Sunday, 29 November 2015

November Book Haul 2015

I did not buy a lot of books this month. I only bought these two books because people recommended them and they were on the bargain cart at Books A Million.
The two books I bought are Easy and Breakable by Tammara Webber.

Easy is about a girl who almost gets raped after a college party. She was rescued by a guy that she does not know. Jacqueline has to deal with all the trauma of that night.

I am not going to put up the summary of the second book because I don't want to spoil anyone who hasn't read Easy. 
I just finished Easy last night, I will put up a review very soon.

Let me know if you bought any books this month in the comments. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

How to....

How to prepare to write a research paper!

I don't about anyone else but I think that writing a research paper is very time consuming! I have to write a seven page research paper for my english class and it is not fun. I try so hard to stay organized while I write this research paper. I thought that writing a post about how I try to stay organized could maybe help someone else. (I learned how to prepare to write a research paper this way from my high school english teacher.)

Steps to staying organized:
1. Note cards. I buy the packs of 300 note cards. When I find a source that I want to use in my paper I write a letter (A, B, C, etc) in the top right corner and then I write the citation on the card. The notes for that go along with the card will have a number in the top right corner followed by the letter of the citation. This way I know where I got the information. With each new source there is a new letter in the alphabet that goes in the top right hand corner. I write a title on the first line of the notecard so I know which paragraph it goes to later.

2. I have highlighters, pens, and pencils galore. I love using highlighters and colorful pens! If I print out an article I have highlighters (or colorful pens) with me so I can highlight (or underline) information as I read. Then I paraphrase the information that I read and write it on a notecard. 
3. I back everything that I write on my notecards on my computer. I always write the information down and save it on my computer in case I lose a notecard. 
4. The last thing that I do is I try to have at least one day a week that I dedicate to research for my paper.

I hope this helped you!


Thursday, 5 November 2015

My TBR for November

What I plan to read for the month of November....

I didn't read all the books that I planned on reading last month. I only finished Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.
This month I plan on finishing World War Z by Max Brooks.
Then I plan on reading Looking for Alaska by John Green
If I get both of those books read I hope to read/start Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Looking For Alaska is about when Miles Halter goes to a boarding school. At this boarding school he meet Alaska. 

World War Z is about the zombie apocalypse. This book is told in a series of interviews.

Thinking Fast and Slow is about how you brain works.

Let me know what you plan on reading this month.

Weekend Reads

Hello everyone! It has been quite a while since I have posted something on here. I am sorry for my absence but these past few months have ...