The Great Gatsby Review

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)

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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Rapid Fire Book Tag

The Rapid Fire tag gives a list of questions, requiring that you--surprise--answer them quickly, typically with the first answer that pops into your head. I'm doing this tag with Arvenig, so make sure to go check out her post to see her responses!

1) E-book or Phisical book?
Physical. I like to be able to hold the book and flip through the pages, and I find it easier to get to a page I've marked versus a highlighted section in an e-book.

2) Paperback or hardback?
Paperback because they're lighter and cheaper. Plus I don't feel as bad if I make marks in them. Hardbacks are nice (they look beautiful), but I won't be so much as putting a pencil to the page anytime soon.

3) Online or In-store book shopping?
Online is great because prices are cheaper and tax doesn't apply. However, it can't beat going to the store and walking among the shelves. There also isn't a several days wait.

4) Trilogies or series?
I never really thought about this comparison till I saw the q…

Mayan Blood Review

Mayan Blood is by Theresa DaLayne and is the first book in The Stone Legacy series, falling into the fantasy and mythology category.

"Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on…

Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen-year-old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life. Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self-harm.

With the only home she’s ever known being the isolated institution—where breakfast is a handful of medications, the psychiatry sessions are mandatory, and her every move is watched—the only relief is her red-haired roommate named Tara, who’s more like a little sister than her best friend.

Free will is strong, but destiny is stronger.

When Zanya is kidnapped, she meets a group of gifted Mayan descendants, each with a unique ability. Gone from a nameless castaway to the only hope of mankind, Zanya is forced to make a grueling decision: bond with an en…

Wordy Wednesday (#6)

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!

My word for this week is opprobrium.

Opprobrium - something that brings disgrace
                       contempt or reproach (Merriam-Webster)

Let's take the quote I used from Mulan in one of my previous memes and replace the word dishonor.
Opprobrium on you! Opprobrium on your cow!

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Wonder Woman Movie Review

"Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny."~IMDb

Wonder Woman is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I would pay money to go see it again because it was that fantastic; I have nothing bad to say. (I wouldn't be surprised if I end up buying it.)

I like how Diana wasn't somebody who had it all together. She was learning and she was still learning towards the end of the movie. It made her more relatable compared to a heroine that's all powerful from the start. Not to mention her confidence was great. Does she care that she's carrying a sword around London? Nope. She knows her mission and how to make decisions. She cares for others. Despite this though, she was still learning how the world operated.

Not only was Diana well done, but the other characters were as well. You get…