Book Reviews

Code Name Verity

After getting this at my favorite second-hand bookstore, I had high expectations. The synopsis and quotes on the cover from places like the New York Times made it sound like such a good book. Let’s just say that as of this moment, I finished it ten minutes ago. I still am not sure how my expectations of this book effected my reading experience, but it was a rollercoaster...

Movie Review

Hairspray

I heard about it everywhere and I always wanted to see it. I watched the trailer over and over; I heard people mentioning it years after it came out. Finally, after approximately five years of thinking about it, I got around to watching this movie (wow, great commitment). This was originally, apparently, a movie that wasn’t a musical and then it was made into a Broadway musical and then, finally, this musical-film version was created. I had no clue what this movie was even about (except from a few ideas from the trailer), but I was happily surprised at the heartwarming story. In fact, I loved it so much that I re-watched it again the next day...

Art

Emma at The Press Tour #6

When I saw this picture I knew I wanted to try to draw it, but I wasn't sure if I could. It was at an angle that I am not used to drawing from, but turned out to be super fun and this is actually my favorite drawing of all so far. I especially liked trying to capture the way her hair was blowing in the wind...

Book Reviews

Everything, Everything

It all started when I went to see Beauty and the Beast. In the theatre, they always show nearly 20 minutes of ads and upcoming movie trailers. I’m one of those people who likes this just fine, for the most part. A trailer for Everything, Everything came on. It looked spellbinding and emotional. A while later, my friend said she was reading a book called Everything, Everything. Deja vu! Once she finished, she let me borrow it, before I finished it the next morning...