Posts tagged personal
Posts tagged personal
FEED by M.T. Anderson
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. —from Amazon
I love little signs that tell me I’m on the right track.
I’m writing in a cafe (where I have never heard them play ABBA music). I write a scene where there’s ABBA music in the background. A few minutes later, their greatest hits album is tinkling from the cafe’s sound system.
“gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight”
Okay, I probably could have chosen a more meaningful lyric, but that one just felt so right. Here’s another one.
“If you feel the wonder of a fairy tale, you can take the future even if you fail”
I always forget how much I love mornings. Because I hate waking up. Once I’m up, though, mornings are cool.
I’m 60,000 words in on Draft 1 of Book 3. Can’t believe I’m almost there.
Ben & Jerry’s and frozen Thin Mints. Sometimes studying is okay.
JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman
When sheltered American good girl Allyson first encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem at an underground performance of Twelfth Night, there’s an undeniable spark. So when fate brings them together a second time, Allyson takes an uncharacteristic leap, changes course, and follows Willem to Paris. After just one day together, the spark bursts into a flame … until Allyson wakes up after a whirlwind day shocked to discover that Willem is gone.
A life upended in one day turns into a year of self-discovery as Allyson embarks on a journey to break free from a lifetime of limits in order to find her true passions, and maybe even a true love.
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green & David Levithan
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with … Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.
Wearing a suit = not my thing. I prefer to be