Sunday, October 16, 2011
Evidently the non-fiction book i chose to read is title "Hiroshima" by a Mr. John Hersey. I chose this book due to it's title alone. The events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have always intrigued me. These event and those involved in World War II, including Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust, have always, for whatever reason, tickled my fancy. The fact that the authors last name reminds me of my favorite chocolate bar may have also had a key role in my choosing this book. >-< What can I say? I loves me some chocolate!
Monday, October 10, 2011
This passing week, my class has read "Why I Write' by a Ms. Williams. While I ws reading this passage, there were so many phrases that she used, that I connected to easily. One line was "I write to remember. I write to forget". I have done, what i like to call, Stress Writing where I grab my laptop and I start writing. Depending on my day the stories I write either end up with a happy ending or a traitorous ending. *Note to self: traitorous probably isn't even a word* There's even a passage she writes about how she write to morn the loss of a loved one, or something like that. Recently my grandfather passed and i've kinda been avoiding writing about him. The fact that Ms. Williams writes to deal with the loss is inspiring to me. She also made me realize that by a story I wrote a long time ago, I gave hope to my mother. Which i am very proud to have written.