A Post On Complaining

Posted By on Feb 8, 2016

Here is a writing post for you, that will start by being a non-writing post, so hang with me. I am 32 this year. I don’t feel 32– I feel like I maybe just turned 19. Maybe 22, if I’m being mature. But nonetheless, I am 32, which means loads of people around me are having or have had babies. I have close friends on their second, third, even fourth babies. Students I taught when they were freshmen in high school have...

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My Top YA and MG of 2015

Posted By on Jan 1, 2016

Oh man, this was a tough list. Elsewhere: My Top Memoirs of 2015 My Top Adult SciFi/Fantasy of 2015 My Top Nonfiction of 2015 I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson I loved her first book so so so hard, so I figured I’d like this one. But damn, I didn’t just like it. I loved it in that way where you want to curl up with it and never put it down. I left it on my desk for weeks because I didn’t want to put it...

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My Top Memoirs of 2015

Posted By on Dec 30, 2015

Elsewhere: My Top YA/MG of 2015 My Top Adult SciFi/Fantasy of 2015 My Top Nonfiction of 2015 Wild – Cheryl Strayed Technically, this should probably have gone in the non-fiction category, I think? This is a book I never would have picked up on my own– but it was the choice for a book club I’m a part of, so I somewhat reluctantly started reading. It’s a story about a girl who, after the death of her mother and...

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Elsewhere: My Top YA/MG of 2015 My Top Memoirs of 2015 My Top Nonfiction of 2015 A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab Look, I know Victoria. And I like Victoria. And I am still on my way to becoming her ultimate fan girl. I am going to start asking her to sign my arm or something whenever we run into each other. Or maybe my face. Last year, I read VICIOUS and *loved* it so hard. It’s becoming one of my top...

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I decided that in 2015, I was going to read more. This might seem a little bizarre, since most people assume that since I write books I also read books constantly. And there was a time when I did— but when there were deadlines or meetings or book tours or dinners I found myself thinking of reading more and more as a “leisure” activity, akin to marathoning a show or going to a movie. Which, of course, it...

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Here are some words of wisdom

Posted By on Nov 13, 2015

I keep thinking I’ll find a way to turn them into whole blog posts, but then I don’t because there’s stuff to do and books to write and cats to feed. So here are some words of wisdom that I think are worth sharing just because. 1) Stop buying crap products from the drugstore and go to the dermatologist. Look, I swear we’ll get to the Deep and Meaningful Wisdom in a moment, but for now, trust me: At the...

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