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Wanderlust and Wordplay

Wanderlust hits hard when daydreams crash in

Fernweh, vagary, appetence – whatever you want to call it, I desire it.

The bad parts of my life, the la douleur exquise, the accismus, the saudade – it’s all irrelevant. 33 more words

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. New York: Hyperion, 2012. Print.

Genre: YA historical fiction

Summary: World War II historical fiction of the most gripping kind! 156 more words

Annotating Is A Good Habit

The Animal Dialogues by Craig Childs

Childs, Craig. The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild. New York: Little, Brown, and Young, 2007. Print.

Genre: narrative nonfiction

Summary: Craig Childs is a naturalist and award-winning writer. 359 more words

Annotating Is A Good Habit

Sally Ride: Life on a Mission by Sue Macy

Macy, Sue. Sally Ride: Life on a Mission. New York: Aladdin, 2014. Print.

Genre: biography (for young readers)

Summary: In an era when women were expected to stay at home and be good mothers, one little girl grows up to become the first American woman astronaut to visit outer space. 360 more words

Annotating Is A Good Habit

These Past Few Days

Paris was attacked by ISIS.

i was driving to the train today at 6:45 am. I passed by Nosh and all I could think about was their chilaquiles and honey coated pears. 576 more words

A Sense of Self

She wasn’t pretty. Her nose turned up a little too high. Her posture: poor, due to her very large breasts. Many would comment on them and say they were a gift, when really she only saw them as a curse. 747 more words


Storytelling, Books, and Bookstores

My agent’s blog is full of links to great content about writing, books, and creativity. And in the past couple weeks, she’s shared two items I want to share with you today — partly because they’re simply interesting and edifying, but also because once I’m done with revisions to… 100 more words

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