Slam Poems I’d Recommend to Anyone

I competed in poetry slams in high school. I went to club every Thursday and wrote new pieces. I went to slams almost every Tuesday. I became very, very attached to this style of writing. I reconnected this summer with a friend I competed with and she sent me her list of favorite poems. A … Continue reading Slam Poems I’d Recommend to Anyone

Playlists Based Off My Summer Reads

Sadly summer is drawing to a close. I'm packing up all my things and getting ready to move into a new house in Athens. I'm really excited about starting back to school again this August, but I'm even more excited to finally get to see all my friends again! The only way I manage to … Continue reading Playlists Based Off My Summer Reads

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Whenever I go to the beach I make sure to bring enough books to read. This summer, however, I knew I had a goal of twelve books as well as the May, June, and July books for the bookclub I'm in. That's fifteen books for an entire summer, over half of what I usually read … Continue reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Disney’s The Lion King

As I mentioned in this post, my mom and I went to see Disney's The Lion King in Greenville a few weekends ago. I absolutely loved it! I've only ever been to Greenville, SC once before, and that was to help pick up my friend's uncle from the airport. So, I'd never actually been to … Continue reading Disney’s The Lion King

Celebrating Langston Hughes

Today is February first. Not only does today mark the beginning of Black History Month, it's the birthday of one of America's celebrated writers: Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes first started writing poetry while living with his grandmother in Lincoln, Illinois and published his first book of poetry, … Continue reading Celebrating Langston Hughes

Read This if You Liked…

The City of Ember! Does anyone else remember the movie that came out about five years ago? Wasn't much of a hit. But I clearly remember the book floating through my elementary school classrooms, being passed off from one curious child to the next. I even had to be put on a wait list at … Continue reading Read This if You Liked…