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On the Verge

YA writer and reader

Currently reading

A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel
Anne Tyler
The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price
Jennifer Maschari

more manuscripts read

The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards

Joey Brown by Donna Koppelman

Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

"The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life."

 

"The process of facing and selecting our possessions can be quite painful. It forces us to confront our imperfections and inadequacies and the foolish choices we made in the past." 

 

 

Manuscripts read

Realized I've been reading books by writer friends that are not yet published and want to keep up with these:

1. Middle grade manuscript by Donna Koppelman

2. novel in verse with two POVs by Colleen Clayton

3. West (sequel to East) by Edith Pattou

4. One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

5. Never Again by Romily Bernard

I love Anna Quindlen

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake - Anna Quindlen

"The thing about old friends is not that they love you but that they know you."

 

"There comes a moment when we give our children custody of their own selves or blight their lives forever, when we understand that being a parent is not transactional, that we do not get what we give. It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: we are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us." 

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Far From You - Tess Sharpe

A page turner mystery thriller bisexual romance -- unexpected, beautifully written, and structurally brilliant with multiple timelines somehow juggled up and pieced back together.

Favorite Books of 2014

Two Boys Kissing

Boxers and Saints

Ocean at the End of the Lane

Sex & Violence

Perfectly Good White Boy

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (audio)

Scowler (audio)

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

We Were Liars

Love and Other Foreign Words

The Sociopath Next Door

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

The Walls Around Us

The Goldfinch

Brown Girl Dreaming