My Favorites: Top 5 Books

(sobook_guide_hero_booksurce)

I have gone through several fazes of reading throughout my life,  I used to love reading when it wasn’t me doing the work, then as I grew up I hated it and wouldn’t touch a book. Then when I grew up some more I wouldn’t stop there were days that I would read from the time I got home until two or three in the morning. But when I became an upperclassman my priorities changed and I didn’t really have time. I do hope to get back into reading though because I have definitely had some great experiences through books.

My all time favorite: Johnathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. I originally read thisbook  with my dad in the third grade and though I didn’t   understand any of it, there was something about it that I just fell in love with
. Since then I have read it several more times and have been able to come up with some more concrete reasons why I love it. First it’s  got a great story of a seagull with determination, and second, every time you read it you can get something new out of it. I love that it’s so interesting to me all of the different thoughts that I’ve had because of this one book through my life.

The best of the worst: The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I love these books and I’m not afraid to say it. I know they are awful and of a subpar reading level, but that doesn’t stop me. The interesting part is that weather than  following a vampire these books follow the story of a “vampire protector.”

From my early years: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Del. This is another book that I read with my dad in elementary school. It tells the story of a girl and her brother who get stranded on an island when their people leave, the children must learn to survive and  fend for themselves. While hoping that someone will return for them.  I don’t really know why I love this book, and honestly I haven’t read it in years, but what I can tell you is that I loved story about nature and humans using the friendly animals to help them survive. (Bonus: Julie of The Wolves: its quite similar and had nearly identical themes)

From my really early years: The Magic Garden (author unknown). I wouldn’t feel right talking about my favorite books without mentioning this one, even though its not a “real” book. I brought this sucker in for show and tell so many weeks in a row that y teachers had to tell me to stop. It’s a lovely story of a little girl who makes flowers grow4427591 everywhere she walks. This was by far my favorite book as a child.

From school: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Everyone a long list  of books they were forced to read for school and usually several of those make it on our “never read again list” but this is my favorite. Now I admit I read this book before I had to because my friends who were a grade above me wouldn’t stop talking about it.
But still it was an assigned book so I still count it as being for school. There aren’t really words to tell you what this book is about in a few sentences, just know that if you read it you are in for the
ride of your life that ends with a dark twist. I would definitely recommend this book but be warned it is very dense and not for the faint of mind.(source)

word count:612

My Favorites: Bicentennial Man

bicentennial_man_film_poster(source)

I was 8 years old or so and my father was going through his collection of digital movies looking for something to put on my iPod nano for an upcoming family vacation. When he came across Bicentennial Man (1999)he asked if I had seen it; I hadn’t but reluctantly asked him if it was scary because I had it confused with the Biconic Woman(ABC,1976-77). Long story short the two had nothing to do with one another, and Bicentennial Man instantly became my favorite movie.

Bicentennial Man is a touching story that follows a robot, Andrew, who has a “small” glitch… he can feel emotions. As the movie progress human like relationships begin to form between Andrew and his owners. He eventually begins to explore the world and his “humanity,” as he does this he meets several new people, and other robots which help to solidify his beliefs about what truly defines a life.

There are several reasons that I love this movie but they can be condensed into the following three things:

  1. It explores character relationships more thoroughly than most movies and therefor the viewer is really able to empathize with the characters. I say this as someone who never cries because of a movie, I cry every time! The writers spend what seems like forever just getting to know characters that aren’t in the full duration of the movie, but these characters are revisited and because the viewer knows them so well it’s very easy to fall right back into their lives with Andrew.
  2. The topics that the movie focuses on generally appeal to me, I often find myself enjoying entertainment that explores similar themes to Bicentennial Man. I have always liked talking about the social issues that are throughly covered in this movie such as humanity, slavery. It also explores several unanswerable questions which have also intrigued me since I was a child.
  3. It depicts the evolution of love, life, and humanity very well. There’s not much more to explain here. The movie is just able to really put its viewer on an emotional rollercoaster and helps to create a defined picture of the “life” of a robot.

word count: 363

Ten Things to Know About Me

Ten Things to Know About Me

 

I was in band for seven years, it was the most excruciating seven years of my life that I would never take back for anything. My senior year I was even able to be the band captain and a featured soloist in the marching band show all at the same time.

I play flute and I love it, it’s a great way for me to burn time and still feel like I am being productive. It’s also super relaxing and really helps to clear my head.

flute-009flute picture

I also play piccolo and when I say “also” I mean I basically play them at the same time because I had to switch back and forth every three seconds when I was in band.

If their was only one food left in the world it would have to pasta because it’s basically the only thing I eat.

To go along with loving pasta, I can’t stand tomatoes or tomato sauce or anything that has tomatoes in it (except pizza, because who doesn’t like pizza.) I basically can’t even touch them they bother me so much.

My favorite thing to do is nothing, I love curling up in bed with my computer and just watching Netflix and not talking to anyone all day long.1280px-netflix_logo-svgNetflix Logo

 

My biggest pet peeve: my bad eyesight. The funny thing is I don’t even have that bad of eyesight, I mean you  don’t want me driving without my glasses but I can see a lot better than some people.

I’m a little bit, almost,mostly, 100% OCD, I can’t think if there is any semblance of a mess in my space, and don’t get me started on my rule and regulations for entering my perfectly clean bed (they’re extensive…)

I love Pokemon and don’t mean Pokemon go I mean the actual video games I have only been playing for a year or so but I am so hooked I can hardly put them down.  Lugia and Manaphy are clearly the best.

1manaphyanimc3a9Manaphy Picture 

My favorite show is not “Star Trek“(Amazon Prime) but that does not keep me from being a huge Trekie I love everything about it, my favorites are the original series(1966-1969)and the new movies(2009,2013,2016).

Word Count: 370

The featured photo is a picture that I took.