The Maze Runner by James Dashner is the first book in a young adult dystopian science fiction trilogy. The book was recommended to me because of its supposed similarities to the Hunger Games Trilogy. In fact, I was told The Maze Runner was “comparable to the Hunger Games.” As I flipped through the pages of the book, however, this … Continue reading Everything Will Change: Thoughts on “The Maze Runner”
Synopsis: As long as you don’t mind rewriting history and disturbingly gore-filled scenes, “The Raven” is a compelling watch. The movie follows the life of Edgar Allan Poe. In the film, a madman begins committing murders based on Poe’s works. Thinking Poe might be able to shed some light on these gruesome deaths, Detective Fields … Continue reading Quoth the Raven: Thoughts on “The Raven”
My recent discovery of the Starbucks iPhone app has made my coffee addiction much more manageable. The App allows you to create and save drinks, reload and pay with your phone, hunt for jobs and much more. “My Drinks” is where to find saved beverages. Not only can you create and save personal favorites, … Continue reading Starbucks Meet iPhone.
Every two years a group of Evangel English majors embarks on a pilgrimage to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. This is my second time at the Calvin Festival, and I’m excited to see what the next couple days have in store. I love hearing from individuals who are … Continue reading Let’s Be Hipster and Eat…ALL OF THE SUSHI!
Through Pinterest, I stumbled upon a link leading to Starbucks’ “secret” menu. Intrigued, I began scanning the various items. While combinations such as the “Captain Crunch Frappuccino” sounded strange, others like “Snickers Frappuccino” sounded absolutely indulgent. One suggested frappuccino caught my attention–the Thin Mint Frappuccino. Always a fan of mint and chocolate, I immediately wanted … Continue reading Thin Mint Frappuccino
My heart beats against my rib cage, relentlessly fraying my nerves. I can hear pounding footsteps outside the classroom door. Another human falls. Clutching my nerf gun tightly to my chest, I take a deep breath. I push open the door open make a run for it, surviving another day. During the past two weeks … Continue reading Keep Calm and Kill Zombies
On the 22nd of March, I embarked on a journey of nerdom. At 6:30 PM I went to Hollywood Theatre and waited in line for the midnight showing of “The Hunger Games.” I wore an exact replica of the Hunger Games training jersey, black cargo pants, and my black Nike tennis shoes. As I walked by … Continue reading May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore is an attempt at compelling young adult science fiction. The concept is great but the delivery “misses the mark.” The story is told from the perspective of John Smith, a fifteen-year-old boy who is also an alien from the planet Lorien. John and his guardian, Henri, are on the … Continue reading Thoughts on “I Am Number Four”
For my last night in Texas, I suggested a turkey burger dinner. My mom thought it sounded like a great idea. So, after having coffee with my dad, we made the trip to a local grocery store and purchased lean ground turkey meat, whole wheat hamburger buns, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado. My mom prepared the … Continue reading Homemade Deliciousness
Eggvocado aka Baked Egg in an Avocado Boat. When I was little, my mom would sometimes fry an egg in the center of a piece of bread. Eggs and toast combined. Now that I’m in college, and have discovered the wonders of Pinterest, my tastes have grown more sophisticated. Normally, I don’t have access to an oven. … Continue reading The Anatomy of the Eggvocado