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Justice League Movie Review

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"Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions."~IMDb

I was so hyped for the movie after seeing the first trailer, and all the content released after only helped to keep that hype going. I was a little concerned that the negative reviews would turn out to be true. Walking out of the movie theater afterwards, I was not disappointed, thinking it one of the best movies.

The story line was well-written, focused, and strong. There was not a bunch of plots going on, making the story easy to follow. Not only that, …

Book Snobbery

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This year I'm taking a class called Great Books. In it we read some of the best works of literature from the different ages. At the beginning of the semester my teacher said to all of us that "by the time you finish the course, you will be a book snob"  because after reading authors like Plato and Dante, other books won't seem as rich.

At first this thought didn't sit well with me. Granted, some books I never want to read, either because of the content in them or the synopsis doesn't appeal to me.  More specifically, Not want to read books that have really interesting plot lines?

The more I thought about this statement though, I started to think maybe it wasn't such a bad thing after all. There's millions of books that have been written, and no matter how hard we might try, we'll never read them all. As book lovers, the phrase "too many books, too little time" is common. We read so that we can explore new worlds or expand our understandi…

Aaru Review

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Aaru is by David Meredith and is science-fiction. It is the first installment in the Aaru Cycle.

"'…Death and the stillness of death are the only things certain and common to all in this future…'
-Friedrich Nietzsche 

Rose is dying. Her body is wasted and skeletal. She is too sick and weak to move. Every day is an agony and her only hope is that death will find her swiftly before the pain grows too great to bear. 

She is sixteen years old. 

Rose has made peace with her fate, but her younger sister, Koren, certainly has not. Though all hope appears lost Koren convinces Rose to make one final attempt at saving her life after a mysterious man in a white lab coat approaches their family about an unorthodox and experimental procedure. A copy of Rose’s radiant mind is uploaded to a massive super computer called Aaru – a virtual paradise where the great and the righteous might live forever in an arcadian world free from pain, illness, and death. Elysian Industries is set to begin of…

Wordy Wednesday (#8)

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Wordy Wednesday is a meme that focuses on expanding vocabulary for aspiring writers or even finding out new words. All that is required is coming up with a word and its definition!

I've been reading Plato's Republic for school, and I keep coming across the word multifarious. It's popped up at least ten times, so I'm pretty sure it's one of his favorite words.

Multifarious - many and various types

It honestly reminded me of the word nefarious at first because they're both similar sounding. However, the term multifarious has nothing to do with evil.

I know I don't always post for the meme each week, so if I miss and you participate, feel free to link it on an earlier post. I look forward to seeing any words!

The Great Gatsby Review

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The Great Gatsby is by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is a classic.
"THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature."~Goodreads
I liked the book. While I know people who have read the book multiple times, I don't see myself in that boat. I found myself either wanting to slap a character or rolling my eyes at one for at least half the book. There are lessons to be learned in The Great Gatsby, however, the lifestyle of the characters should most definitely not be followed. That's one …

Wordy Wednesday (#7)

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Wordy Wednesday is a meme that focuses on expanding vocabulary for aspiring writers or even finding out new words. All that is required is coming up with a word and its definition!

I found my word for this week while I was writing a paper, and needed a synonym. It sounds like a pretty cool word.
Peregrination - a journey, especially a long or meandering one

What do you think? Is it a cool word or weird? Personally, I like it, and if I ever have another occasion to use it, I most likely will.

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