WriterWednesdays: Cassandra Clare

So, I’m not sure if any of you are aware, but I have a very serious and very deep obsession normal amount of love for all things Harry Potter.

Because of this, my reading list generally consists primarily of YA Teenage Fiction & Fantasy Fiction and I’m not sorry about that.

I ran across this series: The Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare when I was a wee undergraduate in college. There were three books initially, and then the final three came out sometime later. It started as a trilogy.

If YA novels are your cup of tea, do yourself a favor and read the series. The setting and the plot and the plot twists are unlike any other series out there.

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Happy reading! (And writing!)

MKB

WriterWednesdays: Dr. Seuss

Oh, Theodor Seuss Geisel.

The boyfriend loves Dr. Seuss, (specifically The Butter Battle Book), and so do I. I’ve always been partial to One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish myself. I wrote a story once for the Young Author’s Conference called Have a Very Harley Christmas (I was in elementary school) and I did my best to imitate Dr. Seuss. I remember reading it out loud at the conference and feeling like I was such a success! I was an author! (Kids, am I right? Still have that idealistic notion that anything is possible. Lucky little boogers.)

So, I originally thought I would find the bestest and most inspirational quotes from Theo and throw them on this post and then everyone would read it and somehow make it through the holidays. (No thank you necessary, just doing my civil blogging duty.)

But then I found this: 37 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change the World and I realized- that’s already been done!

How shocking, since (almost) everyone loves Dr. Seuss!

For your reading ease, I’ll put four on this post, just in case you don’t want to click that link up there. But they all came from here.

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And a bonus: Because, when I was little, I printed this quote out (using Comic Sans font, of course) and it was taped on my bedroom door until I was in middle school.

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(all images from: http://brightdrops.com/dr-seuss-quotes // header from: http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2012/02/do-you-know-what-teachers-notebook-and.html

WriterWednesdays: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was my first true love. I devoured his books, one by one, becoming increasingly inspired by his made-up words and his loveable, but different, characters.

The BFG and Matilda were two of my very most favorites, but all the Roald Dahl books are fascinating and incredible.

In fact, on the first book jacket of the first print of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a critic was quoted stating that anyone who loves Roald Dahl would love Harry Potter. That alone is why my mom purchased me a hardback book (we always waited for paperback) and that alone is the reason I read Harry Potter before it was the thing to do.

I could enumerate Roald Dahl quotes until the cows come home, but here are four quotes (okay, maybe one is an excerpt), to get you started.

 

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MKB

 

PS- Abby and I are running a Giveaway. It’s stuff — for free. Like, you pay nothing. So go here and get free stuff.

 

 

 

WriterWednesdays: Looking for Alaska

John Green is on everyone’s radar these days, and I love that. I read his books awhile before The Fault in Our Stars move-adaptation hit theaters. Not bragging. Just saying. Sidenote: Apparently they are making the book Paper Towns into a movie, too.

John Green is one of those authors whose books change your life. I wholeheartedly mean that. Not very many books have stayed with me the way his books do.

The following quotes come from Looking for Alaska.

Read it. Immediately.

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MKB