November 22, 2021

Hi!

In this weekly blog, I'll write every week about my life, what I'm doing, reading, listening to, watching, and making.

Read this blog to find out what's up!

Hope to see you reading this,

Sophie

November 22, 2021

Hi guys! It's Sophie!

Sorry I haven't talked much since the summer. I've been busy with high school tests, school projects, sports, thanksgiving, and general hectic life. I wanted to get a chance to sit down and type something up for you guys to read! Hope you all enjoy!

-Sophie

For eighth graders:

Eighth Grade

What is after eighth grade? Answer: high school

It can be stressing if you are, like me, applying to private schools and filling out dozens of applications, but everything will be ok. Make sure to not stress yourself out, but also be wary of doing those. There are some tests most schools need like the ISEE or the SSAT. From my personal experience, I find it best to start studying for those about 1-2 months or more before your scheduled test date. Remember to take deep breaths and drink water during the test. :-)

For more tips on taking tests or writing essays CLICK HERE

Books I'm reading and recommending

Here are 4 books that caught my eye, made me cry, or motivated me a lot!

Shoe Dog

(Young Reader's Edition)

By Phil Knight

Rating: 4.9/5

Review: A good read about how Nike was created and the story behind the brand and the people. An amazing motivational book that any reader no matter the age will love.

Age Level: 10+


Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

By Jonah Berger

Rating: 4/5

Review: A book about how things and ideas form how we think. A great beginning book for anyone who wants to learn about psychology a little.

Age Level: 13+


Crossover

By Kwame Alexander

Rating: 4.9/5

Review: An amazing story from start to finish. I always cry at least once while reading this, either tears of sadness or joy. The book is written in short poems in verses. Its unique words and format as well as the rich raw story, both form a great piece of literature.

Age Level: 10-12 +


I Am Malala

By Malala Yousafzai

Rating: 4/5

Review: I recently finished reading this non fiction book. i must admit that nonfiction books are a little out of my comfort zone, but nevertheless it was surprisingly good. Malala tells the reader about her journey into advocating for women's rights, especially education. It was very moving and lets you have a glance at a different perspective.

Age Level: 10 +


What's on my spotify playlists

Here's some of the songs that make my day!

A song I discovered on the radio and immediately couldn't get out of my head! A great taste of rock and pop combined, this song gives me major 90s vibes.

A fun song in French that quickly climbed onto my favorite tracks. Quite catchy as well!

A song that gets stuck in my head from time to time that has a unique and fresh beat!

I LOVE Ed Sheeran's new album! This song is sooo good! Perfect for an impromptu dance party!

A sad meaningful song that is gentle and full of melancholy. It's just a good song.

Christmas shopping

Ahhh, it's that time of year again. Christmas time. With holiday shopping.

Here are just a couple gift ideas that would make nice presents for everyone. ;-)


Movies/series I'd recommend

Movies. TV shows. Series.

They all sound familiar to us!

Here are a few recommendations on what to watch!

Shang Chi: The Legend of the ten Rings

MOVIES & SERIES THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND


A collage of photos.


Johnny English- Movies 1-3

Charlie and Lola

Sisyphus: The Myth

Anyways, That's it for this week, stay tuned for more!!

Sophie