E. Doherty’s Oscar Predictions!

Oscar season!  My favorite season of the year!  I’m a total movie buff, and every year, I make an effort to watch all of the movies nominated in the “big” categories.  (One year, I watched every single movie nominated for an Oscar, which was exhausting.  So I set my sights a little lower.)  Then, I make my predictions and choose who it is that I would vote for.  (Typically a good deal different than the actual outcome.)

This year, I want to share my thoughts and predictions with you.  I know there’s been a lot of controversy this year, but I am not going to get into that.  I am going to focus on what I have to work with.  So below are my predictions.  They are listed in the order that I would vote for them (if I were an Oscar voter).  The names in bold are who I think will actually win.
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Taking a break from your regularly scheduled blogging…

Hey all!  I wanted to take a minute to tell you all about a new blog.  One of my best friends in the world writes it, and you should all check it out because it is exactly what I’ve envisioned this blog being (and failed at!) except funnier.  It’s really great to read, especially if you’re a young adult in the world, trying to figure it all out.

I know it’s on another site, but check it out anyway!



Favorite books

I was in the 9th grade.  In my reading class, we had to choose a classic book to read and do a presentation on.  Any classic book.  The year before, I had read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for this assignment.  One friend was going to try to read Les Miserables.  Another would be reading 1984.  But I was lost.

So I went to my teacher for guidance.  To this day, I don’t understand how she knew me so well.  Yes, it was her second year as my teacher.  Yes, I had her for a very small class.  But how did she know so perfectly what book I would like?  And that I would fall so deeply in love with it?

I don’t remember much of my first reading of The Great Gatsby.  I remember gasping out loud at the end though, feeling heartbroken.  I DO remember begging my parents for a copy and reading that copy once a year for the following ten years or so.  I remember reading it in 11th grade English class and feeling superior because I was the only one who knew what was going to happen.  I remember being terrified (but pleasantly surprised) by the movie with DiCaprio.  What would they do to my favorite book?

No matter how many times I read it, I never get sick of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s words or of the characters.  In fact, I want to go and read it now.

Do you remember when you discovered your favorite book?