On the Subject of Condescension Toward Non-Native English Speakers

I have a difficult time sympathizing with those who belittle or degrade immigrants to the United States that speak English as their second language. It is important to remember that the U.S. does not have an official language; seriously, you can google it for yourself if you don’t believe me. The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn and as nonsensical as that may seem, both facts are true. So why is it that so many people born in the U.S. look down on those who don’t speak English well when it isn’t even the official language of the country?

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This image won’t be quite as cute by the time you finish reading.

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On the Subject of Harry Potter

I have to say that throughout reading the Harry Potter series, I felt many different emotions regarding both the content and technique of the story. As a whole, I believe it is a spectacular crescendo in both Rowling’s technical ability as a writer as well as the way in which she crafts the events and plot lines in the story. Is it perfect? No. It is a feat of engrossing storytelling? Absolutely. Continue reading “On the Subject of Harry Potter”

On the Subject of Adverbs

As I said in my review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, there was one fundamental problem I had while reading that had me shaking my head to the point of near distraction. I realize that this is something that a lot of people won’t necessarily notice while reading, but as someone who constantly looks over his own writing for them, I couldn’t help but notice the annoying amount of adverbs (there’s a little bit of alliteration for ya, free of charge) that are present throughout the book.

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Reading Update!!!

Hello Reader!

I want to take a moment and thank all those who have visited my little book review blog and read my first entry.

Was it perfect? No. Did I have fun writing it? Absolutely.

So, the main purpose of this post is to inform you that I will next be reviewing the entire Harry Potter series. I am currently just wrapping up the first book and have written a draft of my review. I should have it polished up and ready to post in a couple of days, so in the meantime please contain your excitement and have a great Sunday/Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks again!