e·vent əˈvent/ noun a thing that happens, especially one of importance. “one of the main political events of the late 20th century” a planned public or social occasion. “events to raise money for charity” synonyms: occurrence, happening, proceeding, incident, affair, circumstance, occasion, phenomenon; Mor     For my Wheels of Revolution event, I chose a planned public or social occasion rather than an […]

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To say that Sharon Creech is my favourite author is not the most accurate statement. Have you ever read a book that reached an arm out from between its pages and tugged on your soul? It yanks and t e a r s a hole deep, deep, deep within you. Somewhere. And you feel a little […]

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Ramsay, Gordon. Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection. HarperCollins Entertainment, 2007. This autobiography offered meaningful insight into Gordon’s character, childhood, influences, and motivators. I learned about his miserable history with his father, his unfortunate accident that forced him to quite football (something he may have had a career in […]

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A house should not be a box. Those living inside will expect themselves to be gift-wrapped. Paragraph: It is possible that Charlotte’s mother, in her quietly commanding ways, was the one to tip Charlotte into the realm of craving perfection and acceptance when she reached high school.  In “The Metaphor” by Budge Wilson, we see […]

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It is often believed that the lives of the homeless display an unsavoury existence and have nothing to offer. However, in the right circumstances, they can offer a fresh perspective. “Emil” by Stuart McClean, shares snippets from the life of the community of Emil, a homeless man, and Morley, a kind woman. In the story, […]

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Scene 1 Lizbeth Salander’s control over her personal life takes a blow when she is placed under Advokat Bjurman’s guardianship after her previous guardian passes away. This is only a continuation of her seemingly endless battle against her legal status as ”introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego-fixated, [having] psychopathic and asocial behaviour, difficulty in […]

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