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A Multi-Book Review of The Legend Series by Marie Lu
Multi-Book Review: The Legend Series by Marie Lu March 1st, 2022- I started the journey of reading the Legend series by Marie Lu. So far, I’ve only read the first book, and I am loving it. I enjoy reading Dystopian novels and coming back to the genre that got me into reading. I haven’t read a novel like this in a while. Tropes are like themes that are repeated through many books, primarily young adult fiction, that hold certain meanings for something happening in a book. Dystopian novels are filled with classic tropes that we love to encounter as readers like enemies to lovers, love triangles, or the chosen one. It just so happens that the Legend series is a perfect example of some of these tropes.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: The Art of Movie Magic
Introduction: Where did the idea of movies come from? Was it from the mind of only one person or was it a collaboration of multiple intellects bringing the magic of the theatre to the big screen? In fact, the latter applies to these questions. It began with the Lumiere Brothers who created the first camera and created the short film “Train At La Ciotat Station”. Then, another man, among many others, took it upon himself to start bringing a new type of movie-making experience into the world. The man, by the name of Georges Méliés, began as a magician in the theatre. According to Russel Sharman, the author of Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema, “he was one of the first to see the Lumieres’ cinematography in action in 1895 and immediately saw its potential as a form of mass entertainment” (Sharman 17). Méliés’s stories of flying to the moon, going under the sea, and the true story of falling away from the public’s eye after WW1 took the stage.
Intro to Fiction: Themes and Setting
Themes and Settings What happens when the world that was once known is turned on its head and everything changes? During the first week of this Introduction to fiction course, the class has read two short stories that encompass the theme of change and loss. The first story is “We All Go Through This” by Jamey Bradbury. The story is about a group of students who go to school every day expecting things to stay the same, but then one day one of their classmates doesn’t return home from school. Most of the story revolves around how the change from losing their friend affects the students and the setting of the story. The second piece of literature up for analysis is “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This short story changes in two ways; the narrator has trouble around her newborn, and there is a change in location. Both stories analyzed in this essay contain themes of change and loss that affect or cause a setting to change.
Serialized Story: Reality Check Part 2: Level 1
Part 2: Level 1 Chapter 2: New Findings At this point, my nerves were still haywire from the shock of waking up to an unfamiliar place, my interactions with the figure, and straight up fear of the unknown. The figures' quick reappearance shook my senses even more. My hands were shaking, my breath ragged, and my body felt like jello. I hadn’t heard any sound coming from the other rooms since I stepped out into the hallway, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t danger beyond what I currently saw. In the room where I had woken up, there was safety in knowing that there were four walls and a door between me and the outside, but danger could have been around any corner.
A Wicked Reiew by Victoria Ward: The Novel and Musical
** Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire . Review written by Victoria Ward ** If you are under 18, I would advise you not to read the book until you are over 18! The actions in this book are not meant for children! The musical is a lot cleaner and more entertaining.
Serialized Story: Reality Check
Part 1: Level 1 Chapter 1: Awoken My body felt numb like it had been frozen like I had been sitting outside in a rainstorm for hours. I couldn’t open my eyes, and my arms felt heavy like the packed down snow in my driveway. My arms were tied to a cold-metallic object, and the room smelled like chemicals used in the science lab at school. I started to regain consciousness as my thoughts began to reform. The smaller details I could remember, but I didn’t know where I was or how I had gotten there. I felt an ever-colder presence than the feeling of ice running down my spine as if someone was watching me. As my mind finally started releasing the tension of sleep it had been holding, my eyes slid open one centimeter at a time.
Addicted to Animal Crossing!
February 2, 2022 Addicted to Animal Crossing By Victoria Ward Do you have a game that you can’t put down? Do you have a game that you play way too much and feel the need to hide the true number of hours you’ve played? Well, for me that is Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. I started playing on December 26th, 2020, when my brothers bought me the game for Christmas. I have played it every day since then, and since then, my daily hours of playing have grown exponential. I have been spellbound by the idea of decorating an island to fit your personality, unearthing what the ground has to offer, dressing up for any event your island hosts, hosting your friends for those events, and going beyond your island to find what lies across the sea. If you’re not already addicted to Animal Crossing, I apologize, you might be by the end of this article.
Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Review- Connections Through Time
We start at the end, with Kate Morton, as she gives a summary of her book: “The Clockmaker’s Daughter, is about time and timelessness, truth and beauty, maps and mapmaking, photography, natural history, and restorative properties of walking, brotherhood…, houses and the notions of home, rivers and the power of place, among others'' (Morton 483). Every point made above is elegantly bestowed through the perspectives of many characters who have had connections to a house in the woods.