First Year of MFA Done

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My last class was a week ago, but I’m still kind of in a state of disbelief. It feels like the end of last semester was just a few weeks ago. I can’t believe this year went by so fast and that my MFA is half-done. Even though, I am sad not to be in my classes anymore, I’m also pretty excited about the work I have ahead of me this summer. My writing teacher gave me a great direction for what story I should be working on this summer (which fingers crossed might turn into my first book). I have a really exciting internship in the children’s department of a literary agency that starts in a few weeks.  Continue reading

Top Ten Dead Authors I Would Want to Meet

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Last week’s top ten tuesday got me thinking about all the authors I loved who I will never get to meet. The question is always phrased who would you want to meet living or dead. Since last week’s post was on living authors I really want to meet, this week I thought I’d do the other side of the question – authors who are dead. Let me know in the comments who you’d want to meet and/or what you think of my picks! Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Quentin, Mac, & Jacob

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This week I’m pulling heroes from three of the books on the New York Times YA bestseller list. We’ve got Quentin from Paper Towns, by John Green, Mac from Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen, and Jacob from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Let me know in the comments which character you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. Bonus points for interesting reasons why!

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Book Review: We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach

18392459The jacket copy of We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach, reads: Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels:The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever. But then we all looked up and everything changed. They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we’d been, something that would last even after the end. Two months to really live.

Between the Breakfast Club language and the end of the world thing, despite the hype around this book (a debut novel starting out on the New York Times Best Sellers List) I kind of expected it to either be really gimmicky or really depressing. I was wrong. It was amazing. Definitely worth all the hype and more.  Continue reading

Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

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I have been so so lucky since moving to New York to get to meet (and even study with) some of my favorite authors. Still, there are plenty of authors, who’s books I adore, that I would love love love to meet. For this week, I picked among my favorite living authors (because adding in people like Shakespeare and Chaucer and Zelda Fitzgerald seemed way too hard). My original list was well over thirty. This is what I narrowed it down to. Let me know in the comments who you would want to meet or about a time you met one of your favorite authors. Continue reading