Would you date Junot Díaz? Take a look at his online dating profile
He really did say ‘Plátano’ for ethnicity, for the record.
The Pulitzer Prize-winner with the potty mouth known as Junot Díaz is releasing his new collection of short stories next week, and we couldn’t be more excited. As its title would suggest, This is How You Lose Her is all about loving and losing. Hard.
“Yes, I had been waiting for the Lord … but for Him to come through for me with a job, a plan, anything that came up, just something more than waiting on the Lord. “Waiting on the Lord” can become cliché quite quickly, but I began to finally see what my grandpa meant--“When you pray, pray to know Christ.” I had an agenda each time I prayed. My prayers did not reveal a satisfaction in God but a dissatisfaction with Him. I knew I could trust Him, but I prayed as though my plans were wiser and better than His. I prayed as though I did not trust Him.”—Larissa Peters
Spoken word artist Advocate of Wordz has a thing for food and sex
Who you calling a poet?
It’s not that Advocate of Wordz had a lack of material to work with. For years, the Bronx-bred writer/performer (whose real name is Erik Maldonado) has been putting his feelings down on paper.
Peony in Love
by Lisa See
“When people are alive, they love. When they die, they keep loving.” This book is as gentle as a flower yet as intricate as Chinese embroidery.
In seventeenth-century China , in an elaborate villa on the shores of Hangzhou’s West Lake, Peony lives a sheltered life. One night, during a theatrical performance in her family’s garden, Peony catches sight of an elegant, handsome man and is immediately overcome with emotion. So begins Peony’s unforgettable journey of love and destiny, desire and sorrow, the living world and the afterworld. Eventually expelled from all she’s known, Peony is in thrust into a realm where hungry ghosts wander the earth, written words have the power to hurt and kill, and dreams are as vivid as waking life.
Lisa See’s novel, based on actual historical events, evokes vividly another time and place—where three generations of women become enmeshed in a dramatic story, uncover past secrets and tragedies, and learn that love can transcend death. Peony in Love will make you ache in heart and mind for young Peony and all the women of the world who want to be heard.
I think this whole day led to a revelation of what kind of person I want to be. Call it my New Year’s resolution(s). It’s a rough outline, but I think God’s putting this idea in my head. My apologies if this sounds poorly written, but I’m literally meditating on this as I type. I want to be:
- someone with creative pursuits with the mind that He has provided
- to be able to provide for my beloved family that He had graciously put me in
- not identified with the life of a sinner, but at least one of a devout Christian. Though we find ways to inevitably sin, let my heart start to break more for what breaks His. To stop justifying everything just because I come up with a few lazy excuses.
- Shine His light across nations because I love Him as He loves me
- to not fall down before the feet of those who trespass against me
- to be able to talk about Him even more instead of just saying “I can do it”
- able to find time and more opportunities to do QT
- knowledgeable in the scripture and His Word.
Let this identity, my confidence, and my will be strong, and my faith concrete.
I’m starting to get overly-hooked with the idea of having books as alternative for boyfriends. Or, should I restate my thoughts as, being ecstatic with the fact that I’m falling in love with fictional characters. :) Lol! I’m fixated with this novel called Easy by Tammara Webber, wherein the guy protagonist is not the typical- fiction guy we’ve always known.Lucas is a bad-ass boy with tattooed arms and lip ring, but don’t be deceived by his facade, because there’s a lot more to dig about him, aside from his hot bod and smoldering gray-blue eyes. Ugh. I’ve never been attracted with bad boys, but with Lucas’, it’s a different thing. Haha!
So, Goodreads have this genre called Book Boyfriends, and most of the novels I’ve read so far since the start of 2013 belonged to this genre. Should you check it out yourself and start to get hooked with it too! Can’t wait to make a review about my latest read though. :)