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Archive for March, 2011

In Which I “*Moon* Over Manifest”

So, what has this girl been up to?

Well.

Let’s just say that I holed myself up in my room for a few hours at a time for the previous two weeks and vivaciously read to my heart’s content nine different YA Fiction books that I checked out of one of the lovely local libraries.

And, I have full honesty to say that I happened upon one of the jewels I haven’t read in a long time.

Clare Vanderpool is a new writer to the world of YA Fiction, and a superbly talented writer at that.

This book:

Is one of the best historical fiction books I’ve read in a long time; I’d go back as far as to say eighth grade. Woah.

A few of my favorite lines, just to help you determine whether or not such a book is worth reading {Despite the fact that it entirely earned a Newbery Medal}:

Hearing Gideon tell about it was like sucking on butterscotch. Smooth and sweet. And when he’d go back to not saying much, I’d try recalling what it tasted like…By remembering the flavor of his words. {Page 1-2}

Indeed, this book is as savory as you can get; it’s filled with phrases to chew on and characters to make you wonder how a writer can create such a deep persona.

Of course, this book is more geared to a female audience, but I truthfully write; as long as you’re looking for a book worth your time, this lovely story will definitely keep you satisfied. 😀

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Sharing Your Time…Can Mean More Than Words

There are some points in my life where I just realize how lucky I am.

I am lucky enough to have a supportive family, friends, and education; not to mention even the normal necessities of a house, clothing, food and drink, little extras… My life is undoubtedly comfy. Sure, there are times when things can get a little rough, and there are not so many opportunities to be able to travel outside of my small town, but I am well aware that I stand on good ground.

Yesterday, I was given the opportunity to work at the local Ronald McDonald house. It was so much fun to be able to banter around in the kitchen, making garlic bread and fixing up a salad and laughing along with the other volunteers from my school. It felt like… well. It was one of those moments where although you know you’re making food for other people, it feels like you were meant to be there, almost as if it were also your very own home.

But then, as we set out the food we prepared so that the families could help themselves whenever they wished to eat, that was when the idea of my own good fortune settled in. Seeing everyone smiling and doing this for the families who needed our assistance made me realize just how lucky all of us are with the lives we have. Sure, I don’t know much about everyone else- I can only make a recollection based on the minimal facts the other people show to the outside world- but I believe everyone else to be grateful for the lives we are granted with.

Taking tours of the house, and seeing just how beautiful all of the donated, refurbished rooms are…and learning the stories about numerous families that have endured their childrens’ hospital comings and goings and experiences within the house… It makes you appreciate what people can do when they have the time to appreciate what they have themselves, and determine what they can do for others. For now, the best I can do is volunteer my time to make food to feed the families, but I am happy that I am able to give back to those who are so grateful for what they are given.

A Word On “Wisdom”

Happy March, dear readers!

It is quite evident that I have not blogged in a long time. To be honest, my February was a whirlwind of wondrous events.

First event in order: I was very pleased to have been able to have the honor of getting my wisdom teeth removed. Going through such a horrendous event has helped me realize that no matter how bad I feel my Monday is going, the threat of having an oral surgery is much greater a horror than that of any “Terrible Day.”

Second event in order: I have devised a grand and lovely schedule that will allow me to maintain a consistent homework completion/blogging/maintaining extracurricular groups rate. 🙂 Now, isn’t that a lovely thing to type?

Finally, I have come to terms with the fact that having good music, great and loyally lovable friends, and a supportive family can help oneself through any sort of trial one must face within their lifetime.

This post may not make much sense to many, but in conclusion, the point I wish to make clear is;

Believe that any task that you are facing now could always be worsened, so you are lucky to have the advantage at hand now.

Happy Friday!