Writing Prompt #236: The ABC Book Challenge (The Letter Z)

This is it! The last letter of the alphabet for The ABC Book Challenge! Memorable Books Starting with the Letter “Z”: Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo I first read this book in high school. It inspired me to write my Extended Essay for the IB Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, to […]

Writing Prompt #235: The ABC Book Challenge (The Letter Y)

Memorable Books Starting with the Letter “Y”: Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Dr. Seuss should make the list every time! Books I’d Love to Read Starting with the Letter “Y”: The Year of Magical Thinking I’ve heard great things about Joan Didion and her writing for years, but I don’t think I’ve ever read […]

Writing Prompt #234: The ABC Book Challenge (The Letter X)

Memorable Books Starting with the Letter “X”: I haven’t read any! Books I’d Love to Read Starting with the Letter “X”: X in Flight (XYZ #1) I’m not a huge fantasy fan, but since this book has a Young Adult focus, I’m definitely intrigued by it. X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the […]

Writing Prompt #233: Romantic Movies (Day 31)

Easy A (2010) Al and I watched this movie together. I’m pretty sure we didn’t see it in theaters, since I was still away at college when it was released. I love Emma Stone, especially in this movie! If you’re looking for a good laugh, with a modern twist on The Scarlet Letter, this is […]

Writing Prompt #232: “March WIP Character Writing Challenge: ‘MOONLIT ROMANCE'”

Here’s the link to Didi’s challenge post: March WIP Character Writing Challenge: ‘MOONLIT ROMANCE’ It was Brennan’s idea to rent the beach house. He wanted to gather the friends he’d made at Camp the summer before. Selfishly, he wanted the whole house to himself and Kristin. But, he made do with ten friends. On her […]

Writing Prompt #231: Romantic Movies (Day 30)

The Proposal (2009) This is easily one of my top five favorite romantic comedies. I’ve been a fan of Sandra Bullock for what seems like forever. And Ryan Reynolds has built himself one heck of a career as well. This film was also somewhat unique, if not slightly controversial with the immigration angle. However, I […]

Writing Prompt #230: Romantic Movies (Day 29)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) While not technically a romantic movie, this was my first introduction to Indian movies and culture. I enjoyed the blossoming relationship between Jamal (Dev Patel) and Latika (Frieda Pinto). I also love how this movie is based on a true story. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. I loved […]

Writing Prompt #229: Romantic Movies (Day 28)

Enchanted (2007) I remember gushing over this movie when it was first advertised. I had the opportunity to travel to Potomac Mills for Christmas shopping right before final exams in December 2007, which was the end of my first semester of college. A bunch of us saw this movie in the mall’s movie theater. I […]

Writing Prompt #228: Romantic Movies (Day 27)

She’s the Man (2006) If you haven’t seen this movie, and need a good laugh, I highly recommend it! I’ve loved Amanda Bynes since the beginning of her career. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this is a fun romantic comedy coupled with sports. And Channing Tatum – Yes, please! Come back tomorrow for a new […]

Writing Prompt #227: Romantic Movies (Day 26)

Brokeback Mountain (2005) My mom and I went to see this movie when it was in theaters. Based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx, this is such an interesting and dramatic movie! I loved Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal already, but seeing them navigate their complicated relationship between 1963 and 1983 was powerful, […]