Archive for October, 2009

The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson for

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

5 stars.

This is a well-written tale of four very intelligent classmates that by chance get a “right day” for themselves and those who come in contact with them.

The story begins with Destiny, a girl in her sixteenth year, living in a boarding school—the last of many. She has been surrounded by monotonous schedules day after day since she was sent to the boarding schools when she was seven years old. But this day was to be a different day; this day she was going to break the rules and take whatever came. She would have done it by herself but the beautiful car idling (more…)

Ideas on How to Describe People

Friday, October 16th, 2009

There are many simple ways to describe people, like:

She had blue eyes and her skin was white as the snow… But then, how about the same description expressed in a different way? – The blue of a bright spring sky was trapped on her eyes but the white of the clouds had settled on her skin.

Can you see the difference between these two examples? (more…)