Literary Thoughts: The First Taste

I’ve always found the word “lyrical” interesting. It refers to both literature and music, according to the OED, it means “expressing the writer’s emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way.” Isn’t it funny, then, how so many songs can be completely and utterly devoted of any sort of lyricism? Growing up, I was never a…

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Book Review: Paper Towns

Last summer, I agreed to house/pet sit for one of my mom’s co-workers while she and her family went on a cruise. I had been doing this for years — they paid me, they were easy going and all it really consisted of was bringing in the mail, putting out the trash, watering some plants…

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Is the World Trying to Tell Me Something?

Back in July, I started working on a novel. My hard driver has crashed twice. TWICE. I will be re-writing this for the second time. I haven’t gotten far, about 10,000 words, so it’s not like it’s the end of the world or anything, but this is seriously discouraging.

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Book Review: Bright Lights, Dark Nights

So. Bright Lights, Dark Nights by  Stephen Emond. Can we talk about this? I need to talk about this. If you’ve not heard of this book, I’ll give you a really short synopsis: The protagonist  a white kid named Walter Wilcox meets a black girl, Naomi Mills and they’re basically perfect for each other. It’s…

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