Transferring Schools // Contrasts in culture and values between different schools

Firstly, a confession to make… I’ve never actually transferred schools, in the sense that transferring means switching schools partway through the prescribed time there. What I have done, though, is go to high school outside my neighbourhood, and not the high school that my previous school generally “fed” into. So this is a post about … Continue reading Transferring Schools // Contrasts in culture and values between different schools

Reading Tastes // Why you didn’t like my favourites

I always find it interesting to glance at others’ reviews of books I loved; often people have completely different thoughts from me. I remember seeing somewhere that an author thought it was best if everyone hated or loved your book rather than thought it was mediocre; they valued the strong feelings. Quite recently, I saw … Continue reading Reading Tastes // Why you didn’t like my favourites

Textbooks // Do you need them to do well?

This is an interesting discussion for me to write because I feel like I’ve been textbook deprived for eternity. I never got anything that would vaguely be considered a textbook until I started NCEA math (thank you Cengage for actually helping me succeed). Recently an Amazon shipment of Barron’s and Princeton Review SAT/AP prep books … Continue reading Textbooks // Do you need them to do well?

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Review) // Retro Hollywood, bisexuality, intrigue

Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to write her story, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career, Monique listens in fascination. From making her … Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Review) // Retro Hollywood, bisexuality, intrigue