De Libros

It is difficult to begin, so I might as well start somewhere.


Books are beautiful things for a myriad of reasons. You can go ahead and read C.S. Lewis’ (one of my favourite authors) thoughts on it by researching his essay Why Read Great Literature? It discusses how books enable him to live a thousand lives in one. To see through all sorts of eyes and ears. Books are wondrous because they offer a different view according to the author.


Some of the best universes cost less than two bucks. Get out there when you have time and buy a stack of little books from Half-Price Bookstore or Hastings or what-have-you and just keep the books to read every once in a while. I have a number of unread books, and that’s okay, because I’ll read them when I like.

Granted, there is a responsibility that comes when you are in possession of a galaxy. Reading that little astrosphere can be quite a bit of fun, too, so long as you do it. The responsibility comes in prospecting the book, thinking about what it has to offer, inquiring what in the dickens inspired the writer to put that in there. Of course, there are meaningless books of fluff and pansies which Thoreau calls “travel books.” Thoreau also said he grew ashamed of reading them and soon returned to Homer’s Iliad, which he kept open-faced on a table so that he may read anytime. Find the good books out there. If you need suggestions, ask any avid reader what kind of story you’d like to read and they’ll be more than happy to let you in on what worlds they’ve discovered. At least, I’d be happy to.


What else to be said… Ah, yes! The strength of books. If you’ve read Fahrenheit 451, you know what I’m talking about. Books are the harbingers of its author’s ideas and opinions. Even if it’s a storybook, it will have some parallel of what the author is going through, what their ideals are, what change they wish to see in the world. It is nigh impossible to write a pure book, a book without taint of opinion or sully of thought. I say “nigh” because there are authors who can write without feeling or brainpower. Their messengers have nothing to say, however.

Thoreau says something like a written word is more precious than the most sacred of artifacts, or something like that. Written words are precious and enduring. They are passed down through generations upon generations with precision and clarity, even though there is quite a bit of flux and evolution in meanings of words.

It is always better to read a classic in its original tongue. Take the Bible, for instance. We have thousands of ways to translate it, and sometimes, a translator writes a very wrong depiction of it, even though it is technically correct. But if a reader were to look to the original text, they can absorb all of the meanings and have a complete picture of what was meant.


Also, in older books, we see very different language used, even though it might be English or French or what-have-you. The way authors of older generations use words in very different contexts than we would today teaches us also their respect and understanding of the language. Perhaps we learn a new meaning behind a word we thought of as “common” or “base”. This is another reason to enjoy reading.

I can tell you, my understanding of the word “good” has increased phenomenally since I’ve begun reading classics. The word used to be a shallow “alright” word that should be replaced with a more specific and beautiful word. But now, after having read multiple texts on virtue (Especially by Pieper), “good” now means “prudent” and “beautiful” and “worthy” and “true” and “withstanding”. The word “good” will never be used in little, demeaning context ever again in my writing.


That brings up another point: Reading better books makes better writers. Even though the common rule of thumb is “Writers write.” you must also say on your other thumb “Writers read.” If you do not read, you will not grow in your writing skills. For instance, I read The Scarlet Letter once and I role-played online during that time as well. I was no longer typing “I leap across the ledge”, I was typing some crazy stuff such as “I bound across the cliffs, eager to join the battle yonder.” It was astonishing! Even though it might not happen to everyone in this fashion, you WILL see yourself thinking of various ways to say things.

That’s all I have to say for now. For now.

Thanks, you wonderful, patient book-lovers!


Hello, Readers!

Welcome to my domain.


No, seriously, thanks for coming and seeing my site/diary/doodlebook of (in progress) Twitter-sized anecdotes and novel-sized comments. I’ve only got a few things on here since I began November 21st, but soon it shall be an empire of our opinions and thoughts. Glorious days are ahead.

Thanks again, and please, make an account for thyself and get your ideas on here!


All About Part of Me

I have quite a lot of things about me that I could say. But, in summary, a phrase that describes me is “a forming masterpiece.” As for petty details about me, they can all be summarized as “Renaissance.” Thank you, spell-check.

But I should elaborate. So here are even more nitty-gritty details about me:


1. The Violin. I love, love, love my violins. I have an electric and an acoustic (Neko-Neko and Hobbes, respectively). I have been playing for four years this Spring. I am in two orchestras and a band this year.

2. Reading. I adore words. Words of any language, really. I’ve been reading since about the age of six or seven.

3. Gaming. Board, card, or video, I enjoy all, so long as it’s fun to play.

4. Listening to music. I’m more of a type-of-music person than a fan-of-artist person. I’m currently going through a Swing Jazz genre faze right now (Frank Sinatra and people like him). I also really like Mozart and his Requiems.

5. Dancing. I have a history of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop classes that causes me to occasionally break out in improvisational dance moves. I also really like Swing Dancing, Waltzing, Two-Step, and whatever anyone else is willing to teach me.

6. Writing. I took an IEW Course when I was nine and I haven’t stopped writing since. I like to think I’m good at it.


Christian conservative who loves discussing philosophy and seeking Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.


I grew up in a trailer park in some suburb between two really cool cities and had lots of opportunities. My family wasn’t always well off, but God helped us through all of it. My sister and I were home-schooled and going to co-ops. Our brother, who lived with his mom, visited us regularly and we always had a blast. Dad worked and kept getting amazing promotions. Mom stayed at home with us and gave my sister and me the best childhood ever.

Now, my family and I have moved to an awesome house this past Summer, my brother has graduated high school, my sister and I are in an impeccable middle and high school, and we have wonderful, wonderful times now and ahead.

Favourite Things Ever

Animal: Cats (Tigers, Lions, Gryphons, Housecats)

Colour: Jewel Tones (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald), Shades of Black

Pencil: 4B

Holiday: Christmas

Book: *rapid shuffling of notebooks* *panting* *deep breath* *explains in essays the size of the Federalist Papers* (In simpler words, it will require several books for me to explain my favourites and their differences)

Game: Skyrim

Song to Listen To: *See “Book”*

Song to Play: Concertino in Ungarischer Weisse

Movie: *See “Book”*

Composer: Wolfgang Mozart

Author: Ted Dekker, Clark Lewis

Play: Hamilton

Play I’ve Been In: Fame

Dessert: Brownies

Restaurant: Jason’s Deli (It has free ice cream, man!)

Anime: *See “Book”*

English word: Lass

Teacher: *See “Book”*

To Do: Make lists, Roleplay, Talk, Learn


I think that’s all that’s necessary for you to know about me. It’s fun writing about yourself! You guys should try it too in the comments and tell me what your favourite stuff is!

Thanks, all!