1. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
2. Learn from your mistakes: “Don’t cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it.” Continue reading
Here are a list of authors that I’m surprised I haven’t read and/or who I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish, for hosting this weekly book meme.
- Cassandra Clare
- Laurie Halse Anderson
- Zadie Smith
- Tamora Pierce
- Dave Eggers
- James Dashner
- Ally Carter
- Jennifer Egan
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Richelle Mead
What popular authors have you never read? Which authors from my list should I read immediately? Let me know in the comments!
I’m keeping this post short and relatively open since I stayed up last night watching the Oscars and I still have them on my mind. Between any of the nominees (or presenters if you want to get really loose) let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. Based on just this pic I think I’d marry Lupita Nyong’o's brother. It takes guts to get in front of Angelina Jolie in a selfie.
For about a year, I’ve been trying to work my way through all of Maureen Johnson’s novels. So when I found The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson at the library last week, I knew it would be a perfect book for my first 2014 LGBT Reading Challenge review. The story switches points of views between three female best friends as they approach the summer before their senior year. Nina Bermudez has always been the leader of their threesome, and pretty much everything else (straight A student, class president, etc.). To hone her leadership skills she leaves her two best friends, Mel and Avery, for the first time to go to a pre-college program for ten weeks. During the program she makes a whole new life for herself, with an “eco-warrior” boyfriend and a roommate who steals her underwear. She expects Mel and Avery to be the same when she returns, but they make a new life for themselves as well. A life where they are more than just friends. When Nina finds out her two best friends are in love, she knows their trio will never be the same, but she’s unsure if their friendship will survive senior year. Continue reading
I hate to admit it, but I think I’ve been saying “I can’t” a lot more than “I can” in the last two months. Perception is everything when you are a writer. Especially, in the editing stages when a writer has to critically evaluate your work. I’ve gotten good news and good feedback on Dream Voyages, but I’ve still been focusing on hurdles I still need to conquer. I think this is a normal part of the process: both the writing process and the growing up process. But I also think, if possible the doubting needs to stop or at least be pushed away from it’s central location in my mind. Continue reading