Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rules of the Game by Amy Tan

Haiku for the day based on Rules of the Game by Amy Tan
The worst opponent
Can be the one you know best
But you never know--
By Emma

all over--the board
by chantal

deception all the
world's wrong moves straight lines
chess board--pieces fall

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Blog!!

I'm new to the blog world so I'm not really sure what to write, but soon I'm going to start to add some of my 6 word stories that I used to sum up chapters from the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

I had to read Princess Bride as a summer reading book and I had already seen the movie, which I hate, so I was a little unhappy upon learning that I would have to read the book. Surprisingly though, I actually enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite book I have ever read, but it definitely wasn't the worst either.

The title of my blog actually came about because I was sending one of my 6 word stories to my awesome english tutor, Chantal, who convinced me to start this blog. I was typing a direct quote from the book when Princess Buttercup says, "Don't EXPECT too much from life" but I accidentally typed, "Don't EXCEPT too much from life" which I only realized once Chantal pointed it out to me. I thought it was funny how this little typo had completely changed the sentence so we decided that was what I should title my blog.

So I hope that if anyone actually reads this blog that they will enjoy it!