Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Meaningful Cookies


Yesterday I had to make some cookies to bring to a class I'm going to, and I had everything right. Just right. Nothing was going wrong. I would actually have made a decent dish. Until I pulled them out of the oven. . . :

There's always got to be something wrong with my cooking. Always. Is there anyone else who suffers from this?? Anyone???

Well, to move onto the other subject. . .

I want to discuss something with you that has engulfed a decent amount of my time in the past few months:

Inner Meanings.

Does this book have a meaning? Is my theory correct, or is there no intended agenda in the book whatsoever? Did this person let their beliefs influence this book? Is this book modled by the author themself?

See??? These are just some of my questions--and they're only the ones I have for books! So today, I'm going to discuss a few books that I think have an inner meaning:

The Hunger Games Series: The inner meaning in this is simple--the most unlikely people can make a huge change, and that war truly effects, not only children, but everyone.

The Inheritance Series: Once again--someone who grew up with a very humble life became something amazing, living a life he had never dreamed of. I can tell that CP tries to push animal values, as all of the elves are vegeterian (which tends to get slightly  annoying after a bit), and the main character is scared to death of killing people, which is ironic, since he should be a fearless dragon rider. 

Elemental: Everything happens for a purpose.  

I could go on about this one forever. . .What about you? Are there any books you have read that made you think this?~Elizabeth


  1. Wow. Your cookies look like mine do sometimes! I have been know to screw up box-mix macaroni and cheese, canned soup, and chocolate chip cookies in several different ways!

    As for books - I don't know if all books have a inner meaning, so much as an inner quest/question. In the "Gallegher Girls Series", it was to find the balance between tough spy-girl and the girl who really wants the love and security she thinks she can find in a boyfriend. In the "Homelander's Series" it was to see if there really is a difference between the "good guys" and the "bad guys", and if good people can do bad things for good reasons. In "To Save a Life" and "Jake's Choice" it was figuring out what living for God really could look like in the life of a highschooler/college student.

    I like how these questions build up almost unnoticed at first and bring a tension in the story. It makes me care what happens to the characters and what they find out, because I, too, need to wrestle with these hard questions.

    So, if that is what you were talking about when you say inner meanings, there you go! That's my thoughts ;)

  2. Aylin~Yeah, I guess you could call it either one. I've never read any of those books (though I really want to read "To Save a Life", I'll have to check them out!~Elizabeth