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Writing

Ellen tries to write a novel #4 (or what I’ve learned from NaNoWriMo)

Good morning everyone. I've been gone for a little bit but it was all for a good cause! I've finished the first draft of this novel!! In case you have never heard of NaNoWriMo, it's an international writing challenge. You try to write 50.000 words in the month of November. (more info here.) And I… Continue reading Ellen tries to write a novel #4 (or what I’ve learned from NaNoWriMo)

Poetry

Dulce et Decorum Est – Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen was killed in action on 4 November 1918 during the crossing of the Sambre–Oise Canal, exactly one week (almost to the hour) before the signing of the Armistice which ended the war. He was 25. His mother received the telegram informing her of his death on Armistice Day, as the church bells in Shrewsbury were ringing out… Continue reading Dulce et Decorum Est – Wilfred Owen

Benjamin Alire Sáenz aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe book review
Books, Review

Book review: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz ***

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the… Continue reading Book review: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz ***