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Leah
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Lover of English and Reading
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The Power of Introverts
All of us have little habits that we do or characteristics in our personality...things that we don't really understand why we do them even though sometimes they affect our lives in good or bad ways. Why would I rather sit on the couch at home than go out an...

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An Old New Favorite!
For the longest time when asked what my favorite book is, I've replied with The Mayor Casterbridge  by Thomas Hardy. It's a wonderful book, well-written with an interesting message to readers. However, I think I now have a new favorite. I did not expect thi...

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Seventeenth Summer
Seventeenth Summer  by Maureen Daly is a book that I had to read this past week for my Young Adult Literature class. It isn't really a book that I would have just picked up on my own since it was written in 1942. I am glad, however, that I had an opportunit...

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The Woman in the Photo
For Christmas, nearly all of the gifts that I received were books. My sister-in-law gave me copies of Lord of the Rings  and Little Women . My younger sister, Rachel, gifted me a Shakespearean Insult Generator and Pride and Prejudice book tabs. Lastly, my s...

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Media Consumption
After having to right some thoughts about media consumption for one of my classes I just thought that I'd share them here as well since they relate so well to the blog and my future as an English Teacher. Our personal media use is made up of both consumptio...

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Rick Riordan Strikes Again!
So I know that my last blog post was also about Rick Riordan and his Magnus Chase series. But because the first book of the series was SO AWESOME, of course I had to finish it. Well, the series itself isn't finished but the next book is still in the process...

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Rick Riordan Comes to Utah
I wrote a couple months ago about finishing Duskfall  and meeting Christopher Husberg at Comic Con. This time, I get to write about attending a book signing event for Rick Riordan in Draper, Utah. This event was in honor of the release of his newest book Th...

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Fun with Shakespeare
For my Shakespeare class at BYU I had to record a video of myself reciting one of my favorite sonnets by William Shakespeare. The form of the sonnet is typically named after him even though he was not the one to invent the form. It consists of fourteen line...

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We are Malala
For November I got to choose the book that we are reading for the book club that I'm in. I was really excited because we are reading a book that I've wanted to read for a while. I finished it just the other day while I substitute teaching. I am Malala   by ...

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Awesome Book Blogs
I just wanted to give a shoutout today to a few awesome book/English blogs that I've seen around. These are definitely worth checking out if you're looking for new book recommendations or just some literary eye-candy. BYU English Society Blog ( http://engli...
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