A Day In My Life, Adventures of a Bookworm

Adventures of a Bookworm: Two Wrinkled Dollars, Two Priceless Books.

Every second Saturday, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library hold a dollar book sale. Absolutely everything is a dollar. I went with the change in my wallet, which was $2.36. It took so much self-control to limit myself to two books and not pull out my debit card and spend more than I… Continue reading Adventures of a Bookworm: Two Wrinkled Dollars, Two Priceless Books.

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Journalism

Banned Books Stay, Petition Leaves

Five of the seven board members of the city board declared during a press conference today that they “intend to vote against” a petition, during the board meeting next Monday, presented by the Concerned Parents Association to ban several books-including Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- from the K-12 public… Continue reading Banned Books Stay, Petition Leaves

A Day In My Life, Adventures of a Bookworm

Adventures of a Bookworm: The BIG Book Sale.

The annual big book sale has ended! I found so many great gems there. I ended up getting 23 books for only $45 bucks.   When I was younger, I used to go to Barnes and Noble every week my parents got paid and get a new book. Now that I'm older, I rarely go… Continue reading Adventures of a Bookworm: The BIG Book Sale.

Lists, My Opinions

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

These are a hundred books that I love and that I feel you MUST read (in my opinion). It is a very diverse selection of books. They are also in no particular order.     1. Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained- John Milton This is an epic poem, but it is considered a book often. It is… Continue reading 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

Book Excerpts

Off the Grid Snippet

We pulled into our driveway and I suddenly felt incredibly hungry. The plethora of information I assimilated at the meeting tonight didn’t fill me up I guess, and neither did those cookies. My dad has been eating so much that all of the leftovers are gone. “What are you going to do about dinner, dad?”… Continue reading Off the Grid Snippet

Book Excerpts

The Weekends (Snippet 1)

“Hey.”I said walking in the door after school. “Why are there boxes all over the place?” I was so confused. I hated not knowing things. I had no idea what was going on and was hoping my dad would fill me in. “It’s my stuff.”My dad said. “Mom finally convinced you to take all your… Continue reading The Weekends (Snippet 1)

Memory Lane

The Book Thief

We have all had our sticky finger moments during our childhoods. I know I am not the only one. When my nephew was a little kid, he would steal anything just because. Once he stole this little blue thing of fingerpaint and did not even know what it was. The point of sharing that is… Continue reading The Book Thief