A Year of Firsts

As of yesterday, I completed my very first week at college.

I’m exhausted and a little overwhelmed, but overall, my first week went well. I’ve made some really good friends, and even in just one week’s worth of classes, I’ve learned so much! The other day I was thinking about how many new things have happened this year for me. There’s been several “firsts” for me.

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Purposeful Pages: August 2016

I saw this thing called “Purposeful Pages” on one of my Goodreads friend’s blogs, and it looked like fun! Purposeful Pages is “a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books”. The link up was created by two Christian teens who run the blogs Scattered Journal Pages and Furious Ever Afters.

I think this is a cool way for bloggers to connect and for readers to learn more about the people behind the blogs. I decided to give it a go!


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Book Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Title: Crossed

Author: Ally Condie

Genre: Dystopian


In a previous post, I reviewed Matched by Ally Condie, which is one of my all-time favorite books and the beginning of an amazing dystopian series. It’s common for the first book of a trilogy to be good, while the other two books tend to, unfortunately, fall flat. Secular series especially tend to be disappointing, as the inappropriate content often increases with each book.

But what about with the Matched series?

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Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Fifty years ago, aliens attacked Earth. Ultimately, humans won the battle and the aliens were forced to flee back to their home planet. But everyone is afraid that the aliens will return–stronger than before. The International Fleet is determined to find a leader who can prepare the world for another attack. The best and the brightest children are trained to be these leaders. When Ender, one of the kids, is chosen to continue on to Battle School, he learns more about the aliens and what it means to be a leader. But time is of the essence, because another attack may be imminent…

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