Hi! My name is Jessica Ding. This is my blog where I post reviews and analyses on books, movies, and TV shows.
A little about me: I’m a rising junior as of 2016-17, and I reside in the United States. I play two instruments; the cello and the piano. Personally, I find playing the piano painful, but I’ve finally tested out of level 10 and I’ve stopped playing, which makes me a little sad and a little happy at the same time. As for the cello, I enjoy it on a more casual basis, and play in my high school’s orchestra.
In addition to music, I like sports. I love playing tennis with my friends after classes, and it always puts me in a better mood, and I always like a good bike ride through the park or just in the neighborhood. In the winter, I never miss out on a good skiing trip with friends and family (except this year, because of those horrible exams and SATs).
With my AP English Language & Composition (“AP Lang”) class making me read a lot more, I’m happy to say that I’ve rekindled my love for books again. Over the years, I’ve gotten more and more busy and often pushed aside reading for other activities, such as studying for math. Though chemistry and calculus are among my new favorite subjects, English has always been an old friend of mine and I’m glad to be picking up books once again.
Aside from reading, my other big hobby is writing (visit my writing blog on the “Links” page), particularly memoirs that highlight key moments of my life. As a person, I like to reflect on things, and I view things from a very analytical and theoretical point of view. So, you’ll find a lot of that here!
When I’m not too busy, though, I always love to sit back and watch Netflix and keep up on my favorite TV shows. See the current list of what I’m reading and watching here. I like shows with a lot of emphasis on theme and message, and I will be publishing separate posts analyzing the various themes of some of the books or shows that I like.
Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to recommend any books, movies, or TV shows for me, or propose any new ideas (or refute mine). I hope you enjoy your stay!