Showing posts from September, 2014

Cover Clothes #3: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Cover Clothes #3: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll by alexandramathews featuring heart sunglasses

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another Cover Clothes. Today's is a special post because today is my best friend's birthday! So this post is dedicated to her! As you can see, today's Cover Clothes is Alice in Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll. I have Alice's blue dress and strappy shoes. I had to give props to the Cheshire Cat, so I added the watch. Lastly, we have red heart shaped sunglasses as a little nod to the Queen of Hearts.

That's it for this post! Comment down below on other books you want to see on Cover Clothes. Subscribe to the blog by adding your email to the Subscribe Box down below or off to the right. Follow me on twitter for up to date information about the blog or ridiculousness about my life @KK_Donna_Blog. Add me to your circles by clicking the Google+ button off to the right. Lastly, follow the tumblr dedicated to this blog, which you can find at…

Paragraphs: How I'm (Sort of) Becoming a Writer #2

Hello, everyone! I'm back to tell you how I'm learning how to be a writer. Just as a disclaimer, this is just some things that I've been learning in my fiction writing workshop. This is just some stuff that helps me. It may not help you, but then again, it might. So with that in mind, let get to what I learned about this week. 

This  workshop we talked about paragraphs. I didn't realize that there were different styles of paragraphs. I just wrote and spaced out the paragraphs whenever it felt right to me, which I guess is a style all of it's own. 
But let's break down paragraphs. For stores, paragraphs are the way for readers to rest or pace their reading. Francine Prose calls them flashes of lightening, which I thought made them so much more dramatic than anything I thought they were. Some writers purposefully don't use paragraphs so that the chaotic mind of the character comes through the writing style as well as the words used. 

One thing we were cautioned …

Banned Books That Have Changed My Life: Reading List #1

Banned Books Reading List by alexandramathews on Polyvore

Hello, everyone! I'm back with the first Reading List! In honor of Banned Book Week, I've come up with a list of books that have been banned in some way or fashion that have changed my life after reading them. I have read each of these books, and they made me changed the way that I look at books and at life.

The first set of books is the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. This series is one of the first literary memories that I have. I had read other books before, but I had never obsessed over a series until Harry Potter. My mother actually got them for my brother in hopes that he would read more. She got them on cassette tapes so that my brother didn't have an excuse not to "read" them. He didn't need one because I ended up taking them, spending hours in front of an old boom box listening to a British guy imitating Hermione's voice. I became obsessed with coming home and rewinding tapes and lis…

The Maze Runner: Movie Review (Holy Crap We're Getting Another One!)

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another movie review, and this one is actually on time! Today's review is going to be on The Maze Runner based on the book with the same title by James Dashner. This movie has had a lot of immediate success, but let's see if it's worth the hype. Let's get onto the review!
In case you've never read The Maze Runner and don't know what's going on with this movie, let me give you a little break down. Our hero Thomas wakes up in the middle of a gigantic maze knowing nothing of his previous life. Other kids have been trapped in the maze for up to three years without any success of escaping it. When a girl enters the maze, everything changes. They have to fight for their lives and hope the there is life outside the maze.
First impressions of the movie is that I enjoyed it. It stayed true to the book, which I was definitely concerned with. It was also visually pleasing and had a decent cast. With that said, there were some things I …

Cover Clothes #2: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Cover Clothes #2: Divergent by Veronica Roth by alexandramathews featuring leather pants

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another Cover Clothes! Today's post features Divergent by Veronica Roth. We've got a red top for the fiery Dauntless symbol. I also added a necklace with the skyline of buildings for the background. I added the leather pants for the Dauntless faction, and just as a little nod to the book, I added some eye liner for Christina.

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Merchandise Review: Jace's Stele Necklace

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I am back with a sort of new series. Really, it's something that I've been doing for awhile, I just haven't had the time to really organize everything. What I'm doing is separating what I've been calling Product Reviews into two groups called Merchadise Reviews and Movie Look-a-Likes. Basically, Merchadise Reviews will be reviews on products that are inspired by a movie but not featured in the movie. Movie Look-a-Likes will be products that were either used in a movie or made to look like a product from a movie. 
This post is going to be a merchandise review of The Mortal Instruments City of Bones stele necklace. The pendant is a silver stele that is a miniature version of what Jace uses in the movie. The chain is a simple small link chain with a clasp. This necklace use to retail for $12.99. I bought mine at Books-a-Million but there is a chance that these were also sold elsewhere.
Let's start out with what I really like about…

The Fault in Our Stars: Movie Review! (Yes, It's a Little Late)

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another movie review! This is a little late to the game considering the movie I'm about to review come out a few months ago in theaters and last Tuesday on DVD. Still, I feel the need to review this movie due to the sheer awesomeness that it is. That movie is The Fault in Our Stars based off the best-selling novel by John Green.
So, I've already read and reviewed the book, and we all know how I felt about it. If you don't, the clip version is I love it, like a lot. It's a beautiful story, and it has such a good message. When you put those two together, you have something really amazing on your hands, but enough about that, let's get to the movie.
First off, I went to the movie with high hopes. Along with seeing the beautifully made trailers and stalking the Page to Premiere website, I got all the facts about how the movie was made and who was in a part of the process. Thank goodness producer Wyck Godfrey and writer John Green…

Cover Clothes #1: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Cover Clothes #1: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer by alexandramathews featuring MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Glamorous white dress

Charlotte Russe ballet flat

Charlotte Russe drawstring backpack


Hello, everyone! I'm back with another new series! This series of posts is going to be called Cover Clothes. I will be using Polyvore to create outfits inspired by book covers. This post is inspired by Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I picked a simple dress, ballet flats, and an apple necklace. I also threw in a book bag since it's sort of a high school story.

I'll be doing these posts every so often just to keep your palettes wet for more posts. I'll probably be using Polyvore to do some different types of posts. Tell me down below if you would like more posts like this one.

That's going to be it for this post! I'll be back soon with some reviews that are long overdue. You can subscribe to the…

How I'm Sort of Becoming a Writer: Breaking the Rules

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and today I'm starting a new series of blog posts called "How I'm Sort of Becoming a Writer." After taking a couple of fiction writing workshops and dipping my toes in the sea of writing for a public audience, I still feel like I'm learning how to write a sentence more than three people will like. (Bet you didn't think that's how that sentence would end.) Still, I feel like I'm learning more with each workshop, and I thought I would share what I'm learning.
So, this past workshop we worked on flash fiction. At least, that is what my professor calls it. After reading so much fanfiction these past few weeks (not to mention my on-again off-again love affair with it for the past decade), I would call it a drabble. It's a piece of fiction that under a thousand worlds, usually about two hundred to seven hundred words, that tells an entire story. We looked at a few flash fictions in class. There was everything from ins…

How to Be a Heroine: Archery Equipment

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another installment of How to Be a Heroine! The heroine that is being featured in this post, as well as some further installments of this series, is Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games series. Today, we're going to be starting with square one of archery: the equipment.
The first thing you're going to need is a bow. There are three main types of bows, two of which are used by Katniss in The Hunger Games, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Katniss uses a longbow when she's hunting beyond the fence of District 12, and she uses a recurve bow while she is in the arena.
A longbow is a traditional bow, and like its name implies, it very tall. Usually it is about as tall as the user, but mine comes up to my shoulder. When it is not strung, the bow lays flat, but has a "D" shape when it strung. These bows typically have a long range, and they have a longer pull because of their length.

A recurve bow is another traditional bow. Wh…