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I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was… And I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves
I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves
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The 100′s 30 Day Challenge:
Day 27 - Quote that reminds you of the show
↳ “You stay safe, you love. You survive. You laugh, and cry, and struggle, and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. You Push.”  
                    -  Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Welcome to my library ♥

It’s no secret that I love books. And unlike most people my age, instead on saving my money for clothes, make-up or gadgets, I splurge my savings on books. For the past two years, I’ve been cultivating my array of books. Every time I’m able to save up for books it feels so fulfilling knowing that I worked hard to save up for that money.

I’m currently on a book buying ban since I’m slowly saving money for the Manila International Book Fair on September. It feels bad to go inside a book store and stopping myself from buying books especially for a bookhoarder like myself. To cheer myself up a bit, I decided to look at the amount of books I have acquired in my collection and it really does feel good to see knowing that I worked hard for my book collection.

Here’s all the books I’ve collected so far:

John Green Books:

  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Paper Towns
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld:

  • Extras
  • Pretties
  • Uglies

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Cabin Fever
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Ugly Truth
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Dog Days
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Last Straw
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Rodrick Rules
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Young Adult Books:

  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  • The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart
  • The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
  • Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

David Levithan Books:

  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
  • Every Day

Harry Potter Books:

  • The Tales of Beedle The Bard
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dystopian Books:

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Jodi Picoult Books:

  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • Keeping Faith
  • Lone Wolf
  • The Tenth Circle
  • Handle With Care

Chic- Lit Books:

  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  • Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin
  • The Secret Shopper Affair Kate Harrison
  • Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
  • Dune Road by Jane Green

Ellen Hopkins Books:

  • Identical
  • Fallout
  • Glass
  • Crank
  • Burned
  • Perfect
  • Impulse

General Fiction:

  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  • Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Nifenegger
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Memoirs:

  • Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio
  • Lucky by Alice Sebold
  • Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
  • Epilogue by Anne Roiphe
  • Notes Left Behind by Brooke and Keith Desserich
  • Chords of Strength by David Archuleta

Mitch Albom Books:

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
  • For One More Day
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven

Miscellaneous Books:

  • Les Miserables 1 by Victor Hugo
  • Les Miserables 2 by Victor Hugo
  • The Big Four by Agatha Christie
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Swear to Howdy by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Palo Alto by James Franco
  • Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
  • Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take pictures of a few of my books since some of my friends borrowed them. So here’s a list of them Instead:

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • P.S. I love You by Cecelia Ahern
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled…And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves 
I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled… And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves
Genre: Dystopia without Rebellion

forestagain asked: Is it all right to set your story in a dystopian/postapocalyptic world, but not make its plot about making major changes in it (like in the Hunger Games, which was about Katniss and her friends fighting the government)?

writing-questions-answered said: YES! Absolutely! There are many interesting things going on in a dystopia, so don’t feel they all have to be about rebellion. :)

nicarox said: Can you give suggestions? I haven’t read much where Dystopias AREN’T about fighting a government or higher power


We use storytelling to help us interpret and understand the human experience, and the human experience is about far more than rebelling against an oppressor. The human experience also includes stories of survival, escape, love, loss, finding answers, righting smaller wrongs, friendship, parenthood, transformation, personal growth, exploration and discovery, and so much more. These stories don’t have to be sub-plots to a rebellion plot. They can be the main plot in a dystopian setting.

Here are just a few examples you can check out. Some of these might qualify more as post-apocalyptic, but because they contain elements of corrupt or militaristic leadership/government, they still count as a dystopian setting:

Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves, and The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

There are also other dystopians where there are hints of a rebellion or an active rebellion not led by the protagonist:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

1984 by George Orwell

I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was… And I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves
I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled with God. And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead Tossed Waves

I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled with God. And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.

Sometimes it’s those things you can’t touch that you need to hold on to the most.

—  Carrie Ryan, The Dead Tossed Waves
I want to tell him to wait. To come back. To simply let me touch him and look at him and make sure he’s okay. I need to know that everything’s all right with him and the world. I just need to feel the heat of him. But I don’t know how to tell him all this. That I’m scared and I don’t know how to be normal. I’m broken, just like him, and I’m not sure I can fix myself.
—  The Dark and Hollow Places