(#5) Weeklies

I’m still jet-lagged for some reason. It’s been a week! Oh well, I’ve got a sleepover this weekend so my friends will definitely fix that. Weeklies number five, here we go!

Book: How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

I’m reading it for my Fiction for Children class and I honestly can’t believe how good it is. It doesn’t matter if you saw the movies or not, or if you’re a boy between the ages of 7 and 11 or not—this book is worth a read. I haven’t even finished it yet!

Last Week’s Book: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater

Because I missed last week’s weeklies, and this was going to be on it. A really good book, but the third of The Raven Boys series so if you want to take a look, read the first two(The Raven Boys, and The Dream Thieves) first. This series gives me the impression that it’s all one story split into four books, instead of how some series are four books put together and called a series, or something in between.

Film: Big Eyes

I saw two other films in theatres in the last two weeks, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, and they were all really good. Big Eyes is a live-action Tim Burton film that tells the true story of a woman whose husband took the credit for her paintings which became wildly popular. The other two movies were also really good, but it’s too bad they were released so close together. They’re about a young Englishman who is a genius, but different somehow, and there’s a woman who supports them, and they change the world, and some shit happens which they overcome, or not. Both are also true stories, one on Alan Turing, the guy who came up with computers, and the other on Stephen Hawking, a mathematician and published author who has been made into a Simpson’s character. Which one was better?

Last Week’s Film: The Imitation Game

I dunno, I just felt like it made more of an impact on me.

Second Semester Class:

I have no idea, they’re all so cool! This is probably the most excited I’ve been about the coming semester ever since I got here. I guess I’ll know more about the classes as time goes on, and maybe I’ll have a favourite later.

First Semester Class: Not Creative Non-Fiction

As it turns out, I’m really bad at non-fiction. I thought (and so did pretty much all of my classmates, apparently) that it would be like, “Here’s a newspaper clipping. Let it inspire you to write a story based on it!” or “What is the most traumatic thing to happen to you in 2005? Write about it.” when really it was “Write about this asshole who died hundreds of years ago, and make sure every quote was proven to be from him, and everything that happened has to be backed up by research. Do not make things up. Research, research, research!” It was like writing a documentary, but boringer. Plus, as I said, I was bad at it.

Okay, I’m off to bed. Hope you enjoyed that. I have a few things lined up to write posts on, but I also have homework already, so I’ll try my best, but Tumblr. Have a nice weekend.

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