the few posts on this blog that has entirely nothing whatsoever to do with books. I dedicate this post to my baby sister who's birthday was today("Love you, Sis!")
We bought her surprise cupcakes today, which reminded me of the pastries and sweets that I, and many people, love; therefore, on a random impulse, I am constructing this post. Enjoy!
(I am not responsible for any one who chooses to indulge in more than the recommended serving of delectable pastries or cakes as a result of the images shown in this post.)

-Sugar cookies! I love 'em', be they plain or covered in thick lovely cream or glitter!

Ice-cream cake...omg, just looking at the picture makes me feel as though i'm smelling its beautiful, cake-ice-cream cake aroma...i swear, i feel like there's one right in front of me...

ICE-CREAM! K, who doesn't love ice-cream? I favorite flavors include cotton candy(shown in picture) and strawberry. Did ya know there's even a bubble-gum flavor out there? With genuine bubble gum pieces in it.

All righty...that's stomach's hurting from eating cupcakes...