Newsday Tuesday

  Favorite Tweets:   Favorite Search Terms: scary old man aladdin: SOMEONE ELSE WAS SCARED OF HIM TOO. bitchy ecards: I see you trying to be passive aggressive jealousy quotes for lesbians on instagram: This is SO specific. fahrenheit 451 worksheet imagery: You need to get your teacher game up. Just sayin’. roald dahl unpublished… More Newsday Tuesday

Hipsters & Literature (In Other Words, The Way I’m Going to Come Off as an Asshole).

I think it’s safe to say when you knot weeds together on the playground while all of the other children are playing cops and robbers, or even better, the princess and the evil troll under the bridge, you’re a hipster.  Therefore, I have known this fact my entire life, before I even had a title.… More Hipsters & Literature (In Other Words, The Way I’m Going to Come Off as an Asshole).

“In the Skin of a Lion” You Are a Red-Lipped Hound

The first sentence of every novel should be: “Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human.” You know it’s bad when you’re sticky-noting the white brim of library book pages.  The book in its plastic trench and my pink hang-nails hanging out. With Michael Ondaatje, I would say… More “In the Skin of a Lion” You Are a Red-Lipped Hound

Newsday Tuesday

Favorite Tweets: Favorite Search Terms: when women were birds negative review: This does not exist.  Stop looking. is it insane to post a 3 paragraph response on facebook: Yes, yes it is.  If you have friends that you have to write a 3-paragraph post to, then you should delete that person.  I don’t have a… More Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday

Favorite Tweets: Favorite Search Terms: Cassie sparkles Michigan: I’m not sure if you’re trying to find your long lost love via google, or just letting me know that Michigan will crown me and let me wave from a pageant float covered in sparkles and frankincense.  Either way, I’m for this search – I back your stalker ways, and your… More Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday

Favorite Tweets: I just love this question because it’s a good one.  We all keep books on our nightstand (or in my case the poor-girls book basket by the bed) or on our bookshelves in our rooms, but where else?  Do you like to read meta-fiction by the toilet, or magical realism in the kitchen?… More Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday

UPDATE: TODAY ONLY ON AMAZON the author of TOUCHBACK (now a major motion picture) is having a FREE DAY for the book he wrote based on the movie.  BUY IT HERE.  If anyone is interested.  Let me know that you’re reading this book and after I finish it I will email everyone questions about if… More Newsday Tuesday

“…No More a Boy than a Fish with Wings.” – Kate Walbert

Swoon.  Sigh.  Let me dust my cheek with my handkerchief and lean my palm against my chin.  My elbow against this balcony.  My eyes against the green stems of the Gardens of Kyoto.  If you can picture this, my bottom lip is out, plush, my hair huffed up with each breath.  This story was a… More “…No More a Boy than a Fish with Wings.” – Kate Walbert