Monday, February 5, 2018

  My book choice is Speaking Truth to Power by Anita Hill. Speaking Truth to Power is autobiography of Anita Hills assistants in trying to get Clarence Thomas convicted of sexual harassment and the gap between men and women. This book was a pretty hard read, it took me a little over 2 weeks to finish. I would averagely read about 14 pages every 30 minutes. It was the most challenging book I've read so far.
      In the midst of the book Hill talks on how the status of a men determines whether or not he is superior to the women race. “Women who accuse men, particularly powerful men, of harassment are often confronted with the reality of the men’s sense that they are more important than women, as a groups"(165).  This quote stood out to me because it is relevant today. It makes me think of Brock Turner trial and how he only got 3 months in jail for 3 counts of sexual assault. I believe that if he was less wealthy, a person of color or didn't go to such a prestigious university he would have gotten a much harsher punishment.  The acceptance of racism and trying to  oppress a race was so a norm. "Between 1882 and 1968, Arkansas was the site of 284 lynchings." (Hill,239).  I picked this passage because it should out to me on how so many lynchings were recorded but it took so long for someone to come out and say something. It also blows my mind because this is only the ones recorded, so many haven't even came out into light yet.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I'm Worth It

     Hello my beautiful readers! Madison here. I haven't wrote a blog since last year*insert smirking emoji*. I hope you guys have had an amazing holiday and new year. My new years resolution is to be more hopeful for a better tomorrow. If you been here before then you would know my reading goal is to read 16 books by the end of sophomore year. Amazingly I have been on top of my reading goal i'm now on my 13th book.
   The book i'm reading now is my ap required book named The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby is an spectacular book based in the jazz era on the life of the rich Jay Gatsby and his love trying to live. "'They're a rotten crowd' I shouted across the lawn.'you're worth the whole damn bunch put together'" (Fitzgerald 44-45). Last year,2016,seem to be my year of realization. In my short time on this beautiful planet I have had to learn to let go a lot of my friends because of their intentions weren't as pure as I thought. So me,Madison Burton, had to stop the friendship even though it hurt because my life and future is worth more then this friendship that might not make it past high school.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

What a reader I am

Hey guys! How's your life? I hope it's going as great as possible. If you been here for a while you know that my raiding goal is 9 books per 9 week. Well let me tell you missy how my reading been doing. I have read many book still on the app Wattpad (highly recommend).Currently i'm reading one of the books on my list, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
Thirteen Reasons Why is book about the main character Clay Jensen listening to the reason behind Hannah Baker taking her life and discovering how he was apart of the reason why. While Clay was listening to one of Hannah's tapes she states, "Betrayal. It's one of the worst feelings"(Asher 63).
I can totally agree with Hannah when she started that betrayal is one of the worst feelings. The other day a person who I have been friends with since 8th grade completely flipped a switch of me when I got into an argument with a friend she just met. It completely outrageous that she went behind my back and was talking about when I was there for her when this guy broke her heart and she thought her life was worthless.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Help: a book review

  Hey lovebugs! How is life for you? Well my life has been pretty good lately. Guess what......I have now finished mt tenth book! I'm so proud of myself and my determination. My goal was to read books of different genres and i'm doing really well. I recently read The Help by Kathryn Stockett which is an historical fiction. I rarely red historical fiction, but the last one i have read was about the Titanic in the 5th or 6th grade.
   The Help is a novel about the life of 3 woman Aibileen, Minny ,the black maids, and Sketter a young woman retiring from college trying to better the future by ending segregation. As Miss Leefolt is having a Tea party Miss.Hilly racistly stated "Everybody knows they carry different kinds of diseases the we do" (Stockett 10). From what Miss.Hilly it made me realize how ignorant people can be. I would personally would like to know the doctor who stated this false information. The melanin in darker skin people is an human adaptation to protect them for the rays of the sun. Not an indecation of disease.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Update, update read all about it; What i have learned in life.

.        Hey fellow readers. How has life been? My life is going great! I just finished my 6th book and i'm now on my 7th. I'm currently reading The Alpha Meets The Rouge on Wattpad. I set a goal for myself that i have already reach (which is AMAZING). My goal were to read 6books and to read a genre that i'm not use to, like werewolf stories. I grown to love my English class because of how opened minded Ms.Mayo is with our reading choices. I did finish my non-fiction Brown Girl Dreaming which is now one of my favorites. After reading this book I appreciate poetry a lot more now.
             In my PAP English class i'm reading Meeting Ellie by Kyleekay on Wattpad. In the 27th chapter Knox stated, "Just because you're scared of something doesn't mean you should run away from it"(198). I can really related to this quote because i had ran from something and that i should have just faced head on. In 6th grade I was bullied because of the size of my bust and I was fed up and left that middle school and went to another. Reading this quote has ensured me to not run away but to face my problems with my head up and a beautiful smile.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Update,Update read all about it

What's up peeps?! My reading is going very well. So far i have read six books on Wattpad. Wattpad is a  app for underground author who write books that are open for the public to read and comment on. The only down fall of wattpad is that it doesn't have pages. I mostly read on Wattpad at home when i'm bored and in my other classes when i have the free time. On Wattpad I mostly read books about werewolves and vampires.

In my PAP English 2 class we are reading a nonfiction choice book. The book i'm reading is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. In the poem "Second Daughter's Second Day on Earth", Woodson wrote "I do not know if these hands will become/ Malcolms- raised and fisted/ or Martins- open and asking/... ready/ to change the world"(5). Jacqueline is trying to make a change in the world for the African American community. I haven't finished but I can already tell that Brown Girl Dreaming is going to be one of my favorite books this year.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Get To Know Your Fellow Reader: My Goals and Life.

Hey peeps! My name is Madison Burton and i am a sophomore at a Texas high school. I am fithteen and my favorite thing to do is cook with my friends. This semester i'm taking PAP English 2 and my goal is to become a better reader. I already enjoy reading but i want to know what i'm actually reading. My reading goal for this semester would be 6 books in 18 weeks. So far i'm doing pretty good even though most of my books are on a app called Wattpad. And i also would like to read more pieces by Laurie Halse Anderson. For school we have to read two AP style book one of the book i want to read is The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edward, i'm still deciding on the other. We are also going to read a classic,Lord of the Flies. Well i'll write to you guys later, Happy reading!