Personal Response: Lord of the Flies

When I was young, my parents bought me many books about adventure, so I personally like adventure fictions and movies. In this way, lord of the flies was a book that was good enough to make me interested. It gave me lots of impressions and lessons.

The book starts off by the plane crash [...]

Independent R. The Count of Monte Cristo

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo 

Author: Alexandre Dumas 


Prepare for adventure, count on revenge.  

This book was very impressive and overall the story was really interesting. The main character, Edmond Dantes, got into the conspiracy and was put to jail on his wedding day. His best friend wanted to take his [...]

Independent R. The Education of Little Tree

Title: The Education of Little Tree

Author: Forrest Carter

Pages: 328

The Education of Little Tree is the book that was written based on the childhood of the author, Forrest Carter. Because of the early death of Carter’s parents, he spent his childhood under his grandpaents who were Indians. Thus, he learned the beauty [...]

Independent R. The Good Earth

Title: The Good Earth

Author: Pearl Sydenstricer Buck 

Pages: 420

This book appealed me because the background of it was ancient China. The author of the book is American but she was born in China, so it was easier for her to write this book. She considered the place as her mental home until her death. [...]

Independent R. Le papillon des étoiles (The Butterfly of the Stars)

Title: Le papillon des étoiles (The Butterfly of the Stars)

Author: Bernard Weber

Pages: 314

We are the only one, but are we the first one? 

The reason why I chose this book to read was because that it was the piece written by Bernard Werber. I love his books because the story line [...]

Independent R. L’Arbre des possibles (The Tree of Possibles)

Title: L’Arbre des possibles (The Tree of Possibles)

Author: Bernard Werber

Pages: 306

The writer, Bernard Werber wrote stories since he was seven. His book, Tree combines several stories that people commonly don’t pay attention to. Those eighteen stories in the book attracted me with new perspectives and ideas of unique things.

One of [...]

Independent R. Tuesday With Morrie

Title: Tuesday with Morrie

Author: Mitchell David Albom

Pages: 232 

Tuesday with Morrie is one of my favorite books. I personally like this author since I really liked his other books. The author’s writing style is very warm and well organized. The whole story is arranged with different lessons on every Tuesday, and I [...]

Independent R. The Last Lecture

Title: The Last Lecture 

Author: Randy Pausch

pages: 268

Imagine you knowing the fact that you are not going to live for long. How would you feel, and what would you do? You may panic, cry for a long time or tell others how terrible you feel. This is the most common and natural [...]

Song Pastiche: Blowin' in the Wind

Blowin’ in the Wind  

by Bob Dylan 

How many roads must a man walk down 

Before you call him a man? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail 

Before she sleeps in the sand? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly 

Before they’re forever banned? 

The answer, my [...]

Personal Response: To Kill a Mockingbird

To kill a mockingbird



If there were two mediums given to you with the same topic, what would you choose: the book or the movie? It is always hard [...]

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