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Stealing from the best

When I was about 16 or 17 I wanted to be Ernest Hemingway. Failing that, I wanted to spend my afternoons in faded bedrooms making love to matadors (ok, maybe just the one, darkly handsome matador) and lounging about in bars smoking Gitanes and drinking red wine with, well, Ernest Hemingway, who of course would be writing about my fantastically interesting life. 342 more words


Enjoy the Writing Ride

I’ve read the John Steinbeck quote I inserted below MANY TIMES. But, I have a duplicitous reaction to it. Part of my brain is like, “Oh, that’s a good idea.” Another part says, “Now, now. 206 more words

Top 10 -- The Books That Stay With Me -- Cleopatra Parnell

One thing Vanessa asked us to do in this series was list these books in the order we read them. When I did that, my list of 10 books became a small, scary biography of my life. 279 more words

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YA Fiction with Disabilities ft. Lennie Small

When I started wracking my brain for a book to talk about when it came to YA fiction with characters that have disabilities, I realised that there was disappointingly few options to choose from. 582 more words


This might possibly be my favorite quotation of all time, even though there are parts with which I don’t agree.

“Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man.

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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck review on Goodreads

Here is my review of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck on Goodreads:

This play-novelette is Steinbeck’s first real attempt at writing a book for the sake of literature, and not due to pressure from publishers or financial demand. 196 more words