my year 8 students had to do a budgeting activity pretending they were living out of home on $2000 a month and I find this written on there help I can’t fucking breathe
July | 2014
"If you take away the sugar coating, it means you have nothing.
And that’s always a really hard place to be. For anyone.”
When the undergrads ask why we went to grad school
The sun isn’t bright just because I say it is. It just is. It was bright before I even knew the word for bright. I didn’t decide what it is, I acknowledged what it is.
You aren’t worth something just because I say you are. You just are. You were worth something before I even said anything. I didn’t decide that you are, I acknowledged that you are.
This is what I mean when I say “You are worth it.”
*Trigger Warning: Wintergirls could be potentially triggering for anyone with a history of eating disorders.*
Wintergirls never jumped out at me as one of those books that I wanted to read. I have a hard time relating to eating disorders and I figured the novel might be more of stereotypical YA problem novel. I was expecting something after-school special-y. However, I was pleasantly surprised.…
Extra Credit is a new weekly(ish) feature where I give a quick shout-out to bookish things I love.This week, I’m giving Extra Credit to author-narrated audiobooks!
I love a good audiobook, but there is something special about an audiobook narrated by the author of the book. Even if the author is not of the “professional narrator” calibre, her inflections and tone add a new layer to the words…
I really want to read my book but I also want to watch 87 hours of Netflix and travel the world and and kiss someone I like and sleep for most of the day… And also I have a lot of homework
this is literally my life
a good description of the past 24 hours.
I should have DNFed this book. I’m a bit disappointed that I’ve not really read any stellar books lately, but this one takes the cake for feeling like homework.
The beginning had some promise, as I was expecting a little mystery as to what was up with Cate’s sister, Violet, after she become clone!Violet. There was some promise in that first 1/3 of the novel, and I had read that the story really…
“‘There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,’ says Justin Grimes, a statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington. ‘But when you really think about it, there’s a public library wherever you go, whether it’s in New York City or some place in rural Montana. Very few communities are not touched by a public library.’
In fact, libraries serve 96.4 percent of the U.S. population, a reach any fast-food franchise can only dream of.”
This makes me happy.
YES!! Lets keep it that way, shall we?