Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Challenge 4: What's the Blogging All About?

Have you ever read A Mad, Wicked Folly? If you haven’t, then you should really check it out. I am reading it right now and it is very good. I’m enjoying it a lot. The genre of the book is Historical Fiction. The author is Sharon Biggs Waller. The book takes place in 1909 London. It is about a seventeen-year-old named Victoria Darling. After Victoria poses nude for her art class she is shamed and expelled from her finishing school. Her parents then try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. Victoria has other things to worry about though, such as her application to the Royal College of Art, her involvement in the suffragette movement, and her growing interest to a working-class boy. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Victoria must figure out just how much she is willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

I’m really enjoying this book so far. The reason for that is because it has a touch of history in it, but not an overwhelmingly amount of it. I am also fascinated with art and this book provides that. The book also has a little bit of romance in it, which also appeals to me. Basically the book has almost everything that entertains me in it. The book is also keeping you on your toes throughout the entire book, which is another reason why I like it. I also like it because Victoria is standing up for what she believes in (which is considered inappropriate and improper for a woman of the 1900’s) and is making a difference in not only her life in the end, but also winds up altering the future forever with her participation in the suffragette movement. In conclusion I enjoy this book because it has a lot of aspects that appeal to me and because the main character is taking a stand for what she believes in.


Link:  Book Blog Bake

Information About Link:
Name of Blog- Book. Blog. Bake
Author Name- Stormy
Date of Post- April 2, 2014
Title of Post- Book Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Short Summary- The author of the blog and I share similar views. We both think that the overall impression of the book was good. We both liked the gender equality part of the book. Where we disagreed was over the main character, Vicky. The author of the blog thought that the main characters development happened too late in the story. I disagree. I thought that her development happened at a good time. All characters don't usually develop until the end of the story. In conclusion, the author and I have some agreements and some disagreements over A Mad, Wicked Folly.

A Mad, Wicked Folly

Friday, March 21, 2014

Challenge 3: What's in a Picture?

 

As I whirled around, I felt........

This is the picture and "story sparker" that I have chosen for Blogging Challenge 3. If you would like to read the whole story click on the Writing Expression tab. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Challenge 2: Read Across America

Activity 2: Visual Interpretation

My favorite book is Paint the Wind. In the Prezi that is located below you will find out all about my favorite book. You'll learn who the author is, genre, the most influential character to me and why, and much more. Check out my Prezi below for more information on Paint the Wind.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Challenge 1: Write Sideways

Question #8- What makes you the happiest?
What makes me the happiest is when I am outside running or swimming. Running is like a stress reliever to me. It also makes me happy when I am hanging out with my friends. If I'm down they always find a way to cheer me up.
Question #11- What is your deepest fear?
My deepest fear is heights. I am deathly afraid of heights. I have always been scared of heights since I was little.
Question # 16 What is the place you've always wanted to travel to?
I have always wanted to travel to Paris. I think that it would be a wonderful experience to get to travel there. I could indulge myself in their culture.