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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I absolutely LOVE the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It is one of the reasons why, as a child, I would often tell people I wanted to be a pirate when I grew up. (And, if I’m being honest, I still tell people this.) The first two movies in this franchise are incredible, and it… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

This book follows the individual stories of Juliet and Declan and how they become intertwined. Juliet’s mother recently passed away and to help cope with the sadness, Juliet writes letters to her mother and leaves them at her grave. One day, a letter is discovered by Declan, who is doing community service in the graveyard… Continue reading Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

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Get Out

Get Out directed by Jordan Peele is a mystery/thriller movie about Chris, an African American man, meeting his girlfriend Rose’s parents at their country estate for the first time. Upon arriving, Rose’s family seems unaccustomed with how to act around African Americans, so their conversations with Chris seem forced. At first, Chris assumes they are… Continue reading Get Out

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Duality by Set It Off

ATTN: Fall Out Boy Fans Do you absolutely adore Fall Out Boy? Do you enjoy their complex, witty, and often sassy lyrics? Do you wish they were better and had trumpets? Look no further! Give this band a listen because they're a game changer! I discovered this band while browsing Spotify roughly two days ago, and… Continue reading Duality by Set It Off

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Insanity by Cameron Jace

This semester, I am taking a class called Research in Literary Studies. Before you get too bored, this class is strictly on everything Alice in Wonderland. We started by reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark (not exactly Alice in Wonderland, but close enough!), and watching several Alice films. We then read… Continue reading Insanity by Cameron Jace

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Fire by Kristin Cashore

As I mentioned in my blog post reviewing Graceling by Kristin Cashore, I wasn’t expecting another book in this series. However, this book is a partner to Graceling. It is set in an area adjacent to the realm where Graceling takes place. However, the areas (somehow) don’t know of one another and the superhuman phenomenon… Continue reading Fire by Kristin Cashore

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Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At the Disco

Death of a Bachelor, released in January of last year, is the first album by Panic! at the Disco since the band members left the band. Brendon Urie is the sole remaining member of the band. He played most of the instruments in this album himself, but received the help of several musicians. For this… Continue reading Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At the Disco

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This book has been on my bookshelf at home since summer. I have a habit of collecting books with every intention of reading them, only to discover I don’t have enough time to read my ever-growing library. I was determined to pick something out and read it over my winter break. I decided on Graceling… Continue reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

In this story, we get to view the world through the eyes of a troubled teen who cannot speak. Instead, he writes everything down. This is both his main form of communication and his hobby.  Because of his journaling, he is very introspective and observant. He also enjoys telling stories and spending time alone or… Continue reading Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

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This is Acting by Sia

Sia’s newest album, released in January of this year, was an album I was looking forward to being released. Her last album, 1000 Forms of Fear, was one of the most magnificent musical masterpieces I had ever heard, and it only left me wanting more. This is Acting consists of songs that Sia wrote for… Continue reading This is Acting by Sia