Book Reviews · My Life

Please Stop Laughing at Me || Book Commentary

A co-worker presented me with the book Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco. The novel is about the author’s personal bullying experience. It instantly piqued my interest. As I started reading, though, I wasn’t sure if it was a novel I wanted to continue reading. It wasn’t because I struggled to get into the book or I… Continue reading Please Stop Laughing at Me || Book Commentary

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Your Success Is Not Measured By Your Followers

In a world where everyone is attached to numbers, defining success can be challenging. Scott Westerfeld published the book Extras, the fourth book in his Uglies series, in 2007. Extras tells the story of a world where literally everything is a popularity contest. It’s exactly like the online world of social media today. In 2007, Twitter was in its infancy, Instagram… Continue reading Your Success Is Not Measured By Your Followers

Book Reviews · My Life

The Book Doesn’t Change, You Do

I re-read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger last weekend, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Keep in mind, I hated this book in high school. No, I despised it. I despised it enough to rate it only one star on GoodReads. If you look at my GoodReads ratings, you’ll notice I almost never… Continue reading The Book Doesn’t Change, You Do

My Life

I’ve Cared for Too Long

My family may never understand me, and that’s okay. I’ve spent too long caring about what others think of me. I’ve withheld achieving my dreams because I was afraid. My whole life, I’ve felt like an outcast around my family. I’ve been criticized because I don’t enjoy partying. I don’t enjoy social events, period. I’m happiest when I’m in… Continue reading I’ve Cared for Too Long