top 10 book of the week


This sweet little baby bean has touched my life. Born August 29th, 1958 and passed away June 25th, 2009.

Today marks the 8th anniversary of Michael’s passing and like most true fans, we mourn but we can still celebrate how wonderful and inspirational he is and was.

Michael Jackson is and will always be the King of Pop. He literally is a king too, King Sani in a tribal village in Africa! Jackson was always proud of his black heritage.

One of the things I love about him is his personality. He was misunderstood by many people (one thing in particular was his love for childlike things, but he always said that if you want to understand this, listen to his song “Childhood”). His personality people didn’t really understand. Jackson was a kind, gentle soul. His thoughts about music, life, and everything he spoke about or wrote about were expressed in a philosophical way. He was intelligent, humble, soft spoken, and very shy and grateful. He had a rich inner world (like a true introvert) and fans like myself always say: watch interviews to get a sense of who he really was!

Another thing I love about him is that he would show cultural appreciation in the things he did. He was all about embracing culture, individualism, love for each other, and the end of hate and ignorance. The epitome of what he was all about was to change the world for the better.

Michael really was a unique man. His attention to detail and his aesthetic-they contribute to why he’s such a legend. He was a genius and knew what would make people crave for more.
He reached global fame, one reason for his iconic dances. The moonwalk wasn’t invented by him but it definitely became his signature move. The Thriller dance, the “lean”, Billie Jean? He revolutionized dance. Another reason for his globalization is his philanthropy work. He donated $300 million dollars overall to 39 charities and holds the Guinness World Record for donated the most money as an entertainer. Everything he did was about raising global awareness through his music, his concerts, and videos. He created a scholarship, a foundation, and he’s created worldly renowned songs about encouraging people to help and take action to make the world better.

He really was a genuine entertainer. People had never seen anything like him-his outfits, his moves, his dances, and songs: they were all creative and inventive. Jackson’s carried on legacy reached global impact. The statues and memorabilia across the nation, the albums released after his death, and the reoccurring performances by impersonators carry on his spirit.

His albums: iconic. Thriller is known as the greatest album of all time. It went platinum in a week! Each song on it was literally a hit. It was #1 for 39 weeks; in the top 10 for 80 weeks! It was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for this. With his music, he received numerous awards and is known for winning 8 Grammys in 1984, which is also put in the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s actually in there 39 times! He’s won 26 American Music Awards, 13 Grammys, one of the few artists to be in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame TWICE, 16 World Music Awards, has been honored by TWO Presidents of the United States, and many many more that I can’t name but because of all of the awards he’s won, he’s now dubbed the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.

All of his albums resonated with people. Jackson revolutionized the music industry, fashion, and dance with his innovative work and even paved the way for black artists. Say what you want about Michael Jackson but he is one of a kind. There will never be another Michael Jackson and nobody can deny his tremendous impact on the world.

Thank you Michael for blessing us with your creativity. You’ve touched this earth. You’re one of the most beautiful people to walk this planet (also literally because just look at him??).
I love you so much, I wish I could have met you or attended a concert but I’d say that seeing one of my favorite impersonators gave me closure.

Continue to Rest In Peace, angel.
And P.S. you may have been lonely sometimes but you were never truly lonely because you had us. You still do, always and forever.

It’s Banned Books Week and last year has seen an increase in reported challenges. Unfortunately, 2016 was unprecedented in another way by a book reaching the top ten solely because of its author. Bill Cosby‘s children’s book series was challenged because of criminal sexual allegations against him. His name is now also going down in the history of banned or challenged books!

Digging more into statistics from 2016 is a bit disheartening considering the top five books challenged were because of LGBT content. Though if you consider books by or featuring diverse people as a whole, 2015 may have been worse since arguably nine of the books on the list that year fit such criteria. Objections to such content go far back in the pages of history. Accordingly it disappoints me greatly to see continued strong opposition to diverse fiction that not only serves to help people recognize commonalities present between us all but, also inspire or comfort individuals.

(Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association)


Thank you to everyone who came out to our NYCC In Depth with Tumblr Fandometrics panel last night. We loved your cosplays, your questions, even your heckling. 

Sticking to our promise, here are the highlights for those who missed an entire hour of non-stop fandom numbers. We looked at data from last week (9/25/2017—10/1/2017) to talk about the top Dream Daddies, the fandoms with the most edits, the top 166 (one hundred! sixty! six!) ships, and, of course, Tumblr’s favorite books.

Here at Fandometrics, fandom is our fandom. From Zootopia to Wayhaught, Tyler Oakley to Overwatch: we see you. We’re so happy when we get to celebrate with you.

[…] For the first time in more than 51 years, there are two cast recordings in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart. The original Broadway cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen debuts at No. 8 with 29,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 9, while still-hot Hamilton: An American Musical, moves from No. 12 to No. 13 (25,000 units; down 1 percent). The chart last housed a pair of top 20-charting cast albums way back in 1965, when the Broadway cast recordings of Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler on the Roof both occupied the region for 11 consecutive weeks, between Jan. 16 and March 27, 1965. Hello, Dolly! topped the chart for one week in 1964, while Fiddler On the Roof peaked at No. 7 in January of 1965. Both albums were particularly strong performers on the list, with Hello, Dolly! spending 90 weeks on the tally, and Fiddler charting 206 frames on the list.

As previously reported, Dear Evan Hansen’s bow at No. 8 is the highest debut for a cast recording on the chart since 1961, and marks just the fourth cast recording to reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in the last 50 years. In that span of time, the only previous cast albums to visit the region were: Hamilton (No. 3 in 2016), The Book of Mormon (No. 3 in 2011) and Hair (No. 1 for 13 weeks in 1969). […]

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if any of the mods who have had/are planning on having top surgery, have any tips of how they saved or are saving for their surgery cost? Especially tips that as a 16 I can still do with my limited options. Thank you! :D

Lee says:

What a perfect question for me! I got a part-time job at 16 working as a page at my local public library for minimum wage 3 hours a week to start saving money for top surgery. Now I’m 18 and I still work there but I work 16 hours a week, I have $8,000 saved, and I will be getting top surgery this fall.

I know it isn’t possible for everyone to save money because their parents may take their money, or they have disabilities preventing them from working at all, or there are other things in their life they need the money for more urgently, but if you can save, do it! You don’t know what your insurance situation will be like so better safe than sorry. This is an example of how much top surgery can cost without insurance. 

The below tips should help you whether you’re saving for surgery or hormones or breast forms or a binder because saving is saving no matter what you’re saving for.

Step one: Open a bank account. You should tell your parents you want to get a savings account to start saving money and so you can learn more about how banking works and selecting a bank if you don’t already have a bank account open. 

You don’t actually earn much in interest, but it’s important to have because it is the most secure way to keep your money, you can keep track of how much is there, and it discourages you from spending it because you have to physically go to the bank and withdraw the money and see your balance lower. 

You don’t need to have a bank account if your parents won’t let you, you can keep the money in your closet or whatever as long as you’re saving. My parents didn’t really know that I was saving my money, and if they asked I just said that I’m being financially responsible and may need the money in college.

Step two: Keep track of how much money you spend. When you buy something, ask for a receipt. You can look for apps that can help you keep track of how much you’re spending, or just use a spreadsheet on the computer. Calculate how much money you’ve spent at the end of the month, and where it went to. 

Are you spending it on food when you hang out with friends? Video games? Clothes? Avocado toast? Comic books? Now that you know how much you’re spending, see if there’s any area where you can reduce your spending. You should make a budget and allocate a certain amount of money to use each month. Maybe you won’t spend more than $20 a month on going out with friends, and once you’ve hit that limit you have to exert self-control to stop yourself from continuing to spend. 

Put any extra money in the bank so you won’t spend it and remember you’re doing this for yourself so you’ll be able to get top surgery quicker. If you don’t save money, it might take longer until you’re able to afford it.

Step three: Save any money you get from birthdays and holidays. If you are lucky enough to have an allowance, save all of your allowance. If you ever find money on the ground, save it. 

Step four: Get a source of income. Find a part-time job!  In my state, you can start working most jobs at 16, but you should look at your state’s laws. Make a resume and send it out, fill out applications for places that are hiring, send out word that you are looking to babysit, ask people if they want you to rake their leaves, save your birthday money, do odd chores, tutor elementary school kids, shovel snowy driveways, babysit, sell crafts on Etsy, do whatever you can do to earn a few dollars- then save it!

It’s okay to only work a few hours a week; I started by working 3 hours a week! Take what you can get, and do what you can handle. I wasn’t capable of working a lot of hours, and that’s okay! Don’t overextend yourself- you shouldn’t work more than 20 hours a week max, and 10 hours is the ideal. You can get books from your local library on getting a job and on building job skills, and you can google whatever you’re stuck on like how to write a cover letter.

Saving money:



Things to show your employer (From r/ftm)

Getting a job and being in the workplace:


wednesday 22.2, semester six, week six

It’s only 3pm, but I consider my work for today done – I’m on break anyways. I’ve organised my next week on both my blackboard/weekly planner and my journal (actually noticing I’ve done quite some work already, even though I didn’t think I did). I checked my literature notes on Woolf, adding missing information (names, places, etc… that my prof briefly mentioned but might add in an incoming test. I know how he works now.) and prepared for the next seminar (sadly working on two characters’ deaths (and my fav?? I was so disappointed in myself for getting attached to a secondary character and having him dying… again)). Next today? Reading. Mostly reading, and taking the train to the countryside. I’ll probably finish Adam Silvera’s History is all you left me, although I tried to read it slowly enough for it to last (not happening), and start Six of Crows’ sequel (I’ve had it on my Kindle since Christmas and simply forgot about it because of exams and starting the semester.)

Taylor Swift Extends Her Lead As The Artist With The Most Top 10 Debuts With New Song

While her current proper single “Look What You Made Me Do” rules the Hot 100 for a second consecutive frame, Taylor Swift scores yet another top 10 hit, as her even newer song “…Ready For It?” kicks off at No. 4 on the ranking. Beginning inside the top five is a true accomplishment for any artist and any song, but for Swift, this particular placement is special.

The 10-time Grammy winner has now extended her lead as the artist with the most top 10 debuts on the Hot 100, moving even further ahead of all other singers and bands. “…Ready For It?” is her fourteenth song to start its time on the all-encompassing tally within the uppermost region. Before this week, she already controlled this particular spot in the charting books when she claimed her lucky thirteenth top 10 debut, but moving even further ahead is never a bad thing.

Sorry - Tom Holland x Reader imagine

Title: Sorry
Pairing: Tom Holland x Reader
Synopsis: You have a miscarriage.
Word Count: 768
Warning: Miscarriage - PLEASE don’t read this if this is a sensitive subject for you, scroll past/don’t click ‘keep reading’.
A/N: Written for anon - ‘a tom one where the reader has a miscarriage, so like fluffy angst”. I tried to do some research for this and I can’t even imagine knowing what this must feel like, but I did my best. Also, please don’t give me shit for this either, it was a request.

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#7: P.C.Y

Scenario: Gentle Giant

Chanyeol folded his arms over his chest, a smirk spreading across his cheeks as he watched you reach - for the fifth time - for the same book. He couldn’t help but think about how adorable you were. And so, being the gentle giant he was, he pushed himself off of the wall, walking towards you with his hands deep in his pockets.

As he stood behind you, hearing your mutters and curses of frustration, he cleared his throat casually to get your attention. You fell back to your heels, your calves burning at the fact that you’d been getting on your tiptoes for the past 10 minutes trying to get one stupid book. Slowly turning around to face the stranger, you stared at him.

“Uh, you look like you need just a little bit of help.” Stranger stated, glancing from you to the book stacked on the top shelf. You turned back to the bookshelf, then back to the stranger, nodding slowly. Chanyeol grinned smugly, effortlessly extending his arm out to pull out the book you’d been in search for for weeks. He glanced at the cover with amusement before handing it over to you.

“Thank you, I really appreciate your help.” You said, politely.

“Oh, no, it’s no big deal. Uh, I’m Chanyeol by the way, you are?”

“Y/N.” You replied, hugging the book to your chest. Chanyeol looked at the book, grinning.

“Must be one important book if you tried getting it for the past 10 minutes - not that I was watching.” A blush bloomed over your cheeks.

“Yeah, it was on the recommended list for an assignment and it’s been out for the past two weeks. Who needed this bloody book for two whole weeks?” You asked aloud, grimacing at the cover. Chanyeol awkwardly scratched the back of his head, tugging his bottom lip with his teeth.

“Yeah, sorry. I was the one who borrowed it before you, it got pretty hectic so I didn’t have time to read it.” Chanyeol apologised.

“Oh my god, no, shoot. Sorry, I didn’t mean it like that.” You rushed to apologise, feeling embarrassed that you’d called him out.

“Don’t worry about it. How about we go for coffee as compensation for keeping the book from you and putting it on the highest shelf in the library.” You looked up at Chanyeol, a hopeful look in his eyes as he awaited your response.

“That… Sounds like a good idea.”

Monthly Reads | April 2017

Special mention⭐ & Top 5 + 10 more stories under the cut:

1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names Prompt Challenge

This is a prompt challenge @suddenclarityharry had the inspiration for after reading some of the feelings described in the book 1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names. Participants pick a random number between 1 and 1000 and have to use the feeling described to write a short fic in a week’s time!
Authors: a-writerwrites, letsjustsee, becomeawendybird, londonfoginacup, icanhazzalou, allwaswell16, phd-mama, flamboyantommo, jaerie, iflovewereall, all-these-larrythings
Week One  | Week Two | Week Three - posted tomorrow!

The Afterlife Fic (The Best I Ever Had in My Entire Life… Or Death)

by LovingCup | Afterlife | 490k

AU- After dying in an accident, Louis Tomlinson arrives in the Afterlife. Not Heaven and not Hell, Louis finds himself in Judgment City UK: a pristine city where the food and entertainment are divine and the newly departed must undergo a Review of their life on Earth to determine if they have lived a life worthy of advancement in the universe, or if they must be returned to Earth to be born again in a new body. On his first full day in the Afterlife, Louis meets Harry Styles, and the two have an instant connection. Over the course of their Reviews, they fall in love and begin to find that even though they didn’t know each other on Earth, they are nonetheless linked to one another in perfect ways. Both are hoping to move ahead in the universe together, but they are challenged with the threat of separation if one or both of them is sent back to Earth to be born again.

It Comes and Goes in Waves/It Always Does

by roaroftheninth | World War II | post war | 50k

“He says that he’s grateful for that ending, because he always wanted to imagine it like that and you were always a better storyteller than he was. But that’s not the ending that should be published, because it’s not the truth.”

Summary: It is 1953; Louis makes that nine years since they won the war (eight if you count the Americans, which he never does). His first novel, a best-seller set during wartime, is due for a sequel - but Louis doesn’t want to face the ending.

Run away home

by hattalove for 1D Big Bang: Round Four | friends to lovers | horse racing | slow burn | injury recovery| 106k

Louis stands, in the middle of a clearing with his hands in his pockets, and stares. This boy—God, this gorgeous, gorgeous boy. He seems so clumsy, confused at the best of times, but there’s a wisdom about him as he speaks, a maturity that belies his age.
Louis is hopelessly, wildly attracted to him.

or, louis is a successful jockey down on his luck, struggling to get his life back on track after an injury. harry has a horse, a house fit for a prince, and a broken heart.
it takes them a while to figure out that they need each other.


by TheMagicWord | famous/non famous | Coming Out | implied/referenced homophobia | 77k

AU. When superstar singer and winner of The Voice Louis Tomlinson tweets “Nothing worse than waking up with no milk for a cuppa !! Gutted” he doesn’t expect someone to bring him some. And he really doesn’t expect that someone to have bright green eyes, long curly hair, and (fucking) dimples.

Safe And Sound (You’ll Always Be)

by Rearviewdreamer | Famous/Non Famous | Bodyguard!Harry | 58k

When a failed case and a guilty conscience leaves Harry more than a little lost, his boss presents him with a new, less taxing assignment to help him cope. An escape from all the madness is just what Harry needs to get his life back on track. It’s just too bad his new client has a grin like the devil, a pair of electric eyes that Harry simply can’t get over, and no intention whatsoever of letting him catch a break.

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Bookish Ask

1. Top three books?

2. Favorite genre[s]?

3. How do you organize your bookshelf?

4. About how many books do you read a week?

5. Favorite authors?

6. Favorite series?

7. How do you mark your place in books?

8. How long have you been on Booklr/Tumblr?

9. Favorite Book Blogs?

10. Current or Classics?

11. Fiction or Non-Fiction

12. Favorite place to read?

13. Reading playlist?

14. Latest book haul?

15. Favorite beverage for reading?

16. Currently Reading?

17. Popular series/book you didn’t like/didn’t finnish?

18. Favorite characters?

19. Characters you’d date?

20. Fantasy or Science Fiction?

21. Guilty Pleasure?

22. Favorite bookstore?

23. Hardcover or Paperback?

24. Do you use ebooks or audiobooks?

25. Order online or buy in the store?

26. Favorite time of day for reading?

27. Favorite page to screen books?

28. Books you think should be movies?

29. Favorite cozy read?

30. Gateway book?

31. Do you like fluff?

32. Summer or school-year reads?

Something Similar (11/14)

TITLE: Something Similar (Bucky x Reader)

Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 

SUMMARY: As the group translator, you seem to be the only one who can wake Bucky from his nightmares but soon everyone is left wondering if it is just your language skills that have an effect on Bucky.

WARNINGS: angsty angst 


A/N: OKAY SO I really want to be able to upload this twice a week but with my university course at the moment, I have to read three books a week, write two pieces of creative writing and read some critical extracts/additional materials. And on top of that I got onto this super prestigious course that involves more work and I may be getting a part time job., BASICALLY my life is a hectic mess and I’m sorry if none of this goes up when I say it will! 


A team meeting was held for that afternoon. You’d been there for over a week now and although you were no closer to figuring out how to crack the code on that data, Tony reckoned it would take longer than ideally possible so the task was left to his hired tech guys and himself. That meant that you guys would either be back on the road again for another mission with Captain or back to base in Scotland.

Bucky had avoided Steve all day, not wanting to hear his thoughts on what had happened this morning just yet. He knew he’d have to soon enough. And he knew he should listen. But there was something much more powerful in his brain that took over his ability to comprehend any other view than that you were too good for him. That he didn’t deserve you. That Steve was too invested in the Bucky from 80 years ago that he couldn’t see that this Bucky was not worth it.

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Personality of the Week: Coco Lili

Coco is a YouTuber & Blogger specializing in beauty, fitness and is an amazing motivator! Above is a video where she shares her top 10 favorite books, and goes into detail about what each book offers. Number 1 & 2 are my personal favorites and have shaped me to be the person I am today! I think the best part of this is to see industries crossing over which Coco does single-handedly. She’s made beauty and the law of attraction compatible and accessible to all her followers. Here is someone that encourages us all to live beautiful lives, inside and out!
You’ll find more of Coco here:
Friday Top Ten-Week 4-In the Beginning

Supernatural, unlike many shows, changes it’s Title Card every season, and sometimes for special episodes.  Often, it reflects what’s going on in the story, but not always.  So this weeks list is my Top Ten Supernatural Title Cards ranked by Season/Episode.


3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas

The first Christmas Episode they did, it was funny and sad at the same time. I like how the title card keeps with the holiday theme, but still keeps the other-worldly feel of Supernatural.


10.05 Fan Fiction

A Single Man Tear…..and YES, there is singing in Supernatural!


Season 4

The flapping wings, and the introduction of the angels.


4.18 The Monster at the End of this Book

The introduction of Carver Edlund/AKA Chuck the Prophet, and what Sam and Dean would look like if they were on the cover of a trashy romance novel LOL!


Season 6 (how appropriate :)

Season 6 was probably my favorite season of the show. I just loved the whole soulless Sam storyline, and how they broke the 4th wall in the French mistake was genius!


Season 12

The Aquarian star is the symbol of the Men of Letters. I’m an Aquarius, and if I ever got another tattoo, it would be this.


9.18 Meta Fiction

Metatron was the angel we all loved to hate, but in the end, he managed to redeem himself, sacrificing himself to Amara so Sam could save Cas/Lucifer.


Season 2

It’s simple, it’s creepy, it gets the job done.  The way the A changes into a pentagram is cool.


Season 8

The Angel and Demon Tablets are featured heavily this season, so how cool that the word Supernatural is seen exploding from the word of God?


Season 10

Angel grace and demon smoke mixing together hint at major conflict to come.  Very striking visually.

And there you have it! Check back next Friday for a new list!

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anonymous asked:

Studying physics tips?

It’s 1 am and I’m practically comatose so this may not make any sense but here’s a quick, short list of physics study tips (did that rhyme?).

“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.” - Richard Feynman

#1 - Enjoy It

There’s no point in doing something that you don’t wholeheartedly enjoy and this happens to be my main problem when it comes to actually finding the motivation to study, “Why should I spend hours doing something I hate?”. So, before settling down for a long physics session, or any other science-related revision, here are a few videos I like to watch to get me in the spirit: ‘Ode to A Flower’ (this is actually the video that made me want to start a vaguely science related studyblr), ‘How Does Do Science’ and ‘Why Professor Brian Cox Loves Physics’.

#2 - Understand It

Although it is useful to know that kinetic energy = 0·5 x mass x velocity2, studying physics shouldn’t be about memorizing useless equations, it should be about learning what situation makes different equations useful and understanding the basic concept behind your problem. This way, you’re studying for long term results vs the short term results that come with pure memorization.

#3 - Google It  Crash Course It

The internet is extremely useful when studying but, sorry, Crash Course is your new best friend. With courses on Economics, Philosophy, Biology and most importantly Physics (as well as many others) there’s almost nothing that you can’t learn from CC.

#4 - Practice It

Pretty notes are useless if you don’t actually practice and this goes for almost all subjects. Practice questions and past papers are, in my opinion, one of the best ways to revise especially since they can be easily found all over the internet. For my GCSE studyblr’s, AQA puts out past papers with mark schemes and examiner reports which are extremely helpful.

#5 - Be On Top Of It

This applies for all subjects but If you’re anything like me, procrastination will be the end of you and your good grades if you let it tempt you. A 10 minute break can easily turn in to a 3 hour day break if you’re not careful. To combat this, I make my goals smaller. So, instead of saying, for example, “I’m going to write a book in a week!” say, “ I’m going to write a chapter everyday!”.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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The struggle is real

1. Is that feces,urine, blood or anal glands on my scrubs?
2. Where in the hell is my pen?
3. I think I just stabbed myself.
4. Pretty sure I just skin glued myself to this animal.
5. Wow, isopropyl alcohol is really helpful finding all the cuts I didn’t know I had.
6. Where did that bruise come from?
7. I think that scratch is going to scar.
8. Why is this client here…again…for the third time this week?
9. Does the doc really need to talk about the clients family right now? I’m just down here, on the ground, trying to restrain this 100lb naughty malamute.
10. God, this dog stinks. I really wish I could move my face.
11. Did I log those drugs in the DEA book?
12. This surgery needs to go faster. I need to pee.
13. Shit, I can’t get my scrubs untied and I really need to pee.
14. My nose has to itch right now?! I’m sterile damn it!
15. Oh look! Toenail trimmings in my bra.
16. No shorts or tank tops this week. I look like an abused spouse.
17. Staff meeting tomorrow.
18. Was that the sound of my scrubs ripping?

This weeks Animal Alphabets Fairy Tale Edition was M for Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland. Respect for a man that can pull off pants like these lol

10 Questions for Readers/Writers

Thanks @itstheenglishkid for the tag! I’m so sorry it took me two weeks to finally get around to answering these! Rules: always post the rules, answer the questions given to you, write 10 questions of your own, tag 10 people.

1. Which of your OCs would you want to have coffee with?

My newest character, Jason. I need a better sense of who he is.

2. Has a novel you’ve read ever inspired you to write?

Every book I’ve ever read has inspired me to write in some way or another. My top list would probably be Wuthering Heights, The Razor’s Edge, The Scarlet Letter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Outsiders as they all resonated deeply with me when I was in school. Those and so many others have made me want to create something that is important enough to be taught in schools, and profound enough to resonate through generations of readers. Additionally, I adore Sarah Dessen’s work. Without giving any plots away, she’s able to depict her characters dealing with some serious issues in a way that, as a teenager, I thought created great stories. As an adult I’ve realized how she was able to show readers a way to deal with said issues in a way that leads to recovery/being at peace with oneself/etc. without it being forced or obvious.

3. New books, used books, or library books?

A good library book always reminds me I’m not so alone. Not only has someone else held this book, but that person lives in my area. There’s another person near me that stayed up way too late devouring every word of every chapter because they fell in love with the characters and the storyline, just like I did. The people that checked out library books before me have touched my life in a way they will never know. I think that’s kind of magical, don’t you?

4. Do you ever want to be traditionally published? If so, is there any specific reason why?

I haven’t really decided. If I ever go that route, it would be because I want my work to reach the masses with more ease.

5. Which do you prefer to read/write: fan fiction, short stories, poetry, or novels?

I have a penchant for novels that can suck me into a completely different world. They are definitely my preference for writing as well. My work tends to have multiple plates in the air that all go up and come down over a period of time too long for a short story. And poetry! I’ve yet to master the art form that is writing poetry. Someday, maybe. For now I have little snippets at attempted poems.

6. Have you ever shared your work with a friend? If so, have you ever had a bad experience with it?

Thus far I have not had any experiences sharing my writing that left an unsavory taste in their wake. Hopefully that continues!

7. Do you write in your native language?

Yes! Though I am toying with building a fantasy language for a side project.

8. Which fictional universe (Marvel, Narnia, Once Upon A Time, etc.) would you want to be a reality?

Probably the world of Harry Potter/Hogwarts/Ilvermorny. There are obviously very negative aspects of said universe, but I could definitely do with a touch more magic in life!

9. Would you ever want to be the chosen one?

That’s a lot of pressure! Everyone needs backup, so if I have my husband and best friends at my side I’m sure I could handle it!

10. If you lived inside a story, would you be the main character, the villain, the sidekick, or the nameless background character?

The main character, definitely. I have a need to be in control of everything that happens around me- the sidelines would be my own personal prison sentence!

@brynwrites, @katekarl, @prideandpen, @dolores-hazy, @thelonelyrainbowgirl , @mcfrankauthor, @writersblockeveryday, @dancingdarklingwrites, @scribble-dee-vee, @rejectcrossroads, my questions for you are:

1. Who is your favorite author/poet and why?
2. Do you have a pre-writing/reading ritual? If so, what is it?
3. What project are you working on that you’re most excited about?
4. What piece of literature has resonated most with you and why?
5. What is the best advice for life/reading/writing you’ve ever received?
6. If you could shadow anyone from any time period for one week, who would it be and what would you hope to learn?
7. Do you have a favorite fictional trope? What is it?
8. If you could change anything about society, what would it be and why?
9. What is your favorite book/series?
10. What major influences have made you who you are as a person/reader/writer?